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A Summary of a Chapter from Makes Me Wanna Holler, an Autobiographical Book by Nathan McCall
Summary of “Makes Me Wanna Holler” The introductory, Nathan McCall had just come home from prison. He went into detail about what he was thinking in the moment and what happened. When he came home, he “wore the consciousness of [his] new freedom like an overcoat” (220). Everything felt surreal for him, it’s as if he was...
The Business of Slavery in The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano
Innocently strolling through life, living with a loving family, in a warm home, without a care in the world. In a country where nature can easily provide anything one wants. As happy as one can be, Olaudah Equiano, an eleven-year-old boy, abducted from his home. Hands bound and mouth covered, a terrified young boy, being ca...
What I Learned from College Girl by L. Gray-Rosendale
As soon as I read the first two chapters I could not put the book down. It had drawn me in completely. I thought overall this book was amazing and even though it was sad/depressing, it still had a good story behind it. I could not believe it was a true story and this horrible thing really happened to her. While Rosendale wa...
A Report on The Achievement of Desire, an Excerpt from Richard Rodriguez's Autobiography Hunger of Memory
The Scholarship Boy In the excerpt “The Achievement of Desire”, derived from the autobiography “Hunger of Memory”, Richard Rodriguez recounts his academic achievements from childhood to adulthood while also comparing it to that of his reclusiveness from his family. In the beginning of the excerpt, Rodriguez t...
Cultural Heroes in Autobiography of a Slave by Juan Francisco Manzano, A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid, and Masters of the Dew by Jacques Roumain
Lasting Impacts of Remarkable Figures Despite the struggles the Caribbean faced during the 19th century, there were some people, “cultural heroes”, who created a significant impact to benefit the many communities encompassed in the Caribbean. These cultural heroes can be seen through Juan Francisco Manzano in Autobiography...
The Valuable Lessons Taught by Autobiographies in Autobiography, an Article by V.S. Pritchett
In the article, Autobiography, V.S. Pritchett basically talks about autobiographies from his own perspective. He talks about its origin and the whole identity crisis writers have to face when writing their autobiography. He discusses the people that write it, the type of information it usually contains, the tone the author...
The Theme of Heroes and Villains in the Novel Reading Lolita in Teheran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi
ABSTRACT: This essay examines the question, “To what extent is the theme of heroes and villains portrayed in the novel ‘Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books’ by Azar Nafisi?”The essay begins by introducing the problems Nafisi, perhaps women in general faced at the time Iran was experiencing inner turmoil. The novel...
The Portrayal of Adolescence in David Mitchell's Novel Black Swan Green
“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.” (Robert Frost). Life changes continuously with each choice and decision creating an eternal cycle even after death. Childhood is a time of innocence while adulthood is a time of maturity. If one were to combine both these stages, you would end u...
The Life of George Appo: Hardships of Living During the Long Depression
It’s a Hard Knock Life Life was tough during the so-called “Long Depression.” There was a significant amount of crime, police brutality, and corruption in law enforcement that was going on at the time. Nobody cared about trying to make an honest living to fulfill what they thought was their share of the sought after Americ...
The Barriers Immigrants Face in Funny in Farsi, a Memoir by Firoozeh Dumas
Funny in Farsi There are few things in life easier to adjust to than "change." Said not a single person ever. However there a few, such as Firoozeh Dumas, who have handled the changes of life with what can only be described as humorous ease. In her memoir "Funny in Farsi" she addresses many of the issues and concepts immig...