Language Arts Question 4 In the beginning of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, the author, Rebecca Skloot, stated her goal and reason of writing the book. Learning biology in college, her professor mentioned Henrietta and her cells very briefly. Fortunately, this was enough to catch Skloot’s curiosity. She desired to learn more about the woman responsible for so many scientific breakthroughs. Rebecca said, “As I worked my way through graduate school studying writing, I became fixated on the idea of someday telling Henrietta’s story”.
Atticus influences her views, Aunt Alexandra influences her style, and Jem influences her actions. Atticus, Aunt Alexandra, and Jem play a key role in influencing how Scout views things while she is maturing during the book. Also her Aunt Alexandra influences her on how to portray herself in society. Her family members also help her achieve the outcome of an outstanding young lady at the end of the novel. The influences Scout receives during this time of age help her understand the community more by, the view of black people, how to portray oneself, and the influential behavior she follows from Jem.
After reading the novel Revolutionary Mothers I have gained significant knowledge and a better grasp of the Revolutionary war. Carol Berkin 's purpose in writing this book was a simple one: Presenting a series of lenses of various raced women and how they affected and were effected by the Revolutionary War. She presents how women of every skin color was a major factor during the war and ultimately in aiding the formation of our nation. A major difference between this novel and what I have previously learned is that this novel magnifies contributions women have made for this country. Furthermore the textbooks that I read once in class greatly minimize those contributions and just give a broad overview of them.
It was very interesting to read a story written this way. This part of the memoir exemplifies the power of spirit and how it is a medicine for pain, wisdom, and mystery. Spirit is what got her by, and she learned that mostly from her grandma and her grandma’s stories, which she introduced at the beginning of the
In A Room of One’s Own Virginia Woolf Uses a lot of ethos and logos and pathos in the beginning of the chapter to get the reader to connect with the piece then uses strong examples to back up what she 's saying to the reader I think her strongest quality in this piece is that she has really strong examples to back up what she 's discussing in this chapter. When she/s discussing the idea of loss of history at the bottom of page 44 “History scarcely mentions her” showing exactly how she 's discussing the loss of women 's history. Immediately after that, she shows her strong examples “I turned to professor Trevelyan again to see what history meant to him. I found by looking at his chapter headings that it meant-” she then goes on to list
The book I’ve read is called Our Turn, written by Kirstine Stewart. The overall theme to this book is accomplishment. Throughout the novel, the author mixes together her story and personal experiences with a blueprint of how to be successful. It also deals with the equality of women and man and the journey of how that affects the workplace environment. In these pages, she graces us with her knowledge and shares her personal success story with a mix of statistics and humor; a perfect combination to make this book truly interesting.
This led to a greater understanding of Tubman’s actions and lifestyle. By showing her hardships as a child and teenager, a reader develops a connection and a feeling of empathy for Truman. This organization makes the story seem more adventurous than most biographies. These biographies simply state cold, bare facts, while Clinton’s portrayal allows a reader to live the story of Tubman’s life with her. For example, when Clinton states, "Slave parents lived in abject terror of separation from their children.
Normally I do read fiction books and I find this genre of books quite interesting. The characters in this book are Lucy (main character), Sarah, Zach, Gray, Miranda, Leo, and Soledad. My favorite character of the book is Lucy Scarborough, because her character overcomes many tasks, and she shows her strength and compassion throughout the story. The author unfolds the story by starting from the beginning of Lucy’s fate. Miranda Lucy’s biological mother fell into insanity when Lucy was born due to a curse that runs through Lucy’s family that only her and her foster parents know about.
Tuck Everlasting is beautifully written by Natalie Babbitt, for it has very deep messages that readers will relate to. This book’s messages of the values of life, death, and love will influence my decisions in life for the better. The characters and themes can be used to understand life in a superior way. Winnie’s decisions do help the Tucks and to not drink the water are great examples to follow. Also, the metaphor that life is a wheel helps readers with the concept of living and dieing.
She always wanted to know all she could about everything. When she found out about her father’s case she asked many questions. In chapter 14 she says to her dad “What’s rape?” Atticus was subtle in his answer to her question. “He sighed, and said rape was carnal knowledge of a female by force and without consent.” In today 's society rape is prevalent and people need to be educated about it. For this I do