Alexie, Sherman, “Superman and Me: The Joy of Reading and Writing.” Los Angeles Times, 19 April 1998. Sherman Alexie shared how his childhood of reading helped him become a better reader and a leader for others. He first read a Superman comic and then went on to bigger and better books. Alexie explains that in his Native American reservation it’s okay for children not to excel in school.
Dorothy L Sayers once said, ‘Those who prefer their English sloppy have only themselves to thank if the advertisement writer uses his mastery of the vocabulary and syntax to mislead their weak minds.” Syntax is a set of rules in a language that dictates how words from different parts of speech are put together in order to convey a complete thought. In Superman and Me by Sherman Alexie, combines simple sentences and enumeration in order to initiate understanding of his difficult Native up bringing with his audience. In the essay, Superman and Me by Sherman Alexie, syntax is utilized to reflect his purpose by communicating meaning and keeping the reader's attention throughout his descriptions of struggle that he endured while learning to read.
Sherman Alexie in the essay, “Superman and Me: The Joy of Reading and Writing,” explains that being underprivileged does not always lead to failure. ALexie supports his explanation by first, introducing his background as a young child on an Indian Reservation then, illustrating how he learned to read through a Superman Comic Book and finally, reflecting on his past to benefit future generations of native children. The author’s purpose is to change native kid’s futures through education in order to prove that native children can be successful. The author writes in a reflective tone for (well-educated) non-natives who expect failure from
Superman is usually a childhood favorite to most boys and girls. He saved lives and made the world a better place. Sherman Alexie, the author of “Superman and Me”, is similar to Superman. He “saves lives” for some Indian children who cannot read. As they refuse to read and write, Alexie relates to the children he helps, because he was in the same situations in his early childhood.
Superman and Me is an inspirational and moving passage that effectively uses rhetoric to develop a strong story of an indian boy who used reading to overcome the stereotype of being expected to fail. Sherman Alexie, the author, was a poor young Indian boy living on a reservation his dad loved reading so his house was filled with books and he loved reading books this passage explains how reading saved his life. Sherman uses ethos, pathos, and rhetorical strategies such as hyperbole, anaphora, tone shift, parallelism, and zeugma. Sherman Alexie strongly uses strong ethos to develop his argument. In the background paragraph Sherman uses ethos.
In chapter 5 of Manliness and Civilization, Bederman argues the significance of manliness and race intertwined throughout Theodore Roosevelt's political presence. Using Roosevelt's writings, as well as general content from the time for context, Bederman paints a well supported and clear picture of Roosevelt's attempt at fighting back against an apparent "race suicide" and "manliness" crisis. Bederman argues that, for Roosevelt, masculinity was a problem and a solution in the U.S. and abroad. His imperialistic approach to masculinity and his fear driven ideologies surrounding it were deeply connected to race and "whiteness." She dives into Roosevelt's transformation into a culturally appropriating, assertive, warrior of a man and the image
In Corpse Bride, the storyteller uses the archetypes underworld and hero’s journey plot line to show how we as humans need to make and realize our mistakes to grow and mature as people because we learn from those mistakes so that in the future we make less and less mistakes and also know how to fix the ones we make. At the beginning of Corpse Bride, Victor was very clumsy and made many mistakes because he didn’t take the time to really recognize and think about his mistakes. When Victor goes over to Victoria’s house he wanders over to the piano instead of following his parents. Victoria’s parents are quite angry when they find Victor and Victoria together.
Inhumane. This word, inhumane describes both General Zaroff from The Most Dangerous game, and it also describes President Snow, from The Hunger Games. Both General Zaroff and President Snow were sick people, and had terrible theories. Although General Zaroff and President snow are not exactly the same, they have many similarities and differences.
A man’s inhumanity is known as ‘animal instinct’ as shown in “The Most Dangerous Game”, “The Sniper” and “All Quiet on the Western Front”. When put into situations they show the side of them that want to survive. In the short story ‘The Most Dangerous Game’, one man is put to his highest test of his “animal instincts”. He was chased and followed on an island. With a man who will hunt him because to him, it's a challenge.
The purpose of “Why, You Reckon?” by Langston Hughes is to accurately display, through the times of that century and human emotion, that despite money, power, and the color of your skin there can still be an unhappiness of the soul. There is evidence in the beginning of the short story of two men’s unhappiness in life the symbol of them being uncontent was their hunger. “Man, ain’t you hongry.... Well, sir, I’m tellin’ you, I was so tired and hongry and cold that night.” (253- 254).
Literature often leaves readers vulnerable to the thoughts and feelings that the author wants them to experience. The usual responses –joy, sadness, fear, anger, and surprise– are ever-present in works of poetry and prose, but it is more of a rarity to see literature that is written purposefully to link the familiar with the strange. Tim O’Brien’s book, The Things They Carried, is an example of this very notion. As a collection of several short stories written in 1990, O’Brien’s work of literature highlights several concepts of weird yet recognizable moments specifically in “Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong”. This short narrative is centered around a narrator retelling a story told by an unreliable Vietnam War medic named Rat Kiley.