The dictionary definition of teammate is a fellow member of a team. Pat Tillman knew how to be a great teammate for not only sports but in everything he did. Pat was born on November 6, 1976, in San Jose, California. He played football for Arizona State University after he graduated high school. Pat enlisted in the U.S. Army after he finished his football season in 2001. He later died while in action in Afghanistan on April 22, 2004. Tillman had a selfless conscience, modest attitude, and determined mind set throughout his life.
In the book A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving, my favorite character is Owen Meany. I admire the way he cares about his friends and is willing to do anything for them. He is concerned about John coming to Vietnam, so he cuts off his finger in order to prevent him from going into the war. This would be a very hard thing to do, but he cares a lot about John and wants to protect him. Another thing I enjoy is Owen’s jokes and humor. He constantly lightens the mood with his clever remarks.I also love how confident he is. Although he is rather short and has a distinct voice, he has never been insecure or worried about it. He is sure of himself and trust in his abilities. He is not afraid to speak out about what he believes and try to make things
Living in a modern world many people get well educated and are making good changes in the world. But are we forgetting something in our busy society? George Saunders talks about the importance of kindness in his commencement address. Saunders is an American writer and university professor who made the commencement address at Syracuse University in New York state in may 2013. This essay will focus on the style of Saunders’ language and on the values he advocates in his speech.
To find hidden goodness for these characters you have to look deep into the story and really focus on the foreshadowed theme. In the story, “The Outcasts of Poker Flats,” by Bret Harte hidden goodness is the theme of the entire story. In this story hidden goodness can be found even in the most objectionable characters as shown by the actions of John Oakhurst, Mother Shipton, and the Duchess.
Jamie Nabozny was put through agony in the first half of his academic career, but preserved through his difficulties and stood up to his bullies. Were you ever bullied? If so, when? During Jamie’s usual school hours, pejorative words were hurled at him to diminish his spirit, because of his sexual orientation. The words fell like sharp knives on Jamie’s confidence. Even teachers gave foreboding reasons for why he was bullied. ”What do you expect when you hit on the hockey team”, or “boys will be boys”. You can feel the despair in Jamie’s heart. It was like Jamie was living in a world where only hate was emitted towards him. In the Bullied documentary, it proves that any person can stand
Over 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year (Andrea, 2014) Throughout various schools many children are faced with getting bullied and do not have the courage to speak up about it. In the short story and movie, “All Summer in a day” by the author Ray Bradbury and director Eric Kaplan, demonstrates how a young girl has moved to Venus. The girl struggles to get friends, since some of the children see her different. A few students are friends with her, but the others dislike her because she had the privilege to see the sun. Both the movie and the short story have a theme of people not being perfect. The theme was shown as people being imperfect because William was unkind to Margot and the classmates felt bad for Margot.
Kindness is often overlooked in society yet it still manages to hold a great deal importance in the lives of many. Kindness is an empowering emotion that can change perspectives and alter destinies. In The Glass Roses by Alden Rowan the true importance of kindness is personified throughout the story. In the story Stephen is encapsulated by the kindness of his fellow worker and greatly impacts Stephan’s ability to determine his own destiny. The Glass Roses shows that individuals tend to hide their true emotions in order to gain respect from their peers however kindness, once truly unveiled can play a huge role in determining ones destiny.
¨Tough times never last, tough people do¨ -Robert h. Schuller. To begin with, In the books Wonder by R.J. Palacio and Word of Mouse by James Patterson the characters Auggie in Wonder and Isaiah in Word of Mouse both have tough lives. They both have tough lives because they are nice even when they are very sad inside, and both of the characters have to take on challenges by themselves.
In Chaim Potok’s The Chosen, many characters come into play. Some pass through in a couple chapters, while others stay and lend their minds to close scrutiny. Many of these characters come from different worlds. Billy helped Reuven get through his stint at the hospital while waiting for an operation that would hopefully fix his blindness. Mr. Malter, Reuven’s father, guided Danny in expanding his reading horizons and seeking out interesting material. Mr. Savo cheered up a little boy who desperately looked to a new, unknown medical treatment to cure his blindness. Mr. Malter, Billy, and Mr. Savo all demonstrate kindness throughout the book, and this benefits both themselves and others.
A bundle of Mexican families grows up with their parents or grandparents telling the kids scary stories, or some of the scariest experiences they’ve been through. Honestly who doesn’t pick up the chills when hearing these stories? Hearing stories are one concept, however reading about them can be even scarier. It all depends on how the writer tells it along with how he or she indicates the story to make it extra horrific furthermore compulsive.“Suspense is the uncertainty or anxiety you feel about what will happen next.” (Source 1 Sent.16) In the story, “August Heat” the author creates a load of tension which is dark, hot as well as foreshadowing.
Sometimes the world can seem like a dreadful place surrounded by brutal situations with no way out. Child labor, bullying, and world hunger are just some examples of those situations. These circumstances can lead to physical injury, social problems, emotional problems, and even death. Luckily, some teens around the world have decided to stand up for what they believe is right. They change the world by making things better for us. They care and try to change things to help us. They make this world a better environment. Such teens are called teen activists. Teen activists may become who they are because of some of their personal struggles or they might get inspired by others struggles. They persevere and fight for what they believe is right.
In the story Wonder, by R.J Palacio, the protagonist Auggie is going to a traditional middle school for the first time, despite his facial differences and learns many valuable lessons while he is there. Even though Auggie has a lot of bumps in the road, his experiences in Beecher Prep are an overwhelming positive in his life because he gains new friends, learns how to deal with tough situations, and finds new strength to deal with bullies.
Bullying is described in this book a lot. In fact, almost in every chapter we see people bullying each other. For example, in the first chapter a bully named Stilson antiganises Ender. Stilson says "Hey, Third,
The first way we see how a single act of kindness helps us move on with life is in the cafeteria when Auggie expects that no one will sit next to him because of his deformity. However one student named Summer, who is in the popular group in school, sits next to Auggie. On pg (51) “Hey, is the seat taken?” I looked up, and a girl I never saw before was standing across from my table. “My name is Summer, by the way. What’s yours?” “August.” “Cool,” she said. Another girl from the table where Summer normal sits walks over to Summer. “Why are you sitting here? Come back to the table.” “Come sit here,” Summer replies. “Never mind,” said the girl, leaving. Summer looked at me, shrugged-smiled, and took another bite of her mac and cheese.” Summer is showing kindness to Auggie by looking beyond his
“The Lottery,” is a horrifying, yet thought-provoking story. Author Shirley Jackson gives readers an unexpected twist while reading about a small village. Jennifer Hicks also discusses the view of this town in the article “Overview of The Lottery.” “Jackson portrays the average citizens of an average village taking part in an annual sacrifice of one of their own residents,” (Hicks). At the beginning of this story, no one would think the ending would consist of a deadly stoning. There is a great deal of symbolism, irony, and a deranged theme is unrolled throughout this gruesome story.