Essay the Second
Essay the third
Essay the fourth
When I first asked my
parents where they thought I could find the oldest
piece of writing in our family, neither of them thought that they had any of
their own pieces still around. After a few minutes of thinking my mother
sugested a piece that she wrote in college. After looking around the house
in the many varied bookcases, we finaly found it in the basement. I was my
mother's thesis paper she wrote in April of 1988.
In April 1988, My mother was finishing a paper she had been working on
for over a month. After it would be typed by a prfessional, a week later, it
would end up being over fifty pages long. She had been working on it for so
long because she needed it to pass the course and to get her masters degree
in applied managment. SHe had kept it for so long because she had spend so
much time writing it, it seemed like a waste not to.
I talked to my eleven year old sister about this thesis paper. One of
my questions were the following. "Why do you this this was saved?" Julia
responded with, " Um... Cause it's an important document?" Another question
was, "Why Do think think this was written?" Again she responded, "Because
it's an important document." A third question I asked was, "If this was in a
meusem in the future, what do you think the tour guide would say about it?"
She replied, "This its an important doc... hahaha. No really. Um... 'This is
a book'" Looking back I think I should have asked my older sister for some
more serious answers.
Now I have a good idea of the oldest piece of writing my mother wrote
and I am glad to know what it was about and when it had been.
Some movies have
speeches that are thought to be ahead of their time. One of these movies is
"Pulp Fiction". In one scene, one of the main characters, Jules, is in a
restaurant as it begins to be robbed. Jules is a hit man and carries a gun,
so when one of the robbers comes to Jules to take his wallet, Jules turns
the tables on him and holds him hostage. Jules tells him to sit in a both
with him and he gives a small speech about doing the right thing. In this
essay, I will talk about how this scene make the audience feel and 2 uses of
grammatical "tricks" the author used.
First, I will talk about how this scene makes the audience feel. This
scene starts off making the audience feeling calm but when these robbers
begin yelling and point guns at people, It frightens and excites the
audience. When Jules begins to talk to one of the robbers, it makes the
audience think about doing the right thing.
Next I will talk about a grammatical trick used by the author. One
trick is a metaphor. At the end of the speech, Jules calls himself the
"tyranny of the evil man" This is a metaphor becomes Jules compares himself
with the tyranny of evil men, without using like or as.
Last, I will talk about another grammatical trick used by the author.
An other trick the author uses is swearing. by swearing he scares the
listener and also makes them was to listen harder.
In conclusion, Jules' quote from" Pulp Fiction" is ahead of its time
literature in the twentieth century differed greatly from the previous
century. This time period should be known as the Advanced Age. With the
inventions of television, radio, and the internet Britain could influence
the entire world. In this proposal, I have chosen one novel, song, short
story, poem, and play, explained how it changed the time, and why it should
be in the literature book.
The music of this time period was greatly influenced by one band
approximately every decade beginning in the 1960’s. The band of that decade
was the Beatles. The bands of the following decades were The Rolling Stones
of the 70’s, Sex Pistols of the 80’s, and Nirvana of the 90’s. The Beatles,
Rolling Stones, and Sex Pistols all hailed from England but The Beatles were
arguably the most influential. While it is hard to choose one of the over
three hundred songs written by the Beatles as the most influential, “Yellow
Submarine” stands out. “So we sailed up to the sun till we found the sea of
green and we lived beneath the waves in our yellow submarine” I feel that it
is the most influential because it is the most commonly known and has had a
movie made out of it.
There were many great novels of the Advanced Age. One novel, in particular,
that was very influential was About a Boy. Written in 1998, About a Boy is
about an ordinary man living in London who is looking for a successful
dating relationship. To do so, he lies about being a single parent to win
the sympathy of women who usually wouldn’t look twice at him. This novel is
a very humorous and was a best-seller in England. It is an excellent example
of realism. An example of realism used in the novel is when Marcus’s Mother
is talking to him about her dating. “’Well, yes, I know you didn’t like
Andrew. But generally? You don’t mind the idea of it?’ ‘No. Course
not.’”(3). This is written like people talk. It is not proper English
because there are two sentence fragments in it. It was made into a movie in
2002, but it was not as big of a success as the novel.
There are many different types of British plays. One type is the Absurdist
category. Absurdist plays are made to confuse the audience and humor them at
the same time. One great British Absurdist was Tom Stoppard. He wrote many
plays but one that stands out was “Jumpers.” “Jumpers” is about a
Philosopher and his wife who deal with everything from God to moon landings
to murder. Robert Hanks for The Independent says, "It is still a marvelous
display of Stoppard's verbal ingenuity, with some beautifully contrived
cross-purposes and neat gags."(12) “Jumpers” is still acted on stage today
and is a very popular play.
The poems of the Advanced were many and varied. One type of poetry during
this time was free verse. The best free verse poet of this time was Philip
Larkin. Larkin’s best poem was “Ambulances.” “Ambulances” describes
ambulances and there many purposes.
There were many short story writers of the Advanced Age but one that sticks
out is James Joyce. James Joyce’s best and most influential short story was
“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” This Story is about a headless horseman that
terrorizes a small town. This story has been made into countless other
movies, books, and plays and it still very popular.
The Advanced Age’s language differed from that of past times. These five
literature pieces are the best of their kind for the advanced age