One similarity is that both sides are trying to achieve the goal of making an imprint on others around them. Although, a difference is that the author’s side is a more realistic scenario and non-fictional while Equality’s side is more within the realm of Anthem and completely fictional. Additionally, another similarity is the fact that both sides can be applied to modern day society in the sense that everyone wants to make the world a better place and no matter where we come from, or what we do, we can change the world. We can make an imprint on society that inspires generations to come. Lastly, there is one more major difference between the two sides of Equality’s motivation.
Many people believe that fate is determined by natural ability, while others believe that one's destiny is determined by themselves. So, innate talent or preparation? Authors David Epstein and Malcolm Gladwell have opposing views on this topic. David Epstein, the author of The Sports Gene, says that natural ability is linked to success, rather than preparation and training. However, Malcolm Gladwell, author of Outliers: The Story of Success, concludes that achievement is the result of preparation and not just innate talent.
She protested that even though she is a girl, she can be as magnificent as the other boy were perhaps even better. Yet during that time, society struggled to find that argument. In the quote lies the whole premises of Dillard's memoir. She had loved, not people but the place she grew up, and she loved the place where her glory was
Words were present throughout that time in history, and have left an opaque imprint of a scar that will remain for the rest of everyone’s lives, but they have also been the source of kindness and thankfulness that helped some people succeed despite the treachery. In this novel, Liesel is able to use the opposing qualities of words to her advantage and learn the truth of the world. She is initially unable to comprehend the true meaning of words, but at the end of the novel, she fully understands the true significance of words and their impacts. Therefore, the paradox of being ugly and beautiful simultaneously can be applied to Liesel Meminger and her divergent
It is the failures that lead her to focus on writing, without thinking one moment of other possibilities. She says, “failures meant a stripping away of the inessential.” It is logic that the series of failures swept away all the “inessential” things, so she succeed later. In other words, she uses logos to explain how she success, so the benefits of failures become more convincing. Furthermore, the expression “stripping away” visually describe the quick firm posture because she makes up her mind to do it. Plus, there is another sentence “Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” She uses the device metaphor, which is an imaginative way to describe something by referring to another similar thing to be visual.
It was much better than I had anticipated before reading it. Wes Moore is a strong author who properly used writing mechanics to deliver powerful scenes and great messages. I would say that the main theme of this book is the importance of education in adolescent life and that small things really can make all of the difference. The author Wes Moore 's life appeared very dull in comparison to the other Wes Moore 's; however, it was Wes Moore 's life that would provide quotes that inspire or were otherwise relatable to MAST life. One such quote in the novel was : "In spite of myself, I was impressed.
JFK thought that by helping other, people could find success in society. People can not just help somebody and expect success though; they must understand that helping an individual is the right decision. Like JFK said “Not because the communist maybe doing it, not because we seek votes, but because it is right”(Kennedy 4). While Patrick Henry realized people achieved success up until they viewed something such as the painful truth. “We are opt to shut our eyes against a painful truth”(Henry 85).
Then, Malcom Gladwell has the story of "Outliers," and with his story, he talks about how people gain success and their outcomes through hard work and practice only. There was a very different use of resources, and how they portrayed their thinking. David Epstein makes a better standpoint and gives better reasoning than Malcom Gladwell on how much control we have over our destiny through the use of better analysis and delivery. To begin, the story on “Outliers” was still a very compelling piece of writing. To begin the story starts off by talking about experiment in which many kids were a part of to practice and experiment.
It shows that anyone can change their current situation and improve it. In conclusion, the great sacrifices Caroline took for Phoebe truly display the positive character traits in Caroline and what she values as a person. She undertakes one of the biggest selfless acts anyone can do, knowing not much would benefit her in doing it. She truly shows that when you do nice things for others, great things come back to
La Vida De Julia Alvarez Sometimes life is unpredictable and people need to find a way to cope with the consequences. This is exactly what Julia Alvarez had to do. “I found myself turning more and more to writing as the one place where I felt I belonged and could make sense of myself, my life, all that was happening to me. I realized that I had lost the island we had come from but with the words and encouragement of my teacher, I had discovered an even better world ” (Julia Alvarez Contemporary). Julia Alvarez did not have an ordinary childhood, but thanks to her perseverance she excelled and become an amazing woman; not only was she an exceptional person, but she would later use her wisdom to become an inspirational American writer who
Gladwell wrote this book for numerous reasons. However, the main motive is merely to inform readers how and why success comes so effortlessly to some but then does not come at all for others. Those among us who are packed with key factors such as attentiveness, self-sacrifice,
Response to Shitty First Drafts Lamott’s “Shitty First Drafts” was non the less brilliant. I could not agree more that in order form a master piece, there needs to be a process. Just like anything else, the first time you do an activity or task, it isn’t going to be perfect, there will be some good that comes from the first time you do it, but there also is a lot of room for improvement. Lamott is an extremely successful writer and is very realistic in explaining her opinion on first drafts. Writing a first draft is like giving a speech for the first time.
With the title like “Shitty First Drafts” I knew I would like this essay and I was right. Anne Lamott makes this easy to read without leaving me with any questions. The humorous tone that Lamott uses keeps you interested while she’s giving your great writing advice. This was a great read for me as I am currently struggling with writing some articles for another project. I’m one of those people who tries to make it perfect on the first try so it’s refreshing to see that seasoned writers struggle with these same feelings.
Sydney Tyler English 1302, Summer II Dr. Pamela Howell July 20, 2016 Assignment 3 Assignment Three 3. How does Lamott use her innate sensitivity to her advantage as an adult? Lamott used her sensitivity to hold herself to a higher standard and create a fulfilling life for herself. She was able to be successful not only in terms of American society, but when she decided that was not fulfilling she created her own success. Her innate sensitivity allowed her to be a non-conformist and see opportunities that allowed her to grow and love herself.
The only way this will come about is if the values are changed in these two groups and they focus more on those ideals and values brought up by both George Washington and Michael Sandel. Protecting freedom, promoting virtue, and most importantly maximizing the welfare of the citizens will help develop the right mind set to realize the magnitude of this issue and the importance of solving it. Student debt and the rising costs of a secondary education is an issue that have never had to have been dealt with in The United States’ history, but if each group will revert back to the model and principles described by George Washington and later echoed by Michael Sandel that were needed in the founding and continuing of this country, both the officials of the government and colleges will be able to work through this challenged the people have been faced