Speak by Laurie Anderson, is the type of book that makes you really think about the choices you will have in your life. It is about friendship, and how art is the only way you can really express yourself. Speak has all the parts for a successful “teen” drama. It has suspense that makes your eyes want to fly across the page, back and forth until you know what, why, and how the book turns out in the end. I have read almost one third of the book and I now know a lot about Melinda life and why she so isolated and insecure.
The nonfiction Operating Instructions, Lamott discussed the story of becoming a single parent, which relate to many people (Flanagan). In her essay, Shitty First Drafts, Lamott explained the power of first drafts in simple language as if she was your friend or mentor. The comfortable humorous tone and easy atmosphere attracted me into finishing the essay rather than having to finish because it’s an assignment. Through the examples she provided in her essay, they have persuaded me that first drafts are the start a great paper,
For me, when my mother are reprimanding me and my sister, she always compare her experience to our experience now how they were raised and how the environment they used to. Kay S. Hymnowitz article “The New Girl Order”, I find it to be very convincing and beautifully written. It has a lot of
The book “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” was extraordinary. The author Ann Brashares did an amazing job connecting to teenage girls. I felt that the girls in the story went through many of the same struggles that girls my age go through. This author, Ann Brashares won the Quill Award for Young adult/teen and the Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Children's Literature. I think she wrote this book to connect to younger readers, and maybe see if they can connect with the same problems that the girls in the story were going through.
They helped her become more out spoken like how you see her with Rudy and her relationship later in the book. With Liesel and Hans it was a bit different. He was warm and kind from the first day. He didn’t say anything about her not taking a bath, he understands that she was in an unfamiliar place and it can be frightening for a young girl, especially after everything she has been through. He understood that she needed time to mend and when she was ready she would open up.
In Judith Ortiz Cofer’s short story “Casa: A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood,” she depicts for us important ideas about culture and its significance for identity. Through the narrator of her essay, she describes a tradition that is very important to the women of Puerto Rican culture: bonding by spending time together storytelling. I find this easy to relate to. I am positive that I wouldn’t be the woman I am today if it weren’t for the numerous family traditions we partake of in my own family. The most important times with my family are the holidays and special occasions spent together as a group.
Women like Abigail Adams, who had no formal education or schooling, was able to teach herself how to write and read and made herself a very influential young lady. Although she was known for being one of the pioneers of women who made tremendous amount of differences in our history, she was also very famous for writing many letters to her husband that were filled with her personal opinions of the culture and the women’s rights and politics in the nation. Her best known letter to her husband “Remember the Ladies” still marks a big part of women’s history for its positive effects for the rights of women. The women’s rights movement was one of the most amazing and remarkable events that took place in the American history which is over loaded with courage and bravery of the women that were part of this significant era. One of the courageous women was of course, Abigail
Sally- The vignette entitled Sally stuck out the most to me out of any in the entire book. I could relate and understand this one the most the first time reading it. It is the reason why I like this book. At the part where they talk about her changing directly after school and becoming a different sally so she can go home affected my thinking because it is much like my life in the sense that around your parents sometimes acting the same way as you would around your friends at school is not a good idea. Also I get the feeling Sally is trying to be cool at school and standout since she knows she has to fall in line at home and is not allowed to be individual.
Eric Joseph February 15, 2013 Incidents in the life of a slave girl The effects this narrative had on me were more surprising than originally expected. I knew about this story from the little that we learned about it before hand. While being an intense piece of reading it would truly open our eyes to the true horrors the slaves faced every day. In the case of Harriet Jacobs, her first person account gives the reader a viewpoint of horrible struggles and exhilarating triumphs she experienced in her life. This narrative not only explores her life and personal details, but also, in the bigger picture, makes us realize that we are so lucky not to have to deal with the horrors of being a slave like she was.
After seeing her girls together once again, combined with all her thoughts together, she now sees both her girls in a whole new light. Dee, like many young people in their youth, is ashamed of her culture and upbringing. She is ashamed of her culture because of her desire to succeed and overcome poverty. Her mother at first seems to admire this about Dee. Almost all things about Dee are admirable about her.