Fitting the Mask:
Playing Pretended for too Long
Based on the information in his essay Shooting an Elephant, George Orwell provided reasons in his essay that leaves readers to ponder the implications of wearing a mask for too long. In fact, Orwell believed that, “He wears a mask, and his face grows to...
I Wore a Mask, and My Face Grew to Fit it
Growing up, I wasn’t exactly accepted by a lot of people or anyone at all for that matter. I would sit every day in class minding my own and listening to the teachers. I did what was told and simply followed the rules like one is supposed to. At lunch...
Song of My Mother
Towards the back of a closet, in the corner where the dust tends to linger and the light shies away, hangs a brown suede leather jacket right next to a pair of old jeans. A jacket that--in its newer days, when the zipper still worked and both pockets were hole-less--a young...
Formalistic Approach Applied to the Poem “Order for Masks”
First and foremost this paper endeavors to appreciate the piece of poetry written by Virginia Moreno. Without having any knowledge regarding the author’s life and time, this paper will try to stand on its own as an entity in itself. It is...
23 September 2014
One of my favorite poems is by Shel Silverstein, and it is called Masks. It goes like this, 'She had blue skin/, and so did he. He kept it hid/ and so did she. They searched for blue/ their whole life through,/ then passed right by--/ and never knew' (Masks by Shel Silverstein)...
I. What did I want to be when I grew up?
a. A teacher
b. A mom
c. Something involving children
II. What were my educational experiences?
a. Negative early childhood/day care experience
b. Various colleges to achieve AA
c. Did not enjoy school
III. What jobs have I had in life?
I never thought at this stage in my life I would be writing another college paper. I grew up with a learning disability; I knew going to college would be a challenge for me. With determination and self confidence I enrolled in a community college and acquired my associate’s degree in Criminal Justice...
I was born on November 22, 1980 at approximately 2:18 a.m., in Richmond Hill Ontario. My birth weight was 8lbs. 7oz. and I was 14 in. long. My mother was thirteen days overdue with me. As I grew older I seemed to develop at a normal pace. Crawling at eight months, walking at thirteen months and talking...
Edgar Allan Poe
THE thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge. You, who so well know the nature of my soul, will not suppose, however, that I gave utterance to a threat. AT LENGTH I would be avenged; this was a point definitively settled...
My name is Brianna Nobile. I was born in Freehold, New Jersey on August 16, 1993. At only six weeks old, I was diagnosed with gastrointestinal problems. A couple of months went by and my condition grew worse and worse each day. Doctors informed my parents that they did not think I would live much longer...
My Happy Place
Far away from my chaotic house, I discovered a whole new world. An early walk in the park could always refresh my mind, and as I stood at the entrance, all my thoughts were instantly brought to a happier place. There was something magical about that specific location that always had...
Growing up as a child, I remember looking forward to every summer vacation, when my family and I would all go to Mexico for a couple of weeks. I remember that my dad would wake us up the day we were leaving at around 5 a.m. and we would all pack our stuff in our van. We would head out on our way within...
What wonderful feeling of joy and peace waking up in my Grandparent's very large home, that grew small as I grew big. The humble yellow house that my grandfather built has a tall chimney as white as the mountain tops and sits on top of one of the highest majestic Blue Ridge Mountain in the state of West...
My Dream Job
My first day in high school was so overwhelming. My heart was racing and my legs were shaking. I was excited and nervous at the same time. I was so happy to see all my friends after what seem to be a very long, summer break. Though I was glad to see all my friends, I could not help but...
Topic: My father
Overall Impression/Point: As people age older they change physically and emotionally, however we can always see them as they were before.
Audience: Instructor, Family and friends.
Topic Sentence: My father changed in many ways over the time, but I always see...
I left my heart in Jakarta
This thing we had between us was a hate and love relationship. These words are the best thing that could describes my feelings for you. You and me are the perfect combination, although sometimes I just need a break from you. Complaining is the thing that I always do to...
My twin brother Jonathan has inspired me, in ways that I never expected. We were inseparable as we grew up. Then, he seemed to fall behind in many ways. At the age of five, he was diagnosed with autism. Instead of together, we were parallel. I watched him struggle with everyday activities. I saw him...
Coursework : Poetry comparison.
My Box By Gillian Clarke and
Cousin Kate By Christina Rossetti.
Compare the way poets write about the experience of love, explaining how they make you feel about the stories told in each poem.
By Charlotte Pearson 10d
In this essay I will be comparing the poems but...
Journey from My Past to My Future
Courtney L. Zellars
December 19, 2011
Journey from My Past to My Future
Growing and developing into the person I am now has been quite a journey. I have had so many ups and downs throughout my development, from childhood to adulthood...
Behind The Mask
As William Pollack describes his sessions with his different clients, we find that really, boys can be at times scared, afraid, and very often ashamed of communicating their feelings with others. Mainly because the "Boy Code" does not allow this.
William Pollack, in his article...
I grew up in a religious Hispanic family. Our heritage has many traditions, which my family still follows today. As a little girl my mother would tell me about her special day when she turned fifteen, she would called it a Quinceanera. Typically, in a little girl’s life, turning fifteen is one step closer...
My mother died when I was quite young leaving my brother and I to be raised by Father and a host of servants and governesses. Although I have no idea what she looked like Father went through great lengths reminding me daily that I was nothing like my mother. My brother who was older had no problem attracting...
question that I not only dug into for my study, but also think about on a constant basis. It is human nature to act differently around certain types of people, but what is it that makes us do this? Is it the constant need to fit societies view as a “normal” person?
To approach my question I began by observing...
04 Ocotber 2010
I was born Chane’l Dominique Leverette on Friday September 4, 1992 in Pontiac, MI at 6:03 in the morning. My parents are Angela Evangelista, a Caucasian female, and Gregory Leverette, an African American male. I guess that I was already predicted to be a...
WE WEAR THE MASK
(Paul Laurence Dunbar)
Read the information presented in the link.
Read the poem.
WRITING ASSIGNMENT (1OO POINTS)
The poem alludes to the façade people oppressed by slavery had to put on for society...
If I could turn back the hands of time, I would live my first prom once again. It was a dream came true after many years living in my imagination. Ever since I was told about how princesses meet their princes and how they lead each other passionately through a dance, I had always dreamed of my own dance...
Past, Present and Future 1
My Past, Present and Future
Mrs. Letitia Henson
20 September 2009
Past, Present and Future 2
Where I grew up
What my family was like
Second to youngest child
Why do people accept household chores for their pets? Are pets really beneficial for us?
I keep a cat at house. I am the only cat lover in my family. So when I told them I decided to keep a cat in my home, they didn’t agree with me, saying, “A cat is not useful. It costs much to feed it. Moreover...
This is the folder that I have compiled for my Leaving Certificate Construction Studies project. This folder shows my research into many pieces of furniture and materials right through to the production stages involved to produce a finished piece of furniture.
In this folder I have included:
When I look back and try to analyze my personal sociological standpoint, I see myself as a functionalist with organic solidarity throughout of my personal background. However, I also support conflict theory related to my educational experience in United States.
I grew up in a very diverse city and...
My journey towards heaven
(The biography of my life based on my personal religious faith beliefs)
Master of Sacred Theological Divinity
Universal Ministries School of Theology
My journey towards heaven
(The biography of my life based on my personal religious...
Its fair to say that I disagree. Jacob went through much more than any of us have and some instances it is fair to say that he had to grow up faster than most kids. He had to go through so many obstacles in his life. He encountered and did many things no kid his age should do. Therefore, his thoughts...
his steal knife. I could still feel it on the tip of my skin…so sharp…so lifeless. The blood dripping down my flesh, tears streaming down my face. He could have got me? Oh no…he could have. But did he? She was the first one to go. Who’s she you ask? Hmph…That does not matter anymore. I could hear her screaming...
False Faces in “Hamlet”
The use of false faces is readily apparent in literature. The play opens with an elaborate mask, Hamlet’s late father. The new King, formerly Hamlet’s uncle, turns out to be his worst enemy. Hamlet wears his own mask of pretense before his enemies. Gertrude, the mother, paints...
I started out my day like any other, breakfast, nap, bird watching, nap, lunch, nap and a little trip outside. When I was on my way out side, it got stuck in the cat flap door.
Well, I can’t believe I’m packing on the pounds. IMPOSIBLE! It my winter coat, it happens every year. I think....
I was born in Lviv, the historical town of Ukraine, where I spent my childhood years. I went to school in Ukraine for ten years. When time came for my father to change his work, he decided to move to America, but he thought that he would find a better job to support the family. The second reason he...
In My Mother’s House
Analysis of the Story
The book entitled “In My Mother’s House” written by Jomi Cham, is about the difficult relationship of a mother and a daughter in a traditional Chinese household in the Philippines. It tells about the story of Nina who wanted to be loved by her mother and...
I am on the edge
I am on the ledge
I'm going to jump,
I will not refrain.
All were waiting
All will wait
As i break apart
As i leave to the dark
That will engulf me.
As i go over,
As i ponder this state,
As i run...
As I looked in the mirror I looked the same as yesterday. My skin was still pale, with freckles that aligned my cheek bones, my short brown hair aligned my face. Except I wasn’t the same because he walked into my life… again.
It was so sudden his leaving. One day we were having a romantic picnic at...
I was the meanest, richest and smartest boy in my Primary Four class. Being a notorious bully, students cowered at the mere mention of my name. Without any reason, I would start bullying other students. I always had a bag of tricks up my sleeves, so my ‘attack’ on my ‘victim’ would come unexpectedly...
commotion coming from outside my room made me bury my head under the pillow. My heart was competing with the ticking sound of the clock beside me. I was not only worried about my safety, but the safety of Mum. I heard her screaming a few times, and these questions raced through my mind: Why was Mum screaming...
My Gothic Story
A cold gust of wind blew, against my cheeks. There was noise, I looked up and there was drips of blood falling onto the hollow floor coming from the echoing ceiling. It was a rough night, the stars hid away behind the dull grey clouds. There was a...
Since, I was a child, I
have been always keeping this quote in my mind. I have been having interest in
fashion, FIT which can make my dream come true in fashion business, is my
goal. That is why I came to New York City one year ago because it is home of
latest fashion trends. I was ready...
In 1819 I was born; my birth name was Araminta Ross I was born into slavery in 1819/1820, in Dorchester County, Maryland. I was born from my two parents Harriet Green and Ben Moss, they were both held in slavery, I was of purely African ancestry. I was raised under harsh conditions, and I got whippings...
responses to us.
b. I have a great self concept due to the many experiences I have had in my life. I considered myself a very wise, independent person, very mature for my age. I’m a friendly. Loving and caring young man who loves life. As a child I had very low self esteem, I was very shy, hardly spoke...
she dashed away, her hands full of plates. Laughing, I grabbed a stack of dessert bowls and charged after her. Belle and her husband Roger had been sharing meals at least once a week with my family for the eight years we had been neighbors. Belle and I. Although separated in age by fifteen years, had become...
My life as a teenage football star
My journey as a teenage football star started at the age of 13. I was just like most teenagers who developed interest in football by watching others playing it on T.V. As well as this, I was in some football activities in school as part of my Physical education lessons...
Indians in Nova Scotia. The rest will say that ice hockey developed in Northern Europe where field hockey was played on frozen lakes. In conclusion, I believe it is safe to say that Ice Hockey has developed from many different sports and nations. Canada, however, is the homeland of modern hockey. In...
when I graduated high school, I was all signed up to go to Western. That’s what the parents wanted, so I went along with it. I grew up forty minutes away, so they always hooped that I would go there one day. I had plans of my own though. I did some research on the internet and decided that I was going...
their clothes. Most of them were made from animal skins such as buffalo. The women were in charge of making clothes for the entire tribe. Men usually wore animal skin leggings, a loin cloth and a belt. Distinguished men were also given accessories for bravery, such as a grizzly bear claw necklace, and...
times in your life that you know is unforgettable. I, who was born and raised in Pakistan, can never forget my childhood.
Growing up in Pakistan was a great experience since I grew in rich family. Pakistan heritage is something to be proud of. I was born in Lahore, Pakistan in 1987. In Pakistani...
centaurs... and yes! Demons, jinnees and sorcerers!
There are lots of stories about love on the Earth, but each time there is something new to be added. I for one am not going to add another spiraling plot line.
Now, let’s take an immortal story like Romeo and Juliette, change their names and put the...
This mask represents me because it is simple. I do not have to wear makeup at all times, nor do I have to go to the grocery store in a pair of stilettos. I receive pleasure from simple things, and have simple days. I feel that the men and women who wore simple masks in the Egyptian, Greek and Roman eras...
thump, thump thump”, my heart accelerated in my chest like a hollow drum. The hot sun glared down on me in what I imagined to be a spotlight, glazing my face with sweat. I scrutinized the crowd for ways of escape. Why did I have to be the confident one? I could feel the eyes of my family members surrounding...
Me, My Dream and Nursing
They say that life is not a matter of destiny. It is a matter of choices that we make. And how we take responsibility for each decision and step that we take.
Taking up Bachelor of Science in Nursing is not an easy thing for me. It’s like getting through...
October 3, 2013
“ I want people to know that I am about it and I’m not just doing nothing, I want them to see me and not just look at my appearance but see that I have motivation and I’m doing something with my life” As Tyrone exclaimed to me, I could see that look in his eyes as he...
thin shield of protection.
“I see them almost every day,” Maurya now says of his attackers. “They roam around freely.” Maurya has agreed to meet me — after dark — in the dirt courtyard of his village house. He is a tall, handsome man of 52, his hair white, his face lined with worry. On a chilly February...
I remember when I went scuba diving for the first time. It was the summer of 2002. My Dad, his two friends Mark and Bob, and I went on a scuba diving trip to San Carlos, Mexico with a group of scuba divers from June 21st-29th.
It was June 22nd, a beautiful day. The temperature was at about 90 degrees...
of 2005 I was incarcerated for strong-arm robbery and put on
probation because the victim saw my face. The lesson I learned that year was that a mask
is the difference between jail and freedom.
My night began just like any other night at my house with no money and no
marijuana. I called...
But today, I overheard something that really made me think.
I was in my favourite bookshop - all wooden floors and antique wooden shelves that run from floor to ceiling - with a wonderful secondhand section that is full of little treasures; when I heard two women discussing colour.
‘I am in a green...