Pauli Murray’s Proud Shoes tells the story of Murray’s family as they developed through segregation. After the death of her parents, Murray is taken to live with her grandparents, Robert and Cornelia Fitzgerald. Proud Shoes focuses on the life of Robert and Cornelia and how they experienced life differently due to their individual situations. This book discusses how race and gender played key roles in the life of Robert and Cornelia. Through this discussion, readers are able to understand a broader American life based on individual experiences and express topics on gender identity and gender difference.
It was a sunny day in Oregon. Birds were chirping, deer roaming around the forest, and rabbits gently hopping around. However, this is not a normal forest. Things are not the way people usually perceive a forest. The craziest things can be seen.
Marcy Ferguson needs a new job, one that will help her achieve her goal of building a community for people like her mom who need help, but a gang of mean yahoos isn 't helping. Luckily she knocks on the door of the right store and a couple of nice guys rescue her. For Doug and Troy, when the dazed, lost-looking young woman comes to the door of their store, Heat Springs Antiques, in the rain, looking for a job, they feel a strong need to help her. The truck full of nasty locals that rumbles by convinces the two successful business owners that their fellow Alpha Protectors are needed as well, and they invite Marcy to stay at their expansive home for her own protection. She accepts, unaware that her heart will now be in danger from their generosity,
At the Lowell observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, on February 18, 1929 an Astronomer named Clyde Tombaugh couldn’t believe what he was seeing through an eyepiece on a machine called a blink comparator Tombaugh examined to photos of the gemini constellation each showed the same glimmering stars but the pictures were not identical the second photograph was taken a week after the first and during that time something had changed the astronomer saw that a tiny beacon of light a mere pinprick was in a different place in the second photograph than it had ben in the first
John Bodley’s article, “Price of Progress”, argues that America and other developed countries worry about economic development less than developing countries. The economies in developed countries believe that every culture should be full of progress. Progress in economies is defined by how high your income is, how high your standard of living is, greater security and how good your health is. The most common used measure of progress is one’s standard of living. The lowest class of people is the tribal people who have different cultures and lifestyles and they find ways to survive on their own.
In the summary of the book “What The Dog Saw” in part one “John Rock’s Error” the author, Gladwell, talks about John Rock , a religious man, devoted to his church, married, and he had five children. In 1960, Rock invented birth control pill, and the FDA approved it. He become famous and he was appearing on TV and his name was on the news paper. Also he was the first one to extract freezing egg at Harvard Medical School. It was great for women to have protection from unwanted pregnancy.
Dr. Derek Shepherd, in the television show Grey’s Anatomy, once said to a friend, “you were like coming up for fresh air. It’s like I was drowning and you saved me.” When people are feeling underwater in their own lives, they need somebody to throw them a lifeline and pull them out from where they are falling. In The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D Salinger, Holden Caulfield feels as if he is sinking into depression and needs someone to save him.
Sometimes in life one must compromise their values to do what is right. In the short story “The Moustache,” Robert Cormier develops a situation where the protagonist feels uncomfortable about pretending to be who he is not. Mike, the protagonist, visits his grandmother who is in a nursing home. A situation develops, while Mike is there, which creates an internal conflict.
One day, a week from Halloween, Ashley sat in her room waiting for her friends. She sat in her bedroom window. She lived in a bad part of town. She turns on the TV just as an amber alert goes off.
What is a hypocrite? A hypocrite is someone who pretends to have moral beliefs and values and then goes against them. In the past we have had many hypocritical leaders. For example Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, and Fidel Castro. In the novel Fahrenheit 451, written by Ray Bradbury, one of the biggest hypocrites in the book was Captain Beatty.