Equality begins his life being considered evil by his each era and soon by himself. Learning is too easy and he wants to be challenged by becoming a Scholar, but his teachers forbid him from asking questions. He is assigned his Life Mandate as Street Sweeper for such preferences of occupation, and even there he seeks out camaraderie in International 4-8818. The life of a Street Sweeper is a home of rejects, and people who cannot conform to the reality of collectivism. Upon discovering love in the fields outside of the City, Equality feels pain for the first time, and distinguishes fear from happiness within his brother-men.
Many people are influenced into finding their own identity. Our values, morals, and beliefs are followed by our life choices we make in becoming who we are. In the stories, “Arm Wrestling With My Father”, by Brad Manning and “Looking For Work” by Gary Soto share relationships where they are unable to find themselves. In the story “Arm Wrestling With My Father”, Manning reviews his relationship with his father. Also, in “Looking For Work”, by Soto tells a story about a nine-year old Mexican American boy who isn’t interested in his family’s culture.
The excerpt taken from Barrio Boy is wrapped around the idea of adapting and accepting change, while being proud of what you’ve had before the adaptation. In the opening paragraphs, we are greeted with writings about a new, nervous Mexican-American student named Ernesto Galarza. Over the course of the text, Galarza develops the central idea of being proud of your heritage, with phrases such as, “... making us into Americans did not mean scrubbing away what made us originally foreign,” and, “It was easy for me to feel that becoming a proud American… did not mean feeling ashamed of being a Mexican.” Through several snippets of the excerpt like, “... never let us forget why we were at Lincoln: for those who were alien, to become good Americans;
Although, in the case of Rodriguez in his article of “Complexion” He had racism not from the outside world but from his own family which made it difficult to escape it since it was there he came home. Eventually Rodriguez internalized never trying to fight against it and had tried different ways to get rid of his own skin in ways of scraping or homemade
“To me speaking spanish translated into being poor.” Barrientos also feel that she is judged by society and other Latinas for not speaking her cultural language. In this quote she explains the reaction of people when they figure that she doesn’t speak spanish.”I hear the silent snag, the momentary hesitation I have come to expect at this part of the exchange.” In his literacy Malcolm X states that even though he was in prison, he “never had been so truly free in his life” Malcolm X said this quote because by reading and writing he experienced the world “behind bars”. He could not go anywhere else, but by reading he learned more about the outside world and it gave him a piece of imagery. While he was behind bars he learned to read and write. Malcolm
He also took the brass cornet with him. Edward went away to “go home” but no one was aware of Edwards where abouts. The letters show that the superintendent of the school was in deep demand to find Edward because he has the brass cornet. Edward is nowhere to be found but the superintendent is only concerned about getting the brass cornet back, because he probably think the cornet is worth more than Edward himself. That just shows why children that attended the school wanted to escape, so Edward tried running away but in the mix of everything he
He fears of getting his letter censored, so the only way he believes he can save his letter is by getting involved with the government. In fact, Juan decides to apply for a job as a censor. After getting the job, he works cautiously to get promoted to the next level, closest to his letter. While working cautiously, Juan did not consider the lives of the innocent soldiers he censored through his job. He became so obsessed with his job that he didn’t realize he was a part of the cruel government.
Have you ever been so ashamed of who you are associated with, that you push them past their own physical limits for your own good? In the short story, The Scarlet Ibis, by James Hurst makes you think about what is truly from the goodness of the brother character’s heart or if he is just being selfish. Ever since Doodle was born, he had no hope from anyone. Brother was the first one to look past his disabilities and see that he had the potential to be normal. Although Brother has to care for Doodle and teach him how to walk, run, swim, and row, it was only because he was sick of giving all of his personal time to the little disabled boy who could not walk.
I specifically liked the quote that I chose that explained that although the Rodriguez family changed. If I could I would spend more time on my concluding paragraph . I wanted to put more details but also didn’t want to add too much of my personal opinions into the paper or sound bias. If I knew more information on the writer I would of added details on the impact that being a bilingual American has had on his life. The sentence that of my paper that I believe was exceptionally good can be found at the bottom of body paragraph 2.
Also, he learns to accept her even though he knows that she would never be satisfied. In Wolff’s story, he emphasizes the importance of giving respect during the time when he enumerates the memories that Anders did not remember. He uttered “Anders did not remember the pleasure of giving respect.” Although, they have similarity, the two stories has major differences also. First, both author differs the way they introduce and develop their lead characters to the reader.Second, they also differ in perspective from which their stories are being told. Third, they differs on the choice of settings and how it impact to the stories.And lastly, they differ in style of writing and plot development.