The writer and teacher, Lindsay Rosasco, creates strong diction through the use of informal word choice. Her diction style relates to her audience, who are teenagers in high school. She is trying to convince them that she is not out to get them, she just wants the best for all of them. Rosasco doesn’t use a higher level of vocabulary or more grandiose style because if she did, then teenagers could turn away from the text and she is writing like how the students talk. By doing this, she lets the readers know that she understands how they live.
Malala employs pathos so that the reader could feel where she is coming from. As a result, she wants the reader to know that education for girls is a very imperative thing. By using vigorous pathos, she gets the reader to fathom that a girl’s education is important and meaningful to them. In the bibliography “I Am Malala” by Malala Yousafzai, the author mentions “Then, when she said I would have to leave my school books behind, I nearly cried, too. I loved school, and all I cared about were my books”.
Yousafzai employs pathos so the reader could feel where she is coming from. As a result, she wants the reader to know that education for girls is a very imperative thing. By using vigorous pathos, she gets the reader to fathom that a girl’s education is important and meaningful to them. In the bibliography “I Am Malala” by Malala Yousafzai, the author mentions “Then, when she said I would have to leave my school books behind, I nearly cried, too. I loved school, and all I cared about were my books”.
Sophie also had to be as flexible as a daffodil when she was forcefully moved to a foreign land. She had to undergo many drastic changes such as learning a new language, and she also had to go through torment from her peers, “Outside of school, we were “the Frenchies,” cringing in our mock-Catholic-school uniforms as the students from the public school across the street called us “boat people” and “stinking Haitians”” (Danticat 66). Amidst all of these challenges, Sophie still thrived in America, getting good grades and even getting into college. Sophie said that her responsibility is to study hard and do nothing but school and prayer (Danticat 67). These qualities exemplify the traits of the daffodil, how strong and flexible Sophie is amidst her
Life is an interesting thing because in life you learn so much from every single thing you do. You learn from your mistakes, you learn for your successes in life, you really just learn from everything you do. In the book Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse a young boy named Siddhartha seeks the outside world because he feels that he has stopped learning. In this poem Getting Up by Stephen Dobyns a little girl also is streiving to learn something new and she does that through her cat. Learning is not something that is optional to do and Siddhartha soon realizes this.
Although she was unhappy no one in her family knew she wanted to leave until she was already gone. In a letter she was writing to her family Marilyn said, “I have kept all these feelings inside me for a long time”. This inward questioning about whether she should stay at home and become the perfect housewife, or if she should chase her dream of becoming a doctor is what defines Marilyn as a character. She has all of these aspirations however, due to the social norms around her she is forced to choose between two separate lives. This decision and specifically the letter relates back to the title where it hints at secrets kept by characters in the novel.
“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view- until you climb into his skin and walk around in it,” (Lee 39). This quote of Atticus’ from Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird holds true in many situations. Sometimes people don’t think about how they might be wrong and are only focused on trying to be right. This quote will be proven true by my exemplifying of an argument with my mother, both sides of the argument, and its relation back to the novel To Kill a Mockingbird.
Jill MacSweeney wanted more than anything to go back in time to before her dad was dead. She had isolated herself from her boyfriend, her friends and her mother. She believed that you can’t lose one family member and simply replace them with a new one. She was absolutely not supportive of her moms decision to adopt a baby from Mandy. Jill felt her world was crumbling around her, as she tried to embrace a new family member and get over the loss of an old one.
Rachel starts the article by discussing with her oldest daughter, about her insomnia. She tells her that she shouldn 't look at her laptop and read a book instead - her daughter rolls her eyes instead and says that she has read a lot of books. This is the first place in the story who shows us the conflict, that Rachel means are between mothers and daughters. The style of argumentation is very closed and both mother and daughter are not very open to other suggestions and kind of stubborn.
With the hope of giving my students greater familiarity on their future test, I incorporated it into our curriculum. Our initial discussions about the play are always riveting and provide interesting debates in class. With the split of the kingdom and Lear’s rash behavior, my students have a tendency to be unsympathetic towards the aging king. Coming from an Asian background myself, I (for better or worse) understand the idea of parents having certain expectations from their children, all the while being uncommunicative about said expectations and later becoming upset when they’re not met. Hello, this is my life.
Spelling is something which Angela has taught herself, and she has discovered new methods of studying to help her learn new words. The documentary, Spellbound follows kids through their journey to the national spelling bee. Through Angela’s story the documentary exemplifies a theme of hard work and determination. Angela exemplifies that by showing that
My first Everest goal is to be a risk taker by trying new things in school and ask questions about things that I want to know more about. My second Everest goal is to work hard in Social Studies because I find that class boring and I need to try harder and pay more attention. I will do this by focusing on my work and turning things in on time.
To Kill a Mockingbird is a well know book that elaborates on racial, and social equality. Harper Lee authored, and published this book in July of 1960. The book is about a father with two curious children named Jeremy, and Scout. They learn many life lessons throughout the novel, helping them understand the state of racial and social inequality. Atticus their father is very educated, and a wise man.
To Kill a Mocking Bird Literary Criticism Hero; a man who is admired for courage and bravery. Atticus Finch is established as this “hero,” in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, a book illustrating the setting for the mid 1930’s in the Deep South. The writer, Harper Lee portrays a different type of hero. A lawyer defending an African American. Some propose Mr. Finch was not a man of fortitude.
Bear VandiverMay 23, 2017English Masculinity Troy and Atticus both express true and false masculinity in the eye of Joe Ehrmann. They both are fathers of two and have substantial influences on the people they are close to. Troy, the protagonists in the play Fences, is a middle-aged man living with his family in Pittsburgh. One of Troy’s many flaws is having a stable relationship, which was one of Ehrmann’s subjects in his Ted Talk. Atticus was also a middle-aged man living in the 1930s, where he is a lawyer trying to defend a black man who goes by the name of Tom Robinson.