Not a Boyhood Passion 1- Why does the author, Mordecai Richler, turn to books? The author turn to books in order to attract girl. After realizing at thirteen year old that he did not have the standard of the type of boys girls was seduced by. Richler did not let his lack of self-esteem and confidence depress him instead he used the strength of reading he had to develop a character to draw attention to himself. Since he was not tall like a basketball player, he find loophole in reading book he was good at. Is his plan successful? No his plan was not successful because he did not find a girl. At the end of the story Richler recount that after creating all this impressive character, by borrowing books, acquiring a pipe and chewing it pretentiously …show more content…
Richler think fiction is a waste of time. He illustrate it in the story when he respond to two ladies who were trying to interest him with fiction. Richler says “I want fact. I can’t be bothered with stories” It is entertaining, I enjoy movies based on fiction because they are usually short and interesting. Do you agree or disagree with him? I do not agree with Richler opinion when he says fiction is a waste of time. Reading a piece of information or any novel contribute to human being educational enrichment, never a waste of time. Fiction movies are entertaining, I enjoy science fiction movies because they are interesting and mostly because they are short and easy to follow. 3- What is the “Tone” of this essay? The tone of this essay is sarcastic and humorous. The way the author present himself in order to be famous or impressive, turn out being a situation where people was making fun of him. It is illustrated in the text when the author describe the scene where he wanted to impress girls. “I acquired a pipe, which I chewed on ostentatiously ...even at school basketball games, pretending to be absorbed by books of daunting significance.” an example presenting the humoristic tone is when the Richler instead of being seeing as an intellectual people were mocking him. This is illustrated when the author says” The sweetly scented girls of my dreams, wearing lipstick and tight sweaters and nylon ...they would call out , giggly, nudging
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Oscar Wilde, the writer of The Importance of Being Earnest, celebrated the Victorian Era society while criticizing it in his play. Through his play, he utilized the humorous literary techniques of pun, irony, and satire to comment on the impact of Victorian Era society left on the characters themselves. These comedic literary devices also help to show how the members of this society in the Victorian Era live by a set of unspoken rules that determine politeness, as well as proper etiquette to live by. Wilde uses a pun in the title of the work, as well as in the character personalities. Different types of irony appear in many scenes in the play, to flout the rules of society, as well as mock the intelligence of the upper-class characters, compared to the lower-class characters. Wilde satirizes the rules of the upper-class society of the Victorian Era through the dialogue of the characters. The time period in which these characters live, impacts their daily lives, and their personalities.
First of all the movie is more interesting if you like to watch movies then reading it. Now if you like to read that’s a different story. When you watch the movie you get more experience and you get to actually watch what’s going on. In the movie it’s just more exciting and you get to relax and the movie gives more action and detail. If you are better at watching the movie and understanding it then reading it then the movie would be better.
In the late nineteenth century many European, and especially British, authors, play writes and poets wrote about the inadequacies of the upper class. Often times the author will not blatantly express his feelings, but rather he will hide them behind the plot or characters in his story. In Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, Wilde mocks the values of the upper class. By fully exaggerating the flaws of the upper class, Wilde succeeds in expressing his beliefs that men and women of the upper class are shallow, foolish, and have no respectable values.
Richard Rodriguez’s chapter excerpt “The Achievement of Desire” illustrates an example of the scholarship boy. Richard Rodriguez defines scholarship boy as when a person from a working-class background desires to assimilate into a high state of being. The character, Paul, from John Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation (1990), represents Richard Rodriguez’s scholarship boy, by trying to assimilate into the culture of the white upper society that he is not apart and losing his own identity by repudiation of his original “working class” language, and also putting up his scholarship boy persona to connect with the higher class by using the scholarship boy’s mimicry, his
was a naive child at the beginning of the novel, but by the end the
In the 1950’s, young Jack Wolff struggles to find himself and his place in society as he and his mother travel across the country; running away from hostile situations, towards the hope of a better life. Tobias Wolff graces readers with his unforgettable memoir of boyhood, This Boy’s Life and gives insight into what goes into writing a good book. As one turns the pages of the novel they discover with every passing chapter that Wolff is a gifted author who has the unique, inane ability to tell a compelling story that leaves readers with something that they can hold onto forever. Although there are no set criteria for what distinguishes a good book from any other, This Boy’s Life fulfills many requirements for what makes a book great. The book has relatable characters that a reader is able to empathize with, it challenges and evolves the point of view of a reader, and it leaves the reader hoping for a sequel so that they do not have to leave the story behind.
The class system during the Victorian Period played a significant role on people’s lives. The class a person belonged to played an important role in that individual’s future. In Victorian England, class diversity and class placement either hindered or enhanced people’s lives. One work of literature that comments on class distinctions in Victorian England is “The Importance of Being Earnest”, by Oscar Wilde. In “The Importance of Being Earnest”, Wilde expresses the concern with the Victorian people endeavoring to maintain an upper class reputation--while hiding the reality of their lives.
Oscar Wildes ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’’ is believed by many to be his most genius work and certainly has withstood the test of time. The play is set in London during the 1890’s in which time frame aristocracy and upper class held the majority of the countries wealth. Many of the comical aspects question the morals of the upper class in which he satirises throughout the play. One method of this, for instance is through one of the main protagonist, Algernon Moncrieff. Algernon is an upper class individual who is oblivious to the world around him in such an exaggerated manner that it makes his character comically adjusted for Wildes own views. Many aspects of the time period are made a mockery through puns and witty remarks from the main protagonists, most if not all are portrayed in a sense that makes them undoubtedly a laughing stock. Wildes methods are not discrete; nor are they obvious, many of the comical comments made are by none other than the protagonists themselves. This furthermore enforces the corrupted morals of the time periods prestigious upper class by showing their sheer inability to acknowledge hypocrisy. For example, in act one; Algernon states “ Lane's views on marriage seem somewhat lax. Really, if the lower orders don't set us a good example, what on earth is the use of them? They seem, as a class, to have absolutely no sense of moral responsibility.” This is especially amusing as Algernon believes that the lower class have a duty to set an example when in reality the matter of fact was quite the contrary. Algernon states that he believes the lower class are lacking in morals, he being arguably one of the most morally distorted characters Wilde created makes the double standards more prominent.
As he grows older, his style changes and he sees the real world as it really is as opposed to his fantasies he had when he was younger. A major development in the story is the actual act of becoming a man. Boys his age have a festival for many days that lead up to their circumcision, after which they become men. After this accomplishment, he still writes about his fears and his thoughts but he is much more wary to keep them to himself. And as he grows even older he moves away from home to attend Technical College for four years. These years change him very much and when he returns home he is much more of an adult and conducts himself in such a manner.
In the beginning of the book he is a modest feeble boy that goes with the flow. He just sits and waits for something to happen to him, instead of taking action. He is still keen, tender and is learning to grow. He often makes assumptions
“Boys” by Rick Moody summarizes the life journey of two stereotypical boys and how they gain power from the experiences they face. The boys face both positive experiences and tragedies that impacts their amount of power. In the short story, the author is conveying the idea that as the boys mature they obtain more power. He shows this through the literary devices conflict, tone, and repetition.
Oscar Wilde’s play, The Importance of Being Earnest is merely a trivial and frivolous exercise in art for art’s sake whilst it illustrates his wit and verbal brilliance; ultimately it has no underlying purpose or meaning. Many people may agree with the statement due to the mockery of gender roles conveyed, however through the themes of class and respect and reputation this statement can be proven incorrect. The wit and verbal brilliance of Oscar Wilde is portrayed through his mockery of the gender roles in the Victorian era and particularly in his portrayal of Lady Bracknell. Through the theme of class along with respect and reputation which are expressed throughout the play show how Wilde’s play does contain an underlying purpose and meaning.
I could never fully understand the world in the way that traditionalists explained it to me. Storytelling has always been a way to help me gain a better understanding of the world I live in and its different functions. Movies and books painted pictures that explained to me the lessons of life that weren’t so black and white. Some of the things I saw on screen had a big impact on shaping who I am today. And growing up in a household of movie lovers, I spent a lot of time in front of a T.V or sitting in a theater. My hunger for books, however, didn’t come until my teen years.
Some people is busy every time, everyday but some is free and likes to relax and enjoy their every moment which would mostly include reading and watching a movie. Books takes much more time to read than watching a movie, some people thinks that the books increase the time of entertainment and it’s better than books but some people thinks that it’s just a waste of time. What do you think? When you watch a movie you have to do many things before going into the theater and actually watching it for example, yo...