Khang Nguyen Jasmine Le Ms. Brooks English 4 P4 February 6, 2018 Socratic Seminar Critical Questions 1.Why did Frankenstein run from his creation? Victor is the type of person that cannot handle responsibility well. We first see this in Chapter 3, after his mother’s death, “My mother was dead, but we had still duties which we ought to perform; we must continue our course with the rest and learn to think ourselves fortunate whilst one remains whom the spoiler has not seized.” This can only make sense if he stays with his family, however, he decides to run to Ingolstadt. He later isolates himself at the school. This indicates that his nature is to run from the problem.
He died saving Peak’s dad Josh in a terrible blizzard on the mountain K2. Josh was the only one who survived in the frightful blizzard. He sat there watching all his team members die and he too was close to death. With little chance of survival, Ki-tar stumbled up the mountain in the horrible conditions and risked his life to save one climber. Soon after he rescued Josh, Ki-tar died in the bed next to Josh.
In the short story, “Excerpt from Katerinas Wish” by Jeannie Mobley, main character Trina’s mood changed from disappointed at the beginning of the story to astonished towards the end. For example at the start of the passage Trina’s mood was disappointed because in the text it states “Papa had dreamed of a thriving farm where we would live well. He had imagined acres of green fields, not the dry, barren hills of southern Colorado. He had imagined fresh air and sunshine, the bounty of the fertile land filling our larder and our pockets. Instead he spent long days underground, toiling in the unwholesome air of a coal mine.
This novel talks about the life in America during those times back in 1937 how many people struggled to live. Many people during those days lost their jobs. There was no welfare state or unemployment benefit. Disabled or old people had to depend on their families or charity and keep working for as long as they could. Everyone was so competitive in order to get a job.
Why would people face harsh weather conditions with little to no aid for them to survive? Throughout the story “into the wild”, Chris after months of “living off the land” in Alaska, starves to death in his bus after finally finding a moose which gave him hope, but since he had not eaten in days and it was infested with flies and bugs, he passes away. He could not eat the moose without obtaining a disease and getting sick. Likewise, in the short story “to build a fire”, the man is faced against harsh weather conditions of 70 below 0 while walking through the Yukon trail for many hours. After falling in the river, the man sits down underneath a tree, and passes away due to his fire being put out by the snow and limited matches.
“Actually, that is exactly what I am going to do, and it will be called snow,” stated Pogoda. That is exactly what he did. He did not just only make it snow a little bit, it snowed so much that it was up to Bartholomew 's eyes. “This is terrible, all my crops are destroyed, all my animals are dead and I can not get out of my house,” cried Bartholomew. “I think I can do it, if I ration the amount of food I have, I think I can make it through however long this takes.” Bartholomew, rationed his food to very small amount until he had none left.
He purposefully sets the town in the dull state of New Hampshire to illustrate how life continues to be the same year after year. Wilder criticizes this uneventfulness by scrutinizing the pull of the small town and compelling the audience to also do so. Wilder criticizes small town life throughout Our Town by analyzing the mundanity of rural life and the notable events of its residents and urges the audience to scrutinize the pull of a small town and speculate
The poems Childhood, by Margaret Walker, Father, by Edgar Albert Guest, and History Lesson,by Natasha Trethewey, all contain a similar aspect, which is that the narrators are looking back on parts of their childhood and remembering how their lives were never perfect. Childhood’s narrator looks back on a past where everyone around them was poor and generally had to mine to survive. We know this because of the first 6 lines, talking about the red miners. We also know that it was a rural area, given the 7th and 8th lines. Such a past seems pretty bleak for everyone who lived there.
In every person, there is a desire to see what the world has to offer; that is what Chris McCandless had. After attending college and receiving a bachelor’s degree, Chris abandoned his family and possessions in order to search and see what "God has placed around us to discover" (57). Jon Krakauer explains his story in the nonfiction book "Into the Wild" by following his journal and interviewing people whom he met along the way. McCandless tried to keep from forming relationships with many people and his family, besides his sister; therefore, he clearly exhibits introvert tendencies. Before McCandless passes away in an old 'Magic Bus', he realizes how happiness works.
In conclusion, Boxer’s large role on the farm and respect he gained from the other animals ultimately led to an alternative climax of this story. Not only did Napoleon’s growing jealousy and mission to become as human-like as possible lead to such a tragic ending for such a noble steed, but also Boxer’s drive to work himself to the point of an early
A Pheasant Hunter’s Defense The hard times of the Great Depression, exacerbated by the dust bowl drought, induced many South Dakotans to consider economic opportunities outside of their state. The advent of World War II ushered in favorable conditions for obtaining jobs and fulfilling dreams of financial security. However, the realization of those aspirations frequently required relocating to armament manufacturing centers. One such manufacturing center, the shipyards in and around Portland, Oregon, drew numerous Bradley residents away from their South Dakota prairie homes. However, the insatiable demand for labor expired with the conclusion of hostilities.
Struggles with family relations. Bullying. Inconformity. All of these are reasons that, at the early age of 16, Rod Dreher, the author of The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, left his home in St. Francisville to pursue his own aspirations, to escape his tormented childhood. However, years later, after having built up a life outside of Starhill, Rod moves back to his old hometown; this happens not because the town, the people, or the social order changed in any manor, but because Rod developed a new perspective on the entirety of that which was St. Francisville, Louisiana.
we learn that Brian soon returns to life in the city with his mother. He 's been changed, physically and emotionally, by his experiences in the woods. He spends time learning about some of the plants and animals that he had to consume while stranded, and he often has dreams about his time on the lake. His parents never reconcile, and Brian is never able to tell his father about his mother 's involvement with another man. Brian returns to the spot where he had spent those two months before.
Several years of backbreaking labor were taking an enormous toll on him and his wife, Hanna. Now, with the birth of the second child, his family was having grim time in the tiny room they were renting. Victor’s father, Abram was born in 1902, in the quaint Ukrainian town of Kherson, in the Lower Dnieper River. He was fifteen years old when the Red Revolution, following by the bloody Civil War changed the lives and destiny for millions people. The new regime eradicated old customs and believes: most of the churches and synagogues were either destroyed or turned into the warehouses.
Something terrible has just happened. You received a call earlier this afternoon from your mother she informed you that your father has had a terrible accident. He was outside on the tractor doing his daily afternoon chores when something bizarre happened. Your mother found him sitting there unconscious and unresponsive. Fast forward.