Huckleberry Finn begins, “You don’t know me without you have read a book by the name of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; but that ain’t no matter” (Twain 7). This opening passage helps the reader assume that, due to his use of slang, Huck is not well educated. The way Twain wrote allowed the reader to get a sense of the way people spoke back then and how different society was from the society of today. Due to his use of the common language, “’all modern American literature comes directly from … Huckleberry Finn” (Trilling 6). Alone, this profound influence on all American literature makes Huckleberry Finn worthy of being included in the canon of great American literature, but his exploration into a revolutionary relationship between a white boy and a runaway slave make it even more worthy.
Watching the documentary Through Deaf Eyes was extremely informational. I was able to experience a side of deaf culture that I did not know existed. It is amazing to see how far deaf culture has come and where it came from. Firstly, I truly enjoyed the concept of Eyeth vs. Earth. Although it stemmed from society's overwhelming pressure on the Deaf to become hearing, the concept opened my eyes to a side of deaf culture that separates itself from our (hearing) world, and inserts itself as a different planet in a way.
I agree with several points that this article makes. The first one being that translation is by nature is imperfect. To my way of thinking, translations are best conveyed with the reader is able to grasp the same emotions/connections that were intended by the original author. Language barriers play a huge role in translation because often, it is limited to the words that are common to both languages and the test are just depictions of the translators interpretation of the text. The Text states that Moliere wrote many different types of plays and they were well known for their timeless characters, which is still well known.
Redefining Truth in Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried By: Rose Monahan May 2011 The Pennsylvania State University In an interview with Tobey C. Herzog, Tim O’Brien discussed the merits of truth by saying, “You have to understand about life itself. There is a truth as we live it; there is a truth as we tell it. Those two are not compatible all the time. There are times when the story truth can be truer, I think, than a happening truth” (120). Many literary scholars have struggled with the “truth” in one of O’Brien’s most famous works, The Things They Carried, a collection of twenty-two tales on the Vietnam War that stand alone just as strongly as they tie together.
I really enjoyed how the writers used words that anyone could understand but used that so they had a really profoundly meaning. There were some parts that had the characters hallucinating and I could not tell the real from the things they made up in their heads. I have always been interested in stories of survival. I thought the best thing about this book is that these are the most outrageous tales I have ever heard but I know they are based on true stories and real people. You can’t get better then the truth.
Storytelling and Its Prominence Stories are simply theories that have gone through many generations of revising and editing, many of which may still be inaccurate today. However, no matter how imperfect a story may be, it is still effective and powerful enough to influence the ways in which we live. As once said by Ben Okri, “The fact of storytelling hints at a fundamental human unease, hints at human imperfection. Where there is perfection there is no story to tell.” It is amazing how a combination of twenty-six letters can be held against us, define us, change our lives, and inspire us. Storytelling is important to human existence because it is a means of capturing memories of the past and incorporating them into ethical and everyday life.
No matter the topic; history, sports, politics, media, sexuality, etc., The Boondocks will be very truthful and blunt about it. I’ve been watching The Boondocks since it started in 2005 and this show defines me because of its comedic way of telling the truth about society. With my views about the media I really don’t like to believe “the hype” or any of the publicity stunts that go on too often. Sometimes I think the government is full of conspiracies and I find it easy to point out irony, and hypocrisy like Huey. He even took a stand against B.E.T.
This gives him confidence and allows him to be able to work on the problem without feeling ashamed. Another reason why friendly arguments are good occasionally is that it allows us room to freely express ourselves. If you do not take time to freely express yourself you could get lost in what someone else wants you to be or how someone else wants you to think. You have to determine your self worth from time to time which isn’t always easy. This is where the arguments may kick in but in the end you will be more appreciated for being you and you in turn will be better understood.
The juvenile minds will not only learn about other cultures, but will also get closer to their own culture. They will start developing an affection for their own culture, when they will compare and see the differences. Furthermore, human beings are always in search of better opportunities. Studying diverse cultures from a very early age, can help the upcoming youth in developing a better common culture, one that contains many different trends
Lying Is Sometimes Ok Within the four articles of the “Lying” module, it describes what people think about the act of lying. All of the articles display a different view or standpoint on lies. Articles 2 and 3, featuring Brad Blanton and Immanuel Kant, discuss of how lying is completely unacceptable and how honesty is the best choice to go with no matter what the circumstance is. Articles 1 and 4 feature the opinions of different people, however they focus on how lying can sometimes be acceptable and how it can even be helpful in certain situations. Personally, I can relate with articles 1 and 4 because I believe lying is sometimes justified and it can be acceptable in vital situations.