Young men who are sent to a war learn the reality in a very harsh and brutal way. Both the stories, ‘The Red Convertible’ and ‘The Things They Carried’ portray the life of a young soldier and how he psychologically gets affected from all the things he had seen in the war. Tim O’Brien’s ‘The Things They Carried,’ is more specific on the experiences of a soldier during a war where as Karen Louise Erdrich focuses more on describing the post war traumatic stress in her short story ‘The Red Convertible’. One thing similar in both the narrations is the Vietnam War and its consequences on the soldiers. From the background of both the authors it’s easy to conclude that Tim O’Brien being a war veteran emphasizes more on the
“Water is important to people who do not have it, and the same is true to control,” (Didion). The article, “Holy Water” by Joan Didion draws parallelism to the controlling or lack of control of water by metaphorically comparing water to life. Analyzing the possibility of how people are taking water for granted, especially where rainfall is extremely sparse, Didion touches on how supply and demand of a natural resource is solely dependent on its availability and whether or not it is immediately needed. Didion’s use of tone, appealing to emotions, gathering the audience to develop a trust, and providing a direct insight into her purpose allows the reader to recognize the importance water has within the planet.
Having an engaging article to read that not only sounds good but looks good is another important part in convincing audience of the cause. “Water Works” uses small paragraphs with different facts and examples meant not only to make the author credible with facts, but allow the reader to think about each small idea to verify it is a logical argument on the author's behalf. Although more facts than ideas may disengage the audience, or the fact it is ten pages, it seems she at least made an attempt to accommodate the reader with her paragraph lengths, and space. Analyzing appeals the author uses can further clarify her intention.
Unfortunately, the words themselves are not a perfect fit for the duality of the readership. For our purposes, we will say that most of the Gourmet readers are probably in the “optimist” crowd, but they are also the omnivores typical of the Standard American Diet: they will eat anything so long as it is expertly prepared and tasty. The “pessimists” are the segment of Wallace’s readership who are actually most receptive to his arguments. The reasons behind any particular reader’s membership in this group are numerous: the reader may be a vegetarian, or opposed to the typical method of lobster preparation, or may just be opposed to commercial fishing and/or commercialized food festivals. The specific reasons are not important; what is important is that Wallace does not have to fight to keep this audience: he just has to keep from alienating them. It is the optimists for whom he must fight.
Charles Fishman a knowledgeable critique of the water crisis around the world understands that water is the most essential asset to a human being. Fishman argues in his Novel, The Big Thirst about waters necessity to human life. In his quote, “It is one of the ironies of our relationship to water that the moment it becomes unavailable, the moment it really disappears--that’s when water becomes most urgently visible.” can be related to a wide variety of topics that humans manage to take for granted when it runs out. Peace and Love relate to this quote for many reasons because they can both be lost and then that is when it becomes most clear that, it's what a person really wants, and/or needs.
Ian McEwan’s 2001 novel Atonement traces the lives and stories of three characters from 1938 through the late 1990s. But besides the characters, there is something else that can be traced throughout the book: water. The water serves as a leitmotif – that is, it is a recurring image or idea that indicates a connection to some larger-scale idea present in the work as a whole. In Atonement, water always poses some sort of challenge for the characters, but with it comes a sense of ambiguity and doubt over the outcome. More specifically, the water plays off the idea that water is incredibly… well, fluid, and despite being a source of life, it can also turn on moment’s notice and become a source of death, mirroring Briony’s own betrayal of Robbie.
Brent Staples of “Just Walk On By”, Judith Ortiz Cofer of “The Myth of the Latin Woman”, and Alice Walker of “Beauty: When the Other Dancer is the Self” had discovered their personal/cultural knowledge and identity through their experiences. They might have different experiences in different situation or incident it has the same concept. Brent Staples and Judith Cofer had similarly uncovered how they are being alienated especially in their foreign place. They both had experienced to be mistaken as somebody else. Brent Staples was once mistaken for a burglar in a magazine company and a mugger in a jewelry store. Cofer was also mistaken as a waitress by an old woman while she was holding her notebook which an old woman thought a menu
Flannery O’Connor’s “A Good Man is Hard to Find” and Alice Munro’s “Boys and Girls” both use symbols to highlight significant meanings in the characters’ lives. This essay will examine two differences and one similarity in the authors’ use of symbols:
Many people today have their thoughts on how the Earth was created. Christians take a biblical perspective of how the universe was created by a creator. One thought that Christians believe is that God created the earth and accomplished this in six days and rested on the seventh day. This is the model of how a week is set up and the model that we currently follow. Jon W. Green states “though differences of opinion exist for various doctrinal issues within Christianity, few are more divisive than controversies surrounding the days of creation and the age of the Earth.” As stated previously many people have thoughts and are curious as to how the Earth itself came into existence. When it comes to the scientific community there
Have you ever read a poem that cached your eye? Ever wondered how that poem is similar to others or different? Perhaps you read a poem about animals, the economy or someone’s feelings. The poems I, Too and The Negro Speaks of Rivers by Langston Hughes, have many important similarities and differences. One could have been when he was young and the other when he was older. He describes what he’s seen and done in The Negro Speaks of Rivers. In the poem I, Too, he describes what he wants to do. In both of these poems they cross a point where it is noticeable what they have in common. Both have very strong views, along with the positive attitudes that he has towards inequality and discrimination. He attempts to get
Water happens to be the most fundamental element on earth. Life without water simply cannot be imagined. In the book, “The Big Thirst”, author Charles Fishman does an excellent job of presenting and reinforcing this fact while laying out the secret life and Turbulent Future of Water and the ways it could be managed in an excellent and extraordinary way. I must say that “The Big Thirst” was one of the most interesting books I’ve read in a while. As the review stated, when I first picked up the book for the class, it was indeed a “A deliciously fun book” yet so informative and knowledgeable at the same time. Fishman portrayed water through various word-play and real-life examples of its usage in the introductory chapters and the way I could