Ever since he learned the letters of the alphabet Douglas was flooded with a joy for reading “books”. The hunger for enlightenment found him in the oddest of places seeking his lessons. Out of the knowledge came a pain that would have broken a normal man but in the end only fueled the drive to learn. Through the painful times it was his hope for the future and all he hoped to accomplish. Douglass’s rise from the “pit” should act a source of empowerment for anyone who has ever felt slighted, trapped or has been treated as a lesser for they are much more powerful than they
A Long Way Gone is highly recommended for readers who love to read autobiographies, memoirs, non-fictions, or someone who is open-minded to learning more about the communities other than their own. This novel was a great reading experience! It expands one’s knowledge about the effects of war and the writing techniques will be a great help to young writers. It also brings awareness to the war effects towards children. This novel has character, emotions, and a great inspiration to writers with similar stories that are needed to be shared with the
Article 2 further discusses this idea by saying, “[the book] can help readers understand that they aren't the only ones coping with problems” (source 2). The fact that the book can still today make readers learn very important life lessons, shows that it is still a very relevant book almost 70 years later. The Catcher in the Rye is still a very relevant book that should be continued to be read in high schools across America. The book allows the reader to form connections with Holden. The book is still a well written and famous piece of artwork.
In my own opinion, Homeboy is an exceptional narrative, in which Malcolm X expresses his struggle of “self-degradation” (McQuade 181). Although I was not interested in an essay about a man’s hairstyle, I quickly learn that this essay is about much more. Elements throughout this essay enticed me to continue reading and enjoy the substance of what I was reading. The relatable aspect of changing to fit in, exceptional characters, content that makes me think are a hand full of reason I liked this essay. Plus, Malcolm’s good writing and description made the essay not only enjoyable to read but also an educational read.
Michael Wentworth Mr. Anderson English 1 12 November 2015 Hunger for Belonging In America, discrimination against colored people has lessened, but in the early 1900s, black people were bombarded with acts of prejudice and discrimination. Colored people during this time were thought of as less than human, were treated with violence, and were not given the same opportunities as their white peers. In the novel Black Boy, by Richard Wright, Richard struggles to learn how to act around white people and adapt to the life of a black boy, but as he grows up he turns to books as inspiration for what he dreams to do with his life. As he grows wiser, Richard learns that he will have to sacrifice his dignity and beliefs if he wants to survive in the South.
Importance of Writing Rob Lowe wrote his book, Love Life, to inform and entertain the reader. He talks about the struggles he had faced: drugs, alcohol, sex, and how he overcame them with the help of his wife and children. Lowe uses rhetorical devices, such as diction, imagery and syntax, in Love Life, to show the shifts in tone from the fallout of drug abuse to letting go of his oldest son to go to college. Diction helps shape the thoughts and perception of the reader. The author's word choice shows the shift from seriousness, sadness, and happiness.
They no longer feel self conscious because their parents could not afford to buy them new clothes so they have to wear the same limited wardrobe each week. Instead they can come in and pick out a large quantity of outfits and every Tuesday and Thursday. This organization is such a blessing for many students and I would not trade my experience there for anything in the world. I also volunteer at my school library form time to time. I have always adored reading.
I appreciate how literature has formed the person I am today, and I poured out these feelings in my essay. Adding a quote to my final essay was recommended to me by my teacher. This helped improve my essay a great deal, and I am glad that I listened to this advice. However, I could have integrated a quote into my essay in a more effective manner. Nevertheless, I am proud of how the paper turned out.
The author is trying to get the reader to share in this sense of pride and desire it in their own life. This could be considered persuasive. It persuades the reader to take a viewpoint on the pride they have within their life. After reading the piece you are left feeling motivated and inspired to find pride in your own life. Overall, this piece was very bold and enjoyable to read with its persuasion and