Although my title gave a nice introduction to what my essay was going to be about, I thought it needed to be more intriguing. I decided to change it to "Unreliable Fairytales." This title makes the reader wonder what fairytales I am talking about, and how they are unreliable. Also, it relates to my paper because Disney Princesses are a sort of fairytale, and the argument that Stephanie Hanes gives is about the unreliable, negative effects
In a well-developed argumentative essay, comparison is important because in order to back up the thesis with evidence, it also has to prove why what the opposing competitor who is thinking otherwise is not as correct. We saw Wallace do this on page 151 when he demonstrates how Austin’s autobiography did an acceptable job displaying her achievements. However, he then came to argue how those achievements were not brought up by what she had to go through to get them. He used examples that helped with comparing what she used with what she could have used that allowed for his argument to be credible. For example, Wallace explained how in the autobiography the examples of how she got to being an incredible athlete were examples such as growing up in a poor family or not making a quality tennis team at first.
With the knowledge that we gained from this research we can see the graphic memoir in a different way. Even though the interview with Marjane Satrapi gave a great explanation on why she wrote the book, but it lacked on the information of why she decided to include the specific part of her life in her book. The research could have been better it there was a lot more articles and information on the real reasons of why the graphic memoir Persepolis was created. With the research done the audience can really appreciated and understand the work of Marjane Satrapi in a whole different level. Even though graphic memoirs aren’t traditional rather than text there should be a new era where graphic memoirs are a lot more common because it gives a better explanation and experience to the
Ellen Foster: A contemporary work written by Kaye Gibbons Kaye Gibbons’ Ellen Foster is a contemporary work that discusses women, cultures, and abuse. Ellen Foster is considered contemporary because it was written in the post World War era, and the topics within the book conflict with the ideals of the time period in which it was written. To capture the attention of an audience and enhance the mood of the book, Gibbons used diction, sentence structure, and misspelled words in a way that only the main character would. Gibbons was able to express her feelings on controversial topics through the situations characters experienced throughout her book. One might wonder when and where the inspiration for the setting of Ellen Foster began.
Ann Rinaldi, the author of the historical fiction novel, An Acquaintance with Darkness, recounts multiple historical moments, figures and monuments in order to depict her story. Many authors such as Rinaldi herself, modify the truthfulness of the information they’ve portrayed in order to fit their story. When writing a historical fiction novel, one must contemplate whether it is justified to crumble the factual basis of any historical accounts. Arlington National Cemetery is a particular monument that Rinaldi depicts in order to illustrate the grim times of the Civil War. Proof of Ann Rinaldi’s faithfulness to historical accuracy, for the most part, was this depiction of one of the most respected cemeteries in the United States.
Liliana Ulibarri The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Books have been passed down from generation to generation. Each story has a different meaning to each reader, which may help them develop as an individual. By reading books, one can be open to new ideas; however, some books can have a negative impact on the reader. Some argue that Mark Twain’s novel, Huckleberry Finn should be banned from schools because of its racism, societal downfalls, and immorality. Huckleberry Finn should not be banned from classrooms, it is a significant piece of literature that provides insight to when slavery was legal, and displays morality throughout the book.
Jacques. Except Pierrot who was a fictional character in the story. Putting the story in a narrative format made it more interesting to read instead of just reading an article on Laurent Clerc’s life in a history textbook. I am a big history fan and making connections to the French Revolution and Napoleon made the story interesting for me. While reading a character would make mention of the Directory, and in my head I would think “Just wait until Napoleon comes to power it’s about to get a whole lot worse.” Also the way the story was written it wasn’t “Claude said” or “Pierrot yelled” because they signed everything the author made their dialogue
Being able to completely understand and follow the different language in To Kill a Mockingbird is one thing, but to decide whether or not it’s still relevant is another thing. Well this book still is relevant and yes some may say that this book is history and we should be reading about the future and present not about the past, but our past is the most important because we can read about the mistakes made and not make them again. To Kill a Mockingbird is based around the civil rights movement and that means that there was a lot of racism happening during the novel. Even though To Kill a Mockingbird is considered an “older” novel and currently it’s the 21st century and not all students enjoy reading this book in their schools but the novel should stay in these curriculums because of the hard times in the civil rights movement
Diving Deeper into Literature’s History Although our first instinct to learn about a culture is not to read a story from that time period, writings contribute immensely to the context by adding minute details facts cannot provide. A distinctive characteristic of each period aids in understanding the history of each culture, thus enhancing the story as well. Not only do the authors of each story contribute to the overall emotion of the novel, but also the way we connect with the story. The Tale of Genji, Six Characters in Search of an Author, and A Thousand Splendid Suns each has distinct aspects in which define the history, form an emotional connection, which reveals more about the author, and when broken down reveals each writer’s message.
What I learned from the reading of chapter 6 in the book They Say I Say was that an opposite point of view is always a good way to develop a longer conversation. Although I used to think that adding the perspective of a naysayer could make my writing to be less persuasive and could mislead the reader from my main idea, I realized that everybody has their own opinion and nobody would have the same thinking than I. Therefore, I was able to understand that in order to create a more interesting research paper for most reader, I would have to add other’s perspective to my writing that would make my claims to have more credibility and be more interesting even if a disagree with such claims. A perspective from a naysayer would apply very well to my