In Abuela Invents the Zero by Judith Cofer, a common theme would be respect. If you don’t respect others, you can’t respect yourself. To begin, Constancia, Abuela’s granddaughter, shows disrespect toward her grandmother multiple times throughout the story. In the beginning of the story , when connie was waiting for her grandmother at the airport, Constancia doesn’t feel like she is close to her grandmother. She is constantly embarrassed to even be seen with her grandmother.One piece of evidence that points to this is,”Right up to the time when we’re supposed to pick up the old lady at the airport, my mother is telling me stories about how hard times were for la familia on la isla, and how la abuela worked night and day to support them after their father died of a heart attack” (Cofer 2). This shows that from the very beginning constancia has no respect for her grandmother and is ashamed of her. She calls her “the old lady” instead of her grandmother. She also does not have much sympathy for her grandmother considering her difficulty at home.
Life is all about making decisions. Making the right decision that positively affects yourself and others, and trying your best not to make the wrong choices that may negatively hurt yourself and others. The most important factor in why people choose to do something is of how it affects themselves and the other people around them because the outcome of the decision for them and others, in the end, helps mainly determine the choice for the person or persons.
Tension is created when two people have conflicting ideas/perspectives. This is displayed in the stories “The Elevator,” by William Sleator and “Abuela Invents the Zero,” by Judith Ortiz. Both authors portray how tension is created through the differences of perspective that their character.
As much as you can wish for someone to change, sometimes it is just easier to accept others for who they are and understand that won’t ever change. In Abuela Invents The Zero, the main character, Constancia, has a hard time understanding this and frequently mentally criticises her grandmother for just being the way she is. “I have to help her the climb the steps, and she stops to take a deep breath after each one, then I lead her down the aisle so that everybody can see me with my bizarre grandmother. If I were a good Catholic, I’m sure I’d get some purgatory time taken off for my sacrifice. She is walking as slow as Captain Cousteau exploring the bottom of the sea, looking around, taking her sweet time.” In this thought from Constancia, she shows
In the book titled “THE LAST LECTURE” by Randy Rausch, the protagonist of the story is Randy Pausch and the antagonist is pancreatic cancer. One page 4 chapter 1 it states that “That week, however, I got the news: My most recent treatment hadn’t worked. I had just months to live”. In that quote, it started a conflict that was not only alarming to his wife Jai and to his three kids, Logan, Dylan, and Chloe but alarming to himself to know that his time was coming to an end, and he is approaching his deathbed. Randy and Jai decided to take their concerns to a psychotherapist, Michele Reiss, She specializes in helping families when one member is confronting a terminal illness. Jai felt very disquiet as she was in the psychotherapist room because there is a concern Jai has that has been Pestering her mind all day, and that is that Randy has to fly to Pittsburgh the day before Jai’s forty-first birthday which happens to be the last birthday he will be spending together as husband and wife. I believe the major conflict in this story is the fact that Randy only has months to live and he is leaving a big family behind who need a husband and who needs a father figure in their life.
The novel Schooled by Gordon Korman is a fantastically fabulous story.The main character is named Capricorn Anderson or Cap for short.He is a flower child,or hippie, and to his luck,Cap gets dropped in the real world at a real school for the first time because his grandmother, Rain,broke her hip.This caused Cap to drive her to the hospital where they said that Cap couldn’t go back to Garland,( The alternative farm commune that Rain has owned since the 60’s to keep the ways of the hippies alive for all this time.)Cap is very different from the other students at C Average because he practices tai chi, a kind martial arts,hadn’t heard of most modern technologies,or wedgies,and is filled with hippie wisdom,causing him to be like an alien compared to the other students.Fortunately, like anyone in a new area,he adapts and changes even in his two month stay.
1. What does Mill mean by the quality of pleasure? Presumably the quality of pleasure in listening to Mozart is higher than the quality of pleasure in listening to a television commercial jingle. How would Mill show that this is so?
Ideas Don´t Bend by actress Uta Hagen tells of how Hagen would not be able to continue on,¨fighting the good fight¨ if it wasn´t for her inspiration. In her essay, Hagen, shows of how having true integrity to herself would not be possible if it wasn´t for the great artist and thinkers throughout time to help inspire her. These artist she had been inspired had helped her by,¨to find reason, majesty, and greatness in this world¨. Hagen goes on throughout her essay to expresses her difficulties in life including blackmail. She explains how her inspiration led her to continue on being her true self and,¨fighting the good fight¨. Hagen also expresses through acting how she had gotten to better know herself and knowing her true faith she believes
In Eleven Sandra tells us about Rachel‘s eleventh birthday. The day did not go well. She was put in situations that kept causing all of her other ages to return to her. Sandra Cisneros uses repetition, imagery, and Diction to describe who Rachel is. By doing this readers discover a lot about Rachel’s characteristics.
Without Limits is rated 7.2/10 stars www.imdb.com. The film follows the life of famous runner, Steve Prefontaine, from college at the University of Oregon where he worked with the legendary coach Bill Bowerman, to the Olympics in Munich and then his death at 24 in an awful car crash. My question is what was Prefontaine's story, what was it that made him want to push himself to the breaking point?
Often in classical art we see images of women who are thin, pale and vulnerable. When I came across the image of Woman from Willendorf I was immediately attracted to her shapely figure. Unfortunately in art this is a shape this is labeled as glutinous and lazy. However the woman form Willendorf was commonly known as a figure that represents fertility and brings forth such luck to those who are in possession of her. She is very curvatious, having wide hips, large breasts, a round stomach and thick thighs. This figure unfortunately shows no face, very little fragment of arms and no feet. My interest immediately sparked at seeing this wonderful show of what I consider a natural woman figure, as I do tend to love seeing examples of shapely women in art.
When we are facing with the natural disaster, all beings are suffering. During the 1930s, the Great Dust Bowl and the Great Depression caused lots of troubles in the world. Woody Guthrie is a famous American singer who wrote The Balad of Tom Joad. His clear voice and melodious guitar sound attracts listeners that let the song stuck in their heads. The Balad of Tom Joad is a song about the migration of Tom Joad’s family which reflects commendably about the difficulties, hardships, struggles, changes and challenges that common were facing during the 1930s. According to The Balad of Tom Joad, the dust bowl and drought compelled numerous people to migrate in the 1930s. Further, the song reveals that the Great Depression caused severe poverty in
Yes, today we need a president like Franklin Roosvelt, we eed a leader a progressivist, a brave men, a fair, wise and a confident president. He know what he wants, he fight to have it and he do his best as a president of American. He is a brave but realistic. We need now a president that can change the nation to the better taking in consideration all the aspect and the challenges. We need bold reforms for a modern America and we need a president that change the Anericain point of view of liberalism and change the relation ship between the american and his
Introduction The novel as well as the short story proclaimed a literature of the oppressed that extended hope to those who have none. This can be seen in three key dimensions of the Palestinian novel. First, there is a beautification of the lost homeland of Palestine. Palestine is portrayed in literature as a paradise on earth.