We see another example of her trying to figure out her identity in the camp where sahe rebelled and started She pulls away from her younger brother and mother as she spends more time with friends and experiments with testing social boundaries by smoking cigarettes and staying out past curfew. We then see that when she returns from the camp, she loses this rebellious streak and becomes obedient, afraid of once again being mistaken for the enemy and being sent back to the
In Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli, every student Mica high school is all the same: same clothes, same hair, same earrings, same everything. When a new girl comes and upsets the social hierarchy, Leo and Hillari Kimble make it their mission to make Stargirl “normal.” Not even caring that it would hurt her feelings in the process. What Leo did not realize is that you can't fix something that is not broken, and falls in cahoots with Stargirl. Stargirl is willing to change herself for Leo, but he only cares about the acceptance of society.
Although is able to avoid the consequences of her decisions initially,
Your personality says a lot about you. Jerry Spinelli opens the eyes of readers everywhere with his novel, Stargirl. The author demonstrates the important moral, to stay true to yourself, through a fifteen year-old girl named Stargirl. Stargirl , the heroine of the story, was a homeschooled transfer to Mica Area High School, Arizona. Stargirl used her true personality to leave her mark on Mica High forever.
People in society all try to be accepted, this can impact people’s relationships with eachother. Almost always people want to blend with the crowd and stay with all the trends that society has. Two people in a relationship can want each other to blend in and not be noticed exaggeratedly and be the most “normal” they can be. In literature characters often have relationships with other characters, but society may try to be “ordinary” from the conformity of society. In the book Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli, the protagonist Leo, has an important relationship with Stargirl, which reveals the theme of maintaining individuality, because they both deal with pressures of conformity in their high school.
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.
Conformity is all around us. There are good things to conform to like laws & bad things like racism & hate. The novel Stargirl has a heavy focus on conformity & social norms so to balance this they brought in a nonconformist to cause a ruckus. In the novel, Stargirl, author Jerry Spinelli suggests that though many people do conform to social norms, some special few are still their true selves.
While reading the story, you can tell in the narrators’ tone that she feels rejected and excluded. She is not happy and I’m sure, just like her family, she wonders “why her?” She is rejected and never accepted for who she really is. She is different. She’s not like anyone else
In The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens novel there are many inspiring quotes that are presented, but one that really stands out, is "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of yourself.". This quote is meaningful to me because f its depth and its meaning. What this quote means to me is that you should never try to be just a good as somebody else, but you should always try to be the best version of yourself. This quote expresses not to much, not to less. This quote can be applied to all upcoming children because most of us try to be just like our role model, when really we can be a billion times better than them by trying to be the best version of ourselves.
It is better to be yourself because it helps teach self love and it gives people more joy and accomplishment in the long run. Rupaul once said “If you can't love yourself, how are you gonna love somebody else?” and the truth is, you can’t. One of the best ways to learn self love is to be yourself and love that. If someone is always faking who you are to fit in, they will grow to resent that facade.
A personal experience i had, is as a child in middle school i was put under so much pressure to be the same as my peers. Even though I wasn’t the same, or didn’t fit into their category. Yet I tried hard to be and always worried about what people would say. Later in High school i developed a Panic Attack disorder from the stress of middle school. I was forced to try and be someone i wasn’t that I didn’t know who i wanted to be, or who i really
Also, not a singular graphic is capable of defining this message. In the case of this statement, there aren’t many ways to explain his argument against his idea of conforming to be someone else. However, this quote could connect to modern day situations. For instance, one can use the idea of standing up against bullying as one. Generally, a person is bullied because they are thought of as different, but if one isn't affected by this bullying, then they are honoring who they are on the inside.