Sherman Alexie and I both have two difference-makers in our lives that have and will continue to make a difference in our lives. In “Superman and Me”, Sherman Alexie’s difference makers were books and his father. For example, Sherman said, “My father loved books, and since I loved my father with an aching devotion, I decided to love books as well”. What Sherman meant here was that he decided to like books because like most children, they enjoy or want to enjoy what their parents have interests in. He liked that his father, unlike many other people he knew, had a passion for something that other people did not.
When Alexie realized what the purpose of a paragraph was, he felt delighted and experienced happiness. “I didn’t have the vocabulary to say “paragraph,” but I realized that a paragraph was a fence that held words…This knowledge delighted me” (Alexie 583). With learning the definition of the word “paragraph”, the author’s curiosity of reading increased. The author also began to see his family as paragraphs (Alexie 583). This demonstrates the nurturing in Alexie’s imagination.
To elaborate, '[b]ooks are of the people, by the people, for the people." He is saying that we should honor books and the devotion put into they as he alludes to The Gettysburg Address, by Abraham Lincoln. There are different types of books out there for everyone because they are for us, for our enjoyment, for out pleasure. William Phelps even mentions this by saying, "They wrote the for you. They 'laid themselves out'...you look into their innermost heart of heart."
A Long Way Gone is highly recommended for readers who love to read autobiographies, memoirs, non-fictions, or someone who is open-minded to learning more about the communities other than their own. This novel was a great reading experience! It expands one’s knowledge about the effects of war and the writing techniques will be a great help to young writers. It also brings awareness to the war effects towards children. This novel has character, emotions, and a great inspiration to writers with similar stories that are needed to be shared with the
Audience: The general audience of this book would be everyone. However, more specific audiences could be historians, athletes, or anyone who enjoys reading. Historians will find the historical facts and commentary through the use of journals and quotes interesting, athletes will find the underdog story intriguing and inspiring, and, lastly, book lovers will love the storyteller writing style of Daniel James Brown. Purpose: The purpose Daniel James Brown intended for the book was to spread this story to people who would otherwise not know about these historic events. Joe Rantz’s purpose was to show people how special the group of men was, and how they worked best when they all trusted each other
Other than Owen being controlling, I love and admire him. I enjoy reading about him and getting to learn more. I think he is intelligent, charismatic, and caring. I would love to have a friend like Owen in my life. I base these opinions of Owen on everything that I learn about him on what he says, does, and
Montag laughed, “That’s against the law” (14).These quotes are truly showing us that Montag had loved his job and he was respected about it at the beginning of the story. Montag eventually stopped burning books. He realized that books represented people’s ideas and their own experiences. Then he strongly decided to learn from the books.”I want you to teach me to understand what I read “(255).”He reached under his pillow. The hidden books were still there”.
A Relationship wrapped in Writing The movie Finding Forrester is an interesting tale of a friendship that is based on the two main characters Jamal and William’s love for writing and reading. In classic Hollywood style, the two meet in a scene that would make you think they're going to hate each other. However, they are attracted to each other because of their love of writing. William helps Jamal out with his writing and Jamal helps William regain the meaning of life and find what he's passionate about again. They are both helping each other reach their full potential in life.
Alexie thought that him learning how to read made him smart and he was very proud of doing so. Alexie had all the books in his father’s house. Alexie had positive outlooks. After he learned, he wanted to teach other Indian boys. He was strong mentally with his abilities.
We realize this when reading whether it is taking pride in your store, watching your son graduate, or in your video games. Regardless, the message stays the same that we all share pride and confidence in certain things. As you continue reading, a feeling of inspiration is found in the writing. You are inspired by the amount of pride the father feels within his son, as he walks across that stage. The author is trying to get the reader to share in this sense of pride and desire it in their own life.