After they forced the crucifix off of Minerva it left an impact on Mate. As a result, Mate felt her courage, strengthen and she became brave. Mate recalls, “Something big and powerful spread its wings inside me. Courage, I told myself. And this time, I felt it”(Alvarez 238).
John Wooden once said “failure is not fatal but failure to change might be”(John Wooden Quote.) Wooden was addressing the idea that one only fails if they do not change after messing up. I never fully understood that principle until I attempted the FFA Creed Career Development Event. After not giving all that I could during the contest, I experienced the worst defeat of my FFA career. I had always thought that Wooden’s statement was only inspire those who had lost, but through personal failures I have learned otherwise.
When she thought to herself that “(she has) learned the hard way; to never let it get that far”, the audience is able to derive that she presently, has learnt her lesson to be more proactive and less passive. She has perhaps started to take actions to prevent some events from becoming disastrous. This is like Lena learning an important lesson from her neighbours. She had initially thought that the fact that her neighbours fought everyday was rather unfortunate. However, she then “head them laughing and crying, crying and laughing, shouting with love”.
And he’d kill me before he’d let anyone else have me. I just have to get away.”(273) Sarah knows that if she leaves she will be ‘alone’ but it 's better than having all the people that you have ever loved die, because of you. She was showing courage in this situation because she scared to be alone and be facing her dad alone but she, again, is putting the people
In some respects, the time lost due to her lack of self-confidence is time never to be regained again, but the fact is without the lack of self-confidence Codi had she would have never had the relationships or events take place that shaped her into the character Kingsolver intended her to be. Grace became the place she belonged and everyone in it belonged to her. As a character it was important for Codi to return to Grace and realize that truth, and regain the self-confidence she needed to move past the struggles of yesterday and move toward the promise of
To ‘sway’ whilst walking means that you are unable to balance yourself. The woman has suffered psychological pain, which gives rise to physical effects. This shows that she has been unsteadied by the news both literally and figuratively. Repetition of the lexus ‘still’ shows how they have been expected to act a certain way after finding out about their loved ones, but somehow they have defied that, continuing to live. They have decided against becoming indifferent in order to protect themselves, instead using love to provide an incentive to persevere past fear.
They are trying to express that everyone knows and it is easy to give up something that they have been working on. But they had also explained that, “Then again I couldn’t have ’cause. I’ve traveled all this way for something.” This sentence is to emphasize that you will never be success if you do not have a positive attitude towards a task. You should try your very best to finish it because you may have underestimated your ability when you started to get frustrated and have the idea to give up.
This has been hard but I promised Prim that I will try my hardest. I’m not going to give up, I can’t. I need to win for Prim, my mom, and for you. I think about what would have happened if we would have run away together, sometimes I wish I would have. I wonder if we would have gotten away with it and been able to survive, but then I think about our families.
It would have to be you, but I know she didn't want it to be” he knows that deep down Rose has good in her even though she causes harm. Rose is a complicated person with a complicated life. She not only has gone through a lot of change, but she has to constantly rely on her family to be there supporting her as if she was a toddler. Her actions do not define her and her family acknowledges that when others choose not to because they know that she does not understand herself why she acts on impulse. With much consideration the night Rose injured her mother, she decided to take her life.
Everything was great in my life, until one small thing effected my life and changed it forever, I thought it would effected my negatively, but really, if I could go back, I wouldn’t change a thing. Knew things were introduced, new people, and more experiences. I was anxious and didn’t know what would come from it. Or what caused it. Or what would happen to me and my sister.
Synopsis: In this chapter the protagonist, Mary Anne Bell, comes to be with her boyfriend Mark Fossie during war. When she first comes over she is a very innocent girl, but at the end of the chapter she is violent and addicted to war. Figurative Language: #1- (simile)“And over the next two weeks they stuck together like a pair of high school steadies.”
"I'm always looking forward and not looking back." Do you think you could have a rough life and keep going forward and not quitting? Bobby and Nia are sixteen years old and are pregnant. The way Bobby finds out about the baby is Nia is sitting on his front porch with a red balloon. we eventually find out that after the birth, Nia goes in to a coma.
“I don’t believe in luck, I believe in hope. ”This is a quote by the high school teen activist, Alex Libby. Alex Libby got bullied throughout 6th and 9th grade. He was physically assaulted, so he starred in a bully documentary titled Bully and he now is a spokesperson for the bullying cause. The Bullying Alex Faced
In Rita Dove’s “Daystar”, there are several phrases and words that lead the reader of the poem to a profound understanding of the struggles that the main character of this poem experiences. According to the context of the poem, the main character appears to be a mother and wife in distress. Throughout the poem, she is presented as having a dreary, lethargic, and disconnected outlook of her current situation. The main question that must be asked is what the narrator tried to convey by stating that “she was nothing, pure nothing, in the middle of the day” (21-22). There are many possible answers strung across the poem that suggest why this mother describes her state of being in this way, such as the words that were being used to express how