The book, Ghost, by Jason Reynolds is a story about a boy named Castle, but is called Ghost. Castle has a very rough life because his father is imprisoned and his mother struggles with finances. Castle is a misbehaved kid who struggles in school and makes a track team which motivates him to be good in school. Track played ended up playing a huge role in his life and went through the ups and downs with him. Track taught him respect and discipline which spread throughout his home.
In Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing, fire and water are used as a way to talk about slavery and Effia and Esi’s sides of the family tree. Fire and water talk about the curse of slavery and the role that it plays during this time period. The motifs of fire and water represent slavery and enable the author to track the lives of one family. Throughout the novel, fire is used as a metaphor for the legacy of slavery. The novel begins with Effia Otcher being born during a village fire.
The graffities in the story are like the the back spine of the book. They bind the whole book together and become one of the key element for Rorschach’s characteristic. From his teenager memory, to living in this crime city, then get put into the jail by a setup trap, at last when he is about to die. The graffiti image appears around him again and again like a curse for his tragedy life. Not only they help build up this unusual and antisocial Rorschach character, they are use as one of the strong hint for the audiences to understand the story line.
My culture essay who read the book, No Safe Place, Deborah Ellis, it is about the main character, Abdul, who is waking up in a ruined old tower. He hears a lot of sounds like water on the cement street and disco music from down the street. The book is different from my life; because I live in a nice, stable home with my mom and our pets. In the book I read it says that “Abdul was thin from too many months of being on the road, but strong from too many fights with other migrants” (Ellis, pg. 14).
Gene recalls the school to be “vibrantly real while I was a student there, and then blinked out like a candle the day I left” (1). Describing the school as such gives the passage a sinister tone, since a “blinked out” candle can symbolize death or the end of something. Linking this dark simile to the school reveals Knowles’ tone and gives the reader useful insight on Gene’s emotions. While on the surface Gene’s feelings for the school seem nostalgic, ultimately he associates the school with memories of loss and despair. Knowles also contributes to the ominous tone when Gene describes the weather, saying “the wind flung wet gusts at me” (5).
The point of view switches between Xavier, who tells about his time at war with his deceased friend Elijah, and Niska, Xavier’s aunt and a windigo killer, who tells about her life and Xavier’s childhood. Xavier and Elijah were together at a residential school before Niska broke the two of them out and raised them on her own before they went off to serve in the war. The historical drama Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden explores both metaphorical and literal journeys and reveals how they heal and change people. The author uses these physical and metaphorical journeys to show the healing of Xavier’s addiction, the changes in Elijah’s character, Xavier’s psychological healing and Niska’s journey to understanding. These journeys help the reader to understand the transformation and healing process the characters go through.
Essay 3 Unfulfilling Marriage The Storm written by Kate Chopin takes place on a stormy day, with a cyclone approaching. Calixta sat upon a sewing table diligently sewing while her husband Bobinot and son Bibi went to the Friedhelmers store. Bobinot watched as the storm and using his conceses Bobinot decided to stay at the store to keep out of the storms path. Back at the home, Calixta was rushing to prepare for the storm, Alcee a towns man, came riding up asking for shelter until the cyclone passed. Calixta began to worry deeply about her missing family.
And how Ruth continued fighting on during her flashbacks, and near the end of the book, when she was feeling suicidal. Sarah is a great example of the theme of courage because, in the novel, her story is that she and her family escaped from the Nazis when they attacked their town, by hiding in the sewers. Sarah describes the sewer as "dark and scary" and that it "smelled awful". She explains that her father paid a sewage worker to take care of them, and they slept on boards over the water. The sewage worker brought her family books, such as the Torah, and a maths book, and they
The novel is largely based off of occurrences Dickens experienced during his childhood. Throughout the novel, the audience is able to infer what the author’s personal feeling towards the revolution is. This is shown through the personification of the guillotine, a tone of uncertainty, and use of violence through oppression. Therefore, the speaker is expressing his view on the revolution, while also predicting the resurrection of France. The passage introduces the final chapter of the novel, “The Footsteps Die Out for Ever.” Within the passage the speaker describes six tumbrils rolling down the streets of Paris.
In Go Set a Watchman, when Jean Louise goes into her father’s office and finds a racially motivated pamphlet: The Black Plague. Devastated by its contents and confused why it is in her father’s office, she “... took the pamphlet by one of its corners, held it like she would hold a dead rat by the tail, and walked into the kitchen.” (Lee 101-102) Upon entering the kitchen, Jean Louise asks about the pamphlet and learns from her aunt Alexandria that her father is apart of the County Citizens’ Council. This is ultimately a Klan group with a pamphlet filled with Racist garbage who discuss the evils of black people and living in an integrated society with black
Legend The book Legend by Marie Lu was about a girl and a boy named June and Day. June works for a military and Day lives in a poor sector and is trying to get a cure for a plague that his brother has. In the beginning day tries to raid a local hospital that he thinks has a plague cure. But while trying to raid things get bad and he has to jump out of the window on the second floor. Than while injuring himself Metias, June’s brother almost stops him but day throws a knife at Metias 's shoulder.
The muckrakers were a group of journalists who wrote in depth, investigative stories that exposed the problems in American society and urged the public to identify solutions (Progressivism PowerPoint). They sought to advance the spread of democracy, improve efficiency in government and industry, and promote social justice (U.S. History chapter 21). Jacob Riis a journalist and a photographer used photojournalism to capture the dismal and dangerous living conditions in working-class tenements in New York City in his book how the other half lives. In the book he showed pictures such as children sleeping in the street. This exposed Americans all over the country to the living conditions of the urban poor (U.S. History chapter 21).
Book Rave Kate, Lauren, Fallen. New York: Delacorte Press, 2009. Plot Summary: Lucinda Price is sent to Sword & Cross reform school in Savannah, Georgia in the assumption that she was responsible for starting the fire that killed her boyfriend, Trevor. During her stay at Sword & Cross, Luce learns how to control the "shadows" she 's been seeing for as long as she could remember; the shadows that caused the fire, ruining her life. Along with dealing with her so-called insanity, Luce meets a group of kids who are all too strange.
Olaudah Equiano at the tender age of eleven, experienced astonishment and terror as he was isolated from the only safe place he kenned, his habitation Igbo Land (present day Nigeria) by slave traders. His encounters with the slave trade was essentially filled with anguish, vexation, and dolefulness as he was stripped far from his family, particularly his sister, and the people that he bonded with on the ship heading to the various destinations. To describe his slave experience, he composed an extensive book from the perspective of the enslaved. Therefore, his book was instituted as the best artistic work of the abolitionist movement, and recently has turned into history 's most well known portrayal of the slave trade and the Middle Passage.
The society in Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury shows examples of a dystopia. One way Fahrenheit 451 exemplifies a dystopia is how citizens live in a dehumanized state. In the book, a man named Guy Montag lives his life in a dreary society with his wife, Mildred, burning books for a living because books are against the law to have and to read. When Montag tries to convince Mildred that there are important things in books, Mildred responds with, “‘Now,’ said Mildred, ‘My ‘family’ is people. They tell me things: I laugh, they laugh!