May The Forces Be Positive Essay

1089 words - 5 pages

In a red beanie chair beside Mrs. Barnes desk in the back of the room I sat with my knees pulled up to my chest and Charlotte’s Web balanced on top. As I read I became a girl determined to save a baby pig, a spider with an incredible web, and a lonely pig. I traveled through the story as if it was my life I was reading about. Books take me on a journey to unimaginable worlds where I can be a damsel in distress, or a circus freak, I can ride a flying pig or stand beside Martin Luther King Jr. as he makes his speeches. Early, on I had teachers who encouraged me to find books that I enjoyed and that could transport me but there are very few teachers who encourage their kids to read and enjoy it. Most teacher assign books that will match the curriculum the school board makes up disregarding the possibility that we might enjoy reading if the right material is found. Teachers have the ability to influence the perspective of how we views reading and, the capability to help transport us into books.
Deborah Brandt says, “People don’t become literate on their own; rather, literacy is sponsored by people.”(Deborah B., 331) As a children we are read to and enjoy the stories we hear, we don’t cry, yell, or scream we sit and listen to the story as if we are the main character. But many times as we learn to read on our own we lose the interest in stories we once had, this has to do with the teachers who influence us. Teachers who force books onto us can cause us to lose the wonder we once had when reading. Teachers need to be aware of us and how they force books on to us. By asking us to read and find a book that we would enjoy within a specific genre they can encourage to participate in the assignment. In high school as a project we were asked to go to the library and find a book in the fiction section. As we all went searching for our books I could look up and see the excitement in everyone’s face. We were given the freedom to choose any book we wanted and by this we were encouraged to read for the assignment. Giving students the freedom to choose their books and to choose what they read can inspire them to read for the required assignment not just for the grade but to enjoy the story also.
Many times when we are given the choice to read or not we will pick the latter because we know that no matter what nothing the teacher can say will get us excited for the assignment. Teachers need to also realize that they are the reason for our animosity towards reading. When a teacher assigns a book they are usually very sullen about the idea of the assignment. By having this expression the teacher is setting the mood for the reading and discouraging us from reading. When I was sitting in my freshman English class my teacher got out her large teacher’s addition of the textbook flipped to Romeo and Juliet and stated in a monotone voice for us to get...

Find Another Essay On May the Forces be Positive

Informative Speech: Recycling May Be Bad For the Environment

550 words - 2 pages Specific Purpose: To inform the audience that recycling may be bad for the environment Attention Getter:     Most of the people present here today probably recycle; some more than others. And probably, most people assume that they are saving natural resources and helping the environment. However, this is not always true. Thesis:     There are many myths about recycling. Preview:      Today in my speech, I will give you facts that may

Electronic Entertainment May Be The New Private Eye

1763 words - 8 pages is mandatory to have in-home surveillance as opposed to current U.S. citizens blindly allowing to be monitored by services that we believe to protect us. We as technology consumers make ourselves vulnerable to being watched at any time on our own private property by small time hackers and government agencies. In the future there may not have to be a law requiring in home surveillance devices because we have already purchased and installed them

The Life You Save May Be Your Own

683 words - 3 pages Flannery O'Connor's style of southern gothic writing, with her background of Christianity, collaborate for some controversial and unorthodox symbolism. In her short story The Life You Save May Be Your Own, O'Connor incorporates numerous symbols to emphasize her theme. O'Connor's use of symbolism filters into the names and traits of her characters, the dimensions of her setting, and the events of her plot.Mr. Shiftlet is a man who doesn't know

The Life you save may be your Own

800 words - 3 pages OwensThe inability to overcome physical or emotional temptation flaws all humans to some extent, but what make an individual morally reprehensible? In O'Connor's story "The Life You Save May Be Your Own" she paints a complex and elegant answer to the question. Every character in the story has a physical impairment lending to the idea of outward deformities being metaphors for emotional inadequacy. Mr. Tom T. Shiflet lacks the most physically

The life you save may be your own - math - homework

758 words - 4 pages Lilly Moreland Branson 4 11/26/17 Symbolism in Literature In literature, symbolism is used to give something qualities and meaning much deeper than shown. Many people overlook symbols when reading literature because the symbols aren’t always obvious, but recognizing symbolism can give readers a whole new understanding of the story. Flannery O’Connor’s use of symbolism and imagery in her story “The Life You Save May be Your Own” helps portray the

The truly mental may be sleeping in your bed

1024 words - 5 pages them something to relate to. Least of all, we may all be ill just waiting on our next horror film fix. Watching these films is just asking for a nightmare to start, but without these films people would not have an outlet to let out their emotions. People all want to see someone on the chopping block so that their dopamine fix is satisfied. We must as King states in the conclusion of his essay keep the gators fed. Kings essay gives us purpose behind the reason we like to watch these films before I read this article I felt guilty watching these type films, but now I have a purpose.

Compare and contrast two theories of motivation explaining how the two approaches may differ and how they may be similar

1353 words - 5 pages The subject of motivation can be approached from a number of perspectives. Some theories approach motivation as coming from within a person (Drive Theory), whereas other theories approach motivation as coming from within the person (Incentive Theory). Compare and contrast two theories of motivation explaining how the two approaches may differ and how they may be similar. Does one theory seem to explain motivation better than the other? Support

Discuss how the six macro-environments (demographic, economic, natural, technological, political, and social/cultural) forces may affect the marketing of a drink or food company

1409 words - 6 pages Discuss how the six macro-environments (demographic, economic, natural, technological, political, and social/cultural) forces may affect the marketing of a drink or food company.Companies and their suppliers, marketing intermediaries, customers, competitors, and publics all operate in a macro-environment of forces and trends that shape opportunities and pose threats. Within the rapidly changing global picture, the firm must monitor six major

The Analysis of the Characters in “The Life You Save May Be Your Own”

795 words - 3 pages sins that taunt the human mind to do as it pleases not as it should. Flannery O’Connor, the author of “The Life You Save May Be Your Own”, knew the idea of human life beyond just existing. Three of her characters; Tom Shiftlet, Mrs. Lucynell Crater, and the daughter also named Lucynell Crater, show the true meaning of human life. Tom Shiftlet, the traveler, exposes the meaning of life by his turning back to get Lucynell after he leaves her at

The Security of Nuclear Power in the U.S.: We may be in Trouble

764 words - 4 pages success, that is except for the thousands of men, women and children who would now be dead. What is known about the mock attack is it occurred by forces on the ground, because the NRC doesn’t plan security for an event that may occur by air (Kirkham and Kuperman 15). Since the tragic events of 2001, the NRC has required that privately-held nuclear power facilities enhance security and in response upwards to $2 billion has been spent to improve

The Seven Commandments May be the Key to Understanding Animal Farm

713 words - 3 pages The Seven Commandments may be said to be the key to an understanding of Animal Farm. The novel, Animal Farm, by George Orwell expresses the idea of self-government through the animals. The animals play the role of humans. Because the animals decide that they want to run the farm by themselves, they make up a way of living called Animalism. The Seven Commandments (Animal Farm's Constitution) under which they live are based on these major

Similar Essays

Duality In "The Life You Save May Be Your Own."

1374 words - 6 pages Christ. She also shows that he has certain traits that correspond to an anti-Christ. Duality is also shown in nature, by the use of nature in a good, optimistic way. Nature is also portrayed by O’Connor as destructive and bad. O’Connor puts specific details in her story that support the use of positive and negative nature and both of Mr.Shiftlet’s personalities. “The Life You Save May Be Your Own” is filled with double-sidedness.

Financial Aid: Old Methods May Not Be The Best Methods

1739 words - 7 pages Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act (SAFRA) proposed in 2008 and passed in 2009 rewrote student financial aid rules in a positive way and outmoded the ineffective old student loan system. Lending institutions and for-profit colleges lobbied hard to block the forward progress of SAFRA based on the claims that the government was creating a monopoly on student loans and was creating a further loss of jobs in the lending industry. At no point in the

The Microsoft Public License And How It May Be Utilized

2221 words - 9 pages The Microsoft Public License and How it May Be Utilized Table of Contents About the License 3 Description 4 Legal and Ethical Analysis 5 Compatibility 6 Legal Aspects 7 Future Implications 9 Current Programs 9 Comparing to Other Licenses 10 Conclusion 11 References 12 About the License The Microsoft Public License (MS-PL) is a type of license solution that has been endorsed by the Open Source Initiative for

The Internet May Be Our Route To Success

937 words - 4 pages . Although the blogging and website designing may seem time consuming, it can prove to be very beneficial to the company and end up increasing the company’s overall revenue.. My previous work history contains skills geared towards marketing; this includes promoting a business through posting blogs and occasionally updating the company’s website. The advantages of promoting a company through the creation of a website are endless and seemingly outweigh