In the essay “Being Mean” from Living up the Street by Gary Soto, the tone is tense and mischievous based on the author’s diction and the use of repetition. Gary Soto describes his childhood as being very violent and gives details about how it is so: “Rick and I and the Molinas all enjoyed looking for trouble and often went to extremes to try and get into fights.” By Soto saying this, it represents how mischievous he was as a child. Moreover, the title of his essay “Being Mean” fits the tone of being mischievous perfectly because the definition of mean is for someone to go out of their way to cause you pain, which he does, but in a mischievous way. Furthermore, Gary Soto also uses repetition to let the reader know how he feels about certain
What makes a person an epic hero? An epic hero is someone who possesses courage, strength, and have a desire to achieve immortality through heroic actions. The only ones that are considered heroes are those who are recognized for saving the day or for doing something heroic to the world. Many is considered heroes for only some are remembered like those who made a great change. For example Odysseus is an epic hero. Odysseus is an epic hero because he is a man of outstanding wisdom, his bravery, and he have very good strengths.
Qualities I admire Janney because she stay’s strong and tells her story what she went through her life such as happiest or sadness. Chiquis Rivera weaknesses fear of the dark, scared to tell the truth of her being sexually abuse by two people and last losing her family’s relationship. She overcome her hardships by writing a book based on her life being molested and sexually abuse by a woman and her dad. Chiquis Rivera is an example for
Clever, heroic and cocky. these are the words that come to my mind when I think of Odysseus from the Odyssey. Although some people think Odysseus is not a hero nevertheless he is because he always did his best to save, help and was loyal to his men he also never gave up on returning back home to Ithaca to be with his wife Penelope and his son
In the story “Marble Champ,” By Gary Soto, the main character Lupe Medrano is a role model for kids my age. Lupe is a role model because she is hardworking at things that she does, she shows sportsmanship, and she is intelligent.
Clarkston became home for many of refugees all over the world. Clarkston being stuck in its southern ways, many residents raised in Clarkston felt that the refugees changed its community, and some others accommodated to the new sudden change. Noticing the separation, many refugee families stayed to their selves to avoid any confrontations. Coming from war countries which made them flee from their homes, also having to live with these traumatic experiences left many refugees to be self- conscious. Finding it hard to adjust to their new lives in Clarkston Luma helped many families because they couldn’t turn too many residents in Clarkston for help because of their inability to speak English or just because of their ethics. In Warren St. John’s
1st paragraph- Mahatma Gandhi once said: “Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up.” Pride is seen by many as a weakness but pride is what encourages many to prove themselves. Odysseus’ major flaw is believing he is greater than any other human, sometimes even the gods. Odysseus demonstrates this weakness when he encounters the Cyclops and enrages him by trespassing into the one-eyed beast's cave. When Odysseus finally escapes he yelled his name to the Cyclops, out of pride, when he could have used a decoy name. Zeus decides to teach Odysseus a lesson for hurting his son and provides many obstacles for Odysseus on his journey home. Odysseus’ common flaw of pride is relatable to a present day hero because
On October third, exactly at 1:49 PM, I finished an essay that explained my definition of a hero. In the essay, I stated that a hero should have three main character traits: selflessness, responsibility, and kindness. Out of Achilles, Hector, and Odysseus from Black Ships of Troy, Hector would best fit my definition of a hero. To begin, Hector could be known as selfless. Selflessness has a connection to the word bravery. Selflessness is putting others needs before one's self, which is extremely similar to the definition of bravery. Hector is selfless because he literally died to save his kingdom. Next, Hector was clearly a responsible warrior. He stood up for his kingdom, and became a very important war leader of the Trojans. As a Prince of
In the short story, “Seventh Grade,” by Gary Soto, the author pokes fun at the seventh grade boys in the beginning of a school year. The main characters are Victor, Michael, Mr. Bueller, and Teresa, a girl Victor has a crush on. In the end, Victor learns that is it is always best to be himself.
Do you ever have a hard time being determined and never giving up? In the short story called “Marble Champ”, written By: Gary Soto, Lupe has to be very determined to reach her goal of being good at the sport marbles. What the famous Michael Jordan said is: “I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But, I can’t accept not trying .”
Have you ever met someone that keeps trying to be good at something and wants to be perfect like the other kids in the school? In The Marble Champ by Gary Soto Lupe Medrano is always challenging herself to try new things. First Lupe challenged herself to try new sports. Another Lupe challenged herself to practice a whole lot. Lastly Lupe challenged herself to exercise.
In “The Fourth State of Matter” Jo Ann Beard portrays a perspective of the shooting of the physics department at the University of Iowa that not everyone knows about. A look at the relationships and some of the tension with the shooter and the people the shooter interacted with.
Lupe Medrano a shy girl who was bad at sports, wanted to be the marble champ. Lupe is the main character in the story “The Marble Champ” by Gary Soto and she is a great role model and that can be hard because not everyone is a role model. She is a role model because she is hardworking, a good sport, and she is very intelligent.
Heroes have always stood out in time as wondrous beings. In literature they possess certain special traits. These traits are ones such as courage, strength, selflessness and intelligence. Theseus an Athenian hero possess some of these great qualities,“...he was as compassionate as he was brave and a man of great intellect as well as great bodily strength” (133). Throughout mythological stories Theseus proves that he is a hero by going on many journeys, while still showing his humility to others and expressing his courage.