In Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry, I would film the book in color. A plentiful amount of the story talks about color and I feel that if the color scheme got taken away when filmed, it would drastically make the story a lot worse. Gathering Blue is about a character named Kira who lives in a dystopian world (This book is related to The Giver. Afterall, it is part of the same series and the same author wrote them both.) where she has lost her mother.
The book “The Bluest Eye” was based off African American families and struggles, they were poor and this was the time period after the Great Depression had ended. Nine year old Claudia lived with her parents and ten year old sister Frieda even though the family was barely making ends meet they were still living in an atmosphere of love and safety. In the book you could tell that was a house to go to in time of need anf you could feel secure. The family shared their home with several people one of them a young girl, Pecola, who had moved in with the MacTeer family after her father tried to burn down their families home. Claudia’s mother had a good heart but often felt like she was taken for granted, “Time for me to get out of the giving line
In this essay Nancy Mairs presents herself as someone who is crippled. Out of many others possibilities of names to be called Mairs states that she prefers being called "crippled" because it is more straightforward and precise. In addition she states that she would like to be seen as a tough person whom fate/gods have not been kind to. The word "crippled" also evokes emotion from people which is also what she would like. Furthermore Nancy Mairs does not like other words such as "disabled" or "handicapped" to be used as a description her.
The great thing about being on rock bottom is that there is only one way to go - up. In Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry, a young girl Kira goes through strategic battles as her unique talent is recognized and as she is placed with a very special responsibility as her conflicts surround her. The characters play a role as they rank in different ranges of Maslow’s Hierarchy; a chart which places human mortality with what they find themselves and are accepted as. Gathering Blue includes dynamic and static characters as they develop new characteristics and unfold who they are. Kira, the main character, is a dynamic character in Gathering Blue.
In “First Principle”, Gina Mellit is a martian who meets a human named David Hensen. Gina discovers how harsh humanity can be when she is forced to watch over David. The first encounter Gina has with David is not pleasant for her, “David and Barb and I stared at each other, silent. But the message in his eyes was clear. You’re ugly, you’re deformed, you’re monsters, you’re not even human.
Age doesn’t always resemble or account for the level of maturity within ourselves. Instead, our choices are limited and reflected from our experiences, substantiating the transformations that originate from the outcomes. For Hulga in, Good Country People, tolerating with her heart condition, in result impacts her personality and consolidates her character and mind to be defensive. This unhealthy responsibility and the implication of her weak heart, serves to show that there is strength absent and necessary for her to deal with betrayal, masked as love. This motif O’Connor utilizes, not only indicates her physical weakness, but further reveals the magnitude of her flaw, as she struggles emotionally and mentally with deception.
The story takes place in a school, with a violent, cacotopia atmosphere. This shown through the Klutter’s Kobras harassment, extortion and abuse of the other students and the fear that it instills. This being shown in the line “I’m five foot five, and when the Kobras slithered by, with or without Monk, I shrank” This shows that even someone who's perceived as tall or strong in the story seemed helpless against the Kobras. Humour is shown through the comedic narrative that often exaggerates points and uses off handed metaphors.
A Never-Ending Lesson In quest-related novels, there are always elements that are found that can be seen to be very similar. The short stories, "The Rope Swing, the Swastika, the Oldest Whale I Know" and "Okahandja Lessons", and the novel "The Beach" can be compared and similarities between them can be found and analyzed. A quest, in general, has a specific structure and seeing the same component in these different texts, forces a certain understanding to the stories and an ability to correlate journeys and accomplishments obtained by the protagonists. The journey regularly changes the main character, as he is faced with challenges and is attempted to overcome them, which results in him gaining an intellectual, spiritual or physical lesson
Mary Mcaleese, one of the former presidents of Ireland, works as a current affairs journalist who truly researches her topic. In fact, she once spent a day in a wheelchair in Dublin, one of the most unfriendly wheelchair cities in the world. She once said, “people with disabilities have abilities too” (Mcaleese). Many people throughout the world develop stereotypes, and those who have disabilities make up a great number of these stereotypes. These people need to understand that their body has limits, but their mind does not.
Sonny’s Blue by James Baldwin took place back in the 1950’s in the city Harlem, where blacks' lives were actually tough. There is two main characters of the story, Sonny is a troubled young man who becomes addicted to heroin at an early age in his life and also the narrator’s little brother. The narrator has an unknown name, but he is a successful working math teacher and raising a family with all the chaos around him. In Africa there’s about 17 million kids not in schooling, and the ones in school learn so little while in they are in school because the education system isn’t great. That’s because the kids lose their parents, can’t afford to provide for themselves, and also lack of education.