This is by far our favorite fantasy novel of the year. Naomi Novik’s Uprooted is incredibly dark, heart-warming and charming. Meet Agnieszka, who lives in her valley home in a quiet village. Surrounding the village is the corrupted woods, which is filled with a malevolent power. The people of the village rely on the cold wizard to keep the evil from the woods away. To keep the malevolence away, he demands a staggering price: one young woman must serve him for ten years. As the next pick approaches, Agnieszka is fearful because she knows her best friend Kasia is an ideal candidate. To her surprise, Kasia is not his first choice. From chapter one, Uprooted has the power to make you fall in love. It is outstandingly well-written, descriptive
It was a normal day at School everybody looked and acted the same until one person came and changed everything and that person was named Brianna Ostrowski Chapter 1 One Day a girl named a Brianna Ostrowski was just walking into her classroom when she saw everybody messing around so,she hurried up and stopped them by saying loudly “Stop Right Now!” immediately they stopped and stared at Brianna. One person was sitting at her desk talking to her friend. These two people were named Hope Harbin and Drew Chard they were really funny.
In the article, “Shattered Lives” by Kristin Lewis, Dania faces many challenges. One challenge that she faced was that she was part of a war and had to leave all of the things she loved behind. On page 6 the author states “They faced a devastating choice: Stay and risk death, or leave everything behind…” Another piece of text evidence is “ In september, their choice became clear. They fled.”
The book “Night” was good because of the background story and how real it all was. “Night” was from a real person who lived through the pain and the heartache and all that went on. The background story was amazing because you knew it was real and not made up. The realization that the Jews went through all of the pain and anguish that happened in the camp is sometimes unbelievable.
What would you do if you had a year to live? When Ben Wolf was told that he had a rare blood disease, one that would kill him, he was somewhat relieved. Ben never thought he was meant to grow old. Rejecting treatment, he decides to live his last year of life to the fullest. He turns his life around joining the football team, diving into his education, and asking out the girl of his dreams.
In this story when Borowski was clearing the dead bodies of infants and women, he felt hate and horror, and so he was hesitant in doing it. The S.S man was going to shoot him but a woman stepped in, who smiled at him and called him a poor boy, and carried the dead body of the infant away. This shows that even though that women in much pain and suffering, she still have empathy for other human beings. There are also a kind of people who remain calm and bold even in adversities. In this story Borowski encounters a young girl with enchanting looks who is not afraid of what was going to happen to her next.
On February 1st, 2018 Kylie Jenner gave birth to her first child. Kylie is the youngest of the Jenner-Kardashian clan but for sure one of the quickest to mature by having her first baby at only twenty years old. In the story “A&P” by John Updike the narrator, Sammy, matures as the story goes on. Sammy learns about consequences after he makes a big choice. Sammy also learns that what he wants is not always what you get.
There is a sentimental value that is attached to every families’ collection of heirlooms and keepsakes. No matter how long these items remain in storage or are hidden away; their representation always stays the same, they keep people connected to their family roots. Author John Updike’s short story, “The Brown Chest” uses symbolism and imagery and sensory writing to focus on the idea that family memories never fade away and material things can maintain a deeper meaning no matter what they endure. John Updike appeals to the reader’s senses to allow them to connect with what is occurring in the story on a more profound level. He begins the story by writing from the main character’s childhood perspective.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a very interesting book and Ms. Waugh should read this because it basically relates to the world now other than in the 1930’s when this book was written. For example, in the book a black man named Tom was accused of raping a white women and of course back then racism still existed and because the whole jury was only filled with white people he was charged guilty. Another reason why Ms. Waugh should read this book because it shows how back than there government was messed up with racism against people who weren’t there color and that is how I believe our government is now but much worse. The narrator which is Scout a girl at age 4 who has a brother named Jeremy or Jem for short at age 6, their father Atticus is a lawyer and their Mother died they were young, and they live in Maycomb, Alabama.
Peter Petrovich, the fiancé of Raskolnikov’s sister, first meets Raskolnikov when Raskolnikov is ill in his apartment. Raskolnikov’s preconceived dislike towards Petrovich conveys the idea that Petrovich is not likeable. A reader could understand why Raskolnikov and Petrovich would not work well together; Petrovich carries himself well and is confident in himself while Raskolnikov has a lot of self-doubt and avoids socialization. Whether or not Petrovich is an enjoyable person, his thoughts about self-importance and self-love are easily extendable to outside the world of Crime and Punishment.
Outcasts United by Allison Bekas “One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.” ~ Euripedes We all have family troubles, disagreements, and sorrows, but it seems they came in abundance for those on the Fugees soccer team. They were a group of foreigners, outcasts, who all shared a common passion: soccer. They have seen the horrors of war and they are left with nothing when they come to America. They form an unlikely team and are confronted with the problems of finding a home field, buying uniforms, and staying away from teenage violence.
Loose Women, is a collection of poetry written by Sandra Cisneros. A wonderful collection of words that speak to the beauty, disgusting, painful, extraordinary things about love, sexuality, women, bodies. Throughout the novel Cisneros revels in sort of “bad girl” image: however the overall persona is that of a passionate, sexual woman who’s had her share of both joy and disappointment. We all know Sandra Cisneros roots come from Mexico and is from Mexican American immigrant family and the culture for her is very different. I can relate to Cisneros’ culture different, since I am from Indian and in India women are considered to be the goddess from ancient time, however they are not being treated like goddess.
The Second Industrial Revolution presented many hardships to immigrants looking for a better life in America. In his book, The Uprooted, Oscar Handlin makes the case for immigrants enduring the hardships adjusting to the American culture and economy. His argument is supported by specific statistics and events that damaged these people. These newcomers’ ideas, beliefs, and cultures were affected as well. Immigrants faced with American culture and commerce had to adjust their own in order to survive.
It portrays the 1917 Russian Revolution atmosphere with the replacement of Russia into Animal Farm. The characters also did not fail to resemble the real people involved in the revolution. Power leads to greed, used to take advantage and manipulate. A person with absolute power tends to choose greediness after a certain time period, despite having followed a wise person’s vision and
The overcrowded apartments and rooms foster poverty. Eviction from his greedy landlord is an ever-looming fear for Raskolnikov. He becomes trapped within the vicious cycle of poverty and place. For example, he pawns a watch to his landlady who offers him a meager amount for the watch. Raskolnikov, Raskolnikov cannot accept anything lower due to his debt to her.
He strikingly uncovers his convictions about governmental issues through the primary character's activities. The message of the story spins around the wide thought of Utilitarianism. Utilitarianism is an idea in light of helping out more joy as opposed to individual or restricted bliss. Raskolnikov carrying out his killings mirrors this view by him trusting that his wrongdoing would be better for the world, “A hundred thousand good deeds could be done and helped, on that old women’s money…Kill her, take her money and with the help of it devote oneself to the service of humanity and the good