The novel Passing examines racism. But this isn’t the ordinary racism, the book explains racism between darker toned black people and the lighter toned African Americans who are more accepted into the environment. The characters in this book can be easily described. Each character is introduced and within the next few paragraphs you can tell what type of character the will be in the book. The protagonist, Irene, differs much from Clare. But aside from both being African American, they relate in different ways also. Irene is the main character in this story. She is introduced as a woman, a mother of two boys who is shopping for their gifts. It’s a hot summer day and she has gone through the trouble of going to three different places looking for a gift that she can not find anywhere. I was given the impression from this paragraph that Irene is a dependable person because she did not give up on finding her son’s gift. When she arrived on the Drayton hotel and ran into Clare, there was an awkward staring moment because she wasn’t sure if it was Clare or not. Clare gave her direct eye contact and Irene would just avoid the eye contact and look away. This made me think that Irene is more of a diffident and conscious person in contrast to Clare who is more confident. Later on after the meeting between Irene and Clare, Irene declared that she did not want to see Clare Kendry again after being disgusted by the fact that she would consider passing. I acknowledged that Irene is a dignified woman because she is loyal to her black roots. But the author also reveals that Irene isn’t the most dexterous person because when she received the phone call from Clare, she accepted the invitation to her house for tea. I sensed jealousy in Irene when she discovers later in the book that Clare actually gets along well with the black community. Clare Kendry was introduced in the first chapter as a sellout. She was introduced in the unexpected meeting with Irene which she then explained how she has decided to pass as a White woman. Not only has she passed as a white woman, but she has also married a white man. Clare can be described as inconsiderate. She put Irene and her social class as well as her self in danger.…
Everything you ever wanted to know about: Defend, Challenge, Qualify essay writing
Overview: With this type of essay, you need to persuasively agree, disagree or qualify a stated quotation through a
well-reasoned presentation of evidence developed from observations, experience, or reading.
HAVING detailed development of evidence is crucial.
Step one: Interpreting the meaning of the assertion
a. Make sure you understand what the prompt (assertion)…
ELA Honors Per. 3
6 October 2014
Dickinson and Frost Poem Analysis Essay
"Let life be as beautiful as summer flowers, And death as beautiful as autumn leaves.", as
Rabindranath Tagore says. Tagore uses symbolism and similes to convey that life should be
beautiful and lived to the fullest, while death should still be beautiful yet, not as bright and joyful
as life. To be, or not to be accepted…
of our families.
Campbell, Dana M. "Pit Bull Bans: The State Of Breed-Specific Legislation." Gpsolo 26.5 (2009): 36-41. Academic Search Complete. Web. 25 Nov. 2014.
Hoffman, Christy L., et al. "Is That Dog A Pit Bull? A Cross-Country Comparison Of Perceptions Of Shelter Workers Regarding Breed Identification." Journal Of Applied Animal Welfare Science 17.4 (2014): 322-339. Academic Search Complete. Web. 25 Nov. 2014.
Greenwood, Arin. "Obama Comes Out Against Dog Breed-Specific Legislation…
Textual Analysis Essay
Textual Analysis of Alexie’s
“Because my Father Always Said...”
America truly is the salad bowl of cultures from around the whole world. However, there is often times a dominating cultural structure that makes it difficult to attain peace among the diverse cultural groups of America. Sherman Alexie’s short story, Because my Father Always Said He Was the Only Indian Who Saw Jimi Hendrix Play ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ at Woodstock, displays the difficulty of the Native…
syntax, etc (Yule, 2006). Controversial attitudes towards the emotive language evolve, and hence, bringing out two contrasting views – traditional and modern, which correspondingly lead to Prescriptive and Descriptive Grammar.
This essay serves to outline the comparison between Prescriptive and Descriptive grammars with detailed explanations about their origins and purposes as well as elaborate examples illustrated by the choice of English Language, the lingua franca, to point out their respective…
in learning to paraphrase should ask the instructor for guidance. This university
employs plagiarism-detection software, through which all written student assignments are processed
for comparison with material published in traditional sources (books, journals, magazines), on the internet
(to include essays for sale), and papers turned in by students in the same and other classes in this and all
previous terms. The penalty for plagiarism may range from zero credit on the assignment, to zero…
to a particular experience related to food or cooking.
The first of Bhin’s romances we are introduced to is Chef Bleriot, whom he met while working at the Governor-General’s office. This is also the first time we are introduced to the
comparison of a developing romance to an element of cooking. Bhin refers to his relationship with Bleriot as being slow to develop. “Bleriot, though, took his time. He was a cook, after all. For tenderness, we all know that braising is better than an open…
North America, to circumcision by certain Australian cultures, rites of passage
present a vast table of religious comparisons(Eliade, p. 287-88).
This essay will examine two rites of initiation, by comparing and
contrasting their importance to each culture, and discussing how that
importance affects that particular individual as well as their society. Finally,
the essay will explore possible reasons as to why these initiation rites hold a
deep meaning in their respective societies.
Jose Rodriguez Portillo
June 12, 2014
Knowledge: The Enabling of White Supremacy
In her essay, Whiteness as Property, Cheryl Harris delineates the complexities of passing and white privilege. She describes her grandmother’s experience of passing as white in order to work, stating that it was a survival strategy precipitated by the racist social and political context at the time. As Harris states, this became, “the valorization of whiteness as a treasured…
paragraph and text level (e.g., description, narrative, extended definition, procedure, comparison, contrast, cause-effect, argument)
perform special writing tasks including journals, summaries of source material, short essay-type exam questions, short essays and other academic assignments
understand and practice appropriate citation of sources
Course textbooks and materials
1. Required Textbook:
Essay Essentials with Readings, 6th edition, 20, by S. Norton, B. Green and R Dynes. Copies of…