“It’s not what you have it’s what you don’t have that counts” (Raskin pg. 43). Is a very important quote in The Westing Game to finding Westing’s murderer. The sixth grade Gull Lake Middle School students have read and watched The Westing Game. Each student come up with their own opinion on which is better the novel or the movie. The Westing Game movie and book contains many similarities and differences that are worth exploring.
Have you ever felt like you were underappreciated in a sport from your coaches, well this was the problem for 11 year old Ben McBain. In the novel Game Changers written by Mike Lupica the story is told by Ben McBain an 11 year old boy who has hopes of being the new football teams starting quarterback but while Shawn O’Brien is on the team there is little to no luck. Shawn O’Brien is placed as starting quarterback groomed by his father a former professional quarterback in this novel Ben is struck with the conflicting choice of being a good teammate or going after his own dream. In the novel Game Changers by Mike Lupica the author uses the literary elements of the novel in a quite particular way in which leaves not only questioning but also
As time goes on, one grows more attached to the objects and people situated around them. They start to take these for granted, and one day, gradually can’t imagine life without them, leaving behind a gaping hole when they disappear. In the book The Lovely Bones, this hole is of Susie Salmon, a fourteen year-old who is raped and murdered. Her mother fills the hole with an affair and brittle smiles, her father with acts of vindication, her sister with Samuel and happiness, and her friends with one another. Despite all of the different character’s challenges, they each attempt to replace Susie, whether it is through physical or psychological means.
The Lottery In the short story The Lottery by Shirley Jackson the characters have different feelings about The Lottery. One of the characters, Tessie Hutchings feels that The Lottery is unfair. This happens when Tessie 's family is chosen and she all of a sudden thinks The Lottery is unfair. Tessie complains that Mr. Summers didn 't give her husband enough time to choose so that why her family got chosen.
How would you feel if you woke up in a whole new world, different than you remembered with all of your memories of the outside world erased? Well, imagine that. That is what Thomas felt the day he arrived in the maze. Thomas arrived in the Maze one day, and the next day Teresa arrived. Everybody started to get suspicious, as only one newcomer arrived every month.
Dean Holder is a bad boy. He is caring , understanding and has experienced grief and loss; he has a temper, can be arrogant and moody but his interactions with Sky and the way he held her together despite his own inner demons. I drew a pathway of a representation of Holder’s twisted life. Holder has been through so much in his young life; he has the weight of the world on his shoulders. He’s very protective of those he loves.
In the Spoon River Anthology series, two of Edgar Lee Masters’ poems are about two characters named Lucinda Matlock and George Gray. In these poems, Masters describes Lucinda Matlock as being vivacious and lively while describing George Gray as dull and monotonous; despite differences, both characters seem to have the same philosophy on life. These two characters are similar and different in many ways, including tone and characterization. Although these characters differ throught the ways they live their lives, both Lucinda and George share the tone of reflection by the way they describe their past.
The host’s wife seems be a women who takes action. Unlike Guinevere, who is passive and silent amidst the courtiers of Camelot, the host’s wife thinks, speaks, and takes action. The lady of Hautdesert seems to be more modern then other women in medieval times. She wears revealing clothes that show off her body and does her hair up decoratively. The host’s wife does not wait for Gawain to come to her, as is custom for a proper lady.
Putting aside your differences. David and Harper hate each other but, they need each other more than they know. These two rivals had to bury the hatchet to save everyone they cared about. “ David Stark I had to protect him if it was the last thing I did that day..” pg 157
In the story, “The Palace Thief”, the characters gain different interactions with each other. Throughout the story, those relationships start to change. Mr.Hundert, a main character in the story, develops relationships some of these characters. Here is how those relationships change from the beginning to the end. First up is Sedgewick Bell.
Synopsis: In this chapter the protagonist, Mary Anne Bell, comes to be with her boyfriend Mark Fossie during war. When she first comes over she is a very innocent girl, but at the end of the chapter she is violent and addicted to war. Figurative Language: #1- (simile)“And over the next two weeks they stuck together like a pair of high school steadies.”