“There you go,” she said, handing it to me with a grin on her face. I eyeballed the paper in disbelief and again asked if she was serious. She replied saying that I should be happy to go on this trip and that it would be a fun time and probably a hundred times better than staying in DeMotte. My parents had always wanted to take us on a vacation, but we never seemed to have the time nor money to do so, and I guess somehow she thought that this would make up for all of those missed times.
The themes in both Hatchet and Castaway was similar. The two themes that would be discussed in relation to Hatchet and Castaway are; perseverance and family. At the start of both texts, the main characters Brian and Chuck weren’t sure of exactly where they landed and just hoped that a rescue plane or a boat will come near to help. Brian decides to keep him alive until the rescue plane comes. Although Perpich wasn’t one of his family members he persevered Brian to always think positive and stay on top of things.
He takes on dangerous jobs, but he does it because he “never owned anything until [he] bought that house, but [he loved [his] little home
A hardship is a challenge ar difficulty in life for you to overcome therefore,hardship can influence a person’s life because those who persevere overcome the hardship. In the book Hero street USA, Tony lived in a box car with no running water and electricity because they lived in poverty. Tony went to school everyday and didn’t let the difficulty of his life affect him he persevered through his childhood and joined the army where he served his country and made money. He eventually saved enough money to buy his family a house with running water and electricity.
Sam’s attitude toward the narrators family is really untraditional and cuturally incorrect. “But Sam Sing never entered our house.” (8), you should always help another person, especially if they are the ONLY other family in town sharing your ethnicity. Sams unfriendliness towards others kept his focus on his goal but turned him into an unlikeable character. Although in the short story, Sams character is odd, tough and distant but he is successful in the goal of getting rich and adjust his sons financial mindset into his.
He also had a lot of dreams himself. At first his dream was a life without Lennie. He says that he would go to a cat house and just have fun without worrying about Lennie. He would be able to make some money without trouble but with Lennie he has to always worry about him. Then as the story
“The house on Mango Street is ours, and we don't have to… be careful not to make too much noise.... But even so, it’s not the house we thought we’d get” (3, The House on Mango Street). Here Esperanza is very excited about her new house but when she actually looked at the house, she was disappointed. Esperanza was expecting too much of her family and what they could afford. Her family only got to this house because her father won money with a lottery ticket.
On the way home, all I saw was rocks. I was disappointed and just wanted to go back home but I could not really do anything about it Adjusting to a new culture was difficult especially when you don’t know much of the English language. But I did not really mind about it because they said people here were nice.
The theme of Rocket Boys is to never give up because no matter what happens, it will be worth it in the end. This theme is important because a lot of people could learn from it to succeed in what want to do in life. At first, Sonny wants to give up because no matter what him and his friends did to improve the rockets, they didn’t turn out how they wanted them to. One day, he came to a realization that being in that small town and working in the coal mine “wasn’t good enough” so he didn’t quit. His teacher, Miss Riley, was the only teacher that supported him at his school.
The audience sees that even though Odysseus has been to many places, he still wants to go home. This shows an example of love for home and family. This value is also shown when Odysseus finally gets home after twenty years. When Odysseus gets home it is stated that he cries of happiness. Odysseus states,“Then throwing his arms around this marvel of a father Telemachus began to weep.
What would happen to a baby if there was no one there to take care of her? In the book “Gone”, by Michael Grant, that’s exactly what’s happening in Perdido Beach. Sam Temple and his friends, and anyone 14 years old or younger are trapped in a barrier surrounding Perdido Beach, while anyone older than that has mysteriously disappeared. Sam and his friends go on a search for answers, while chaos reigns through the streets without any adults. In the book it emphasizes that curiosity leads to new and different discoveries.
Have you ever felt like you had to be tough? Well then you feel like Andrew in “Fly Away Home,” by Eve Bunting. Andrew, the protagonist, has to be tough because, he needs to be brave , and determined to make a better life for himself and his dad. The first and most obvious reason why Andrew has to be tough is because, he needs to be brave.
Imagine being so poor that you feel like you can’t show your friend your house because you are so embarrassed. Music changed Lewis and made him a better person. In the book If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth the book follows the story of a young Tuscarora Native who deals with seventh grade life. Throughout the book, Lewis is faced with many challenges like being discriminated against because he is Indian. However, Lewis is very smart so he spends school days with mostly white kids who pick on him so he has it really rough.
“Let it Go” by James Bay symbolically represents my experience with bullying in high school. This poignant, little-known song differs from the popular song that shares the same title made famous in a Disney movie. James Bay’s version relates to my unpleasant experience which was not as severe as others, but notwithstanding less than ideal. The persistent, negative treatment by my former friends caused me to resent those involved due to the fact that I felt less than adequate and worthless. I subconsciously morphed myself into a different person.
The American Dream, what is it? How do we reach it? Can anyone, even the poor, reach it? The American dream can differ between living a successful life, having children, having money, or even all of the above. It all depends on the goals and preferences of an individual and what they see as their own “American Dream.”