Reading and understanding literature is not as easy as it sounds. Being able to dissect each piece of information and connect it to the overall theme of the story takes lots of rereading and critical thinking. Reading the story “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” takes lots of critical thinking and understanding the literature in a different point of view than the average reader would. The theme of this particular story quickly came to mind after initially concluding the reading, the author is trying to convey that nobody can escape death and how thoughts in the mind are so substantial in the consciousness that it can take over the reality. The author comes to this theme by incorporating specific literary elements such a symbol, irony, and narration.
Cultural and societal norms forbid the expression of certain feelings and influence the thoughts we are allowed to share. Inhibiting our emotions creates inner-turmoil, which influences long-term guilt and shame. However, sometimes we, ourselves decide to keep our feelings a secret because we are anxious about our reputations and how others see us. The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini, is a strong example of how the lack of sharing these feelings affects our future emotional developments. In the book to movie adaptation of The Kite Runner, the point of view is changed from first to third person, so we must rely purely on Amir’s actions to understand instead of the descriptive details of his thoughts, and because of this we lose the understanding of his emotions and some of the relationships throughout the movie thus, weakening the theme significantly; when people stifle their thoughts, they often experience remorse, but when people share their thoughts, they feel a sense of relief.
In that moment, Ballal realized that he was now responsible for his family. He knew that it would be really hard but he also knew that he was the ... ... middle of paper ... ...though all these statements might be true, the students do not seem to realize that all the things a person does in life is from somebody else and we do things that we see from others and that means the world shapes me. I learned many things in this project of creating our own Autobiographies. I now understand that there are many things in life that can change me in the future and I never realized how important my life could be. In this project, I enjoyed writing writing Chapter 7 because it gave me an opportunity of writing about my death and the steps I have to take to become who I want to be.
He was pretty positive throughout the entire process even when he had a million reasons he could have just given up. Morrie is a true inspiration to anybody who has the honor of reading this book that was wonderfully written about him. Fear of Aging When looking at different sources about the attitudes towards the fear of aging, I found a lot of interesting information. I was always a believer that everybody feared dying because of the family and friends that they would be leaving behind. Fearing the unknown of what if anything was on the other side and where exactly they were going.
For the first few chapters, the audience has a hard time determining whose story is being told at that moment. This is because the anecdotes of each Wes Moore switch off and are told one after another. The book starts with one Wes Moore’s childhood, then progresses to the other’s childhood and so on. This is never actually specifically stated by the author so in the beginning it is unclear, however as the book progresses, the r... ... middle of paper ... ...g part of the novel. Despite this fact, the novel, The Other Wes Moore is engaging, interesting and is able to draw the reader in and never let them go.
He creates a sense of timelessness and then in the second stanza he sweeps that away and introduces death as frightening but unavoidable. He realizes how precious time is and is very effective in convincing his mistress of this fact as well. The last lines leave the reader with the image of this couple conquering and taking advantage of time by making the sun run. This poem would not be what it is without the detailed imagery, symbolism, and metaphors that Marvell applied to each stanza.
Reading Response Journal #2 The beginning of this section marks a change in the book as all the main characters are now living under one roof and their attitude... ... middle of paper ... ...of writing impressive and elegant without being over the top. He takes you on a roller coaster of emotions throughout the novel, leading you from happiness to depression in the blink of an eye. This book taught me something I had already vaguely known, that the world can be a very cruel place. The problem was I had never truly imagined it this cruel and abusive. It broke my heart and completely re-enforced my plans as to what I’m doing after I finish university.
While there are people who love to read and write, there are others that do not. When a student is required to read a book for a class and that student does not enjoy reading, there are very few things they would rather do less. And when that book’s topic is about learning how to write that is the worst of it. When I was assigned to read Writing with Style by John R. Trimble, my immediate thought was that this book and assignment was going to be a struggle to get through. To my pleasant surprise, I couldn’t have been more wrong.
This is made clear in chapter eight of the book where we are reading the diary of Silas Flannery who is the villain of the book. The book is very thought provoking in the sense that it raises various issues in life and in the readers' own thoughts that the reader didn't know existed or was aware of these thoughts but denied thinking them. The final page of chapter one talks about the unmistakeable tone of the author, but then contradicts itself by saying that this tone is unrecognisable. The reason behind this is because we all read books in a certain tone in our head that we unconsciously presume to be the storyteller but is in reality our own conscience reading the book. This is quite amusing in itself because of the truth of it, but it is also serious... ... middle of paper ... ... in the book, which is that the hero must pass all tests put before him, then he is either to die or to live happily ever after with his female companion.
At first I found Gatsby’s character encouraging, but I did not realize that his actions was exclusively advantageous to himself and he completely disregard the feelings of others. Only reading the novel once, I was embedded with the idea of having high hopes and big dream which caused me to find Gatsby’s character inspiring. The symbols in literature helped gain a better realization that if I were in his position, his actions and mine would not have many differences. In the book, Little Bee by Chris Cleave, readers were able to read about one story from the perspective of two different people. The author’s purpose to write the book in two different perspectives is so the readers can sympathize with the characters.