Another conclusion readers can draw from Thomas Foster’s How to Read Literature Like a Professor: a Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Line, is in his chapter “More than It’s Gonna Hurt You”. Although, Foster doesn’t use any new vocabulary he does introduce a new idea about the importance and depth in violence. As well as the fact that violence always has a deeper meaning than just a brutal encounter. “Violence is one of the most personal and even intimate acts between human beings, but it can also be cultural or societal in its implications” (Foster 88). In summary the use of death can be protective or even an act for love as twisted as it sounds.
He has written many books and given many speeches about his experience, but they all convey a similar message, that we as a population, cannot remain silent but to stand up for the indifferences and the horrendous events of this world. He is very well known for his memoir “Night” and his speech “Perils of Indifference.” The message is much more prominent in his book “Night” rather than his speech. Real life examples are provided, it is more understandable, and it leaves you with something to think about. The length, connections, and abundant amount of description helps promote the message as well as the book tells us why we can never let such indifference as the Holocaust happen again. In the book, Elie Wiesel describes many of the real events that he experienced.
When one thinks back to a story that they enjoy, there are usually a few key factors of a story that they enjoyed the most out of them. For some, they prefer the characters and their backstories while others prefer the description and detail put into both dialogue and exposition. And for many, no other book comes close to the detail and care put into its story than To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. For those who have forgotten some of the details of its story or have never partaken in reading it, To Kill A Mockingbird’s story follows the lives of the Finch family and their trials and tribulations throughout a 2-year period of their lives. The main character and narrator of the book Scout Finch recalls back on this period to tell a story of how her brother Jem breaks his arm, but the story is really set within all of the events leading up to Jem breaking his arm.
The Outsider in Fiction: Journal Response The article ‘The Outsider in Fiction’ by Orson Scott Card talks about the point of view of an outsider, and how the term ‘outsiders’ can connect with everyone in today’s society. After reading, and carefully analyzing every texts, sentences, or passages in the article.The quote that jumped out at me the most was “Only rarely are there times when we feel that we truly belong and are utterly accepted— and then those times usually end with disillusionment, when we realize that we were never really as ‘inside’ as we though we were” (paragraph 4). I understand the point the author was trying to make, and the details the author phrased in order to support the main idea. But rather than believing that
Catch 22 was a lot more difficult to understand than Unbroken, in my opinion. At first, I struggled with the getting into the book. I feel like it was hard to follow the author at some points in the story. However, the way that the author described the characters in the book was probably one of my favorite parts. The author described every little thing about the characters, from the character's facial features to their personality.
The portion of the book that consists of Charly’s manuscript is too long. This section is necessary to support the themes of identity and memory, but partway through I found myself unsettled and felt as though I’d been abandoned by the narrator. This could be remedied by breaking the narrator’s reading of the manuscript into two parts, with a brief return to the main story halfway through. The manuscript also included quite a lot of poetry, which I began to find a little tiresome. I also found myself reacting to the book in a very unemotional way.
"to make my compliments to you, my fellow-teachers of the great public, and likewise to say that I am right glad to see that Doctor Holmes is still in his prime and full of generous life" (Twain 3). Finally, I think Mark Twain was not as nice a person as he makes himself out to be in many of his books. He often says very mean things to nice people. As the old saying goes "don 't judge a book by it 's cover" don 't judge Mark by his books do some extra digging. Life was not easy for Twain but that does not change how you are supposed to treat people and be a kind person.
This image symbolizes the entire novel, because the whole story mainly revolves around Henry and Barkley’s intimate relationship and how it was affected during a time of war. I found the novel interesting at first, however as it began to get further into the relationship of Henry and Barkley, it started becoming boring as events in their relationship were being repeated and were becoming more and more predictable, taking away the surprise factor. The novel was written in first person, which made it more interesting to read, because it showed the point of view of Lieutenant Henry, from his thoughts to his actions. His writing also contained strange patterns, which was followed with either very short sentences or very long run on sentences. His writing style in this novel really enhanced the point of view.