“No one loses their innocence. It is either taken away or given willingly” Tiffany Madison. A person’s innocence and freedom should be theirs to hold and control, but that is not always the way things unfold. Conviction flaws, poor evidence, and the social responses to these flaws are all involved and present in the cases of Paula Gray and Keith Allen Harward, as new evidence thirty years after they were imprisoned comes to light.
Throughout the novel, Kingsolver was able to make all her characters appealing to the reader. Lou Ann is full of southern charm and her overbearing parenting is comical. Kingsolver describes Turtle in such a way that makes her lovable without her saying any words. Her mannerisms are described with impeccable imagery. Taylor, the protagonist, seems to be the girl next door that is everyone's friend. She also provides comedic relief in the tense times.
This book does give you the feeling of actually being there and living it. I’d give this book a three star, because it gives you just enough to keep you interested, but it doesn’t give you enough to have you hooked on it. To say the leas t this not the most exciting read so don’t let the title fool you by making you think “war? Oh yea!” it’s not that intense.
In the novel Legend by Marie Lu, there is one character in which I would be delighted to be my friend. Day is everything you ask for in a friend. He is an honest and humble person. Day has a charisma as well as a loving personality to him that makes his loved ones like to be around him. If there were two words to describe Day, it would be daring and caring. Day completes all of these stunts to annoy and anger the Republic. He gets hurt sometimes, like his three story fall out of the hospital, but always springs right back life. Day is a caring person because of his actions towards his family and dearest friends. In the book on page 6, Day shows that he cares for his family. “I dig through the little pile of goodies inside the bundle, then hold up a used pair of goggles. I check them again to make sure there are no cracks in the glass. ‘For John. An early birthday gift.’ My older brother turns nineteen later this week. He works fourteen-hour shifts in the neighborhood plants friction stores and always comes home rubbing his eyes from the smoke. These goggles were a lucky steal from a military supply shipment.” Even while Day is constantly living on the run and off of his steals, he still manages to take care of his family. John is the messenger that gives most of Days care packages to the family. No one else knows in which Day is still alive and that he is now the Republic’s most wanted criminal. While living on the streets with Tess as his only company, he still cares about
Initially upon reading this book, I found it to be very strange. The progression of the story doesn’t follow an exactly linear path and the narrator often digresses and goes in circles. This makes the story very hard to follow in the beginning. However once I had adjusted to this style of writing, I found the book to be quite interesting. Despite the fact that this story is about war, it manages to be humorous at times, and all of the characters are well written despite the fact that they were very exaggerated. This story caused me to actually react emotionally at several points, especially at points when certain characters like Mcwatt or Nately died in such tragic ways. I remained interested in the story the entire way through, and was only disappointed by the fact that not a single character who acted and an antagonist was punished in any way.
Wars have always been events that I enjoy learning about, reading about and just discovering what went on. So when this project rolled around I had no problem choosing the novel All Quiet on the Western Front, which was written by Erich Maria Remarque. Erich had been a German soldier towards the end of WWI and had, first hand experienced the pure terror that is war. I had heard of this book through my father who is also a major war enthusiast. Him and I have had numerous conversations about both World War I and II, as he was the one that originally suggested I read this book. I have to say that it was a tremendous suggestion in that this novel to me seems to be one of the finest pieces of anti-war literature ever penned. The way the novel is able to portray the mindset of a soldier was beautifully done and shows the complete deterioration that occurs over time.
War is a hard genre to write a novel on. Except this does not seem to be the case for two authors. Khaled Hosseini and Charles Dickens both write best-selling novels with their book’s universe entangled in a war and the protagonist to cope in live amongst this (a) chaotic scene. Furthermore, both their most remarkable novels, Great Expectations by Charles Dickens and the Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini have comparable themes in the misted of their treacherous climaxes such as: the exploration of social class, redemption and self-improvement explored throughout the novel largely through the characters, as well as friendship being disowned by both protagonists.
Great leaders don’t set out to be a leader… they set out to make a difference. It’s never about the role-always about the goal.” (A quote by Lisa Haisha) This quote connects to the American Revolutionary War by telling us what it takes to be a leader. America was able to beat the British because of many leaders. Three leaders were: Sybil Ludington, Nancy Hart and George Washington.
Twyla and Roberta are two very different people, but bond in very similar ways. They become friends very suddenly, not because of how old they are, but because both have a mother. Twyla's mom is a dancer, and Roberta's mother is too sick to raise her. They later meet in their twenties in a not so settling way. Twyla had been bussing tables while Roberta had been living large about to meet Jimi Hendrix. Twyla was embarrassed at her long past friend and was ashamed to show herself. Five years later they meet at a grocery store where they both have kids and are settled down. They decided to go vet coffee where it starts off both are different races so they take opposite sides of the debate. Roberta accuses Twyla of abusing one of the girls at the orphanage. Twyla only remembers sitting and watching the girl get abused by other girls, and Roberta's memories start to come back to her. This holds their relationship together for the next five years when
Sophie Biyoya Ciardulli is the main character in the book, “Endangered”, by Eliot Schrefer. She is the daughter of Florence Biyoya, who is Congolese, and an Italian-American dad. Her mother had always thought of protecting bonobos as her top duty in life, so it was no surprise when she chose staying in Congo to develop her bonobo sanctuary rather than returning to the U.S. with her husband and daughter, after Sophie’s dad is transferred to Miami, Florida by his company for a job. Sophie attends school in America, but spends summers with her mother. Sophie had always been angry and hurt by the fact that her mother was the reason her parents divorced, but when she meets Otto, she transitions slowly in opinion and grows in acceptance of her mother’s
Hello Nina, Miss Ferenczi was truly an enjoyable character. Miss Ferenczi teaching methods challenges the students to not believe every thing they're told during lectures. Moreover, we see how students also start questioning Miss Ferenczi about her intriguing stories. Prior to Miss Ferenczis implementation of tarot reading, she emphasizes that “There is no death” and that students should not fear it (160). However, students like Wayne did not realize this during the reading, which resulted in Miss Ferenczi's dismissal from her teaching duties.
I am writing you regarding Dayna Marie Forderer. I have had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know Dayna in the past year. During our acquaintance, I have worked along side Dayna and also got to know her on a personal level. Dayna and I, both went to Sheridan College, worked on many assignments together and were on the Sheridan Sun newspaper.
Natalie Sterling, a seventeen year old senior at Ross Academy had just won class president and beat her opponent Mike Domski. Mike was the kind of guy that Natalie and her best friend Autumn tried to stay away from. The girls at Ross Academy were known as demeaning and “boy crazy.” One day, during the pep rally a bunch of freshman dressed in trampy clothing and started to dance inappropriately. The leader’s name was Spencer a girl Natalie used to babysit for. The flirty freshman called themselves “Prostitutes” or Ross Academy prostitutes. Not only was Natalie embarrassed and angry by Spencers action but, she was disappointed. When the principal and Ms. Bee the student council head were talking to the girls punishments Natalie barged in. Natalie explained how she wanted to have a lock-in for all the girls in trouble and any others from school who wanted to come, about feminism and women's rights. Ms. Bee and Natalie agreed that it would be a good idea for
Suzy Zail, aged 51, is an internationally published author who has written many books for all ages. Her books about the Holocaust (‘The Wrong Boy’, “The Tattooed Flower’, ‘Alexander Altmann A10567’ and more) were inspired by her father who, before he passed away from a terminal illness, told her about his survival in World War II.
Waris has the strongest character I have never seen. Even though she was living hard times, she never gave up and always believed in life. It dazzled me when I read that a little girl of only twelve years old ran away from her family, without knowing where to go and what was waiting for her. According to me, I would not have had the courage to do what she did at this age. When she finally arrived to civilization, the nightmare she was through was only beginning. It was essential for Waris to be a fighter with all the obstacles she met : three rape attempts, her passport problems, the deportation threat in Somalia when she was beginning to live a normal life, etc. She passed through all these events with strength that only a few humans can own.