Surviving Alone The ‘Rite of Passage’ by Richard Wright has a preeminent place in the literary world because this book teaches a lesson of survival, white power, and influence. Wright is an American author who wrote novels, poems, and short stories. He is best known for his book ‘Black Boy’ and ‘Native Son’. The book ‘Rite of Passage’ written by Richard Wright is about a 15 year old boy who has straight A’s in school and the people he has lived with all his life is not really his family, which leads to his debacle journey.
In Sherman Alexie’s short stories (and poems), there usually three central themes that the story rotates. In this paper, I will be exploring how he (Alexie) explores the themes losing culture, a cycle of regret, and using drugs (mainly alcohol) to escape. In Indian Education, the short story, Alexie seems to show that whenever young Victor tries to express himself through his culture, he is punished. Take the section “First Grade” for example. In first grade, Junior (the main character and narrator) says that “The little warrior in me roared to life that day..” and makes comparisons to traditional Native American warriors, such as describing the brusies on the other boy’s face as “war paint” or how Junior chants “it’s a good day to die”, which is phrase typically associated with Crazy Horse, who was a Native American chief.
The book has 282 pages, and published in 2004 for Australia and 2005 for USA. John Flanagan had always been a writer, but had been noticed when he wrote an uncomplimentary poem of a senior executive where he worked, where he started to train in copywriting, he writes books for the young adult audience. Ranger’s Apprentice Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan adventure, fantasy book, tells the stories of two fifteen year old boys and their adventures as apprentices. Ranger’s Apprentice Ruins of Gorlan is starts out in Redmont fief or state, where a huge castle sits.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower, a Fascinating Book and Movie “So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be.” (2). The book, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, written by Stephen Chbosky, has a very bumpy storyline featuring a teenager named Charlie. Charlie starts out his freshman year with no friends, but he eventually he meets Sam and Patrick, two seniors at his school.
Louise Erdrich, author of “The Red Convertible,” is the daughter of a German-American father and a Chippewa Indian mother. They were both employed at the Bureau of Indian Affairs boarding school and from an early age, Louise was encouraged by her father to write stories. She says that “my father used to give me a nickel for every story I wrote” (Madden 241). After years of writing, Louise received the National Book Award for Fiction in 2012 for her novel “The Round House.” “The Red Convertible” follows the brotherhood of Lyman Lamartine and Henry Junior and illustrates the symbolization of the red convertible.
Flight written by Sherman Alexie is told in a first-person narrative by its protagonist Zits. He is a 15-year-old half-Native American orphan. Zits has a long history of abuse by the people around him, self-esteem issues, and a long list of past delinquencies. As one reads the novel, it looks as though many of Zits issues stem from his father 's abandonment before birth and his mother 's death when he was six years old.
The Drummer Boy of Shiloh is a historical fiction novel. The author is the late Ray Bradbury. Ray is known as a science fiction writer and he is also known for writing mysteries,etc. The Battle of Shiloh lasted for 2 days and it was one of the bloodiest battles in American history. My thesis is that there will be another battle and there will be a drummer boy.
In the novel “The Round House” written by Louise Erdrich depicts the story from the perspective of Joe. Joe’s point of view outlines the development of his childhood. The themes of the novel tie together to tell the story of Geraldine 's rape. The novel “The Round House” incorporated three themes which include the discrimination on native women, the Judicial System, and having to grow up too quickly.
The novel won the Boeke Prize, a South African novel award in 2003. In 2004, it won the Asian/ Pacific American Award for Literature in Best Adult Fiction for years 2001-2003.In 2012 it was adapted into a theatrical feature film directed by Ang Lee. He made his both ends meet by writing novels. After his initial failures, he turned to India for an amazing story and India didn’t let her guest down as usual.
Brokeback Mountain depicts the illicit homosexual romance, is a short story written by the American novelist Annie Proulx. The story is first published in The New Yorker in 1997, and has had the extended publication in the 1998 collection of Proulx short stories, namely, Close Range: Wyoming Stories. In the same year, the story has Proulx winning a third place in the O.Henry Award prize. The screenwriters Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana and the director Ang Lee had a film adaption released in 2005, starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, which later was honored abound accolades, including the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, along with eight Academy Award nominations.
There was history teacher of East St. Louis high school, named Irl Solomon. He was approached by author Jonathan Kozol, due to column from a journalist. Irl Solomon was a redheaded 54 year old man who graduated Brandeis University, once he entered law school he was suddenly torn away by his concern on civil rights. After one semester in law school he dropped out and decided to go to one of the toughest schools to teach, he still remains there.
I am Oliver Hill, Professor of Modern Literature at the University of Cambridge here to discuss the works of Christopher Paolini and why he should be inducted into the Literary Hall of Fame. Christopher Paolini, is a fantasy writer accredited for his bestselling book, Eragon. In 1983, Christopher Paolini was born in an isolated part of Montana, America, and started writing Eragon when he was fifteen years of age. The self-published book Eragon, was published in 2002 and was republished in 2003. This book was followed by Eldest, Brisngr and Inheritance.
One of the best days of King’s early life was when he first published a story in a horror fan magazine. Published under the title “In a Half-World of Terror”. The original title was “I was a Teen-Age Graverobber”. He was once quoted saying “Your job isn’t to find ideas but to recognize them when they show up” (King 37). King referring to his mother’s influencing his writing and him just making observations about his life.
If you would want to read about change in teenager’s life when it comes to them one morning waking up to an invasion and having to living on their own. This novel is filled with unexpected happenings and surprises that’ll make you thrive you to read it till the end. Tomorrow when the war began tells a story about a group of teenagers who one day return home from camp to find out that their country has been invaded and now had to live on their own. Ellie the particular main character in the story starts off as a normal Australian teenager and as time passes living on their own she acts the roles of a mature adult.
In the young adult suspense novel, Variant, by Robison Wells, a young man named Benson Fisher arrives at Maxfield Private Academy. This school is supposed to be the pinnacle of educational research. What he finds it to actually be, is worse than any nightmare you could dream. Benson falls upon this school through his old school, where he applies for a scholarship to attend Maxfield. He is a foster child and has been moved to 33 different foster homes since the age of five, so the thought of a private school was a beacon for a home at last.