Phoebe’s mom leaves and Phoebe goes on a frenzy trying to cope with the loss of her mother in the family. Then when her mom was gone Sal wrote that Phoebe “... wore a fixed expression: a sealed, thin smile. It must have been difficult for her to maintain that smile, because by the time English class came around, her chin was quivering from the strain.” Phoebe tried to ignore the fact her mother left and isn’t really accepting change but she is learning to accept it but not in a healthy way. Phoebe is trying to find why her mother left. Phoebe thinks her mother was kidnapped and is coping her mother’s disappearance by believing in this theory instead of accepting the fact.
After my mom forced me to get my Eagle (the highest rank in scouting) I thought I was ready to retire the sash, but my mom had one more trick up her sleeve… I learned I was going to philmont about a month before school ended. For those who don't know, philmont is a “high adventure” boy scout camp, and when you go there you put all of your belongings on your back and hike a route that your crew created, occasionally stopping at various outposts. At first I was very reluctant to go, but then after talking to my friends and discussing how fun it could be I decided what the heck. Me and my 6 man crew, 10 if you count the parents, planned our hike and then went
In this story, Joe and his dad are on a traditional camping trip together. Joe had never thought about abandoning his dad on the trip before, but after 7 years, Joe decided it was time to bring a friend. He worried over how he should tell his father. This internal conflict
She does not like the house she grew up in because it is very old. Dee acts rudely in a way that makes it seem she is too good to live in a house like that. An example is when the author wrote, “And Dee. I see her standing off under the sweet gum tree she used to dig gum out of; a look of concentration on her face as she watched the last dingy gray board of the house fall in toward the red-hot brick chimney. Why don’t you do a dance around the ashes?
But, little one, ain 't nobody 's respect worth more than your own,” (Taylor, 134). Cassie Logan starts off naive, unworldly, and oblivious to it all, but soon after she goes to school and gets racist books, then says she doesn 't want them when she shows her teacher the crude writing on the inside cover only to get a beating in front of the class, which sure isn 't right. Cassie then gets her arm wrenched by a grown white man, has deceived little Lilly Jean, and sees TJ plunge down a dark abyss into the wrong path. In Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor there are both static and dynamic characters, one of which is named Cassie who out develops the rest by learning the importance of family, bravery and self respect, and love when
In 1949, when Byatt was thirteen, she and her sister went to a Mount School, a Quaker boarding school in York. Byatt was not an impend child. She was horrified of the outside world and often felt; she says, “panic,” because “I had a strong sense of not knowing how to behave socially, handed down from my mother’s anxiety about having got herself right out of her class." Byatt enhances, "I always knew I had on the wrong clothes” (Stout 15). It seems that some of Byatt’s feelings about school have accomplished their way into her fiction; in The Game, Cassandra has very depraved remembrances of When she was sent away to school, a colorless eleven years old in liberty bodice, wrinkled, stockings, and a tunic bought prudently one size too large.
Compass and torch This short story by Elizabeth Baines, we hear about a boy and his father. They are going on a camping trip, to try to get a better relationship because the boy hardly sees his father after the parents divorced, so the relationship is the main theme in this story by Bainess. The story switches to an earlier time that day because the boy overhears his mother complaining about his father to her new boyfriend Jim. “ No hope of him relating to his son on any personal, day-to-day level! No hope of him trying to relate to him “ (p. 3.
Mildred’s constant addiction to gadgets represents her denial towards her problems and the little desire she has towards a better life. Her ignorance is another of her great weaknesses since she lives in a world where her feelings don’t matter and is easily influenced by tv and propaganda which explains her obsess towards hair dye and a soap opera family, even when Guy tries to talk to her all she seems able to talk about is her “family”, he tries to talk to her into reading some of the books he has found but she’s just worried that Captain Beatty might show up and “burn the house and the ‘family’” and asks him “why should I read?” “what for?” (34, Bradbury). Mildred doesn’t understand what she’s feeling and therefore prefers little amounts of superficial happiness that only give her joy for a little while, instead of reading and exterminating her ignorance because she’s too afraid to understand what is really happening inside of
She was fighting these demons inside of her and she was scared, so scared. Nobody could see how much she was hurting because she would put on her fake face to get through the day. She didn’t want her parents to worry, but they knew something was different they just didn’t know how bad. She felt like nobody was there for her, and she couldn’t handle it. Things really started to get bad she couldn’t even walk in the halls of school without stuff being yelled at her.
Sylvia thought her Gran was afraid of the children swinging to high, or the water that was being shot out of the ground. Neither of those were the cause of the frown. Gran had an idea of what “dirt” might be lying underneath the glitter of “The Rich People’s School.” Before dropping her off, her grandmother offered her a piece of advice, telling her to behave, in a ton of voice that Sylvia did not recognize. She was left at school “wondering how her Gran could be so frightened and angry when everything looked so lovely” (Kubitsile 48). Soon after, the loveliness faded as Sylvia noticed a group of children congregating and gaping at her, the only similarity apparent between them was the schools uniform.
Research Question: How does being treated like an outsider impact one’s identity? Thesis: How you are treated greatly impacts your identity; in the case of Lê, her being treated like an outsider makes her feel separated from her school, her new country and even in her own home. Lê feels isolated at school. Lê, in the beginning of school, had no friends and the other students had never met a Vietnamese person before, and they mostly avoid interacting with her. “As I stood before them in a dress the color of an Easter egg, with my feet encased in clear plastic sandals, the other students looked at the globe and then back to me again.
Their once was a girl named Maria who was an shy, quiet girl, because she was always bullied By someone named Juan 's. She was the biggest, meanest girl in the school who would always get her way, but for some odd reason she would go after Maria. One day while in math class Maria was using a new led pencil she had just bought when Juan 's noticed the pencil she had she became jealous so she went towards her desk to get the pencil but Maria refused to give it to her then Juan had tricked her to give her the pencil she did and by the end of the class she had gave it back to her it was broke into pieces. And so Maria was pretty upset by that then her teacher Ms. McMillan called her to be strong and to stand up for what she thought was