Being passionate about something such as a sport, music, or even a videogame is a good feeling. It makes you ambitious and enthusiastic about whatever you feel passionate about. In Rules of the Game by Amy Tan, Waverly becomes passionate about chess after her brothers receive a chessboard for Christmas; her mom brags about how Waverly is her daughter to other people using her to show off. Waverly deserves credit for her success in chess, not her mom because her mom did nothing but provide Waverly with necessities. Waverly earns her success in chess through hard work all on her own while developing invisible strength that allows Waverly to succeed in chess.
Her friends are happy about this, but feel on some level that she needs to remain timid and quiet to truly use her academic abilities to the fullest. Her friends are not yet aware that it is possible to be both outgoing, attractive, confident, and smart, but they soon learn. Gabriella's "new girl" status is quickly stripped from her as she almost immediately becomes involved in school activities. The surprise from her peers comes more from her confidence than her not having the "new girl" shy attitude for
Her Mother is not given a name but is an important main character in this story. She supports the theme ´ Be grateful for what you have when you have it because nothing is forever ’ by teaching Ni kan this lesson. Her Mother is the lesson of this story. She tries so desperately hard to get Nikon to become a prodigy child. A prodigy child is not the real thing she seems to be working for.
She was proudly modest, like a proper Chinese Child. And she also didi a fancy sweep of a curtsy, so that the fluffy skirt of her white dress cascaded to the floor like petals of a large carnation.” The quote means, Amy’s mom hoped one day she want to see her daughter can stand on TV, and Amy’s mom forced her to study piano lesson, actually Amy’s family is not very rich, but Amy’s mom uses lots of money still tries to give her better lives, because Amy’s mom thinks everyone could be anything to be, she put all of energy on her. Similarly, in the story “Tiger’s Moms” by Annie Murphy Paul. Tiger Mom’s forced her two daughters to learn lots of lessons and hoped them to have a wonderful achievement in the future.
In the book, The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen Rosa shows that she is a very helpful person. Rosa was a very sweet girl who just so happened to be in Jessica's math class, even though she was a freshman and Jessica was a Jr. Rosa is a brilliant girl and she loved math and helping Jessica with it. “Hey!” Rosa calls,…… I hobble in and sit in a chair near her.
Clytemnestra wasn’t like most of the women in Greece who stood silently by their husband 's side; she was a woman ahead of her time. Just take a look at her position, while her husband was at war she was ruling Argos. Most were not happy about this, but when confronted she would throw away her femininity to stand on equal ground. For example when she speaks to the chorus she says, “You try me out as if I were a woman and vain; but my heart does not flutter as I speak to you.” She was strong and had confidence in herself.
The amphitheater was full of people when Stephanie walked in to take her final exam before graduation. She hoped that some of the experiments she had done during her three years of studying would made it easier to graduate and not worry about grades. However every one of her professors told her the same exact thing, ’’Despite your achievements you still need good grades to graduate top of your class. We value your efforts to create new elements or make a difference in this world but you need to read your textbooks and pass your classes to have academic success. She had passed all her other classes leaving quantum physics as the last course because she found it less interesting than all the others.
Despite being inferior to Emma in social standing, thus not representing a real threat to her social standing, it not surprising Emma takes an immediate dislike towards her. Although described as possessing “very pleasing beauty” (161), it is not Jane’s attractiveness that threatens Emma’s position, but her preeminent talent and elegance which “received every advantage of discipline and culture” (158). For that reason, Emma has no trouble nurturing Harriet the “sweet, docile” (23), while feeling such disdain towards Jane, although their circumstances are very much alike. This observation is parallel to Riviere’s psychoanalytic outline of a successful, intelligent woman, seeking to integrate into a social network dominated by men, in regard to her relationship with other women “since she reached womanhood, her rivalry with women had been more acute in regard to intellectual
If the way to be successful in life is self control and inner invisible strength would you do it ? Amy Tan's Rules of the Game is a short story about Waverly Place Jong , a girl who became a national chess champion at age 10. Invisible strength is the self control of the mind. In the beginning of this short story, Waverly had no clue about chess and its rules, but throughout the story, her mother is constantly teaching her about the "art of invisible strength" with chess rules and knowledge.
Their school receives a check for two thousand dollars. Mr. Dimming the history teacher chooses the students who are going to be on the Whiz Kids team by having a test. The top four students who scored the highest on the test get a spot on the team. But when Melody comes in after school to take the test, Mr. Dimming objects. ” You know, I don’t think it’s appropriate for Melody to be here.
“One, two, three…” she groaned. By the end of the first set she was breathing hard, and her muscles burned from exhaustion. “The Marble Champ” by Gary Soto, Lupe learns to never give up when trying to reach her goal. Lupe learns this by, never stop practicing, and she never stopped trying even though the competitors were getting harder.
Marble Champ Have you ever met someone that keeps trying to be good at something and wants to be perfect like the other kids in the school? In The Marble Champ by Gary Soto Lupe Medrano is always challenging herself to try new things. First Lupe challenged herself to try new sports. Another Lupe challenged herself to practice a whole lot.
**What is a role model? A person whose behavior,example,or success is imitated by others. In the story ¨The marble champ¨ by Gary Soto,Lupe Medrano is a role model. She is a role model because she is a hard worker,she is determined, and she is intelligent. To introduce,The first reason why Lupe Medrano is a role model is because she is a hard worker.
Never judge a person by how they look, but by their personality. To begin, in the realistic fiction novel, Freak the Mighty, by Rodman Philbrick, they are two friends, Max and Freak, with disabilities. Max is a very tall person who has a learning disability and Freak is not that tall and has morquio syndrome. They end up going on adventures and facing trouble. There are two themes that could be found throughout the book.