Claire Aguilar-Hwang Mrs. Veitch 2 2/15/18 Endless Possibilities Entering a rocket, risking life, exhilarating adventures waiting. Travelling to the moon, to the endless possibilities in outer space, just like what 37 year old Charlie Gordon feels in the science fiction short story “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes. He has a surgery, risking his life. There are highs and lows waiting for him the minute the surgery is complete. The operation is meant to increase his intelligence and with intelligence he can touch the sky.
In the beginning of the book, he befriends Quentin, the unpopular nerd at school, in order help him learn more about rockets and how to make black powder. He also relies on many characters such as Mr. Bykovski and Jake Mosby, which are local engineers that help him build and design his rockets. He also receives a huge amount of support and aid from Miss Riley, from propellant to learning calculus. If he had not had enough faith in his friends to help him when he needed it, he never would have been as successful as he was in his
The classroom environment is like that of any other regular and normal classroom environment, in that the teacher is having an open discussion with her students over holidays and she expects the students to participate and answer willingly. This environment opens up the story to a variety of opportunities for every character mentioned to have an opportunity to speak their minds. This helps in building the story because it allows insight for different people of different backgrounds to input wat they believe Easter is really about. The reader gets an early glimpse of what the setting might began to look like when the American man notes, “It was my second month of French class...Printed in our textbooks was a list of major holidays…Questions were answered on a volunteer basis and I was able to sit back, confident that the same students would do the talking” (434). This gives the reader something to go off of as far as what type of classroom setting the story takes place
Moon Shadow also says,”All day during the day, Uncle and Father would keep up a conversation with me using what they know of the demons’ tongue and they made me read magazines and newspapers…” This quote shows Windrider teaching Moon Shadow how to read. This allows him to know about the demons, making him aware. Using this new language Moon Shadow is able to write a letter to the Wright brothers, and even get a response and diagrams of an aeroplane. This helps Windrider and Moon Shadow become one step closer to accomplishing Windrider’s dream. Windrider taught Moon Shadow how knowledge is power and Moon Shadow was able
Reagan takes a moment out of this speech to address the school children of America stating, “[To those] who were watching the live coverage of the shuttle 's takeoff. I know it 's hard to understand, but sometimes painful things like this happen. It 's all part of the process of exploration and discovery. It 's all part of taking a chance and expanding man 's horizons. The future doesn 't belong to the fainthearted; it belongs to the brave.
In journalism the following rhetorics are used: ethos, logos, pathos. These rhetorics are used to speak out to the audience. They inform the readers about a situation they want people to know about and persuade them. These rhetorics convince an audience into believing what they say through various responses. The article, “Man Takes First Steps on the Moon,” by the Times is effective.
Walt Whitman shows a connection between the senses and science in his poem, “When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer, by expressing his thoughts of the astronomers class and his thoughts when he experiences the stars for himself.” The connection begins after Whitman first starts to discuss the astronomer’s lecture, stating “I was shown the charts and diagrams, to add, divide and measure them” (Whitman 3), however he later writes, “I became tired and sick” (Whitman 6). His quote gives the impression that he is not as engrossed with the lecture as his surrounding audience, whom applauds at the words of the knowledgeable astronomer. It is not until the narrator leaves the class and steps out into the mystic night that a connection is made between
This school also contained an astronomical observatory. This school allowed for people to be trained in map-making, science, and of course navigation. This school and training inspired many people to become explorers looking for new land.
Continuing; Reagan conveyed a personal, warm remembrance of the astronauts, conveying what special individuals they were, how they each met their duties with joy and a hunger to explore the universe. Furthermore; he spoke directly to children across the nation who had witnessed the explosion, numerous schools had tuned in for the launch of the Challenger that morning, giving the children special encouragement, reminding them, “expanding mans’ horizons, sometimes involves painful things such as this.” Additionally; he addressed the families of the seven astronauts, assuring them the thoughts of the nation were with them, “We mourn their loss as a nation together.” Composed and self-assured, Reagan used an appropriately somber tone of voice, he appeared sincere and saddened by this tragedy. Certainly not the best, nor most eloquent speech, it delivered a resounding message, at a time the American people needed to hear from their President. ; we are with the families who lost loved one today, and we will continue to be space