Foster. These points of similarity between the two books can help the reader distinguish important elements Eragon holds as they are laid out in Foster’s guide in literature. The specific components can be thoroughly in-depth, breaching one’s coherent understanding of the topic or blatantly stated in the text to progress the point. All in all, the chapters fourteen: “Marked for Greatness”, sixteen: “It’s Never Just Heart Disease… and Rarely Just Illness”, and eleven: “Is That a Symbol?” from How to Read Literature Like a Professor for Kids are recognizable concepts that are portrayed in the novel
Hansberry gives us many examples of her caring nature, starting when she first enters the play, when she takes care of her plant. The plant is old and withering because it doesn’t recieve much light; however, Mama never gives up on her plant. This plant symbolizes the love for her family, even though they do not always have the right intentions at heart, she loves them and tries to nurture them back to health. Another prime example of her caring nature is how she treats Travis, her grandson. She “babies” him in a way, like when he does not make up his bed at first she questions why it is not made, but then she makes it for him.
Thomas C. Foster presents many valid points about the relationship between children’s fairy tales and other types of literature in his book, How to Read Literature Like a Professor. The Scarlett Letter is a great example of his ideas. The Scarlett Letter is also an example of Foster’s idea that literature that is inspired by other literature does not have to be exactly the same as the literature that it is inspired by. Instead, stories can contain distant connections or one obvious reference that can tie the two works
All were made specifically to teach unaware children just like Milo the purpose of knowledge, school, and books. Juster incorporated each lesson in a way that captivated readers with its peculiar characters, endless plays and twists on words of the English language, and images that readers are able to see for themselves. Some lessons included admitting your boundaries when it comes to your capabilities, knowing that perspectives change depending on where you look at them from, never taking anything for granted, and many more. Whether it was the island of Conclusions that can only be reached by jumping there or the giant bee that literally spelled words, each character or place had its own back story that taught a new life lesson. All the lessons were either dressed up as funny characters or said in a tongue twister fashion so that you may not understand it the first time, but when you read it with a wider insight, everything you never saw before hits you at once.
Because of Adele being the “mother-woman”(p.8) and following societies conventions, she is granted very little freedom as she can’t leave her house because of the duties she is expected to complete on a day to day basis. Adele’s obedience and Edna’s defiance contraste each other, effectively highlighting the themes of female submission and female freedom within the
However, the most interesting comparisons are more subtle. Both authors use children in unique ways to maintain control on the population. Skilled readers will also discern that both authors use hope as a means of control; however, it has differing results. Both novels detail the use of children to force conformity. 1984, introduces the reader to junior spies.
Although, Ma had always been a reckoning force in the family structure.Like when the family stood at the side of the truck for a conference she had roamed the perimeter of the men's circle, but they didn’t make a decision without her input. Yet it must be noted that Ma wasn’t an early feminist. It’s clear that her role is to be the comforter, nurturer, and protector of the family, she also realizes that something of Pa's strength was shook when he lost the ability to provide for his family. For the sake of family unity, she temporarily takes control. “Ma said worriedly,” how you gonna find us?” ……….Ma’s face softened, but her eyes were still fierce.” You done this ‘thout thinkin’ much,” Ma said.”What we got lef’ in the worl’?” Nothin’ but us.
Both families from the essay share and strongly believe in to keeping their culture. Amy Tan’s mother does not want her daughter to forget and feel shame about her culture. For example, Amy does not want her mother to cook their traditional dishes, and her mother decides to cook their traditional food anyway (111). However, Firoozeh Dumas’ parents do not want
But Jeannette Walls did, it was a part of not being treated like the “fragile flower”, but growing up and learning in experience. Brian, in this tragedy, finds help for his sister to seek medical attention. Her injuries from the burn were quite severe for a young aged and fragile child to be left unsupervised again. In any ordinary household, this logic is insipid for safety hazards. Due to Mrs. Walls’ believed that Jeannette was mature enough to cook for herself, she never put a physical barrier or a mental barrier that feared Jeannette to stay away from using the stove at a young age.