The once scared and repressed young boy is now shown facing something that he had feared. Momary represent Draper’s mother and sister however, the line around her waist is symbolic of the transition from childhood to adulthood. In this novel Draper Doyle is seen talking to his manhood and he states that it looks like an “aged child” (49). This act of speaking to his manhood represents him speaking to himself and an aged child is just what Draper Doyle is. Draper once woke mid-pee from the Momary dreams but after the last dream he awakens to find that he has ejaculated signifying that Draper is maturing.
It made his argument strong because Bauerlein is an intellect that examines teen’s skills and knowledge. Also, I believe that Campbell proved a solid argument because he talks about his first hand experiences as being a teacher. Since he stated these points, it made his argument more believable. He even talked about how he notices that his two teenage daughters do not read as often as they should. Because Campbell brought his argument to a more personal level, I believe it was easier for the audience to relate with him and reinforce it at home with his audiences’ own
When describing events, Fagles translation, which is for more advanced readers, goes into every last detail of the situation by using literary devices and descriptive words. Mccaughrean on the other hand does not like to show the details, and just summarizes because her books are written for less advanced readers. Fagles’ translation tells the story much more effectively than Mccaughrean’s. Fagles’ story is told more effectively because his showing really helps the reader understand what’s going on in the
As the song changes characters, the setting of the song changes as well. The narrator is still the father but as he describes when his daughter is telling him about the issues, the setting changes. As the song plays through the setting changes once again to the school because the father is taking his daughter and learns the young girl had passed away. When a song or story is told, the functions of the story plays a major key in how the story gets across to readers. Alyssa Lies has a very emotional story that is being told throughout the entire song.
This is important to Scout’s development as a character because it improves her ability to judge and read people, which proves too useful later in the novel. When we are introduced a new and changed Jem we see the effects it has on Scout. This is until Calpurnia shows Scout how to cope with it and understand the situation instead of repeating her mistakes when trying to come in contact with Jem. She explains to Scout that “he's gonna want to be off to himself a lot now, doin' whatever boys do” (Lee 153-154). Here Calpurnia intricately plants the idea of the development of Jem as a man which allows Scout to cope with her lonely feeling at times.
She also used an analogy about Huckleberry Finn to introduce the chapter on pages 117-118. Huckleberry Finn is a story that many readers are likely to be familiar with, even if they just know the basics. This makes this analogy a good choice because it’s something that many have knowledge of and can make a connection to. This connection evokes feelings of familiarity in the reader, which makes them more attentive to the claims that follow through the rest of the chapter. Wedge’s overall appeals to pathos make the audience not only believe her argument, but agree with it based on their strong emotional reactions to the
In my sequel to the short story, "Boys and Girls," I chose to retell the same story but changed the narrating voice. This minute change was one that had to be made for the reader to comprehend the story fully. When given a story called Boys and Girls, you would expect to get a narration and description of the quality of life from both, a boy and a girl, but in the original, we never get to see things from the male’s perspective. The clarity it produces is why I made the decision to alter the voice as it paints a full picture and allows for the audience to see the glaring contrast between the genders. In "Boys and Girls", we see how her parents continually push her away from participating in the masculine activities she enjoys but in my sequel,
One of the goals of the novel is to potentially expand the vocabulary of the audience. The author put children’s actual thoughts onto the pages because everyone doesn’t understand complex texts. The majority of children probably want to read however, if they have to constantly read words that reminds them of rocket science they will become discouraged. Moreover, when the author uses words like decrepit he gives an ample amount of context clues so that children can get the gist of what a particular word means without having to look at a dictionary. The text implies that Alexie wants children to be able to find out what words mean by simply looking at the words on the pages.
Being a wallflower, Charlie was encouraged to go out and “patriciate” in the world and by doing so, without changing who he is, was able to learn about others and himself, paralleling the common theme of self-discovery in young adult books. Yet, this one is special. It does so in a way of showing not everything will be tied up at the end, that once the book closes, the story does not just end. This communication through the text that life moves quickly and you do stupid things and then you make up and then things keep going is poignant and inspiring for all young readers, as all of them can relate to the diversity of characters written in this
Ostry argued that Harry’s ordinary qualities means that being a hero is left to chance. Natov argues that Harry’s ordinary qualities make him real, which in turn, makes him relatable. If people can relate to the hero in the story it can give them hope that they can also make a difference. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets has many moments people can relate to. Everyone can remember a time when they had been yelled at for a wrongdoing, and Ron lives through the embarrassment of receiving a Howler containing the furious voice of his mother.
The Scarlet Ibis is told in first person retrospective. The readers are introduced to a story that has happened to the narrator in the past. In this particular situation, Brother is reminiscing of the time when his brother Doodle was alive. The way the story is long greatly affects the way the reader interprets the story. As The Scarlet Ibis is told through flashbacks, the narrator’s personality shows itself.
The only way to break these spell is to make new agreements based on truth, because the truth will set us free. Gossip or “mitote” is mixed up with many conflicting messages, it’s learned and agreed with at a very young age because it’s a normal form of communication in our society. It makes us feel better to see someone else feel as badly as we do. “Misery likes company” (Ruiz 38). We are infected with and contagious to others with fear and suffering.
The first reason is because the book is may be lengthy to some and not lengthy to others. For me, the book went by relatively quick. For readers who enjoyed the book, there is good news due to the book being a part of a series. Meaning that the fun does not have to end at just Wild Seed. Some of the themes within may only affect women or men such as gendered identities or people of color such as colonialism or race, but it is a read that can educate many.
Third, cognitive-motivational factors where children “begin to filter the world through a gendered lens” (Leaper, Friedman 562), interpreting gender related behavior, and forming gender typed expectations. Alexie wrote this specific novel from a male perspective. Which isn’t always a bad thing, but there is a way to write a book from a male lense, while “deconstruct[ing] gendered practices and gendered hierarchies” (Bean, Harper 15), which isn’t the case here. Alexie included a “male gaze” that was all too apparent. Junior apparently is already filtering the world through a gendered lens.
Short stories are a beautiful thing, mainly due to the fact that anybody can read them. You don’t have that anxiety of opening a new novel with uncertainty that you’ll finish the entire piece, and the satisfaction you feel when you reach the end is better than ever. Not having time to finish a novel once you’ve started it is extremely discouraging, and can make you want to give up reading all together. However, with short stories you will always feel that feeling of accomplishment once you’ve gotten lost in the characters and experienced something new. You may love it so much that it acts as an incentive to pick up another story to read.