Miss Caroline should be a liked character with the occasional times where we are not fond of her. The time where she might not be as likeable is when she told Scout,”…to tell [her] father not to teach [her] as it would interfere with [her] reading. “(Lee 12). Even though this is a sign of inferiority toward Scout, we have to remember Miss Caroline is teaching a class of first graders. Miss Caroline, in
Norman said that it was necessary to have an unveiling party for just the two of them, so they had dinner together one night and revealed the beauty of the painting. In Sarah Dessen’s Just Listen, high-schooler Annabel spends her free time modeling. Both of her sisters were models, but the outcome for her sister Whitney was that she developed an eating disorder. It has been hard for the Greene family to get
At the hospital, Jeannette explains to the doctors and nurses, “‘Mom says I’m mature for my age … and she lets me cook for myself a lot’” (Walls, 11). Clearly, Jeannette’s mother neglects her daughter by not providing any food for her. Instead, Jeannette’s mother should be making meals for her daughter and watching her. Having to cook for herself helps Jeannette develop independence for the ability to cook among other skills. At only three years old, Jeannette has a skill most children do not learn until they are ten years old, putting her ahead
Cecilia neglects the fact that she suffers from this, but throughout the book, it’s very obvious that she suffers from some minor effects of OCD. “Normally I can’t leave the house unless everything is perfect. I know I’m ridiculous.” Page 203. This quote is significant because it shows how much she suffers from OCD and the fact that she laughs it off by saying she’s ridiculous, seems as if she’s denying the fact that she suffers from any disorder. Her OCD also relates to how she lives her life because reading the book, some parts showed that she tried to maintain the ‘perfect’ personality such as in areas like her daughter’s school by being a leader for the parent teacher meetings and organizing everything by
In conclusion, Melinda is frightened, brave, and lonely as shown in her actions. She might have done the right thing to call the cops and to stand up to Andy, but without any support from friends and family, it must have been hard for her to do. The quote in the first paragraph explains when you are frightened you know that you are going to do something courageous. Melinda might have been scared to fight against Andy, yet it paid off when she helped the other girls in her school and protected
An op-ed contributor author for The New York Times magazine, Lisa Selin Davis writes about the struggle of what her daughter has to go through on a daily basis due to her being mistaken for being a little boy due to the way she dresses. Lisa considers that her daughter is just a tomboy and not a transgender as you could tell by the title. Since the question gets brought up everywhere she goes, Lisa has become frustrated because she doesn’t want her daughter to have to go through the taunting at school when she knows for herself that she is, in fact, a girl. I will be analyzing the key elements of persuasive writing in the article that I chose. The author 's kairos is that she talks about this topic is being brought up at her daughter place
The Expectations of Maycomb County Aunt Alexandra a lady, who values the Finch name, wants her niece to see the Finch name that same way she does. In to Kill Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Scout dislikes Aunt Alexandra who tries to make Scout more ladylike which results in Scout following the social expectations of Maycomb County. Atticus ask for Aunt Alexandra to come over to his house. Aunt Alexandra agrees and starts to influence Jem and Scout, but mainly Scout. Scout hates that she does this, but ends up being influenced by her.
“When you accept yourself, the whole world accepts you.”-Cody Simpson In the short story, The Girl who was Born with only Two Arms and Two Legs by Stuart Baum, Quarta learns that it is important to accept yourself and others. She goes through good and mostly bad times, but she makes the best out of it. Quarta is a girl with two arms and two legs born in a world with four arms and four legs. Everything is difficult for Quarta, she can’t catch her own food and she is no good at sports. Almost all of the people at her school make fun of her.
Scout, Jem, and Dill Harris, a visitor to Maycomb, are not the best at reasoning “... it's sort of like making a turtle come out...” (17). “Strike a match under him” (17). The three were trying to get Arthur “Boo” Radley, who they expect to be psychotic, to come out of his house. Scout even though she may have trouble with reasoning, is a very intelligent young lady, as is her brother. Scout has been reading since she was a small child, taught by her
Although I was adjusting, I became tired of being treated like a parrot, repeating words back while people listened in amazement. However it wasn’t until fourth grade that I understood how strange my accent was. Once my teacher found out where I was from she would make me say “tomatoes grow lovely to my garden” over and over to practically every teacher in the school. I knew she didn’t mean any harm in it, but by the end of the year I was weary of being known as “that British girl”. I therefore decided to hide my identity.
For example, “Atticus Finch can inspire us to be better people and better parents and the story shows that it is not impossible to raise your kids to be respectful and humble people. Those traits are painfully absent from so many of today’s families.” (TKAM still culturally relevant, 8) What’s being said is that basically many of the basic manners known 50 years ago are lost in today’s society. People, especially young men and women, are much different in the way they carry themselves. Reading this book can give parents and teens a new view on life and morals. Also, “Parents can model their own
(29, 54) Despite the fact that Jolly was in a bad place, she still had people in her life like LaVaughn who were having a positive influence on her and her actions. For example, Jolly dropped out of high school at a young age because of her giving birth to Jeremy and Jilly. She had never got the chance to go back because she had to work to be able to pay the bills. There was no time to go to school, which Jolly originally laughed at because the thought of going back to school was incredulous to her and it was ridiculous. But then not necessarily willingly Jolly ends up in the Moms Up Program at LaVaughn 's high school due to LaVaughn.