For as long as writers have written books, people have been wanting to ban them. Before the printing press, only a few handwritten copies of each book existed. If leaders deemed a book ‘inappropriate’ or ‘undesirable’, they burned the few copies that existed, ensuring people would no longer read the knowledge
These poems are alike in some ways and different in others. First of all, they both have a theme of change. The line "Nothing gold can stay" in Nothing gold can stay, means that nothing can stay the same forever or you can't stop change. The Abandoned Farmhouse shows change because as time changes the family can't keep enough money because the father cannot farm so they can't make money to keep the farm so they left in a hurry. Another small theme is loss.
The usage of the concrete details helps better reflect Nick’s attitude after the death of Gatsby. The details were Nick’s description of the empty, abandoned house. By Fitzgerald mentioning how the grass had grown as tall as Nick’s, the reader can infer that no one is coming around anymore.
In the poem “Without Title” Diane Glancy uses certain words to convey theme. Some words that she uses are Buffalo y the theme of home is where your heart is. In the poem “Without Title” by Diane Clancy, Diane Clancy states that “Oh, I couldn't see it but it was there, and in the night I heard his buffalo grunts like a snore.” Here the narrator, who is the father's child, could hear his cry for his culture.
One of my peers read this quote from the article “Landowners own the resource and have the right to pump water from beneath their land, as long as the water is being put to beneficial use,” and was confused at this because he had never heard of landowners being able to pump water on their land and that there was even a law for that. By examining this quote we learned something new instead of just reading it and continuing on. When I was reading this article I found this quote “In a drought, as the rivers run low, less fresh water reaches the ocean, causing an imbalance of salt water to fresh water in coastal estuaries,” and interpreted this fact that when that imbalance occurs it can have some damages to the ecosystem affecting the local vegetation and wildlife. The fisherman and farmers living near the water are also affected by this imbalance causing harm to their crops and animals. The other person I talked to had a personal experience with one of the quotes, “These farmers braved the elements; they were confronted with Mother Nature.”
Knowledge can be a lot of things in life and these two books happen to have the exact same meanings of it and almost the exact type of a situation that they are in is the same in each book. In Anthem knowledge happens when Equality is alone and creates something and in Fahrenheit 451 Montag is alone with his mother and rediscovering himself when the power went out. They are also the same when they are away from society and away from all the vibes that come off of the people in those society, so knowledge can come out. In the end, I never thought that these two books would have the same symbol, but I learned that they do and I learned more about how knowledge come to
Perfection is not necessary to have a good life. In the novel The Giver, the author, Lois Lowry, uses Jonas to show this message. Jonas lives with his family unit, with a set or rules that Jonas did not like. Until he met the giver, and everything changes Jonas´s life. This message of the novel Giver, shows perfection is not necessary to have a good life.
The law today is very different from Babylon in many ways. Like, if you pay you creditor in grain and it doesn’t grow, you don’t need to pay your creditor any grain for a year. People my think Babylon’s laws are good, but they
So even though there are a few similarities, there are more differences. The movie is mainly about civil rights, but the book isn’t which changes the plot a lot. While there are some similarities like how all the family members are the same; there are still more differences. Even though both the book and the movie are “Watsons Go To Birmingham”, they are very different from each
During this camping trip, the weather was very clear and cool. But by the end of the weekend, the weather transformed into cloudy and rainy. Because of the bad change in weather, my mood went from good to poor. This relates to my poem because in “Nothing Gold Can Stay”, the gold, flowers, and Garden of Eden all change for the worse. So this is just like the weather and how I felt.
Imagine a time when there was no dehumanization occurring in the world. It is difficult to think of one because all throughout history there have been multiple cases of dehumanization. A few examples of texts that contain the topic of dehumanization as one of the main themes are The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck and The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The Grapes of Wrath is the story about a poor farming family, the Joads, that got kicked off their land during the time of the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl. They move to California because their belief in the American Dream; they have high hopes that they will find work and have a better life.
After Jem 's arm healed, things around Maycomb started to settle down again. Although there was some talk about Bob Ewell 's death, it quickly died down, just like the talk of Tom Robinson dying. But there was one thing that would never change. It was a Saturday afternoon, in mid-summer.
Do any words come to mind when one thinks of being “Spoken Into Creation”? The anonymous high school author, Ethel Song, writes about his own experiences during his junior high school years were his words were stolen away by his icon of adoration. Song writes about his feelings of weightlessness that came with the nothingness of lost words. The poem expresses his journey to realization. In “Spoken Into Creation,” the poet uses personification, similes, and tone shift to explore the idea that the actions of other people can have a great impact on one’s life.
Both Nothing’s Changed and Island Man portray conflict in culture, though they both portray it in different aspects of culture. Island Man presents conflict between an old culture and a new one while Nothing’s Changed shows the conflict between two different races and classes. In Nothing’s Changed we see how hostile and angry the difference in culture and opportunities makes the poet in lines such as in “the hot, white, inwards turning/anger of my eyes.” Word choices such as “hot” and “white” used in conjunction with “anger” clearly convey to the reader an intense anger towards the aforementioned District Six and the culture difference there.