Paper #5 R.D.
2 May 2014
A White Heron vs. Araby
James Joyce's "Araby" and Sarah Orne Jowett’s “A White Heron” are stories about a
little boy and girl that both encounter tough decisions through strength and weaknesses. It may seem at first glance to be only about a boy and girls trials in life but there is more to it. Youth develops through maturity, lessons, and struggles because of the different environments that the little boy in the story “Araby” and the little girl Sylvia has in the story “A White Heron”.
Being a student at UWS compared to high school I would say the environment is very
different. I knew that things would be different. Almost every day I notice stereotypes occurring throughout campus and around the city. I suppose coming from a small town it made a difference to make have me realize how things are in life within interactions with people in comparison to someone in the city compared to the country. Everyday students including myself address other students and people within the area stereotypically. Which in the case of how society is, that is not the best thing to do. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion.
In the text one of the headings stated says to look, listen, and learn. Verbal
communication is very important than just keeping thoughts to yourself. Having an open mind to discussions is a good thing to have. Being able to have verbal communication, it helps with one who has constructive criticism. It sort of relates to being a bully. Which in that use of health it is not very healthy to be bullying a student. Communicating with one another is a good thing to have but recommended to not abuse it.
I would say that with helping the interactions I have with people needs a little bit of
work. I find myself to have a little bit of an attitude. So, for making friends, most think of me as not the best person in the world. So speaking my mind would be in order....