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Taken for Granted A street lamp flickered on and off; the moonlight filtered through the overcasting clouds. The early morning was indistinctly black and not a single person was in sight down the street. Headlights pierced through the uncanny night as a car slowly turned onto Fairview Street. The clock hand landed on 5 a.m. and the couple locked the car, closed the garage, and proceeded into the house. Eerily quiet, they headed straight towards bed and fell sound asleep. Little did they know, their two teenage sons, aged fifteen and sixteen, were murdered up on the second floor. Their bodies were not discovered until noon, around eight hours later. This is the true event of a double homicide that occurred to my friend and his younger brother just last week. Carver’s story, illustrating the sudden death of his beloved father, similarly reflects the unforeseen death of my close friend. Tragedies of this degree hit close to home, and will undoubtedly affect me for an eternity as it did with Carver. The personal experiences of both Carver and I are intermittently connected, and mirror each other throughout the story to convey the value of loved ones. To begin with, my personal story with my friend William Lin made me fathom the shortness of life and the need to value the people and experiences that I overlook every single day. Throughout middle school and high school, William Lin was always the one critiquing me, aiding me in school work and I took him for granted all these years. I did not realize how valuable of a friend he was to me, and wasn’t nearly grateful enough for him. Carver, also took his father for granted throughout most of his life. The quote, “Send me what you write, he said. I said I’d do that, but then I didn’t, I didn’t think he’d particularly care,” portrays Carver forgetting that his father was a big…...

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