The smallest things often have the biggest impact. For example, people’s success depends on their attitude. If people believe they are doomed, they probably are. On the other hand, if people remain positive and hopeful, their chances of success are much higher. This mindset is helpful to people enduring horrible acts of inhumanity.
he muckraking novel, The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair does not only expose the secrets of the meat industry in Chicago in the early twentieth century, but tells of the hardships a family of Lithuanian immigrants had to go through when trying to create a better life in the United States. Even when the cold winter blew in and their lives in America were not off to the greatest start, “...the germ of hope was not to be kept from sprouting in their hearts” (Sinclair 69). Jurgis and his family go through many ups and downs as the novel continues, but their determination never diminishes as each person tries their hardest to find a good job and keep a high spirit. This “germ of hope” was found in the hearts and souls of thousands of immigrants in the United States at this time since
The book, A Wrinkle in Time, is about a young girl named Meg Murry, her little brother Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin, who go on a journey to find Meg and Charles’s father. They have to go through many obstacles but are reunited with him in the end. The author's worldview of the novel is that one is stronger than they think despite the challenges they may face, which can clearly be seen through the centralized theme, the characters, symbols, and the time period in which the novel was published; the movie adaptation did a mediocre job of portraying each of these. Throughout the book, Meg encountered many challenges that jumped in her way.
“You cannot change what you are, only what you do,” this quote by Phillip Pullman relates incredibly to the novel All The Light We Cannot See. Although it never directly mentions this novel is about the Holocaust, it is alluded towards and creates the setting of WWII and the indescribable horrors in everyday lives during this period of history. During this time it was extremely difficult to make your own choices and listen to your moral code if it was against what the rest of the country’s beliefs. Many people accepted and acted in compliance with these beliefs because they did not want to be singled out and harmed in any way. However, some characters chose a different path for themselves amiss the chaos of the war; and you can identify how these characters changed and evolved throughout the story to become improved versions of themselves.
Zuzanna Fudala Com 102- Essay 2 3/27/18 “An Old Fiend” The nature of living things may not always be detectable; regarding human nature, that can be especially true since we are such complex creatures. Humans are capable of so many things, heinous things for example, and therefore we can be some of the most dangerous creatures. In the story “Where are you going, where have you been?” by Joyce Carol Oates, we are introduced to the characters Arnold Friend: a tall pale man that walks with a sort of limp, as if his shoes would be stuffed. Arnold at first comes off as a suave person but soon turns cryptic and threatening when Connie becomes hesitant to his requests.
In the book “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan, it’s about a little girl who is pressured by her mother to become something she doesn’t want to be. Jing- mei , the daughter, is forced to become a prodigy(child actress), by her mother, and she doesn’t want to be one. In the story, Jing- meis’ mother uses allusions such as Shirley Temple to push her into becoming a prodigy. Although at first Jing- mei is excited to become a prodigy, she later realizes its something she just doesn’t enjoy doing. Consequently, the uses of allusion in the story help Jing- mei discover to not be a prodigy and that what her mother wants for her is not always important.
The Fosters is about to lesbian couple raising their foster children. I like that this how also show the bad side to foster homes that most people don’t realize that happen. I like that the show’s focus isn’t just on foster care but it points out problems like teen pregnancy, teens figuring out their sexuality, and meeting birth parents/family.
Matthew, For question one, I was quite surprised that the story did not shock you with its ending. The beginning of the story simply seemed to tell a story of a road trip a family took. I had no idea that The Misfit would come along and end up killing the entire family. However, once The Misfit came along, I was definitely weary of the story would end. When he showed up and began talking with the grandmother it was evident he was emotionally distraught.
In the TV show “The Wire,” it illustrates a low poverty area in Baltimore as its economic standpoint, which thrives on hustling on the streets and drug money is sweeping in. “Nay” who is going to school and works under a guy name “B” (Drug dealer) asks money so he could purchase school supplies, but “B” degrades him as a uneducated male, then gives him the money. In addition towards the social institution, the education isn’t all that great as they are low in staff. In chapter 1 in the book that we are reading, it talks about the segregation of people. “The rise and decline of cities correlated with the fate of the empire of which they were part;” and “Cities have always been places where distinctions based on wealth, power, and prestige are
Geeta, though daughter of an Indian family but brought up in the American land strives for independence. But her grandfather who hailed to America only to be with his son always longs to go back to his native land India. Tilo tries to unite the grand daughter and the father and the grandfather who broke away from their ties when Geeta wishes to marry an American. Jagjit, meaning the world conqurer, was a sikh boy who at the beginning of the novel,was a boy who holds the sare ends of his mother has been completely changed as spices started working against him.