After missing five years of formal education, I enrolled back in school for my junior year and knew almost instantly that I had made the right decision. I surprised myself by excelling in areas of study I never thought I would again have time to entertain. I saw my potential as limitless, with a whole world of possibilities opening back up to me. Even though it often felt like a vital part of my identity was gone, my thirst for knowledge in my new life had grown in its place. I tried desperately not to look at leaving ballet as a failure, but it wasn’t until recently when I returned to a ballet class after twelve years that I finally understood the gift it had granted me.
In Sue Monk Kidd’s book, The Secret Life of Bees, T. Ray is indirectly characterized as abusive in order to portray the violent attitude of a typical southern white male of this time period. Kidd displays this in a scene where Lily is not listening to him, “Get in your goddamned room!” he shouted, and shoved me.” (Kidd 18). This is an example of T Ray’s abusiveness. Although it is okay for a parent to shout at their child, it is not okay for a parent to shove their child. In doing this, T Ray could harm Lily who is still a small girl.
Lastly, if you play sports all throughout your time in school without concentrating on your grades and it turns out you aren’t good enough to become a paid professional athlete, you are left with nothing to help you succeed in the real world. Even some of the best athletes ever careers get cut short. One example of this is Bo Jackson. He very well might have been the greatest athlete of all time, but his career was cut shorts because he got injured. So if you ever want to be like Bo Jackson and play with the professionals, just make sure you have a backup plan like an
The moms of the dancers believe the dance is offensive and tell Abby their daughters won't be doing the dance. In anger Abby refuses to help them create a new dance and tells them to create their own. They create a new dance last minute with the help of their assistant dance teacher Gianna. They win first place, make sure people know they created their own dance and prove to Abby they were right to change the
The figurative language in the novel, The Secret Life Of Bees, defines the father, T. Ray, as controlling, because of his actions and emotions towards Lily. T. Ray is Lily’s father who punishes his child by making her kneel on Martha Whites, which are coarsely ground up corn flakes that feel like powdered glass, and dig into Lily’s knees as she kneels on them. After the hour that Lily kneels there, as Rosaleen takes a look at her knees and on page twenty six he marches in “despising” and “full of anger.” Lily thought that he could have still loved her after her mother’s death, but now he treats her as though he can control her into his will and doesn’t treat her as a father should. The words that are used to describe his emotions show just
Main idea:An initial reason why To Kill a Mockingbird is still important is because the author brings to light that racism is unfair and cruel by stressing that it separates the whole community. Evidence 1:This idea can first be seen when Atticus and Uncle Jack give Scout and Jem air riffles for Christmas. Atticus will not teach them to shoot because Atticus tales life very seriously.Atticus tells Jem and Scout ,"he says ,"I'd rather you shoot at tin cans in the back yard, but I know you'll go after birds.Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit 'em ,but remember its a sin to kill a mockingbird. "(119)This shows Atticus does not want his kids to use their air rifles to kill.He tells them to shoot at the bluejays because he knows that they can not hit them. Atticus takes life very serious he had trouble shooting Tim Johnson.
Kids on the “A” team would come in and brag about how they won by however many points they had and I would just sit there in wonder, What if I practiced harder? What if I hadn’t skipped that workout session? What if I hadn’t taken it easy in that last drill at tryouts? I was absolutely miserable for the next couple weeks, and only tortured myself with the thoughts of what if’s and possibilities.
It seemed that my strength had been drained from my muscles and I could not physically or emotionally complete my remaining events. As tears filled my eyes, I reflected on my goals as a gymnast. Had I trained 12 hours a week for a title, or had gymnastics taught me to find courage
Julia Young English 1010 Larson, P.3 Personal Narrative The professional boxer Muhammad Ali once said, “I hated every minute of training, but i said ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life a champion.’ ” This quote became relatable the moment I looked back on the start of my cheerleading “career”. My older sister Aarika cheered for Brighton while I was in 7th grade, she tried convincing me for months to join a team and finally I agreed. I wasn’t very excited, I wasn’t thrilled having to be thrown into something I didn’t know anything about, and I was absolutely terrified about being the “new girl” on the team. I remember that first practice, walking into the gym and being shaken by the loud blaring music and girls running around
My personal narrative Wow quitting dance was like leaving my family. But sometimes it won't hurt to try to try something new or having spare time on my hands. So I started dance when I was four. It was so hard to concentrate or even pay attention because of all the things going through my head. I claim that quitting dance has shaped me into a better person or has changed my life today because, First of all, I have a chance to try something new that maybe I have never done before.