Essay the third
Essay the fourth
I was looking
around for not only an old writing the, oldest writting I could find. I
started looking in my attic and then moved down to my basement and found an
old story book. I did some research and found out that it was my mother's
old journal. My mother told me that she use to write journal enteries
every night. This journal that i found is a small blue book that was
starting to fade. When i found this book i was very exited because i was
looking for something good and i found something that was great.
The book was written when she was 17 now she is
alot older and she had atleast three stories. They were all about the first
obstacles in her life that she didn't know how to express exept she uses
different characters. The first one is about a big fight with her friend.
The second story, was about a death in the family and how she felt. the
third, one was a death of her friends in a year.This a little taste of the
stories my mother wrote.
This story book meant alot to the family because if without this my
mother would have delt with problems differently. The stories that my
mother wrote in that book were good but it is the story behind the book
that is important. My mother had another story that was to be added to the
book, it was the way she felt for my farther. However she didn't want to
put it in the book because she was shy. The story ended by the marriage of
my parents and me and my sister being born so this journal is very important
to are family.
The english my mother used was alittle different slang wise they ddn't
have the same style. There were nicknames for things that i never heard of.
My mother for the most part wrote like us, there were only afew different
ajustments to are wriitng now. My mother liked writing and used writing
every time she got upset or wanted to get away from being mad,sad,
andembarresed. She only put her favorite three in the book but still never
forgot about her fourth story that couldnt go on page in the book.
When i saw my sister who got home from college I wanted to ask her a
few questions about this writting such as when you see this writting do you
know who wrote it? She said "I dont know, if I was to guess, I would say it
is someone older.'' Then I asked her how old? she said "I would say Twenty
years ago." Then this became fun i liked to hear opinions on the writting.
So I asked do you like the stories. She said ," i do." If you were to judge
it 1-10 what would it be? eight she said.
This speech tells
the people of virginia what General Robert E. Lee is going to do about this
action. This speech gets at that by saying who he is and what he will do
and why he will do this.
I felt that this speech really had a nice flow when I heard this
speech, it made me think about the way people were like back in that time
.It seems this speech puts them incharge of the matter and made me see
that they wouldn't stand and let anyone just attack there state with out a
I feel that this speech had great motivation and also it showed anger and
a little fright.
This speech shows great parallelism such as"We wont send ower soldiers
to tyrannize we dont expect it to happen tp us.'' The author when wrote this
speech I believe wanted us to see how true and strong General Robert
E.Lee was and when i read it. I felt people would see it as a good speech
but not to serious because it controdicts it self.
The other is simile because " like many of you-- indeed, most of you --
I've always been a union man." he tells then how he is still a union man
kind of a group man.
It is ahead of its time because it talks about others going into
other states and terrorizing inoccent people.Like what is happening in the
world today with Bush how Bush said he wouldn't attack but then he ended up
doing it any way. This speech pretty much says you come at us we come back
harder. for ex."It is not with joy or with a light heart that many of us
have welcomed secession." this is saying he don't want to do it, but he will
if he has too.
William Blake was born
in London in1757.Blake was apoet, painter, visionary mystic, and engraver.
Blake illustrated and printed his own works.Blake wrote about supremacy of
imagination over the rationalism and materialism of the eighteenth century
.(site) In the poem “Proverbs of hell,” written by William Blake, th poem
introduces new ways to reach goals of life. The poem proves that hard work
can’t be interrupted, bad things can originate from good , and lastly if
you can’t add happiness to your life you can never becomewhole..
This poem shows that if you have something that you want, you should go
after it. “ he who desires but not acts, breeds pestilence.” This means that
if you don’t go after your ambitions you create failure.
The poem also shows that something bad can happen from something good.
However, forgive the wrong if it is a necessary for life “ the cut worm
forgives the plow.” This is showing that the “cut worm” will forgive “the
plow” because the plow is doing something to help a bigger source survive.
Therefor, making the plows actions necessary for life. Without the cutting
of the worm the bigger source can’t get the nutrients needed to survive. The
worm will help provide the needed nutrients to help the source last.
The poem also shows that if you don’t have some type of happiness in your
life you will never become anything of importance. “ He whose face gives no
light, shall never become a star.” You can never become anything so
important as “a star” if you don’t get enjoyment from the little things that
go on around you. The “Proverbs of Hell” gives the basic criteria for living
life to the fullest. It goes from things so basic as forgiving something
that hurts you because it will help you becoming a better person to not
letting things interfere with your work
century was a time when it seemed as though anything that could go
wrong went wrong. There was much heartache caused by the 2 world wars and
lives were ruined by drug abuse which became popular among many youths. It
during this dark time that a becon of light shone through bringing joy to
lives of millions, literature. During the twentieth century due to the
travesties that had occurred many artists had a great deal of material for
songs, books, poems, ect… In the following pages I have written a few brief
informative essay’s on the selections that I have made to be put in the unit
twentieth century British literature. I firmly believe that these works are
best examples of the increase of literacy in both children and adults and
that they will continue to have the same effect on all those who read them
“Help, I need somebody. Help, not just anybody.” (lyrics.com) These
from the hit son “Help” written by The Beatles was one of many hits that was
written during the 1960’s. If you were to ask anybody who the Beatles were
would probably all tell you the same thing, The Beatles were the inventors
modern rock N’ roll. This song gives a clear reference to what people
help. Whether the problem was war or drug addiction it seemed as though
everybody needed help with something. The Beatles saw this problem and
how these problems seemed to have happened so suddenly and spoke of how
could have seen then coming when they said “When I was young I thought I’d
need help in any way.” (lyrics.com) Through this song The Beatles give a
message to their fans, that is to help one another. Even though they are
as rebels, revolutionaries, and druggies, it is through this song that The
Beatles show us that they care for they’re fellow man.
“The Path” written by Edward Thomas is an excellent example of a
at its best. This story is about a road that you take in life rather than a
physical path. This story is perfect for a high school text book not only
because it is brilliantly written but because many high-schoolers are
for their own path in the world meaning that they can relate to this poem
well. This short story is a superb example of how during the twentieth
writers often tried to write works that were more related to peoples lives
focused less on writing like people talk.
The Corn is Green, by Emlyn Williams, is about a young Welshman who
worked as a
miner. During the play the boy escapes his life as a minor with the help of
tutor and goes of to study at Oxford University. This play gives a great
example of how the twentieth century was a time of change not only for
literature but for people as well. For a young minor to go to Oxford would
rare sight to see but during the twentieth century people of lower classes
managed to procure a better education.
The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring was a novel written by the
J.R.R Tokien. This novel was the first book in the Lord of the Rings
For years these books captivated their audience with tales of dragons,
wizards and orcs. Young and old alike have been drawn to the stories
the rich plot and the vast messages that are found within the text. The
is about a young hobbit (a small humanlike creature) by the name of Frodo
Baggins which is given the task of destroying an evil ring. If the hobbit
then all of their world will be consumed in darkness as the evil Lord
This story portrays a message that anyone no matter how small can make a
difference and save the world.
All in all the above works are the ones selected to represent British
from the twentieth century. They all have messages that are timeless that
can relate to and most importantly each work is entertaining and fun to
These selections should help almost anyone find joy in reading.