so, i’ve always loved playing characters that have more to them than what’s immediately perceptible, who have a bit underneath the surface that you still need to dig up and uncover, and i definitely got that impression from the little runaway blurb. my favorite character of mine, of all time, is actually extremely similar to the wanderer label, and he’s got so much depth to him that i’m honestly shocked, to this day, that he was borne from a twitter roleplay. he’s an adventure-seeker at heart, which drives a lot of his desire to run from pretty much anything and anyone, but there’s just... so much more there when you dig a little deeper. there’s an innate desire to find himself, to find happiness, and his entire arc within that roleplay was pretty much him realizing that his perfect place of eternal joy wasn’t just sitting around waiting for him out there—he had to make it for himself. so, needless to say, i love playing characters with lots of layers and depth and different motivations, and when i get really into a character, i dig my nails in and never let go!! let’s jump right in, then!! georgia lies smack dab in the middle of the bible belt, and that’s abundantly clear in the tiny town of midway. every mile or so, you pass a new church, and growing up, sawyer prinz was amazed that his little town of maybe two thousand had enough people to fill all of those pews on sunday mornings. he’d lived in midway his entire life, brought up comfortably by two equally emotionally
The plot revolves around this back woods, mud filled town in Tennessee at the beginning of the twentieth century. The town is populated by red necked Christians, their preacher, and the overly patriotic
The Red tent is a book that follows the life of a woman named Dinah. The stories that are told throughout take place in biblical times, and follows some of the lineage of the bible itself. The book begins by telling the story of Dinah’s four mothers, along with their relationship with Dinah’s father Jacob. After being introduced to Dinah herself, the book follows her life story from beginning to end, all the way from Haran, through Canaan, Shechem, and into Egypt. Throughout this paper, I will be describing and comparing events of the book verses modern day, in relationship to child birthing practices, family dynamics, personal life experiences of characters, along with discussing herbs, spices, and medications used by
The Small Room by May Sarton follows a year in the life of a new professor, Lucy Winters, at an all-women’s college. Initially, Lucy feels reluctant to be a teacher; however, over the course of the year as she develops connections with her students and close relationships with some of her fellow professors, she develops a better understanding of herself as a teacher and she becomes confident in her abilities as an accomplished professor.
The Boy In The Stripped Pajamas by John Boyne is a 2006 holocaust novel seen through the innocent eyes of a young boy named Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a German concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has shocking and unexpected consequences. During the novel, prejudice and discrimination are shown to have many effects on numerous of the characters such as Bruno and Shmuel, Discrimination, or in other words, treating a person or group of people differently, especially on the fields of race, age and sex is taken place by a multitude of people such as Gretel, by following Kotler’s decisions, Gretel is discriminating because she is supporting the Germans belief. Prejudice on the other hand, is another word for an unfair and unreasonable opinion or feeling, especially when formed without enough thought or knowledge. Lieutenant Kotler one of Father's soldiers shows a great example of this as well as discrimination while Bruno at the end of the novel shows he fights against prejudice and discrimination
The Cabin is a fiction book written by Natasha Preston. I read at my house after school on weekdays and I did a little reading on weekends.I spent 4 hours reading and I spent 8 days reading 30 minutes in those days. The environment that is most helpful for my reading comfort is a quiet environment and the location doesn't matter. I read 78 pages.
In “The Luck of Roaring Camp” by Bret Harte, nature is seemingly created into its own character. Nature has the haunting role of being the giver and taker of life in this story. The forces of nature bring the men of the camp the blessing of a small child. Through this child the men are given life and see the beauty of nature around them. However, nature will ultimately strip the men of both of these things. Harte shows us that nature is the culprit that brings both beauty and pain.
In the novels The Book Thief and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, childhood innocence in times of war is very evident in Rudy from The Book Thief, and Bruno from The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. Though childhood innocence can be endearing, in these books it leads to their death. With both Rudy and Bruno their innocence keeps them from understanding the war. Rudy risks his life, without knowing, to save Liesel and Bruno hails Hitler, with the understanding it is just a way to say goodbye. Not only do they not understand the war, they both maintain their innocence despite the war. Rudy idolizes somebody that during that time was unacceptable. Bruno befriends somebody, but doesn’t understand who he is and what his situation is. These books also
Today, there are many different social classes in the world. They are seperated by properties, an education, and a social position. Because it is democratic society, people can say their opinions and put in the action if it is not against the law. For equal punishment, we have law; all people can be equal by law, but we are not equal by money. We are also living in capitalistic society. Who ever have more property, is high class, and they can distort the story to their own advantages. Many people are obedient to money and sometimes they have no choice. people get treated differently depend on race, classes, and educational background, so all people cannot be equal. All these discriminations from quite a while ago. In America there were many african slaves. The book “The Big House And The Slave Quarters” talked about an environment and life of slaves in America. According to the book, the slave population is about 3 million in 1850 and 4 million on the eve of the Civil War. They didn’t have any human rights and personal privacy, and their environment were bad.
Book Summary- In Fablehaven, two kids, Seth and Kendra Sorenson are dropped off at their grandparents house while their parents go on a cruise for “family reasons.” When they arrive at their grandparents house, Grandpa Sorenson acts suspicious when the kids wonder where their grandmother is. Grandpa Sorenson introduces them to Lena, the housekeeper and Dale who helps with yard work. He then leads them to a spacious attic space where there are many things to be entertained with. Grandpa only has two rules for Kendra and Seth: No going into the woods and never enter the barn. Kendra is given three keys, over a couple of days she finds that one key goes to a jewelry box and one to a dollhouse. In the dollhouse, there are two more hidden
In order to properly analyze Martin Fletcher's portrayal of religion in his first book, the travel-based work of non-fiction Almost Heaven: Travels Through the Backwoods of America, it is essential to elucidate his general purpose and path in embarking on this literary and literal journey. Fletcher is a British citizen who had been stationed in Washington's District of Columbia for several years prior to engaging on his trek across the U.S. As such, he informs the reader early on in the manuscript that he sought those places he had either reported about or heard about during his tenure as a reporter. One of his goals was to travel to places that were off the proverbial 'beaten track', cities and small town areas in which tourists do not visit, and which many Americans who do not happen to live there are not even aware of. As such, it is fairly apparent that his goal is to find as many people and events taking place in these areas that are non-traditional as possible the fact that many of them happen to pertain to religion only emphasizes their 'exotic' nature, particularly to other conventionally conservative Europeans. In this respect, the reader can infer (if from nothing else than from the title alone) that the author will portray religion in a decidedly light-hearted manner although the author seems to even surprise himself in uncovering a religious conviction even he cannot deny at times.
Religion is one of the main themes in her works and also in "Greenleaf." In this short story, the Southern writer exposes two of her major preoccupations about religion:
Content with his life as pastor of a small church in Apple Valley Arkansas Adam Wakefield isn’t seeking a change. Adam believes he will live and die in the small cabin he shares with his mother. Then he receives a letter inviting him to become the pastor of the largest church in Chicago. Adam struggles with his decision. The village of Rutherford Gap is far removed
Existing in this book are fifteen essays, all written by Flynt, and all are relative to the South, religion, and diversity. His essays review southern history, politics, southern regionalism, evangelicalism, traditionalism, fundamentalism, social history, labor history, two case studies; one on the Southern Baptists in Appalachia and of modernization and community; the second one of twentieth-century politics and religion in Florida. Asserts the complexity of social issues and the reforms Baptists felt were necessary to change. He expounds a minister’s battle within a church to not display the American flag because of the death involved behind it and to not be willing for his church life to be separated from his personal convictions. Flynt
Reading the book Runaway, provides you with a different perspective on certain aspects of our world that would not have been experienced otherwise. For example, most kids Holly's age would cringe at the thought of going back to school, however that was high on the list of Holly's desires. Holly even went so far as to steal textbooks from a high school to try and teach herself. To many in the U.S., Los Angeles is viewed as the "City of Angels" but to Holly, it was a place where danger lurked in the dingy alleys and behind the corners of the dirty streets. A place where cars would slowly follow her, and men would stare at her as she passed, and she knew that no one would know if she vanished. With her experience running away, Holly even looks
Born on this day in 1832, Louisa May Alcott led a fascinating life. Besides enchanting millions of readers with her novel Little Women, she worked as a Civil War nurse, fought against slavery, and registered women to vote. For Louisa, writing was an early passion. She had a very deep and rich imagination and her novels often became the basis of melodramas that she and her sisters would act out for their friends. Louisa preferred to play the "lurid" parts in these plays --"the villains, ghosts, bandits, and disdainful queens." Scholars have argued that Little Women affects critics emotionally because of their adolescent connection to the story, thus coloring scholarly interpretations of the work. This essay will talk about Alcott and the three critics Judith Fetterly, Ken Parille and Sarah Wordsworth who criticized the story "Little Women" from different perspectives.