Everything will be Okay Every character in a story has feelings. Sometimes, those feeling or emotions shape who the character is and how they act. This is the case in the story “Everything will be Okay,” by James Howe. The main character, James Howe(yes, it is a personal narrative)is trying to fit into his family, but his emotions make him stand out. This is true because when animal is involved, he lets his emotions pour out. This isn’t how the rest of the family acts or how the want him act. He his conflicted about whether he loves his family due to the way they act towards animals. In the end, he makes a choice about whether to he is going to fit into his family or not, and this decision is decided by his emotions. James Howe is trying to fit in, but his emotions make him stand out when animal is involved. On page 2, the text states that after James’ brother kills a deer, the get ready to eat the deer so they hang the deer outside. James gets very upset and doesn’t want to eat the deer because he still sees a little bit of life in the deer’s eyes. James’ can’t eat his venison from the deer because he doesn’t think killing animals is right. This proves that although James is trying to or into his family, his emotion(s) put a major roadblock in his path. Another reason that supports this idea is on page 4. While and after the kitten is dying, he lets his emotions pour over and doesn’t care what his family sees of him, only about the dead kitten. He tells
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This story is written by Sherman Alexie and is a story of hope for the children of different ethnicity. Hope for them to merge in the American society. The author in the story presents himself as a child having a dream to blend in the American society and by sticking to his dream he grew among the children of his same background. Sherman is a Native American Indian and is expected to be slow and “stupid”. The story is interesting.
James and his mother went from house to house, apartment to apartment. He missed 70 plus days of school and a high school kid. A man name Mr. Frank took james and helped turn james life around for the good. After he moved in with Mr. Frank he started making better grades, and he also was at school everyday and he made his mother proud by doing the right thing while she was getting things situated for the family.
The reader discovers that James hails from a large family consisting of seven siblings, his paternal grandparents, and his parents. It is clear through James’ narrative that he has not cultivated meaningful or lasting relationships with his younger siblings (28). Due to James being the eldest child of the family, he is emotionally, and literally, removed from his brothers and sisters (28-29). It is almost as if James is only aware of their names and ages when he mentions
Most people tried to avoid James because he would always be complaining or always be holding a grudge. He also constantly talked about war and how he was a “war criminal”, even though he never served in the Forces. Etna knew that something was wrong with James because he always acted sad and lonely. Etna had even told James to call a mental-health clinic, right before the day of the massacre. The next morning, James was in court for traffic offences, but the judge let him go with just a fine.
How a character acts and what their personality is can describe their character trait. Sometimes characters are different in their traits, oftenly characters can be the same by changing or revising their own character trait. The protagonist is Doug from Okay for Now, by Gary Schmidt. Doug is a teenage boy that is struggling with a rough family. Doug 's father got a new job that was far away from his own town so, Doug has to adapt to the town that he moved to.
Additional Characteristics: This story has a strong portrayel of feelings and actions that the family goes through. While their father has been withdrawn, and his younger brother is running wild, Josh tries to find some meaning in all of this. This story is both filled with sadness mixed in with humor. 4. Awards This book was nominated for the CLA Book of the Year for Children Award
He encounters the external issue of physically disparity with the people that he get along with, and the internal conflicts between being a man with the characteristic that his father modeled for him or being a unique
Politics makes strange bedfellows. That is the saying, or at least it is one of the ones that James has always scoffed at. He supposes it is accurate for those who’ve shagged their way up the ranks, but for himself, hardly. His own ascent to power has not been conventional admittedly; conventional is just another word for the beaten track. James has beaten out his own track with blood, sweat, cussing and a really big machete.
Characters in novels are constructed in a distinct way to influence how the readers respond to the text. The novel The Nest, by Paul Jennings is a book about a boy Robin, struggling with his mental illness. Struggling to find his way and what happened to his mum, he falls in love with a girl named Charlie. He makes some decisions that he regrets and finds himself lost without Charlie. Chasing after her he finds out that his Dad, Allan was behind the death of his mum.
His mother always steered him into the right direction and always warned him of avoiding outsiders. Every chance James got with his mother as a little kid was always a “high point of my day, a memory so sweet it is burned into my mind like tattoo (12).” She was a resilient and a loving woman to James. She always cared for her children and did not care what anyone did to her, but if it was towards her children she would do anything to protect them.
For some of my family the search for individuality is an ongoing process. In fact, my family and the family in “Everyday Use” share similarities and differences when it comes to actions of young people, the treatment of children, and relationships between family members. Firstly, the young people in my family and in the short story share similarities and differences when it comes to our actions. Dee, known as Wangero, and I have some similarities.
In the novel of the Call of the Wild, Buck tried to adapt to his new and difficult life. He was forced to help the men find gold; he experienced a big transformation in him. At the end, he transformed into a new and different dog. Buck went through physical, mental and environmental changes. In my essay, I talked about how Buck was like at the beginning, what he changed into, and how he was forced to adapt his new environment, and underwent these changes.