Mandy Hale wrote, “It’s okay to be scared being scared means you’re about to do something really, really brave”. Melinda Sordino demonstrates this when she stands up against the bullies in her school. In Laurie Halse Anderson’s novel, Speak, Melinda Sordino, a bullied teenager, became someone who prevented others from getting hurt the way she did. Melinda shows that she is frightened, brave, and lonely in the way she reacts and the people around her act after the end of Summer party.
Mary Anne is a character in Tim O’Brien’s “The Things They Carry” and was troduced as a character within the chapter “Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong”. Mary Anne was introduced as a sweet little girl who was just released from high school. The story describes that when she first appeared in the story that she was wearing a pink sweater and white culottes. Mary Anne was introduced as a very innocent person who really had no place and could not handle herself; However, after some time she begins to go into a descent into madness that seems random and seems as if she was crazy in the first place, but she isn't really crazy in the first place. She is just introduced to a large amount of freedoms that she isn't used to in america and she takes these freedoms like a drug. She gets addicted to the freedoms and she just wants more and more until she seems like she is insane and she walks off into the mountains.
Everybody starts from somewhere. Google was started in a garage. FedEx was saved by gambling in Vegas, and Sang Ly started as a poor mother in a dump. In the novel, “The Rent Collector” by Cameron Wright, Sang Ly is a Cambodian woman below the poverty line living with her family in the dump. While in the dump Sang Ly is curious because of her interest in wanting to read, she is loving because no matter how sick her son, Nisay, gets, she is always there for him, finally Sang Ly is worrisome because the dump is a dangerous place and she just wants her family to be safe. Sang Ly thinks of herself as just a poor mother in a waste dump while everyone else in the dump sees her as an affectionate mother who loves her family. At the end of the day, Sang Ly must live day by day just trying to learn to read, trying to cure her son's chronic illness and making sure everyone makes it so sun down.
Rachel Price is a beautiful young girl who joins her family on a one year mission trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo. She is a girl who likes herself a little too much. She is completely vain and self-conscious. Rachel is constantly worried about her appearance, as most teenage girls are in the United States. She brings along with her a mirror just to keep in touch with herself. Her vanity makes it hard for her to connect to the people of the Congo. In the Republic of Congo, the natives are dressed in whatever they can get or make. Rachel does not see the difference. In The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver, Rachel Price experiences ? which prevent her from being able to learn some lessons in the Congo and cause her to be physically
Gabriella Montez’s primary stereotype is the “nerd.” The first time Gabriella is seen, she is reading a book. This is a common indication used throughout the film industry that leads viewers to make the assumption that the character in question is introverted and intelligent. When Gabriella transfers to a new school, it is made clear that she is in fact academically talented. She is referred to as a “freaky genius girl” and “an Einsteinette.” Gabriella is almost immediately recruited to be a part of the school’s prestigious Scholastic Decathlon Team. “Our Scholastic Decathlon team has its first competition next week and there is certainly a spot for you!”
The goal of this activity was to compare and contrast two main characters of Frankenstein whom are Victor Frankenstein and Elizabeth Lavenza. Some of their similarities is their thirst for knowledge, and they are both very caring. Their differences include, how they approach and deal with problems, and their personalities (explained later). Both are very similar and barley have any differences but, the ones that they do have are very distinctable.
Meredith Grey from “Grey’s Anatomy” is a positive role model for young adults due to her self-determination, courage, and perseverance. Many individuals believe characters from T.V. shows have a powerful influence on young adults, due to the fact they can relate to them. In Grey’s Anatomy, Meredith Grey goes through many resilient situations, some of which we experience ourselves. Therefore, going through those situations, Meredith Grey always showed, self-determination, courage, and perseverance.
“I have eleven children, and I am twenty-six times a grandma, and I have seen them all through their silly seasons, and when it come on them they will run the Devil bowlegged keeping up with their mischief. I think she’ll wake when she tires off.” This quote was said by Rebecca Nurse who is a religious woman in her seventies. She is helpful to society and fights for what is right. Everyone in Salem appreciates her for her bold attitude and strong-willed personality. I am most similar to Rebecca Nurse because she is loyal to her friends, understanding of others, and a courageous woman.
In the short story “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker, there is a sibling rivalry between two sisters: Dee and Maggie. Although we do not know who is older than the other, we can assume that Dee is older than Maggie, because Maggie is in constant “awe” of Dee (46). One of these sisters is spoiled almost too much. Another sister is more academically intelligent. However, only one out of the two sisters cares about her family more than herself. This is how Dee is different from Maggie and vice versa.
Nineteen Minutes is Jodi Picoult’s staggering and heartbreaking story about the devastating aftermath of a small town tragedy. The story begins in the town of Sterling, New Hampshire, following the lives of the citizens on an ordinary day. That all changes when there is a shooting at Sterling High. Throughout the story, there are flashbacks to before and after the killings and the reader learns about the history of each of the characters, and how that has influenced their journey throughout the novel. We are shown the once close relationship between Josie and Peter, and also about Peter’s rocky home life where Peter is often outshined by his older brother whose death creates a rift that puts him even farther from his parents. . The jumps back in
One character that I can connect with is Scout. I connect to Scout because she has an older brother just like me. In the book and movie, it shows that Jem sometimes gets annoyed by his sister. I sometimes annoy my brother and he gets mad too, which is similar to Jem and Scout. Scout is also a very curious person. For example, she really wants know about Boo Radley. She always wonders why he never comes out. Whenever I don 't know about something that I really want to know about it, I never know until the thing I want to know about just shows up to me. For example, Boo Radley comes up to her because he saved both Jem and Scout. This is how I mainly connect to Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird.
As a woman, Alexandra Bergson is an unusual type. She is strong in a very different way, but it makes for a phenomenal pioneer. At the beginning of the novel, Cather defines a pioneer right out, “A pioneer should have imagination, should be able to enjoy the idea of things more than the things themselves”. (31-32). Based on that alone, and Alexandra’s development throughout the novel, she absolutely embodies a pioneer emotionally, mentally and perhaps even physically.
Betty Marie, born on 1925, growing up in Oklahoma. When Betty was a little child she would listen to her grandmother stories. Are grandmother would tell her the stories about fire spirits and animals. So Betty wanted to get out of her shell and do something different. She wanted to do ballet and loved it.
Be yourself! That is what I learned when I read the story Stargirl after comprehending the theme of staying true to oneself. In the novel Stargirl, the main character Stargirl came to Mica Area High School as a person whose personality was different from everyone else's. She refused to conform with the rest of her peers, which completely inspired me to not hide my true self at school. After reading this story, it seemed better for not only Stargirl but also the rest of the people in her life for Stargirl to remain true to herself and stay different.
“That’s right, I am a witch,” Katelyn boasted proudly. “And, it’s true… I had spent a lot of time with Lyanna Barrett before she passed away.”