You know you deserve to be on that team, and as long as you know you did well, that is all that matters,” mom said, trying to comfort me. “Exactly, my dream college would not accept me because I am a girl,” I said as my eyes filled with tears. “It is not like I can re-try because they still will not accept me.” I ran upstairs in a fury regretting even trying out. “I just do not understand,” said Jack. “Macy was the best on the team.
One of the players took the game so hard that he did not want to come together with the team. Coach Newton said to everyone,” Keep your heads up every one of us are winners in his book.” As I play football today the quote my coach gave me to keep in my head helps me with a lot. When I turned 17 I got the quote tattooed on my chest so if I am doing something and I try to give up it makes me grind harder. I never give up on something I love or like to do. I want to make history in my school and in collage and etc.
Linda Pastan was a great poet while also a wife and mother. Pastan started sending her work to The New Yorker at age twelve (Potvin par. 6). Later, she went to college and got married. Pastan stated in an interview that she stopped writing for about ten years, because she could not be the perfect wife and mother that she was expected to be and also commit herself to her poetry (Brown, 3).
In writing Autobiography of a Face, Grealy leaves readers with a chilling lesson: only readers themselves, not peers or the media or society, can choose how to define their lives. One must choose wisely and continually combat the world’s messages because self-image can set the stage for one’s entire life. Grealy’s struggles with self-esteem reveal the fluidity of one’s self-image. A confident young girl can evolve into an insecure teenager or adult because of a new circumstance or the damaging words of others. Grealy does not disclose extensive details about her life or sense of self-image before cancer, but a few brief scenes paint a picture of Grealy that only accentuates the deterioration of her self-esteem.
THEME ESSAY Lupe Medrano was a hardworking girl who was no good at sports, but worked hard and then won the marbles tournament. Michael Jordan once said “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life.
Jane was a famous child star, where Blanche got recognized and became a famous actress later in her life. After reading Susan Sontag’s essay “Notes on ‘Camp’” I feel that the movie is “Camp.” In her essay Sontag says, “ All camp objects and persons, contain a large element of artifice.” Throughout the movie, we witness how manipulative these two sisters are. Both sisters juggle with each other to take control over each other, but no one wins. Blanche tries to run over Jane with her car, but she ends up breaking her spins. Blanche never reveled the truth until she was near to death.
Left It All Out On The Field This quote is from the daily record, mentioning me after the Smithville football game. “As much as he tried to fight it, Chippewa’s Jake Hall couldn 't control his emotions. Like many of his teammates, the senior linebacker left just about everything he had in him on the field friday night in a 23-20 overtime win at Smithville in Wayne County Athletic league play”. This was by far my best game of my senior year football season. At the time we were fighting for our team 's playoff lives and if we wanted any chance of going there, we needed to win this game and we did, in overtime.
When my older sister went off to college, I had never seen a more driven, mature and intelligent 18 year old look so terrified and reluctant to leave her home just a few states away. Caroline had spent the majority of her high school years stressed, angry and tired, holed up in her single room acing more APs than I can count with two hands. My sister knew from the time she could read that success meant getting into an Ivy, even if the price was throwing away all human contact or not. Myself, was not so sure. I had been shaped by a front-row-seat to the 24-hour shows of a hormonal workaholic—years spent listening to crying, yelling, and disturbing silences from upstairs in Caroline’s room taught me that in order to earn a college acceptance,
“Two Kinds,” by Amy Tan, essentially revolves around the struggle of Jing Mei and her constant conflict with her mother. Throughout her life, she is forced into living a life that is not hers, but rather her mom’s vision of a perfect child; because her mother lost everything, which included her parents and kids, so her only hope was through Jing Mei. Jing Mei’s mom watches TV shows such as the Ed Sullivan Show, which gives her inspiration that her daughter should be like the people and actors. First her mom saw how on the television a three-year-old boy can name all the capitals of the states and foreign countries and would even pronounce it correctly. Her mom would quiz Jing Mei on capitals of certain places, only to discover that she would
“The Kardashian Curse” Between spin-off programmes, beauty empires, breakups, babies and more, the women of the Kardashian clan have not spent much time out of the limelight since bursting onto our screens over a decade ago, however, a notable superstition has seemed to affect many of the male figures in this family. Described as, “The Kardashian Curse”- essentially, anyone who forms a relationship with a Kardashian is hexed. Addressed on the show by Kylie Jenner, "Their life kind of just goes downhill after that." It is also interesting to note that the females of this family embody a number of typically ‘male’ stereotypes. The women in these relationships are usually the main breadwinners and often earn a lot more than their significant other.