Though he is still seen as a controversial figure, I believe that Malcolm X was one of the most compassionate figures in history. He once said, “I believe in human beings, and that all human beings should be respected as such, regardless of their color.” I really admire how he fought for what he believed in. Initially, I learned about Malcolm X in my AP English Language class, but I was reintroduced to his influence on the modern day black society in my college history class. Prior to being reintroduced to his philosophy in my college history class, I thought that X was a violent, racist man. Although many people denigrated him, history always vindicated him.
Tragedies often trigger emotional responses to audiences. It allows an individual to perceive the situation and emotionally respond to it. Sophocles uses the relationships of individuals with one another that incorporate compromise and division between the clashes of stubborn heroism and defeat. In tragedies, one many often feel pity, which can be very relatable to the reader and audiences. This can be evident in “Oedipus the King.” Oedipus is human, regardless of his pride, his intelligence, or his stubbornness and we can recognize this in his reaction to his wrongdoings.
He told Nick not to believe any rumors about him floating around his parties, probably so that Nick would only believe the lies told to him directly by Gatsby. Gatsby is quoted saying, “‘I was brought up in America but educated at Oxford, because all my ancestors have been educated there for many years…He looked at me sideways and I knew why Jordan Baker had believed he was lying. He hurried the phrase ‘educated at Oxford,’…as though it had bothered him before’” (Fitzgerald 34). The
The book’s plotline went very fast and it was hard to keep up with all of the details. I think that the author should have explained the details more clearly. The book Chains, by Laurie Halse Anderson, is a book for someone who likes historical fiction and mysteries. Although it wasn’t my favorite book, I always wanted to keep reading to see what happened next. It also educated me on how many slaves were treated by people in earlier times in
It traces his life by comparing the author to her famous novel Dangerous Liaisons. The success of the scandal that has hosted Dangerous Liaisons is undoubtedly for many the ambiguity of the character of Laclos. How could a career officer, a good father and a good husband, write this burning epistolary novel? How could a man apparently so discreet have been in the turmoil of the Revolution, and take a not insignificant role? From there to deduce that Laclos was an embittered and revanchist, perhaps doubled by a redoubtable libertine, there was only one step, which was sometimes crossed very quickly, too much perhaps.
In 1959 when it was released the novel read unlike anything that had come before it. The novel was a real attack on the reader’s imagination and morals showing the reader page after page images and scenes the reader would have never even considered to be possible. It is this full on attack on the reader in every possible way that makes the novel such an interesting one. The language and structure make it very difficult to even get properly started reading the novel and the reader really has to endure and figure out how to make some kind of meaning from the book. Burroughs does not insult the reader by giving any real explanations for anything that happens during the novel, rather he gives the reader the freedom to seek meaning from the wild chapters.
We studied very few works from the Anglo-Saxon period; There is not exactly an abundance of works to choose from. In the few works we did look at we got a pretty good idea of what life was like. In studying “Beowulf” specifically, we got a look into what was considered the “Ideal human” in those times. In Beowulf we see the main character as a fearless, all powerful, noble hero. All great accomplishments of the story are committed through violence, and for the purpose of revenge.
Seuss is one of the good writers that help show some of the many problems in the world. When this book was written at the time the cold war was going on and this book is the satire of what was going on. It shows how the cold war was fought by indirect contact. The book show how they did not actually use the weapons and they just tried to have better ones then the other side. His use of metaphors, parody, and exaggeration are great choices that clearly reveal this war was to see who was the
This lack of knowledge and understanding can easily be interpreted as a lack of respect for the culture or country and even ethnocentrism in the more extreme examples. Although I have immense respect for every person I meet, regardless of demographics, I admit that I have a lack of knowledge when it comes to the history and politics of other cultures. Researching the various countries that will be traveled to and learn about their history and politics is the simplest way to address this stereotype. Each country we are visiting is rich with history, and that history is what shaped their politics, beliefs, society, and culture. Their history is something they take pride in and is important to them.
Can you imagine not being able to read your favorite book? Well, in a book named Fahrenheit 451 that’s how it is. This book was written by a man named Ray Bradbury with a theme that is developed through the story’s characters and their impact on the protagonist. The main character of this story is Montag, and the characters that influence Montag are his neighbor named Clarisse, his fire chief Captain Beatty, and a retired college professor named Faber. To begin, the character named Clarisse wasn’t like any sixteen year old girl, she actually thought about stuff and to wanted to know why certain things would happen.
Davis 's way of writing The Return of Martin Guerre is very easy to read. Davis says in On the Lame, a response to critic Robert Finlay 's review of the book, that she wanted it to read like a mystery novel for all readers. Davis backs up what shes says with historical facts and does ask questions on chronological events. Such as when the real Martin leaves, Davis states that it would be interesting if Martin went to his ancestral home or not after stealing from his father to escape. Davis does not spend a lot of time on the topic, but spends enough to make it interesting and remind the reader that these were real thinking people all those centuries ago.
Wilcox gives us very detailed information, however, he never admits if Patton was murdered nor did he deny it. The proof is indirect. Target Patton: The Plot to Assassinate General George S. Patton is a very suspenseful book, it leaves you at the edge of your seat waiting for more. It is very different from most books that are written about history and is definitely worth the read. Anyone that is learning about History should read this
Shade Lost: The Dissolving Narrators of Nabokov’s Pale Fire Charles S. Ross, Professor of English at the University of Hartford and a literary critic seemed to betray a kind of distaste for Vladimir Nabokov’s Pale Fire in two book reviews about the novel. In one review of Brian Boyd’s analysis, Ross comments, “...the whole structure of the book is annoying, in fact, because it insists that a reader go through a series of missteps in order to reach the grand solution…” (375). I agree with Ross. The book is terribly difficult to decipher. But my own difficulty with the novel is largely due to an aversion of the primary narrator of the text, Charles Kinbote, whom I found intrusive.