I can sit here and tell you words that construe who I am, or I can tell you why I am who I am today. What forms a child, nature or nurture? I had a good helping from both. At a very young age my hero, the man who would do anything for me; my father was diagnosed with kidney failure. A disease that slowly gets worse with time. Knowing that 19 people passed away daily in the United States waiting for a kidney transplant, anticipation grew rapidly. I had to learn to grow up quick so I could be there for him as much as he was for me. It started with waking up every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 3am to make sure he was at the Universal Dialysis Kidney Center for his 3 hour sessions. This gave me a sense of responsibility and determination. Let’s remember I am only around 12 at this time, a mere fifth grader just wanting everything to be all right. He had to eat the right things, drink the right amount, and couldn’t miss his appointments. I would wonder and ask, “Why am I not old enough daddy, to just give you my kidney and make it all go away” this gave me a sense of just wanting to grow up too fast, but I knew more about the sickness then most children my age. What 12 year old knows about Dialysis? My dad would come home every day, I would work on my homework with him, I could see in his eyes how much he wanted to help me but I could also see how he was in pain. His pain gave me bravery. I have to be strong, I have to have courage. I
Litvin 2 cannot show I am weak. This determination fueled me to do well in school and extracurricular activates to show I was ok, to…
Pre-AP English 10
The Road Essay
McCarthy’s masterpiece The Road has won over many fans for its deep themes and wonderful storytelling. Mankind’s evil nature comes up many times in his novel. The Road portrays a man and his young boy traveling south through a post-apocalyptic world. On the way, they meet several people, some show truly good natures, and some who are entirely evil. One of the themes McCarthy puts forth is that people, when facing a catastrophe…
For Lack of a Better Name
Post-apocalyptic life is something that people have feared and prepared for ages. Many people have predicted the end of the world. Many people have wondered how the world will continue after the apocalypse. In The Road, Cormac McCarthy provides the reader with some cultural values that will ensure the humanity is kept alive and some that will destroy it. Maturity is needed in a post-apocalyptic life. Without it, no one would take a leadership role and guide the people…
There Can Never Be Enough Love
Even on the road, Sarah talked too much. You would think that somebody with so little energy would take a rest and doze off for a few hours, but of course that never happened. Sarah wanted to know everything about Tony; how he was feeling, what he was thinking, and how his daily events had affected him. Tony loved Sarah; the married couple of 5 years clicked right at the start. They met during their college years, Sarah a freshman and Tony a year ahead. Mutual friends…
Chapter 4- Westward Growth of America
*Building roads, canals and rail roads:
Day after day passed more and more settlers stated to move toward the west. They had only one goal in order to reach to their destinations. The journey wasn’t easy. The way was full of different kinds of obstacles, which made their journey painful and much longer. It accounts all the problems that the frontiers were facing in their way toward west, the government started to think of a good transportation system…
Rational and Emotional Components of the Culture Bump
Culture bump has been defined as a “cultural difference” (Archer, 1991). It consist of two components which are emotional component and rational component. People are usually unaware of that they are in culture bump.
Culture bumps can be experienced as negative, positive or neutral. The emotional component happened at particular time and under a special situation. For example, the first time I came to American restaurant, I asked the…
The Journey of a Father and Son
Imagine, a world with no life, no color, no love, and the only way to survive in
this world is to do the unthinkable or to die. This is the world that a man and a boy have to live in
everyday for the rest of their lives. In
by Cormac McCarthy there is a man and a boy
who are doing whatever they can to fight for their survival. McCarthy has always been known
for his grim, violent, and often plotless writing style and you can notice his grim and violent
writing style in this book…
The Road Essay
The book The Road, written by Cormac McCarthy, is a book about a boy and his father who has pretty much lost all morals and compassion trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world. They do so by hiding, scavenging, and even killing when necessary. You have to have to have compassion to have morals.
Morality and compassion are very closely tied in this novel. If you lack one you lack the other. To have morals you need to be compassionate. Like when the thief steals the cart from…
3 September, 2012
Ap English IV
The Road Essay.
Tragedy within the boundaries of life can be determined as a possibility of just that, horrible darkness and despair, or you can go past all of it and learn from what you have just endured. This saying is much like what Edward Said made into a quote: “Exile is strangely compelling to think about but terrible to experience. It is the rift forced between a human being and a native place, between the self and…
which I am to connect to the audience as I have included
various sources which others can relate to. My piece will be relative to an audience in which is familiar to the book “The Road”. The purpose of this essay is to discuss the prompt and relative ideas, which relate to it. I have explored ideas from the book “The Road”, your high school journey and Ahn Dos “The happiest refugee”.
In life everybody goes through a different journey, in fact everyday you are faced with a new journey and a new…