When you are young, you are told how to behave by your parents, grandparents, teachers, etc. Throughout my life I have been told to treat others how I want to be treated, the golden rule as many people tend call it. I guess it's commonly called the golden rule because it's the most important one. Your book, The Running Dream, implied the golden rule so strongly that it really opened my eyes to the fact that I haven't been following it to the best of my ability. The Running Dream was so intriguing and compelling that I found myself nearing the end of the book after only a few days of first starting to read it.
Reading is something that we do every day and all day, no matter what form of reading it may be, perhaps, reading a text, skimming over a tweet, reading a billboard, or even reading a long lengthy passage that was instructed by your professor. When it comes to reading many advantages can be taken away from just the shortest passages. A person who reads more is more likely to be up to date with the latest news, show empathic growth and pro- social behavior. People with little reading experience are less likely to be equipped for the general population, resulting in high school dropouts, unemployment, and a declining social life. The readings Is Fiction Making Us Stupid by Jonathan Gottschall, and Superman and Me by Sherman Alexie are outstanding,
In The Kite Runner, the arts of literacy, writing, and books are a big part of Amir Jan’s life, hence, why he is an author. Similarly, I too have the same love for books as Amir Jan. I feel as though both of us have the same love for our hobby, reading for many reasons, which, I will discuss in this essay. For this reason, I will also include how my life was prior to my found hobby of reading books. Last, I will explore how my love for reading even came about.
Within every subject at school, reading, writing, and chemistry posed a big challenge for me during my high school years. I excel in most subjects, but these three were the hardest to get. The key solution to my problem was to put my mind to it and do very best that I can. This wasn’t easy and I couldn’t do it by myself, there were several factors that allowed me to overcome the difficulties and excel in all subjects. At the reading I was horrible, I couldn’t understand anything I read “What’s the purpose behind reading?”
Octavia Butler was an African American science fiction author who produced several novels that allows readers to dive into a new world with an entirely new perspective. Lilith’s Brood, one of Butler’s most award-winning novels, contains a collection of three trilogies: Dawn, Adulthood Rites, and Imago. In the book of Dawn, Lilith is one of many who was saved by an alien species, known as the Oankali, after a fatal war that has destroyed all life on Earth. All humans were expected to make huge lifestyle changes and ultimately help create a new generation of species that were half human and half Oankali. Throughout the book of Dawn, Butler depicts the conflict of being so accustom and adamant towards societal norms where the thought or action
In the undead fiction, the characters can be divided into two major parts: the living characters and the undead characters. The main plots will develop through the interactions between these two parts. The interactions can help the reader to understand the theme. In the book “The Restless Dead”, there are different types of undead stories. The stories I’m going to analyze are Chris’s “The House and The Locket”, Marcus’s “The Heart of Another”, Bram’s “Dracula” and Annette’s “Kissing Dead Boys”.
Optimism in the face of sorrow Oscar Wilde once said, “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” In Of Mice and Men By John Steinbeck, the characters and their dreams are optimistic. Despite the book's somber plot, and the many oppressive setbacks they face, the characters remain intent on reaching their dreams. John Steinbeck gives a sense of hope for the characters by creating humble and attainable dreams. Since the plot of the novel only takes place in four days, the story exposes the past and present but keeps the future concealed.
Once upon a time about 30 years ago, I was just a little girl who wanted to explore the world. I wanted to explore the world through reading, but like many I wasn’t there yet. So here is the story about how I became a reader. With this week readings I learned that a child’s reading foundation can play a major part in how they comprehend things later in life.
“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free,” wrote Fredrick Douglass. Not only is this true to me but it is also inspirational. The means to learn, understand the world around you, or even communicate would not be possible if you couldn’t read. Reading opens up so many opportunities for everybody that learns to do it. Once you learn to read you have the means to succeed.