Recently, I read “The Glass Menagerie”, by Tennessee Williams. I appreciated the fact that I get to read the story. The play is so interesting because I have learned many characters that have helped me to know
Amanda is a dynamic character her archetype changes over the course of the play. At the beginning of the play, she is archetypal of the mother. This can be seen in lines 29 to 31, where the author writes: “
This play is based on the memories of the narrator Tom Wingfield. He related part of his life in different scenes according to what he remembered. Also describe some specific issues that his family struggled w
Reading this makes me learn each character through someone else’s words or actions. I want to write about Amanda’s character and the way I can explain her character is through her kids which are Tom and Laur
Precious Fatoumata, I am so delighted by your letter to AOC “Motivating Youth Activists To Advocate For Their Future” because it really caught my attention and the way you talked about how the AOC motivates youth to fight for their rights. Most importantly when youth read this letter they will have the courage and believe that there is som…[Read more]
I am really fascinated by your detailed and cogent letter to AOC. You really demonstrated how much impact AOC has had on young people. I agree with you on the fact that AOC unconsciously encourages young people to excel by motivating them.
One thing you said that stands out for me is: ‘One reason is that young youth are more open-minded and they are the future leaders who are meant to make the world a better place. Older people might be afraid that their love once would be hurt out of that.’ because I believe that our generation experience unprecedented events. Yet, they do not complain but they always find ways to overcome them.
Thank you for your writing and I look forward to seeing what you write next.
I am choosing an adjective peaceful to show you my emotion that I feel when I read your letter AOC, “Thank You for Giving Youth Courage to Fight Back!”. Your letter was too emotional for me because it was much realist and had a great thought about all the stuff we are facing in our community. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “I live in the Bronx, and every month my community faces gun violence in schools.” I think this is powerful because it is a really true issue that the government doesn’t pay attention too much instead of that without us they are nothing and without them, we are nothing too. So we should stand up by ourselves and they will know what you want from them . Another sentence that I like was: “The generation before us some of them were really brave and scary..” This stood out for me because their fight does not start with us, some already started before us so we should respect their path roads in peace for they can have everything done. I like to do some reading online and the thing that interested me was a book called Patience. Have you seen this book? if not go see In a youtube I thought you might be interested in this because of the advice that you want to teach us from this video. Thank you for your bravery. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next Since I really enjoy reading your written style and it helps me to open my mind about our society even though sometimes it is really hard for us to accept everything. But I wonder if next time you can give us a deep conclusion? For more explanation, thank you.
Dear Housseynatou : I am obsessed with your letter, “Thank You for Giving Youth Courage to Fight Back!,” because it gives me the power and the courage to do more in my life. It helps realize that in life we can do much more, and to not be shy to say what you have to say. It is good to let your voice be heard. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is, “One reason is that young youth are more open-minded and they are the future leaders who are meant to make the world a better place.” I think this is interesting because it is true that the youth are badass. But let’s not also forget that the youth from the past did a lot more, which is as for me, this new generation is doing the same thing and they are getting better and better. Another sentence that grabbed my attention was: “I think this story is a good example of what AOC is saying because it is always the young who suffer the most and the ones who risk their lives to save others and make their lives better..” This stood out for me because we can see that most of the people who die are youth either they were shot or they were bitten and all of that is because they are doing the right thing. It’s true that the truth hurts but it is only the truth who comes first and last. Have you seen this article and video “ https://www.teenstakecharge.com/campaign, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xB2cbnxa7G0” I thought you might be interested in this because of the youth revolution. It’s about young youth who are fighting for an affordable education, they are representing the youth voices. Watch the video you will like, it is so important. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because your passion of writing such a thing give me inspiration for wanting more of your ideas.
Dear El-Hassan I am compassionate with your story because it really stands out for me and people can just read the first paragraph and understand what you are going to talk about in the essay. Maggie’s family were really struggling when it comes to education and living status. This sentence really caught my attention “which was a very poor vil…[Read more]
Beloved Hanna, I am touched with the language you used to explain how minorities are suffering from the society. Especially the black people who suffered the most because they are black and poor. Sometimes it looks like they are isolated from society. This paragraph really helped me to see being poor can affect many people’s lives and to not h…[Read more]
I am fascinated with your story, because you really showed the differences between the three stories. You explained the importance of education and how some the kids in “The Lesson” were not taking it seriously and at the end they realize that a person without education it’s just a bird without wings. This paragraph really caught my atten…[Read more]
I am so interested, fascinated and surprised about your writing “ The Brightness of Education,” because the topic is so true and your writing has so much to say about education. I pretty much support the idea that acknowledging change our mind makes people be independent and productive to our life. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “ That time they did not realize that education is the most powerful weapon that a person could have and no one else can’t take it from him or her. Especially that time was when segregation and they thought that they were not allowed to fight for their presence and their future. They must have honored their past and made their future better than they lived.” I think this is inspiring because that is the one way our society can move on just by having education that is the key to change or improve inequality. If we check the story of these people who finish their education, for example Martin Luther King and Rosa Park, they make a huge impact on their surroundings. Another sentence that I liked was: “Reading these makes me think that maybe they wrote the stories to let people to not commit the same mistakes that they did. ” This stood out for me because the a great reason why the author decided to make this story so can keep impacting other people’s lives through year and year is important to maintain story alive so people would try to change their minds. Have you seen this read Malala book? I just love her voice and ideas. Please, if you haven’t read her book yet I recommend you to do it because she supports education. She just said that it is better to be prepared to fight with a pen instead of a weapon which is so true. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next !
Dear Houssenatou: I am really sad about your letter, “The Brightness of Education,” because hearing that the kid who will change the world in the future is uneducated. I wonder what the future will be if these kids stay uneducated. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “The narrator was teaching a young adult boy to know different types of race and how to be presentable when meeting one kind of them.” I think this is good, but sometimes it is useless. The boy has to be careful. because people are different even though they have the same race. Sometimes people can have different races and have the same behavior. Another sentence that I hurted me was: “The mother was a side lover because she did not love her daughters in the same way.” This stood out for me because I can not understand how someone can love one of his or her children and forget about the one. Above all, a woman. I do totally agree with you that woman who loves one of her children more than the other. One reason I say this is because I think women are more qualified to educate children than men. If these women start making differences between their children that means the destruction of the families will be the biggest problem in the world. Then after that there will be peace in the world. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next.
I am envious of your essay, “The Brightness of Education,” because it shows a realistic point of view about life and how luck just played its role in some people’s life.
One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “t’s important for everyone to treat people how they want to be treated.” I think this is eye-catching because it shows that it’s important to value humans and give the same respect that we want to everyone. Another sentence that I liked was: “people who love you the most in this life and who can understand and help you find brightness.” This stood out for me because it proves that it’s ok to not be satisfied with your current situation, but it’s not ok to be in the same place for the rest of your life.
Have you seen this book? I thought you might be interested in this because it tells you how to actually read a book.
Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I think the realism in your literature is so eye-catching and open the reader’s mind.
Dear Housseynatu, In the first sentence it quotes, “I am thinking about managing my time before every due date. Being responsible is important because you will not have no one telling what or when to do certain stuff”. I like how you are thinking about your future very much and are trying your best not to waste no time. I like how you acknowledge being responsible because this is very much something that not a lot of people like doing, and are not very good at as well. You also acknowledge education very much in this article you wrote and I love that as well. Best of luck to your future writings!
Precious Oumy I am very impresionante with your story “Success isn’t Important but Attitudes is” because you really told what some families have and no one has the courage to tell them how they are supposed to treat outsiders. I think people should really say what’s bothering them in an environment, they choose whether they stay there or not. Wh…[Read more]
Dearest Celine I am ecstatic with your short story “Maggie’s Diary”, because the method you kept the story so simple and how you can understand every character’s emotion through Maggie’s words or perspectives. I am glorious with the techniques that you used your first paragraph a peaceful imagery that could keep a reader to continue being cur…[Read more]
Beloved Idelkys, I am Inspired about your short story “Young sister cries telling her Family experience after her hands were Burned”, because the way you expressed how Maggie would feel personally towards her mother and how her tragedy affected her life. What most attracted my attention is that even she knows her mother does not feel so much aff…[Read more]
Dear Eros I am so sensitive about your letter, “My True Feelings” because not a lot of people are honest when it comes to how they feel about certain things. In this letter you showed how a true talks about when they see unfairness happens. Maggie wanted to have the truth all out, to start a new beginning with her sister. I am truly sti…[Read more]
I am feeling melancholy after having read your interpretation “The Differences Between Sisters.” It because in the story mom was trying to help other back family when this horrible experiences happens to Maggie, is unfair for sure but this is the cruel reality took place many years ago. That’s the way how back community suffered.
The most heavy stands that call my attention is when you said “ Dolorously, Maggie was in the living room and she was burned all over her arms and legs. Mama came home and found Maggie fainted in the room and she quickly called for help. Over months Maggie’s injured healed but she still had scars all over her arms and legs. “ For sure this situation was devasting for the family.
I pretty recommend you story to the audiences, because people should the real history behind today society. Thanks for your words, and dedication creating this touching story I wish you the best.
I am sorrowful about your short story , “The Differences Between Sisters” because it has a lot of imagery that I can see and feel the horrible scenes of the fire.
One line that stands out for me is, “Some unkind people came to hurt a black family, because one member from the black family got into a fight.” I think this line is intriguing because how is possible people can hurt others just because their color. Also, I can’t stop thinking about all that Maggie felt and experienced.
Your story reminds me of a situation that I once experienced. In my neighborhood a young girl was playing with her brother and the house caught on fire but they never know who did it. The boy get off the house on time but the girl did not so she burned all over but she survive.
Thanks for your story. I look forward to seeing what you make next.
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