In chapter 22 there are several betrayals that occur. Some of these betrayals happened over time, but others occurred all of a sudden or happened even earlier. Some of Matt's closets friends and people who he thought loved him betrayed him. El Patron wished to take away Matt's heart for himself. Emilia betrayed Maria by not telling her about their mother. Maria also betrayed everyone for loving Matt. Tam Lin even betrayed El Patron by helping him escape.
Mattie Ross is a character that shows grit in the story because in the beginning of the story she wants to avenge her father’s death and she is willing to do anything to achieve what she sets herself to do. She is a character that won’t take no for an answer for example when Rooster told her he wasn’t taking
Have you ever felt like your team was losing and you felt like giving up, but your family and friends helped you feel better? Imagine being a clone and having hardships everywhere you go and being afraid of having your heart taken away.This is a huge obstacle that Matt in The House Of The Scorpion by Nancy Farmer faces.A fitting theme for this book would probably be : With the help of others,you can overcome many hardships.This certainly speaks for Matt, who is helped by friends and family all throughout the story. For example when Celia gives him poison for his heart so it wouldn't be safe to use.Another example is when Tam Lin fakes Matt’s death.The last example is after Matt gets out of the Bone Yard, Ton Ton comes to his rescue.More details
Matt’s lonely early years and an inherent curious nature compel him to connect with the outside world in his call to adventure when he sees Steven, Emilia, and Maria playing outside of the small cabin that both Celia and he lived in. At that point, Matt’s curiosity overcame the strict rules set by Celia, and he broke free. Matt’s call to adventure maps one of an archetypal hero because it propels him into the cruel, unknown world of Opium. While Matt is completely unaware of the cruel treatment of clones in this world, his own journey starts with cruel treatment by Rosa, as well as compassion from Maria. These conflicting viewpoints are confusing to Matt in figuring out who he really is and what he wants to become. Even though he suffers from bullies, starvation and prejudice, his intentions are always positive just like that of an archetypal hero. Matt relies on teachings from Tam Lin and Celia, who help him figure out who he truly is and make him
Stories and memories passed on through generations can help to shape an individual. In many instances, storytelling can tell a lesson or push a person’s opinion about something in a certain direction. Memories can sometimes be unreliable, but can also be all that someone can base their life off of. Judith Ortiz Cofer’s memoir Silent Dancing: A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican childhood uses storytelling to share her memories in a life lesson manner. She takes the reader on a journey through her memories and childhood and uses her memory as a main tool. Memory and storytelling is an important aspect of Silent Dancing, because they helped to shape the author, told lessons to the reader, and explained a life tied between Puerto Rican and American.
“‘Are you dying for him?’ she whispered. ‘And his wife and child. Hush! Yes.’” (Dickens, p.276) It was a symbol of a freedom, a symbol of captivity, a sign of hope, a sign of despair, a representation of a revolution, a representation of demoralization, a shift towards the light, a plunge towards the utter darkness. It was the Guillotine, brought to the spotlight by thousands of starving, desperate, hopeless people. Openly, it claimed to be the avenue for absolute freedom for France, but in honesty this machine touted the fall of morality. The French peasants took the power over the upper classes in order to break free from their starvation and mistreatment. Through the workings of Madame Guillotine, the peasants eliminated their offenders:
There are many things that humans need to survive. All of us need food, water, shelter and so on. But we also need intangible things: The things that we can not even see, but somehow manage to rely on so much. We need love, a sense of connection, and hope just to name a few. But the one intangible concept that I believe we need most is belonging. No matter what, we as humans need some level of belonging in their life to maintain proper mental health.
A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry is a play which contains many different obstacles that the characters face. One character, Beneatha, faces an obstacle that is out of her control. This obstacle is gender inequality. Throughout A Raisin in the Sun, gender inequality is experienced by Beneatha and reflects the struggles women faced in the 1950s.
My theme for Themes of the Book Thief Quickwrite is Bravery and Cowardice. The questions for this theme are “In Hitler’s Germany is it cowardice NOT to stand up to the Nazis and their beliefs?”“ Is this cowardice Acceptable?”“Who was brave in this society?” We will take one paragraph going through each of these questions and their answers.
Barbara Kingsolver’s novel The Poisonwood Bible is one that captivates the reader with its version of storytelling. Perhaps the novel is captivating due to the fact that the story is by five different narrators and it is set in past and present. Kingsolver’s novel reveals that storytelling is always changing based on the person telling the story. This is prominent due to the fact that the novel is by multiple personalities and is retold in different points of views. For example, readers are aware of how the characters view other characters. One character that other characters disregard is Adah. In most of the characters’ point of view, Adah does not seem very intelligent
For instance, on page 126, as Mattie was trying to survive the widespread fever, she began to cry without reason. “A tear surprised me by rolling down my cheek. ‘None of that, Mattie girl,’ I whispered to myself as I scrubbed the tear away. ‘This is not the time to be childish.’” When a tear rolls down Mattie’s cheek, she is in utter shock. After watching her mother have yellow fever, being thrown off a wagon in the middle of nowhere, and getting yellow fever herself, she has managed not to cry. For her to cry over her house being wrecked would make very little sense, so the reader can only infer that she was not shedding tears because of her house only. She has been holding in a cluster of emotions since the fever began, and hasn’t let it out until now. She made an effort to regain her self control again, get her anger out, and show matureness by “scrubbing the tear away.” All in all, with her actions and dialogue, Mattie has manifested herself to be fearless and bold, as a young women would act in those
Thirteen-year-old Matt had been left alone in the woods while his father went to guide his sister and mother to their new home in Maine. One day after Matt’s father had left, a massive man named Ben came to Matt and asked to spend the night at his house.
Mattie’s path, much different from David’s would result in the same outcome of becoming an adult. Sixty-eight years before David’s era, becoming an adult had a much harder reality then he experienced. Mattie now at this point was on a journey to avenge the wrongful death of her father. With the help of the toughest U.S marshal and Ranger Mattie would soon realize that becoming an adult was not for the weak. Going into this journey she needed to understand that it would be physically hard and emotionally hard. She would make a mental pact with herself, for her the sake of her father’s name. Knowing that she might face the man who killed her father would send chills of encouragement right through her soul. It would not be till her first encounter
I think if there was another book shoiwing Matt in 10 years i would predict that Matt would have his own family, and a new cabin. I also think Matt would be very wealthy and own a peice of land that he will share with Attean. I think that Matts father would give Matt another gun since he broke the last one in a fight. I also think that in return for teaching Atten how to speak, Matt will get to have lessons with atten for arrow practuce again. Thats my prediction of what i think Matt will do in 10
The Day of the Locust written by Nathanael West, is a satirical novel that tells the story of Tod Hackett and the people he encounters on his journey in Hollywood. One person he encounters is Faye Greener, a young, unskilled aspiring actress. Faye’s character helps in illustrating the theme of fakeness.