The book Where It Began written by Ann Redisch Sampler, starts to create a vivid image in your mind that portrays a 17 year old, Gabby Gardiner retaining a complete make over (physically and mentally) before attending her junior year at Winston. Gabby then gets the bad-boy boyfriend, Billy Nash who gets her into all kinds of trouble that she doesn’t remember. Gabby and Billy later go to an party where she drinks and is later found unconscious with the keys to Billy Nash’s blue Beemer. Gabby is latter emitted to the hospital in means to figure out what happened to her. As the novel progresses, you see all the people around her acting unsophisticated to different aspects of the book.
The 2001 film Spy Kids is about two children Carmen and Juni Cortez who must save their parents who are spies captured by a children’s television star by the name of Floop. Carmen and Juni are often at odds with each other with their contrasting personalities. Carmen is an independent and confident older sister while Juni is the scared and younger brother who makes frequent mistakes. Compared to the analyzes of children’s books done by Lenore Weitzman in her journal Sex-Role Socialization in Picture Books for Preschool Children and the release of Spy Kids it is apparent that great progress has been made over the years in the dynamics of gender roles shown in the media. Spy Kids heavily emphasizes family from the beginning of the film.
She writes many novels on difficult subjects in society (“Laurie Halse Anderson-Mad Woman in the Forest”). In Speak, the main character, Melinda Sordino, was raped at the end of the summer before her freshman year. The novel follows her hardships as an outcast in the jungle-like environment of high school and her struggles to speak up for herself when she needs to the most (Anderson 3-198). In the novel Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson
Melinda is affected throughout the novel increasing the amount of feelings of weakness and rejection and helps her recover from this as well. The novel begins with the introduction of Melinda giving perspective of her situation and her school, Merryweather High. Melinda is perceived as an outcast by her and others and is shunned from her peers; reason being that Melinda had called the police during a senior party. It is later revealed that the summer before her Melinda’s freshman year of high school, Melinda meets Andy Evans during this senior party. Outside the woods, Andy rapes her, giving reason to call the police.
Alyss The Youngster In Wonderland 1 out of 1 people fear for their life at night. Ever since the princess escaped to the real world, people have been fighting, only to lose hope. When Redd attacked the castle Alyss had no choice but to flee with Hatter into our world, Earth In The Looking Glass Wars, Beddor uses imagery and details to reveal, portray and explore how Alyss changes in the novel In the beginning of the novel Alyss is described to be young, imaginative, and troublesome. In the book she described as “celebrating the seventh birthday of their future queen” (Beddor) Alyss is constantly playing games and getting into trouble with her best friend dodge. However, she is never trying to be mean, she just enjoys to have fun.
One might think that her problems are just teenage normal ones, but what they don't know is that she was suffering from a sexual assault, rape. The whole novel develops in how she copes with her PTSD ( Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and tries to overcome her depression. The author of this book is Laurie Halse Anderson. Laurie is an American writer best known for children's and young adult novels. She won the annual award of The ALA Margaret A. Edwards Award in 2009, which recognizes one writer and a particular body of work “for significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature”.
Superstition is at its height before and during the witch trials. Although there is a high mortality rate amongst babies, Mrs. Putnam has had seven babies die within the first few days of birth. Her only child, Ruth Putnam, has also been acting strange lately. Wondering the cause of her babies’ deaths, Mrs. Putnam is willing to sends her only daughter to illegally conjure spirits with a Barbadian slave. When condemned for sinning Mrs. Putnam states, “‘for how else is she struck dumb now except some power of darkness,’” which exemplifies her belief -- an evil force is to blame for her babies’ deaths (Miller 12).
The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe is a fantasy story of a young girl that enters a new world from the back of a wardrobe after arriving at a foster home with her siblings during the beginning of World War 2 with the common believe that they’d “be home soon”. Contrary to their beliefs, the Pevensie children are tossed into yet another war-damaged land and forced to face their greatest fears. As a result, Lucy is left to starve after the truth, eager to explore and discover both this new world as well as her own abilities. “I wouldn’t lie about this!” Lucy’s desire to be fed more knowledge is derived from her naturally timid personality and young age- both of which have been carefully crafted by Lewis as a method for evoking a strong emotional response from the
Melinda may not speak with her mouth, but he does speak in her mind. As the novel goes on, the reader can see what Melinda is thinking. Melinda describes how she feels, such as when Andy goes by, she describes herself as a little rabbit comparing to Andy. You may not expect it, but Melinda is very humorous too. When the other students made fun of her in Spanish class, she said that she was in a fake world full of aliens conducting “tests” on
The movie involves an 11-year-old girl by the name of Riley Anderson who just recently moved from Minnesota to San Francisco, California. The main plot of the story focuses on her five emotions that apparently help “control” her and her actions. The setting of the story is in a large command tower that is located inside of Riley’s head. The names of the emotions coincide with their role in the plot as well as their respective emotion. These consist of Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust.
Summary: Aibileen traches Mae Mobley to use the bathroom by herself and the Leefolts build Aibileen a separate colored bathroom outside. Skeeter gets approval from Mrs. Stein to start writing a rough draft about what life is like as a colored maid. She approaches Aibileen to interview her and though at first she is reluctant but eventually decides to do it as long as they’re careful. Meanwhile Skeeter goes on a long awaited date with the senator’s son, Stuart, who is drunk and incredibly rude the entire time. Personal Connection: I can understand how upset Skeeter was after her date with Stuart.