She collected sample essays and found no evidence of textspeak. This, along with her own anecdotal experience, lead her to the conclusion that texting is not something to be afraid of by teachers because it does not harm students' writing abilities. The abbreviations have the purpose of speeding up the process of typing, and as long as expecatations about writing assignments are clear there would be no
The author directly gives us a straightforward description while using visual implying text. “But I stayed in school. I was not the smartest or even particularly outstanding but I was there and staying out of trouble and I intended to finish...Mama always said barefoot and pregnant was not my style. She knew.” (3) Indirect Characterization: This quote shows the character’s perseverance and uniqueness while also foreshadowing. It shows the relationship between Taylor and her mother and the difference of Taylor and her environment/ society “"She's not really mine," I said.
Try as they might, their tactics are of no use when in comes to the more resourceful handmaids and wives who are able to use their influence to bend the rules made by the superior men. Offred’s first meetings with the Commander demonstrate her ability to communicate with others in order to have what she wants. Although Offred is nervous during her first encounter with the Commander alone, she eventually grows more comfortable with playing Scrabble and reading magazines with him. It doesn’t take long for her to feel secure enough to make her own requests, as she states, “On the third night I asked him for some hand lotion, I didn’t want to sound begging, but I wanted what I could get” (158). Offred’s interactions with her Commander are
To truly belong within yourself you have to stop fretting over others opinions and start making decisions for yourself and not them. Within many of the stories in Where The Shoreline Used To Be the characters go through the journey of finding themselves. An example of this is in the story Pencil the main character Brenda had a boyfriend “but he diverted into computers and Brenda refused to update to mouses.” Although it may not seem like it Brenda has a true sense of belonging within herself, she doesn’t need others to approve of her pencil collection for her to be happy with it. She didn’t let her boyfriend control her opinion; she stuck with her pencils because that was what she wanted and she wasn’t going to let get rid of them just for her boyfriends approval. This next example shows how the character did not have a sense of self-belonging and slowly began to gain some.
It is uncommon for poets to use their own experiences as a persona, but the lack of question marks in her poem suggests that the speaker in the poem may be herself as she is replaying the questions and comments that were once said to her. This shows that there is no dialogue taking place, and it gives the reader a quick rhythm when reading the poem, just like a person’s thoughts when racing. “wanda when are you gonna wear your hair down”. “wanda why ain’t you rich.” Words such as “gonna” and “ain’t” suggest that whoever asked her these questions are uneducated, and were not supportive of her attendance of college. This memory came from person who probably did not seek out an education like she did.
Unlike most of the main characters in other novels, Offred is weak, she is passive, she does not do anything and goes with the current. Her main contribution to the world is her record of what happened in the Gilead society. Her world is limited within the walls and she does nothing to resist it. She misses Luke (her husband) and her daughter, she fears that if she does anything wrong the Gilead would punish them. Although there is almost no chance for her to ever see either of them again, she still tries to preseve the relationship.
But Amy was right: nobody ever asks about the language. They ask the DeLillos and the Updikes and the Styrons, but they don't ask popular novelists. Yet many of us proles also care about the language, in our humble way, and care passionately about the art and craft of telling stories on paper. What follows is an attempt to put down, briefly and simply, how I came to the craft, what I know about it now, and how it's done. It's about the day job; it's about the language.
(41 and 42) Life was going good for her, so she wasnt going anything to help the world with it's life or death situation. As it says in the text, “‘Do the parents have three volunteers?’ said Leora Ducan. ‘Last I heard’ said Dr. Hitz, ‘ they had one, and were trying to scrape two up. ‘ ‘I don’t think they made it’ she said. ‘Nobody made three appointments with us.” Taking this piece of evidence as a whole, it is clearly being shown that Ducan isn’t desperate.
At the beginning of the movie, Cady is basically a clean slate, meaning she is free from the influence of gender norms since she was completely separated from American media. When we first meet her, she is what most people would consider a “tomboy” or girl with many masculine features. However, she was naturally attractive and was an excellent math student, who immediately took the invitation to join her high school’s “Mathlete” team. In the beginning of the movie, Cady’s identity is of a girl who makes her own decision and lives her life the way she wants to. However, towards the beginning she was lonely and felt isolated because she had no friends.
She also is blunt and to the point, without the descriptive or page filling details that are not necessary to her memoir. She also portrays her tone as she writes, “I didn’t mention that I had been Julie for only half an hour” (740). This helps to show what went through the authors mind during that scenario without adding needless details or commentary. The friendly tone of the passage helps the reader feel emotionally tied to the author, which could also be described as a use of