Jeannette Walls in The Glass Castle and her siblings had a lot of trouble fitting in and trying to avoid being bullied. When Jeannette lived in Welch, West Virginia, as always, her family didn’t have money. Jeannette lived a poor life because of this; she never got the nicest shoes, got the nicest clothes that made her look cool, or be considered the cleanest person in the school since she didn’t take a shower because of the lack or running water in her house. Jeannette often had to eat the leftover food from a trash can that people would throw away because her family couldn’t provide her food. The first girl she met at Welch was Dinitia, and she bullied her because she was poor. For Jeannette, it just wasn’t being called names or harassment,
At Tougaloo College, she is both nervous and excited to be learning in an integrated classroom which she had never before experienced. While she originally goes to Tougaloo for her academic education, what keeps her in Jackson is her own political activism within the NAACP. During her first few weeks at Tougaloo, she meets both of her roommates and forges a relationship with Trotter who she later learns is the secretary for the NAACP chapter at Tougaloo. As Anne grows closer with her roommate
Throughout the novel, the protagonist Erica Yurken is exhibited as a self-centred, boasting, rude, superficial and jealous 12 year old and considers herself superior to her fellow students . During the movie, Erica shows very similar characteristics
To start things off, Ms. Ferenczi has taught the kids to become disciplined in class. In the beginning in the story, the class mocks and picks on Mr. Hibler behind his back, while he is sick. Later on in the story, Ms. Ferenczi’s is introduced to the classroom, and nobody tries to joke around or pick on her. For example, “There was not a sound in the classroom, except for Miss Ferenczi’s voice… No one even wanted to go to the bathroom.” (pg. 10) In this section, the students are settled down and well
Rowan’s piece centers on his teacher Miss Bessie as he tells about her in details. He writes, “She was only about five feet tall and probably never weighed more than 110 pounds, but Miss Bessie was a towering presence in the classroom” (167). Rowan’s tone is one that is full of admiration as he establishes his view of Miss Bessie. Though she is a delicate-looking woman, her appearance is no match with the way she presents herself in class; she is more than capable of handling a class. Rowan also states that her lessons went far beyond the subjects she taught for she noticed things that were necessary to a young person’s development (168). With her words, she encourages her students. It is her overall caring and loving nature that her students cannot forget until they grow up to be adults. Rowan concludes by stating that Miss Bessie is “vital to the mines, hearts, and souls” (170) of young people. In contrast, the focus on Rose’s piece is himself as he reflects on how Mr. MacFarland influenced him into continuing his studies. Rose admits that he was not MacFarland’s best student; however, MacFarland hooked him, and tapped his interest in reading and creating stories (185). This lays a foundation of Rose as a student before and after MacFarland. Because of his teacher, he rediscovers something he enjoys doing, and he became inspired to work hard
In reality, appearance does not define who a person truly is. In To Kill a Mockingbird characters such as Tom Robinson, Mrs. Dubose, and Boo Radely are misunderstood and or misjudged because of their physical appearance. This leads the society to unpleasant judgment such as fear, hate, and injustice.
The characters in “Revelation” reveal that Mrs. Turpin is not the person of good disposition that she
Moore, a weathy independent lady and teacher showing her passion to teach the children to go far beyond the slums. The children dislike Ms. Moore because she has a college degree and sees her as better than them. The author explains “The only woman on the block with no first name. And she was black as hell, cept for her feet, which were fish-white and spooky. And she was always planning these boring-ass things for us to do” (385). Ms. Moore is last name is descired as wanting to do more. That she wants to teach the students more and they can do more. It is in the hands of the young students to change their own communtiy. The author says “She been to college and said it was only right that she should take responsibility for the young ones’ education” (385). She takes them to a field trip on a summer to the other side of town to show them how they live and a toy store where they are inspire by wanting more in
It’s rare to find a teacher who is so invested and enthusiastic towards her students. But we can’t have one without the other. While Miss Hancock is a rarity so is Charlotte’s mother. It’s uncommon to find a woman who is so disinterested in her own daughter. It was clear from the first sentence Miss Hancock spoke that she is passionate about what she does. Miss Hancock is able to captivate the seventh grade class with her excitement. She is “[l]ike a heavy bird, she flutter[s] and flit[s] from desk to desk, inspecting notebooks, making suggestions, dispensing eager praise” (215). But while Miss Hancock flutters and hands out praise, Charlotte’s mother is distant and uninvolved. She is almost never home and takes almost no interest in her daughter except to tell her not to leave the tub dirty. Miss Hancock is devoted to her students, she teaches them with joy. In contrast, Charlotte’s mother knows very little about Charlotte and seems to prefer it that way. There is a very distinct difference between how Charlotte feels about her mother and how she feels about Miss
She states that the goal of focusing on economic injustices and social inequality was clearly expressed in Bambara's story. Korb re-evaluates the story and its meaning. She breaks down each part of the story. She analyzes the characters, their behaviors, and attitudes towards the injustices of the world. The children are able to see for themselves, how society has failed them. How unfairly they are treated. It is displayed not only because they come from an underprivileged society, but also because of the color of their skin. In the story, the kids all have unique personalities, for example Sylvia; she was rough. She had attitude, dislike Mrs. Moore. You can see she was a tough one to crack. At first, she didn’t care for anything the Mrs. Moore was trying to teach them. Had this story been added to the course, it would had offer the opportunity for each student to express their own ideas and meanings of the story. It would had given everyone the chance to interpret the story, especially since we all come from different
There are a few characters that we need to get to know before we analyze this text. First we have Mrs. Hopewell: a southern lady who was recently divorced and runs a farm by herself. Next we have Hulga: a 32 old woman who is the daughter of Mrs. Hopewell, Her real name is Joy which she changed legally to Hulga. She has a PhD in philosophy and is constantly mocked by her mother for it. She also has a wooden leg, which she lost when she was nine years old in a hunting accident. Next character we have is Mrs. Freeman: she has worked for Mrs. Hopewell on the farm the past four years. She is very mysterious and we don’t know much about Mrs. Freeman because the story is told through the eyes of Mrs. Hopewell and Hulga. Finally we have Manley Pointer; a bible salesman who goes around house to house selling bibles.
Melba Pattillo Beals was an African American teenager during the integration of Little Rock Central High. Due to the fact that she is the main character and the story is told in first person, she is a round character. This quote shows personal conflict, meaning that she has many personality traits that commonly challenge each other: “When had I planned on telling them? Why did I sign my name on the paper saying I lived near Central and wanted to go, without asking their permission? Did I consider that my decision might endanger my family?” (Pattillo 22). Melba questions her previous decisions, which she wouldn’t do if she was a flat character with few characteristics.
1. In the beginning of the novel, Holling is convinced that his teacher, Mrs. Baker, despises him. Why does he believe this to be so? What details help support his case? Do you think it is obvious which students your teachers like and dislike? Have you ever been justly (or unjustly) disliked by one of your teachers? What type of year did you have?
The book Pictures of Hollis Woods and the movie Matilda have very similar messages of acceptance. You can choose to be one of two types of people. The first type of people you can choose to be like are Matilda’s dad from Matilda and the Mustard Woman from Pictures of Hollis Woods. When Matilda’s dad is speaking to her, he says, “Listen, you little wiseacre: I 'm smart, you 're dumb; I 'm big, you 're little; I 'm right, you 're wrong, and there 's nothing you can do about it” (Dir. DeVito, 1996) And the Mustard Woman says to Josie Cahill, “I think, Mrs. Cahill, that we need to talk about another place for Hollis” (Giff, 66).So, as you can see, Matilda’s dad and the Mustard Woman are similar in many ways. Matilda’s dad tries to make Matilda feel unskilled and useless, and the Mustard Woman makes Hollis feel let down and like she can’t be accepted anywhere. And the second type of people you can choose to be like are Ms. Honey from Matilda and Hollis from Pictures of Hollis Woods. When Matilda is getting adopted, her
Her scenes and characters seem very real and the sense of foreboding that must have surrounded this dark period in American history is communicated quite effectively. A smallpox epidemic, marauding Indians and delirious witch hunts combine to make life in the Massachusetts colony anything but peaceful. Those who survive in this hostile environment are physically and morally strong as well as intelligent and adaptable. Although these threats to survival are locked in a specific time within the story, they are in one form or another forces that have shaped American life for centuries—religious fanaticism, disease, and fear of