The story of “Cold Pastoral” by Marina Keegan is one of reflection. A reflection of when a person was alive and when he was dead, it also reflects on differing feeling upon another. Page one informs us about Brian dying unexpectedly. Claire is in the process of microwaving soup when she gets the phone call. Keegan describes the soup as ““I watched as the microwave droned in lopsided circles, but I never took the soup out. Someone else must have, Charlotte, perhaps, or one of my friends that came over in groups, offering foods in imitations of an adult response and trying to decipher my commitment.” Keegan goes into great detail reflecting on the heating of the soup but not eating it. Keegan uses 3 asterisks to show her reflections of Lauren,
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Deepwater Mountain is a West Virginia novel written by Rebecca Cale Camhi. This book was published in 2001 and contains the many adventures and life trials of Willa May Kincaid. The book takes place at Deepwater Mountain located in Fayette County, West Virginia. Deepwater Mountain is a close residence to the Kanawha River also located in West Virginia. This area plays a very important role in the story's plot and theme.
Ethan ReinhartMrs. Murry English 909 February 2017The Deadly walk to Safety Having to survive through animals, Living in America and getting used to the changes, and the hardships of traveling through deserts and to refugee camps. Salva Dut definitely proved that he was a survivor. This Paper is from the book “A long Walk to Water” written by Linda Sue Parks.
Can uncontrollable self accusations eventually overtake over your everyday mental state? Can your thoughts really in time take full control over you, your entire body and each and every judgment in life? In Laurie Halse Anderson novel Wintergirls we are transferred into the protagonist's mind of Lia. A young 18 year old high school student that suffers from an eating disorder. Lia is tortured so severely from her disease that her day to day ambition is her own weight.
The story that I choose to read for this weeks unit assignment is titled Outside The Chase and it is written by author Abigail Shaw. This is a story about a man named Aaron and of his desires and fears. Desire for love and fear of embracing it. Desire to live and fear of living too openly and joyous. A desire to avoid death and fear that death will not avoid him.
Every story has the one character who may stand out from the group and act slightly different from the rest. They may have some peculiar thoughts, but by the end, they play an important role in developing the plot of the story. In Summerland, by Michael Chabon, the author created Thor Wignutt, the unusual character of the story. At the beginning of the novel, Thor and Ethan Feld and Jennifer T. Rideout aren’t the best of friends. Ethan and Jennifer T. know how intelligent Thor is, and they need him in order to continue to travel between the worlds.
1. Pathos is a term which appeals to emotion. It convinces an audience by creating feelings that already reside in them. Pathos is presented in the opening of “ A New Perspective” written by Janice E. Fein when the narrator talks about going to kindergarten. She mentions how her mother “is walking me to kindergarten” which appeals to the audience since it brings up memories of how their mother or father must have walked them to kindergarten too.
In 1945, Tobias Wolff wrote “Hunters in the Snow”. In this story, three men named Kenny, Frank, and Tub joined together as old friends and went on a deer hunting trip in the brutal winter of Spokane, Washington. With Tub being on the chubby side he instantly becomes the weak link of the group, while Kenny and Frank deal with problems psychologically. Frank is trying to justify that leaving his wife and talking to his kid’s babysitter is okay and Kenny is putting on a tough guy act to cover up who knows what.
The innermost fragments of the soul are what makeup that we are, and many of us do not find out how to achieve every part within us for a long time. In Krakauer’s Into the Wild, he assembles a novel about Chris McCandless' life in an extraordinary way, outlining his various adventures throughout his short existence. Chris was a stubborn young man eager and bent on reaching spiritual haven in the Alaskan wilderness. His determination to fulfill his idealistic his idealistic dreams fueled his efforts elude conformist society. However, Chris would come to realize Alaska is a harsh, cold, and unforgiving landscape that misleads many dauntless individuals, like him.
North Dakota Road Trip The passage from The Horizontal World by Debra Marquart’s 2006 memoir is all about growing up in North Dakota and knowing the land around it. She is describing one of her memories when she was growing up in North Dakota. She relates to TV news anchors and really anyone who may know some of the geography of North Dakota such as the residents. Talks very highly of North Dakota’s geography and how great it is to live and grow up there, so she is trying to tell everyone why they should live there.
In Barbara Mellix literacy narrative “From Outside, In”, she took us through her life as an outsider to eventually getting in. A young Mellix, along with her family developed public personas that spoke standard English. In public, Barbara's enunciation, articulation and grammar changed dramatically from how she spoke at home. She felt uncomfortable when she puts on this persona and felt like she was basically betraying herself. After couple years of putting on this front she became this front.
Fierce Climate Sacred Ground is a study conducted by Elizabeth Marino about the effects climate change has had on residents in Shishmaref, Alaska. Within this short text, Marino manages to utilize personal narratives (from Shishmaref citizens) as well as revelations of her own to demonstrate how environmental problems are the product of an ecological, social, and political processes. With this ethnographic study, the author intended to address the issue of climate change and related issues such as flooding in Shishmaref while touching on what can be done about the vulnerability its residents face. The book also illuminates the outcome of political and social decisions regarding climate change so that future responses can be done with a deeper
“That Bitter Dream” Minnesota is known for its cold weather; F. Scott Fitzgerald's short story "winter dreams" takes place in Black Butte Lake, Minnesota. Dexter, the protagonists, is a fourteen-year-old caddy at the Golf Club. Dexter falls in love with eleven-year-old Judy Jones, and looks forward to have her. After some time when he is twenty-three years old, they start dating. Though Judy tricks Dexter and goes with another guy.
This week we read and discussed The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion. This book is an in depth novel about a human being experiencing grief. So far, we have read books about institutions and cultures of death. However, this is the first book we have read that is a personal experience. The discussion in class about this book was a different feeling than the rest of the books we have discussed.
The Choice after Loss “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths.” -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, American psychologist. When loss hits, people’s real character is revealed. For some, like Gwilan in, “Gwilan’s Harp” and the washwoman in, “The Washwoman”, loss only highlights their naturally selfless attitude. For others, like Mr. Behrman in “The Last Leaf”, great tragedy must occur before they awake to the needs of others.
“Winter Dreams” was published in 1926. Francis Scott Fitzgerald is most well-known for his novel “The Great Gatsby”. A common theme he is known for is the American dream and how it is corrupt. Fitzgerald enjoys writing about the poor boy chasing after the rich girl. This story is about a man named Dexter Green trying to achieve the American dream by obtaining the girl he adores.