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Relationships in James Agee's A Death in the Family

- Relationships in James Agee's A Death in the Family Spending time with each other, having strong morals and giving a lot of love are a few of the things that give families hope and happiness. In the novel A Death in the Family (1938) by James Agee, a family has to use these advantages in order to make it through a very difficult time. During the middle of one night in 1915, the husband, Jay, and his wife, Mary, receive a phone call saying that Jay's father is dying. Ralph, the person who called, is Jay's brother, and he happens to be drunk....   [tags: Agee Death in the Family Essays]

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The Death Of The Family

- ... My brothers were married with children and my sisters were going away for college. I always tried to plan trips and vacations for the family, but our times never seemed to coordinate. Over time phone calls and visits became scarce, we would mostly see each other on holidays. We didn’t call each other much but we tried to communicate through social media. No one tried to make an effort to get everyone to come together. When I came back home to Phoenix after living in Flagstaff for some years, I visited each one of my siblings and parents....   [tags: Sibling, Family, Handstand, Stroke]

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The Death Of A Family

- ... From the very beginning, I have always been a daddy 's girl. I stayed with my dad throughout the school week and he made sure my homework was done, my laundry washed and folded perfectly, he learned to brush my hair and put it in buns and piggy tails better than you can imagine. I will never forget the time I got a rolling brush stuck in my hair; I flew down the steps hysterically crying calling out for my dad. To this day I can still hear my dad’s voice, “Oh my I was hoping I would never have to deal with this” I slouched at the end of his bed as he said “Come here sweetie well get it taken care of don’t worry”....   [tags: Family, Mother, Marriage, Parent]

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The Effects Of Death On The Family System

- Jane is suffering from depression as the result of Simon’s death and is struggling with most of her daily activities. Death as a stressor has affected the whole family. The impact of death on the family system creates a structural void that requires homeostatic adjustments. Jane’s depression is classed as a mental illness (Falkov, Mayes, and Diggins 1996). This does not necessarily have an adverse impact on her children’s care and developmental needs. However where a parent has enduring and or severe mental ill-health, children in the household are more likely to be at risk of or experiencing significant harm....   [tags: Developmental psychology, Psychology, Behavior]

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The Tragedy Of Death Of The Family

- ... Sometimes we may also hold are anger towards the person we lost not because we fault them but for them leaving us behind. But in reality we have to realize it was not their choice. In addition the health care professional also may become a target, because we feel they might not of have been doing their job correctly or paying closer attention, because if they did then your loved one would still be alive. If this happens to happen it is best to have a talk with them and just ask all your questions that you have had rumbling through your mind....   [tags: Funeral, Burial, Kübler-Ross model, Prince]

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A death in the family

- James Agee's A Death in the Family is a posthumous novel based on the largely complete manuscript that the author left upon his death in 1955. Agee had been working on the novel for many years, and portions of the work had already appeared in The Partisan Review, The Cambridge Review, The New Yorker, and Harper's Bazaar. Published in 1957, the novel was edited by David McDowell. Several lengthy passages, part of Agee's manuscript whose position in the chronology was not identified by the author, were placed in italics by the editor, whose decision it was to place them at the conclusion of Parts I and II....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Death Tax and the Death of Family Farms

- Relief from high inheritance taxes expires at the end of December, 2012. In the article “A Storm of Estate Taxes Threatens Farm Country,” Lynne Finnerty says that the new estate tax exemption will drop to one million dollars and the tax rate will increase to fifty-five percent (Finnerty). Lowering the estate tax exemption while increasing the rate may consequently cause the liquidation of many multigenerational family farms and an ultimate decrease in the world’s food supply. Comprehending the effect of estate taxes on farm families requires a general understanding of farm economics....   [tags: Agriculture]

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Death And Death Of Death

- ... It seems like this was my first real encounter with the death of a person that I had known my whole life, so it really enhanced my understanding of how finite human life is; it made me more aware of my mortality. Though I don’t remember extensively mourning my grandpa’s death, I do remember how his passing affected other people. During the funeral the general mood of my family was positive, no one was uncontrollably crying, there were some tears in the crowd. I don’t think I mourned very much because I didn’t regularly see my grandpa, so it wasn’t something that would directly affect the normal routine of my life....   [tags: Death, Family, Life, Human]

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The Death Of A Prefect Family

- ... They thought his real name was fake and his fake name was his real name. The police told him that he has two options, to get deported or fight it at the court. So, my dad chose to fight it but his court day was in a month in a half. In the meantime he was transferred to Lancaster prison where he will wait until his court day. My mom didn’t had a job and my dad was the one who put money on the table. When we found out he was going to be locked for more than a months. We thought how we are going to pay the rent or other expensive....   [tags: Family, Sibling, Parent, Police]

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Television And The Death Of The American Nuclear Family

- Television has played a major role in the death of the American nuclear family. According to Dictionary.com, a nuclear family is defined as a primary social unit consisting of parents and their offspring. Television has become commonplace in American culture, and most watch oblivious to the effect it has on them and their families. “2009’s Nielsen’s Television Audience Report shows that 54% of homes in the U.S. had three or more television sets, 28% had two television sets and only 18% had one television set” (“More”)....   [tags: Family, Mother, Marriage, Television]

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The Strength of Family in Death of a Salesman and A Raisin in the Sun

- The American Dream is a vision of economic opportunity available to all those who work for it, regardless of race or class. However, as seen in Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” and Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun”, perverted conceptions of the American Dream convince certain characters that they are entitled to the fruits of miracles. Despite their best intentions for supporting their families, Walter Younger and Willy Loman encounter unsurpassable obstacles and are unable to fulfill their dreams....   [tags: Death of a Salesman]

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Family in The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy

- In The Death of Ivan Ilyich, Leo Tolstoy tells the story of a high court judge, Ivan Ilyich Golovin, who lives in Russia during the 1800s. The story centers on a tragedy that befalls Ivan. He takes a fall while finishing the decorations in his new home. While falling, he banged his side against the window frame. As time passes, his health starts to slowly deteriorate until he is permanently bedridden and miserable. Throughout the novella Ivan’s family, most particularly his wife Praskovya Fedorovna, is a consistent annoyance in his otherwise straight-forward life....   [tags: Illness, Relationships, Death]

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Death And Dying As A College Level Course

- ... I could feel my mother’s sadness and anger as she talked to her mother. I was so confused. Then my sister and I were sent out to the hall to play. Which we did. We even took some flowers out of a vase to give as a gift to our grandmother. We handed her the gift as we left. My mother was very quiet after we left. I couldn’t really talk to her much, even though we had a usual open kind of communication. We returned to Dublin (where we are from) and resumed everyday life. It was 3 days before Christmas and there was a knock on our front door....   [tags: Death, Family, Life, Demography]

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Mary Bradstreet 's The Death Of The Child

- ... She believes that he is not going to be alone because he will meet the other deceased in the eternal life. She proclaims: “ Three flowers, two scarcely blown, the last i’th’ bud, / Cropped by th’ Almighty’s hand; yet is He good” (3-4). She is happy because her grandchildren will be more secure in heaven under the grace of God. She begins to accept God’s will: “Such was His [God] will, but why, let’s not dispute” (6). She knows it is a sin to interfere and complain about God’s plan for the universe....   [tags: Life, Death, Family]

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The Impact of a Mother’s Death on the Family

- The Impact of a Mother’s Death on the Family Death ultimately brings individuals together and the Bundren family is no exception. Each member of this chaotic family dealt with their mother Addie’s death quite differently. Throughout the novel, Cash is the silent, hard-working type who says next to nothing about his family’s crazy nature and how he exactly feels about their current situations. I believe that Cash making his mother’s coffin outside the window was not cruel or disrespectful; it shows his loyalty and commitment to his mother....   [tags: Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying]

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Death Is The One Great Certainty

- ... My children and nieces and nephews all went to school together and they became close friends as well as cousins. Patrick went away to college. My sister and I have the same memory of saying goodbye to him on Labor Day, 2007. None of us were prepared for what came next. During Patrick’s third week of his sophomore year at college, he went missing. He was last seen on a Thursday night at a friend’s but was never seen alive again. He was found beaten and drowned four days later. I remember how surreal this whole time period was....   [tags: Death, Life, Family, Grief]

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The Death Of A Salesman

- ... “But you’re in your slippers, Willy,” in this quote Linda is shouting to Willy as he starts to walk down the alley way in the middle of the night and instead of turning him around she just trys to get him better shoes and feed into Willy’s delusions.(Miller 53) After one of the fights between Biff and Willy over if Biff was going to go see Bill Oliver and ask for a loan of 15,000 to get him started in some form of work that he never had decided since Biff was so caught up in trying to impress his family and make something of himself....   [tags: Death of a Salesman, Family, High school]

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Death Of The Salesman By Arthur Miller

- The play “Death of the Salesman” by Arthur Miller, introduced the dramatic story of Willy Loman, a salesman who has reached the end of the road. Willy Loman is a washed-up salesman who is facing hard times. In “Death of a Salesmen,” Willy Loman has been deluding himself over the years to the point he cannot understand what is wrong with him. This leads to the problems with is sons, wife, and career; it ultimately is what ends his life. I believed that the character of Willy 's delusion caused him to fall....   [tags: Death of a Salesman, Family, Marriage]

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Death Of A Salesman By Arthur Miller

- Family relationships, because of their closeness and emotional involvement can significantly influence one’s life, either positively or negatively. This is the case in Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, where Willy’s, family has a massively negative impact on his life. Their abandonment of him, their enabling of his mistaken ideas and his conflict with Biff contribute to his failure as a father, salesman and human being. During his life, Willy is abandoned by many family members. The first of these is his father who leaves for Alaska when Willy is a baby....   [tags: Family, Death of a Salesman, Failure]

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Death Of A Salesman By Willy Loman

- It is human nature for a person to desire to better understand themselves and to acquire a distinct identity. People look to what is simple and familiar when trying to gain a sense of individuality. These identifiers can be found in the jobs people perform, the relationships they share, and any other type of activity that takes place in their daily life. It is also in this search for understanding that can cause the relationships a person shares, such as with close family and friends, to be strained....   [tags: Death of a Salesman, Family, Marriage, Woman]

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Summary Of ' Death Of A Salesman '

- A Crazy Man at Best: A Summary of “Death of a Salesman” Authors write with a purpose, sometimes this purpose is hidden and political, while sometimes it challenges the norm, while yet other times they write just to tell a moving story. In the end, however, all writers have the same goal: to produce a work that causes their readers to think about the plot and use their own mind to decipher the meaning. Arthur Miller is an exceptional author who possesses talent that exceeds the traditional author....   [tags: Suicide, Family, Dysfunctional family, Death]

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Death Of A Salesman By Arthur Miller

- ... Willy is compared to royalty by this critic and it is an accurate representation. Linda, as Willy’s main family member, treats Willy as if he is fragile, and instead of making him feel better, Linda just ends up weakening him more. Cologne-Brooks continues this explanation when he explains, “Linda’s size was nearly as important in Miller’s script as Willy’s and a change in one size demanded a change in the other” (Cologne-Brooks). Here, Cologne-Brooks is attempting to say that as Willy gets crazier, Linda becomes an even bigger character that, in her effort to help Willy, just ends up hurting him more....   [tags: Family, Dysfunctional family, Death of a Salesman]

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Death Of Florida Family By Lizette Alvarez And Frances Robles

- In the article, “In Death, Florida Family Reveals a Spiral of Domestic Abuse,” the children portrayed in this story had shown many of the signs listed above, and yet, no one intervened. Lizette Alvarez and Frances Robles wrote about the horrific abuse that had plagued the whole household in a small Florida town. In Bell, Florida a woman by the name of Sarah Spirit, 28 years of age would constantly call the police on her father who she claimed was brutally violent and that she was terrified of him....   [tags: Violence, Domestic violence, Child abuse]

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Health And Family Health History

- I will be 20 years old on December 30th of this year, so in 2009 I was 14 meaning according to the “Longevity Questionnaire” I will live to be 80. After completing the questions it is believed that I added 15 years to my life due to my physical health, my family history, and current life style. I learned that happiness, family, love, careers and health are major factors in living a longer life. I agree with these areas purported to be associated with living longer. I agree with them because being anything but happy causes stress that shows emotionally and physically....   [tags: Family, Anxiety, Love, Death]

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Personal Narrative : Death And Dying

- ... Like my grandfather, who died when my dad was only twelve years old, my grandmother was laid too rest next him at Fort Snelling. I was eighteen years old and I already had a child of my own. My daughter Adriana was a little over a year old and I had her with me at the funeral but she was getting to antsy so one of the ladies who worked at the church nursery took her and watched her so that I could finish the wake, then the service at the church and then the service at the cemetery. When then had a lunch in at the church and then Adriana was with me again....   [tags: Family, Death, Funeral, Life]

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Identifying The Five Stages Of People And Their Effects On The Family

- 1-For this assignment you are to identify the five stages indicated in the book and relate them to someone whom you know died. Talked about each stage and what it was like for the individual and its impact on the family. Many people will experience all 5 stages, however, some may experience less than 5. Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance; Death is an unhappy yet expected part of life that touches all of us in point of our life’s. The difficulty with the unexpected death is that it is unforeseeable and often involves horrific and violent crimes such as a suicide or getting killed or heart attack, which can make it harder to the ability to manage....   [tags: Death, Life, Family, Psychological manipulation]

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The Death Of Bessie Vanburen

- ... I couldn’t bare the pain, no matter how many times I went to the doctor, they never could find anything wrong,” said Bessie’s aunt. Bessie was still confused but enjoying the moment because soon of later they will both will be dead. Bessie still didn’t understand where the psychic comes in at, so she asked. It was a cold rainy night, when Ruth and David entered the business of the town’s most famous psychic. The place was creepy. It had skulls, eyeballs placed in jars and all kind of witch craft stuff in there....   [tags: Family, Death, Curse, Marriage]

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Death Of My Family - Original Writing

- November 21st, 1689. Just a couple of hours after the sunset I witnessed the slaughter of my entire family. It was like an other abnormal type of day, mom was sleep for the day and dad was out hunting. Lucus and I were just sitting around just like a couple of carefree kids would. But we aren 't like normal families, we have a hidden secrect. Hybrids. We are the only two that we know of in histroy. Vampires and werewolves hate each other, if they smell or see you. Attack you on sight, no mercy. My mother and father met when my moms group was out hunting for humans when they came across my fathers hunting camp....   [tags: Mother, Father, Debut albums, 2005 singles]

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The Family Suffering A Tragic Loss

- ... I would like to Send Maria to The House next Door for counseling, when she get there and talk with counseling about why she sitting alone and what’s going in her head, the counseling will also go in depth with her about how tragic her parents death because maybe Maria never had nobody talk with her about the death of her parents. But before I send her there I would go in examine her in classroom and talk with the teacher about Maria behavior. I would ask teacher how was Maria behavior before her parents died and how her behavior change have....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Death, Old age]

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Arthur Miller 's Death Of A Salesman

- ... When Biff confronts his father to talk there seems to be a misunderstanding on Willy’s end which causes him to go off on Biff. Mocking is also visible in the Loman relationship. “Why does dad mock me all the time?” said Biff. “Everything I say there’s a twist of mockery on his face, I can’t get near him.” (Miller 862). According to Jacobson, “Loman wants success, but the meaning of that extends beyond the accumulation of wealth, security goods, and status.” (247). Neither Happy or Biff can understand what their father means by success because his idea of it is so complex....   [tags: Death of a Salesman, Family, Dysfunctional family]

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Family Health Nursing : The Nucleus Of Any Nursing Practice

- Family health nursing is the nucleus of any nursing practice. It is utilized in all aspects of healthcare. Health and illnesses affect the family as a whole. It is a major family event when one or more of the family members are involved with a medical problem. This affects the health of the individual members and vice versa. Support for the family is just as important as it is for the patient. Health care effectiveness is improved when emphasis is placed on the family. A nurse plays a critical role with the interventions of family health care....   [tags: Nursing, Family, Death, Nurse]

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Death Is The End Of A Living Organism

- Death is the end of a living organism. It is part of our stage life. None of us escapes from actuality alive. In addition, death forces us to realize our own mortality. We all perceive it will appear to those we love and to us one day. Nonetheless, death always takes us by surprise. Nobody can prepare to face this sorrow moment. Moreover, we are never ready for it. I know I wasn’t. Although, I perceive none of us guarantees tomorrow. We have only today. Fortunately, it does not cause any regret for living people if the loved ones accompanied around him at the time of his dying....   [tags: Death, Life, Love, Family]

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The Death Of A Loved One

- The death of a loved one can kill the mind and the soul of those he or she leave behind, yet at the same time accepting death can usher in a rebirth and a greater sense of self-awareness. When my grandmother died, it was the first time that someone I truly loved and cared deeply for had passed away, never to be seen or talked to again. My grandmother and I were close. She was practically the woman that raised me before I was of school age, seeing that both my parents worked. Therefore, when she died, not only was I deeply saddened, but I was forced to try and comprehend and accept death....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Death, Grandma Moses]

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Death Is Inevitable For Everyone

- ... His kidneys slowly started shutting down, and dialysis was his only choice. He was put on the filtering machine several hours a day; we spent his 86th birthday in mid-December in the ICU with him. For such a morbid and death associated place, our family made the place as comfortable as possible. We overfilled his room with people, singing, and love, surrounding his bed and life-preserving technology. Several days later, the doctors pulled my grandmother, aunt, mother and sister aside into a private room....   [tags: Family, Life, Death, Health care]

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Death Of A Salesman By Arthur Miller

- In literature and in life, people endure events which are the effects from the relationships between a parent and their child. In Death of a Salesman written by Arthur Miller it is evident how the relationship between Willy and his sons creates the downfall of the dysfunctional Loman family. Miller depicts the possessiveness that exists in humans through Willy Loman. In the 1949 era to preserve a healthy household it was important for the father-son relationship to be strong. If conflicts were to arise in their relationship the entire family would collapse and fail....   [tags: Death of a Salesman, Family, Son, Arthur Miller]

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Death Is A Sensitive Topic

- In the world we live in, death is a heinously sensitive topic to speak of. Most people like to avoid talking about it or going through it at all possible costs. For many years, people have searched far and wide to find some kind of tangible cure for their eventual demise. In one particular case, there was a man who, quite frankly, didn’t give a damn about his death. This man was my grandfather. He is one very distinct example of the difference between a person before finding out they have cancer, and after finding out that they have cancer - and worse, that they are going to die because of it....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Death, Eye color]

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The Typical American Family in Ellen Dreyer´s The Glow Stone

- Ellen Dreyer’s novel The Glow Stone contains the characteristics of the typical American family, The Bernsteins. Within that family there is 15 year old Phoebe whom others may perceive as a little bit odd. She takes after her uncle Bradford. He was an idol to her and hey shared many interests. Until one day death took upon him leaving the Bernstein family in utter shock. There is still something not right in the atmosphere, like a secret whispering through the air that Phoebe cannot seem to catch....   [tags: family, death, uncle, risk, truth]

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Family Issues in the Play Death of a Salesman

- The play, Death of a Salesman, is a tragic drama about an aging salesman who tries to do all he can to support his family and make them lead successful lives. The struggling salesman, Willy Loman has two sons, Biff and Happy, whom he tries to drive towards success. Willy believes that being well liked and making a good and lasting impression are the keys to success and tries to teach this philosophy to his two sons. Biff, being the favorite son of Willy, has worked as a manual laborer and Willy believes that Biff can do so much more with his life....   [tags: success, life, philosophy]

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Personal Experience: My Views and Feelings About My Family

- Most people’s lives are complicated by family relationships. The way one is raised can affect self-esteem and is the emotional and psychological blueprint for life. Family is the first teacher in a child’s life. One can learn morals, manners and valuable life lessons. How one is raised can add negatively as well as positively to society. Family relationships can set the tone for how one feels about family and traumatic events can challenge those views and feelings. The sudden death of my mother was the event that challenged my family to see if the ties that bind were strong enough to hold....   [tags: family relationships, death, other-parenting]

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The Trauma Of Death Is A Monumental Pat Of Life And Everyone Experiences It During Their Lifetime

- Death is a monumental pat of life and everyone experiences it during their lifetime. Unfortunately, some experience the trauma of death too soon. Everyone has their different ways of dealing with the loss of a friends or a loved one. Some hide their feelings, some show them openly, and many just need time and space to handle the situation. There are stages of dealing with the loss of someone close to an individual but, of course, there are differences in every person. Research has shown that children who lose a loved one “experience a wide range of emotional and behavioral symptom and the child often experiences an increase in anxiety and concerns for the safety of other family members and e...   [tags: Family, Emotion, Death, Life]

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Deception of Family in Death of a Salesman and A Doll’s House

- Arthur Miller's classic American play, Death of a Salesman and Henrik Ibsen’s classic play A Doll’s House, expose dysfunctional families and behaviors. In these plays, the themes of innocence, guilt and of truth and are considered through the eyes of deception. Both plays tell us that most of us choose to play roles and deceive, not only those immediately, but distantly around us. In Death of a Salesman the father passes deception to his boys the next generation. A Doll’s House Shows deception in a whole different way....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Interpersonal Conflict Of My Mother And I

- ... She feels he may be suffering and it is better for our dog to be put to sleep. I completely disagree with her claims. I believe our dog should live to his full potential, especially if he’s doing phenomenally well for his age. Sure, he has his issues, which come naturally with old age, but I refuse to give up on my best friend. I think my mother would define the conflict as something easy to solve because she has reached her limits in wanting to put effort into him. The thought of euthanizing my dog because he 's too old to care for upsets me because he is our responsibility and giving up on him is not an option for me....   [tags: Death, Family]

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My Great Grandfather Death Was The Earliest Loss Experience

- ... I felt my blood rushing to my feet making my body feel cold and anxious; I had never been so aware of my own heartbeat before until that day. I laid my head on his chest, and even though I knew his heart was no longer beating, I imagined it was and cried uncontrollably. After experiencing the loss of my great grandfather, I learned that everyone has different ways of coping with loss. My entire family, including myself, wore black clothing for an entire year in honor of his passing. Our local church would ask for a moment of silence at the end of every mass in remembrance of my great grandfather....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Meaning of life, Death]

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Mortals vs. Immortals in The Iliad

- In the Iliad, it is important to recognize the unique personality traits and morals that the numerous characters encompass. While there is a wide variety in strengths, weaknesses, and values, the characters can clearly be divided into two starkly different groups. One being the mortals and the other being the immortals. This divide is caused by the mortals’ fear of death and loss of family, as opposed to the immortals’ disregard for those concerns due to their deathlessness. The treatment of family members among the gods generally involves actions and conversations that are crass, vengeful, or selfish....   [tags: death, family, emotion]

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Confronting Death in Greek Mythology: Allegiance to Family or Empire?

- Joseph Drake asserted, “And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier's tomb, and beauty weeps the brave” (Quote Garden). Is it respectable and honorable to allow a man who fought for the sovereignty of his father’s country to disintegrate on open land and feed the vultures. Leaving a man to rot, especially when he holds power above most, is both immoral and spiteful. Two royal brothers battle and die for the throne of Thebes and leave behind a city to be led by a wicked and conceited Creon....   [tags: Greek Mythology]

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My Family 's Death - Original Writing

- ... Heather my cousin, gave me a book that was basically written for me, front to back, covering all of this, also safe people at Christmas that I didn’t read until I read boundaries... I could have saved myself some time. I also realized I held on to others pain as my own, I felt responsible for others when I needed to take responsibility for myself and learn to control myself and my choices, before anyone else’s. A good lesson in accountability that I will never forget. I returned the car but didn’t want to go to work after realizing this, I wanted to go home to Jeremy and the bluegrass....   [tags: English-language films, American films]

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The Death Of A Heart Attack

- On Febuary 20,1997 was the day my grandfather passed away, it was a beautiful Saturday morning where my grandfather just brought the word of god to his people. When my grandfather was done preaching and as he walk back to his seat he collapsed on the ground. Everybody in the church went to screaming and yelling to the top of they lungs because they had no idea what was going on with my grandfather, somebody in the church called 911 and when Evac arrive they carry him over to Deland Hospital. When my grandad reach Deland Hospital and doctor seen him they pronounced him dead, the doctor had said my grandfather had a heart attack....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, English-language films, Death]

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Personal Narrative Of A Medical Illness

- ... Once a family member dies they move on to an afterlife and in this afterlife the deceased will be greater by God and other family members that have passed away. When a family member is sick there is a lot of prayer in hopes that the sick member will get better. If the sick member passes away there is prayer for the soul of the deceased. During the entire process many family members will call for a priest to help us prey for the sick or deceased member and to help other family members as well....   [tags: Death, Family, Family therapy, Afterlife]

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The Symbolical Meaning Behind the Title of Fences by August Wilson

- Fences is a play that was written by August Wilson, it follows the life of Tony Maxson, a garbage man, who throughout the play is building a fence around his home. The title, Fences, has more significance than one may have thought at first glance. The title is very symbolic in the perspective of almost every character in the play. Within Act 2, Scene 1 of the play, when discussing the reason as to why Rose wanted the fence up, with Cory and Troy, Bono says “Some people build fences to keep people out… and other people build fences to keep people in....   [tags: close, death, family]

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Brotherly Love in Sonny’s Blues by James Baldwin

- James Baldwin, author of Sonny’s Blues, was born in Harlem, NY in 1924. During his career as an essayist, he published many novels and short stories. Growing up as an African American, and being “the grandson of a slave” (82) was difficult. On a day to day basis, it was a constant battle with racial discrimination, drugs, and family relationships. One of Baldwin’s literature pieces was Sonny’s Blues in which he describes a specific event that had a great impact on his relationship with his brother, Sonny....   [tags: Death, Family, Incarceration]

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Walking On Water By Richard Paul Evans

- Our past defines us of who we truly are as human beings, “to forget the past is to erase ourselves” (Evans 238). The tree with slathers of roots can signify how intricate a family’s roots can become. One must know their background in order to truthfully know themselves and emerge into a more sophisticated person. In Walking on Water, dictated by Richard Paul Evans, Alan, the lead character, encounters many conflicts with himself for not knowing his past. His mother died when he was pubescent and he never spent much time with his father because his father served in the war....   [tags: Death, Family, Love, Great Depression]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- ... Mallard. She thought she lived for her husband but not herself in this marriage and she was young, with a hair and calm face before they were married, after his death, she can live for herself, this is the “freedom” that Mrs. Mallard thought of. At the end of the story, Mr. Mallard didn’t die in the accident. But when he just came back to home, Mrs. Mallard died immediately. The doctor said she had died of heart disease and it was caused of joy. It is a sarcasm, we the readers know she was really joyful before her husband came back, as the writer said “There was a feverish triumph in her eyes, and she carried herself unwittingly like a goddess of Victory.” She was really joyful just befo...   [tags: Love, Marriage, Death, Family]

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Language As A Euphemism For Doctor Assisted Suicide

- Suicidal individuals are drawn to certain sites which manifest as ‘dark’ destinations. Either by word or collective conscience. The neologism, “Going to Sweden…,” seeps into the taxonomy of language as a euphemism for doctor assisted-suicide. There is a reason why persons with MDD choose to end their lives residentially or non-residentially. The difference is in the latent signifer. A person with MDD seeking the approval of euthanasia is doing so as to quantify the hopelessness to the quality of their ‘lifelessness’....   [tags: Suicide, Euthanasia, Death, Family]

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The Most Beautiful Time of Life in Alice Dark's The Gloaming

- ... The gloaming is the time of day right before the day ends, when the sky is beautiful and purple. This is a used as a metaphor of his life. “Perhaps gloomy was more appropriate for the mood in which that these two had found their selves.” Laird is at the end of his young life, he is going to die soon and he knows it, which is why he spends his last days with his mother talking about anything and everything. They talk about life, love, and their family as well. “He forgives his father. He also is redeeming himself for not having known his mother better by talking to her each evening, and giving her a greater sense of self in doing so.” They are able to open up to each other in a way that...   [tags: death, AIDS, family]

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Curse of the Pyncheons in The House of The Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne

- ... Found dead with blood on his ruffled collar, the Colonel was said to have partaken of that beverage which was Matthew Maule’s parting gift. The accused’s final words, “God will give him blood to drink!” were given to Colonel Pyncheon as recompense for his murderous deeds. After his death, the superstitious Pyncheons believed the ill-gotten house had been cursed with him and so his descendants. This seemed to hold true when, two generations later, Gervayse Pyncheon, the Colonel’s grandson, in an attempt to gain wealth, submitted his only daughter, Alice, to the invocations of a local “wizard”, the very heir of Matthew Maule....   [tags: death, greed, family]

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Biography Of Patricia Marie Olsen 's Life

- When I was 5 years old I lost my best friend. Her name was Patricia Marie Olsen, she was born in 1951, and she was my father’s sister. She was pale and not very tall, but she had long red hair that I remember holding onto while she let me ride piggy-back in the swimming pool. She treated me like her own and loved to spend as much time as she could with me and my brother, Stuart. My aunt Patty was a huge part of my life, and she made a tremendous impact on my life when she passed away some time in 2001....   [tags: Death, Family, Anxiety, Rigor mortis]

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Analysis Of ' A Rose For Emily ' And ' The Rocking Horse Winner '

- ... The minister tries to convince Emily that the relationship is improper but she refuses to listen. The Ministers wife then invites emilys cousins but they leave soon after. Emily is seen buying a silver toiletry mens set and Barron is seen entering the home but ever coming out. A very strong eminent odor begins to form and does not disappear until the aldermen sneak into the property late at night and spread lime around the perimeters of her home rather than confronting the problem. Emilys servant became the only one who enteres and leaves the house....   [tags: Marriage, Family, Death, Love]

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My Dad - Original Writing

- I remember it as it were yesterday, the morning of October 31 1986, I heard my dad’s voice early in the morning; “Mike, get up. Your grandpa died!” It was Friday morning and I was in the 5th grade at the time. My father decided to pull both me and my brother out of school. My mother wasn’t home. She had already gone up to the hospital with my grandmother. Evidently my grandfather dropped dead from a massive heart attack. In fact he was chopping firewood the day before and seemed perfectly healthy....   [tags: Family, Death, Life, Grandparent]

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My Parents For Giving Me

- I want to say a big thank you to God everyone that gave me the opportunity to be here today. Most especially I want to thank my parents for giving me a quality education, even though it’s hard to get an education due to the cost of living in Nigeria. It has not been an easy journey in I would say, let me tell you few story about myself. I was born into the family of tgree children, I have two older siblings guys, and they always got my back 24/7. It was a struggle growing up as a kid without remembering spending time with my father, I see him once in a year and at times I wont see him throughout the year....   [tags: Death, Afterlife, Family, Life]

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Symbolism in As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner

- The use of a symbol has the potential to add depth and meaning to a work of literature. With symbols, a writer can convey a complex idea using a single world. When used in a work of literature, a symbol has the ability to express the characters of the work as a whole. In his novel As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner uses an enveloping symbol of Cash’s tools in order to underline the development of the characters throughout the novel. Cash’s carpentry tools are a symbol for the stability of the Bundren family as they go on their journey....   [tags: Family, Adversity, Death]

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Overview: As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

- William Faulkner’s novel As I Lay Dying takes place in the fictional town of Yaknapatawpha, Mississippi in the 1920’s. It is set in the summertime in the ‘deep south’, which had continual dry and hot conditions. The novel tells of the quest of the Bundren family to bury Addie Bundren in Jefferson, where her family was buried. The Bundren family goes through many unexpected trials on this journey, but still manages to bury Addie where she requested. Among her children, were two of her four sons, Darl and Vardaman....   [tags: bundren family, addies' death]

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William Faulkner And Flannery O ' Connell

- A common theme of southern gothic writer’s such as William Faulkner and Flannery O’Connell is the disparities of social norms and social stratification; this is apparent in both A Good Man is hard to find and A Rose for Emily. Both portray interplay across generations which manifest itself as resistance of change in previous generations. The grandmother in A Good Man is Hard to Find and Emily in A Rose for Emily are largely parallel to one another in respect to the themes of the stories. Through subservient motifs as privilege, nostalgia, and irony the overarching theme of death is effectually portrayed in both A Good Man is Hard to Find and A Rose for Emily....   [tags: Family, Sociology, Death, For Emily]

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The Job Is A Short Book By Eric T

- The Job is a short book by Eric T. Whitfield about self-discovery through coping of the death of a loved one. The purpose of the book is to stress the importance of grief and acceptance of life and death after somebody has died, in whatever way that may be. This is achieved by the author through self-discovery while reminiscing and time at work spent with a character called James. After the death of his grandfather, the author stopped feeling close to family and like he belonged, he felt hopeless, and blue....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Life, Death]

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The Latin American Literature I 'll Be Comparing Is The Christmas Turkey And The Third Bank Of The River

- The two Latin American literature I’ll be comparing is “The Christmas Turkey” and “The Third Bank of the River.” In “The Christmas Turkey” it is about a nineteen year old boy and his family attempting to celebrate Christmas but has a tough time due to the father 's death. In the end, the young boy was able to get the family to celebrate Christmas by feasting on the turkey. The other literature “The Third Bank of the River” is about a father who goes on a strange journey with his canoe traveling on the river leaving his family behind....   [tags: Family, Death, Short story, Mother]

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The United States Air Force

- ... I really hadn’t thought about what I would do or how I would feel about it. Death at that time really hadn’t even come in to my mind. I had seen death on films and television, especially war movies. Though it was either shocking or sad I didn’t put it to the perspective of real life. Then one Monday night when I was with my family participating in family night, I received message that my grandmother had passed away. It still didn’t seem like a shock to me because I had known for a while that she had Alzheimer’s disease and that my grandfather and her weren’t quite taking care of themselves like they should be doing....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Life, Death]

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The Jilting Of Granny Weatherall

- ... This abandonment left a lasting scar on her life. Doctor Harry attended to Granny throughout her illness and seemed to be condescending and put out towards her and Cornelia. Cornelia was Granny’s daughter who it was apparent loved her very much and appeared to be overly distraught by Granny’s impending death. She was a caregiver to her mother and doted on her so much that she set her up to live with her and her husband. Lastly, there is the granddaughter, Hapsy to whom Granny appears to have conversations with and confuses her with others who are present....   [tags: Short story, Protagonist, Family, Death]

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The Implications Of Aging Individuals And Aging Societies

- Discuss the implications for aging individuals and aging societies of: There are many implications for aging indivuals and the aging societies. One example would be the increase of life expectancy for an aging individual and the aging society. A second example would be the increase of chronic conditions for an aging indivudual and the aging society. Following are specific implications for these two examples. Increasing life expectancy There has definitely been an increase in life expectancy....   [tags: Family, Medicine, Death, Grandparent]

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Summary : ' Miracle For Breakfast '

- Hereditary Fate Why did Bishop name this poem “Sestina”. This question pervades my mind every time I read it through. This is not her first sestina; in her earliest poetry collection North & South, Bishop wrote a sestina titled “Miracle for Breakfast”. It is possible she wrote this poem just to prove that she could, as numerous people have criticized “Miracle for Breakfast” as one of Bishop’s weaker poems, claiming the work to be ultimately hindered by the skeleton of a sestina. It makes sense that a young Bishop struggled with the sestina form because it is incredibly unforgiving....   [tags: Poetry, Family, Sestina, Death]

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I Have Learned My Personal Life Lessons

- ... We all ate and spent time together. Susan told us stories of when she and my father were children and how much things have changed since then. She told us about Mariah’s new boyfriend and her new job. She invited my sister and me to go back to Georgia with them, but our parents would not let us. We never imagined this being our last moments with Susan. Once again, it was time for my aunt to head back to Georgia to fulfill her plans of going to the creek and swimming. Mariah decided to invite some friends to go along with them....   [tags: Family, Life, Death, Grandparent]

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Come Home : The Trip Of Bountiful

- ... The dilemma surrounding money was represented by the various ways she tried to hide the check and the reference to the need to change it for cash. On the matters about money, Sollie (2004) aptly cited, The focus on the subject (money) leave them wondering if we’re more interested in it than in them, or if we’re trying to wrest control of all they’ve worked for… They start to get the uneasy feeling that everyone is just waiting for the money... They hang on tight and refuse to make a decision (p....   [tags: Family, Death, Gerontology, Ageing]

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Facts About Truths And Truths

- My World View would be a looking glass of the kaleidoscope about truths and half-truths in life. I believe everyone has a time and a place for their life events. It reverts back to the old saying” everything happens for a reason”. Everything that has happened to me, was for some unforeseen reason that a higher power deemed fitting for me to experience. It is like a main thoroughfare, it may have divergent of avenues, but comes right back to the “main” road. Thus, leads to the reason I believe theologically way of thinking is because I come from a long line of women that have witnessed the deja’vu effects....   [tags: Life, Family, Reality, Death]

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Fued between Families in Shakespeare´s Romeo And Juliet

- ... As the family stated, blood feuds don’t get over with one death and most suffering ones from these vendettas are teenagers in the families. In my response, I will include the significance and the evaluation of the article as well as the connection with the themes of Romeo and Juliet. This article doesn’t tackle a issue which is new but it has breakthrough information which make people think and revise this topic. This event between families happened in 2008, actually it’s not old because blood feuds can continue for decades with the new generations from the families....   [tags: family, blood, death, teenagers, problem]

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Flannery O ' Connor 's A Good Man

- In the beginning of the short story, "A Good Man is Hard to Find," the grandmother is quickly seen as a frivolous, grouchy, and oppressive person. The not so amicable but rather clever family is at endeavor, going on a get-away to Florida. At first, the grandmother dreaded going on the family vacation to Florida because of detainees having gotten away from the neighborhood jail; declining to be forgotten, the grandmother followed along. Along the drive, the grandmother thought back of her past loves and going to a specific manor that stood before the war....   [tags: Family, MISFITS, Death, Good and evil]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Elegy For My Father, Who Is Not Dead '

- Family dynamics are patterns in the relationships between family members. Every family has its own dynamics and there are very different from one another because of the many aspects that influence them such as the numbers of members in the family, the personalities of the individuals, the cultural background, the economic status, values, and personal family experiences. This paper will analyze the two different relationship patterns found in the poem “Elegy for My Father, Who Is Not Dead,” by Andrew Hudgins and in the short story “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker....   [tags: Short story, Family, Death, Mother]

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My Brother Who Motivated Me

- ... This lesson was learned after her mom taught her about hygiene, and her mistakes as a kid. Besides her necessities, in her light weight bag she carried the most important thing of all. Her cell phone. This not only improved her life dramatically but made it easier for her parents who travel and work in the Bronx to contact her.Her life was deeply affected after learning the world of technology. She was also influenced by her uncle, who worked as an IT in Montefiore Hospital. Her life of music was also important to her....   [tags: High school, Family, Death, Cat]

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The Sad Reality Of Life

- ... They say never trust an addict, but I did. I trusted her with all I had, and everything I was. It was the first of November, 2014, my in-laws had gathered to celebrate a family birthday, but the only person that wasn’t present was Stephanie. Her job was to bake the cake for whoever 's birthday. It was so it was strange that she hadn’t shown up. What was even more strange was the fact that no one had spoken with her in almost a week. Every person in my family had that gut feeling that she had passed on- that she lost her battle....   [tags: Family, Death, Life, Drug addiction]

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The Story Of The Shawl

- In the story of The Shawl, we follow a mother who struggled during the holocaust to keep her child and niece alive. She works to keep her child feed and quiet, after a while she watches her child get taken by the guards. She gets her heart torn watching her child ripped away from her, now she has to survive without her child. She must suffer alone Helpless that is the only one to explain the infant. She depends on her mother to provide her basic needs. Only the mothers’ body is so deprived of her own basic needs that she can no longer produce milk, by default she can no longer nourish her daughter....   [tags: Family, Death, Foster care, Parent]

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The Life of Rudolph Valentino

- Back to 1895 was when a star was born a man that loved to act and dance, but his life was over way to soon. On May 6, 1895 Rudolph Valentino was born in Castellaneta, Italy (Rudolph Valentino Encyclopedia par.1). Rudolph Valentino was born to a French mother and an Italian father but, his father died when Rudolph Valentino was at a young age (Biography par.2). Valentino was spoiled, even kicked out of different school, but in the end he got a diploma farming (Rudolph par. 1). Since Valentino’s father died at an early age he did not have much discipline (Walker 11)....   [tags: acting, family, death]

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When I Was A Child

- When I was a child I used to dump in my knickers. For those children under four years old, this is standard, but for those like me, who exceeded the age threshold, encopresis is the medical term. Mine was never a medical problem nor was it and still is a pleasant conversational piece. A topic involving human excrement is never pleasing and I am sure my mother never found the conversations palatable either, ‘Mrs Cuthbert, is it possible you could pop by the school, Shanel has soiled herself again’....   [tags: Family, Death, Mother, Sitting]

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Descriptive Essay : Sweet, Not Salty

- ... I only had one class to go to today, after first period I would be at my grandma’s funeral. When it came time to be whisked off to the funeral home, it was dead silent in my family’s car. My sister and I were busy on our phones while the radio playing was the only noise between my mom and my dad. When we arrived at our destination, my dad grunted out, “We’re here, go in first.” As I walked towards the funeral home, the scent of my dad 's newly lit cigarette curled around my nose. My family sat on the first pew to the left of the funeral room, which gave us clear view of my grandma’s casket, a sleek black with silver accents....   [tags: Family, Mother, Laughter, Death]

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