His job is to burn down the houses of book owners. Instead of putting fires out, he discovers a girl by the name of Clarisse McClellan who makes him think about life and what he’s actually doing in life. This leads him to question his motives and rediscover his feelings about how firemen previously put out fires instead of setting them. The reader then finds out that Montag has been taking books and has quite some interest in them. Montag starts to believe that he may have been told lies for all these years.
But collectively, Sedaris uses these stories to deliver a powerful message in his own inimitable, humorous voice. Me Talk Pretty One Day is a novel worthy of study in an AP English class not only because it is well written and has a unique style, but also because of Sedaris’ underlying message of acceptance. First of all, Me Talk Pretty One Day is and should be studied in AP language and composition classes due to the authors one of a kind style. Sedaris uses a multitude of techniques to elevate his writing and make his memoir more entertaining. One technique he certainly utilizes more than once is exaggeration.
Riana Watkins-Martin Mrs. Scobell AP English 11 7/11/14 Brave New World sections: A.) Satirical Writing— Satire: a writing technique that may be used throughout a piece of literature to mock someone or something thought to be corrupt in hopes of gradually improving humanity by exposing it. Satire is very effective because it uses humor to cleverly disguise criticism. This allows the author to get his or her point across in a delicate rather than an offensive way. At the same time, the readers are actually able to both enjoy and absorb the information the author is trying to communicate due to the comical approach.
At one point in the movie Gilbert has enough, he snaps and hits his brother and leaves. After thinking about what he did and regretting it he goes back to his family. In the end of this movie, Gilbert’s mother passes away on the second level of their house. The corners come and tell Gilbert his mother will need to be removed by a crane. Gilbert refuses to let his mother pass as a joke so he burns his house to the ground so his mother goes out with dignity.
The first death that really rattles Montag is when the firemen are getting ready to burn a house down, and the woman that lived there started herself and her books on fire. When he got home from that, he found out that Clarisse had died. His wife, Mildred, has an addiction to pills that will most likely eventually kill her too. Teen murdered
The congregation in the movie Babette's feast can be found deny themselves many different types of earthly pleasures for the sake of devoting themselves more completely to God. This can be seen especially in the lives of the two daughters. The first daughter falls for a military man, or rather the military man falls in love for her. This relationships is impossible and they both understand this and it end quickly and a painless as possible. The reason the relationship is impossible is because the military man realized he could not devote himself to the "hard" life they live in that city, a life where they deny themselves pleasure in any form; even the food they eat was bland.
Women were to marry, and no matter how miserable they were treated, they were to please their husbands. There was also a tendency for women to stay in meaningless marriages because divorce was not supported by social standards. In the case of Maggie and Brick, he reminds her they are simply living together and married only by name. She seems to be in constant torture because she cannot experience intimacy (be it physical or emotional) with the man in which she has vowed the rest of her life to. It is obvious Brick does not appreciate the devotion of Maggie.
Sammy passes judgment on the customers for being dull and unaware: “The sheep pushing their carts down the aisle…I bet you could set off dynamite in an A&P and the people would by and large keep reaching and checking oatmeal off their lists…” (457). Sammy clearly does not view himself as one of these “sheep.” He does not want to do the same things as everyone else in his small town, to follow the rules just because everyone else does. Perhaps he has not yet decided that he will do something to get out of his circumstances, but it is clear that he has already become very unhappy with them. Sammy’s attitude toward his boss is less harsh than his attitude toward the customers, but it still is not respectful. In reference to his boss, Sammy says, “pretty dreary, teaches Sunday school and the rest, but he doesn’t miss that much” (458).
He changes when he learns about Mrs. Dubois and her bad addiction to morphine. One can directed to believe that Jem would be more inclined to read to her to help her to stay clean. He loses his innocence when Mrs. Duboise dies and he never gets to really apologize for his actions. After this loss of innocence, he has another realization that life is unfair and it is not fun and games because of the verdict in the Tom Robinson case. He also realizes the mere fact of why Boo Radley never liked coming out the house which shows his intellectual maturity of realizing that the world is not that great.
Furthermore, Leonce “thought it very discouraging that his wife, who was the sole object of his existence, evinced so little interest in things which concerned him, and valued so little his conversation” (Chopin 6). The contrast between Edna and the other women in the novel stood out in this quote because the women at the time adored their husbands and paid their utmost attention to them. As for Edna, she would have rather been sleeping and did not care much as to what Leonce had to say or to the outcome of his events at night. The tone of this quote gives off a melancholy and disappointed feeling due to Edna’s lack and interest in her husband’s stories. Chopin employs the literary techniques of diction and tone in order to allow Edna to appear different from other women during the late 1800s time