Execution: Escape From Furnace by Alexander Gordon Smith.The title of the story relates to this book because it’s about the main character, Alex, and his friends escaping from Furnace penitentiary. This is the final book and Alex has made a promise to himself to find Alfred Furnace, the owner and creator of Furnace Penitentiary, and kill him. Thus “execution”.
The American Dream is the idea that all people in America, regardless of race, gender, nationality, or class, can be successful if they work hard enough. This term became more prominent in the early twentieth century as more immigrants came to America with the hope of a better life. These immigrants were willing to work hard in order to rise above their poverty and secure a future for themselves and their families. What is hard work? If a person becomes successful because they broke laws, have they truly fulfilled the American Dream? True success should be found through honest work, and because of this, Jay Gatsby is a manipulator of the American Dream.
“I felt the starched walls of a pink cotton penitentiary closing in on me, and for the second time in my life, I thought of running away. Immediately.” She felt overwhelmed and felt as though she was being suffocated, even to the point of drowning in expectations. Another example of gender discrimination, or sexism, would be after the jury declares Tom Robinson guilty.
Brian Sugrim Child of Rosita sugrim Who loves cookies and chocolate Who hates school Who wants people to see him in heaven when they die Who wishes good things about himself Who dreams about making himself better everyday Who is determined to do his best Who wants to be joyful all the time Who is proud of all his accomplishments. Who graduated ps.7 Who lives in brooklyn New York Brian Sugrim
“The person I have become, who sits writing in this chair at this desk, has been forged by enormous struggle and unexpected blessings, despite the dehumanizing environment of a prison intended to destroy me” (5). Jimmy Santiago Baca managed to survive through life’s obstacles, becoming a better person in the end, a person he wouldn’t have been if he hadn 't fought for it. His life started off with a drunken father who would beat them, and soon after a mother who abandoned them. Him and his siblings grew up with their grandparents, hoping for their parents to return for them, until they were sent to an orphanage and eventually gave up hope. Overtime all the family had grown apart, only rarely did his siblings speak to him. Drugs, fights, and
East of Eden, by John Steinbeck, reflects the complexities in father/son relationships. The connection between a father and his son is vital to their development. The novel explores the impact of these relations is immense. The central allusion of the novel is comparing several characters to Cain and Abel, who were formed through their attempted relationship with their father-like figure, God. They struggled and vied for the attention, love, and respect of God, which subconsciously influenced their actions and thoughts. Cain ended up murdering Abel out of envy of his favorable position, and that conflict is reflected through Charles and Adam Trask, and later Adam’s children Caleb and Aaron. The characters struggle with the notions of good and evil. Timshel is a repeating theme. The concept is the biblical depiction of the internal strife between good and evil that lies in each character.
In this essay “Living in Two Worlds” written by Marcus Mabry, I will analyse his split life by examining how his new life is affect poverty, finding a balance and self reliance. The harsh reality is many of his family members were struggling to make ends meet while he was living a modest life because of the scholarship he had received in ninth grade. This affects him from truly enjoying this experiencing considering that during the day his life was satisfying but when he got home this completely changed when he was forced with his reality of living with poverty. As a result of this “Most students who travel between the universe of poverty and affluence during breaks experience similar conditions, as well as the guilt, the helplessness and, sometimes, the embarrassment associated with them. ”(Mabry 100) The previous quote highlights why it
In the case of Jacob Lawrence, his personal style brought the African-American experience to life using contrasts between dark and vivid colors. Nonetheless, two examples of some of his most known paintings include “ The Builders, The Family” and “This is a Family Living in Harlem”. While both paintings are similar in that they both show strong family unity in the African Culture, they are different in the setting where each of the paintings are taking place.
In John Steinbeck’s novel, East of Eden, the author explores mankind’s endeavor to overcome internal and worldly evil by utilizing biblical allusions and circular prose.
Can social classes affect the character of a person? In his story “Monstro,” Junot Diaz Describes how an infection took over many people in the Dominican Republic, more specifically the Haitians in poverty. He also gives us insight in the conflict the narrator is facing of liking a girl called Mysty who is of a different social status than he is, and of a wealthy guy called Alex and his desire to be a photographer at any risk. Diaz focuses on how an infection can affect people of different social status. He discusses how immune the wealthy are comparing to the poor to the infected, when compared to the blacks who are more at risk of the disease. Also, he shows how cross-class relationships are not really the norm in his story. Diaz argues that socio-economic difference between the rich and the poor in “Monstro” and shows how wealth influences the character of a person and how they live day by day.
Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis” is an example of how archetypal irony can shape an entire work. Gregor Samsa our main character is not concerned at all with his own personal wellbeing when he awakes to discover this twist. He is concerned with the inconvenience that it may have on those around him. Even through his death we see the truth behind those who he is most concerned with, which in itself is ironic. Irony is first seen when a man wakes up to find that a cruel twist of fate has turned him into a giant beetle. Irony is used to separate what is perceived and what is reality.
The very first page of this book we are presented with a letter from Alex, who is obviously leaving home. The letter I believed was a really cool way to give us the background of the story we needed to know on a personal level. This was our first look at Alex. He seems excited to be out in the Alaskan bush. Not too many people would be excited about that. Right away I’m interested in this character and his motives.
It was around 7 on a hot August afternoon in 1965, in a Los Angeles south central neighborhood; when a twenty-one year old man named Marquette Frye was on his way home after a few beers to drop off his Brother. Not far from his house they were pulled over by an officer Lee Minkus who then proceeded to give Marquette Frye a field sobriety test. As Mr. Frye stumbled along the curb his brother Ronald Frye walked a few blocks over to the Frye residence and shortly returned with their mother. As the events unfolded the number of curious onlookers grew.
On a cold winter night like this Jason would be taking a boat to his grandparents house in North Carolina but this year they could not go. Jason was still wondering about why he and his mom and dad could not go. After all that thinking he went to bed. While he was sleeping, his mom and dad, Ann and Tom were discussing about not going to North Carolina .
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair Jr is about the life events of a lithuanian man named Jurgis