Evil comes in various shapes and sizes. While good is found all over, it is also masked by the evil that overpowers it. Controlled through physical, and verbal manipulation, people are easily tricked into thinking that what is right, is wrong and what is wrong, is right. Whether they are committed to being good, there will always be a moment where evil will darken the bright side of a person 's soul. In the novel The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt, the author portrays the good and evil side of human nature through the main characters to show how susceptible it is to manipulate a person’s mindset to be good or evil.
The Ghost of Graylock is about two kids, Bree and Neil Cady, who go and visit with their Aunt's Claire and Anna because they are having family problems with their parents. Along the way ,they meet two kids , Wesley and Eric , who become their friends. The four of them have heard about the rumors of Graylock and decide to go and explore the abandoned asylum. They thought it was going to be a normal investigation, but it turns out to be the scariest day of their lives. Bree and Neil are haunted by scary nightmares,visions and a ghost who wants people to know about her death. Wanting to find answer, they go to the extreme. Breaking into houses, going to the library and even going to a retirement home where Janet Reilly, or better known as Nurse Janet is living. Bree and Neil get an unsuspected twist when a friendly neighbor, Andy, turns out to be Rebecca's dad and is also the killer of Rebecca's mom, Alice, and even Rebecca.
The novel Ordinary People, by Judith Guest is a touching and admirable story told from two similar however slightly different characters. The story is so touching due to all the emotions and everyday struggles on one seemingly ordinary family. The Jarret family, Conrad, Calvin and Beth, face anxiety, deep depression and growth as a unit throughout the book while different events in each character’s life that affects them differently. By telling the story from two different perspectives, a reader may conclude that Calvin and Beth both withhold many similarities, although they come off as completely opposite characters. Calvin can not help but feel guilt for the death of their oldest son’s death while Beth copes differently and shows no emotion.
The Day the Cowboys Quit is novel by Elmer Kelton rooted on the proceedings of the strike that happened at old Tascosa in the state of Texas Panhandle during 1883. In this Novel, Kelton sketches in a very exceptional and appealing fashion the political, public, and financial transformations that were happening in the years previous to and subsequent to the great Civil War in Texas. The cowboys as depicted in this novel have been long symbolized and cherished as their liberty.
At the beginning of the story, Michael and Aunt Esther do not get along. The characters do not want to be where they are in life. They have different ways of life that
Sundiata and The Odyssey are two out of the many great great orally told tales in all of mankind history. In writing, comparing your work to another similar text is extremely important for making your paper understandable to any audience. In this case, I will be comparing the two similar texts, The Odyssey and Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali. Both of these two tables show the characters, Sundiata and Odysseus, long quests of pursuing and accomplishing a certain objective. To reach their goal, both characters encounter obstacles and enemies who want to stop them on their prolonged journey. Another item that is extremely important in both stories is the use and importance of fate. Both characters rely on their fates for assistance and for achieving
A young boy whose only dream was to become a Jackboot is now crushed after experiencing the havoc and pain they put thousands of people through. A boy with no name, no family, and no record of his past is doing all he can to survive during World War ll. Stealing, hiding, rebelling and all at the age of eight. This boy is finally given the name of ‘Misha’ and he goes through disasters while meeting new people along the way. Everything is starting to go good for him again, but the day the trains come is the day his life changes for good. This is the book Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli. A thrilling book about a young boy who survived the deadliest time in history that’s sure to hook in the readers.
In The Time of the Butterflies I am exposed to many different viewpoints. An important one being Minerva Mirabal. This novel takes me through the crazy lives of the Mirabal’s. This family is in a personal war against El Jefe Trujillo. As the novel progresses Trujillo becomes intrigued by Minerva. Attracted to her mind of her own, she is Trujillo’s new mission.
“M & L” by Sarah Kokernot is a short story featured in The Best American Short Stories. Kokernot was born in Kentucky and received a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is a writer of various short stories and is presently working on her first novel. “M & L” tells the story from the point of view of Miriam and Liam – two good friends; one of which has a past trauma. As I read the story, it was difficult to stay focused on the main plot because of the depth of detail the author provides. I read the story again, using all the details hoping to gain an insight into what the point of the story was. I did not come out with a clear meaning and insight into anything, leaving me disappointed. Kokernot’s extraneous details makes for a difficult read, but focusing on the main theme of love offers an entertaining read.
In the story “What You Pawn I Redeem” by Sherman Alexie we are introduced to a character named Jackson Jackson. He survived growing up on the Spokane Indian reservation, which was plagued by poverty, violence and substance abuse. Jackson has been at war with himself and his ability to commit. He struggles with his identity and resorts to being a homeless drunk. One day Jackson goes on an excursion, he had passed by a local pawn shop and noticed his grandmother’s regalia hanging up for sale. He stops in and speaks with the local pawn shop owner telling his story. The owner offered to sell him the regalia for $999; however, Sherman only has five dollars to his name, so the pawn store owner gave him 24 hours to come up with the money. By analyzing “What You Pawn I
Barbara Kingsolver, the author of The Poisonwood Bible, wrote the book with an interesting way of portraying storytelling. This book has multiple narrators, meaning many different viewpoints. The book takes a look at each Price girl: Leah, Adah, Ruth May, Rachel, and Orleanna. Being that each one has their own personality and individuality, means that some are more reliable than others. For example, Adah is a reliable narrator and Rachel would not be considered dependent. Ruth May, brought an innocence to storytelling because of her age and the simplicity of the things she said before she passed away. Leah, is one half of the set of twins and was almost like the perfect golden child, who was also intelligent. Leah was the one who mostly supported and followed her father, she also brings the tomboy side, with hunting aspects and wanting to hangout and do what the males do. Rachel’s perspective throughout was selfish and privileged. Rachels chapters are filled with complaining and comparisons to her old life in Georgia and when she gets older she is still all about the luxurious lifestyle and puts herself in front of others while throwing out racial slurs. Next, Adah, she was Leah’s twin and the disabled one people overlooked, when in actuality, she was so smart she could read and write backwards. Lastly, Orleanna, she was the maternal perspective, who talked about the struggle of
The novel by Kristin Hannah, The Nightingale, was truly a remarkable and unbeatable story depicting two women who have taken extremely opposite stands in regards to Nazis occupation in France. Throughout the storyline, Hannah was able to weave the ink on a page into wondrous and thrilling narrations from these two sisters. Indeed, one almost feels as if they were completely submerged in the mind’s of these dynamic characters. In a way, Vianne and Isabelle can be compared to the actions of the natural elements of fire and water. One goes with the flow, not really pushing against the current; while the other blazes against everything in its path, not stopping for anything, or anyone. Yet, they both are a force of nature in their own right. Vianne and Isabelle both have their reasons for acting in their particular manner throughout the storyline.
The Big Read Kick-Off Event was the very first event you could attend. I chose to come to this event to learn about what the Big Read was about and what their goals were. I didn 't expect to learn so much about the history of Japan and it 's empire, I also didn 't expect to learn how the internment camps affected the generation after the event.
The characters in the book, The Unspoken, by Thomas Fahy, are all very important to the book. Without each of the characters, the book wouldn 't be as good as it is. Some of the people in the book that were important were Jacob, one of the antagonists. Allison, the main character and protagonist, and The Doctor, a hidden man gone bad.
Both the state and federal governments have just declared a state of emergency for Flint, Michigan, yet (“even though” instead of “yet”?) the people of Flint have been without clean drinking water since 2014. After switching the city’s drinking water supply from Detroit’s water to the Flint river, lead infected the water that Flint’s residents rely on due to aging water pipes and polluted river water. This water crisis has not received the attention it requires. In order to solve this problem, it is important to understand how this problem started, how people are impacted day to day, and the long term consequences of this crisis.