A man had to take a long time to put them down on paper. And I never thought that before.” This quote explains that he realized there is something more in books than letters. So he tried to read some books he stole. Guy Montag changes throughout the beginning of the novel in many ways. An example is his relationship with Clarisse is that he connected with her when he starts to change.
In Mary Pipher’s passage, Saplings in The Storm, Pipher claims that young big-hearted girls are changing as they age. She claims that the nature and source of these problems come from the fairy tales, which capture the essence of change, and approval of others. The elements of language that she uses are tone and rhetorical devices. This passage is made in order to appeal to the audience about the situation and to get them interested in the situation. As adolescent girls grow up they start to lose their inner kid that was once inside them.
The theme in the story is to try something new. You never know what you might like. The girls tried something new by switching places and doing what they wouldn’t usually do. The theme was first shown in the beginning of the book when the author talks about how Payton and Emma don 't have the same schedule and they have to deal with separation for the first time. DeVillers and Roy show this when they write, “Look!
She is 14 year old girl struggling with becoming a woman in a male dominated world, as well as choosing whether she wants to be popular or not. In the the book The House on Mango Street Esperanza is shown to become a dynamic character throughout the story. This is shown by how she is at the beginning when she changes and why. In the beginning Esperanza cares about popularity her appearance and boys. This is all shown in the chapter “Chanclas”.
Without history and civics, we probably would not even know what the civil war was. If we did not have history books, the only thing we would know about is what is going on in society today. In “The Country That Stopped Reading” written by David Toscana of The New York Times, the author mentions how his daughter’s literature teacher banned fiction from her classroom and replaced it with history and biology textbooks. Of course it is a privilege to know about these things, but reading fiction takes the reader to a completely different realm. By being so intrigued by the contents of the book, the reader is taken to a whole different state that is so euphoric.
Next, Kim Ablon Whitney describes Bridget by saying that she is not sure that she wants to marry at sixteen. Bridget is promised into a marriage with another traveler Patrick. Point of view goes with this topic, because we as readers can understand why Bridget feels this way. Most people don't want to get married that early, kids are still in highschool, and are living “normal” lives. Lastly, she describes Bridget by saying that she doesn't want to live the “traveler” life anymore.
‘“You’re wearing the dress.”, Mrs. Lidell said. The dress she had purchased months before but which Alyss had always refused to wear because she feared it would make her appear common… But that wasn’t it, didn’t count for the change… The change was in the change… The change was in subtler things- The tilt of Alyss’s head, the particular sweeps of her arms, her careful steps forward.” (Beddor 90) She is now a puppet being pulled by the strings of society. Always changing herself when others say so, speaking with a confidence for it to only be knocked down. She is also very observant of her surroundings, this may be of the fact that when she was younger she kept to herself. When she walks by a sidewalk she notices the cracks in the pavement and the way the grass is growing through the cracks.
Both Ray Bradbury and Bernard Malamud explain the importance of books and education in ones life by using two extremely diverse techniques. In Ray Bradbury's novel, "Fahrenheit 451," he uses the burning of books to symbolize the absence of knowledge and education in the world. The social theme of "Fahrenheit 451" represents an ignorant society that ignores the significance of important information. In the short story, "A Summers Reading," Bernard Malamud, explains how "fewer and fewer people are reading books" (Malamud 194) by describing the life of a young man who dropped out of high school. In "A Summers reading" the social theme depicts a lazy society that dose not take education seriously.
But are teenagers really such a nightmare, as other parents think? Rachel starts the article by discussing with her oldest daughter, about her insomnia. She tells her that she shouldn 't look at her laptop and read a book instead - her daughter rolls her eyes instead and says that she has read a lot of books. This is the first place in the story who shows us the conflict, that Rachel means are between mothers and daughters. The style of argumentation is very closed and both mother and daughter are not very open to other suggestions and kind of stubborn.
Four-Eyes was a son of writer and he secretly had banned western books with him. As a return to Luo and the narrator’s help, Four-Eye gave one book, “Balzac”. Immediately, Luo and the narrator read the story to the Little Seamstress. The book “Balzac” drew Little Seamstress’s attention and pulled her into the story. As the book “Balzac” was about a love story the teenagers soon was influenced by it.