Emma Thompson’s portrayal of Vivian Bearing in the film version of Wit was very close to the way I perceived Vivian whilst reading Wit. Mike Edson, the director, created a film so in touch with the play that you could follow the majority of the script with the book itself. I found myself satisfied that my imagined characters weren’t twisted into distorted versions of themselves. For example when Edson created the scene where Vivian learns what soporific means I appreciated how he highlighted that though Vivian has grown up she’s still vulnerable and unsure of things by replacing the child actor with Emma Thompson. Thompson as an adult acting like a child showed that though it is in the past she still does not know everything (such as the full meanings of Donne’s metaphysical poems).
I definitely am in favor, and agree with the way they present this movie. They put just enough historical information in this movie to gain knowledge, but also made an extremely entertaining story line out of it. It keeps the viewer interested while also giving them their history lesson of the day. I’m in favor of them doing this, because let’s be serious, who wants to
Superman and Me In this essay, “Superman and Me,” Sherman Alexie explains his life as a poor Indian boy who inherited the passion to read from his father and how the typical “stupid” Indian kid became very successful by teaching himself to read. All of his accomplishments back up his thesis, when he states, “I refused to fail. I was smart. I was arrogant. I was lucky.” The main highlighted purpose I observed in this story was the use of expression as well as comparison and contrast and a second pattern of illustration to describe how he became such a great writer in his life.
Carnegie tells fantastic stories about people who criticized, condemned or complained about how things were done and nothing good came of it. To make the point crystal clear he then told stories of famous and not so famous people who held back their criticism, condemnation or complaints. The effect was made very obvious through his words and the proof he was able to present. The second principle is give honest and sincere appreciation. I know I enjoy when people appreciate me and what I have done so it makes perfect since to do the same for other people.
Black History Month Essay Competition “George Washington Carver Inspirational Quote” George Washington Carver “How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathic with the striving and tolerant with the weak and strong” this fantastic quote was inspired by the great scientist George Washington Carver. His inspiration came from significant life events that made him view world differently. As a young weak boy his adoptive family was tolerating towards him, Susan Carver was compassionate of him for being a young kid who wanted to prosper, and many people were sympathic towards his eager to strive. Despite the medical problems and illness of Carver’s early childhood, he grew up to be an extremely wise man. Since he was too weak to work on the plantations Carver helped with household chores and gardening.
I feel honored, to have known his Excellency Nelson Mandela, he was a respected, loved and admired man, who brought us hope. I feel happy to be one of those privileged men, who’ve known and worked with his Excellency Nelson Mandela. He has redefined the word “leadership”, he fought and gave everything, for not only himself, but every other individual, whose rights had been taken away. I think it’s incredibly, how one individual, can make such difference. He is a historical legend, who will be reminded by the whole world.
There is just something magical in the way he strings his sentences together that I can’t help but admire it. It’s simple, deep and humorous all at the same time. And the biggest thing I worried about when diving into this book was the sadness. You go into the book knowing the characters are terminal and I didn’t know how I would feel connecting with a character, loving a character, to ultimately have them suffer and die. I’m a really easy crier and I don’t like seeing people (fictional or real) suffer.
A great Person You certainly admire one or more of those great people in the world. To me, one of those great people is my elder brother, Mesheal .He is married and has five children. He works as an English teacher and a business man, as well. He likes to help others and he gets happy when they thank him. Mesheal is a handsome person, so he always cares about being good- looking.
Books and friends should be few but good (a proverb.) The quote, "Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen." by Samuel Johnson has long been a favorite one of mine. I remember I saw this quote for the first time on a book mark. Through the years, it has proved over and over to be one of life's truths for me.
Recommended for those who want an easy-to-read "classic" I struggled with some language first but then started to go deeper into the plot and connect to the story. It was an enjoyable read that I wouldn’t regret reading again and again. Although there was an awful lot amount of racism in the book which was highly due to the fact that it was written in such period of time. I highly recommend this book to everyone and anyone who likes to read and people that like adventure. Overall I rated this book a 4 out of 5 because of its wonderful story, unforgettable adventures and long lasting characters.