A Complicated Kindness

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    A Complicated Kindness: The Journey to Adulthood The importance of reading novels throughout English courses has become highly crucial, as it allows students to understand current issues and develop strong literature skills. The fictional novel, A Complicated Kindness, written by Miriam Toews is about a sixteen year old girl who lives in a Mennonite community and is eventually kicked out of the society by the end of the book due to her rebellious attitude. A Complicated Kindness, by Miriam Toews is a novel that should be integrated in the grade eleven English curriculum due to the strong connections with the adolescent struggle to find one’s self. Toews’ credibility as an author and relevance for a teenage audience is clear through her overcoming…

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    In the Miriam Toews’ A Complicated Kindness, the irony is used throughout the book to get deeper meanings across. Toews’s even uses dark and adolescent humor to not only to show the gap between reality and the ideal but also to bridge that gap. An example of this ironically laced humor would be Nomi explaining what there is to do in East Village ‘”Golf was another one because it consisted of using a rod to hit something much, much smaller than yourself and a lot of men in this town enjoyed that…

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    In the novel A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews, a teenage girl named Nomi Nickel has just lost her sister and mother to an unforgiving and judgmental town. Her father Ray is a high believer in the town’s religion and way of life. This oppression stunts human potential, but with faith and love can grow and fulfill your potential. Nomi has believed in the town’s way of life until her sister and mother leave Nomi and father. Nomi starts to question her beliefs and her place in the town. In…

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    A Complicated Essay An Argumentative Essay based on the use of literary devices in“A Complicated Kindness” by Mariam Toews In the novel “A Complicated Kindness” by Miriam Toews lies a story of misery and grief. In a small town in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the main character Nomi Nickel, is an excitable teenage girl living in the highly-religious Mennonite community of East Village. The town, so strict on its beliefs and limited in employment, offers little opportunity for a productive and…

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    Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones and A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews are both novels focused on young girls going though traumatic situations. Matilda from Mister Pip is a young girl living on an island plaugued by a civil war. Matilda is a smart young woman whose imagination was stunted due to the conflict that surrounded her. These conflicts began a short list of trauma-induced mental illnesses which stunted her mental growth and changed her identity. Nomi from Miriam Toews book A Complicated…

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    My summative novel, A Complicated Kindness, by Miriam Toews was a little bit of an odd one. Throughout this dark, yet uplifting novel, we follow the life of the main character Naomi Nickel, who is shortly nick-named Nomi. Nomi is a sixteen year old girl living in strict mennonite town that she does not belong in. She tries to deal with a father who doesn’t necessarily care about her, a best friend who is stuck with an unknown illness in a hospital, and a completely useless boyfriend. But most…

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    All appearances of characters in novels have their different roles developed, even if they are minor. Mr. Quiring in the novel, A Complicated Kindness, is no exception to this convention. Although Mr. Quiring rarely appears in the novel, he plays a crucial role in making the readers understand more about the protagonist, Naomi, whom may be thought that she hates Mr. Quiring in the readers’s first reading. The readers may mistake that the protagonist, Naomi, does not like her teacher, Mr.…

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    It’s hard to establish credibility in a story that is entirely made up and it’s all based on the reader whether or not they want to believe in the ideas presented or if they want to refute them entirely. Speaking for my group, we believe in the ideals presented in the book and wish to bring some of them about through the span of our lives, showing compassion and kindness when we can and trying to spread happiness to everyone around us. But some people may not believe in these ideals and may…

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    Identity In The Alchemist

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    In fact, it is more than arguable that life shows even less kindness to real people than those existing between the well-worn covers of books. After all, The Alchemist (or most novels for that matter) wouldn’t be much of a story if our protagonist Santiago ended up dying in the desert rather than finding his treasure. Life, however, has no such responsibilities to provide a warm and fuzzy resolution to people’s crusades, and a cursory glance at the outside world is more than enough to dispel…

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    Downdraft 5 Someone once asked me if I could write a book about myself what would the title be and how do I see the ending of my life. I would title my book, “Why Naughty is the New Nice”. The reason for this title is because I am probably one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. I would do absolutely anything for anyone. Always being the nice girl means I work my ass off to get others to like me because I cannot stand to think that anyone hates me. I usually go out of my way to do favors for…

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