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. The author describes how Victor attempts to impress his dream girlfriend, Teresa. He tries scowling, an expression he learned from his friend, Michael.
In the story “7th Grade”(by Gary Soto) a boy named Victor tries to impress a girl, but he ends up embarrassed. In the text Victor has a French class with the girl he wants to impress(the girl’s name is Teresa). So since he wants to impress her when the French teacher asks if anyone knows French Victor’s hand goes up. Then the teacher asks him a question in French and Victor replies (mumbling) something about his grandma(p42-44). After the teacher asks him another question and victor replies(mumbling again) something having to do with September(p45-47).
In the story “Seventh Grade,” Victor learns trying to impress a girl with a different personality is not the smartest thing to do through his embarrassing moments. For instance, Victor lingered in the classroom to say something clever to Teresa when she walks out of the door, but instead, when Teresa exits the room, he just says something dumb and embarrasses himself. “He smiled back and said, “Yeah, that’s me.” His brown face blushed. Why hadn’t he said, “Hi, Teresa,” or “How was your summer?” or something nice?” (Soto p. 17) This shows that Victor tried to act more clever than actually he is to impress Teresa, but ends up embarrassing himself while doing so. This proves if Victor had just acted like himself, thing would have been better.
In the story, “Seventh Grade,” Victor, the main character, tries to enamor a girl named Teresa, in the process he embarrasses himself but through persistence, he ultimately succeeds. For instance, the author, Gary Soto, writes in paragraph 12 that, “Victor tried a scowl, he felt foolish until in the corner of his eye he saw a girl looking at him. Ummm, he thought, maybe it does work, He scowled with greater conviction.” As the evidence concludes, Victor is flustered, because he felt foolish. Also, he still persists with the humiliating actions, even when he is getting looked at like he was weird. In addition, in paragraph 43, the text states, “Mr.
Even the principal seems to know what is going on in Regina’s life as he even gives a detailed account of when and where got back together with her ex-boyfriend. The students speculate outrageous things about her life like that she “does car commercials in Japan” or that “her hair is insured for $10,000”. Everyone in the school wants to be of the “popular” crowd or at least be relevant. In turn Regina and the other plastics obsess over everything in their lives to maintain their elite status among their peers. For instance, one of their daily activities is to stand in front of a mirror and talk about what they feel is wrong with their bodies.
In the story “7th grade” by Gary Soto, Victor embarreses himself many time on his first day of seventh grade and learns, to not blurt out without thinking. For example, Victor’s English teacher, Mr. Lucas asked Victor for a noun and he said Theresa. This shows that, Victor says Theresa because he was thinking about Theresa. He made a fool of himself by saying Theresa's name in English. In conclusion Victor made a fool of himself by blurting out Teresa's name instead of thinking about what to say.
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When the tone of the novel became gloomy, Steven managed to crack jokes to lift the spirit of the story. Steven uses the method quite often which makes him a likable character. On page 122, when he is having a meeting with his teachers about his slipping grades, he thinks a funny comment about Mr. Watras. He does this, despite the fact that he was about to tell them about Jeffrey's cancer. He thinks: “Hey, Mr. W. - where is all your ‘dude’ and ‘cat’ lingo?
Kathe Koja’s novella Buddha Boy, intends to teach youth about their influence on others, as well as the power of friendship. The narrator Justin, is greeted by Rucher High School’s newest addition Jinsen, who is initially perceived as different, strange, and very “out-there.” Later on, Justin recognizes Jinsen as a talented artist, and a highly valued friend, and despite Jinsen’s peaceful wishes, want to push back and battle the bullies that Jinsen faces daily. Throughout the entirety of the story, Kathe Koja paints a stereotypical and overdone point of view on high school popularity, the concept of karma, and their effects on an unlikely friendship. Initially, the book establishes a generic and, quite frankly, mind-numbing character design for the popular
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