HIS 101—Fall 2012 Name: Rachel Wang Worksheet for Document Analysis
Importance of Fear in The Lord of the Flies The boys in the book, The Lord of the Flies, are controlled by their fear of the beast. This fear is not of the beast itself, but of the unknown. It comes from not knowing whether or not
In Sherman Alexie’s novel “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” the narrator portrays both internal and external conflicts throughout his journey to success. Arnold Junior Spirit is a fourteen-year-old boy who believes that in order to pursue his dream he will have to choose between staying in his Spokane Indian reservation or moving out to an all-white school in the neighboring farm town. But things aren’t as easy as they seem when Junior tries moving schools because he know has to be part of two communities. Many conflicts form within the Spokane Indian reservation and the Spokane Indian reservation as well comes into conflict with the white community.
Audience: Alexie’s audience is primarily those interested in the lifestyle of Native Americans. Purpose: Alexie highlights how he ultimately overcame the hardships suffered during his early years due to his Indian ethnicity and displays how Native Americans were, and continue, to suffer from discrimination.
3. He arranges his examples through chronological order and through out a whole direction where the reader wont fall off a cliff.
1. Pleasantville most closing parallels the story of Adam and Eve. We can most closely see this in symbols and themes. Adam and Eve are both naive to all knowledge in the world caring only about their own activities. The same goes for Pleasantville, that civilians only know/care about themselves.
“He looked around him as if seeing the world for the first time. The world was beautiful, strange, and mysterious.” (page 39)
6. My favorite quote from the book is “Do you ever get the feeling that the whole thing is changing? Like
c) “Note Alex’s journal. Why do you think he avoided using the first person when he talked about himself? Why doesn’t he use the pronoun ‘I’?”
c. Is there some sentence or paragraph that focuses the reader’s attention on some particular issues, aspect, or theme that the paper examines as
ANTH 300: Professor Mills Name: Pawanjit Singh Race, Monogamy and Other Lies They Told You: Myth Busting Toolkit: Chapters 1, 2 & 3 1. What is a myth? What are they composed of? Are they always false? How do they come into being? A simple definition of a myth is a story
Week 5 Homework 1. Page 355 in the text: Questions for Thought and Discussion: Questions 5, 9, and 11
Sherman Alexie, in “Indian Education” tells his experiences in school on the reservation. Some of his teachers did not treat him very good and did not try to understand him. In his ninth grade year he collapsed. A teacher assumed that he had been drinking just because he was Native
8. Why does Angelou choose to use dialogue in paragraphs 3741 instead of just describing the scene?
"It is with considerable difficulty that I remember the original era of my being; all the events of that period appear confused and indistinct. A strange multiplicity of sensations seized me, and I saw, felt, heard, and smelt at the same time; and it was, indeed, a long time before I learned to distinguish between the operations of my various senses. By degrees, I remember, a stronger light pressed upon my nerves, so that I was obliged to shut my eyes. Darkness then came over me and troubled me, but hardly had I felt this when, by opening my eyes, as I now suppose, the light