Nayeli Tarrafa Given Honors English 11 5 January 2018 The Poisonwood Bible Response #3 The Poisonwood Bible ultimately states that storytelling is all about perspective and what side of the story you are on.
In “Eleven” by Sandra Cisneros, shows Rachel as a shy person. An example of Rachel being shy is when she says, “I wish I was invisible but I'm not” (pg. 235). The evidence reveals Rachel is shy because she wishes she was invisible. In the middle of the text, Rachel also says, “I put my head down on the desk and bury my face.” (pg. 236).
Kingsolver heavily uses hyperbole when speaking from Rachel’s perspective and includes blame as a theme to add personality to characters throughout the book. It is easy to discern Rachel’s voice from the other sisters due to her voice and the way she processes thoughts and emotions. Rachel overexaggerates nearly everything, causing her to be rarely satisfied and constantly discontent with the world around her but never blaming herself for any misfortunes. By describing Leah as “the cause of all our problems,” (Kingsolver, 335) you can see her need to displace any blame away from herself or a predicament’s true factors and onto one set person in the same dramatic way she does anything. A similar attitude can be seen throughout the Price family,
The author, Sandra Cisneros, uses literary techniques in “Eleven” to characterize Rachel by using metaphors, comparisons, and repetition. In the beginning of Sandra Cisneros’s short story, she states that when a person becomes an age older they will not feel a difference. The character Rachel explains that in different situations, for example, “Like some days you might say something stupid, and [you will feel ten]” a person might feel different from their actual age. She then competes growing old to layers of an onion, rings of a tree, wooden dolls that fit inside each other because, according to her, “that’s how being eleven years old is”.
In Eleven Sandra tells us about Rachel‘s eleventh birthday. The day did not go well. She was put in situations that kept causing all of her other ages to return to her. Sandra Cisneros uses repetition, imagery, and Diction to describe who Rachel is. By doing this readers discover a lot about Rachel’s characteristics.
In Sandra Cisneros' short story, "Eleven," Cisneros introduce Rachel as an awkward, insecure, and frustrated girl o n the first day of her eleventh year. As she awakens on her birthday, Rachel becomes overwhelmed by the expectations of her age. Although Rachel is now a year older, she expects to feel like an adult and suddenly become more mature. Rachel, however remains a shy and introverted young girl, similar to the way she has felt for years of her life. Through the use of repetition, similes and a childlike tone, Cisneros defines Rachel's complex ideas through child-like language.
“But I did become sadder, and sadness gets boring after a while, for the sad person and for everyone around them.” Sadly, this quote exemplifies Rachel's negative feelings towards herself and the people who abandoned her in her time of need. Later in the story, the effects of her depression on her personal relationships can be observed. “Sometimes I catch myself trying to remember the last time I had meaningful physical contact with another person, just a hug or a heartfelt squeeze of my hand, and my heart twitches.” Isolation is a major theme in the novel.
An example that effectively supports the memory theory and the “same real memory, same person” mantra is the case of Rachel in the film Blade Runner. To give some context, Rachel is a replicant (genetically engineered) who works for the very company that created her, the Tyrell Corporation. She however, does not know she is a replicant and believes she is human. She also can pass the tests designed to reveal people as replicants. All other replicants in the galaxy know that they are not human and have no childhood memories.
Dialogue is used in a writing piece in order to move the plot, to develop or define the character, or just to deepen the conflict. All together, dialogue is used to help the reader infer the theme of the text. Sandra Cisneros expresses the theme throughout the novel with the use dialogue to develop the characters in The House on Mango Street which retells her life experiences that made her who she is today in vignettes just like No Speak English. In her other work of literature, Eleven she shows the same theme, with the addition of the theme that there is a certain amount of power held by age. In the texts Eleven and No Speak English by Sandra Cisneros, the use of dialogue helps reveal aspects of the characters in each piece in order to develop the theme of identity and belonging.
Hyperactivity From some of the few anecdotes, Kylie also fits the bill for a hyperactive child. These characteristics means that she will constantly be in motion, she may talk nonstop; she may have problems doing quiet tasks or activities. She may also become playful with everything in sight (Kewley, 2001). These are just general examples of hyperactive tendencies in children but they fit Kylie’s description so perfectly, for instance, Kylie likes to be constantly I motion.
Character & Blended Quote w/ page number Context/Situation Significance As Calpurnia tries to have Scout justify her assumptions, when it comes to looking at things from someone else’s perspective “There’s some folks who don’t eat like us, “she whispered fiercely, “but you ain’t called on to contradict ‘em at the table when they don’t. […] “Yo’ folks might be better’n the Cunninghams but it don’t count for nothin’ the way you disgracin’ ‘em”. (32) Calpurnia tries getting Scout to look at a situation from someone else’s perspective, to learn to justify their actions.
In the sitcom, Friends, we see a variety of stereotypes. Sitcoms usually aim for using strong stereotypes because they can easily create humor from them. There are three women: Monica, Rachel, and Phoebe. Each of them are characterized as just a few of the stereotypes commonly associated with women.
Social Issue Identification and Discussion The major issue in the book “Speak” written by Laurie Halse Anderson is rape. Rape consist of so much more than the event itself, it consist of fear, loneliness, depression and all of the other emotions following the event. In today's day and age, rape culture is used in jokes, that makes it seem as if it is a normal thing that is inevitable when in reality is a problem that needs to be changed.
Rachel Rabinowitz’s family is Jewish and living in New York in the early 1900s. Her brother Sam is in 1st grade and her parents are hard working. One day when Rachel and her Mom visited Rachel’s dad at work, a woman started crying. It turns out Rachel’s Dad was having an affair on Rachel’s Mother.