On the Rainy River Analysis One of the most compelling books I’ve read is The Things They Carried. This book is filled with many short stories of the Vietnam war. The Author tells the story from the perspective of the soldiers. This books shows us the sacrifice these men had to give for are freedom. The Things They Carried has many great stories by Tim O’brien, but On The Rainy River was my favorite and seemed to follow the psychological literary lens.
“Don’t fear the enemy that attacks you, but the fake friend that hugs you” -PravineeHurbungs. It is still undecided weather Finny realized this about Gene or not but, even withWWII going on, the cruelest enemy was right next to him. A Separate Peace is a novel by JohnKnowles, based in New Hampshire, 1942. The novel showcases, coming-of-age, jealousy , andloss of innocence through the main character Gene.Gene and Finny became roommates at the prestige Devon School for boys. Finny being anaturally born athlete, and Gene being more academically based.
Following the conclusion of Pudd’nhead Wilson, a novel written by Mark Twain in 1894, but taking place in the 1850s, it is obvious that the book was inundated by a myriad of differing themes. However, there is a theme that stands out the most in terms of the most influential message conveyed by Twain. This theme is that deception and foolishness, two themes that go hand in hand, do not have preferable repercussions. In recognizing these themes, I was able to choose one specific scene from the novel that truly represents these two themes. The scene that most symbolizes the backfiring of deception and the disadvantages of foolishness is in the scene where Tom gets sold down the river.
The San Joaquin River is an important river because its Central California’s largest river, supporting endangered fish and wildlife, communities, and one of the most productive agricultural regions in the world .The article “River Plan Too Fishy for my Taste Buds”,whom it was by Bill McEwen.The newspaper that featured this article is Fresno Bee on March 26,2009.Fresno is surrounded by farms so it would anti big business and government.McEwen is a credible writer because he is a veteran journalist,a sports and news columnist,and an opinion page editor.I think this author is a credible writer because he spent his life writing.I believe the River project was a bad idea because several experts and famous institution,say its success is impossible (ethos),numerous studies prove this project will fail (logos),and many farmers and people will be affected by the loss of water for the project (pathos). My ethos statement several experts and famous
The Mississippi river holds various interesting characteristics and its complexity is explained by John M Barry. In Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How it Changed America by John M Barry incorporates strong adjectives, long lists, and vivid similes in order to communicate his fascination with the river to his readers and spread fascination to his audience about the river. Barry incorporates strong adjectives at the beginning of his piece to draw the reader's fascination with the river. Barry's excitement with the river is expressed when he mentions “an extraordinarily dynamic combination of turbulent effects.”(lines 2-3) This pulls the reader in and makes them ask questions. Through these words “extraordinarily dynamic.” The reader wonders why the river is so extraordinary and dynamic.
The symbolism and literary devices used in this chapter make it the best chapter of the story. One reason this chapter stands out is because of the symbolism the author uses. The predominant symbolism in this chapter is the Los Angeles River. This river reminds Gary of the canal in his hometown of Fresno that him and his best friend, Scott, used to visit. It symbolizes all of the ups and downs in Soto’s life, that are simply just a party of growing up.
The novel of, The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain is a famous novel about a boy named Huck Finn and his adventures. There 's a great amount of unique quotes in the novel and one of them is, “ Each person had their own nigger to wait them-Buck too. My nigger had a monstrous easy time, because I weren 't used to having anybody do anything for me, but Buck’s was on the jump most of the time” ( page 109). This quote shows something about Huck 's character, which is by the way, different from everybody else’s at that time. This quote also shows some things about history, which is the slavery of course.
After Matt Null’s presentation, I was entertained by the creative writings of the famous novelist and short story writer Edward P. Jones. His presentation began with one of his associates introducing him as one of the greatest writers in contemporary America writing on the struggles African Americans faced in the nation’s history. In his presentation, Jones read to us two of his newest short stories The Devil Swims Across the Anacostia River and In The Blink of God’s Eye. Jones used outstanding imagery, but what I took note of most was the particular way he used dialog to describe his characters subliminally. He would use intense descriptive details to describe a scene’s environment and perhaps the outfits of his characters, but Jones took
The movie “The Notebook” is based on the best selling novel written by Nicholas Sparks. The love story that this film tells is an absolutely beautiful one. And although I cry each time, I enjoy over and over. The Notebook is about an elderly man (Noah) who is telling the story of his life to the one he loves, his wife (Allie). Allie has irreversible dementia which has been caused by her having Alzheimer’s Disease.
William Stafford was born and raised in Hutchinson, Kansas and he had a burning passion for hunting and fishing. According to Frank Madden, “William Stafford earned a Ph.D. from Iowa State University, and for many years taught at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon” (Madden 1164). Safford also wrote a tremendous amount, journaling many of his daily experiences. His first major collection of poems was published when he was forty-eight years old and later received the National Book Award in 1963. “Traveling Through the Dark” is one of Stafford’s most well-known poems because it, like many of his poems, tells an easily comprehensible story with underlying currents of greater meaning.
Novels often reflect real problems in society. In “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”, by Mark Twain, the characters of Huck and Jim travel along the Mississippi River after the Civil war. What is the relationship between Huck and Jim. Huck is conflicted in his relationship with Jim, and see’s him in three different ways: as a friend, as a father figure, but primarily as a slave Huck sees Jim as a friend. According to doc.
Wonderstruck Luke Barton Period 6 Hitchens 04/14/16 Wonderstruck, an extremely amazing book written and illustrated by Brian Selznick, An award winning author. He has written books such as Hugo Cabaret which won him the Caldecott medal. Wonderstruck is an equally good book if not better with two main characters Ben, and Rose. He does an amazing thing with this book by making two different stories at different times with 50 years apart but they both come together into one almost seamlessly woven story. The story begins with a boy named Ben, his story begins at Gunflint Lake, Minnesota, June 1977.
In the small town of Hannibal, Missouri, a young author named Samuel Langhorne Clemens began to absorb his knowledge about the reality of life in the South during the early 1800’s. At the age of 41, Mark Twain, Clemens pen persona, had created one of the world 's most controversial but fantastic articles in American Literature. Throughout Mark Twain’s compelling novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, a realistic setting of the old south is portrayed through the use of language including the disturbing ”N” word, satirical representations of Southern people, and typical southern scenery. Despite the book 's literary value and complete historical accuracy, select people and schools continue to either label the novel as racist or ban it in
However, his reputation is often misunderstood. Born in the backwoods of Missouri, Samuel Langhorne Clemens, “Spent his boyhood in nearby Hannibal, on the bank of the Mississippi river, observing its busy life, fascinated by its romance, but chilled by the violence and bloodshed it bred (Encyclopedia of World Biography 1).” His childhood spent in this town with an obviously high crime rate forced him to grow up quickly. I believe this is one of the reasons he uses satire so heavily in his works. To overcome the harshness of his young life. Many say “Mark Twain was a poor boy who by reason of native skill rose to wealth and fame (Leary 3)”.
Most of his stories derived from his experiences and consequences of his abuses as the alcohol. Critics allude him as a representative of cultural identities and also stable generalities. In fact, “The Great Gatsby” widely acclaimed one of the greatest novels of the modern era. In contrast, other critics dismissed his short fiction as inferior efforts intended to capitalize on the success of his novels. His story “ My Day” many critics interpreted as a remarkable evocation of the imminent collapse of the Jazz Age.