The children knew that if they wanted to escape IT’s grasp, they needed to have confidence in their differences and use their “weakness” to escape eventual annihilation. In a way, the same weaknesses that Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Which and Mrs. Who told them not to use ended up becoming their greatest asset. At the beginning of the story, as we start to learn more about the main characters, we find
Audience as an Influencer When writing any type of composition, is the author consciously aware of who their audience will be? Benjamin Franklin started writing an autobiography of his life when he was about sixty-five years old. This self-narrative was written about Franklin’s life goals and accomplishments. The subject of who Franklin’s intended audience comes into question throughout the self-narrative. Many people think that The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is written to or for Franklin’s son, however it seems to be written to the general public.
In the first section, he gives numerous examples of how normal his life was before the diagnosis. He recounts his childhood and his beginnings of how he loved to read because of his mother. He tells of when he would stay out late reading in the starlight to come home to his mother worried that he was doing drugs, but “the most intoxicating thing I’d experienced, by far, was the volume of romantic poetry she’d handed me the previous week” (27). He continues with all of his life before cancer, but when he gets the results he says “One chapter of my life seemed to have ended; perhaps the whole book was closing” (120). The rest of the book, the closing of his book as he calls it, focuses on examples of how cancer changed his
Deborah tells her that she’s is going to make a web page for her mother to get donations and funds to turn her old home- house into a museum. (Skloot 287) In chapter 36 the next morning Deborah hives gone down, but she wants to go back to her house and to go see her doctor. Skloot stays behind to talk to Gary Lacks Deborah cousin; he begins to read passages from the bible. He said that lord chose Henrietta, to be immortal and then ask Skloot to read out loud from the bible. After reading some passages from the bible Skloot now understand why her family believes she was chosen to be immortal.
Epic is narratively long poems that tell about a heroic feat or event that are important to the poet’s culture(Fogie). This leads to influencing other cultures which can influence other poets, which is why you can see allusions to many different epics in poetry. Epic poems were common in ancient times because they were ideal for expressing stories orally(Fogie). To this day epics are discussed and taught in schools and are still held to a high standard this shows the influence of these Epics. The story of Gilgamesh written by Sin-Leqi-Unninni was one of the first recorded epics in history.
Eater of guests under your roof! Zeus and the gods have paid you!’” (668, 473-480) In this passage, Odysseus has defeated Polyphemus and is now sailing away. However, Odysseus’s ego and cockiness catches up to him as he taunts the cyclops with words of retribution for his fallen comrades. This, however, gets his group in trouble as Polyphemus hears his banter, and uses the direction that it came from to hurl a mountain top at them, all but beaching their ship. This, to any man with self-control, would be the point at which he turned his butt around and got out of there asap.
From the beginning Oedipus was destined to fulfill a terrible prophecy, but through particular events that follow the steps of the Hero’s Journey, Oedipus becomes a powerful king of Thebes, only to be destroyed by the prophecy that should have ended his life as a child. The Hero’s Journey typically leads to self-confidence and power, however; the Hero’s Journey of Oedipus leads to his tragic demise. The Hero’s Journey lays out the steps of Oedipus’s future actions, which create suspense, fear, pity, and other emotions that captivates the audience. Similar to many famous stories, Oedipus the King, written by Sophocles in 430 B.C., follows the Hero’s Journey path, which is evident in Oedipus’s departure, initiation, and return. Oedipus completes
“Fortunate is the man who has never tasted God’s vengeance!” (Sophocles, pg. 215) this statement is about fate, where it is trying to pity Creon as the God’s will curse him because of his unjust law. Although the quote implies “men” Antigone, who is the daughter and sister of Oedipus, is also pitted because the gods have cursed the family. Both Creon and Antigone are unfortunate human beings because the gods are punishing them. Also, due to past disastrous event, specifically when Oedipus killed his father and married his mother, it had angered the gods and cursed the Oedipus’ family.
―The Gas-poker‖ is a poem that describes his mother‘s suicide and of his and his brother‘s discovery of her body. It is a story he had not told in print, a kind of poem he had not written. But he was able to make the genre over in his own manner. Gunn gives up the first person here. The experience in ―The Gas-poker‖ is first-hand, but there is little to mark the poem as a piece of autobiography, except for its placement after a short poem, a prelude to it, called ―My Mother‘s Pride‖.
It drives us to not just get through life but to also to, live it to the fullest. We need hope. Without it, being able to fight through the difficulties of life would be impossible. In All the Light We Cannot See, a novel by Anthony Doerr, we see multiple examples of how important hope is through the main characters, Marie-Laure and Werner Pfennig. Because hope is so powerful, we must have hope in tough times.