Objects can prove to be the cause of some of the most impactful features or events in someone’s life. “Once he finished work on the Prospector and we struck it rich, he’d start work on our Glass Castle.” (Walls 25). The Prospector was a symbol of aspiration, she wanted to have a more exciting and fulfilling life. Although it also represents lies and distrustfulness because her father never actually worked on the Prospector. Instead, he went out and got drunk. The Glass Castle is quite impactful in Jeannette’s life, it gave her hope for a better life. However it’s not just that, it’s confidence in her father. That he will provide for her and create a good life for her, despite the drinking and other horrible habits he has developed. Jeannette
The smell of burning flesh is repugnant. It lingers on every street corner, on every piece of cloth, in every shallow breath. The sky is red. Glowing through black clouds that are heavy with the ashes of those who have stopped screaming. More than three thousand tonnes of high explosive bombs are dropped. Again. Again. Again. Just like dust caught in a sunbeam, the ash swirls a slow descent. The air pulls in. Pauses. Pressure building. The blood in your veins almost recoils, your brain bruised in your skull. A moment of vertigo. Then nothing but noise. Loud. Angry. Ringing. And pain, so much pain. Screams rise, the crescendo approaches. Hellfire rips through the buildings, the sky, the people, your heart. This city is a firestorm.
“Those who failed were ceremonially accepted by other Indians and appropriately pitied by non-Indians.”. According to Sherman Alexie the Indian culture are expected to fail and how the Indians accept that they all do not know much. He hates that this is the case so he wants them to change the way they think. He also talks about the lack of education in the reservations and how they can change it. The author expresses the struggle of bad reading and writing education for Indians, and persuades that he wants the Indian youth to have a better education.
It was a beautiful morning with two of my greatest loves I drank a cup of coffee strong just how I liked it .The Smell of eggs, bacon and potatoes filled the air . I was happy, but not as happy as other people My job was horrible I was in debt and there was nothing that could cheer me up. Except the smile on my daughters face . It was a usual morning my daughter Sophie playing with our dog dexter and him slobbering all over her face. Then Suddenly the lights go out and saw my daughter and wife taken away by men in dark tuxedos and I was tied to a chair and saw a strange man in a shadow he told . Nice morning we are having aren't we Joe I replied sure it was just wonderful before you came, he laughed I was worried and thought hard were my family went He caught me day dream and screamed he said Joe I am here for only one reason to inform you that you are recruited to the superhero secret service academy and you are not to say a word you will learn how to become a superhero and protect the citizens of the world
There are many items that I have in my possession that make me feel accomplished or an item that I use just daily. There is however, some items that have absolutely no idea why I have, and continue to hold on to them. For example, I still have a karate trophy that I really don’t pride, a computer hard drive that should have been thrown away, and some empty boxes of Run Gum. It’s either I don’t want it or I don’t need it, and these three items I really should not have, but will continue to possess.
The things I carry is not as meaningful as the things that I keep safe. Physically I carry a phone and it means something for me because it’s direct contact with my friends and family with the push of a button. Not only that, but I am able to see the pictures and videos of loved ones that passed away or are so far away that I can’t see them. My phone is the quickest way for anyone to reach me at any time and it is very meaningful for me to talk to the people I love. Something that I have, but I don’t carry is a gold chain that my mother gave me. When it comes to objects, it is the most meaningful of all. The reason why it is so meaningful for me is because the backstory that went goes with it. My mom is very important to me and she raised me
We have looked at different issues through different essays during the class. We have examined stereotypes, complaining, compassion, integrity, differences and similarities in people. We have seen that there are common traits that make a person good in both Western and Eastern culture. .Respect, empathy, compassion and integrity. In All I asking for is my body” we follow a first and second generation Japanese family living in Hawaii before WW2. Many old customs are in place as are new cultures are forming. Several questions have come up in regard to this transition of cultures. Are people who move from one culture to another still obligated in a new country to abide by old customs? Are there some customs and traditions that are needed to survive? Are there other customs that should be left to the discretion of the persons involved? In the book, “All I asking for is my body”, Toshio and Kiyoshi have inherited a debt. Are they obligated to fulfil it? It is my belief that Toshio and Kiyoshi are not obligated to pay off the family debt.
Superman Yet he is so much like all of us in different ways so you might call us superheroes in disguise. You probably past hundreds every day you just do not realize. One superhero is an Indian boy that lived in a reservation in america that became an author his name is Sherman Alexie. Sherman Alexie is a author of popular book, “Superman and Me”. In this text he uses an extended metaphor throughout the whole text that compares how Superman and Alexie are alike.they are alike in so many ways ,but i only have three.Three ways they are alike are they both have “powers” that are misunderstood , they are both role models for saving lives, and finally they break down doors.
You remember when you was little and you valued something or you had to have something, but as you get older you could care less about it. When i was around 10 or 11 I had to have all the stuffed animals I grew up with on my bed. I wouldn't let anyone touch them because they were mine and mine only .It was about 30 stuffed animals on my bed and I would sleep on them because they were so comfortable and I love having memories, I wouldn't let anyone take them off my bed, I wouldn't even let anyone touch them. Today I don't have much stuffed animals on my bed like iIused to, but I could care less about anyone take them, but I want them
Today, everyone clings onto something, something that makes them whole and happy. For a baby, that would be a blanket or a toy of some sort. For Adults, it could be their precious morning coffee, and for Jim Crockett, it is the actual coffee mug. As for me, I would have to say it is my iPhone. We all have small behaviors we cling to and these certain behaviors we display can influence the way we are perceived by the world around us.
I needed it to keep me awake and efficient. I became dependant on it. Even so, I still pushed my way through the 8 years of school to become a doctor. The fact that I made it out of school seemed to be my only accomplishment that I have ever even made. Now, I am working at a hospital in California. No one there seems to know about my addiction. My addiction that I have had for 5 years, the one I have currently, is Oxycontin.
My addiction is cigarettes. I have been smoking off and on for about 25 years. I started smoking at the age of 14. Both of my biological parents smoked, along with most of my extended family. It became my security blanket because of a not so normal childhood. When I lost my mother, and my father abandoned me emotionally, the only thing that was there for me was a cigarette. It became a part of my lifestyle and my coping mechanism when feeling stressed.
Most individuals have an object that holds a high value to them and affects their life in one way or another. Behind each object, is a story to be told. Like most people, I have an object in my life that I cherish dearly and will always appreciate because of the positive effect it has on my life. The object is soft to the touch, is a variety of colors, and can be made into a tangible object. The object is extremely important in my life because it has taught me a life lesson that I will always cherish and the object also reminds me of an individual that pushes me to be the best individual I can possibly be and strive for greatness no matter the state of a situation.
For example, someone has a toy that reminds him about his childhood or university where he studied because it reminds him about his crazy friends. I also have an object like that. It is my car. I will never forget my fourteenth birthday because of it. I woke up because of the sun which was shining directly into my eyes. I took a shower and ran downstairs to see my parents. I knew that they are going to give me my gift and I was waiting for a new game or mobile phone. However, my father took me outside of the house and he showed me my car. I couldn't believe my eyes. I was so shocked that I couldn't even talk. When I see my car now, it always reminds me about that birthday because of the amount of positive emotions and feelings which I received with my car. I was the only child in my school who had a car. I was so proud of myself. My Mercedes helped me to raise my reputation. When I sit in it now, it brings me back to childhood. When I start up an engine and I hear it's loud sound of an old car, I feel like I came back into childhood. Some time ago my car gave my a chance to spend the best time of my life and I will never forget about
The personal object that I had chose was a baseball. A baseball has a rubber or cork right in the center and then is wrapped in yarn and the covered. In the official baseball rules it would be said that the baseball is with two strips of white horsehide or cowhide, and tightly stitched together. Looking at my object it would seem of some type of hard ball just to throw around, but it has such more of a meaning to it. Its as if your life is in the hands of the ball and you have to throw it with proper care in order to get somewhere. The colors of the baseball are white and red, the stitching of the baseball is red while the yarn and outer part is white. The way you play the game of baseball is that there are two teams and nine players on each team. To basically sum it up on the first round the home team pitches while the players on the visiting team bat. Then after that they just take turns batting and fielding and they do this for 7 innings and after the 7 innings you see who wins and who loses or if it is a tie. This object has had a big impact on me throughout my life. As a child growing up I really never liked the sport baseball but I was forced to play it. You see my mom was my coach and what she said goes. After school we would always have practice and then games on the weekends. Practices were the worst because if I did one thing wrong my mom would throw a ball at me, which is one of the reasons why I disliked playing the game. After a couple of years of playing, at