In his article titled, “Let There Be Light”, Paul Bogard tries to convince readers that efforts should be taken to preserve natural darkness. He builds his argument using rhetorical devices such as a personal anecdote and concrete details to help persuade his audience that we should limit our use of artificial light at night. To introduce the reader to his argument, Bogard presents a personal anecdote of how dark the night sky was at his family’s cabin in Minnesota. The use of this anecdote helps establish his position on the argument. He follows it by comparing the night sky in his youth to the night sky of today’s youth.
Sorry to Disrupt the Peace by Patty Yumi Cottrell reflects the idea of “double consciousness” through the mind of a character, Helen’s adoptive brother, who commits suicide. The preoccupation is not revealed until the family finds the diary coping with the experiences he has confronted before and after he sets the meeting to meet his biological mother in Korea, and afterward, it leads to the suicide. Cottrell describes the scene where Helen’s brother talks about “double consciousness” and how terrified he is through the descriptive details and the journal style of writing. The narrative style arouses the reader’s interest and the sense of being the witness while collecting the pieces of evidence along with Helen. The scene starts with the brother
“People need to learn that their actions do affect other people. So be careful what you say and do, it’s not always just about you!” In the book, Tangerine, by Edward Bloor, Erik made many choices including being the cause of Paul’s blindness, Mrs. Fisher told his new school about Paul’s IEP, and Paul asked about his blindness to his parents. The main choice that affected Paul was made by Erik. Erik and his old friend, Castor, chose to make Paul visually impaierd. “And I remembered Erik’s finger prying my eyelids open while Vincent Castor sprayed white paint into them” (Bloor 264).
The fourth chapter of the novel introduces the narrator who has been unknown until this point which was an intended choice on the author’s part in influencing the tone. The narrator is Yunior, Oscar’s college roommate who offers to live with him after Lola expresses concerns for his wellbeing following a rejection by a girl. The chapter begins by the author referring to himself in the first person by stating, “It all started with me. The year before Oscar fell…” (167) This foreshadows a later event in the chapter: Oscar’s attempted suicide. Throughout the chapter, Yunior narrates Oscar’s downward spiral which ultimately begins with Yunior attempting to make Oscar appear more desirable by putting him on a diet and exercise program.
The Waltz of Love and Fear The speaker in Theodore Roethke poem, “My Papa's Waltz”, is a young boy who illustrates how his father waltz him to bed. This poem gives many different meaning that the reader can grasp, but ultimately the imagery, word choice, and tone shows how a horrific beating is told in a lovely manner. This description is not always true, but it is one of the major themes that most readers often assimilate when analyzing the poem. In the poem, imagery creates a variety of link between the boy and his father relationship. From the first stanza, one could assume that the father has a drinking issue, but the young boy is unbothered by it or not affect.
“ Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one,” - Bruce Lee My hook relates to the book Night, a book by Elie Wiesel who is a Holocaust Survivor who had suffered in a concentration camp with his father, because it is saying how you can’t pray for an easy life, you have to be strong enough to live through it.It is about horrors of the Holocaust in first person, and how Wiesel and his father endured it. In Night, Elie and his father’s relationship changes throughout the book because in their home town of Sighet, Elie and his father are distant but they become much closer when they get deported. By the end of the book, they are drifting apart because Elie’s selfishness takes a hold of him. In the beginning, in Sighet before they are deported, Elie and his father are very distant until they are deported. When Elie talks about how him and his father were not very close and he was more involved in business than his family, he states,”He rarely displays his feelings, not even with his family, and was more involved with the welfare of others than his own kin,”( Wiesel 4).
In the story the author writes about how the main character has a mental illness which causes him to hear things in his imagination. On page 381 of “The Tell-Tale Heart,” it states, “I heard all things in the heaven and in the earth. I heard many things in hell.” (Poe, 1843) As a matter of fact, this means that because of his disease, he is not able to think clearly and have a clear touch of reality. The 8th amendment clearly states that no one should be given a cruel and unjust punishment from the federal government. Because the killer could not think straight, this case is argued over whether or not the death penalty is too extreme for a man who can’t even control his
In the story the author writes about how the main character has a mental illness which causes him to hear things in his imagination. On page 381 of “The Tell-Tale Heart,” it states, “I heard all things in the heaven and in the earth. I heard many things in hell.” (Poe, 1843) As a matter of fact, this means that because of his disease, he is not able to think clearly and have a clear touch of reality. The 8th amendment clearly states that no one should receive a cruel and unjust punishment from the federal government. Because the killer could not think straight, this case is argued over whether or not the death penalty is too extreme for a man who can’t even control his
Ray Bradbury’s negative view on technology, book burnings, witch hunts, and censorship led him to writing his dystopian novel. To begin with, Ray Bradbury’s negative view on technology led to writing Fahrenheit 451. According to Cliffnotes (n.d.), Ray Bradbury lived through the golden age of television and radio. He saw people around him watching TVs, listening to radios and avoiding books. As
A. Poe was also fascinated by writing about dark issues and considered different Gothic motifs in a psychological way. He was attracted by fear as an element in his stories. “In his hands Gothic was becoming ‘horror’, a term properly applied to the most famous late-Victorian example of Gothic.” (Mullan 2014) Taking a look at Poe’s personal story of life, he might needed some space to assimilate his hard times. As he studied at the University of Virginia, he joined the military service and married his cousin. After her death, Poe was alone and died in 1849.
Churchill and/or Orwell once said that “[w]e sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.”(89 Junger). The quote appears in the book, WAR. This quote from the book, WAR, of the beginning of “Book Two: Killing”. The author, Sebastian Junger, reminds the reader that for citizens of any country to live safely, there will always be service members who stand like brick walls forming the outer layer to protect against invaders. Junger’s reason for the quote highlights how citizens are not entitled to freedom but it is a privilege earned through the sacrifice of service members who fought hard for it.
Some kids on the same truck as me told me that the purpose of this camp was to weaken and kill jews so we couldn 't start a rebellion. This gave me the chills and i knew i wouldn 't make it out. If it weren’t for the other six people in my bed alone i would cry myself to sleep but that would get everyone in trouble. There haven’t been many new arrivals since we’ve gotten here. When i asked one of the people i share a bed with she said that when they came they were told that they would be allowed a shower but instead of water deadly gasses came out of the
“Night Essay” The tragic tale first two chapters of “Night” by Elie Wiesel is about a young boy named Eliezer and how he is forced to deport from his own home. Our story begins with Eliezer talking about an old man named Moshe the Beadle, Who was his religious teacher and how he eventually fell into “madness” after being forced to leave their small town in Transylvania. As the story progresses there are several hints as to what age the main character is and what time of season it is along with how often the world slowly revolves around the war that would be continuing throughout the remains of his childhood. Even though there are several hints as to what 's going to happen to the town it is clear that the town continues to feign ignorance to
Zachry’s choices were determined by the dreams sent to him by Sonmi, guiding him in tough decisions. Zachry’s coming-of-age consisted of him sleeping in the Icon’ry by himself, waiting for Sonmi to give him dreams that would allude to his future. Zachry’s first dream that night was that “Hands are burnin’, let that rope not be cut” (Mitchell 258). While Zachry and Meronym were climbing Mauna Kea, Zachry was tempted by Old Georgie to kill Meronym and himself by cutting a rope that was suspending them from death. Zachry heeded the first dream’s advice and did not slash the rope.
People tend to try to stay as close to those relationships and attempt to make the good relationships last, making friendship become part of their morals. This being said, when someone starts gain power, they are mostly able to keep their morals. In the book Night--a story about the firsthand experience of a boy who lives through The Holocaust written by Elie Wiesel--Elie and his father are in the notorious concentration camp Auschwitz. Elie’s father asks one of the guards where the bathroom is and, “he dealt my father such a clout that he fell to the ground, crawling back to his place on all fours”(48). Elie was so surprised and fear stricken that he did not even react to it, but he stated, “I thought only: I shall never forgive them for that”(48).