While I was waiting for the writing series event to begin, and for the author to speak, I realized I had never attended such an event as this before. As an adamant lover of writing, and reading, I have never heard an author read his or her own work aloud in person. I have seen videos online of the such, but I never witnessed it in person. I had enjoyed the experience of hearing the author Yarrott Benz share something so important to him and something which he worked hard on. I have never heard an author talk about his process or the difficulties of writing his or work either.
Also, the term children's literature itself is seen as an oxymoron. And the relationship between adults and children is an unequal one, because children are merely readers; it is the adults who write, publish, and disseminate children's books. They also are the ones who choose on behalf of children to "decide whether this book is suitable for a specific child, or group of children." (Reader 1, p:
Before the Beat Generation, most books were written for entertainment or education and were not through provoking. After the start of the Beat Generation, an increasing amount of thought provoking books were published, which led to the discussion of what works were considered acceptable literature, which led to the start of censorship (“The Beat Generation” 2). The ideas of authors made it into children’s books, but these ideas were still considered acceptable for young children. For example, the drawings that accompanied Silverstein’s poems are can be sometimes morbid, but integrate with the poem, and are used to help interpret them. Many of the children’s books written in this time period were mostly silly books meant to entertain children.
The series before this was called Percy Jackson & the Olympians, and he was the main focus. I feel like during this whole series I’m not getting Percy. By that I mean they don’t really talk about his emotions besides when it’s about Annabeth. I understand he’s in love but I don’t think that means love is the only emotion he feels. In this book and prior ones in this series Percy doesn’t share a lot about how he’s feeling during fights which is unusual because in the previous series he did that a lot.
After the 1940’s, the thoughts that swirled most in people’s heads were completely blank, and it was not even just their impassive thoughts, but everything else happening around them. People took in what they saw happening in the world, but had no feedback to give. Back in those days, no one really contemplated for themselves; they usually just pondered and hid what they truly felt. Everyone except for authors, poets, and writers, like for example: Charles Bukowski. Usually when people think of the name “Bukowski”, a huge question mark pops into mind… Who is Charles Bukowski and what did he do?
It is astounding what people can do to you. Mr. Keating knew that Welton Academy was a conservative school. Despite that, he still goes against tradition to try and make students think for themselves. He doesn’t want the students to just follow others blindly like a flock of birds with no personal thoughts or opinions. With Mr. Keating’s help, the students
Growing up over the years I have thought of writing to be a very limited field. Limiting writing to only published books, magazines and writing my essays for school, but over the course of the last couple weeks I have learned otherwise. Having read the texts that were assigned in class and discussed them as a group, has really allowed me to see that there are more parts to writing than the actual task of writing and allowed me to form my own ideas of good writing. Although some people believe that grammar and spelling makes good writing, in actuality good writing is created through understanding the context, connecting with the audience and realizing the genre you are writing in. The first of many parts of good writing is being able to understand
Vonnegut uses literary devices to develop his unique style. His own style helps bring out the tone of “Harrison Bergeron”. In the beginning of the story the author used a lot of repetition sentences to really emphasize on the layout of the story when stating multiple times “nobody was” or “they were/weren’t”. Throughout the story there are plenty of negative sentences speaking of what people used to be like and what they weren’t allowed to do now. Hazel and George’s dialogue were made up of several sentences that are all really simple and random and illustrates to the reader that to them there is not too much to talk about.
Where did I get my idea? How is that like or different than my usual inspiration? Truthfully I never wrote a horrifying story before, it was never my taste. I didn't know how I was going to compose a story were people felt distress when reading. Especially a story they couldn't see, but feel.
Now I'm working on loving myself, maybe that way all my problems will get solved and eventually all loose ties come together. Society has to open people's minds and teach them that there's no Dreamland out there. And by dreamland, I mean that there's not only one type of body. Not having that one certain body shape it doesn't mean anything. People need to look deeper than that because people actually care about you, people love you no matter your body shape.
Growing up I thought that my reading wasn’t as great as my friends. As a matter of fact, I thought that the person who read the fastest was the smartest, but I quickly learn that to not be true. Actually with me reading slower I was able to comprehend the things that I read. Early Beginnings: Early Literacy Knowledge and Instruction talked about the importance of learning in the early years from birth to five. When I was small I attended daycare and I believe that learning while in daycare played a major role in my reading foundation.
If people didn’t get bothered than they would be happy and not know what to expect, because if no one in the entire world got bothered they wouldn 't have the knowing of how to be an actual human. In the book Fahrenheit 451 I am pretty sure that all the characters got bothered so when something happened they were use to it and didn’t get that worked up over it. So when Millie left Montag he was sad but later found out that he did not want anything to do with her. Therefore if people do get bothered they will so figure out what they don 't need and why the thing that happened is a good thing, that no one can change. You just have to keep living you life and see things on the positive side.
It all started out of nowhere. “It is a paradox in whose grip we still live, and there is no prospect yet that we will discover its resolution”. (pg. 6). Even though most of the things that went on in the book, The Crucible, never happened, the differences that are in The Crucible seem to change the events that really happened and the things that were kept held the story together.
I was definitely surprised by a lot in this memoir. To be honest, at first the entire concept of this story surprised me. I come from a mediocre sized town outside of Boston, in Canton, Massachusetts. I have been a great deal of places for only being 21 years old, but I cannot say that I have witnessed or seen anything relating to transgender’s. So you could say that this topic before this course was a bit taboo to me.