Some friends reduced my pressure by their understanding about American students; “All they like to do is join in the party; you will never see them studying in the library more than three hours. The truth is you cannot compete with them in language, but you can compete with any American student in academic study, because they are so lazy.” I was so excited, even though I did not know if it was true or not. After a whole day trip, I found my dorm in PFT with a tired body and spirit. “What does my roommate like?” I was thinking before I opened the door. All the lights were on but no body was in the room.
They manage all of the life tasks and even help their children apply to colleges, but then, when their children go to other countries to attend colleges; those children like me are unable to handle those necessary tasks by ourselves. For example, when I came to college, I did not know even how to enroll in classes until the third semester. Before college, at the beginning of every semester in China my parents enrolled for me in school, so I did not need to enroll in classes by myself. After high school, my parents found an agency to help me to apply to KU, and all of the documents had to submit were prepared by my parents and the agency. All I had to do was enjoying the results.
Ever since I can remember I have loved books and reading, I have always spent my summers and any other free time I have curled up with a good book. Books have a way of taking you away from reality and pulling you into the lives of the characters sometimes (usually) making our world and lives seem incredibly drab in comparison. I have gone through many phases with books, gradually having a harder and harder time finding a new read from the public library. By the time I was 11, I had made it through all of “The Amazing Days of Abby Hayes” novels, all the “Dear Diary” historical fiction novels, the entire “Series of Unfortunate Events” series, every single novel ever written by “Beverly Cleary” (my most favourite author at the time) and every one of “The Little House on the Prairie” novels, I had absolutely no idea what to read next or
xxx ENGL 1301.015 27 June 2012 High School Stereotypes In The Eighties In the movie The Breakfast Club, made in the early 80’s. Five students are sent to detention on a Saturday morning and instructed to sit for eight hours and work on a one page essay of who they think they are. The five students appear to be judgmental of each other as they look around and take a seat somewhat apart from one another. This film is not a modern version of what today’s stereotypes interpret; it deals more with social status and cliques as well as family issues, which is about the only problem they can all communicate. The categories of stereotypes consist of a princess, the brain, the athlete, the basket case and the criminal.
They had been through such a terrible experience and others did nothing to help them! Elie states, “the Pentagon knew, the State Department knew. And the illustrious occupant of the White House then, who was a great leader...”. This makes people all over the world realize that so much could have been done to support and help those effected by the Holocaust. The ethos in Wiesel’s speech is the fact that he is a Holocaust survivor, a successful writer, and an activist.
He proves this point with examples of his students who, according to Deresiewicz, write 3000 texts a month and don’t want to be alone so bad that they sit next to friend, even when they have to write a paper. He continues his argumentation emphasizing the importance of solitude. He tries to make that point by giving examples out of religious traditions and important classical figures such as Hamlet or Don Quixote. He continues to talk about the romantic idea of solitude and how it gets destroyed by the idea of having the most likes, viewers, or readers and proves this with some examples of students who have more than 500 Facebook friends but no time for solitude, privacy or intimacy. He also says that through this idea the value of the word “friends” since nobody could have more than 500 real friends.
A.O.W #13 Soapstone ~ Sophie Perez Period 5 ~ 455 words While reading an excerpt from, “There Will Come Soft Rains,” Ray Bradbury can be easily identified as a skilled author who uses a perfected use of imagery to show the setting of the story. The author may believe that the Cold War was a time to unite friends and achieve a sense of relief only after society’s problems are resolved. He may have lived through the beginning to the very end of the Cold War since all the details seem precise. To capture the tension that he showed in his descriptive writing. I think that the author wrote this story because he wanted to share an experience or certain thoughts.
In the essay, Aria, he was forced to study English and Richard Rodriguez resented the loss of intimacy in the family. However, he, later, discovered his love in books. Richard Rodriguez switched from hating English to fall in love with books. Education has changed his mind; therefore, changed him. He confesses: “What I am about to say to you has taken me more than twenty years to admit: A primary reason for my success in the classroom was that I couldn’t forget that schooling was changing me and separating me from the life I enjoyed before becoming a student” (598).
He felt it was a way of life and that his faithful religion is his serving others. He stopped going to church. In 1728, Franklin composed a form of a prayer that was entitled “Articles of Belief and Acts of Religion (The Electric Franklin Homepage, p. 37).” Because of the time, it took to finish the work, all of the characteristics that were taught or learned by Franklin, can bring all those who read his autobiography to live life the way God wants us to by helping others. CONCLUSION Because of the time it took to finish Ben Franklin’s Autobiography, all of the characteristics that were taught or learned by Franklin, can bring all those who read his autobiography to live life the way God wants us to by helping others. According to Matthew, the twenty fifth chapter, verse forty five and forty six, “Then shall He answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.
After finishing Raymond Carver’s “Cathedral”, I can honestly say this is my favorite collection of short stories I have read thus far. It took me a quite a bit of time to reach this point, though. Towards the beginning of reading this anthology, I found myself being far too analytical typically expected of an English course, often times looking for notable events, themes and other elements of writing. I quickly realized the nature of Carver’s writing: simplistic, stark and candid. On the surface, Carver’s stories may come across as lacking and dull.