I never imagined coming here. Born in May 13, 1967 in Xinxiang, Henan, right at the end of the Cultural Revolution, I grew up in a clean, 100 square meter condo like any many children out there. Though we were poor, my home and environment were considered better than most. We never had the chance of eating meat in every meal, though, but we muddled through with little luxury. I attended a high school near my neighborhood and since there were no buses available, I walked or biked to school every day. After graduating from Henan University, I married and had a beautiful daughter. Those were the days where life became a daily routine. Then at age 34 in 2001, I decided to immigrate.
I had never thought of immigrating in my life. I always decided to grow up to be a teacher as my parents wanted me to, like most Chinese parents expected of their children, but it turned out that I became a scientist instead. Because of this, I decided to immigrate. 21st century technology was advancing rapidly, leaving me and my research in the dust and America was the perfect place to catch up. My language was bad but that’s ok. America is a free country! It is a fast paced place where if you don’t pay attention, time would leave you behind. It is the streets of Hollywood movies where everyone is bustling around going places and meeting people. The people there would be nice and they would always wave and say hello was what I thought, but when I heard the news, my opinions completely changed.
It was the day before I would board the plane and travel to the foreign land of “America”. The sun had set here in China and it had already risen for a new day there in America. Tomorrow morning was the time. I was still saying my goodbyes to my relatives around me and celebrating my success with a big feast. It was a “culture thing”. My friend calls through the telephone and I expected it to be a “Congrats, buddy! Live long! Succeed in the US!” kind of call, but it wasn’t. He...
For ImmigrationImmigration today is seen to be one of the main causes for lots of unemployment for lots of American citizens and overpopulating in the U.S. The immigrants of the U.S. only want to come to here to have a better life and start from scratch. They look at the U.S. to be the land of the free and opportunity. Immigrants everywhere only wish to seek a place where they can have a job, a home, and start a family.
Immigrants have been coming to the U.S. for a long time now seeking for any kind of employment. All immigrants take any job that they are willing to get with any type of pay and do not complain about it (Martin, Phillip). They usually take the jobs that most American citizens do not want to have jobs that mostly involve lots of manual labor. Immigrants are hard workers that are willing to make any type of money that will help them be able to send money back to their families in their home countries or of any family they have in the states. They do not care at all that they are well underpaid of minimum wage. Most American citizens complain that there are lots of unemployed Americans due to the fact of the illegal immigrants, but it is really because most Americans are too lazy to do the types of jobs that the Immigrants are willing to do. The Immigrants also do the jobs for less pay and do not complain. They cannot complain about the pay from the employer because there is no one...
...FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS
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of the Internet
Broad Accessibility Open-minded Discussions Anonymity
Right to freedom of expression – one of the most important rights for free people everywhere.
The First Amendment of the United States Constitution
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress grievances.”
of Speech that are not Protected by the First Amendment and may be Totally Forbidden by the Government
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Obscene Speech relevant to Defamation information technology Incitement of Panic Incitement to Crime “Fighting Words” Sedition (incitement of discontent or rebellion against a government)
v. California – the Supreme Court case that established a test to determine if material is obscene and therefore not protected by the First Amendment.
conducted a mass mailing campaign to advertise the sale of adult material. Miller’s conviction was specifically based on his conduct in causing five unsolicited advertising brochures to be sent through the mail.
to Determine that Speech is Obscene and is not Protected Under the First Amendment
Would the average person, applying contemporary community...
...that at this point, Crane is merging the speaker of the story with his own voice, as nearly as we can determine it? Throughout, the speaker introduces some of his own ideas, and also, at times, speaks ironically. This accounts for some of the more humorous expressions in the story. Thus, the speaker comments wryly that the men, while rushing from the sinking ship to save themselves, “had forgotten to eat heartily” and therefore were now being weakened with hunger (paragraph 49). The speaker is in control of the tone of his descriptions, as when he points out that the human back, to a rower, is subject to innumerable and painful kinks and knots (paragraph 82). The speaker is also observant and philosophical, as when he comments that the four men at sea need to turn their heads to contemplate the “lonely and indifferent shore” (paragraph 206).
The story’s final sentence, about the fact that the three surviving men can be “interpreters,” is suggestive of a good deal of thought and observation that could lead beyond the content of the story.
Though the point of view is third-person limited-omniscient, Crane's merging of his thoughts with the narrator's would not be as effective, not as dramatic, or objective, for it is this third-person distance that Crane feels would be most suitable for his idea that men are insignificant compared to the forces of nature, or nature itself. The point is driven home well...
...Each individual short story has its’ own point of view and voice. Within short stories there are different types of narrative and also different types of irony being used. Each individual author has their own way of telling a story; also they have a certain way to portray their story to an audience. For two specific short stories Everything That Rises Must Converge and Mrs. Dutta Writes a Letter we can analyze to see what point ofview and voice is being used.
Everything That Rises Must Converge is a story that takes place in the 1960’s. A recent college graduate, Julian who escorts his mother to her weekly weight-loss class at the YMCA. His mother attends these classes to reduce her high blood pressure. He escorts her there every week because she refuses to take the bus alone since integration. His mother is extremely prejudice and Julian was the total opposite. In Mrs. Dutta Writes a Letter this story is about the life of Mrs. Dutta, an old, widowed Indian woman who had moved into her son’s American home two months prior. Mrs. Dutta struggles with not running a house and in the midst is writing a letter to a dear friend back home contemplating weather to be truthful or to be honorable to her family.
First I would like to review witch point of view is being used both stories. For the first short story Everything That Rises Must Converge, the story is being told from a third person...
...The Importance of Point of View
“Robert and the Dog”
Point of view in a story is something I find extremely interesting, simply because of the obvious fact that every single one of us have our own way of seeing things. Every one of us has a different point of view. For instance, when it is raining outside, my first thought would probably express some sort of happiness. The majority of people in Norway, would, on the other hand, probably complain. It’s all about perception.
Analyzing literature gives us the advantage and opportunity of seeing things in perspective, particularly if the story is written in 3.person point of view. In the following text to come, I will be discussing a bit about the short stories “Robert and the Dog”, “A Shocking Accident” and “The Raft”. Jumping into my thoughts about these three (wonderfully written) texts, you will have the opportunity to receive these stories the way I have understood them.
Ken Saro- Wiwa was borned in 1941 and passed away in 1995. Being 54 years old, he died at relatively short age, due to the fact that he was executed because he fought for the interest of the minority Ogoni people in Niger Delta. He has with other words a lot of experience when it comes to oppression. In “Robert and the Dog”, we meet a father of six children in Nigeria. He is overly happy with his employers (he...
...Point of View
“I maintain that the Ewells started it all, but Jem, who was four ears my senior, said it started long before that.”
(chapter 1, page 1)
I know this book is written in 1st person point of view by the words I and me. The point of view impacts the story because you are able to experience the narrator’s feelings about everything happening.
"…her hand was as wide as a bed slat." (chapter 1, page 6)
This example of a simile is comparing Calpurnia’s hand to a bed slat. This comparison puts a vivid picture in my head of how wide her had is.
“Atticus’s arrival was the second reason I wanted to quit the game. The first reason happened the day I rolled into the Radley front yard. Through all the headshaking, quelling of nausea and Jem yelling, I had heard another sound, so low I could not have heard it from the sidewalk. Someone inside the house was laughing.”
(chapter 4, page 45)
This was the cliffhanger at the end of this chapter. It describes Scout hearing Boo Radley laugh from inside his house. The author is leading the audience in suspense, making us wonder what is going to happen next.
"We strolled silently down the sidewalk, listening to porch swings creaking with the weight of the neighborhood, listening to the soft night-murmurs of the grown people on our street." (chapter 6, page 57)
...God created everything out of nothing. He created the world and we are part of this creaton. We are created through his image and likeness. You cannot say that man is only a neither baby nor soul. These two elements constitute a man. One may exist without the other element but with a meaningless life. We must be grateful that we had these two elements. Although we have these two elements, we can’t say that we can survive or live alone. As the saying, “No man is an island”, God has given us life for us to have a fruitful and meaningful learning in this world. He also gives us the free will to do everything. And only one who can take back his gift of life to us. Each of us has a mission to fulfill in this dimension. We can socialize with others because of the existence of bonds connecting in between us. Even though God doesn’t explain to us why, what, where, when and etc. He gave us life it is implied to us that He is the most powerful, and in order to thank Him, by way of treasuring and enjoying our life to the fullest before our time comes.
Childhood is a stage in our life that worth remembering. This is where beautiful memories are often made. We are conscious about our future but rather we play and play and play until we get tired. We are only anxious with the present time. In this stage, philosophers are rampant. I have to admit it, but I do belong in this club. With our little minds containing limited information, a question to our teacher will be answered by n...
...Point Of View of “My Oedipus Complex” by Frank O’Conner
In My Oedipus Complex story, the point of view is from Larry’s side. This story began when Larry’s father is away fighting in the war, and Larry develops a misunderstood attraction toward his mother, a situation which becomes complicated by his father’s return home and the parents’ decision to have another child. If we see from Larry’s side, it will always talk about Larry’s feeling, the jealousness to his father and how to get mother’s attentions. It will become a conflict of this story. But when we see from mother’s side, there will be happy family story. It just an ordinary family story, the family consist of father, mother and two sons. The real conflict is in Larry’s own self. It can be said that there is a conflict in this story when it is seen by Larry’s point of view, but there is not conflict at all when it’s seen by others point of view.
We also know that O’Connor use Larry as a narrator, the first-person point of view, as the information before, a whole story from Larry’s side, feeling and vision, for example in this part of the story
In the afternoon, at Mother’s request, Father took me for a walk. This time we went into town instead of out in the country, and I thought at first, in my usual optimistic way, that it might...