“Out on the playground, during recess, Nick would creep up behind her [Linda] and make a grab for the cap, almost yanking it off, then scampering away...I should’ve stepped in; fourth grade is no excuse.” (O’Brien 221) Tim O’Brien is ackloweldeging the fact that he was a coward when he needed to be a hero for Linda. Tim O’Brien including this story in the book might be him saying a belated I’m sorry that he wasn’t able to show courage to his young love who desperately needed him in such a troubling time of her very short life, and that he still regrets that he didn’t aid her by just standing and watching these events unfold.. This is also him saying that there is no reason that the soldiers should have succumbed to their cowardly thoughts and feelings. As Joanne McCarthy says courage became an idea to the soldiers with no concrete meaning or definition. (“The Things They Carried” by Joanne McCarthy Par.
Chapter Two: CJ An educational trip to the Globe Theater over spring break. I chuckled just at the thought of the whole ordeal, this man cannot be serious. But as many times before I was proven wrong and he was serious and handing out papers about the trip. I wasn’t worried though. There was no way my parents would make me go on this trip.
Emily insists that her mother not wake her the next morning for school, even though she has midterms, since the atomic bomb will destroy everyone soon anyway, making midterms irrelevant. Once Emily leaves, the narrator admits her concern that Emily actually has such a pessimistic outlook. To close, the narrator insists that Emily will be okay, and that she will not come into school to talk further. She wants the school figure to "let her be" (12). The narrator claims she can never "total it all," all of Emily's pain from childhood, and she mourns that Emily has had to keep too much inside of herself.
Stella felt very angry for having to start high school in a different city where she had no friends. This situation is sometimes very hard for some kids but we would have to learn how to overcome this. I have an older cousin who was finishing grade 8 and she was telling me how she was scared to go to high school. I told her to just relax and keep calm. She came back after her first day and told me it went
Back at Claverage Middle School, the kids were wondering where Capricorn went and why he was suddenly not in school. Since the Halloween dance was cancelled, all the kids dressed up like Capricorn to pay tribute to him because they thought he was dead, but he wasn’t! The kids were very touched by Capricorn because he, in many ways changed their lives and they were grateful for him. Meanwhile back at Garland, Capricorn decides to head back to Claverage Middle School to attend the Halloween dance that he was planned. On the way, Sophie saw Capricorn walking and gave him a ride.
In the story the narrator while in school, is given a dull old red sweater by her teacher witch she knows for sure isn 't hers, but she is put on the s spot and this situation makes her very uncomfortable that she 's unable to speak up and tell the truth because of fear from conqueseques she could face. “Only today I wish I didn 't have only eleven years rattling inside me like pennies in a Band-Aid box.” This quote refers to her keeping all her thoughts inside of her, also not being able to explain that the red sweater isn 't hers really is affecting her because she 's not being true with herself and others. “Mrs.Price takes the sweater and puts it right on my desk, but when I open my mouth nothing comes out.” This quote represents how sometimes no matter the age life hits you with difficult obstacles-moments that can be a surprise, and in this case for her it was a surprise that Mrs.Price put her on the spot by putting that red old sweater on her desk and she did not know how to react to this
I was ready to have so much fun, and make our friend have the best birthday possible. When I left I knew that I wouldn’t want to ride any of the big slides there, even though all of my friends wanted to ride them. By the end of the day I had rode all but one. My friends told me that I just needed to do it and that it was so much fun. Once upon a time I was afraid of the Tornado, a massive water slide, because it was closed in with no light and there was a deep-dark drop off, but I overcame the fear.
“You must do the thing you think you cannot do”, said Eleanor Roosevelt. A time when I thought I could not do something was when I thought I couldn’t make it to the Junior Olympics when I was eight years old. I thought I couldn’t make it because I was young, unexperienced, and not confident. Get Ready, Get Set, to explore why I thought I couldn’t make it to the Junior Olympics in 2007. I thought I couldn’t make it to the Junior Olympics because I was young.
Everyone has had a failure in their life, you can’t say that you haven’t. Sometimes they are really small fails, or they can be some really big fails. Maybe, you fell down a flight of stairs as a kid, or maybe you failed a very important test in college. You always learn from your lessons, so that you don’t make the mistake again. Well, my mistake is being stupid on an electric scooter, I didn’t even have the scooter for 24 hours and I had already crashed it.
This is my fourth year. I didn’t pick this school because I wanted to continue my streak. I picked this project because I wanted to do what scares me. Before this, I had only worked with kids older than the age of nine. I am uncomfortable with little kids.
Peers influenced my friend to not go school and be a school hater student, go to parties, and date someone. After her parents knew that, she got into much trouble from her parents and from her friends. She didn’t like school and she couldn’t have any friends over. This is called bullying, and she made all of her friends upset at her because she was talking to the boys that her friends like. I feel this experience is
Most ninth graders do not want to draw attention to themselves at school. This is why I even surprised myself that my freshman year I ran for treasurer of Key Club. Being Treasurer would not only mean that I was in charge of the money, but also that I would have to stand in front of an auditorium full of students and talk to them about upcoming events and dates. Just a few years earlier, I never would have had the courage to do this. I have come so far from who I used to be and it is all because of performing.