Circle or underline any words that suggest something to you about a character's beliefs and feelings or that you think the author is using to create a particular effect. RESPOND TO THE WRITING. What inferences can you make from the words, sentences and literary devices the author uses? What does the writing make you feel or think? Do you see any patterns of imagery or figurative language?
Review : How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, a 1991 fiction novel written by Julia Alvarez, is about four Spanish sisters; Carla, Sandra, Yolanda, and Sofia, desperately trying to accommodate themselves into 1960's New York City. After their father's involvement in a conspiracy against a ruthless dictator becomes a threat to the family, they are constrained to fleeing to the United States from their familiar home in the Dominican Republic. The book is made up of a series of short stories revolving each of the sister's personal experience as well as their family as a whole. Written in reverse chronological order over a span of 30 years, the story begins with them already having experienced the stresses of adulthood, and then steadily regresses into their childhood. The book is made up of three parts; the first part starts around 1989 (and ends in 1972), when the Garcia girls had lived in the United States for many years and were then fully Americanized.
4. Explain the author’s main contentions and briefly discuss them using concrete evidence from the book. This may be in short quotes or in paraphrasing points. You may use outside reviews and commentaries to reinforce your interpretation. 5.
Quote: “The weak die out and the strong will survive, and will live on forever” I chose this quote because it represents the mother’s nature. Book: Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl Arthur: Anne Frank Setting Anne Frank’s diary begins on Sunday, June 14, 1942, during World War II. At this time, thirteen-year-old Anne and her family live in Amsterdam. Shortly after Netherlands was occupied by Nazis, the Jews begin receiving “call up notices” and are sent to concentration camps. When Margot, Anne’s sister, is told to report to Nazis Headquarters, her father realizes that the family must hide and arranges for them to stay at the “Secret Annex” above Otto Frank’s office.
Brittany Wilson Holocaust victim 29 May 2009 English II Honors Goudy Anne Frank June 1929- March 1945 The infamous Annelies Marie Frank was born on June 12, 1929 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Anne Frank spent majority of her life living in Amsterdam, after the Nazi's "conqured" Germany. Anne's experiences written in her diary, of the devastating times during World War II, opened the eyes of millions of people around the world. Anne Frank was the youngest of two children. Her father was a World War I veteran.
Through any and every writing, an author has a point hidden within literary elements. With literary elements authors develop a style to their writing to prove the point they intended from the beginning. There are many various literary elements to make up a rhetorical situation, to develop a side of ideas, some very commonly used in especially rhetorical situations. Like allusion, hyperbole, rhetorical questions, hypophora, and commonly simile. Mohandas K. Gandhi and Henry David Thoreau speak of and develop similar government opinions and points, through their interpretations of Civil Disobedience through literary elements; they prove similar points of civil disobedience but with their own style of writing and use of rhetorical devices.
• Discuss the author’s use of evidence to prove his/her thesis. • Does the author have a bias? Explain why or why not. • Write two thoughtful questions you would ask the author about his/her work. Why these questions?
Importantly, also, while at Aunty Ifeoma’s, Kambili falls in love with a young priest, Father Amadi, which awakens her sense of her own sexuality. Ultimately, a critical mass is reached in terms of the lives of Kambili, Jaja and the existence of their family as it once was. Unable to cope with Eugene’s continual violence, Beatrice poisons him. Jaja takes the blame for the crime and ends up in prison. In the meantime, Aunty Ifeoma and her family go to America to live after she is unfairly dismissed from her job as lecturer at the University of Nigeria.
She bears his child whose skin seem to become darker months after the birth. The husband, Armand, blames Desiree for the child’s color and deems them impure in his eyes. She is rejected, and ultimately driven to kill herself and her son who are no longer wanted. Chopin focuses on Armand’s pride in his purity and the prejudice towards dark skin to portray people’s believes and ideas on racism and interracial relationships during her days alive. As evidenced by the quadroon slave child who fans Desiree own baby, interracial relations did occur, but such children often ended up as slaves under the theory that even one drop of African or “black” blood made a person black rather than white.
Napoleon wrote to her on this subject; “I write you, me beloved one, very often, and you write very little” (Napoleon Boneparte). Napoleon specialist and Professor at La Sorbonne in Paris says; What is extraordinary is that in this passion we have Napoleon's letters to Josephine that she kept, but we don't have her letters to Napoleon. So either he didn't keep them and that would make his passion a little more lukewarm in a way or maybe Josephine didn't write to him or would write just very neutral letters. The latter version is the one I would adopt. And as Josephine became bored with her husband so far off she decided to get back in the game; “She was attending balls and parties” (John Schneider).