despite that, Therese Borcharch a mental health writer and activist states sports can make you push your limits, and raise your self-esteem, with the success after all your hard work. Borcharch states “It did nurture self-esteem: the process of pushing yourself to a place you didn’t think you could go… the athletic high after an event drives you toward others” (Borcharch). With football or any sport, once you succeed and do something good for your team, you feel on top of the world. you get pushed to make yourself work hard, and meet your goals. Even though, some can feel as though their coach is impossible to work with and they're getting nowhere with the sport.
In “Don’t Give Up The Fight” the theme is being different. The theme is being different because in the text it says ”he had asked about the track team and I had commented that the boys seemed to hate me.” This shows the theme being different because she is trying to ask her dad what she should do because she thinks that the boys don’t like her because she is a
In the book The Outsiders written by S.E Hinton has been and still is a favorite among its readers, the book focuses on group identity and individuality. I connected with the book because it shows how close friends can be, they can be almost family. Over time the character Johnny has developed, he became more brave and was willing to kill someone to save his friends and himself, he is intuitive, selfless and optimistic. Johnny thinks that there is still good in the world no matter what happens. Johnny often feels afraid, he doesn’t want to go home because of what his parents do to him.
She was really angry at her parents which shows that moving can be hard. I was kind of ready because I have moved a lot. Making Text to World connections can also show that some events in the book can be linked to things happening in the real world. Another example of this would be when the five main characters transitioned from elementary school to high school and had to make new friends. Stella felt very angry for having to start high school in a different city where she had no friends.
He inspired me to be positive in my own life while carrying great integrity. Steve brought passion to everything he did and was a true friend to many. He was never afraid to lend a helping hand to someone. I strive to help people without expecting anything back in return because it creates a person who can lead. When he was faced with health struggles he kept fighting to be a good person to all.
Dee Ann was left obsessed with what had happened. Every year her husband brings up the names of those involved, hoping he would say them and she would just let it go like nothing happened (Yarbrough 632). Because of this, her inability to let go, Chuckie was often away from home, and Dee Ann feared he was cheating on her. She almost questions his friend, but “if he has looked surprised, it would have worried her, and if he hadn't, it would have worried her more…” (Yarbrough 637), so she doesn't ask. What he's father did to her mother caused he to have no trust in her own husband.
Wilson, probably wasn’t meant to become deviant but seeing his brother and dad act in those ways influenced him. When they interviewed Wilsons, sister she said everyone compared Wilson and his brother and that made me think he of him being a secondary deviant. As far as Peagler, goes she did go through a rehabilitation process that included being an activist to other women, helping other people get their GED, and counseling. I don’t think she was a true deviant, and I think she should have released immediately. Violence, played a major role in Peagler life because she missed seeing her kids grow up, her family was stressed out over the situation, and because she was a victim of domestic violence she lost her life, mentally and later physically.
This wasn't the best thing to do because they were setting a bad example for their kids by saying different races can't get along. However, during the movie, this changed. They saw how the football players and students got along and one by one everyone's opinion on race changed. By the end of the movie, they were all one big community instead of two different races. During Remember the Titans, the relationships between people started off bad but ended up being the opposite throughout the movie.
This is why they look up to athletes, because they are all they have to look to (Steinberg). They look to them for guidance and want to follow in their footsteps. This is why athletes can be so beneficial to society, because they can be good examples to the younger generation. Many athletes may say that it is not their job to role models. It may not be their job; however, it is their responsibility to be a good role model.
You have your real family and then your sports family. Being an athlete makes you a part of a brotherhood and they just make you feel important. People count on you. Whether it’s your school, family, state, or even country people will be counting on you to do good and win. Therefore, I guess sports also come with pressure but you just can’t let it get in the
“I ended up dropping out for fear of getting passed by too many people and disappointing the team,” Watson said. Watson was battling negative thoughts and was comforted by a teammate, who had the same experience and her coaches who reassured them of their support. “We learned that our coaches never want us to drop out of a race because we fear embarrassing the team,” Watson said. “They are here for us, and we are here to give what we have each day.” With this reassurance, Watson moved forward with impressive workouts, but was soon setback with a 2 1/2 week injury in her hip and Sartorius, which is located on the thigh. Recently, Watson began training again and has had her form analyzed by the team therapist to see if that is linked to the pain she was experiencing.
Just like Graff said, he didn’t believe he was becoming intellectual, but what he was doing on a daily basis was preparing him to be a scholarly student. Due to the “reading and arguing about sports and toughness” he eventually grew to “propose a generalization, restate, and response to a counterargument, and perform other intellectualizing operations” (Graff 248). By Graff having something he passionately enjoyed made it easier to strengthen these “clever skills” he was using without noticing it himself. Students have things they have strong opinions about. That leads to defining their point, viewing both sides, and thinking wisely to make their points stronger; all what a literature class looks for.