The Persuasiveness of the Captivity Narrative – As the most influential black American author of his time, in The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavas Vassa, the African, Written by Himself, Olaudah Equiano illuminated for the masses many of the inhumanities and atrocities associated with the sub trade that previously had been known only to those more intimately involved with it and began an entire fresh genre known as the sub narrative

 The Persuasiveness of the Captivity Narrative - As the most influential black American author of his time, in The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavas Vassa, the African, Written by Himself, Olaudah Equiano illuminated for the masses many of the inhumanities and atrocities associated with the slave trade that previously had been known only to those more intimately involved with it and began an entire new genre known as the slave narrative. Part of the success of Equiano’s narrative must be ascribed to the familiar themes of capture, captivity, and restoration that he experienced and many had read in one of the many “captivity narratives” that were so popular in early Colonial times. [tags: Olaudah Equiano, Narrative]

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The Power of the Liberal Narrative – Trudging through the mountains of facts, studies, and opinions relevant to social and political issues creates a daunting task for political strategists, leaving them to determine what information is relevant and essential for the voting public to know, in order to rally the voters to support a certain candidate. However, these mountains of facts and opinions can turn off voters, and scare away many potential supporters, forcing political strategists to also engage the emotional lives of the populace: inject the role of cultural narratives- tales of venture, sacrifice, defeat, and victory grabbing hold of the emotional lives of the audience, and as George Lakoff points out, “…politics is abou. [tags: Liberal Narrative Essays]
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Writing a Individual Narrative – Purpose and Audience Individual narratives permit you to share your life with others and vicariously practice the things that happen around you. Your job as a writer is to put the reader in the midst of the act letting him or her live through an practice. Albeit a excellent deal of writing has a thesis, stories are different. A good story creates a dramatic effect, makes us laugh, gives us pleasurable fright, and/or gets us on the edge of our seats. A story has done its job if we can say, “Yes, that captures what living with my father feels like,” or “Yes, that’s what being cut from the football team felt like.” Structure There are a multitude of ways to structure your narrative story. [tags: Private Narrative Writing]

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Narrative Therapy: Interpsychic Perspective vs Intrapsychic Perspective – Topic This paper examines historical movements and theories considered in the developing the framework of narrative therapy and reduces each of them to two approaches, either an interpsychic or intrapsychic perspective. The combined use of these theories has provoked the authors to attempt to explicate the most effective and accurate method of how to encourage improvements of therapeutic observations in narrative therapy. Context This paper is relevant within the fields of psychology, more specifically psychoanalysis or psychotherapy, family therapy, and individual therapy. [tags: narrative therapy]
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Individual Narrative – Bicycle Crash – Private Narrative- Bicycle Crash I used to bike often with my friend Juan in my hometown of Aguascalientes, Mexico. In the narrow streets, a mighty flow of traffic make biking treacherous. Certain streets have traffic signs telling, “CEDA EL PASO A UN VEHICULO” which means “Let one vehicle go through at a time.” I biked on the right side of the street and my friend Juan biked on the left side. On our excursion to buy tamales Juan and I were supposed to cross an intersection with a “CEDA EL PASO A UN VEHICULO” sign. [tags: Individual Narrative]

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Individual Narrative- Victim of Robbery – Private Narrative- Victim of Robbery My story embarked about a week ago. I was heading to bed early, because I was tired from a long day with plans to wake up a few hours before class to review for a test. As I closed my books for the evening and headed to bed around midnight, little did I know something was going on outside. A little later that night someone entered my garage, which was so conveniently unlocked. They very first rummaged through my dad’s van outside and I think they stole his glaze, a gauze and a few rolls of film. [tags: Private Narrative]

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Private Narrative- A Preventable Death – Individual Narrative- A Preventable Death He looks at his observe and realizes that he has to leave now before he gets yelled at due to missing the 12:00 curfew. Upon my cousin Sean’s arrival home, he begged his mom for an extended curfew, after all he was the starlet of the 19991 homecoming football game at Royalton high school, he should have been able to stay out later. After losing this fight with rather stubborn mom, and her providing him a stern “Sean I am not going over this again, it is late and I would like you to live until morning, so you need to go downstairs and get some sleep.” he suspended his head and went downstairs. [tags: Private Narrative]

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Private Narrative- Christian Apologetics – Individual Narrative- Christian Apologetics Two weeks of this past summer rank high as some of the most rewarding times of my life. Next to my salvation, the practice has become an significant turning point of my youth. This practice switched my worldview into a biblical perspective, and strengthened my faith in the Lord. For the very first time, I was on my own, flying cross-country to spend two weeks in Colorado, not for a vacation I might add. I was to attend a Christian apologetics course sponsored by Summit Ministries. [tags: Private Narrative]

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Individual Narrative- Playground Memory – Private Narrative- Playground Memory Looking back on a childhood packed with events and memories, I find it rather difficult to pick on that leaves me with the fabled “warm and fuzzy feelings.” As the daughter of an Air Force Major, I had the pleasure of traveling across America in many moving trips. I have visited the monstrous trees of the Sequoia National Forest, stood on the edge of the Grande Canyon and have leaped on the beds at Caesar’s Palace in Lake Tahoe. However, I have discovered that when reflecting on my childhood, it is not the trips that come to mind, instead there are details from everyday doings; a deck of cards, a silver bank or an ice fluid flavor. [tags: Individual Narrative]

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Private Narrative- Christmas Cookies – Individual Narrative- Christmas Cookies Albeit I have grown up to be entirely inept at the art of cooking, as to make even the most wretched chef ridicule my sad baking attempts, my childhood would have indicated otherwise; I was always on the countertop next to my mother’s cooking cup, adding and mixing ingredients that would doubtlessly create a delicious food. When I was junior, cooking came intrinsically with the holiday season, which made that time of year the prime occasion for me to unite with ounces and ounces of satin dark chocolate, various other messy and gooey ingredients, numerous cooking utensils, and the assistance of my mother to cook what would soon be an edible masterpie. [tags: Individual Narrative]

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Private Narrative- Eventful Thanksgiving – Individual Narrative- Eventful Thanksgiving The crisp, cool, and cinnamon air packed the morning of Thanksgiving in 1987. Albeit I was only two years and eleven months old, I recall the scratchy, fuzzy, purple- footed pajamas that I was wearing that morning. After I woke up, I “helped” my mom make her famous orange- cranberry relish, got dressed in my fluid sweater dotted with cherries and my navy pleated skirt, topped off with my beloved juices fuzz- warn stockings, and before I knew it we were out the door to my grandmother’s house. [tags: Individual Narrative]

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Private Narrative- Varsity Volleyball – Private Narrative- Varsity Volleyball I very first embarked playing volleyball at a very youthful age. I was in the seventh grade when my volleyball career began. My sister embarked playing in the seventh grade and I just wished to go after her footsteps. My seventh grade year was ok because I had just embarked out and truly didn’t know the game. There was A team and a B team, where A team was better than the B team. I attempted my best to be on the A-team, but guess where I ended up, on the B team. No matter what team I was on I never gave up. [tags: Individual Narrative]

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Private Narrative- Mountain Hike – Private Narrative- Mountain Hike In hiking, as in life, there are choices inbetween success and anguish, pride and safety; this is the story of one such choice. Last summer I participated in the Rayado program at Philmont Scout Ranch. The eighth day of the trek was my crew’s greatest challenge: Super Black Death, a hike of seven peaks in one day. By Four PM we had conquered most of the peaks. As we were climbing what we thought was our sixth peak, Big Crimson, a storm struck. It was a cold driving rain that froze us as we struggled up the mountain. [tags: Individual Narrative]

Private Narrative- Lost Wallet – Private Narrative- Lost Wallet A wallet, or purse for some, is a precious item in which most people carry things more essential than money towards everyday life. If some people were to lose that portable safe, they may be offset for the rest of that day. The person without that wallet could be cranky or depressed for a while. Maybe something of excellent sentimental value was in that wallet. This person could stay hold these feelings for a long time, until they find their belongings by which case they are packed with joy. [tags: Private Narrative]

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Private Narrative- Moose Hunt – Private Narrative- Moose Hunt It was the middle of October, and it was eventually time for my long awaited moose hunt. I have waited ever since I was a little doll for this chance, and it was ultimately here. So, my father and I packed up our stuff and left the warmth of Phoenix. We were leaving the “Valley of the Sun” and headed for a place called Wyoming. After two days and fourteen long hours of driving, we made it to our hunting unit. The mountains were tall (11,000 feet +) and covered with bright powdery snow. [tags: Private Narrative]

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Private Narrative- Amazon Practice – Individual Narrative- Amazon Practice Being a nosey little twelve year old who was anxious to detect the world, when my father asked me back in 1997 if I wished to travel to Colombia, I leaped on the chance. Little did I know just how much I would be discovering. Colombia held glances, sound, and smells that I had never experienced. Crowded city highways with no marked lanes, the stench of lead harass packing the overcrowded streets of the capitol, the freshness of the Andean Mountains packing the country air. [tags: Private Narrative]

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Slavery and The Narrative of Frederick Douglass – Slavery and The Narrative of Frederick Douglass In 1845, Frederick Douglass told his compelling story of life as victim and as a free man. Through the words of somebody who suffered slavery, we can only get a taste of what it was like, for we will never truly know the feeling of the severe physical penalty and the cruelty the subs suffered. Whippings, hittings and lynchings were all too common during the era of slavery. However, not only were their bods treated so harshly, but their minds and souls were as well. [tags: The Narrative of Frederick Douglass]

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The Appendix to Frederick Douglass’ Narrative – O th sin th white folks `mitted when they made th bible lie. You’re fortunate that my people Are stronger than yo’ evil, Or yo’ arse, would `a got the heave-ho. Ice Cube, The Predator Frederick Douglass certainly knew that his narrative might be taken by many of his readers as a conscious rejection of Christian faith. Accordingly, he informs his readers that the inclusion of an Appendix at the end of his tale should be seen as an attempt to “eliminate the liability of such misapprehension” from their thoughts. [tags: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass]
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass – Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Finish Title: An Exploration of the Relationship inbetween Southern Christianity and Slaveholding as seen in the “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Sub Written by Himself” Dr. Pautreaux’s comments: What makes this paper memorable is the fact that this student is also a minister. Both his instruction of the language and his insight as a minister gave this paper a unique view of the narrative. We can so lightly deceive ourselves into believing that what is accepted by the general population as normal behavior is also justifiably correct. [tags: Narrative Life Frederick Douglass]
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Individual Narrative – Life in Jesus – Private Narrative – Life in Jesus Life. My life rests in the glory of Your son. As it sets behind the distant trees across the lake, You spill Your love over me in the brilliance of the sunset. Reds, pinks, blues, oranges, and purples blend to create a glance beyond my human imagination. Streaks of color illuminate the sky above me and reflect in the lake’s still waters. A rugged cross stands with such strength in front of the sunset in remembrance of the One who died to grant us such beauties. [tags: Private Narrative Writing]

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Private Narrative- Ridicule of a Child – Private Narrative- Ridicule of a Child “Why do you ask. Well, she’s weird. For example, she wears black garments that cling to her assets with crimson spandex. No I’m serious. Her hair is half black and half blonde, too. The other day she was walking down the hall with a crimson feathered boa packaged around her neck. Yeah, I see her every day sifting by herself in a corner all the time. I guess you can’t blame her. What did happen to her when she was little?” “Oooonnnncccceeee I was at hhhhoooommmmeeee, and I ssssaaaawwww. ” We despised the way her heart-shaped lips gawked open as she slurred her words. [tags: Private Narrative Essays]

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Individual Narrative – Vision of Jesus – Individual Narrative – Vision of Jesus Jesus has appeared in the desert, and in the city. Jesus has appeared on paper, and in sculpture. Jesus has appeared on television, and in art. He has also failed to emerge in His tomb. You’d figure that after all that travelling, He’d have to get a bite to eat sometime, so He also determined to emerge at “Tim Horton’s.” Now, I would have thought that The Son of God would have appeared at a more high-class joint, like “Red Lobster,” but I, master, am no theologist. [tags: Individual Narrative Writing]

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Private Narrative- Life as a Journey – Individual Narrative- Life as a Journey The journey of life goes after a predetermined pattern; we evolve from needing influence and guidance to ultimately reaching that point where our lives are up to us. I consider myself very fortunate up to this point in my journey. Some people become sidetracked and wind up on a far different course than originally planned, but the detours I made have only assisted in embellishing the individual instead of devouring it. According to Freud a person’s most significant period to grow personality ranges from birth to six years. [tags: Private Narrative Writing]

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The Narrative of Fredrick Douglass – In the passage of the Narrative of Fredrick Douglass, the author professionally conveys two complimentary tones of liberation and fear. The tones transition by the use of diction and detail. The passage is written entirely in very first person, since we are witnessing the fights of Fredrick Douglass through his eyes. Through his diction, we are able to feel the triumph that comes with freedom along with the hardships. Similarly, detail brings a picturesque view of his adversities. Since the point of view is very first person, the reader is able to be a part of the Douglass’ fights with his fresh freedom. [tags: The Narrative of Fredrick Douglass]

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Olaudah Equiano’s The Interesting Narrative – Olaudah Equiano’s The Interesting Narrative Olaudah Equiano, a native of the African province Eboe and author of The Interesting Narrative experienced the violent and inhumane life of a gimp. From the age of eleven, when he was kidnapped by gimp traders, until he reached the age of 21 he was subjected to a lifestyle so harsh that he often eyed death as an attractive alternative. Many of his countrymen, who existed in the same, if not a worse lifestyle, did in fact chose death to escape the cruelly barbaric and torturous treatment that was the life of a gimp. [tags: American History The Interesting Narrative]
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Private Narrative Essay – Crickets – Private Narrative- Crickets I’ve never liked bugs. Grasshoppers are gruesome, and wasps are menacing. Even butterflies seem to flaunt their grace by fluttering in your face. Recently, however, I’ve realized that one insect cowers below the others as the most scheming of the six-legged world. I’ve discovered that I hate crickets. These bugs are way too blessed for their own good. Not only black, smaller versions of the grasshopper, crickets are masters of hide and seek. The inky figures blend flawlessly into the shadows underneath a thicket or inwards the garage. [tags: Private Narrative Writing]

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Private Narrative – Figure Picture – Individual Narrative – Figure Picture One’s assets is what makes one who one is. Every inch of someone is what sets a person apart from everyone else. Even tho’ everyone has an opinion about what his or her flawless assets would be, switching one’s individual features would take away from individuality. I personally would never have plastic surgery because when I look at myself, I do not see a tall, skinny youthfull man with a funny looking nose and big “bug” eyes, but I see a beautifully sculpted masterpiece that God has made just for me. [tags: Private Narrative Essays]

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Narrative – My Foolish Faith – Narrative – My Foolish Faith Life without hope in a abate, frustrating world congeals the stuff of human existence. almost. To some, born-lived-died is more than the plot of too many bad novels; it dooms them, chaining their lives to a Maslowian fate. Others drown the raw truth in unrelenting labor, raucous revelry, sunlit spring breezes, cigarettes at noontime, or the bottle. Yet some find hope in this droll, frustrating world, but they will not agree and cannot be sure of that hope. Or can they. [tags: Individual Narrative Essays]

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Private Narrative- Contributing to Society – Individual Narrative- Contributing to Society I am one of those people that you’d very likely term “normal”. I attend a normal school, I work at a normal job, I have a normal life. You wouldn’t single me out on the street: there is nothing remarkable about me, I am one of the many. So, what has someone like me got to say that would make any difference to this world. I haven’t fought the significant socio-political battles of this century; I haven’t done anything that will be recorded in the world annals. [tags: Private Narrative Writing]

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Private Narrative – Knee Injury – Private Narrative- Knee Injury I was always an active person from being in sports to suspending out with friends. I always had something planned, or came up with something on the fly. My junior year in high school was a very rough time for me. I was involved in a lot of activities, organizations, and clubs. I was very active in one organization where I had to be up at school every morning at 7:15 for that meeting. Meaning I would not leave school sometimes until 6:45 to 7:00 in the evening. On the weekends I would have something to do either with friends or family. [tags: Individual Narrative Essays]

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Sports Narrative – Volleyball Tryouts – Individual Narrative- Volleyball Tryouts Six long hours after departing Hotchkiss, we eventually reached our destination. We pulled into the parking lot of the Super 8 just off Interstate 76 in Sterling, Colorado. Since I had been to this hotel on a previous tour to Sterling, I began wishing I had brought my swimsuit along. Mom and dad went inwards and got the keys for room 129. I was so sick of railing in the car that I did not care what the room looked like as long as there was a bed for me to sleep on. [tags: Private Narrative Essays]

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Individual Narrative – Slumber Party – Individual Narrative -Slumber Party Thump-thump, breathe thump-thump, breath. My heart hit as if it was pounding out through my brain; I attempted to catch my breath. I heard footsteps coming up behind me like an elephant pursuing at my high-heeled slippers. A scream pierced my ears and echoed many times in my mind. My thoughts raced from one thing to another. After locking the door, the four of us clinched in a corner for almost an hour. My day had begun normal. I recall I woke up, went to school and found myself with my friends that afternoon. [tags: Private Narrative Essays]

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Individual Narrative – Driving Test – Individual Narrative- Driving Test As I walked out of the courthouse and down the ramp, I looked at my mom in frustration and embarrassment. Never wanting to come back to that dreadful place, I leisurely drug my feet back to the car. I wished to curl up in a little ball and I didn’t want anyone else to know what I had done. Gaining my composure, I eventually got into the car. I didn’t even want to hear what my mom had to say. My face was hit crimson and I was attempting to hide my face in the palms of my palms because I knew what was about to come; she was going to commence asking me questions, all of the questions I had been asking myself. [tags: Individual Narrative Essays]

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Sports Narrative – Track Competition – Individual Narrative- Track Competition The moment of truth was upon me. The official times, this includes whom qualified for finals, for the 400m relay had been posted. My eyes scanned the page for the bold letters that spell ANDERSON. As I ran my finger across the page to where the times were posted, my ears began to shut out all outside noises, leaving me alone with the thump of my heart and the inhale and exhale of my lungs. Both began to increase in speed as my eyes narrowed in on the time. [tags: Private Narrative Essays]

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Sports Narrative – Football Injury – Private Narrative- Football Injury The nerves are furious, mainly in his belly as the butterflies flutter till no end. “Is everything ok. Will everything go as planned?” He couldn’t stop thinking about what might happen. Photos were racing wild as he thought about his teammates going to battle without him. He couldn’t comprehend why he had to let them treat it on their own. He has played with them since they were in eighth grade, and when they need him the most, all he can do is sit and cheer. [tags: Private Narrative Essays]

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Narrative – Life with Escher – Narrative – Life with Escher If you were to diagram my life, it would look very much like a drawing of Escher. Sometimes I feel like I’m the mitt that’s drawing a arm that’s drawing itself. Other times I feel like I’m locked in one of those inescapable paradox cages. But most of all, I feel like I’m on the ever-ascending stairway that never goes anywhere. Life’s canvas was not designed to be painted by human mitts. Constrained by the limitations of space and time, crippled by the human inability to see the entire painting at once, and gifted with an uncanny lack of judgement, I wipe and smudge what I cannot go back and fix. [tags: Individual Narrative Essays]

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Individual Narrative – Lasting Love – Individual Narrative – Lasting Love I had never made biscuits and gravy before. The blessings of having a good cook as a Mom were abundant, but alas, I never did learn the many technologies that wonder woman possessed. My repertoire included: peanut butter cookies, a deliciously heated can of Pork n Beans, and Rice Krispie treats that were always too crunchy. But, Joseph wished biscuits and gravy, so that is what Joseph got. His sister told me the recipe over the phone. Joseph had called her up long distance and gruffly demanded that she rattle off the legendary gravy recipe that their mother used to serve. [tags: Private Narrative Essays]

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Individual Narrative- Daydreaming in Class – Private Narrative- Daydreaming There I sat, attempting despairingly not to drool in the middle of my daydream. Dare I say class was less than interesting and all I could think of was my bed. Instead of daydreaming of a hunky man, or even a bright future paved with a golden road of success, I was dreaming of my bed. It was an ordinary college dorm room bed: you never know how many people actually slept in it, or did something else in it, yet I still find convenience in its lumps and bumps. In the brilliance of my afternoon laziness I determined that daydreaming about my bed wasn’t stupid at all. [tags: Private Narrative Writing]

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Individual Narrative- Destruction of Nature – Individual Narrative- Destruction of Nature If you ever get a chance to visit Chaco Canyon National Monument in Fresh Mexico, you should take the time to just stand in the desert and listen. The muffle in this place is physical; you can feel it surround you. This is a muffle with depth and layers that are unbroken even by the wind, which moves through emptiness and speaks only in occasional breathes through the canyons. The air itself is very clear—the lack of humidity gives the cliffs and buttes acute lines, and the colors of the earth, however muted, stand in stark ease to the blueness of the sky. [tags: Private Narrative Writing]

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Individual Narrative – Contemplating Death – Individual Narrative – Contemplating Death “Then, just like that, she was gone. I couldn’t hold back the tears, and I don’t think my sunglasses hid them well. I’ve gotten used to my emotions and I only let it all out when they can’t be stifled, so you know this wasn’t a sigh-I’m-gonna-miss-her moment. The sunshine and warm breeze of Friday afternoon was frustrating; dreary, cold, typical-March days are fitting, suitable for feeling this way, and how nice it was outside was a smack in the face. [tags: Private Narrative Writing]

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Individual Narrative- Converting to Judaism – Private Narrative- Converting to Judaism One day in grade five, I determined to find myself. Most people are not “lost” when they are eleven years old, but in my own naive, inexperienced world, I needed a switch. My teacher was the indirect cause of this awakening. She was Jewish and opened our closed WASP-y minds to a entire fresh world of Judaism. We explored the Jewish holidays, learned about the Holocaust, and observed Fiddler on the Roof. This brief yet fascinating view into the world of another religion captured my attention and compelled me to investigate further. [tags: Individual Narrative Writing]

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Private Narrative – Singing Poorly – Private Narrative – Singing Poorly It was a year like any other, or, at least I suppose it could have been, but, it wasn’t. It was actually 1965. This particular year, the Beatles released Help. the movie; for the 2nd time, Jack Nicklaus won the Masters golf title; on Palm Sunday, 51 reported tornadoes touched down in the states of Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Iowa resulting in 256 deaths and over 1500 injured; and, a youthful boy in Smalltown, USA was turned away from his school choir. [tags: Private Narrative Writing]

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Individual Narrative- The Admirable Villain – Private Narrative- The Admirable Villain Days of Our Lives isn’t the same without Stefano DiMera. He was the puppet master, the vile wire that tied the colorful characters of Salem together. He was the one who erased John Black’s memories, hypnotized Dr. Marlena Evans into being his love marionette (leaving her vulnerable for possession by the Demon), wooed Hope that she was Princess Gina, interchanged Hope’s baby with a fetal-alcoholic crack baby, and wooed John that he was the father. For the past few months, Stefano has been “out of town,” and Days has degenerated into every other soap opera: a dreary, never-ending cycle of lovemaking, secrets, and heartbreaks. [tags: Individual Narrative Writing]

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Individual Narrative- Fear of Technology – Private Narrative- Fear of Technology My grandmum spoke for us all that Christmas when she opened her bounty from my aunt and uncle. She only half-unwrapped the box before launching it at my father across the room, crabbing “Now what in the hell am I supposed to do with THIS?” She proceeded to sulk, the way only my eighty-year-old gram can, arms crossed, lips pursed, but laughing the entire time despite herself. My aunt and uncle had done the extreme disservice of buying my gram an answering machine. [tags: Private Narrative Writing]

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Private Narrative- Curiosity and Me – Private Narrative- Curiosity and Me How many people wonder about crevices in the ceiling and cracks on the floor. When did they happen. What caused them. Or what about when you see a cigarette in the toilet and wonder who had the guts to smoke in the damsel’s bathroom that day and why they chose that brand of cigarette, or why they even smoke at all. And even if people do think about these things, why. For what purpose. I guess I do it out of boredom. But is boredom truly an excuse. I mean, indeed, how bored can a person get. [tags: Private Narrative Writing]

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Private Narrative- Following God’s Will – Individual Narrative- Following God’s Will As James Two:26 tells us, faith without works is dead – part of living the Christian life is obeying God. God has given us many directions in His Word. Not only are there specific guidelines for all Christians, but God also promises to give Christians His Holy Spirit to guide us not only through various difficult practices in our lives, but additionally in following God’s will. God has commanded that everyone love Him very first and foremost, above all things. He is our reason for living; only His Grace can and does save us from Hell. [tags: Private Narrative Writing]

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Two Months – Private Narrative – Two Months – Private Narrative The day my sister left for England, something inwards of me woke up. It felt like the desert sand being astonished by cool humid rain, my wonderment and surprise was just the same. The reality that this was indeed happening, we truly were being separated, all became too much for me. As close as two siblings could be, it is often difficult to distinguish inbetween Georgie and I. One wonders, where does Georgie begin, and where do I begin. Who developed the sarcastic wit, and who picked it up as the years went by. [tags: Individual Narrative Descriptive]

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Individual Narrative- Transformation of a Hurting Teenage – Individual Narrative- Transformation of a Hurting Teenage Before I lost my innocence I was care-free, and total of love. But I grew up and my peers began to taunt me. “Am I truly fat, ugly, stupid and dorky”. I thought. Every loving part of me was ripped apart lump by chunk by my youthful peers like wolves on the prowl. Every fault and every flaw I wielded was brought to my attention. This taunting spawned an anger in me so strong that every aspect of my life was ruined. I began to rebel towards any kind of authority as a way to protect myself. [tags: Private Narrative]

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass – Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass The tone established in the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is unusual in that from the beginning to the end the concentrate has been shifted. In the beginning of the narrative Douglass seems to fulfill every stereotypical slavery theme. He is a youthful black marionette who at very first cannot read and is very naive in understanding his situation. As a child put into slavery Douglass does not have the skill to know about his surroundings and the world outside of slavery. [tags: Narrative Life Frederick Douglass Essays]

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Individual Narrative- The Story Behind a Scar – Private Narrative- The Story Behind a Scar A spark of flint, then a burst of flame and the Bic lighter was alive, glowing like a serpent’s eye. It had eventually come to this. Things were going so well too: I had money, wishes, a entire future figured out. Now I was a drunken liar, facing criminal charges and jail time; sadly I was only nineteen. Hungover with a violated knuckle and no memory of how it happened, to top it all off my butterfly knife, a deadly weapon made for surgically precise combat, was missing. [tags: Private Narrative]

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Private Narrative – Finding Truth in Prayer – Individual Narrative- Finding Truth in Prayer Glory, God stared me in the face. A man, my savior stood at the curtain. “Are you planning to beg?” he inquired. I blinked twice, “Um. yes?” Begging isn’t my ‘thing,’ but I figured “When in Vatican City. ” I stepped past the man and into Enlightenment. Behind the curtain a room powerful with relics awaited. People stood, sat in the corners; goes down and forearms clasped the room was immobile. Satan himself could not stir a soul. I took my place in the pew furthest from the front in a dark corner. [tags: Individual Narrative]

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Individual Narrative- The Importance of Family Dining – Individual Narrative- The Importance of Family Dining “Never leave behind that your family is indeed the most significant assembly you ever entertain.” -Irma S. Rombauer, Joy of Cooking I awaken this morning with the aroma of bacon calling me to the kitchen. Upon my arrival I witness the table set for five, accomplish with imported European coffee, buttered toast, maple syrup, fresh squeezed orange juice, and a stack of pancakes so tall it resumes to wobble attempting to find a center of gravity. Alongside the table stands Isabella, a teacher, visiting us from Santiago, Chile. [tags: Private Narrative]

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Private Narrative- Not So Significant Exam – Individual Narrative- Not So Significant Exam I’ve heard that the early bird catches the worm, and sadly enough, I’ve never been the early bird. Being on time has never been my strong spot, albeit I attempt. Even if the occasion calls for excessive speeding or car weaving, I would do it in a 2nd if I knew I were going to be late. And for this, it could have cost not only my life, but the life of my sister. One particular morning I was scheduled to take a rather difficult, yet significant exam and the very thought of this made me queasy. [tags: Private Narrative]

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Individual Narrative- The Fatal Car Accident – Private Narrative- The Fatal Car Accident I always hear those old sayings. In the course of one day I can hear them about everything from retraining old dogs to getting up early. I think they make sense and I even ponder on some of them, but I never indeed thought one might mean as much to me, or become as realistic as it has become in my life. The cliches about telling those you love, how you feel, before it is too late and the ones about living every day like it is your last have an all fresh meaning to me. [tags: Private Narrative]

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Individual Narrative- Most Memorable Christmas – Individual Narrative- Most Memorable Christmas Ever since I could reminisce, I have spent Christmas at my grandmother’s house, a house which is total of convenience, warmth, and happiness. At Christmas, I have always been able to escape the cold and dark real world permitting myself to truly love just several moments in time. These moments have left impressionable memories from my childhood making Christmas a holiday that is special to me and my family. It is a time for my family to get together, share stories, laugh, and even sob. [tags: Private Narrative]

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Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglass – Frederick Douglass was an orator and writer for the abolition movement. He was born into slavery and knows from private practice how the institution dehumanizes everyone involved. His masters’ wifey trained him the alphabet which was the commence of Douglass learning how to write and speak out against slavery. His Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglass was an attempt to describe the peculiar institution of slavery with out disrupting the sensibilities of his readers. In order to accomplish this Douglass must get his audience to relate to and identify with his life as a marionette. [tags: Fredrick Douglass Slavery Gimp Narrative]

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I Hate Narrative Essays – I stared at the blinking cursor, unbelieving at what I had just done. I was indeed done; done with a paper I agonized over for 6 hours. The paper was due in a scant Four hours and I had all week to do it. The radio had stopped working because my brother got on the Internet and thus cut off my connection. That was the least of my problems working on this paper. I got it done, tho’. My life switched with one excursion of a teacher to the chalkboard and one phrase, narrative essay. God, I hate narrative essays. [tags: Private Narrative Essay Example]

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Individual Narrative- Holiday Baking Tradition – Private Narrative- Holiday Baking Tradition Traditions are reflections of beliefs, superstitions and the personality of a family. I stop brief of telling that they are the soul of a family because my family can no longer feast these traditions, but the spirit of my family resumes to be an integral part of my life, despite the distance that sets us apart. The soul of my family remains unharmed from the miles that deprive us of the chance to feast common traditions. Regardless of how far we are apart, there is one tradition that can overcome any lengthy amount of distance, and that is my Aunt Millie’s Cinnamon-pecan rolls. [tags: Private Narrative]

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Private Narrative- Making Positive Switches – Private Narrative- Making Positive Switches I have positive attributes and weaknesses as everyone else does. However, since I came from Peru to America, I experienced many switches in my personality from a bashful doll to an independent, outgoing and friendly teenager. My strongest individual attributes are generosity, my spirit of collaboration and my perseverance to achieve any goals and overcome obstacles in my life. For example, when I was in Peru I used to go to a hospital to help children with disabilities. [tags: Private Narrative]

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Authorial Vs. Figural Narrative Situations in Coetzee’s Boyhood – Boyhood is a story of initiation with autobiographical characteristics when it comes to the content of the text. However, unlike the conventional narratological pattern of most autobiographies (very first person, past tense), the narrator in Boyhood is an omniscient third person one, speaking in the present tense. The use of pronouns: “he,” “his mother,” “his father,” and “his brother,” rather than their names, enforces a sparse, universal feel, yet at the same time, Coetzee the individual, is evident and distinct. [tags: Literary Analysis, Narrative Perspectives]

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Narrative – My Interests – Narrative – My Interests I am interested in anything that is interesting. Eclecticity seeps into my brain much more lightly than the thunderingly similar data of a single concentrated topic area. However I tend to gravitate towards computer, science, and math information, I will just as likely find an article on a political, religious, or historical topic just as interesting as an article on how astronauts keep their Coke fizzy in space or a book on how public key encryption works. My interests are gauged by how much time I spend in each of them. [tags: Private Narrative Essays]

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Private Narrative- My Laptop – Individual Narrative- My Laptop Writing technologies have been shaping the way people live since the beginning of time. In the Stone Age, our ancestors used tablets to organize significant thoughts, keep track of daily activities, and pass on their skill to future generations. Arguably, their method of writing was inefficient as much effort was being put into carving and preserving the tablet, while the end result contained little information relative to its size. As technologies evolve, we have refined our methods of writing and have come up with newer, cheaper, and more efficient ways to communicate. [tags: Individual Narrative Essays]

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Individual Narrative- My Fantasy – Private Narrative- My Desire I picture myself center stage in the most enormous and fantastically beautiful theater in the world. Its walls and ceilings are covered in impeccable Victorian paintings of angels in the sky. A single ray of light shines down upon my face, shining through the still, silent darkness, and all attention is on me and me alone. The theater is a packed house; however, my audience is not that of human beings, but rather the angels from the paintings on the walls come alive, sitting intently in the rows of plush seats. [tags: Private Narrative Writing]

Individual Narrative- Television Remote – Individual Narrative- Television Remote Those who are recognized as having authority earn power because of strong leadership abilities and the drive to make the world a better place. When people use power to do good deeds they build up respect. A typical leader also holds something in his or her palms, like a staff, that yields power. It is amazing to see people go after an individual who is holding on to something. If they could wield that object then they too could have power. I agree that one must hold something to attain power, but it isn’t a staff that is needed. [tags: Private Narrative Writing]

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Individual Narrative – Race – Individual Narrative- Race Wait. Be still. Don’t go over the line. Don’t let go. Wait for it. “BANG!” My reactions were precise as I sprung out of the blocks. The sun was hammering down on my back as my feet clawed at the impetuous, crimson turf. With every step I took, my toes drowned into the squishy, foul smelling surface, as my lungs seized for air. Everything felt the way it should as I plunged toward my destination. I clutched the baton in my sweaty palms, promising myself not to let go. My long gams moved me as prompt as I could go as I hugged the corner of the line like a little lady hugging her beloved teddy bear. [tags: Individual Narrative Essays]

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Sports Narrative – Wrestling – Private Narrative- Wrestling CLAP, CLAP, CLAP, CLAP, echoes through my head as I walk to the middle of the mat. “At 160lbs Aidan Conner of La Junta vs. Rodney Jones of Hotchkiss.” All I can think of is every bead of sweat, every run in rivulets of blood, every mile, every thrust up, every rip. Why. All of this: just to be victorious. All in prep for one match, six minutes. For some these six minutes may only be a peek, and then again for some it may be the fattest six minutes of their life. Many get the chance to practice it more than once. [tags: Private Narrative Essays]

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Individual Narrative- Car Accident – Private Narrative- Car Accident Frustration, disbelief and fear packed my mind as I lye on my side, sandwiched inbetween the cold, soft mess and the hot, slick metal of the car. The weight of the car pressed down on the lower half of my bod with monster force. It did not hurt, my figure was numb. All I could feel was the car rubber hood’s mass stamping my figure father and further into the ground. My lungs felt pinched shut and air would neither inject nor escape them. My mind was gyrating. What had just happened. [tags: Private Narrative Essays]

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Individual Narrative- Cousin’s Death – Individual Narrative- Cousin’s Death It is amazing how many things we take for granted. We make plans for the day, and don’t think twice about how those plans can be taken away in the blink of an eye. I never thought much about it myself, until I was faced with the shock, and unquestionable truth of my cousin’s death. I don’t think anyone indeed thinks about tragedy until they are actually faced with shocking news. My mom had been going to school in Greeley and staying at my Aunt Margaret’s house. [tags: Individual Narrative Essays]

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Private Narrative- Shoulder Injury – Private Narrative- Shoulder Injury I felt it pop, and ache engulfed my shoulder like ants cover an anthill that has been stirred with a stick. It made me angry, but it didn’t help things to get mad. There was nothing I could do but attempt to recover in time to commence over. Providing up wasn’t an option. My junior year in high school, I went out for basketball. I liked it for a while, but when games commenced I was on JV. It was okay, but I was only getting to play two minutes per game. This didn’t make me very glad. [tags: Private Narrative Essays]

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Individual Narrative- Soccer Injury – Private Narrative- Soccer Injury I went into my junior spring soccer season kind of sad, my past coach, wasn’t going to be our team coach this year. I wasn’t truly depressed however, because I had tons of friends that were playing this year. One of the excellent things about soccer is that it is not a school-sanctioned sport. To me this said that I was able to play another season of soccer with my friends from Paonia and Hotchkiss without the normal High School rivalry inbetween these schools. Year after year, the schools pulled pranks on each other, sometimes nothing big, but sometimes something big. [tags: Private Narrative Essays]

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Individual Narrative – Baptism – Individual Narrative – Baptism I took my very first step down into the font and thought. Baptisms are funny things. The brightness of it all is profound. It seems as if there is one brilliant mirror reflecting boisterous cheer everywhere. The idea is to pack as much happiness, either real or faked, into one too-hot room in the hope that it will be absorbed into the absolutely petrified soul of the prospective individual about to be baptized. The joy was so thick that it bounced around the walls and the floor searching for something to absorb it, something to hold it in permanently. [tags: Private Narrative Essays]

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Private Narrative – Atheist – Individual Narrative – Atheist I didn’t ask for the pastor to come over. I would have much rather been left alone to witness daytime TV. True, I was beginning to feel I little isolated, but some sissy-voiced holy man I hardly knew wasn’t going to make me feel any better. But it was standard policy to notify the church when one of its fold has been hospitalized, for prayer requests and all that mush, and when the pastor heard that I was already home, he felt obligated to visit, as if eyeing my engorged, drooling face was somehow doing me a favor. [tags: Private Narrative Writing]

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Individual Narrative- Helping Others – Private Narrative- Helping Others Declining standards of living and continuing exportation of our jobs have resulted in rising stress levels for all Americans. This results in negative effects on our well being – mentally, physically and emotionally. Some people seek to reduce stress levels by using alcohol and drugs. Some overwork themselves, resulting in mental breakdowns. The pharmaceutical giants pocket billions of dollars a year from sales of tranquillisers, anti-depressants, barbiturates, amphetamines, and other psychoactive medications. [tags: Private Narrative Writing]

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Narrative- Water Slide Practice – Narrative- Water Slide Practice I was so excited. I could hardly breathe through the hour drive it took to get there. I was squished inbetween my two ten-year-old best friends in the back seat of a white Saturn, but I didn’t care. I was practising over and over in my head what I was going to say to all the smart-alecky adults who would tell me I was too youthfull to rail the water glides. I was simply going to reply, “Actually I’m ten, going on eleven.” On the right of me sat the dame I met in preschool, the swimmer who was named after a state like me: Tennessee. [tags: Private Narrative Writing]

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Individual Narrative- Homeless Man – Private Narrative- Homeless Man My friends often describe me as a cynic and a pessimist. For the most part, they’re right. Sentiment loses value when it permeates one’s attitudes and behavior just as the value of a commodity decreases as it becomes ubiquitous, so as a rule I reserve voicing sentiment for infrequent occasions that I deem worthy. Fortunately, even the harshest cynics are astonished sometimes. To begin, most people in my hometown know who Mike is. But I would bet that ninety-nine percent of those people don’t know Mike’s name. [tags: Individual Narrative Writing]

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Individual Narrative- Suicide Aftermath – Individual Narrative- Suicide Aftermath Some thoughts sneak into our mind without our skill, and some thoughts are already in our mind without our skill. Music either triggers this skill, or it draws the already present skill to the surface. For example, this morning was like any other morning. I got up, made the bed, fed the dog, and brushed my teeth while she ate. I got dressed and took her potty after putting on the same blue leash I have put on her every morning since she was a puppy three years ago. [tags: Private Narrative Writing]

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Individual Narrative- Marriage Proposal – Individual Narrative- Marriage Proposal There is a knock, quick and sustained, upon the hotel room door. Almost 8:30. Breakfast. This is it, I tell myself, as my heart lodges in my mouth. A youthful man brings in a silver tray, sets it calmly on the petite table in the living room. I look at the tray, disappointed. It doesn’t look how I had imagined it. I expected it to be total of various objects, glasses, silverware, condiments, very elegant, where the ring box would sit hidden, to be discovered by surprise. [tags: Private Narrative Writing]

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Private Narrative- Career Goals – Individual Narrative- Career Goals My parents often remind me of how difficult it is for minorities like us to earn respect from the community and enough money to raise a family. They encourage me to strive for the best by being selfish and competitive against my peers rather than love what I like which is to interact with people. My mother wished me to become a doctor because it is a well paying job and my father wished me to become an entrepreneur because I would have been able to build up respect from the community. [tags: individual narrative essay]

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Aim to Abolish Slavery in the Autobiography The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass – The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass gives a very first person perspective on the life of a marionette laborer in both the rural south and the city. Frederick Douglass gave himself an education against horrible odds, and was able to read and think forever about the evils of slavery and good reasons for its abolishment. The primary reason for his disgust with slavery was its effect of dehumanizing not only the victims, but their masters too. His main purpose: to abolish slavery. Across his autobiography Frederick Douglass talks of the many ways a victim and master would be corrupted by the labor system that was so deeply entrenched in the south as a result of request for cotton, and other lab. [tags: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass]

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Private Narrative- Learning – Private Narrative- Learning As the abate odor of chalk dust mixes imperceptably with the drone of the teacher’s monotone, I doodle in my tablet to stay awake. I notice vaguely that, despite my best efforts in the shower this morning after practice, I still smell like chlorine. I breathe and wonder why the school’s administration requires the students to take a class that, if it were on the Internet, would delight Mirsky (creator of Mirsky’s Worst of the Web), as yet another addition to his list of worthless sites. [tags: Private Narrative]

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