This method is used to get our attention because most people see fairy tales as simply made up stories for children, but don't understand its meant to go through adults first to then be used on children. In reality, each tale teaches a lesson in regards to consequences if children are overprotected and left vulnerable for the moment they as adults become independent. Adults can still use fairy tales to teach their children but not by reading it to them but instead reading them themselves and breaking them down to use as a guide to raising their children. This way others in our community will also empower children being independent and self-sufficient in a world full of obstacles we as human need to face for our
To the untrained eye, a story could be viewed one-dimensionally; a tale might only appeal to emotion while logic is left out in the cold. Equally, logic may be forgotten while emotion is heavily focused on. However, through the use of Critical Lenses, readers can begin to see greater depth in literature. As readers find connections through Critical Lenses, they become more educated on various topics, more aware of social, political, and even logical abstractions. Instead of failing to retain the intent and content of the material, they even can remember details of stories more vividly when truly examining literature rather than reading it once for entertainment (or chore).
All books that young adults read have power. Their power results in their ability to sway and to change the reader in so many ways, not the least of these is morally. These books can create a moral sense in the young by demonstrating what is morally right and what is morally wrong. They can raise and resolve ethical issues. The reader may not agree with each resolution, but is certainly forced to think about issues he or she may never have thought about before (Smith 63).
Not everyone was disagreeing with such ideas to be in a child's book some were actually agreeing with it and seeing it as "an exploration of spirituality and a critique of the abuse of power" as the Archbishop of Canterbury stated. It is thought that for a child reading such stories it opens up his eyes and mind to be in control and in charge of his own decisions and for him to choose what to belief in. The story is there for everyone to take what he see is best for him as the children will be amused by the clever protagonist that can win over adults by her skills and enjoy the fantasies of magic and witches and being amazed by talking animals such as Iorek the bear warrior and help them to overcome their fears. And adults interested in implicit themes such as religion vs science themes and references to old bibles stories will also find what entertain them in story. If that is the case then Pullman proves that a child book can be a higher standard book than an adult one.
After doing this assignment, not only do I have more appreciation for Dr. Seuss books, but I also have opened my eyes to take a closer look at children’s stories. Applying the social concepts was not an easy task for me. My brain is not wired in the way to think that everything has a double meaning. The assignment was thought provoking and it made me think deeper about children's stories. By analyzing a Dr. Seuss story, I wonder what kinds of sociological propaganda that authors are putting inside other children's
The Outsiders is not too sophisticated for young adults and teenagers. The words and language used in this novel is understandable and readable. Children whose vocabulary is not as sophisticated as an adult’s will find it easier to read The Outsiders. The book is relatable for young adults because it deals with issues that children come across in their everyday life. S.E.
The novel is refreshing and encouraging. It may be a bit of a problem for some readers especially young readers when they encounter some unfamiliar place or setting of the story, readers hard to imagine because those places is not familiar of them. Some words are hard to understand because the meanings are having a deep definition. But all in all Rose Sees Red is a great novel that produced by Cecil Castellucci.
***IN ITALIC NEEDS TO BE REVISED*** “To reread a children’s book from childhood, perhaps as an escape from the stresses of adulthood, evades both the real now and the real then” (Reader 1, p: 13). People come to children's literature as a relief, and rest from adulthood. And to some people, books that have been read, and enjoyed as a child and revisited as an adult have specific meaning and value. "Children books are nice; they take us back to a golden world, one which we might also want to share it with our children and grandchildren." (Reader 1, p: 13).
The mandate to teach civic and moral character in the classroom and how it should be taught is disputed, especially including classic literature in the curriculum. Classic literature is defined as having some sort of outstanding quality that endures through time, agreed upon literary experts. Some educators and schools consider some content in classic literature too mature for school learning or being too complicated for classroom usage. They contend that it is archaic and unrelatable to the students as the classroom becomes more diverse and pluralistic. Notwithstanding, others debate that classic literature contains enlightening moral and civic dilemmas.
Realism is a major theme in Gustave Flaubert’s, Madame Bovary. Flaubert’s minute notation to the physical world is what brings the book to life. By adding excessive detail to certain aspects of the book, the reader is able to picture these moments, making the novel all the more life-like. Although Flaubert does an outstanding job of providing the reader with details to convey the idea of realism, he may be giving too many details. There are several instances in the book where it feels as though Flaubert put too much thought into the details and perhaps confuses the reader with adjectives that may be unfamiliar to them.
They could get the wrong message that it is okay to hurt and make fun of others as long as it satisfies themselves or others. Above the eighth grade level, students who would be capable of seeing this without thinking that Tom’s cruelty is actually entertaining or harmless are in the right mind level to read this book, but of course with the guidance of the teacher. One of the greatest things about Mark Twain’s book The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn, is that it gives the reader the kind of difficulty that can hold up from many readings. For this exact reason, the book should be at least read a couple of times throughout a reader’s lifetime. Each time they read the story, they will find nuances that they hadn’t seen before but in a different perspective.