Train Essays

  • Essay On Train Safety

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    to conveniently get around is by train. However, just like all the other ways of transportation, trains can be dangerous. Trains are a hazard to both drivers and pedestrians. We have tried to make it as safe as possible for everyone by having signs, bells, and gates that all protect us from an oncoming train. There are simple signs that let you know that the area is a train crossing. These signs can be yellow with a black X through it and has two R’s. A light train sign will usually be a white triangle

  • The Orphan Train Analysis

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    different events, some great and some not so good. For all of the orphans in the world, most of the events in their life fall into the not so good category. Imagine losing your parents and being put into a system you have no control of. In, The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline, she explains the how the system The Children’s Aid Society set up worked. They had very good intentions but unrealistic expectations, most of the kids were placed into bad homes and had to go to multiple new homes until they

  • Stranger On A Train Analysis

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    Is Bruno Anthony “real” or simply a figment of Guy’s imagination? Is Guy Haines “real” or simply a figment of Bruno’s imagination? Or should both be seen as real life characters in Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train? Certainly Bruno and Guy are portrayed as mirror images of each other. And perhaps even alter egos of one another, like opposite sides of a single coin. Guy is handsome, educated, and a hard working tennis player while Bruno is unpredictable, impulsive, and a charming psychopath.

  • The Train Crash Book Report

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    TRAIN CRASH Alex decided to visit his parents during the weekend for their anniversary. For Alex to get to his parents he went on a train, which traveled 100 mph fast. He gets to New York in two hours, Alex was so happy that he’s going to meet his parents. Then Alex waited patiently and reading his book. Then he heard something under the train where he was sitting. But Alex didn’t bother the sound that he heard. Alex continued reading his book, and they get to New York nearly to the train station

  • Shapes And Size Of A Hero In The Train From Hate By John Hope Franklin

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    Sizes of a Hero In the short story "The Train from Hate" by John Hope Franklin. A mother and her two children always made a special trip traveling by train to visit a town to shop for supplies. The family entered the wrong section of the train, in the years of time then it was a racial separation. The conductor of the train seen the family sitting, and instead of him escorting the family to the correct section to change seats, he escorted them off the train altogether. As the family was walking her

  • Christina Baker Kline's Orphan Train

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    Orphan Train a novel by Christina Baker Kline is a beautiful story about a seventeen year old girl named Molly Ayer who has lived in a foster home since she was nine and a ninety-one year old lady named Vivian who accepts Molly into her home and shares her life story with her for a school project.This story shows the hardship, friendship, and loneliness about the two girls that connect with each other.But the story behind the book goes back to the year 1854 when over 200,000 orphans were sent

  • The Orphan Train By Christina Baker Kline

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    The Orphan Train Did you have a happy childhood growing up? In the Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline shares the story of an often forgotten and quite tragic part of American history, orphan trains. Orphan trains were a system of trains that ran from 1854 to 1929. They started in New York and took abandoned children to several points throughout the midwest to be adopted. While some children found happy homes, many were placed into homes where they were ignored, abused, or treated as servants.

  • Orphan Train Movement Research Paper

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    In 1854, America began what is known as The Orphan Train Movement, which lasted approximately 75 years. The trains moved about 200,000 children from cities like New York and Boston to the American West to be adopted (Brown) . Many organizations opened their doors to these orphans who were mostly living on the streets. The Children’s Aid Society was a much needed organization that helped orphan train riders, but many other organizations competed with the Children’s Aid Society. Organizations started

  • Christina Baker Kline's Orphan Train

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    Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline is a historical fiction novel that compares the lives of two orphans, Molly and Vivian. Molly is a teenager who becomes an orphan after her father dies since her mother is not allowed to take care of her because her mother is addicted to drugs. Molly has moved to several different homes with many different families and currently lives with foster parents. Vivian, on the other hand, is a 91 year old woman who immigrates from Ireland in the 1930’s after her family

  • Molly In Christina Baker Kline's Orphan Train

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    The book Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline was about a girl named Molly who is a considered a Goth at her school. Molly has black fingernails, wears dark clothes, has black clothes, and listens to dark music as well. Molly is an outcast at her school and does not have many friends, or people that like the same things she likes. Molly is having a tough time adjusting to her peers around her. I would rate this book a 6/10 because the author makes this story boring and it is hard for me to follow

  • Journal One: Orphan Train By Christina Baker Kline

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    Journal 1: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline In the novel Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline, the two main characters are two orphans who, because of their shared experiences, find kindred spirits in each other. At the beginning of the story, they are both lost inside themselves, allowing their pasts to dictate their day-to-day lives. This is apparent on page 176 when Vivian explains, “The first twenty-three years of my life...shaped me.” Her first twenty-three are, as Vivian claims, “The

  • How Did The First Railroad Build A Railroad In The United States?

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    always come across railroads tracks. Many of these tracks are abandoned and the only times you ever see a train is when you are in a city. Trains back then were very popular on carrying people or supplies, but today trains we barely use trains for those tasks. Today people do not care of trains and when you see a train, it will mostly have graffiti on it. People do not realize how important trains were back then, how many difficulties they went through to build these railroad tracks, or how they changed

  • Time In Ernest Hemingway's Hills Like White Elephants

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    On Hemingway’s Time We can never free ourselves from the bondages of time, but the decisions we make along the way, can change our lives and the lives of others, forever. In Ernest Hemingway’s short story “Hills Like White Elephants”, an American man and a young woman must face the challenge of having to make a life altering decision, in a limited amount of time. Hemingway uses a very short timeline to tell his story, he makes time relevant in the story’s setting, and also in his written

  • Sliding Doors Movie Analysis

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    "Sliding Doors", the film splits into two parallel universes: one in which the main character, Helen, was not able to catch the train; and one in which she caught the train. The film tells about the life of Helen by alternating between these two universes, showing the outcomes of her life depending on whether she caught the train or not. If Helen did not catch the train, she would not have talked to James and she would have had to take a taxi which lead her to getting robbed and injuring her head

  • Ego Psychology: Case Conceptualization Of Ashoke's Travel Experiences

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    Introduction Ashoke, is a survivor of a tragic train wreck which now influences his travel experiences. The client experiences flashbacks of the train wreck from time to time and feels triggered by train stations and certain luggage. Although he shows great anxiety before boarding a train, he is still functional and travels by them. Ashoke takes advantage of new opportunities that come to him, such as the opportunity to teach in Cleveland, and is very supportive of his wife and children. Gogol

  • Creative Writing: The Cubs

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    of Wrigley Field, we boarded the CTA purple line el train, along with clusters and clusters of Chicago Cubs fans also getting on each and every rail car from who knows where. But, let me tell you, I was in awe; I have never been with so many true fans who knew, not only baseball, but knew the Cubs! “Who’s ready for the Cubs to crush the Astros!” Shouted a taller guy with a 1970’s Cubs throwback jersey on. “We are!” Howelled the rest of the train audience. As the doors steadily slid shut behind

  • Hills Like White Elephant Symbolism Analysis

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    Symbolism in Hills Like White Elephants In short stories, because of the length of the story, all actions, words, and objects carry more of a meaning. These are referred to as symbols. Symbols represent something important without really saying anything, but more seeing and visualizing something. Symbolism creates a needed depth and allows the reader to think more creatively. Important parts of the story are not discovered instantly. In the story, Hills Like White Elephants, symbolism is used to

  • Creative Writing: All Quiet On The Western Front

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    The first step was followed by the last step in succession, not a hint of hesitation in his walk. Both feet were planted at the entrance of the train as quickly as they had been in the station. He had walked passed couples having their last embrace, mothers and daughters sharing a tearful goodbye, and siblings promising that the other would return home safe. The heavy atmosphere was hard to ignore, yet his own attitude shared no part in the matter. Despite the grim reality that lay in front of him

  • Analyzing Hills Like White Elephants By Ernest Hemingway

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    Analyzing “Hills Like White Elephants” “Hills like White Elephants”, by Ernest Hemingway is a drama-filled short story about a man, who is unnamed throughout the story, and woman named Jig who are in Spain to get an abortion. The story takes place at train station somewhere in between Barcelona and Madrid in the very early twentieth century. This story is very non-traditional for the time in which this story took place because abortions were illegal and socially unaccepted at that time. The story seems

  • Symbolism In Big Two Hearted River By Hemingway

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    Hemingway’s use of trains/tracks as a symbol occurs in Big Two Hearted River, Canary, and Hills Like White Elephants. First, In the story Big Two Hearted River, The choice that Nick mad is to go back into the wilderness to deal with his PPsD. To get there, he takes a train, the train to his future. Nick got off the train and...”The train went on up the track out of sight...” (para 1). Nick has to get off the train to go to the wilderness until he is mentally stable and whole. then he can get back