Mike Rose’s essay provides enough literary background to prove his claim and allow the audience to believe “Blue Collar Brilliance” is the more effective essay. To conclude this analyzation of Mike Rose’s essay “Blue Collar Brilliance” and Gerald Graff’s essay “Hidden Intellectualism”, Mike Rose’s essay was more effective. He gave readers examples of real life scenarios to validate his point. He used rhetorical tools that would help the more academic successful audience. He also connected with the audience labeled as “Blue Collars”, with stories from his mother and uncle
As an underdog, no matter how hard life hits you, you will find your own motivation and keep going. You show life not only how hard you can hit it back, but that you can overcome anything. In chapter 1 of Allison Scott and George Goethals’ Heroes: What They Do and Why We Need Them, they explain why it is necessary to have a hero within a story. These writers state, “One reason is that the creators of fiction purposely construct characters who perfectly embody classic heroic stories or narratives. […] These make-believe individuals are thus crafted to be hero prototypes—individuals possessing powerful heroic qualities that we easily recognize and admire” (Scott 32).
People can be good at many things, and sometimes they are the best at those things. I believe that Ray Bradbury, focused on multiple craft moves in The Veldt such as dialogue, personification, and flashbacks to show that he can be one of the best, when it comes to adding craft moves into his writing. He made the writing more interesting and described and showed the moments in different ways. He also used many different craft moves throughout the story, but I think that these three, dialogue, personification, and flashbacks are the most important, and I believe that without these craft moves the story wouldn’t have as big of an impact on the reader as it did with them. Ray Bradbury used dialogue to show how the characters are feeling at that exact moment, and is shown throughout the story to show interactions between characters in that moment in time.
In the novel Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell gave a well put together read that gives us much to think about when trying to define success and what factors are important in shaping whether a person becomes successful or not. Prior to reading Gladwell’s Outliers my views probably were like most that success usually comes from one’s hard work and genius and that we all have an equal chance for success, but after reading Gladwell’s theories and explanations on how many outside factors can influence success, I now have some different conclusions about intelligence and how outside factors such as socioeconomic background and the way we are raised are also important influences of who and what we become and not just simply how high ones IQ or intelligence is measured. Malcolm Gladwell’s The Outliers chapter three and four, The Trouble with Genius Part 2, explains how where we come from and how we are raised influence our success and even those with similar above average IQ’s may not have the same opportunity for success because of these factors. Even though a high IQ may set us apart as an outlier, because of our economic background we may not have the same opportunities as someone with the same IQ. Gladwell explains this by using Terman’s study in which Terman tested a random
I think that this quote is trying to convey, through metaphor, that reading enables an individual to experience the lives and emotions of the characters or people they are reading about. I necessarily don’t agree with this. I think that the power of reading books, fiction or non fiction, is that it improves your life because you can learn lessons from the experiences of the characters or people in them. The important distinction, to me, is that while words are incredibly powerful, they are not an accurate substitution for the raw emotion and reality of the experiences people have undergone. For instance, in Grade 10 I read “Then They Killed My Father” by Loung Ung for my English culminating project.
The Lost Ways By Claude Davis The lost ways by Claude Davis is a book that will help you understand ways to survive in times of catastrophe like war, economic decline and natural disasters. The aim of the book is to prepare you on how to handle catastrophes by equipping you with knowledge and a variety of methods that were put into use by ancient men. From the author’s perspective, Americans are presently changing for the worst; the solutions provided by the current technology are making people complacent. In the Lost Ways, Claude further explains that such alternatives have made life quite easy and comfortable to an extent that individuals have no clues on how to handle calamities. For that reason, the Lost Ways by Claude Davis stresses
Readers will understand the point he was making but he could have made it in a different way. Even if a writer language use causes them to have a greater read rating, a Times writer might be expected to use formal English, not casual slang. When using evidence make a claim that is not biased to people 's own opinion. In Stein’s article, he states that children are constantly under peer pressure and uses evidence from an “ English professor at Emory, who wrote The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans”(29). He is using the research correctly, but the fact that he is using something that states that the generation is dumb is not very acceptable for an expert writer.
Now I know that comic books are a lot deeper than I first believed thanks to Wolk’s writing. One day I may actually begin to read comic books because reading a selection from Wolk’s book has really intrigued me. The moral of Wolk’s selection is that as a society, we should not be so judgmental and just be able to accept everyone’s interests and
Literacy is the key to freedom. In the articles “The Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and Me,” by Sherman Alexie, “Learning to Read” by Malcolm X, and “Learning to Read and Write” by Frederick Douglass, the message of learning to read and write providing fate-changing opportunities for oneself as well as for others is present consistently. “The Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and Me,” by Sherman Alexie reveals that being able to read and write has a tremendous effect on one’s future. As evident in the following quote, “As Indian children, we were expected to fail in the non-Indian world,” Indians were “stupid” according to the stereotypes, and, unfortunately, Indian children “lived up to those expectations.” This stereotype had already
In my own opinion, Homeboy is an exceptional narrative, in which Malcolm X expresses his struggle of “self-degradation” (McQuade 181). Although I was not interested in an essay about a man’s hairstyle, I quickly learn that this essay is about much more. Elements throughout this essay enticed me to continue reading and enjoy the substance of what I was reading. The relatable aspect of changing to fit in, exceptional characters, content that makes me think are a hand full of reason I liked this essay. Plus, Malcolm’s good writing and description made the essay not only enjoyable to read but also an educational read.
A way to satisfy ourselves with who we are and who we prefer or aspire to be. They are the ideal person, willing to sacrifice it all for a greater good. However, superheroes aren’t real, merely a work of fiction. But there is such thing as a real life hero although they seem rare. These heroes haven’t leapt from the pages of storybooks, no, they were all born and shaped just like you and me.