We were best friends since first grade, or at least I was her best friend when she wanted me to be. I was always friends with her, but she would dump me in an instant for someone better as she always said, “you’re my bestie.” Every time I heard her say that last year I would go home and cry my eyes out of my mom. She signed up to do dodgeball with me and when I went to do it she didn’t want to anymore and left me. Finally I couldn’t take it any more so I sat at a different table at lunch and she TOLD me, not asked me, to come sit back with her. When I said that I could sit where I wanted she was so ticked at me.
Thinking and wondering why I agreed to go and I decided to never embark on that roller coaster again, then we departed and found my family at the picture booth. We searched for the picture of me and my sister when we found it. My mother and my sisters chuckled and made fun of the expressions on my face and how afraid I was. Then my family, including me, noticed the contrasts between me and my sister and how we reacted on Hades 360. My sister had gone on roller coasters before, so she perceived what to expect, as she had gone on Hades 360 about two or three times before we went on it.
It was a relatively small cabin, built strong with Douglas fir. It had been roughly fifteen years since I had been here last and aside from the paint chipped door, the camp had seemingly aged well. Uncle Jeff would have been impressed with the place. As I fumbled through my pockets to find the key, I grasped the doorknob and to my surprise, it was already unlocked. Although the area was sparsely populated, the idea of unlocked doors made me unsettled.
Although shy, I loved my friends and siblings and thought the best in every situation. It wasn’t until I grew older and received the guidance and outside perspective of my adopted mom that I realized how awful my home life was. I’ve since begun analyzing my behaviors and emotions that ran through my mind as a child to realize how to overcome the abuse I’d endured. The six books I’ve chosen as mirrors identify the emotions and behaviors I see myself having at a young age of nine or ten years old. Though I might not have realized why I was the way I was back then, I know now that I have developed into the woman I am today because of my home life and experiences as a child.
The parents, George and Lydia, are to blame for their own deaths because they gave their kids everything they wanted. In the story “The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury, the parents bought a SMART house that has a nursery with virtual reality. The kids had grown really close to the technology in the house and spent a lot of time in the nursery going anywhere they could imagine. The parents started to become worried about what their children were thinking about when they went to visit the nursery. Early in the story, we see the kids getting everything they want beginning to develop when the parents walked to the nursery to see if there was something wrong with it.
Also in both stories, Cinderella still fits into the slipper and the step-sister are caught for trying to be Cinderella. However in the Disney’s Cinderella everyone lives happily ever after. In contrast, in Grimm’s Cinderella the step-sisters do not live happily ever after instead they are blinded by the birds pecking their eyes out. Another difference between the two stories is in Disney’s Cinderella the two step-sisters try to put their feet into the slipper, but it was obvious that they were both too big, then Cinderella tried it one and it fit just right. However in Grimm’s Cinderella the two step-sisters cut their heels and toes to fit into the slipper.
However, when “Cinderella” wanted to go to the ball, she could not go because “she does have a suitable dress to go to the ball.” When her two mice friends named “Jacques and Gus”, made her a dress her stepsisters ripped it apart. At this point, she wants to give up; however, her “fairy godmother came, made a carriage for her out of a pumpkin, and made her dress with a glass slipper. She was beautiful. She went with the prince to the ball. Sexton’s version of “Cinderella” is told differently than Disney’s version of the story.
One moment I’m hugging him goodbye, next moment we get the call he died. I began to have a passion for gymnastics before I could remember. I used to prance around my house in a pink tutu and leotard from dance class, throwing myself into cartwheels and handstands. I never had any fear of anything. My mommom and I loved playing with Barbies and making them do the acrobatic tricks I dreamed of.
The two characters that really stood out to me as the Mockingbirds were Atticus Finch and Calpurnia. These two characters throughout the story taught Jem and Scout lessons that would help them later on in life. Atticus was a father figure, and a defense attorney, he was a trustworthy man and kept his word. Calpurnia a mother-like figure was Jem and Scout’s housemaid. She treated the children as if they were her own.
Her stepmother always tells her how dirty she is and Cinderella ends up believing that. The mother has complete power over her. She, with the sister, makes Cinderella do a lot of hard work. The stepmother proposes, “If you can pick them out again in two hours; then, you may go with us ”(Grimm). Cinderella being a good person believes her stepmother and takes on the challenge can complete it but the evil stepmother still would not take her to the dance.