What would you do if you weren 't able to go to school and had to work for your father in the fields? That is what William Kamkwamba had to face. William is the author of The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind which tells the true story of his life in Malawi, and how he built a windmill to bring electricity to his village. William lived in a small farming village where they struggled through seasons with no food because of famine and drought. William couldn’t go to school because his family did not have the money.
For instance, William used his dad’s old bike for the windmill. When he told his dad, he “explained the entire process, how the bike frome would be the perfect body and be sturdy enough to handle strong winds” (174). This shows his ability to think in an unorthodox manner. Moreover, William knew what he needed to build his windmill, but he did not have the parts. To fix this problem, he went to the junkyard to find alternative parts.
Surviving Alone The ‘Rite of Passage’ by Richard Wright has a preeminent place in the literary world because this book teaches a lesson of survival, white power, and influence. Wright is an American author who wrote novels, poems, and short stories. He is best known for his book ‘Black Boy’ and ‘Native Son’. The book ‘Rite of Passage’ written by Richard Wright is about a 15 year old boy who has straight A’s in school and the people he has lived with all his life is not really his family, which leads to his debacle journey. As Johnny goes through this difficult stage in life he decides to run away not thinking about where he’s going to stay or how he’s going to get food.
Almost everyone makes New Year’s Resolutions believing that this year is going to be different, this year, the habit will not be pushed into the dark reaches of your mind. However, only 8% of people uphold their resolutions. These statistics show how difficult it can be to fulfill a goal or form a habit. In the nonfiction book, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer, William Kamkwamba, the main character, chose something he desired to accomplish and he attained the goal nearly every time. The book follows William through his life from 12 years of age up until he is older than 20 years old.
Through this novel, you will explore a world of injustice, feel for Octavian as he loses everything he has ever known, and cheer when he resists and builds a life for himself in the cruel world he’s fighting to live in. Octavian lives in Boston pre-revolutionary war and is a slave being used as a science experiment. Octavian lives in a house with other slaves but they actually work as slaves. Although Octavian’s life is not like a typical life of a slave, he is still one because later in the book he starts doing more chores and doing hard labor and falling behind on his studies. Octavian also initially lives in Boston but after the Boston massacre, they all move to the country to get away from the craziness.
It’s a Wonderful Life is a film set in the World War II era that follows the life of George Bailey. George spends his entire life in a small town named Bedford Falls. His dream was always to leave the town and travel the world, but he never gets the opportunity because he is stuck running his father’s building and loan company. George serves the citizens of the town by providing them with affordable housing. During this time he makes many important relationships with people throughout the town.
"The Man Who Was Almost a Man," by Richard Wright is a short story about Dave Sanders. Dave Saunders is a young black seventeen year old male who is a worker on the plantation. Dave feels that since he is seventeen that he needs to prove everyone that he is a man. Dave thinks that if he get a gun people will respect him. But after all, the gun only causes many complications for him.Richard Wright uses symbols in the short story to show the complexity of Dave coming of page.
‘United we stand!’ ‘United we stand!’, these words reminds me the story of the farmer and his quarrelling sons which I have probably read when I was only eight years old. The story was about a farmer who had five sons, who always quarreled and had no unity. The farmer so decided to teach them a lesson and called everyone and handed them a bundle of five sticks, asking them to try to break them. None could win the challenge and when the sticks were separated and each stick was handed to each son, they were easily able to break the individual sticks. The above story needs no further explanation of what it was trying to teach.
When I was nine years old, my parents came back to the countryside from Shanghai, a huge and thriving fishing village before. That was during Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, the enforced displacement of educated people to rural areas. As the director of a paper mill, which had once helped Kuomintang, a party against communist party, to make maps, my father unfortunately was tortured cruelly, so he finally had to give up everything in Shanghai, and went back to our small village with my mother to start over. However, without stable income, it was hard to raise five kids up because there was not enough food. Although I enjoyed the time at school, I still believed that food was much more important than knowledge, so I quit the school after
Goulding succeeded in adding essential details and symbols in the plot which made it very unique and distinguished in it’s own creative way. He took us through a thrilling fictional journey in the book as it starred a bunch of boys being plane wrecked with no adults on an island during the war occurring in England. This is the story of them building their community but the question remains: Are they going to survive? The boys experience a mix of feelings including fear, excitement, adrenaline rush and most importantly they faced being turned from innocent creatures to complete savages. They struggle to build their own community, elect a leader and distributing tasks among them.They managed to have a good start as everyone