He justifies that by reading a fiction novel and later moving into more challenging works, people can further the boundaries of their knowledge. However, as Carter saw, most do not perceive it that way. In this prose, Stephen Carter uses rhetorical devices such as: allusion, anecdote, and humor, to delineate how the amount of reading has decreased. In this work, Stephen L. Carter alludes to Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. This is shown by the quote, “The more of us who reduce reading to no more than an unpleasant obligation, the faster we descend toward the world of Ray Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451.” His analogy to this novel provides a clear illustration of how Carter envisions society’s future without reading.
He then tried to pursue a career in advertising, but he was not accepted into any agency, he finally pursued a career in journalism. This means he has no insight on the process of decision-making from a psychological or neurological point of view. So what would be the result of someone who is writing about something that is not their area of expertise? In this case is "Blink," a collection of stories in which the author tries to fit in with the theme of snap decisions; decisions that do not necessarily prove that snap judgment is good, even when that is the intention of the author. An example of this would be an experiment, in which, a video of a teacher is shown to students.
As a reader, occasionally you never really pay attention to those details that do move the plot along. Subconsciously, it’s a different reason. When you read, you process many words, which your mind try to make sense. This could happen my trying to predict an outcome, or create a possible theory. This book works with this concept, or atleast parts of it frequently.
When reading a story, book, or novel, you’re expected to follow the story from start to end--that is if the plot is to your own tastes. Exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution is what makes up a plot. The better the plot is structured, the better the story is, right? A well-written story makes readers yearn for more, making them feel like they’re at the edge of their seats, engrossed with what is written on the pages. Of course, not all would feel that way about a story, as not all stories end with a ‘happily ever after’.
Based on source B, “... fiction and nonfiction do tend to deploy different methods for getting to the truth. Fiction, we have been told, tells the truth but it slant.” It is claiming that fiction is just a different way of presenting nonfiction. That argument is completely implausible, fiction will never be nonfiction. And nonfiction will never be fiction. How can nonfiction be present in a fictional way when they are complete opposites of each other?
Right now I'm reading The Book Thief and at first my brain had difficulty comprehending the very first pages, however, I'm now halfway through it. The book, so far, is great because of the fact that you can really indulge into the story that's unfolding. Once I commenced on reading the book again, it makes me question the people who say they hate reading. Or the people who prefer the movies to the books. Yes, some of the movie adaptations can be great, but the books present more definition that make you get stuck in the book's reality.
In the story, “The Minister's Black Veil” Hawthorne states, “how strange,’ said a lady ‘that a simple black veil, such as women might wear on her bonnet, should become such a terrible thing on Mr.Hooper's face!” A lady was talking about how people are overreacting about the veil on Hooper’s face and how if a lady wore one no one would think anything of it. In the story, Hooper states, “loathsomely treasuring up the secret of his sin; then deem me a monster, for the symbol beneath which I have lived, and die! I look around me, and, lo! on every visage a black veil!” The veil is causing him to be lonely and no one to talk to him, but he believes that everyone has a black veil. In “The Minister's Black Veil”, Hawthorne uses alienation to illustrate how the community around you can affect you as a person.
In the essays, “Reading to Write” by Stephen King, “The Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and Me” by Sherman Alexie, “Learning to Read” Malcolm X, and “Learning to Write” by Frederick Douglas have three things in common. In each essay Reading has contributed towards the authors life leading to benefit from learning to read, allowing them to leave a legacy behind. In each essay the authors has thought their self how unlike Frederick Douglass. For Stephen King, reading has done a lot for him. King stated, “Every book you pick up has its own lesson or lessons, and quite often the bad books have more to teach than the good ones” (221).
You leave her be.” (Pg 32) Through this quote Steinbeck reveals sexism between Curley 's wife and the guys on the ranch, on the grounds that George calls Curley 's wife a bitch, which is used as an insult towards her. On top of George calling her a jailbait he is assuming that she will get men into trouble for being nice/flirtatious with them. In conjunction with, Curley 's wife is
Initially, the letter A stands for the word “adulteress” and the sin of adultery. The letter is seen as a sign of the great evil for which Hester has been exiled from her home in the Puritan community. Later on, the people start to take notice of all the kind works that Hester does and the comfort she brings to those who are troubled or sick. A number people no longer view the scarlet letter as a brand of sin but “refused to interpret the scarlet A by its original signification. They said that it meant Able” (150).
Although I could not relate because of my lack of note-taking skills, the article did teach me a few things. The article helped me see that reading a book is more of a conversation with the author and myself. I believe Alder delivers an unyielding response and has a large number of the answers for the disagreement against marking in books. Alder does not say in his article that his view is the correct tactic but is rather only presenting a proposition of one way that he has attempted and experimented with and has discovered it to be an effective way. I believe this article could be read by anybody interested in increasing their learning experience and what they take out of their readings.
Also, this book didn’t really have any action, obviously because the book was historical fiction. And honestly I wouldn’t really recommend this as a fun read unless someone had to read a historical fiction book. 3. Describe your reading experience. Was it a fun read?