As Joe’s excitement mounted to give rides on his newly purchased boat, his joy soon turned to dread as one of his beloved passengers tumbled into the water. The author, Horatio Alger Jr., of “Joe’s Reward” writes a story of a hero named Joe, who rescues a wealthy man’s niece that ends with an offer of a reward. The text consists of Joe’s actions that happen to drive the plot using specific events. Throughout the story, Horatio uses myth-like elements, such as a damsel in distress, a heroic act, and the hero receiving and turning down a reward, to assist the plot in moving forward.
Sometimes for some people all most falling to their death, or just pushing their limits maybe the way to show themselves what is most important in life. This is what happens to the main character in "Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket" by Jack Finney. In the story, Tom goes through ten minutes of pain, guilt, life changes and dangerous obstacles that he over faced about life.
The book “I Survived the Shark Attack” is a thrilling fictional tale about a boy who got attacked by a shark and survived. This tale is based on shark attacks in the summer of 1916. The story takes place in New Jersey in a small city called Elm Hills near the atlantic ocean.
Melinda is taking an art class and it has only one assignment for the whole year. Her assignment is to make a tree but she never gets it right. Melinda wanted to become a friend with Invy (who is in her art class), “ I wish I could sit with her. She knows art.” ( Anderson 10) because she thought that she might get help from her. They become friends and Melinda less shy around with her but still have low self-esteem. David, who helps her to improve her self-esteem and also her lab partner in biology class, invites Melinda to the party at his house but she said no, even though she knows that David is not a bad guy like Andy is, and his parents are also going to be at the party. She is still shy and scared about the party and doesn’t want to happen it like the last year’s party does. “ Lunch with Heather starts cold” ( Anderson 88). One day, Heather finally end her friendship up with Melinda because she thought that being with Melinda can affect her other friendships and social life. Melinda doesn’t have so many friends but Heather is a popular one. I felt like Melinda is so unlucky because her best friend broke up with her and now, she just got a new friend and that friend ended up her friendship with Melinda,
It was first day of middle school, my mother used to pick me after school but now wasn 't able to so I had to start riding the bus. I 've never road the bus to my house before so I was scared. Once the bell rang for school to get let out I walked outside along with the other kids to find my bus, 210. I spent about 20 minutes looking for my bus and I guess I spend so much time looking for it that all the buses started leaving.
The industrial revolution woke up the sense of humanity in people, yet at the same time It turned it off. To begin with, from the year 1819 through 1901, Great Britain was beginning to face an all new era called the Victorian Era. In fact, this era was named like that, because of queen Victoria. Also, this era was very important because it introduced medical advances, scientific knowledge, and technological knowledge that helped increase work efficiency. However, not all the things that occurred were great. One of the things that were very outrageous, were the working conditions of the employees. As a matter of fact, there were writers, like Charles Dickens with “A Christmas Carol”, Benjamin Disraeli with “Sybil”, and Elizabeth Gaskell with
dinner.“How was your first day of school?” She asked. Logan didn’t think much of moving schools but it was nothing special. “Fine, I guess. I mean you don’t usually see a new kid in the middle of February.” It was a long day for Logan but with all the stress his mom had from moving houses and jobs he didn’t want to add any stress. “Don’t worry honey, it will get better. Just be patient.” His mom had just gotten a new job as a nurse and his dad is a businessman. “When will dad be home. He’s always late.” Logan and his dad didn’t have the best relationship. His dad is very secretive and always has been. “Logan enough with that negative attitude now go set the damn table.” His mom said with force. “Ok, ok, sorry.” Logan replied. He reluctantly set the table as his dad burst through the door. Logan tried to ask his dad about his day but he just waved him off and asked his mom when the food would be ready.
In both novels, House on Mango Street and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, stereotyping is a reoccurring issue. House on Mango Street shows the stereotypes given to people who have little to no money and Part Time Indian expresses how different races are viewed and treated differently. Esperanza and Junior, the characters in the novels, each struggle with finding acceptance within their own families and with people around them. Sadly, the only reason no one respects them the way they should is based solely on the way they look and where they live. Both novels have a common theme of stereotypes causing society to judge a book by its cover.
At the beginning of Finding Forrester, Jamal doesn’t know what to do with his career. He likes writing and reading but doesn’t talk about it. He gets a “C” average. In other words he does just enough to get by, just enough not to get noticed. If he shows his talent he could turn into an outcast. Despite all of that, when he receives an incredibly high score on his standardized tests he gets into a prestigious prep school. In the middle of all of this, he meets William Forrester, a Pulitzer winning prize author who helps him with his writing. Meeting him helps Jamal finding a goal in his life. Jack and Sarah Byrnes have similar problems but very different problems. Jack doesn’t know what to do when his father tells him that he is gay. He is infact very scared of what could happen and whether he also is gay as well. On the other hand, Sarah Byrnes has been neglected ever since she was very young. She has burns on her face and has been made fun of by other kids. Since then, she has learned to be independent which
On a rainy, stormy day in the Torrey Pines High School parking lot, Catherine and Zack were fighting like they always do, making a scene. Everybody knew that they were together because they were always fighting. You see, Catherine was a good girl who had a 4.0 gpa, and she was a very loving person who worked very hard. On the other hand, you had Zack who was a “bad boy,” and a big jock who didn’t care about school. He just adored all the attention he got from every girl. Catherine’s best friend was Liam; she went to Liam for everything like advice, attention, and comfort. Although, they both loved each other, neither of them were ever brave enough to say it; until now.
As Jackson awoke, he mentally prepared himself for his daily routine of running from tormentors and hiding in alleyways. He grasped his knapsack and cautiously opened the door as if he expected the tormentors to wait for him. He walked to school like a gazelle hunted via lions; constantly checking his surroundings. He thought he had made it to school safely, all of a sudden three soccer players snatched him and dragged him into the alley near the school. One of the players held him as another spoke in a condescending tone. “Where’s mommy and daddy when you need them?”
Scott’s first day of high school was not what he expected it to be like. He woke up, had breakfast, and was the first person to arrive at his bus stop. Slowly, more people arrived, like Mouth, Julia, and the big kids. The bus finally came and everyone got on it. After about twenty minutes, they reached the school. At homeroom, Scott received his schedule. He goes to his first class, Honors English, and meets Mr. Franka, the English teacher. Scott becomes interested in the way Mr. Franka teaches. After this class, he went to Study Hall, where he saw his friend named Patrick, and Art. He met up with the rest of his friends at Lunch. Kyle, Mitch, and Patrick were all waiting for him. Some older kids started to pick on Scott, but Kyle stood up
It was still early in the morning at the middle school it’s still dark out I can hear the bell ring right out the front of the school and all the students talking to their friends or teachers.
I was in first grade, school was out for the weekend. It was a calm sunny day with temperatures in the upper 70’s. McKenna, my neighbor yelled over for me to play, and her friend Kari was also there. They were playing happily on her trampoline. They got off and walked over to the swing set to play on the slide, and I started to swing.
My first day of high school as a freshmen in a new level of education Is what I was thinking when I woke from slumber that morning in bed. Stepping foot on the campus wasn’t even the beginning, taking the school bus in the morning is where the first taste of being a freshmen and actually starting and being an high school student. I started to get really nervous and a sense of reality hit me. Walking towards the bus stop all I see is a huge group of high school students waiting around for the bus, calm and cool as I try to stay to be I approach the waiting area not knowing what to I’m getting into. This surge of anxiety