The moment I found out I was moving away from my hometown felt like a nightmare. Various thoughts suddenly came rushing through my mind as I thought about how my life was going to change forever. When there were new students in my class, I used to wonder how hard it was for them to completely leave everything behind and move. I never knew that I would eventually be in their position. I was eleven years old and in my last year of elementary school when I found out about my parents decision to move.
When coming to Arcadia High School I didn’t know what to feel like, would I say frightened, worried, or energized? For this reason I decided that I felt confused. I was a bit stressed at the thought of getting bad grades. I entered school and saw what looked like a beehive of people going where they needed to go. So like many freshmen on their first day I got lost looking for my first class, it was such a big school and many of the halls weren’t even in alphabetical order.
Throughout the book, he undergoes character development and grows a lotittle as a person. He is constantly thought of as a child and the suitors undermine him, but in the end, the suitors are proved wrong as Telemachus slaughters them. Although my memory was less violent, it still helped me grow as a person just like Telemachus did in the Odyssey. The girls in that class thought that I wouldn’t be able to handle the class and I had given them enough reason to because I was shy and nervous, but I changed their minds after correctly solving the problems and having more confidence in myself. Near the beginning of the book, Telemachus had gone to a king and needed to introduce himself.
I'm throwing in my chips I guess I tend to push my luck.” This quote comes from a song called “Ultimately” by Khai Dreams. This snippet of the lyrics was chosen as it portrays Ophelia’s life and situation very well. As stated before, Ophelia is just a young girl that is confusing Hamlet’s romantic advances for true love. She lacks experience and understanding of Hamlet’s motives and fails to compare them to what love truly is. This part of the song speaks of a similar message of being young and naive.
In other words, love can easily turn sour if tossed around carelessly. Therefore, adopting a fuller perspective on the complexities of love. Following a similar fashion, she details the hurt that she’s dealt with due to friendships: “I 've looked at life that way/ Oh but now old friends are acting strange/ They shake their heads, they say I 've changed/ Well something 's lost but something 's gained/ In living every day,” (lines 28-32). Mitchell learns that the exciting and full experience of beginning friendships, does not always end that way. As they begin to mature, their paths do not intersect.
However, she then “head them laughing and crying, crying and laughing, shouting with love”. From this, she realises the significance of expressing oneself, even when it affects peace and harmony. She applied her lesson learnt by expressing her desire to change the pattern of her life with Harold, telling him that “(she) just (thinks) (they) have to change things”. Even Harold is surprised to hear Lena voicing her thoughts, as he replied her “in what sounds like a hurt voice”, because he had never imagined that Lena could have thoughts like that. Hence, the beginning of the song bears some resemblance to Lena’s thoughts as both Kelly and Lena finally have hope about standing up for their beliefs after the each of them learnt their own lesson.
Similarly, in Chris Cleaves novel, Little Bee, several characters had wished they hadn't done things that they did in the past. Triumphantly, some of these characters overlook their past negative actions and rise up to become better people. Regret motivates people to become better versions of themselves. Repentance over past occurrences cause characters to think less of themselves, spurring empathy towards others. Cleave utilizes Andrew as an example to begin his theme of regret motivating people to do better.
When My mom decided to move to USA from Pakistan because my dad business was here. I was really sad I didn't want to leave my country because all my friends was there and I was also scared that I would not be able to adjust and adapt to American culture. When I first came here everything felt so different the food, the language, the way people dressed, etc. So when I started going to school here and it was my first day I felt like I did not belong here because I could not speak the language and I thought I would never be able to learn English. So when I came back home from school, I told my mom I really wanted to go back to Pakistan because I feel like I did not belong here.
My young self didn't expect that when I returned, I would be entering the most exciting, story-filled years in people’s lives, my teens. The entire 8th grade came along with me. Eighty thirteen- to fourteen-year-olds traveling to the capital of one of the most dangerous countries at the time. It was a recipe for disaster. We are one of the most trouble-making classes in our school, so much so that we almost risked not going.
She told me to try to make it to lunch, and that I was probably just hungry. She was tired of me skipping school. So I waited and waited until lunch came. The whole time I sat in class holding my stomach with my head down. I begged my teacher to let me use the phone, but she was told that I wasn’t allowed.
Most ninth graders do not want to draw attention to themselves at school. This is why I even surprised myself that my freshman year I ran for treasurer of Key Club. Being Treasurer would not only mean that I was in charge of the money, but also that I would have to stand in front of an auditorium full of students and talk to them about upcoming events and dates. Just a few years earlier, I never would have had the courage to do this. I have come so far from who I used to be and it is all because of performing.
One problem that I have faced personally was that I was a bit of an introvert. It was a significant problem for me considering I was not entirely confident in social situations. This all began to change through events that transpired during my freshman year. My family moved to Bentonville, Arkansas, where I attended Bentonville High School for the majority of ninth grade. In an instant, I had transferred from a school with a class size of 250 students to a school that was six times larger, consisting of 1500 freshmen.