This is a book that tells a story of an African-American woman and the Scientific journey of her cells, it also goes in depth about how her daughter came to find out about her immortal cells. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is divided into three layers and each part discusses different event that happened during the course of Henrietta’s life, death, and immortality. If the story was written in a chronological order would it had made it easier or harder to understand the more important things?
Students were to tell me if it happens in the beginning, the middle, and the end of the story. They could use those events to help them in this writing assignment. This was also a great way for me to assess before giving them the writing assignment, if they understood how to recall events in order. This really help to limit misunderstandings or confusions. Also, I had stated above, that I had students to do several writing assignments about recalling events in order. This extra practice really help to make more meaningful writing for my
Consider the structure of the story, the order in which the author presents the pieces of advice. How important is the organization of information, and what meaning does the organization convey?
The sentences are predominantly short but descriptive. They are punctuated and grammatically correct, but the structure of the story isn't formal. The author uses a lot of conversation, and many paragraphs. The author also divides the story into three chapters, even though the story takes place in a short period of time. The chapters aren't really necessary.
It is very interesting how the book is structured. It is structured in chronological order according to how this tragic event happened. It starts
I realized that the author did not order her information from first events to the end events but a quite random order, which is something I’ve never done because I believe it is just common sense to order information chronologically which I found surprising that the author would do that, she still managed to get her points across and have me understand but I think it would have been more efficient if the author had her information in chronological
The author did a brilliant job of putting together all the facts of every aspect of what happened but at times I felt bogged down with all the information. Therefore, the prose was not badly written it felt overwritten also containing an overabundance of
For instance, the section in the story about Father Mancuso not feeling well on page 73 is irrelevant in helping the flow of the story. The whole point of this section of the story is to explain the routine, in which George goes to bed and wakes up again at 3:15 in the morning. As a result of that, the three paragraphs about Father Mancuso within this section seem out of place and pointless since it is not what the author is trying to explain. Also, when Anson explains how “Kathy washed out her percolator, filled it and plugged it in” (34), these details are unnecessary because ultimately, this scene is about how Kathy “sensed someone was staring at her” (34) and is “scared half to death” (34) by Missy’s presence.
The structure would have been stronger if the story opened with the current day Billy Martin, than transitioned back in time to tell the story of Billy’s childhood to establish his inner conflict and struggle and in a linear structure tell his life story as it builds to a more compelling climax.
While that alone, obviously, does not make the novel unique, the fact that the stories come in no particular order does. They do not appear to even be linked at times, yet in the end, through his masterful command of the English language, he manages to make all of the non-sense, and non-sequential stories come together to create one large picture. Each of these short stories has either their own lesson, or in some cases, its own conflict, rising action, resolution, and falling action. But even with this, they all are nothing more than a small piece of the puzzle that is the novel Catch-22. The book’s structure almost resembles what could be called a shotgun effect. There are many different little stories, or pellets, that all help add up to the central story, or the main grouping. Some of the stories intersect, and many of them pull up on experiences that occurred in other chapters. Other than paying attention to what past experiences are brought up and when, the novel still works hard to make sure that by the end of each chapter, even if the reader doesn’t understand it, the reader knows in which time period it happened, and where it fits in the timeline. The most common way that it accomplishes this is by bringing up the number of missions that they are now required to fly before they could be sent home. So even the fact that the 42 different stories occur in no particular order, and very often they don’t
First we hear longer bits of the story which takes place at home, here we get a background story and get to know the characters and the family a little bit. Afterwards we get a few sentences from the time of the accident at the lake and we get to know how the crash takes place. These two different time dimensions change all through the story. This could possibly make it a little difficult for the reader to fully understand the story. It is first in the last part of the story the reader truly gets what is really going on and what really happens at the lake. This kind of structure makes the story more interesting and also more intense because when you read the small sentences from the future you want to know what happens and what is going on but then you are taken back to the present time and have to read further.
This novel is very interesting and gets the reader involved. However, it isn't written very well. I think the structure is wrong because Roddy Doyle doesn't write the story in order of events, he writes it in a way that is hard to understand as he jumps from year to year and often decade to