“Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character” (Heraclitus). In every novel, there is always a special and significant character that all readers will notice and impressed by. In the book The Chosen, a boy named Reuven Malter had impressed many readers of all age groups.
Most kids today drink sugary drinks when they get home or when go out to eat. Grocery stores sell soda and sugary drinks throughout the business (Leaf Group Ltd). Someone could be getting their groceries, and they would be able to get them with all of the other food or where they check out. “Researchers tracking 6,900 fifth-graders from public schools in 40 states through the eighth grade found that 85% of eighth graders reported drinking a sugared beverage at least once a week (about 30% said they drank them every day), regardless of whether their schools banned them or not.”(Alice Park). Most kids drink pop daily so it should not stop them from drinking it at school.
Class starts exactly at 8 and the second I got there I already recognized 2 of my buddies and 5 other McKinley students. Instantly I could tell this wasn't going to be that bad. I came to this class with a goal of getting an A and 3 days in, I finish quarter one of algebra and the teacher made me a math tutor along with some other kids. Math class was easy after words from then on. Once or twice a week during the summer I would go out, watch a movie or go eat with some friends and that was mainly my entire summer.
After all, without a plot structure, there is no story. The next time Anna read a fiction book she paid attention to these features, knowing that her dad uses them daily. Build on Clip C – 25 to 35 seconds Audio Anna’s dad loves to do is write about people living in remote areas and small communities. Many times the people he features speaks informally, using a lot of made up slang words and incorrect grammar. This language is accurately represented in the book when the characters are quoted.
They all express that tradition can be changed for the better and sometimes following traditions isn’t what is best in society. Superman and Me talks about his life as a poor Indian boy who loves to read. He grew up in an Indian reservation and many of the people there are uneducated and or don’t know how to read. Many of the kids there didn’t know how to read and many of the adults were so focused on taking care of their families by working that they overlooked the value of education. Those adults looked at him funny because he enjoyed reading so much.
I read books late into the night, until I could barely keep my eyes open” (Alexie 17). This quote, from Sherman Alexie’s “Learning to Read and Write: Superman and Me,” describes a young Indian boy’s ambition to read and write, to be literate. The same ambition I saw in myself when I was learning to read and write. The meaning of literacy, to me, has always been the next step towards success. I searched for success at an early age; looking back, I surprise myself on how quickly I advanced.
The Joy of Reading and Writing Superman and Me, by Sherman Alexie tells a personal story of his experience as an Indian in Spokane Indian Reservation. Sherman grew up with his father who loved books, that’s were Sherman’s passion for books began. As an Indian Sherman was expected to be “stupid and to fail in life,” no more than that. Sherman knew he wanted to succeed in life, Sherman “refused to fail.” Sherman’s message to society became clear, with education comes knowledge without it we are bound to fail in life. In The Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and Me, expresses joy and desperation to succeed in life.
When Aunt Addie humiliated him in front of the class he did not stop going to school. Even though he changed schools he never stopped studying or gave up on his dream. He hungered for writing and after he wrote, “The Voodoos of Hell’s Half-Acre”, he was once again put down by multiple people. They did not believe that he wrote it because of the stereotype that all black children who grew up where he did in Mississippi were liars. However, hidden under all the negative comments, Richard felt he succeeded because it was his first public short story that people took the time to read.
He is illiterate; nevertheless he is a cleaver kid, extremely alert and knows what is going on. Every morning when Amir wakes up, Hassan has already prepared his breakfast and organised his clothes for the day. Amir often reads books to Hassan as he cannot read or write himself, and very much enjoys this. He loves the stories that Amir reads him but the best story Amir had ever read to Hassan was a fictional tale Amir made up on the spot. In the novel, there is a section where Hassan’s bravery is shown when he stands up to a bunch of bullies to protect Amir and himself.
On the first day of school at Great Faith Elementary, Cassie has to stand up for her little brother Little Man. Little Man is a very meticulous person, so when he got a dirty and torn up book he freaked out. Not only was it a dirty book, but it said something very insulting on the first page. On page 19 it says, “Miz Crocker,” I said, “I don’t want my book neither.“ Cassie and Little Man end up getting switched because of her standing up for Little Man.It shows courage to stand up for something when you know you could get in trouble for it. If you were in Cassie’s shoes would you stand up to a white person for treating you unfairly?
Never formally trained as an author, Paolini taught himself to write by reading books written by famous authors as well as books on how to structure and outline a story (Marin, 2012). For an entire year Christopher remained focused on his task and worked tirelessly, writing and re-writing for many hours every day. When he finished Eragon at the age of sixteen, his family could only afford to send him to college or self-publish his book through their small publishing company, Paolini International, LLC, but not both. Christopher figured that he could go to college any time, so he decided to take a chance and publish his book (Martin, 2012). As it turned out, Paolini made a good decision.