While going through life one might find it difficult and see that they do not know where they are going. But yet Mark Twain once stated "The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why . The book Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison shows readers many life struggles through the eyes of the characters and how they improved later. Song of Solomon is about a man named Macon Dead the third, nicknamed Milkman, finding out about himself and his family throughout the story. Milkman does this by going on a journey into his family's past to backtrack to his grandfather, Macon Dead the first, to find out his family’s past.
Michael Wallace said his dad made the big footprints in the ground to trick the people at the camp. And his dad would sell recordings of fake noises that he would say was Bigfoot. But there were findings of a new footprint that had authentic evidence of Bigfoot, which Grover Krantz claims to be true. A few people named Whiiton, Dyer and Biscardi shared a story on the internet that they claimed that Bigfoot was real. This story became popular, but within days they admitted that the whole thing was a big lie.
One of Everett’s favourite books was Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne. His father said that “Everett may have identified with the book’s Captain Nemo, who hated civilization, explored unknown lands in the ocean, and invented a new language—just as Everett was exploring unknown deserts and learning the new language of Navajo” (Berger 7-8). Everett had carved ““NEMO,” with “Nov 1934”” (Lyon 89), into a cave stone. According to him, he was the Captain Nemo born in Nov 1934. Both explorers were fond of books and utilized them to satisfy their imaginations.
In this story scrooge was visited by three spirits. His old friend Jacob came to visit him to tell him how greedy and mean he was . In the movie, "A Christmas Carol", when the first spirit from the past came to scrooge house at 3:00 in the morning and told him to take his hand and they flew to his old town to see what he was as a young man. Then scrooge thought that he could talk to people from the past but he couldn't, because they were dead and gone from being greedy and selfish. That was why the spirit of the past took him there to teach him a lesson.
White said “[he] would be in the middle of some simple act, [he] would be picking up a bait box or laying down a table fork, [he] would be saying something, and suddenly it would be not [him] but [his] father who was saying the words or making the gesture” (White 432). Duality is playing an important part of White realizing he is getting closer to dying because it demonstrates that he was in the same place as his son and eventually his father died but the lake in Maine had been a piece of his father he would always have. White bringing his son to the lake helps continue that tradition and will also leave his son with a piece of his own father when he dies. White believes that when his son is grown and has kids, he will also bring his son there and the cycle would just keep continuing. White refers to the lake as a ‘holy spot’ and a place that was ‘pretty much the same’ but there are many times he is forced to realize that much time has passed
As Milkman is adamant that finding the gold is his main goal, he soon becomes curious about his family history. Milkman is now becoming that independent mature man he has yearned to be for his whole life. Toni Morrison displays glimpses of Milkman personality changing slowly as he goes out of his way to help a man lift a crate onto a dolly. Being able to leave his father the first time, Milkman is able feel the wind as he is ready to take flight. However after being attacked by Gutair while hunting, Milkman is able to open his eyes to a whole new perspective of the world.
Do you lash out or do you walk away without saying anything? Those were the choices that Moon Shadow and his Father had to make in the story, Dragonwings, by Laurence Yep. The story begins in 1903 when a young boy named Moon Shadow left China to travel across the world to America to meet his dad he's never met. While in America the Father and son duo experienced a lot of different forms of discrimination, but how did they react? Well, throughout the book Moon Shadow and Windrider showed excellent examples of how to deal with discrimination.
Once More to the Lake by E.B White, is Whites personal memories from going to the lake as a child. He reminisces about his childhood memories with his father, as he now is a father and is taking his own child to his once beloved lake. The authors use of literary devices and going back and forth between past and present, helps with the main conflict of the story, which is a battel of man versus himself. White uses alot of diction and imagery and its very clear how he uses it. In the story he talks about how strange it is that you can remember a lot whenever you allow your mind to go back to that state.
He’s ashamed because his brother wasn’t born like everyone else. His brother was born different and he was embarrassed because of him. He decided to help him out with simple things he couldn’t do by himself. At the end of the story the narrator goes outside with Doodle to go to swimming lessons. After Doodle’s lesson, there was lightning outside so they tried to hurry home.
When this boy was born, the chief named him Balunn, meaning river. Now, this boy was soon associated with the symbol of the moon, his clan’s totem. From the moment he was born, he was always changing, always curious, eager to learn more about the world around him. But his father, the chief, was strict, allowing him only the slightest of chances for his inquisitive nature. One day, while Balunn’s father was away, he snuck out of the village in hopes of crossing the great river.
In the story A Father’s Pride, by Neil Gaiman, the author speaks about his pride in his son and discovers his father’s pride in him. Neil’s son Mike, after seeing the movie Mighty Ducks, was adamant about playing hockey and though Neil knew nothing about the sport, he supported his son in every way he could. Neil’s father came to a game and was filled with happiness as his grandson played a sport. Neil “was the other kind of kid.” His mind would wonder while playing any sport and was always picked last. Because he was more of a dreamer he decided to become a writer.
Many people dislike the idea of change, because consistency is comforting. However, as time passes, things inevitably transform, as shown by E. B. White’s Once More to the Lake. He writes this essay in order to pass on the idea that one must accept the inevitable changes around oneself in order to grow up. White writes about him and his son visiting a lake that White used to visit when he was a child. There he found somethings so unaltered from how he recalled that he began to fantasize that nothing had changes and that he was his father, but also his son, resulting in an identity crisis.
Dragonwings, by Laurence Yep is an amazing book about a family overcoming obstacles, and fulfilling dreams. Moon Shadow is the son of Windrider. They were separated when he was born, but when the family’s cousin comes for a visit, Moon Shadow’s whole life will change. Although it is very dangerous, Moon Shadow wants to move to the demon land where his father works so they can be together. When he arrives to the demon land, he moves into his Uncle’s laundry mat so they can live and work together.
His father, of course, was the one to teach him all of this, for he had to know if he were to be chief one day. “When will I become chief?” Sly Fox would ask, but all his father would say was, “The day will come, I promise.” One day Sly Fox was taking a walk and he saw a terrible storm coming towards him. He knew he had to get back