Resilience is displayed through the drive shown by the characters in these stories, despite hardships or trauma in their pasts. In The Road, Papa and the boy continue to move forward and “carry the fire”, staying morally true to themselves, even despite the things they had seen. The boy’s mother shot herself, he has seen cannibalism, slavery, and people reduced to monsters and broken shells of humanity, but he is still fighting and trying to be one of the good guys. He still wants to help the little boy when he meets him, still wants to help Ely when he meets them (McCarty, 162); The Boy still has a desire to help people who are suffering. He is starving, but he wants to give away his food so that the people who are good in this world won’t die.
Seventeen year old Kendall Fletcher has lived on a farm in the tiny town of Cryer’s Cross since she was little. A town where everyone knows everyone. Kendall has a great life. Mainly due to her amazingly sweet and attractive boyfriend Nico and to the school 's football team, the only distraction she has to forget about her OCD. But things start changing when mysterious Jacian arrives in town with his sister Marlena. Nico starts acting unusual until one day he disappears completely. This was not the first missing person’s case in Cryer 's Cross. A year ago Tiffany Quinn, a sophomore from Kendall’s school went missing. The sheriff, along with the majority of the townsfolk, were never able to find her body.
It was a normal sunny day.Samantha was abandoned by the parents at age 15. Samantha woke up knowing that she was not alone in her house. She felt this type of presence with her in her room. She gets a phone call from her friends she had met the day before. Her friend Juliet tells her if she wants to go to the movies with her Vanessa and Melissa. Juliet says, “I will pick you up at 8:00. Don’t bring anyone else with you”. Later that evening, Samantha gets picked up. While her friend Juliet is driving, Samantha sees a man on the side of the road. The man is there once they get to the movies.Other people had seen the suspicious looking man. The movie supervisor tells everyone to evacuate. Juliet insists to stay. The movie finished a couple hours later.
The book I chose to read was called “Shattered” by Debra Puglisi Sharp and Marjorie Preston. It depicts Debra’s life and how she was kidnapped from her home in April, 1998. She was a loving wife to her husband, Nino, who died being shot by the kidnapper. She also has two twins who were in college at the time named Michael and Melissa. Debra was tending to her garden when she then goes back into the house and is hit on the head by the kidnapper knocking her off her feet. The kidnapper then rapes her, puts her in his trunk, and drives off. He takes her to his house where he holds her captive and ties her hands and feet together. While there, she is raped repeatedly and is assaulted. She can’t help but think of her husband and children. Eventually, she finds out that her husband has been murdered by her kidnapper and can’t help but think of getting back to her kids that need her. Five days later, she gets up the courage to escape the room she’s been held
What would you do if you woke up from being unconscious and realized you didn’t know where you were, how you got there or even who you were, and your brutally injured? All you know is that two men want you dead. You would probably fight for your life, just like Candace Scott (she was known as Cady in the beginning of the book then begins to be known as
In the book How to Read Literature Like a Professor, author Thomas Foster explains concepts that have been used in writing and how those can be interpreted differently. This includes vampires and ghosts and their relationship to seemingly normal people. The concept of vampires and ghosts can be found throughout the book The Scarlet Letter in the character Roger Chillingworth. It is hard to tell what his true intent is throughout the book, thus making him seem suspicious and somewhat evil.
In Running with Scissors: a memoir, Augusten Burroughs writes about his life from age 9 to 17 years old. In the beginning of the book Augusten describes the admiration of his mother, glorifying her to an unsettling extent. He explains that his enjoyment of opera music and formal wear can be credited to his mother. He expands on his enjoyment by including his fascination of shiny things by polishing. He gives insight of his parents, his mother being a poet who is adamant that she will someday be famous because of her poems and his father, a severe alcoholic.
Within the novel of "Far From You" written by Tess Sharpe, Sophie, the main character, is going under many changes in her life. From having her best friend being murdered in front of her, being blamed for her murder due to drugs being found in her jacket, and to being sent to rehab from being accused of relapsing. Sophie has many people pressuring her to be healthy and to have a good life since being released from rehab after three months. Two of those many people that want the best for Sophie is her aunt, Macy, and her mom, yet they approach the situation in two different ways.
In Peg Kehret’s book Stolen Children the story starts when Amy forgets to walk and feed the neighbor’s dog and it has an accident. The neighbor asked Amy’s father if she had remembered come over. Amy’s father decided to talk to Amy but the talk soon turned into a fight, causing Amy’s dad to be late for work. That was the last time Amy saw her dad because he died in a car crash on his way. Amy felt like it was her fault and wanted to prove to her dad that she could be responsible and started taking a babysitting class.
The character of Samantha in the movie “boyhood” written and directed by Richard Linklater, is around 6 years old in the beginning of the movie and about 21 in the end. She is the sister to the main character Mason Jr.
The story was happened in 1906, at Oklahoma territory, near Tulsa. Oklahoma! was adapted from a play called Green Grow the Lilacs which was adapted from an old folksong called “Green Grow the Lilacs”. The story is about an American soldier’s love for a Mexican lass(senorita). The cowboys in south Texas loved sing the song and white Americans became known as “Gringo” by the Mexicans.
After the funeral Alvin Dewey, an investigator for the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, Dewey is one of the agents responsible for the Clutter family murder, cannot sleep because the phone is constantly ringing. Everyone thinks they can help the mystery on who killed the Clutter’s.
She figures out how her father's family has an endless list of problems and issues with them after Jeannette’s grandma molests Jeannette’s brother. After this emerged, the Walls family was no longer allowed to live with Rex’s family. Soon after, Jeannette’s dad disappeared for days at time, and lied about what he was doing when he was gone. That year two men showed up from New York City after seeings Jeannette’s sister, Lori, artwork at a summer camp and unknowingly convinced Lori and Jeannette to
The parents attempt to move to New York to be closer to their children, but eventually face homelessness when unable to adapt. However, they seize every chance to reconnect with their children, and eventually rebuild a sense of unity. When Maureen graduates high school, and turns to her parents for help, she lives with them. When Rose tries to kick her out, she retaliates by stabbing her. This disturbs the momentary peace reached by the family. This is followed by Rex’s realization that he is dying, and Jeannette’s visit. When Rex finally dies, Jeannette again finds herself at the boundary between chaos and order again. She reevaluates her life, and changes everything, divorcing her husband, and moving to another part of the
On November 20th, 1986 a young lady, that was seventeen years old, named Madeline Ponds also known as Midge, came up missing. Madeline came up missing one night while she was working at a convenience store called PJ’s one stop, in Columbus, Mississippi. Her mother brought her dinner to the store since she was working late, after her mother left not even five minutes later she was gone. A customer came into the store and started complaining about no one tending the front of the store. There was money taken but it didn’t seem like any foul play went on a detective said. Madelines car and her belongings were still at the store but she was not in sight the investigation went on some time but finally they gave up on finding her. Everyone looked for her in the community but she never came up found so they closed the