Jocelyn Brown Ms. Taylor Honors English 9 February 7th, 2018 Rebirth and Sacrifice 1789. The French Revolution is preparing to start and many lives will be taken. This historic event lives on as a man named Charles Dickens writes and publishes a historical fiction based around this Revolution. Dickens has written a beautifully plotted book with many secrets to uncover and brand new events around every corner. Growing up as a young boy was pretty rough for him, as he faced conflicts with his family and with finances.
“Plenty reason to get my brother by the throat, taking turns punching him in the face, cutting him lower lip, punching, him vomiting” (Rodriguez 54-58). These lines have multiple commas to add more pauses in the sentence which is separated into multiple lines in the poem. The commas add some dramatic effect to this sentence because when you read with commas you pause at the commas so you are waiting for the reader to keep talking after they pause. Everyone is going to read it differently and this is the way i read it but i have always read it like that. So it adds more of a pause and dramatic effect so that people what to know how it will go after the pause.
In the beginning of the story, Montag is a normal firefighter who burned books on the daily. Although, he begins to rethink his life after he meets a peculiar girl named Clarisse McClellan who questions him about his happiness. ‘“Are you happy?”’ (Bradbury 7). Afterwards, Guy Montag develops a desire for literature. Consequently, his yearning for books causes him to rebel against the legislation of his society.
In the resolution of “Fahrenheit 451”, Montag and a large group of the book people have a process of conserving books forever by word of mouth; which leaves hope for the demolished city to be reborn with the use of books, but there is no definitive resolution to The Giver movie. In the end, Jonas and Gabe experience starvation, cold, and fear. However, they have each other, and a bond of love. The story concludes with the two sledding down the hill that Jonas was given a memory of with Jonas crossing the boundary of memories and giving everyone in the community back the memories before the government started to control everything. The similarity between the book and the movie is that the protagonist had to leave their city or community in order to help change society.
“To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark” (Victor Hugo). And just with a spark of reading, Sherman Alexie discovers a passion for reading books, in the end saving his life from the misery of living a poor middle-class life. Similarly, it frees Frederick Douglass from the unjust life of a slave, and leads him to pursue the flame and learn to read. And with the power of fire, William Stafford sets flame to books in his poem, books that no one bothers writing, books of ignorance, books that unfortunately do not exist to save lives. Reading makes a person realize her/his position in society and defy it.
It opens doors too the next stage in your life above poverty. I was able to complete this article thanks to the help of: Malcolm and Alex Haley X Homemade Education, Helen Keller A Word For Everything, Jimmy Santiago Coming into Language, and Gareth Cook Living with Dyslexia well help us get in more dept with learning how other people conquered the language challenge. In “Homemade Education” Malcolm X claims that the average hustler and criminal was too uneducated to write a letter in his youth. Can you imagine how that would be like in his society or in society today? To have a hard time communicating information and or receiving information.
In Mary Shelley's novel "Frankenstein" each of the three main characters "possesses a self-governing, passionate intellectual curiosity, which, rather than any formal system of education, is responsible for the formation of their characters." (Englert) Robert Walton's education was mostly from his uncle Thomas's library. He was in pursuit to advance his personal development and factual knowledge, this was his self-guided education. Walton was extremely interested in the sea-faring life, he traveled for his own educational inquiry. "I often worked harder than the common sailors during the day, and devoted my nights to the study of mathematics, the theory of medicine, and those branches of physical science from which a naval adventure might derive
One of the positive effect is that he can finally reveal himself for the person he really is to his surroundings. Not close himself to society and have imaginary friend. He finally recognized himself in another person after 12 years of being unsure of who he was. This extract from the essay “ I was twelve years old and had, until then, never felt that I recognized myself in another person. ‘ showed that all the moments that he spent hiding himself to society trying to understand who he really is and the embarrassment are finally over.
I will teach you, oh, economics, mathematics...Philosophy, science.’ ‘To read and write?’ ‘Of course.’” He was taught how to read, write and fight which eventually went a long way as towards to the end of the story, Edmond gets into a fight with his enemy, Fernand. Without the priest, Edmond may never have survived being in prison. The priest was a mentor to Edmond. Another person that could be placed into the category of helpers is Edmond's father. Although he never really directly helped Edmond in his time in prison, he begged Villefort to release his son.
The Impact of John Green on American Culture “What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable?” (John Green). Author John Green holds true to this quote in the way he lives his life through his many achievements. As a young child being bullied and not feeling like enough, he found a way to express his feelings through his writing. Green did not find himself until college after changing majors and spending time with ill kids in a children’s hospital. Along his journey, he was struck by many life altering decisions that has shaped him into the person he is today.
Self Assessment: Jacob Thomas As a writer, I have grown in many ways, First I took English Comp 150 last semester. This class taught me a lot about my life due to a book we read The Last Lecture. However, I did not like to read so I showed much resentment towards it. As the deadline approached I finally opened the book that would make me love to read again. In school there is many classes where I can express creativity just like Dr Seuss did in his imaginative books.
He was an excellent student in math, and strive to do as well in writing and reading. His teacher Ms. Lucas tutored him in English. Even while he was recovering from surgery she still came to tutor him. His reading level that year rose two letters from a B to a D. She has since then passed away, and he wish he got to know her better. Devin accredits Ms. Lucas for him wanting to pursue a career in education, and become a teacher.
The book Night by Elie Wiesel teaches many different lessons about the human nature, human condition, and society. Elie is a boy that grew up in Sighet, Transylvania (present day Romania) during the time that the Nazi’s and Adolf Hitler came to power. After being placed in ghettos, the Jews of Sighet eventually got shipped off to the concentration camps, the first being Auschwitz/Birkenau. When the Jews first arrived at these camps, they made sure to keep their friends and family close, as well as they looked out for eachother. After months passed by, many began to grow weak due to the lack of food and the harsh conditions that they faced.
AP English and Dual Enrollment Government have prepared me the most for college. My AP English teacher opened my eyes to different types of literature and sources that is constantly referenced in my first college classes at Tidewater Community College. for example, Karl Marx is quoted a lot in the many theories of sociology. My Dual Enrollment Government course prepared me for this ample amount of reading in college. My professor would provide my class with multiple reading assignments to push our reading limits.
When annotating and writing in a dialectical journal I have noticed that within weeks my opinions were not as weak as to when I had first started. But, you will see here that I tend to only scratch the surface of a discussion but have yet to invoke much thought. “In 1984 during Winston 's interrogation I stated in my journal that Winston’s last shred of hope to stay alive was keeping his last emotion the party had yet to take away from him, love. Winston’s love for Julia throughout the novel was the only thing the party has yet to cure him of during the interrogation.” I feel that this point in my journal brought out some opinions in my groups (in class discussion) on what emotions Winston generally had left. Some classmates felt that his last shred of hope to keep him alive was his hatred for the party while others agreed that his love for Julia would help him from conforming back to the ideals of the party.