In My Antonia, Willa Cather pens a nostalgic story focused on a two people with a unique connection. Jim Burden narrates the story of Antonia Shimerda, the girl next door who happens to be a Bohemian emigrant. Jim moves to his grandparents’ house after his parents die; Antonia arrives in the United States with her family and little else. The two are vastly different, but bond quickly on the Nebraska prairie. Most people who study the novel acknowledge the obvious impact that Antonia has on Jim and see Antonia as “in one way or another, the center of the novel” (Lucenti).
Name: Eva Wadley Block: 4/8 Title: Louisa May Alcott Paragraph 1: Introduction Louisa May Alcott has written many books, her inspiration for writing them is her family, friends, neighbors. Her book Little Women was based on her three other sisters, Abigail, Elizabeth, and Anna. Louisa was responsible at a young age, and she provided for her family at fifteen. Even though she did not have the easiest childhood she got through it.
Angelou soon moved on and spent much of the 1960s trying other things from living in Egypt, to living in Ghana, to working as an editor and a freelance writer. She also earned herself a spot at the University of Ghana for a while. After returning home to the United States, she was urged to write about her life experiences. Her writings were extremely successful in 1969 when her memoir concerning her childhood and young adult life made history. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings was the first nonfiction best-seller by an African-American woman and ended up making her famous.
She remained positive in her literary world saying, ““My life is a perfect graveyard of buried hopes” (bookwormshaven). To Montgomery’s great delight, when she moved out west with her father, she successfully published an article in Charlottetown Daily Patriot and then the next year, Prince Albert Times published her article. She loved where she lived, but she got homesick for Prince Albert Islands often, so she moved back there, never to see her father again. Montgomery attended Prince of Wales College for 10 months, soon after to teach in Biddeford. During her time of teaching, she also wrote many articles which reflected her cheerful attitude towards life despite pain.
Darrel, or Darry has always wanted to become something amazing in life, but sadly when his parents died in a fatal car crash, he was left to raise his two younger brothers, Sodapop, and Ponyboy. More specifically, Darrel chooses his gang over his potential future to care for his friends but sadly, “. . . Darry has never really gotten over not going to college” (Hinton 109). Basically, anybody would choose to finish a career over a more strenuous life of arduous occupations. Of course, Darry would have chosen college over two jobs, but because of his compassion towards the gang, he would choose them over anything.
S.E. Hinton’s personal life and how things were portrayed for boys and girls back then led her to write the reality, creating some of her famous works of “The
“Sight” was written by Faith Shearin written in 2015. Faith Shearin is a talented lady that has written many poems, and books. She is currently 47 years old living with her husband and her daughter in North Carolina. The poetry that Faith Shearin tends to write about powerful subjects that many can connect to. In her poem “Sight” she talks about seeing her child for the first time after she was born.
She opened up an amusement park, called Dollywood, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Dolly was born on January 19, 1946 in her home town of Locust Ridge, Tennessee. Locust Ridge is about 23 mins from Pigeon Forge. She donated $1,000 a month for 6 months to the families that lost their homes in her home town. Dolly puts on concerts for her home town every now and then.
Cooper Creek is a series of novels authored by Brenda Minton the American author that made a name for herself writing romantic novels set in the American West. Minton grew up on a farm in the Ozarks, which has given her the spectacular perspective of life, love, and romance in the country that she so eloquently paints in the Cooper Creek series. The series of novels is centered on the Cooper family of Oklahoma with a different family member taking the lead in each novel. The first novel in the series was The Cowboys Holiday Blessing that Minton first published in 2011 to rave reviews. With the first novel going on to achieve massive success soon after publication, it spawned several more titles in the still ongoing series.
Reading Memoir “The whole world opened to me when I learned to read.” Wrote Mary Mcleod Bethune. I’ve learned this as my mother read to me and from movies showing others reading. Books often made my imagination quite interesting. As years passed I knew reading would be an important factor of my life.
Johnny 's Pov When I saw that prick messing with Katie I got mad... At Pony he was suppose to protect her, but her she was getting man handled by some white trash. I pulled out my switchblade and opened it walking faster and faster. As soon as that man left Katie
t: Did the characters in the novel overcome challenging obstacles? Write a five paragraph essay discussing the major conflicts in the novel and whether or not they were overcome. In the book “The Outsiders” the main characters Ponyboy, Johnny, and Dally face many obstacles. In the book there are essentially two different classes (gangs), the socs and the greasers.
Ponyboy is part of the Greasers gang. Many people make stereotypes about him and his friends as a group, just because there friend killed someone out of self defense. People say they are aggressive and pick fights for the sake of it. They say gang members have guns, and kill people. Well, Johnny did kill that guy, but he was in fear of himself and Pony’s life, he usually doesn't hurt a fly.
In S.E. Hinton’s story, The Outsiders, group identity is so important that sometimes people overshadow their own identity. In our generation it is kind of the same way to some people, for instance people sometimes act and dress differently around the popular kids to fit in. While at home they do their normal routine and stay true to themselves. This is so important to the story for many reasons. It is also really important to kids this age in 2017.