Mark Smith the author of “The Road to Winter” displays that affliction brings out the very finest and least in people. The story is centred the main character Finn. He survived a deadly virus that wiped out his entire town and he has to adapt to a life by himself. Finn lost his family and friends and had to survive on his own. He learnt to kill animals, defend himself and a whole lot more. Suddenly a mystery girl shows up with a secret that changed Finns world. Smith explores the idea that in times of affliction people can become different in the following ways. People ransacking the general store, The villagers not allowing Finn to leave for selfish reasons, Willow being in the care of Kas and Finn and Ramage taking Hope after the death of Rose.
The novel follows Stevie an eleven year old girl who lives in Southside Chicago throughout her middle and high school years. Stevie goes through the social pressure of her peers and family to tell her how to act, think, and look. Slowly throughout
Tally’s growth through her actions is a definite example of acceptance. To illustrate, she acts reckless, as if nothing matters until she is “pretty.” For instance, Tally goes on a “trick” in New Pretty, a location that is always off-limits to “uglies.” Although she is eventually exposed, she continues to run and hide from the law enforcement officers. Later in the novel, Tally seems to care more for her life; thus she is no longer reckless. For example, Tally infiltrates Special Circumstances, but not as a typical “ugly trick.” Instead, she dies this for self-preservation. Another
Maya Andersson is the daughter of Kira and Peter Andersson. She is fifteen years old and best friends with Ana. She plays the Guitar and hates the sport of ice hockey. Maya is in love with Kevin didn’t ever expect him to do anything wrong. Maya is a dynamic character and matures greatly from the start to finish. She becomes an adult during the story and learns that there is more to the world than just herself and Ana. Maya knows she has to be strong for her family as well as herself dealing with the tragedy.
In the book Dancing in the Wings, by Debbie Allen,a girl nicknamed Sassy could see dance everywhere. She always wanted to dance in the spotlight as a ballerina,but everyone said her feet were too big. She was too tall for anyone to dance with. When there was an audition for a summer dance festival in Washington D.C.she tried out for it. Unfortunately, the other girls made fun of her, and she ran into the parking lot. Her uncle Redd told her she should go to the audition and do her best. Then after the audition, she was the only one that did not get dismissed. That meant that she was the one that got to go to the summer dance festival! Then during the summer dance festival, she fulfilled her dream to dance in the spotlight as a ballerina. This book shows that even though differences can make us feel ashamed,they can also help you to be special in life.
Tally, an almost 16 year old girl is given the choice to have something that she has always wanted but will she take it at, even if its at her friends expense. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld demonstrates that sometimes you betray and lie to the ones that care and trust you to get what you desire most. In the beginning of the book Tally says this to her friend Shay, “ You’re the one who’s running away” (p.86) The author is showing that Tally is agitated that Shay has decided to run away from her problems instead of confronting them. This shows betrayal because Shay is betraying Tally, who trusted her to do the right thing, by running away and leaving her alone. Tally is feeling betrayed and abandoned by Shay especially since she trusted her and
In my opinion, Ma Joad is the hero of “The Grapes of Wrath”. She is the main force of the force of the family and the one who kept them moving. And although she is the most loving member of the Joad’s, she hides her pain and fear. Without Ma, the family would not have been together at the end of the novel. She can be grouped into many different types of heroes such as, Catalyst, Group Oriented, and Matriarchal Family Strength. In “The Grapes of Wrath,” John Steinbeck makes Ma Joad the leader of the family to convey she is one main heroes of the novel.
In this novel, the character Minny Jackson comes across many obstacles. As the novel, goes on she eventually begins to find herself more, and gets the courage to finally free herself from the power of her husband, Leroy, as well as Miss Hilly. When you find you find confidence and strength, you can get out of a bad situation.
In Ron Howards 2005 Cinderella Man, James Braddock is an altruistic gentleman that sacrifices his wellbeing for the good and prosperity of his family. James Braddock works tirelessly to bring money in for his family during the Great Depression. James not only worked as a longshoreman, but he also boxed competitively to earn money. After working two laborious jobs and earning an income for his family, James breaks his hand. This impairment causes James a great deal of pain, but he still continues work through it. The injury was so severe that James was unable to box, and he was starting to lose his matches. The multiple loses of his boxing matches gets him fired. Consequently, the pain also causes James to not use his hand in the shipyard;
Killer Pizza is by Greg Taylor and takes place in Ohio, where a new pizza place had just opened towards the Suburban Community of Hidden Hills. A fourteen year-old boy starts his summer job at a pizza joint that is actually a front for a monster-hunting organization. Toby is very shy and doesn’t mention very much that he likes to cook and enjoys watching the Food Network. He also struggles to keep a B-average in his classes.
I understand from this that Rat found friends for a lifetime and the change is so crucial for him to have a good life. I learnt that Olivia thought the boys could do anything. Rat learnt the hard way and has a tough time finding friends. It showed me that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. Showed me that Rat grew to the boys and warmed
Joel, the love of Hannah’s life found interest in another girl at school. Because they are not talking anymore, Hannah decides to stop coming to school for a few weeks. Knowing that he was the only person she cared for, he left her questionable and weak. The break up between them to brought Hannah to a very dark place. At this very moment Hannah felt that everyone was against her. However, this was no excuse to missing school. The school educators and Counselor demanded that she return back to school or they will have to dismiss her from
Rhetoric 101 isn't just any ordinary class but one of the more unique class that many students take at their first year of college. Mr. Klein especially makes the class what everyone one calls rhetoric an awesome class. Mr. Klein is a well respected professor that takes learning to the next level with his unique way of teaching unlike many other college professors do. His way of teaching makes everyone interact with any topic we talk about in class and makes everything clear and simple. Many students online rate Mr. Klein an excellent professor according to ratemyprofessor. WIth his simplicity of teaching I learned many new things such as showing more sensory information into my essays and using MLA but most importantly how to make writing skills better and more juicy.
“Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” written by Joyce Carol Oates is a story about fifteen year old Connie who’s world is changed after an encounter with a stranger. Connie’s paradigm is transformed during and after this event.
Organized people are not born organized. They learned to cultivate healthy habits which helped them to stay organized. Eventually, reading this book will help you grasps tips to start being organized. It will prepare you to the big step. We all know that being organized and managing chaos and stress can be tough. In this chapter, we will give you key points that can help you with your difficulties. Here are 3 tips for you: