Toni Morrison's novel 'Recitatif' is the story of two young girls who bond at a shelter called St. Bonaventure, or 'St. Bonny's.' Twyla, who is the narrator of the story, and Roberta meet when they are eight years old. Roberta is of a different race than Twyla, but Twyla finds that Roberta is sympathetic to her situation. Unlike the other young girls at the orphanage, Twyla's mother dances all night. Morrison positions the girls in the story together so they can stick together against the influences of the older girls. Morrison moves the story forward as Twyla recounts her experiences at St. Bonny's, which include visiting the orchard, remembering the visit from her mother, and eating Easter candy. Time passes when both Twyla and Roberta split up, which sets up Morrison's strategy of further providing a contrast between the women. When the story picks up again with the two characters, Twyla is 28 and married, living in a rundown time; however, Roberta is married to a wealthy executive. Morrison inserts racial tension when busing hits Newburgh, Twyla's town. The contrast between the two women heightens as both are on opposite sides of the law, holding pickets signs against and for busing. By the end of 'Recitatif,' both women are still perplexed about what happened to Maggie, another character they encountered while living at the orphanage.
Book Reports: A Type of Expository Essay
A book report is usually written as an expository essay, although it can be written in other forms. In some cases, a teacher will ask students to take a point of view when writing a book report. Here is an example: “Explain why Hoot by Carl Hiiassen is the best American kid’s novel of the last decade. Please use examples.” This type of writing prompt requires a persuasive style of writing. Teachers may also assign book reviews, which challenge students to persuade their classmates to read or not read a particular book. If writing a book review, don’t reveal the ending!
Christian Wolff is an efficient accountant that is usually hired to find financial deceptions and embezzlement for criminal organizations. His point of contact is a woman's voice by phone and the means of payment are sometimes valuable paintings or gold bars instead of money. Christian was an autistic child that received a rigid military training with his brother Braxton from their paranoid military father. The director of the Treasure Department Raymond "Ray" Kinghas been unsuccessfully hunting The Accountant for a long period and he blackmails the efficient analyst Marybeth Medina to identify who he is before his retirement. When the accountant, Dana Cummings, finds an embezzlement of 61 million-dollars in the Living Robotics, Christian is hired to audit the company by the owner Lamar Blackburn and his sister Rita Blackburn. The financial director Ed Chilton tells that Dana committed a mistake but soon Christian checks the books and confirms the embezzlement. During the night, Chilton is murdered as if he had committed suicide and Lamar finishes the audit affecting Christian that have not finished his work. Soon Dana and Chris are hunted down by hitmen and Christian protects her. Meanwhile Medina finds his true identity and Christian is hunted by Ray and the FBI. Who might be the person behind the embezzlement?