The opinion piece published by the Los Angeles Times, “Amazon.com Is a 21st Century Deal with the Devil,” by Amy Koss states her central argument that Amazon is destroying jobs, malls, and stores in the outside world. I strongly disagree with the statement that Amazon is destroying jobs and stores because I believe Amazon brings convenience by allowing people to sell things they might not need that others do. According to Koss,” I also think that it is at the convenience of consumers who have a difficult time going outside because of a medical issue or if they’re just lazy because of the fact that they can order something and have it delivered to them in less than a few days with an even cheaper price tag. Online shopping on Amazon allows others to earn jobs as well because they might work from home and work for Amazon or they might deliver items to the consumer. Some people may even start their own online selling business on Amazon. Amy Koss even states that it’s a cheaper way of buying products ”’Do you want it cheap? Less than anywhere
Fish-hound, the main character, is in the Mississippi River. Headeye, another significant character, is trailing him through the river. Fish-hound thinks Headeye is here for finding his prime fishing locations and then tries getting away. Turns out, when Headeye catches up to Fish-hound he tells him that mojo bone is the key to the black experience. Headeye then starts to tell Fish-hound about the story of Ezekiel in the valley of dry bones. The story tells, the bones should be bound up and shall rise again. Fish-hound thinks it is unbelievable and just keeps fishing until a giant boat appears behind him.
“The Red Convertible” by Louise Erdrich and “Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin both have the common theme of death; however, in “The Red Convertible”, the death of Henry ends the very close relationship that he has with his brother Lyman while in “Story of an Hour”, the death of Mr. Mallard marks an opportunity of independence and freedom for Mrs. Mallard which shows that the relationship between Mr. and Mrs. Mallard was unsatisfactory.
Society is in the mindset of not taking initiative on issues. As a whole, we rely on each other to take the first step and when one isn’t taken, it leaves the opportunity for growth fairly stagnant. The article “The Dying Girl That No One Helped”, written by Loudon Wainwright portrays humanity in a heart-wrenching, yet honest way. This article reveals a vast amount about human nature through the character’s actions. As well as that article, the article “Straight Talk: A Very Sad Example Of Today’s Selfish Society” by Jodie Henson shows human nature in its most disappointing form. The truth about society is that one may say they would risk their life for another, but in reality, if the situation were ever to occur most
Nicholas Sparks once said, “I don’t know that love changes. People change. Circumstances change.” In the memoir, The Glass Castle author Jeannette Walls shows how her father Rex Walls changes with everything thrown at him as a father or four. In the beginning of being a parent Rex shares his intelligence with his children. As Rex’s children get older rex get more and more worried about the kids. In the end of Rex’s parental run Rex becomes more productive with the way the kids run their own lives. Throughout The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, rex changes from an intelligent drunk to a paranoid person to a helpful father.
The novel Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand stands as a biography that captures the real-life experiences of Louie Zamperini, a man who went from living as a troubled boy, to an impeccable runner, and then into a United States soldier. This novel defines the definition of survival. Not only has it sold millions of copies, but is read in many high schools across the world, and became a huge major motion picture. In the book, there is a character who is very close to Louie named Allen Russell Phillips, or better now as Phil. From the beginning of the story and until the end, Phil has changed dramatically. Furthermore, one of the main symbols shown was sharks. Additionally, one of the themes displayed was survival and resilience. In this paper, the
In Drinking Coffee Elsewhere, the major theme that develops is a loss of innocence. This loss of innocence is a common theme in many of the stories including Brownies, Our Lady of Peace, Speaking in Tongues, and Geese. In the first story Brownies, there is a troop of black girl scouts and a troop of white girl scouts going camping. The black girl scouts have always looked at the white girls as different, and were calling them names. “They smell like Chihuahuas.” At the beginning of the story, all the girls are still “little children” and innocent. This all changes when one of the white girls from troop 909 calls one of the black girls a nigger. When the black girls heard of this, they decided to seek revenge on the white girls. When the troop
Caylee Anthony, a young two-year-old girl, of Orlando, Florida was last reported seen on June 16, 2008. Her grandmother, Cindy Anthony, reported her missing on July 15, 2008. This was almost a month after she was last seen. Caylee Anthony lived with her grandparents, George and Cindy Anthony, along with her mother, Casey Anthony. Cindy became suspicious of the whereabouts of her granddaughter after not seeing her for almost a month and her mother’s car having a strong odor of dead body. When asking her daughter, Casey, where Caylee was she made many different excuses before finally admitting that she had not seen Caylee in weeks. Police suspected that Casey was responsible for the death of Caylee and after an investigation, Casey was charged
Two tragedies, two stories of women who were in otherwise normal marriages. The Birthmark by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a short story about scientist named Aylmer who becomes obsessed with perfecting the beauty of his wife Georgiana (Nathaniel Hawthorne 113). Georgiana has a small birthmark on her cheek that resembles a small hand. Over time Aylmer’s negative reactions to the sight of the birthmark pushes Georgiana emotionally to give in and go through the dangerous process of it’s removal, which ultimately cost Georgiana her life. The story of an Hour by Kate Chopin is about a woman Louise who has a heart condition and is married to a man named Brently Mallard. She learns of her husband’s death in an accident and falsely finds a renewed joy for life as she is free from the burden of marriage. Tragically she goes to the front door as it is being opened with a key, to find Mr. Mallard still alive, causing her to die of heart
Colleen Ballinger is an extremely pleasing personality. She is an American comedian, actress, singer and YouTube fame. Miranda Sings is her most famous Internet character. She posted videos featuring this character as well as one-woman comedy act on tour in theatres. She used it as a satire on the YouTube videos in which people did not sing that well. It was mainly targeted on such people who did not know of this bitter truth. This character which she uses in her videos does not sing and dance well, talks on current events that she fails to understand and talks about her personal problems as well as her haters. It is a very self obsessed character.
Who is Doris and why is she so important? Doris is the main character in the stray by Cynthia Rylant, and she is the one who found the stray dog. Doris is kind and likes to help animals because she brought the puppy in her home. Doris also has a kind heart toward animals because most people would just leave the stray dog outside to freeze and starve which is not very kind. In the stray Doris’s dad is starting to be giving because he let the Doris keep the stray puppy. Here is a riddle - Who is cold and hungry? The stray dog! The stray dog is cold because it is out in the winter with no food and no shelter and it is in need of someone like Doris to help the dog. Doris likes to help strays, that is an interesting fact because not all people like animals it Ties into the stray because Doris is helping a stray animal get home. (It is her home, you will find that out if you read the story)
Have you ever felt like you can’t let go of the past? In the short story “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner Miss Emily struggles with letting go of the past. She cannot let go of her loved ones. Miss Emily is far from okay with losing loved ones and is in denial that they are dead. She doesn’t want to let go and move on.
In the short stories “A Rose for Emily” and “The Story of an Hour,” the authors use literary devices to create vibrant female characters. These literary devices include diction, imagery, language, and sentence structure. “The Story of an Hour,” written by Kate Chopin, opens with a woman, Louise Mallard, who has a heart disease, and her friends must gently break the news to her that her husband has passed away in a railroad accident. She mourns briefly, but then realizes that she can now live for herself, instead of just as someone’s wife. Shockingly, she walks downstairs after fleeing from her friends’ horrible news, and her husband walks in the door. As he walks in, Josephine screams and falls down dead; the happiness that she had felt was too much for her weak heart. Likewise, “A Rose for Emily,” written by William Faulkner, opens on a woman, Emily Grierson, except this time the woman is already dead. The story is told from the perspective of the townspeople, a collective “we.” They recount when she was exempted from her taxes, and then when she refused to pay them after the death of the person who remitted her. Then, the townspeople go back further to a time when Emily’s house had a stench so foul, a judge was consulted about what to do; it was decided that a few townspeople would stealthily sprinkle lime about her property in order to not confront her and seem discourteous. Miss Emily’s father dies, she finds a suitor, and buys poison, then shuts herself and her
As Helen Keller once quoted, “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken tells the life story of Louis “Louie” Zamperini. Through his troubles as a child, emerged a strong-willed Olympic runner, who later became a military aviator. He was lost at sea and then captured by the Japanese as a prisoner of war. He endured years of abuse and suffering but still managed to stay true to who he was. By showing how Louis Zamperini suffers as a prisoner of war and his struggles after returning home, readers are able to see how faith can completely transform someone.
No one lives alone in the world. From the beginning of life, we have someone around us. Watching and talking with our surroundings, we learn many important life lessons. Depending on the people who are around us, we will grow up differently because we interact each other and influence one’s personality. The Pulitzer Prize – winning author Junot Diaz depicts the pattern of human involvement in them in his novel, “This Is How You Lose Her”, shows the readers specific examples of their relationships. The main character and narrator Yunior struggles having a good relationship with women. This is a very first sentence in the novel; “I am not a bad guy” (Diaz 4). Diaz claims men’s perspective through his character, Yunior. Then he defends his attitude and claims that he did not mean it, but each time he hurts women’s feeling and himself. Although a love affair easily gets the reader’s attention, Diaz through his imperfect characters and symbols splendidly illustrates the relationships around Yunior that shows the process of his growth of a human being from child into adolescent.