When you think of a zombie, what comes to mind? To most people a zombie is a cannibalistic creature that rises from the dead and is often linked with diseases. In the film Night of the Living Dead this is exactly what we get. The zombies are the main element of horror in this film and this is what holds our attention. Whereas in the film I Walked With a Zombie, the true terror is not being killed by zombies, but of becoming a zombie oneself.
Tangerine: it’s not only a citrus fruit, but a county in Florida, a middle school, and the title of an amazing book: Tangerine, written by Edward Bloor. The protagonist Paul Fisher “Eclipse Boy” or “Mars” has to fight through being kicked off the soccer team for being visually impaired, being bullied in school and not only in school, but by the antagonist, his dissolute brother Erik Fisher. He also has to constantly hear about how opinionated his dad is about his brother Erik and the “Erik Fisher Football Dream. In the beginning of the novel the readers can sense character traits that are different between Erik Fisher and Paul Fisher. Erik is very rude, disrespectful, dissolute, sneaky, and egocentric, versus his brother being very kind and caring to others.
Siblings constantly fight, but it typically doesn’t lead to a huge problem. However, in the book Tangerine by Edward Bloor, it did. The book’s main topic was Paul and the truth about his damaged eyes. He also had to learn to stand up to people. Erik, Paul’s brother, made choices that greatly affected Paul and his way of thinking.
As the book goes on, Paul starts to overcome his fears by confronting Erik and Arthur. He overame the fears that dominated his life. For once Paul wasn’t afriad, instead showing courage and bravery. Others might dissagree and say that Paul reveals fear because on it says “... I felt afraid for the first time, afriad that we might all get sucked down and drwon in the mud”, Even if Paul was sacred, he forgot about that and saved multipul kids from the sinkhile in this quote, “My glasses were so caked with mud that I couold no longer se anything clearly.
Writing an argument essay was a challenge to me, I never understood the difference between ethos and logos during my English 1301. In addition, I did not know where to find good resources to back up my arguments. I think my arguments essay was more like a persuasive essay and that is why I did not enjoy writing this essay. On the other hand, I did enjoyed writing a critical essay for “We are Seven” by William Wordsworth. I loved to read this poem because it was easy to understand .It was cool when Mr. Molina a Karen read out loud this poem, maybe that is why I loved this story because I was able to imagine them as the characters from the poem.
Tangerines: small citrus fruits with loose skin, especially of a variety with deep orange-red skin. This may be the true definition, but in the novel titled Tangerine, written by Edward Bloor, it has much deeper meaning than a fruit. Paul Fisher, the novel’s protagonist, must deal with constant struggles due to his vision impairment and his dissolute brother, Erik Fisher. Tangerine is an interesting Florida county that endures many proliferating environmental issues; sinkholes, muck fires, nighttime freezes, and constant lightning strikes. Readers can see the character traits of the antagonist, Erik Fisher, right from the start of the novel.
Intriguing, inventive, and unusual are some words to describe the novel Tangerine by Edward Bloor. This novel is about protagonist, Paul Fisher, who just moved from Houston, Texas, to Tangerine County Florida where he has to deal with natural disasters striking everyday. On top of that he has to withstand his dissolute brother, Erik Fisher, the antagonist at home. He also needs to endure the favoritism portrayed by his father towards Erik and his football dream. In this novel we find out how Paul Fisher last living in this irregular neighborhood.
“The American dream promises individual freedom but this proves illusory in Wolff’s memoir” Tobias Wolff’s memoir, “This Boy’s Life” explores his record of growing up in 1950s post war America, frequented with tropes surrounding masculinity, identity and relationships between people. From Wolff, the readers begin to understand that, although he may have short lived freedom, it proves illusory for Jack again and again as a result of overshadowing male figures. Rosemary is often in a similar situation however her lack of freedom stems from societal pressures and expectations.Throughout the text we also see this theme being repeated time and time again. The only silver lining for individual freedom comes with Jack at the very end of the memoir. With these examples, Wolff proves that individual freedom is delusive, or transient at the most.
According to Stephen R. Covey, “While we are free to choose our choices, we are not free to choose the consequence of our actions.” In the book Tangerine, by Edward Bloor, a boy named Paul Fisher moves to Tangerine, Florida and tries to find out how he lost his peripheral vision. A choice can have a positive or negative impact on people’s lives and the character's choice that had the biggest impact on Paul was when Luis stood up to Erik at the football field. This had the biggest impact on Paul because first of all, it gave Paul the courage to tell the police what Erik had done to Luis. Secondly, it made Erik kill Luis which sent him to jail. Lastly, it makes Paul brave and not afraid of things anymore.
With the many challenges in the way, adversity can be difficult to overcome in the process of leaving behind a darker past. In the story “Escape From Spiderhead” by George Saunders and “Sonny’s Blues” by James Baldwin demonstrate how two characters develop by shedding behind their old lives. In “Sonny’s Blues”, Sonny faces problems with drug addictions and performing poorly in school while disagreeing with his brother on many occasions. The other story “Escape From Spiderhead”, Jeff, a pawn in many experiments who agrees without thinking to be a subject to harsh testing. Sonny and Jeff are examples on how the past does not define and individual, and through the challenges they overcome and how they deal with the situation demonstrates how
Davis does not spend a lot of time on the topic, but spends enough to make it interesting and remind the reader that these were real thinking people all those centuries ago. The first half of the book is great for general readers who like history, but do not want all the deep details. Her style
Failure is perhaps one of the most influential things in people’s lives because it can alter the course of our actions, by teaching us persistence or leading us the opposite way. Through his book, Dr. Cleamon Moorer guides the readers through an intimate journey about his progression from failure to promise. Cleamon is from a small town of Detroit with parents, who love him and enforce discipline, but most importantly, they nurture his faith in Jesus Christ. He excelled in academics during both elementary and middle school, however, his mischievousness throughout those years earns him many disciplinary sessions. In high school, misbehavior becomes history, yet, his GPA suffers in the low C’s.