Larson uses juxtaposition in the description to contrast the works of Burnham 's architectural buildings and the start of Holmes criminal activities. He uses “bigger, taller, and richer” to show how the city was growing in technology, and how Burnham was constantly constructing taller buildings. As Chicago grew in size, Larson explains that it also “grew dirtier, darker, and more dangerous” because of the quick expansion that had a harsh impact on the city. He uses this to show how Holmes will take advantage of this rapid growth to begin his unlawful actions. The contrast between these two men and how they’ll have an effect on Chicago shows the good and evil sides of this
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In the article “False Connections” the author, Alex Kotlowitz, discusses the lifestyles of people who live in Chicago on Madison Street. Kotlowitz specifically focuses on how these people’s lives appear to others from the outside and how there is a big disconnect when interpreting how their lives are in reality. He describes the Madison street part of the city in miles. The first mile being downtown, which is called the “loop” (p.253), the next mile, which seems to be the artistic area and full of restaurants, and then the description moves west, where Kotlowitz vividly describes to readers how many of the buildings are abandoned, gangs takeover the streets in the night, and prostitutes readily line up on corners. Kotlowitz calls this a version
Burnham creates an “ivory city” and the alliteration used to describe it as it “gleams and glows in golden radiance” emphasizes the brilliance of the fair and causes the audiences’ minds to create an image of heaven (333). According to Larson the “White City” is as “beautiful as a poet’s dream, and as silent as a city of the dead” (333). Both similes serve to emphasize the artistry that is the Chicago World’s Fair, and paint a picture for the reader of another worldly quality. The world Holmes creates is far gloomier. His “castle (123)” is one of mystery and death.
Larson’s use of juxtaposition between the “Black City” and the “White City” displays the different effect of the fair. Contrasting “garbage” and “clean,” he displays a new and improved Chicago after the fair commenced. This conveys to the readers as a significant change from a polluted devastation to a refreshing and “pure” society. Furthermore, the new “White City” introduced many benefits from the fair such as ambulance services and electric streetlights, this serves as a positive and innovative effect for the readers. Moreover, Chicago’s major transformation from the “smoke and garbage” of the “Black City” shows how much of an impact the fair exhibited on the readers and the
As Malcolm X once said, “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” This quote inspires a lot of people like me to try harder and to never stop at one point and give up. In the book The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates, is about two people with the same name and born with the same path, going through challenging life obstacles. They both grew up fatherless and had a difficult childhood.
Ovid’s Metamorphosis vs Harrison Bergeron All our life we have been taught to follow the rules, but what happens when we don’t? Two examples of this are the Icarus tales, the original source, “Metamorphoses” by Ovid and the short story “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut. They both tell the story of a son who pushes gets too greedy and overcome with emotion and in the long run that ends up killing him.
With Chicago being such a diverse city, it’s naturally filled with neighborhoods brimming with culture and life. There are many factors that attribute to modern chicago’s distinctively unique neighborhoods, one obviously being the people that originally founded it. For example, Chicago’s Chinatown was established in the early 1900s by the floods of Chinese immigrants moving into chicago and creating businesses. Another huge influence on a neighborhood’s identity is its historical background. For Lincoln Park, the notorious St. Valentine’s Day Massacre made Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder’s building famous.
According to Google, a dystopia is an imagined state or society in which there is a great suffering or Injustice, typically one that is totally literation or post-apocalyptic.” Although plot lines of “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut and “Examination Day” different many ways the to share a core theme nightmarish dystopian future Harrison Burgernon was written in October 1961, this short story was written by author Kurt Vonnegut. In this story there are the characters Harrison, George, Hazel, a ballerina, and the handicapper general. In this story Harrison gets taken out of his home and gets put in a maximum security prison. This is because the government is worried that he may try to overrule them.
Carter Bryce Mrs. Ruiz English 102: Literary Analysis 18 April 2023 Harrison Bergeron Literary Analysis "Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut is a dystopian short story that depicts a society that has achieved complete equality at the sacrifice of individuality. The government has implemented measures to ensure that everyone is the same, and no one can have an unfair advantage over others. In this future world, people who are above average in any way, whether it be intelligence, beauty, or physical ability, are forced to wear handicaps that limit their abilities to the level of the average person. This has created a world where individuality is seen as a threat to the social order. The story serves as a cautionary tale about the danger of a
(323) The grandeur of the fair would fade, and chicago would be lift to face the harsh reality of poverty and depression. The cruel city engrossed in despair would unavoidably have to re emerge from behind the fairs convincing veil of promise. Much like the Gilded age itself, a disguise for depression, despair, and poverty crafted with false elegance, the fair served as a mask for Chicago. It hid Chicago's dark secrets and flaws under the bright lights of wonderland. Through vivid descriptive language, Larson was able provide equal opposites, a city deep in distress, and its exquisite distraction, “In the end it is a story of the ineluctable conflict between good and evil.
The contrasting images of the two views are able to stand out more vividly to the reader. The use of Larson’s imagery allows the audience to notice the naiveté of the people in Chicago because of the large focus on the brightness of the
He describes in depth about the atmosphere and the environment when the family arrives in the city. Jurgis’ family witnesses a vast amount of pollution and how the day ‘’grew darker all the time’’(Sinclair 27). Moreover, the author illustrates the smoke coming from the factories when they reached Packingtown. Sinclair states, ‘’... immense volumes of smoke pouring from the chimneys darkening the air above making filthy the earth beneath’’ (Sinclair 27).
There are a lot of words that one could use to describe Chicago, tough, unique, diverse, resilient. The list is endless and all these words can tell you exactly what the city and the people of Chicago are really about, but none of these words truly describe Chicago as well as the French phrase jolie laide (beautiful-ugly). Jolie laide sums up Chicago in its entirety, Richard J. Daley is the embodiment of this phrase and “Knock on Any Door” shows exactly what this phrase
Bigger’s apartment was one of many that African-American were confined to in South Chicago. North Chicago, where the whites lived, was new and well kept. There were nice suburbs, clean and adequate apartments and respectable businesses opposite of South Chicago where the African-Americans were forced
Throughout A Tale of Two Cities, Dickens utilized his expressive descriptions of the mobs of Britain and France to create distinct similarities and differences between the two countries. One major similarity of the two mobs is their desire for revenge. In England, the mob is driven to revenge after they find out that in the hearse was a spy against the crown. Instead of mourning the death, they instead use it to act against traitors of the country: “The crowd approached; they were bawling and hissing round a dingy hearse and dingy mourning coach, in which mourning coach there was only one mourner, dressed in the dingy trappings that were considered essential to the dignity of the position” (Dickens 14). This quote shows that the crowd was not there to grieve for the lost, but instead to take action for what the deceased had done before.
Within Triumph of the City, Glaeser refers to San Francisco as an urban star because the city, invests in education, has diverse industries, and the ability attract poor, which he claims make cities successful. While San Francisco can be considered successful because it reflects those qualities, it also falls short within those same qualities because of the presence of achievement gaps, automation of unskilled labor, and high labor costs. I. Value of Investing in Education San Francisco’s investments in education increase its human capital which in turn allows for socioeconomic mobility of its inhabitance. Glaeser states that for a single worker an additional year of schooling correlates with an 8% increase in income. (48)