On its surface, the deal looks like a good one; Charlie gets to become smart, and interact with his friends in a normal fashion. However, as the story progresses, the deal doesn’t look so great after all. For one, after the operation, Charlie is unable to converse at an everyday level, falls into a downward spiral in both mental and physical health, and figures out that Joe Carp and Frank Reilly, two people he thought were his friends, just kept him around to laugh at him, which leads to him starting to suspect everyone around him. By observing the piece with a more critical mindset that acknowledges the story’s importance, and after deliberating claims and evidence from both sides, we can safely come to the conclusion that the operation merely traded one form of isolation for another, with added physical and mental deterioration. In the end, the choice is obvious:
It is inevitable for Nick, when describing her for the first time, to pay attention to her boyish features and the hardness of her body’s lines: “I looked at Miss Baker wondering what it was she ‘got done.’ I enjoyed looking at her. She was a slender, small breasted girl, with an erect carriage which she accentuated by throwing her body backward at the shoulders like a young cadet. Her grey sun-strained eyes looked back at me with polite reciprocal curiosity out of a wan, charming discontented face. It occurred to me now that I had seen her, or a picture of her, somewhere before” (9).
“The key thing to remember is to tell a story that resonates strongly with some, instead of trying to tell a story that pleases everyone. No story works with everyone, not even Apple’s. But the people who dig your story have the power to spread it, now quicker and easier than ever. And you’re likely to validate the story you’re telling yourself by trying to get your friends to switch away from those whack Vans, too. These stories are how your placebo effect spreads and becomes real to more and more people.”
If this poem is read literally, it is incredibly repulsive, as it talks about eating tongues and hearts in a cannibalistic nature. When read figuratively, however, the poem is seemingly understandable and somewhat humorous. The speaker uses a tongue and a heart to characterize her sister’s and brother’s issues with the speaker. The “small bones and gristle” (3) of the tongue indicate a sharp speaker, capable of conceiving sarcastic retorts. This description sounds harsh, and causes the reader to feel uneasy.
They search for fault in her features, and find one: a dog tooth, which they utilize to secretly call Maureen names [62-63]. Peal’s verbal attacks toward Pecola and the MacTeer’s (“I am cute! And you ugly! Black and ugly black e mos. I am cute!”)
The hunger artist is a story that can be viewed in many aspects in life. Many people want to leave this earth knowing that they accomplish some type of dream, goal, task or some type of legacy. His dream was to be the most phenomenal faster the world has ever seen, even into his death. Besides the dream, the hunger artist wanted nothing more than the people to be proud of what he was doing and the praise from the spectators. There is no excitement to this task but this dream that the hunger artist had was a phenomenal one indeed.
Breedlove reprimands Pecola, ignoring the burns on her legs from the hot berries, and immediately assures the little white girl that she will quickly bake her a new pie. This demonstrates to the reader that Mrs. Breedlove is not an incapable mother, but she actively chooses to ignore her own children, who are outside the narrative of the white beauty aesthetic, in favour of white children, who better match her ideals. (Sande) Her longing for being close to white society affects her so greatly that she rejects her only daughter. This incident is an example of Mrs. Breedlove’s internalization of white societal standards of beauty and the bad treatment and neglect that Pecola is receiving from her mother.
Kat is known as being anti-social, and utilises every chance she has to alienate those who show interest in her. She has been nicknamed extremely rude things such as ‘heinous bitch’. When someone sets her up so that an infamous ‘bad-boy’, Patrick Verona, is to take her out on a date, being bribed with money of course. He becomes the first person to try to get through to her, and is the only one who kept trying even after her attempts to push him away. There are similarities in the theme of bribery to get the ego boost that will come from breaking ‘the shrew’ that are seen in comparison to Shakespeare’s play.
The two main characters are Danny Zuko and Sandy Dumbrowski who meet and fall in love during the summer. When they get back to school, Danny has to impress his friends - the “Burger Palace Boys”, and does not want to show that he really cares about Sandy and does not know how to act towards her. This change in his behaviour confuses and hurts Sandy. Sandy then asks the girls from “The Pink Ladies” for help and they help change her from a “goody-goody” to a rock and roll dream girl. Danny is very impressed and they get together again.
Then I go through a phase where I think I have no interesting facts about myself. Last, but not least, I went through the phase where I just dug deep and found some facts that could be labeled as interesting. Obviously I would write about what I’m good at first. It just so happens that I have always been great at arguing.
Leading me to think I can trust you, but you gave me a good reason why I should sell my everything to strange men whom took turns inside of me. Faced with no responsibility, at least that 's what I thought. It was hard to go to school 'cause all the students fought for exception but all I had was a technique. Open wide wha lala, here comes the popularity. Oh, how easy that was.
but then immediately after I heard shouting coming from him Nolan to catch up and stay as a pack. I couldn’t help but notice how tired I was. I thought “Only one more mile, keep your eyes on the prize” My teammate caught up to me. He was breathing heavier than I was.
Don’t expect respect when you don’t show any respect, Patrick.” “Says the whore.” Her jaw drops though she quickly regains her composure, getting out of her seat to tower over mine, “You are an imbecile, Patrick Winston. Self-respect means respecting myself, and my decisions.
Wirthlin he said ¨ Some memories are unforgetable, remaining ever vivid, and heartwarming¨. Now I want you to remember this quote because this is what this is, this will be a memory you will never forget, I mean come on how is anybody going to forget our wonderful teachers, like Ms.Ford, Mr.Jones, Ms.Stabile or Mr.Crawford to name a few. As well as many others who have helped us learn so much, and at the same time we have also given them a gift as they have given us which is we made them laugh, with are failures, which were funny because we failed. So I just want to say personally that I will never forget my time at Western because it is now a part of who I am, and I hope you none of you will forgot
Instead of letting these comments bother him he shook it off and went on with his life. This illustrates to the reader Do’s resilience and his courage to turn the other check and be the bigger man. Page 4 3.0 Summary Throughout ‘The HAppiest Refugee,’ Anh Do, uses both optimistic and pessimistic language throughout the happy and sad times. Do does this to keep the reader on the edge of his/her seat. However, when Do’s dad begins to spiral, he does the courteous thing and steps up to the plate, hence becoming the man of the family, this warms the reader 's heart as Do never once gives up on his family throughout her autobiography.