How to Read Literature like a Professor Analysis This was a very informative book that pointed out a lot of aspects of literature I had never really paid attention to. It really showed me how important it is to find similarities between works of literature. It especially made me realize how while all three of my summer readings were drastically different, they shared common themes, plots and even sometimes character developments.
The journey I was taken on while reading the novel had a beneficial effect on myself, expressed significance to the world about a common topic and showed how the main character gradually changed throughout the story. I felt
Through Clarisse, the unidentified woman, Mildred, and Beatty, we see the consequences of what happens when humans aren 't allowed to fully express their individuality and choice. Through the characters of Montag and Faber you can see how one individual can make a difference in society if they have their personal freedom and fully realize the importance of books, as well as willingness to fight for the opportunity, to express themselves, and most importantly have
Blumenthal’s book about Steve Jobs is inspiring but brutally honest. She spares no details about his horrendous attitude as well as how neglectful we are of it. “Farewell Manzanar”’s Jeanne is a lot like her in that she often thinks of why we almost force ourselves to be ignorant of the terrifying things right in front of us. In literature especially, it’s important to capture the reader and I feel books express our flaws,and help us relate as well as keep us intrigued with whatever it is we’re
In the text "Why I Read" by John Dufresne, I learned that reading opens up new worlds to an individual. Reading allows one to learn new things and to become a more knowledgeable and understanding person. It is much easier to be more understanding of people and their actions when you have more knowledge to be able to understand. The reading from my past that I most identify with is "Hatchet" by Gary Paulsen. This novel taught me that when times are tough and the odds are against you, perseverance and ingenuity are the key to success.
Page To Page John Green once said “Great Books help you understand, and they help you feel understood”. For many avid readers, this quote sums up their entire life as a reader. Most avid readers, including myself, have presumably come across a book that has made them feel accepted in a world full of judgement and criticism. Books such as The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo are banned in certain countries. The Alchemist was a very inspirational book that triggered feelings or freedom and wisdom in every page.
After reading the books, they opened a new pathway to relating to other people for me. Similarly, Malcolm X felt “months passed without even thinking about being imprisoned” due to the fact reading had changed his life (X, 3). The author and I related on an emotional level; therefore we are free with the newfound ability to use our dialog to
Well, it was something I always wanted to do from the time I was a child. But when I was in grade twelve deciding whether I was going to go to the university for drama, then 9/11 happened. That made me kinda put the brakes on. I wanted to do something that could affect people more--something that was more helpful. So instead of applying to drama school, I went to be a police officer instead. I did the training for two years, then the program, and I did about two hundred hours of ridealongs, and that's when I realized I wore my heart on my sleeve a little bit too much to be an officer, and so I decided to go to law school instead. When I was applying to law school, I thought, "I need to travel to see the world before I hit this path." So I
Lesson 8: Journal Response I enjoyed reading Black Boy by Richard Wright because it was a touching story about the significant of books. In the story, Wright shares the story of the life-changing transformation books introduced into his life during a time of hardship. Books allowed him to change his perspective of life a feeling he describes as, “The impulse to dream had been slowly beaten out of me by experience. Now it surged up again and I hungered for books, new ways of looking and seeing. It was not a matter of believing or disbelieving what I read, but of feeling something new, of being affected by something that made the look of the world different.”
Literacy Autobiography Even though it isn’t my content area, I am a strong believer in the power of literature. This appreciation goes way back, in fact some of my earliest memories are those of my mom reading to my older sister and me every night before bed. We made our way through nearly all of the Laura Ingalls Wilder books by the time I started kindergarten.
The book I chose to read was “The Glass Castle” by Jeanette Walls. “The Glass Castle” was memorable because it gave me an idea about the diversity of each person. The story was told through the perspective of a young girl who does not understand right from wrong because she believes what her father tells her. I think this book is popular because it expressed ideas that are typically thought of as wrong or ideas that many turn away from. The author included outstanding imagery that puts the reader into the shoes of the main character.
I’m Helen Robinson, Tom Robinson’s wife. There was a timeframe in the book just after Tom was killed, before Helen could find a secure way to earn money for her family; it was a very unstable time for her and her children. Although Helen is portrayed as meek and kindhearted, much like Tom, the overwhelming sadness and pressure may have caused her to break down emotionally, or feel some emotions of vengeance towards a majority of the white community; especially the Ewells.
The required readings that I enjoyed during the past year were The Great Gatsby, The Taming of the Shrew and Frankenstein. These novels had lessons to express. In The Great Gatsby, I learned that people change and if you live in the past you 're in for a rude awakening. Taming a woman is foolish and you 're never tamed its compromise you succumb to in the Taming of the Shrew. In Frankenstein, your passion can drive you to accomplish a multitude of endeavors for ethical or unethical reasoning, yet it will come with consequences.