The Overachievers, by Alexandra Robbins, is Alexandra Robbins, is the empowering story of eight students, and a glimpse of their lives during the duration of one school year. Each student underwent an idiosyncratic situation, whether it is battling ADD, peer pressure, or stress. During the duration of the duration of the school year-and high and often times unrealistic expectations put on them by themselves and their parents-each student hit the lowest point in their lives, but manage to resolve their problems, and resume living their normal lives. Robbins uses a clear, bold language and tone along with intentional stereotypes, as well as powerful diction, and didactic language to help develop the story.
“Ms. Hamilton can be charming, tempestuous, persnickety, vulgar, poetic, provocative, and mothering, sometimes all in the course of a single flurry of sentences” (Gordinier). Many will inquire, how is it possible for one person to express so many emotions in a brief moment? Due to Hamilton’s upbringing and lifestyle transformation, she has encountered contrasting walks of life; she has performed the duties of a troublesome teen, a ruthless chef, a nurturing mother, an expressive writer, and so much more. As a child living along the Delaware River in New Hope, Pennsylvania, Hamilton’s parents divorced when she was eleven years old and abandoned her. This forced her to grow up quickly and learn how to live an independent life. In order to survive, Hamilton cooked with any ingredients she could find and landed a job washing dishes in a restaurant. Eventually, she went to college to become a writer, but returned to the kitchen shortly after graduating. Once she met her husband, she instantly fell in love with his big, Italian family—something she longed for during the entirety of her childhood. Nowadays, she manages and cooks in her family-styled, New York City restaurant: Prune (Gordinier; Hamilton; Kakutani). Gabrielle Hamilton has become one of the most influential and well-known chefs in the world, because she displays a welcoming, homelike environment in her restaurant and uses simple cooking techniques.
In recent years, there has been a movement for Disney animations to reach out to previously underrepresented audiences (e.g. Moana, Pocahontas). However, the films were not always received how the producers had originally intended. The Princess and the Frog was a Disney princess animation released in 2009, based off The Frog Princess. The story is a young African American waitress living with meager funds, working towards her dreams of opening a restaurant. When Prince Naveen who has been turned into a frog kisses her, thinking her a princess, turns her also into a frog. The two go on an adventure to break the curse, along the way they make friends with an alligator (Louise) and a firefly (Ray). The story is set in New Orleans, all the characters speak accented English (i.e. African American Vernacular English and American Southern English). Princess and the Frog is an exemplary case of how Disney presents African Americans in their animation films.
Symbols are deliberately used in stories to add deeper meaning, not only for the readers but also for the characters themselves. Michael Meyer defines symbol as, "A person, object, image, word, or event that evokes a range of additional meaning beyond and usually more abstract than its literal significance" (Meyer 972). In "Battle Royal" by Ralph Ellison, the narrator struggles to understand his grandfather 's advice, he tries to live by it only to feel as if his grandfather mocks him for it. Throughout the story there are many symbols which seem to suggest a connection to the circus but are not understood by the narrator until he a dreams of them once more. The dream highlights these symbols that compare the lives of African Americans to a
Positive role models are so important in our society, someone who they can look up to and be a positive impact on their lives. So many times, in our society, so many adolescences marvels at role models that have no talent like the Kardashian or these reality TV stars. I like the positive role models for adolescence that encourage them to make smart choices in their lives and builds them up overall. One positive role model for adolescence would have to be the rapper J Cole, there are a lot of rappers that talk about negative things in their music like violence and having the most money. The rapper J Cole sings about being positive and loving yourself, he is a lot different then other rappers in our society, the reason I picked him is because
Hannah Hoch was a famous female artist that was born on November 1, 889. She became widely known for her work during the Weimar period and her photomontages. Hannah created photomontages that described her political and social views on what was known as the “New Girl” Era. She was a participant of the Dada movement and would promote the idea of women working more in society.
In “The Most Dangerous Game” One characteristic necessary for survival is Knowledge, and good reasoning, you need to know your surroundings and able to survive off the land. You need to know when to reason with your thoughts and actions, for instance is it rational and realistic? Rainsford does this when he fights the general, and ends up jumping off the cove and swimming back the “Palatial Chateau” or the General’s Estate. Where the reader decides what happens. “Rainsford!” screamed the general. “How in God’s name did you get here?” “I Swam,” said Rainsford (Connell 15) Rainsford used his knowledge to buy time and beat General Zaroff back to his Estate from swimming across the cove and instead of “I found it quicker than Walking through the Jungle” (Connell 15) With Rainsford’s knowledge he knew that General zaroff was not far from his Estate, so he hid and wanted.
Coming of age is a process that comes once in everybody’s life. This process has many results such as gaining strength or getting clever. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, a young boy, named Jem, gains maturity, higher level thinking, and empathy skills when he matures. To reveal Jem’s transformation, Harper Lee crafts the story in a meticulous manner and uses purposeful passages and quotes. One such passage is on pages 301 to 304. In the beginning of their conversation, Jem consoles Scout after the incident with Aunt Alexandra. However, the passage mostly focuses on Jem’s conversation to Scout. They argue about society and meanings of difficult concepts such as background. Lee uses this academic argument to establish that Jem has changed from the beginning of the story when he was childish and brash. In the passage, Lee uses the literary elements of characterization, setting, and parallelism to show Jem’s coming of age.
In Brownies, ZZ Packer uses a troop leader’s beliefs of racisms and follows crowd because they want to fit in with everyone. The symbolism leaders and friendship. Brownies are a group of young African American who have a plan on seeking revenge on some White females they think that are being racist towards them, but in the end it was never what they expected. Growing up in this time where racism was very high the girls did not ever experience any white people to ever be nice or not ever have anything bad to say about them. In this story everything is the exact opposite which makes this story so appealing.
The Help is set in Jackson, Mississippi from August, 1962 to late 1964. At this time African Americans were not treated equally as whites or given the same opportunities.
White Lies by Natasha Trethewey is a poem about a girl that struggle to find her identity. Identifying our self in society sometimes can be difficult, but having multiple racial backgrounds can make it twice as difficult. Trethewey was born in 1966 to a white father and a black mother in Mississippi where at the time it was illegal the interracial marriage. Therefore, we can infer she is the girl she refers to in the poem. In the poem, the author talks about her childhood and how difficult was for her growing up being half white half black. The young girl in the poem struggles with her racial identity not knowing what race she belongs to. She struggles not being accepted by the black community because of her light bright skin and not being
Melissa Jeanette “Missy” Franklin is a Canadian-American competitive swimmer and is a five-time Olympic gold medalist. Missy Franklin should be remembered because she swims for the USA Olympic team showing great pride representing her country in the sport that she has a tremendous love. Also she is very encouraging to young adults and kids everywhere to follow their dreams, and she also puts a stand on her thought about bullying and what you could do to stop it. Even at age 22 she is still active with her swimming career and is training for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan at the “ New National Stadium”.
If I could be anyone in history, it would be Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton. To most people, that name would not ring any bells. However, more people are slowly becoming aware of her contributions to history. Elizabeth “Eliza” Schuyler was born on August 9, 1757 in Albany, New York. She was close to her many siblings, especially her sister Angelica. She met the man would become her husband, first Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton in February of 1780. They were married on December 14 of that same year. She gave birth to their first child, Philip (named after her father), in 1782. She would go on to have eight children in total. Their marriage was mostly happy. However, in 1797, Alexander Hamilton released a 94 page pamphlet entitled “The Reynolds
This is a case concerning Suzie, a seventeen-year old student at Central High School in Bristol, Virginia, as well as her boyfriend Cyrus. Suzie sent Cyrus some revealing photos which Cyrus forwarded to some upper class boys in school. Their principal, Mrs. Sheevers, confronted Cyrus but Cyrus denied what he had done. The principal then told the school’s security officer to frisk Cyrus for his phone. The officer didn't find the phone, so Principal Sheevers proceeded to look through his locker, and there she found Cyrus’ phone. She eventually found the photos and proof that he sent them to other boys. The principal suspended Cyrus for two weeks. The Fourth Amendment rights of the plaintiff were not violated by this search.
After carefully reading and analyze the article, I will present my response and viewpoints on the text.The author present the idea that maybe for a change selfies could be a positive reinforcements for girls. She argues that often girls in the american culture are discourage to display their accompaniments and success. Because they are view as self-center or vain. The article is written in a rather informal way using some colloquial languages. She uses words such as “selfies,” “bitch," and #selfiesunday. This article is destine to a wide and divergence range of audience, from parents and educators, to teenager, and students. Furthermore, she did a great job explaining