Paulsen takes us into his life by using description and can affect us greatly in both negative and positive ways. When Paulsen "kicked sideways and caught my knee on a sharp snag, I felt the wood enter under my kneecap and tear it lose” (26). It was almost too agonizing to be able to finish the rest of the sentence. It felt like I was also enduring this pain with him. In addition to the first example, a doe had "flies packed into her ears, into her eyes, flies to drive her mad, insane, temporarily blind."
Antonia admired Jim in his knowledge and talents, such as when he killed the giant rattlesnake. She exaggerated greatly when telling Jim’s heroic tale of killing the rattler, saying the snake “fight something awful! He is all over Jimmy's boots. [Antonia] scream for him to run, but he just hit and hit that snake like he was crazy.” In Jim’s mind, Antonia represents the past. Considering that he did not keep in touch with Antonia over those twenty years, she became a more nostalgic and precious memory.
Next, the only information the book included about Ford’s childhood was when he was a young boy first beginning to get interested in engineering to help local farmers. For instance, Ford wanted to help farmers with farming, so that they would not have to go through much labor and have a much profitable farm. Even though the author included this important fact, he jumped right into when Ford was a teenager which missed a large amount of information. Even though the information that was provided to me about Henry Ford’s childhood was not enough, the biography did include a large amount of information of his family's background. For example, his dad, the hard working oldest, is from Ireland and his mother, the daughter of a widowed carpenter, was from Michigan.
In the book “My Antonia” by Willa Cather, the character Jim describes happiness as, “. . . to be dissolved into something complete and great. When it comes to one, it comes as naturally as sleep.”.
Well after reading through these articles especially the 5 whys and root cause analysis was very interesting and has given me new insights into conflict and problem solving, I wish I had known this a while back, and would have helped my friend and his family, anyways here is what happened to them My friend and his family moved to a new house which had a very nice landscaping and garden and the area is located in wooded section, the previous owner took good care of the landscaping, my friends family consisted of 2 children and they also had a dog, after some months they started seeing bad patches in the yard and found out that the dog was digging the lawn, they were dismayed to find that the dog was responsible for doing this to the lawn they
I am the daughter of two hard working, conservative parents. At my home in tiny, rural Warrenton, play came only after all my chores had been completed. Constantly unloading and stacking the endless piles of firewood wasn’t all that enjoyable, yet at every complaint I made, my dad proposed a convincing reason that we’d need the bundle. I endured the yardwork by imagining I was a lost princess, or a hero saving the world. Imagination and adventure were my buddies growing up, and I will proudly carry them to my grave.
“That snake hung on our corral fence for several days; some of the neighbors came to see it and agreed that it was the biggest rattler ever killed in those parts. This was enough for Antonia. She liked me better from that time on, and she never took a supercilious air with me again. I had killed a big snake — I was now a big fellow.” This snake can represent the natural dangers of living on the prairie. It can also represent greedy dishonest people, like Krajiek, who took advantage of the immigrants, like the snake that preyed on the prairie dogs.
In The Twelve Mile Road the family learns together when exchanging rewards and costs that it must be equal for them to feel a sense of accomplishment. At first, when Daulcy arrived at the farm, she acted out, but her father quickly put that to an end. He devoted his time to showing her how to drive the tractor, feeding the cows, and cook meals. By him doing this, Daulcy felt appreciated, which made her want to give back. Every morning after this, she would wake up early and finish the farm chores without being told to do so.
Gideon creates a new way to heal a person when a poisonous snake spits in a kids eyes. The whole village was ecstatic about this new potion. Scientists from all over came to Gideon to try and get his magic potion. “But they went on persuading and arguing, with all the force of their exasperation.” (Page 1334) is a good quote explaining that Gideon did not give them any information. I think it is critical that you put others before yourself.
This includes Victor, the father of the young girl he saved from drowning, and the DeLacey family. With his newfound knowledge, the monster now has a better understanding of humans and their decorum, and consequently it only makes life appear that much bleaker to the monster as Chao writes “Acquiring language…is both medicinal and poisonous, “a mixture of pain and pleasure,” in that the better he masters human language, the more knowledge he is able to gain, and the sharper his awareness of his deformity and his friendless life” (Chao 224). With his new poignant outlook on life, the monster becomes bitter and dejectedly expresses his frustrations to Victor saying, “I am malicious because I am miserable. Am I not shunned and hated by all mankind? You, my creator, would tear me to pieces and triumph” (Shelley 147).