Some people read because they love to, some people read because they have too ,but when people read they may not notice what the author is doing. Authors use many literary devices that make the piece you are reading worthwhile. Literary devices do many things whether it is to develop a character; build structure or even describe how a person looks. I will be explaining the various literary devices Gennifer Choldenko used to develop the characters in the book “Al Capone Does My Shirts.” The book “Al Capone Does My Shirts” is based on a group of kids growing up on Alcatraz Island, which holds a prison full of felons murders and many other convict’s one of the most dangerous prisons of them all.
Struggle; segregation; hard work; a few of many words that reverberate throughout your head when you think of, Oscar Palmer Robertson. Perhaps the most significant, valuable, and crucial word that comes to mind though, basketball.The “ How good is Oscar Robertson?” Red Auerbach - a highly respected NBA coach for many years- once said, “He is so good he scares me.” His sheer talent and dedication got him to the National Basketball Association (NBA), but his, hard work and will to win kept him there. He was a marvelous player, and an even more spectacular person. He journeyed through life before, after, and during his NBA career, with a smile and determined look. Oscar, is truly an inspiration.
The book Tangerine is a novel written by Edward Bloor, the main conflict in this story is about a main character, a kid named Paul, is coming to an understanding of his dark past. The genre of this book is a realistic fiction. Motif is a …. The motif in this story is sight. In this novel even though Paul is visually impaired, he can “see” things that others can't or won't see. Throughout this story the characters see and can't see figuratively and literally. Each character come to a gradual understanding of each other and see each truth that is uncovered. In this story each character does and doesn't see or understand each other such as his friends, his family, and also himself.
Can there be various ways of abuse, not only physically but mentally too? Well, Paul Fisher has been bullied nearly his entire life by not only his older brother, Erik, but almost all of the members of his family too. This includes teasing, neglect, and physical abuse.
One of the great questions that people have argued about since the beginning of time is fate vs freewill. It is a question that will never have a correct answer. Philosophers have gone back and forth about this debate for thousands of years but both sides have stayed even. It is one of the ultimate questions, so John Irving gave the world his opinion with one of his most famous books. In John Irving's, A Prayer for Owen Meany, he shows many things that he believes in throughout the book. One of the most important of these is his thoughts on fate and destiny. He shows that he believes that people are all put on earth with a certain purpose. John Irving shows his belief in fate throughout A Prayer for Owen Meany as displayed by “the shot.”
Choice is what led both Wes Moores to end up where they did. One being in prison for the rest of his life and the other being a road scholar. They were both lucky to get as many chances as they did. The other Wes ended up in prison by choice. There were three choices the other Wes made because he wanted to not because of fate. For the author Wes, he had two decisions to make and he chose the right ones. The other Wes was not very smart at making decisions. For him, it all started when he was playing football with some kids from his neighborhood. He was only eight when his brother had told him. “Rule number one: if someone disrespects you, you send a message so fierce that they won’t have the chance to do it again.” (33) When playing football,
A small boy with big dreams was surrounded by many people who did not believe in him, but that never stopped home from trying to achieve his lifelong dream. In the movie “Rudy” by Angelo Pizzo, Rudy was a small young man who did not have the best grades but had a big dream. This dream was becoming a player on his favourite football team at Notre Dame. Ever since Rudy was a boy, he dreamed about playing for this one team, but not many people believed in him. Although some people did not believe in Rudy, he still showed “blessed are the meek” towards them. These peoples were Rudy’s family and his teacher. When Rudy felt as if he needed help, he showed “blessed are the poor in spirit”. This is when Rudy got himself a tutor and when he prayed to
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.
How does one become a man? Have you ever wondered if you are truly a man? In the novel, “The First Part Last,” the main character, Bobby, wonders if he would ever become a man. Bobby is a sixteen year old teenager who was careless and impregnated another teen named Nia. Bobby decides to raise the baby himself after the mother goes into an irreversible vegetative coma. A homeless man named Frank, asked Bobby if he was a man. Bobby was confused because to Bobby, Frank was not much of a man himself. After Frank was killed, Bobby wondered if he “would be a man, a good man.”(page 8) Throughout the novel, Angela Johnson, the author, makes the writer think by placing symbols and ideas in her writing to tell the reader that Bobby is developing into
Walking on to a division one college football team can sound extremely daunting, because of all of the extraordinarily accomplished athletes on a stereotypical college football team. Were highly recruited from middle school. But most of the adolescent in high school that just pour out their blood, sweat, and tears on the football field just to be recruited by three or four division two schools in the middle of nowhere, or having to relegate and go to a junior college and play there for their freshman and sophomore years of college. With the hopefulness that a division one college football school would somehow offer you a scholarship for your last junior and senior years in college. But some student athletes take the road that’s starting to gain some traction because of the multimedia movies for example the movie Rudy. Every football player has heard or witnessed the Heartland Film Festival award winning movie Rudy. A heart-warming and triumphant movie around a teenage named Rudy Ruettiger, who’s life goal is to play for the college football powerhouse Notre Dame. But he does not have the money or the grades to be awarded a scholarship. He eventually overcame his dyslexion and achieve admission to University of Notre Dame and
In life,no matter what you go through its battles, fun, refuge, opportunities, passion, performance and teamwork. Schooled by Don Stradley a nonfiction genre book. Lebron James the main character who was born in December 1984 in a big house in Akron who has been in the family for generations. This book report will talk about Lebron James and his family struggles and how he pick himself back up and play basketball. Maybe everybody struggle and fail but you can always get back up and try again. No matter who you are and what obstacles you go through it’s no limit to anyone greatness and what they want to be in life.
The movie Hoop Dreams centered on a pair of intercity youths, William Gates and Arthur Agee. Both of them lived in the projects surrounding Chicago. Their families were economically and educationally disadvantaged. William and Arthur had almost everything imaginable trying to prevent their success. However, they shared a dream of playing in NBA. With the support of their families, William’s and Arthur’s motivation to accomplish this goal led them to fantastic high school basketball careers.
Crack! In my head I can hear the noise of the bone in my leg breaking as my feet slam onto the mat. My gymnastics coach, Ms. Adams, rushes to my side as I clutch my leg in pain. I recall her saying, “Claire are you okay? Just hold on…” That was two weeks ago. “Claire, are you in there?” Hmm? I lose my train of thought as I come back to reality. Standing in front of me, I see the familiar face of my best friend, Tanya Wilson. Startled, I respond, “I’m sorry, what?” “When are you going to start practicing again? You got your cast off three days ago! I am lonely out there without my best friend!” Tanya replies with her arms crossed. “I don’t know, I just don’t think I’m ready. What if I fall again?” I respond. I can hear the noise again and again, crack! Tanya groans in frustration and stomps off,
David’s dad had graduated from high school, however he dropped out of college and has always regretted dropping out of college. So when David told his father that he was thinking about dropping out of college his father became very infuriated when he heard this. David fought with his father for about a week because he wanted to drop out. Eventually his father explained why he wanted him to stay in college and why he needs to do well and David decided to stay and finish college. Based on what I read in “The Treasure of Lemon Brown”, Greg’s father dropped out of school when he was 13; so he is disappointed in Greg because he didn’t get half the chances Greg has gotten and if he did he would have taken them. Greg is struggling with school and wants to play basketball, but he can’t with bad grades. After being lectured by his dad he learns to enjoy the little parts of life. In the story