Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. Former Apple CEO and Computer Pioneer Steve Jobs’s “You’ve Got To Find What You Love” stated these words as an ending thought for Stanford University’s class of 2005 at their commencement speech in said the year. His primary goal was to inspire students with various lessons he learned throughout his life so that they may graduate just a little more enlightened as they were before. Jobs does this through the use of anecdotes that portray the literary techniques of logos, counterargument, and allegory to tell the students to not let limitations get the best of you, get back up when you or knocked down and to live life to the fullest.
When looking at it through my eyes, the purpose was to explain that appearances and self confidence can really drive someone’s actions. The story follows a boy named Alberto who does his best to fit the images of people he sees in magazines, anything from working out constantly, to pushing on his teeth everyday assuming they’ll straighten out. You can tell that Alfonso is very dedicated to his appearance. “Alfonso didn’t want to be the handsomest kid at school, but he was determined to be better-looking than average. The next day he spent his lawn-mowing money on a new shirt, and, with a pocketknife, scooped the moons of dirt from under his fingernails.
The entire narrative of Flowers for Algernon is composed of the “progress reports” that Charlie writes. Charlie works at Donner’s Bakery in New York City as a janitor and delivery boy. The other employees often taunt him and pick on him, but Charlie is unable to understand that he is the subject of mockery. He believes that his coworkers are good friends. After a battery of tests—including a maze-solving competition with a mouse named Algernon, who has already had the experimental surgery performed on him—Charlie undergoes the operation.
These couple of pages as well as scenes show that Charlie, upon realizing the surgery’s effect, begins to lose his intelligence and thought process as it begins to worsen quickly. This degeneration eventually leads back to the original sweet and innocent Charlie we saw in the story before the operation, but also leads to the hurt and misunderstanding that Charlie faces due to his lack of certain understanding. Thus, this type of process can be explained by the spiral, which can mean coming back to something after a very long process, and this type of shape can be found when talking about Charlie because he went through a process that led him right back to where he started. The progression between white to blue through the spiral can also be explained by
He seems to be working hard to ensure the narrator got what he needed as a child. In the last stanza where he says, “And polished my good shoes as well,” (Out Loud, 2003.para. 3). The reader is made aware that even though he worked hard probably as a laborer and earned little, he bought shoes for the narrator. The reader can even imagine that the narrator’s father took him to school; that is why he brushed his
Who, in comparison with his brother, has a whole different look then his brother, the story had said, “Donald was bony, grave, and obsessed with the fate of the soul”(364). Saying this, it completely adds to the fact that people couldn’t believe that these two men are brothers. As well as these two brothers looking different from one another the story also emphasizes that unlike his brother Pete, who was married and had kids, Donald is , “the younger brother, was still single”(364). This probably shows why Donald was such a carefree person because he doesn’t have any responsibilities to deal with as an adult, while his brother had many responsibilities to look over throughout his life. In addition, “He lived alone, painted houses when he found the work, and got deeper in debt to Pete when he didn’t” (364).
Huck was never fond of his father. “I used to be scared of him all the time, he tanned me so much. I reckoned I was scared now, too; but in a minute I see I was mistaken—that is, after the first jolt, as you may say, when my breath sort of hitched, he being so unexpected; but right away after I see I warn 't scared of him worth bothring about,” (Twain, 29). This shows that Huck was frightened of his dad and didn’t want him around. Additionally, he was not that great of a person either, he was a very racist man.
In Henderson the Rain King Henderson tells his first wife, Frances that he wants to become a doctor and she just laughs at him. In A Raisin in the Sun Walter has a business idea that he thinks will make him a lot of money but no one believes that he could or should do it. My final comparison is in Fahrenheit 451. Faber and Dahfu are alike because in Henderson the Rain King Dafu helps and talks with Henderson about the things he is struggling with. In Fahrenheit 451 Faber helps Montag with understanding why they burn books and what are in the books.
He is the father of Two Children – Danny and Martha. He suffers from an accident that almost cost him his life. He becomes paralyzed but by a stroke of fate regains full use of all his body parts. He does not reveal everything about himself during his letters to Rachel but he turns out to be a good man. His posterity is entrenched in the values that he passes to Danny and Martha.
These particular moments are useful in that they make up for lost jokes throughout the episode. Peter has to go to work in spite of his headache and the name of the factory he works at, ‘Happy-Go-Lucky Toys’, is voiced-over as ‘Fabrique de jouets: Les heureux font les chanceux’. There, one of his colleagues is working on a new doll called ‘G.I. Jew’, an allusion to the famous action figure G.I. Joe, which was actually originally cut from the episode by FOX.
c) I can empathise with Walt McCandless, Chris McCandless’s father. “....I spent a lot of time with Chris, perhaps more than with any of my other kids. I really liked his company even though he frustrated us so often.” (Krakauer, 104) Chris and his father did not truly get along very well as Chris got older, since their personalities were so stubborn, they would fight a lot. Walt loved Chris but rarely showed it, which made Chris have a certain hate towards his father. I empathise with Walt because his son died while they were on bad terms, although he knew Chris loved him, Walt had no time to show Chris how much he loved him.
Life is like being trapped inside a jar. You have to keep filling the jar with experience until you can finally achieve something great. Luckily sometimes a mentor can help you speed up the process by sharing the wisdom he collected with you. In the book Level Up by Gene Luen Yang, a young boy named Dennis Ouyang struggles to follow his dead father’s hope that he would become a gastroenterologist. By analysing the boy’s situation, it will show how he was helped by mentors on his way to becoming a gastroenterologist.
“...he mentioned a ‘dead space’ inside him, which he said made it difficult for him to feel much of anything. Sometimes he pretended to be happy, he said to see how other people reacted to him. Often he did not make any effort,” (179-180). Shin’s life in the camp was completely different than his new life in the United States, which confused him and others, but he was trying to sort out his
Readers argue that while while it might be true that charlie´s I.Q decreases less than 68. Charlie was able to feel like everyone else and he learned how to do things that he never knew how to do before the A.I surgery.opponents would also argue that charlie was heartbroken because of the A.I surgery. He did get heartbroken after the A.I surgery,but Charlie felt loved and he learned what love was. Also, Charlie Gordon should have the A.I surgery because he et new friends,he felt new emotions, and he wanted to learn new things and he did. Charlie was a problem solving machine.
The Operation I’M SO DUMB!!!!! “I’m not so fast sometimes. I’m a slow reader too in Miss Kinnians class for slow adults, but i’m trying very hard” Daniel Keyes page 54. This is a character from the book “Flowers for Algernon” the character is Charlie Gordon he is a grown man that goes to a class to help him he is very slow in the brain. But his teacher Ms. Kinnian says that he has an opportunity to have an operation done on his brain to try to make him smarter but there is a bit of a problem.