Friday Night Lights, by H.G. Bissinger, follows the Permian Panthers, a successful high school football team in Texas, while they do everything in their power to win the state championship. Near the beginning of the book, we learn about the star running back on the Panthers, Boobie Miles, and how he has college coaches all over the state who are offering him scholarships to come and play for them. Unfortunately for both Boobie and Permian, Miles injures his knee before the season even starts which forces the team to fall back on the second string running back. Boobie’s knee injury was not the only thing that bothered him, he deals with a lot of racial discrimination also.
Boobie Miles Friday Night Lights By H.G. Bissinger Boobie Miles is a very talented individual which results in him being very cocky and arrogant. He also seems to be very self-absorbed, only caring about what happens to him, and what he has to do to succeed. In chapter 3 of Friday Night Lights the author highlights just how cocky Boobie really is by showing what happens when Boobie decides to show off during a scrimmage. Which results in Boobie seriously injuring his knee and being pulled from the game.
Bodie never really looked into any jobs other than his job in the gang. He was loyal and didn’t think about leaving. Maybe he didn’t look into leaving because of the lack of access to other jobs. Maybe it was because being in the gang was an easy, risky, but easy, way for him to make some good money. Maybe it wasn’t about the money or lack of access to a better job and it was just about Bodie’s loyalty to the gang and Stringer Bell but whatever the reason, Bodie just never looked into other job
Through the eyes of Will Mclean the reader is able to experience the impacts that mob mentality has on young freshmen enduring their first year at the Citadel Military College. At one point in the story, the upperclassmen had their mind set on kicking out a kid named Bobby Bentley due to the fact that he was known for wetting his pants. During a meeting of the Freshmen, they discuss what to do about Bobby Bentley. The idea that they should brutally kick him out keeps coming up until one person stands up and says, “We think Bobby Bentley has more guts than any other knob in this company” which triggers a beneficial chain reaction, (Conroy 187). Going deeper into this quote it is identified how a potential negative outcome was able to completely change to a positive result just because of one person and their opinion.
Furthermore, the text is aimed at informing the listener of the lengths Mike would go to just to achieve his “American Dream”. The prelude of this song suggests to the listener a very patriotic theme, the listener is introduced to the song via the words “The American dream had a price tag to pay”, this statement highlights the struggles undergone by Killer Mike in order of achieving his “American Dream”. Furthermore, this text also pays reference to Martin Luther King, as Mike states “we all love Martin Luther King” due to the fact that he had immense power to turn the lives of African Americans around. These few lines right here have significance in terms of how African Americans considered the Bill of independence, it was critiqued as being contradictory due to the lives African Americans were forced to live, Mike feels strongly about this. However, even with their past lives and Mike living to ponder upon it, the lyrics in his song has a very patriotic theme.
Bilbo’s long and perilous journey with the dwarves’ taught him that he does not have to live a life that is considered “respectable” by his neighbors. Bilbo could have adventures and make a difference while still being himself. “Bilbo was no longer quite respectable… He was held by the hobbits of the neighborhood to be ‘queer.’ I am sorry to say, he did not mind.”(304) Bilbo expresses that he was not concerned about what the other hobbits thought of him. He was quite content with the life he had lived. The adventure Bilbo had been a part of opened his eyes and showed him that there is more to life than just tea and biscuits.
The island that the boys crash on is a big beautiful land that is very eye appealing. There is fruit on it and it is a very pure place that has barely been touched. The Garden of Eden is a story from the Bible and has many compatible attributes of the island the boys tend to. Not only does the island itself quaralate but some actions that took place there relate to the book. Such as the snake-like beast I talked about previously.
For Odessa she continually went to church and listened to the preacher who inspired her to not ride the bus and continue walking home every day after work, no matter how much her feet hurt. Miriam’s friendship to Odessa kept her mind open and fired her need to rebel against her
“His name was Michael Oher, but everyone just called him “Big Mike.” Tony liked Big Mike, but he also could see that Big Mike was heading at warp speed toward a bad end. He’d just finished the ninth grade at a public school, but Tony very much doubted he’d be returning for the tenth. He seldom attended classes, and showed no talent or interest in school. “Big Mike was going to drop out,” said Big Tony. “And if he dropped out, he’d be like all his friends who dropped out: dead, in jail, or on the street selling drugs, just waiting to be dead or in jail.” (Page 47, Lewis, Michael.
Mike was Strikes' kid and he was nothing like his sociopathic and ingenius father, however he was smart enough to see talent and help his old man find a cheap touring basist about five years ago. Mike was interestless when it came to learning music in fact there was little other than computers that interested the boy however he was able to get his old rockstar father to put down his groupies and come see a high school talent