The quote that Handful says to Sarah in The Invention of Wings, “My body might be a slave, but not my mind. For you, it’s the other way around” (Kidd 201), displays the obvious inequalities towards women and African Americans during the early 1800’s. The quote shows that not only is Handful a slave in the novel, but Sarah is as well. Sarah is trapped in the mindset that she cannot make a difference in the world and believes her dreams of having a profession are unrealistic due to what others think. The quote is very important because it helps Sarah realize how imprisoned she is in Charleston and how she can never make a difference in the fight for justice for others due to women’s status. Sarah has an inkling to go north, become a Quaker, and fight for her freedom and the freedom of Handful and other
Gary Paulsen, the author of “Hatchet” describes one of Brian’s traits by using actions. As stated by this quote, “When he was done he covered the two piles with grass he tore from the lake shore to keep the flies off and went back outside”, (69) Brian used his surrounding environment to produce an answer for a complicated problem. An ordinary person wouldn 't thought of a solution as quickly as Brian did in this particular situation. The answer for this problem seems simple, after you have figured it out. But it’s not simple while you’re looking for it. Thus, to locate the answer for this situation would take more than a few minutes of brainstorming and looking around the environment to find. So in the end of this quote, Gary Paulsen elegantly
Throughout Fever 1793 several characters experience significant challenges or adverse situations but the one character that I think experienced the most challenges and was faced with the most adversity was Mattie. Grandfather’s death is when Mattie was faced with the most adversity. She changed a lot after his death, she became mentally stronger. Also, I learned a lot about life from Mattie’s response to her grandfather’s death.
Will the clone Matteo Alacran escape or will his life be taken by a powerful drug lord? In the book the House Of The Scorpion wrote by Nancy Farmer is about a clone. The clone is ruled by a powerful drug lord who wants to use his body parts for his life. The greatest gift that you can give is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance. Acceptance is something Matt Alacran struggles with and he needs a lot of it. Matt the clone is low on strength because no one will accept him being a clone, except for a couple of people. Matt finds out a “dirty secret” from Tam Lin his bodyguard says that there is no difference between a clone and a human. Celia his adoptive mother loves and accepts Matt because she believes that Matt should be treated
Inhumane In the memoir Night by Elie Wiesel, the theme man's inhumanity man relates to cruelty by calling them names, treating them horribly, and making them look the same. Even the Jews in the same barracks fight each other for food, and some people suffocate because they are laying on top of each other. In this quote “Faster you swine”(Wiesel 91). This quote shows the reader how the Nazis treated the Jews when they are marching to Gleiwitz.
In the novel, Fools Crow, written by James Welch, the act of revenge is shown numerous times and is an underlying theme throughout. These acts of revenge reflect the Blackfeet way of life. Yellow Kidney, Owl Child, and the rest of the tribe all show signs of revenge and each express it in their own way. This is especially prevalent with Yellow Kidney and Owl Child as they seem to be constantly seeking revenge of some sort.
“We can spend our lives letting the world tell us who we are. Sane or insane. Heroes or victims. Letting history tell us how good or bad we are. Letting our past decide our future. Or we can decide for ourselves. And maybe it 's our job to invent something better.” (Chuck Palahniuk). This quote means that events that happen can shape who we are, but you have to control what you do from that event. This is hard when you attempt to keep your identity during the difficult situations you face in life. In the novel Night the main character, Eliezer, faces many problems with who he was. Wiesel showed the struggle he and others had to remain human when inhumane acts occurred around him. The purpose of Night was to share the struggle Elie had with keeping
Holden Caulfield is in love with Jane and he doesn’t know if she likes him back. The statements that Holden makes can be somewhat loving and caring about Jane. “Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger Holden is in love with Jane and every time he speaks about her to other such as Sladhater who Holden mostly talks about her to him. Holden and Jane haven’t talked yet so we don’t know if Jane likes him. In “Catcher in the Rye”, J.D. Salinger portrays Holden by being an outgoing, needing to grow-up, and corrupt innocence however when he is thinking about Jane he is sweet and likes to talk to others about her.
In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale commits a mortal sin by having an affair with a married woman, Hester Prynne. As a man of the cloth in Puritan society, Dimmesdale is expected to be the embodiment of the town’s values. He becomes captive to a self-imposed guilt that manifests from affair and his fear that he won’t meet the town’s high expectations of him. In an attempt to mitigate this guilt, Dimmesdale acts “piously” and accepts Chillingworth’s torture, causing him to suffer privately, unlike Hester who repented in the eyes of the townspeople. When Dimmesdale finally reveals his sin to the townspeople, he is able to free himself from his guilt.
Throughout the story, Jem (taken from the word gem meaning a cherished and prized person) is used by Harper Lee as a representation of courage. In the beginning, Jem’s first act of courage occurs when Jem accepts Dill’s provocation to go and touch the Radley house. In the story, Scout says, “In all his life, Jem has never declined a dare” (Lee 16). This quote shows how Jem would never demur any sort of challenge, even if it involved stupid or childish acts like going to a forbidden place. Scout also shows how Jem even accepted a dare from her to jump off the roof of the house as a kid. An Enotes comment says that “Jem was scared but he overcame that fear and ran up and touched the house.” Even though these two acts were childish, they were brave and bold for someone his age and maturity none the less.
If your civil rights were taken away, would you fight to protect your rights or watch and let your civil rights drift away? Marcus, a main character in the book Little Brother, was near the bay bridge in San Francisco when it was blown up by terrorists. He was blamed for it by the DHS (Department of Homeland Security). Due to the bombing, the city was put under heavy watch by the DHS and everyone was treated as a potential terrorist, especially Marcus. Throughout the book, Marcus fought against the DHS for the rights to privacy of himself and the civilians of San Francisco. During his fight, Marcus is targeted by the DHS who both spy on him and torture him. However, many San Francisco citizens feel as if Marcus is the one who is disrupting their lives, rather than the DHS.
Knowing is good, but knowing all is better. Based on an actual incident, Gary Paulsen's book Nightjohn showcases this life lesson. In the story young Sarny, a slave, is taught to read and write by a fellow slave, John. She knows that as a slave that reading is dangerous. But she takes that chance, because she knows wisdom is sharper than any weapon.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be living your life in fear? Constantly being wanted, and living on the run and in fear only because you are a divergent? I have read the chapters 1-27 in the book Insurgent, in the beginning Tris and Tobias were on their way away from the city and away from the erudite, who were taking control. After they find out that the erudite are searching for them, they decide to take a train back to the center of the city and stay in the warehouse with a bunch of other divergent. This is where Tobias meets his mom, which he thought was dead. Now they are threatened by the erudite who wants to capture all the divergent and exterminate them, Tris and Tobias must find a way to survive. Being a Divergent in the world on ruling Erudite definitely is not opulent, you must have fortitude in
Nick Martel Mrs. Schmit English 11 November 4, 2017 Doubt What is doubt? According to google “a feeling of uncertainty or lack of conviction.” Father Flynn is accused of a sexual relationship with a young boy named Donald, a young African american boy new to the school.
Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines guilt as “the fact or state of having committed an offense, crime, violation, or wrong, especially against moral or penal law” (Merriam-Webster). In the novel Fifth Business by Robert Davies, he explores the topic of guilt. Published in 1970 (Goodreads), the book goes into detail of a man’s life story and how he finds the deeper meaning of life. One of the main messages of this novel is that a person’s life is dependent on how they make decisions and how they deal with the consequences of it. This message is shown in the novel through the character’s journey to search for the truth. Robert Davies shows how guilt affects a person through the adventures of Dunstan Ramsay, Boy Staunton, and Paul Dempster.