In Ron Howards 2005 Cinderella Man, James Braddock is an altruistic gentleman that sacrifices his wellbeing for the good and prosperity of his family. James Braddock works tirelessly to bring money in for his family during the Great Depression. James not only worked as a longshoreman, but he also boxed competitively to earn money. After working two laborious jobs and earning an income for his family, James breaks his hand. This impairment causes James a great deal of pain, but he still continues work through it. The injury was so severe that James was unable to box, and he was starting to lose his matches. The multiple loses of his boxing matches gets him fired. Consequently, the pain also causes James to not use his hand in the shipyard;
Maya Andersson is the daughter of Kira and Peter Andersson. She is fifteen years old and best friends with Ana. She plays the Guitar and hates the sport of ice hockey. Maya is in love with Kevin didn’t ever expect him to do anything wrong. Maya is a dynamic character and matures greatly from the start to finish. She becomes an adult during the story and learns that there is more to the world than just herself and Ana. Maya knows she has to be strong for her family as well as herself dealing with the tragedy.
5th grade was rough, he accidentally killed a kid. Jared Richards was born with a birth defect in his heart. The boys were playing hockey one day, and when the puck shot him in the heart, he died. Middle school was a “fresh start” for Trent. Trent’s parents also recently got divorced, which hit him hard. Middle school was going to be a time for Trent to make some new friends, or at least get his mind off of things. Fallon Little, a girl with an enormous scar on her face, was just what he needed.
Wow! I loved reading this play. After reading it initially, I was in awe due to how much I enjoyed it! It was even more interesting when I researched and found out Tennessee Williams wrote Vieux Carre based on similar interactions with the characters in this play. Yikes. I loved how each character had an extraordinary distinct and quirky trait, but portrayed in a very dark, humorous way. Especially the incredibly racist and witchy Mrs. Wire. Nightingale reminded me of a the character Rick from the Adult Swim show Rick and Morty, but instead of a scientist he is an artist. Nightingale’s cynicism and blunt manner towards the writer accentuated the qualities in Rick, so it was very easy to read Nightingale’s lines in his raspy voice. Initially, I really admired Jane. She was a
The Beautiful and Damned: this novel tells the story of the handsome Anthony patch 's life. The novel follows the progression of his love for the beautiful Gloria Gilbert. It traces their attachment through their courtship and marriage through their endless parties to their financial difficulties and finally the fabricate achievement of Anthony.
“2.2 million people in the United States depend on a wheelchair for day-to-day tasks and mobility. 6.5 million people use a cane, a walker, or crutches to assist with their mobility”. Every single day, people varying in ages, struggle to live their lives due to conditions out of their control. Whether it be life threatening or not, it can have effects that are both socially and emotionally harming. Although some of them may change appearances on the outside, other people cannot forget that all people, not matter the disability, have brains and personalities of their own that may not be seen to the human eye. The book Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper, shares the story of Melody, a girl who is much more than her cerebral palsy: she is brilliant.
She is protective towards her brother. She has never let Ryan get away with teasing David. On the other hand, Ryan never learns to not make fun of David in front of Catherine. Even though David embarrasses Catherine, she loves David. She shows the true responsibility of an older sibling. She is also very sensitive because she get angry and sad really quickly. When Jason’s mother yelled at her, she said she had to use all of her strength to not cry. If a strong person was in her position I believe this person would not even be close to crying. All in all, I think that Catherine was a great character made by Cynthia Lord. I hope to see more of these type of stories from Cynthia Lord. Catherine is a truly nice character. Catherine is just like a person I know called Samantha. She was my neighbor and she was really sensitive and protective of her
One of these is the college experience. Matt started off going to Purdue for a scholarship for wrestling. He was forced to sit in big lecture halls where an interpreter was provided. But as you will recall Matt did not know any sign language. So his grades started to fail and he was eventually forced to leave Perdue and go to a deaf school. Once at the deaf school Matt thrived and quickly became the star of the wrestling team. He learned sign language and met a lot of deaf and hard of hearing friends. Bonnie on the other hand went to a hearing college and forced herself to succeed. She had a lot of troubles in class to start but she found a few ways to cope. One of the ways is that she had upperclassmen take notes for her and she studied constantly. She wanted to be a law student so she read all of the law books that the library could offer. She did her best to stay active in class and lip read the professor. It was very difficult sometimes but in the end she graduated as one of the top in her class. Another difference between Bonnie and Matt is the way they accepted their deafness. Bonnie learned in time that her deafness was a thing that she would have to deal with forever. She understood this but she still wanted nothing more than to be a part of the hearing world. She never truly integrated herself into the deaf world. Matt on the contrary, after going to the deaf school became very in to the deaf scene. He learned that being deaf is a part of who he is and that he would do nothing to change it. The deaf world is his home and all of his friends are there to support him all the way through his
In the book, The Outsiders, written by S.E. Hinton, the premise of The Outsiders is of a power struggle between two social classes, the Greasers and the Socs. This fictional book focuses on hot-button issues of that time period through the journey of Ponyboy and how he navigated through these times. The aftermath and effects of tensions in the group and when said tensions boiled over in the two groups were also shown. The three topics addressed in the down-to-earth novel are rich versus poor, the power of friendship and what it means to be a hero.
The main characters are the dog(Bailey, Ellie, Toby, Buddy), Ethan, Maya, and Jakob. The dog is loyal, smart, brave, loving, funny, determined, and strong. Ethan, Maya, and Jakob are loving, caring, kind, adventurous, and creative. Bailey is a Golden Retriever and his first owner is Ethan. Ellie is a German Shepherd and she is in the K-9 unit. Toby is a stray mutt puppy that lives with his mom, his one sister, and his two brothers,
Connie fits (the category of the girl next door who has a double personality.) Connie grows up in a household where her father works often and hardly ever talks to his daughters, but her mother never stops nagging Connie. (Her mother says, “Stop gawking at yourself. Who are you? You think you’re so pretty?”) (157). Her sister, June, is the goody-goody type who hardly ever gets into trouble and is rather boring and lifeless. Connie is the average teenager who is looking to be loved, since she does not get affection or attention at home. When she goes out with friends, her double personality comes out. She shortens her shirt and ties it in the front to show skin and lets her long hair down her back to draw in the attention of boys. She gets one
The characters of many popular movies tend to have various mental and physical illnesses, but they are often romanticized and not portrayed correctly. In Silver Linings Playbook, both of the main characters have a mental illness and they are displayed fairly accurately. However, it is slightly romanticized and leaves the viewer with the impression that everything is okay after a kiss and that together, the main characters will both be much better with their illnesses.
Barbara Kingsolver, the author of The Poisonwood Bible, wrote the book with an interesting way of portraying storytelling. This book has multiple narrators, meaning many different viewpoints. The book takes a look at each Price girl: Leah, Adah, Ruth May, Rachel, and Orleanna. Being that each one has their own personality and individuality, means that some are more reliable than others. For example, Adah is a reliable narrator and Rachel would not be considered dependent. Ruth May, brought an innocence to storytelling because of her age and the simplicity of the things she said before she passed away. Leah, is one half of the set of twins and was almost like the perfect golden child, who was also intelligent. Leah was the one who mostly supported and followed her father, she also brings the tomboy side, with hunting aspects and wanting to hangout and do what the males do. Rachel’s perspective throughout was selfish and privileged. Rachels chapters are filled with complaining and comparisons to her old life in Georgia and when she gets older she is still all about the luxurious lifestyle and puts herself in front of others while throwing out racial slurs. Next, Adah, she was Leah’s twin and the disabled one people overlooked, when in actuality, she was so smart she could read and write backwards. Lastly, Orleanna, she was the maternal perspective, who talked about the struggle of
A movie poster is used to pull people in and to make them interested in going to see the movie. The poster for the movie Steel Magnolias, directed by Herbert Ross, simply uses images of the six main female characters. Steel Magnolias is a movie about six women living in the small southern town of Chinquapin Parrish, Louisiana, who share a strong bond of friendship and who must deal with the death of one of one of their friends. The movie reveals the strength and softness of these six women as they deal with the joys and heartaches of life, thus the title Steel Magnolias.
He is also a lover hero in his relationship with Penny. At the end of the film, he professed his love for her: “You are my favorite thing” (1:40). These words made Penny happy so much. Linda is a fallen hero when she was cheating on her husband through a long time. Karen is a fallen princess when she has an addiction with Dodge. Olivia is a princess with a good memory from Dodge. Penny is a lover hero, finally she found her true love with Dodge. She was a fellow traveler with him through the journey before the end of their