The main character in Flowers For Algernon is a 37 year old man named Charlie Gordon who has down syndrome and whose “friends” made fun of him all the time. All of Charlie’s life he has been wishing to be smart. One day Charlies wish came true, by having a special surgery down as an experiment by two doctors gives Charlie all the knowledge he's ever wanted but it's not permanent. In both of the stories, the main characters go through hard times; like Noah having to travel from Texas, the place he grew up in, to Colorado. The text says, “Would he ever get over losing his parents?
When the story began it talked about how Pelayo and wife Elisenda had a sick little boy, the rain hadn 't stopped for three days straight, and there were crabs all over their property. When the old man arrived the rain had stopped, their little boy was no longer sick and the crabs stopped coming in. Some people would call this coincidence but it was because the old man was an angle. This proves he is an angel because only
Douglass was born in a dirty, old, plantation, he originally never knew his mother or father. He was always fussed on why he was there or why was he not able to leave. Douglass would sneak out every cold night, when his master was asleep, to find out as much information as he could to figure out why he was even there in the first place. Page 2: At the age of five, he witnessed his aunt get whipped by his master. You can tell he must have been crucified because of the way that he described it.
Henry became fascinated in pyramids, especially King Tuts. Henry had the urge to visit King Tut for years, but his parents never understood why. They think Henry’s dream is pointless and should have given up on it already, but Henry never did. With the years of anticipation to visit King Tut, he finally left his home and started out to King Tut’s pyramid on foot. He tiptoed out of his house with a slight creak from the floorboards,
The character Brother starts the story out by going back to when his sibling was born. The younger brother Doodle is disabled, the doctor thought he wouldn't survive but he did. Overtime Brother became embarrassed that Doodle couldn't walk. He let his pride get the better of him and made it his mission to make Doodle walk. Eventually Doodle did learn to walk, but Brother was still not satisfied, he wanted his brother to be able to run and swim like all the other kids.
Innocence will fade with age. Throughout the story the boys become more mature and lose their innocence. Pony boy and Johnny mature the most both pony boy and Johnny grew up together throughout the story going through sufferings but by the end they learned to take care of themselves Pony boy is the main character in the story when Johnny kill’s bob, Pony and Johnny go hide in an abandoned church for a while. This required them to mature and that’s when he “Lost his innocence” Pony boy screamed No! “I’m fourteen I’ve been fourteen for a month and im in it as much as you are” I think Johnny is innocent firstly because he has been jumped by the Soc’s many times and secondly if he hadn’t have stabbed bob, Pony boy would have died and if Pony boy died the whole gang would be sad so Johnny had to protect Pony because he is his friend and because he didn’t want Pony boy to die.
When Willy met Dave Singleman, Willy reconsidered his decision of going to Alaska and chose to be a salesman. Dave was “eighty-four years old, and he’d drummed merchandise in thirty-one states”(81). It seems as though Willy viewed him as a father, so he followed his same path hoping to have the same future and success. The Loman family was befuddled by the process of Willy’s fraudulent acts. Biff started arguing with his dad in front of the family and said they “never told the truth for ten minutes in this house!”(131), but that was Willy’s fault because he lied to please them.
James Hurst, the author of the short story, “The Scarlet Ibis,” uses the scarlet ibis to symbolize Doodle. Both the bird and Doodle both stand out in their own ways. Doodle was born with a bad heart, and his parents were told, when he was first born, that most likely he wouldn’t live and if he were to live, he would never be able to walk. Doodle’s brother is ashamed of having a crippled brother, that he can’t play with, and tries to help Doodle learn how to walk for his own pride and ego. After many months of constant success, Doodle’s brother tries to push Doodle a little more than Doodle can endure by leaving him, after he has fallen, on the way home during a strorm.
Vivien Thomas was your everyday carpenter, but he ended up saving thousands of lives. In “The Man Who Saves a Thousand Babies” you can find out how. Vivien Thomas had worked as a carpenter since he was 11 and he always wanted to go to college. He even worked during the start of the great depression. The Great Depression caused Thomas to lose his job, and so he lost everything.
In “A Gringo in the Lettuce Fields,” Gabriel Thompson spends about two months cutting lettuce in the hot fields of Yuma alongside immigrants laborers. At first glimpse, the immigrants thought he was either crazy or an undercover immigration agent ready to deport them back to their home country. But within a few days just outside Watsonville, Thompson got to know some immigrants and sensed the backbreaking, harsh conditions work of these immigrant laborers. He would then get physically drained, and never became good enough to keep up with the machine that puts along with the rows of lettuce driving the pace of the crews. Thompson, in the end, shines a bright light on the underside of the economy, exposing injustices endured by low-paid laborers
“Get inside your house, monkey!” “Get inside and then we’ll burn it down!” “And once that’s down, you can join your wife and son!” “Nigger!” James cringed as the javelins plunged deep within his soul. When he was young, his father had told him that times may change, but ideals are traits handed down from daddy to son. He solemnly hoped that these kinds of traits would not exist in his lifetime. Although he couldn’t be sure who all the men were, the short heavyset man’s gait, reminded James of his neighbor, Oliver, who lived about a mile down the gravel road. “Oliver!” “Oliver is that you?” James boomed.
Entry One On page twelve of Holes, Stanley gets to the camp and meets Mr. Sir for the first time. Because the camp was so far away, both the bus driver and guard felt understandably irritated. In fact, the guard stated, “Nine hours here, and now nine hours back… What a day.” Stanley “felt a little sorry for the guard and the bus driver” for putting them through the trouble. This reminds me of how in the book Wringer, Palmer feels guilty about a mistake he made. When he is hiding his pet pigeon, Nipper, from the world who wants to kill him, he accidentally left one of Nipper’s toys in his room for the critics to see.
I just continued to work cleaning the school. On weekends I would help out my brother, Panchito, and Papa. We would listen to Braceros and Papa would tell us stories that happened to him in Mexico during our half hour of lunch we had. Papa told us once that he joined the Cristero Revolt in 1926, and unfortunately he had been shot in the knee and was in jail for 6 months. Papa sometimes said that he wanted to be a strawberry sharecropper, and when the opportunity came, he felt torn.