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Hunt or Be Hunted
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So·cial Dar·win·ism- the theory that individuals, groups, and peoples are subjected to the same laws of natural selection as plants and animals.  Social Darwinism is a term used in the late 19th century created by... (more »)
Bless You
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 “Achoo…” “God Bless You!” “Thank you!”…… “Oh, achoo…” “Bless me”…… “Bless you!” I remember that was the first day of school,... (more »)
Is Happiness a Worthwhile Goal For Society?
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Does happiness matter? People react to this question in astonishingly different ways. Some propose there are more significant concerns to worry about; others view happiness as extremely important and something that every human being ultimately... (more »)
A Rhetorical Analysis of The Declaration of...
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In “The Declaration of Independence” Thomas Jefferson calls for the separation of the American colonists from the grips of an abusive and tyrannical England. He makes his position clear to the colonist and most importantly the world by using... (more »)
Thomas More, Plato, and Machiavelli on the...
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“For it is a good general rule about men, that they are ungrateful, fickle, liars and deceivers, fearful of danger and greedy for gain,” said Machiavelli in his political piece, The Prince. The values of human nature and behavior have been... (more »)
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Sometimes people or characters choose to sacrifice something for something else, like in the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. The main character Janie gives up or sacrifices things in her life and by doing so it... (more »)
Harlem Renaissance
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The Harlem Renaissance is known as the cultural explosion for African Americans in the 1930s. It aloud many African American artist and writers to freely express their talents, one of these writers is Zora Neale Hurston who was not only... (more »)
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When you walk into my parents’ bathroom, in all honesty, there’s not much to look at. It’s simple and plain, from the completely white walls to the beige carpet and the birch cabinets. It looks like any other bathroom—a sink, a toilet, a... (more »)
Don't Go into the Woods - Forests and...
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One of my heroes, Stephen King, said it best: “We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.”  Horror has been recognized as a genre only in fairly recent history, but scary stories have been around at least since the advent of the... (more »)
Do Video Games Really Have Benefits, or Are...
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“Stop playing that! Go do your homework,” or, “I’m taking that away from you for a week,” are two of the most used sentences in my family. With ten year old brother, it is rare for me not to hear these words... (more »)
Large Vermont Cow
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This is a painting that I had come across after looking for pictures to hang on the wall of our house. It was then that I discovered this image of a rather strange yet fun looking cow and found it to be very humorous. As it does draw attention... (more »)
You Fit Into Me - Margaret Atwood
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 At first glance, this poem is nothing more than a disturbing image of a literal hook in an eyeball, but thinking a bit more, you realize that this is a beautiful image; an image of true love, of desire, of that one person that fits... (more »)
Why This Should Be Included in the Literary Canon
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Dear Literary Canon Board of Directors,   I am writing this because I think "Confessions of A Murder Suspect" should be included in the literary canon.    The first reason I believe "Confessions of... (more »)
The Tempest by William Shakespeare
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Gender Dynamics Examined in Shakespeare’s The Tempest William Shakespeare’s world-renowned play, The Tempest, addresses the complex dynamics of patriarchal society as well as the influence and oppression of female presence. Though... (more »)
Billy Collins' Introduction to Poetry This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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Billy Collins’ poem, “Introduction to Poetry”, offers an interesting take on the perception and nature of poetry. Rather than viewing poetry as a locked safe containing valuable insight to be obtained through relentless scrutiny, the... (more »)
A Few Guidelines for Writing Characters
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We all know characters are the heart, the very soul of a story. But I’ve read many “flat characters”, aka weak characters, in stories. No, the character is not a mistake. They can be great. They have potential. So how can you create a... (more »)
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