It would be catastrophic if initially choosing an idea only to find out in a couple of months it was unachievable and have to restart all over again leaving me majorly behind any timescales. The project would end up rushed, mistakes would be made and ultimately it would end with a poor quality product. The Clap Switch idea was chosen for the project for numerous reasons, the main reason being to help children prone to waking during the night. Sometimes, as we know, children can feel anxious in the dark, so instead of them struggling to locate the light switch whilst their eyes adjust, the clap switch would be an ideal solution to the problem.
Ernest Hemingway once said that "The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them." He clearly knew that the only way to know if you could trust someone is to give them a chance to break their trust. The theme of the story, The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi, is to know people before you trust them, for not everyone can be trusted. The author first develops a theme when Charlotte tries to give the dirk back to Zachariah he tells her that she may never know what might happen and that she needs to keep it to stay safe.
The Great Gatsby reflects Americans and the ultimate risks that will be held from their ideals. The novel serves as a cautionary tale of the costs of fantasy. Though unlikable and difficult to relate to, the main characters of the novel show an issue all bear. The characters had aspirations and dreams, but were left helpless against the progression of life as their ideals and fantasies became corrupted. Part of the issue was due to how impossible their fantasies became.
Flannery O’Connor almost has a habit of making the endings to her stories tragic. However, those same tragic endings always seem to have a positive deeper meaning. The title, “The River”, could make one believe that the text could be about almost anything. When I saw the title of the story and realized it was written by Flannery O’Connor, I knew that there cannot be anything good about a river and so it must lead to something catastrophic. The most important characters in the story are Harry, the five-year-old boy whose parents pay him no attention, his baby sitter, Mrs. Connin, and Bevel Summers, the preacher.
Can you imagine not being able to read your favorite book? Well, in a book named Fahrenheit 451 that’s how it is. This book was written by a man named Ray Bradbury with a theme that is developed through the story’s characters and their impact on the protagonist. The main character of this story is Montag, and the characters that influence Montag are his neighbor named Clarisse, his fire chief Captain Beatty, and a retired college professor named Faber. To begin, the character named Clarisse wasn’t like any sixteen year old girl, she actually thought about stuff and to wanted to know why certain things would happen.
You’ll never get past the gate. ”(Runyon 157). In the quote, Brent is saying that no one will understand or get what he is going through, and he wants to keep it that way. The frightful quotes and inappropriate language is why this book shouldn’t be recommended to younger readers, but it might help older readers connect to the story
“Dead or in Prison”, is an autobiography written and based on the life of George Duvall. Through trial and hardship that most couldn’t even fathom, Duvall is able to avoid the prophecy bestowed upon him by his uncle, “you’ll be dead or in prison by the time you’re 13”(Duvall vi). Duvall’s writing for anyone from young adults to the elderly. The language he used while writing the book is simple; though the reader must be mature enough to reflect on the hardships Duvall faced and understand that some of the language in the book reflects the time period. This story spans from 1982, when Duvall’s uncle tells him of how dim his future looks, to 1996, when Duvall wrote “his Angel” and letter, thanking her for the incredible impact she had on his life.
Similar to today, the attempt to censor formats of media arises from organised pressure groups, these usually determine what is accessible to children; whether through films/television or today’s internet. Faber could never overcome the conformity and society’s standards when books were originally banned, he feared what others would think of him or what the government may do to I 'm for causing a disturbance in the peace they wished to achieve. Gattaca’s society constant relay of fear following conformity standards as to what is next for their world. Whether genetic modification advances further and current upper class citizens are alienated or an uprising will begin from the “god-children” born naturally rather than created in a laboratory.
Banning books also filters realism. Parents surely cannot expect to shelter their children from the real world forever. These books might have have violence and torture and bad people, but so does the real world and kids should know what to face if they have to when they grow up. If you read about people with sad, terrible lives, you will feel more grateful for what you have and you will be a better person. If you don 't about the dark and sadness of the world, you can 't know to appreciate the happiness and light.
One of the best days of King’s early life was when he first published a story in a horror fan magazine. Published under the title “In a Half-World of Terror”. The original title was “I was a Teen-Age Graverobber”. He was once quoted saying “Your job isn’t to find ideas but to recognize them when they show up” (King 37). King referring to his mother’s influencing his writing and him just making observations about his life.
Just as TVs prevent Mildred from forming an emotional connection with Montag, technologies prevent people from expanding their understanding. Personally, books are an important aspect of my life. All sorts of stories are crucial to my life; they are a means of escape. Sometimes, when I am overwhelmed by my problems, I take a moment for myself and read. After reading, I always feel significantly better.
Something Wicked This Way Comes creates a plot where characters are emotionally torn between their desires to be older and who they want to be friends with, this novel also develops a good versus evil theme. As “Something Wicked This Way Comes” explains, the main characters are Jim Nightshade and Will Halloway and they are about to turn fourteen. Their lives are about to change because “this is the week they grow up overnight.” Jim Nightshade is emotionally torn between getting older or continuing to stay friends with Will Halloway. The overall theme is that there is a tendency with good versus evil, natures of transformation, and a graceful acceptance of aging (263-280).
Many authors convey powerful, civil messages through novels. Walter Dean Myers does that through his novel, Monster. Monster is a story about young sixteen-year-old, Steve Harmon, who is on trial for being an accessory in a murder-robbery. The novel is written in a first person “movie style” that encompasses all of his emotions in a scene by scene setting. Myers brings out a theme of racism through multiple scenes in the novel.
Many times throughout western literature, monsters are portrayed as a threat to the existence of humanity. In Grendel by John Gardner and Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, this idea is skewed by the actions of their respective monsters. Both of these novels captivate the reader by having a monster narrate the story, which is uncommon in many works of literature. Although in Frankenstein the reader only witnesses the monster as a narrator once, it has a profound impact on the overall storyline of the book. In Grendel, the book is entirely narrated by Grendel, so the reader adapts to the idea of the main character being a monster.