Personal Narrative: Gender One of the few I things I think about is gender. Most times when I think about inequalities or issues of some kind they are racial, religious, or socio-economic. However, I do believe that there are just as many problems today with gender as anything else, and the accounts in my gender log can support that. Most of the interactions I had portrayed some sort of gender unfairness. Some of them included some comments made by family and friends, usually on petty topics, but they still should some relevance to gender. For example, my mother, at my nephews birthday party, readily told him that he should take off his sister’s Hello Kitty glasses before his father caught him. There was also the time when I asked for my boyfriend’s approval on a pair of pants I thought were nice, but he thought they were too boyish and baggy and not womanly and fitting the way he believed they should. Another time I was in the senior lounge with a friend and a commercial for WWE came on that said it would be coming to Cleveland. When I asked my friend if she wanted to go she said absolutely not. According to her it was too stupid, and something only “stupid guys” would watch. These are only a few of the instances I can think of, but I’m sure in my lifetime I’ve encountered gender issues before. Until now, I never realized how relevant it was in life. It seems that most people are ok with the idea that men and women (or girls and boys) are supposed to be a certain
8 December 2014
Good vs. Bad
Being proposed with the question of what is good writing and what is bad writing threw me off guard. This question could be answered in many different ways, some simpler than others. Writing has little to do with skill, but more with perseverance and the person that it comes from. Simply put, good writers keep going while bad writers seem to quit at the sign of a road block.
There is no real definition of what good writing…
English 1020 3rd Period
11 April 2015
The Cost of Under Educating America
Historically, America’s goal of public education was to teach what we now call the core
subjects such as math, science, English, and history, yet also prepare future generations for
citizenship and, according to Thomas Jefferson, “
to give to every citizen the information he
needs for the transaction of his own business….” These ideas of a proper education are not
English 1302 Final Essay
The semester has definitely been an interesting one and I must say that English 1302 made a big contribution to that. The purpose of this course was to enhance writing, editing, and research skills but in this class much more was gained. There were many different methods used to make sure the class understood completely what was expected throughout the course. I would have to say yes, English 1302 has improved my skills needed to write effectively.
The first thing you…
1. Sometime I wonder what I’m doing here in our makeshift canoe in the middle of the jungle; it always amazes me how I seem to end up in these kinds of situations. All of a sudden the river began to become narrower and the tall trees were suddenly all around us, As if they were keeping us out, or even something in. The heat is another thing; it is just so unbearably hot. It is as if we are being cooked alive.
The river seemed to have a mind of its own twisting and turning in all different…
Professor Jack Swanson
10 March 2015
Cathedral and The Story of an Hour Compare and Contrast
The two stories that will be discussed thoroughly will be based upon the similar characteristics between each important character from both stories. The author of the first short story is Raymond Carver and the story is called “Cathedral.” The character in this story will be the narrator himself, who also plays the husband in the story. The second character is Mrs. Louise Mallard…
It’s hard to believe that my amazing journey in English 104 is coming to an end. The journey has been so much more enjoyable than I initially expected. I have tried to avoid taking English 104 numerous times because reading and writing have not been my strong points. Each time I attempted to take this course, I dropped it due to a particular instructor style, or a boring set of literary materials. This time around was different, as I set my goal to…
English Research Paper
The Summoning of Everyman
“It is appointed unto man once to die, but after this the judgment.”(Hebrews 9:27).
Death comes to all, and it comes without warning. This almost seems to be the message of the Play “Everyman”, while the author is unknown, it is widely accepted that it was written in the 15th century. The story meets an almost universal audience in its simplistic symbolism. In the story, Everyman is given a gift in the knowledge that he will…
Similar circumstances or plots of Iraq war
The story “Adams” (2004) is a meaningful story which was written by George Saunders and first appeared in The New Yorker. As we read this story, we know it is writting about the relationship between neighbors who are Roger and Adams, and there are some bad things happened between them, but the whole story has a strong irony of the Iraq War because the year when George Saunders…
Professor Arindam Saha
Shakespearean Sonnets and the Tradition of Sonnet Writing
In order to understand sonnets, we need to understand the basic meaning of a traditional sonnet. A traditional sonnet, has resemblances with doing a crossword. It is a puzzle to make the parts fit; there is some logical tease, and you can consider going over individual lines, like crossword clues, as you continue daily life. There is also a knock-on effect. If you change a line…
During the 1990s, a revolution was taking place in Ireland. A political battle that had been going on for decades, sparked the world’s interest when two children were killed during a bombing of the IRA. The revolt took a huge turn in relation to the deaths of the two children. Igniting questions for the end of the fighting, and the killing to stop. The Irish band the cranberries released a song about the deaths of the two boys. Calling for a resolve of the British…