As a child, I was very interested in books. If you saw me it was safe to assume that I had a book with me. I attribute my love of reading to my grandparents, who have encouraged and supported my reading habit since I was a child. If I even hinted that I wanted to read a certain book they would get it for me. Avid readers their selves, they recognized the impact literature can have on one’s life. It wasn’t until 2013, the summer before I started high school, that I truly discovered how much literature can impact your life, views, and feelings. The novel the Glass castle by Jeannette Walls taught me about empathy, hard work, and family.
Every book that I have read has influenced me in one way or another, some have inspired me to improve myself, such as iWoz, and others have expanded my knowledge of the world, like The Great Gatsby.
The Sneetches by Dr. Seuss isn’t like another ordinary children’s book. The book presented social stratification and inequality between the sneetches on the beaches. In the story, the star-bellied sneetches separated themselves as elite, but when the plain-bellied sneetches gets a chance to have stars, the social status system is hurled into disorder. The book subliminally talked about discrimination going on in society. The star-bellied sneetches lived a happier life and were considered “better” than the plain-bellied sneetches. It described a type of social stratification when the sneetches are divided into two separate groups, and the ones with star-bellies were seen as more superior. The sociological concepts I will be applying
From “The Cat in the Hat” to “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”, Dr. Seuss inspires people of all ages through his humorous approach to life and its many challenges. His story, “The Lorax” even takes on a more ethical approach by describing how businesses and large factories are destroying the environment and kicking many animals out of their homelands. While it was written back in 1971, the book is still relevant today and inspires many to help save the environment. His first book, “And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street,” was inspired by a street in his hometown of Springfield, Massachusetts and even though many turned it down at first, it went on to become quite popular (Fensch, 2014). In the 1950’s, Theodor Seuss Geisel released multiple new books including “The Cat in the Hat” and “Horton Hears a Who!” which are both well known stories still enjoyed today. In 1975, Dr. Seuss released “Oh the Things You Can Think!” which is another inspirational story about the intelligence and potential of each person. Many of Dr. Seuss’ books speak more to adults than children which makes them even more influential to American society by reminding adults they still have room to learn and
Charles Blow and Sherman Alexie are both influential in how they feel about reading. Through this they are influencing others through their passages. Alexie writes that he enjoys reading because of his dad. Blow writes that he enjoys reading because of going through the store. They both share a common interest of reading. In this way, they have differences how they view reading, but they also have a same love as well.
Dr. Seuss work to this day has a very important impact on American Literature. Dr. Seuss influenced the way children's authors word their books by using basic words for children to understand. Words that rhyme, alliteration, and basic words help the reader to understand what is going on in the story and intrigue the child to continue reading. Children's authors were influenced by Dr. Seuss's writing style such as Deb Lund, Sylvia Lieberman, and Jill Starishevsky. Dr. Seuss used basic words in all of his children's books and the children were able to understand the stories. The illustrations also helps the child comprehend the story. Dr. Seuss also impacted American Literature by hiding messages in some of his books. The message would go over
Theodor Geisel may not have had a significant meaning to someone as a child, but the name Dr. Seuss had children sitting patiently for the amazing, tongue twisters that filled those small cardboard pages. Dr. Seuss impacted the world by encouraging others to be different, working as a military advocate, and enhancing childrens’ vocabulary.
Almost everyone in the world can say they recognize the name of “Dr. Seuss,” the author of The Butter Battle Book. His clever use of many different variants of satirical devices makes his work truly irreplaceable. He has many more classics, many even more infamous than The Butter Battle Book, such as Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, and Green Eggs and Ham. The use of parody and reversal in his works really leaves a unique mark in them. Seuss is also very good at using hyperbole very effectively.
Dr.Seuss is one of the best children’s book writers. His creative books, colorful pages and often funny stories attracts many readers. This gifted authors’ birthday is celebrated worldwide on March 2. His book The Cat in the Hat, published in 1957, became one of the most popular children’s book and helped him inspire generations of children with the ideas in his following books. Dr. Sigmund Freud’s representation of the personalities with the characteristics of the Id, Ego, and Superego are all distributed within the characters in Dr.Seuss book. The Cat in the Hat by Dr.Seuss is more than just a simple children’s story; it is a representation of Dr. Sigmund Freud’s structural model personality spectrum that presents the theme of learning to control one’s self even when having fun.
Literacy has applied over the course of my education and my life. As an education major, I believed that literacy was an ability to learn how to read and write. Furthermore, literacy has been a part of my education. I have come to an understanding that literacy is a lot more than what it seems. It’s about expressing yourself that includes your opinions and feelings. As a college student, I still feel like my literacy is evolving with every essay I write. But, through my literacy autobiography and literacy experiences. I have gained through the process of “growing up” as an educator. I 'd like to capture the hearts and minds of readers through my journey and experiences with literacy. As I take you back into the past of how literacy has grown inside me. I would one day like to show how these experiences will influence my teaching strategies.
Since I was young, I have been passionate about lending a hand, to a person I felt needed support and this passion helped shape what my future may hold. An event happened that has been instrumental in developing my character and guiding my choices ever since. It was a late summer night and it was almost midnight when my soccer game ended, After the game, I ran into the washroom because I was dying to ease myself. I took an excessive time and missed my ride home; they must have thought I had another ride home. My situation made me become bewildered at what to do next then, I thought to myself on giving my mother a call. My bag was by my side so I reached into my bag for my phone and tried turning it on but, it was unresponsive so I figured my phone battery was dead.
Dr.Seuss influenced my life in a few different ways. One way he influenced my life is we had a parade in 4th grade and I learned a lot from that parade. I learned that his stories aren’t just kids books with no solution, they are kids books with meanings behind them that you just have to dig for. One example of a meaning in a Dr.Seuss book is the Sneetches. The moral of that story is to not segregate people because they are different.Another way Dr.Seuss influenced my life, teaching me moral values. Some moral values I have learned from his books are: not to judge someone because they aren’t exactly like you, that you shouldn’t limit someone's imagination, and to always try something before you assume you don't like it. Most child books have
Dr. Seuss’s is a well- known and influential American writer whose books staple in homes and elementary schools today. Dr. Seuss's books had an influence on me because they always gave me a sense of imagination. Dr. Seuss's books were an easy read and constantly getting stuck in my head. As a young girl I used to quote Green Eggs and Ham all the time around my house. Even during the holiday season (Christmas time) Dr. Seuss’s book The Grinch who stole Christmas is constantly being read internationally in commemoration of Christmas spirit. In almost all of Dr.Seuss’s books they always stated an inspirational message or a moral. In Oh the Places You Will Go the moral states that everyday belongs to you, live life to the fullest. Dr.Seuss’s
During my elementary years, I don’t recall being interested in reading, but I do remember the first time I fell in love with it. I was in my 7th-grade reading class. I just completed a quiz when my teacher realized that I had nothing to do after. She offered me a book that I will remember for the rest of my life because it is the book that basically started my reading journey. It was called Tears of a Tiger by Sharon Draper, I loved the book so much that I read the whole entire series. When I first met someone who didn’t like the book I was beyond shocked. Right at that moment, I realized that reading has its own effects on me. Reading has changed my writing skills, it has improved my knowledge and lastly, it has helped me manage my stress while going through hard times. Without reading I wouldn’t be the person that I am today.
“Your parents… have perished in a terrible fire.” This very same fire also destroyed Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire’s home, leaving them with absolutely nothing - other than the infamous Baudelaire fortune that Violet is to collect when she turns eighteen years of age. Mr. Poe, a family friend, tells the children that he needs to take them to their closest-living relative, not on the family tree, but literally the closest-living relative (within the city, to be exact). The Baudelaires have never even heard of Count Olaf, but he turns out to be an unprincipled and downright evil man who tries to steal their inheritance. Lemony Snicket’s unforgettable novel includes darkness, humor, and irony as Violet, Klaus, and Sunny try to escape from