Detailed summary of IMMIGRANT The Novel Immigrant portrays the life of a female protagonist named Nina who works as a lecturer in Miranda House. At a very early age she had lost her father and was compelled to live under the shelter of her grandparents along with her mother. Her father passed away because of sudden cardiac arrest leaving Nina and her mother Shanthi in distress. Nina made her first step towards freedom as she got the lectureship in her alma mater and freed her mother from the scorn of her grandparents.
Being identified as having a National Jewish Book Award for children 's literature the book The Devil 's Arithmetic by Jane Yolen’ is a historical fiction book about a Jewish family that changes with the flip of a page. Hannah travels back in time when her and her family are at a family dinner called the Seder about the Holocaust. Hannah had been forced out of their living space to go to a unknown place but rather than later, she figures out she is going to a concentration camp. While her and her family are at the concentration camp many of her friends and her family do not survive. Not only does this change Hannah from being a static character to a dynamic character it changes Hannah as a person because she goes from being selfish, scared,to relieved.
Linda Pastan was a great poet while also a wife and mother. Pastan started sending her work to The New Yorker at age twelve (Potvin par. 6). Later, she went to college and got married. Pastan stated in an interview that she stopped writing for about ten years, because she could not be the perfect wife and mother that she was expected to be and also commit herself to her poetry (Brown, 3). She considers herself “a product of the ‘50s – what I called the perfectly polished floor syndrome.
( “The Extraordinary Power Of The Ordinary” The Mezzo Cammin ). Linda Pastan became a poet and a writer at a very young age, at the age of 12 she was already sending work to “The New Yorker” ( “The Extraordinary Power Of The Ordinary” The Mezzo Cammin ) . Although Pastan’s father prefered for her to be a doctor and not a poet , Linda attended Radcliffe college and graduated in 1954, she also received a masters degree in 1957 ( “The Navarrete 3 Extraordinary Power Of The Ordinary” The Mezzo Cammin ). Pastans most recent collection is, Insomnia, this collection appeared at the beginning of fall and Since 1987, her poems,books,and stories have appeared on “The Paris Review” ( “The Extraordinary Power Of The Ordinary” The Mezzo Cammin ) . In her childhood Linda Pastan was very isolated and spent most of her time reading, writing books, and poems ( “The Extraordinary Power Of The Ordinary” The Mezzo Cammin ) .
Throughout the whole semester we have read novels and poems in which characters were escaping the reality by creating the imaginary world. Each character has a different story and a different reason to do that. In the novel “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Gilman, the main character, who is also the narrator of the story, is a young woman, who 's suffering from what in modern days is known as postpartum depression but back than was diagnosed as hysteria. Due to her illness her husband John, who is a physician, moves the whole family to a colonial mansion, and lock her up in what might have been an attic and described by her “big airy room (…) , with windows that look all ways, and air and sunshine galore.
The fourth chapter of the novel introduces the narrator who has been unknown until this point which was an intended choice on the author’s part in influencing the tone. The narrator is Yunior, Oscar’s college roommate who offers to live with him after Lola expresses concerns for his wellbeing following a rejection by a girl. The chapter begins by the author referring to himself in the first person by stating, “It all started with me. The year before Oscar fell…” (167) This foreshadows a later event in the chapter:
The struggle in Angelou’s life started when she was young. At the age of 8 Angelou was left mute for several years after a traumatic rape that also resulted in the murder of her rapist (Britannica 2). Though fastforwarding to 1940, Angelou moved to San Francisco with her mother working a variety of odd jobs until she became a professional dancer and also changing her name (Britannica 3). Work till this point of her life was all she knew and proceeded to continue this trend in order to achieve her dreams. Another look into her future Angelou now working as a professor of an American studies at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina (Britannica 6).
When she was 18 she attended the Johns Hopkins Medical school to study psychology (2). After not succeeding in that school she left and went to London with her brother Leo and she began her career as an artist. “Paris was the place Stein quoted in Gertrude Stein 's America”(“Gertrude Stein 1874-1946”2). Many say that her best book that she published in 1909 was Three Lives (2). She produced more than 40
The novel “To Kill a Mocking Bird” was written by Harper Lee and first published on 11 July 1960 and won the Pulitzer Prize back in 1961. The novel is about Jean Louise Finch or better known as Scout, reminiscing a time in her childhood that not only change her life but her entire family’s life too. From her father, Atticus having to defend an innocent Negro man being accused of rape to almost being kill with her brother on the way home from a school play and being saved by an unexpected hero. The literary element I have chosen to analyse in the novel is the characters of the story. The first character in the book that we are introduce to is of course the protagonist Jean Louise “Scout” Finch.
Sharon M. Draper is the author of this book, Darkness Before Dawn. The physical setting of this story is at Keisha’s school, Hazelwood High, in Atlanta, GA. The temporal setting is Keisha Montgomery’s senior year in high school. The author manipulates times by introducing the suicide of her ex-boyfriend, Andy Jackson, and goes back to where he was still alive. The setting is critical to the story, because the setting provided the framework for what is going on, and gives readers info to set mood.
While substitute teaching at a school in New York, Gertrude began working on her advanced degree at New York University graduating in 1941 and then took night classes at Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute. Unfortunately Gertrude was unable to complete her PhD as a part-time student and made and critical decision to quit school never finishing her PhD. In the biochemist later years, she was awarded an honorary PhD from Polytechnic University from New York in 1989 and an honorary SD degree from Harvard in 1999. Gertrude was an American biochemist and pharmacologist who wanted to make a difference in the world; the only way
Before his career began, he wrote poems throughout high school that was inspired by the famous poet, Walt Whitman. After graduating high school on June 8, 1943, he continued his education by studying at Columbia University and graduated from there in 1948. While he attended the university, Ginsberg was introduced to William Burroughs and Jack Kerouac. In the 1950’s, the three authors then established a publishing company and literary movement called the Beat Generation in San Francisco, where they created their own pieces of work that influenced American culture and politics in the post-World War
A recovering addict tells his sponsor his adventurous account of how he ended up in a mental hospital. BRIEF SYNOPSIS: LEONARD LEHMAN (20’s) a college student and aspiring writer from Ithaca College has been sober for two weeks and has just been released from a mental hospital. He meets with his sponsor, HARRY, who wants to know how Leonard ended up in the psychiatric hospital. Leonard recalls he just woke up there, but doesn’t remember how he got there.
A Critique of Speak Keeping a secret for a whole school year would be a challenge. One may find that the novel Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson explores the challenges of keeping a secret. The story is about a girl, Melinda Sordino, who gets raped over the summer at a party and is helpless. That year at school all of her best friends are now her ex-friends because they didn’t know what happened. She doesn’t tell anyone about this terrifying memory until the end of the year.
Some people cannot answer these questions without the help of others, whether that advice is positive or negative. In the novel Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson, she shows you the story of a girl searching for her voice. The main character of this life changing book, Melinda, a teen who was raped at a high school party, is struggling with speaking to others about the horrible event she experienced at the party. As she is starting her freshman year of high school some people will come into the story to help Melinda get the voice she does not realize is missing. Melinda finds that art class is her sanctuary and her art teacher, Mr. Freeman, is the only