Behind The Bedroom Wall, by Laura E. Williams, is the book that will make you rethink what freedom really is. This book takes place in 1939 with the 13-year-old German girl named Korinna Rehme who is an active member of the local Jungmadel which is a place where children had to learn about Adolf Hitler. Korinna Rehme believes that Hitler is a good man; she listens to him speak about the “Jewish Problem”, and she even has a picture of him in her living room. Korrina agreed with Hitler when he said that the Jews, along with other races, were making Germany weaker. Along with the idea that Jews were making Germany frail, Hitler also states Jews were the reason they lost WWI. Because of this, Korrina believes that she is a loyal German, well, until she finds a Jewish family living in a small, enclosed room in her bedroom wall. Historical events like mistreatment of Jews, Hitler’s reign, and hiding Jewish people are all featured in Behind the Bedroom Wall which makes this novel historically accurate.
In his essay, “Pretty like a White Boy: The Adventure of a Blue-Eyed a Ojibway,” Drew Hayden Taylor discusses his negative life experiences, and decides that he will no longer classify himself as either a White, or Native person, though he is of dual ancestry. Though he aims his essay at the Everyman, he assumes that the reader has knowledge in Native history. Taylor, the comedian mentions that he never knew his White father, and it is likely that he was raised in First Nations household. This assumption supports the ethos of his essay as a whole. While examining the thesis, Taylor makes jumps in logic that are difficult for the reader to follow, on the path to his conclusion. Taylor’s style is consistently lighthearted, and his essay is structurally sound, however, due to errors in logic, his essay appeals to the heart alone.
I looked around the cramped waiting room and took a deep breath. I took another one as I tried to sink further into the uncomfortable black plastic chairs that everybody who waited for him sat in.There were a lot of things about this room that made me want to bolt out of the door- the sound the secretary’s long claws made as she typed on her computer, the smell that could only be described as a cross between sterile hospital and forest, Everyone else that was sitting inside of that office pulling at their collars and making noises to draw attention away from themselves, and the big gold letters on the wall that spelled out Dr. Luke Jones M.D..
I am here today to convince you that the outrageously rude, belligerent, and hazardous road hogs also known as ‘cyclists in central London’ should be put into Room 101. Cyclists are impertinent, self centred people who feel that whatever they do is correct. They ride around on their annoying two wheeled children’s toys, which have no protection, and they render themselves invisible by refusing to wear reflective clothing.
Tobias Wolff’s short story, “That Room” is a very suspenseful story that has the reader on the edge of their seat while reading it. Suspense and excitement is created through the plot and theme of the story which are both developed through four main literary devices. In the story, the narrator is put into what is potentially a life or death situation and it is at this point that he becomes aware that one is never really in full control of his or her own life. Throughout this literary analysis I will discuss the plot and theme of the story in terms of how Wolff uses setting, tone, characterization, and symbolism to enhance both the theme and the plot.
Identity can be defined as the fact of being whom or what a person is. Internal and external factors shape a child’s concept of their own identity. These factors include the environmental setting, family, community, and the media. In the novel Room by Emma Donoghue, the 5-year-old narrator/protagonist Jack learns his identity through exploring the familiar space he occupies, the close relationship between he and his mother, and watching television. It is clear that Jack faces many challenges, which lead him to discover how his identity is shaped; this is evident through the exploration of him forming personal attachments to his mother, the room he lived in, and the problems he encounters to the new outside
The rooms were confined to themselves by a large metal door with a small slot about 5 feet from the floor that could only be opened from the outside. The walls were once a brilliant white, but now filled with the scratch marks and blood stains from the ones before me. The room stench of urine, most likely from the other patients. All there was in the room was a small cot with a mattress so thin, it almost looked as if it was a thin piece of plywood. As I laid there strapped to my bed by leather restraints that were made to “protect” me from myself, I kept pondering on the question “what did I do to deserve to be locked up in a place like this?” Then I remember my crime, and smile.
There was a blanket of darkness in the room; as if someone had woven the sky into a dark cloth and spread it over the room. It was cold. Colder than the frostbite slowly inching up Robert Peary’s leg. An icy blue flame was flickering above the wick of a well-used candle. The misty shade of purple from the curtains filled the room with a bleak atmosphere. On top of a wooden drinks cabinet sat a wireless whispering in the background of the room.
The room is too cold, yet too hot and Eleanor wants to scream. Her eyes are closed, but she can feel the room spinning. There’s no air and Eleanor’s panic shifts from her past to the present. She can’t get air, air that she needs.
In order to construct a meaningful definition of humanity, we must redefine the definitions that have been previously taught, and focus on what humanity is no; by doing this we can improve humanity and create new definitions that relate better to the world we live in today.. Of the many aspects humans acquire that separates us from basic animals, is our ability to empathise with one another. However, empathy is useless unless we are telling the truth. Removing general stereotypes adopted and repeated by shallow societies, and eliminating "the Dream”, as Coates references it, is very important when dealing with such a complex issue as poverty and attempting to solve a human rights issue such as poverty.
2 dollars and 23 cents. That's all the money Meghan has to buy her friend a present for their anniversary. She's been begging for bargains at markets, but the cashiers shook their heads each time. She ran to her house and crashed into her bedroom and sobbed. She cried into her pillow while her husband walked through her apartment door.
Lucy Honeychurch is a dynamic protagonist in A Room with a View and her voyage to Italy drastically changes her perspective about conforming to society. Lucy is from the English middle class, and her family sends her to Italy with her cousin Charlotte for a cultured experience to become more sophisticated and educated. This vacation is irregular; Lucy develops a romantic relationship with George, and she challenges her past judgements of English society. This vacation signifies the beginning of Lucy’s growth as an individual. The title A Room with a View states the progression of Lucy Honeychurch’s accidental journey of introspection and her desire to find independence and escape from English social norms.
As a volunteer or healthcare professional in the Angola Prison Hospice I would implement the use of Roach’s 6 C’s through my everyday behaviors at work. Roach’s first “C” is compassion. We are all human beings and regardless of whether one is a patient in a prison hospital or a patient in a children’s hospital, we are naturally inclined to put ourselves in that person’s shoes and relate to their pain. By showing empathy towards my patient and their family, that enables me to build a rapport with my patient and his/her family and open a line of trust and communication between us. Relating to my patient and understanding his/her pain and discomfort allows me to place myself in a position to further express my compassion. I would refrain from judging my patient on the nature of his/her crimes because I personally, believe in forgiveness.
Harry wasn’t sure when he first noticed her. It always seemed to him, at least in his mind, that she simply appeared in a brilliant flash of light. Forever changing him and the way he saw the world.
The place where I feel the most comfortable, and show my personality, is my bedroom. This is the place where I can really be myself and do what I want; it’s the place I come home to, and wake up every day. My room makes me feel comfortable because it is my own space. My house is always crazy, with my dog barking, and my siblings running around making noise, my room is the only place in the house where I can come and relax without caring about everything else, the only place that I can go to clear my mind.