Introduction According to most people, To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the greatest American novels with a saddening story that chronicles the trials of Atticus and his siblings, young Scout and Jem Finch. It’s fascinating to put emphasis on the fact that the stories of both the novel and the film take place in Maycomb, Alabama. When it was turned to a film, the director had to struggle with the challenges of creating a screenplay founded on the content of another medium. It’s hard to turn fictional characters into real people.
“Langston Hughes” points out important characteristics of Langston Hughes that I find inspiring. Because Hughes kept climbing and never gave up like his mother advised him, he accomplished very big things that a lot of people do not get to experience. Some of the great things he accomplished were winning an Opportunity poetry prize, using grant money to establish African American theatrical groups, and making
“Change is Miss Emily’s enemy, so she refuses to acknowledge it, whether that change is the death of her father, the arrival of tax bills, the decay of her house”(Mosby 1). Her father 's death was by far the most detrimental change that further
The Great Depression brought hardships to families across America. People battled these hardships in many ways, but John Steinbeck’s weapon of choice was something that would live on forever: his words. Throughout his career Steinbeck wrote over 31 books. His classic novel, Of Mice and Men, portrays a heart wrenching story of two men that are beaten into the ground of the Great Depression. While Steinbeck shows that dreams and planning can create hope and aspiration, friendship is shown to be the deciding factor between a content life and the search for more, that can ultimately lead to less.
John Allan was a prosperous tobacco exporter, so he was able to send Poe to the best boarding schools and later to the University of Virginia. Poe excelled academically throughout all of his schooling. When he grew up, he married his cousin Virginia who later died from tuberculosis in 1847. After this, Poe’s depression and alcoholism worsened. On October 3, 1849, he was found in a state of semi-consciousness and died four days later.
The Glass Menagerie is a memory play published in 1944 by American playwright, Tennessee Williams. The play carries strong autobiographical elements due to the fact that it is based on Williams himself, his mentally fragile sister rose, and his melodramatic mother. Almost 30 years later, the play went on to premiere in many theaters and on the big screen; The cast included Katherine Hepburn as Amanda Wingfield, Sam Waterston as Jim O 'Connor, Michael Moriarity as Tom Wingfield, and Joanna Miles as Laura Wingfield. Although the transition from script to stage production is a large one, directors were largely successful in developing the major elements and portraying them in a clear and effective manner. In the original script of the The Glass
Life in America James Baldwin is one of the most inspirational writers to live, so it comes to no surprise you can find similarities in other writers’ work. In one of his better writings, “My Dungeon Shook: Letter to My Nephew on the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Emancipation,” James Baldwin warns his nephew white people are going to hate him simply because he’s black. Baldwin abvices his nephew throughout his letter to ignore what white people tell him because they want to see him, and everyone else with colored skin, struggle. Garnette Cadogan “Black and Blues” is a similarly successful story, the story depicts how Cadogan grew up in the dangerous streets of Jamaica, and then went to America during his adult life. Growing up in Jamaica Cadogan found a safe haven in walking, even though he could have at any moment lost his life if he ran into the wrong person fortunately Cadogan never encountered any of these people.
Huck Finn Literary Analysis The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, written by Mark Twain, has become one of the most influential works ever written. The story takes place between the 1830’s and 40’s, following a young boy, Huckleberry, who is running away from his alcoholic father. He ran into an escaped slave, Jim, and the two decide to venture down the Mississippi river in hopes of fleeing their troubles. Throughout the novel Twain promotes many great themes; however, one of the most prominent themes that he places before the audience is A person’s morals will often differ from what society views as correct.
In the world of literature, stories are often released for the purpose of social commentary or even to reflect on the authors past in a that its similar to an autobiography. Raymond Carver is a unique author often creating short stories that are of his own personal life through fictional characters that embody the turmoil he has gone through and social commentary on social issues. This is seen especially in his 1981 short story, Cathedral with a revised version being released in 1983, but we are gonna focus on the 1981 original. Cathedral’s plot centers around a blind man named Robert who after his wife dies, he lives with his departed wife’s friend who soon alongside her husband, helps teach Robert to learn a new way of seeing. The plot of the story while simple, is very complex under the surface, being a plot that is about three people who is dependent on each other and the connection that develops.
At some point in every individual's life, they will have to deal with the loss of someone they knew and loved. While this is a sad fact of life, it’s inevitable. When someone passes on, however, they are remembered somehow by their loved one that live on. In Burton Raffel’s Beowulf, Beowulf is a great hero loved by all that knew him but tragically, he did not compare to the dragon who took his life. It is unusual that such a great hero did not escape the dragon’s wrath as many other stories about heroes do.
As a member of the admissions board for the United States University, I would like to nominate ten very accomplished individuals for acceptance into this year’s class. These ten individuals have shown their dedication in their respective fields and offer to better not only the university, but put their efforts to work together for the betterment of society. Along with these ten nominations, I have created a two person waitlist should any of the ten choose not to accept their acceptance and attend United States University this coming fall. The ten applicants I nominate for acceptance: Clarence Darrow, Charles Dawes, Babe Ruth, Robert Jones, Harold Grange, Langston Hughes, Ernest Hemingway, Duke Ellington, Charles Lindbergh, and Margaret Sanger.
Over the years, many people have achieved greatness in some form. Whether it is inventing things for the good of mankind, helping the poor, or championing the rights of the mentally ill; many people have made a difference in the world. Others have achieved greatness in strange ways, for example, the few who have achieved posthumous honor. Some examples of people who have worked for the greater good are Dorothea Dix, who was a champion for the rights of the mentally ill; Thomas Edison, who produced hundreds of machines for the good of mankind; and Thurgood Marshall, who fought to end segregation in universities across America. These people all strived to make a difference in the lives of not only the people close to them, but the entire world.