It seems so out of character for Josephine its as if the darkness really has filled her. And possibly the author left out an important part in the story to trigger to Josephine to do so, this may be revenge for all the abuse she has received over the years. Conklin has you dangling off of ledge to see what
That choice was to blast spray paint into Paul’s eyes at a young age. Erik made this decision out of anger and by doing so, it has created a new foul relationship between the two siblings. “And I remembered Erik’s fingers prying my eyelids open while Vincent Castor sprayed white paint into them,”(Bloor 263-264). Next, there is the mistake made by Mrs. Fisher. Paul’s mother had enrolled her son into a new middle school with an IEP which considers Paul as being blind.
Rose and his family were unware of the scores being switched, and they didn’t realize what this meant for Rose and his future. The school should have taken action on this problem by switching the scores back and placing the two children in the programs they tested into originally. This connects to Rose’s main idea by showing that the children were overlooked, and that the school was not prepared for this situation to
In Penrod’s Anti-Intellectualism: Why We Hate the Smart Kids, Penrod provides a brief summary of how teens are affected by their peers ridiculing and judgement. *insert supporting (integrated) quote from the article* From this, it is clear to see that it isn’t harmless what is being done in these situations. Kids are going home from school feeling broken, embarrassed, and outcast by those who were once their friends. Anyone can tell stories about how high school is all a popularity contest of different cliques, but no one is ever really willing to talk about how extreme this contest really is. There have been several news articles chronicling the bullying of kids who are designated as ‘too intelligent’ and are thus being bullied because of it.
This is one of the causes of why each student isolated to a specified stereotype. Moreover, the students feared that their friendships would not continue after the Saturday detention because they thought that the dissimilarities of their social groups were enough to keep them separate. Idealism also played a big role in the theme of the movie. Each student struggled with a necessity of being perfect in his or her parent and friend’s judgment. They lose their self-confidence if they sense that they have not attained this perfection, no matter if it is athletic, academic, or social.
What I think is they don’t get support from their parents because they ended up having bad grades in the school so they are scared that their kids might waste their money and ended up dropping the college. About school, I totally disagree with them who said they get more opportunities. I might be wrong and they might be right, but I am talking about my experience. I have changed a lot of schools due to my parent’s job. In my every school I have never seen a woman get more opportunities than men.
The Main argument the author makes is that both teachers and parents are not taking action. The teachers seem to feel sorry for their students and end up passing them, instead of using tools of negative reinforcement such as failure to determine whether the student should graduate. The parents are not supporting the teachers and may end up doing the work for their kids. The one contradiction I see is on the tenth paragraph where she talks about the students she sees at night living a hard life of unemployment, chemical dependencies, abusive relationships
They feel uncomfortable in their daily lives going to the town school. A quote from Tommy in the first chapter of the book says, “Another thing we never told them is how we always felt, like we just weren’t good enough to mix with the white kids.” His dad telling him before his first school year started that the kids would treat them poorly, make fun of them for how they dressed and how they looked but this warning could not help what they were going
Students would make fun of me but what left a laceration on my heart, mind, and soul was when my teachers would say “you will never make it” and “you are retarded”. Teachers would exclude me from activities because they thought I wasn’t smart enough. Have you ever been lost and hurt at the same time? I was hurt and lost at the same time.
I got so jealous, angry, and frustrated that we eventually stopped being friends. My view of the world had forever changed since that one moment in middle school. I began to stop
Book Banning I think that the root problem with the book banning/burning was the level of maturity in the certain individuals affected. Both of these books were not made for children. I think the people in charge that banned Mr Vonnegurt’s book could have done better with their solution and the people at the Biloxi school came up with an adequate solution to the problem. An example is the book by Kurt Vonnegut, but they were still taught in the classroom.
In the novel, Dr. Rios describes a concept He calls “dummy smart”. During his study he noted that there were multiple youth who were doing very well in school, but were labeled as being deviant and dumb by school officials. They purposely acted as if they were uninterested in school, but when called upon they always knew the answer, which shows they are more willing to gain respect from people of higher authority in a more negative way. As the novel progresses Dr. Rios goes on to explain how some of the youth wanted to change, but felt
In the Outsiders there are instances of reckless behavior. It is an important element to the story as it shows the behaviors and tendencies of many of the characters. The reckless behavior leads to many of the major events in the book. The first instance of this is shown in chapter four when Bob and the rest of the Socs tried to kill Ponyboy.