Never Fall Down Book Log #2 Never Fall Down written by Patricia McCormick who is an American Journalist who went to Cambodia to experience and note the revolution in Cambodia. I have read all 211 pages of the book. After the first book log I have learned that the Vietnamese finally recognized the issues happening in Cambodia, so they help the get rid of the Khmer Rouge. Arn was the only child who did not run away from the fight and he ends up going to the hospital for being sick.
The Journey and Quilts offer an interesting contrast on spirituality where the last bit of the Journey states “determined to do / the only thing you could do--- / determined to save / the only life you could save” where as in Quilts “When I am frayed and stained and drizzled at the end / Please someone cut a square and put me in a quilt / That I might keep some child warm” On the one hand you have a powerful reminder that we all have free will and can only control ourselves yet to the other point maybe a part of us can also in some small way influence others. My feelings on spiritual identity closely tie into the work Quilts being the acceptance that I am and will be a failure but without regret hoping that in the end someone will be able
"If a temple is to be erected, a temple must be destroyed!" Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) is one of humanity's most influential and amaranthine thinkers. He was a German philosopher, political critic, philologist, writer, and poet. Some of his most famous works include Thus Spoke Zarathustra (1891), Beyond Good and Evil (1886), The Gay Science (1882), The Birth of Tragedy (1872), Twilight of the Idols (1889), The Will to Power (1901), etc. His impact isn't just on recently found scholarly insight, but additionally on the way numerous contemporary Western philosophers approach "life".
“A city is more than a place in space, it is a drama in time,” Patrick Geddes said. In urban settings in literature and present day urban areas this is shown. Drama is everywhere from little issues to bigger issues. In many pieces of literature there are the same issues as in present day cities in the United States. In the book Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman it is shown the issues portrayed in Cleveland,Ohio.
“She wanted her son to go there as well, but because of affirmative action or minority something...her son wasn’t accepted” (Rankine 13). This quote is interesting to me because it reminds of the case Grutter v. Bollinger, where a white female applicant to the University of Michigan Law School sued the school for violating her Fourteenth Amendment because they denied her admission. She lost in the end, but the ideology that minorities are more easily accepted into schools than whites is still thought and said by some white Americans today. The importance this quote serves to the poem is that the quote is another example of a microaggression that the author wants the reader to understand happens. “She says she grabbed the stranger’s arm and
Fear is something that everyone has. Fear can be found or created in every way shape and form. Some are scared of death, others are scared of mice. Fear can be found everywhere and for every reason. One thing that scares people is transformation or, change.
In the journey written by Mary Oliver, she writes about the journey one has to take in order to become more aware of who they are as individuals. In order to find themselves, the reader must break away from society's control over their actions and instead find their own inner voice. The speaker in the journey reveals, symbolism, mood, tone, style, and repetition, enjambment, and dictation to captivate the readers. From the beginning of the journey, the speaker introduces us to the sudden realization, that the moment we find our own inner voice, is the exact moment we will know true bliss. However, the speaker wants the readers to act fast, so the speaker constructs the poem to illustrate her message without having to put into words by rushing
Theme in “The Laughing Heart” and “The Journey” “Roll the dice. If you're going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don't even start” (Bukowski). Charles Bukowski and Mary Oliver had this mindset when writing the two poems, “The Laughing Heart” and, “The Journey”. Both poets believed that in order to “beat death in life,” you must take chances (Bukowski 13).
As I look back on my journey to college, I faced many different problems and disadvantages even before taking my first steps on campus. In Linda Banks-Santilli’s “Guilt is one of the biggest struggles first-generation college students face” many first generation students view being the first one in the family as a major flaw before entering college (Banks-Santilli, 2015, Par. 4 &7). The lack of self-respect makes it difficult for students to achieve success without help or motivation. The students have to change their viewpoint about being the first to go to college in their family as a weakness and make it a strength to help motivate them to be better students.