In the first two paragraphs of the excerpt Welty talks about Mrs. Calloway’s strict and somewhat unconventional library rules. She says she “was willing” to obey her rules which shows her commitment to keep reading, and then she goes on to directly state she “would do anything to read,” which just goes to proves her desire even further. In the fourth paragraph Welty talks about how she would read every book she seized. She writes “taste isn’t nearly so important…[she] wanted to read immediately.” She uses “taste” to refer to the different genres of literature and communicates that she doesn’t really care for the type of book, all she wants is to read, and this reveals her intense love for reading. Going a little further in the excerpt, Welty writes that her “only fear was that of books coming to an end.” Saying one’s only fear is when a book’s almost over shows a lot about that person.
Malala employs pathos so that the reader could feel where she is coming from. As a result, she wants the reader to know that education for girls is a very imperative thing. By using vigorous pathos, she gets the reader to fathom that a girl’s education is important and meaningful to them. In the bibliography “I Am Malala” by Malala Yousafzai, the author mentions “Then, when she said I would have to leave my school books behind, I nearly cried, too. I loved school, and all I cared about were my books”.
Despite the ideology of her time, Gilman never resisted expressing her thoughts and feelings through her writing. By the early twentieth century, she had become an extremely influential women’s rights advocate, and author. Contrary to her doctor’s orders, she decided to reflect on her horrible experiences in her short story, “The Yellow Wallpaper” (U.S. National Library of Medicine). At first, Gilman tried to have her story published in The Atlantic Monthly, but the editor declined because the story made him “miserable” (Straub 1). After being rejected, The New England Magazine agreed to publish Gilman’s story.
In the reading, “Our Bella, Ourselves” written by Sarah Blackwood talks about “a strong heroine” and how different female characters in novels are portrayed. However, it’s clear that Stephine Meyers isn’t concerned with challenging or changing how we see gender in society or what it’s like to have certain genders. Unlike Sarah Blackwood, she questions the number of issues that feminists will have trouble addressing after reading the series. The main point of this piece is to be able to feel empathy for the main character (in this case Bella) so that you can relate to the core of the reading. Sarah Blackwood also wants the readers/ her students to be able to appreciate a piece that is written by a woman, for a women, about a young woman, because they might have something important to teach us about women’s lives.
When she wrote in her diary, she answer all the questions as if the diary was giving her the questions. She would answer the questions who, what, when, where, and how. Here is a quote of what Anne thought about her diary, “I regard our hiding as a dangerous adventure, romantic as interesting at the same time. In my diary I treat all the privations as amusing. I have made up my mind now to lead a different life from other girls… - Anne Frank.
To have the opportunity to be in this community and get to know its people and learn new stories of this world continues to be the goal of studying abroad through the historical memories of its people. As a hopeless American who still believes humans can be good, I find myself continuously moved by Ann Franks story. The transformation of this young girl changed the world, in my eyes, through her diary. She treasured so much, and learned life was not about commodities but what destruction these commodities produced around the world. The intense energy in the historical site makes the research, the reading, and getting to better understand the situation through her eyes, deeply moving and still impacts my way of thinking and treating other
After reading this week’s readings I have found that the fact that Mary Wilkins Freeman was best known for her ghost stories is really interesting. I am interested in the horror genre as far as movies and books go. When I was reading the lesson and found out that she was known for these types of stories I was excited and looked forward to reading the story. However, when I was reading “The Revolt of “Mother””. I did not see any similarities that would make me think that she was known for her ghost stories.
After reading Mother Tongue by Amy Tan, my perspective changed about the struggles for people who are not as good at English. All throughout this article Tan uses personal experience from her mom to show the readers the struggle while also using primary sources to back up her claim. All the evidence backs up her initial claim and as the reader your perspective changes after reading about how she personally was effected. The author 's main claim of Mother Tongue is to persuade people so respect people who struggle with English because she has serval personal connections, she has fact based proof, and she is an experienced writer on this topic and in general. All throughout the reading she uses many personal stories and personal experiences on how difficult it was for her mother to go through her everyday life.
She also uses capitalization to show importance. After meeting her mother she is dumbstruck by her realness and from then on in the book the word “mother” is capitalized (Arsenburg 118). In that same scene Angelou uses foreshadowing when she is struck silent by the thought of having a real family, foreshadowing her muteness after the betrayal (Vermillion 67). Foreshadowing is very rarely used in autobiographies, but Angelou manages to make it a beautiful thing. Angelou is praised for many of her literary choices and her “most valued technique...may be the precision she describes objects or places, a precision so sharp that readers carry that description with them, even when the book is closed” (Lupton 69).
First of all, she creates a logical and reliable domestic story with many domestic characters. But all these characters are antagonists of main characters we recognize from Gothic novels. And therefore the readers are capable of revealing the underlying comedy if they read closely enough by over thinking. The second thing is that she inserts a small adventure including gothic elements into the novel. Romance and satire are depicted in “Northanger Abbey” clearly.
After he died, Mary constantly read books about grief from authors like C.S Lewis, Joan Didion, and H. Norman Wright. Reading those books finally made her realize she wasn’t alone. According to the Heroic Imagination Project, one of the main characteristics of a hero is wanting to help people in need (Cherry, “The Psychology of Heroism”). That’s exactly why Mary wrote the book; she wanted to show broken people they weren’t alone.
Quentin had a conversation with his therapist mother, and went to bed the following night after the discovery of the dead man. Suddenly Margo appears at his bedroom window and tells him she has done some investigation about the dead man. Quentin later concludes that Margo always loved mys-teries. “Margo always loved mysteries. And in everything that came afterward, I could never stop thinking that maybe she loved mysteries so much that she became one.” His reference to her love of myster-ies, her desire to be a mystery, suggests that Margo has an active desire to evade others’ understand-ing of her mind.
Kathryn Lasky wrote this book for entertainment purposes. As it is in a series, I would imagine that people have continued to ask her for follow up books. I continue to learn that the owls in this book are like people and have strong needs to connect with their families. It also taught me to speak up when something important is on your mind. Eglantine kept things to herself when she could have easily sought help from her friends.
My favorite character had to have been Vera Clawthone because mostly she was the protagonist and that means that she was the main character in the story although I also liked philip lombard too. I am very happy that I got a chance to read this book because I probably would never get the chance to read it again. I may read another one of agatha christie 's books because I enjoyed this one so much but as I look her books that she has written, a lot of them are about murder so maybe not but i’ll just have to read and see. This book to me reminds me of the gameboard clue and how it sort of resembles it. So in overall i enjoyed this book and believe that it is a good read, I think everyone should get a chance to read this
Nao states: “I will write down everything I know about Jiko’s life in Marcel’s book, and when I’m done, I’ll just leave it somewhere, and you will find it!”. In other words, writing deeply affected her life by it being of her great grandmother. Someone who she admired and hoped someone would find out about. This seems as something important to her, writing about her great-grandmother who was the only person that Nao really cared about and was important and interesting enough to write about. She decided to start writing about it because she knew she was going to kill herself and she owed it to Jiko to share her great life story, a memoir of someone she greatly saw as someone special to some special stranger.