Drama is shown with great emotion as Katniss saves her sister, loves Rue but cannot accept the fact she got Rue killed, and falling in love with Peeta. Action is demonstrated during the arena scenes with Katniss fighting for her survival. These books for me are “just right” books. The Scorch Trails is told in third person limited. This greatly affects the novel in many ways.
The short, fun days as a little girl that she remembers are now long days spent inside.Dealing with family problems and awkward relationships, Taylor tries to make the most out her summer and takes the second chance to make things right with her family, friends, and lost loves. One of the main themes in this novel is to appreciate what you have before it's gone. Within the story, Taylor loses a lot of her old friends and one of the most important role models she had, her father. They bonded like no one else, and when he was gone, she had realized how many things in her life he had done that she had taken for granted. As stated in the text, “A thousand moments I had just taken for granted-mostly because I had assumed that there would be a thousand more.”(pg.368) For example, whenever Taylor had snuck out of the house and “ran away”, her father would always find her and pick her up in his car.
The Odyssey and Speak both have many common archetypes. The characters suffer, and they go through rebirth and they also go through a sense of loss. In Speak Melinda was raped by one of her classmates and was keeping it a secret her entire freshman year, in the Odyssey, Odysseus was trapped on Calypso’s island for years and was forced to lay with Calypso. The characters’ rebirth in The Odyssey and Speak are both very similar; Melinda finally realizes it is okay to tell someone if something like that happens to her, and Odysseus finally makes it home and is able to feel clean again, and to be with his love Penelope. In both readings, the main characters go through a sense of loss, Odysseus is physically lost at sea, and is trying to make it back home, and Melinda has lost sense of who she is and doesn’t feel herself anymore.
Most would recognize one of the prominent themes that is found in the Book Thief is love can be found everywhere. Markus Zusak presents this theme throughout the Book Thief by characterization through Liesel’s character traits, actions, and words. This theme is universal because you can find love in anything. She discovered her love for literature during one the toughest parts of her life. Liesel found friends that would do anything to protect her even endanger their own lives.
When his father says the fire is real and the boy can reach it, the boy believes him and will now strive to achieve it for his father. It is no longer only his ambition to reach it for himself. In realizing this new goal or ambition, the audience can interpret that the boy is going to thrive to complete
Stella felt very angry for having to start high school in a different city where she had no friends. This situation is sometimes very hard for some kids but we would have to learn how to overcome this. I have an older cousin who was finishing grade 8 and she was telling me how she was scared to go to high school. I told her to just relax and keep calm. She came back after her first day and told me it went
How’d That Happen? : Stephen King’s Banned Book Carrie Introduction: What is read during someone’s childhood, can influence their writing perspectives. Not only does the daily reading help, but support from friends and family can send authors down a successful road. Stephen King is an award winning author of many banned books. Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine on September 21, 1947 (Pr.
This movie is all about two high school girls who head off to college as best friends and then have to deal with how hard it is to stay friends when things have changed so much. Lifetime shared a few details about this movie on their site. Here is what it said. "Best friends Samantha and Kristina go their separate ways for the first time when Kristina gets into the hottest sorority on campus. But Kristina realizes
As children, people often act in ways that will please their parents. Amir lives a childhood full of wanting to please his father. He believes it is his fault for killing his mother and taking Baba’s precious love. Numerous times Amir tries to be the strong and athletic son Baba has always wanted, though each try turns out to be futile. Amir is a poet.
I was arrogant. I was lucky.” (Alexie, p. 585) Alexie wanted more for himself and didn’t want to be labelled as a dumb Indian, like everyone expected him to be. He wanted to learn and didn’t care if he had to fight his classmates every day. Another thing to take in this essay is, Alexie love for his Father. Alexie Father was a positive role model for him, and that made him want to be just like his Father.
Shashawnda Campbell Reading Prompt #7 For colored girls… 1. Indicate two sentences or thoughts you found well written. What makes each a strong sentence? -"& she wanted to be unforgettable - she wanted to be a memory - a wound to every man - arragant enough to want her- she waz the wrath -of women in windows"(30) This is strong because it shows that love is so powerful it can make you do crazy things just to feel it for a quick second. -“I found god in myself & I loved her/ I loved her fiercely”(63) This quote is so strong because it means so much because people would think she found like God but she was symbolizing how she found herself, and she loved her.
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson is a novel regarding Melinda Sordino, a 14 year old girl, who gets raped at the end of summer party. Melinda ends up calling the police, causing all of her friends to absolutely despise her. The story begins as Melinda arrives to her first day of 9th grade friendless, receiving dirty looks from everyone in the halls. Her once happy personality, entirely transforms into the opposite. “I cry to let everything out” Initially, Melinda befriends Heather, a new girl to the school, but later Heather realizes that Melinda being her friend ruins her social reputation.
Arnold, from The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, shows that if one works hard and hopes for what he wants and believes in, he can accomplish his goal. Arnold’s desire for a new future becomes greater so he moves schools. Wellpinit offers no opportunities for Arnold so he works hard for one. “ ‘You’ve been fighting since you were born, he said.’ ‘You fought off those seizures. You fought off all those drunks
The novel Speak was written by Laurie Halse Anderson, which features a girl named Melinda who is starting her first year in high school. Melinda is hated by her peers and seem to have a heavyweight surrounding her. As the story goes on the reader learns that Melinda’s depressive state is because of the traumatic experience of being raped. Throughout the novels entirety Melinda is shown attempting to take control over her life and to get through the school year in one piece. Speak gave many people the opportunity to put themselves in the place of a rape victim.