In the Nonfiction novel written by Mitch Albom, “Tuesdays With Morrie” tells of this author’s experiences with Mitch’s old professor, Morrie. Mitch recalls his experiences with Morrie very personal and impacted his life in a positive manner. Once it was time for Mitch to graduate, he promised his friend that they would stay in contact and continue to strengthen their relationship. Unfortunately, Mitch got caught in the trap of life and lost contact with his old professor for 16 years, until one day Mitch was flipping through channels on his T.V. and sure enough, there his old friend sat.
His goal is him telling students how important their education is. The authors tell them they would understand it more due to him giving his personal life habits, of working hard and getting underpaid because maybe lack of experience or not having a certain degree. Mr. Andrew Braaksma is claiming in the article “Some Lessons from the Assembly Line”, "I have worked as a temp in the factories surrounding my hometown every summer since I graduated from high school, but making the transition between school and full-time blue-collar work during the break never gets any easier. "(Braaksma 2005) He states in the reading, that it isn 't easy being a full worker then going to college. "but making the transition between school and full-time blue-collar work during the break never gets any easier.
Throughout the novel Tuesday’s With Morrie, the author, Mitch Albom, reflects on his Tuesday meetings with his old professor, now consumed with a terminal illness, and, using many rhetorical choices, reveals “The Meaning of Life,” which they discussed profusely and divided into several categories. Topics such as Death, Emotions, Aging, Money, Culture, and more are all discussed in their weekly conferences, Morrie passing his wisdom on to one of his favor students. And Albom, writing about their talks, uses numerous rhetoric devices to discuss this wisdom. As Morrie Schwartz, dying of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), speaks with Albom, the two talk about Death. Describing the discussion, Albom uses strategies such as irony filled dialogue
Some adults can have a mentoring role in a child’s life. The Wednesday Wars by Gary D Schmidt is a novel about Holling Hoodhood’s seventh grade year. In the story Holling is always told by his father how to act so he can inherit the family business, Hoodhood and Associates. When Holling has Mrs. Baker as a teacher he must be nice because Hoodhood and Associates wants to win a bid for her families sporting business. Holling starts to read Shakespeare with Mrs. Baker and begins to see the world around him differently.
In both short stories, Shower Songs and Xenia, the authors are caregivers to a loved one and each use multiple forms of emotional language. In Shower Song the author Brian Trapp is giving his twin brother with cerebral palsy a bath for the last time. Trapp uses a silly song to help him get through the difficult task. Xenia is about Karen Babine mother going through chemo and receiving xenia or hospitality from strangers bringing meals to her home. Her mother extends hospitality to a stranger on her last day of chemo.
Rose describes: “I loved getting good grades from MacFarland…I had made something of value” (Rose, 1989, p. 9). He had met his teacher’s expectation and that made him feel accomplished. On the other hand, if a teacher expects very little from their students, the students will slack on their assignments and tests and become lazy, knowing they will not be
He wasn’t antisocial-he always had friends, and everybody liked him-but he could go off and entertain himself for hours. He didn’t seem to need toys or friends. He could be alone without being lonely” - Pg.107,Carine. This longing for individuality and freedom that Carine documents was never fulfilled when Chris was a child.This explains why he felt such pure happiness when he was free from his parents even if he did lack certain material qualities and at times was not able to feed himself, the risk involved was far outweighed by his feelings of self purpose. After his graduation from Emory, Chris’ parents expected him to attend law school.
Richard Russo’s novel, That Old Cape Magic, illustrates a recurring theme of acceptance of family, despite their iniquities. Jack Griffin, currently in the throes of a mid-life crisis, reflects on his parents’ acrimonious discontent in all facets of their lives. Griffin, with stark introspect, realizes that he has inherited his parents’ pretentious attitudes. Vacationing one month in Cape Cod is the only respite Griffin’s parents get from their miserable lives back in Indiana. Griffin’s quest for happiness begins when he acknowledges why he is who is, allows himself to let go of his childhood pain, and feel grateful for all the good things in his life.
Junior’s ceremony forms hope out of a bitter misery surrounding him. In this adaptation, Junior confronts sorrow with the positivity of his disposition and strength of his character. Ultimately, this maintains the hope that defines Junior as extraordinary at the novel’s beginning. Finally, Junior adjusts to his sister’s death by surrounding himself with hope. Unlike after his grandmother 's death, Junior immediately returns to school after his sister’s death to escape the monotonous drunken and depressed state inside community in Wellpinit.
REPORT CRUCIAL CONVERSATIONS The book “Crucial Conversations” written by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler is a book that teach us how to handle and be prepare when crucial conversations arrive. Usually, those take place in the most unexpected moment, and it can take us by surprise generating an uncomfortable atmosphere. They are crucial because the stakes are high it is important haw to react and recognize this crucial moments, so we have to be assertive, intelligent and try to control our space in the situation with positive results. Even if the results are not positive, it is essential because it can impact the quality of our lives. According to the book they define crucial conversations as “the discussion between two people” and generally it happens in three occasions.