Beverly Cleary

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    back to the books I read as a child, such as The Magic Tree House and Dear America series. I was addicted to reading as a child and that love has continued until today. I think one of the main purposes of children 's literature is to encourage children to want to continue reading throughout their lives, and by doing so, they will learn more about the world around them and learn to explore their imagination. The books I read definitely did this for me. In The Magic Tree House series, I was taken on adventures to castles, into jungles and onto the Titanic. Through Dear America, I learned about important topics in history. Thinking back to the type of books I read as a child that positively shaped my life, I would have to agree most with Beverly Cleary 's view of what children 's literature should attempt to do: to create a story to which all children can relate. The stories I read were not overly complicated like When You Reach…

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    quote therefore, Beverly Cleary is warm-hearted about this memory. Furthermore, this shows some of Beverly’s non-immediate family resides close to where she lives, which displays that Beverly Cleary’s family has not dispersed, but stayed in one place. This reveals that she is close with her relatives. The passage additionally explains the feeling and compassion that she has towards her Father. Moreover, her relationship with her father is easily distinguishable in this quote. This displays…

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    worried her the most was how long she could stay hidden. Few weeks before, she planned it all out. Tomorrow was making pancakes in the morning and then going to the library later to find any newspapers or articles. Beverly and Billie could explore the town at their own leisure while Courtney is busy. Beverly opened the car door followed by Billie and then Courtney.…

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    I took the bus around the Los Angeles area on a Saturday. The bus I used was the 30/330 that goes from Sunset Boulevard into East Los Angeles. This was mostly what seemed to be residential areas and the main streets of Los Angeles. While riding the bus I saw the difference within the people through the surrounding buildings. The visible wealth disparity between the residents of Los Angeles is very stark and can be seen within neighborhoods. Starting at Sunset, near the Greystone Mansion, the…

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    think of my name, I mostly think of pink lemonade. To me my name feels smooth, like strawberry sorbet. None of the people who’ve given me nicknames could comprehend how my name feels to me. Maybe that’s a thing only I can gain a full perspective on, which makes it unique and personal. With this being said, Madi Decker gave me the nickname “Elbear” the beginning of sophomore year. I and my friends don’t really know how or why it happened, she just started calling me that and it caught on.…

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    University, had met Graham at Florida Bible Institute years earlier and later he heard Graham preach at a Youth for Christ rally. Riley began thinking about how he would run Northwestern schools after he died and he thought of Graham. Graham was not interested at first, but, after Riley’s persistent requests, Graham accepted. In January 1948, Graham became the youngest college president in the whole nation. Graham had a lot more responsibilities and would soon have even more. Graham was about to…

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    that they have little influence of changing or removing leaving the door upon for judgement of the individual but in today’s society we identity the individual by what they are unable to due rather than their positive contributions to society. For example, one of the greatest minds in the world is Stephen Hawking, is almost completely paralyzed yet he has contributed more to the world than most physically able people. The next unchangeable factor of Identity is whatever skin tone we are born…

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    Clueless Film Analysis

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    correlates to the social status of a person in society. Clothing acts as a means of displaying class differences. “The driving force for fashion change is the need for social groups to express their unique identity through clothing…” (Lisa). Tai is presented in the movie as inferior in social status and class in comparison to the female students in the Beverly Hills high school. Cher tries to elevate Tai’s status by changing her style and fashion to what is characterized as proper Beverly Hills…

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    Question 1 In what ways does Beverly Cleary help readers identify with the viewpoint of her middle school boy narrator by having the story told through the boy's letters and diary entries? How does his writing develop through the course of these letters and diary entries? Why do you think Cleary uses letter writing and diary entries to convey the intellectual and emotional development of her narrator, Leigh Botts? Why do you think she made Leigh Botts see himself as so “medium”? Be sure to…

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    focusing on the presence of gender norms Beverly Cleary tries to prove wrong, but also on those that she reinforces. As a women 's and gender studies minor, I am already hyperaware of the role gender plays in everyday life, so it is neat to see what views Cleary had on gender during a time when society was starting to make the transition to accepting a more autonomous woman. And "Beezus and Ramona" shows exactly that: a transitioning from one way women and girls were taught to behave by society…

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