Zachary Williams World History AP Book Review Book Review of Yellow Fever, Black Goddess: the Coevolution of People and Plagues Yellow Fever, Black Goddess: the Coevolution of People and Plagues was written by Christopher J. Wills. Christopher was born in London England in 1938. He is the son of a salesman and a housewife George S. and Elsie Marjory Wills. Chris’ uncle was very involved in Chris’ life and loved telling stories about things he saw while in World War II. In 1962 he got his M.Sc.
I am confused myself.” I laughed and explained that my mother is Serbian, my father is Croat, I was born in Sarajevo, lived in Africa, went to high school in Serbia and now am American. He started saying something, I stopped him and added, “The only important thing is that I am a human being just like you, and that is all you need to understand.” He shook my hand and said, “I think I do understand now”. In the story by Dean Barnlund, “Communication in a Global Village”, one of the many great statements is, “Once one becomes an Indian, an Ibo, or a Frenchman-or even a priest or scientist –it is difficult to extract oneself from that mooring long enough to find out what one truly is.” This made me think, and ask myself a couple of questions. Is it possible to extract oneself and realize what one truly is? Am I the one that is stuck in my way or am I the one that made the next step and joined the Global Village?
199 The Journal of Pan African Studies, vol.1, no.9, August 2007 Introduction Charles Nnolim (2005)1 explains critically that the third generation of writers in Nigeria (which includes Adichie) exhibits “a literary jungle- rich with varieties of life and growth, awe-inspiring and full of breath-taking surprises…” (8). This is not far from a description of Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus. Adichie presents series of
Jovi Ann Varquez Professor Flores English 1302 16 Sept. Racial Prejudice Along with the progress of this country came cultural diversity and discrimination. Different issues on opposing beliefs and traditions have come up, but most issues on superiority of race and color. Sherman Alexie, one of the greatest Native American writers, never let discrimination get the better of him. Instead he used literature as his way of inspiring others to fight against stereotypes as is evident in his article “Indian Education.” The article is a narration of brief encounters or memories of an Indian boy, from first to twelfth grade, depicting how he struggled to succeed despite stereotypes.
A Separate Peace John Knowles is the writer of a Separate Peace. It is a book written in a unique style, its an old man coming back to his childhood school and the whole book is a flashback. His meaning of writing it was to show friendship verses the evil nature of man and how they intertwine. Gene and Finny had a intimate relationship Gene was a follower of Finny, Finny was the most athletic, daring, handsome kid in the school he was training for the Olympics. Jealousy overcame Gene one day and caused him to jounce a tree limb he and finny were jumping from therefore having finny land on the ground with a fractured leg.
In the first two lines of the chorus, “I am the eggman, they are the eggmen” (Lennon), John Lennon shows the influence of the writings of Lewis Carroll on his life. These two lines are references to Humpty Dumpty, who was a character considered to be very opinionated and somewhat rebellious. Humpty Dumpty appears in Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found. Lennon is actually singling himself out, and then passing on his ideals to those individuals that think and believe as he does. In the third line of the chorus, as well as the song title, “I am the walrus” (Lennon) is yet another reference to a Lewis Carroll poem, “The Walrus and the Carpenter”.
Document Analysis: Model Citizenship for boys in Colonial Britain HIST 1002 Europe in the 20th Century Professor Whitney Houston By: Reyhan Adamhar 100879876 This document from Lieutenant General Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the scout movement describes the form of conduct that is expected for them. Baden-Powell’s purpose to write this was to show how relevant the boy scouts were and how they were effective they were in the past. Baden-Powell used the siege of Mafeking as an example of the above. Mafeking was a town in British South Africa and there were reports that the Boers were preparing for an invasion of British colonies . In order to better prepare the untrained young men for the invasion the then Colonel Baden-Powell set up some guidelines that acts as tips and codes of behaviour that is acceptable for them.
Tony Kushner was writing in a completely different time in America, and his character Joe deals with a crisis about his sexuality in Angels in America. Joe is seen to deal with the social stigmas and problems to do with homosexuality at the time of the play, and his interaction with other characters gives the audience insight into his struggle. Despite the differences between the two character depictions, the post-modernist theatre of Kushner has been influenced by O’Neill’s experiments with expressionist theatre. Eugene O’Neill wrote The Hairy Ape in the early 20th century, and it premiered on stage in March of 1922. The social and economic context in which O’Neill was formulating Yank as a character plays a role in his final depiction.
| The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid | English Exam Revision 2013 | | | Table of Contents INTRODUCTION 4 Key statements about the text 4 Intention of author 4 Characters 4 Themes 4 Key Scenes 4 MAIN CHARACTERS 5 Changez 5 DESCRIPTION: 5 HOW THE CHARACTER CHANGES 6 QUOTES 6 The American 7 DESCRIPTION 7 QUOTES 7 Erica 9 DESCRIPTION 9 QUOTES 9 Jim 10 DESCRIPTION 10 QUOTES 10 Wainwright 10 DESCRIPTION 10 QUOTES 11 Juan Bautista 11 DESCRIPTION 11 QUOTES 11 KEY SCENES 12 Valparaiso, Chile 12 Manilla, Philippines 12 Pak Punjab Deli 12 Pretends to be Chris 12 Smiling at 9/11 attacks 12 New found view of Lahore 13 Greece 13 The man in the parking lot 13 A lover of America 13 Growing a beard 13 CHARACTER CONNECTIONS 14 MAJOR THEMES 15 Self destructive nature of empires 15 Nostalgia as an agent of destruction or a balm to ease pain 15 Homeland as a non transferable concept 16 The many faces of fundamentalism 16 Foreignness as subjective and therefore universal 16 Predator Verses Pray 17 Setting 17 | INTRODUCTION Key statements about the text The reluctant fundamentalist deals with themes relevant on a global scale and chronicles the rise and fall of Changez’s brief and torrid love affair with the American empire, and explores the notion of the self destructive nature of Empires. The novel additionally traces the dynamic relationship between two unlikely cafe-mates, Changez and the American. The novel is a one sided conversation symbolically forcing America to hear the other. The readers perspective, bias and vies of the world will determine if they associate with Changez or the American, or both. Overall the novel tries to explore the notion of stereotypes ad therefore causes the reader to question and challenge their own views, and perhaps
Park successfully juxtaposes these lives and opens a window to the terrible story of Sudan. Author Biographical Information: http://www.lindasuepark.com/bio/biography.html Other books by this author include: Archer's Quest (2006) The Firekeeper's Son (2004) The Kite Fighters (2000) Mung-Mung: A Foldout Book of Animal Sounds (2004) Project Mulberry (2005) Seesaw Girl (1999) A Single Shard (2001) When My Name Was Keoko (2002) Similar Books or Similar Themes: Brothers in hope : the story of the Lost Boys of Sudan by Mary Williams. A Hare in the Elephant's Trunk by Jan L. Coates Discussion Questions (Please include 4-6 questions) 1. How do Americans take for granted the availability of clean water to drink? How did reading this book make you feel about being careless with our water supply?