I can relate to the feelings of having to build myself up to make up for what I thought others were lacking. I can relate to having to sneak around behind my mother’s back because of her nosiness and need to get involved in everything. Norma has to hide her marijuana addiction and her husband Leroy’s addiction as well. I connected to this story on a personal level, which made it an interesting and successful read for
TCC comp 1 C-E1 02/17/05 In “Unforgettable Miss Bessie,” Carl Rowan uses two motifs to convey his message about a teacher who had a big impact on his life. In more than one occasion, Rowan uses Miss Bessie’s personality & physical appearance to paint a picture of the character. Throughout the story, Rowan recalls memories with Miss Bessie that shaped him as a person. Let’s look at these two motifs. By depicting Miss Bessie’s physical appearance, Rowan is able to show the reader how her small stature also played a role in teaching her student’s.
However if the responder were to read Fay Weldon’s Letters to Alice on first reading Jane Austen, the connections between the two would shape and then reshape the responder’s understanding of both texts. The two texts are connected most obviously through Weldon’s commentary and analysis of Austen’s writing and social and historical context. However the two texts are also connected through their didactic purpose, examination of values, use of epistles and their female author’s status and feminist messages. Whilst all of these connections do enrich each text, it is to a limited extent as both texts also work in isolation. Aunt Fay writes to her niece Alice in the hope of teaching her about Austen and her writing and what better way to do that than by direct reference to Austen’s most successful text, Pride and Prejudice?
Through their experiences there were many comparisons to suggest but some stood out more than others; such as, how each writer grew up learning do deal with their family and their English, and on that note what they are doing now to understand how their English language as a second language affects others. The first of the differences was experiences in family life. Each of the writers had very different experiences when it comes to family. Amy Tan had a term she explained as “different English” where Richard Rodriguez had a term he explained as “family quietness”. The difference in the two is that although Amy’s mother did have a hard time speaking the language clearer that the average English speaker she was able to have a language with her family that was English but they had a certain bond with it.
For example, "I believe in empathy. I believe in the kind of empathy that is created through imagination and through intimate, personal relationships. I am writer and a teacher, so much of my time is spent interpreting stories and connecting to other individuals" (Nafisi 1). The author is explaining how empathy is what people use to make connections to one another and how people share a link despite the differences from each other. Next, the author uses huckleberry Finn and the slave to demonstrate empathy between the two; showing how huckleberry Finn was going to give up on the slave, but he thought about the bad condition the slave was in.
She listed some of the following; primary source documents, literature (fiction), research on computer, streamline videos and social studies newspapers. She often use nonfiction leveled readers that come that came with the Social Studies book. The next part of the interview was geared toward the standards for social studies. Mrs. Hancock had a concern that the standards had too much content. She gave a fine example: Trying to cover history from Early Civilizations to the present is too much.
She explained the coming of age, the false view of the world from a novel, determination, and she also explains her view on hope. Hope is the feeling of expectation and desire for something to happen. According to Donnelly, hope does not always have a positive result. She exhibits this in her story about young girl who becomes hopeless and is in desperation of fulfilling her dreams. Jennifer Donnelly used literary devices to develop hope in her story and used contrast, symbolism, and similes to display them Mattie Gokey was presented with many situations in which her hope was all she can depend on but cannot seem to find it reliable.
Parks was also very intelligent and had a certain drive to learn as much as she could. She was devoted and loved to read, but seeing as she was a person of color it was hard for her to not only afford to go to school but to be allowed to go to school. She later had to drop out to take care of her family and focus on work, and around this time one of her friends introduced her to an activist named Raymond Parks, who would later be Mrs. Parks’ husband. After spending all of her time studying and learning about society Mrs. Parks wanted to act.
I think that her mother has been labeled or stereotyped. Also I believe that stereotyping is wrong. For instance, when Tan states, “It is the sort of English that is our language of Intimacy, the English that relates to family talk, and the English that I grew up with”. Amy Tan speaks in a “variation of languages like academic, a language she does not use at home, but uses when conversing with others outside her family or in her books”. Tan also uses“different English with her family (mother /husband) that she grew up with”.
To access the thoughts and feelings of the main actors in the novel is to vicariously experience their passions and so their narratives stand out against the more objective narratives of Lockwood and Nelly as well as offering more potential for discussion with other readers who may feel more sympathy for some characters than others. Lockwood is the main narrator who introduces us to the characters of Wuthering Heights - his entrance to the house is the point at which the reader also crosses the threshold and it is his thoughts we read at the very end. This narrative ‘framing’ effect neatly encapsulates the story and provides an element of objectivity in contrast to the testimonies of the more passionate main characters. Even when it is apparent his welcome is not as warm as he had expected, he continually demonstrates good manners and his educated language is notable and in stark contrast with the nearly incomprehensible local dialect of Joseph upon whom he comments; ‘I charitably conjectured he must have need of divine aid to digest his dinner’ (Bronte, 1847, p.4) When considered