Let me tell you something you already know life isn 't always about sunshine and rainbows, sometimes it can be really hard and not always the greatest. It isn’t always easy when challenging yourself to accomplish new goals. One goal I am working on is becoming a barrel racer. I am seeing a lot of failure and I don 't give up on my dreams because it is my goal to keep on going till I achieve my goals that I set for myself. Why one is because of fear and failure and what if it doesn 't work out for myself and the fear of not getting to be successful at my dream. It is necessary for me to get the haters out of my life to live my dream and keep going till I achieve my goal. Running towards dreams life gives me a very special meaning what I do is separate me from other people that don’t need to be in my life and the wasting time on people that don 't need to be in it and the people that always down me about my goals. to work toward this goal of barrel racing I am gonna try to achieve this summer.
In the book, The Art of Racing in the Rain, Denny, a main character, proves to have many characteristics, which, in result, effects his role in the novel. Denny, being a genuine and hard-working individual, plays as an important person in the way the book pans out. Mainly, he takes a big toll on the main character of the novel, Enzo. Before Enzo’s death, he realizes how great of an individual Denny really was. Thinking back to the times where his persistence and intelligence shined, Denny heavily effected the life of Enzo. He always brought about life lessons and stories that not only effected the way Enzo thinks, but also motivates the reader into deep thinking. In one case, Denny states, "Drivers are afraid of the rain… Rain amplifies your
Supposed someone name Alice enjoys street racing with the thrill of winning big prizes and competing against other street racers in their fancy cars. But Alice also enjoys the danger of this illegal activity. As a street racer, she enjoys trespassing on private properties, carjacking, vandalism, and the possible contact with law enforcement. She understands all these risks can lead to her in jail or be killed, but she doesn’t regret her decision in participating in street racing. This is one of the examples of a rational choice theory. Rational choice theory is one of the criminal theories in criminology that means a person commits a crime because by choice and the benefit the person will receive from committing a criminal act (Winfree, Abadinsky,
As we advance in technology we seem to have a fear of replacement, causing us to worry and think about our own future. Throughout the years we can see how technology has made our lives easier, yet it can’t take charge on its own. Ray Bradbury’s Short Story ‘There will come soft rain’ was written in his perspective in how things would be in August 4th 2026 as he repeatedly mentioned. This Story takes place in a radioactive town in Allendale, California, inside the only house that remained after a nuclear bomb incident has taken all the human life. ‘There will come soft rain’ is an opinionated kind of story, Bradbury transmits us a message on our future world due to all of the technology advances occurring in todays world.
For example texting and driving, you choose to text or reply back and in most cases it caused deaths of not only you but other people involved. In the story Ponyboy decided to go into the abandoned church, which was on fire, to help get the kids stuck inside get out, Johnny chose to follow and help. Right before Johnny was exiting the church a piece of timber fell on his back which caused his back to be broken and he was burned severely. Johnny ended up not making it and in his letter he said “Listen, I don’t mind dying now. It’s worth it. It’s worth saving those kids.” (Hinton 178) Johnny chose to save the kids in the church on fire and it caused him his life, but he doesn’t regret it at all. He chose to do what he thought was right and it didn’t end up good for Johnny in the end, but he accepted it and died
"There Will Come Soft Rains" is a science fiction short story by Ray Bradbury. It incorporates many expressive languages, provides detailed clues for the reader to make inferences and it conveys deep messages. To start with, the narrative is set in the future on August 4th, 2026. The story took place inside an abandoned mechanical house beside surrounded by ruins. Throughout the story, there was an anonymous voice repeating the time and indicating reminders to complete jobs. Every time the voice uttered, machines in the house operates. Firstly, there was an injured dog and the cleaning robots took it to the incinerator. Later, at 10 p.m., the house caught on fire and the voices cried, "Fire, fire fire!" In the end, the flames swallowed the entire house, leaving the one wall
In the story “ On the Rainy River”, a Young man named Tim was drafted into war, and his only escape was Canada. Along his trip he came across a cabin owned by Elroy. Elroy gave Tim food and shelter, and gave him a chance to make a life changing decision. Elroy knew what Tim was going through, because he had lived it before.
My Kiowa Grandmother was taken from the book, The Way to Rainy Mountain by N. Scott Momaday. Momaday writes about his native tribe the Kiowa’s and grandmother because he wants to live it! He wants to feel, understand his roots, travel back in time. At his grandmother’s death, he decides to learn more about the Kiowa tribe by going to the funeral. The primary aim is Literary aim and secondary aim is Expressive aim. The primary mode is Narration and the secondary mode is Description.
One incident I can recount when I experienced failure was when I joined Cross Country. Since, I can remember I have always excelled at everything I did, from my academics to dance class to music lessons. When I entered into my freshman year of high school, I decided I would to join an athletic team in order to keep myself occupied outside of academics. I figured joining a sport would be another good attribute to add to my resume. Initially, my mind was set to join the soccer team. However, I found out there weren’t any openings available. The only team that had an opening was The Cross Country Team. I was terrified…my parents encouraged me to join as there wasn’t an option not to.
Throughout the last two weeks, I have been reading Patrick Ness’ Monsters of Men and Garth stein’s The Art of Racing in the Rain. I had 478 pages left of Monsters of Men and I finished that book. I am currently on page 122 of The Art of Racing in the Rain. Monsters of Men was about the battle between Spackle and the people. There were two groups of people that were also against each other but they decided that they had to join forces because one group did not have food and the other group did not have water because the Spackle destroyed their supply of it. The battle between the two is very damaging to both sides, but in the end neither side wins but they stop fighting and begin to work together. The book ended on a sad note because one of the Spackle was trying to kill the mayor. He thought he saw the mayor but it ended up being Todd who he shot in the chest. Todd’s noise stopped indicating that he had died but the Spackle attempted curing him and his noise would occasionally come back. I also started Garth Stein’s The Art of Racing in the Rain. This book is about a dog’s life from the dog’s point of view. In the beginning he
Pg. 155 “Yes one more lap. One more lap. Forever, one more lap. I live my life for one more lap. God please give me one more lap.”
It was 1967 and 2 miles into the 26.2 mile competition, Boston Marathon officials attempted to pull Kathrine Switzer from the course right in front of the press. The young athlete had trained for months and ran with her track coach and boyfriend who tried to block the officials, as Kathrine continued her race. The profuse sexism and discrimination that this photo shows and represents, illustrates how far women’s rights and combatting stigma has come since the late sixties. Astoundingly, at that time woman were still generally regarded as too “fragile” to compete in long distance running at all, and until 1984 the women’s marathon was not an Olympic event. The sexist views, historical gender roles and social impact that surround this image,
“The Art of Racing in the Rain” is a book written by Garth Stein. In this book, Garth showed his thoughts about different points of view, different representations of peaceful animals, and how life can be compared to racecar driving.
Imagine a situation where an individual is forced to make a decisive decision to protect one’s life from potential death. To what extent will the individual go to protect one’s life? Is there even a certainty that their life is in danger? In the short story, “On the Rainy River”, Tim O’Brien suggests that when an individual is forced to face the element of uncertainty within their futures, their imagining of such futures, driven by emotions to fight or flee, results in the creation of positive and negative futures. The conception of such futures leads to an internal moral conflict where one compares and weighs the consequences of their depicted futures. Conflicted with their multiple impending fates, the individual has a choice to either embrace their uncertain fate, knowing they cannot prevent such, or reject their uncertain destiny, becoming negligent toward the possibilities of what is to come.
The sound of the whistle jolted me into action. I dove from the block, and a wave of silence crashed over me as I hit the water. For a moment, there was a sense of serenity as I swam under the surface. The spell broke as I rose for air. I could hear everyone yelling and cheering. Tuning out the noise, I tucked my head under the water, staring at the pool’s tiled floor. Nearing the wall, I lifted my head to gather a breath of air before my flip turn to start my second lap. Looking up, I saw five of my team members at the end of my lane cheering for me. With a renewed energy from their excitement, I turned and continued the race. After the race was over and I was out of the pool, I took my hard-earned ribbon and scurried back to where my swim