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    for making fruitcake every Christmas. The elderly lady exclaims with excitement, "The courthouse bell sounded so cold and clear. And there were no birds singing; they've gone to warmer country, yes indeed. Oh, Buddy, stop stuffing biscuit and fetch our buggy. Help me find my hat. We've thirty cakes to bake" (Capote 1-2). The elderly woman enjoys sharing her fruitcake-making process with her 7-year-old cousin, Buddy, and Buddy enjoys the adventures he experiences when they prepare fruitcake together

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    foul stench of burning rubber from the factory nearby abuses my nose, I’m actually starting to feel light headed. The awful smell of the smoke makes its way down my throat so much so that I think I can taste it. It tastes worse than Zia Cosima’s fruitcake, something I never

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    A Suitable Punishment and Razor Fruitcake Insanity, by its dictionary definition, is the derangement of the mind. (Dictionary.com) It is used in everyday contexts, when people say “You are insane for doing that trick on your dirt bike ” or “ The traffic getting out of the game was insane last night!”. However the real definition, written by Cornell University Law School states that “A person accused of a crime can acknowledge that they committed the crime, but argue that they are not responsible

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    There must be something to fruitcake. It appears at Christmas every year without fail. And yet, it’s also the brunt of some serious jokes. (Who can forget Johnny Carson proclaiming that there is only one fruitcake in the entire world: It just gets passed around a lot…) But thankfully, that’s not all there is to it, according to Smithsonian.com. In Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Story,” some weather officially counts as fruitcake weather, which attests to this seasonal concoction’s staying power and

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    My Best Friend

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    “It's fruitcake weather,” she would say. It was late November snow fluttered gracefully, piling on every flat surface. Memories flooded back to the times long ago of my best friend and her fruitcakes. She was my best friend, her eyes shimmered and gleamed when she smiled and her excitement at the smallest things reminded me of a kid at Christmas. Sometimes I sit back and look back at all the days before they transported me off to school, and snatched me away from her, the tears in her eyes reflecting

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    “It's fruitcake weather,” as she would say. It's late November, the snow is falling heavily onto the ground. Memories start to come back of all the times I had with my best friend, and her fruitcakes. She was my best friend, so happy and excited. Sometimes I sit back and remember all the times we had before they shipped me off to school, and took me away from her. I never could understand what my parents meant when they said it was for the best to take me away, that she wasn’t raising me properly

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    The short story I read was “A Christmas Memory” by Truman Capote. The book was mainly about two characters, Buddy and his friend, and a memorable Christmas that they spent together a couple of years back before Buddy’s friend passed away. Basically the whole story is a memoir, his own memories and experiences , because Buddy is reminiscing on the past and is speaking upon the memories that he remembers from that Christmas spent with his friend. Even though it was a short story, Capote did a well

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    lead to negativity. Truman Capote uses negative imagery to explain how prejudice could potentially negatively influence people’s happiness. In “A Christmas Memory,” Buddy, the main character, and his aunt were baking fruitcakes. They need to get whiskey to finish their fruitcake. They ask Mr. Haha, a supposed evil man for it. Society labeled him with the name Haha because “he’s so gloomy, a man who never laughs … [his] large log cabin festooned inside out with chains of garish-gay light bulbs

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    story, Buddy and Miss Sook’s friendship slowly dissipates as Buddy is sent to the military and Miss Sook unfortunately passes away, ending their friendship altogether. Every Christmas, Buddy and Miss Sook have a four-day tradition of baking thirty fruitcakes for people they barely know. Together, they

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    Liberalism : Who And Why

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    Republicanism: Who and Why “Republicans are for both the man and the dollar, but in case of conflict the man before the dollar.” This quote, by Abraham Lincoln describes some of the core principles behind Republicanism. Those core ideas are to help United State’s citizens first and the economy seconds. Republicanism is a belief that the United States should take a more conservative approach in its economic and social policies, and people believe in it because they think that a hands off government

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