The Vietnam War was an event with lasting effects. The U.S. troops participated from 1961 until 1975 where over 58,000 Americans were killed according to the U.S Department of Veteran Affairs. This war created a divide amongst the American people with so many opposed to the war because they claim that the cost of war and casualties was too high. Many believed, in addition, that the U.S. should not have involved themselves because the war did not directly affect America. For these reasons and many more, it caused a lot of traumas; not only for veterans but even regular citizens. Due to this, when U.S. involvement with the Iraq War started in 2003 (Riedel), many began drawing parallels between it and the Vietnam War and Anna Quindlen was among them.Anna Quindlen, an opinion columnist with a Pulitzer prize for commentary, wrote an article titled “We’ve Been Here Before.” Her overall goal, in this article, is to convince the reader that the Vietnam and Iraq War are alike as well as catastrophic. Her argument that the two wars are alike is erroneous in nature since there are many significant differences to be listed. Quindlen lacks reputable evidence because she lets her emotions write the article so she spews out personal attacks; there is a clear tone of anger. She accuses the president of wanting the Iraq War to only be about policy without backing this stance and she uses her friend’s statements to support her argument though he isn’t an expert on the matter. Quindlen makes a few good points in the article
Michael Gow’s play Away is the story of three different Australian families who go on holiday for Christmas in the sixties. By going away each family is hoping to resolve their issues. Although Away is set some time ago the themes and issues explored in the play are still relevant to a modern day audience, even one of a non-Australian background. Shakespearean plays that were written many hundreds of years ago and are still understandable and relevant to people all over the world today.
In a life of poverty, illnesses surround its inhabitant. From poor nutrition to unfit living conditions come afflictions that range from a cough to polio. And as a society we preoccupy ourselves with the short comings of poverty. Creating a revolving door at hospitals treating the poor for their present illnesses, but paying no mind in preventing them for the future. In SAT," Ofri describes her experience as a doctor treating an impoverished unambitious young man, Nemesio Rios. Instead of just following up on Rios' routine check up, Ofri decides to prepare Rios for the SAT so that he could have a chance to go to college. For educational preparation is the preventative medicine for ones future well being because improving ones economical
The piece is classified as Aboriginal Australian literature. It was published in the 1960’s. The purpose of the text is to give hope in a new beginning after the events involving the racial tension between the Aboriginals and the white settlers. The poem is directed to the Aboriginal people of Australia who suffered from these events
Throughout the course of the book, A Long Way Home, Saroo Brierley, the author, encounters a series of traumatic experiences that lead to bittersweet moments. Unlike a normal child’s infancy, Saroo was physically and mentally consuming. Through his experience, we are able to get a glimpse of the many struggles and hardships young children live in India daily. His petrifying experiences of living on the streets, Liluah, and Nava Jeevan finally lead to his safe haven of being taken by the Brierley’s.
The book titled Same Kind of Different as Me refers to the parallelism and correspondence of two completely different men who journey through life’s challenges and obstacles on two diverse paths. It’s title represents a nonfictional story of deep pain and difficult circumstances about how two men who have nothing in common, can come together regardless of their skin color or social ranking and search for their different meanings in life together as if they were family. And though they were completely different on the outside, on the inside they were the same because they had very relatable circumstances and challenges throughout their lives because they both lost the ones they loved the most, and both Ron and Denver acted like a support system
The article that I found about a Holocaust survivor named Fania Wedro written by Yolande Cole. Wedro talks about her experience with the holocaust and how her family and her neighbors were affected by the holocaust. Cole (2017), states that Wedro was 14 years old when the Nazis came to her town of Koretz, Poland. They took away her father first. In her interview with Cole, Wedro recalled that her father told her to “go home and tell her mother that he will be back in the evening” (Cole, 2017). Sadly, her bother never returned. Wedro also remembered watching women getting shot by the Nazis for steeping out of line. After some time, the Nazis came back for her and her mother. Wedro recalls meeting another young girl who suggested that they “stand
The short story “The Love Of My Life” by T.C. Boyle's examines two couples who are imagined to be inseparable and how no love comes closer to theirs. The story follows young high school couples who are in the merge of a bright future. They are always together “wearing each other like a pair socks”. They idolized the love they share is something far from real and it is true love. While Jeremy is set to attend Brown and on the other hand China were in Binghamton things took wrong turn. Over the summer before their going to college they mistakenly conceived a baby while they are at a camping trip. The story was pleasant and everything was green and China and Jeremy went to a trip together and had sex. The couples were so keen to avoid this from
The book Interpreter of the Maldives is a collection of short stories by Jhumpa Lahiri that examines the relationship between Indian and American culture. Lahiri does this by using motifs, patterns and themes that recur throughout the short stories. The relationship between the two cultures is not only evident in romantic relationships of Indian-Americans, but in Lahiri’s description of clothing. Lahiri's description of clothing in the short stories, Sexy, This Blessed House and the Third and Final Continent, show how well a character is adapting/accepting American culture.
Many families have different rules set for their children, but they all have the same values. What is “normal” for most, if not all families is the want for their children to get an education and find a fitting career. Geek Love, written by Katherine Dunn, is a novel about the Binewski family, a family that is not exactly normal: each of the children were “created” differently when their mother took different drugs throughout her pregnancies. Arturo has flippers instead of legs and is known as Aquaboy, Iphy and Elly are Siamese twins, Oly is an albino hunchback, and Chick is telekinetic. Together they travel to show off their unusual human oddities with performances. Throughout the novel, Dunn shows that the Binewski’s value their performances over academics and that the sibling rivalries made them willing to do anything, even hurt one another, in order to be the best.
There are many songs that can have can absolute value to an individual and at the same time be another persons “habitus” with relative value. The song I have chosen to analyze is “Promise”, by Romeo Santos featuring Usher. This song portrays such a situation. This specific song is one in which I self-consciously fell in love with no particular reason other then the fact that I love the music and the lyrics. In this essay I will be discussing how “Promise” can resemble absolute value to me but can be somebody else’s “habitus”, I will also brush upon DeNora’s concept of “aesthetic reflexivity” and how “promise” plays a huge role in it.
Rebecca Stead is fame as an American writer of fiction for children and teens. The achievement of her novels is not doubtful. She was born on January 16, 1968 and raised in New York City. Vassar College was the institution where she acquired her bachelor’s degree in 1989. Moreover, she has started to write since she was a child but she altered her career to become a lawyer. However, Stead started to become of writing subsequent to the birth of her two children. Her inspiration of writing children’s novel was from her son and her collections of story stories on her laptop. One day, her 4-year-old son by chance pushed her laptop out off the dining-room table and destroyed her piece of writing. Stead was very angry with her son and she went to the bookstore to find books which can inspire her to write. From that moment, her motivation and loving in writing began to boost up, and her debut novel was First Light which won The New York Best Times. Due to her great spirit in writing, she won The American Newbery Medal in 2010, Winner of the Boston Globe –Horn Book Award for Fiction, IRA Children’s Book Award for Young Adult Fiction, A Parents’ Choice Gold Award Winner and A National Parenting Publications Gold Award for her second novel, When You Reach Me, followed by achieving Guardian Prize in 2013 as the first winner for her third novel, Liar & Spy.
In the song "Dear Mr. President" by Pink, is the first popular socially song done by a woman. Pink had the courage to question and raise issues faced by Americans in America. She wanted to get the President's attention, through her anger and sadness and encourage and spark him to do some changes in his country. The song calls attention to the sadness of military families, the hardship faced by those in poverty, while addressing to gay rights and abortion rights. He wanted to deny a woman the right to abortion because he believes that life begins at conception and therefore abortion would be a murder, a crime. It also shows his attitude toward homosexual people and therefore homosexual relationships, that violates his standards as Methodist
For my playlist I chose to pick five songs that I think Romeo would listen too. A song I think Romeo would listen too is “We Found Love” by Rihanna. The song talks about finding love in a hopeless place as did Romeo and Juliet. When Romeo and Juliet meet the fell in love at first sight. Their love is hopeless because Romeo is a Montague and Juliet is a Capulet and their families hate each other.
Whitney, My Love is not your average love story. The main character Whitney Stone is a rebellious, blonde, bright eyed, 15 year old who is in love with Paul Sevarin, a handsome strong man who thinks nothing of Whitney. Unfortunately for Whitney, she is the laughing stock of her town. In 1816, it was not lady like to chase after boys, or for instance straddle a horse while going on a horseback ride. Every lady was supposed to wear dresses at all times and always be escorted to balls.Whitney, being the wild child she is, does not agree with this. Throughout the novel, Whitney meets new friends, boyfriends, and eventually realizes who’s family she belongs into after all.