Harrison Bergeron by Vonnegut and The Pedestrian by Bradbury warn readers about the dangers of conformity and total equality through a loss of individuality in society and the cruelty of a totalitarian government. In today’s society, some countries’ citizens are lucky to have individual freedom. It is a blessing to be able to be whoever you want to be, but conformity and total equality can ruin that. Vonnegut and Bradbury portray this warning in Harrison Bergeron and The Pedestrian by describing societies where citizens aren’t blessed and must live under oppressive governments enforcing conformity and total
Pg 27-29). Even tough we see him arguing with himself and feeling disgusted, showing that he is very much humane, and his only fault being way too ambitious. That was interesting because we get the feeling that something out of the ordinary is coming up and our anticipation gets into the story straightaway. At the very end, in the beginning of Macbeth’s downfall we didn 't expect that a murderer like him would, even in defeat, display conscience and bravery. "I will not yield to kiss the ground before young Malcolm 's feet,...
He is basically the main character of the novel, from whose perspective the dreadful society and events are shown. He demonstrated that his ethics were in the right place and indicated valor by revolting, however he surrendered. By surrendering he was unable to communicate a message of hope to other individuals. Rather he communicated something specific of gloom which causes Winston to not fit in Orwell's description of a hero; he does not do all he can to change the social system.
Slaves were not supposed to be able to read or write and this made it hard. His mistress always got mad anytime she saw him reading. It was hard for him to accept the things he had read since they gave him more details about his race and what he was going through. Douglass learning how to read and write caused him to deal with his readings emotionally and mentally. Alexie thought that him learning how to read made him smart and he was very proud of doing so.
The Joy Luck Club was a very hard read for me. I did not follow or comprehend what I was reading most of the time and I’m not going to lie, I had to Shmoop most of it. After getting through the whole book I appreciate the message between mothers and daughters that it is trying to convey but I still did not enjoy the book to its full extent. I did not enjoy the book for two reasons, its sequencing, and the fact that I did not relate to most of it but I did enjoy how real it was.
Few classes are taught in this manner, which often makes it difficult to learn effectively. The majority of classes go through one concept at a time, and spend time ensuring that that one concept is mastered before moving on to the next. Learning like this leaves me bored, as the majority of the time I already understood the concept being taught. As a result of this, I often jump ahead in the textbook of whatever subject is being taught and end up reading and learning concepts that the professor does not cover for quite some time. I have found that this experience is less pronounced in college, as professors usually spend less class time on a single subject, relying on students studying at home, more so than mastering the concept in
Most high school students aren 't mature enough to understand the complicated book with many hidden messages. Toni Morrison states that “...much of the novel’s genius lies in its quiescent, the silence that pervade it and give it a porous quality that is by turns brooding and soothing.” (pg.1) Majority of the people would not think deep on the silence/pause in a book, which means the students will take away the incorrect lessons. Most often, high school students are more likely to get the surface of the reading such as the most appealing word "nigger" that has been overused in the book. Without the true understanding of the word, it is very easy for people to misinterpret the meaning.
Also, the author suggests that good cannot exist without evil because there would be no spectrum of one’s personality. Caleb Trask is a risky guy, but through John Steinbeck’s use of Genesis, positive connotations, and diction surrounding his name, readers already have an image of him being a weak, pure, and too contrasting to other
My feelings toward writing aren 't good nor bad. Writing is something i have had difficulty with in my past. I have no problem brainstorming ideas on what topics to write my assignments on, even if i am given a prompt, but I do have difficulty with sitting down and planning my work. I always find myself getting stuck. So I almost never take the time out to plan out my ideas i come up with.
I’ve never been great with words, I could have this amazing idea but for some reason I could never get my point across in a meaningful way. My history with literacy goes a little something like this … growing up I didn’t have the best education to start off and this had a huge impact on me. I believe a reader and writer is truly shaped by their adolescent learnings and this was an area I really feel like I lacked, Although I never felt very good at reading or writing there were a select few novels and topics that I really enjoyed writing about. I always dreaded English class, not because I don’t like it or because I wasn’t interested in the book we were reading for class at that time. It had more to do with how low my confidence was with reading
Although I enjoy reading now, I used to have many hard days when reading felt like a chore. I remember my mother and me sitting on the couch reading together. There were days when I loved it and wanted to keep going, but there were also days when I would just break down crying because I could not understand it and everyone else did. I remember one time when we were
My weakness and strengths in writing aren’t quite many. I have always had problems with my grammar skills. Also I have an extremely horrible habit of having a lot of comma splices like you discussed today in class. Sometimes I don’t understand how I make these mistakes when I actually
Since I was little reading was a struggle for me. Which caused writing to be difficult for me as well. Teachers and my parents doing everything they could to make reading and writing and overall learning easier for me; however, all this extra help I did not like. Help consisted of eye therapy, doing extra outside of school, and special help in
I have been a WYVA student since third grade and I’m a junior this year. I have dyslexia and the programs through K12 have let me learn at my pace. English is difficult for me what I write doesn’t always communicate what I think and see. Sentence structure is the most difficult as well as phonics. I don’t like to read out loud but love reading books to myself.
The reasons I disliked English changed for various reasons over the years. All through elementary school I disliked it because I wasn’t good at comprehending the things they would give us to read and I struggled with putting things into words. Although my sister helped in a huge way by reading me books and getting me to appreciate literature. By middle school I enjoyed reading a book every now and then but despised classes because the teachers forced me to read books I didn 't want to read and I was still poor in writing skills that I hadn’t taken time to learn the previous years. By my freshman year my main hobby was reading books although it wasn’t until my junior year that I actually started getting involved and asking my teachers how to do things the correct way.