When she drew it away, it trailed a long silver thread of saliva. “Your fathers no better than the ******* and trash he works for!” (Lee 117) 1. (analysis)This quote said by Mrs. Dubose towards Jem and Scout shows how racists she is. Mrs. Dubose and most of the towns people dislike the Finches because Atticus is a white man defending a black man. Jem and Scout stats to become aware that all this is caused by segregation.
Sometimes in life we come across teachers that harm us more than help us in the classroom. In “Here Lies Miss Groby,” by James Thurber, the author talks about his experience in English class as a young man and how his experience influenced him. I will take you into Thurber’s experience of Miss Groby and shine a light on the flaws of her teaching. According to the author, Miss Groby loved taking a piece of writing and searching for small details. For him she should be alanguage teacher instead of literature teacher and she was completely unconcerned with the story but in actual she was concerned with the type of story.sheshould concerned with the meanings or deepness of the work but she was completely unconcerned with the meaning of the material and always keep focusing on its identification which annoyed the author all the time and he losses all of his interest for that subject .
Van der Vat, in his book The Good Nazi: The Life and Lies of Albert Speer, suggests that the coldness of Speer’s childhood trained him for indifference in all aspects of his life. Speer himself commented that growing up, “I [Speer] despised those among my schoolmates who were finding their first pleasures in dancing, wine and cigarettes.” We can tell that Speer was a rather introverted child, who did not care for many around him, which came about as the result of neglect by his mother and father. This neglect ultimately lead to the coldness and indifference that would cause him to commit many atrocities throughout his Nazi career. Speer’s father was a very successful architect, and so Speer was to be as well. Had Speer not been forced into the architect profession, then his position and role in the Nazi party would have been completely different, with WWII potentially ending a whole 6 months earlier.
Different Educational Experiences Authors Richard Rodriquez in “Scholarship Boy” and Gerald Graff in “Disliking Books” had very different experiences finding their way through the education system. Rodriquez loved the classroom environment and learning, in his home life his family was loving and supportive, but having Spanish speaking, blue collar parents created some difficulties bringing the two worlds together. Graff did not like reading as he found no connection in the books he read and his life. Graff’s family was educated, supportive and pushed him for success in his education. Although their experiences were very different, they both found the love of reading and success in both worlds.
Rodriguez feels uncertain about himself and other people mostly the braceros that he resembled in a way and didn’t at all. Although barely looking at them sometimes, he still envied them. He felt uneasy feelings about other people and doubts about himself as well. Growing up into an adult, I can also relate to Rodriguez. When we step outside of our homes we feel different about ourselves: it makes us feel uncomfortable which also causes me to feel more insecure, less talkative depending on whom I’m speaking with, and feeling not good enough for anyone, not even myself.
Education Does Not Necessarily Lead To Happiness Sometimes becoming more than what is expected of you is the real challenge. Throughout “The Achievement of Desire” essay, I gathered that Richard Rodriguez was captivated with learning. He was infatuated with reading literature. Although Rodriguez was interested in school his parents would still always give him a hard time. For example, both his parents would always ask, “what do you see in your books?” (p.516).
Scout originally did not have the skill to empathize, but thanks to Atticus, earns it. Had Scout not honed in on this skill, the end of the book, and the message would have been affected. Bob Ewell is a very unempathetic man and did not teach his children the skill. Bob Ewell is so unempathetic, that in fact in the novel, he was referred to as a low down skunk. His children particularly Mayella, have been affected by this lack of empathy, and have developed it as well.
I hated the assignments to turn out “compositions”, and went at them like heavy labor.” (Baker, 2nd paragraph, pg. 66) I felt that part of the paragraph just reminded of myself of the same things like in this paragraph. The genre of this essay is a narrative essay because Baker explains his high school and college experiences. When Baker said “I had begun to think of myself as a writer. It was the only thing for which I seemed to have the smallest talent, and silly thought it sounded when I told people I’d like to be a writer, it gave me a way of thinking about myself which satisfied my need to have an
I knew I could succeed in whatever I wanted to do with my life, but the problem was I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life. As students; however, we all process many strengths, mine being that I’m a great reader, but I wasn’t always a great reader. When I was in first grade, I was placed in special education because of my poor reading skills. Now this helped me a lot, by showing me where my weaknesses where in reading. Consequently
In my opinion, despite all of his specific characteristics, Mr. Fleagle was an outstanding teacher with an ability to understand when, where, and how to encourage his students to write. [I liked the essay because] my previous situation was very similar to author’s. First, I also hated writing essay, whether in Spanish or English, in middle school. Second, I thought it was useless for me because if my future boss hired me, he wouldn’t [care] if my writing was good or bad. After I read this essay, I though that teacher’s roles are very important to students.