Edward J. Larson introduces the world to a very detailed account of the Scopes trial with a book called Summer for the Gods. Larson himself has a law degree, Ph.D. in history, and is a history and law professor at the University of Georgia making him more than qualified to elaborate on the accounts of this historical trial. Summer for the Gods describes the events leading up to the Scopes trial, trial itself, and the aftermath that takes place in 1925. This trial is based whether or not evolution should be taught in schools, a controversy that very much plagues the United States. The trial will put an infamous criminal lawyer Clarence Darrow and the famous fundamentalist religiosity politician William Jennings Bryan against each other in a
I read the novel, Two Summers, by Aimee Friedman. The genre of this novel is realistic fiction. The genre is realistic fiction because the events that take place in the book are believable. The main character in the book, Summer Everett, has divorced parents and problems with her best friend.
Two components that have an immense impact on the quality and caliber of a film are the editing and sound found within the film. These two aspects alone can make or break a film. In the film The Kings of Summer, directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, these two elements collaborate to highlight certain emotions and key moments in the film’s plot. Some of the sub-elements of these two components that can easily be identified within the film include the flashforward, the flashback, both nondiegetic and diegetic sound, semi diegetic sound, graphic matching and voice offs. Within the film The Kings Of Summer, editing and sound are methodically and tactfully utilized in order to produce a film that is both entertaining and meaningful for the audience.
Try conceptualizing a world with perpetual rain. This is the world that Bradbury creates in his short story, “All Summer In a Day. A group of scientists and their children live on Venus, a planet that only sees the sun for an hour every seven years. The kids that immigrated here are only 9 years old. They do not remember the sun, as they have only seen the sun once, 7 years ago. But, there is a girl named Margot. Unlike the other kids, she was born on earth and moved to Venus 5 years ago. She has distinct memories of the sun. This causes her to stand out from the other kids. The loss of the sun causes her to grieve. The children living on Venus treat Margot mercilessly in jealousy due to her prior knowledge and experiences. This causes Margot to be a victim of depression, harassment, and denial.
In the short story “All Summer in a Day”, the author Ray Bradbury uses sensory imagery such as sight and sound to describe the setting of his version of planet Venus and to describe the children. He then uses the absence of sensory imagery when describing Margot to create contrast which helps us understand the idea that people who are different are ostracised and hated.
We have observed two different short stories, one called “Examination Day” by Henry Slesar, and another called “All Summer in a Day” by Ray Bradbury. “Examination Day” is about how when a person becomes 12 years old they have to take an examination determining their intelligence. Anyone with an intelligence above the norm is considered unacceptable. Anyone smarter than the norm is eliminated. The story focuses on a very intelligent boy taking his Examination, and getting killed for being too smart. The story “All Summer in a Day” is about a colony on Venus that faces constant rain and the sun shining once every 7 years. The story focuses on a girl Margot, from earth who is harassed by the others on Venus since she remembers the sun being
The story of Summer, by David Updike, is set during that idyllic time in life when responsibility is the last word on anyone's mind. And yet, as with all human affairs, responsibility is an ever-present and ever-necessary aspect to life. What happens when the protagonist, Homer, loses his awareness of a certain personal responsibility to maintain self-control? Homer's actions increasingly make him act foolishly, internally and externally. Also, how does Homer return to a sense of sanity and responsibility? To a degree, I would say that he does.
TreVon was rushing to get out the door. He knew if he missed the buss one more time he was going to be in big trouble. He’s older brothers Luther and Jaron never favored him anyway. So they did not care if he missed the bus. TreVon was very smart kid but he wanted to be cool so he did not care about his grades. The boy's mother worked 13 hour shifts at a old mill house. His mother Mary did not like TreVon outside during the late hours of the night. Today was the day he probably wished he
This beautiful quote shows the love a human can have for a simple object as plain as a citrus. To some, a citrus may not be as exciting as double-chocolate cake. However, that citrus is Lily’s world. Kingsolver provided her with the citrus and Lily’s actions provided Kingsolver with insight. Once again, Kingsolver’s surrounding provided her with enjoyment and satisfaction. Something as boring as a citrus to one human can be so exciting and special to others, like Lily. A special treat that you have the privilege to eat, like a tangerine, can be exhilarating. If you have too easy of access to what you love, the value will slowly decrease because it loses its excitement. You are no longer longing, which creates an imbalanced equation. To achieve value though Kingsolver’s definition, one must allocate a careful balance of strong belief and a dire desire for something. Not only are
The Summer That Lasted a Lifetime Life is something the average person takes for granted. Sometimes one may realize it for just a moment, but then will continue to take the best gift one could ask for, for granted once again. In the film The Awakenings, directed by Penny Marshall, this was no different for the staff who worked Bainbridge. They went through the motions and gave the television more attention than the patients, especially the encephalitis lethargica patients, who were frozen in trances. But this all changed when the EL patients had awoken from their complete physical paralysis thanks to the new doctor, Doctor Sayer. The patients and staff alike had their own respective “awakenings” in the film of the same name, directed by Penny Marshall. The patients being in a more literal sense that their bodies were awoken from their trances, and the patients showed the staff how lucky they truly were
Hsiang Lin gave away her purse to a crying bride in a pavilion never knowing what was inside of the of the purse she gave to the crying bride that was in the pavilion. Tony gave away the money he was saving to buy a saddle to buy his grandmother's bracelet back to her. Both characters were unselfish in wanting others to be happy.
Kids can be cruel when they are envious as shown in the short story, “All Summer In A Day,” by Ray Bradbury. The sun is what makes Margot happy, and when that gets taken away from her. In this short story there is several acts of cruelty to Margot by her classmates. These kids live in the planet of Venus, and they haven’t seen the sun in seven years, except for Margot. The kids are only nine years old so they haven’t seen the sun since they were two years old, but Margot moved there from Earth when she was four and she remembers the sun and that makes the other kids envious. In the beginning of the story it is the day that the sun is supposed to come out for the first time in seven years! The kids were skeptical except for Margot because she wanted to see it so bad. The kids were starting to prepare for the sun to come out but they were sitting inside waiting. While they were waiting the kids decided to lock Margot in a closet and not let her out. When the sun came out all the kids ran outside to play in the sun that felt so warm and nice on their skin, except for Margot, who was sitting inside in the dark closet. When the kids came back inside they felt sorry for leaving Margot in there. Envy can lead people to commit awful acts and cause shame as demonstrated throughout the character's actions in, “All Summer In A Day.”
“It has been raining for seven years; thousands upon thousands of days compounded and filled from one end to the other with rain, with the drum and gush of water, with the sweet crystal fall of showers and the concussion of storms so heavy they were tidal waves come over
After reading “A Summer’s Day” by Mary Oliver, I’ve noticed that she asked the question, “What will you do with your one wild and precious life?” Reflecting on this question and “A Summer’s Day,” I know that just knowing what I want to be once I graduate with my degree
Alena’s Summer Ahhhhhh!!!!!!!! There Alena was dropping from a 306 foot drop. Alena’s summer started at Canada Wonderland with her friend Meg. She road every ride she could. Did I mention that she swallowed a wasp thet stung her throat on the way down to the stomach. The sting made her