Summary Assignments 1) Wood By E.M Foster 2) I Have A Dream By Martin Luther King My Wood By E.M Foster “My Wood,” was published _in 1926 by Edward Morgan Foster and he encourages readers to think about the element of materialism and the fascinating energy of human property. The aspiration of this essay is to show the effects produced by owning property. Using wit and humor, the author explains that acquiring land may not bring the uncomplicated joy people might expect. “My Wood”, is a entertaining essay_ describing_Forster’s thought_about the ownership of a small property he bought with the aristocracies from his novel. He talks about the effects the wood makes on him. Forster shows a contradictory notion to his experience of obtaining estate using biblical allusions, the influence of sentences and word choice. Biblical_illusions are_mostly used to help assert his_mark. In the essay “My Wood” there is a biblical allusion to a paragraph in Mark, “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.” Another_allusion is the line Happier Alexander. I think he means Alexander the Great who captured a lot of foreign soil to increase his empire. So, the use of Biblical allusions supports_Forster’s ideology, and explains his_mentality to possession a land. He points out what is likely visible, but is not always understood: that if you own a lot of things you can’t move around a lot. He tells that the furniture needs_dusting, dusters need servants, servants need insurance, and_all these make you think several times before you decide to own something. Yes, Forster_clearly clarify that even if something may seem minimal, a person should think several times before_he determines to be engaged in any endeavor. The approach of the author is understandable; he is_contemplating if the owning of the wood will result in dire consequences. Forster makes a conclusion, telling that a person should think many times before he obligate himself to something. His ideas are_forcing him to see and accept the negative influence of the wood on him. Owning property can’t be seen_only as a good thing, and Forster mentions this using manipulation of sentences. He gives indirect_meaning to some of his sentences, for example: “My wood makes me feel heavy.” Forster gives_the sentence a variation in the meaning, and the reader should understand what he is insinuating. On_my opinion, the target audience is all grown-up population. This essay is not for children for sure, because_they are not able to understand the whole deep meaning of it. Mature people, who have read Bible and a lot of other books_already, know history and are rather well-educated, are able to understand and value ideas of the author. In order to reach his reader, Foster makes a_lot of examples, tells about his personal experience with owning a land. His viewpoint is well expressed_and argued. All examples that he used in the essay are understandable. For example, in his talk about_the bird in the 4th paragraph he mentions that just because someone owns a property, it doesn’t mean_that he owns totally everything on this property. Also the author tells that owning property makes_people greedy and they start wanting more and more, until they achieve the_unachievable. Also one of the impacts is that the owner_of property wants to make show off of his property. Property makes person so selfish in owning_that he can’t benefit anyone else but himself. And if to look thought the 2nd paragraph_we see that the property produces men of weight. And the author mentions that the man of weight_is the one who didn’t manage to get into the Kingdom of Heaven. So, the men of weight show the_men of self-importance. So, the more property someone has, the more important he considers_himself. The man of weight can’t move like the lightning from the East to West, by definition. And_Foster agrees that his wood makes him feel heavy. So, all biblical allusions, word choices, manipulationsof sentences, examples and facts make the Foster’s essay interesting and have a big impact on_readers. Sometimes his language is too complicated, not understandable, but this is one of_the things that make this essay unique, that attracts reader. He uses a lot of metaphors and that_is why his style of writing makes readers to think a lot, using their imagination. The topic that is_described in “The Wood” is quite simple and understandable, but the way it is presented_makes people enjoy reading the essay.