Nurturing Artistic talent in School, Mr. Gunderson
Every reputable author knows that the success of any literary work lays in convincing the reader to view issues from the author's viewpoint. Persuasion is the key to conviction. The article I chose for this context is Lynda Barry's ‘The Sanctuary of School.' Barry brings to light the predicament of children from broken homes since she is a victim. Such children find solace in the school environment where they find love. For instance, Barry talks fondly of her teacher Mrs. LeSane and the janitor Mr. Gunderson “...I was to enjoy a clearly secure warm world… (Barry 179)”This statement depicts the fact that Barry found love in school unlike at home where nobody paid any attention to her.
She asserts that “...High levels of depression, anger and frustration made my brother and me invisible… (Barry178- 179)” The target of the author is to display the essence of school as a place to nurture talent for neglected children like her. Barry's aim is to persuade the society to understand what children from broken homes go through. Her plea is to the policy makers who advocate banning of creative arts in public schools. Barry's story is one success story that shows the essence of creative arts in schools. Barry appreciates teachers and caregivers in schools for the effort they put to ease the frustrations of neglected the children and to make the smiles.
Overall, Barry appreciates the fact that she learnt a valuable lesson from her experience. In my opinion she portrays the fact that one does not have to dwell on negativities in life, rather focus should be on how to turn challenges into strengths. Despite growing from a broken family and having faced all the challenges in her life, hers is now a success story that will inspire generations. Therefore, I can authoritatively state that ‘The Sanctuary of School' is a timeless article that succeeds in depicting school as a place where nurturing of artistic talent especially for children from broken homes takes place.
[...] Barry's story is one success story that shows the essence of creative arts in schools. Barry appreciates teachers and caregivers in schools for the effort they put to ease the frustrations of neglected the children and to make the smiles. Overall, Barry appreciates the fact that she learnt a valuable lesson from her experience. In my opinion she portrays the fact that one does not have to dwell on negativities in life, rather focus should be on how to turn challenges into strengths. [...]
[...] On the other hand, she portrays her school as made up of 15 non-descriptive portable classroom. She describes her school and the people within with so much warmth and affection that are hard to ignore. The contrast in her emotion is also evident as she approaches her school she is relieved and the tension that had previously engulfed her melts away all I knew was a bad feeling of panic . that feeling reduced the moment I turned around the corner and saw a black, dark outline of my institution . [...]
[...] There is no essence for the children to watch television and visit social sites the whole day; instead, instilling a culture of artistic creativity in them should take priority. This will keep them away from social evils like drug abuse and watching ex-rated movies as a pass time. Furthermore, in my opinion to make her point even stronger Barry could have incorporated the stories of other beneficiaries of creative arts and other supporters of creative arts in schools. Bibliography Barry, Lynda. "The Sanctuary of School." New York Times (1992): 177- 181. earning Activity in the Younger School-age Period. (September 01, 1988). Russian Education & Society 3-47. [...]
[...] At the end of her article, Barry manages to convince the reader that her main concern is the fact that the learning standards in public schools are dwindling by preventing creativity. In my opinion, the children in public schools and those from broken homes are not the only ones whose talents in the creative arts need nurturing. All children even those in private schools and those from stable homes should be encouraged to grow their artistic talents. This is crucial especially in the 21st century where nurturing the creativity of the young people is very essential. [...]
[...] Barry asserts she would approach you for no good reason and ask whether you wanted return to her room and make some pictures (Barry 180). This shows the kind nature of Mrs.LeSane, and if all teachers were like these children would enjoy the learning experience. As a child from a broken home, Barry found refuge in the school. Her teacher Mrs. LeSane saw the unexploited potential in her artwork that her parents had not even discovered. This depicts the facts that as teachers spend a lot more time with the kids; they can help them nurture their talents. Barry's use of contrast is amazing. [...]
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