“Two Kinds” a short story out of Amy Tan’s book “The Joy Luck Club” is a representation of the pressures immigrant children face from their parents. In the story, we follow a young girl named Jing-Mei as she embarks down the road to becoming a Prodigy. Her mother believed that “you could be anything you wanted to be in America” (Tan). For Jing-Mei that meant her mother believed she could become instantly famous. “Of course, you can be a prodigy, too”, her mother told her (Tan).
So Kady is a girl from Africa who had just switched to a school in America. She finds herself to become friends with a couple of lames who fill her in on the info needed about the other kids at school. The she met Regina, beautiful, but nasty “slut” Eventually, after Kady can see for herself how Regina really is, she turns on her and turns everyone else against
Alice loves to read and remembers going to suffrage meetings with her mother when she was young. Alice has to be an important model for her younger siblings. Alice went to college, she experienced protests, arrest, and meetings. She participated in the protest in Bermondsey. She was asked to speak on behalf of everyone but as soon as she went up the police arrested her.
Boys will be boys”(261). He abuses the power of being the perosn in charge by watching the fight happen and letting the vigils get away with it happening and sticking up for them when you have a student on the way to the hospital. Brother Leon 's abuses his power my hitting a student, watching another student get beat up by another student. Brother Leon abuses power from the beginning of the book to for end of the book. From pushing kids up against lockers and sticking up for a school gang as the principal In charge.
The reader can clearly see this on page 48 when Gordy sees Elizabeth walking to school and stops her in her tracks, and breaks all of Elizabeth’s supplies (a box of crayons, a notebook, a ruler, her pencils, her fountain pen, an unused gum eraser, and a bottle of blue ink), showing he is cruel because he breaks all of her supplies, when she did nothing. Another piece of evidence that shows Gordy is cruel is when Gordy grabs Elizabeth’s hair. According to the text, “Gordy started cursing. Grabbing a fistful of her hair, he pulled so hard Elizabeth’s hair jerked sideways (page 65).” Finally the last piece of evidence is when Gordy takes Elizabeth’s and Margaret’s comics and starts ripping them apart, only keeping the ones he wants. Some readers may take this as a sign of Gordy being greedy.
For instance, Charles kept on pounding his feet in class one day, and as a result he was ordered to stand in the corner of the room. He “had to stand in a corner during story-time because he kept pounding his feet on the floor” (346). Through further analysis, one can conclude that all the simpleminded kindergartener yearned for is attention from the students. Furthermore, in the passage, it states that Charles threw chalk, depriving him from his chalkboard privileges. Similarly, he threw the chalk in an attempt to gain attention from the class and the teacher, however, instead he was punished.
Barging through the door, a 20-year old man enters Sandy Hook Elementary School. (Source G) Running through the empty halls, he is suddenly confronted by staff. The young man shoots two adults and without a second glance, runs to a classroom full of six and seven year old kids. Ignoring the colorful paintings on the walls, and without looking into the eyes of the terrified children, he kills the teacher, and then proceeds to shoot 14 children. He moves on to another classroom, killing 6 more children, as well as another teacher and their aids.
The news of the case soon spread throughout the country. Supposed allegations of child abuse began surfacing in dozens of pre-schools. According to an article by The National Review titled “The Salem Epidemic,” a New Jersey preschool teacher, Kelly Michaels, was charged with over one hundred counts of abuse and torture of children under her care. Even though testimonies were delusional, the mass hysteria created around the case, influenced the Jury to find her guilty. In a New York Times article “The Devil in the Nursery,” by author Margaret Talbot, points out the levels of hysteria reached by society; for instance, in one occasion a black robe thought to be used in the claimed satanic rituals, turned out to be Peggy Buckeys graduation gown.
Parents are always supposed to look out for the best interests of their child. Anne Tyler authored the short story “Teenage Wasteland” which depicts the story of a strained mother and son relationship between the character Donny, and his mother Daisy. Donny is a teenage boy who is struggling with his grades at school and is exhibiting poor behavior. His mother, Daisy is concerned with her son’s grades and behavior, however, she fails at getting her son the help that he requires. Told through the point of view of the character Daisy, Tyler uses irony to tell the story of a teenage boy who is failed by the adults in his life who are supposed to help him flourish, including his parents, a psychologist, and his tutor.
It is in the human nature to be influenced by someone or something else. We see it when we are kids by our parents and as we grow up to be influenced by our peers. In the essay “Bumping into Mr. Ravioli” by Adam Gopnik, he becomes intrigued by his daughter 's peculiar imaginary friend and looks more into why is it that his daughter 's imaginary friend doesn’t play with her because he is always busy. Similarly in the essay, “On Habit” by Alain de Botton, he finds himself lost in the city of London after he comes back from Barbados but, when he learns about De Maistre and his theory of the traveling mindset he finds himself out of that depression and learns to look at London with a new perspective. Also, Gopnik seemed to form his own
Soon after, the target learned of the incident from his PE teacher. He was then sent to the office with the conspirators, where the students were all reprimanded for their actions and the bullies received punishment. The occurrence of bullying in the third grade is not the only example of bullying in our school. A student, who wishes to remain anonymous, was bullied a few years ago. On the topic, she says she felt attacked because the ruffian was someone she knew.