Shakespeare uses both romantic and identity crushes to show that parents should take teenage crushes seriously by providing examples of stories and lessons he put together into his plays. For example, One of his many famous plays he has created that is a great example of both romantic and identity crushes is Romeo and Juliet. A romantic crushes is formed by finding someone whom they find powerfully attractive; moreover, someone who they feel excited to be around, and with whom they want to spend a lot of time. Parents most often know not to take these romantic crushes serious because they know sooner or later their children will outgrow these crushes and move onto the next crush: “Most romantic crushes don’t last very long because once the
Romeo is really stressful when Juliet moves far away from him, but it doesn’t cut down his effort to meet Juliet everyday. The other day, Romeo is sneaking to Juliet’s house to see her very cool smile, and her pretty face. His effort to meet Juliet is very meaningful to him, because he can see her pretty face. “ I love her.” Romeo said whispering. Day by day, as Romeo already know Juliet’s new house, he always sneaks to her house to see her everyday.
In the story “7th grade” by Gary Soto, Victor embarreses himself many time on his first day of seventh grade and learns, to not blurt out without thinking. For example, Victor’s English teacher, Mr. Lucas asked Victor for a noun and he said Theresa. This shows that, Victor says Theresa because he was thinking about Theresa. He made a fool of himself by saying Theresa's name in English. In conclusion Victor made a fool of himself by blurting out Teresa's name instead of thinking about what to say.
The author, Updike, illustrates how Sammy is slightly insecure and immature about approaching the girls and instead spends time with his coworkers discussing them. The exposition shows how he is longing for something different in life, to move away from working in the same store just to please his parents. 2. Sammy’s judgments are accurate for his character. As a young boy, his judgment of the girls being attractive and catching his
Cecily’s constant though of love and daydreams of transforming an evil, wrong-doing boy into a desirable, well-behaved man conveys her naivety. Cecily’s diary entries also demonstrate her foolishness. When Algernon questions ever being engaged to Cecily, she responds with, “Of course it was. On the 22nd of las March. You can see the entry if you like.
While Sawyer is away, Beau and Ash begin a relationship in secret. What happens when this secret comes out, along with one about Beau’s parents? The characters that the author has written about are the three of them that grew up together beau is a bad boy who always gets in trouble, as his cousin sawyer who is always the good one who as both of them find out later they are not just cousins they are brothers, the secret gets let out finally but they tell
Chbosky’s character development within the book will make the readers relate to every aspect in Charlie’s character and his journey from adolescence to adulthood. At the beginning of the story he was broken, friendless and troubled teen eventually developing to a better person achieving his inner peace by the help of the people around him. The novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a series of letters from the main character Charlie to an unknown person out of the feeling of abandonment and loneliness he feels throughout the story. Charlie expresses his need of a friend to the anonymous
“Wonder" is a story about August Pullman, a boy with severe facial deformities, riding on the journey to how he settles into the school environment; making new friends, despite the harsh atmosphere and his endurance throughout the typical middle school dramas. Not only does it show his struggles, the self-doubting process but also illustrates the malicious and superficiality of people who vainly judge others based on his physical appearance. Despite the brusque and insensitive comments, he remains full of life. Correspondingly, it teaches the value of kindness, to love everyone, and be inclusive. Connecting to Looking Glass Self, August experienced embarrassment when he overheard his best friend, Jack, talking negatively about his looks, that August should be ashamed to look like this and questioned if he can get used to seeing his face.
These traits are many times then accompanied by phrases such as man up, dont cry, or suck it up. We are introduced to these standards of masculinity from a very young age, continuing to see them all throughout your life. This leaves boy oftimes feeling like they are not living up to these “standards” that society requires of them. A lot of times men are hiding their feelings, not showing or telling anyone what is really going on. In the movie The Mask You Live In, Educator Ashanti Branch, talks about the mask a lot of boys hide behind.
Kathe Koja’s novella Buddha Boy, intends to teach youth about their influence on others, as well as the power of friendship. The narrator Justin, is greeted by Rucher High School’s newest addition Jinsen, who is initially perceived as different, strange, and very “out-there.” Later on, Justin recognizes Jinsen as a talented artist, and a highly valued friend, and despite Jinsen’s peaceful wishes, want to push back and battle the bullies that Jinsen faces daily. Throughout the entirety of the story, Kathe Koja paints a stereotypical and overdone point of view on high school popularity, the concept of karma, and their effects on an unlikely friendship. Initially, the book establishes a generic and, quite frankly, mind-numbing character design for the popular
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.
In the story “Seventh Grade,” Victor learns trying to impress a girl with a different personality is not the smartest thing to do through his embarrassing moments. For instance, Victor lingered in the classroom to say something clever to Teresa when she walks out of the door, but instead, when Teresa exits the room, he just says something dumb and embarrasses himself. “He smiled back and said, “Yeah, that’s me.” His brown face blushed. Why hadn’t he said, “Hi, Teresa,” or “How was your summer?” or something nice?” (Soto p. 17) This shows that Victor tried to act more clever than actually he is to impress Teresa, but ends up embarrassing himself while doing so. This proves if Victor had just acted like himself, thing would have been better.
2) Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pies by Jordan Sonnelblick is a unique, heart melting, and a humorous book. At first I thought this book would be about an average boy and his “struggles”, but the more I read I discovered a heartwarming story with unique characters that’s well written. The story is about a boy that has a younger brother with cancer, while his parents are busy working or taking care of their younger brother they fail to see the problems and daily challenges that the older brother is facing. The story’s has unique characters that bring life to the story. For example, Steven is the protagonist, his jokes can cheer anybody up, and he’s well known as Pes (a nickname his friends gave him, short for Peasant), and he even shaved his