The narrator, Nick Carraway, starts the book off by telling the readers a piece of advice from his father: “Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,’ he told me, ‘just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages you’ve had” (Fitzgerald 1). This quote foreshadows that as the book continues, Jay Gatsby will be more and more deserving of criticism. This quote lets the readers know that Nick is a very socially responsible person due to the fact that he would not criticize anyone or compare his past to anyone else's, which helps him to follow his duty of keeping society balanced. Nick is proven to be socially responsible all throughout the book, the reader can also see his socially responsible trait when he says, “I’ve got my hands full,’ I said. ‘I’m much obliged but I couldn’t take any more work.”
Ernest Hemingway once said that "The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them." He clearly knew that the only way to know if you could trust someone is to give them a chance to break their trust. The theme of the story, The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi, is to know people before you trust them, for not everyone can be trusted. The author first develops a theme when Charlotte tries to give the dirk back to Zachariah he tells her that she may never know what might happen and that she needs to keep it to stay safe.
As stated before, Mildred conforms to society. She doesn’t question why, she just does it. When Montag begins to think differently about his job and how burning books may be wrong, Mildred defends society’s view. “"Montag, take my word for it, I 've had to read a few in my time, to know what I was about, and the books say nothing! Nothing you can teach or believe.
Also, some say that you should not be exposing bad behavior or language to students but in reality they hear and see these things everyday, and by banning a book, that is not protecting them. Writers have the freedom to write whatever they want and that is a part of the First Amendment, so why banned their book? “The First Amendment allows individuals to speak, publish, read and view what they wish, worship (or not worship) as they wish, associate with
A fictional story is not a list of events, but a tale with a storyline and plot. People reading historical fiction stories won’t interpret the history as a random thing in the past. Instead, in their quest to understand the plot, they have to work to look for correlation and causation between the historical events. This is very important for understanding history, as it allows readers to strongly connect all the small events within the big historical event together in their mind instead of viewing those events as separate things. For instance, in the book Johnny Tremain, the narrator says “The work on the Dartmouth and the Eleanor finished about the same time.
Cathey’s “My own little secret” story, which effectively makes an appeal to pathos that creates a sympathetic image to readers. Wolverton explains that Mr. Cathey didn’t read at his appropriate level and that he was reading books that were at a “First Grade, Level 1, Ages 6-7.” Also, having to read quietly so that none of his teammates wouldn’t hear him reading aloud (Wolverton, 117). Wolverton goal was to make the readers have some type of sympathy for Mr. Cathey. This strategy of using pathos helps Wolverton to persuade and entertain his readers and also helps to strengthen his argument at the end.
I appreciated that Rose didn’t openly take a side and therefore wasn’t able to sway my opinion rather left it to my own judgment. In addition to Rose’s primary question “What would Jesus do?”, I appreciated that Rose presented other issues that in fact are the root of the issue amongst immigration. While reading both perspectives, I found myself torn between agreeing and disagreeing with both which leads me to acknowledge how difficult and extensive this issue truly is. I definitely recommend reading the textbook, in fact; I already recommended the book to my brother which supports Trump and his notion on immigrants. The truth is, this nation simply can’t kick 10 million people out without facing the morality issue and whether many Americans today may be considered “anchor babies”, it would mean breaking both moral law and federal las (constitution) to deport them.
Censorship The United States Government is finding new ways to censor citizen’s freedom. Are they taking it too far by removing online content and books that might be considered offensive to the general public. The government should not take away offensive reading content for three reasons. Firstly all citizens should not be limited to what books they are allowed to read considering we have been granted freedom from the government with the first Amendment. Secondly, books are people’s best teachers and provide real life knowledge for kids and adults who are trying to comprehend subjects that we not taught throughout the many years of education.
She used of the most unlikely characters, Jem to show what it means to be good in world like ours. Jem learns that no matter how you look, how disrespectful you are or how horrible someone might appear to be, we should never judge anyone because you never know what kind of battle they are facing and should always give those around us respect, no matter how hard it may be. From reading his novel, I think that not only as a young boy but anyone in a situation similar to this, is one of the hardest lessons that can taught to us, but Jem was able to use this experience to show him how to handle other situations whether they are internal or external battles, in To Kill a
Authors were not being hailed as literary geniuses because they wrote a book we still read today; instead, Mr. Saldivar encouraged us to be critical of the themes, imagery and word choices they implemented throughout their
“One brave deed makes no hero” (John Greenleaf Whittier). A hero is a person, typically a man, who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. In the book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury Guy Montag (the main character) is portrayed to be a hero. However as John Greenleaf Whittier once said one brave deed makes no hero. While Guy Montag shows some qualities of hero he shows many more of a non hero; for example he has no leadership skills, and he is a criminal.
“Its heartbreaking to see so many people trapped in a web of enforced idleness, deep debt, and gnawing self-doubt” (William J. Clinton). Propaganda forces people to remain in an unfulfilling life that does not value the importance of knowledge. In Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, Montag is a fireman who never finishes his journey home to happiness. Montag runs from conflicts instead of facing them, but he is still a hero. Montag is happy with his life but soon feels different about himself and the dystopian society he lives in, which does not provide him the knowledge he seeks.
In stories, a character can be influenced by many things. In Bradbury’s, Fahrenheit 451, Montag meets new people, and finds out new things about people whom he already knows. Along the way, the people he interacts with influences his choices and actions; including Clarisse, Mildred, and Faber. Frequently, Clarisse influences Montag’s choices and actions. In the beginning of the book, she influences Montag by making him realize that he is not happy with his life, by asking him the simple question, “Are you happy?”
In Fahrenheit 451 Montag meets a seventeen year old girl that seems to change his whole world around about the way he thinks. Clarisse McClellan a young girl that sees the world a different way than others tend to. She thinks that Montag is different than other firemen because most firemen think she is crazy and just walk away from her. Clarisse has a huge imagination and is not like a regular teenager. She thinks more deeply and is bold.
The type of government presented in a nation or society can say a lot about how that particular place functions. Each variety of government has its own set of distinguishable traits. And of all the governments, totalitarianism is arguably the most recognizable. Although it may be difficult to distinguish the signs at first, they eventually become apparent; signs such as fear of the government, banning of key symbols or items, and decrease of knowledge with the common public. Both Lord of the Flies and Fahrenheit 451 show these signs of a totalitarian government.