My Brother Sam is Dead Informative/ Explanatory Essay What would you do if your family got torn apart by war? In the Historic novel, My Brother Sam is Dead, a fifteen year old boy, Tim, has to live with his family getting torn apart by war. Tim comes from a Tory family, and when Sam, Tim’s older brother, joins the Patriots in fighting the Tories, the family is shocked. The authors, James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier, convey the message about family values being more important than anything, through the use of different literary elements: Internal conflict, External conflict, and Irony.
Sandra Steffen the ‘Come Summer’ author gets the mind and the heart of the readers. Brings the up and downs, failures, temptation and as well as love. She brings the twist and responsibility of having an identical twin. Laurel’s family carries a big responsibility because of her brain tumor but the thing is that, her own love which is Jack and her child Tommy doesn’t even know a thing about what is happening to her and why did she left without saying a thing. Liza, Laurel’s twin is the one who is given a one last favor by Laurel.
While most certainly brutal and violent, the results of war can be either positive or negative. On one side, countless lives are lost; on the other side, principles are upheld or won, and a new country now has the opportunity to prosper. For instance, the American Revolution. Beginning around 1775 and ending in 1783, the United States of America declared independence from Great Britain and became its own country. growing, prospering, and eventually going on to become the global superpower it is today.
The Reality of War War will divide and kill members of a family, as a result of their difference in opinions. In My Brother Sam Is Dead, by James and Christopher Collier, Tim is a victim of this devastating fate. Tim’s father, Life, is loyal to the king because he is scared of losing his family and business. Sam opposes Life because he is a stubborn Patriot, yearning for freedom from the king and his taxes; Sam also yearns for the freedom to speak his opinion, choose his religion, and assemble when he wishes. Tim is in between their fighting confounded on which side to choose, which leads to his final decision.
I found this passage unique because the author intensely defined Millicent after she was chosen to participate in the initiation. The author described her physically and mentally and described how the teachers felt truthfully. It gives the reader detailed descriptions of the protagonist and foreshadows the events to come.
Everyone is smart in different ways. But if you judge a fish a fish by it’s ability to climb a tree, it will live it’s life believing it’s stupid. In your book, Fish in a Tree, the main character Ally was just like that fish, and was judged by the way she learned. She may have learned differently, but who says her way of learning was wrong? Taking this into consideration, I was able to make many more connections like this to myself and the world around me.
Realizing Your Full Potential The Feminine Mystique, written by Betty Friedan, ignited a wave of feminism over the United States. The non-fiction novel opened the eyes of many women to continue their dreams instead of settling down to become a housewife. I would recommend The Feminine Mystique to people who struggle with trying to accomplish their dreams.
Bettering Myself for The Ones I Love According to learner.org, “Setting is created by language. How many or how few details we learn is up to the author. Many authors leave a lot of these details up to the reader's imagination”. I do agree that authors purposely leave out details, so the reader is able to form their own opinion and be creative within guidelines.