Everything could be perfect. Nothing could go wrong and life could not be easier. Until, everything is flipped upside down in an instant .Bethany Hamilton had everything until Halloween of 2003, when she was attacked by a Tiger shark while surfing in the North Shore. Bethany Hamilton was a victim of a shark attack and after losing everything including her arm, she still continued to surf and even make it to Worlds. She has shared her story and how it has impacted her through a movie and book, and has won awards for her surfing. She has continued to impact the World and young girls.
The determination to live comes from human nature. But the urge of giving up when we come across a difficult problem is also a part of human nature. There a few people in this world that have the characteristics of resilience. As author Kendra Cherry describes them, "People that are able to keep their cool have what psychologists call resilience, or an ability to cope with problems and setbacks" (Source A; Cherry, 1). An example of someone who has the characteristics of resilience is a bombardier name Louis (Louie) Zamperini. After Louie’s plane crashed in the middle of the ocean, he and two other survivors had to overcome a series of conflicts before they could make it to safety. Throughout Laura Hillenbrand's book, "Unbroken", Louie’s most important characteristic of resilience that contributed to his survival was his awareness. With his awareness of his surroundings and situation, Louie was able to overcome the conflicts he faced such as shark attacks, dehydration, and starvation.
Junie B. Jones gets on the school bus to head to head to her first day of school, but she can’t find anywhere to sit or anyone to sit with. When the bus arrives at school, all of the kids start pushing and steeping on Junie B Jones. Lucille tells Junie B that the mean kids on the bus like to pour chocolate milk on other kid’s heads for fun. At the end of the day when it’s time to get on the bus to go home, Junie B won’t get on the bus. Instead, she went and hid in a closet. Everyone starts to look for her, but she can’t be found. Junie B. really has to go to the bathroom, and because it’s an emergency, she calls 911. Her mother, who was very upset, comes to pick her up at school. in order to help her feel more comfortable on the bus, she finds
The Book I chose to explore was I Survived: The Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980. I chose this book because I have read a couple of I Survived books and found them to be very interesting since they are based on true stories. This is a non-fiction book because the events that occur actually happened. In addition, the main characters Jessie, Sam and Eddie were real people who experienced this destructive volcanic event.
Are you afraid of sharks? Because I am terrified of them. Weirdly enough this short story has nothing to do with sharks. This short story is called The Truth about Sharks written by Joan Bauer. It was an early morning when Beth got woken up by her alarm. It was her Uncle Al’s birthday party and beth needed to get pants. When Beth got to the mall she walked by Madge P. Groton the stocky, ugly security guard. Beth started to try on pants when she went to get another size and that when the trouble started. When she went to look for pants the security guard thought she was stealing and called the cops. When the cops arrested her she said she had evidence to show the cop that she didn´t steal. When she showed the cop the helper in the store and
While both Steve Harmon from Monster and Andrew Jackson from Tears of a Tiger both seem like they are unable to do with without somebody else, they differ because Steve is discouraged while Andy is irresponsible. Both characters are very dependent on another supporting character whether it is emotionally or physically. However, Steve is discouraged and worried about his future. Andy, on the the other hand, seems very thoughtless and doesn’t seem to think about the consequences of his actions. These topics all show that characterization plays an important role in the reader’s understanding of character development.
Have you ever felt too scared to speak your mind because every time you do someone makes fun of you or calls you cruel names? Can you imagine getting stuck on an island with no adult to help me survive? Would you be able to survive? The book the Lord of the Flies was written by William Golding. In the beginning of the story a group of school boys from England are in a plane that crashes onto an island, but they all fell in different areas of the island. The school boys main focus was to survive and get rescued. While Piggy and Ralph were looking for the other boys that also fell onto the island they saw a conch. Then Piggy had suggested to Ralph that he should blow into the conch to help them call for the other boys. They selected someone to
In the short story, “Flowers for Algernon” written by Daniel Keyes, Charlie Gordon made a disastrous mistake; proceeding with the operation to raise his IQ. The surgery backfired on Charlie in numerous ways. One of the reasons being, Charlie learned that who he thought were his close friends did not appreciate him. Charlie was the first human to ever be tested on; therefore it was bound to fail. Lastly, Charlie was not informed on all of the possible outcomes of the surgery, since he was obviously blindsided by his excitement. Initially, the operation enhanced Charlie’s cognitive and mental abilities.
1. Shortly after arriving on the island, Ralph and Piggy discover a conch in the water. Ralph blows the conch to announce his location so the boys can gather. From the first use of the conch, it signifies the unity of the boys because it is what brought them together. The conch is also used to maintain organization. Ralph notices the discord but resolves it by enforcing, “I 'll give the conch to the next person to speak. He can hold it when he 's speaking” (Golding 33). The conch represents the discipline of the boys and their civilization. Since Ralph thought to use the conch as a speaking system, the conch represents his leadership and authority over the boys. It also represents his authority because he is the only boy that does not need the conch to speak. The conch is a part of his authority that is being shared with the boys when it is their chance to voice an opinion or idea. In addition, Ralph does not specify that the conch can only be used by a specific group of boys, rather the conch is available for any boy, therefore representing equality and respect for all boys. Furthermore, the conch represents civilization back in England with its rules and structure. When planning a rescue, the boys race off the build a fire. Upon the mention of fire, “half the boys were on their feet. Jack clamored among them, the conch forgotten” (Golding 38). Building the fire represents the adventure on the island and the conch represents the old ways of English Civilization.
In Michael P.Spradlin’s Into The Killing Seas, two brothers named Patrick and Teddy sneak into a ship and hide in crates. As they wait the ship wrecks and sinks, they get on a piece of wood for safety. They survive the shipwreck but are stranded in an ocean realm and surrounded by ravenous sharks. Not only are they struggling to survive, but a crazed survivor tries to kill them. Not long after, Patrick is nearly killed by a shark when a ship arrives and saves them. They are taken to the hospital and are reunited with their parents. In the end the two brothers survived the
The Jersey Shore shark attacks of 1916 were a series of shark attacks along the coast of New Jersey, in the United States, between July 1 and July 12, 1916, in which four people were killed and one injured. Since 1916, scholars have debated which shark species was responsible and the number of animals involved, with the great white shark and the bull shark most frequently cited. The incidents occurred during a deadly summer heat wave and polio epidemic in the Northeastern United States that drove thousands of people to the seaside resorts of the Jersey Shore. Shark bites on the Atlantic Coast of the United States outside the semitropical states of Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas were rare, but scholars believe that the increased presence
Everyone makes lots of mistakes in their lives, but some people make too many and never learn. Lord of the Flies, by William Golding is a novel about a group of boys stranded on an island, resulting in their lives never being the same again. There are many objects that symbolize very important things in this story. The three most important symbols in Lord of the Flies are the fire, the boys’ hope; the beast, their fear; and the conch shell, their respect for one another. All of these are connected in some way, and binds the boys together. If the bond breaks, then so does the group.
Yesterday in the early morning at around 4am a young pearl diver at the age of 30, was attacked by a Tiger shark. He was out in Roebuck Bay on the coast of Kimberly when this incident happened. The pearling crew confirmed that the victim of the attack was Samuel Jackson, and that they had been unaware of his attack when it happened because he was so far away. The crew of the lugger pulled in his air hose to find no one at the end.
Did you know even under water there is a war going on, not by humans but by sharks. It is not all peace in Shark Wars written by Ej Altbacker. Shark Wars is about a reef shark named grey who causes trouble in his hometown. Eventually he will get banished and has to survive on his own. He ends up wandering into a different species of sharks territory looking for food. He has to help them fight in a war in order to get food and a shelter. An adventurous characters, off-this-world setting and an ineffective theme make Shark Wars a book all shark lovers will pick up.
Imagine a life where everything seems to revolve around one important element. And just as everything seems to be going well, it all changes within a matter of seconds. In the novel Shark Girl by Kelly Bingham, the protagonist, Jane Arrowood, had to experience this. She had a strong passion for drawing, but she was required to have her dominant arm amputated because of a shark attack. As she recovered slowly in the hospital, she showed her true inner strength when she learned to draw and write with her other hand. When I read this book I connected with Jane by being reminded of all the roadblocks I’ve hit during my basketball career, and I noticed there were learning experiences from Jane’s actions on how to conquer the journey of recovery.