The paragraph in Sanders’ essay that explains the story behind the handle of his hammer and how he had broken it several times uses an anecdotal story to convey Sanders’ attitude towards his father 's death. The speaker broke his hammer’s handle once by attempting to “pull sixteen-penny nails out of floor joists”; an idea even the speaker admitted was foolish. His father’s response of “You ever hear of a crowbar?” captures the relationship Sanders had with his father. His father was sarcastic at his son’s humorous and avoidable failure, indicating a close relationship between the two. This revelation of the closeness he had with his father conveys the feelings of sadness the speaker would have immediately after his death.
Andy!..” (Draper 12). After that horrible accident happened, Andy dealt with the guilt by blaming himself for the lost of his friend. Draper uses a variety of writing modes. One of these modes was the use of personal essays provided by the characters.
A treasure has to only be important in the owner’s eyes. He also learned his da only lectures him because he loves him and wants him to succeed in life. Greg smiled at the thought of listening to a lecture when he came home. He decided to keep this experience and life lesson to himself. The words of Lemon Brown were very wise and showed Greg a different perspective to life.
Also this story reminds me of my relationship with my grandpa, who I am very close to since the childhood and who brought me up, believing and supporting me in all my aspirations and who could teach me the most important lessons of my life. Thus, to sum up, it is important to bear in mind that regardless whether the child is gifted or not, it is the family who should play a role of a firm rock, which by any means will support and accept the child, when the outside world does not want to, and the child should be aware of that while making different
Sentimentalism was used to cultivate sympathy with others in order to promote self-improvement and motivate action to alleviate hardships. In Clayton Byrd Goes Underground, Williams-Garcia had Clayton go through challenges, so the readers can sympathize with Clayton but also be inspired by his character development. At a young age, Clayton was determined to reach his self-manifested identity to overcome the sudden death of his grandfather. Unlike the stories in Golden Age of literature, Clayton faced real obstacles that he needed to deal with to fulfill his ambition. Clayton always wanted to acquire Cool Papa’s identity, but after overcoming challenges he was able to discover his own self-identity.
Both Atticus Finch and Troy Maxson complete the role as a breadwinner; Troy works in a sanitation department and Atticus is a lawyer, though, they do differ in their manners of taking care of and raising their family. This quotation of Atticus is a crucial piece of moral advice that governs Scout’s development throughout the rest of the novel. It gives us insight on the sole principal in which Atticus lives his life, and with every opportunity, he willingly preaches it onto his children so that they grow up to become people who are not affected by racial prejudice. In the first quotation, the simplicity of it represents the uncomplicated manner in which Atticus guides himself. What furthers the success of his fulfilling of a father is the way he words this principle; Atticus knows that if he uses words or sentences which are too complicated, Scout will not understand, therefore, will not be able to live by this principal.
Looking back, James wishes he would have done the same thing as Gerald. He made it far in life, but in his mind he was still a cog just like everyone else. The author used symbolism to prove that he reward of following dreams is worth the
Fredrick didn’t know how to read and write first but, he did not give up. In “Learning to Read and Write,” Frederick Douglass strongly states that knowledge is a great form of power. From being a former slave for life, Douglass expresses the importance of knowledge by describing, how he was able to learn to read and write. He put a lot of effort and time on learning to write, but at the same time he shows us that he still have the thoughts that one day he would become a free man. I agree with this author because of, first he didn’t know how to read and write but he had put his effort.
One of Twain 's main characters whose name is Huck Finn was a boy who grew up in the slavery times. Huck grew up without any parents, his dad was a drunk and who knows where his mother was. He traveled home to home but he’s been living in a stable house with Ms.Watson who was taking care of him. This book should be read by future students because it brings up certain ideas like being able to stand up for what you believe in, making difficult decisions on your own, and learning how to be independent. All three of these were presented by Huck, he expressed all of these ideas.
In general, I liked seeing Huck develop throughout the book. There was one simple question that I would ask mark twain is about Huck’s character. Who was his mother? This question is simple but if the book gave a little insight about his mother. In the book to be honest I was asking myself where did huck get his ideas and how is he adventurous and he is not like his drunk dad, Pap.
but it took him a long time to do so. In the end it doesn’t matter what you want to do in life is long is your happy doing it. As Anh’s father Lee says (Follow You Heart and Be True To Yourself) “Anh Do or Lee”. This makes me strongly think about his quote in order to find success and happiness in life one must find a career you enjoy.
Huckleberry was truly loyal to his friend, who also happens to be a slave. It could be inferred Huckleberry has a sound heart by not letting race undermine his judgement by how needs help. Huckleberry Finn ran away at a very young age, from his father. Huckleberry Finn left on an island and where he later finds Jim, who will change him without words of encouragement. Huckleberry Finn finds Jim and learns his intentions.