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Happy Birthday, 1951
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Write a summary of Happy Birthday, 1951 in about 150 words.

"Happy Birthday, 1951" is a short story by Kurt Vonnegut. The main characters in the short story are a man and a boy. We are told that a refugee woman left her baby by the old man and then she never came back - That's how the man got the boy. The man doesn't know something about the boy and that's why they are choosing a day to celebrate the boy's birthday. As a birthday present the man wants to take the boy to a place without war. On their way to the place, they talk about the color of different uniforms when they see four soldiers. When they arrive, they eat their lunch, close their eyes and sleep for a while. In the end of the story,
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The ending tells us that the boy does not have sense of propriety. He does not see and understand what the old man wants him to enjoy - few hours away from the war. I think that the author wants to show that a little child does not have the same interests and experience as an old man. In a short essay (150-200 words) discuss the importance of having different role models.
You can't learn without goofing!
Is it important to have different role models to look up to?
No, I do not think that it is important to have different role models because every human being holds good as well as bad things. If your role model is a good role model then you would try to be a better person than the person in question. If your role model is a bad role model then you would establish a target for not being as this person.
It does not matter whichever way you look at it, the fact is that you are a free person with individual freedom, which means that you as a person can draw your own conclusions. Having one single role model is enough - If your role model does not live up to your expectations then you can draw your own conclusion and learn from your own mistakes - The fact is that you can't learn without
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