Richard Preston does an outstanding job when making you feel as if you're reading about the apocalypse. One thinks to themselves throughout the course of the novel " This can't be real...This must be a script from an Alfred Hitchcock movie." These gruesome and violent life forms even scare experts such as Eugene Johnson, which would leave a bad taste in any civilian's mouth. I find that Preston's impressive use of figurative language and unique writing style made the work what it is, a brilliant piece of literature. He switched back and forth between Third person omniscient and first person point of views, giving an idea of everyone's personal views on the situation.
His solos and his magnificent trumpet playing made him such a popular jazz musician. Another famous jazz musician was Bessie Smith. She was very popular in the south and among the ghettos of the north and earned the nickname Empress of the Blues. Though it was often said that her sound was “too basic for the general public.” King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band were claimed to be the best group in 1923. The band consisted of 3 members; Johnny Dodds, the clarinet player, his younger brother, nicknamed “Baby”, who played the drums, and Joe Oliver, the cornet playing leader who had been acknowledged as the Crescent City’s top brass man.
The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music (2009), a nonfiction book by American author and journalist Steve Lopez, is based on a series of Los Angeles Times columns in which journalist Lopez chronicled his friendship with schizophrenic bass player Nathaniel Anthony Ayers, a talented musician who was living on the streets when they met. Lopez’s attempt to help Ayers and get him the attention he deserved for his talent was a long and tumultuous process. Exploring themes of mental illness, homelessness, and the ability of music to transform lives, The Soloist received positive reviews and won the PEN USA Award for literary non-fiction. The columns by Lopez had already attracted a lot of attention, and even before the book’s release, it had been optioned for a major motion picture. Released in 2009, the
All together F. Scott Fitzgerald creates one of the most influential pieces of American literature ever which is defined by its ability to survive the test of time and remain relevant in today’s culture and society. He skillfully crafted this layered story with the ingenuous use of colors to give the story a sort of surreal feeling as it draws readers and critics alike to its engaging plot and characters.
When talking about the Ku Klux Klan, possible reasons to why they hated so much was that that's how they were raised. They were taught to look down at African Americans and when they got the opportunity to be equal, it caused them to hate. It could also be possible that early members´ parents of the KKK had blacks as slaves at one time. There are many possibilities to why members of any hate group hate the opposing group and it's also likely that members shared the hate for different
The logic of this approach is that if this was taught to all of kids in America then everyone would discriminate Black people nationwide, and unfortunately this was the case in most places. This ignorance, eventually led up to the rise of the Klu Klux Klan, Blackface “comedy” and outrageously racist characterchures of black people in cinema such as: The Birth of a Nation, A Patch of Blue, Mammy, and etc. I think as a nation, we are gradually recovering from the choices made during reconstruction. In conclusion, I think modern day America would not be segregated if during reconstruction, Black people were treated and viewed as
I have to agree with you Elizabeth, that Benjamin Franklin is what we consider to be the quintessential American. More specifically, because of his work ethic, independence, and innovation. What I really enjoyed about reading the works of Thomas Paine was his passion for America 's freedom and liberty! You chose two very important American predecessors, who essentially founded America and the American character today. I chose Black Hawk and Walt Whitman as my two favorite authors for this semester.
At the end when everyone left, a shady looking man wearing a suit, sunglasses and a black hat approached me telling me to do away with these silly protests and if I truly wanted unity from Austria Hungary to join a secret force called the Black Hand. I tried to get accepted into the Black Hand once but they didn 't accept me for the reason that I was too young and weak and I was 18 at the time. If I really wanted to join so I had to accomplish something significant. My friends and I speculated and came up with a plan. We showed the Black
THE IMAGINATION OF DISASTER BY SONTAG Science fiction movies get one to live in a different world seeing themselves as people in the movies. People yearn to see the outcome and downfall of the movie characters. According to Sontag, science fiction movies are being associated with horrible things; it either happening in space or there have been human activities destroying the world. It seems too true to be true because sometimes we do perceive it as reality. Watching science fiction movies bring out the other side of us we enjoy, even though it is sometimes predictive.
With all of the problems in our society, war is the most talked about dilemma in our messed up world. War could be both good and bad depending on a person’s view about it. War has some good objectives like erasing injustice and ending tyranny. If you think about it, there are also negative objectives, like how brutal war can be, or all of the innocent lives that are lost. In the book, My Brother Sam is Dead it explains how it may be like during the Revolutionary War, threw the eyes of a boy named Tim.
I went to youtube and the video is called "Dave Matthews Band-#41 Jeff Coffin Sax Solo." In his solo, he played beautifully and he seems very affectionate when he plays on stage. You can see the passion of him playing on stage in his face, his body language and his sound. For Futureman I went on youtube and the video was called, "Future Man Solo-Chicago Bluegrass and Blues Music Festival 12/12/2009." The video was interesting, it was weird how the Drumitar looked.