Sometimes, the truth may not be true. At least, not for everyone, everywhere, every time. In In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez, the reader takes a walk in the shoes of the four Maribal sisters growing up under Trujillo’s iron fist in the Dominican Republic. Though the events in the novel vary in their historical accuracy, the perspective, emotion, and insight gained through such a method of storytelling more than make up for any inaccuracies the book may have. Through the flaws and imperfections in the historical aspects of the novel, the reader connects with the sisters in a deeper, more intimate way than otherwise possible.
In Maria Viramontes’ Under the Feet of Jesus Estrella is a confused, angry girl who is attempting to figure everything out. Estrella is unable to figure anything out without the help of Perfecto Flores, but with his help she is able to create some understanding about the importance of education and becomes less angry. Viramontes uses tone and figurative language to help show Estrella’s growth and development. The beginning of the passage has an angry tone.
The book “Our Guerrillas, Our Sidewalks” by Herbert Braun was a really eye opening book in many ways. This book shows some great examples in how your life can change in minutes, and to never take anything for granted. Jake was a really good man, and employed hundreds of people. You would think fate would have blessed this man and not have anything bad happen to him, but as everything in life everything bad happens to the people that do good. As you proceed in reading this book you kind of get suck into to story, as if you were there.
The way one portrays his or her self can very quite differently from person to person. Clothes, makeup and jewelry are all superficial ways one can depict one’s self. In contrast, one can portray him or herself on a deeper more intimate level. Establishing the way a person wants to be portrayed is like learning to walk, it takes small productive steps to gain the strength and knowledge to get to the desired destination. Trials and tribulations illustrate and shape one’s true self.
In the story The Death of the Moth, Virginia Woolf illustrates the universal struggle between life and death. Woolf portrays in passing the valiance of the struggle, of the fight of life against death, but she acknowledges as well the difficulty of this struggle. Woolf’s purpose in writing this essay is to depict the patheticness of life in the face of death, and to garner respect for the awesome power that death has over life. Throughout the essay Woolf adopts a calm, observant, and sophisticated tone in order to present her message and experiences to her readers through imagery, symbolism, and her use of personification.
In the novel In the Time of the Butterflies, Julia Alvarez uses the motif of a butterfly to compare the four sisters and depict their experiences. A butterfly undergoes complete metamorphosis, and the larvae grows to become completely different than the adult butterfly. They begin as eggs, then become the larva, or caterpillar. They continuously grow throughout this stage caterpillar stage. After full growth, a caterpillar develops into a pupa, or chrysalis; which is kept protected inside a silk cocoon.
In a narrative that spans a gamut of emotions, Author JJ Herbert's The Backwards K portrays the captivating story of a once heralded baseball great's fall from grace, and his poignant journey to his better self. At the pinnacle of his career Baseball great Jet Brine, was beloved and admired by baseball fans everywhere, until a twist of fate causes his downfall. It's game 7 in the world series, he's up at bat during a crucial moment for both himself and his teammates and he strikes out, essentially experiencing a backwards K moment, which meant more than just losing the all important world series for his team, it meant his life was to be forever altered with the memories of that moment haunting ant taunting him. Author Herbert craftily, evokes
The middle of the poem Clifton say that her hips like to move around and it cannot be held back “ they don’t like to be held back” (ln. 6). She also say that her hips are not slave to emphasize that her hips have a freedom to do with it want to and to do whatever she want them to do “these hips have never been enslaved,/they go where they want to go/ they do what they want to do. (ln. 7-9). Her hips become the symbol of gender inequality in present time and in the past. It also say that women have as much opportunity as men have rather being throw into the corner.
Watchmen Who makes sure the poll workers counted correctly? Who makes sure the leader of the United States is not a puppet for a big organization running the country? Who…? Reading the Watchmen this idea was apparent throughout the novel, Characters like Rorschach and Nite Owl have to break the rules in order to preserve order. So my question or topic to discuss is if Watchmen occurred today what actions would ensue?