Essay about Charlotte Lucas

“Now when I fall upon the sidewalks of life, I skin my knees. I bleed.” As the youth grow up and become older, they are no longer cushioned inside their little bubble where everything is done for them and nothing can harm them. Instead, as they begin to mature, they realize the harsh reality of the world they grow up in and must continue to learn the truth. While everyone must go through this change in their life, different people handle the situation at hand in clearly different ways. Both Billy Collins in “On Turning Ten” and Harper Lee’s Jem in To Kill a Mockingbird, explore the idea of the responsibility, presented to children as they grow older, and the hardships outside of the joyous childhood they once had, but they do so in two distinct ways.

The Price of Cool

In the article "The Price of Cool: A Teenager, a Juul and Nicotine Addiction" by Jan Hoffman, the main argument being made is that the device is extremely addictive. It also argues that the Juul can cause many other underlying effects in people who use them. The main way the author chose to present these topics is through a true story, which helps to add validity to the article. Hoffman brings about the idea of the Juul being toxic and shows this throughout her article through a true story of an individual who used one for years.

What would happen if technology went extinct?

Have you ever thought to yourself what would happen if phones and other technology went extinct? I have,and now realized I had developed a bad phone habit. In The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg, he explains "the Habit loop". The Habit Loop is based on three key elements, a cue, a routine, and a reward. This phone habit corresponds to Duhigg’s "habit loop" because there is, in fact, a certain course of events that play out before actually using a smartphone.