All But My Life, by Gerda Weissmann Klein, is an absolutely amazing autobiography. Gerda tells about her childhood and how she grows into an adult in many German labor camps. Gerda’s home town has been taken over by the Germans during the holocaust. Her wealthy jewish family is forced to live like slaves until they are separated and moved to different German camps. Gerda tells her story like the reader is there with her. Gerda makes and loses many friends and finds her true love. All but my Life will make you laugh and cry. This book is best for anyone over the age of 11. All But My Life is a terrific page turner.
One great notion I have developed over the years is that every human has gone through some meaning experiences in his/her life that he/ she can identify with when such experience is depicted through an artwork, painting, photography, or any form of media. After coming in contact with Dorothea Lange’s Migrant Mother, 1936, artwork (fig 4.151), I feel more connected to this artwork because it speaks directly to me and draws my attention to my personal life experience. This artwork is more of Leo Tolstoy’s definition of art that views art from a social prospective. Lange’s Migrant Mother artwork shows a mother’s strength and determination in the time of extreme need. Observing this artwork, we can conclude that the there’s always a strong, natural
I found "Someone 's Mother" by Joan Murray interesting. In this reading there were a lot of dialogue to narrate this essay such as descriptive words being used in the reading. For examples the way Murray described the old women hitchhiker waving and also when she made that u-turn and as she drove back up the hill she had on a " dark blue raincoat, jaunty black beret. Thin arms waving, spine a little bent" (Murray, pg163). The dialogue used set a good tone for the rest of the essay. We had a lot of details to go off of and kinda put the story together. The author was so concerned throughout the essay on why and what they hitchhiker was doing in the middle of nowhere. After the old lady was picked up what I got from the reading is that the driver
Children in the age range thirteen to fifteen are often transitioning through a critical time of their lives. They frequently look to others as a cicerone on how they themselves should act. In the novel, Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, Melinda Sordino calls the cops on an end-of-summer party at which she was raped. The novel depicts Melinda’s excursion as to how she copes with the heart-wrenching events that have affected her momentously as well as creating “[a] frightening and sobering look at the cruelty and viciousness that pervade much of contemporary high school life.” (Kirkus Reviews, Pointer Review). The tragic event along with the rejection of her friends took a rather large toll on Melinda Sordino, in which, at one point, she stops
In the story that being raised in a different culture can cause conflicts.In the story “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan Is telling about how immigrated parents from other countries can have different perspectives than their kids. Tan is also showing how not having a good communication with your kid can make them disobedient. "Only two kinds of daughters," she shouted in Chinese. "Those who are obedient and those who follow their own mind!” In that quote it is also showing you why she was pushing JIng-Mei so much. Jing-Mei’s mother (mama) wants the best for Jing-Mei she doesn't want the help. Mama is trying to make JIng-Mei an ideal or prodeji. Jing-Mei goes along with it but isn't happy with that idea of being changed and wasn't going to allow her mother to change her.
In the article "Promised Land" Elizabeth Bethel examines the response of both blacks and whites to the new constitution and social reforms which led to vast changes in how the country was run from a political and economic standpoint. Elizabeth Bethel shows us the obstacles slaves faced and the rapid change of the government as blacks gained rights in the years known as the Reconstruction. Following the Civil War, blacks gained many advantages such as: Working with their families, good working conditions, worked for wages, and some even owned some land for themselves. However, the years of the Reconstruction were extremely hectic as both blacks and whites fought for more power. Several violent acts were performed against blacks which reveals the whites' disagreement with black citizenship rights. Despite increased rights for blacks, whites pushed to reduce their voice in government and the impact they were having on the United States.
Creating art is one of the many ways our brains can go on autopilot and deal with the stress everyday events may cause. It isn’t just drawing or painting; in fact, art can be defined as visual, auditory, or performing acts that convey unique and creative thoughts to be appreciated for their beauty by oneself or others. The artist’s thoughts become the art through their personal hardships, struggles, and overall awareness of oneself. In her essay The Sanctuary of School, Lynda Barry, an art major and successful artist, demonstrates her founding love and freedom through art provided by her teacher in her classroom as a young child. In relation
There are few instances when a person is influenced by something to the extent of questioning their life. Something that is so powerful that it can create emotion in all of the people who experience it. Artists fight to create this something in order to connect people through it. However, in today’s culture where fads come and go it is often difficult to find such works of art. Cultivated through the things that make us human, great art always finds a way to make an impact. Through art we can experience love, anger, fear and many other emotions. With an understanding of the human condition, artists can create things that contain inspiration for all. Great art can speak to people of different generations with new relevance; it is timeless.
Reef, the main character in the novel, The First Stone, by Don Aker, makes a bad decision and ultimately has to deal with the consequences. To begin, Reef latches his anger onto a stone and deliberately throws it over an overpass into oncoming traffic. The stone causes a major accident between not one, but several cars and severely injures a teenage girl. Fortunately for Reef, the Judge sentences him to live at North Hills Group Home, and to volunteer at a rehabilitation centre. This punishment changes Reef’s life for the better. Overtime he became a better person, he fixed his attitude and his perspective on life. “There’s another reason I’m glad the judge ordered me to do this. It’s because I hope what I have to say to people will make a difference.” (Aker 271) The sentencing aided Reef’s life and gave him the opportunity to better himself. If the Judge was not lenient, Reef would have gone to jail and continued to live a sad, broken, unfulfilled life.
As imagery is well-known as a primary literary poetic technique, imagery is used to capture the senses from the reader or audience. Individuals gain a clearer understanding of the world they live in through their senses. The technique is used to heighten the reader's ability to appeal to each sense, touch, sight, smell
In the book Night by Ellie Wiesel, Wiesel talks about his terrifying experiences at Auschwitz. Ellie Wiesel was put through unimaginable pain during the Holocaust; he was starved, beaten, and forced to watch thousands of others perish. The Holocaust changed the way Wiesel viewed life and humanity. Jews were treated like worthless creatures. They lost their names and became a number, they were starved, over-worked, lived in terrible conditions, operated on, beaten, and driven to insanity.
This world is full of many uncertainties. Some are pleasant surprises, while others become life-altering tragedies. Kevin Hazzard portrays such beautiful disasters in his book “A Thousand Naked Strangers,” which recalls his unimaginably insane encounters as an EMT and paramedic in Atlanta, Georgia. He witnessed pain and suffering, but also beauty and freedom. He claims that the chaos and unpredictability is what made his job worth doing. Just as Hazzard’s job shows how disaster brings about freedom and beauty, art conveys this relationship in a similar way. Although more well-off individuals have better access to necessary resources, in order to truly create beautiful, revolutionary works of art one must endure some form of suffering.
Morals and ethics are both codes of conduct relating to right and wrong. Whilst ethics are dependent on an exterior source of rules, regulations and sometimes law, such as the code of conduct in a public space or a work place, morals can be defined as an individual’s own principles of right and wrong and can go against ethical rules. Morals, therefore, truly define an individual’s take on what is right and wrong, despite what ethical principles they may follow. An individual’s moral outlook may change as they become more aware of the world around them and learn more about issues which require moral attention. As it is produced by and for individuals with their own morals, art’s connection to both the Art World and reality, ties it up in all sorts of moral issues. The question of whether art can effect our moral outlook is asking whether an individual’s perception of right and wrong can be altered by experiencing a work of art. This essay will explore the moral effect of art on audiences, and question where the responsibility for this
Art is one of the biggest influencers in today’s world. It has the ability to make positive changes in a number of ways. It is a powerful form of expression used all around the world. In Yo-yo Ma’s writing, “Necessary Edges: Art, Empathy, and Education”, Ma discusses the importance of integrating arts in society and education; this differs from Rhys Southan’s writing, “Is Art a Waste of Time”, for it talks about how the “Effective Altruism” movement does not see art as valuable because it does not make major contributions to society. Art is a tool used to communicate with people; this tool positively impacts contemporary culture, for it brings different cultures closer together, changes opinions, and it is useful in education.