I am using this approach to literature in two major projects this year. First, I received a $2,400 National Endowment for the Humanities Younger Scholars Summer Research Grant. I proposed to expand on a prior research project, looking at the use of silence in the novels of Elie Wiesel, and at the ways Wiesel both demonstrates and gets around the fact that conventional language simply breaks down when it is used to talk about the Holocaust. I plan to expand on the same project for my senior English thesis. For this thesis I am studying the ways Wiesel uses silence in the literal content of his novels and in his writing technique, and am working toward explanations as to how he gives these silences meaning.
Analysis of the Literary Works of Alice Walker’s “Everyday Use” Based on the options given to me to choose a topic for my final projects, I went over many stories that we have learned in class on what kind of works to focus on. Then I finally decided to write about Alice Walker’s “Everyday Use”. The story is about black cultures, beliefs andheritages which it has characters that have wrong attitudes of preserving and dealing with their culture and handling of other issues. Hence, I will try to analyze this story based on some of the elements of Fictions we have learned in class: theme, narration (points of view, character, and technique. To begin with, let’s see the themes of the story, which is the most important element of a story which authors try to convey the message of their writings to readers: In “Everyday use”, the theme is about appreciating the past and one 's family heritage.
In order to write this book, the author clearly uses different manuscripts and papers that helped him to explain and show the situation of this social movement. He also uses and gets information from people that were living those situations, for instance in Chapter one, he mentions a note from Journalist Ruiz Ibañez: “Contrary to the common belief that those groups are composed of “punks” and hoodlums….”1. Related to him, he is an American historian and sociology that obtained his sociology and political science degrees in the University of Texas at Austin and Yale University, as well. Currently, he is a professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley and he is president of the Center for Latino Policy Research. He wrote not only Quixote’s Soldiers but also, Anglos and Mexicans in the Making of Texas, 1836-1986.
Subject : English 1 Name : Sithandwa Khuzwayo Tutor : Vinolia Mohube Student no : 17k2764 Time/Date : 11h25 - Wednesday Due Date : 31 March 2017 Lecturer : Prof. Spencer Tutorial Group: G Joseph M. Flora claims that short stories “take a slight situation and read in it the profundities of life”. Write a close analysis of any ONE of the short stories which you have studied in this course, showing how it demonstrates the validity of Flora’s contention. Ernest Hemingway once compared
Imitation is the sincerest form of … understanding Short Story Assignment After spending a few classes reading and discussing short stories from Ethan Canin’s Emperor of the Air, this assignment invites you to write an original “Canin Story” of your own. What this means is that you’ll be coming up with your own plot, setting, characters, conflict, structure, etc. - but that these things will be modeled after and reflect the style and substance of the stories you’ve read in Canin’s collection. The result should be a piece that utilizes the moves and methods that Canin relies on in telling a story that is uniquely your own. (If you prefer, you can write an imitation of the Garcia Marquez stories we read earlier in the year, where a relatively
On November first I attend the White Privilege and Male Privilege event located in the Northridge Center. This was a conversation between Peggy McIntosh and Victor Lewis discussing racism and other forms of oppression. Although it was a very long discussion it was informative and educational. There was a spoken word of the night and her name was Jasmine Walkens and she read a poem to audience about equality. The poem she read made me realize that many people are cruel and equality is just a myth like the American dream.
This book is based on a true story after the author was inspired by his high school literature teacher, to start writing. Stephen Chbosky, the director of Perks of Being a Wallflower makes the viewer feel as if you were a highschool wallflower. Being both the author and director; Chbosky uses dialogue and diction in the novel in order to portray the mood, and uses pan, non-diegetic sounds, camera angles, and lighting in order to enhance the audience 's experience. Stephen
Ernest Hilbert, born in 1970, grew up in the small area of South Jersey, not too far from his birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Hilbert managed to graduate from prestigious colleges such as Rutgers University and Saint Catherine’s College, Oxford, while obtaining Master’s and Doctoral degrees in English Literature. Surprisingly enough, he studied alongside notable poets James Fenton and Jon Stallworthy. Hilbert conquered the art of Sonnet poems, evident in his debut collections, Sixty Sonnets, which released sometime during 2009. Soon enough, Ivy League colleges, such as Columbia University and University of Pennsylvania, began to teach and analyze his works, although it was well overdue.
Of Integrity, Trust, and, Acceptance Stories, novels, and poems, often act as more than just an entertaining jumble of words, flavored with a pinch of drama and dash of humor, they often carry important life lessons that we can learn from. We can find such life lessons in the various pieces of literature that we have read throughout the school year. In Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird, we observe the actions and words, of a man of great integrity, Atticus Finch. Looking through the eyes of Reuven Malter in The Chosen by Chaim Potok, we learn the virtue of acceptance when he befriends Danny Saunders. Finally, in the humorous yet sobering Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare, we learn of the importance of trust, when the lack of it resulted in the accusation of Hero.
Nathaniel Philbrick grew up in Pennsylvania and went on to earn a BA in English from Brown University and an MA in American Literature from Duke University. ( Philbrick has worked as an editor at Sailing World Magazine during his earlier years and is the founding director of Nantucket’s Egan Maritime Institute. He is still a research fellow at the Nantucket Historical Association. Most of Philbrick’s works relate to the sea due to his past experience, these works include: Bunker Hill, Why Read Moby Dick? , The Last Stand, Sea of Glory, In the Heart of the Sea, Away Off Shore, and Mayflower.