“This affliction--hope--is so cruel and stubborn, I believe it will kill me”(McCormick 256). In this novel Sold, a thirteen year old girl, Lakshmi, is sold into human trafficking by her stepdad. She is then sold into a house of prostitution, ironically named the happiness house. She is unwilling to participate in these forbidden activities, but after many endeavors to resist she is eventually drugged and raped. After a while, she begins to adapt to the lifestyle and accepts the fact that she’s stuck there. She is then presented with a risky opportunity to escape, will she take it? This is a nail biting realistic fiction story that could entertain any audience. While many will argue that this is a coming of age story, this is undoubtedly an
The essay Confluences by Jennifer Sinor was my choice for this reading reflection. First published in the American Scholar in 2008, seemed like a good choice for this assignment since it is a popular essay and attracts the attention of a variety of readers. Being a personal narrative, I was eager to learn about the author’s experiences and share a part of her life. The title seemed intriguing, since I had to search for the meaning of the term ‘confluences’ even before reading the essay. The title revealed nothing about the essay and created a sense of mystery that readers might want to uncover through reading the essay. This was an interesting read and it provided a new perspective into personal narrative
Acid is a short story about a boy named Hughie who fell into a large container of acid. After hearing his son’s cry for help Hughie’s father, while all the other works gawked at the screaming, comes to push the rest of his floating upper body under the acid. It may be hard to tell how the old man felt because his stalwart approach, but understating this is his son he must have been significant impact. When he goes “dunk” his son into the acid, the old man loves his son and did to end Hughie’s suffering and that of his family.
The two novellas “The Metamorphosis,” and “The Death of Ivan Llych” both describe the stories of two men suffering from dramatic events in their lives. The two men both suffer from the feeling of alienation from their families. The two stories can be compared in many ways, and give insight into the way these two characters found peace in their deaths.
Reverend Gunderson never heard William as he entered the parsonage. He was in one of his dark moods, holding his wife’s framed picture in his loose fingers. He had no strength to hold it tight. The mood had drained it from him. All he felt was numbing despair. She had been gone for twelve years. He remembered the morning she passed from this earth. She was only twenty-three, a slight built woman, too tiny for such a big baby.
Lawrence Exeter Junior graduated with honors from the military academy and some said he was the best the academy had ever seen. Of course this please his father, but did his father say a word about him being proud or happy with his son? No, he never did. Lawrence Junior grew increasingly frustrated and started to give hope of ever having a real father. He had not called his father dad in years and addressed him as sir not only out of resect like the academy taught him, but because that’s all he was to Junior. His father had grown to be nothing, but an acquaintance. The day after Junior’s 18th birthday his father brought him home one of the nicest Cadillac’s there was. Was this his father telling him he was proud of him r him just trying to
It was getting dark outside, only a red glowing disk was left in the sky. ’’Ouch.’’ I say as my neighbor’s kitten scratched my hand. My mum had left me here to go check up on my dad who had went to our little camp about a mile behind our property. She was worried. I wasn’t though because I was about seven and had no thoughts that anything could possibly be wrong.
In his book, Grief Counseling and Grief Therapy, Dr. William Worden outlines four tasks of mourning that one must accomplish in order to “adapt to the loss” (Worden, 39); “to accept the reality of the loss… to process the pain of grief…to adjust to a world without the deceased... [and] to find an enduring connection with the deceased in the midst of embarking on a new life” (Worden, 39-50). When children are exposed to death at a young age, it is difficult for them to grasp a mature understanding of death and they often lack the ability to express and verbally process their emotions (Thomas-Adams, 12). Bibliotherapy is the practice of using literature for the therapeutic treatment of mental or psychological disorders. Bibliotherapy can be
In the short story “The Monkey’s Paw” by W.W Jacobs, there is immense foreshadowing throughout the entire story, which in turn creates a large amount of suspense and tension. You can see this in this in a passage from the first part of the story, when Sergeant Major Morris hesitantly gives Mr. White the Monkey's Paw, The Sergeant states ‘"If you must wish," he said gruffly, "Wish for something sensible."’. This moment foreshadows greatly, and through a single statement causes tension and suspense, leaving the reader wondering why the Sergeant is so adamant that Mr. White and his family should be careful with the object.
In the White house there has been some peculiar behavior going about. Sergeant Major Morris has considered giving the Whites a magical monkey paw, but instead he throws it on the crackling fire. Consequently, Mr. White had saved it, but soon regrets it because, Herbert soon dies with the White’s first wish.
The man laughed, low and hollow, as he looked towards the grave they stood at. He kicked the old flowers away - still colourful but nearly fully wilted. “But the bastard was the cause of it. He never knew when to shut his mouth and how how’s paid for it dearly. I do hope that he rests easy knowing that he no longer has to cope with the repercussions.”
What if your parents actions affected your future? Would you react or would you be happy with your parents actions(parenting)? Whether you answered yes or no to either of the questions, I strongly believe that parents choices affect their kids.
My book was Double Helix by Nancy Werlin. The book is mainly about the negative side of biogenetics. The main character, Eli Samuels, acquires a job at Wyatt Transgenics which is a company that focuses on transgenics, such as inserting a human protein gene inside rabbits and milking them to obtain the protein. The protein can then be used to create treatments for arthritis or cancer. Dr. Quincy Wyatt is basically the “Albert Einstein” of science in the book and he personally gives Eli the job. Samuels dad however, dislikes Dr.Wyatt and asks Eli to not accept the job. Eli, who has a rocky relationship with his dad, takes the job anyway. Eli’s mom had a rare disease called Huntington’s Disease that