Analyzing Parental Relationships Have you ever watched the show “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?” In modern education, younger generations seem to be surpassing their parents very quickly. In the poem “My Son Swears he has 102 Gallons of Water in His Body” by Naomi Shihab Nye, a son argues with his parents about what the reader can only assume to be homework in the form of a mathematical problem yet still deals with them despite the knowledge gap. In this poem, the conflict first appears whenever the child and his parents start arguing over a school problem in which he “did the problem [in school] and [his] teacher said [he] was right” (Nye 3-4). Although he insists he is correct, his parents continue to argue over questions, even though they are far away from fully understanding what the answers truly are. The parents state that “[light] strokes the dashboard.
Sam and Patrick mentor him through his freshmen year of first dates, family dramas, and new friend Chbosky uses symbolism and the use of characters to reveal that teenagers use a mask to hide who they really are in order to comply with social norms. Especially among society and in high school it is often difficult for someone to come out. At this time, the norm in high school was, if you were homosexual then you lose a certain level of popularity. In the novel, Brad a star high school quarterback who is also secretly homosexual would conform to this social norm. Charlie states, “Friday, there was another party.
Girls have made a grate studies in math and science than boys. Girls not only outperform boys academically but also fell more confident and capable. “All other pull marks during class starts fight, skip classes, or even drop off school entirely. BY the time boys are ready to enter school they receive numerous messages- in the media from toys given to play with from old or boys, parents and teachers. When kids are separate from their mom specially boys they fell like they are going to die.
Atticus could’ve been the best lawyer in the world, but that wouldn’t have mattered because of the race of the defendant. Atticus’ morality is depicted through how he raises Scout and Jem, his children. In the beginning of the book Scout enters the first grade, and immediately wants to quit. When Scout to school already
An example of positive deviance would be in the way Brian tries so hard to please people, especially his parents. This can be seen in the way he is driven to suicide because he is failing a class and the way he offers to write the essay for everyone at the end of the detention because he is “the smartest”. Control theory also goes along with peer pressure and social sanctions. This theory states that compliance with social norms requires strong bonds between individuals and society. This is seen when John distracts Vernon and sacrifices himself to get caught when they sneak out instead of everyone getting in trouble.
Another good argument that makes the plot convincing is the discussion back and forth between Holden and Mr. Spencer, where the teacher tells him, “do you blame me for flunking you, boy?” on page 15 and Holden has a little hissy fit. I think Holden running away from his problems throughout the novel is something any teenage boy would do if he didn’t have the right support
In Grant Penrod’s essay “Anti-Intellectualism: Why We Hate the Smart Kids” he discusses the praise for uneducated success in society today. Penrod that high school athletes receive more glorification after winning a game whereas champion academic teams receive very minimal attention. Conversations from websites like TalkingCock.com reveal a collective distaste for intellectualism while other websites like Angelfire.com give praise to famous high school dropouts. Penrod points out how uneducated success is not only highly praised, but highly rewarded as well. A writer for The Carillon stated, “In more than a few cases, athletes’ incomes surpass the gross national product of some third-world countries.” Reward given to those with uneducated
He respected America, and he loved it, but America didn’t love him back. Later, he learned in school what was happening several years ago, and he understood why the news people were saying all the terrible things. When he went to high school, he ran for student body president, and a teen in his class tweeted “If you vote for RJ, you obviously enjoy 9/11.” He was hurt at how racist this was, but he proved him wrong.
This scene displayed the two sitting in the classroom where Malcolm tells his teacher that he wants to be a lawyer. His teacher tells him that being a lawyer is too high of an ambition for him, even if he does have the best grades out of all of his classmates. His teacher proceeds to explain that it would be in Malcolm’s better interest to think about working with his hands as a carpenter. This is the first instance in which we see one person change another person’s life. Since this conversation was included in the
On the first day of school at Great Faith Elementary, Cassie has to stand up for her little brother Little Man. Little Man is a very meticulous person, so when he got a dirty and torn up book he freaked out. Not only was it a dirty book, but it said something very insulting on the first page. On page 19 it says, “Miz Crocker,” I said, “I don’t want my book neither.“ Cassie and Little Man end up getting switched because of her standing up for Little Man.It shows courage to stand up for something when you know you could get in trouble for it. If you were in Cassie’s shoes would you stand up to a white person for treating you unfairly?
Another example, the author states, “Increasingly, teenage girls are mimicking the boys and trying to have their own version of manhood. Their goal is the same—to get respect, to be recognized as capable of setting or maintaining a certain standard” (Anderson, 182). Teenage girls are trying
His non-involvement irritates much of the faculty, who pride themselves on the physical achievements of their students, displaying favoritism toward their star athletes, such as Mike Barbour, a vicious bully. T. J. often finds Barbour harassing Chris Coughlin an intellectually student who must unfairly live in the wake of a widely-admired older brother who died in a freak accident. A group of misfits are brought together by t.j. and struggle to find their places in school. T.j. is convinced that a varsity jacket will help him fit in in the high school. Together they fight for dignity in the school.
During her visit to Whitman, Alexandra made comparisons between her high school years and the high school years of the upperclassmen observed. She noticed the variety of differences between them because during her years there was not much palpable competition but now there was between the students at Whitman. The competition of getting the best grades was a huge deal to the students because their grades were a factor to getting admitted to the college of their choice. Pete a junior student at Whitman, was one of the many overachievers who put in the effort to get the best grades he could even if it meant to risk his own health. Pete was a straight A student who one night took so much caffeine to complete a paper that was due the next day.