Nickel Under Your Foot Analysis

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1. The schema builders greatly increased my understanding of essays from 50 Essays and Lila, and my interest in classic music more. As a reader, I would never search for the picture and biography of the author of the books or essays that I’m currently reading. But the schema builders are really helpful and vastly expand my horizon of viewing and reading a book such as when we watched the musical play “The Nickel Under Your Foot” in class to help us understand more about lives of a prostitute so we can related it to the novel Lila. Through this musical play we can see how difficult it is for women when working as a prostitute during that time, and how corrupted is the cops back then. I also love that we listened to some classical music after…show more content…
But to Mama these quilts hold a significance importance and have more practical use to it than giving it to Dee. On the other hand, Maggie and Mama shares the same value and hold the same culture that been passing downed to them by their family. We can see that Mama is closed with Maggie more than Dee, as Dee was away, and Maggie did not changed her name and take on another new culture. Mama and Maggie are now the gatekeeper of the culture that been passed down to her, and she rejected and mad at Dee for her rejection of this…show more content…
In “Learning to Read,” by Malcolm X, I think while Malcolm taught himself to read he also teach himself about history “With every succeeding page, I also learned of people and places and events from history” (Malcolm X 275). It is these interesting history that makes Malcolm keep wanting to read more and the more he read the more vocabularies he knows and sharpening his reading skills. According to Malcolm, “In my own case, once I heard of the “glorious history of the black man,” I took special pains to hunt in the library for books that would inform me on details about black history,” (Malcolm X 276-277). We can see the eagerness in Malcolm of wanting to learn and know more about history, especially if it’s related to black people, and he won’t stop looking for an answer until he finds one. What Malcolm gave and taught himself is not only learned how to read, but passion and knowledge that will put his ignorance
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