In our courts, when it’s a white man’s word against a black man’s word, the white always wins. They’re ugly, but these are the facts of life” (Lee 252). 2. (analysis)The speech that Atticus shares with his children proves how much injustice and racism goes on in their town. Atticus tries to tell Jem and Scout that whatever happens between a white man and a black man, the white man will always win.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn a classic American novel by the satirical master Mark Twain. It is bursting with humor, adventure, the bonds of friendship, and many lessons to find. Translated into many different languages and read all over the world it gives people a taste of Americas harsh, but true past. With our stars Huckleberry “Huck” Finn and Jim the runaway slave this is an exceptional book to be taught in high schools, the following essay will explain why. Let’s begin with the ingenious use of three different dialects; although it confuses readers, even me, it’s easy to get the hang of.
Tom Sawyer appears as the protagonist in the novel by Mark Twain, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, written eight years later, Twain brings him back. Although Tom plays only a minor role in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, he is the ideal foil for the central character, Huckleberry. His obsession with romantic novels and tendency to exaggerate sharply contrasts Huck’s straight-forward and efficient ways. While Huck insists on thinking for himself, Tom does not hesitate to mimic the romantic adventure stories he reads.
In Douglass’s narrative he made a point of including his name in the title. He also indicated that he was an American slave and that the narrative was written by himself. In learning to read and write, Frederick Douglass felt that he had moved from being an animal to being a man. He wanted the reader to know that he was intelligent and that he could write extremely well. He seemed to be a very proud man who focused on conveying to the reader that he was entitled to be equal to the white man and that he was outraged that he was not treated as such.
The first example of Mark Twains’ message is how the main character Huckleberry Finn Speaks. Just as the book begins, Huckleberry is presented with an incorrect dialect. “You don’t know about me, without you have read a book by the name of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, but that ain’t no matter”: (3). His opening line is a clear message from the author that he uses colloquial dialect, and that he is comfortable with the way he speaks. “How you talk, Huck Finn” (18).
In the 2th century, dichotomies have been created that lead to one group having more power over another group. However, through history we see the individuals who stand up against these more powerful groups as heroic. This can be seen through the youngest Nobel Peace Prizewinner, Martin Luther King Jr’s actions to achieve equality for the African-Americans. King was fed up with being treated unfairly because he was black and stood up to protect himself, his family and his people. Such a strong proclamation cost King his life but we still recognise his actions today as a main factor for the equality of African-Americans, and many other races.
Any story, in order to be a story, must have names. This bears no exception in the works of author Nathaniel Hawthorne, from longer, more elaborate stories like The Scarlett Letter, to shorter, to-the-point stories, such as “Young Goodman Brown.” Infinite titles adorn his manuscripts, and it is easy for an audience to read for the very basic meanings, the bare essentials. It is easiest for any reader to read a story in which “Bob” is simply “Bob”; however, the way that his stories should be read is for the symbolism, in every aspect. In his childhood, Nathaniel developed his dislike for his grandfather, a judge in the witch trials. He considered his grandfather a murder, and since then, Hawthorne strove to make his stories revolve around
Bernard Marx is a major character in Brave New World and probably the most interesting. In the beginning, when the author introduces the story plot, a character show up and define the law of order. The World State had just become a utopia; free of emotion and desire. Huxley describes Bernard as a jealous man toward Henry Foster because he is successfully acquiring Lenina Crowne. Many other interesting things portrayed Barnard of being “different” as story continue.
AP English IV 1st 13 November, 2014 A Life Vicariously through Fiction Much like the characters in his novels, Ken Kesey thrived and wrote to reveal a higher meaning to his encounters to compel his ideology. Raised and inspired by a strong-willed “American frontier” way of life, and changed by, “Social evil, with institutional constraints that hinder individuality” (Cultural Revolution), Kesey never stopped embedding his beliefs into works that helped spark a revolution. In the creation of novels such as, Sometimes a Great Notion, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and Sailor Song, Kesey unfolds the significance of individualism against a structured society, the need for rebellion, and the value of being an outlier in conformity. Ken Kesey
I believe that The Great Gatsby was the most influential of the two books that we were to read. My reasoning behind this is simple: both the future and the past cannot be changed, but at least from the past, lessons can be learned. Although the future that Anthem lays on the table is intriguing, the way that F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel weaves together the perks and flaws of human nature as it correlates to the turbulent 1920s in America, is fantastic. The main characters of The Great Gatsby are interesting and complex. First, there is Nick Carraway, who is both involved in and narrates the story.