In the excerpt of the book "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr, the author uses the literary element of imagery in order to strengthen the main idea that blind people view the world in a different and unique way. This view is one that people with sight cannot understand nor picture. Doerr implements this element when describing how a blind person views the world. When describing how they view color and objects it sets an image in the readers mind to give them the ability to relate and to better understand the blind character. By understanding a sliver of how a blind person views the world the readers form a vision of their own. The Author uses imagery when describing how the character identifies certain objects and distinguishes one object from another.
In Italo Calvino’s The Baron in the Trees, a boy rebels against his father by climbing up trees, where he spends the rest of his life on, without ever touching the ground again. The philosophical residue is the idea that reason advances the human knowledge, which is a powerful influence to individuals, making people seek for it through books and logic. Accordingly, it is necessary for the improvement of society that it should govern people with justice and reason, not through sovereign authorities.
From two different perspectives of the war, the author of this book showed that, depending on location and timing, everyone can be affected differently by warfare. It followed the story of two children who grew up on opposite sides of World War II. When their paths crossed, they developed feelings for one another, disregarding the fact that their historical circumstances placed them on opposing sides of the war. In the book All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr depicted how internal principles were able to overpower external pressures.
All the light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr, chronicles the lives and relationship between Marie and Werner, two children who grew up in France and Germany. The society around them forces discriminatory ideals that cloud their perception of the world, but they find its meaning through their own self-definition. In this, they are both guided by a single radio and the message and legacy that it contains. Throughout the book, the author isolated the two characters, but also created subtle connections between the two. The most important of which would be the radio. It created a bond between the two where they learned from each other’s experiences and struggles. All the Light We Cannot See recreates a new picture of the world by contrasting the two separate journeys taken by Marie- Laure LeBlanc and Werner Pfennig to gain that image, which is guided by the power of a radio and the message it contains, ultimately leading to the meeting of the two characters that officially forms an image of the world where one’s actions are valued more than one’s physical features.
Night is a story that reveals some of the worst of the human race. It is a re-telling of a young Jewish boy, Ellie Wiesel, coming of age in the midst of the Holocaust. The book is quite short and very clearly written, but it is still a very hard book to read. The young boy who is also the author of the book makes us, the readers, accompany him through many in-human and near-death experiences. These are written in such detail that anybody taking the time to read the book will be left with an in-depth knowledge of what we as humans are unfortunately capable of and a desire to contribute in any way possible preventing this part of our history to ever repeat itself. This, I believe, is the authors goal, to teach us, make us aware through his own experience, and hence give us a reason to hopefully prevent it in the future.
The quote "Character is what you are in the dark" - Dwight Lyman Moody has a few meanings. Mostly it means that you're different when you're alone. When you're around people they are influences of some sort. If you get into a situation when you're with people you might react differently than if you were alone, resulting in a different outcome. A lot of the time people aren't their true self around friends, or family, or whoever it may be for many reasons. A big reason is they don't want to be judged. Maybe they wanna look "cool" or get popular for something. Maybe they think they'll be looked at differently for being who they truly are. So basically fear of what others think keeps us from being who we really are. Fear can make us act different,
We’ve all felt disappointed when we didn’t get the Christmas gift we wanted, or when we didn’t get to eat at Red Lobster and were forced to settle for The Olive Garden. In a developed world where we are all so blessed, we rarely take a step back and appreciate everything we have. As college students, as Americans, and even as humans, we do not recognize how fortunate we are, and this mindset must change. David James Poissant does an excellent job executing the plight of a delusional individual in “What the Wolf Wants”, who is mourning the loss of his brother Michael to cancer. The story allows us to see the attachment that the narrator had to the slippers, using the wolf to demonstrate loss, regret, and sorrow in a way that the wolf is punishing
The book I have read is Through the Woods by Emily Carroll. This is an Eliot Rosewater book for 2016-2017 so I decided to give it a try and I think you should too. It is a pretty scary read so If you are the least bit frightened by anything you might not want to read this… especially at night. I enjoy watching scary movies and reading scary books so I found it very hard to put this book down.
Everyone is unique in this world. They may be different because of their background culture, customs and beliefs as it changes them throughout their lives. In the novel “The Light in the Forest”, a 15 year old boy called True Son experiences two very different cultures that has irreconcilable differences. When True Son was 4 years old, he was adopted by an Indian tribe. Since then, he has been taught the cultures and customs of Native Indians. But soon afterwards, he was exposed to the “Whites” cultures and beliefs. Within the novel, there are characters who play parallel roles from both sides of each culture (Indians and “Whites” that relate to True Son).
Barry Lopez’s “The children in the Woods”, states the belief that children should gather knowledge about nature on their own and not be taught orderly facts from the adult mind. Barry believes that allowing children to learn and use their minds to explore the world will help mold their young minds. Learning to property think by themselves will make them better as adults. Barry goes on to say that the children he was with found part of a dead raccoon skull and began to examine it with great interest. The children could figure out information as if it was a male or a female and or what type of food it eats by the way the Skelton is shaped. He expresses this to make the point that children to try to understand animals and other things relationship
A father influences who his child becomes through his words and actions. In The Light In The Forest, author Conrad Richter pens the story of True Son, a white boy captured by Indians at age four and raised in the culture for eleven years. Throughout the novel, True Son recognized three different fathers, who each affected him differently.
Darkness at Noon, written by British novelist Arthur Koestler in 1940, is a criticism of Stalinism and the methods used by the Communist Party in the USSR. The novel was set in 1938 during the Stalinist Great Purge and Moscow show trials. Even though the story depicts actual occurrences, it does not specifically name either Russia or the USSR, but the characters do have Russian names while other generic terms are used to depict individuals and associations. For instance, the Soviet government is alluded to as "the Party" and Nazi Germany is alluded to as "the Dictatorship." Joseph Stalin, a terrorizing dictator, is represented by "Number One." The novel is a strong and moving picture of a Communist revolutionary caught up in the terror
“In a Dark time” by Theodore Roethke gives a retrospect into the inner turmoil’s of finding oneself through a haze of doubts in till reaching a moment of clarity. Each section of the poem describes a different emotion, or inner thought that spirals from fear of death, to emotions of desire. The use of imagery between nature and uncertainties of the narrator give a glimpse into Roethke’s own mind during the time he wrote this poem. Without hundreds of pages Roethke created a poem that connects readers to their own self-doubts and struggles of finding ones way again.
‘All The Bright Places’ is a story about love and depression, where a boy, Finch, helps Violet find the will to live, while he has trouble keeping his head above water. My family has gone through the stress, anger and sadness of depression, too: my cousin, Mitch, committed suicide by hanging himself. Although it has been two years, the pain has still not completely gone away.
Ronald Reagan once said, “We fought a war on poverty, and poverty won.” I read the book, Dancing in the dark by Morris Dickstein. This book was about the great depression, and the impacts it had on American life. The traditional thought of poverty, people dying of hunger and people lying in the roads, has been erased. America has abolished poverty by the traditional standards but the thought of poverty and what it is has changed. In America we consider poverty to be spending all your money on bills, so you have no money left for food to feed your family. We consider poverty to be just being poor. One-Third of our population makes less than $38,000. This is not enough to be able to be above the poverty line. Anything below this