Rodriguez used Hoggart’s definition of scholarship boy to explain what had happened to him, because Rodriguez found that he is actually an example of scholarship boy. Rodriguez as a reader and writer had the real experience of being a scholarship boy; it is obviously that he had the greater authority to be an expert in demonstrating and explaining scholarship boy. However, Hoggart is the one who wrote about the scholarship boy first. If Hoggart did not write about scholarship boy, then Rodriguez would never have a chance to see the book. In addition, the book is extremely essential to Rodriguez, because the book made him realize the problems and mistakes that he had experienced as a scholarship boy.
One of the strategies he used was personal experiences. The first part of the essay goes into detail on Orwell's child hood, and how even at a young age he knew he was going to be a writer. Orwell using his personal experiences shows us that he is a person like you and me. In order to understand a writer, you need to understand the factors that shaped him and the way he reacted to those factors. Another rhetorical strategy Orwell uses is Classification.
In doing so, he discovers the bodies of the victimes who have recently gone missing in the town. However, they are not dead. Although it is unrealistic and unbelievable, Ben's ability to believe in the unconventional allows him to figure out how to rescue his hometown from being completely destoryed by these bloodsuckers. Despite the agonizing amount of difficulty it takes him, Ben remains determined to convince his friends to aid him in saving 'Salem's Lot and eventually succeeds. If he had not kept a concentrated position on his belief and fortitude, he would not have been able to accumulate a team of allies.
Discoveries vary for each individual and help shape an individual’s life and perspective giving a deeper understanding of themselves, others and the world. The play ‘Away’ by Michael Gow and Alan Baillie’s short story ‘The Champion’ both explore the difficulties of communication and interaction between characters and the obstacles they have to overcome in order to make self- discoveries. Both texts use dramatic and literary techniques in different ways yet both highlight that discovery is a process and broadens an individual’s perspective on life. The characters in ‘Away’ all experience grief and hardship and through their interactions with each other they discover a new perspective and purpose in life. The characters Roy and Coral deal with
These short phrases tell a lot about what is going to happen. If the audience were to guess what happened in these two chapters, it would be that the war has been initiated and hidden places were found to keep shelter. This can bring an emotional tie to the audience because depending on certain situations, these short phrases can bring up sensitive topics that people wouldn’t talk about on a daily bases unless it is brought up. Another example, is in the beginning of the novel, Beah directly tells his audience that “at times [he] thought that some of the stories that the passersby were told were exaggerated. The only wars [he] only knew of were those that [he] read about or [has] seen in movies such as Rambo:
An incredibly accurate portrayal of adolescence, Stephen Chbosky’s “Perks of Being a Wallflower” is a powerful coming-of-age novel. Told through a sequence of letters to an anonymous “friend,” Chbosky describes the life of a boy, Charlie, entering high school after the death of his best friend. Through his intimate letters, Charlie learns about himself, dealing with love, alienation, depression and mental instability. Intriguing and mysterious from the first letter, Charlie begins his entry by writing about his fear that “[no one] out there listens and understands and doesn’t try to sleep with people even if they could have” (2). Charlie’s doubts about growing up are softened when he begins to become friends with two seniors, Patrick, a gay man, and Sam, a dark yet loving girl; both see the beauty in Charlie’s shyness and teach him how to live in the moment instead of hyper focusing on other people’s lives.
1/29/13 The Journey of Horrifying Nights In the past couple of weeks, as a class we have been reading and discussing the book Night written by, Elie Wiesel. It’s a nonfictional book, based on a real life story about, a young boy’s journey through the holocaust and how he survived. The significance of reading this book is that, younger generations need to read real life stories like this, so that they can learn the mistakes people made in the past and learn to correct or to prevent anything like the Holocaust from happening ever again. As humans, we all make mistakes and to prevent ourselves from doing and repeating mistakes, we should read and understand history so that we can figure out what went wrong and teach it to teach it to others so that they won’t also repeat the mistake in the future. In this book Elie Wiesel uses the figurative languages of Simile, Imagery, and Metaphor to enhance the reader’s experience while reading the book.
He wants to continue what Casy started, fighting for inequality, a goal that could only have been set by Tom when he took the time to reflect and think about Casy’s ideas. Tom Joad is unlike most other Americans from this time period, mostly because of his strong will to keep his family together and to stick to his morals. Tom’s morals are one thing that don’t change much throughout the novel - when Tom is first introduced, he has just been released from prison for killing a man who violated his morals, and Tom would have done it again under the same circumstances. When Casy is killed, Tom lashes out and kills Casy’s murderer in turn. Tom killed the man because he had violated Tom’s morals, similar to the situation which landed Tom in prison in the first place.Prompt TwoThe ending of the book did not surprise me.
From Malcolm X actions towards segregation to Osama Bin Laden’s attack on September 11th, violence has been the way to resolve conflict. Violence seemed to be the way to advocate to others how feelings are directed towards a situation or show how far a person will go to prove their point. Non-violent leaders like Booker T. Washington and Geoffrey Canada believed that violence wasn’t the way to go about settling differences. The peaceful resistance advocated by both Washington and Canada is a viable solution because it would result in an increased number of leaders, a unified community, and alter the behavior of children. Seeing the work of great leaders help to aspire ordinary people to take charge and become leaders in their own communities.
The students maintained their writings in a journal and used them to express and better themselves and the way they treated others and saw the world around them. The reader notices that each one of the students deals with different obstacles that have shaped who the characters are and the way they act towards and around others. The Freedom Writers demonstrate the validity of the lens through the use of Dynamic characteristics. Many students are faced with difficult decisions in tough situations. Whether it’s bumping into a gang on the way home and deciding whether to run or fight, or witnessing a murder and choosing to tell the truth