One example would be that both of them were activists that fought against racial oppression. Both of them also learned and gained a new perspective on life after their respective prison experiences. While Malcolm learned how to read and write (X 633) at about an 8th grade level with no prior education, Nelson Mandela learned that “man’s goodness is a flame that can be hidden but never extinguished” (Mandela 734). They were both militant at one point in their lives to advance the movements in which they were involved. With these similarities, people could see the parallels of who they were as people.
James McBride’s memoir, The Color of Water, was written in a way that told his life story alongside his mother’s. Their entwined stories helped readers better understand how the effects of both his and his mother’s life changed him. He wrote about the struggles he experienced due to the racial inequality within his lifetime as well as the racial battles his mother faced. Not only did these tales create who he is today, they have entailed a new meaning. They have managed to touch people’s hearts and expose a struggle that has long been forgotten.
Henry David Thoreau was an extremely influential writer of his time. He helped inspire the American transcendental movement as well as urge a nonconformist attitude to many Americans. This nonconformist idea is what left him in the woods at Walden Pond for two years while he tried to embody Emerson's idea of self-reliance. Throughout history, he continued to be an influence especially when it came to the fight for change and for revolution in fighting. His essay, Civil Disobedience, embodied a non violent resistance as the way to fight, In later years, several incredible people such as Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Junior used these ideas to encourage their successful nonviolent movements.
He wanted to be able to use his money to project himself around the world, while my parents yearned for further professional training, which culminated into many moves to new homes, as we moved from India, then the United Kingdom, and finally to America. While Willy chased after wealth to validate his status among his peers, my parents ventured after the possibility of being able to gain knowledge. In fact, the main reason behind my parents wanting to move to Lexington, MA was because my dad was offered a job at Lahey Clinic in Burlington as a gastroenterologist. Despite the fact my dad already had a stable job in Westborough, MA as a internal medicine specialist, he was fascinated by the field of gastroenterology, and decided to fulfill his dream of pursuing a specialty in the field of medicine. Death of a Salesman belongs in the American canon as the theme of success helps families connect with the common basis of wanting their children to acquire achievements.
Throughout his novel, he describes different characters which possess different characteristics and personalities. As illustrated in the book, Baba and his family moved to the United States to get a better life, and they quickly started to assimilate the American culture. The Kite Runner is incredibly valuable for high school students because it illustrates the hardships and difficulties that immigrants face when they move to a new place. It also demonstrates how cultural differences could change one 's life. Furthermore, it outlines the perplexity of religious discrimination.
Douglas may do with what he could get and he learned some schooling for kids on the side of the street, and in the back alleys (3). Once he learned how to read and write he started learning more and more about how to escape slavery forever (2). Douglas wrote many books about his life as a slave and broke many speeches about it to spread the word of trying to end slavery (3). In douglass 's book he opened himself up and spread his experiences, so that other people will know his struggles, and not to make the mistakes he did (6). He gave a lot of people hope that one day slavery will be over forever, and his mission was continued after his death and eventually succeeded
The ultimate goal of justice is slowly but surely been achieved today for the black community. A day that heavily influenced this achievement was in 1963 during the March on Washington, in front of the Lincoln Memorial. The man who changed lives that day only wanted those who heard him to apply his message to their lives. In his famous, “I Have a Dream” speech Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. uses repetition, specific, illustrative detail and examples, allusions, and figurative language in order to amplify his message that his audience needed to bond together in order to fight for civil rights and justice now. Dr. King emphasizes the fact that his dream is to achieve racial equality and justice through the use of repetition.
The author 's primary focus in “Some Lessons from The Assembly Line” is to bring out the situation he went through during his time at work and helping us appreciate education. In his award-winning article, “Some Lessons from The Assembly Line”, Andrew Braaksma tells you how important going to college is, getting a good job, and working hard. The first key point that the author uses is the importance college. "Factory life has shown me what my future might have been like had I never gone to college in the first place." ( Braaksma 2 ).
In doing so, strengthening the community and fighting for the future of their families and lives. This is important for the future generations to understand the compromises to this conflict, and grow and learn from the actions of those who came before us. A video of a man named Rodney King went viral when a man named George Holliday recorded the scene of King
There, his teacher gave him ‘Nelson’ for his name as part of giving African student an English name. After that, Mandela continued his secondary education at Clarkebury Boarding Institute to gain his skills to become a privy councilor. After completing his junior education in two years, he moved to Healdtown, a strict Methodist college in Fort Beaufort and left to get a higher education at the University of Fort Hare ( the first South Africa’s College for black Africans ) and studies for bachelor of arts degree but he didn’t complete his degree there because he was expelled for against