Society exudes pressure to be someone who you are not, especially to high schoolers. The sporty people play all the sports, the nerds are all up in their books, and worried about the future and what’s to come. Then there are the outcasts, who just want to live their life, and just don’t care. And because of this, it’s hard for them to show who they really are. This is notably true for Margo Roth Spiegelman, everyone saw Margo as someone she wasn’t. They saw her as the it girl, or the mysterious girl, or the girl with all the girl with all the friends. This, however, is not true, she’s just like any other 18-year-old senior in high school, she likes music and has (or had) a boyfriend. But in other ways she was different, she didn’t want to go to college, start a family, have just one boring job where you work in a cubicle all day. She wanted to travel the world, live on her own, and just not care. However, this was hard for her to show because of the pressure to be someone else, in other words, she was what society wanted her to be. Then there was Quentin, he had his own friends, didn’t have any real problems with people, and was just overall himself. This is why he was not popular because he was himself. This is what Margo needed and eventually learned that you have to be who you are, and not what society portrays you as.
The object we use twice a day, and neglect quite a bit has proven to be one of the most successful devices to prevent gum disease if used. 7 in 10 Americans use it daily, and in a world with a population of 7.5 billion people, only 4.2 billion people own them, while 5.1 billion own a phone.(Hopkins Jeanne) Each one of them costs around 2 dollars, while the electric ones cost up to 4,000 dollars. (Green, Dennis)This device was voted as the number-one invention that most Americans could not live without. In fact, the average person spends 2,920 dollars a year on this.(How much could you potentially spend on toothbrushes?) While the average American spends 38.5 days of their life using it.( Hygiene, Oral) The toothbrush has to be one of most magnificent devices ever created, from whitening your teeth to making sure you have good hygiene, the toothbrush has made the impossible possible. To understand and learn about this miracle. We will first brush our way through it’s interesting and unique history. Second, we will rinse through why we should only use our brushes and not anyone else’s. Third, we learn about Ordontalophobia. Lastly, we will learn how to pick the perfect brush for us and how an old invention as the brush is still thriving.
In 1983, Raymond Carver introduced his short story “Cathedral” to the public. The first-person narrative takes place within the narrator’s home, where his wife is waiting upon the arrival of her blind friend Robert. The narrator, however, becomes more concerned about how Robert’s visit will affect him rather than enjoy the situation. Once Robert arrives, the narrator tries to understand the blind man, but he is unaware of what tasks Robert is capable of performing due to the narrator’s inability to “see”. In time, Robert shows the narrator the difference between looking and seeing through illustrations of a cathedral, drawn by the narrator with his eyes closed. “Cathedral’s” narrator exposes readers to anti-heroic views
The last time I saw Charlie outside prison walls we were on the run. Charlie was on the run, not I, I just went along for the ride because he was my husband. Charlie was on parole, but he loved to drink his booze. In our state it's a violation to drink while on parole.
“Your assignment is to write a persuasive essay and present it to the class in a week. You will be graded based on how convincing it is. Today we will be choosing topics,” announced Mr. Bowerbank, my 7th grade English teacher and ruler of classroom 110. My class simultaneously groaned at the prospect of work. I simply lifted my head with intrigue as it was already May and about time we had our first essay. He then proceeded to give examples of topics we could choose and gave us some time to think before we had to tell him our topic. My classmates were already rushing to tell the teacher their idea lest someone else steal it. That meant the usual abortion, death penalty, or drug use topics were out. I really couldn't think of anything and the teacher was slowly making his way through the remaining students like an executioner beheading criminals in a line. I have always thought that he would make a marvelous supervillain if he had a curly mustache, a tophat, and a cape. Eventually my name was called. I slowly dragged myself over to his desk. Even sitting down, he still seemed to tower over me. “What is your topic Cindy?” As usual in such desperate times, my mind turned to food. “Waffles are better than pancakes.” I figured that a waffle was just a differently shaped pancake with a nicer texture. “Hmm. Excellent topic. I look forward to your essay!” I survived to live yet another day.
Michael Jordan once stated, “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb over it, go through it, or walk around it.” This inspirational quote motivated many to overcome adversity when challenged by it. The texts, Speak by Laurie Anderson, “Third and Final Continent” by Lahiri Lahiri, and “The Art of Resilience” by Hara Marano, all have themes similar to Jordan’s quotation. All three articles support this through symbolism, foreshadowing, and character interactions. A common theme that one must stay resilient in order to overcome challenges while also staying level-headed during the positive and negatives is shown in Speak, “The Third and Final Continent,” and “The Art of Resilience.”
The issue of Mt.Everest and whether it should be open to the public or not is an issue that has recently risen as many mountaineers do not like the idea of it as it is an exhilarating thing to do that gives them a sense of achievement and although there are many risks and challenges people enjoy the activity and believe that it should stay open to the public. Mountaineering as of recent years has gotten much safer as they now use steroids and bottled oxygen because of the high altitude. It is becoming safer may not necessarily be a good thing as it is also very expensive, as in the second source they state that “Each and every one of them had paid $10,000 for a climbing permit” and even after having to pay a large amount of money for simply a climbing permit they run a great risk of death.
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If you're like most people, despite wintery conditions, you still have places to be and people to see. Although snowy weather can be a beautiful sight to see, it can also be frightful if it turns into an icy mix – making for difficult travel conditions.
Intro: Climbing Everest, going to this extraordinary place or that extraordinary place, breaking a world record. These all sound pretty great until you hear about the impact that these dreams have on others. Many people have tried to accomplish their unreasonable dreams and have not succeeded. They rely on rescue services to help them after they put themselves in danger. Despite that some people choose to earn a living saving others, people should not be saved when they put themselves at resc because of the cost there is to save others, that people still want to accomplish their dreams when they were inexperienced, and they they risk rescue service worker’s safety while they are being rescued.
Almost four-thousand five hundred people have attempted to or actually have climbed Everest since 1953. Two hundred two of those who have attempted the climb have died. Climbing Everest is a dangerous feat. The mountain itself commands power and respect. It’s almost as if when climbers reach the summit it’s not because of their hard work and determination, it’s because the mother mountain allowed them too. Since Everest is such a perilous endeavor, should people continue to climb it? Should humans be allowed to conquer such beauty, prestige, and power? Should humans be allowed to stand at the top of the world, if only for a moment?
Gothic and science fiction stories and films have diverse themes that are interesting, and hook the audience. From good vs. evil to environmental issues, writers have been able to bring new ideas to literature. A theme is defined as a life lesson or message conveyed through the story. In Godzilla, War of the Worlds, and Star Wars: A New Hope there are important themes, some with important messages about issues going on in the world. An author can use their story to relay an important message to the audience and outreach to large groups. The point of this is to speak about something that will stick with the audience, or talk about popular issues that they will they speak out about, as well. The development of the theme in a story is very important, because without proper development, the author may not get the point across to the reader. Elements that are needed for an effective theme are characters, setting, and a plot. With these aspects, the theme should grasp the audience properly and be exciting.
When will one reach life's finish line is not an answerable question. Some do not think about the inevitable, but I do. I have wanted my life to end long ago, I have tried unsuccessfully uncountable times to bring my life to an end "She's just seeking attention," I have heard it said. No, wrong, I just did not take enough pills.
Today’s society is run solely on technology and social media; at least it seems like it. Everything you want to know can be found on the internet; dating, cooking, college courses, essays and other things you can imagine. It is a great thing and also a bad thing. Everything should not be on the internet. However, some people can do more online than in person due to lack of transportation or sometimes disabilities. Some people work online from home, which is a great way to earn money for people with disabilities, household responsibilities or do not have transportation.
We have grown accustomed to the wonders of clean water, indoor plumbing, laser surgery, genetic engineering, artificial joints, replacement body parts, and the much longer lives that accompany them. Yet we should remember that the vast majority of humans ever born died before the age of 10 from an infectious disease. S. Jay Olshansky.Genetic engineering is the deliberate modification of the characteristics of an organism by manipulating its genetic traits. As you may know, we have been eating foods that have been selectively bred by humans. Humans selectively bred organisms to develop or consist particular characteristics. One good example is dogs. Dogs are selectively bred wolves. Whether it is for a different size, look, ability etc, wolves were selectively bred and itis the dog we know today.Selective breeding keeps traits that are desirable, and over time it becomes different, which mostly have certain desired traits it was not supposed to have with natural selection. Artificial selection made animals and plants easy to use, easier to grow, and more useful to human. GMO can drastically reduce the amount of time and effort, which will benefit the environment and resources used. Some believe that GMO may disrupt the natural ecosystem, however, I believe that the benefits brought about by this technology outweigh such consequences. This can be for reducing a spread of disease, make organism's immune to disease, and use fewer pesticides.