In the novel Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch Albom uses character development and dialogue to portray the importance of having a strong mentor by demonstrating the relationship between an old professor and and his student. One of the most importants aspects to this book was its characters, most specifically Morrie Schwartz. The theme first emerges when the author starts Morrie’s character development with a description. “He is a small man who takes small steps, as if a strong wind could, at any time, whisk him up into the clouds… when he smiles it’s as if you’d just told him the first joke on earth”(Albom 2). In this beginning description the reader is able to infer
Because the author, Daniel Keyes, uses the journal format, it allows the reader to understand concepts that the main character doesn’t. The statement previously quoted shows that Charlie’s coworkers and friends are actually making fun of him without him realizing it. Then later in the story on March 25th, he was recovering from a night out with his friends, and he wrote, “I didn’t know what to do
In her classes we have also read a variety of great novels with my favorite being The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. For our final exam of my sophomore year we were assigned to write an essay called “The Pitfalls of the American Dream” in which we compared the main protagonist of The Great Gatsby with the main protagonist of Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller (a play we read in class). To this day this assignment is one of my favorite portfolio pieces because it discusses my favorite book read in school and showcases the writing skills that Ms. Murphy helped me to
I developed my own style of writing that I’ve learned to possess and I hope my ideas expand over time. I don’t recall where I got this inspiration to write because no one in my family likes writing. Actually, if I’m being honest, my family sucks at writing. I was never placed in any special writing classes, but only the standard classes for school. I joined Intermediate composition to excel in my writing for my future.
Over the summer holiday, my English class was given the assignment to read one books from the summer reading list that was assigned to us, and then later, we were to write an essay about the book we had chosen. The book I selected was called “The Perks of Being a Wall Flower”, by Stephen Chbosky. There were two reasons why I had selected this book. The first reason being, that many of my friends from Canada had recommended it to me and the second, being that I had previously watched the movie. The three themes that seemed to be present throughout the book were sadness, love and family.
Especially if you believe in the horoscope, it says that Virgo are good at drawing, I am a Virgo, so I believe in that. Work and school can be stressful, I tend to draw what the instructor is talking plus it’s the same way as taking notes but in drawing. I work night shift which means I am awake the whole night and if I have class, I am also awake half of the day. It can get tiring and I intend to fall asleep when instruct is talking, to stay awake I must find a distraction so whenever I must take notes I draw what the instructor is talking about and that helps me out a lot. And one of my instructor also said when taking a test and you don’t know the answer, you can draw a picture it shows that your knowledge that there was question
I most enjoy books under the realistic fiction genre. I have a habit of losing myself in a good book, and books that could really happen always pull me in the Mays 2 most. When I was in middle school, I made reading a daily hobby. It is sad that I stopped doing that
A positive attitude is a key element in perusing a happy successful life. After sending in my collage applications I was as my mother would said "on edge". After hearing from my father, who could make coffee nervous told me I needed "relax" that 's when It hit me, I need to change. I had made the hole house on edge. I surely didn 't want me last month 's at home to be spend stressing myself out along with everyone else around me.
In all honesty, I think he should keep teaching the same way like he did this year with the ½ blended style, no test policy and choosing your own novel. I had a great year by having no tests, it kept me having less stress and the online portfolio let me release my creativity. Also, I learned a lot from picking my own stories, like the story “Robbie” and when you picked out our stories with the assignment that was assigned. For example, like when studied about time traveling by reading, “ Sound Thunder” and when learned
I began to like reading the book and it made me want to go out and purchase even more books. Even though I wasn’t the strongest reader in school, I was able to read books I was assigned and able to comprehend them. Six years later, I look back and think about how my aunt’s thoughtful gift changed my life forever. After reading my very first book given to me as a gift, I discovered how much I love to read. I can now sit in a spot and read a book for hours and not get tired of it.