The book is a beautiful read that keeps the reader on their toes, biting at the bit from the first chapter to the very last page. The book should be required for all high school students to read due to that the age to enter the draft is eighteen, and they could be entering these conditions, like Paul, at the age of nineteen. This book efficiently and effectively allows readers of all ages to understand how cruel war is and how soldiers fighting for the United States could easily be in the situations that are ongoing in the novel. It creates an eye-opening experience for today’s generation by building a greater appreciation for what soldiers sacrifice going into war. Remarque’s style is effective as it uses imagery, similes, symbolism and a powerful theme.
At the age of twelve, Curtis built himself a camera using a stereopticon lens his father had brought back from the Civil War. Curtis demonstrated the self-direction, ingenuity, and independence that would be the hallmarks of his adult life. This is how he began his photographic career. During his mid-teens, Curtis spent a great deal of time reading about and experimenting with photographic techniques and
I read this book not only because it was on a required reading list for one of my school classes, but also because it had been recommended to me by a friend a while ago. The book was an instant best-seller and was also one of the first mass-produced books in America. It's considered to be Hawthorne's masterwork. The main characters are the center of a story; they make the key decisions and experience the consequences of those decisions. Throughout America's bestselling writer, Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel The Scarlet Letter, we learn about the fascinating main characters.
Om Sokdae is the unconventional hero of the novel, Our Twisted Hero, because while he is a tyrant, he is also a model student for the class. Sokdae demonstrates that he is a twisted hero in the way that his rule is morally wrong, yet still benefits the class. Sokdae’s teacher praises him by saying “...one way or another, Sokdae is the best student in the grade...he is a model monitor...with real leadership ability” (51). Even Pyongt’ae, who at first despises Sokdae and sees him as a dictator, admits that “our class under Sokdae was a model for the whole school” (27) . The class is most academically successful and efficient with Sokdae giving them orders.
I am twenty-one years old with a book obsession that would put even the most passionate of librarians into shock. I have a passion for the arts and literature and enjoy creating colorful pieces of art for my home for others to admire and enjoy. My interests are quite varied and range from enjoying foreign movies to attempting to cook new recipes. As a young child I have always felt a passion for fiction writing that compelled me to write. While most children played outside I would lock myself in the room and type hundreds of pages pulled from my thirteen year old imagination.
With the intentions of kindling meaningful discussions, Chbosky deliberately asserted many controversial topics into his novel. By fabricating Charlie into a wallflower, Chbosky found a way to show an overview of these issues of high school. Many fell madly in love with Charlie and his story; however, with this praise an ample amount backlash followed. Chbosky targeted this book towards teens, but many adults questioned if The Perks of Being a Wallflower was appropriate for this age group. According to an article on the American Booksellers Association’s website, The Perks of Being a Wallflower has been announced as the “10 Most Frequently Challenged Books” by the American Library Association five times in the past ten years.
The sweeping California epic East of Eden (1952) is considered Steinbeck’s most ambitious work and the masterpiece of his later artistic career. Though its story is not autobiographical, East of Eden does delve into the world of Steinbeck’s childhood, incorporating his memories of the Salinas Valley in the early years of the twentieth century, his memories of the war era, and his memories of his relatives, many of whom are secondary characters in the novel. In Bulgaria, the book appears at the end of last century, as well as other works of Steinbeck, and it has been translated into Bulgarian by Krastan Dyankov (1986). This essay examines the implications of the original and its Bulgarian translations, with an emphasis on the cultural layers
This technique added to the depth of humanization of each character allowing the audience to forget that they are just characters in a fictional novel. The characters of Chino and Sapo came to life as they talk, with the boldness and frankness of kids growing up poor and as a minority, in a world they are trying to fit in desperately. Quinonez also used Spanish and slanged words to convey strong emotions of his characters making them more authentic and realistic. The following was spoken by Sapo as he reasoned out to his teacher Mr. Blessington:
While it is an attempt to appeal to wary English teachers, the replacement of the word supplants its value altogether. In an interview mediated by Byron Pitts, several students and African-Americans asserts their opinion of the word itself and if it offends the ethnic group it refers to. During the interview, students claim that Twain had purposely and frequently inserted the word to draw attention.Yet an African-American student finds the constant use of the word is unnecessary; he believes it generates discomfort as mentioning “a history no one wants to relive.” In addition, a teacher reports that the word is not given power neither because of its use or omission, “it [comes] into the classroom with that power.” Even from a literary standpoint, most people find this term unacceptable and this conflict and commotion is exactly what professor David Bradley refers to a “teaching moment.” Pitts, later in the interview, continues with professor Bradley to discuss the so-called sanitized version of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Bradley adamantly opposes this, he reasons that this novel may be students’ first encounter with slavery and the term cannot be replaced by "slave". Slavery is conditional and could be escaped
To Kill a Mockingbird: Why not to ban The book To Kill a Mockingbird has been fought over for many years. Many people think it should be banned for its language and storyline, which in fact does not make sense at all because those themes exist in real life as well, and we can’t erase them from history. It has many important values imbedded in the story for us to learn, as well as a lot to teach us about our history. This 1960’s novel is a classic with what was a controversial plot at the time. To Kill a Mockingbird is a great novel and should be encouraged in schools not banned.