Joe Kurmaskie in his story, "Rough Road Ahead: Do Not Exceed Posted Speed Limit" describes the adventures of a cyclist as he makes his way to Yosemite National Park. The cyclist takes some old men’s advice and takes a “shortcut,” however it proves to be far from short. The author uses setting to cause the audience to relate to and identify with the character, additionally through Kurmaskie's use of description of the desert setting, he exemplifies the effect of fear, exhaustion, and strength on the cyclist.
In the Devil’s Arithmetic--both the book and the movie--Hannah, a young Jewish girl, begins the story by heading off to her Seder Dinner, much to her dismay. She doesn’t care much about her past, and she doesn’t want to remember what happened to the Jews. She greets her favorite aunt, Aunt Eva, at the door, and unenthusiastically goes along with the celebration, drinking too much wine and treating everyone with disrespect. When asked to go open the door for the prophet Elijah, Hannah reluctantly gets up and opens the door. In an instance, she is transported back in time to 1942, the peak of the Holocaust. What follows is a story of hope, terror, and courage. Hannah meets Rivka
Have you ever felt abandoned? Abandonment is a very common thing in our society today and happens in many different circumstances and is a feeling no one likes to have. Isolation is a very big theme in the story “Zolaria” and is also considered the monster of the short story. I saw many different themes and monsters in the story “Zolaria” but the main themes are isolation and sickness. Isolation and sickness are monsters are monsters that effect characters by altering friendships, changing personalities and showing character.
At the opening of the historical fiction novel, Hannah is recalled as a self-centered, insulting person and a rascal. With the trouble some brother that she has, Hannah is unwilling about going to the Seder. The Seder is a family gathering feast that the Jewish families went to. In the intro of the book Hannah says “I am not hungry. I ate a big dinner at Rosemary’s. And I do not want to go to the Seder. Aaron and and I will be the only kids there and everyone will say how much we have grown even though they just saw us last months” (3-4). In the beginning of the book Hannah’s main point in life at this point is to only be happy with herself and not have to do what her
The Devil’s Arithmetic, a novel by Jane Yolen, is very inspiring to me. It explains the feelings of not only just Hannah, but many others. It lets me know that in any situation, you can always persevere. Although this book can be sad, the sadness is powerful. It takes you to a whole new perspective of the Holocaust, not just through facts, but actually living it. Hannah has to remember anything and everything. Why? Remembering is a huge part of this story and is represented largeley in many different ways.
Summer was walking alone at night when she should have been with someone she know or trust to walk with her.Summer was stubborn to be walking alone to find her friend at night.By doing that Summer has ended up in a very bad situation.She got kidnapped by a man named Clover has a mental issue.Captured by a man who seem to be like a normal and well kept a man you would never suspect that he kidnapped so many girls.Clover chose a girl who lives in the streets and have families that don’t care about them.That’s how he chose his perfect flowers.
All things in life can be enjoyable but also unexpected. Everyone has their own natural high. My natural high is riding my dirt bike. Even though riding my dirt bike is fun, it can also be very dangerous. It is very important to always wear safety gear while operating an off-road vehicle. Remember to always pay attention to the surroundings.
“All Jewish holidays are about remembering, Mama. I’m tired of remembering.” (4) In Jane Yolen’s novel, The Devil’s Arithmetic, Hannah says this as her family arrives to Seder and emphasizes the tiredness in her voice and how she feels like there’s no point in remembering, but by the end of the book, you can tell that the main theme is remembering. This impacts the book because it’s setting is in the place of the holocausts and is about Hannah, a girl who doesn’t care about remembering, and how she realizes that it’s important to remember because it can help you in many ways like recalling things that may help you in the future and learn things from the past.
Hannah Hoch was a famous female artist that was born on November 1, 889. She became widely known for her work during the Weimar period and her photomontages. Hannah created photomontages that described her political and social views on what was known as the “New Girl” Era. She was a participant of the Dada movement and would promote the idea of women working more in society.
New country, new town, new people, new rules, and new values. After her grandfather’s death in Barbados, Katherine sells his possessions and makes the decision to leave her home. She enters America as an outsider, unable to fit in with her extravagant clothes, seven trunks of valuables, and possesses unwomanly characteristics, like swimming and reading. In The Witch of Blackbird Pond, Katherine arrives at her uncle’s doorsteps, surprising them by her unplanned visit, but shocking the family with her intention to begin living with them. Her extravagant and prestigious life she led in Barbados was no longer existent in her uncle’s hard-working family. She is forced to complete chores that she was never exposed to and pushed to give up her comfortable
In August Wilson’s play The Piano Lesson, Berniece struggles to come to terms with the violence in her family’s past. Berniece relocates up north to escape the violence prevalent in her family legacy. Berniece is unable to reconcile with this fact, because of this she is unable to discuss this part of history as well as other aspects of her family history with her daughter Maretha. Berniece’s hesitation to reveal this truth to her daughter is detrimental because of the fact that Maretha is oblivious to an important part of her family history. In the end of the play Berniece is finally able to acknowledge the importance of this part of history, as a result she realizes that this is something which she should share with her daughter rather
Hannah Bailey is a senior attending Warsaw Community High School in Warsaw, Indiana. While in school she lives with her grandparents while her dad works off shore. Hannah has lived in Warsaw, Indiana since birth and she firmly beliefs that the town is conservative. Music, art, and writing is her passion. She highly believes in liberal art, and hope to become a filmmaker. She is a hard worker in which she dedicates her time preparing for college and her future; However, in between school and her personal life she finds time to take upon a relationship with her boyfriend, Joel, of two years. Hannah’s boyfriend is her world; she expresses that without him life is useless. With all her dependence on him in school, engaging with her peers is un-compliable. Instead of hanging out with the other teens in her school she prefers to hang with her friends in the liberal department. Many of the students express that Hannah does not suite their expectations as a friend. For example: During the film the school hosted prom the senior prom, while at the prom Hannah stayed distant from the other students.
Vanessa Martino Ms. Oliverio ENG 3U1 17 December 2015 CPT Essay The Piano Man’s Daughter Timothy Irving Frederick Findley Asignificant author often leaves an impact on the reader or some sort of lesson to be learned by the end of the novel. Upon reading the novel The Piano Mans Daughter authored by Timothy Findley, I personally learned many lessons and found many events to be relatable to the struggles and lives of the modern teen. Timothy is a significant Canadian author as his personal struggle enables him to address human struggle in an authentic way. In the novel, Findley negates the idea of the nuclear family and showing real life family dynamics. Through out the novel, the struggles the characters endure help teens relate to struggles
The novel by Kristin Hannah, The Nightingale, was truly a remarkable and unbeatable story depicting two women who have taken extremely opposite stands in regards to Nazis occupation in France. Throughout the storyline, Hannah was able to weave the ink on a page into wondrous and thrilling narrations from these two sisters. Indeed, one almost feels as if they were completely submerged in the mind’s of these dynamic characters. In a way, Vianne and Isabelle can be compared to the actions of the natural elements of fire and water. One goes with the flow, not really pushing against the current; while the other blazes against everything in its path, not stopping for anything, or anyone. Yet, they both are a force of nature in their own right. Vianne and Isabelle both have their reasons for acting in their particular manner throughout the storyline.
“Depression is a disorder most commonly associated with adolescent suicide” (Hittleman 1). When the pain is too hard to endure, some choose to intentionally end their own lives. Teens usually face more difficulties than tweens, yet they’re not as mature as adults, making them the most vulnerable victims of depression. In Jay Asher’s novel Thirteen Reasons Why, he made an accurate portrayal of depression by delineating the pessimistic thoughts of protagonist Hannah Baker throughout her story, and without receiving succor from her friends, teachers or parents, committed suicide to end an unabated affliction.