A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J Gaines: Essay

A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J Gaines: Essay

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Ernest J Gaines in A Lesson before Dying, presents the idea of manhood, through a drama where a convict is able to realize his own dream and identity with the help of his teacher Grant who is the protagonist of this novel.  This is particularly presented in the most important twenty-ninth chapter, where the language becomes more colloquial and especially where the masculinity of the protagonist is questioned. Where the dying words of a white shop keeper refer to  Jefferson as “boy”, here Gaines contends that black men are not just fighting for their social recognition, but they are also struggling to be recognized as men instead of boys: (more…)

Book Review: The Murder of Roger Akroyd” and “Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Agatha Christie and Dai Sijie

Book Review: The Murder of Roger Akroyd” and “Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Agatha Christie and Dai Sijie

Book Review

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Human agency can be used to good ends or ill, and the ways in which we try to accomplish our ends are often remarkably similar regardless of whether we are intending to do good or evil. In Agatha Christie’s The Murder of Roger Akroyd andDai Sijie’s Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, we are presented with portraits of human resourcefulness, of main characters (who also serve as narrators) who use what resources they have at hand to accomplish the goals that they set for themselves. (more…)

Essay on My Life in USA

Essay on My Life in USA

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It’s true that no two people are alike. Even twins are different even if they have the same DNA. This difference is not just the genetic code. People’s lives are shaped by experiences that they go through. What I am today is also a mixture of my upbringing and the experiences that I have and how life has shaped and made me a unique individual. There are three stages of my life and each has influenced me greatly as I have grown and matured from a carefree youth to a more grown-up adult. In my case, I feel this growing up process does not follow a very normal and traditional path. (more…)

The Story of a Good Little Boy by Mark Twain

The Story of a Good Little Boy by Mark Twain

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The deaths of all the good boys did not deter Jacob, as he most fervently desired to become one of those good little boys with a book written on him. His dream was to be pictured on different pages giving alms to the poor and being nice to a bad boy. However, the thing that made him feel uneasy was the death of all good boys. He wanted to live and he knew that it was not normal to be so good, the dilemma he faced was that if he died he would not be able to see himself in the book, if on the other hand if the book came out in his lifetime then it would not be popular as it would not have his funeral. So he decided to do as much good as he possibly could till he was alive and even had his dying speech ready. (more…)

Teen Pregnancy and High School

Teen Pregnancy and High School

It is not an uncommon affair for many teenage girls to become pregnant at an early age. According to research findings, one million girls in the United States become pregnant during high school every year (Helium). There are many negative consequences in seeking parenthood in teenage years. Most of the girls and boys during high school studies are not emotionally sound and stable to bear the responsibilities of becoming parents. They are themselves on the verge of transformation from a young boy or a girl into adulthood. They are still going through the processes of trials and failures to gain experience and stability in the later stages of life. It is not so easy for these girls to continue with their studies while feeding babies at the same time. Moreover, it takes away the opportunity to seek a better future in terms of financial gains due to unstable attitude towards studies and attending classes during high school. (more…)