Someone once said, “Actions prove who someone is, words just prove who they want to be.”. This quote can be proven throughout Ransom, by Lois Duncan. The main characters performed actions (like what they say and do) that showed their personality. The actions taken by Glenn Kirtland, Bruce Kirtland, and Jesse French defined each of them.
The submissions for this assignment are posts in the assignment's discussion. Below are the discussion posts for Taylor Bradshaw, or you can view the full discussion. from Discussion #1 - The Glass Menagerie Sep 13, 2017 11:20pm Click to change profile picture for Taylor Bradshaw There are seven parts to a play's vertical axis, and four on the horizontal axis. Today I will discuss these element's and which I feel is the most important to the play starting with the vertical axis.
Of Mice and Men: Lennie’s Mental Illness The novel, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, is a story about two men and their companionship. The story takes place in California during the Great Depression. The two men have a dream to one day own a farm of their own. This dream never comes true and they are forced to work for someone else on a ranch for the rest of their lives.
William Shakespeare once said, "To thine own self be true, and it must follow as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man. " Dating back to Elizabethan Literature, self-identity has always been deemed as essential. Fast forward to modern times, the authors of more contemporary works have taken the same concept of identity but have revealed the way actions taken can influence an individual 's understanding of themselves. For example, in John Howard Griffin 's memoir, Black Like Me and Wes Moore 's memoir, The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates were both authors encounter lifestyles of similar individuals.
The “Fool” exhibits personality traits similar to a young child; he is extremely blunt and has no filter. He is not afraid to speak what is exactly on his mind, saying “Why, after I have cut the egg I’ th’ middle and eat / up the meat, the two crowns of the egg…gav’st away / both parts” (1.4.165). He is laid-back about the matter while King Lear’s outrage grows because he is losing his power. The Fool holds no remorse when frustrating him even more which allows him to get into Lear’s head. Maybe the fool is right to an extent but he has made King Lear stubborn towards his daughters which is the exactly where he loses himself.
People can change and learn from their mistake. Learning from mistakes can influence people for the better. Reef learns his lessons in the “The First Stone” by Don Aker. Reef is in the North Hills group home for a year because of the Judge’s sentence. While at the group home, Reef begins to learn the importance of respect, the need for self-reflection and how important are true friendships.
Narrative Perspective Analysis of The Skating Party by Merna Summers The Skating Party is a short story narrated by an eleven-year-old girl named Maida Will-Singleton. The writer uses various forms of personal pronouns; therefore, the story is told in first person point of view. For example: “So my mother and my uncle talked to me, both as a sort of inoculation against life and because, I now believe, both of them liked to talk anyway.” Instead of telling the whole story, Maida listens to many dialogues carried by her mother, Winnie, and her uncle, Nathan but gives minimal personal opinions.
How well does Moore describe the culture of the streets, where young boys grow up believing that violence transforms them into men? Talk about the street culture - its violence, drug dealing, disdain for education. What creates that ethos and why do so many young men find it attractive? Moore describes the culture of the streets almost perfectly, especially in a passage where he describes how a drug operation works (110-111). He talks about the roles in the other Wes’ drug operation, starting with the corner boys, who could be as young as seven.
"One morning, when Gregor Samsa woke from troubled dreams, he found himself transformed in his bed into a monstrous vermin. " This striking opening line belongs to one of the most famous stories in modern literature, The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka. The story is about the transformation of a travelling salesman named Gregor and his family. After the protagonist changes into an insect and is no longer able to provide for his family, they go through a lot of hardships that changes all of their lives. From the beginning of the story Gregor is presented as a caring person who works hard in order to support his family without expecting anything in return.
Is Paul's whole life a secret? In the novel, Tangerine, by Edward Bloor, Mrs Fisher keeps so many secrets from Paul and makes so many decisions that change his life! She makes three wrong choices in the book that changes Paul's life forever. The choices she makes were to keep a secret how Paul got his glasses, tells Paul’s new school that he is legally blind, and chose to support Paul with his soccer dream. All choices made by Mrs. Fisher was to only protect her son, but Paul did not see it that way.
In “Nemesis”, the main character is Bucky Cantor. He was raised by his grandparents. Their influence is seen throughout Bucky’s actions and thoughts throughout the book. The text says, “The grandfather saw to the boy’s masculine development,...to teach the boy that a man’s every endeavor was imbued with responsibility” (Roth 22). These lessons of the grandfather have a lasting impact on Bucky.