Unhappiness in One’s Life Can Lead to Finding Phoniness in Everything Else; The Catcher in the Rye There used to be a tall, mean bully in Pre-K that I went to school with. Everyone was scared of her because she was bigger than everyone else and she always made fun of her classmates. She would make mean comments about the clothes we would wear and the things we would do. One day, she made fun of my pink velcro shoes and claimed that they were for babies.
In the book Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, Melinda gives a really good example of character development throughout the story. Melinda just starts her freshman year at high school. Over the summer her and her friends went to a party and Melinda gets raped by a boy named Andy Evans and ends up calling the police, she didn't tell anyone why she called the police, causing her friends and everyone at the party to reject her. Melinda’s only friend is a new girl named heather. Melinda gets depressed and starts expressing her pain through stuff like biting her lips and her nails, and not talking.
Cassie Logan embarks naively, unworldly, and oblivious to it all, but soon after she goes to school and receives filthy racist books that are required for her and all her peers to have, she then says she doesn 't want them when she shows her teacher the ignorant crude writing on the inside cover only to get a harsh beating in front of the class. Cassie later on gets her arm wrenched by a grown white man, has deceived little Lilly Jean, who is a pretentious devious child, and sees TJ, her brother 's best friend, plunge down a dark abyss to the wrong path. In Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D Taylor there are both static and dynamic characters, one of which is named Cassie Logan who out develops the rest by learning the importance of family, bravery and self respect, and love when maturing into a harsh cold reality of degradation. First off, the role of members of one’s family play an important impact on them. For example, the role Cassie’s marvelous mother plays in her life.
She is taken in by a local family, but eventually goes back to live with her abusive parents. Pecola’s parents hate themselves and each other which is expressed in equal measures of violence and neglect. Pecola is raped by her father and impregnated, but the child does not survive premature birth. Eventually, Pecola pleads with a town mystic to grant her wish of having blue eyes, believing this “mark of beauty” will finally earn her the love she so desperately craves. Pecola finally loses her sanity, believing her wish granted, and spends the rest of her life in a world of fantasy on the edge of
After enduring cruel treatment from her own family for years, Ashputtle finally gets her own happily ever after and her family members receive what they deserve: cruel punishment. In the story, on page 858, the text states, “On the day of Ashputle’s wedding, the two sisters came and tried to ingratiate themselves and shared in her happiness…both sisters were punished with blindness to the end of their days for being so wicked and false” (Grimm). The stepsisters were so forbidding and cruel towards Ashputtle that in the end, receive what they deserve which doesn’t happen in some of the other Cinderella stories worldwide. The Grimm brothers chose to make their retelling of the story have an unusual ending (most just end with Cinderella getting married) and in doing so, unintentionally exemplified the archetypal narrative pattern of a just end that rewards good and punishes evil. But this doesn’t just appear once in the story.
Similar But Different A teenage girl named goes to live with her father in Folks, a dark, rainy town. Under the gloomy weather of Folks, the girl, Bella, finds out secrets that change her her understanding of the world. The town also begins to change upon her arrival; love and lust bloom, fights break out, ancient secrets are revealed and the people she loves are woven into danger’s deadly threads. In Homer’s
Written and directed by Victoria Mahoney, Yelling to the Sky is the story of seventeen-year-old Sweetness O’Hara (Zoë Kravitz), surrounded by a deteriorating family and a challenging and convoluted crime-infested neighbourhood. Sweetness is the daughter of a biracial couple; a manic-depressive, ferocious, alcoholic, white father and a discreet, miserable, black mother and is subjected to racism both from the black and white sides as well as constant bullying at school. Throughout this ordeal, her older sister is always there to protect her. However, at one point, when her older sister leaves the house to go give birth, Sweetness converts from the bully’s victim to being the bully herself. It feels as if turning corrupt was her only option,
John Green’s Looking for Alaska tells the story of Miles Halter and his adventures at an Alabaman boarding school. Miles falls in love with a peculiar girl named Alaska Young, whose mysterious persona entregues Miles from the beginning. Alaska’s traumatic past has lead to her present erratic behaviour, and she manages to get herself into trouble throughout the novel. Alaska’s sudden and shocking death has a lasting impact on Miles, as he struggles to find purpose after the death of his first love. Alaska’s character in particular demonstrates the concept of psychoanalytic theory, feminism and marxism.
Thus, Akeelah and the Bee has a central theme of goal setting because it focuses on the achievement of Akeelah’s goals and how others affect her both positively and negatively. The 2006 film, Akeelah and the Bee, is directed by Doug Atchison and features Keke Palmer as Akeelah Anderson, the protagonist. Akeelah is an eleven year old girl who attends Crenshaw Middle School, a predominantly black school in South Los Angeles. She is often bullied and mistreated due to her studious nature, but she gains respect when she wins a spelling bee at school.
Sizuku Analysis Sizuku is the main character of this film, who is fourteen years old and in third grade of junior high school. Because she has a bright personality, she has many friends and a deep trust with them. On the other hand, she is lazy as she doesn 't do the things she 's asked by her parent as soon as possible. And in this movie, she has to take the lunch box to her father, but she leaves it the shop which she drops in on the way to her father. She is also a careless person.
Is there ever such a thing called impossible love? Well, Cameron and Patrick proved to the audience that there is! ’ 10 Things I Hate About You’ (1999), by Gil Junger has created the normal teenage life of high school, but with a twist as the most popular girl in school, Bianca Stratford, and her devilish sister, Katerina Stratford, suffers from the constant reminder of teen pregnancy from their father. With the rule ‘No dating until your sister does’ Cameron James is able to find a solution to their dating problem. From the help of his newly formed friend, Michael, the two are able to conjure up a plan to break this ever-lasting rule to win the heart of his one
This book should be read because of its great plot, themes, and characters. In a small town, Annette Burnier, works hard as a twelve-year-old girl, taking care of her younger brother Dani. Trouble hits when Dani falls over a cliff into the ravine. When Lucien, the town bully confesses to taking part in Dani’s
In 1929, the Stock Market crashed. This created many problems for American citizens. Some of these problems were unemployment, bank failures and poverty. Herbert Hoover tried to solve this but it was unsuccessful. Franklin Roosevelt came into office and created government programs called the New Deal.
In the history of our forefathers and the generations before us we find countless examples of sacrifice, people gave their blood, sweat, and tears in the hope of a better future. One would think that the penance given long ago should be honored, remembered, and carried on in days to come. Joseph M. Marshall certainly believes so and furthers his thoughts through his book, The Lakota Way. Marshall is a descendant of the Lakota tribe, a proud culture with deep roots in American history. Like many of his people before him, Marshall passes on stories meant to teach the proper way of life.