Every person has taken pride in their accomplishments whether it is overcoming adversity or being admired by peers. Having pride provides confidence and belief that any challenge in their lives can be overcome. On the other hand, excessive pride can be detrimental. It may lead a person to become overconfident in their abilities or beliefs and unaware of the harm they may cause towards others with their actions. In the three short stories, “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan, “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst, and “The Possibility of Evil” by Shirley Jackson, the authors convey the perils of exorbitant pride. In the story “Two Kinds”, a mother places unyielding demands on her daughter to become a prodigy, causing the child to become defiant, which creates
Clare was at the movie thinking of her poor workaholic of a husband and felt sorry. She actually felt guilty for leaving him at home by himself to work, even though it is Tom who is actually in the wrong. Clare decided to go home to surprise him and spend time with him. She figured that they could both finally see the movie together another time. Clare confidently left the movie and made her way home to be with her husband.
All of the Watsons live in Flint, Michigan where they all go to school at Clark Elementary. Kenny is sort of self inspired as in he don 't get noticed a lot and don 't have many friends and gets picked on and bullied at school. He eventually becomes friends with the new kid that goes to their school and at first Kenny thinks that the bullies will have someone new to pick on because he’s not rich, he’s raggedy and he don 't talk like the other kids, he has a southern accent. On the other hand, Byron is the bad kid (until they arrive in Alabama). He beats up people in school, he likes setting things on fire and he even killed a bird with a cookie. So at this point you probably want to guess this book is going to
As Joe’s excitement mounted to give rides on his newly purchased boat, his joy soon turned to dread as one of his beloved passengers tumbled into the water. The author, Horatio Alger Jr., of “Joe’s Reward” writes a story of a hero named Joe, who rescues a wealthy man’s niece that ends with an offer of a reward. The text consists of Joe’s actions that happen to drive the plot using specific events. Throughout the story, Horatio uses myth-like elements, such as a damsel in distress, a heroic act, and the hero receiving and turning down a reward, to assist the plot in moving forward.
The location was set, and on a hot summer day in August, everyone that planned on going met at the pizza parlor. They packed several cases of soda in one car. Ben had several pizzas, along with other food prepared, and put in another vehicle. A couple of the employees made a halfhearted effort to smuggle beer out of the cooler as well, but Ben would not allow minors to have alcohol.
The reader of this poem enters the home of a highly-ranked military man in El Salvador, with a civil war taking place right outside. Carolyn Forche starts off this intriguing piece with a powerful first sentence. “What you have heard is true” (Forche 1). She establishes early that this piece is going to be quite an interesting tale, perhaps something that would be hard to believe. Initially, told fairly monotone, what we had “heard to be true” seems to be very regular and not too thought provoking. We subtly receive a hint of peculiarity through her random incorporation of the pistol on the cushion. Next we learn about the broken bottles embedded in the walls. Through quick sentences and odd foreshadowing, we soon come to believe that this foretold story is going to turn out a bit
The Glass Castle is a memoir written by Jeanette Walls in which she documents the various adventures her and her family experienced while living in numerous locations along the west coast. The title was the name of the dream that Jeanette’s dad, Rex, had for his family. Rex dreamed of a large glass castle for his family to live in instead of the seemingly desolate conditions they were currently living in.
The marriage of Don and Joan Peterson was one that might be considered a fairytale at its earliest stages. They were the all-American couple living in the picket-fenced neighborhood that everyone adored. But under the surface though, there was something wrong; something terribly, horribly wrong.
Susie lies on the ground motionless with a big, older man lying on top of her. She could feel the sweat coming from her and Mr. Harvey. She could here Mr. Harvey grunting, and she could taste the sweat and fabric coming from the knitted hat that he stuffed in her mouth. In this scene, a 14-year old girl named Susie Salmon was murdered unexpectedly. Her somewhat unknown neighbor Mr. Harvey led Susie into this hutch and told her he just wanted to show it to her (Sebold 8). The strongest symbols that help develop the story The Lovely Bones are the cornfield. The sketchbook, and the gazebo.
As usual, a precise amount of creamer was added to the bitter train coffee before he allowed himself to indulge in the warmth being emitted from the small teacup. The tiny clank sound filled the compartment as the spoon he used to stir the liquid with collided slightly with the
The Patchwork Mysteries is a cozy mystery series written by a variety of authors including Kristin Eckhardt, Jo Ann Brown, Vera Dodge, Cara Putman, Kelly Ann Riley, Susan Page Davis, Camy Tang, and Cara Putman. With some of the authors having 2 or even three titles to their name, the series has 27 novels that were published between 2010 and 2013. The chief protagonist on the mysteries is a quilter named Sarah Hart. When we first meet Sarah, she is an expert quilter living in Maple Hill, New England. An expert weaver and restorer, she puts her skill to work restoring the most complex of mysteries and histories from the past that have long been lost or forgotten. Her love for quilt restoration results in the revelation of some of the town’s most
One day at school, DaWayne Watson (Wayne) was walking through the hallway, wandering to his class. His next class was science and then after that he went out to recess. Science wasn’t that much interesting, part of the reason is the class was learning about animals which he had no