She wanted to believe that her hardships were only temporary, so she looked to story book characters as her friends and a refuge from reality. She is very good at vivid description and dialogue as well as her prose- using ordinary language without meter and making it sound beautiful. It creates a mental image in the mind of the reader. She also describes things abnormally, which makes the reader think of whatever is being discussed in a different light. It is very colorful
I went into it knowing that I had to be careful and make sure that I kept reasserting the truth in my mind, and I did. This kept me from being pulled in by it, but the book itself is very appealing. Witches themselves seem like nice, genuinely good people. They want to heal, they want to help the environment, they do not want to do anything to hurt others, they respect women, and more. And I think that in reality they probably are good people, they just got caught in Satan’s
This book is great for reports because the content is very straight-forward. Miriam Greenblatt avoided being wordy in Elizabeth I and Tudor England. In my opinion, that was also the book’s greatest flaw. The book struggled to catch my attention and interest. I would recommend Elizabeth I and Tudor England only to the people who enjoy reading about historical events.
He is the most important minor character because he allows the plot of the story to continue. The novel’s main focus is not on Croy, but he points out the strengths and weaknesses of Tally. This continues one of the main events in the following text evidence found on page 237. “Some Smokies were suspicious of her, worried that she might be a spy. Tally had thought they all accepted her by now.
In Neil Postman’s Amusing Ourselves to Death the author assert that the age of typography has been replaced by the age of television. I agree with this statement, but not entirely because nowadays there are still people who are not influenced by media. In this book, Postman tries to prove the fact that media has a powerful impact on people because makes them accept whatever it says, using persuasion, their emotions and the fact that they believe that whatever is been said must be true and right. Therefore, what the author tries to say is that too often people think nothing of what they see or read in the media and they simply accept everything. I think the main points about which Neil Postman speaks in this article are about the difficulty whereby we realize
Overall, this book was one of very few, in which the author presents a humanizing element that manages to reach out and cause the reader to reflect upon themselves. It reveals how like almost everyone and everything in life, that we wear a mask, a beautiful mask to hide the faults we have, and create a perfect illusion for everyone to see. This book teaches people of the gildedness that they all carry with them. The takeaway is to not put up a front in order hide who someone really is, and in the end, attempt to be true to
She says,“I mean, that even if there's one or two people who aren't too wild about you now -- and that's all there really are -- that even they would like you. And every- body else who already likes you, they'll like you even more. Purely out of curiosity, Maniac replied, "How's all that supposed to happen:'" Amanda told him about Cobble's Knot.” She helped him fit in because she knew that he could do it. The author, Jerry Spinelli, also showed how well she worked with others and collaborated. For example, In the book, it says, “So you're the book boy."
Characterization in Fahrenheit 451 Being human or normal should not be weird or unacceptable. In Bradbury’s dystopian novel, everyone is supposed to be the same because they think that will make everyone happy. Of course, you will have your rule breakers that are not like everyone else or the one that wishes they could be that person. In the sci-fi novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, he uses imagery to show characterization of each of the characters. Clarisse stood out because she was different.
“So who’s your favorite author?” I guess you figured since all we knew about each other was that we shared a similar goal to pursue nonconformity, a few brief introductory questions were not totally out of the ordinary. (Although, in retrospect, I do not think normal people begin with “Who is your favorite author?”) Nevertheless, I answered, “Fitzgerald.” A look of disinterest and revived curiosity fused together on your face,and I tried to solve the puzzle before you could criticize me for being cliche. “I assure you that I am enamored with The Great Gatsby for more figurative reasons. It is much more than a story involving a scandalous love triangle and ostentatious parties; it is call for the revival of the true American Dream. You see, Fitzgerald’s critical observation of the upper echelon and his juxtaposition of the Valley of Ashes and the West and East Egg islands enthralled me.” “What exactly is enthralling about the latter?”
During the end of the book Don Quixote de la Mancha has a self reflection, and he realizes the person he has become. In the end of the novel Don Quixote says “My mind has been restored to me, and it is now clear and free, without those gloomy shadows of ignorance cast over me by my wretched, obsessive reading of those detestable books of chivalry. Now I can recognize their absurdity and their deceitfulness, and my only regret is that this discovery has come so late that it leaves me no time to make amends by reading other books that might be a light for my soul” (Cervantes, 554). The self reflection greatly help Don Quixote de la Mancha to return home before his death to again become Alonso Quijano. He reflected on his journey and many adventures he had and realize the insane actions, often hurting the people around him.
Quality Over Quantity Throughout reading a book, the themes and morals that are meant to be taught are often overlooked. One never stops after reading a book or story to ponder about what they might have learned by reading the book. The book is simply put down and forgotten. The best books, however, have themes that are never forgotten and can be applied to any other book or even in greater situations. Two seemingly unalike books like Fahrenheit 451 written by Ray Bradbury and Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass written by himself provide a great example of comparing the two different themes and even finding common ones between them.