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    massive gains in land in North America, it also cost them dearly as it led to more conflict, ultimately resulting in the American Revolution. The Pontiac's Rebellion:In August of 1763, after the French-Indian War, an Ottawa Indian chief named Pontiac went to other Indian chiefs along the Ohio River Valley to start a rebellion. He wanted to start a rebellion, because the British fur trappers and traders were on the land where the French and Indians lived. The British

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    George Rogers Clark once said: “If a country were not worth protecting, it was not worth claiming.” Nearly everyone knows how the United States gained recognition as an independent nation after the Revolutionary War. George Washington and his men fought to free the States in the East; however, few people know the story of how the country swelled in size. During the Revolutionary War, the actions of George Rogers Clark’s expedition, west of the Appalachian mountains, would later prove necessary

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    • 1st Activity of the Shawnee Tribe: Pontiac’s Rebellion Pontiac’s Rebellion, also known as the Pontiac War, broke out in the Ohio River Valley from 1763 to 1766. The British were fighting in this war along with the Native Indian tribes that lived within an area controlled by New France before their defeat in the French Indian War, which is known as the Pays d’en haut meaning the upper country. In 1763, Chief Pontiac led a rebellion of multiple tribes of the upper country against the British. In

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    Characterization Characterization can change an ordinary mail man into a motivated protagonist who is able to affect a group. God first introduced this idea when He chose a common man named Noah, because of his attitude and faithful behavior, and commanded him to “build an ark” (Genesis 6:14 NIV). Even though their stories are not as dramatic as the end of the world, Shirley Jackson and Graham Greene hid their unlikely protagonist in their short stories “The Lottery” and “The Destructors”. Jackson

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    The Obstacles In nineteenth century, women were placed in a position of being inferior to the male genders. They were not independent and autonomous individuals, but appendage to the male-dominated society and were also regarded as possessions of their families. Requirement for women contained taking care of the family members and concerning housework. Such disadvantages at the time appear in “Jane Eyre” and “A Doll’s House”, which have reflected the ideal role and expectation toward women as well

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    Shirley Jackson is known as one of the most brilliant and talented authors of the twentieth century. One of her most popular short stories is "The Lottery". "The Lottery" was published in the New York Yorker on June 28, 1948. This short story received a popular amount of attention from the readers. It was also considered to be a very twisted story because of the tradition the town members had adapted to over the years where one randomly chosen member of the town will be stoned to death each year

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    Divorce Among Teenagers

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    Everyone goes through different problems in life. However, the most common problem teenagers encounter today is when their parents go through a divorce. One major reason why marriages do not survive is because couples would rather get a divorce instead of fighting for their relationship; which adds chaos throughout the whole process. Another reason why couples divorce is because they do not think about what they are doing to their families. Although many families are affected by a divorce, people

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    Obstacles In Marji's Life

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    individuals to survive the sour nature of living in 1980’s Iran. This life entitled government oppression, unforgiving societal norms, and rigorous religious rules among other things. Marji endured the obstacles life threw at her by committing acts of rebellion, rather than going with the grain, which is what most of society chose as their path. These rebellious acts were risky, yet rewarding for Marji under the rules of the revolution because it helped her grow as a person. Family, government, and religion

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    People say that Eponine is a better match for Marius for various reasons, including their history together. What they may not realize is just how much she inadvertently ruined her chances. Although arguably a better companion for Marius, Eponine’s actions throughout Victor Hugo’s novel Les Miserables ultimately cause him to marry Cosette instead. The first mistake Eponine made was helping Marius find Cosette. One of the best things you can do for your significant other would be just to make them

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    “The Lottery” Short Story Essay In Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery”, Jackson displays many cases of symbolism over an interesting theme. He also shows some irony throughout his short story. His story takes place in a fictional small town around an annual lottery. However, this isn’t a regular lottery. This lottery is based on the idea of “survival of the fittest” and is put in place to keep order in society. The leaders of the town push to keep the lottery in place because of tradition, and that

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    Ideal and Reality Everyone has an idea of an ideal world, particularly children. When children grow up, they start to realize that the reality is different from their ideal world. While children go through the adolescent stage, they will act differently than normal and have to handle huge changes both mentally and physically. This is demonstrated by the main character Holden Caulfield, in the Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger. Holden Caulfield, a sixteen year old boy, grows up and he realizes that

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    City curfews have many advantages and disadvantages. Popular british newspaper, The Guardian published an article about curfews. They talked of an incident where three teenageres were searched, handcuffed, and put in the back of police cars for a ride to the command post. These young adults were not picked up for using drugs nor drinking. Instead, as it turns out, it is illegal in San Diego for anyone under the age of 18 to be out past 10 p.m., therefore, their crime was being out past curfew. Curfews

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    A lack of a strong father figure can have a dynamic effect on a child's life because the child has one less person to look up to and one less person to discipline them. This is particularly the case in This Boy’s Life a memoir by Tobias Wolff, where he recalls his adolescent life without a strong father figure. In his case, he eventually does get a father figure, Dwight, a man with a drinking problem and an obsession for hunting. Throughout the memoir, Jack struggles without a father, he is constantly

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    distanced from the real world. He enjoys nothing more then working as an usher at Carnegie Hall, where he is able to escape reality. As Paul cannot obtain happiness in his true world, he rebels against those around him. His rebellion against society is not one of hate, rather a rebellion of anger towards those who do not accept him. His teachers and father do not allow Paul to be comfortable in his own skin, forcing Paul to obtain only small windows of happiness.

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    Frederick Douglass once said “The thing worse than rebellion is the thing that causes rebellion”. Change, how important is it? Important enough to give up your life? Your family? Everything? When the answer is yes, we rebel. We risk our lives, our families, and everything. In the novel The Kingdom of This World, the Haitian people are willing to risk everything to gain equal treatment; the torment and destruction they cause is only justified by the terror of their lives as they are. In the film Moolaade

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    The Hunger Games and Pan’s Labyrinth are both popular dystopias, with one set in a fictional country and the other having a historical, real-world setting. The stories feature elements of control, oppression, and resistance throughout; causing the reader to believe that a perfect Utopia may be one of freedom, equality, and a willingness to cooperate. Both dystopias present oppressive, controlling societies. The Hunger Games' Panem is run by the Capitol, a city in the center of the country with states

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    Religion in A Farewell to Arms The novel A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway is primarily about war and love. A farewell to arms is about World War I and all the disastrous things that come along with the war. Furthermore the novel also describes tragic romance of the two protagonists, the American lieutenant Frederic Henry who serves in the Italian ambulance corps and the English nurse Catherine Barkley who works at an Italian hospital. Reading A farewell to arms, you discover that not only

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    Imagine spending your whole life doing one thing that you believed was good, then one day find out that you were completely wrong and you have not been doing good. This is what Javert found out through his journey of chasing Jean Valjean over the years. Would this turn your world upside down? Would it make you feel like your whole life was a lie? It did to Javert in the book Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, and is the reason why Jean Valjean is the reason Javert had no other choice than to take his

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    In the novel “Cry, the Beloved Country” by Alan Paton, readers experience the story of a priest from a small village travelling to a big city to find his family. When he arrives in Johannesburg, he realizes that his family has faltered in regards to their faith and has experienced much difficulties in life. His sister is a prostitute who tells illegal items on the streets, his brother is a politician fighting for the rights of black people but ultimately only cares about his own power, and his son

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    Within all major societies of the world exists a power struggle between the majority and the minority, the disenfranchised and the coddled. But no power struggle has achieved the same notoriety as the black slave’s plight in the Western world. From England to the West Indies and the Americas, black slaves suffered insurmountable trauma and subjugation. One of these slaves, Olaudah Equiano, recounts his experiences, both triumphant and pitiful, within the Americas and England to affect change in his

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