The main topic proposal for my research project will focus on Mary Karr’s The Liars’ Club events and how they are based on a true story as far as she can recall. Mary Karr’s The Liars’ Club deals with rape, alcoholism and a mother that is nervous in East Texas with list of seven husbands. The human mind’s memory is delicate and can change (Simply). A first-hand account such as a memoir gives me a chance to analyze the truth behind the stories. Eyewitness accounts are highly inaccurate and several witnesses in the same place and time can have many different accounts of the same scene (Eyewitnes).
“9/11 changed America fundamentally, far more so than outsiders realized at the time. For Americans it genuinely was a new Pearl Harbour, an attack on the homeland that made them feel vulnerable for the first time in 60 years,” (Powell, 2003). The terrorist attacks of 9/11 affect America today because they instigated the creation of the Department of Homeland Security and the “War on Terror,” and led to an increase in anti-Muslim hate crimes. “Often referred to as 9/11, the attacks resulted in extensive death and destruction, triggering major U.S. initiatives to combat terrorism and defining the presidency of George W. Bush,” (9/11, 2010). The most noticeable of these effects was the creation of the Department of Homeland Security.
9/11 in New York is the historical tragedy memory to friends and family. This event have shocked many people lives and will not be forgotten. It also affected the market, building, and business. In addition, it left businesses, offices,people who lived apartments, and neighbors being bankrupt, jobless, and homeless. Terrorists caused a huge impact corrupting buildings and innocent lives.
During the September 11 hijackings, the worst terror attack on American soil, hundreds of lives were lost due to lack of fundamental communications between officials. 9/11 was the largest act of terror committed on American soil in which 23 radical Muslims hijacked four planes. Two planes were flown into the North and South Tower, one into the Pentagon and one drove down into a Pennsylvania field. Many argue that if there were better communication systems that were put into place that many more lives could have been saved.. According to the Associated Press, “Sept. 11 was a convergence of the worst possible problems in communication technology—a jammed commercial network made cell phone use impossible” (Sharp).
I decided to choose the 9/11 memorial area as my observation site, living in New York City my whole life, I felt like this was the most significant place to observe for this particular project. The physical location of the memorial is located right in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan, and to no surprise, the area is very well organized to attract tourists. Just about every part of the space is being used by the pedestrians during the busy hours. The design of the area is well thought out, the two main pools where the World Trade Center use to be is surrounded by the new buildings and the relatively new museum, this makes every part of the new experience easy and very accessible during the tour (if you pay for it of course). Almost
Despite the attack on 9/11 being the biggest and deadliest act of terrorism to date, it certainly was not first encounter the U.S. has had over the course of its history. The first recorded instance of terrorism in America dates back to 1622 when the Jamestown colony was attacked by the Powhatan Native Americans, who killed nearly 30% of the colony’s white population (Beutel, 2007). However, it wasn’t until 1867 that the first terrorist organization, the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) was formed. Originally created as a non-violent social organization, the white supremacist group quickly turned to violence and became the face for white southern resistance against policies made by the Republican Party to establish equality for Blacks during the Reconstruction
A day forever remembered in United States history is September 11, 2001. Not only did the event that occurred on this day effect the loved ones of many, it touched every U.S citizen. The event of 9/11 has gone down as one of the most tragic and influential events in all of history. There were many causes that led to this disaster and you mustn’t forget the effects it left on America. You may be unaware of how far the event goes back in history, with causes dating back to the 1980’s.
“You have to be your own person. You can’t let people 's opinions determine how you think about yourself. There’s a difference between identity and self identity” (Amy Tan). A person that conforms to popular perspectives lacks individualism and the ability to mold their own identity. Millennials and Technology, by Simon Sinek, talks about how millennials are a puppet generation that adapt to common ideas, Simon explicitly talks about transcendentalist ideas; Thoreau, a transcendentalist author believes that all people should be non-conformist, in his Where I Live, and What I Lived for novel, Thoreau reveals his journey into the wilderness, in search of his true self.
This retrospective on my years in the public service arena had a modest original purpose. It began as a discussion of my years as a State government administrator from 1971 to 1976. The intent then was to document the most significant, most interesting, and sometimes amusing episodes that occurred during my 5+ years in State government. I wanted to do this because these experiences were important to me and because I thought they might be important, perhaps useful, and even interesting to others. These chapters form the core of this retrospective.
The novel starts with an anonymous American sitting at a café in Lahore being approached by a Pakistani man who introduces himself as Changez. The two briefly talk about typical American traits until Changez starts to narrate his experiences in America. Throughout their discussion, the bulky waiter repetitively concerns the American with his abnormal behavior and glances while Changez constantly assures that there is nothing to worry about. In many instances, Changez’s choices of words towards the American imply that he may be an undercover agent. Changez starts the story of his experiences in America with the time when he was a college student at Princeton University.
On September 11, 2001, the world stood still in sheer disbelief, as the United States fell victim to an appalling terrorist attack. An Islamic extremist group, known as Al-Qaeda, hijacked four commercial airplanes in the morning of this life-changing day. The group targeted monumental buildings in both New York and Washington, D.C. and executed multiple, suicide attacks, which left behind a massive sea of destruction. Images clearly reveal flames and plumes of black smoke, billowed from the floors and windows of the World Trade Center. Lives have certainly changed in some shape or form and for some, more than others.
The society unconsciously judge people who are different from the majority. This judgement includes the way people look, speak, make decisions and much more. In a memoir, society’s attitudes towards certain topics could be determined from the stories crafted in the book. Greg Sestero, one of the authors of The Disaster Artist, tells various stories about his relationship with Tommy Wiseau and the stories behind the making of the infamous movie The Room, in which both of them took part. Knowing that some of the audience of the book are the cult fans of The Room, the authors made a rhetorical choice to engage them with the story.