A new student named Stargirl transfers to Mica, who is a nonconformist. The struggle between conforming to societal norms or being yourself causes many problems throughout the novel. The three main characters who deal with this conflict are Stargirl, Leo and Susan, Stargirl’s alternate persona. Based on their actions throughout the book,
Betty wouldn 't listen to the kids that would teased her she just kept on dancing. She would get teased also about her name but didn 't care she loved her last name, Tallchief.
But now the Bracelets’ upturned noses suggested that there was another America to which we could never gain admittance” (298). These are girls whose families are immigrants, like Cal. They are at the end of the social spectrum because they eat different foods, and look different than those of the Charm bracelets, and Kilt
(29, 54) Despite the fact that Jolly was in a bad place, she still had people in her life like LaVaughn who were having a positive influence on her and her actions. For example, Jolly dropped out of high school at a young age because of her giving birth to Jeremy and Jilly. She had never got the chance to go back because she had to work to be able to pay the bills. There was no time to go to school, which Jolly originally laughed at because the thought of going back to school was incredulous to her and it was ridiculous.
But at this point before we move on I should probably tell you a little more about my Grandma Lyanna Barrett. She was my mama’s mama obviously, and she lived up in a place called Mount Harrison, New York. That was where my mama and the rest of her family (whatever’s left of it) are originally from. I had never even met my Grandmother Lyanna, let alone have been up to her place in New York because my mama had ditched her hometown and skinned-out back when she was just eighteen. Yeah, she just grabbed her cigar box of running away money and took off for the
The final characteristic of the 1930’s that is less common today is how everyone had a spot they were expected to fill in the world and they were judged and given a hard time if they tried to go against what everyone wanted them to be. Scout gets a lot of this from her aunt Alexandra. “Aunt Alexandra 's vision of my deportment involved playing with small stoves, tea sets, and wearing the Add-A-Pearl necklace she gave me when I was born” (Lee 81). My grandma still has traces of this, since she was born right around when this book takes place and she occasionally lets it show.
I felt she understandably stumbled a bit but overall handled things with grace and ease. In the beginning of the movie, she says "Nobody care about you, but you. " I loved that she carried that attitude with her but then with the help of her phenomenal teacher, Ms. Barnes, she proved to herself that the theory was wrong.
The different type of cliques in the high school were the football jocks, Asian nerds, black cliques, and many more. In addition, the movie represents a whole opposite description of a high school teenage girl in caddy because as I saw in the movie, you could tell that cady’s culture was bizarre from the typical high school girl because she does not engage in normal teenage girl traits like not wearing makeup, and not dressing
In class I was also watching my fellow student’s reactions to the movie also, how would our western ideas affect the view of Jane’s choice to keep June and her secret to herself. I think most students would not be surprised at people abandon children, it happens here also. I assume that people were surprised that it was done for the fact that it was a female, and it was better for Jane to keep the people’s attention on her rather than June. I the Thai culture, there is a lot of prestige associated with family and who you belong to, with here being abandoned she would be treated as next to nothing and her future bleak. What would Jane do if this took place before the use of the internet and globalization?
The exact conditions of her school are never noted; however, it is hard to imagine its near an equal to the perils of factory work. Regardless, Olga was still born into a family that granted her a great education and a manor to reside in. Later, it is revealed that attained the position of head mistress at her school despite numerous proclamations that she had no interest in the position. When discussing her situation, she seems to lament her placement in life, “Nothing turns out the way we plan, I didn’t want to be a headmistress and here I am, a headmistress. Moscow—it’s not to be.”
At the white school I already felt different so I changed my hair I began to straighten it and talk different. I wanted to blend in but no matter what I did I was different. I stuck out like a sore thumb. Forget having a crush because no ones likes mean angry black girls. I find myself to be a very fragile girl and I want to protect myself
The summer of 2014 was probably one of the toughest time for me and my family. My older sister, Tatiana, had just graduated high school. She had decided to attend Salisbury University, and wanted to join the Army Reserves. These plans were the complete opposites of what my mother wanted her to do. My mother wanted her to go to Montgomery College, not go into the Army, and keep her in her nest.
It's better to be an individual than act like everyone else. This was proven by Jerry Spinelli in the novel Stargirl. Stargirl was an individual who everyone thought was weird. She did whatever she felt like instead of acting like everyone else. She didn't care what other people think about her.
In the story, “The Myth of a Latin Woman” is about the author Judith Ortiz Cofer talking about her life and growing up as a Puerto Rican girl. She talks about the struggles she had to go through, like always being under heavy surveillance by her family. She would be under their watch because she was a girl and was expected to protect her family’s honor and to behave like in her family’s terms “proper senorita”. I agree that she was forced to mature fast just at her teenage years; a point that needs emphasizing since so many people believe Cofer could never act her age.
Hundreds of people in the crowd all chanted “Starlites! Starlites!” the music pounded in our ears. What made us the most nervous, however, were the other teams, from all over the country, their eyes burning into us, watching our every move. Many of the teams were composed of girls from different racial ethnic backgrounds.