Many people think that The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is written to or for Franklin’s son, however it seems to be written to the general public. Most people believe that Benjamin Franklin is writing to his son. Franklin, at first, might have had the initial intention of writing this autobiography to his son because he started the essay with “dear son” (Franklin 1) and explains to him how he, himself, liked to hear about his ancestor’s stories. After telling the stories, Franklin starts to generalize what he is saying. He starts to tell his life story and his son is never directly mentioned in the book, until he is written about in part three.
His plan for this book was to advocate for children that have been abused and to bring awareness to people who have parents that love them are part of the lucky group. For a very long time he hid his child abuse from many people, even including his wife. But when he was ready he started writing down his feeling and later made a book out of it. The one thing that stuck out to me in this book is simply the dedication page.
The Race, the Disownment, and the Dream Between the World and Me is a book written by author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates, and published by Spiegel & Grau. The book’s structure is inspired by social critic James Baldwin’s book called The Fire Next Time, where Baldwin wrote in the form of a letter to his nephew. In Coates's case, he wrote it as a letter to his son. So far in the book, he wrote to his son about his struggling childhood in Baltimore, Maryland, and his drive to “own [his] black body.” He wrote about how he wanted to learn as much as he could, and how his experiences shape his experiences.
Through the Medicine Wheel, we are reminded of our lifelong journey that is continuous upon birth and living through youth, adulthood and senior years. In Richard Wagamese’s Indian Horse, the protagonist Saul experiences many obstacles which shape and develop his character. Saul’s life can be divided into more than the four stages of life to better understand his journey. Saul’s Life with His Family The time Saul was able to spend with his family was very short due to the effects of the white men.
Jurgis said many times throughout the story “I will work harder” (Sinclair 22). James Braddock makes sacrifices and promises for his family when they were faced with difficult situations. This shows the determination that these men stuck with throughout their lives. Although Jurgis and James do what they can to provide for their families, they have many similarities and differences in their physical traits, family dynamics, and personal values.
Learning To Read and Write is an autobiography Written by Frederick Douglass. Douglass was born into slavery, and moved into his final master’s home when he was a young boy. From the start Douglass was giving schooling from his mistress, however this came to an abrupt ending when Douglass’ master walked into a lesson and became furious. In spite of his lessons coming to an end, Frederick Douglass was determined to learn to read and write so he could escape his life of slavery and enter a new found life of freedom. With his determination Douglass was ready to do anything to learn.
This is an important moment in the memoir because this is the main story in the book and one of the reasons why it was written. One quote from the book that epitomizes this aspect of the book is “Over and over in our training he would say the same sentence: Visualize the enemy, the rebels who killed your parents, your family and those who are responsible for everything that has happened to you.” This quote is important because it shows the reader how Ishmael and a bunch of other children were trained and brainwashed into fighting. In conclusion, Ishmael’s training into becoming a soldier was difficult as he was fed with the ideas of killing the rebels that killed the people he loved and cared
Socs or greasers, everyone can relate to different themes through personal experiences. In The Outsiders by S.E Hinton, Hinton mentions different universal themes such as family, change, and loss. The Outsiders tells a story about a teenage boy who grew up as a greaser and in a neighborhood filled with trouble. His friend and him get into huge trouble, so they have to rely on each other and other gang member to get through hard times. One theme that is touched in The Outsiders is the definition of family.
I had to put my responsibility first and just try to figure life with a baby. My life changed so much after having a baby. It makes you want to figure your life. I feel like my son changed my life it opened my eyes to handle a child and to raise him for years to come. It makes me want to have more for him and bless him with a beautiful life.
Wes Moore’s Journey in Life The superficial similarities of two kids have an identical name, Wes Moore, grown up in the same neighborhood at the same time with fatherless families. Both kids had beaten into troubles with the police. However, their paths in adulthood diverged due to their personal choices, decisions, and values, forming two different experiences in career and life.
In the book THE ROAD by Cormac McCarthy, we partake in a journey with a boy and his father, and the experiences they encounter throughout the book. We learn about the deteriorated planet they live on and the boy’s ever changing thoughts about his dad. Throughout the book, the boy questions his father 's judgement. McCarthy argues developing a sense of trust is key to survival in life threatening situations.
The Color of Water, a memoir written by James McBride, describes the struggle James experienced growing up in a poor family with eleven other siblings while going through a racial identity crisis. Throughout the book, the chapters alternate from James’ point of view to his mother’s point of view, both individuals accounting their difficult childhoods. These different perspectives come together and make one lucid piece of writing. During the course of the book, the reader will learn that James encountered many obstacles in his life. However, these difficulties molded James and made him grow as an individual.
The book that I have chosen to do my reading response over is The Fire Next Time written by James Baldwin. This book is split up into two parts or letters. The first part is titled “My Dungeon Shook: Letter to My Nephew on the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Emancipation.” The first part, written in a letter format to Baldwin 's fourteen year old nephew, talks over the crucial role of race in America’s history. The second portion of the book is titled “Down At The Cross: Letter from a Region in My Mind.”
Can you imagine not being able to read your favorite book? Well, in a book named Fahrenheit 451 that’s how it is. This book was written by a man named Ray Bradbury with a theme that is developed through the story’s characters and their impact on the protagonist. The main character of this story is Montag, and the characters that influence Montag are his neighbor named Clarisse, his fire chief Captain Beatty, and a retired college professor named Faber. To begin, the character named Clarisse wasn’t like any sixteen year old girl, she actually thought about stuff and to wanted to know why certain things would happen.
There were occurrences in which Carey sent gifts (a copy of his first printed book) to Franklin. As well as numerous occasions where he wrote Franklin letters asking him for his support by writing excerpts and the like for his paper and magazine, including asking for an excerpt of Franklin’s autobiography. Franklin, in each of his replies, writes “it would be of little or no use to you”, even though Washington had already endorsed Carey’s magazine (Green). Specifically concerning the Franklin autobiography, Franklin stated that “They were written to my Son, and intended only as Information to my Family” and told Carey he could have excerpts from two other scripts he was working on for his companions in Paris (Green). What was specifically disconcerting about these other texts was that one of them was called “The Deformed and Handsome Leg”; although this couldn’t have been a testimonial to Carey because of when it was composed, it was still unmistakably suggesting that it should somehow be interpreted as him (Green).