At first it was confusing because she talked a lot about Essentrics first and kept saying she would explain it later on in the book. She was hyping the Essentrics program a lot in the beginning saying how thirty minutes a day can help pain, slow aging, heal injuries and so on. After reading the first couple of pages, the book was getting repetitive and I wanted to know what the thirty minutes exercise were already. On the other hand the hype of Essentrics was actually worthy because that was her hook in the book. Reading the first couple of pages in the first chapter was interesting and deep explaining in a cellular level how our bodies work.
I did a lot of studying about the Massacre that happened at Mountain Meadows. I read an amazing book I would recommend to anyone wanting to know more and it is probably the most unbiased account of the events that occurred. This book is the Massacre at Mountain Meadows by Ronald W. Walker, Richard E. Turley Jr., and Glen M. Leonard and was mentioned in the internet articles I read as a great book for those who want to know more. I also read Blood of the Prophets, Brigham Young and the Massacre at Mountain Meadows by Will Bagley, but I didn’t find this to be as unbiased at describing what happened at Mountain Meadows. Through my reading and research on the topic of the Mountain Meadows Massacre, I discovered why the band of emigrants from Arkansas may have been attacked.
However I do not believe that diminishes the importance of this critical analysis as many sites seem to use this analysis. All things considered the author has some good points of opposition for Mary Shelley 's Frankenstein. The author of this writing let people know how he/she felt about the book from the very first sentence. The author’s thesis starting out this paper by saying “This novel is a feeble imitation of one that was very popular in
Elie experienced tremendous amounts of suffering during the holocaust. Once it was over, Elie started to publish books about his experience in concentration camps and wanted to become the voice of others who could not express themselves. “I have published 47 books, but I feel like I have only begun. I haven’t done enough” (Interview). Elie wrote books about the holocaust so the world would know what happened in the camp.
Peter Snow’s book, “When Britain Burned the White House”, details one of the most embarrassing, but influential moments in America’s history, the seizure and burning of the capitol by the British during the War of 1812. Snow provides ample information for the reader to understand the event, such as important figures of both sides, an analysis of the attack, and details of some of the problems within the American command that aided the British’s victory. He also gives entertaining anecdotes and quotes surrounding the time. In reading his book, I was better able to understand the pivotal event of the burning of the White House. Learning about the significant figures of the British and American side through Snow’s narration was important for
I really did enjoy reading Black Elk Speaks and I do believe that this is a reading assignment that you should assign in the future. This story teaches the readers about Native American history and it also allows the reader to connect with Black Elk because he talks about some of the inner battles he faced which is something most people can relate to. In conclusion, I believe that Black Elk Speaks is a great book and it teaches the reader a lot of Native American history, and it also makes the reader look at themselves and mirror and think about past
The book “The Many-Headed Hydra” is set from 1585 forward through potentially today. The reference to “The Lernean Hydra” one of Hercules twelve tasks to atone for the murder of his wife and children. These struggles made Hercules the perfect embodiment of an idea the Greeks called pathos, the experience of virtuous struggle and suffering which would lead to fame and, in Hercules ' case, immortality. While the book is linear (chronological) in its orders and focuses clearly on one subject matter/topic instead of combining major actions/dissension into blocks of specific time; the authors instead attempted to create their historiographical text in the manner of the New Left historians. The book is written in the manner of a Marxist and Hegelian dialectic (I believe it is framed more as a journey and self-development of the idea – if so, then it would be considered more Hegelian in its nature).
(Hammelman, Steven. PSYART.com) Pre-modern day gothic writers wrote about psychological issues hundreds of years before professionals addressed mental illnesses, by extension shows that gothic writers helped popularize and influenced the study of psychology. The connotation of the word "gothic" carries the stigma of the emotion melancholy and the grotesque. ("Stigma, n." OED Online, Oxford University Press, June 2017, www.oed.com/viewdictionaryentry/Entry/190242. Accessed 16 November 2017.)
Or was he trying to portray the damage happened in the civil war? Throughout the essay, writer will examined particular phrases regarding the historical background of this poem. In the first stanza, the speaker says: “O Captain! my Captain! Our fearful trip is done, The ship
This radical patriotism being preached here seems unacceptable to the 21st century human. On reading the Wikipedia article on “The Charge of the Light Brigade”, I found that 40 years later a poem called “The Last of the Light Brigade” was written which focussed on the hardships faced by the war veterans and the pathetic response of the British public when asked to aid the veterans. This poem was authored by Rudyard Kipling, an author familiar to all of us because of his immensely popular “Jungle Book”. He was Indian born, this Indian connect coupled with the fact that this poem reflected a situation that it is still a huge predicament, even today piqued my curiosity and I explored this poem further. This is the story of how I picked this piece of poetry as my
It thoroughly explains the details leading up to the event of Lincoln’s assassination and the event itself that changed America forever. The story is not only fact filled and educational, but emotionally engaging. I would consider this book not only as a historical nonfiction but as a thriller and suspense novel. The story engages the reader into Lincoln’s last days: The last moments of battle, General Lee’s surrender at Appomattox courthouse, the moment the bullet was shot in Ford’s Theatre, and the capture
Daniel Marks Epstein published Lincoln’s Men in 2009. Epstein is a biographer who has actually written books about Lincoln before, Lincoln and Whitman: Parallel Lives in Civil War Washington and The Lincolns Portrait of a Marriage, are the other two books that actually pushed him to write this book. His research for this story was due to the other research he had done for the other two Lincoln books, as well him going to the Library for more information. Epstein is qualified to write on this topic because he is a biographer, and he has done extensive research on President
The book has an illustration of the lobby of the Titanic, I compared it with a real picture and it was extremely similar. Lauren Tarshis (author of the I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic) included Thomas Andrews, the builder of the ship, into the story. In the back of my version of the book the author says “All the facts about the Titanic are true, but the main characters came from my imagination. George, Phoebe, Aunt Daisy, Marco and Enzo are based on people I learned about while researching the Titanic.” When I tried to find real passengers relating to the main characters I did not find anything though. One part in the book is when George finds out there is a mummy on the ship.
Initiating the prologue, Butler’s diction comes off as concise, yet suitably descriptive to capture the brutal lifeblood of Dana 's subsequently disclosed, time-traveling experiences in antebellum south. Depriving readers of sufficient framework, Butler divulges her audience into the simple fact that Dana had "lost an arm on [her] last trip home. [Her] left arm." Although the cause of amputation is later revealed near the conclusion of the book, its premature presence in the narrative constructs a mystery to be solved— one that travels through reader 's minds time after time. Who caused this (literal) disarming?
Reagan uses allusion, or reference to past literary works or people, with Sir Francis Drake in order to use a common day of loss; it would remind the people of a historical figure that connects with the disaster of The Challenger. “On this day three hundred and ninety years ago, the great explorer Sir Francis Drake died aboard a ship off the coast of Panama.” (Reagan 2). This quote provided the audience with a comparison to one of the most considerable explorers; depicting a picture of the fallen heroes to be seen as intrepid and “dedicated to their cause.” (Wagoner 1). “Their dedication was, like Drake’s, complete.” (Reagan 2). Reagan uses this allusion because as the leader of the nation, he felt the need to console the people in it.