When reading a book such as Crossed, by Ally Condie, readers often notice elements that make the connection to the story deeper. Having knowledge in elements from the chapters “Every trip is a quest (except when it’s not)”, “Geography Matters”, and, “Is That a Symbol?” in Thomas Foster’s How to Read Literature Like a Professor For Kids helps readers identify that those three elements are used in Ally Condie’s Crossed. Before understanding how three certain chapters from How To Read Literature Like A Professor relate to Crossed, background information from Condie’s previous book in the series, Matched, must be explained. The main character, Cassia Reyes, lives in a dystopian government called the Society.
When she says “My head is killing me, my throat is killing me, my stomach bubbles with toxic waste. I just want to sleep. A coma would be nice, or amnesia. Anything, just to get rid of this, these thoughts, whispers in my mind. Did he rape my mind too?”
In The Cold Equations by Tom Godwin and Homestead in Idaho by Clinton F. Larson, Marilyn Lee Cross and Geneva have similar moral dilemmas in the way they react. In The Cold Equations, Marilyn is a stowaway on an Emergency Deployment Ship, or EDS, the contains fever serum. The ships have minimal fuel, so Marilyn’s added mass is fatal to not only herself but the pilot and the six sick workers who requested the serum. Geneva, from Homestead in Idaho, is bit by a rattlesnake. Geneva decides to bleed the poison out, but she cuts to deep resulting in her bleeding out.
It had been startled by the match, so because of its instinct to kill, it killed the closest thing which was Dr. Roylott. If Dr. Roylott knew that the snake was going to return to the same chair every time he came back through the ventilator, why would he be sitting in that
After a string of snakes being found becomes strangely to frequent, Nelson, the family helper, believes he is to be the next victim. In order to help calm him down, the Price sisters come up with a plan to catch who is planting these snakes. The plan is to spread ash around to the chicken coup, where Nelson lives, to see the footprints of the guilty. In the morning, they checked their trap and it was sprung. Footprints that matches the local witch but a snake was hiding in the shadows.
Annie, a former nurse, has stockpiled a ton of a codeine based narcotic called Norvil which she uses to control paul. Over the course of the novel, Annie gives Paul so much Norvil that he becomes addicted and begins exhibiting withdrawal symptoms when she withholds it. While I personally have no experience with addiction, I once broke my rib and was given a low grade narcotic to relieve the excruciating pain. This helped me appreciate how much pain Paul was in and how desperately he craved the drugs to relieve the pain. Misery has really shown me just how much of a hold narcotics can have on one’s life.
In the end, the evil snake is the thing that ends up killing Sykes, much to the shock of the readers. My interpretation was that the snake was used as a symbol of the evilness of Sykes and how in the end, it came back to literally bite him, which resulted in his demise. In conclusion, Sweat by Zora Neale Hurston what I consider to be the greatest work of short fiction I’ve read so far. I praise it for bringing up issues that black women specifically had to bear in that time period, such as working day and day out to survive and serve upper-class white folks in society.
The only time Jesse isn 't drinking like a fish, he 's strung out on drugs; Sara 's grasping at straws. And me, I 've got my gear on, safe. I 'm holding dozens of hooks and irons and poles-all tools that are meant to destroy, when what I need is something to rope us together.” (pg 143) He mentions that Kate’s problem, or fire, is that she is sick; Anna’s
When you have a dictatorship power and people look to you as a God you respect them, if people tried to leave or take that power away or from you the first thought shouldn’t be to kill them by poison them with potassium cyanide. When someone treats you wrong you just leave them, you don’t give them enough arsenic poison to kill them for not doing what you read in love stories. Jim Jones committed a mass murder by potassium cyanide poisoning while Nannie Doss created a series of murders along her years by arsenic poisoning. In this research paper we get to look back on Jim Jones and Nannie Doss’s earlier childhood, what actually made them notorious, and how their crime spree ended.
It’s sending people the message to stop bullying because it can end up leading to depression which can then lead to suicide. Just imagine being trapped every single day, not being able to talk to people because you only have “one red leaf.” That one thing you like about yourself is about to go away as well, so you completely hate yourself. Then it gets worse and worse, so you start to question why you are living. That would be terrible.
The lack of acceptance towards mental illnesses being considered actual illnesses has left many people with a fractured truth about mental illnesses as a whole. Although society is getting better at dealing with mental illnesses, there is still the perception that mental illnesses do not need to be treated because they are not visible wounds, which is completely untrue. Both John and Kathy think like this. "... Kathy did not insist that he see a psychiatrist ad that John did not feel the need to seek help." (O'Brien 75)
Chris Crutcher, the author of “Angus Bethune”, uses literary devices like character foils, allusions, and situational irony to engage the reader and make his characters come to life. There were many examples of allusions in “Angus Bethune”. I think he did this because he wanted the story to seem like it took place in our world. On page 1 Angus was having a conversation with his Grandfather. He described him as “A silver haired Rolls Royce of a grandfather.”
The poem “Old Couple” by Charles Simic uses diction and symbolism to show the idea that there are two ways of viewing death. The one that the unreliable speaker gives is that death is unavoidable and only brings pain. The other is the view that is developed from what the couple is actually doing which seems to be that death is peaceful and it is best to go through it with a love one. The poem starts off with the narrator describing the observations being made of an old couple. The narrator makes the statement that “They’re waiting to be murdered, or evicted.