In Jerry Spinelli’s novel, Stargirl, Leo Borlock, the protagonist, occasionally has been perceived as a jerk. This idea was evidenced by many examples from the book, such as the conversation between Stargirl and him regarding her popularity. Furthermore, Leo had previously been educating Stargirl on the norms of high school, and he was specifically explaining his opinion on appropriate behavior when assembling in groups. He claimed that every member should resemble the others. When Stargirl acquired why she needs to change herself to accomplish this, Leo cruely replies, “Because nobody likes you...
Jerry Spinelli’s in his novel Stargirl is filled with excessive symbols and the message of the novel is easily revealed through the insights of the main character, Leo Borlock. This is primarily due to the fact that it is basically a major change and then resettlement of the high school routine. Before Susan’s or Stargirl visit to Mica, Arizona the town was filled with cactus, suburb life and conformity. Excessive themes in Stargirl comes in forms of identity, exploration, society, love and friendship. The symbolism for these things are woven into the pages of the book.
In Stargirl, by Jerry Spinelli, Stargirl, a new student at Mica High, mixes up the lives of all the students and teachers. Her popularity skyrockets, and she ends up friends with almost everyone in the school. Suddenly, her popularity drops rapidly. Hillari, the most popular girl at school, influenced all the students, except one, to dislike Stargirl. The only friends she has left are Leo and Cinnamon, her pet rat.
Everyone says to always be yourself. But almost everyone has changed their character at some point. They try to be someone else. But why? People strive to find their true self, and ironically, that usually involves changing their identity.
Who is your Realtor? She’s person that has displayed Stick-to-itiveness though her professional and personal life. Falon, started her professional career as a Registered Dental Hygienist in Florida. Over the course of her 8-year career she has always won her patience over with her willingness to stay on the job with a high level of care and concern, she has an innate ability to see the job ahead of her, and not quit until every detail; of every area has been addressed. She has lead the way as a professional and is a champion of high level client care.
It's better to be an individual than act like everyone else. This was proven by Jerry Spinelli in the novel Stargirl. Stargirl was an individual who everyone thought was weird. She did whatever she felt like instead of acting like everyone else. She didn't care what other people think about her.
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli is a strange book. People are unique in their own ways. You may think that they are weird, cool, or crazy. Either way they are still unique. Im unique and you’re unique.
Another characteristic from the young adult fiction gene that is shared with my novel is that the main character does not have aid from parents but from another friend, relative, or mentor. The mentor that aids Leo in Stargirl is A.H. (Archibald Hapwood) Brubarker or as he is more commonly referred to in the book as Archie. He aids Leo into trying to figure things out for himself and gives more aloof explanations when Leo questions Stargirl’s past. Archie tries to comfort Leo and gives him the best advice that he can without telling Leo how to exactly fix things. For example, when Leo questions who Stargirl is he explains her the best way he can “She is us more than we are us.
In the world around us today, most are consumed by the idea’s of drugs, sex, and money. Most tend to judge others based on what they have instead of who they are. Ownership and self-identity could relate to each other based on the fact that people can possess things physically, mentally, and emotionally. Though with similarities, the two can be different. Ownership is the act or right of possessing something, and your self-identity is the recognition of your own potential and qualities.
Conformity is a major theme in Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli. A conformist is defined as someone who follows trends and acts like everyone else does. On the other hand, a nonconformist is someone who doesn’t follow trends and is true to themselves. In Stargirl, the main character and narrator, Leo, goes to Mica Area High School in Arizona. The student body is very conformist and holds little to no individuality.
Hope is always needed in dark situations to help you surpass the suffering. This is true in most cases where death may lie. In the book Fever 1793, by Laurie Halse Anderson, the Author shows just what a grim disease my do to you, your loved ones, and everyone else on this planet. In the book, a 13 year old girl, Marie, Lives a normal life in Philadelphia until the day comes during the summer of 1793 were the fever strikes it's first few victims. She is forced to try and survive not only the sickness but the people, and places around her.
Jaryia Hayes English 3 1B Mr.Snow Harriet Tubman Harriet Tubman was an American “abolitionist, “humanitarian” and an armed scout and also a spy for the United States Army during the American civil war. She was born in Dorchester County , Maryland . Her birthdate is unknown , No one actually knows when she was born . she was most likely born in between 1820 and 1825 .