Isabel Wilkerson is very thorough in this reading. She covers the exodus of blacks from the Deep South beginning with the First World War up to the end of the Civil Rights Movement, and even slightly beyond. Because this occurrence of migration lasted for generations, it was hard to see it while it was happening, and most of its participants were unaware that they were part of any analytical change in black American residency, but in the end, six million African Americans left the South during these years. And while Jim Crow is arguably the chief reason for this migration, the settings, skills, and outcomes of these migrants ranged as widely as one might expect considering the movement’s longevity. I liked Wilkerson’s depiction of Ida Mae,
The book Dear Miss Breed was about the young lives of Japanese Americans that were taken to internment camps during WWII and about a libiran who gave them hope. The librarians name was Miss Clara Breed. Miss Bread knew all the children before they were forced into the internment camps. They would write her letters, telling her how much they were depressed and hated the camps. Knowing their condition, on a daily basis, she would give books to the children that were in the camp. They loved reading so much that eventually these kids by far were able to make a library while they were incarcerated.
The book I read this quarter was Glory Be by Augusta Scattergood. Its Lexile level is 680. This book is about a 11-year old girl named Gloriana Hemphill, who now comprehends how much racism is a problem in her hometown in Mississippi in 1963. In this book Glory is overwhelmed with how her town is handling people who are different than they are. She realizes that her favorite local pool is closing down so colored people can’t swim with the whites. Glory becomes an activist herself and writes a letter to the newspaper lining which makes her preacher father proud. Therefore, the theme of this book is to treat everyone equally, such as when Glory’s friend Frankie from Ohio drinks out of the “colored fountain”. Also, when Glory’s sisters boyfriend that he was arrested for sitting with a “colored friend” at the white table. Finally, when Glory’s African- American maid helped her the most when it comes to maturing.
We live in a society that has increasingly demoralizes love, depicting it as cruel, superficial and full of complications. Nowadays it is easy for people to claim that they are in love, even when their actions say otherwise, and it is just as easy to claim that they are not when they indeed are. Real love is difficult to find and keeping it alive is even harder, especially when one must overcome their own anxieties and uncertainties to embrace its presence. This is the main theme depicted in Russell Banks’ short story “Sarah Cole: A Type of Love Story,” as well as in Richard Bausch’s “The Fireman’s Wife.” These narratives, although similar in some ways, are completely different types of love stories.
People feel lonely all the time. I mean, what’s new? Sometimes our friends ditch us, so we end up sitting in our rooms by ourselves on a Friday night. Or maybe, you are the only one out of your friend group who does not have a boyfriend or girlfriend. Another case might be your family, and maybe they do not seem to care about you or talk to you a lot. There are many reasons why we feel lonely or different, or maybe an outcast. Everybody has felt the feeling of loneliness sometime in their life before, and a good example would be Miles from “4 ½ Minutes” by Kate Sheofsky.
In the essay "In the Company of Books", Caroline Leavitt grows up in Waltham, Massachusetts with a friend named Ellie. Her friend Ellie is deaf, but throughout her childhood, they would hang out and Ellie would read to her out loud, even so Caroline did not understand a word she was saying. It didn 't matter because she liked her company. When Ellie accordingly needed to move away to a special school in California, the only idea that kept in honor of her is books. It is when she began to learn how to read, at the age 4. Reading has given her the knowledge to become closer to her father, since he loved books as well. Not only did reading bring her closer to the people she loved, but it also helped her stay away from the people who would pick
In the article “Shitty First Drafts” by Anne Lemott she discusses how every writer has difficulty putting their ideas on paper because writing should be seen as a process that even the best and famous writers follow. She also talks about how even the best writers don’t just come with ideas and just begin writing on paper and make it as their final draft. Lemott also points out the importance of being able to just write down every thought into the first draft regardless of the structure of the draft and how it makes it easier to start the second draft. After writing the second draft it makes the final draft a review of punctuation and grammar corrections. As a food reviewer she struggled putting her ideas together because she would start doubting
People often say that your childhood is the most important part of your life, and it is the part of one’s life that affects them the most. In Ellen Foster, by Kaye Gibbons, Ellen is forced to become independent as a result of a challenging childhood, that also affects her view of others and herself. Her father 's actions had a large impact on Ellen’s quickly developing independence, while the loss of her mother and grandmother exposed her to people who influenced the way she viewed others and herself.
Nora Ephron’s “The Boston Paragraphs” displays various forms of rhetorical proficiency in order to create a fleshed out story. A piece of writing that displays many forms of rhetorical devices has the ability to carry out the author's feelings and ideas through a specific audience. Ephron expresses her love for stories and photos because they capture all the angles from the human experience. Ephron uses simple yet effective writing in order to keep casual readers from shying away from this complicated piece of work. From using past experiences and observations, Ephron uses all of her knowledge in the subject in order to highlight why this subject is nothing to dismiss because of the hard truth within the pictures. Although Ephron explains that
Jeannette Walls tells the story about her life growing up. Her family wasn 't exactly homeless, but they didn 't have a secure place to stay. They traveled all over the country looking for new adventures. She 's the age of 3 when she tells her first adventures. As the middle daughter of very strange and unique parents, she became a very mature and responsible child.. She loved the adventures they brought and how fun they made every trip. Jeannette was a very mature and responsible child. At the age of 3 she was cooking hot dogs on the stove by herself. She always helped her mom cook, or even cook by herself. She had to take care of herself most of the time, her parents always wanted the best of their kids but they never had enough money. She
A little too much of something can sometimes be a bad thing. In David Mitchell’s Slade House, the narrator of each chapter is targeted by the Grayer twins because they all seem to be “engifted.” The Grayer twins who are considered carnivores, feed on the souls of those who may be easily manipulated. For example, Gordon Edmonds is a cop, who is your typical heroic police officer but also easily surrenders himself to women for his pleasure. Another character who is “engifted” is Freya Timms. Freya is an excellent journalist who has a nose for digging deep into the investigation of her sisters’ disappearance. These two characters share similarities in which they both show much self-confidence- Gordon with women and Freya with her journalist skills of finding her sister. However, their stories also have differences between each other considering the time periods and their occupations.
The first chapter of any book is critical to setting up a foundation for the book. It serves to entice readers and make them interested in continuing. When done poorly, the first chapter may cause readers to lose interest in the book entirely. Jessica Alexander’s audience is obviously anyone who is interested in what it is like to be a humanitarian aid worker, but it is not clear in the first chapter whether it is actually about the humanitarian aid system or about herself. Alexander had an unusual and possibly ineffective way of introducing her story that is both confusing and potentially off-putting.
In the beginning of this story there is a scene that Donny says “Christopher?” and of course Kellan questions how the patient knew his first name, which he responds saying “I heard Dr. Wiley call you that”. Dr. Kellan knows that Wiley has never called him Christopher. The patient knows Kellan from somewhere other than Loveland. With the chills down his spine, he proceeds home but he cannot shake the feeling of the bright blue eyes staring him down. Donny knows something about Kellan and it’s not good. Christopher constantly feels unsafe and battles with himself and suspects that maybe he is starting to go mad himself. Without spoiling, the moment that Christopher crashes his car trying not to his a child, his life is flipped upside down and
Love. A singular feeling I have when I look at him. My Mr. Hooper, I am ecstatic that I get to marry the love of my life, MY Reverend. When I am with him, I feel as if I am on top of a cloud floating above reality. It is a feeling unlike any other. It has the perks of being happy, that feeling in your gut from guilt, and it settles your brain like peace does. Two weeks too this day I will officially be married to my best friend and will become Mrs. Hooper.