As I read the story, it was difficult to stay focused on the main plot because of the depth of detail the author provides. I read the story again, using all the details hoping to gain an insight into what the point of the story was. I did not come out with a clear meaning and insight into anything, leaving me disappointed. Kokernot’s extraneous details makes for a difficult read, but focusing on the main theme of love offers an entertaining read. The short story begins with the end of a wedding reception.
Gehrig was a slugger and was loved by fans for not only for his ability to hit the ball out of the park, but also for his social influence in baseball. His social impact was seen the most at the end of his career when he delivered a speech, changing the lives of everyone at the ballpark that day. Gehrig appeals to pathos, ethos and uses repetition in order to thank the fans and convince the public that he is not to be pitied. Gehrig uses pathos as a way to connect emotionally with his audience in order to create a sympathetic mood. Gehrig uses pathos very early in the speech when he tells the audience to
In the book Fences by August Wilson, the author chooses baseball to compare many of the struggles everyday people deal with in everyday society. August Wilson created some very relatable characters to portray the message of life and love Fences attempts to display. It is ultimately displayed in a quote by the main character Troy Maxson. Troy said “That’s all death is to me. A fastball on the outside corner” (10).
The Chosen For my summer reading I chose to read the book “The Chosen” by Chaim Potok. The book takes place in 1946 NewYork, durring World War 2. In the primary pages of the book they introduce the protagonist and the narrator of the story, Reuven Malter. Reuven being the narrator brings a very interesting point of view. Although he is still an Orthodox Jew he was not raised in the tight restrictions some of the other children had and at many times questioned the very traditional methods of their study and once referred to it as “extreme”.
Kerouac had a stimulating way of writing it which brought a lot more depth to the book which made it a lot more compelling to read. Without this style of writing that helped develop the characters so well, it’s questionable if this book would’ve ever turned out as compelling as it is. Readers also see the immense amount of effort put into the message of belonging through the eyes of our depressed protagonist, Ray. Aside from Ray, readers also see the development of his relationship with Japhy who influenced Ray’s perspective of live heavily throughout the novel. Without all of these elements, this narrative would be a shell of what is now is since it currently can be interpreted differently by many making it a very diverse and remarkable novel that would deserve nothing less than a 9/10 if it were to be
These changes happened as a result of the start of World War two. Alfon’s grandfather appreciated the changes that were helping the country but he could see what was really going to happen because he could see through the lines. Stereotyping.) In the first chapter we start to see jewish people being hated or persecuted because of their religion. Alfon’s teacher Herr Becker tells the students of the class that you shouldn’t trust a jew and that they should not be considered friends of the state.
Crawford had a goal of getting a book that he had written published. After he had written a novel he went to get it published but with the rumors of the talented writer, William Forrester, writing his second book every publishing company turned away Crawford in hopes of publish Forresters new novel. To Crawford's disappointment he decided to get a teaching job at a private school instead of trying to get his novel published. In his sullen state about not reaching his dreams he finds one of his new students interesting. Crawford believes that when the young man, Jamal, turns in a piece of his writing that he is not good enough to have written such a piece of writing.
John Boyne, the author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, wrote his Holocaust-based book in the form of a fable. A fable is a fictional short story with made up characters that usually ends in a moral. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is about a young, naive, German boy named Bruno who meets a young, Jewish boy named Shmuel. Shmuel and Bruno become good friends despite their differences. Despite what his father wants Bruno talks with Shmuel because he doesn 't understand that it is wrong to be friends with a Jew.
In the essays, “Reading to Write” by Stephen King, “The Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and Me” by Sherman Alexie, “Learning to Read” Malcolm X, and “Learning to Write” by Frederick Douglas have three things in common. In each essay Reading has contributed towards the authors life leading to benefit from learning to read, allowing them to leave a legacy behind. In each essay the authors has thought their self how unlike Frederick Douglass. For Stephen King, reading has done a lot for him. King stated, “Every book you pick up has its own lesson or lessons, and quite often the bad books have more to teach than the good ones” (221).