Malcolm x; Statement clarifies that his homemade education with every additional book he read it, gave him a sensitivity to the ignorance of African american race. Sherman Alexie; statement states him realizing that a paragraph is a fence that held words, helped him identify that his reservation, his house and each person in his family were a paragraph with its own stories. Sherman Alexie; statement describes the expectation others had on Indian children, in which they were expected to be stupid, however these children did not live to that expectation outside school. Frederick Douglass; statement explains how the books he read relived one of his difficulty, however they brought more pain than the one’s he was relieved from, because the more
After spending months in the stockyards to study their abhorrent conditions, Upton Sinclair penned The Jungle, his most popular work, which depicts an immigrant family and the hardships they face upon moving to America. Over the course of the novel, the protagonist Jurgis Rudkus slowly loses his faith in the American dream and subsequently becomes a socialist. This blatant political bias is often cited as justification for banning it throughout the world. However, despite many criticizing its push for socialism and lack of artistry, the novel has significance in upper-level classrooms as it possesses literary merit and significance in historical and real world contexts. The Jungle has spurred controversy since its release due to its socialist
This idea emphasizes the true passion Malcolm X had for knowledge and shows that reading is the tool that gave him the ability to communicate with others intelligently; as a child my family and I moved around a lot, causing us to uproot our lives constantly. Like Malcolm X when he was isolated in prison, I felt the same emotion of being lost when I moved overseas and could not communicate well with others. This made me the new kid everywhere we went, and books became my escape. For example, we moved to the town of Hamburg, Germany, which is a major port city, and they had a university near where I was living. My mum would take me to this university three times a week.
Now the final main point is why he wrote his books the why he did. Well when he was a truck driver he would spend time reading to children at the blind school. But he did not like the way children’s literature was like, he thought it needed more so he wrote the stories. In his books he has a very descriptive
Rand taught herself to read and write before school (Motowski 153).When she started school she took German and French classes, but her favorite were math and logic. She also took American classes which inspired her political ideas. Throughout her teen years she spent a lot of time reading French magazines which inspired her to write as an adult (Motowski 153). She was hard on herself and was considered kinda anti-social: “I have few friends.”(Rompalske 4) Rand spent her summers traveling with her family but had to stop because of the communist movement. Once World War I started Ayn started to notice the effects on the Russian Government.
Racism and Loneliness: Two Components for Bitterness Norman Cousins once said, “The eternal quest of the individual human being is to shatter his loneliness.” Crooks, one character from John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, battles with loneliness. He is forced to deal with racial segregation and live in a confined space isolated. Since Crooks is secluded he becomes an unpleasant human being and treats others poorly. Crooks’ method for coping with his loneliness, hurts him as a person instead of helping him. Throughout Crooks’ life, he is forced to deal with racial segregation ever since he was young.
The poet slave describes the life of a boy as a slave. She puts the book into many little poems describing how he was kept like a pet and shows how people were treated back then.“Now my owner is ghostly inside her skeleton of powder but I, being only a poodle, can watch I am allowed to know these truths about shadow and light”(The Poet Slave of Cuba).This quote shows how broken he was at the time. It also shows how many were treated at this time to make the reader realize just how hard times were.this book impacted the history part of Cuban past times. This book also creates awareness for the reader so we don't repeat the past. For my final text Drum Dream Girl impacted awareness of the past and how courage can pay off.
In Malcolm X excerpt “Learning to Read”, Malcolm X was sent to prison at a young age where he began his journey to achieve a homemade education. Malcolm X became motivated and strived to enhance his education when he first began to write letters. He often became frustrated and discontent writing to Muhammad, not being capable of communicating how he felt. In addition, Malcolm X did not know how to write proper English since all of his youth he did not attend school and was just a “hustler.” Once, he was sent to prison Malcolm X decided to further his education and began to teach himself. He utilized and carried a dictionary with him everywhere and would copy the words on a sheet of paper alongside the definition, until he
Gerald Graff grew up loathing books which is ironic because he majored in English. Graff is an English professor at the University of Illinois and wrote the essay “Disliking Books.” Graff received his PhD in English and American Literature from Stanford University. He feels that his childhood struggle with reading gives him an advantage as a teacher to help his students who struggle in reading. Graff grew up as a middle class Jew who lived in a racially blended Chicago neighborhood. His dad, who loved reading, tried to impress this habit upon his son, who refused to read anything but comics and sports novels.
This poet used a Chinese sonnet style with Confucianist, Buddhist, and Daoist thoughts and mainly wrote about politics at that time. He entrenched his writings with emotions mainly heightened sorrow and misery, which was a reflection of what he was living through. Du Fu tried to take the civil service exam to follow in his family’s footsteps, however, he ended up failing because his viewpoint wasn’t in the mold that they were looking for. In the Lushan Rebellion he was taken captive but was eventually freed and one of his children died of starvation because of the times they were living in. Du Fu’s poems mirror this despair that he lived through and told a story on the surface but there was more meaning underneath.