Reading books change their mind and maybe as well as their lives. The value of literacy does not only play a role on kids but also on adults. After surviving from the holocaust, it is hard and hurt for Wiesel to recall the memory of what he and others had suffered but he chose to write the history down to let it remembered. He said[,] “I was duty-bound to give meaning to my survival, to justify each moment of my life. I knew the story had to be told.
After reading ‘Superman and Me,’ the essay written by Sherman Alexie, one can’t help but feel inspired and get that warm feeling inside. My first reading experience was similar to Alexie’s comic in that it was a random piece of literature that was being read. The first thing I ever read was a Christmas letter from my grandma’s neighbor and unbenounced to my family, simply grabbed it and read it from beginning to end. If I didn’t know a word I made it up and kept reading as to not lose my rhythm. For as long as I can remember, I have always been advanced for my grade in my reading abilities but the problem I cross in regards to reading is the interest level.
It seems to be the only thing that makes sense in this crazy world full of so much injustice and at times it feels overpowering. After graduation before leaving the training facility, my best friend recommended a novel which had just been published a couple months before. The novel is called All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren (“Warren”).
RUPERT BROOKE * Young and handsome man from a highly privileged background who wrote a number of idealized and extremely popular sonnets about war. * Went to a public school and then to university at Cambridge * He had a great talent for sport, theatre and literature, and was considered by his peers to be a leading light of his generation, destined for great things. * Brooke joined the army on the outbreak of war, but never actually saw action— he died in April 1915, developing sepsis on a journey across the Mediterranean towards Gallipoli in Southern Turkey. 101 – PEACE What is it about? * This sonnet celebrates what Brooke feels is his generation’s great fortune to be born to fight in the First World War.
Matthews 1 Calvin Matthews Professor Serna English 102 13 May 2014 Week 1 Initial Thought Paper, Overview on Literature & Writing My experiences with literature and writing are very little as I am only in my 3rd year of college, but I have taken literature very serious even in grade school. I received my first B in English my freshmen year at Western Michigan University to explain my success at it though. In High school English was one of my more knowledgeable subjects not because I knew what was needed to know about it but because I was just very good at comprehension which is to me the main key to the success of Literature and Writing. So like I said my experiences are very little but I have done very well with the little time I’ve had with it. Even though my experiences with literature and writing are very little I still feel very strongly about it.
My First Book My Teacher is an Alien is the book that meant the most to me as a child. This book was significant to me because it is the first book that I can remember reading from start to finish in one sitting. I recall ordering the book for the book fair in my school and how excited I was when I got it. I can still see the cover of the book in my head. I can’t believe that read the book when I was eleven that is twenty one years ago for me.
Foer had graduated college and wrote several other stories (Bloom 340). “Wake Up Call” was written during the college career of Megan Mcguire, born in 1983. She graduated in 2005 with a B.A. in English and political science from the University of Connecticut. She had never intended to write about her past, but had to do so as a college class assignment, never thinking it would be published in a book.
I can’t believe I’m graduating. No, not because time flew by so fast or some other cliché. No, I can’t believe I’m graduating because teachers have seen more at Starbucks than at school. But then again, I guess I can thank Mr. Stephens and his rendezvous with the school gun policy. Thank you Mr. Stephens.
For example, one of my high school friends he was just a normal student until middle school but when he was in high school he turned into smartest student. Later we found out that he had read books for many years every day because his mother forced him to read books. So he read a ton of different subjects of books. In addition, we get intelligence from our experience. Steve Job’s never finished college but he is most successful in the world.
I just arrived at America, everything was new for me. My daily routine comprised of going to school, coming home, resting for a while, waking up, hanging out with friends, coming back home, sleeping, and then repeating the same thing the next day. I didn't care about my homework or even classwork for that matter. In the meantime, the first semester I studied at ELAC, I got 4.0 GPA. Because it was so easy for me to get all A in first semester; gradually, I began wasting time.