Model Essays

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The Dieting Game | Pumpers | PTA Volunteers | The Recovering Dysfunctionals |
Weight Lifters | Motorcyle Riders Church Members, Gone Fishing, The Perfect Boy

Comparison and Contrast

Too Perfect for Me | The Differences Between My Identical Twin Cousins |
The Generation Gap in My Family | Pappadeux and Joe's Crab Shack |
And Then There Were Grandmothers, Within Me Anorexia vs. Bulimia


Blattiphobia | To Define "Awesome" | Wisdom
A Living Matter: Having Weight As Well As Occupying Space

Cause and Effect

My Decision to Teach |  Rings to Ruins | Flunking Out of College


How Confidence Can Easily Turn To Embarrassment | A Final Peace for Aunt Iola |
Going Home | Breaking Dad's Pain Tolerance  | The Big Catch


Blueberry Whipped Cream Pie


Reform for Electoral College


Save the Animals: Stop Animal Testing | The Right to Assisted Suicide | Videogames, Violence, and Vulgarity | What Can We Do to Prevent Teenage Pregnancy?

Critical Analysis

John Steinbeck's "TheChrysanthemums": A Woman Bound By Society
A Son's Plea To His Father
Has Mankind Really Made Progress? A Critical Analysis of the Characterization,
Theme, and Imagery of "The Pedestrian"
The Death of the Literate World in "The Pedestrian"
The Use of Stage Directions in "The Glass Menagerie"

The Emotional Appeal of "Some Thoughts on the Exploitation of  Non-Human Animals"
Expectations Versus Reality in Relationships: Adrienne Rich's "Living in Sin"
Oedipus and Othello: Pride and the Tragic Hero
Symbolism in "The Chrysanthemums"
Crane's Realsitic Treatment of War in "The Red Badge of Courage"
Crossing Cultural Boundaries: Comparing the Literary Qualities of Cather's A Lost Lady and Esquivel's Like Water for Chocolate
Feminist Gothic in "The Yellow Wallpaper"
The Existential Theme in Jack London's "To Build A Fire" 
Rude Awakening in "A&P" and "Cathedral"
Characterization and Symbolism in Alice Walker's "Everyday Use"
The Role of the Written Word in Jane Eyre and The Color Purple
Parallel Structure in "Clarence Thomas's Statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee" “A Clean Well-Lighted Place”: The Revelation of Nada
Two Functioning Psychos: Emily Grierson and Hannibal Lecter
Emily's Redemption
Othello and Anakin 

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