The Wicked Witches of Oz correspond to the major corporations during the election of 1896. The Wicked Witch of the East is the ruler of the eastern land of Oz. She is the equivalent to the real worlds banks. Because of her wickedness a house was dropped on her leaving “her two feet, still sticking out from under a block of wood.” (Baum). The comparison between her and the banks was that the banks would foreclose on the houses of lower class people. As a result of their harsh banking when the house would be returned to the banks it would be similar to a house being dropped on them.
Some evidence for this is that he says “so what 's wrong with hitting the back streets.” One literary device that I found was that he said “I ain 't the sharpest tool in the shed.” That means that he isn 't the smartest person and is under average for IQ and not that smart. Another literary device that I found was he said “well the years start coming and they don 't stop
Obstacles of Intelligence The definition of intelligence is “the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills.” Chaim Potok has created many incredibly intelligent characters in his novel The Chosen. These characters have many trials they must overcome. Some must overcome sickness, or possible overcome losing a dear friend, even one may be helpless to what his father wants. Nevertheless, they overcome these obstacles.
To start off with, being very smart can lead to a bright and successful future. Smart in this sense can be broken down into two kinds. being remarkably intelligent in general or knowing the main concepts that is the key to success in one’s environment. Supporting this
In the sci-fi story, “Flowers for Algernon”, written by Daniel Keyes, Charlie Gordon partakes in an experimental surgery to manipulate his intelligence. The experiment ends up backfiring, and his brain begins to deteriorate at triple the normal rate, but he doesn’t let that stop him from trying to be smart again. Despite him trying so hard, he still doesn’t understand what he once did when he was so brilliant. And so the question arises: is intelligence more important than motivation? Motivation is far more critical to possess than intelligence.
As the story of The Wizard of Oz plays out the character Dorothy goes through significant change, she is a dynamic character. Her heart turns from wanting to grateful as she matures into a young lady, which is important to this plot, because her journey of growing up impacts the entirety of the story and it impacts all of the characters she encounters along the way.
In the readings Hidden Intellectualism, Gerald Graff and Blue-Collar Brilliance, Mike Rose both authors talk about intelligence, and what we understand intelligence to mean. Graff’s uses the words “book and street smarts” to explain his meaning of intellect. Rose uses his mothers and uncles job life experience to explain his. Both authors make it clear that to be intelligent doesn’t always relate to your knowledge of textbooks and readings, but to how you take what you learned in those reading and put them into everyday life experiences. Graff street smart intelligence is someone who is intelligent about life.
Henry Wadworth Longfellow, and American poet from the 1800s, said, “Men of genius are often dull and inert in society; as the blazing meteor, when it descends to earth, is only a stone.” This concept I explained by, Malcolm Gladwell in his book Outliers. He devotes chapters three and four to discussing “The Trouble with Geniuses.” The theory he outlines in this section of the book discusses how much of a factor high intelligent quotient is in determining success, versus how important upbringing is. He examines geniuses, who are commonly considered “the true outliers,” and their successes.
Intelligence, readily available and eagerly sought by some. The differences between it and wisdom is a pretty common question with lots of answers. The dictionary says that intelligence is the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills. In terms of the book you could say that Atticus was very intelligent in many areas and Scout was able to read at a much younger age than some people. You could also say that Dolphus Raymond is intelligent because he realised the hypocrisies that white people commit.
The first reason that supports my theory is he gets a taste of what smart is. What I mean is that he may of not been quick-witted forever, but he learned a lot. He learned to speak different languages he becomes smarter than Dr.Nemur and Dr. Strauss combined.
Although Capote writes of how welcoming and peaceful the Kansas town of Holcomb is, his main purpose of describing the town is to emphasize the changes that take place in the wake of one family’s murder, therefore Capote is able to articulate the shifts in the community into an embodiment of a seventh death.
For example, Irony. At the end of the book, one of the blind kids was crying and was pushing his hands in front of his face. Jonesy risked his life to save the blind child and ends up with a bullet submerged into the upper half of his body. Ambiguity is also used frequently throughout the novel. Through Birdy’s eyes, you can never tell the difference between friend and enemy.
There is an important theme in the story Flowers for Algernon By Daniel Keyes. It is a fiction novel about a thirty year old man who has been battling to overcome an intellectual deficit all of his life and has an opportunity to become more intelligent than he ever had imagined through an experimental operation. He takes the opportunity and in a few weeks he becomes a genius for a short time before his itelligence receded as fast as it increased. The author includes many important themes throughout the passage. Daniel Keyes develops the theme that intelligence doesn’t affect who you truly are through Charlie’s experiences both before and after the operation.