Throughout this course we have went over several other texts that show, exponentially how community and individual shape each other. Whether this be in forms of poem, novel, report or video, there is always some kind of relationship between the two. The Village of the Small Houses: a memoir of sorts,
This meant that in a young age, he was selling drugs and will also later be a father before he was in his twenties. With these things at bay with him, he eventually quit school with only a limited 8th grade education. This meant finding a job was almost impossible for the other Wes Moore due to not having a high school diploma and a criminal record. This shows that the communities and environments of an individual greatly impacted their future and molded them into a certain character. During an interview between both Wes Moores, the author Wes Moore said, “Do you think that we are the products of our environments?” This shows that the author Wes Moore feels that there is some correlation between our environments and us.
He is the one, put in the book to break all the rules and bring the life of knowledge and ideas back to where they belong. At first Equality felt awful for many of the things he had done for example; “each night […] we, Equality 7-2521, steal out and run through the darkness to our place.”(35), but sooner or later it didn’t matter much to Equality anymore. When Equality worked in his place (a dark hole in the ground from the unmentionable times) he worked on a box that made electricity when he finished it he brought it to the home of the scholars, who rejected it. This was the last straw for Equality and that’s when he lost it; “You fools! You fools!
Dave had many marks from the beatings he would get at home along with the burns from the stove incident. He also was caught stealing food during the school day so he wouldn’t starve to death, but since his principal found out and called his mother his punishments extended and he was starved and beaten up, “ By the end of the session, my nose bled twice and I was missing a tooth” (p.33). He was also sleep deprived, he said that one of his teachers “began by questioning me about my attentiveness. I lied, saying I had stayed up late watching television”(p.33). Appearance was not much of a matter to Catherine, so he send Dave with the same torn, smelly clothes every single day, but Dave knew exactly what to say when questioned “When asked, I had my readymade excuses Mother brainwashed into me.” (p.30).
Since the beginning of literature, authors have discussed many themes and life truths through their writing, and though they may be separated by centuries of cultural evolution, many of the characters created by these authors share a common theme. Likewise, the novel Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya, the novella The House On Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, and the play A Midsummer’s Night Dream by William Shakespeare are very different stories, yet they also share a common theme. The three of the texts share the common theme of “When people ambitiously pursue their goals, they can be blinded from seeing the reality around them and make illogical decisions.” In the novel Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya, the main character, Antonio, cannot
3R Journal Response #1 The death of Allie was a major shifting point in Holden’s personality, and had a deep effect on many of the experiences he faced after he left Pencey. Holden was writing a composition for Stradlater, when he decided to write about Allie’s baseball mitt. He began reminiscing about memories he shared with Allie, and describing the great person he was. Allie was very intelligent, kind, and one of the few people Holden truly loved. When he passed away from leukemia, Holden broke down and stayed a night in his garage, where he destroyed all of the windows with his fists.
Obviously, the reader can infer that John comes home and sees Ann and Steven in bed together because he has paint on his hand. Ann painted the door to the bedroom earlier, which relates to his death because John leaves after seeing Steven and Ann in bed. Isolation is the root cause of John’s death. The outcome of Ann’s isolation left her with a dreadful mistake, unforgetting epiphany and a heartbreaking death. Comparable to Ann, in “One’s A Heifer” Vickers’ isolation brings about an unstable mental state, violent tendencies and an unnecessary death.
The first night alone is enough to traumatize and scar Elie forever, which is exactly what he’s saying here. I’ll be honest: this is the first book that has made me cry in a while. I cried when the child was hanged, I cried when I found out that Elie would have been saved by the Soviet Army if he stayed in the infirmary, and I cried when Elie’s dad died. Looking back on this passage, I feel like crying once again. Elie was my age when he was forced into Birkenau, and I can’t even begin to imagine experiencing these barbarities now.
The book could go on for years, just like life does, and that’s how literature and life connects with time. In conflict, characterization, and narration they all go together for point of view. Point of view connects within the story The Most Dangerous Game. In the story, Richard Connell, the author uses many different conflicts. First, Rainsford, the main character experiences Man vs nature.
I woke up to the sound of a gunshot outside of my window. It was not unusual to hear that in the town of Clinton where everything was basically just war. Everyone was always arguing and there was no peace at all. I hoped one day everything would go back to normal. As I got out of bed I hit my head on the bottom of the top bunk(which was made of metal by the way) ¨Ouch!¨ I yelled .
1) I believe that Moore, the author, is trying to say that the second chance is trying to rewrite the first mistake and the last chance could be your last chance. The author’s last chance to stop his drug dealing was when he was sent to military school. His temper against his mother, bad grades, absences from classes and an incident with a smoke bomb were the reasons his mother sent him to military school. (Moore 87) The “other” Wes had the decision to stop selling drugs while raising his family. He later joined the Job Corps, but later realized he could not make the money like he did in the drug business.
In his rage, Doug bypasses the wrestling unit until Principal Peaty requires him to take two periods of gym to make up for it. Doug’s fury burns until he catches a glimpse of Coach’s clipboard, full of detailed sketches picturing the Vietnam War. This hits especially close to home for Doug because his brother, Lucas, has recently returned home missing both of his legs. Suddenly, Doug sees Coach in a whole new way; he views Coach as someone who has many gruesome experiences he struggles with. Doug wants Coach to help Lucas, who is dealing with his own burdens of war, but Coach always brushes off his requests.
Holden’s parents hold more of a negative influence on his life. “Lawyers are all right, I guess – but it doesn’t appeal to me…all you do is make a lot of dough and play golf and play bridge and buy car and drink martinis and look like a hot-shot” (Salinger 172). Holden has a pessimistic view of his parents, as he sees them as selfish and only caring about possessions since his father is a lawyer. The reader is able to understand why Holden may be led to depression, partially due to the lack of care he receives from them. Both, Holden and Christopher’s families, among numerous others, struggle to get along, and at times, have considerable negative sway on their emotional
The movie begins with a fake sick Ferris and his concerned parents in his bedroom. Once Ferris is able to convince his mother and father he is sick, they don’t allow him to go to school. But once they leave, he jumps out of bed and speaks to the audiences and one of the first things out of his mouth is, “‘...that’s childish and stupid but so is high school,’” [all you need is one set of quotes here] [start a new sentence here]his distaste for high school is reflected right off the bat. Bueller’s attitude towards education is very similar to students in this generation and that is because education in the 21st century is a mess. Schools are focused on standardized testing, and regular testing which make up a large portion of the students grades.
On top of that he had to kill to survive. Many American teenagers complain that they hate their life because their parents took their phones away for the weekend and/or their closet does not have enough clothing in it. Beah’s childhood makes our childhoods seem like paradise. It is important for American teens to read this novel because then they can understand how grateful they should be for the things they have. Beah had to undergo war, and that had many negative effects which some privileged teens would say only happens in books.