In the book first part last there are many symbols that represent the idea of coming of age. There was a basketball, a doctors note, a ghost face, and the colors black, blue, red, and green. In the story a basketball is a object that is used as a symbol to represent the idea of coming of age. Bobby is asked if he wants to go play basketball with his friends. He goes and when he is almost to the basketball court he realizes that he left Feather at home all alone. When he gets home to Feather he sets his basketball down and picks up Feather. When he sets his basketball down it rolls away from him and goes toward his mothers room. Basketballs are normally used by children and teenagers. Since Bobby has a child he needs to be more mature and responsible than most kids his age. The basketball represents his child hood so when it rolls away it is like his freedom and childhood is rolling away too. In the story a doctors note is a object that is used as a symbol to represent …show more content…
When Bobby is painting on the wall those are the colors he used. Black and blue remind you of a bad bruise. Red reminds you of blood. Green reminds you of good and healing. In his painting he uses those to symbolize that he was hurt bleeding and bruised but now he is healing. It might be a slow painful process but he is healing. It takes alot in a person to look back at everything they have been through and still say it was just for me to grow, im all better now. Im healing and thats all that matters. It was just to test me. Im growing up now, im coming of age. Im being a man just like Just Frank told me i should be. In conclusion the basketball, the doctors note, the ghost face, and the colors black, blue, red, and green all represent the idea of coming of age because they all helped Bobby to mature and think of things in a different way. He took responsibility. He acted like a man
With the support of their families, William’s and Arthur’s motivation to accomplish this goal led them to fantastic high school basketball careers. From viewing the film, I found that I share William’s and Arthur’s determination. William, for his entire high school career, braved a 180 minute round trip commute to school and back. He spent three whole hours almost every day in transit to attend one
This story focuses on the actuality of young men who endure testing accusations, but there is always a way out, basketball, in this demonstration. This book takes place in the 1980s throughout the town of Harlem, New York. The author uncovers that Lonnie lives in the ran-down part of town and that
Bobby’s teenage years are rolling away. Because the ball rolled into his mother’s room, the reader notices that Bobby is no longer a child and does not need the motherly care as much as he used to. Even though Bobby wants to still be a kid, he is learning the responsibilities of becoming a father. The decision of running home and getting getting his baby over playing basketball, is proof that Bobby has become a man and will soon learn the responsibilities of becoming
Another symbolic object representing Bobby's coming of age is his basketball. When K-Boy asks Bobby to play basketball in the park he almost makes it around the corner but realizes he forgot his child. Bobby runs back to the house and drops everything. "I lay my basketball down and it rolled out the door into the hall toward Mary's room.
In Charlotte Tennessee, November 24, 1938, Bailey (father) and Mazell (mother) Robertson were about to become new parents, to a boy, named Oscar. For “The Big O”, all he knew when it came to basketball is utter domination. He had started playing when he was six, dominated then, played in middle school, dominated then. Then everything changed when he got to high school and moved. Oscar had moved to Indianapolis his freshman year of high school.
The book, “SLAM!”, by Walter Dean Myers is based on a seventeen year old boy and his everyday life as well as narrating his basketball career. The book starts off with him explaining how good he is as basketball, to how he moved schools, from one where everybody knows him, also more povert than his current, magnet school, where the basketball team isn’t as good and where he has to make new friends. Everybody calls him Slam, a nickname because of his basketball dunking prowess but his real name is Greg Harris. He has trouble in his classes in the beginning of the year, as well as trouble with his new team, trouble making new friends, and trouble throughout. His mom is a caring, sweet mother like any other and his dad is having trouble finding
Have you had a loved one that worried you sick? It was a another day at school, and Konnor can’t wait till the bell rings to go home. Today Konnor is going to go play some basketball at the lower lake in Eureka, IL. He is going to go with his older sibling Kaleb, and his cousin Austin. The basketball hoops are a little rusty and old, but the hoops are still adequate to play and shoot into. It was a long day of hard work at school, but Konnor got through it!
One meaning an actual shot of a basketball because Brian has to be the best player and make the perfect shot in the game. Second meaning is about the murderer making the perfect shot to kill those who wronged him. The first meaning of basketball is better explained by Brian’s dad putting the pressure on him to be the best player. Alphin explains, “Stick to where you can make a difference, Brian--here, on the court--in your game” (304). Brian’s dad puts the pressure on because he wants Brian to be the best.
Dad took it hard, real hard. He was never much of a talker, mom said, but he talked even less since I was hurt.” but towards the end of the story he starts to accept the fact that his son is disabled and starts helping Chris’s basketball team. But Chris also had to persevere because he went from being a kid that could walk normally to a kid who is stuck in a wheelchair for the rest of his life, but Chris is a very humble person and learned to accept the fact that some of his dreams are crushed but he was happy when he learnt there was wheelchair basketball being run by Mr.Evans he started gaining hope again, “I hadn’t thought about that when Mr.Evans, an elder in our church, asked me if I wanted to join a wheelchair basketball team he was starting.” Now even though there is nothing to prove in that quote that he was getting hope again, if you read on later in the story you can tell he’s having a whole lot of fun with his teammates and that it motivates him and the
The American Dream suggests that every American citizen should have an equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through hard work. One of the major ways that Fitzgerald portrays this is by alluding to outside events or works of literature specifically from that time period. Another major relationship that develops in The Great Gatsby is between Tom and Daisy. F. Scott Fitzgerald alludes to things such as the World’s Fair and “The Love Nest” to display the eventual dismantling of Tom and Daisy’s relationship. Both of these separate plots consolidate under the idea of Gatsby trying to become the epitome of the American Dream, as seen through his strive for a “perfect life.”
Character development is literary device used in every piece of writing. It can be large or small. The characters change in one way or another. Character development can be clearly stated or hinted by the author. Authors explain character developments via dialogue, actions, conflicts, and many other things.
Their dad used to play in the NBA. Throughout the story, JB and his brother learned that it’s not always about winning. JB and his brother wanted to get better at basketball and so did their dad. Dad used to play for the lakers but his season ended early due to an injury. Mom wants dad to take care of himself and so does his sons but he doesn't listen and kind of lets go of his health.
The Silent Killer Explication: “Alzheimer’s” by Kelly Cherry was published in 1997 during a time of personal struggle for Cherry and her dad. This short, free verse poem consists of twenty nine perplexing lines. The poet’s nontraditional placement of line breaks cause some ideas to fall off in mid-sentence, while others never complete the thought. This creates enjambments which mimic the disease’s confusing nature.
He sees African American youths finding the points of confinement put on them by a supremacist society at the exact instant when they are finding their capacities. The narrator talks about his association with his more youthful sibling, Sonny. That relationship has traveled
Out of all the people in the world who works hard, keeps every household together also the one who deserves more and beyond would of course be our mothers. As I introduce this particular book you will come to realize that a mother is an important spotlight in this book. Vera B. Williams is a phenomenal author and illustrator in the picture book A Chair for My Mother. Williams achieved a Caldecott Metal award for her great work. The characters in A Chair for My Mother are a daughter, a mother and a grandmother who save up coins for the mother that deserves all and more to get her a nice comfy yet the perfect beautiful chair in replace of her old chair that burned in their previous home.