Recently, I read “The Glass Menagerie,” by Tennessee Williams. I felt intrigued when I start to read the scenes of this play. The play portrays some of the discussions that the family has, and the mother is prot
I am excited by your post, “Deception,”because reading is very interesting. You are left with the intrigue that it will happen later. I like how the plot is.
One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “The falling action ultimately resolves the conflict.” I think this is great that when people have conflicts they resolve them. I think that when we have conflicts we all have to try to resolve them.
Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I was very interested in this post you made. I like the story you have read is very interesting.
Tom is a dynamic character. His archetype changes over the course of the play. At the beginning of the play, he is the honest man. This can be seen on the third scene in lines 32 it says; “TOM: House, hous
“The Glass Menagerie” starts with Tom’s narration. From what he describes at the beginning of the play, they lived in a poor neighborhood. Tom and his sister Laura’s personalities are so different. I can say t
The Glass Menagerie play started with Tom narration. For what he described at the beginning of the play they lived in a poor neighborhood. Tom and her sister Laura personality it’s so different, I can say that w
Dear Idelkys :
I am inspired by your response to AOC, “ Stepping Up To Change Our Lives And Our Generations,” because make think that there is teeneagers that really care about the future. But also they care about other people’s rights.
One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “They are learning how to defend their rights. It is beca…[Read more]
Hi Abigail. This was really inspiring to read. It is funny because our generation is always told we are lazy and we get nothing done, but we are working harder than most any other generation. I got a job at a younger age than any person in my family had before, but I was still told I never worked hard enough. Maybe it is a human thing to suppress the impressive. Thank you for what you wrote. Here is an article that talks about why our generation will change the world. https://www.forbes.com/sites/markcperna/2019/10/22/the-why-gen-meet-our-next-greatest-generation/#33ef03703ab8
I am very inspired by what you say also I agree with you, about, “this generation cares about others, cares about everybody. The youngest are more sensitive because they feel empathy for others. ” because after 50 to 60 years we will not be here and today children will maintain the world so we should let them decide and share their opinion what they want and how will be there future.
One sentence you wrote “we know how to solve problems and are intelligent enough to take leadership roles and choose the government.” that stands out for me is because what you said it completely true. today’s children are very independent they what they need to have a better life and make a good future and they are passionate about it and they are ready to take any challenge to fully feel their desire.
Have you seen this organization” Advocate for youth”? https://advocatesforyouth.org/. I thought you might be interested in this because they are very well organized organization and they advocate for youth revolt. I also want to share there website quiet ” Young people understand that reproductive and sexual health and rights are inextricably tied to social justice and the fight for liberation. Join thousands of youth activists and adult allies as we build a better and more equitable world”. I found this quote very inspiring.
Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next.
I am really delighted by your letter to AOC because of the way you talked about how the AOC motivates youth to fight for their rights.Additionally, when young people read this letter they will be encouraged and believe that there is someone behind them and supporting them. One sentence that really stands out for me is when you said: “The young protesters that I find most inspiring are the youth who led the Vietnam War protests in the 1960’s” to describe how this generation is really not scared about accepting everyone and willing to talk about the world’s problems, compared to adults”. Although I disagree that our generation is more “bad ass ‘, this makes me think that you are absolutely right and the generations now are willing to risk their lives to get what they are believing is right.There is gun violence every day on the news and it’s only kids who are in high school who are being killed. Their lives and dreams get destroyed just for nothing and injustice another big problem is climate change. I was watching videos on YouTube and I feel like you might be interested in watching this videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAmmUIEsN9A&t=329s I thought you might be interested in watching this. Thank you for writing this letter. I look forward to reading what you will be doing next in “Youth Voices”.
Dear Isaac :
I am inspired by your literary analysis,”Discovery of My Felt Sense,” because you describe specific literary elements that you find connection between the three stories. These stories have connections in some issues that are education, inequality in our society. I like the way you explain the cause and affect people in different way…[Read more]
I am interested in your literary analysis, “Three Life Lessons,” because you give us a summary of three stories that have a connection with education. Each story has a different point of view on education. For example, it shows different ways of young people facing the issues about it.
One sentence you wrote that stands out for…[Read more]
In my English class we chose three stories based on our thinking, these stories connect in some way. The three stories are interesting because they are about inequality and race. “The Lesson” is a story abou
You chose some interesting stories and wrote about their shared themes well. I’d like to see you write more about each of the stories themselves as well as how they connect and contrast. They cover interesting topics that are historically underrepresented. As an aside, your writing is well thought our but your sentences begin with some unnecessary conjunctions. You rarely need to start sentences with, “it looks like,” or, “I think that,” unless you are writing a scientific study. Have confidence in your writing and don’t be afraid to express it.
This was a very interesting topic and mini-essay to read bout and I think you have some more things that you can implement and introduce to your writing, but good job. As your doing this make sure to hold your head up and don’t forget about your word choice that shows some confidence.
Dear El-Hassn :
I am impacted by your essay, “Racial Wealth Gap and Education,” because you show the connection between the stories and also about real life. One set of lines that you wrote that stands out for me is: “ Social class rank you and make you more or less worth because society perceives you in that way. The racial inequality in the U…[Read more]
I am curious about your dialogue, “Dee and the Quilts” because it changes my perspective about Dee. I can see that there is a conflict between the three of them and I would like to learn more about it.
One line that stands out for me is, “Mama: Do you believe in your culture? You abandoned us for ten years and now you are coming to st…[Read more]
I am fascinated about your short story, “Maggie’s Mournful life” because it helps me to understand how Maggie felt because the unequal treatment that she got from her mother.
One set of lines that stands out for me is, “Life is not easy as we predict. We all need to put effort to gain things that we desire for. Yeah, I agree that I…[Read more]
I am inspired by your letter because it is very powerful and efficient in solving the conflict between Maggie and Dee.
One paragraph that stands out for me, “However I would like to visit you one day and maybe have a cup of tea and talk about our lives. I almost forgot to tell you that I have always admired you.” I think these two lines are critical to your letter, because this key to solving the conflict between Dee and Maggie
Your letter reminds me of my friend that I have not seen for decades, is this even true?
Thanks for your letter. I look forward to seeing what you make next.
I am eager with your Letter “The Hardest Letter to Write” because I love how you used Maggie’s point of view to used the Letter and explain how she felt about her sister. And also the way that you bring the story in the future by including after the death of their mother. One that stands out for me is, “At the beginning I was scared of people like mom said, but people are not bad… well some people. I feel like if mom was the one who made me or saw me like the scariest person in the world, and I understand her.” I think this section is interesting because even though she faced a lost difficult things in her live she did not blame her mother. She try to understand why her mother did all this things to why she did not let her go to school or why she try to protected her. Another set of lines that stands out for me is, “ I am married and I have started a program to learn to be a better reader and writer.” I think this line is compelling because after her mother pass away she decided to learn how to read and write. This show that she gained confident in her self and started a new life with her husband. Your story helps me to understand never give up on the things you want to do. Therefore do not let people tell who you are and what you should do. Fallow you dream and your heart. Thanks for your story. I look forward to seeing what you make next. For your next story I would like to see Maggie and her sister meet.
I am hurt by, your letter, “The hardest Letter to Write,” because of the things that you wrote about your mom. Yeah, sometimes we kind of having the exact feeling but it is not the truth.
One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “It feels strange and sad that mom tells us that she loves equal to both but she always treats both differently.” I think this is nervous because a mom always loves her children whatever happened. You may feel like she does not love both of you yus equally, but it just because you want her to give you the same thing as she gave to your sister. Sometimes you have to set and thing why mom gave this thing to my sister and not to me? Is that thing good for me?
Another sentence that I past tense verb was: “Since mom passed away the last thing that I know about you is your address.” This stood out for me because this is not the behavior of a sister. I don’t appreciate it. One reason I say this is because after your mom passed away, you guys should stay together as a family and support each other and not run away from each other. Another reason I disagree with you is that your sister should not be hart by you. On the contrary, you should get closer to her lean from her in order to get the same equal love as your sister from your mom.
Have you seen this book name: the neckless? https://photos.state.gov/libraries/hochiminh/646441/vantt/The%20necklace.pdf I thought you might be interested in this because of reading it.
Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next.
I am impressed by the way you composite your letter “The hardest letter to write ” because it shows the awaiting reunion between Maggie and her sister. It also shows how Maggie has changed and improved her life.
One line that stands out for me is “Hello Dee or I should call you Wangero? Whatever.” because it shows the disconnection between Maggie and her sister. Which reflects on creating the conflict between Maggie and her Sister. The lack of communication aspect between Maggie and her sister arise issues between them and helps to weaken the bonds and cohesion between them .
That line astonished me “However I would like to visit you one day and maybe have a cup of tea and talk about our lives. I almost forgot to tell you that I have always admired you.” because it shows the dedication of Maggie to strengthen the bonds between her and her sister and also implies on how important the family is for Maggie.
I loved reading you letter and i look forward to read more work from you.
I am delighted by your story ” The Hardest Letter to Write” because your it is very heroically.
one line that stands out for me is, ”However I would like to visit you one day and maybe have a cup of tea and talk about our lives. I almost forgot to tell you that I have always admired you.” It shows how Maggie loves Dee despite what Dee thinks of her.
Your story help me to understand the story very well and make me realize Maggie’s feelings. Also, still black people suffering and your story show their struggles.
Thanks for your beautiful story “The Hardest Letter to Write”. I look forward to seeing what you make next.
I am in love with your short story, “The Hardest Letter to Write” because it is very original and creative. I really like the idea of writing a letter. We had the chance to see what happened r the story. One line that stands out for me is, “Since mom passed away the last thing that I know about you is your address.” I think this line is so powerful because it made me feel so bad. I had this cold in back like if a bad story had been delivered to me and that is how I know that what I just read is good. Another line that stands out for me is, “It feels strange and sad that mom tells us that she loves equal to both but she always treats both differently.” I think this line is Ironic because it is true that mama also said that she likes her two daughters equally but yet one went to school and the other one didn’t.Your story reminds me of a story that I once read where the mother was treating the middle kid really because she says she was the curse of the family. Thanks for your story. I look forward to seeing what you make next. Keep on the good work I think the way you write is really powerful.
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