Clemmie Sue Jarvis, an elderly vivacious pig farmer and longtime resident in the farming hamlet of Wrongberight, Virginia she heads south on Grayson Road, late Saturday afternoon. As she drives down the narrow two lane county road, she likes to pretend that she is Danica Patrick on the final lap at the Daytona 500. The checkered flag in sight, her petite foot has the pedal to the metal and her Chevy reaches 157mph. In reality, her rusty Chevy pickup, held together with hairpins, bubble gum, and duct tape, tops out at 30mph.
Hope Jahren’s Lab Girl is a memoir divided into three parts about her role as a scientist, friend, mother, and lover. In the book, Jahren gives intimate details into her childhood, years as a student, professor in three separate universities, wife to a brilliant mathematician and as a mother to a boy. Sometimes the facts about her life transition seamlessly into a narrative about botany, usually revolving around the secret life of plants of all different types. Whether she is describing the early years and patient hope of the seedling, the restlessness of tree awaiting death, or the evolved spine of an ingenious cactus, Jahren relates the plants’ internal desires and activity in a break takingly human way throughout the book.
The Secret Life of Bees was written by Sue Monk Kidd and is considered a fictional novel filled with young romance and adventure. This novel was published by Penguin Books and when released in 2002 it received critical acclaim and was on the New York Times bestseller list. This 302 page novel challenges the mind to think back to the past when the color of skin determined the number of hardships one would have. This novel is read by millions and relates to many when the were young. This novel takes place in Tiburon and Sylvan South Carolina in 1964.
In the early 1800s, the Victoria Sponge Cake became an archetypal teatime pastry that was widely popular in England, although recipes have traveled to North America. Ms. Pontellier often meets with her friends during meals, or to have tea in the afternoon or late at night. The solitude in which Edna and her friend, or friends, will drink their tea provides the perfect opportunity for Edna to discuss her feelings towards her own life and the standards of society that she does not agree with. Teatime can occur at any given time during the day, and may refer to many different occasions such as breakfast, lunch, or a time for chatter. Typically in literature, “whenever people eat or drink together, it’s communion” (Foster 8).
Bonnie Docherty does not support the idea of using robot for warfares due to moral issues. She states :”It would undermine human dignity to be killed by a machine that can’t understand the value of human life.”. She also convokes the ban on the use of robots in war “before humanity crosses what she calls a moral threshold.”. She emphasizes how these machines will completely change the way of war like what gunpowder and nuclear have done. Thus, she worries about what these machines are capable of doing and who will take the responsible for war
Mary Mcleod Bethune’s life began in the same circumstances as many colored people during The Era Of Reconstruction. Bethune’s family was no exception to the entrapment that the withholding of civil rights caused. Bethune’s early realization that literacy could be used as a tool to potentially break and end the vicious cycle of degradation that occurred vapidly in her time would result in the founding of an amazing learning institute and years of service towards the cause of civil rights, her message of working for one’s self and compassion is still as powerful today as it was nearly a hundred years ago. Bethune was the only member in her family to attend school, a luxury for a child with sixteen other siblings. Bethune’s simple but poignant
Ellen Hopkins’ Crank is an epic poem geared toward warning young people of the various consequences of using dangerous drugs. However important its message, it provides a single story, a stereotypical tale influenced by pop culture about addiction and the people it affects. In the poem, the heroine, Kristina Snow, gets addicted to methamphetamines, otherwise known as “crank”. Her life takes a downward turn that includes pregnancy and dropping out of school. The poem depicts just one experience with drug abuse and links it to what is perceived to be the most likely thing to happen if you get addicted to drugs, providing a false single story for the young people it targets.
If couples want fewer children to be raising their children better, they can use natural methods of contraception. They could not use artificial methods or any medication to avoid and abortion. I knew Margaret Sanger was a famous nurse who devoted her life to legalizing birth control and making it universally for women. Especially, she created birth control pill for contraception use for women. Therefore, I could not accept the way she did for birth control.
Everyone in this diverse world is said to be unique. The unique qualities people have come from their specific talents, personalities, interests, appearances, and so much more. Carlina Powell is one person out of so many in this world, and her qualities make her the unique person we know today. On January 20, 2002 in a Beaver hospital, Carlina became the fourth and final member of her family, if you are not counting pets.
“Well, Well, How the Tables Have Turned” Rarely does a disadvantage morph into an advantage, but when the unusual transformation occurs, one skyrockets from the depths of adversity to the summit of opportunity. In order to be among the lucky few positively affected by such a drastic reformation, certain uncontrollable factors, such as being born in the right era, must align. Being born in the right time not only grants one certain opportunities, but it can also reward those who seize the opportunities presented. However, in order for a detriment to transform into a benefit, one must first recognize and work to overcome the hindrance, or in Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s case, her three disadvantages. In 1959, even after graduating from Columbia Law at the top of her class, Ruth Bader Ginsburg couldn’t get a job because of certain
Compare and Contrast Essay “A happy childhood is one of the best gifts that parents have their power to bestow”(Mary Cholmondeley).Someone’s youth can determine what kinds of paths or decisions someone makes. Childhood is an important time in a person’s life. Many kids do not get to have a happy and long childhood because it was cut short for various reasons. Poverty, war, sickness, and a bad homelife are some ways someone’s childhood could be cut short. Patsy Barnes from “The Finish of Patsy Barnes” by Paul Laurence Dunbar and Joby from ”The Drummer Boy of Shiloh” by Ray Bradbury both experienced having their childhoods cut short.
“In this situation, I expected every hour to share the fate of my companions, some of whom were almost daily brought upon the deck at the point of death, which I began to hope would soon put an end to my miseries….” (Equiano 87). In this essay I will tell you about some things that you need to survive. Faith, resources, and fear are what I’m going to be telling you about. I will be using quotes from two stories I read that taught me about the hardships of survival.
Crank by Ellen Hopkins is a novel that all high school students should be required to read because it tackles current issues through free verse poetry. It is a story about the consequences a straight-A junior in high school faces after she is exposed to crank, a powdered form of meth. Even though the topics within the book are controversial (such as drug use, rape, suicide, and abortion), it is on the same level as required reading already in the high school curriculum. Discussions can help students be able to calmly talk about heavy subjects and gain deeper insight. It could also dissuade students from drug use and provide comfort to those who already struggle with addiction.