In the passage, “Cripple,” by Nancy Mairs, an author with multiple sclerosis. She talk about how she is crippled. The way she presents herself emphasizes how she has gone through with much of the discrimination and hardships, and that it show through her blunt and bitter writing, her word choice mainly using “I,” and “I’m,” to emphasize herself as the main subject in the passage. In the passage, Mairs makes it clear that she is the main subject for the essay.
The author wants the reader to continously think about what poverty means to her, such as “Poverty is being tired” in paragraph 3, “Poverty is dirt” in paragraph 4, and “Poverty is looking into a black future.” in paragraph 10. This reminds the audience that not everyone suffers from poverty in the same way. For the author, poverty is having to take care of family when all the odds are against you, and this is what gives the reader a perfect understanding of it. As stated in the passage, “Listen to me.
If someone goes shopping and spends hundreds of dollars on items and don’t donate, that says something about who they are as a person. While shopping a constant reminder is right there. A sad, innocent, starving, child stares up begging for someone to help. While the shopper may be well-off or struggling to put groceries on the table for their family, they then realize that there is someone out there who has it much worse. Shoppers who may not be very eager to donate begin to see how ignoring this world problem makes reflects on them as a person.
During November the father usually goes out with Sam to trade supplies for the tavern, and although the father was a bit unsure at first (because of the weather and Tim being too young) he decided to make the trip. On the harsh trip they are stopped by cow-boys that wanted to take the fathers cattle. They argue for a long while and even point their pistols at Tim’s father until they are scared off by loyalists that then escort them to their relives
Piece of writing, a person’s thoughts, and a subject of a talk defiens theme. His parents said that he had to eat them before he could get up and go outside to play with Norrman. He sat at the kitchen table all day refusing to eat the oats. So just as a kid he began to rebel against his parents. So in many cases it is bad to rebel from what people tell you to
Nancy Mairs forces a sharp-witted and blunt tone on the reader in her essay, “On Being A Cripple.” A new perspective is explored, on being disabled as well as the word “crippled” which is found offensive by most of society. While keeping the piece light and relatable, she shines a light on the guilty pity thrown on the disabled, treatment no one asks for. Although it is a generally light piece, Mairs uses humor, anecdotes, and diction to improve the treatment of physically disabled. Humor- Mairs lives with multiple sclerosis, and when the reader realizes this it immediately makes them feel sympathy for her.
In the book Cinder, the author expresses the theme that bravery is how you decide to face the worst, through her word choice, and dark and desperate tone. Her powerful words contribute not only to how you view the protagonist and Peony’s lives, but also to how they decide to face the cruel world around them. Although the word choice shows that they both have a hard life, they’re constantly fighting the pain, to get over it, which relates back to the theme. Both word choice and tone had a great influence in how readers decide to view the characters, and the lives that they are leading. While reading this book, it seemed that word choice played a really big part, as to how you view Cinder as a person.
The Outsiders make the readers think about if it is right to judge people because of social class, their family and how they look. The further you get into the book the more you think of the hardships of people judging you. There are multiple ways people judge you that are shown in the book such as family/friends and social class/ income. This reminds the reader about the civil rights movement, which is around the same time as when the book takes place. At the end of the book you get the message that being prejudiced is not the right thing.
About this event, Annie commented: “I then began to look at my mother’s hands differently… I could not bare to have my mother caress me or touch my food or help me with my bath” (pg. 6 ) This passage marks the beginning of Annie loss of innocence.
The reader learns how he feels about this oppression, violation of their civil rights, and all of the disrespectful stereotypes that Americans hold for Japanese American. When the Emperor Was Divine is an engaging novel where Otsuka does a brilliant job at exploring the intricate theme of oppression of minority groups while creating a realistic family point of view; making it seem like the reader is really amongst
We just got back from our dads about a week after the announcement. We got back to the house and that’s when I saw a sign that said sold, and this time I started crying on the inside and the outside. My mom, asked “What’s wrong?” “told her I never wanted to move!” and ran into my room crying in anger and sadness. Just about a week later I asked some of my friends if they would help me pack up some boxes and say our
Callie has not talked since her tragic incident and she avoids talking to the others in group including her teachers. On her first visit he brother Sam and mother came but her father didn’t. Her mother told her that the insurance would not cover self-inflicted injuries and that she might not be there much longer. That night she used a pie slicer from lunch to cut herself this time losing more blood than usual.
In Bell Hooks’ essay, “Seeing and Making Culture: Representing the Poor”, Hooks addresses and clarifies the misinterpretations that people have of the assumptions made of the poor, how poor individuals are viewed in human culture and how the poor are represented on television. She helps the audience understand how these assumptions are wrong. Hooks begins her first point by addressing the false assumptions that are made every day about poor people through expressing her own experiences.
Society is a dangerous and ruthless beast. A person’s wish to belong in society can ultimately be their demise to not only their financial stability but as well as their social status which is ironic, for the actions they take to belong only further separate them from society. These actions are particularly common amongst poor folks as they wish to be a part of society, but their poor financial decisions to spend all their earnings on exquisite items only drags them further away from society’s acceptance. In Tressie McMillan Cottom’s Reading, “The Logic of Stupid Poor People”, She describes her life as an African-American child born into a poor family who were able to manage their funds wisely and live comfortably while families similar to her’s, but to only manage to dig themselves into deep and unforgiving caverns of financial debt. I agree, for I have witnessed many cases of poverty stricken people drag themselves further into financial debt all for useless status symbols.