“It's that it hurts” by Tomas Rivera is a touching personal narrative that focuses on the harsh reality of growing up mexican in America. The narrator gives you bits and pieces of what happened that day at school and allows you as the reader to braid together different strands of his narrative and interpret it the way you see it. He talks about being unfairly bullied by two white boys for being mexican and sent home by the principal who makes it clear that he couldn’t care less about expelling Tomas from school, stating over the phone, “I guess I’ll just throw him out”(140). On the way home Tomas was contemplating whether or not he got expelled from school and thinking of the consequences that would soon follow if he was. It hurt him that people were so racially discriminatory against him and that he couldn’t do anything to stop it.
The Seventh Most Important Thing Diego Villada-Youel In The seventh most important thing by Shelley Pearsall, Arthur T.Owens throws a brick at a local man that collects rubbish. Arthur and his sister always call him junk man, although they would later find out that his name is actually James hampton. After getting out of juvie, arthur has a long nerve wracking time in court to decide his punishment for throwing a brick at junk man. Instead of being sentenced to more time in juvie, junk man offers an alternative, he is sentenced to one hundred twenty hours of community service… working for him. He would pay off those hours every Saturday.
The man looking for workers picks seven people for the designated job and someone yelling out "I've been here since 4". This man then takes out a gun and points it at the man picking workers trying to convince him to let him work, but the gunman is later beaten and taken away. This shows a great deal of how sad it was back then, that a man has to stick someone up just to try to get money to help himself and/or his family. Then it gives you a real insight by just having a wet piece of paper on the ground with a title of "Unemployment hits record
Dining hall B. Assembly hall C. Basement D. Brinker’s dorm 22.____ What causes Finny to rush away from the questionings of his accident? He doesn’t care what happened B. everyone was yelling C. he had class 23.____ What happens to Finny when he’s running away? Gets caught by a teacher B. Leper brings him back C. He falls down the stairs 24.____ Where does Gene fall asleep that night? Dining hall B.
One event in which Louie shows his defiance is in childhood, where he is shown as being rebellious, incorrigible, and troublesome. In the book, it says, “to get even with a railcar conductor who wouldn’t stop for him, Louie greased the rails...when a teacher made him stand in a corner for spitballing, he deflated her car with toothpicks.” (pg. 7) This shows defiance because Louie never followed the rules and was always seeking revenge, proving that he is defiant. Another part in the book where Louie shows this trait is when he finishes running the 5,000 meter race at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. “Studying the building, Louie spotted a small Nazi flag near the doors...it would make a swell souvenir, and it looked easy to reach...taking one last lunge for the flag, Louie snagged the edge and fell to the pavement, tearing the banner down with him, then scrambled to his feet and ran like mad...the Germans gave him the flag and let him go.” (pg.
The first thing he steals in the book is a nice pair of running shoes. As he grabs the shoes, he gets jumped by two older kids who steal the truck that the shoes were in. Luke in turn is chased down by the owner of the truck. In court Luke thought he was just going through the same old same old...go to court do some community service, then continue his normal life again. He felt like nobody cared who he was or what he did.
Peter steals several hundred thousand dollars from his company with a computer program that was supposed to take a fraction of a penny from every transaction. The second he looked at how much he actually stole, he feels wrong about it and wants to turn himself in. He writes a confession letter and puts it in his boss's office, but conveniently the building burned down before he got to read it. Meursault shot a man to death, he fired six bullets into the man. Even up to his court hearing, he still couldn't understand what he did was
Mister lives in a two bedroom government assistance housing with his dismantled mother who has taken in her friends son Pete. Pete is a 10 year old Korean boy has been physically and sexually abused and his innocence is shown throughout the movie. Pete follows Mister around, still learning the cruel ways of the world and how to survive. Mister’s life took a turn when his building is raided due to the bully (Dartavius Stallsworth) being an informant for the police. The police received a tip that Mr. Stallsworth was breaking into apartments, so they agree to drop the charges in exchange for a name.
The two characters I chose to write about are Lil Ze and Benny because they were like brothers in the movie, they did everything together. They robbed motels, trucks, eliminated competition for their drug business, but was also very different from each other; For example, Benny was super chill and wanted nothing but simply to help out people in need, however, Lil Ze wanted to conquer the land and everybody in it. So, he went around every drug dealers area and killed them individually to let the people know that there is a new boss in town. Lil Ze was raised in a poor community where his family didn’t have much. The environment around him wasn’t that good and that has influenced him heavy on violence because he didn’t have money to buy the things he wanted, so he used acts of violence to solve his problems.
The boy were truant from school and were caught stealing but then. They lured James out of a shopping center and took him to a railway line, where he was beaten with bricks and iron bar. On there way to the railroad they tried to push him into the middle of the road then the also tried to push him into the canlle they were goanna walk pass. They had taken James on a 4.0 mile walk while holding his hand .Both boy tried to choking James with ruler around his neck. Then they had made it seem like the little boy had gone and got killed accidently.
The Persian man, Farhad, hired a Hispanic locksmith, Daniel, to fix the lock of his shop. Daniel finishes the task and suggests for the whole door to be changed after observing how fragile it seemed to be. Both characters enter a miscommunication that results for the Persian man to call the Hispanic locksmith a "cheater" which forced him to leave. Above all, Farhad represents Frustration and Scapegoat after the various racial harassment him and his family encounters by blaming Daniel for having his store robbed. His frustration causes him to grab a gun, hunt Daniel down and to point a gun at the man he blamed.
The person I chosen to talk about is Dr. Paul Fauteck. At a young age he was doing small petty crimes and cutting quitting school. He has been caught stealing, theft and burglary. One of his crime friends was shot and killed by police at age 18. Finally he was busted with counterfeit checks and that sent him to a federal prison.
Her life turns upside down when Johnny is murdered by SEAN, another mobster. It’s made to look like Johnny and MAX killed each other, but Sammy is suspicious. She learns a young boy, CHARLIE (9), might have witnessed the shooting. She finds Charlie and hides him. He tells her he never saw the killer’s face.