“Ashes” is a compelling story written by Susan Pfeffer tells about the relationship of father and daughter. Ashes’s parents are divorced, and Ashes’s dad takes her home every Tuesdays and Thursdays. She always feels better with her dad and likes being with him. But, he is also really irresponsible and breaks his fair share of promises. A lesson that this story suggests is that just because you have influence doesn’t mean you should abuse it.
Imagine if everyone around you is fixed on one belief and believes that any other idea is wrong because someone or something says otherwise. This actually happened to a man named Bertram Cates. He believed in a proposition other than God making mankind, which went against Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution and how humanity evolved from mammals. Bertram taught this theory in his class even though it was prohibited and labeled a crime. Briefly, he went to trial for the “crime” he committed.
A Light in the Storm is written by Karen Hesse. It is the Civil War Diary of Amelia Martin. In 1861, Martin’s father is trapped because he leads a slave rebellion. Now he is an assistant lighthouse keeper on Fenwick Island, off the coast of Delaware, a state wedged between the North and the South.
“Inherit the WInd” Paragraph Bert Cates has been sent to court for teaching evolution at school. Most people’s opinions are to send him to jail for not teaching the creation of mankind by God. Throughout “Inherit the Wind”, bigotry, prejudice, and ignorance were shown by the citizen’s, Brady’s, and the Judge’s opinions. All three of these words are influential in the play because some characters have an intolerance toward others with different opinions, most character’s preconceived opinions about evolution are different, and most of the people lack knowledge of Darwin’s book of evolution. Some characters had an intolerance toward others with different opinions.
In the stories “Gwilan’s Harp” by Ursula K. LeGuin, “The Washwoman” by Isaac Singer, and “The Last Leaf” by O.Henry, the characters in the tale experience a feeling of great loss at some point of the story. These tragic losses are usually the passing away of a character’s loved one. In “Gwilan’s Harp” the husband of Gwilan, Torm, passes away from a fever during the winter, but at the end of the story, Gwilan musters the courage to cherish what she has left. The life of the humble washwoman in “The Washwoman” brought great joy to the people around her, and her resilience until death inspires others to stay strong and persevere regardless of circumstances. Finally, “The Last Leaf” tells of strong friendships and gives a heart stopping ending with the death of Behrman, a man seemingly worthless throughout his life, but proves his worth at the very last moments of his life.
Introduction As the world’s population continues to migrate and live in urban areas, planners, engineers, and politicians have an important role to ensure that they are livable and sustainable. But what defines an urban area and what makes it so attractive? In my opinion, urban areas are places that consist of a variety of land uses and buildings, where services and amenities are easily accessible to the general public, and includes an established multimodal transportation network. Also, it should be a place where people can play, learn, work, and grow in a safe and collaborative manner.
In order to reveal Dimmesdale's sorrowful nature. Hawthorne describes the different actions the poor minister takes in order to attempt to atone for his sins such as “[fasting]” and his use of a “bloody scourge” he genuinely believed that this would help to purify himself of his sins and to relieve the burden that he was forced to bear upon his shoulders, however his attempts to atone ultimately lead to even more torment. Hawthorne discloses this by describing Dimmesdale’s visions of the “herd of diabolic shapes, that grinned and mocked at the pale minister” this further reveals the utter anguish that he is going through another example of this is the vision of his mother “turning her face away as she passed by” the emotional
In the essay “An Hour or Two Sacred to Sorrow,” Richard Steele describes how different types of deaths afflicted him through life. Steele’s first encounter with death, occurred when he was a young child and his father had passed away. Not understanding the reason why he thought that “he was locked up there” until he saw his mother sobbing by his coffin. Steele argues that “a body in embryo; [receiving] impressions so forcible, that they are hard to be removed by reason,” stating that a loss as an adult is nothing compared to a loss as a child. The second type of death is the death of a soldier, who “move rather our veneration than our pity.”
Danger! Sadie Kane faces dangerous choices in the story! “The Red Pyramid” by Rich Riordan. Sadie’s goal is to save North America and sacrifice her father, or save her father and lose North America to chaos. The God of the Dead says, “Final question, if it means saving the world, are you prepared to lose your father?”
The word “confession” is often viewed with a negative connotation, such as confessing your sins or confessing to a crime. If someone told you they had to confess something to you, your initial reaction would be that they’ve done something horrible. But not all confessions are like that. Confessing your love to someone is not a negative thing, no matter the outcome. I believe “Ellen’s confession” is about a young woman with a secret.