A Satirical Solution for: Plastic Pollution in the Ocean

It is a melancholy object to the creatures of this planet that rely on the environment provided by the waters of the oceans when their homes become a dangerous threat to their lives rather than a safe place of tranquility.This threat is caused by the disturbance and misplacement of plastic pollution that can kill the marine life it comes in contact with which can lead to dis...
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Skills to Help Me in College

College is coming up very soon for a lot of us, and it is very different from high school in the choices we have to make and the responsibility we have that comes with more freedom. Even though I’m taking a class on college preparation, I know there are still skills I need to lock down to be successful in college such as being more engaged in learning and opening up more, tim...
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The Friends of Finals

Finals. Those six letters that can cause more panic, stress and unmatched anxiety than any test could. They vary from school to school, some counting as much as 30% of your final grade (my school) and others barely counting as a test grade. Still, we worry and fret over that last chance to kick our scores up. Teenagers spend days upon days trying to recall those formulas they...
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The Volatile 1850s

Following the Wilmot Proviso, the U.S. noticed the matter of whether new states admitted to the Union should accept or reject slavery. Like the Mississippi Compromise, the Compromise of 1850 was also a temporary solution to the argument over slavery, further dividing U.S. territory into free and slave states. Under the Compromise, California was made a free state; settled the...
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The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Although I have much knowledge of Malcolm X, I thought it would be very beneficial/influential, and or a very educational experience if I were to revisit his history, and his strong ideology on many of the problems that were existent and are still very much present in today’s world. This book was originally published in 1965, and so far I’ve read up to a total of 40 pa...
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Literary Analysis for "The Necklace"

Guy de Maupassant’s short story “The Necklace,” is formed around the loss of a diamond necklace. Mathilde Loisel losses her friend Mme. Forester’s necklace at a party her and her husband attended. The Loisel’s have to change their lifestyles in order to pay off the debt needed to buy a new necklace for Mme. Forester. The conflict the Loisel’s face between paying off the debt ...
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Wonders of Cinema

On the day that Thomas Edison first showed the Kinetoscope to the American public, over $120 was collected without any advertisements (Smith). The invention of cinema established a growing business that paved the way for a popular mode of public entertainment. As the nineteenth century waned, a new industry emerged which grew to what is now the world renowned Hollywood. It to...
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The Change

The Change Once I decided it was time to get a new dog I told my mother, and after a while we found a family in Iowa City, who had breed some English springer spaniel puppies. We went to Iowa City to go pick out which one I wanted, once we got to the families home I went out back and found a horde of puppies. I entered the fenced area where all the puppies were at and they...
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Effects of Feminism on Literature

Although it was 1929 when author Virginia Woolf wrote A Room of One’s Own, stating, “Women and fiction remain, so far as I am concerned, unsolved problems”, the portrayal of women in literature remains a topic much discussed today. (Woolf) In order to evaluate how and why women are portrayed the way they are today, one must look at historical evidence of the roles of women i...
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Southern 'Hospitality'

In both Incidents in the life of a Slave Girl and Gone With the Wind, the homes serve as integral symbols. However different the two perspectives may be, the homes depicted within each are not dissimilar. In both stories, the houses serve to confine and to amplify problems just as often, if not more often than to protect. In Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Linda experi...
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