You are to write a five paragraph literary essay based on one of the 4 prompts and what you have read and learned in this module. these are your options: 1. how do the events of "the white umbrella" teach the narrator a lesson about shame and acceptance? 2. what role does creativity play in "the bat-poet"? 3. how does the character of squeaky change over the course of "raymond's run"? 4. discuss the influences of older family members on the protagonists and speakers in the stories and poems of this unit. you are to write a five paragraph literary essay based on what you have read and learned in this module. your final submission should meet the following requirements. • submit completed pre-writing and outline documents. • write an essay that contains an introduction with hook and thesis statement, supporting paragraphs with evidence and at least one quotation, and a conclusion that restates the thesis and reviews main points. • use transitions appropriate to the pattern of organization. • use vocabulary to create tone and voice. • cite primary source (quotation). • submit completed revision checklist. • vary sentence structure. • create sentences with parallel structures. • use technology in the writing process.
Question 1. Answer At the beginning of the story, the narrator is ashamed of her mother. By the end of the story, when she fears she has lost her forever, she comes to accept her mother.The narrator is an immigrant girl from China. She is embarrassed by her parents, both of whom work and are different from others. She wants to be like her piano teacher. When her piano teacher gives her a white umbrella, she tells the teacher she wishes she were her mother. On the way home, they get in a car accident and for a moment she is afraid her mother has been killed. She feels ashamed for wishing she had a different mother. She accepts her mother for who she is and immediately tosses the umbrella in the sewer.
Question 2. Answer I think creativity's role in the poem is to explain the nature of humans by comparing it with animal behavior. It tries to express alienation and being unique by using the bat's experience in the porch. The poem expresses man's human nature of breaking out of his zone and goes back to who he was in the end.
Question 3. Answer At the beginning of the story, Squeaky comes across as a strong, no-nonsense kind of girl. She is able to fend for herself and also takes care of her older brother, Raymond, who is mentally challenged. This should be quite a big responsibility for Squeaky considering her age, yet she is able to take this in stride.
1. How do the events of "The White Umbrella" teach the narrator a lesson about shame and acceptance?
In the "The White Umbrella" by Gish Jen, a girl is ashamed of her working mother . She wants to have a white umbrella that her piano teacher has over the piano. She receives the piano as a gift and she wants the piano teacher to be her mother. Later on when she, her sister and her mother have an accident and when she thinks her mother is dead she learns to value her mother and throws away the umbrella as a symbol that fitting in the society is not as important as her mother.
2. What role does creativity play in "The Bat-Poet"?
Creativy is really important is the endearing story "The Bat-Poet" by Randall Jarrel. A bat feels he is different from his peers and composes poems. The mockingbird calls his attention and writes a poem about it. The success with the mockingbird convinces to look for other animals and this time he plans to sell his poem. The chipmunk becomes his first client properly and he wants to sell the poem by six crickets but the chipmunk doesn't know what crickets are and You have to read the story but I can tell you it is unique and very creative and the poems are wonderful.
3. How does the character of Squeaky change over the course of "Raymond's Run"?
At the beginning Squeak doesn't think Raymond could run well and at the end Squeak notices Raymond's potential as a runner and decides to train Raymond for the next year's race.
4. Discuss the influences of older family members on the protagonists and speakers in the stories and poems of this unit.
In the first story, the influence of the piano teacher is strong as well as the desire of youngsters to fit in and be like the other teens. In the bat poet-bat old people are represented in animals like the mockingbird and the owl. The other bats can be like friends you have at schools that are important for teenagers when they take decisons. In "Raymond's Run" friends are key and influence what the characters consider important.
There are more the 5 paragraphs in all the hints I gave you.
Listen girl you are in k12 right? okay well you need to do this its not that bad I can help you with the first paragraph. but you need to reword it! they put your work through a machine to see if you cheated. besides its a crime to sleat the work so here you go.
"At the beginning of this story, the main character is disappointed of her mom. At the end of the story, she is worried she lost her mom forever. She then realizes they need to overcome their troubles. The Main Character is embarrassed by her parent, who both have different jobs. But The women realize she wants to be like her piano teacher."
remember RE-WORD IT. we both could get in trouble.