The 38th Street Gang, Henry Reyna The Zoot Suit by Luis Valdez is a magnificent book. The characters are excellent and the play is just great. Shows hard times during World War 2 of gangs at war and people suffering from hope. Henry Reyna being one of the most important characters in this book shows a lot of his feelings and the problems he’s going through, affecting various people in some situations, he’s very close with his friends, but falls apart with his family as he’s always getting in trouble, such a depressing time for him and is treated very unfairly.
To begin with when Castle made his high tops low tops it was the first time when shoes played a big role in the book. When Castle cut his shoes to go faster but this only hurt him because his classmate Shamika embarrassed him. “Shamika couldn’t get herself together long enough to even speak, so instead she just pointed at my feet” (Reynolds 80). What Shamika did made Castle so frustrated that he skipped school and made him realize it was a waste of money which was already a problem in his family. Another time shoes played a big role was when Castle stole the “Silver Bullets” from the sports store.
Examples of redemption and forgiveness are evident throughout the book. In his childhood, Louie repeatedly caused trouble in his neighborhood. The community, in which Louie lived, resented his menacing behavior. As his community learned to forgive Louie for his petty crimes, Louie redeemed his negative reputation by channeling his energy to run for his school’s track team. In Unbroken, Louie grew to forgive Mac for eating all of the chocolate after they fell into the sea (Hillenbrand,
This teenager could have done great things in life but he decided to take his own life. How? Well, at age 12, he started using tobacco. His mother had told him that using tobacco can be hazardous but Sean didn’t believe her. Sean was going to be graduating in one month and just a weekend away from competing in a track meet but instead, he was laying in a hospital bed fighting for his life.
As a young boy, Louis Zamperini was constantly getting in trouble. He would often times steal food from people, although he was not very talented
He had won every 100-meter race he had run since early in his running career. His quick speed earned him a spot on the 100-meter British Olympic team. He chose not to race in the 100 meter (his best event) because it was the held on Sunday. The Christian sabbath. They wrote bad things about him in the newspaper.
Zander James Robertson Eulogy zander James Robertson born March, 20th, 2003. He died November 8th 2095 while surrounded by his family in the hospital he was 92 years old. When zander was young he loved running riding fourwheelers dirtbikes and driving cars but his favorite one was running he would rather run than be at home sometimes he was always doing chores and playing with his Brothers and his Dad. Zander had 5 other siblings 1 older brother Trevor, 3 little sisters lilian, sariah, Mariam. And one little brother connor his favorite siblings were trevor and connor.
She did an absolutely wonderful job of creating this time period with just her words and it’s one of my favorite things about this book. The As a boy, Louie Zamperini was always in trouble, but with the help of his older brother, he turned his life around and channeled his energy into running. He set his first record in high school, “He ran a field of milers off their feet, stopping the watches in 5:03. Three seconds faster than Pete’s record. ”(17)
He has been “jumped” by several Socs on his way to and from his home, without a purpose. In addition, Johnny has been beaten and left half-conscious, bruised, and cut up. Claim: In the book The Outsiders, Johnny Cade is entirely innocent of murder, as the Soc’s are trouble makers, and he acted out in defense of himself and a friend. Topic Sentence using PQA: The Socs are always causing trouble.
After the war, and after all of his struggles, he gets married and carried on his legacy as one of the best Olympians to ever participate in the Olympics. Louie Zamperini has done extraordinary things. Louie’s life started out rough. His family immigrated to the United States. When his family settled in a bad neighborhood
The book Always Running, is written by Luis T. Rodriguez. This book is about a certain time of the author’s life story. Luis teenage years were the most difficult because he was involved with gangs and surrounded by negativity, he was constantly running away from the police. Luis Rodriguez’s childhood was filled with humiliation, he was always tortured and beaten by his older brother named Rano. For example, Rano would tie a rope around Luis’s head and play cowboy treating him like a horse, he would also push him off from the roof of the house.
1. Louis Zamperini was born in January 1917, in Olean, New York. Raised in California, Zamperini joined the track team in high school. Excelling at long-distance events, Zamperini competed in the 1936 Berlin Olympics and was set to compete again in the 1940 games in Tokyo, which were cancelled when World War II had struck. A bombardier in the Army Air Corps, Zamperini was in a plane that went down, and when he arrived on shore in Japan 47 days later, he was taken as a prisoner of war and tortured for two years.
Lisa Knopp, in an astute observation, wrote: “The act of making something from what is already there always involves a simultaneous creation and destruction.... turning the events, images, and ideas of one's life into a written story --is a destroyer.” Perhaps Rekola should have been pre-warned. I had just finished reading Unbroken when I started this one. It was the perfect story to follow Louie Zamperini's.