Literary Reviews

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Mid-Term Break
Life makes us think about the future, yet at time the future seems unclear. Have you ever wonder how it feels to lose a loved one? Many people deal with the loss in many ways. Some deal with the pain by crying, remembering the moments, isolating themselves from the world, and other just accept the fact they lost the person they loved. The author Seamus Heaner writes a poem with the title of “Mid-Term Break”. This is a short poem it starts out with the narrator sitting sadly in the bay waiting for his neighbors to pick him up. As then poem goes on we start to understand why the narrator is sad, we find out that one of his younger brother has died. The narrator explains throughout the events in his home how each family member feels he noticed how his father with an expression of not believing what had happened. As the narrator keeps moving along this home his mother cries her tears outs, she doesn’t believe her son has died. Inside the house neighbors are gathering to be in the funeral. When the narrator reaches t his brothers’ room it demonstrate the way he feels; because he sees how his brother is now laying in a long sleep. The narrator tells that his brother has been killed by a car, and the marks of the bumper still remain. At the end the narrator describes that his brother lies peacefully in a box knowing he is in better hands.
Loosing a loved one is the hardest thing any person can deal with. I have loss one of my grandparents I dealt with the pain just remembering the good times and advices he would give me. This poem is not a typical poem I am use to reading. What this poem makes me think is when I am far away from my family I don’t know what’s going on in their lives. This poem was easy to understand because it helps many of us to appreciate the things we got before we lose them.
Children of Affluence
The difference between a wealthy family and a poor family can it demonstrate the different personalities of a child? In today’s culture there are many ways a child acts in society depending on their social status. Thanks to author Robert Coles a child psychiatrist this article call “Children of Affluence” demonstrates the personality of children growing up with wealthy families. Cole’s observation starts out by telling when he used to see children who were usually rebels. He also explains that no matter what kind of family you lived with either way problems of rebelliousness will happen. Coles moves on into the important study he made in wealthy families. His main point in this article was that wealthy children feel entitlement because of what they have. An important example he gives is the one where the parents, try not to spoil their children; but as he describes the children know they will get anything because of the parents’ money. The study he made also shows that children tend to have more confidence in their selves to the fact of the money they posses. Finally when Cole has finish his study he stills has the...

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