E1 L45 – Key Points in Keller’s Autobiography

Everyone knows who Helen Keller was; her problems, as well as her accomplishments, are famous around the world. In The Story of My Life, her autobiography, she outlines the breakthroughs as she remembers them. A couple of these include the w-a-t-e-r episode, the beads connection, and Dr. Graham Bell.    The first incident to set her free was the referral to Alexander Graham Bell. At that time, … Continue reading E1 L45 – Key Points in Keller’s Autobiography

E1 L35 – Contrast and Narrative

In composing the autobiography The Persecutor, Sergei Kourdakov exhibits diverse contrasts to enliven his account; diversity of virtue, antonyms, and activities are all molded to become a book. It becomes particularly apparent when comparing different parts of the story, such as the Sunday picnic and the following raid, or the Soviet leaders and the Soviet people.    The first contrast made in the book was his studies … Continue reading E1 L35 – Contrast and Narrative

E1 L25 – Major Turning points in My Life

          Most people have points at which their life completely changes.  It may be a death, a birth, a bankruptcy, or a lottery win.  There is no end to the possibilities that may be a point at which life goes in a different direction.  For me, the main one was when I finally decided to stop being sneaky.  It took years of punishment, lots of … Continue reading E1 L25 – Major Turning points in My Life

E1 L25 – Major Turning Points in My Life

Most people have points at which their life completely changes. It may be a death, a birth, a bankruptcy, or a lottery win. There is no end to the possibilities that may be a point at which life goes in a different direction. For me, the main one was when I finally decided to stop being sneaky. It took years of punishment, lots of talks … Continue reading E1 L25 – Major Turning Points in My Life

E1L20 – What do I Remember Most About A Bus of my Own?

               In the book A Bus of my Own by Jim Lehrer, I remember a few things from the book.  One of the things I remember the most, however, is the Great Pinball Incident, as he calls it.  The reason it grabbed me was that sometimes I feel like that, and I even actually did something similar once.                   The Great Pinball Incident is right … Continue reading E1L20 – What do I Remember Most About A Bus of my Own?