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NFLer Has Extremely Bizarre Gameday Alter-Ego

This news article is about a NFL player who has a bizarre alter-ego. Greg Hardy says that every sunday he "transforms" into a giant sea monster, the kraken.  His alter-ego has helped him become one of the best defensive end's in the NFl.  In the book The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatz creates an alter-ego for himself.  He becomes a rich, mysterious, and well-mannered man who tries to fit in with the "old wealth" people.  Greg Hardy and Jay Gatsby have a lot in common.  Just like Hardy, Gatsby changes his name to fit his alter-ego.  People know Gatsby by his alter-ego.  They have no idea who the real Gatsby is until after he dies.  Greg Hardy isn't quit as extreme but people are starting to know him by his alter-ego and he believe's in it just as much as Gatsby believed in his.  They both change their appearance to fit their alter-ego's.  Hardy paints stripes on his face, puts in colored contacts, and tapes over his name on his jersey.  Gatsby buys luxurious things and dress's in fancy suits.  The difference between these two is that they both have completely different reasons for creating there alter-ego.  Hardy created his for football, while Gatsby created his to impress a girl, Daisy.

 

 

This news article is about a NFL player who has a bizarre alter-ego. Greg Hardy says that every sunday he "transforms" into a giant sea monster, the kraken. His alter-ego has helped him become one of the best defensive end's in the NFl. In the book The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatz creates an alter-ego for himself. He becomes a rich, mysterious, and well-mannered man who tries to fit in with the "old wealth" people. Greg Hardy and Jay Gatsby have a lot in common. Just like Hardy, Gatsby changes his name to fit his alter-ego. People know Gatsby by his alter-ego. They have no idea who the real Gatsby is until after he dies. Greg Hardy isn't quit as extreme but people are starting to know him by his alter-ego and he believe's in it just as much as Gatsby believed in his. They both change their appearance to fit their alter-ego's. Hardy paints stripes on his face, puts in colored contacts, and tapes over his name on his jersey. Gatsby buys luxurious things and dress's in fancy suits. The difference between these two is that they both have completely different reasons for creating there alter-ego. Hardy created his for football, while Gatsby created his to impress a girl, Daisy.

 


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Taylor Swift - Love Story

When thinking about a theme song for a character I thought of Daisy. I picked the song” Love Story” by Taylor Swift. I picked this song because it is talking about how they had a romance when they were younger, which could be compared to Daisy’s romance with Gatsby at a young age. And about how as she gets older she marries someone else, but will always love Gatsby. I think that this song is a perfect theme song for Daisy Buchanan.

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American Dream - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The American dream has been around for decades upon decades. We even see it in many books. Like one being Of Mice and Men. I think that the American dream is specific to each person. No person is the same, so no person will have the same dream as someone else. The American dream could be something as simple as to own a house, to have their dream job, or to even have a family. Or it could be something much more complicated like to have reached an extremely high social status. I think that everyone has some type of an American dream, whether they know it or not. Most people just want to have a house, a family, and a job that they like. I think that the American dream is a positive thing. It can give people something to strive for throughout their life.

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Hurricane Sandy Barrels Region, Leaving Battered Path

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For my current event, I picked something that was related to hurricane sandy, because one of the harder hit places was Long Island. Which is where The Great Gatsby takes place.  This article mainly talks about how hard the New York area got hit. The places where the characters in the story lived, is completely destroyed. This article even compares the damage to what Europe looked like at the end of World War II.  Most of the people living there did not have power for days. This storm left 90 percent of Long Island in the dark. It is crazy to think how Long Island in the book has huge mansions, and now those houses have completely disappeared. This part of the country will never look the same again.

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Jazz Age - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The jazz era was during the same time as the roaring twenties, which feeded into the great depression. Now the jazz era has influenced pop culture long after it ended. The jazz era started an icon fashion statement known as the flapper dress. This era started women in the work force. This made many more opportunities for women from work to the social scene. If I could bog back in time and live anywhere the 1920’s would definitely be high on my list. I think it would be so cool to experience this era, which has inspired some things today. The jazz era also created many new famous women singers. I think that the jazz era was a fun and creative time. This time was unlike any else. The things worn during this era have not been worn during any era before or after it. I think that the jazz era was unlike any other era.

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This chart is like the chart that you see when you go to the eye doctor. As you bet farther down on the picture the words start to bet smaller and smaller. This is basically saying that censorship of books may cause people to not read. Now if you do not read, they are saying you will go blind. Now reading does not actually cause blindness. So this picture is basically saying that everyone should read. Even if the book is banned. I think that reading is important because it can help with vocabulary. Even reading a book that is banned is not as bad as not reading at all. So in the end I think that everyone should read no matter what type of book it is.

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