If I had to describe a proud moment of mine it would have to be about the summer that just recently passed. In the summer I work as a lifeguard, a serious job that isn’t always taken as serious as it should be, but when faced with danger most of the employees know what to do. Anyway
There are many people in this world who have a plan of what they’re going to do in life by setting goals, and trying to conquer them. I happen to be one of those people. However, life changes unexpectedly and it takes a strong person to have the courage to persevere and be resilient through it a
A moment in my life where I was proud of myself happened around the summer I graduated from high school in 2007. When I had finally graduated I could finally take a break from school, go out of town for a few weeks, and get to kick back like I wanted to.
I was enjoying my summer like any other tee
How would you cope if you were going to die? In the memoir Death Be Not Proud by John Gunther, his son Named Johnny is faced with this situation. At an early age, Johnny was found with a brain tumor, and struggles to survive. Johnny later died from the brain tumor. Johnny was loved by many peopl
Living in the Moment
"Forrest Gump" is a heart warming movie that tells a story of a mentally challenged man's journeys and accomplishments during a very important era in American History. The shy, good hearted character of Forrest Gump was played marvelously by Tom Hanks. Hank's presence on th
According to John Milton, "The childhood shows the man as morning shows the day." Childhood is one of the beautiful 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 gr
Ashley Keffer, Instructor
4 February 2011
On June 15, 2010, I woke up to my mom yelling, “Congratulations, baby girl.” Right then I started to think back at my years of schooling. When I was younger I started my studying in Kindergarten. Then, I continue to gain my g
Using Pride and Prejudice' discuss how society viewed the ideas of love and marriage.
Jane Austen was born in 1775 in the village of Stevenson in Hampshire. She was the seventh of eight children and the daughter of Revered George Austen and his wife Cassandra. From a very young age Ja
I remember the sky was so blue and shiny however, I felt extremely miserable and painful. The feeling that I had was so hard to describe into words. I was full of sorrow but I knew that I had to be brave to face and conquer the situation. I suddenly felt that I was so useless because I could not do
Sometimes a Shining Moment: Good Teachers/ Bad Teachers
In the book Sometimes a Shining Moment: Eliot Wiginton had a student
that talked about a teacher who takes time to recognize students as an
individual and not just part of a group. The student went on to say "I had one
particular teacher tha
Obsession: Good or Bad?
Obsession can be either good or bad. It can cause people to behave a certain way that others may see as crazy and it can cause people to be so determined to achieve their goals that others will be so proud. In examining the stories, "The yellow Wall Paper", "The C
Analysis of a Poem “Death, be not proud”
The poem, “Death, be not proud,” dramatizes how death, yet as harmful and scary as can be, may also be the most harmless thing in the world. The speaker starts off by stating, “Death, be not proud for though have called the Mighty and dreadful,
Erma Bombeck writes in “Live Each Moment for What It’s Worth,” about what she believes is an extraordinary philosophy that was introduced to her by a friend. This viewpoint is a “Seize the moment” outlook on life. Although the harshness of our unforgiving reality hits us on a daily basis,
The book Death Be Not Proud has many points of significance, all of which were realized after the tragic death of a son. The points of significance all reflect major life lessons that all people should live by. Those life lessons include never taking life for granted, a person should always strive
The world record for a five thousand meter run is thirteen minutes. How would you react if I told you it took me six days to cover roughly the same distance and still say I’m extremely proud of my achievement? Shocked? Don’t be!
As a group of about fifteen students we set out on a journey to c
January 15, 2004 was the day I became an aunt. I just got out of volleyball practice when my cell phone rang. I knew it was my mom calling to tell me sister had the baby because yesterday my sister was having real bad stomachaches. Nervously I answered the phone and sure enough, it was my mom saying
Death is an aspect of life that everyone becomes acquainted with sooner or later. From my own experiences I am more familiar with death than I could ever want to be. Poetry is something that is very difficult for me to follow, but when it deals with concept that I am familiar with, then I am abl
INT. IN THE PLANE. AT THE SEAT – DAY
In the plane; A little boy Eric, his dad and mom are sitting on the seats.
A little boy Eric gets so excited in his first flight in his life ever. Everything around him is new to him. He was born and raised in Yugoslavia and has never been to foreign countr
My Proud Moments as Being a Parent
My father always said to me and my siblings when we were growing up, “You’ll never know how proud we are of you until you become a parent yourself.” Raising my children is a full-time job, and even though they have left the nest I can still remember the tim
The moment. One second it's there then the next it's gone only to be replaced by another one. Something that many of us take for granted. Something that is often overlooked as we rush on to the next, and the one after that. The moment. Perhaps one of the most precious things we will ever have and ye
How does Steinbeck’s writing make the fight, a powerful and significant moment in the novel?
Steinbeck uses many ways to make the fight powerful and significant; he makes things in the scene fast paced, from where Curley sees George smiling, to him starting the fight and Lennie getting beaten up,
‘Moments in our lives that define who we are’
When we are born we are defined by our surroundings, particularly family, our culture and religious beliefs. As children we get told what to eat, what to wear, how to behave etc. but as we get older we begin to have control over our own lives and
The Death of Chingachgook as the Apogee of the tragedy of the Indian Nation in Cooper^s The Pioneers The Pioneers, written by James Fenimore Cooper in 1823 opens the popular series of books about the adventures of an inhabitant of the New England forests Natty Bampo ^ a white man, a scout, an
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Face it, everything’s been seen and everything’s been shot. So how do you make a different picture—especially of changing a light bulb? Climb the Empire State
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“Conquering the Coaster”
As a girl who had always hated heights and finding myself fifteen stories in the air, the only thing that came to mind was if I was going to make it off the roller coaster I was riding. Conquering my first roller coaste
Ever since I was young, all I can remember is my grandmother being there for me. After school I would run out to the playground where my grandmother was sitting, waiting for me to get out of class. My whole life, my grandmother was there to help me with life lessons such as manners, history, and oth
Professor Lisa Orta
September 28, 2011
Proud to Be a Woman
“First Bone of a Woman” by Patricia Wellingham-Jones and “Afternoon in the Garden” are two poems that present the creation of the first woman and explore the nature of womanhood through the behav
Is Death the Finale?
Death has always been an intriguing topic in literature. Writers have been confounded by the idea of death and the unknown afterlife for centuries. Some people believe death is the end of all things because nothing can withstand it. In John Donne’s poem, “Death, be not pro
The moment that changed everything
It was 11:30 in the morning and we had just gotten back from the gym. The crew and I had just walked in when the alarm rang call came in. The alarm was screaming and I knew it meant there was a fire right away, this was it, and I was going to my first house fire
They say that life comes down to a few great moments. Often the key points of our lives pass by with stealth, leaving us to chase at shadows.
We are left to question and evaluate the ebb and flow, the surges and phases of our existence. The times we felt lost. Times of love, sorrow, rebirth and in