When reading non-fiction we have to think critically about what the writer is trying to convey in their piece. We look at formalist criticism and historical criticism, to see if there is anything that belong in either of those two categories. Writers also can also use different strategies in order to...
“Salvation” by Langston Hughes
“Who Will Light the Incense When Mother’s Gone?” By Andrew Lam
University of Phoenix
“Salvation” by Langston Hughes
Langston Hughes, author of the nonfiction short story “Salvation,” was born James Mercer...
February 8, 2012
Nonfiction Reaction Paper
The nonfiction stories I have decided to write about are; “Who Will Light the Incense When Mother’s Gone?” by Andrew Lam and “Salvation” by Langston Hughes. Both of these stories are about a significant event in the authors lives in...
January 21, 2013
Reaction to Nonfiction
Salvation by Langston Hughes and Who Will Light Incense When Mothers Gone? Are two stories from the text that capture the attention and imagination of the reader. These two are nonfiction short stories that...
Single Mothers and Higher Education
Every day in America another woman becomes a mother. In an average year 4,248,000 women in the United States become mothers (Ventura, 2012). “One out of every three American children is born to a single mother” (Single...
dilemmas. In Affleck’s drama Gone Baby Gone, two very notable philosophies collide head on, and the protagonist must choose between the two to find the solution that he feels is ‘right.’
In Affleck’s brilliantly rendered drama Gone Baby Gone, a young girl is abducted from her mother, in a blue collar area...
People often strive towards extravagant goals in life, and when they are not met, they tend to lose hope. The film Gone with the Wind focuses on the struggles of Southerners during the Civil War. The 1939 film was directed by Victor Fleming, George Cukor, and Sam Wood. David O. Selznick was an important...
Speaking Purpose: To pay tribute to Mother Teresa
Everybody knows Mother Teresa, right? She’s a nun who worked with poor people in India, and won the Nobel Prize. I love community service, and so she was a natural “gimme”. Except what I discovered is that she was way too complex...
De La Salle University
Summary and Analysis
The Relationship between Divorced Mothers' Perceived Control over Child Rearing and Children's Post-Divorce Development
Sandra Machida and Susan D. Holloway
Raissa Abigail Key
Erica May Naranjo
Edgar Jerald Pajaro
Reena Mae Pascual
about them. Your fate is your destiny in this world. You
wouldn't be born if you didn't have a fate to fulfill. In the story the it talks about a guy who rather live
life the way it is and make the chances of life get him.
Billy goes back in time in random dates. He sees his wedding day, 1955,1941...
What is the significance of the representation of race and power in “a Gathering Light”?
Analyse the representation of marginalised characters and groups in the novel and evaluate their significance and the ideologies communicated through their roles and choices.
Set in the Adirondack Mountains of...
The Devil Figure
“Mother knows best, listen to your mother. It’s a scary world out there...” Mother Gothel is the main antagonist, who causes the main events to happen in the Disney movie Tangled. She starts off as an old lady, who only longed for a long life and the looks of a youth, and ends as a...
problem, being a recipient of means-tested welfare programs is stigmatizing. Means-tested programs are “programs that provide cash or services to people who meet a test of need based on income and assets” (McCracken, 2005, Means Tested Programs). Examples of these programs are Medicaid, Food Stamps, Supplemental...
influenced Western culture (Vietnamese’s culture). In “Who Will Light the Incense?” one of his collection, is about his mom’s worries when she passes away who will light the incense for her and entire family ancestors with a big skeptical about her son who have influenced American life style. Lam clearly shows...
The use of dark and light imagery in “The Outsider” and Woman at Point Zero” to convey change in mood and pace
The use of dark and light imagery in “The Outsider” and Woman at Point Zero” to convey change in mood and pace
In analyzing these two novels; ‘The Outsider’...
An original production by ISFD 8 03 and Literature III students
SIGN reading “THE 20’S”
(Throughout the play, on stage there will always be two chairs and a table. Sunday morning, Emma wakes up from a party- with a hangover...
ultimately return to serving his friends in the best way he can, even if it is against their wishes. Bilbo is profoundly altered by his journey, but when he returns home again, he is happy to live a simple life.
Gandalf: Gandalf is the wizard of the tale. He is an enigmatic figure and the conductor of...
to riches’. Such stories tend to be about a very poor person who works hard and becomes rich because of his effort. Vanderbilt began by borrowing money from his mother to start a business. When his business grew, he was able to pay his mother back and use the rest of his money to buy more steam driven...
Gone With the Wind
This week’s movie I chose to watch is Gone With the Wind. It was released in 1939 starring Vivian Leigh, Clark Gable, Leslie Howard, and Olivia de Havilland. Produced by David O. Selznick and directed by Victor Fleming (who gets screen credit but four others also directed).
The counter culture of the mid 1960's was a break in the chain of America's standard way of life. The frustrated teens of the age were beginning to follow in a new direction. One man had come into the lives of thousands of "lost" souls quite quickly, and he brought his LSD with him. Ken Kesey had abruptly...
Sonny’s Blues: “Dark & Light”
Sonny’s Blues is a story of the complicated relationship between two brothers, and the struggles they face within themselves. Sonny is the narrator’s younger brother whom can be described best as artistic, charismatic, and a heroin...
A typical topic in deed, I would love to say that my mother had a positive significant impact on my life on reasons that could stretch to A1689-zD1 but I do not. Yes, my mother had a significant impact on my life but not the positive kind. I was born in Salisbury, North Carolina, a nice little drive...
In the list - People who changed the world I listed 100 people who influenced and changed the world. Often they are important public figures who made a big difference to changing the world.
In this list I wanted to choose people who have made a difference to the world in a positive way. Their contributions...
“Gone Baby Gone”
Individuals frequently disregard movies as being a relevant component of literature. Movies have a unique way of transforming novels into a visuals form of literary works of art. The silver screen conversion of the novel “Gone Baby Gone,” by Dennis Lehane, made the novel come to...
of their apparent guilt were produced from overwhelming evidence collected over time or due to other purposes, such as discrimination and panic?
Who was Jack the Ripper? This unanswered question has been challenged, debated and remained unanswered since the first murder in 1888, Whitechapel, London...
July 21 2015
“Who Will Light the Incense When Mother’s Gone” by Andrew Lam and “Salvation” by Langston Hughes are the two nonfiction stories featured in this reaction paper. Although, the time period in which...
Connecting the Context of Work – Eddie Clark
In the short stories “Salvation” by Langston Hughes and “Who Will Light the Incenses When Mother is Gone” by Andrew Lam both writer are suggesting uncertainty in family cultural and traditions are believable, honorable. The theme of...
of individuals who had been driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and to spread awareness of the problem of drinking and drugged driving (Mothers against drunk driving, 2014). MADD was formed thirty four years ago after a mother lost her daughter due to drunk driver (Mothers against drunk driving...
October 16, 2012
The poem “Mother to Son”, by Langston Hughes, is an inspiring poem. It is the epitome of what every parent should instill within their child and that is the success of our children. Langston Hughes was born in 1902 and was a well-known...
impressive poet who has had a tremendous impact on the women of her era. Her poetry is passionate, effective, and at times a bit disturbing. She writes mostly based on her emotions since she encountered many different ones throughout her life. She had an alcoholic father and a mother who was too worried...
of my experience with traditions and rituals. Being an American descendant of immigrant parents of the West Indies, coming to America in the late 1970’s, I have always wanted to have an annual family reunion. Being that our family has spread all over the world as the years pass, reunions are very difficult...
Essay: “Who is the real monster in Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein?”
Mary Shelley’s objective was to write a novel about how important, or not appearances are. The saying “You can never judge a book by its cover”, is what Mary Shelley is trying to explain to the reader. The tree main characters...
Prof. Castell Burton
23 February 2009
Where have all the parents gone?
In the early 90’s I remember my parents reprimanding me for temper tantrums, back talking and obscene languages. Today I seldom see children being scolded. As a result the criminal activities, pregnancies...
Steinbeck and it is set in the 1930’s on a working ranch in Soledad, California, by the Salinas River. On this ranch, we encounter a land of men, where women are not treated as people, but as objects that exist to serve a function. Women in the 1930’s could be wives, mothers or objects of physical desires...
Who are we to judge?
In Andre's Mother by Terrence McNally and Fences by August Wilson, there are several instances when characters face a situation that seems to make them be outsiders. Cal and Andre, from Andre's Mother, are a homosexual couple; Andre passes away from AIDS and we learn that Andre's...
6 August 2015
The Mothers Effect of the Outcome of the Protagonist of These Two Stories
As President Abraham Lincoln’s once said, “All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother”. In the writings of James Joyce’s “Eveline” and William Faulkner’s...
American Son A Love between a mother and her child can be so strong that sometimes it is hard for one to express how they feel. A mother¡¯s love for her child is unconditional and so is the child¡¯s love for their mother. However, everybody expresses their love in different ways and sometimes the way...
have selected to complete the Literature Compare and contrast table.
Elements to compare
"Death Of A Saleaman
"Who will Light the Incense When Mother Is gone?"
Moma and maggie poor and uneducated
tragedy, family drama
Balancing Work and Family: be a working mother or a housewife
Nowadays, as it becomes more popular and acceptable for women to cease being a full time housewife and to become a full time employee instead, many raise the question “should women be housewives or working mothers?” In general, most of women would...
This article was written to celebrate the birth centenary of Amal-kiran (KD Sethna) who is now 104 with a glowing personality as if some wise God of ancient Greece took birth to offer himself to Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. A versatile genius he may be—and he is—but what is most appealing to us about him...
During the “Black Pride movement” in the 1960’s, in a southern three bedroom home located in the pastures. The house was made with a tin roof, windows that are holes of different shapes cut into the side of the house. During the short story Everyday Use by Alice Walker you will see how the...
and depressing moments. When I was a little girl my mother and father parted, my siblings were confused and wanted to have someone to blame. Since our father was no longer a part of the family the only person left to turn to was our mother. I felt that I was the only one who understood her mentally and...
August 29, 2012
When reading I came across some interesting non-fiction story and letter written by well known authors. They were all good but there was two that I had the most reaction to. When I came across these two letters I felt like I had a connection...
found out when I was 3 I really didn’t dwell on it. I’m sure a lot of people in the U.S. didn’t know they had family from other countries or maybe even one country.
I am 75 % African American and 25% Korean. My ancestors came from Seoul, Korea. The culture is Korean, my birth mother left there...
The Mother-Daughter Conflicts in Modern America: Causes and Solutions
AP Psychology B4
The Mother-Daughter Bond: Conflict and Comfort
Elinor Robin writes about the mother-daughter bond, which can be considered a very important relationship. Like many...
of hopes spun by the angels of heaven from the sinews of the rainbow. And He cloaked her in the shadow of confusion, which is the dawn of life and light. Then the God took consuming fire from the furnace of anger, and searing wind from the desert of ignorance, and sharp- cutting sands from the shore...
hands in blue flakes as they departed the wooden surface. A faint bell signalled my entrance and I was immediately engulfed in the aroma of burning incense; sandalwood and vanilla. I nervously clutched at the sheet of paper I held that read ‘Help needed. Inquire within for details’ and took a deep breath...
Motivating story to read - Another man's folly
.......He paid the price for another man’s folly.
One life gone, 2 people dead !
A mother is devastated, she is howling with pain, yelling all she can in that dark and dingy corner of her four by four kholi. There was nobody to hear her yell and...
Gone With The Wind:
The Evolution Of Sex And Race In The 1930’s
7 June 2010
How the 1930’s could have turned out to be positive instead of a negative. The difficult decade for many Americans was the 1930s. Knol Beta stated that “the Great Depression...
Brigham Young University
Grapes of Wrath 4ﾧ
2.1 John Steinbeck 's Life Experiences and Introduction 5ﾧ
2.2 The Creation Background of The Grapes of Wrath 6ﾧ
3 The Concrete Embodiment of Creation Approach in The Grapes of Wrath from Symbolism 7ﾧ
3.1 Characters 7ﾧ
3.1.1 Jim Casey Who Took on the Mission of Modern Jesus 7ﾧ
children and teenagers have been influenced by popular culture. As with any family, beliefs are passed on from one generation to the next, but what happens when everything they see outside their home contradicts what they know to be true? The values we instill in our children can help carry them through life...
A NORTHERN LIGHT
MATTIE Gokey can’t forget the promise she had mae to her dying mother- a promise to stay on in the family farm and help raise her three little sisters. The trouble is that keeping her word would mean an end to all her dreams. The story is set in a peaceful little village...
When China Ruled the Seas
By: Louise Levathes
This book covers the beginnings of China, the philosophy of Confucianism, and mainly centers around the peak of China’s power, the Ming Dynasty. The first people to arrive in China came around 1600 B.C.E., which later became the Shang Dynasty. The...
BILL HAS GONE AND DONE IT AGAIN...
They're standing on the corner and they can't speak English.
I can't even talk the way these people talk:
Why you ain't,
Where you is,
What he drive,
Where he stay,
Where he work,
Who you be...
And I blamed the kid until I heard the mother talk.
Sons & Mothers
Mother’s relationships, input and importance to their sons and daughters has been always a close and endearing one. For African-Americans this relationship was tested wearingly throughout American history. In the past many obstacles were faced by African-American men...
on campus? It's exam time, and the authorities are taking extraordinary measures to guard against cheating on high-stakes university-entrance exams. When the testing concludes July 16, a total of 1.8 million would-be scholars will have taken the entry exam in the hope of landing one of only 300,000 spots...
In the story “The Kind of Light that Shines on Texas” by Reginald McKnight we encounter several conflicts that our main character, Clint, an African American child who attends a public school back in 1960, Waco, Texas. He faces through out the story several conflicts with society and also the conflicts...
In the novel Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, Scarlett O'Hara was nurtured by her ardent Irish father and compassionate, sturdy, firm mother in the colossal plantation of Tara in Georgia. The lass grew from a spoiled adolescent, to a flourishing business woman, who did not hold any concern...
says: Mothers are angels who teach their children to fly. Indeed mothers are angels and although we often think that mothers were sent to torture us especially in our adolescent years when we would rather go out with friends instead of washing the dishes or doing our assignments, our mothers nevertheless...