Alex Reine . Ms.Stroud. English Iii. 3/5/17. Book Summary.In

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Alex Reine Ms.Stroud English III 3/5/17 Book Summary In Outliers, Gladwell attempts to answer, What makes some people successful while others cannot seem to realize their full potential? In U.S. society, people are considered successful when they have traits and characteristics: self-sacrifice, intelligence, talent. However, He says that the conditions and circumstances surrounding our lives are the significant influential factors that determine our success, not our inner ability or talent. These talents and abilities allow these people to be separate from society. Part One examines opportunity as a function of timing. Canadian hockey players born closer to the magic birthday of January 1 have advantages that compound over…show more content…
Outliers as a total book describes how success can be achieved and how successful people make it. This passage uses speech that in turn describes how people are like trees and uses seeds to describe the way they are planted and made. The way people live their lives in turn gives a better future. The passage also talks how sunlight can help people grow and make a new life for everyone. Gladwell uses speech like this throughout his novel to show the contrast between people and plants and how life can be simple. We can bring to a new beginning and create our own future by uses the terms and object he uses in this book. To see how to live your life to the fullest we have to start by planting ourselves in good environments and use the advantages we have to the fullest. Vocab 1. compatriot a person from your own country 2. egalitarian favoring social equality 3. ethos the distinctive spirit of a culture or an era 4. quarry animal hunted or caught for food 5. array an impressive display 6. meritocracy a social system in which power goes to superior intellects 7. virtuoso someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field 8. menial used of unskilled work, especially domestic work 9. parentage the kinship relation of an offspring to the parents 10. patronage the business given to an establishment by its customers 11. algorithm a precise rule specifying how to solve some problem 12. innate present at birth but not necessarily hereditary 13. gawky

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