Davis 's way of writing The Return of Martin Guerre is very easy to read. Davis says in On the Lame, a response to critic Robert Finlay 's review of the book, that she wanted it to read like a mystery novel for all readers. Davis backs up what shes says with historical facts and does ask questions on chronological events. Such as when the real Martin leaves, Davis states that it would be interesting if Martin went to his ancestral home or not after stealing from his father to escape. Davis does not spend a lot of time on the topic, but spends enough to make it interesting and remind the reader that these were real thinking people all those centuries ago. The first half of the book is great for general readers who like history, but do not want all the deep details.
(4.). In conclusion, I believe that The Butcher’s Tale: Murder and Anti-Semitism in a German Town, is a book that can be read by both students and adults. The plot of the book is very fluid, so even though the book deals with an important topic as Anti-Semitism, the fluidity that the book presents, renders it also a pleasant reading for almost everyone. The author, Helmut Walser Smith, did a magnificent job with this book, he was able to combine both adventure and investigation, with the analysis of Anti-Semitism and its roots.
Learn, Yolen encourages readers to have a deep understanding of the concept to help them wrap their heads around the inhumane event of the holocaust. As people become more and more intelligent and less ignorant, the world slowly becomes a better place. She grasps readers so that they completely understand what she is saying and how it relates to the topic. Last but least, respect. After readers read Yolen’s novel, readers learn to respect the “silent heroes” of the holocaust.
The author goes on to debate what Pocahontas actually felt in her relationship with John Smith and how she most likely did not reciprocate the feelings he claimed she had. This may be new information to the reader and provides historical difference of the real Pocahontas from the Hollywood version while strengthening Townsend’s argument. Also, the author does not use challenging language in her own writing. She keeps her own wording basic as to give the readers a break from the difficultness of the old language. Another positive aspect of this book is the notes section and the preface.
Addison and Perlstein both incorporate ethos in their articles to establish credibility. Perlstein effectively uses facts and concrete figures to aid his argument. Although using concrete figures aid Perlstein’s use of logic, it also contributes to his credibility because the audience can see that he adds outside sources to his article and the readers start to trust Perlstein. Once again using outside sources to aid his argument, Perlstein often quotes specific sources. Perlstein stated that “Doug Mitchell, editor at the Chicago Press, once said, 'I suspect I got in this university primarily because I had a high-school friend who got a pirated copy of Henry Miller 's 'Tropic of Capricorn”’ (Perlstein).
Richard Pells, a history professor at the University of Texas, wrote Not Like Us: How Europeans have loved, hated, and transformed American culture since World War II in an effort to explain the relationship between Europe and the United States after the wars. After providing the reader with some background information of World War I, World War II, and the time in between, Pells focuses on the European views of America, the export of American culture, and the influence Europe had on the States, and how all of those things have changed in the decades after World War II. Europe, as Pells says, has a long standing history of looking down on America. Europeans viewed America, with its comparatively short history and excessive confidence, as “as
This movie review of Coming to America a comedy romance-based film that depicts many of the 80s era’s practices of popular culture themes, and sociological concepts for different social cultures during the 80s’ era. The film illustrated themes of popular culture in the elite, high, and low culture rooted though the 80s’ epoch. Its context also provided the concepts of critical theory, upper- class ritual formality, cultural consumption, and insight of a hidden dominant sociological concept display of cultural industries’ influence within the movie. The description of the production of the film parades a need to rebellion against the traditional rituals that many individuals in countries experience in their societies. Coming to America’s
This essay refers to Michel Foucault’s Punish and Discipline and Nellie Bly’s Ten Days in a Madhouse to prove that: the judge gained normalizing authority in society, Blackwell Insane Asylum employees, doctors and nurses, neglected and abused patients rather than rehabilitating them, and Blackwell Insane Asylum functioned as an antiquated punishment complex. The beginning of this essay summarizes the judge’s traditional role in society. Next, it references Nellie Bly’s ‘unvarnished narrative’ to prove 19th century judges gained authority. Then it discusses how late 18th century theoreticians sparked the change in the judge’s traditional role by integrating psychology into punishment. Next it provides examples from Bly’s article to prove that the late 18th century theoreticians’ ideas influenced the judge.
He uses pathos with his many examples as a way of making the reader feel a bit guilty, for not putting their phone down from time to time. Especially the whole thing about living online is not really living and the way he uses the environment as a hidden argument about if people cared more about other things than themselves, they could do a lot for the environment. He has experienced this transformation himself and how liberating it is, to no longer be tied to technology. Johnston starts the essay by telling about his old and new phone, comparing them to humans by writing, “I’d developed trust issues with my Pearl,
Literature is a precious art form to many and important for various reasons. Literacy helps improve grammar, provides entertainment, educates people and provides inspiration. It is specifically useful for educating people on racial discrimination as many classic works contain racism. Both To Kill a Mockingbird and The Butler are great at expanding people’s knowledge on racism. Although they have two entirely different plots, they both depict how little people value an African-American’s opinion, characters challenging racism and the acceptance of blatant racism.
Part One is very informational and contains the bulk of the book’s research. The information was presented in a thesis format; Loftus stated a claim and then supported her ideas with research and quotations from experts in the field of law and memory. Part One is helpful for psychologists, attorneys, and interested law people. The major principles concerning the errors in eyewitness testimony are supported by research and are accepted by psychologists (Kassin, Ellsworth, & Smith, 1989). Part One will contribute to the future of psychology by showcasing how the memory works and the different ways it is manipulated and changed: this will allow jurors and lawyers to become more wary when dealing with a traumatized
One way Boyle engages the reader is through the narrative, personal style in which he writes his book. Historical documents can sometimes be intricate and frankly borjing but in this telling, the reader is able to connect to history in a preosnal way to better understand the conflicts this nation experienced. When he was not following Ossian directly, he pulls back his narrative lens and usually gives a history of the country at large to emphasize why things were the way they were, like explaining defense lawyer Clarence Darrow impressive professional career. This unique structuring kept me engaged but also informed of social context which gave a deeper understanding of the account when he returned back to Ossian’s perspective. I believe this is the books greatest strength.
The Civil War is one of the bloodiest wars in American history, but what started it? What did it lead to? In the book, “Two Miserable Presidents”, by Steve Sheinkin, the author explains events that led up to the civil war and how they were finally resolved through the leadership of Abraham Lincoln. Throughout the book, we learn about the causes of the Civil War through anecdotes and we learn “everything your schoolbooks didn’t tell you about the Civil War.” He gives a humorous 13 step guide in ripping a country in two and names each section of the book a with a captivating yet true title.
The United States culture is a mixture of different values that makes The U.S unique. In the article “American Culture: Traditions and Customs of the United States”, Kim Ann Zimmermann claims that The U.S is like a big melting pot of cultures. She claims that “The United States is the third largest country in the word with a population of more than 320 million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Because of this, the United States is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world”(Zimmermann). This means that The American culture is a big mix of cultures which makes it unique.