Kourdakov’s use of Contrasting to Strengthen his Narrative

In Kourdakov’s autobiography, he uses many contrasting examples to try to strengthen his Narrative. Doing this gets the reader to understand his life so much more, and makes the story much more memorable.

An example of this in his autobiography is when he went to a huge meeting, of which all the big communist figures got together. There they awarded the greatest youth lead communist, who happened to be Kourdakov. This turned his day into the proudest day of his life. Or so he thought. Comrade Orlov, a big figure had invited him to eat with the other “big guys”. The place was filled with delicacies that no one else ever saw, together with vodka flowing everywhere, more abundant than water in a fountain. He also saw many great leaders of communism, all drunk, some passed out, lying on the tables together with food. Others leaders were so drunk they started denouncing communism. Calling it the curse of the Soviet Union. This quickly became one of the worst days in his life. Throughout all his life, Communism was his one and only root, the thing he hung on to. Now, he realized the Communism was just a big joke. The people on the top of the ladder all didn’t even believe in it.

I think Kourdakov uses these examples because the reader gets to understand him much better through these contrasts. Comparing and contrasting is also a well-known method of teaching because it makes people understand things better. It is also true that when you compare and contrast it increases the level of comprehension in your reader. I myself find that when the author contrasts different things in the book it makes me remember the story. You can see how well he uses these contrasts, from his proudest day to the day that he lost his belief in Communism. These compare and contrast techniques are useful because of how striking they can be. It is also powerful because he describes every event in such detail, word by word. You just get the feeling that you actually got to experience it. Kourdakov loves to use these contrasting examples especially when it comes to important times.

In conclusion, I think that these contrasting moments really are very helpful in the story. They help strengthen his Narrative really well, and just make me understand his life much better.

Benefiting from the Knowledge of Death.

Knowing that death is inevitable is good for you, just not everyone knows that. Jim Lehrer benefited from the knowledge, and you could too. Jim Lehrer had bad habits. He only ate junk food and loved to smoke. These bad habits lead to him having a heart attack, but thanks to his wife, he managed to survive. Now the heart attack wasn’t necessarily a bad thing because it lead to him having a much more productive lifestyle. Three of the things he improved on was that he stopped smoking, ate healthier, and also made lists of his goals.

First of all, he stopped smoking. Smoking has been proven over and over again that it is bad for you. It gives you lung cancer, is horrible for your teeth, and has many other consequences. Lehrer was so into smoking, that when he was being rushed to the hospital, he tried to smoke a cigarette, thinking, “If I’m going to die, I will die doing what I love.” After his close encounter with death, however, he realized how close we all are to death and had a much more serious view on life.

Then, he started eating healthier. Before, all he ate was junk food, nothing else. However, after the realization that death is a lot closer than you would think, he realized that having a bad diet could lead to death. He started to eat healthier, even though he hated fruits and veggies. This healthier diet stopped him from having yet another heart attack.

Lastly, he made a list of his goals and worked toward them. Making a list of your goals is very important because it gives you a meaning in life, and lets you be more productive in life. But even if you make a goal. and not work toward it, then your goal is useless. Goals are useless without action.

In conclusion, you have to watch yourself. One day you will realize that death is inevitable, that it is something everyone has to deal with. You have to start watching yourself early and be careful. Heart attacks can be prevented by making sure you don’t smoke, that you eat healthily and that you watch yourself. Lehrer benefited from this, for after he realized that death is real, he assumed a much more productive and healthy lifestyle.

How should church members have tried to find out what Jesus would have done in their situations?

I’ve been studying the book, “In His Steps” by Charles Sheldon for a couple weeks, and in it, Church members start asking themselves, “What would Jesus do in my situation?”

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Why Posting My Essays on My Own Blog Site Every Week Will Benefit Me in the Long Run

Posting essays on my own site will benefit me in the long run. It allows me to get better at writing, gives me experience with websites, and also can get me some recognition. The Ron Paul Curriculum assigns weekly essays, and after a couple years taking their lessons, I have posted over 200 essays on all my sites combined. Doing this will greatly improve my ability to write essays, which is very important. Both in university and in jobs, essays have to be written very often.

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