I am the Cheese Assignment # 2
The incredible reality of a life was tantalizing to Adam, his past deprived from him which now lay decrepit, a forgotten life of triviality. Pockmarked with bruises and scar, he never felt before and terrified of the vacuity and the lack of memories that loomed over him, he was scared. He was diagnosed with amnesia. However this was merely a prelude of his life from now on. He was trapped in an estate with a solicitous therapist who was insistent with his incessant question. However only time will unravel the truth, as memories rushed back the blood caressed his vein once again, Adam would tell of the violent jarring speed thrilled stories to the poignant and emotional stories of his past. However Adam also finds himself in an enthralling journey, endeavors to visit his father yet finds himself in a sea of trouble and is caught between the crosscurrents of his motives and problems. The three intertwined stories reflect on Adam’s character. The infidelity of Adam’s past was cruel but now primitive nerd but despite the numerous problems he faces now, he isn’t brave. I feel the primary concept that contributes to his apprehension and fear, is his past. Adam also isn’t aware of his emotional inequity and insecurity and finally the journey he faces arouses a lot of fear. His past shattered and ripped out from reality he feels lost. I think the sheer initial impact of forgetting his memories, forgetting his identity and forgetting his life was a frightful experience. He woke up unaware of this contemporary world and the turmoil’s today. Yet slowly he remembers. He remembers clues of his past which mostly frighten him. The clue of the dog reminded him of his fear of dogs and how he and his father wondered into the forest for a strange reason and got attacked by a dog. Another example would be the clue of Amy Hertz. It was because of her phone nerd call about his family which made him suspicious. But I felt he was...
...Name: _________________________ Date:__________________
IAM THE CHEESE Final Exam—Open Book
Matching Section Directions: Match the character to their most likely characteristic or motive that represents them the most. None of the characteristics may be used more than once. 3 points each!
1. Amy Hertz A. Thief
2. Adam Farmer B. Wise guy
4. Junior Varney
5. Mr. Grey
6. Dr. Dupont
9. Arthur Hanes
10. Louise Farmer
True / False 3 points each!
11. Adam Traveled through states to get to his father.____
12. Adam loves Amy.____
13. The German shepherd’s name is Silver.____
14. Adams family is dead.____
15. Amy hates pulling pranks on people.____
16. Adam’s mother had a phone call every Wednesday.____
17. Adam is not living in an institute.____
18. Adam’s identity isn’t his own.____
19. Adam’s father got in trouble with his business.____
20. Adam’s family enjoyed their new start.____
21. Adam has no living relatives.____
22. Junior stole Adam’s bike.____
23. Adam’s true identity is Paul Delmonte.____
24. Adam has been traveling around the institute the whole time.____
25. Adam’s stuffed animal is a cow named Porky.____
26. In the end of the book it talks about killing Adam.____
27. Adam’s family has been assassinated.____
28. Adam has to take pills.____
29. Adam is the “Cheese”.____
...“IAm the Cheese” is a thrilling but mysterious novel written by Robert Cormier about a boy finding his identity and discovering the truths about his past while battling a corrupt power. The narrative conventions and language techniques in “IAm the Cheese” are used to demonstrate the themes of deceit, identity, individuals against corrupt power and many other themes. The author uses juxtaposition, descriptive language and narrative structure to influence the reader’s response.
Juxtaposition is used in the novel to emphasise and highlight contrasts. The innocence of Adam and his family are juxtaposed with the evil intentions and corruption of Grey and the government. Adam’s family is innocent because they have done nothing wrong at all and don't deserve what they have received. They lived peaceful lives until Adam’s father discovered something he wasn't supposed to know. Grey and his team of men are evil and exact opposite of the Farmer family because they seem protective but are in fact evil and the antagonists of the novel. Juxtaposition is also used to show the differences between reality and fantasy. Adam’s illusion of a bike journey was juxtaposed with the very real interview with Brint. The bike journey was discovered as fake later in the novel, with clues along the way, while the interview was reality all along. Juxtaposition is used to display the themes of power and corruption...
...conspiracy. Another well-known novel written by Robert Cormier is called Iam the Cheese. The story revolves around a teenage boy who embarks on a bike journey to visit his dad in Rutterbug, Vermont. Narrative conventions such as symbols, novel structure, point of view, setting and tone were used to develop the two main themes in the novel which were an individual against the society and abuse of power by the government. These narrative convections also affect the reader’s response towards the novel.
The main theme of this novel is how an individual stands alone in a society which is self-interested and appalling. Powerful organisations controlled the Delmonte’s/Farmer’s life throughout the novel. Therefore, the individuals were left to fend to themselves in a battle they could not win. The government abuse their power to of power by the government effected Adam’s life. He is all by himself and no one could rescue him from his confinement because no one knows who or what he is.
Symbols were one of the narrative conventions that were used in the novel to develop the themes and affect the reader’s response. The most apparent symbol in the novel is the title, ‘Iam the Cheese’ which was taken from the nursery rhyme ‘The Farmer in the Dell.’ As the song goes each character takes someone with them when the farmer leaves, but the cheese has nobody and it stands alone....
...IAm The Cheese Essay
In the story IAm the Cheese, Adam is discriminated against because of his personality from everyone around him. He is also portrayed to be very insecure about his identity. He takes caution when doing each particular task as if he is being watched. This leads him to become a very paranoid teenager throughout the series of flashbacks in the story. This leads to the creation of a few themes. The most important of the few would have to be discovering your true identity. The others would be that you can accomplish anything if you put your mind to it and that no matter what obstacles you face, you can reach yours goals. All of these were portrayed in the story. The story shows that if a young teenage protagonist can accomplish his goals and discover himself, then you can too.
In IAm the Cheese there was a variety of settings. Each setting has varying actions that had taken place. In the flashbacks the main setting was the Farmer’s home. This is where the meetings with the well-dressed Mr. Thompson took place. This created a suspicious feeling for Adam which led to one of the first conflicts along the line of his flashbacks. The main setting of the whole story was on the mysterious long road across the state. Many events created conflict along his journey. First, he ran into some troublemakers at an old diner. Then, he was...
...Iam confused. My name is Adam Farmer and also Paul Delmonte. I witnessed my mother and father murdered which truly makes me the cheese. I’m scared every time I think about them. I don’t want to speak about them but I fear I must to conquer the feelings. I knew my mother didn’t have any friends and my father told me that we had no family. My mother spent most of her time in her room and would have a phone call every Thursday evening and it would last a very long time. I didn’t really know my parents very well. They were mysterious to me. It was as if they were hiding myself from me, if that makes any sense. They used to whisper about me in their bedroom, with the door shut. I heard what they were talking about and I realized that they had been lying to me about my identity. My father almost caught me listening in but luckily he didn’t because I panicked and ran away before he could open the door. (1 minute) I was too scared to confront my parents about what I heard them talking about. I thought about telling Amy, my girlfriend, about how weird my parents are but I was scared of what type of opinion she would make of my family. Amy is someone who doesn’t take life too seriously. I think that she is the opposite of me because...
...More than Black & White: Iam Who Iam
One thing that truly sparked my attention for this assignment is the title, “Who amI and Why Does it Matter?” Over twenty-two years of my existence, I still ask myself this question every day. I cannot guarantee that I have an absolute answer, for Iam still in the process of personal discovery and grasping the concept of personhood that differs at a particular time. What does it really mean to be me, especially at this point in time? AmI the same person now as opposed to say, a decade ago? As I take a step back and recollect all my past experiences in life, I noticed how much I have grown and how my perception of who and what Iam has significantly transformed. Each year contributes to my development as I transition from an adolescent into adulthood; each life stage marks a new beginning as I approach closer and closer towards uncovering this indeterminate question of “Who and what amI”?
I identify myself as a man; but what does it really mean to be a man? Is it solely defined by my biological features, the way in which Iam genetically born with male genitals? As I...
...behind me, pulling my Bag. I turn around to yell at him. Iam so sick Andrei of bothering me – he loves to pull my Bag and jab sharp Ball pen in my back. After threatening to tell on him, he finally let go of my Bag. As I turned back to my desk, Ms.Katrina called my name. “Jhar, it is your turn for show and tell; what do you have for us today?” I remember thinking, “Oh my god, it’s my turn, YES! I can’t wait to tell everybody just how special I really am!”
I rush up to the front of the classroom as fast as I can. I can’t help to think how jealous everyone will be, and how they will want their families to think they are as special as Iam. I pause and think, “Wait... what if they do? What if Iam not the only one in my class who…- no, I don’t care, today is my day to be ‘special’.” I reach the front of the class, so excited that I can’t wait one second longer to tell them. I blurt out, “My older brother Jimuel thinks that Iam so special, that I should be in the Special Game! He told me last night.”
I hear a few kids snicker and my face begins to flush. Ms. Katrina asks me to take a seat; she says needs to explain something to us. “Children,...
One of the primary themes of IAm Legend is alienation, and it is hard to imagine someone who is more literally alienated than Robert Neville. He is an absolutely normal American man, or at least he was until the world changed around him. Simply by remaining who he is, he becomes first alone (when his family dies), then a criminal (when he decides not to bury her), then the target of frenzied attacks (as the vampires try to kill him), and finally the only remnant of actual humanity left alive after the world has mutated and moved on. At the close of the novel, Robert Neville is experiencing an alienation that is both evolutionary (on the species level) and metaphysical. This is indicated by the title itself. Simply by being who he is, Neville transitions from being ordinary to being mythic. He shifts from being a forgettable man to being an unforgettable legend.
Conservatism and Change
The relationship between conservatism—a conscious attempt to stay the same—and change is complex in IAm Legend. On one hand, Neville is aware of how much life has changed. The omnipresent storms that blow in, covering everything with dust, are a good example of this. IAm Legend was first published in 1954. Imagine the social ideals of the time, as seen in television shows like Leave It to Beaver, which aired starting in 1957. Those communities were planned, and order and cleanliness were...