In To Kill A Mockingbird, Jem is a 13 year old boy who, as he grows older, faces a rough childhood of being criticized by others because of his father, Atticus, defending a black person, Tom Robinson. For instance, on page 273 it’s written “Jem was scowling. It was probably a part of the stage he was going through, and I wished he would hurry up and get through it. He was certainly never cruel to animals, but I had never known his charity to embrace the insect world./ “Why couldn’t I mash him?” I asked./ “Because they don’t bother you,” Jem answered in the darkness.” This displays how Jem developed his moral compass through his experiences because Jem mentally grew from his experiences. From his experiences, Jem learned that the world isn’t always nice but it is rather cruel and because of this he grew to become empathetic, knowing how it felt to be put down by others.
It began when as punishment for the deed he had to, “...Come over [to Mrs. Dubose’s house] every afternoon after school and read to her out loud for two hours”(Lee 121). This seemed like torture to Jem, who whined and complained to Atticus, but he eventually submitted. As Jem read, Mrs. Dubose seemed to be trying to teach him new words, according to Scout, who said, “When Jem came to a word he didn’t know, he skipped it, but Mrs. Dubose would catch him and make him spell it out”(Lee 122). Jem seemed to be unaware of this, but he must have learned new words and their meanings from this experience. However, he was mainly focused on how ghastly the old woman appeared.
“If that 's all Doctor May, can I leave I have a test in a few days and I’d like to not have to cram at the last minute.” I lied to her not wanting to stay in the office any longer than needed. “Yup, that’s all we have time for today anyways, But I do want to see you practicing your kick-boxing, it 's been helping you a lot and from what I’ve seen your quite good at it.” Doctor May told me, scribbling down notes on the clipboard she held every time I saw her since the beginning of our session together. I nodded towards her, but she just waved at me dismissively. I mentally scoffed at her, and slipped on my slippers before heading out of the small bland office. I walked through the maze of cream colored walls and doors with ease, seeing as I had done it countless of times.
Right now Teresa Giudice only gets to see him once every other weekend if the girls aren't busy that weekend. Teresa does have a reason that she can't see him more, though. Teresa's lawyer James Leonard explained the details of why she can't see Joe all the time. "Where he is, you get a certain number of points every month and each visit counts as a point. Weekend visits are considered more points.
I thought to myself this is it, this move is going to happen. There was no turning back. The realtor called Thursday the 19th, two hours after our home was posted online, to let me know that he had scheduled two showings for the following. They would have come the same day, but we wanted to have at least a 48 hour notification so we could get everyone ready including the cat and dog to leave the house for a while. He called again Friday night to let me know that one of the couples that looked at the house earlier in the day would like to come back the following day while it was light out because they were unable to see the back yard.
I learned that I should look at the bright sides of things because even if my dad left I will still see him every summer until I’m off to Harvard School of Politics. The aftermath was bad my dad’s side of the family ignored me at the time I needed them the most but not my madrina she loved me the most. But less than a year later some of them payed me more attention but I haven’t seen some of them since my dad left. During all of this I still miss the summers with them the weekends and the parties I really miss them I miss basically everybody of my family. But like the what I learned from the story to see the bright side that some do care about me and that I will still see my dad.
Part of the struggle has always agreed on whom would drop me off and if it would interfere with their schedule. I would wake up at six in the morning to get my books ready and eat. It took me two hours and thirty minutes to get to school because of the heavy traffic in the morning. Having someone drive me to school sometimes had its benefits, I didn’t have to worry about driving or traffic because I would be sitting in the passenger seat. Also, I would have time to study before a test while someone drove me to school.
The figurative language in the novel, The Secret Life Of Bees, defines the father, T. Ray, as controlling, because of his actions and emotions towards Lily. T. Ray is Lily’s father who punishes his child by making her kneel on Martha Whites, which are coarsely ground up corn flakes that feel like powdered glass, and dig into Lily’s knees as she kneels on them. After the hour that Lily kneels there, as Rosaleen takes a look at her knees and on page twenty six he marches in “despising” and “full of anger.” Lily thought that he could have still loved her after her mother’s death, but now he treats her as though he can control her into his will and doesn’t treat her as a father should. The words that are used to describe his emotions show just
“His teachers felt this afternoon that his whole attitude was symbolized by his shrug and his flippantly red carnation flower, and they fell upon him without mercy . . .” (Cather 92). Paul is a character in the short story “Paul’s Case,” which was written by Willa Cather, who was not living a life that he wanted to. Cather did give me the impression that we should view Paul in an unsympathetic way in the beginning of the story, but by the end of it, my whole view on him changed.
The pomegranate is also shown as a symbol in the book to represent Hassan’s loyalty towards Amir. In chapter 7, Hassan gets raped by Assef, and Amir does nothing to help him. Later on, Amir and Hassan return to the tree where Amir becomes infuriated with Hassan for not treating him the same, ever since the kite festival. On page 93, Amir says, “‘Hit me back, goddamn you!’ I wished he’d give me the punishment I craved, so maybe I’d finally sleep at night. Maybe then things could return to how they used to be between us….” This shows how Amir craves for closure with Hassan, as his guilt is eating him alive.
There was another practice on Thursday, but nothing special happened there, excepted are star midfielder Luke Jayne broke his right leg, an arm and his jaw in a car accident. “Well there goes are chance of winning any of our games this tournament” said pretty much our whole team. “We still have two weeks for practices before our Washington tournament, that’s a mass amount of time to get prepared” Coach Moe said. For the last week we have been practicing on teamwork and we have been running an abundance amount every day. Although we hate running it really help us get back into shape and our stamina.