Connie loved to hang out with her friends and meet older boys. On a date, she noticed a guy in a gold convertible. The same guy, Arnold Friend and his friend, Ellie, showed up at her house while her family was gone to a barbeque. Arnold is trying to convince Connie to take a ride with him but Connie is fearful of his intentions. Through manipulation and threats, he finally lured the young girl to leave with him.
In the story, “A Crush,” by Cynthia Ryland, Ernie, a mentally challenged 33-year-old man, finds (unrequited) love with the mysterious store manager, Dolores, and friendship with a college student—Jack—who works at his group home. Through the use of symbolism, Ryland shows a social outcast coming into his own—much like that of a blooming flower—through the introduction of love, suggesting that life without love is incomplete. Without love, Ernie is not able to find true happiness and fulfillment; he’d just be a sheltered, disabled, and incomplete being. The part where Ernie goes out to the garden and watches Jack is the most important event in the entire story, starting the chain of events which concludes in love incorporated in Ernie’s life. One of the young men who worked at the group home—a college student named Jack—grew a large garden in the back of the house.
The now infamously famous portrait by Picasso was not appreciated by anyone at the time except by Picasso himself. Alice describes Gertrude Stein’s home; at 27 rue de Fleurus, of two stories with a pavilion and four bedrooms. In the year 1914, Stein added a hallway to the pavilion where guest either rang the doorbell of the pavilion or knocked on the door of the hallway, but Alice was allowed to do both. On Saturday evenings at Gertrude Stein’s home, everyone was invited to dinner cooked by Helene and everyone who was invited went to Stein’s dinner, Alice included. Helene was one of the best maids of that day and made it a requirement of all cooks to be able to cook the perfect soufflé.
In the novel Whirligig, by Paul Fleischman, is a novel about Brent a teenage boy who only really cares about being popular who decides to take his life while driving home from a party but instead he takes Lea Zamora’s life and as punishment Lea’s mother asks Brent to build a whirligig representing Lea at every corner and we see interleaving chapters with people coming across the whirligigs and how their lives have changed because of them. In the important event of Brent killing Lea in a car crash we see a positive effect and consequences on Brent because of this event showing the key idea that all actions have consequences. The positive effects being Brent Learning that we never know who we really are until we step away from other influences around us, that in the journey of life we’ll go through rough patches however it’s how we get out of them that counts and that
It was Thanksgiving Day, the sun was already shining in Paris. Sarah woke up very early to prepare her traditional pumpkin pie, and organize her famous lunch with Dorota, her housekeeper and confident. Chuck, her boyfriend was still sleeping, he was a rich businessman who had and hotel named Empire. Sara loved riches, and clothes, she was bossy, and controller, but had a good heart. Sara and Chuck were dating for a long time, they lived together, but they always had big fights.
In this story scrooge was visited by three spirits. His old friend Jacob came to visit him to tell him how greedy and mean he was . In the movie, "A Christmas Carol", when the first spirit from the past came to scrooge house at 3:00 in the morning and told him to take his hand and they flew to his old town to see what he was as a young man. Then scrooge thought that he could talk to people from the past but he couldn't, because they were dead and gone from being greedy and selfish. That was why the spirit of the past took him there to teach him a lesson.
As they were walking to the park nearby, they noticed the same car they had seen previously that night when they got caught by a couple of Soc's trying to walk their girls home after they had ditched their boyfriends after they were drinking. As the guys pulled up and got out of their car, Ponyboy noticed that they were drunk. The Soc's kept harassing the boys and they knew a fight was about to happen. So, Jonny reached into back pocket to make sure he still had the switchblade they were lucky he had. Ponyboy clearly said something that the Soc's didn't like and they went after them.
In James Hurst’s heartbreaking story The Scarlet Ibis, young Brother and Doodle find themselves bound by love. Hoping for companionship from Doodle, he faces disappointment as he observes his baby brother’s one capability: lying in bed. Unfortunately, he plans to murder Doodle by “smothering him with a pillow” until the day he notices Doodle lock eyes with him and smile. On this occasion, Brother shouts with joy, “Mama, he smiled. He's all there!
The ghost of Christmas past, present, and future(Dickens 9,10). As Marly leaves and the ghost of christmas past comes, Scrooge at first is very frightened. The ghost then tells scrooge to touch her robe and they magically travel to the old past when they see Scrooge as a young school boy where they can see how Ebenezer’s father really hated him because his wife died giving birth to him. Now Scrooge’s dad blames him for it(Dickens 13,14,15). The spirit next takes him to his teenage years where scrooge sees himself as a young happy and poor boy at a dance party with his long time girlfriend.
The Pumpkin and the Man The thick darkness surrounded me like a large blanket that my grandma gave me for christmas when I was six. If it wasn't for the terror of being chased by the man from the punkin patch, I would probably have gone into hysterical laughter at this thought. It was like a scene from a bad horror film. A young, blond, cheer captain, popular and loved by all is being chased by a middle aged, pumpkin patch worker, creep that nobody likes. It’s all because I decided to spend my fall break with my dad.
Marybell asked a stranger for a ride and got into the car with her daughter even though the man was intoxicated. We discussed her thought process in this situation and what a safer alternative could have been. She has not heard back from the referral she recieved from her PCP in regards to the lump in her breast. Marybell also got to see her son this weekend and found out that he was promoted to a specialist, which she is extrememly proud of. Marybell said that she could see that her son could see the difference in her and was proud of her for starting to "dig herself out of the hole she had put herself in" which made her feel good about herself.