William Zinsser gives specific instructions in “How to Write a Memoir”. He tells you to, ”Be Yourself,” “Speak Freely,” and, “Tell Your Own Story”. This tells writers to tell the whole story through the good and the bad. ”Popular” by Maya Van Wagenen, uses his advice by using her point of view, using small memories from the past, and true storytelling.
Discoveries being far reaching and transformative for the individual is demonstrated in ‘Facing the Demons’ when a female friend of the late Michael Marslew is asked by the presiding officer, Senior Sergeant Terry O'Connell of the NSW Police Service, how she manages to cope with the death of her friend. Sarah responses with, ‘Barley.’ This response is accordingly appropriate when she later goes on to describe the changes that had taken place in her life. Sarah continues to say that since the death of Marslew, she has stopped being around her group of school friends, because she believes it is ‘too painful, too difficult.’ She has also stopped visiting Jane Marslew as frequently as she used to because, “Every time I went there I couldn’t function
Texting Gone Wrong Technology has become increasingly advanced in today’s society. Specifically, texting has become the newer and faster way of communication. From being able to talk to someone across the country to letting someone know you’re at their door, everyone seems to love this new innovation. But when does texting go too far? Randy Cohen examines this question in his article, “When Texting is Wrong.”
Jeff Vandermeer's Annihilation focuses on observation of the individuals and their environment as if it is a social experiment and psychological evaluation. First, the expedition was controlled by "the Southern Reach, the clandestine government agency that dealt with all matters connected to Area X" (Vandermeer 10). The novel begins with four female characters: a biologist, surveyor, psychologist and anthropologist, are told to observe each other and chronicle their experience in a detailed journal. Once the four women reach the "tower or tunnel" the biologist mentions this line, "The discussion of the tower was, in a way, our first opportunity to test the limits of our disagreements and of compromise" (Vandermeer 12). This first section of
In They Say/ I say, Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein informs the audience of the basic moves in academic writing through text, illustrations, and templates. Their main model in this book is they say/I say template, in which it helps writers to develop their arguments by paying attention to what others are saying, and engaging with a response. The authors goal is to demystify academic writing, and return it to its social and conversational roots. The authors want the writers to engage in the ideas of others. These concepts from this book, will help make a stronger, supportive argument. The book They Say/I say by Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein deserves a 4 out of five stars, because I believe these authors explain and illustrates the contents
A Global Problem through Rhetorical Eyes David Zinczenko, a nutrion and wellness editor of ABC news, portrayed a global problem to the public in a way that he could persuade them into agreeing with him that obesity is a problem that concerns all of humanity. He stated that obesity should not only concern the person suffering from it and the parents but all of humanity since it could happen to everyone. In fact, David Zinczenko himself suffered from obesity at an early age. Thankfully, he was able to turn his life around and use his situation in a way that he could help others not suffer what he did. Which is why he published the article, “Don’t Blame the Eater” in the opinion section of the New York Times and with that create knowledge of this
We live in a society that has increasingly demoralizes love, depicting it as cruel, superficial and full of complications. Nowadays it is easy for people to claim that they are in love, even when their actions say otherwise, and it is just as easy to claim that they are not when they indeed are. Real love is difficult to find and keeping it alive is even harder, especially when one must overcome their own anxieties and uncertainties to embrace its presence. This is the main theme depicted in Russell Banks’ short story “Sarah Cole: A Type of Love Story,” as well as in Richard Bausch’s “The Fireman’s Wife.” These narratives, although similar in some ways, are completely different types of love stories.
Love. Catastrophe. Death. In this play, two teenagers fall in love in the matter of hours. Their love is forbidden because of a rancor between their families.
The sixties was a decade unlike any other. Baby boomers came of age and entered colleges in huge numbers. The Civil Rights movement was gaining speed and many became involved in political activism. By the mid 1960s, some of American youth took a turn in a “far out” direction. It would be the most influential youth movement of any decade - a decade striking a dramatic gap between the youth and the generation before them. The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage, written by Todd Gitlin, explains the rebellious youth movement, highlighting activist group, “Students for a Democratic Society,” the Vietnam War, and the Civil Rights Movement. While some of the youth became politically active, others escaped into the counterculture – disbanding their faith in government and the ideals
“It's that it hurts” by Tomas Rivera is a touching personal narrative that focuses on the harsh reality of growing up mexican in America. The narrator gives you bits and pieces of what happened that day at school and allows you as the reader to braid together different strands of his narrative and interpret it the way you see it. He talks about being unfairly bullied by two white boys for being mexican and sent home by the principal who makes it clear that he couldn’t care less about expelling Tomas from school, stating over the phone, “I guess I’ll just throw him out”(140). On the way home Tomas was contemplating whether or not he got expelled from school and thinking of the consequences that would soon follow if he was. It hurt him that people were so racially discriminatory against him and that he couldn’t do anything to stop it.
The tongue is a needed part to the body which has many functions. The tongue is used to taste scrumptious foods which we crave, and more importantly, is used to form words. These words however, can be used for good, or for bad. Each and every word that is whispered, uttered, spoken or yelled from a mouth, will either be accepted, or hated. The words that are hated are taught to be put on a leash, but “Wild tongues can’t be tamed, they can only be cut out.”(374) In Gloria Anzaldúa’s “How to Tame a Wild Tongue”, Ms. Anzaldúa states the quote above. Although bold, I agree and disagree with this quote at the same time. I agree that wild tongues cannot be tamed, but I disagree that wild tongues can only be cut out. I believe once a tongue utters it’s first words, there is no way to limit what comes out.
Eric Bartels analyzes the difficulties of modern-day marriage in his article, “My Problem with Her Anger,” by examining his own marital experiences. By optimistic confrontation and resolution of his family’s problems, Bartels believes that not only will he save his marriage, but he will also be rewarded for his sacrifices (63). The author claims he realized the separation between men and women during his late night chores (57).
Relationships “I love you babe, you 're my life!” or “Love you, I always will!”. We have all heard or witnessed this at least once in our lives. Three words that open a heart and can start a whole new world for someone new in the love life. “Taming of the Shrew” written by William Shakespeare and “10 Things I Hate About You” written by Gil Junger shows the reality of past and present relationships.
Off and On I, Kevin Sandersons, am not a genius. I simply am determined to succeed in my future, yet my grades and actions in class imply the future Einstein is present, according to my classmates. But that’s not how I visualize myself. I’m 13 years old and I live in Charleston, SC.
Me-llennials In “The New Greatest Generation,” Joel Steins focuses on his opinion that millennials are “lazy, entitled, selfish and shallow”(Stein). Stein argues that millennials are narcissistic and self-entitled. Also, that technology is weakening millennials brains. He believes that with each generation it get lazier.