“I'd rather be partly great than entirely useless.” ...
By Camryn Flisser
The book I chose to do this project about is Unwind. One of the major controversies in Unwind is that secret societies aren't always bad. The controversy connects to the poem, the passage, and the book because they all show a different perspective of secret societies. The authors of Unwind, The Underground Railroad, and Secret Societies all believe in the controversy.
The author of the book Unwind, Neal Shusterman, believes that not all secret societies are bad because of the safe houses that Connor and Risa go to. Shusterman states, "You've done something wonderful here," this comment was to one of the leaders in the society. Saying that something is wonderful is an extreme compliment so that would explain that he thinks that the controversy is truthful.
The author of the passage Underground Railroad , Grace McEntee, believes that not all secret societies are bad. In the passage, McEntee states, "Because of the Underground Railroad’s inherently secretive nature, precise data on its operations do not exist, but it clearly helped to lead many thousands of slaves to freedom in the North," McEntee obviously agrees with the importance of the Underground Railroad (A Secret society) and believes it helped society.
The author of the poem "Secret Societies" (John Wilowski), believes that not all secret societies are bad. I know this because his poem states," ... days bring Moments filled With brilliance," while speaking of secret societies. According to Dictionary.com, brilliance means, "splendor, elegance, or magnificence:," therefore, the word brilliance explains how one shows that they believe in this controversy.
Shusterman, Neal. Unwind. Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 2007.