The main character, the principal character, the protagonist, all the same person whose name is otherwise known as Toby. Throughout The Trail, you will learn a lot about Toby, and get a deeper understanding for what it is he is going through. This is because the author, Meika Hashimoto, does a great job portraying Toby as the character he really is through his actions and character traits. One example of these character traits is him being extremely pessimistic, which is basically seeing the worst in everything, or believing that the worst is almost always going to happen. As expressed in the book, “Like a total moron, I literally exited my campsite and started walking back in the direction I’d come from . Of course I messed up. I always do...Typical.
Individuality means the quality or character of a particular person or thing that distinguishes them from others of the same kind. Independence means freedom from control, influence, support, aid, or the like, of others ("The Definition Of Independence"). Within the three texts that I chose for my project, a person can see many examples of individuality; including Scout from To Kill A Mockingbird, Lily Owens from The Secret Life of Bees, and from the character A in Every Day. All of these characters show that fear can only limit your potential if you allow it to. They also show that to become an individual one must develop independence, and not follow the influence of others.
“You ask yourself the question: does the public need to know this? Sometimes the answer is yes. Sometimes the answer is no.” This quote is in the novel Change Up: Mystery at the World Series, written by author John Feinstein. The genre of the novel is realistic fiction, because a reporter could attend a World series featuring the Boston Red Sox and the Washington Nationals. The story is told in third person as a narrator mostly follows around the main character Stevie Thomas, a 14 year old kid reporter who lives in Philadelphia. Change-Up is a wonderful book involving well developed characters, a saddening but interesting plot, and multiple themes that are sure to teach the readers valuable lessons.
What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?(Hughes) A Raisin in the Sun becomes to be dry. At first, it might be fresh, but the grape is getting dry and becomes the raisin in the sun. In this way, the grape is changed and disappeared. I think that the raisin means the dream in this story. The dream of the family is deferred, dry and disappear as time goes by. I'm going to tell about how the dreams of each of the characters become. The story is about how to use the insurance money of the father. The each character has their own dream to use the money.
Max and Kevin have a mutualistic friendship because they both get something from each other.(A mutualistic friendship is when two people get something out of it)This book is about a two young kids that got their lives changed for a long time. I’m about to tell how Kevin changed Max's life for a long time.
Everyone is different. We all have our own personalities and we all take different directions in our lives. People often find themselves lost in this giant world and feel as if they can't share what they are truly thinking or feeling. They hide their personalities and shield themselves from the people of the world, and the quote "Character is what you in the dark." all the more true. It summarizes what everyone feels at one point or another in their life. In one book called The Mother-Daughter Book Club by Heather Vogel Frederick, the story of four girls and their mother's is told and how they too hide their "true selves" from the world and it truly supports the quote above.
Barbara Kingsolver, the author of The Poisonwood Bible, wrote the book with an interesting way of portraying storytelling. This book has multiple narrators, meaning many different viewpoints. The book takes a look at each Price girl: Leah, Adah, Ruth May, Rachel, and Orleanna. Being that each one has their own personality and individuality, means that some are more reliable than others. For example, Adah is a reliable narrator and Rachel would not be considered dependent. Ruth May, brought an innocence to storytelling because of her age and the simplicity of the things she said before she passed away. Leah, is one half of the set of twins and was almost like the perfect golden child, who was also intelligent. Leah was the one who mostly supported and followed her father, she also brings the tomboy side, with hunting aspects and wanting to hangout and do what the males do. Rachel’s perspective throughout was selfish and privileged. Rachels chapters are filled with complaining and comparisons to her old life in Georgia and when she gets older she is still all about the luxurious lifestyle and puts herself in front of others while throwing out racial slurs. Next, Adah, she was Leah’s twin and the disabled one people overlooked, when in actuality, she was so smart she could read and write backwards. Lastly, Orleanna, she was the maternal perspective, who talked about the struggle of
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;
Do you get along better with a certain parent more than you do with the other. For example, maybe you get along with your mother more than you get along with your father because she is more understanding. In the book Monster by Walter Dean Myers the main character is named Steve Harmon. He is in court because he is being accused of being involved in the murder of a drugstore owner, Mr. Nesbitt. Steve’s parents each visit Steve at different times, and both have different views on whether he is guilty or innocent.
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.
Esperanza and house on mango street: Esperanza is a young girl who lives for a year on mango street and gradually grows into a mature young woman by a series of encounters and situations on her quest to learn more about female sexuality and later conclusion on rejecting sex as a form of escaping reality but rather focus on the importance of community and family. At the end of the book, Esperanza becomes a important figure for women’s help in her community and proves herself as an artist and writer through her analysis and observations through her writings.
This story “Raymond’s Run” is about a girl who is confident and compassionate. Hazel Elizabeth Deborah Parker known as Squeaky has an extreme amount of confidence in her running abilities and takes a big responsibility of taking care of her brother, Raymond, who has mental disabilities. She makes sure no one bullies him. This story is written by Toni Cade Bambara. This book is called Raymond’s run. The main character is Squeaky. The major conflict of the story is when Squeaky runs into Gretchen and gets into an argument about who shall win the Mayday race. During the course of the story, Squeeky changes from being selfish and self centered to compassionate and caring.
Some people give everything at the snap of a finger, yet some wait until the last possible grmoment to take action. There are many topics, yet one exists as the centralized topic throughout the story. The Tusks of Wusterim conveys bravery throughout the entire story. The story shows many different sides of bravery through war times and hopeless situations. The Tusks of Wusterim reveals self-sacrifice as a major theme.