Austin Hartman Ms. Weichert Honors English 9 8 May 2015 The Seed of All Problems As Henry Miller once said, “Chaos is the score upon which reality is written” (“Chaos Quotes”). Miller seems to believe that no matter what actions we take, the world is destined to return to chaos. He seems to be right. Today’s world has been overrun by social issues such as hunger, segregation and depression. While government programs everywhere take action to prevent these issues, their efforts are futile. The truth is, to prevent these social issues, the world must kill the seed from which they grow. In Jeannette Walls’ book, The Glass Castle, she perfectly demonstrates how one social issue can become a source of many others. In the book, Jeannette’s father
In the book the Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls The advice that the Dad gives his children could get them in trouble.One quote that supports this is “Dad had always said that self-defense was a justifiable reason for shooting someone.” This quote is interesting to me because this is a girl that is barely eight years old and is being questioned by the police about neighbors hearing gunshots, and she said it was in self defense. But she didn’t need to shoot the gun at all, first off Billy was shooting them with a BB Gun, and three of them were safe undercover behind a table, and the fourth child made it upstairs, they could have waited for him to get tired of shooting or run out of BB’s. But the way their father brought them up, gave them the
Elie writes Night to show that circumstances affect one’s identity. This purpose is shown when Elie fails to save his father, and when he loses his faith in God’s supreme goodness. As Elie is put under control of the Nazi’s evil regime, he witnesses many die from being sent to the crematorium upon selection. Elie needs to remain strong to avoid selection and thereby he is focused on the meager rations of food and grueling work that are now his whole life. As survival is now predominant in Elie’s life, he no longer has time for relationships including his father. This mindset of survival is supported by the other prisoners that say that one is not able to help others if they wish to survive at Auschwitz. Elie listens to these people, and continues
Towards the beginning of Kindred, when Rufus is a young boy, Rufus is very trusting of Dana, and in turn Dana is very willing to help and guide Rufus. At this point Rufus does not fully understand the concept of slavery, or black versus white. Rufus does see that black people are treated as below him, but he does not understand why nor does he take advantage of this, yet. Rufus simply sees Dana as a woman who dresses as a man who helps him when he is in desperate need of help. As a boy, Rufus is very trusting of Dana, as Dana is trusting of Rufus. As shown in, “Rufus grabbed my arm and held it, obviously trying not to cry. His voice was a husky whisper. ‘Don’t go Dana.’ I didn’t want to go. I liked the boy” (66). This quote takes place right
“He’d do what he always did, find the sweet among the bitter” (265). In the book the Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, the Panama Hotel is on the corner of Chinatown and Japantown. The hotel is located between the two cultures Henry is tied to, the Japanese and the Chinese. The story takes place in Henry’s past when he first meets Keiko and the present, after his wife, Ethel, has died. The hotel acts as the connection in between the two cultures and the two time periods, and symbolizes how Henry does too.
In Pearl S. Buck’s novel, The Good Earth, the protagonist, Wang Lung, starts out as a very poor farmer in China. He marries a slave named O-lan and starts a family with her. Famine soon strikes the town and there is no food to be found anywhere. Wang Lung moves his family South in hopes of finding a job there. Eventually, a group of poor people raid the homes of the rich. Wang Lung and O-lan both join in, getting away with enough gold and valuables to get back to their land in the North. Wang Lung uses this stolen money to buy more land and hire laborers. He quickly becomes one of the richest men in his town. Wang Lung, however, does not know that with great wealth comes great responsibility. His wealth corrupts him and his moral judgements become blurred. Wang
Dehumanization “In a few seconds, we had ceased to be men” (PG.36). Elie is a jewish boy from Transylvania and is taken to Auschwitz where he is separated from his mother and sister. His father and Elie are moved the the concentration camp called “Buna” and spend most of their time there. They then had to be evacuated to Gleiwitz, where they ran about 42 miles to get there. They spent about 3 days there and then they were transported to Buchenwald by train. There they are rescued by Americans and a resistance part that attacked the camp. Sadly Elie’s father dies in Buchenwald due to a sickness and being sent to the crematory. Dehumanization of the Jewish people in “Night” ,by Elie Wiesel, happened in a variety of ways and helped Hitler achieve his ideas about Jewish people.
In John Gardner’s novel Grendel, he chooses to retell the story of Beowulf from the monster’s perspective in an attempt to destroy the prejudice that occurred during this time. Written in 1971, Grendel attempts to open people’s narrowed mindsets during the pinnacle of the Civil Rights Movement. The 1970s were marked by the struggle to improve upon racial reforms from the previous decades. However, racial prejudices were still rampant across the country. Since many whites refused to acknowledge black people’s dignity, Gardner wrote this novel to open people’s minds towards those perceived as inhumane.
Letter 1 Explain what is established in the first passage/letter who is narrating? Why is he making this voyage? When and where is this taking place? To whom is he writing the letter?
“The Good Earth” book describes the life of a Chinese farmer, Wang Lung, and the struggles he goes through during his life. In the beginning of the book, he marries a young slave named Olan. She is a devoted, selfless, hardworking wife. In my mind, she is the most admirable character in the novel.
“The Night” I believe elies goals for writing this novel was for people to understand how important family is. Ellie showed us in his novel how much he cared for his father when he was sick, weak, and scared. The loyalty for your father is one
There are many different ideas and thoughts on religion and anti-religion. There is not a certain set amount of religions, but rather a broad spectrum of them. In Wise Blood, the author Flannery O’Connor, created a character who has developed different beliefs throughout his life. Hazel Motes, or Haze, was born into a Christian family with a grandfather who was a preacher. He had intent to become one himself until WW2 drastically altered his beliefs. Haze entered the war as a Christian, but came back an atheist. Hazel, “newly released from the Army, has fled after finding his family home abandoned” (Harris). Throughout this novel, Hazel has a hard time with his mind changing between what he wants to believe and what he actually believes.
The Lighting Thief by Rick Riordan is a story about Percy Jackson finds out that he is Poseidon son and is half-blood and is also getting accused of something he didn’t do.“Sobeknefru” is about being the first female pharaoh. Ancient culture continue to shape our world.These stories from Ancient Greece and Ancient Egypt prove that anyone can be whatever they want to be.
The shadow hero is a novel written by Gene Luen Yang and it takes place in the 1930s. It is about Hank Chu a Chinese grocery store employee that is run by his family. Hank one day Hank will be the owner of the grocery but it seems like hank doesn’t want to be that he wants to be something else in life. Hanks mother Hua Chu leaves the family and baby-sits. As she is sitting in the car a man goes into the car and tries to steal it. Then out of nowhere this super hero like figure called the Anchor of Justice saves Mrs. Chu from this robber. He lifts up the car and saves Mrs. Chu. This is important because after this happens Mrs. Chu starts this obsession over super heroes and she wants Hank to be one. She makes him a suit but Hank does not want
The majority of Macbeth is cast in mysterious shadows and complete blackness. Not only does this add to the eerie mood of the play, it applies to most of the characters thoughts and actions. Medieval Scotland is a bleak and barren land under the kind and cheerful ruler Duncan, after his death the country immediately slips into a grim and depressive state characterized by murky, insecure minds and death. Once darkness sets in around Macbeth, it is impossible to escape it. This is most evident in Act II, Scene IIII when Ross states “ By th’ clock ‘tis day, And yet dark night strangles the travelling lamp.” The travelling lamp is an imagery tactic used get the reader to imagine the sun. Ross is saying even though it is daytime, darkness is still preventing the sun from shining down on Scotland. This is due to Duncan’s