Tom Robinson is a mockingbird in that he doesn't do one thing wrong. All he does is provide help to the people he interacts with. That is exactly how he got in trouble. Tom Robinson was helping Mayella with some chores. He was humming a melody and when he chopped up the dresser drawers. He was giving of himself help. He was in no way harming anyone. Then when Bob Ewell came home and found Tom Robinson, he set out to ruin his life.
Authors use many tools to describe and reveal aspects of a character in novels and short stories. In the short story, “Raymond's run,” the author, Toni Cade Bambara, use Dialogue to tell the reader about the main character Squeaky. Squeaky is a complex character. She is very determined about her running, and is very protective of her brother, Raymond. The author uses dialogue to reveal that Squeaky has the Character traits of determination, and protectiveness.
Initial Response: I’m beginning to enjoy the book more and enjoy the concept of a new society. Character development is becoming a large factor in the novel and playing a pivotal role in the plot. Of course, the reader is again trained to like John because of his uniqueness. He is an essential character in the plot in progressing Bernard as a character. I’m learning more and more about this strange society and understanding instead of questioning.
Theme essay Squeaky from the story “Raymond's Run” really wants something; but she doesn’t clearly state that in the story. When you first read the story you might think she wants her brother to be treated normally or that she wants to be faster than everyone. However, when you look deeper into the story you will really see that Squeaky just wants to be liked and have friends. In “All American Slurp” the narrator named Lin wants the same thing because she moved to America from China, with her family. Lin wants to make friends and attempts this by blending in and trying new things.
Flowers for Charlie “Those who use others are stupid but those who are used are even more stupid” (Internet). Charlie Gordon, the main character in Daniel Keyes’ book, Flowers for Algernon, ended up being in worse condition after undergoing a surgical procedure that was supposed to heighten his intelligence. Furthermore, the scientists unfortunately did not use ethics or take enough care in treating Charlie causing his now worse condition to be their own fault. Their greed led them to abuse and take advantage of Charlie, a very gullible and persuadable because of his low intelligence, and their mistakes led Charlie to his death, the ultimate sacrifice.
What McCandless Has Shown Me Chris McCandless was just a normal college graduate just like any other person but then he decided to go into the wild and go travel to all different areas before he went to Alaska. Chris decided to go to Alaska because in his head that’s where he thought there would be no one from society telling him what to do. He thought he wouldn’t have to follow the rules of society or people telling him what to do. He reached Alaska, but the reality of Alaska was different that the romanticized expectation that he had in his mind. He didn’t bring enough food for himself and all he relied on was eating plants and berries from the wild.
Rebecca Nurse and I “A child’s spirit is like a child, you can never catch it by running after it; you must stand still, and, for love, it will soon itself come back.” This is a quote said by Rebecca Nurse in The Crucible, this is said when Ann Putnam asks Rebecca to go check on Ruth to wake her up. Rebecca Nurse is an honest and caring woman in The Crucible that has eleven children and twenty six grandchildren. She was eventually accused of murdering Ann Putnam’s seven babies. Rebecca Nurse
“Why I-I cannot give you his name.” This quote was made by Giles Corey in Act 3 of The Crucible. The quote was made by Giles showed his loyalty by not giving up a name in court when he promised he would not. Giles Corey was an 83 year old man who lived in Salem. He was known for suing many people to retrieve their land. He got involved with the Salem witch trials because of his wife, Martha Corey, was accused of killing pigs. He tried everything to prove that she was innocent. Giles Corey and I share similar personality traits, such as being hard working, loyal, and dependable.
In Chapter Five of the novel, Janie describes Joe’s impact on the people of the town of Eatonville and his unique dominance qualities: “There was something about Joe Starks that cowed the town. It was not because of physical fear. He was no fist fighter. His bulk was not even imposing as men go. Neither was it because he was more literate than the rest. Something else made men give way before him. He had a bow-down command in his face, and every step he took made the thing more tangible” (47). Joe Starks is the husband of Janie and the proud mayor of Eatonville, the first self-governing all-black town. Starks is a control freak and incredibly stubborn when it comes to considering other opinions against his own.
In this quote, the author, Wes Moore is sitting in the back of a police car after his first arrest. Moore was arrested while “tagging” his signature “Kid Kupid” graffiti art. Once Wes was handcuffed, he immediately regrets his actions. Wes take responsibility for his action and has no intention of ever having his freedom or fate be determined by someone other than himself. When I read this quote, I felt it was a huge turning point in Moore’s life and a big factor for future
In the book “ Johnny Tremain” written by Esther Forbes, the theme pride really stands out in the beginning of the book. In this book, it repeatedly shows pride as a bad thing. Pride is one of the few things in the world that isn’t just good or evil. Pride is only evil if you let it become more important than everything else. This is a quote by C.Lewis “ pride is a spiritual cancer: it eats up the very possibility of love, contentment, or even common sense,’” The easiest way to explain this is that pride, like cancer slowly grows and you never see it coming till it is too late. It slowly pushes away everything that makes you feel happy, but by keeping your pride you lose all you hold dear to your heart. This quote really explains johnny's pride and it’s hazardous consequences. As we read we see the consequences of his pride. It seems as though the word ego is in direct relation to pride. Pride can take a toll on
Throughout the story, Jem (taken from the word gem meaning a cherished and prized person) is used by Harper Lee as a representation of courage. In the beginning, Jem’s first act of courage occurs when Jem accepts Dill’s provocation to go and touch the Radley house. In the story, Scout says, “In all his life, Jem has never declined a dare” (Lee 16). This quote shows how Jem would never demur any sort of challenge, even if it involved stupid or childish acts like going to a forbidden place. Scout also shows how Jem even accepted a dare from her to jump off the roof of the house as a kid. An Enotes comment says that “Jem was scared but he overcame that fear and ran up and touched the house.” Even though these two acts were childish, they were brave and bold for someone his age and maturity none the less.
Nick Martel Mrs. Schmit English 11 November 4, 2017 Doubt What is doubt? According to google “a feeling of uncertainty or lack of conviction.” Father Flynn is accused of a sexual relationship with a young boy named Donald, a young African american boy new to the school.
Knowing is good, but knowing all is better. Based on an actual incident, Gary Paulsen's book Nightjohn showcases this life lesson. In the story young Sarny, a slave, is taught to read and write by a fellow slave, John. She knows that as a slave that reading is dangerous. But she takes that chance, because she knows wisdom is sharper than any weapon.
Change can be good, both for a spunky young runner and a couple of bedraggled kidnappers. These characters feature vividly in Toni Cade Bambara’s “Raymond’s Run” and O. Henry’s “The Ransom of Redchief”. The two short stories share a common author’s purpose, as well as similar and powerful themes. However, the two writers utilize disparate techniques to convey these narrative elements.