He also got his wife back. Overall, I enjoyed reading “The Richest Man in Babylon”. I found the book to be both an interesting and inspirational one. I found the book interesting because it was exciting to learn about the history of Babylon, something I never would have done had I not read this book. Also, I was intrigued by the way the book does an excellent job in making its content relatable by incorporating true short stories told by the ancient Babylonians.
There are also many important statements throughout this story, but there is one that stands out to me, “His eyes widened in wonder and delight at all be beheld.” (pg. 114) This quote means a lot to this story. Pictor was amazed at all he saw, but still he was not completely happy. This shows us that even though what we see on the outside may look extremely desirable, it might not be what is meant for us. Just because things look great on the outside, you need to try new things and find what makes you truly
Taylor in Level 6, and thoroughly enjoyed it as it was written in a more comprehensible literacy manner. I feel that The Pilgrim’s Progress has a considerably huge potential if it were rewritten in Modern English but being careful not to loose any of the original message. I was inspired by the way Mr. Bunyan appropriately characterised each person and location by using a descriptive name. I found possibility of painting the realistic mental imagery and following the story line was made easier picturing each character and their most true to form condition. It aided me in acquiring a more accurate understanding and depictions of each of the characters and how it relates to my life with its trials, tests, and
The main characters overall seem quite likable, Huck and Jim being the most well liked within the tale. Although this tale seems a tad far fetched it is an intriguing read. The plot seems impossibly unrealistic because it is incredibly difficult to envision a world where a teenage boy is able to fake his own death and live off of the bare minimum for such a long period of time. The obscure nature of this tale is actually what draws me to want to read it. I enjoy the Southern dialect utilized within the dialogue because it makes the novel authentic.
Best Buy has a good a career site but I thought Adidas’s page was more informative. There was a significant amount of information that I was not expecting that was useful. They have very clear goals and go into detail how they want you to be that different piece they’ve been looking for. Not only is this website very informative it is by far better designed. I am blown away by Adidas’s design, the layout, the background, the text color, the graphics, the videos are all significantly better than Best
In Euripides’ text The Medea, Medea can easily be painted as the villian. She is a woman who killed her own children in an attempt to spite her husband. But, by examining the text, we can see that she deserves some sympathy. She has little to no control over her own life and has to rely on the will of men. And as a foreigner in Corinth abandoned by her husband, she faces even more challenges than the native women of Corinth did.
Frederick Douglass’ Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, Written by Himself and Harriet Jacobs’ Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl discusses how slavery dehumanizes and breaks down an individual to no worth. Douglass’ and Jacobs’ accounts are similar because they lecture against slavery with the work and obstacles they went through. Jacobs says, “For years, my master had done his utmost to pollute my mind with foul images, and to destroy the pure principles inculcated by my grandmother, and the good mistress of my childhood. The influences of slavery had the same effect on me that they had on other young girls; they had made me prematurely knowing, concerning the evil ways of the world.” (827) Jacobs explains that slavery has attempted to take a toll on her life with its physical, emotional, and mental abuse. Women in slavery were mistreated sexually as well, and in this case, Jacobs faced sexual oppression at a young age.
We see her compassion for those she leads and her ruthless towards her enemies in her cry, “Unsullied! Slay the masters, slay the soldiers, slay every man who holds a whip, but harm no child. Strike the chains off every slave you see!". She is ambitious and hungry for power but has a strong moral compass and as such uses her power wisely, to protect and empower and bring justice to those who are oppressed. According to Peters, self-reflection is necessary to recognize “the disconnect between what we say, feel think and do-disconnects that lead us to being out of harmony and out of integrity.” Daenerys does not act rashly but consults
Good writers take criticism without taking it personally; they are conscious that good writing demands improvements and that is why feedback is so important. Good writing is like a diamond that needs to be polished to achieve its maximum brilliance. Nevertheless, some of the most popular books are not necessarily well written. A clear example is the book The Hunger Games by Susan Collins. It is a book wildly popular and read it by large audiences, but it cannot be taken for granted that such book is a shining example of good grammar.