Hello everyone! Hope you all had an amazing Easter and got to spend it with those you love.
On Thursday in English class we are going to be writing an in-class essay. This essay is going to be a style analysis on The Grapes of Wrath, which we have just finished reading. My problem with this isn’t that we have to write an essay, its the whole in class part of it that I don’t like; and its not just this essay, I have always hated in-class essays. I don’t like them because they don’t give you as much time to think and develop your ideas. I am the type of person where I don’t see all of the writing style very easily, so writing this in class is a bit of a challenge. My teacher says that this is in part to prepare us for the AP exam, where we will have to write a style analysis essay in a limited amount of time. I completely get that part of it and am actually thankful that we are getting to practice before we take the exam, but it still scares me to do it.
What do you guys think about in-class essays? Have you ever had to write one?
-Navy Blue Dress
Grapes of Irony, well it’s really Grapes of Wrath but the first one is better since it serves a point for this post. As we are reading The Grapes of Wrath for class right now I am realizing how ironic everything is, not to mention twisted, miserable, and desperate. For instance, the big businesses, created by the people outside of the South, push the Southerners out of their land to make more money. Well, they don’t realize that those people they just took over was their money that they were taking as well. Obviously the “Oakies” had to move somewhere else to survive and make money so they went to the West and other areas that had pushed them out in the first place. However the oakies were viewed as vermin and bugs that needed to be pushed away and rid of. To sum up, the North and West pushed out the South and took the South’s money so the South moved North and (mostly) West to make money but it was somehow wrong for the South to share profits in the North and South even though they had liked the Oakies completely out. It’s also very hypocritical and selfish because everyone was feeling the pains of the Great Depression during this time period and for the N and W to do this to someone else and then be appalled when the S tried to move. Where did the N and W expect or think that the people would go. What, they would just stay home and volunteer to slowly die from dehydration and starvation? Talk about being naive or so self-centered and closed-viewed as to not think that something drastic would happen after they did something drastic. I’m going to be all sciencey and say that with every action causes an equal and opposite reaction.
Just think about this and remember to be good humans
– Gold Glitter Pumps