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Throughout the 17 years I have been on this earth, I have encountered many amazing friends, each of whom has influenced me in some way. The friend whom I love and cherish most, though, is not even a human being, but a horse. I call him Teddy Bear, or Teddy for short. Before I had him, I owned a number of other horses, each very special, but as difficult as it is to admit, Teddy is my favorite.
I saw Teddy for the first time two months ago. A young boy brought him over from the Netherlands but had grown too tall and was forced to sell him. Teddy arrived at my barn before anyone even knew he was for sale. Although I was not in the market for a new horse, my trainer immediately recognized his
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here, but there are probably enough people and buildings to generate at least a small sense of claustrophobia in someone who is used to an open landscape. Wayland is a very intellectual community, and virtually all of the adults are well educated and many hold a professional degree. Most of the high school students are diligent about their studies, and just about everybody lives a comfortable, safe life here. Unfortunately, there isn’t much excitement in this town, and unless one stays busy with a hobby, job, or other activity, it can be downright boring.
My friend, Bob was much different than anyone I knew in Wayland. I’d have to say some of my friends from Wayland would probably
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Have you ever had that one special friend that you knew would be there for you through thick and thin? That special friend, who can read your thoughts, finish your sentences, and make you smile when you are feeling blue. A friend is someone who is honest and you can trust. A friend is someone who you hang out with, and someone you rely on. Friendship is being there for someone when they need you. That person for me is my best friend Katrina. She is the kindest, sweetest person I have ever known. She will do anything for anyone.
I met Katrina when I was in the 5th grade and she was in the 6th grade. Making friends has never been easy for me but we seemed to hit it right off from the
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Her. My best friend, my un-biological sister, the calmness of my drama. She has many titles to her name, well from me at least. But unfortunately bad friend is one of them. It all started last year. Our first year in a new school. Our first year in middle school. I can just remember about how we were wishing things wouldn’t change. But they did.
This past year my very best friend has treated me like dirt. I was not the wind beneath her wings, but the dirt beneath her feet. She has treated me like a no one. She has pointed out my flaws, order me around like a slave, embarrassed me to a point of no return. Yes my parents know about it, and even some friends too but they do not confront her
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My Best Friend
Have you ever had someone in your life who helped you figure out who you were? Someone who showed you the right path. Someone who was there right next you even if you did not take that path. Someone who always seemed to be right, but never held it against you when you were not. Someone whom without your life would most likely be entirely different. I have. Her name was Jessica.
Jessica was more than my neighbor. She was more than my mentor. She was my best friend. Jessica lived three houses down from me when I moved into a new neighborhood. She made moving to a new neighborhood a lot easier. She was one of those people who was friends with everybody. She was
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abhorrent rock and roll and the further back you got, the better the sound would get.
The battle lines were drawn and everybody knew where they stood in the social scene and everyone was happy that way. High school rolled around and partying was a blur of "let's try this" and "I wonder what this does". Despite the personal moral degradation I experienced due to the support of the local DARE institution, I pressed on knowing that what they taught us was not the whole story.
Things were looking up and I was learning all about the capabilities of the human mind when what could possibly be dubbed as "a lysergic antidote for reality" intervened. My Friend, who won't be mentioned
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My Best Friend
It was raining the day Mark Turner died. On a dark, rainy summer night, he foolishly got in the passenger side of a 1998 midnight blue Eclipse. His 19 year old cousin Sam, was the driver, and Sam had a little too much to drink that night. At about three in the morning, they were leaving a party that one of Sam's friends threw. They were rushing home, because they already had missed curfew by two hours. Not aware of his surroundings, Sam carelessly got on the wrong side of the road. A speeding pickup was heading right their way. By the time they saw the truck, it was too late. Sam swerved his car to the right. Although they missed hitting the truck by a few inches
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David, My friendFriends are essential for a happy life. Without them, life would be monotonous and most people wouldn't survive. I once had an inspiring friend, and through his stories, I can tell he had an amazing life.His name was David. He was a neighbor for three years and it was till that day I came to know him personally. It was a rainy day during the year 1992, when I was on the way back home from school in Taiwan. A bus stopped a few metres in front of me. The door squealed open, spilling passengers over the wet road and footpath. They dispersed into shops, houses and around the corners as rapidly and elusively as the rain they sought to avoid. An old man however, walked as slow as
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Have you ever had someone in your life that helped you figure out who you were? Someone who showed you the right path? Someone who stayed there right next you even if you did not take that path? Someone who always seemed to be right, but never held it against you when you were wrong? Someone whom without being in your life, you know you would be entirely different. I have. Her name was Linda. Linda was more than my neighbour. She was more than my mentor. She was my girl friend the one person who has influenced me the most. The reason she influenced me more than anyone else was mostly due to her attitude towards life, her unique wisdom and her incredible beauty.
She was one of those people
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My best friends name is Brittney Lewis. We have been friends since the ninth grade. We have a few things in common, but we're mostly best friends because opposites attract. Brittney and I met in a Physical Science class we had together. At first we didn't talk very much if at all, but after a while we grew on each other and stated hanging out together. Since then we have remained friends and since shared many things together like good laughs, jobs, and even some times that weren't so good for both of us. Mostly, I'm just happy to be able to have such a great friend like her.
Like I said before, Brittney and I met in a Physical Science class that we had. That class
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She doesn’t know this, but she changed my life. She was there for me when it seemed like no one else was. When most of my friends were dissolving around me and I just didn’t feel like I could do anything right, she was there, and she made everything seem okay. It didn’t matter that I was inevitably going to graduate with a GPA a tenth of a point lower than I wanted, or that my director told me that he was disappointed in me because I just didn’t seem focused lately, or that my other friends just weren’t talking to me anymore. It didn’t matter because she was there and she made me feel safe. She’s my best friend, and I love her and admire her for so many different reasons.
It seems that, no
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Are we even related? Are we really sisters? You would think coming from the same parents and living together that we'd be clones of each other. But that's not the case here. My sister, Kelsey and I, are different in many ways but at the same time similar. It's weird to think our blood is the same but we are so different. As weird as it is, she's not only my sister, she's my best friend. Life wouldn't be the same without her in any way. She's my other half and she protects me. I love her and I'm truly thankful God chose her to be my sister.
Kelsey is my hero, I look up to her. She is very tall, tan and has huge curly hair. Her hair is dark black and very thick. Kelsey is in college
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common interest to exchange ideas, questions, answers, experience and comments. With the all the communicating tools offered by the Internet I feel like I am home away from home. Sophisticated tools like E-mail, chats, web cam, picture sharing, video conferencing, and group discussions are the most convenient, cheaper, hassle free, environmental friendly, and most reliable way to assure well beings of the people you care about. Technology has improved my life and it is impossible for me to live without Internet. It has made me more organized, technology savvy and efficient in communication. I firmly believe that the Internet is best friend a human can have.
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Melanie Mischler Beatriz LorenteAcademic Writing 1Essay 1Montresor and the expression "my friend"Would you call someone your friend if you were planning to murder him or her? Montresor the protagonist of Edgar Allan Poe'sThe Cask of Amontillado does. It seems to be even part of his cruel plan of revenge that he is planning on Fortunato. So by using the expression "my friend" Montresor shows his two-faced character.Montresor calls Fortunato his friend to obtain Fortunatos and the readers trust. At the beginning of the story Montresor tells us that he is planning a cruel revenge on Fortunato because he insulted him. But when Montresor meets Fortunato during the carnival season he introduces
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My Best Friend in the Entire World
Everyone needs a best friend in her lifetime. She needs somebody that she can trust and go to with her problems. A best friend should be there for you all the time, no matter what the situation may be. In my case, I have known my best friend for my entire life. My best friend happens to be my younger sister, Brittany. She is only thirteen months younger than I am, so we are very close. Having Brittany as my best friend has made me into the person I am today. She has taught me how to trust people, how to resolve my problems, and how to open up and express my feelings.
I have always had a hard time learning how to trust people. The one
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My Friend Committed Suicide, I Did Not
During Junior High I had many absolutely dire problems that were constantly on my mind. My out-of-date wardrobe continuously embarrassed me. My hair would not acquiesce to any attempted hairstyle. My parents didn't understand me, my teachers were all picking on me, and nobody really liked me for me. These beliefs were all false, of course. At the time, it never occurred to me that all my concerns and volatile emotions were "normal". I never considered that while I was going through the transition from elementary school to high school, from kid to teen, that I was creating my own world-view and that I was emotionally vulnerable to every imagined
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bought for us. She thought they were great. She told me it was time to leave if we didn’t want to be late. The trip was a 2 hour trip because of the speed we were going. The spaceship was the best thing I’ve ever seen. It had many bedrooms, a game room, and a robot that did things for us. We watch the best movie ever Twilight and played Dance Dance Revolution which I won. It was so fun I rather be here than a day locked up in Disneyland. From now on she was going to be my best friend. When we got there she told be that in Neptune there was oxygen like in the Earth, but humans didn’t know it. I was happy I didn’t have to wear something over my head like Sandy in Spongebob. We arrived in the
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How My Blind Friend Taught Me to See
"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." Helen Keller
Twelve years ago, at the birthday party of a friend, was the first time I met somebody my own age who had a disability. He was tall for his age, thin, and wore eyeglasses, just like I did. It was this commonality that initially attracted me to him, since I didn't know very many kindergartners who wore glasses. I had begun wearing glasses to correct a case of strabismus at age two, and was able to see perfectly when I put them on. However, I was not aware of the fact that his glasses did very little to sharpen his vision, and that he was legally blind.
On the last day of second
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When you look back on the life of a person, it seems so easy to break it down as a great loss, but to me, today is not about loss, sadness or despair. It is about celebrating the life of an intelligent, loving, caring and gifted man; Johnny Nguyen. I have been very fortunate in my friends and mentors so far in my life, one whom particularly stands out is Johnny. In dedication of Johnny, we knew a great man who taught us how to appreciate the goodness of life and its various gifts.Johnny was certainly a unique character, a person who was both quirky and eccentric. His love of his country can only be matched by his love for his family. Johnny wasn't just a friend to me; he was like a brother
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I remember one of my BFFEL (best friends for eternal life), I think she was the closest to me because we had so much in common. We were both from countries that weren’t the U.S., we had both left our regular lives far away, and we had both been crazy enough to be each other’s best friend. Even though she was from Canada and me from Argentina, and we only had one year together, you could swear that we were friends from a really long time. KayLe was the coolest person to be my friend, not only because she came from a cold place, but because she was always there for me, the whole school year we had together we had fights or I would fight with our friend and she would always be in the middle
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Someone who has always been there for me and whom I have very strong feelings for is my girlfriend, Brittney. She is accepting, fun, and loyal. Brittney is so important to me because not only is she my girlfriend but my best friend as well.Brittney has been accepting of my mistakes as long as I have known her. The second time Brit and I started dating I was heavily into drugs and even though she did not like what I was doing she never lost hope in me. When I was finally sent away, she stayed in contact with my family for most of the time I was gone. When I got back she had faith in my staying sober when no one else did and she helped me get back up when I slipped. Sometimes when I get angry
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hide me from
truth of my screw ups." Max explained.
"But you seemed happy," she replied.
"Well yea, but you have corrupted me into a outcast, expelled by
everyone in my past." Max realized as the words just flew out with no
thought in what was said. "I have turned my back on everyone I cared for,
all my true friends and family, I ditched them all for you. I cannot believe I
didn't see that the hours of fun would bring me years of pain, until now."
Max felt relieved with his self revelation.
"The start of our friendship, the tenure, the trouble you got in with
your family, the government, and school officials, was all your fault. You
see it was your decision to bring me to school, and to your home, and in
your car, I had no say in what we did." Mary explained to Max.
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experienced a whole spectrum of emotions during my love affair with the game.
I have been a baseball fan all my life. I remember watching my beloved St. Louis Cardinals play in their robin’s egg blue uniforms in the early 1980’s. We had a birdfeeder in our backyard, and every morning, the same cardinal would stop for his breakfast. I named him Tommy Herr, after the Cardinals second baseman at the time. Tommy has long since retired, but I will always remember the little bird flying in my backyard.
It is difficult for one to approach this subject without a sense of heroism and romanticism of it’s rich history. One of my favorite parts of going to the ballpark is
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Sunday - the day of self-loathing for most college students who have squandered their weekends and dread the awaiting workload. Crammed into lounge booths, commiserating over brunch, students nurse sullen moods and hangovers with orange juice and french toast. Allen Wilcox is playing with his broccoli, head cocked, eyes crossed. Looking sidelong to make sure that people are watching, he picks up the half-bagel from his plate, thick with cream cheese, stands up on his chair and rubs it erotically all over the front of his pants.
This is so typical. Allen’s world is a stage and the spotlight is on him. We are, all of us, the audience for his life-series of mini-dramas packed with love and
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-Hamilton Duel,” published in The William
and Mary Quarterly. Freeman analyzed Alexander Hamilton’s “Statement on Impending Duel
with Aaron Burr,” or Apologia, which requires some explanation at this time. Written sometime
between 27 June and 4 July—just days before the duel—Hamilton outlined amongst other things
his reservations against dueling and his justification of statements made regarding Burr. He also
outlined his intentions to not fire his weapon, prompting psycho-historical analyses of purported
suicide. Hamilton wrote “I have resolved, if our interview is conducted in the usual manner, and
it pleases God to give me the opportunity, to reserve and throw away my first fire
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My best friend, a descriptive essay
When I first met Josh I wasn't overly impressed. I had walked into a Hooters restaurant to dine with friends, and sitting at the table that greeted me was Josh. I didn't notice his rugged good looks. I didn't pause to gaze down upon his broad shoulders, and thick chest. I hardly noticed the caramel color of his eyes, nor his nicely manicured goatee.
What I saw, was a broken tooth. A very tiny, short, yellowing, broken upper lateral tooth. Nice tooth, I remember thinking. Who could have known that tiny insignificant flaw was what made me take notice and start paying
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The Misfortune of SilenceHello Darkness, My Old FriendTo make something as vast and all-encompassing as the image of Death is authors have generally chosen to personify it as if it was a person or an entity that we could speak with. One of the best examples of this in English literature is John Donne's Holy Sonnet X, or Death be not proud. Another good example of deaths personification lies in German literature, with the Brothers Grimm's Godfather Death. Both of these works use personification as an attempt to make dealing with the idea of death more concrete. The difference in these two works comes in the way in which death is portrayed, in Holy Sonnet X death is mocked and made impotent
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Let's face it, most of us love dogs. Getting a dog can be a good decision that leads to a rewarding loving relationship. It is also a lesson in responsibility and patience. Living with a dog can be a daydream, or a nightmare; the experience depends on the choices of the owner.When most people go grocery shopping, they take inventory of what they have, what is still needed, have a budget to stick to, and then they make a list. But when it comes to making the life changing decision of getting a dog, some people will go out shopping and let the dog choose them! Getting the right dog is just as important as planning and preparing to bring home a baby. Becoming a dog owner comes with many
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cAlice Munro's narrative "Oranges and Apples" is based on the two main characters Victor Sawicky, the golden palomino and Barbara Zeigler, the looker. Barbara is a married woman who is having an affair with the best friend of her husband named Victor Sawicky. She is married to Murray Zeigler, the crown prince of Walley, who is also another main character in our story. However Victor refuses Barbara afterwards because she was his kind and he feels guilty for having such a relationship with her and he can not stick with one girl. We will see these in the following paragraphs.Firstly, Victor Sawicky turns down Barbara for the reason that she is like him. Victor is splendid man but he is very
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The PoolFlashing red and blue dominated the room. Video games were all he could see; nothing could tear him away. Engulfed in sounds of race cars and yelling fans, he sat there, clueless. No noise penetrated his ears. Fingers ran across controls at light speed, his mind focused completely on the game. The sun rose, leaving a glare on the television screen. Images of the crashing cars hid behind white light, and frustrated by the forces beyond his control, he sat back, waiting to lose. Bored, he wandered to the window. "Mom! Mom! Sis fell!" he yelled, his face pressed against the glass even harder than his fingers against the controls moments before. Condensation appeared on the
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Dear Erica,How are you? Don't stress too much on your English exam on you'll begin to grow a 'bald spot' (if you haven't realised, that phrase is from Prufrock). Well, let me assist you by revealing my feelings and analysis on TS Eliot's issues and concerns. Since I've only studied 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock', 'Portrait of a Lady', 'Rhapsody on a Windy Night' and 'Preludes', I'll be relating my explanation to those poems.The human conditions that Eliot represents are trivial, struggle, pessimism, depersonalisation, despair and desolation. His views of women are misogynistic and being involved in sordid activities.Eliot's poems deal with the psychological impasse of the sensitive
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Everyone has someone they consider a best friend. That best friend is like no one else. You can tell them all your secrets without fear of them getting out. They're the person you can act like a nerd with, and know they're going to be just as nerdy, like two peas in a pod. I've known my best friend since I was in the third grade when she moved and came to my school. Today, we're still going to school together, and are better friends than ever. We're like good wine, we get better with age. We have so much in common it's sometimes scary. We think the same boys are cute. We both drive Jeeps. Abercrombie is by far our favorite store. Shopping comes before school, and boys come
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everyone which wouldn't really be hard since I'm always trying to find ways to gain knowledge in any way. When the yogurt container was as empty as a desert, I threw it out and I looked at the clock again and realized that I finished just in time for me to now begin walking to my bus stop. I packed up all of the notes that I took out, and I left out of the door. After a few minutes, I arrived at my bus stop and waiting there for me was my best friend Sophie. She ran to me and punched me in the arm yelling, "Why didn't you reply back to me? Wait. Never mind. Anyway, are you ready for Mrs. C's science test?" Rubbing my arm, I cried, "Yes I am. I spent my whole night studying for this analysis
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she knew exactly what she was doing.
There are two sides to dogs being stated as “Man’s Best Friend”. We have explored the pet to master relationship, but we must also consider the loyalty and friendship put out by pet owners to their pet companions. An article from the Chicago Tribune states that, “there are 58 million dogs in the United States, and 62 percent of them receive Christmas gifts.”(Mosley) Dogs are becoming more and more a part of the family. My girlfriend’s family had their annual family pictures taken in December, but this year they decided to include their two Chihuahuas in the pictures. In a recent article of the Augusta Chronicle I found a
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or had some medical bills to pay before they could get anything else.
“The majority of best-friend parents are just not setting guidelines and rules,” says Lan Pierpoint. Once he hit’s the age of leaving the house and living on his own at a college and he still doesn’t know how to make there own food can cause a problem. His lack of independence can cause bad hygiene and sanitation if he doesn’t know how to clean the dishes or clean his own clothes. A Twenty-two year old man said, “There’s no way I’m going to be like my mom. My mom does everything for me. She’s made me lazy. There is no way the kids are going to rule my house. I’m going to be a bad-ass parent
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The friend I was in the mist of the half consciousness of waking; I was staring down at a plank of wood for so long that I doubt even God knew how long I lay there and waited. I wished it could last forever. I was dreading what was to happen in only a few minutes.I decided to pray. The last time I had done so was when I was at school eight years or more before this. I had been eight at the time and only did it because I was sent to the head master for muttering all lesson to my best friend Neil Thomson. He had to see him too but we dare not speak to each other while waiting outside his office, as this was the zone where even a pin drop may be heard.The headmaster was a renowned thrasher
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¿Amigo o enemigo?Friend or Foe?When Sydney and I had put the horses in their stalls, we walked to the tack room, and opened the refrigerator, looking for a cold drink. I picked up a small glass container and peered through, not seeing a thing. I opened the container, looked inside, and before I knew it, I couldn't see. Sydney had not been looking at me when I opened it up; she had been looking through a book."Why did you open that!?""I thought there wasn't anything in it," I quickly replied."No, no, no! That's a gas. It's called Lindba gas. When you open it, which you're not supposed to except in emergencies, it causes blindness.""How long does it last?" I asked."How should I know
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In many novels, the society created by the author is surrounded by wealth and corruption. Numerous amount of times these settings are produced based on the life in which the author lives. Charles Dickens is no different. In the midst of most of his novels, Dickens exposes the deception of Victorian England and the strict society that holds everything together. In Dickens' novel Our Mutual Friend, a satire is created where the basis of the novel is the mockery against money and morals. Throughout this novel, multiple symbols and depictions of the characters display the corruption of the mind that surrounds social classes in Victorian England.
Our Mutual Friend, Dickens' last novel
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I mentioned taxation of marijuana. Her new response seemed to have a protective tone, and the notion of "no let's keep its low key because I hate to pay more for my weed". In the end, I did not find a conclusive answer for her view on the Marijuana Project Policy.In conclusion, I got to learn a lot from my friend Aleza Joshstradamus in this 45-minute interview. I got an in-depth view of a Mormon girl who saw more than life from the constraint view of the Mormon church. I also learned how the negative effects of drugs can effect person. Lastly, what I felt I learned the most through this interview was the change in community and subculture a drug can do to a person. Being in a society today
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A Lost Friend
In a shimmer of green and silver, the dragonfly hovers a moment beside Pam’s head, almost indiscernible from the darkness but for the orange light from the campfire reflecting on its iridescent wings. The dragonfly disappears from view behind the campfire, and I hear a faint popping noise.
A moment later, the Pam I know is no longer. In place of the smiling, laughing, charismatic girl with perfect posture, I see a stranger. She has folded into herself, nuzzling her nose between her knees and covering her face with her hands, elbows tucked in at her sides. Her sparkling eyes are closed, and her back heaves with each breath. I can almost hear the air rushing in and out
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Picture a child of at least six years old standing in a store aisle staring at their mother on the cold tile floor violently twitching and moaning. As a result from the jerking body movements the tongue is severely bitten and a combination of blood and saliva begin to flow out of the mouth. The child is infinitely oblivious to what is going on that the only emotion they can express are the tears streaming down their face from the fact that a hug or kiss won’t make this situation go away. Finally a stranger who notices immediately covers the child’s view and grabs their cell phone to call 911. What you’ve just read was my witnessing of my mother’s faint signs of hypoglycemia. No doubt this
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Hamlet’s Best Friend, Horatio
The Shakespearean drama Hamlet shows much deception and crime. Few friendships in the play survive till the end. But Hamlet and Horatio, best of friends, are not even separated by the hero’s death. This essay will elaborate on this relationship.
A.C. Bradley in Shakespearean Tragedy notes a problem involving Horatio in Shakespeare’s Hamlet:
When Horatio, at the end of the soliloquy, enters and greets Hamlet, it is evident that he and Hamlet have not recently met at Elsinore. Yet Horatio came to Elsinore for the funeral (I.ii. 176). Now even if the funeral took place some three weeks ago, it seems rather strange that Hamlet
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wanted to feel a part of something. This is just one of many cases where I have seen people crowding themselves with friends due to emotional inadequacies. To allow for some diversity I'd like to take a look at people who choose to have only one friend in their life.My mother is one of those people. She regards the word "friend" as a sacred term. She has one friend, and they've been friends for forty-two years. She believes that it's about feeling safe with a person. My mother is a very secure and independent woman. She has no real voids to fill in her life; however, for her having a best friend in her life is important to her growth as a person. For my mother having a good friend is vital for
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Saving a Life
My stomach weakens with a thought that something is wrong, what would be the answer I could have never been ready for. I call my best friend late one night, for some reason she is the only person’s voice I wanted to hear, the only person who I wanted to tell me that everything will be okay. She answer’s the phone and tells me she loves me, as I hear the tears leak through, I ask her what is wrong. The flood gates open with only the horrid words “I can’t do this anymore”. My heart races as I tell her that I am on my way, what I was about to see will never leave my thoughts.
As I arrived at her apartment she didn’t answer the door, I just went in. I walked down the hall way
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A Friend Who Wants Revenge The Cask of Amontillado is a story of revenge. Fortunato and Montresor are very close friends, but something breaks them apart. This something was far-more worse than any joke or trick. It was insult that Fortunato made towards Montresor. The relationship that Fortunato and Montresor have is unique because both men are different from each other, but yet very similar.Fortunato means to be favored by fortune. This definition is very true because Fortunato has been blessed with an abundance of wealth. Fortunato has a lot of family and many friends. He also seems to be sick. Fortunato has a very terrible cough which he disregards and says," It is nothing" (749
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publishing house) Perkins told his colleagues that, "My feeling is that a publisher's first allegiance is to talent." At the time he was specifically referring to Fitzgerald's novel This Side of Paradise. After convincing the firm to publish the book, which went on to achieve surprise success, Perkins established himself as an editor with the rare ability to discover new literary talent.Before his work at Scribner's Sons, Max Perkins was a reporter for The New York Times until 1910. The same year that he took his new position at Scribner's he also got married to Louise Saunders. His wife grew up in Plainfield, Perkin's childhood home. His wife would come to bear him five daughters. When
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Today English is the language of international law, international politics, business and diplomacy. Day by day more minor languages disappear, and English becomes more commonly used and global. Scholars argue about how globalization of English and bilingualism around the world would affect other languages and cultures. Most of my friends think that bilingualism and globalization of English will improve the lives of people around the world; however, the situation will only encourage competition and will lead to a survival of the fittest situation.
Knowing English constitutes an advantage in the contemporary world. Modern Age made communities and nations come closer through advanced
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BAM! Dogs, now a man's best friend. The most common pet, thanks to wolves. Now let's go
way back in time before dogs existed. Now, wolves gradually evolved into dogs. A wolf and a dog
are the same species. They also have the same DNA. Hunting dogs are more related to wolves.
Some people long ago tried to breed dogs by changing their features. For example, a doberman
pinscher got most of its tail cut off. Now they have such small tails! A corgi has a natural tail. A great
dane has surgically cut ears so that they are standing up. A scottish terrier looks like it has a beard but
its just that the hair on its neck got shaved off.
After the common breeds got created, the owners gave
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In modern times the terms "platonic love" and "platonic relationship" have come to mean a relationship between individuals of the opposite sex marked by the absence of romance or sex. (Entertainmates, 2002) Platonic relationships are possible but I believe that there is a critical period in which people can no longer be "just friends."Physiologically and psychologically humans are hard wired for reproduction and pair bonding, and many factors contribute to attraction. My belief is that when these contributing factors form a certain amalgamation there is no turning back. The relationship that was once considered Platonic is now destined for destruction. Collapse of the Platonic relationship
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” (52). This isolated laboratory reveals that Victor prefers to be alone. He does not care about his family or Clerval. He cannot be a true friend because he does not maintain any contact with Clerval throughout his studies until he becomes severely sick after creating the monster.
After William’s death, Victor chooses to live in solitude rather than with his family or Clerval: “I shunned the face of man; all sound of joy or complacency was torture to me; solitude was my only consolation -- deep, dark, deathlike solitude” (90). Victor’s desire to stay alone shows that he is not very attached with his family or Henry. Unlike a true friend, he takes Henry’s support for granted and makes no