I loved school, and all I cared about were my books”. (Yousafzai, pg.97) , Malala includes this quote to get the reader to feel upset about girl’s not having an education. Overall, Malala gets the reader to sympathize over the fact that some girls had to leave their education behind because of
"Ohhhh," she squeaked. She tore a book from the suitcase, hurled it at him - "Here!" and dashed into the school.” This phrase clearly makes Amanda look like a caring character. Another way that the author develops Amanda to be caring is by using the actions of the main character Amanda. In the story, Amanda can be seen doing a caring action.
Picoult says Mania reminds her of her own grandma. Salinger was eager to read The Storyteller as it was being written. She flew through the first section, but had to stop when it got to Auschwitz because it was too real. Picoult called that “heartbreaking praise.” The descriptions of the Lodz Ghetto and Auschwitz are as horribly detailed and disturbing as read in other Holocaust books. A unique scene stands out in The Storyteller of a bride still wearing her white lace bridal dress arriving on a transport to Auschwitz, desperately looking for her family from whom she
Elie Wiesel uses Imagery to express the character’s thoughts and feelings by explaining in great detail parts of a book to make the reader picture a scene or image. The first example of imagery is as follows, “There was no time to think, and I already felt my father's hand press against mine: we were alone. In a fraction of a second I could see my mother, my sisters, move to the right. Tzipora was holding Mother's hand. I saw them walking farther and farther away; Mother was stroking my sister's blond hair, as if to protect her.” (Page 29) This quote makes a reader visualize the
She identifies as a tomboy because that’s what some kids at school told her she was, though she has also said, “Why is it a tomboy?” When kids say she’s in the wrong bathroom, she tells them, “I’m a girl,” and invariably they say, “Oh, O.K” (Davis 17). She uses this quote to help the audience understand what her daughter is going through while she is at school. The next example of pathos is that the writer wants the audience to feel humble that this is going on to her daughter. “In fact, I love correcting them, making them reconsider their perceptions of what a girl looks like”(Davis 3). The use of this quote is to show that she isn’t angry about people mistaking her daughter for a boy but she doesn’t appreciate the reasoning behind why they are calling her a boy.
In Jerry Spinelli’s novel, Stargirl, Leo Borlock, the protagonist, occasionally has been perceived as a jerk. This idea was evidenced by many examples from the book, such as the conversation between Stargirl and him regarding her popularity. Furthermore, Leo had previously been educating Stargirl on the norms of high school, and he was specifically explaining his opinion on appropriate behavior when assembling in groups. He claimed that every member should resemble the others. When Stargirl acquired why she needs to change herself to accomplish this, Leo cruely replies, “Because nobody likes you...That’s why.
She also uses capitalization to show importance. After meeting her mother she is dumbstruck by her realness and from then on in the book the word “mother” is capitalized (Arsenburg 118). In that same scene Angelou uses foreshadowing when she is struck silent by the thought of having a real family, foreshadowing her muteness after the betrayal (Vermillion 67). Foreshadowing is very rarely used in autobiographies, but Angelou manages to make it a beautiful thing. Angelou is praised for many of her literary choices and her “most valued technique...may be the precision she describes objects or places, a precision so sharp that readers carry that description with them, even when the book is closed” (Lupton 69).
“‘Im very sorry, lady, I’m sorry,’ whispered the boy.” Prior to this the boy just wanted to run, now he was genuinely sorry for his actions. When the woman took the boy to her house to wash him and feed him she trusted the respect they had created. She let the boy go and he reacted well, “Roger looked at the door-looked at the woman-looked at the door- and went to the sink,” knowing now that the woman was just wanting to help. By the end of their time together the boy understood how the woman had helped him, “The boy wanted to say something else other than ‘Thank you, m’am’ to Mrs. Luella Bates.” Their interaction show how the characters changed throughout the story and helps us to understand and connect to the characters better. Characterization was shown through physical description, personal feelings, and showing the interaction between the boy and woman in the short story “Thank You Ma’am” by langston hughes.
Once, Twice, Three times. Then I heard grandma carefully open the door, peeking out from the side to see me. “Hey Grandma, Mom said I’m taking art lessons from you.” I try to fake a smile and mumble “Until I die from boredom…” I look away as I say that, not wanting to offend her. “She had called and said you were coming over, please come in. I have some food and art supplies set out for you.” She smiled a fragile smile, one that you get when you help an old person cross the
“My Dad is a Liar” is a heart-wrenching commercial that accurately depicts the sacrifices and challenges of being a parent. This seemingly simple-plotted commercial conveys its intended message and appeals to its audience through the utilization of pathos, ethos, and logos. Undoubtedly the most notable element is pathos - the appeal to emotion. As a young girl reads this essay throughout the commercial, viewers are provided with look at the world through the unique perspective of a young girl. The dependant often uses superlative adjectives to describe her father, allowing the audience to connect on an emotional level with the family.
In “Sharon Cho” from Speaking of Reading, Sharon Cho discusses how, why and the positives to reading. She read everything, she was sick and out of school a lot and reading was what she would do when she was out of school. Simultaneously, while she was reading she picked up on many things including, she now has a better vocabulary and she is more creative. After all, reading makes Sharon feel good about herself, superhero comic books made her feel grand. She felt like she could be a superhero, and felt like she was.
After he died, Mary constantly read books about grief from authors like C.S Lewis, Joan Didion, and H. Norman Wright. Reading those books finally made her realize she wasn’t alone. According to the Heroic Imagination Project, one of the main characteristics of a hero is wanting to help people in need (Cherry, “The Psychology of Heroism”). That’s exactly why Mary wrote the book; she wanted to show broken people they weren’t alone.
The above quoted conversation, an excerpt from Sinclair Lewis’s Babbitt, offers a quick glimpse into the subject of this particular section- the duality of the Flapper Girl. This hot and spunky firecracker, this Eunice Littlefield in this single paragraph embodies it all- she simultaneously moves forward while staying in the same place. On one hand, Eunice shows clearly that she cares not for the moral restrictions given by a previous generation (her mother, namely) and views herself as a progressive- though she simultaneously abides, still, by the rules of this same predecessor (she acts ‘maternal’ and cooks for the male-
“‘They say you must learn to be a loyal and obedient subject and work to bring victory to the war. We have to enroll you in Japanese school.’” (Choi 65)That is a quote from the book when her mother got a letter saying that Sookan had to go to school. Going to school is very important because her family, especially her grandfather, had tried very hard to get Sookan out of going to school. They didn 't believe anything the teacher taught them, because all the teacher thought them was how bad the Americans are and how to make weapons. Grandfather taught Sookan, in private, about their religion and gave her a lesson almost everyday.
At the time, my mom and dad thought it would be a fun thins for me to do. So we sent out a letter to a few agencies, asking for representation, and we went into see a few different people. One of the agents we went to--I impressed her by reciting a book that my mom had been reading to me. It was a children 's picture book, and I didn 't know how to read, but she always read it to me, so I remembered it. As a result of that, my agent signed me, and I started doing commercials almost