This is Byron’s final show of how much he actually cares about his brother, by saving his brother’s life by risking his own. In “The Watsons go to Birmingham - 1963” a novel by Christopher Paul Curtis, there are a lot of changes between Kenny and Byron. Byron changed the most. He has gone from jerk to kind, from mean to caring, from thick-headed to strong-willed.
Many people allocated extreme sacrifices during the Second World War and James Dowling was no exception. This hero embodied a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom when he kept fighting, despite being a prisoner of war for eight months, and also when he undertook various jobs to help better his community. Dowling’s personal perseverance after he was released from his prisoner of war camp is a trait I should strive to emulate in my every-day life. Two soldiers were interviewed in the video entitled “The Greatest Generation,” and these two soldiers demonstrated qualities that were parallel to those of James Dowling.
Have you ever rode in a car for more than 24 hours? The plot in the book of “Watson’s Go To Birmingham”, is about a family going on a trip to Birmingham in 1963 and experience an event that makes them see how wrong color in the south are treated. The plot in the movie is more about how colored had been fighting for their rights and all the event leading up to everyone becoming equal. In “Watson’s Go To Birmingham”, lots of events changed the plot like the movie is focused mainly on Civil Rights while the book isn 't, but Joey leaves the church before it blows up in both, so there are some similarities.
The Bombing 16th Street, Baptist Church The tragic event occurred on September 15, 1963. The act was carried out by members of the Ku Klux Klan, people who disliked blacks and did horrible things because of this, in Birmingham, Alabama. Alabama was a Southern state and allowed segregation. The explosion went off at approximately 10:20 A.M., when Sunday school was ending and the service was beginning.
The Brennans were a fairly well like family in Mumbilli. That was up until Daniel, the eldest son, crashed his car under the influence of alcohol that killed two of his friends and rendered his cousin Fin a quadriplegic. The Story of Tom Brennan follows the lives of Daniel’s family after the incident and the amount of pain and suffering they went through. The story has a heavy focus on Daniel’s younger brother and year eleven student Tom and his life with all of the torment and pain. “Everything we do in life affects others.” (pg 131) Daniel’s actions on the night of the crashed changed the lives of his family forever.
“The Scarlet Ibis” Paragraph Kaitlyn In the short story, “The Scarlet Ibis”, by James Hurst, there are many symbols shown throughout the entirety of the story but, the most prominent one is death. This gives light to another concept of taking those we love for granted and treating them like dirt when we should be loving them because, they won't always be there. This is shown multiple times as the story progresses and you see more and more into what was supposed to be a shorter life for Doodle. “Everybody thought he was going to die-everybody except Aunt Nicey, who had delivered him... But he didn't die, and when he was three months old, Mama and Daddy decided they might as well name him.¨, This gives notice that death was supposed
We use fantasy to cope in many ways. We escape from reality in books, movies, and in our dreams. However, when we allow those fantasies to take more control--break into our reality-- and mask the events that we should be coping with; it becomes almost detrimental to our perception of reality itself. We begin to believe more in our imagination than reality. When that bubble of fantasy is popped, so is the peace that it had brought you in the situation. In A Separate Peace we see the use of fantasy around every corner and, eventually, it takes precedence over reality in multiple characters’ lives. The use of fantasy to cope with reality causes harm to the characters in A Separate Peace by John Knowles.
When reading a novel, readers do not often realize that many authors use the same types of characters and symbols. Applying a literary lens to a novels can help readers better understand why a novel was written. A literary theory is, “A term for analyzing, classifying, defining, interpreting, and evaluating literature” (Davidson). When observing a piece of literature with an Archetypal lens analysts can identify these patterns. According to Literary Devices, “In literature, an archetype is a typical character, an action, or a situation that seems to represent universal patterns of human nature” (literarydevices). In the novel In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez, the Archetypal Theory can be applied to characters and symbols in the
INTRODUCTION “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” This quote from Martin Luther King, Jr reminds everyone that acts of injustice do not occur in isolation; these acts affect not only those directly involved, but anyone who is living in the world that allows these acts to take place. Kenny Watson, the main character from The Watsons Go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis, and Anne Frank, a young Jewish girl living in Denmark in the 1940s, both experience injustice and through their experiences different character traits are revealed. Although, Anne Frank and Kenny Watson share similar character traits, one profound difference is what makes them unique characters. BODY One of the main similarities about Kenny and Anne is that they are both caring and kind.
1) I believe that Moore, the author, is trying to say that the second chance is trying to rewrite the first mistake and the last chance could be your last chance. The author’s last chance to stop his drug dealing was when he was sent to military school. His temper against his mother, bad grades, absences from classes and an incident with a smoke bomb were the reasons his mother sent him to military school. (Moore 87) The “other” Wes had the decision to stop selling drugs while raising his family.
John Knowles, author of A Separate Peace, uses both character development and setting to support his decision in selecting the title. He uses the main characters of Gene and Phineas (Finny) and their troubled yet deeply bonded friendship as a way to illustrate the separate peace that takes place both within the boys themselves and in the friendship that is built between the two. Knowles also uses the setting of the novel to demonstrate the vast difference between the peaceful Devon School grounds and the war raging outside of the school’s walls. The title, A Separate Peace, as chosen by the author is symbolic of the main characters, Finny and Gene’s, struggle to find peace within themselves and with each other while set in a place that significantly contrasts the events of the real world.
Byron started acting nicer and caring toward Kenny and Joetta doesn’t really change. After the bombing occurred, people started taking stands like Rosa Parks and her Boycott and Martin Luther King Junior and his peaceful protests. The Watson’s were just a fun, typical family of the 1960’s living in Flint, Michigan, because they were unaware of the conflicts in the south until they came face to face with the terror of Segregation.
But I will give the author this, the book had great slang from the old days and it was pretty funny. Moving on, there was the whole Watson 's family: Joey the smallest one, Kenny the 4th grade narrator, Byron a 13 year old juvenile delinquent, the dad, and the mom from Birmingham Alabama. Byron gets
How Princeton High School is the Same and Different from Devon School in A Separate Peace by John Knowles
The poem “Making Sarah Cry” and the play “The Watsons go to Birmingham” have the similar theme of being different. In “Making Sarah Cry” Sarah is different from the other kids on the playground. In “The Watsons go to Birmingham” the Watson family has a different skin color so they are separated from whites to do everyday tasks. The texts, both share a similar theme, but have different qualities. For example, in “Making Sarah Cry” only two people are excluded from playing with kids because of their differences. However, in “The Watsons go to Birmingham” an entire race is excluded from performing everyday tasks with whites because of their differences.