Jefferson changed throughout the book dealing with adversity. He had a good friend to visit him and try everything he could to teach him how to be a man and not a hog. As a result, Grant succeeded, and Jefferson no longer called himself or acted like a hog, but went to the chair like a
Rodriguez used Hoggart’s definition of scholarship boy to explain what had happened to him, because Rodriguez found that he is actually an example of scholarship boy. Rodriguez as a reader and writer had the real experience of being a scholarship boy; it is obviously that he had the greater authority to be an expert in demonstrating and explaining scholarship boy. However, Hoggart is the one who wrote about the scholarship boy first. If Hoggart did not write about scholarship boy, then Rodriguez would never have a chance to see the book. In addition, the book is extremely essential to Rodriguez, because the book made him realize the problems and mistakes that he had experienced as a scholarship boy.
Benjamin Franklin was a founding father, revolutionary figure, inventor, co-author to the Constitution, husband and father. He was fascinated by al types of learning and wanted to do whatever he could to make life better for mankind. He starts out writing his Autobiography as a writing so his son William, but in the end the book appeals to a much larger audience. The tone of the book changes as well with the introduction of the 13 virtues, it moves from a story of one man’s life to a manual for self-imporvement. W hether Franklin meant for his book to move in the direction of self improvement or was written to tell the tale of his life, the book becomes a model for self help books to come.
It fits because in Malcolm x quote he describes how his frustration with not being able to read and write aggravates him. This quote led him to start his “Homemade education”. Malcolm knew that reading was a good thing and he knew that in the long run, reading would better himself as a person by having so much knowledge. In Plato’s quote he states that in the world of knowledge the idea of good appears last of all, and is only seen with effort. Malcolm knew that without putting in any effort to read and write that the outcome would not be good.
Because Alexie's parents had to work hard to make ends meet, they didn't have time to educate him. Apparently, he has lacked of parental support, but Alexie still has striven to succeed, to save his own life by teaching himself how to read the book instead of refusing to fail in life. This made him becoming a famous writer and realized reading and writing is his passion. First of all, lacking of parental support in education is the biggest problem that Alexie faced when he was growing up. It impacted so much in his life.
Gabriela Rivera Eng 101 Marino May 3, 2012 Cultural Intellectualism In the essay “Superman and Me”, Sherman Alexie writes of his education that “I read with equal parts joy and desperation. I loved those books, but I also knew that love had only one purpose. I was trying to save my life”(2). In other words Alexie feels that reading was his key to a better and more successful life. Reading is the foundation of Alexie’s strength to battle against a non- intellectual life.
Empathy helps us comprehend and understand another person’s feelings, so we may easily empathize Ben Franklin for his determination to succeed, Olaudah Equiano, the African man who endured many tragedies but overcame them, and Mary Rowlandson, a woman who survived trials and gained strength through them, while keeping her faith in God. Benjamin Franklin had determination to succeed above all else. As a child, he was bright, reading famous authors and tried mimicking their work. He made connections with people to not only help himself, but to also help them. Becoming more aware of the effect of people in his life, Ben moved away from people holding him back.
He not only learn how to read but to love reading. He used his passion of reading to remove himself from the stereotype of being unintelligent Indian boy, push himself through the school system, and not to fail in
In Frederick Douglass's essay, "Learning to Read and Write", he describes the various teachers that assisted him in becoming literate during the era of slavery. The essay is rich with well-executed and potent literary tools that serve to both relay the struggle he endured in learning to read and write, as well as to further prove Douglass's distinguished accomplishments and ability against seemingly insurmountable odds. It is a very personal recount of a troubling time in his life, but it also correctly depicts Douglass as a capable writer with profoundly coherent thoughts. Through the use of irony, unique syntax, verbose diction, and intelligent metaphors, Frederick Douglass exhibits his ability to eloquently express himself and his personal strife. Irony is ever-present in this essay as Douglass describes his prior teaching situations.
Vanessa Lopez Our Challenges We all have faced many challenges in our lives. A challenge is not only an obstacle in our lives; it’s also a situation where we can learn a lot from. Challenges should be faced with determination, hard work, and perseverance. A great example is the story of “A Homemade Education.” by Malcolm X, in which his first language was English but he recognizes his lack of efficiency in the language due to the need of education. Even though Malcolm was in jail he found the way to educate himself.