Outliers “The Story of Success” has opened my mind to certain things that were still unclear in my head. Like how just acting different in a similar situation can prevent a tragedy or stuff from happening. What we as human beings are capable of doing with so little effort and what we can do with so much more. The book inspired me. Right now I have goals, goals that I sometime doubt that I can achieve.
Therefore, going beyond the liminal position would instantly extend the limit; it is no longer limiting any given person to the same restriction that it initially was. Saying that the liminal position is the further achievable position for any given boundary doesn’t sound like a particularly positive statement. Perhaps though, after generations of reshaping and expansion, limits will become so broad, so blurred, that their existence is nearly imperceivable. This outcome doesn’t sound nearly as gloomy. Someday, humanity may stretch its self-inflicted limits so far that they may as well not exist.
Hawthorne once said, “Deception may give us what we want for the present, but will later take it away in the end.” Thus being said, it is inevitable to portray the actions of deception toward others. Many adolescents today seek pleasure in this particular behavior. The continuous cycle occurs in asking oneself, “Why do we put others down in order to put ourselves up?” In the novel As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner, selfishness and intentional dishonesty is intensely demonstrated throughout the characters. Readers are simply introduced to characters through only detailed and descriptive character traits. This enables readers to take a dive into the mind of each character to analyze different perspectives.
‘He wants to come in’”. (pp. 263) The imagery for this scene in the novel is not as strong as my previous example, but I feel that there is a subtlety present that adds to my personal version of horror. The fact that the pig, Jodie, is not described in full detail leads the reader’s imagination to fill in what this creature actually looks like. The author is essentially using imagery in a negative way by omitting defining features.
In his essay Santaland Diaries that was aired on NPR, David sedaris wanted to accomplish two things. First was spoof the structure and tone of exposes and create an audience for his work, because although he had had slight success in his earlier stories he needed a breakthrough to get him started. In order to accomplish these goals Sedaris included repetition, hyperbole, dark humor, innuendos, and understatements to create an essay that would entertain the audience of his NPR broadcast and get them interested in more of his work. In the beginning when Sedaris is talking about the training process of the different types of elf. In his satire of an expose he sets up the situation up Jungle-esc, where he is the inside man learning all about the people and things that go on inside the walls of Macy’s Santaland.
However, Tim incorporated a variety of thoughtful analysis about soldier's self-being, their fictional position, and drives the reader to process Tim's philosophy: the blinding light of fiction and fact. The theory of what actually happened and what supposedly happened intervenes with Tim's thought of "A true war story is never moral." Tim's proposal in "How to Tell a True War Story," develops readers to examine simple text and pose questions in order to know the truth. The author admits into constructing fictional stories and characters by acknowledging how he realized "Tim is trying to save Timmy's life with a story," (pg. 233) and the copyright page stating, "This is a work of fiction.
By announcing her blackness, Piper violates the social subtleties that say race does not matter. The artist deconstructs the viewer 's defensive reaction to reveal the deeper issue at work. Adrian explains that we live in a society where whiteness is privileged, and blackness is a threat to social order. She subtly brings up the problem with passing for white on those who do not see themselves as black "by raising the historical and genetic probability that most" (Bowles, 112) white American have some black heritage. She references the "unspoken ‘one drop ' rule of racialized identity" (Bowles, 112), she sets a trap for the audience by stating "You are probably black… What are you going to do?".
Do you believe in inner beauty? I do that is why I chose it’s on the inside that counts to be my credo. It means that you should not judge people based off of appearance or rumors alone and that you should get to know someone or at least give them a chance before you judge them. It is a very personal thing to me as I have had people judge me on multiple occasions in the past and I wish they would at least have given me a chance before they judged me. The texts I will be covering to support this credo are The Nest and To Kill A Mockingbird.
In conclusion, “Paul’s Case” is a short story that a person needs to take time to read in order to understand it. Willa Cather first had readers view Paul as an unsympathetic character, but towards the end of it, she used narration, dialogue, and description so the readers would view him in a sympathetic way. I personally did view Paul as a weird character because he seemed to have a weird smile on his face that the author emphasized on in the beginning, and was said to be a lair. But, as I continued to read, I got to see who Paul really was, and the struggles he was going through. I compared this story to “Sonny’s Blues” by how Sonny wanted to be a musician, but his brother did not see anything good to come out of that, but Sonny wanted to follow what he loved.