Melinda is more scarred on the inside, but also on the outside. By her thoughts throughout the novel, you can realize that she is in a lot of pain and some of that pain can be accessed on her physically. For example you can see that on her mouth and lip area there are scabs and bleeding. “I hate you.” (Anderson,6)(remember to ask how to cite quote properly and erase this)
Carver’s story is different than most stories in the sense that it gives us the bare minimal information in this story. We have no idea if this couple is married or what caused the break-up, but what information it does provide is essential to the meaning of the story. Carver’s diction is short and to the point, adding a sense of urgency to the short story. I found this story quite effective in addressing the issue of parents that divorce or break-up, who use their children as weapons to fight each other. I have seen the damaging effects in many divorced couples who cannot co-parent due to the hate they have for one another.
Marie Lu, a New York Times literary critic, dives into the problems and successes of the young adult novel. Many of her points are personal opinions void of any understanding as of the meaning the author intended imply. Although her points lack in some areas, some of the points remain relevant and relatable with other readers. The main points of her review include the lack of an extremely high-tech or special school for these kids, the lack of women in The Center, and Will’s relatable characteristics. Presently, I disagree with both the first and second opinions while still agreeing with the third.
Humans rarely change their ways; they stay in their own worlds and always interact with the same types of people. Unfortunately, this habit often creates unseen barriers that divide and alienate human beings from one another. In Luis Alberto Urrea’s book The Devil’s Highway, Urrea provides a personal perspective to immigration by telling the story of 26 illegal immigrants, known as the Wellton 26, who are abandoned as they cross the Mexico-U.S. border. Through their story, Urrea proves there are invisible borders among people that create prejudice, such as language, ethnicity, and economic status. By reading The Devil’s Highway, it is clear that these barriers must be broken down to ensure harmony within society.
But few people admired them. They were just more bad weather and more bad gravity that families endured from time to time.” (130) The depiction of post-flu Manhattan shows a world in which hierarchy is nearly meaningless, with many people actually wanting to be slaves, and the equality of almost everyone in the post-flu Manhattan society. Despite this, the protagonist is still called the “King of Candlesticks” a position with no power.
Many people argue that Robert Cormier’s literature is dark, un-optimistic, and that young adults should not be reading his stories. Sylvia Patterson Iskander argues in her article Reader, Realism, and Robert Cormier that: The almost universal distress about Cormier's work springs directly from the power and consistency of his imagined world, which convinces readers that it bears a recognizable relationship to the "real world" and yet appears to leave no room for anything but pessimism about the survival of Cormier's protagonists. Because of this, several school boards and parental groups in New York, Massachusetts, South Carolina, and Arizona have tried to ban Cormier's novels from the classroom. (Par. 2) Some people can not find any good in Robert Cormier’s novels and prefer to have their children watch or read stories with happy endings and happy characters.
On the contrary, in Crane's story the ending is positive and is marred with optimism. The society was confined in a rigid way of thought, but this was changed when Jack Potter went against community norms and came back home with a bride. The ending of any story is essential in that it serves as a fulfillment for the audience, but the setting is also
Unlike Edward, Santiago tells his stories with the truth proving that people tell stories with different perspective to feel
The state of knowledge surrounding immigrant and domestic violence is plentiful and offers many narratives as to why women endure these toxic relationships, but do not explore ways to aid these women and create safer lives. “Latinas experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV) often avoid formal resources due to fear, distrust, and cultural and language barriers, yet little research addresses culturally appropriate interventions for abused Latinas” (Bloom et al., 2009, p. 244). Families are mentioned as being support systems and important in the Latino community, but also enablers of remaining in relationships where domestic violence is present. There are still plenty of other reasons Mexican immigrant women endure these types of relationships and exploring other systems in their lives would be appropriate to continue
In “Black Spiderman,” Logic explains the causes of these stereotypes when he says “[e]verybody from my hood, everybody know I’m good/ Sometimes I’m just misunderstood/ but that’s just the uneducated that never related” (Logic). The cause of the issues of being judged by the public is due to the misconception of a few people; people must get to know each other and understand one another’s character before creating any judgments and contributing to stereotypes.
We apparently don 't care whether they come legally or learn English -or how they fare when they 're not at work” (626). While it may be true that numerous Americans have little thought for the day to day life of the immigrant, it is simply not true that we ask too little of them. Rape, racism, violence and imprisonment are exorbitant down payments to gamble on a chance at an improved future. Perhaps instead of asking immigrants to seamlessly absorb into our society, Americans should try to empathize with the emigre throwing themselves into the riptide of our society and ask themselves how they can serve their fellow humans. The ramifications of a new, inclusionary immigration policy have the potential to not only boost our economy, but to culturally enrich the lives of
Satire in the Tortilla Curtain Satire is a literary technique exploited by writers to show the foolishness of humans, organizations, or governments by using humor, irony, or exaggeration. In the novel Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle, satire is used numerous times and effectively. T.C. Boyle uses satire to bring light to the foolishness and irony of the characters in the novel. This literary technique allows a book on a serious topic become more relatable and appealing to young adults in society.