The main issue in the story is that Laurie bends the truth to his parents about what happens in school. Laurie explains to his mom about this troublemaker named Charles who is causing all these problems during the school day. When his mother has the chance of meeting Charles’s mother,
Jackson uses certain word choice to help convey the theme of the story. After Laurie’s first day of kindergarten, he comes back home telling his mother about a boy who got spanked. When his mother asks who it is, Laurie first thinks, then tells that it was Charles who had done it (73). When Jackson writes that Laurie was thinking, he was trying to receive a reaction. Although, when received, it was not positive.
Holling Hoodhood in the beginning starts as a regular kid entering the seventh grade with a teacher that he think hates his guts. Holling is a presbyterian so he stays with Mrs. Baker for a while since he doesn’t go to the church's other kids go to and for this reason Mrs. Baker “Hated” him. Soon you start seeing Holling’s family neglect him and it shows how Holling has to take care of himself. Also you see Holling’s love of books when he talks about the books he reads. You then start seeing Hollings traits of paranoia about Mrs. Baker and her assassination plot.
Told through the point of view of the character Daisy, Tyler uses irony to tell the story of a teenage boy who is failed by the adults in his life who are supposed to help him flourish, including his parents, a psychologist, and his tutor. When Donny is performing poorly at school, the school contacts his parents to attend a conference to discuss Donny’s behavior. Tyler portrays irony with the character of Donny’s mother, Daisy, as Daisy herself is a former school teacher, so it is ironic that her child is failing at school as she should know better than other parents how best to help her child succeed academically. Daisy tells the principal that they are concerned about Donny, but that “he tells us he doesn’t have any homework or he did it all in study hall. How are we to know what to believe?” (3).
A book with an internal conflict is The Bully because Darrel a boy that goes to high school is bullied by another boy named Tyray and his friends. That makes Darrel sad because they call him names. Another book with an internal is The Secret Life of Bees. In the Secret Life of Bees Lily always is thinking about her
His three new friends try to comfort him but he 's just kind of scared now. We learn that Miles has a little crush on Alaska. He even stays at the boarding school over Thanksgiving to try to get with her. He makes a mistake in doing this because he becomes very homesick. The friends try to do a crazy prank on the whole school but it takes a dark turn one Alaska tells the story of when her mom died of an aneurysm.
When Junior receives his first Geometry textbook, he notices his mother’s name written on the back of the book. Junior is frustrated by this because it shows that his school is so poor that they study from the same books their parents studied from. Junior then gets so mad that he throws the book at his teacher, Mr. P, and is suspended. During his suspension, they both have a long conversation about the incident. Mr. P understands that Junior threw that book at him because somewhere inside him he refused to give up.
One teacher allows certain kids to do whatever they want, the same teacher watches other students like a hawk, yelling at them at everything they do. My younger sister, a student at Menlo, often comes home crying because of bullying. Bullying is not punished. Because Menlo a small school, bullying is a huge problem that seems to be ignored. The dress code is sexist and unfair, girls are called out of class for periods lasting up to 2 hours and told their body is just a distraction, while boys get a minute warning.
They do not want to spend time with the parents, instead they want to stay in the nursery from sunrise to sundown. When the parents threaten to shut it off, the kids throw a huge tantrum, begging for it to be turned on again. They eventually use the nursery to kill their parents. The house, more specifically the nursery, engrossed the kids so much they are driven to kill their parents, for fear of losing it. Ostracism in communities can drive people to do horrible things.
At the end of the day she is getting beat up again by some black girls. Jeannette even had to go dumpster diving for food at school. Her life trying to get along with her neighbors wasn't to great either. One of her neighboors she had, Billy Deal, who also has a drunk father like Jeannette's. Billy shows Jeannete his house and she laughs when she sees that his father pissed himself.