It shows the extent he will go and lies he will tell to ensure the power he has isn’t taken away. This reveals how the people we trust can always turn against us without us really even noticing until it’s too late. Like the animals trusted Napoleon until he turned against them and his corrupt leadership was what let the farm fail. Along with his power hungry attitude, he
His Books always have a theme or a moral to the story just like when he wrote “The Lorax” and “The Butter Battle Book”. I believe the shared moral between these two books is that humans tend to forget that everyone has an opinion and when we become immersed in power and wealth we tend to dominate and desecrate the environment. The Lorax is a book about a man his name is Once-ler, at first he was filled with excitement for these Tuffula Trees’ because they were softer than silk and could make a garment called a Thneed. Once-ler cut down the first tree the Lorax came out from the stump and tried to tell him to stop. He would not listen because he was overcome with greed and the thought of wealth.
Blink written by Malcom is an argumentative based research book about how our adaptive subconscious plays a huge part in every day life. It also tells of the pros and cons of our adaptive subconscious. In Gladwell’s Blink he used different forms of rhetoric to persuade us, the readers, of his point successfully. Gladwell uses multiple counts ethos and logos in his writing to get his point across along with pathos, analogies, rhetorical questions, and irony. He also uses his tone and diction to assist his writing.
Jessica Christy Klayton Kendall English 121 7 September 2015 A Better Understanding In the essay ‘Disliking Books” Gerald Graff claims that he has an “advantage teaching literature”. That advantage is attributed to the fact he felt animosity and fear towards books growing up. He didn’t understand what he was to say about these books that never related to him. Or why he was supposed to say these things. Understanding the confusion about these things and knowing that there is more than one way to get to the goal, loving and understanding literature, is the true reason that Graff has an advantage as a literature teacher.
Gary continues to struggle to find his American identity, so he uses storytelling as a way to fit in with the American kids. After finally “moving the children away from [his] Russianness and towards storytelling”, he feels he has completely assimilated into American society (151). As he is reading the book to the class, he reflects, “I am hearing a different language come out of my mouth...I am speaking...with my strange new English voice” (150). Symbolically, after socially assimilating into an American, his voice sounds more English, displaying physical assimilation, making him even more American. Writing is a turning point in Gary’s life because he uses it to convey his thoughts, emotions, and feelings.
Considering the economic climate at the time coupled with his situation, this joke turns into an ignorant statement which explains why he has “…been broke twenty-two years” (182). Another illumining glimpse into his reckless spending of money is his conversation with his friend, Rudy. In this conversation Francis answers Rudy’s question as to where he got his $10 by saying he found it “Up in a tree.” (192). A harmless quip on the surface but much more telling when looked at in more detail. It is interesting Francis uses a tree to joke with Rudy as his attitude with money seems to stem from this line; Francis seems to think money grows on trees even though he himself does not have much to begin with.
For example, in Line 8, the chief emphasized how dependent the settlers are towards the tribe, and what would happen if the tribe shows the same hostility the British show them (“We can hide our provisions and fly into the woods. And then you must consequently famish by wrongdoing your friends”). The use of ‘friends’ in the line ‘fly into the woods’ is noteworthy, due to how it emphasizes how (1) the tribe’s congenial actions and aid should be enough to be considered as friends and emphasizes their hospitality and encourage; and how (2) the tribe can take away their help just as easily as they went and helped them. In addition, the word ‘fly’ in ‘fly into the woods’ not only demonstrates movement, but the word is ironic in the sense of how the the word implies an oppressed connotation, not a freed connotation as it is usually used for. In addition to this line, Lines 18-19 (“Captain Smith, this might soon be your fate too through your rashness and unadvisedness.”).
He uses these while talking to his father to make him really think about what he is telling him, and to make him a little bit angry. Haimon also uses the euphemism and metaphor in lines 80 through 82 about a tree bends to keep it safe, which is a nicer way of saying Creon is a stubborn old man and needs to change his ways. Another device Haimon uses are metaphor. Some metaphors he uses are in lines 80-the start of 86, and line
The reason why students should read more challenging novels are because they learn new things, and they could also learn how to act in a certain situation based on the type of challenging story they read. Many people also feel that this book is irrelevant to student’s lives. However, kids should learn what life would be like for kids at their age in a different time period. Like what was stated before, in a history class, when we learn about the history, we learn about the straight facts, not as much of the personal lives of people living in that time. Since the novel is showing the personal recollections of one boy in the time period, students can identify the similarities between the two lessons.
The absence of trust in their friendship is what will ultimately tear them apart. Another instance where Gene’s interactions display his envy is when Finny is convincing him to climb on the tree. “I couldn’t stand this. We reached the other loitering around the base of the tree, and Phineas began exuberantly to throw off his clothes, delighted by the fading glow of the day, the challenge of the tree, the competitive tension of all of us. He lived and flourished in such moments.