Nobody should be afraid to risk their life for others who need your help most especially when you are trying to protect them from calamity. The Wreckers, by Iain Lawrence is a thrilling novel that takes place in Pendennis in the County of Cornwall. John Spencer, 14 year-old survivor of the Isle of Skye shipwreck, is trying to escape the wreckers with the help of Mary, Simon Mawgan’s niece, and find his father, who also survived the wreck, so they can together go back to London. John kept searching for his father with the help of Mary even though he was taking the risk of getting killed. He managed to stand up against tough people who tried to kill him using his true grit and bravery. John, his father, and Mary at first thought that trying to
The rifle, a historical fiction book written by Gary Paulsen, is a story about the rifles influence on many people including John Byam. The book starts off in the 18th century telling the story about Cornish McManus, the gunsmith who created of the rifle, training that he had to go through, being trained by the gunsmith John Waynewright. It then goes on to illustrate the months of slow hard work that it took for Cornish to make the beautiful rifle of his dreams that would end up being his life work. It then explains the people the rifle was passed down to and how it affected those people, starting on the influence on John Byam. John Byam starts out in the book as a mysterious man, but, by the end of the book, he has become a war hero and a
Some small acts, can change a country. In the magazine article “Forgotten Fruits”, the author, Rowan Jacobsen wrote about the Common Ground Country Fair and John Bunker who brings various apples back to America that made American great. Bunker put different types of apples on display. Then the author introduced information about the apple’s history and also shared about plant apples. The author starts to tell about John Bunker’s story with apples. He talked about how John Bunker was influenced by apples. John Bunker also became an important person for “American apple’s community”. Therefore, there are four points in the article that prove why people like John Bunker are important. They are eager, responsible, and they pay attention to details
Horrific events can turn into days of remarklable wonder. In the story, “The Long Nights of the Little Boats,” by Basil Heatter, British troops were overrun by German Soldiers in Dunkirk. beThe need for them to be saved united thousands of random Englishmen to come to their rescue. The character of these men made them be the good people who came to the rescue of the soldiers. Positive Human traits make people successful which was witnessed by little boat rescuers traits, the soldiers traits, and my own personal traits.
A trait that John acquires (curiosity) gives him the desire to travel on a forbidden expedition east and to cross the river and witness the “gods”, although he knows the consequences that he may face. In the story, it states “...three deer passed in the valley going east...I followed them, at a distance, waiting for what would happen. My heart was troubled about going east, yet I knew that I must go...”. This portrays curiosity getting the best of John. This internal conflict enhances the reader’s apprehension of the character and creates the suspense and interest that keeps you hooked and continue
Goodness and nobility is determined by an individual’s morality and their willingness to follow a virtuous path in their life. It is also determined by the ability of an individual to acknowledge their shortcomings and become more self-aware. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, John Proctor is a good man as he showcases righteous morals and principles. This is shown, as he ends his affair with Abigail, protects his wife and his friends’ wives, and dies to preserve his integrity and honour.
The 1920’s were full of people and events that shaped how the world is today. But one of the biggest things from the 1920’s were the mobsters. Some of the most notorious and questionable mobsters from the 1920’s were John Dillinger, Pretty Boy Floyd, and Baby Face Nelson.
There are a plethora themes in this story, perhaps the utmost observable and distinguishable theme is the price for knowledge. Throughout the exposition of the story, the reader witnesses Johns’ tribe clueless about metals. In the story, it states “...he who touches the metal must be a priest or the son of a priest...He gave me the metal to hold—I took it and did not die…”. This portrays how concealed they are about knowledge, they presume he who touches metal ought to be a priest, if not, consequently, you die. Moreover, John doesn’t comprehend how self-explanatory utensils work. In the story, this occurs, “...In the washing-place, a thing said ‘Hot’ but it was not hot to the touch—another thing said ‘Cold’ but it was not cold. This must have been a strong magic, but the magic was gone, I do not understand—they had ways—I wish that I knew...”. This displays how John is oblivious to how a sink works, furthermore, it’s even frustrating for him being in the dark about how the gods function or live. In conclusion, knowledge comes at a price, but it could also lead to our demise.
Ship-Trap Island is like the nightmare you will never wake up from. In the book “The Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell, a hunter named Rainsford was sailing in the sea to go hunt in the Amazon when suddenly he falls off of his yacht due to strong waves late at night. He ends up at this mysterious island the next morning where a general named Zaroff finds him. At first, Zaroff seems friendly but later on he puts Rainsford through a challenge where Zaroff is hunting Rainsford down for three days and if Rainsford wins, he survives. If the general wins, Rainsford will be killed. General Zaroff used to hunt animals as a sport, but now he hunts people. Rainsford will never hunt again after having to go through the dangerous game and being frightened
In the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller, John Proctor was accused of witchcraft. John Proctor was a man of great integrity and knew he did nothing wrong. He was given the choice to confess and lie or be hung. Being the honest and stubborn man that he was, he decided his name was more important than his life. John struggled both internally and with others while trying to ﬁght for what he thought was right.
In Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story, “The Yellow Wallpaper”, the narrator is suffering from postpartum depression. The narrator 's husband John, who also happens to be her physician, prescribes the rest cure to help lift his wife of her depressive state and ultimately heal her depression. However, the rest cure does not allow the narrator to experience any mental stimulation. Therefore, to manage her boredom the narrator begins obsessing over the pattern of the yellow wallpaper. After analyzing the pattern for awhile, the narrator witnesses a woman trapped behind bars. Eventually, we realize that the woman in the wallpaper is the narrator. Throughout the story, the narrator 's mental state continues to deteriorate. Being both the narrator 's husband and physician, John assumes that he knows what’s best for his wife. However, in this essay, I will argue that Gilman portrays John as an antagonist or “villain” in her story because, through his actions, he is the main reason for his wife 's descent into insanity which proves that he didn’t know what was best for his wife after all. Therefore, John represents the bars of the wallpaper which confines the woman and doesn 't allow her to be free.
“And it was then, listening, that they would feel the trapdoor open, and they’d be falling into that emptiness where all the dreams used to be. They tried to hide it, though…”
How can challenges change people throughout their lives? Challenges shape people in many different ways, whether it be for good or bad. The effects of these challenges make people who we are, and shapes the characters found in stories and novels. The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor showcases change in characters through Alyss Heart, a young princess in Wonderland. Beddor uses these conflicts to convey how Alyss changes as a character throughout the novel.
One can not research social work without coming across the name Jane Addams. Jane’s work within the world of social reform, had a great deal of lasting power. She was at the time of her death, best known for establishing the Hull house and advocating for fair treatment of immigrant communities. Her work may have started in Chicago, but reached worldwide with her reform. Jane Addams influences had a wide reach with lasting results, the greatest being the Hull house. Enjoyably keeping private and detailed notes along the way.
There are many different personality disorders in the world today. Personality disorders are “enduring patterns of thinking, feeling, or relating to others or controlling impulses that deviate from cultural expectations and cause distress or impaired functioning” (CITE BOOK). A type of this disorder is called Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). This disorder falls under the category of Dissociative Disorders in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manuel of Mental Disorders 5th Edition, also known as the DSM-V. DID is a severe form of dissociation, such as when someone is daydreaming but they are caught