Argument: The next future generation must be persuaded to stand up for what they believe in and not be too scared to make a change in the world. They need to leave their mark in the world.
A Long Way Home can be inferred as an inspirational and poignant tale. The story of how an Indian boy came across such hardships early on in life, and yet, defies the odds is truly incredible. Found in Mr. Brierley’s action-packed story are instances of bittersweet moments. Although these moments are all different in nature, they all share the common meaning of bittersweet, of which is: “pleasant but including or marked by elements of suffering or regret.” After being acquainted with this story, I realized that Saroo’s bittersweet moments where characterized by gains and losses. In his story, Saroo gains economic stability, social class, an education, and a better life. However, he experiences cultural shock, loss of heritage, and
The storylines of the novel and the movie are very exciting and interesting. The storyline of the novel is that Sam Westing was murdered by one of the heirs. There’s a game that tries to find the murderer, which is played by the heirs. Turtle Wexler finds out Westing is alive and has four different identities. These identities were, Julian R. Eastman, Barney Northrup, Sam Westing, and Sandy
We must come to see the day… not of the white men, not of the
Jon Krakauer writes, “McCandless Didn’t conform particularly well to the bush-casualty stereotype. Although he was rash, untutored in the ways of the backcountry, and incautious to the point of foolhardiness, he wasn’t incompetent - he wouldn’t have lasted 113 days if he were. And he wasn’t a nutcase, he wasn’t a sociopath, he wasn’t and outcast. McCandless was something else - although precisely what is hard to say. A pilgrim perhaps.” Chris McCandless was trying to find something out in the wilderness. I believe it was happiness and to let go of his anger with his past. I believe he found these things because he left evidence in his carvings and journals.
With caution, you take a further step towards the unfamiliar world that only lies in the pages of a story. As you move on, details continue to unravel new, fascinating scenarios that make you want to stay in this particular universe for as long as you can. This is all thanks for imagery. Novels rich in detail can lead us anywhere the author wants us to. In Woodsong, Gary Paulsen brings us to the wild. With the use of imagery, Gary Paulsen shows us that the outdoors is unpredictable. Furthermore, with the help of description, the reader can experience what it's like being in Gary Paulsen's shoes without going through the cruel, frigid temperatures and gruesome deaths. Finally Paulsen can change the mood with his words faster than you can say WOODSONG!
The film documentary Paris is Burning is a complex film portraying the lives of African American men who are gay and transgender. The characters are Dorian Corey, Pepper LaBeija, Venus Xtravaganza, Willi Ninja, Octavia St. Laurent, Freddie Pendavis, and several others. This film focuses on how these men support each other and find happiness by embracing their culture. The film uses rhetorical strategies, such as pathos to allow the audience to respond emotionally, logos because this is a documentary about the lives of real men who are rejected by society, and ethos the integrity of this film comes from the whole film crew and the director Jennie Livingston who is openly lesbian (Clark). Livingston made a film that showed the audience a community that has its own cultural norms who are outlawed by everyone but themselves. The audience gets involved in their life right when the film begins and one sees a dark New York. The aim of this film is to depict the struggle of being who you want to be, it portrays this by using rhetorical strategies (pathos, logos, ethos), film techniques (camera shots, angles, movement), and persuasive strategies.
Jordan Peele is the director and screenwriter of the horror thriller Get Out. The film was released on February 24, 2017. The movie is about a young successful African American man named Chris, who is dating a wealthy white woman, named Rose. He goes on a weekend trip with his girlfriend to meet her family and it turns out to be a nightmare. The film Get Out reveals the horror of liberal racism in America.
I chose to write my Response Essay on the story "Sonny's Blues" written by James Baldwin. In Sonny's Blues, the storyteller recounts the tale of his association with his sibling, Sonny. Sonny is a performer not able to get away from the ghetto. Disheartened by his sibling's suffering , the storyteller connects with him, yet discovers that Sonny's hurt powers his music. The narrator is a teacher in Harlem that has changed his life and got out of the ghetto where he grew up. He sees African American youths finding the points of confinement put on them by a supremacist society at the exact instant when they are finding their capacities. The narrator talks about his association with his more youthful sibling, Sonny. That relationship has traveled
out of Vietnam; as shown throughout the story, the recurring themes of trauma, love, and guilt
The movie I decided to choose was Forrest Gump. This movie has a lot of history of the United States that starts from around the 1950s and then into the present. The movie shows many trends in various social movements that were going on in the United States. The main character in the movie, Forrest goes through many individual and social issues through out the movie. Many of the issues are universal, but the movie shows the American nature of the social and individual issues that I believe help Non-American people learn some American culture through a great movie. The American cinema has been dominating the cinema world in the recent decades, which has a lot of influence on many people who watch the movie.
Assault was written by dutch author Harry Mulisch in 1982. It is about the life of the lone survivor during world war 2. The story is about a 12 years old boy whose family is
Cold Mountain, written by Charles Frazier, is not necessarily a feminist novel, but a reiteration of the age old call for balance between masculinity and femininity. Legendary heroes such as Achilles, Odysseus , Jason and Hercules must all find balance in their quests lest they fail. Inman, the protagonist, is no different in this civil war era Odyssey. American society’s perceived gender roles radically shifted after the Civil War. Ada, Ruby, and Inman all defy the traditional notions of the devoted housewife and the gruff farmer. With Inman gone on his journey , back to Black Cove, Ada is left to fend for herself in a male ruled job, running the farm. Ruby, similarly, grew up with an drunkard father and learned to survive at an early age.
An epilogue is the final part of the novel, and it gives a summary after the main parts in the novel. The epilogue gives an interesting conclusion for the readers, and it takes about the characters future. It would be better to read an epilogue in a novel because it gives a final explanation of events in the story which is impressive for the readers.
The photograph I have chosen to share is of myself. I took this photo on my return trip from Kalispell Montana in 2011. Were my wife and my then one year old daughter had spent our vacation with my mother-in-law, who owns a small lake side cabin there. In this photo I had just depart from the train that took me from Whitefish Montana to Spokane Washington. I am waiting in the airport for my flight back to Louisville KY. I am traveling alone as my wife and daughter stayed another week with my wife’s mother. This was the first time I had ever traveled alone. I was feeling excited and exhausted, but exhausted in a good way. We spent most of our time in Kalispell hiking, kayaking and cooking. I overcame a fear of deep water on this trip and found