In the short story, “Seventh Grade”, by Gary Soto, the author pokes fun at seventh grade boys at the beginning a school year. The main characters are Victor, Michael, and Teresa, a girl Victor has a crush on. In the story, Victor learned that it is always best to be himself. Victor is a seventh grade boy who continues to make mistakes in front of the girl he likes. First, the writer tells us about Victor and his love for Teresa since they were young.
In the story “7th Grade”(by Gary Soto) a boy named Victor tries to impress a girl, but he ends up embarrassed. In the text Victor has a French class with the girl he wants to impress(the girl’s name is Teresa). So since he wants to impress her when the French teacher asks if anyone knows French Victor’s hand goes up. Then the teacher asks him a question in French and Victor replies (mumbling) something about his grandma(p42-44). After the teacher asks him another question and victor replies(mumbling again) something having to do with September(p45-47).
In the short story, “Seventh Grade,” by Gary Soto, the author pokes fun at the seventh grade boys in the beginning of a school year. The main characters are Victor, Michael, Mr. Bueller, and Teresa, a girl Victor has a crush on. In the end, Victor learns that is it is always best to be himself. The author describes how Victor attempts to impress his dream girlfriend, Teresa. He tries scowling, an expression he learned from his friend, Michael.
Individuality VS. Conformity: The Healthy Middle? The author in the article, Individuality VS. Conformity: The Healthy Middle? discuses, on how most of high school students try to fit in but also try to be different at the same time.The author supports her discussion by Illustrating different types of examples that make us different but that also make it difficult to fit in, like: “What about the kid who confesses to his best friend that he’s gay, and then looks up to meet a horrified expression?” and “Or the girl at the largely Hispanic populated school, who’s taunted every day because of her skin?”The author 's purpose is to convince high school students and also society as whole to try to find a healthy middle in order to do that you need
Danny ends up struggling to keep his reputation in adequate shape at school after his cousin visits causing him to switch schools often. When the author talks about Jin Wang and Danny, they both seek to earn their crush, Jin Wang wants to call Amelia Harris his girlfriend and Danny wants to call Melanie his girlfriend. The author tells all these stories in the book, but connects them together, in the end, making the puzzle come together, demonstrating how intersectionality and oppressions are shown in society today. Initially, Yang demonstrates intersectionality with both the characters Jin Wang and Danny by showing how they struggle to fit in at school. He starts off by having the teacher introduce Jin to his class, when the
This can be compared to Ellen when she envies Dora for getting everything she wanted for christmas. So Ellen tried to show her up by telling her that she had a boyfriend (Pg 111-112). Both characters are attempting to better the other they at the moment, and both are comparable because they are fueled by jealousy. They also both have a sense of bravery to them. This can be observed when Ellen is in her school and her drunken dad is outside yelling for her.
He respected America, and he loved it, but America didn’t love him back. Later, he learned in school what was happening several years ago, and he understood why the news people were saying all the terrible things. When he went to high school, he ran for student body president, and a teen in his class tweeted “If you vote for RJ, you obviously enjoy 9/11.” He was hurt at how racist this was, but he proved him wrong.
I thought it’s interesting that the author has Wade and Art3mis develop a relationship where they both have crushes on each other even though they never met in person before. This just shows that OASIS can help people find someone they actually love and care about. At first I was still struggling to read these chapters, but once I read one, the rest of them were easily to get excited about.
In Asch’s study of conformity, he shockingly found that many people will give the wrong answer to an obvious question if everyone else gives that answer before them. This can be linked to teens bullying someone despite their conscience telling them otherwise because all of their friends are doing it. Robbins highlights Whitney’s own experiences with being afraid to not do what her friends are doing, such as bully people. Since Asch’s study, scientists have delved deeper into the study of why this occurs, and Berns discovered a link between physiological experiences of fear and non-conformity. I notice myself experience even the physiological symptoms associated with
When you get into school as a young child, you are learning to get along with all kinds of racially diverse children. You usually find friends that are the same gender as you are because you don’t really know what kids of the opposite gender that age are capable of. You definitely want female friends if you are a girl because who else would you tell your deepest secrets to? And boys are usually friends with other boys because they are almost like brothers. In “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”, in the pilot called “The Gang Gets Racist”, the characters show that most Caucasian males are unable to treat people that are racially different and that have a different gender the same as other Caucasian males.
In the story, “Seventh Grade,” Victor, the main character, tries to enamor a girl named Teresa, in the process he embarrasses himself but through persistence, he ultimately succeeds. For instance, the author, Gary Soto, writes in paragraph 12 that, “Victor tried a scowl, he felt foolish until in the corner of his eye he saw a girl looking at him. Ummm, he thought, maybe it does work, He scowled with greater conviction.” As the evidence concludes, Victor is flustered, because he felt foolish. Also, he still persists with the humiliating actions, even when he is getting looked at like he was weird. In addition, in paragraph 43, the text states, “Mr.
During her visit to Whitman, Alexandra made comparisons between her high school years and the high school years of the upperclassmen observed. She noticed the variety of differences between them because during her years there was not much palpable competition but now there was between the students at Whitman. The competition of getting the best grades was a huge deal to the students because their grades were a factor to getting admitted to the college of their choice. Pete a junior student at Whitman, was one of the many overachievers who put in the effort to get the best grades he could even if it meant to risk his own health. Pete was a straight A student who one night took so much caffeine to complete a paper that was due the next day.
“What happens when a picture reveals what we can’t say, when art is truer than life, and how falling in love is easy, except when it’s not” (Tregay, 2014). In a judgmental society it is often difficult to fit in, but even more difficult to embrace what makes you stand out. Sarah Tregay explores the difficulty of expressing yourself in high school, in her novel Fan Art. Fan Art follows Jamie, a senior in high school, as he deals with one of the most terrifying feelings known to all high school students, falling for your best friend. Although the novel was a heartwarming and fun read, it was definitely not my favorite.
West as well. He says that his family is together more because of school. His wife teaches music, musical theatre, and is the head volleyball coach. Both of his kids are in the elementary school at Southcrest as well. However, he is busier during the school year and has “to carve out time for family.” He says, “I was lucky for the opportunity to work with high school students and make an impact on their lives and have always enjoyed reading and writing.” Mr. West has learned many things, such as patience, from his students.