English Essay!!!!!!!!!

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My teacher told me that the setting Is missing in the two body paragraphs and I don't really know how to introduce the settings.... Do you think that my 1st body paragraph could be divided in two paragraphs owing to the fact I am talking about sea and then land????????Instructions for the essay.docx    First Draft English Essay 1.........docx

. In "The Boat," Alistair MacLeod uses the features of the setting - the rooms in the house, the boat, weather, seasons, land and earth - to mirror situations in the story. Write an essay in which you explore how one or more of these features develop the atmosphere and contribute to your understanding of theme. THE PROCESS Pre-Writing: Re-Read the story with a topic in mind. Then try directed freewriting (p. 13) on your chosen topic to generate ideas. Then from the material in the freewriting, develop a thesis statement which ties your opinion on your topic to support from the story. You may want to write an outline - see Moodle - to help you structure your essay. First Draft: Write the essay. Include an appealing introduction (p. 104); write coherent, unified paragraphs developed effectively with direct references to the text; integrate your quotations smoothly into your sentences (p. 85); use transitions to mark relationships between ideas and try to use a variety of sentence types; include a thought-provoking conclusion (p. 128). Remember to follow MLA documentation style for your quotations and works cited list (pp. 661-663). Make sure your paper is typed, double-spaced and follows the format of the Sample Student Paper: Finished Version on p. 107.
Alistair MacLeod was born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, but his family returned to their Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, farm when he was ten. In “The Boat” under the powerful influence of Scottish fishermen traditions he tells us the story of a young boy who finds himself into two worlds that pushed him to conserve the traditions of fishermen family of his maternal side or to honor the sacrifice that his father has made for him in order to have a better life than his. The author uses the features of the setting in order to let us understand the conflict that arises between the narrator’s mother and father who both have a different opinion. Alistair MacLeod uses the sea to show that the narrator’s mother belongs to it. The narrator says, “My mother was of the sea as were all of her people, and her horizons were the very literal ones she scanned with her dark eyes” (132). Apart from the profits she earned from the sea through fishing nothing else existed for her because it was her only way to support her family to cope with everyday needs. Meanwhile, his mother is really attached to her land where her roots are totally soldered to the ground and doesn’t like tourists because they were not part of her social class and which she considers as intruders who come and try to change their customs and livelihood in order to put theirs. She evens gets angry when her daughters went to work as summer waitresses for an American Sea Food Restaurant. She would say, “I don’t know what’s the matter with my girls. It seems none of them are interested in any of the right things” (134). By using the words “right things”, the author is illustrating that the mother refers to the work that has to be done in the house which is the household and not those related to the work they were doing in that restaurant. He also shows us that she was at the same time hostile and closed-minded to any changes and other costums that came from outside of her land owing to the fact that could lead her daughters to turn their back to their real duty towards the family and to reject her principles. The writer manipulates the room of the narrator’s father in order to show that was the only place that the father feels alive. In contrast, the father has a different vision of that of his wife. She was based on materialism, that is to say the money from fishing she received while her husband has a passion that inspired him in his room which are the books. “Magazines and books covered the bureau and competed with the clothes for domination of the chair” (132). The father was so passionate of books that his room was a mess in which none of them could be unseen because they were scattered all around the place and it was like a rebirth for him every time he was reading unlike his wife who regarded the books and education of school as a waste of time and not helpful. Similarly, the father wanted the best education for all of his children especially for his son when he was about to drop school due to the fact that he was sick and couldn’t help his wife and his brother in law to get the boat ready before the opening of the season and asked him to go back. The father said softly to his son in his room,” I am not telling you to do anything”, “only asking you” (137). He wants his son to be well educated and to cease the opportunity that shines to him in order to have a better quality life than his own and to be involved in the intellectual world to have a significant higher than that of a fisherman profession. To conclude, we see that the difference of opinion was the basis of the conflict, the narrator’s mother wanted at all costs for his son to preserve the tradition of the family by working in the fishing business and she was broadcasting her message across the sea and the land while the father by his remoteness circulated his message through books and his affinity to education for a different career. In a new future it would be better if parents allowed their kids to make their own career choice in order to move towards the path they wish.
. In "The Boat," Alistair MacLeod uses the features of the setting - the rooms in the house, the boat, weather, seasons, land and earth - to mirror situations in the story. Write an essay in which you explore how one or more of these features develop the atmosphere and contribute to your understanding of theme. THE PROCESS Pre-Writing: Re-Read the story with a topic in mind. Then try directed freewriting (p. 13) on your chosen topic to generate ideas. Then from the material in the freewriting, develop a thesis statement which ties your opinion on your topic to support from the story. You may want to write an outline - see Moodle - to help you structure your essay. First Draft: Write the essay. Include an appealing introduction (p. 104); write coherent, unified paragraphs developed effectively with direct references to the text; integrate your quotations smoothly into your sentences (p. 85); use transitions to mark relationships between ideas and try to use a variety of sentence types; include a thought-provoking conclusion (p. 128). Remember to follow MLA documentation style for your quotations and works cited list (pp. 661-663). Make sure your paper is typed, double-spaced and follows the format of the Sample Student Paper: Finished Version on p. 107.
Alistair MacLeod was born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, but his family returned to their Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, farm when he was ten. In “The Boat” under the powerful influence of Scottish fishermen traditions he tells us the story of a young boy who finds himself into two worlds that pushed him to conserve the traditions of fishermen family of his maternal side or to honor the sacrifice that his father has made for him in order to have a better life than his. The author uses the features of the setting in order to let us understand the conflict that arises between the narrator’s mother and father who both have a different opinion. Alistair MacLeod uses the sea to show that the narrator’s mother belongs to it. The narrator says, “My mother was of the sea as were all of her people, and her horizons were the very literal ones she scanned with her dark eyes” (132). Apart from the profits she earned from the sea through fishing nothing else existed for her because it was her only way to support her family to cope with everyday needs. Meanwhile, his mother is really attached to her land where her roots are totally soldered to the ground and doesn’t like tourists because they were not part of her social class and which she considers as intruders who come and try to change their customs and livelihood in order to put theirs. She evens gets angry when her daughters went to work as summer waitresses for an American Sea Food Restaurant. She would say, “I don’t know what’s the matter with my girls. It seems none of them are interested in any of the right things” (134). By using the words “right things”, the author is illustrating that the mother refers to the work that has to be done in the house which is the household and not those related to the work they were doing in that restaurant. He also shows us that she was at the same time hostile and closed-minded to any changes and other costums that came from outside of her land owing to the fact that could lead her daughters to turn their back to their real duty towards the family and to reject her principles. The writer manipulates the room of the narrator’s father in order to show that was the only place that the father feels alive. In contrast, the father has a different vision of that of his wife. She was based on materialism, that is to say the money from fishing she received while her husband has a passion that inspired him in his room which are the books. “Magazines and books covered the bureau and competed with the clothes for domination of the chair” (132). The father was so passionate of books that his room was a mess in which none of them could be unseen because they were scattered all around the place and it was like a rebirth for him every time he was reading unlike his wife who regarded the books and education of school as a waste of time and not helpful. Similarly, the father wanted the best education for all of his children especially for his son when he was about to drop school due to the fact that he was sick and couldn’t help his wife and his brother in law to get the boat ready before the opening of the season and asked him to go back. The father said softly to his son in his room,” I am not telling you to do anything”, “only asking you” (137). He wants his son to be well educated and to cease the opportunity that shines to him in order to have a better quality life than his own and to be involved in the intellectual world to have a significant higher than that of a fisherman profession. To conclude, we see that the difference of opinion was the basis of the conflict, the narrator’s mother wanted at all costs for his son to preserve the tradition of the family by working in the fishing business and she was broadcasting her message across the sea and the land while the father by his remoteness circulated his message through books and his affinity to education for a different career. In a new future it would be better if parents allowed their kids to make their own career choice in order to move towards the path they wish.
Alistair MacLeod was born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, but his family returned to their Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, farm when he was ten. In “The Boat” under the powerful influence of Scottish fishermen traditions he tells us the story of a young boy who finds himself into two worlds that pushed him to conserve the traditions of fishermen family of his maternal side or to honor the sacrifice that his father has made for him in order to have a better life than his. The author uses the features of the setting in order to let us understand the conflict that arises between the narrator’s mother and father who both have a different opinion. Alistair MacLeod uses the sea to show that the narrator’s mother belongs to it. The narrator says, “My mother was of the sea as were all of her people, and her horizons were the very literal ones she scanned with her dark eyes” (132). Apart from the profits she earned from the sea through fishing nothing else existed for her because it was her only way to support her family to cope with everyday needs. Meanwhile, his mother is really attached to her land where her roots are totally soldered to the ground and doesn’t like tourists because they were not part of her social class and which she considers as intruders who come and try to change their customs and livelihood in order to put theirs. She evens gets angry when her daughters went to work as summer waitresses for an American Sea Food Restaurant. She would say, “I don’t know what’s the matter with my girls. It seems none of them are interested in any of the right things” (134). By using the words “right things”, the author is illustrating that the mother refers to the work that has to be done in the house which is the household and not those related to the work they were doing in that restaurant. He also shows us that she was at the same time hostile and closed-minded to any changes and other costums that came from outside of her land owing to the fact that could lead her daughters to turn their back to their real duty towards the family and to reject her principles. The writer manipulates the room of the narrator’s father in order to show that was the only place that the father feels alive. In contrast, the father has a different vision of that of his wife. She was based on materialism, that is to say the money from fishing she received while her husband has a passion that inspired him in his room which are the books. “Magazines and books covered the bureau and competed with the clothes for domination of the chair” (132). The father was so passionate of books that his room was a mess in which none of them could be unseen because they were scattered all around the place and it was like a rebirth for him every time he was reading unlike his wife who regarded the books and education of school as a waste of time and not helpful. Similarly, the father wanted the best education for all of his children especially for his son when he was about to drop school due to the fact that he was sick and couldn’t help his wife and his brother in law to get the boat ready before the opening of the season and asked him to go back. The father said softly to his son in his room,” I am not telling you to do anything”, “only asking you” (137). He wants his son to be well educated and to cease the opportunity that shines to him in order to have a better quality life than his own and to be involved in the intellectual world to have a significant higher than that of a fisherman profession. To conclude, we see that the difference of opinion was the basis of the conflict, the narrator’s mother wanted at all costs for his son to preserve the tradition of the family by working in the fishing business and she was broadcasting her message across the sea and the land while the father by his remoteness circulated his message through books and his affinity to education for a different career. In a new future it would be better if parents allowed their kids to make their own career choice in order to move towards the path they wish.

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