Matt’s quest through his adventure in the House of Scorpion was to find his true identity and make Opium a better place for everyone. Through this journey, Matt maps the definition of an archetypal hero because he enters both the known and unknown worlds, gets help from numerous people, and receives a gift of compassion which he uses to make Opium a better place.
Freak the Mighty: Looking Past the Appearance In the novel, Freak the Mighty by, Rodman Philbrick Max and Kevin, two best friends, are throughout the book being judged by other people on their appearances. Max a big, tall, strong, dyslexic boy always gets judged about his dad and how his dad murdered his mom. People always are scared of him and mistake him for his dad.
Halloween (1978), was written by John Carpenter in less than two weeks and had a budget of $325,000 however the cultural impact of this film has caused a gross $47,000,000 in the 40 years since it was released ("Halloween"). This film evolved into a major franchise of 10 movies with more on the way which was not Carpenter 's intention. The conversation that follows viewers after watching the movie is the reason why this iconic movie can be appreciated by the both horror movie fanatics and those who typically stay away from scary movies. In the film Halloween, John Carpenter creates "The Bogeyman," Michael Myers, whose murder tactics reflect considerations of both gender and morality, as his victims are predominantly teenagers engaging in risky
He was a trailblazer for his time, making history in his movies. In his most famous film, Psycho, he crossed some lines that had never been crossed before in television history. This movie featured a “transvestite” killer, grotesque stabbings, and an intense death of the main character in the first thirty minutes of the movie. Many people believed his movie was too risqué or improper at the time. According to The Alfred Hitchcock Wiki, Psycho was the first movie to show things such as a toilet flushing and no movie had seen stabbings as detailed as Psycho.
Ship-Trap Island is like the nightmare you will never wake up from. In the book “The Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell, a hunter named Rainsford was sailing in the sea to go hunt in the Amazon when suddenly he falls off of his yacht due to strong waves late at night. He ends up at this mysterious island the next morning where a general named Zaroff finds him. At first, Zaroff seems friendly but later on he puts Rainsford through a challenge where Zaroff is hunting Rainsford down for three days and if Rainsford wins, he survives. If the general wins, Rainsford will be killed. General Zaroff used to hunt animals as a sport, but now he hunts people. Rainsford will never hunt again after having to go through the dangerous game and being frightened
Throughout the course of his The Devil in the White City, Erik Larson describes Chicago’s 1893 World’s Fair through the eyes of two different main characters: Herman Webster Mudgett—a psychopathic serial killer who builds his famous “death castle” on the outskirts of the fairgrounds, and Daniel Burnham—the director of works for the World’s Columbian Exposition. Larson employs the use of many contrasting themes within his writing including success and failure, but perhaps most importantly, murder and beauty. In order to emphasize said themes, Larson juxtaposes the accounts of his two main characters: Mudgett and Burnham.
A Maturing Experience When talents are discovered, it is easy for us to place all our worth and purpose in that one thing, despite the warning “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket”. However, this is exactly what Johnny did in the book Johnny Tremain. As a naturally talented silversmith, Johnny became prideful and foolish, placing all his value in his workmanship. But one day, all of his aspirations disappeared when he burnt his hand, leaving it crippled and useless.
“Being a hero doesn’t mean you're invincible, it just means that you're brave enough to stand up and do what's needed, “says a sagacious man named Rick Riordan . Often times you see heroes on television who have super strength of flying powers, but heroes come in many different forms of people. Irena Sendler for example, was a great hero. Not many people know the name of Irena Sendler, she had done something big that impacted and saved the lives of many jews. Some heroes may be fictional as well. Take Kevin, who had a disease, from the book Freak the Mighty, he opened up the world to a boy named Maxwell Kane, he was his brains. These people, both fictional and true, are life changing heroes.
The role of a mother is crucial in shaping the foundation of the household. In the novella, Mad Shadows by Marie-Claire Blais, two women, Isabelle-Marie and Louise play the important role of the ironic mother as they shape Patrice. Whilst both Isabelle-Marie and Louise play the role of the ironic mother, they essentially destroy Patrice physically, mentally, and emotionally. Isabelle Marie physically tortures him whilst Louise continuously favors him destroying him mentally. However, as Patrice begins to show his ugly side, both of the women choose to neglect him therefore emotionally destroying him.
Accepting When You Are Wrong In Nick Flynn’s memoir, Another Bullshit Night In Suck City, the narrator, Nick, and his father, Jonathan have developed a negligent relationship among each other. Nick has many encounters with his father, where he could have approached him in order to reconnect the father son bond but he does not. However, Nick does feel that not only is his father lost but he is as well.
In the story, “House of the Scorpions”, by Nancy Farmer, The main character is Matt, although he gets pushed around a lot by people. The main setting is Opium and Aztlan. In the beginning of the story, Matt is made as a clone in a Lab. The main problem/Conflict we find in the story is that people don’t find Matt to be a person. They think he is a beast because he is a clone of El Patron, also known as the druglord. The solution is that Matt wants to go to opium and fix it. He also wants to go and find and free the eejits.
As Alex traveled more, he seemed to actually meet at least one person that had an impact on him and vise versa. Ronald Franz is an elderly man that Alex meet when he was in California, near Oh-My-God Hot Springs. Franz had been living alone for a long time and as he got to know Alex more; His parenting nature was reawaken. Alex and Franz’s relationship grew more as they spent more time together. Alex even settled down for a little while and stayed in Franz’s apartment. Alex still wanted to go on his Alaskan odyssey, but didn’t leave as soon as he had the chance. The day he left, he told Franz that he needed to go on an adventure himself and experience the world and what it had to offer. Franz asked Alex if he could adopt him when he came back
Introductory paragraph: Erik Fischer is an all star football player that makes poor choices that influence other people. Erick’s choices not only affect his life they also affect his family's life, especially his brother Paul's. Erik's choice to hit Tino, tell Arthur to hit Luis,and his choice to spray spray-paint in Paul's eyes all significantly affect Paul. Body paragraph #1: The first choice Erik made that affects Paul was when Erik hit Tino.
First of all, humans have cohabited together for thousands of years. They were involved in hunter-gathering bands and were forced to cooperate together and they also had to be intimately involved with other organisms (Santas 2014 95). Santas relies on the theory of biophilia to give precisions on the relation between humans and other living species. Biophilia is ‘a genetic disposition that links human survival to valuing living systems’ (Santas 2014 95). This sentiment is shown in the character of Robert Neville in IAL. Sympathy and compassion dwell in him. Robert Neville knows he is the only man alive. At the library, Neville thinks about the librarian that might have worked there. He felt empathy ‘to die he thought, never knowing the fierce
The Devil Wears Prada is about a new college graduate aspiring to become a journalist, Andrea (Andy), who is trying to adapt to her first job as the junior personal assistant to Miranda Priestly, the high demanding and cold editor-in-chief of Runway fashion magazine. Andy starts out her job knowing almost nothing about Runway, and of fashion itself. She feels like she doesn’t fit in with her attractive, gossip-obsessed co-workers, and Miranda’s senior assistant, Emily, was always there to remind her of it. Later on, she receives fashion advice from Nigel, the art director and gradually begins to dress herself more stylishly. Andy works harder than ever, trying to prove to Miranda that she wasn’t a disappointment, and she eventually succeeds when Miranda offers to take her to the Paris fashion show instead of Emily. However, Andy knows that Emily has been waiting her whole career to go on this trip, and cannot bring herself to accept the offer. Miranda then threatens Andy that if she does not go, she will lose her job. With no choice, Andy takes the offer. When Andy tells her boyfriend, Nate, that she was going to Paris, he becomes angered at the fact that she became what she once condemned and refused to acknowledge it, and they break up. In Paris, Andy finds out that Nigel given a job opportunity as creative director for a less strict designer, and they celebrate together. At a lunch party the next day however, Andy witnesses Miranda giving the job to someone she rather