The board of studies and English department need this book for the value on entertainment in learning. The Happiest Refugee has and Anh Do has infused his fun loving personality to a serious life. To create a book that entertains and teaches. The raw emotion of his writing comes in view in the quote "There are only two times in life, there 's now and there 's too late." This was his life message as means that every day on earth should be seized.
I would recommend this book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck because of numerous reasons, including its writing style. The book mainly reflects on the average life of a middle school student, and their struggles. This book can possibly captivate the mind of the reader because they could’ve been shocked by the struggles of Greg, or can really connect to Greg’s experiences and thoughts, especially around their family and
Character Analysis on Ponyboy: Academic Essay The Outsiders, Written by S.E Hinton is a good influence on many teens that feel like Ponyboy. I felt like Ponyboy and I have an our very strong differences and we are both alike om the same way. The novel has been translated into many different languages and is taught at middle School levels all across the world. My Favorite quote was on page 3 because he said “I’m not saying that either Greasers or Socs are better, That’s just the way things are. He meant that all people are equal and he doesn’t judge people by how much money they have or if they have a better life style.
The author further hooks the reader and sets the tone for the story when he explains how this happens all year round, and how it is not uncommon for him not to join his brother and father outside, but rather how it is more uncommon for him to actually join them. By setting the tone of the story early on, he had a good foundation to write the rest of the story on, which he used very well, keeping the reader’s interest peaked all the way until the end, after the conflict had been resolved. The author uses dialogue, or more lack thereof, to make this story powerful. He does this by making the father a quiet man who prefers to speak by action instead of by words, so when he does say something, it means more. Another example of this is while the narrator and his dad are barricading the living room to wait for the rat, the two don’t speak, but work in silent unison.
Benjamin Franklin evokes sincerity and light heartedness throughout his literary pieces, creating a connection with his readers. When reading a short piece from “The Autobiography”, his confidence, derived from experience, shines through the words written on every page. In his autobiography, written in the format of a letter to his son, he writes of the days of his youth and how he and, “another bookish Lad in town, John Collins by Name [.... were] very fond of Argument” (835). This line resonates with me because Franklin doesn't take himself too seriously; he was always on the path towards discovery, economic, technological, the discovery of himself, his likes and dislikes, and most importantly the discovery of knowledge. He took advantage
The Adventure of Augie March is a book I can relate to on my levels. I enjoyed the way you portrayed your characters, Augie's search for his identity, gave visual images, but I was not keen of you putting Georgie into an institution and Rebecca in a nursing home. You portrayed your characters in ways that were very relatable to one's life. For instance, you made Augie a boy who was very soft hearted which often brought him trouble, stubborn due to the fact that he wanted to be his own person and not let people modify his decisions, and ambitious because no matter how numerous he failed he tried again; which I feel is comparable to a great deal of boys. Another example is Augie's father and mother whose stories within themselves is understandable.
While Henry J. Heinz was mostly a physical and energetic child, he did also like to learn. when he was in his teens, he took a job as his father 's book keeper. In this job he utilized skills learned in duff 's mercantile college. One of Heinze 's best qualities was his understanding and appreciativeness of his
A responsible father is one who is known to support their children, solve any problems that may take place and most importantly treat all their children equally. In particular, two pieces of literature, “Taming Of The Shrew”, by William Shakespeare and “To Kill A Mockingbird”, by Harper Lee address the topic of being a father. Although Baptista Minola and Atticus Finch both want a successful future for their children within their own stories, Atticus’ valuable lessons are evident he is the better father out of the two. As Mark Twain has quoted, “Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example”, It is very crucial that all parents set good examples and be positive role models towards their children. Atticus and his
Equality was also highly intelligent, smarter than his brothers, and he had potential to be an amazing member of the city, but he was never given the chance to be great. He was downgraded and placed as a street sweeper because he preferred to be a Scholar. Equality tried very hard to fit in a be like his brothers. It states, “We looked upon Union 5-3992, who were a pale boy with only half a brain, and we tried to say and do as they did, that we might be like them, like Union 5-3992, but somehow the Teachers knew that we were not.” (Rand 21). All the rules and controls that were placed over the city seemed great to everyone else but they restricted Equality.
Another thing I felt I could get better at would be detailing without flying off topic and losing that main purpose for the audience. The detailing could use some work (like everything else), but it is not too bad, at least to me. I could be more specific in certain cases such as, “To me, my older brother was my biggest influence when it came to my reading and writing.” (Sheffield, Eric Major Assignment #1, 2017) where I could have elaborated more, or just used a better sentence in general. But in that first paragraph, what I attempted to get across to my readers was, how important that memory was to me and how it impacted my literacy. Then I explained that memory along with some background information to help the audience understand it a little more.
The two boys had somewhat different personalities, but both wanted the same thing and felt the same way about Columbine High School. Dylan Klebold was a smart kid and behaved like a normal teenage boy would; nobody would have expected him to be one of the killers. He did not quite fit into the dominant jock culture of Columbine; Dylan was
Failure is perhaps one of the most influential things in people’s lives because it can alter the course of our actions, by teaching us persistence or leading us the opposite way. Through his book, Dr. Cleamon Moorer guides the readers through an intimate journey about his progression from failure to promise. Cleamon is from a small town of Detroit with parents, who love him and enforce discipline, but most importantly, they nurture his faith in Jesus Christ. He excelled in academics during both elementary and middle school, however, his mischievousness throughout those years earns him many disciplinary sessions. In high school, misbehavior becomes history, yet, his GPA suffers in the low C’s.
He accepts their flaws and embraces them by acknowledging their presence. The biggest thing Atticus did for his kids was letting them be their own person with own ideas. “Well, all I can say is, when you and Jem are grown, maybe you’ll look back on this with some compassion and some feeling that I didn’t let you down.”(120) Atticus did not take what everyone is saying to heart, instead he let their words roll off his back. Jem and Scout have not yet learned to do so bt with continued support from Atticus, this goal will easily be reached. Jem and Scouts different, but parallel paths to maturity demonstrate the theme of growing up in
What do the names Scout, Jem, Atticus, Dill, and Boo Radley all have in common? Each is the name of an important character in the classic book “To Kill A Mockingbird.” Many believe this book is no longer relevant in today’s society and have considered taking it out of school education. “To Kill A Mockingbird” is still a relevant book in our society today because it serves as a reminder of the struggles our society has endured in the past and how these issues have changed today. The father of both Scout and Jem Finch is a very smart man that can teach a lot of lessons to parents nowadays about raising children. For example, “Atticus Finch can inspire us to be better people and better parents and the story shows that it is not impossible to raise your kids to be respectful and humble people.