Just like in real life

Just like in real life, eating in stories and books can mean more than just eating. In “I’m not your Perfect Mexican daughter” stopping to eat a meal together happens in almost every scene. Looking further into what meals can actually represent, there is conclusive evidence that they could represent communion or the breaking of bread.  Communion does not just have one meaning, it can mean multiple different things such as the religious observance, a meal shared with family or an intimate relationship.Webster’s dictionary defines communion as “intimate fellowship or rapport”.While communion may have separate meanings.

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News of The World by Paulette Jiles

The novel, News of The World by Paulette Jiles, depicts a journey of cultural interconnection in Texas after the Civil War. During this time period, Texas becomes divided from the world and dilapidated with no law enforcement, and an uneducated, unethical society. The main character, Captain Kidd is emotionally lost during his journey through Texas with a former Kiowa captive, Johanna Leonberger. Johanna, a young girl taken away from her parents at age four is also emotionally lost in life because she is confused, and doesn't know or understand what’s going on.

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Basketball is more than just a game

To most people basketball is just a game–to me, it’s so much more.  My grandpa coached, my dad played, and now I play.  I grew up in the gym, surrounded by the bright lights and bleachers.  I can’t remember a time in my life when I didn’t play basketball.  There are pictures of me when I was just four years old at my grandpa’s basketball camps.  He taught me the fundamentals, just as he taught my dad.  I used to sit in the corner of the gym while he’d coach his team and practice dribbling, passing, and shooting.  When most girls my age were touching a basketball for the first time, I was beginning to shoot at a regulation basket.  I got a head start on the competition, and I refuse to give that up.

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