The quote, “Stereotypes are fast and easy, but they are lies, and the truth takes its time.” relates to Squeaky and her life of stereotyping. The first part of the quote, “Stereotypes are fast and easy...” corresponds with Squeaky because she made many stereotypes about people she just met. Gretchen was the “new girl,” who just moved to Squeaky’s neighborhood. Squeaky said Gretchen was a slow runner because of her looks.
She also talks about how people who barely speak clear English call it Broken English even though to her its clear English it just lacks a certain wholeness and soundness but not broken. There is no such thing as broken English does not mean they are not bright. Tan bases the story on her mother’s broken English because she gets ashamed because people don’t take her
She doesn’t understand, so therefore how could it be racism? Another student commented, “They literally checked a box.”. But that box implies so much more than a few pixels on a screen. He would never understand that because he’s probably never had someone try to shove him in a box that he knows he has no business being in. One of the last comments on the post was, “So what.
They were all we. In our society, we are our own person, going by ‘I’, not ‘we’. We are able to think for ourselves, and we are able to be unique. These were just three quotes that had major significance in and out of Anthem. Throughout the novel, Equality was able to find who he was and what his purpose was by challenging his society, and it’s rules.
When I was writing my response, I thought of the word gender but nonconformity never came to mind when I read the story. Non-conformity is a good way to explain why people are distracted by the girls since it doesn’t follow the norm of the community. Do you think Sammy might be a little embarrassed for the girls since he explains in paragraph ten, “… the women generally put on a shirt or shorts or something…”? Another good point you brought up is stereotypical view.
In the novel, The Secret Life of Bees, I related to the character Lily Owens right at chapter one. In the first chapter of this novel, Lily was describing herself as a visual for readers. While Lily was briefly explaining her physical appearance, the line, “…Even the boys who wore their hair in ducktails dripping with Vitalis and carried combs in their shirt pockets didn’t seem to attracted to me, and they were considered hard up” (Monk Kidd 9), relates to many young girls. I, as a teenager, criticize myself very harshly just because a boy may not like me and that is what Lily is doing in this passage. I feel that Lily feeling this type of way and expressing it helped me to connect to her right from the beginning and put myself into her shoes
In her essay “Does Texting Affect Writing?” Michaela Cullington addresses the issue of text messaging possibly causing poor communication skills and the use of textspeak, abbreviations used during text messaging such as “LOL” and “g2g,” in students’ formal writing. Cullington argues that “texting actually has a minimal effect on student writing” (pg. 367). She addresses the opposition directly, even citing credible sources. However, she also cites credible sources with better information to support her point, and even conducts an experiment of her own.
Being Agender is pretty difficult considering cis people always assume you are a binary gender and doubt you, for me I have a hard time with clothing because of my curvy body type hips and butt to be exact. This makes it difficult to wear clothes we consider masculine. It 's pretty easy for me to find shirts that don 't make my chest stick out and there are ways to flatten my chest, but when it comes to bottoms there aren 't any options (from the research I 've done). I get really annoyed how I 'm preserved as a women/ girl, before puberty it was much easier to wear whatever. Every popular image you see of non binary is usually white, dfab, and skinny which affects non binary trans people giving us an image which unfortunately not a of a
Most high school students aren 't mature enough to understand the complicated book with many hidden messages. Toni Morrison states that “...much of the novel’s genius lies in its quiescent, the silence that pervade it and give it a porous quality that is by turns brooding and soothing.” (pg.1) Majority of the people would not think deep on the silence/pause in a book, which means the students will take away the incorrect lessons. Most often, high school students are more likely to get the surface of the reading such as the most appealing word "nigger" that has been overused in the book. Without the true understanding of the word, it is very easy for people to misinterpret the meaning.
Text-speak is definitely harmings students grammar. It harms them because instead of using proper grammar they use language shortcuts like lol Meaning laugh out loud. For example in the passage Text-Speaking Is Harming Teens’ Writing skills its says that researchers at pennsylvania State University gave middle schoolers a grammar test,and the ones who used language shortcuts did poorly. These shortcuts may affect this age group’s understanding of standard english grammar. In Text-Speak Can Help Students the claim is that texting helps students,but in reality it does not.
In this story in particular, the characters leave you speechless with their actions. This story has a flow due to how the characters talk. They talk with improper grammar, but that’s what makes it unique. ”Ain’t nothing wrong with that is it?” Raheem and the narrator have a lot of mini fights, because Raheem is skipping school and “checking” out other girls.
As a newborn photographer, I see my share of beautiful, cuddly infants, but Nora Sloan with her cap of dark hair was a definite joy for me to photograph. What a sweet, little bundle she was at only 8 days old. Nora Sloan's name comes from her grandmother who passed a few years ago. I believe she'll certainly have an angel on her shoulder. Her parents, Steven and Jennifer, have been together since high school.