Many of the conditions Dana writes about are the basic fundamental occurrences that people experience at one point or another throughout life. Jennings talks about the time he was young, undergoing scrapes and bruises, to surviving complex cancer elimination surgery. The story of Dana’s hardships can be used as a metaphor of life, showing the comparison of young and worry free to growing old and encountering harder situations. This makes his essay easy to relate to while still grasping the reader’s attention by showing how he conquered through. Jennings’s strongest component of his essay is
Summary of the concentration camp years of Man’s Search for Meaning: Conquering the numerous rigors of Nazi concentration camps, Viktor E. Frankl, internationally known psychiatrist, bestows his first hand knowledge of man’s plight to find out who he is and how he fits in this world through the writing in his timeless book, Man’s Search for Meaning. In the first part of the book, he shares his ideas of how and why man can survive and cling to life; drawing on such simple things as memories, talents to be used, love for those dearest to him, or what hope the future might hold; while trying to survive the daily battles of existence in a concentration camp. In an attempt to show the different stages a person goes through as they adjust to life as a prisoner of war, Frankl shares his own experiences and how they affect him and those around him. Ultimately, Frankl concludes that no matter what experiences a man goes through, whether severe or not, there is nothing to fear, only God (93). The first stage all the prisoners went through was shock: the shock of leaving loved ones behind and of the ugliness, suffering, and pain that now engulfed them.
David the main character in The Chrysalids went through many experiences to bring him through his coming of age journey. His coming of age process came to an end by the end of the book and he gained a lot from it. Everyone`s coming of age journey has lots of ups and downs and David’s is not short of those. The Chrysalid`s by John Wyndham exemplars why the coming of age process is so life changing and important demonstrated by following David`s different experiences. David has grown up because of these three main experiences losing people he loved very dearly, standing up for the people he cares about and going against his parent’s rules and beliefs.
It is almost as if he knew what really happened. In the novel Acceleration, Duncan’s relationships improve through out the story. Because he finds the diary finding the diary, and becomes involved in what is written he decides to take a great adventure to find the killer. He finds the determination and desire to accomplish the task. Duncan grows as a person as a result of his experience that never would have happened if he had not discovered the diary in the Lost and Found Department.
The selection of words is what gives the story life. Have you ever read a book and forgot what you even read when you finally finish? Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is the total opposite. The exploration of Henry’s changing relationship with his family and with Keiko will keep most readers turning pages. Jamie Ford has created an unforgettable duo whose story teaches us of the power of forgiveness and the human heart.
Too Mean to Die written by authors Nick Pirovolos and William Proctor was about a life being transformed. Nick the Greek was a rowdy gangster serving prison time when he found the lord. A sequel could easily be written to this book about what Nick did with his new found faith and prison experience after his release. Topics to write about would include his personal life, the Inside Out organization, and prison and school visitations. Upon his release from prison Nick’s first priority would be to prove that he had redeemed himself and became a changed man.
Four years ago, Tom Brown became a councilor at Tully Hill Rehab. He has dedicated his life to saving other outsiders. By telling his story he hopes that addicts will see how messed up your life can be and how far you can come from it, giving them the inspiration and courage they need to make their change. Doing this has made Tom very much an insider. He is opening the door for other alcoholics like himself to show them that they can come inside.
I was raised to believe, knowledge is power and grew up on these principles. After reading Malcolm X’s passage “Coming to An Awareness of Language” for the second time in my life, the power of knowledge is evident. Merriam-Webster dictionary states “Knowledge is the fact or condition of knowing something with familiarity gained through experience.” Malcolm X’s experience was the time he spent in jail rewriting the pages of the dictionary to better himself as both a reader and writer. At first Malcolm journey began with frustration. He was frustrated at the fact that out on the street he was such a powerful and influential individual that whenever he spoke people would listen.
My son has Asthma.That is what got me interested in Respiratory Therapy. Throughout the struggles of having a child with asthma I have done research about his illness. That research helped me make the decision that I to someday would like to help people in that field. After many years of working dead end jobs I have come to realize that college was my ticket to a better job doing something I love. College was scary at first like Sedaris I felt like outsider.
Albom also does an incredible job as he titles each chapter, as he jumps from each Tuesday, and then outlines what was the subject to that day, as Morrie always had something new to teach him. Mitch also does a great job of incorporating the memorable quotes that Morrie gives Mitch throughout their time together, such as, “Death ends life, not a relationship”. The climax and falling action of the book go hand-in-hand with the condition of Morrie. His body slowly deteriorates throughout the course of the book until his eventual death. The things he says to Mitch on the way do not reflect this though as he always has something life-changing to say to him.