In the introduction, Cather’s description of Jim could easily be a description of herself. It is possible that Cather has camouflaged herself as Jim Burden in My Ántonia because many of Jim’s thoughts and feelings in the novel were Cather’s own thoughts and feelings while growing up. Also, like Jim, Cather enjoyed visiting with immigrant neighbors, she had a love for the classics and for drama; and, like Jim, when he was middle-aged, she revisited “Ántonia” A.K.A. Anna Sadilek, her model for the character Ántonia, and renewed their friendship. This reunion inspired Cather to begin writing My Ántonia.
The teacher or professor may accomplish this by reviewing the material, emphasizing key points, and providing the students with examples that they would easily relate to. Most of them are willing to dedicate extra time to help the student meet his or her needs. Several high school teachers, as well as some college professors go beyond reading, writing, and arithmetic. They teach you about life, all its hardships and all its rewards. Receiving a good education is great, but enhancing yourself and growing as a person is just as important.
So she decided to teach me extra lessons herself.“(pg. 1) By telling this personal experience he shows the students that he's grateful about his achievements and that he even had the opportunity to make it this far in the first place. The message in this is to show the children that you can achieve great things even though you might have a troubled life. A lot of the children might relate to his personal stories and that can motivate the children into focusing in school and to think about their future. He uses examples in every area of his speech in order for the children to see how they can be more efficient.
In this poem, Duffy affectionately remembers her experience of one year in her primary school, in particular the class of Mrs Tilscher. School, and especially Mrs Tilscher's class, was a place of security and adventure: 'Mrs Tilscher loved you', school, 'was better than home'. The poem is very evocative. Duffy uses lots of sensual imagery to dramatise the childhood world, so that we can experience it for ourselves. There is a lot of visual imagery, from the description of the 'chalky Pyramids' on the blackboard to the sky splitting open at the end of the poem.
I enjoyed the street life as long as life was going good but when thing got tough I always ran home to mother and father. Finally I realized that my life and my future was more important that material things. I am grateful to be an American because of the advancement opportunities and the education here is extraordinary, therefore, as long as I am willing to learn a teacher or a book is waiting to educate me. I can say I emphasize daily to my children that education is spiritual growth is the key to success. Summary American and African American ways of life have their similarities and I am grateful to have experience both.
Response paper In my Antonia the author Willa Cather is telling a story of a boy who befriends a young immigrant girl named Antonia Shimerda. The novel opens with an unnamed narrator recounting a train trip through Iowa the previous summer with an old friend named Jim Burden, with whom the narrator grew up in a small Nebraska town the narrator recounts that Jim mentioned writing down his memories of Ántonia; the narrator expressed to Jim an interest in reading these writings. A few months’ later Jim brings a portfolio of writings about Ántonia to show to the narrator. The narrator adds that Jim, wanting to title the work, wrote “Ántonia” across the front of the portfolio then scribbles “My” before “Ántonia.” As the narrative begins, Jim is ten years old, newly orphaned and making the trip west from Virginia to stay with his grandparents in Black Hawk, Nebraska which is also where Antonia and her family are headed. The narrative of My Ántonia is a look into the past, but in his narration Jim rarely says anything directly about the idea of the past, the overall tone of the novel is very nostalgic.
This novels protagonist is Marguerite Johnson. She loves her family, especially her brother Bailey. She is the narrator of the story and writes about her journey through her adolescent years. This character is round, because she gets excited, confused, and depressed. This character is also dynamic, because she learns that she needs to get to know people to fully trust the no matter how close they are.
We actually sit down and ask each other the first question that pops into our heads. I think that the self- disclosure that we shear has had a big impact on us getting engaged and wanting to spend our lives together. I do agree that self- disclosure is important and directly related to satisfaction in relationships. I think that self- disclosure keeps relationships interesting because you learn something new about each other every day. If there was no self- disclosure in a relationship I think that it would get boring never learning anything new about your significant other.
This is a important factor as being frugal and wise with what they had taught them many life lessons both about themselves and about the hardships of the world, as well as to be grateful for what they did have. Often times kids had to help there parents by working jobs at young ages incomparable to modern day. These kids would reach the age of 18 during world war 2, many enlisting to serve there country in the military. After japans surprise attack of pearl harbor, young men and women joined the military not because they had to, but because they wanted to and because it was the right thing to do. While in the Service, they learned how to become goal oriented and accomplish these goals.
The students were very attentive, and from studying their body language, I determined that they felt very trusting and at ease in his presence. This observation fueled my curiosity about this new acquaintance, and I wanted to uncover first hand what might be so special about the school’s tenured psychology teacher. As it turns out, getting to know Tim was one of the most rewarding choices I’ve made in my young life. Tim has been one of the most influential people in my life because he continually challenged me, gave me endless support, and became a very dear friend. Tim always made a point to challenge my thoughts whenever we met.