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Nobody’s Perfect

Well said, Hannah Montana. I agree. Everyone has character/personality flaws. We inherit them from the people we surround ourselves with or sometimes manifest them on our own. And I guess I’ll throw them out for the people if there’s more than the one required to read this to read. However, the people that are close to … Continue reading

Hawthorne condones

After reading The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the book. I was also interested in how Hawthorne deals with the matter of adultery throughout the novel. While most of the town treats Hester Prynne awfully for her crime, it seems like Hawthorne has sympathy for Hester. During … Continue reading

Who doesn’t love Dr. Seuss?

In my elementary school, reading was a big part of the curriculum. Our teachers really pushed reading for entertainment. In fact, there were prizes for students who scored the most points off of the summary quizzes that you took after finishing a book. One prize was getting to eat in the library (which happened to … Continue reading

Happy Thoughts

Ciardi’s essay on happiness shows incredibly clear how he views happiness and the twisted way people, Americans to be specific, view their own happiness. His view of happiness is partial, one can never fully be happy according to Ciardi. His example of that is us, Americans. Americans basically want what they can’t have. Women want to … Continue reading