In American Born Chinese, there are many plot elements used to make readers feel multiple things. Three elements I will be talking about in this essay are parallel plots, foreshadowing, and conflict. I will give some examples from the story that show how the author used the three plot elements. I will also explain whether or not I think these plot elements were successfully used.
Summary: In the article, Of Primates and Personhood: Will According Rights and “Dignity” to Nonhuman Organisms Halt Research by Ed Yong, he approaches the issue of the rights to apes confronted by a pending Spanish law. The Great Ape Project (GAP), established in 1993, demands a basic set of morals and legal rights for chimpanzees, gorillas, bonobos, and orangutans. In June, GAP was able to persuade the Spanish Parliament’s environmental committee to approve a resolution supporting these goals. Fortunately, other countries also took steps to protect great apes from experimentation.
In the vignette, “The Monkey Garden,” Cisneros uses similes, personification, and juxtaposition to show how the garden quickly changes from a child’s playground to a place of haunting grownup memories. In the beginning, Cisneros uses similes to describe the carefree nature of the garden: “There were big green apples hard as knees. And everywhere the sleepy smell of rotting wood, damp earth, and dusty hollyhocks thick and perfumey like the blue-blonde hair of the dead" (Cisneros 95). Initially, Esperanza and the other children are young and naive and play in the garden without any worries. The garden is a place of childhood innocence and shows that although Esperanza wants desperately to grow up, she is still a child.
Eden Robinson’s Monkey beach is set in the small, coastal village of Kitamaat in western B.C., home to the province’s Haisla community. Robinson’s characterization of a Haisla family living in present day Kitamaat exposes the challenges that are faced by the Aboriginal people conserving their traditions, values and social mores under the dominating influence of Canada’s West Cost society. She frames these concerns by following the struggles of Lisamarie (Lisa) Hill as she reconciles the ideologies of her modern Canadian upbringing with the often-discordant beliefs of her First Nation heritage, which becomes more complicated by the experience of the supernatural appearances that only Lisa can see. Lisa’s relationship with the spirit world allows her to transgress the history of abuse and reconnect with her heritage, however, she must struggle with North American ideologies which consider the supernatural as flawed. With the help of Ma-ma-oo (Lisa’s grandmother) she begins to gain control within the spirt world, thus re-connecting with her heritage.
What is s pressured individual? A pressured individual is a person who gets encourage to follow their peers by changing their attitudes, values, or behavior to conform to those of the influencing group. In the article, The Sociology of Leopard Man, Logan Fey’s states a quote that talks about individuals that are pressure from being themselves by things in the society. Fey’s talk more about individuals than Tom Wooldridge who goes by “ Leopard Man .” Although judgement was the main point in Fey’s article.
Surprisingly enough I can actually relate to Gorilla Convict. This past summer my family traveled to colombia for vacation. We had a great time and created a lot of memories with each other, but it was on the way back to the states where it was the most memorable. My family is big on bringing souvenirs from places we 've been, so we decided to bring Colombian currency back home in a frame. We are in line for getting our bags checked and I see this black shadow handcuff my Dad who is 6’5 and brings him into a room.
In the short fiction story “The Monkey Garden” by Sandra Cisneros, the author uses deep, rich figurative language to effect the exotic setting. “There were sunflowers, big as flowers on Mars and thick cockscombs bleeding the deep red fringe of theater curtain” (Cisneros 1). A simile is used to create a scene of being on another planet, a place where the monkeys once lived. The usage of descriptive words such as, “ bleeding the deep fringe” (1), and “ thick cockscomb” (1), to give the reader a sense of being in a jungle filled with tropical life and pleasure. The author uses words that are exotic in nature to emanate the jungle scenery.
Humans are awful, Only the human race is capable of taking a blank slate, let it sit through 12 years of education and at the end of it come out truly no better than where it began. Humans are innately flawed from their beginning. Humans are able to take a full grown loving person and deface and devalue them and make them meaningless. An example, Germans were willing to exterminate millions of Jews in part because Nazi ideology taught them to think of Jews as subhuman, as objects without the right to freedom, dignity, or even life itself.
According to The 2014–2016 list of the world’s 25 most endangered primates from Africa, Madagascar, and Asia. In Africa, Roloway monkey, Grauer’s gorilla, and Tana River red colobus. In Madagascar, both bamboo lemur and the Red ruffed lemur are on the endangered species list. In Asia, the Tonkin snub-nosed monkey, Pig-tailed snub-nosed langur and Philippine tarsier are dwelling fast. Roloway monkeys are an arboreal species found primarily in undisturbed, mature forests.
There are humans and there are animals that roam this Earth. If we are not that different biologically, why aren’t animals as developed as us? Why aren’t we as simple-minded as our fellow animals? There are many different beliefs as to why we have created technologies, ideas, and a future for ourselves while animals are still at the starting line whether it be scientific or religious. After a few months of book reading and researching, I have found that unlike our animal counterparts, humans have the ability to have an identity however they are shaped whether it be by our surroundings or by the people we spend time with.
Society can often be seen as harsh and unwelcoming, but sometimes it may seem like a necessity to be able to fit in. Many people don't fit into society, but keeping out can be extremely difficult due to social pressures. This is explained in Logan Fey's essay titled “The Sociology of Leopard Man” through his description of the world’s most tattooed man, Tom Leppard, and how Tom affects Fey’s views on society. Fitting in is often seen as unavoidable because of the constraints society puts on us and the constraints that we force on our very own being, but this forcefulness can often be harmful.
Deep in the African Jungle played two best friends, Lacey Longneck and Marty the Monkey. (turn page) The two friends were playing hide and seek. But little did our furry friends know that their game was going to get a lot scarier. (turn page)