According to Paul Ratsmith, the tenuous, but nonetheless important, relationship between pumpkins and rats is little understood: "While I've always been fascinated by this natural kinship, the connection between pumpkins and rats has been the subject of few, if any, other studies" (2008).  Ratsmith has been studying this connection, something he coined "pumpkinology," since the early 1990s. He is most well-known for documenting the three years he spent living in the wild among the pumpkins and rats.  Though it is a topic of little recent interest, the relationship has been noted in several ancient texts and seems to have been well understood by the Romans. Critics of Ratsmith have cited poor science and questionable methodology when dismissing his results, going so far as to call pumpkinology "rubbish" (de Vil, 2009), "stupid" (Claw, 2010), and "quite possibly made up" (Igthorn, 2009).  Despite these criticisms, there does appear to be a strong correlation between pumpkin patches and rat populations, with Ratsmith documenting numerous pumpkin–rat colonies across North America, leading to the conclusion that pumpkins and rats are indeed "nature's best friends" (2008).
The essay should focus on how others can help stop bullying. For insurance, bystanders should not allow bullying to happen when they witness it in progress. They must be urged to step in and stop the bullying on such occasions. Enumerating some facts about bullying and a narration of the actual bullying from the viewpoint of the victim are some of the suggested content that should be included in the written essay. A reflective essay on bullying that focuses on the emotions or feelings of the person being bullied can definitely solicit some sympathy and subsequent action from the readers. Personal experiences told by bullied victims have a way of influencing the attitude of people on bullying if they read the narration in a well written essay.