Parenting played a big role in shaping the two boys lives. Having a parental mentor is important because they assist and guide children to take the right decisions about their lives. The author had his two parents at the beginning of his life. Also, the author’s parents, especially his mother, tried to raise him in an effective way wanting him to know the right from wrong at an early age. “No mommy loves you, like I love you, she just wants you to do the right thing” (Moore 11). This quote was a live example of the author’s life with his parents. It reflected the different ways his parents used to teach him “the right thing.” Though his mother was upset from his action toward his sister, his father
should have and how a man should lead instead of follow. All of these quotes could relate to
The novel Hole in my life is an autobiography by Jack Gantos where we get to know him and his past deeply. In the novel Jack Gantos mentions a quote by Oscar Wilde: I have learned this: it is not what one has done that is wrong, but what one becomes as a consequence of it. Jack Gantos identified with this quote, because of his experience doing something wrong and becoming a convict because of it. Jack Gantos felt remorse for what he had done, but at what point did he feel it and why didn’t he feel it before.
“Parents rarely let go of their children, so children let go of them.” This quote from Mitch Albom along with these short stories shows how everyone can be effected by the time period when a child reaches the point in their life when they start understanding how to handle and comprehend some important thig ns and transitions in their lives.
“Recalled to life”, a phrase used in the beginning of the book by Jarvis Lorry, foreshadows the events that happen later in the book, signifying the resurrection in many ways. The story may seem like it is about the french revolution war. However, the arthur implies the resurrection of Jesus Christ through quotes from characters like Jarvis Lorry and through Sydney Carton, who signifies “resurrection” sacrificing his own self. Thus, it can be concluded that the theme of this book is resurrection.
1. "There are forces in life working for you and against you. One must distinguish the beneficial forces from the malevolent ones and choose correctly between them."
“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.
8. Name some sentences/quotes within the text the could be considered important to meaning/moral of the story.
As everyone in life goes through tragic moments in life some of us have to pushed a little harder and have to straighten up in order to have successful life. At the end of the book they say a quote that I truly feel is correct “ Read these words, absorb their meanings, and create your own plan to act and leave a legacy” by Tavis
Throughout The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford, I sympathized with Keiko and Henry the most. Although both are minority races, they are discriminated against differently. Keiko identifies as 'American', but that does not seem to matter as her family and the rest of the citizens of Japanese descent are whisked into armed, prison-like camps by U.S. officials. I can relate to her since I have been discriminated against because of my ethnicity. It seems easy for some to make stereotypes about other races, especially in a time where everyone is looking for somewhere to place the blame. For example, the discrimination is evident when Keiko and Henry try to buy a record- Keiko is not even acknowledged because she is Japanese.
Tobias Wolff’s memoir, This Boy’s Life, concentrates on the intense physical and emotional abuse Toby endured throughout his adolescence. Toby spent the majority of his juvenile years wandering around the United States as his divorced mother struggled to find employment and deprived her son of any affection. Eventually, Toby’s mother Rosemary met a man named Dwight who promised her and her son a better life. Rosemary makes the decision to move Toby to Chinook, Washington with Dwight in an attempt to evaluate a new living situation. After only a few days of living with Dwight, Toby is already a victim of Dwight’s relentless brutality. Despite the cruel treatment, Toby lies to his mother because he knows Dwight can offer a more stable life, albeit a challenging one. Toby’s life instantly deteriorates upon moving to Chinook, as Dwight’s cruel treatment and demeaning words ultimately beat Toby into a state of worthlessness. Living in the state of abuse and failure proves to be a formidable task for Toby, and in order to cope with the trauma, he buries himself in the recesses of his imagination. As a child, the only option of escape is through thoughts, but as Toby moves on to high school, the emphasis of escape shifts from mental to physical. Toby 's corrosive life of domestic abuse and consistent failure fuel his desire for mental and physical escape from the horrors of his reality.
These quotes don't really make a huge impact, but their important to the plot and theme, because the main character just focuses on life and how to overcome it. How he can overcome obstacles to get a better and long lasting life. To keep moving forward and never stop for anything or anyone, that you can do anything you set your mind too.
This quote connects to many of the stories we read in language workshop. For example in Kids of Kabul the stories were all about children trying to live their best life with the circumstances they were given. This connects to the quote because no one knew all the struggles of these kids and how badly they fought for their rights. There parents were telling them they can't and leaving them to be left alone which hurt all the children. Hearing all these negative thoughts when your life is already hard would really take a person down. This shows how you should always look for the positive and be nice because you never know whats going on at home. This would also link to the story Everything Will Be Okay. I think this way because the boy that saved