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    This is a clever story in which a writers conscienceappears as a monster in his own home. After tryingunsuccessfully to reason with it, the writer decides totrick the monster and eventually he kills his ownconscience. As a result he becomes a monster himself, living cruelly and selfishly for the rest of his

    life.

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    The Man

    The Conscience

    Aunt Mary

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    He was in his room talking to his conscience when his son walked in , then he

    shouted him get out shut the door. After that he asked his conscience whyanybody could see him and the monster said only you can see me .

    After that he asked the monster aboutappearance, and the monster said it was you

    my looks are the result of your actions. My skinbecame thicker and turned green every timeyou think in bad actions.

    The monster even remind him about the time hecould give fifty dollars at church, but he give

    only a dime . Then he said "if I make badthings, I can kill you? " The monster said yes.

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    The conscience know a lot of them. The man began to ask about theconsciences of some people as his neighbor Mr. Thompson, Tom Smith and AuntMary.Mr. Thompsons conscience had a great body and beautiful hair when he wasthree meters tall, but Mr. Thompsons things were not going so well. Now hisconscience sleeps in a shoe box and has no hair on his head. That was in linewith what was Mr. Thompson, because he was a selfish and bad.

    Tom Smiths conscience is ten meters tall. He hasbig strong legs and eyes. However, he never sleeps. Working day and night and enjoy their work. Indeed, Tom Smith was the noblest man of the people.

    Aunt Marys conscience is very big. He sleeps onthe field, because there isnt a door big enough for her. Aunt Mary was not ashamed of her thoughtsand actions.

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    Suddenly, he heard the voice of Aunt Mary. She had arrived. Immediately, she began to askseveral questions to the man about his wife and children. Questions like if the man helpedthe poor family living turning the corner and if he visited his greatest teacher who lived

    alone. The man lied telling her all this time he was busy writing and couldnt do thoseactions. Obviously, the man's heavy heart was affecting his conscience. He needed to staylight. His body fell to the floor. Each of the lies the man told that were affecting hisconscience. He was trying to move toward the door, but couldnt, because each of AuntMarys words were very hard.

    Then the conscience closed his eyes and theman jumped on top of grabbing his neck.Conscience was dead forever. The man wasfree.He asked his aunt Mary that no longer givemore speeches about smoking. No more little

    talks about right and wrong. At the end of theday was a man without a conscience. AuntMary ran out of the mans house.Since that day, the man began to commitcrimes of various kinds. No voices aroundhim. He is alone at home and do not have

    visitors. He will always be your own boss. Heis free.

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    Ashamed: feeling bad, not proud, about sometimes you have

    done.

    Dime : value of a currency is equivalent to 10 cents.

    Homeless : a person without home.

    Mess : thing are not in place.

    Monster : an ugly, scarry person or animal in stories.

    Selfish : relating to or characterized by self-interest.

    Suffering : the state of a person or thing that suffers.

    Weaker : without force.

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    Who are the monster ?

    How does the writer feel before the monster walks in?Why the monster did put green?

    What lies does the writer tell the homeless man?

    Why did the writers conscience become weak and ugly?

    How does the writer feel after he has killed the monster?

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