Importance Of Growth In Literature

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As Greek philosopher Aristotle once said, “The roots of education are bitter, but the fruits are sweet.” This quote portrays where I currently am in life because I am nearing the end of junior year of high school and entering my final year. This year has been filled with an immense amount of stress and hard work, especially with a course load that has had the hardest classes, compared to years before. Despite the hardships throughout this year, I need to work even harder during senior year because I need to finish high school strong, and therefore cannot slack off. In addition, I need to enjoy it even though these last moments will be hard because I have put so much work and effort into all four years of high school. The future is coming …show more content…
Taking American Literature Honors has taught me how to improve my writing pieces, which are reflected by essays we have written during the first and second semesters. Specifically, growth in my writing has been shown through my Romanticism essay, Symbolic Memories, and my drama essay, Different Perspectives. Reading through Symbolic Memories and looking at the rubric, I realized that I lost many points for not explaining and describing certain events to the most detailed it could be. In addition, the overall structure of this essay was not very strong due to the element I had chosen because it did not explain and connect to my analysis. Although my analysis proved my body paragraph argument sufficiently, it was quite lacking in the long run, as it was not relatable to the vague thesis in the beginning. Overall, my analysis in this essay was the highlight, as it was able to create a strong argument for my …show more content…
Reading different works from a variety of authors has demonstrated to me that not all writing is the same, as we explored many time periods that were not similar at all. In addition, I learned how the time periods affect the different ideas portrayed in the society of the writings. For example, the Puritan ethics focused on conforming to society, whereas the characters in the 1920s portrayed a more carefree and individualistic attitude. Despite the differences in the books we have read, there are also similarities that include general methods of writing. All the books we have read this year made me pay attention to other factors besides the plot, such as character development, symbolism, and perspectives. Due to being heavily emphasized in class discussions, I have learned to not get caught up in the plot, but think about the reason why the author chose to write what is

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