As Johnny goes through this difficult stage in life he decides to run away not thinking about where he’s going to stay or how he’s going to get food. He decides to join a gang of orphans with his best friend Billy in order to survive. This novel is still widely read today because it provides an inhuman image of brutal conditions African Americans faced in Harlem of 1940’s. In the Rite of Passage, the main character Johnny is hit with some really bad news that his family that he’s been living with throughout his entire life is not really his own. In the text, Johnny comes home after getting a good report from school and his foster mother and sister tell him that he is not going to be living with them anymore.
Elie Wiesel’s Night should not be banned from the book list for ninth grade because it is a book that teaches very important lessons despite the fact that it contains violent scenes. The book shows that we should treat people in a good way even if they are not like us. It reveals the horrible consequences of inhumanity, the meaningless suffering and unbearable pain of innocent people. These reasons show that the book is very important for the grown-ups because it deals with fundamental questions about humanity and moral values. This book should not be banned even though it portrays so many violent moments because it shows us the horrible reality of racial prejudice and discrimination.
Louie then went into the military and then he had been captured by the Japs. In the book Unbroken Laura Hillenbrand the author described Louie so well. Louie can be described in so many ways but the two biggest traits that stick out are his rebelliousness and his resilience. Louie was very rebellious as a child and when he was an adult. “At five, he started smoking, picking up cigarette butts while walking to kindergarten” (pg.
But I ignored their counsel, though that course would have avoided many griefs for us” (Homer 176) . Odysseus's leadership skills improve through the challenges he faces in the book, especially after the Cyclops incident. He thought it would be a good idea to wait so he could finally face and see the cyclops instead of to escape while they could, like his men wanted to. Due to Odysseus's curiosity his men weren't able to escape when they had the chance to and had to suffer being held hostage because of Odysseus's poor leadership skills. Another way Odysseus showed horrible leadership in the beginning was when he put himself before his crewman stating, “I asked my comrades to cast lots to see which men would dare to lift that stake with me and grind it into the Cyclops’ eye when sweet sleep overtook him” (Homer 179).
“My squad is my family, my gun is my provider and protector and my rule is to kill or be killed.”(Ishmael Beah)”A long way gone”was written by Ishmael Beah and published in 2007. Ishmael Beah was very happy kid he was really close to his family but they were seperated when the war happened with the rebels, later on he was caught by the rebels but he was able to escape, the rebels killed all his family so he was recruited by the army, they gave him drugs so he wouldn’t feel anything he had no emotions. The three most important scenes in this story include when Ishmael was alone in the jungle, when Ishmael was in the army,and when Ishmael was NYC. The first most important moment in “A long way home” is when ishmael was alone in the jungle with
It’s a case of 2007 happened in village. A long way gone is the story of Ishmael beah . who becomes an unwilling boy soldier during a civil war in sierra leone . when he was 12 yrs old beah’s village Is attacked while he is away performing in a rape group with friends . among the confussion , violence , and uncertainity of the war , Ishmael his brother and his friend strol from village to village in search of food and shelter.
It gave him such a horror of killing anybody or anything…” In my opinion, I think in that moment he realized that he wanted to save lives instead of taking them because on the same page it also “he was sure the picture had made him decide to be a medical soldier who would would save life instead of taking it.” And the most important reason why Desmond did not kill was because he said he could imagine Jesus saying to him, “ Desmond if you love Me, you will not kill, but save life if I were in your place. Follow my example.” I think Desmond’s achievements and beliefs would motivate teenagers today because Desmond stayed true himself, true to his beliefs and calling which was being a medic and helped life’s instead of taking it, and he was willing to go through any consequences for what he believed. And teenagers today could follow that. They can do what they think is right, and follow what they
Darry has always tried to keep Ponyboy out of trouble and focus on school. For example, “Ponyboy curtis, put out that cigarette!” This shows that Darry cares for his health and well being. This also shows that Darry tries to keep him out of trouble and away from drugs like cigarettes. Unlike if he is in the system they may not care what he does and he could end up with some serious sickness and then who would care for him? Furthermore, In the book it states “Please be careful because couldn’t stand it if anything happened to you!” This shows that Darry only wants the best for Ponyboy.
They called it "Noble" because the goals of keeping families together and reducing or eliminating alcohol abuse were noble goals for President Hoover. An "experiment" because it was to see if it worked, if people complied with the prohibition. Too many in the country did not see anything wrong with alcohol consumption in moderation.The government and some religions , decided to try to reduce the violence of drunk men in their families because many thought that a man already drunk doesn’t
Perhaps if the family had kept trying to make it down, they would have and wouldn’t have needed to become cannibals. What might be worse is that they don’t seem to feel badly about their choice. They casually reveal to the boy’s parents, “All right, you rest up, get better, we ate your son.” (“Into Fat Air”) This shows existential spirit by doing what is necessary in situations and not having to experience social repercussions, or at least they don’t care what those would be. They are free to make choices, and also free to live by and defend those decisions. Whether or not the boy’s parents judged them or not does not impede the family’s ability to make that
The biography, A Long Way Gone, Memoirs of a boy Soldier, by Ishmael Beah, tells the story of a thirteen year old boy who spends his childhood being compelled to fight in the civil war in Sierra Leone. Ishmael Beah tries to avoid fighting for the rebels by running from town to town with his friends as the rebels advanced. Finally, his luck runs out and Ishmael Baeh is forced to serve in the civil war for the rebels. The story goes on to describe his horrific childhood as a soldier in Sierra Leone and his eventual rescue by Unicef and rehabilitation center. In this passage, Ishmael Beah created a mental image that allows us to visualize how disturbing and how unreal living in wartone Sierra Leone during the early 1980’s.
[F] In a beautifully and heart moving film called War Dance, the story focuses on three different children who are from the Patongo refugee camp, have the dream of going to the nationwide music and dance competition, despite the children’s terror for Joseph Kony and the LRA. [G] According to the ‘Children of War in Uganda’, the writers, Keith Morrison and Tim Sandler write, “With virtually no popular support, he has increasingly resorted to abducting children to fight for him-against not only government forces but his own civilian people” (Morrison Sandler 1). [H] The LRA have done more than just give the three children, Rose, Dominic, and Nancy countless nights filled with nightmares, but have even terrorized them directly. But this does not stop the children to pursue their goals, and dreams. [I] Especially Dominic, a very charismatic boy who has much love for the xylophone.
The plot is that a 12 year old boy named Jamal who has a 16 year old brother named Randy who just got sent to jail, and he also a an 8 year old sister named Sassy, who are all being raised by a single mom. When Randy gets sent to jail, he needs 500 dollars for an appeal, so Jamal tries to help out with getting the money, but he ends up joining the scorpions, which is what Randy was in when he got arrested. The scorpions are a group of kids younger than 16 years old, that sell drugs and do errands for people. While working for them Jamal gets stuck in a bind with two of the scorpions, Angel and Indian, he ends up doing something that will make them upset what is it will he survive this encounter, will he
Personal Reactions: I liked how Lev’s character was developed throughout the story. Lev’s main focus in the beginning of the book is to escape from his “kidnappers” and be tithed like his parents wanted, but he is so focused on obeying his parents that he doesn’t notice the people who he thinks kidnapped him are trying to save him from being unwound. As the story progresses it’s obvious Lev no longer feels the same way, this is shown on page 226 when Shusterman states, “Once he landed in the safe-house network, he quickly made it known that he was not a guy to be trifled with. He didn’t tell them he was a tithe. Instead, he told them his parents signed the order to have him unwound after he was arrested for armed robbery”.
This is when she begins to foreshadow the fact that she was raped as child. When Tilde’s father raped her, he changed her forever and in the end, took away her mental awareness. Next, in the novel These Things Hidden, Allison’s son Joshua is a little boy who is born into a mess of a life. Before the events in the novel take place, Joshua is an anxiety stricken boy. When he is the victim of a small robbery in his mother’s bookstore, he becomes so anxious that he will not let her out of his sight, “A little boy shouldn’t have to think about locking doors, a child shouldn’t have to worry about keeping [everyone] safe,” (Gudenkauf 122).