She questions the reality and begins to wonder whether the expressions made by her uncle are actually the truth. I found this section quite challenging and I had to reread it several times to ensure that it was just speculation. At one point, I thought that the author’s uncle did not actually die and that this story was imagined. However, in the end, I understood that the narrator was only searching for comfort and that the realization that her uncle was dead was difficult for her to accept, hence the confusion between reality and illusion. In future readings, I will overcome these challenges by taking a slower reading pace to ensure that I grasp all the ideas presented by the author.
Cover Letter This essay made me do a lot of thinking about what family meant to me. There were a lot of words that came to mind but I came to the conclusion of only a few. There are SO many different definitions of family, love, support, etc.
Lastly my grandparents inspired my writing because they moved to America when they were younger. They saw America as a new opportunity to live a successful life, but the term, “American Dream” was only a motivator for an ideal life. About how much time did you spend on this piece? How do you rate the final quality of your writing on a scale of 1-20 (1=low, 20=high)
I personally found this essay enlightening. The reason for that is because I myself am at fault of being like the people that Tan speaks about. Because there have been times that I have been unable to understand certain people because of their accents. That I would almost completely ignore the parents and speak through their children to have an understanding of what they needed assistance with. After reading this my eyes were opened to how that affects them, and that I need to be more patient with listening to others and putting more effort into understanding
A great author once said “It can be overwhelming to see the variety among moral perspectives and the different directions they might lead us when it comes to practical moral issues” (370 Cowan). Through my interview with my Aunt I can say I say that I too felt very overwhelmed by the array of answers she gave me as I discussed God and philosophy with her. Going into the phone call I knew that her answers would make for a good paper simply because she is a non-practicing wicca (non-practicing being that she does not belong in a coven currently). My Aunt married into my family when I was 18 and she has brought a very interesting and very diverse beliefs to my presbyterian family.
Point of View and Credibility Just like any other autobiography, Keller wrote The Story of My Life in first person point of view, sharing her experiences through her own thoughts and feelings, however, this point of view makes the narrator less credible. In the novel, Keller recounts her early childhood and so forth from memory, making the story less trustworthy since her memory could be false. She could have added some details she wanted to include and forget some details that could have changed the story slightly or immensely, yet Keller is well aware of this problem as before she starts the book she says: “When I try to classify my earliest impressions, I find that fact and fancy look alike across the years that link the past with the
Then forgive others” because you don’t know when you will see them for the last time (Albom 164). Morrie has an interesting viewpoint when it comes to forgiveness. I agree that it is important to forgive people, even though you are allowed to take your time with it. There have been instances where I found it difficult to forgive people that hurt me for a while, but I worked continuously towards pardoning them.
For instance, on page 20 it says, “It may not have been a cellphone but it spoke to me all the same.” This confirms the theme because Ana was disappointed that she didn’t get a cellphone. Eventually, she realizes that the recipe book she received from her grandmother was just as important to her. Therefore, these stories have two very distinct
I will have to make this up, but it was a long while that I could have used to be writing. I would have had more time to write, but the family issues were getting very bad. Many people I knew were passing and I had to attend the
At first, I was confused as to why the author was focusing so much on this one word. What important choices was the protagonist going to make? However, I now know that those choices you make in life affect yourself, others, the environment, etc.. When I continued reading, I saw this idea when the protagonist, Beatrice (Tris), decided to leave her faction and join Dauntless. This scene wasn’t very surprising to me, actually.
This reading went well for me because when I began to read more of the novel, I was actually able to answer my previous question before, making me better understand what I’ve read. However, the most challenging thing was the jealously that the mother had experienced towards Dana because I can actually relate to her and her obsession of their loved one to notice them. The strategies that I used to figure some things out would include me reading at a slower pace to better understand what I was reading, as well as analyzing on how the title can relate to the pages I was reading. Finally, when I read, I remembered tha teariler in the book that Dana concluded that Dana would teleport back to her time whenever her life is in-danger during her time
The Princess Bride is an average book, meaning that there were interesting parts and some parts that were not engaging. I enjoyed how they included great detail when describing everyone’s live and what shaped them throughout time because it gives you an overview on what the character is like. Although I didn 't like how during the story when something interesting is happening, the author, William Goldman, would interrupt and spoil some parts, because as a reader, I like to find out what happens without having to stop in the middle of the story. Lastly, since I do not enjoy fantasy books, I did catch myself throughout the book zoning out because some parts were just not interesting and I didn’t like how the author would ramble on at some points.
Is there a point behind what Plath is writing or is it just for fun, well in this paper this well be one of the topics covered and how Plath point of view on the mental system the last thing that will cover is how the mental health system if bad, and different or the same to the real world from the book. So Plath being the writer of this book The Bell Jar, along with many other book must have had some kind of meaning in that she is saying. you would have to assume Sylvia could be just writing this for fun though but, the subject of this book would be very hard to have fun reading. In the book you have everything from depression to electroshock
Rebecca conducted herself manner were she respect the family and their values. In the book you can see how Rebecca wrote the story on the side of the family to show their side of the story and how she just didn’t care about the HeLa cells but what was Henrietta Lacks and her family’s backstory and how HeLa came to be and what was life like for them. In conclusion, I believe Rebecca Skloot was different in her research and how she wrote her book compared to how the scientific community and media shared and wrote about Henrietta Lacks and the HeLa cells
I am trying to read more difficult novels, but I think I chose one a little too far outside my comfort zone. The plot is understandable but the language the author uses rather difficult for me to read. To sum it up, these books are all good choices and I would recommend them, but sometimes I just have to deal with what I can