Cassie is the main character in Mildred D. Taylor’s story “Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry”. She is a smart, curious 9 year old. As time goes on, Cassie and her family learn many lessons throughout the book. We can see her grow and get a better understanding of how blacks were treated during the 1930’s. Cassie has many racist moments that occur to her, angering her and her family.
The definition of strong is to keep on going even when things are not working out. In the novel Ethan Frome by Edith wharton The character Zeena has unexpected strength and Mattie Silver is surprisingly lacking strength. Zeena has a lot of hidden acts of strength in the book. People always thought that she was sickly but in the end she showed great toughness.
I can relate to Sara from Bread Givers because she is protective of her family. This protectiveness is first seen in the book when Reb condemns Fania’s and Morris’ relationship, and Sara defends Fania. After intercepting a love letter from Morris to Fania, Reb voiced his disapproval of the relationship, as he believed poets were poor. Meanwhile, Fania did not care about Morris’ wealth; she instead valued the love they felt for each other. Over this disagreement, Reb started a debate in which he treated Fania unfairly.
Ways in which both the books are similar: Both the articles are similar in a way that both of them can be related to Classism. Both the main characters have had to go through a lot and also have to make sure that no one knows what they are doing before they know what is happening around them and they can find out how they can stop it.
Deanna Chase is an American writer born in California that writes in the New Adult Fiction, Urban Fantasy, and Paranormal Romance genres. A native of California, Deanna who cites traveling as one of her favorite pastimes spent five years traveling the United States in an RV with her husband before settling in a small cottage in a small town near New Orleans. Six months into their residency in their little cottage, Deanna started writing her first novel Bourbon Street inspired by her conviction that her 1907 house was haunted. She would often hear heavy footsteps on the rooms in the house though the ghosts appeared harmless. In a touch of humor, she asserts that the ghost would do nothing more than make some weird noises and maybe smoke a few cigarettes.
Courage, what is courage? Well from the dictionary the word courage means "the ability to do something that frightens one and strength in the face of pain or grief”. Courage is something that people display in their everyday life, you see courage on the streets, at school and maybe even at home but you probably never even notice it or even thought about it. The book Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes was written by Chris Crutcher, this book is filled with courageousness, mystery and spine chilling events.
a common history and habits, which can also be seen as a form of memory. Aleida Assmann categorized the different modes of memory (“ Introduction to Cultural Studies: Topics, Concepts, Issues” 169-177). There is active and passive memory. Active memory is always the act of trying to remember something, in which the person trying is the subject of the recollection. Passive memory makes the person the object of the memory.
The Fifth Wave, by Rick Yancey demonstrates aspects of shared humanity with the use of loss and choice, by making Cassie lose part of her humanity and begin to question humans themselves. Cassie is a 16 year old girl who has survived 4 previous attacks by aliens against humanity. She continues to stay alive and is forced to distrust any other person she encounters due to her experience with being deceived. Cassie, and any other person, tend to easily trust others because they believe they will not hurt them due to them being humans as well. After being fooled and mislead by army soldiers, who were in fact aliens, she begins to mistrust anyone and everything she encounters.
Every literary piece has an evident hero who seems to be the center of the piece. The story revolves around them, as well as the choices that they choose to make throughout the course of the piece. The hero faces many challenges along their journey and interacts with countless characters, including the shadow. The shadow is the main villain in a story, and challenges the role of the hero, often tempting the hero to abandon their mission, and go back to their average life. This is the point in the story, when the hero is forced to reflect upon their own self-identity, and realize what they value the most.