In the book “Across Five Aprils” by Irene Hunt, the author makes a few statements to portray her feelings toward the war, she uses the characters and their actions to show her emotions and thoughts about it. The views on war change throughout the book, in the beginning Tom and Jethro think war is going to be so cool, but as time went on their thoughts change. I believe one of her views from the book shows that she is passionate towards war, she uses Tom to demonstrate this. Tom is a soldier, and he is very passionate about what he does for the Union.
Everyone experiences different events in their lives, and often they suffer from the pain of past. Yet, the most essential part of life is how some changes can help one to escape their past and begin a new journey. In E. Annie Proulx’s novel, The Shipping News, she presents a character who is a failure in life, and his cowardly action brings him to suffer in pain. But, the change that he risks to make, changes his life, and moves him forward. By displaying characters’ pasts and focusing on their change, E. Annie Proulx shows that it is possible to escape one’s past, and necessary change should be embraced.
A Dynamic War Hero Boom! Everyone is looking around wondering where the shot came from, not knowing what to do, the militiamen and the British Army starting flinging bullets across the field at each other. This book April Morning is a novel by Howard Fast and it takes place during the first shots of the Revolutionary war. It comes from the perspective of a 15-year-old protagonist named Adam Cooper at the battles of Lexington and Concord. In the course of two days, He meets a variety of interesting characters both before the battle has started and during the battle and one character that really stuck out was Solomon Chandler.
Hi Amarilys, I think you did a good job with your thread. I like how you stated what each assumption is, and then, proceeded to explain each one, in detail. I feel as though, it helped to understand each assumption, better. Also, regarding the ways you stay motivated, I, too, like to make lists, to help me stay on track. With so many distractions, it can be hard to remember what needs to be done, but with making a list, you are able to remind yourself of those things.
In all three mediums, the authors and presenters are all averse to the ideas of minors being tried as adults, death row and solitary confinement. I agree in all three cases. Minors should not be tried as adults because they are not adults. While there should be some level of culpability for their actions, it should never reach the point where they are tried as anything other than a juvenile. Many youth, for no other reason than biological constraints, lack the psychological maturity to make logical and well-reasoned choices.
Who is responsible for William Doodle Armstrong’s death? His brother. Brother forced Doodle into learning how to be active, when Doodle didn’t think he could, and he didn’t want to. Brother didn’t even want Doodle as his brother because of his disabilities. And, he left Doodle all alone in the storm.
“Now that's how you drink a really cold coke.” (Okay for Now page 29) Many quotes from Lil Spicer, Doug's best friend, continue to inspire and teach many things to lots of people. This quote, from Okay for Now wrought by Gary Schmidt, represents that relationships can start at any time over many things. According to the book, many times relationships with people help Doug and many other characters.
Cathy Ames has been criticized because she is completely evil. It has expressed throughout the novel that Cathy is inhuman. She has no emotion, no feelings, and no good in her. Many state that she is a symbol for Satan or a witch, who is pawn of Satan. People go so far in declaring that she is one of these evil spirits because even from birth she was filled with extreme evil and darkness, lacking characteristic that make up a human.
Desire is the need for an object, a feeling or a person. One can have a desire for something that is essential for survival, such as water or food, but desire could be used to harm others or oneself. Through A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah, Ishmael’s perspective of desire was altered dramatically. These desires were changed from his surroundings or events that were taking place. In the book, Ishmael was easily manipulated by his desires.
The novel April Morning by Howard Fast is the story of a young 15-year-old, Adam Cooper. He recounts the battles of Lexington and Concord during the Revolutionary War through his eyes. In the course of a day, the people of Lexington’s life’s as they have known it are changed. The father of Adam, a man with high principles and a leader among the Lexington Committeemen, Moses Cooper; he is a character who is strict and loving father to his family and a leader to the community.
the characters in wonder are very interesting, and relatable, but all oh so different! August is the main character and has had a face deformation since birth, resulting in him being home-schooled all his life. “He was sent off to Middle school like a lamb for the slaughter.” (p.10) We get to see what being the new kid at middle school is really like. He’s come to terms with being stared at and all the unwanted attention he attracts and it shows just how tough and courageous August is.
The play “ A Raisin In The Sun “ wrote by Lorraine Hansberry is a inspiring play about the Younger family. A typical African American family in the late 1950’s trying to make life better for themselves. They’re a family trying to overcome the difficulties and obstacles that comes with being black in America in that time. Obstacles such as lynchings,segregation,racial discrimination and overall the difficulties that comes with being black in America. With external problems within the family the characters also internal conflicts within themselves.
In the book “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan, it’s about a little girl who is pressured by her mother to become something she doesn’t want to be. Jing- mei , the daughter, is forced to become a prodigy(child actress), by her mother, and she doesn’t want to be one. In the story, Jing- meis’ mother uses allusions such as Shirley Temple to push her into becoming a prodigy. Although at first Jing- mei is excited to become a prodigy, she later realizes its something she just doesn’t enjoy doing. Consequently, the uses of allusion in the story help Jing- mei discover to not be a prodigy and that what her mother wants for her is not always important.
“The ways in which the characters in Lorraine Hansberry’s play, A raisin in the sun, are affected by racial imbalances and respond to the injustices engendered by such inequities are solely influenced by their gender.” I agree with this statement to an extent. Although it is correct that gender plays a big role in this play, there are other factors to consider. Context:
Adelina Amouteru, the main character of The Young Elites Novels, develops throughout the books as a villain affected by various known forces of society. The girl’s past involves discrimination from the world and even her family. All the bad influence as a child leads her to fight for one of the good forces of society, justice. Justice, however, turns into revenge when she suffers through a series of events. Adelina portrays both the despicable and honest powers that exist in a common society, such as being judged by her appearance and true identity.