The author of Maniac Magee, Jerry Spinelli, used thoughts, dialogue, and actions to explain Amanda’s character trait clearly. Here are the things Amanda said, did, and thought to show how she is smart. To begin with, Amanda showed how she is smart by doing this in the book, “Books all right. Both sides of the suitcase crammed with them.
Douglas Vermeeren from ReliablePlant states that “roughly 70 percent [of people] fail to achieve [their] goals” due to lack of motivation as well as being incapable of overcoming obstacles (Vermeeren). The high-school play Of Mice and Men directed by Dr. Mike Mikulics presents George and Lennie, the two protagonists, who failed to achieve their goal of purchasing a piece of land because of encountering problems at the ranch they worked at. The director illustrates that some dreams are nearly impossible to conquer, therefore having a plan B would ensure some success. The actors and actress executes the play Of Mice and Men magnificently through their ability to act, maintaining the audience’s interest, and the storyline.
When looking at “Mourt’s Relation” and On Plymouth Plantation, the reader sees William Bradford’s perspective on the New World and the Native Americans that inhabited it. In 1622, when Bradford helped write “Mourt’s Relation,” he was encouraging people to join him and his group of Puritans to settle in the New World. Therefore, he describes it as “so goodly a land” and the harbor as one “wherein a thousand sail of ships may safely ride” (Bradford, Winslow 1). This is much different from his later writing in 1630 where he describes the New World as “a hideous and desolate wilderness, full of wild beasts and wild men” (Bradford 1) Furthermore, this change Bradford’s account is because of the change of audience.
Victory for War In The War Prayer by Mark Twain,he talked about soldiers going to war and it relates kind of to all the wars that have happened before. He talks a lot about describing what the soldiers would go through and their families. He explained how soldiers were really patriotic about the war and the families saying a “ long prayer”. Twain uses satire to express what he thinks about war throughout his prompt he's describing about war and all the praying they did towards the soldiers who left to fight.
For a long time now girls have been behind boys in schooling, which can be attributed to the misconceptions in the past regarding females limited capacity for learning. Yet, after all the centuries of girls being left in the dark concerning schooling they have not only caught up to the boys, they have surpassed them. The article, “The boys at the Back” by Christina Hoff Sommers, talks about how girls now receive better grades than boys and the implications that come with it. Christina Hoff Summers is a Scholar who studies the relationship between gender, sexuality, and politics. As an expert in gender, sexuality, and politics she is very knowledgeable about this topic and can provide accurate information.
Americans today tend to believe that people often conform from a desire for security within a group—typically a group of a similar age, culture, religion, or educational status. I’ve always believed that teenagers would want to fit in with others around them. In addition, while they raely admit as much, teenagers often take for granted is being themselves. When it comes to the topic of individuality and conformity most of us will readily agree that teenagers don’t want to be different or themselves because they feel as if it’s a bad thing. “Individuality vs. Conformity: The Healthy Middle?” demonstrates that it’s human nature to fit in and be liked and our need to feel special.
Eating disorders are commonly perceived as stemming from a greater mental instability or a fault in perception; Sheila Lintott’s interpretation of these disorders, however, focuses on the impact of societal standards and other external factors, including those that give a person “value” or validation. She states that: “[eating] disorders arise in response to a world that conceives of a woman 's worth in terms of her physical appearance” (Lintott 82), which ignores personality and important accomplishments. The article’s chief focus is that of the true cause of disordered eating in women. Lintott feels that society and the need to reach sublimity is at fault for women 's obsession with their bodies, stemming from three main ideas ideas; female
“Fear presides over these memories, a perpetual fear. Of course no childhood is without its terrors, yet I wonder if I would have been a less frightened boy if Lindbergh hadn't been president or if I hadn't been the offspring of Jews.” (Roth, 1) The Plot against America by Phillip Roth is a story of what it was like for the Roth family and Jews across the country, when an American aviator Charles Lindbergh was elected as the president of the United States. The following excerpt, reveals the psychological state of Philip Roth and how he perceives his childhood.
Miss Stowe use two different examples to show us the misfortune of Africa American. Two different solutions just like the introduce of Africa slaves: African natural abilities are tolerant, hardworking, and kind. Facing unfair treating, they often suffer those things and accept these things, never complain. Even though, they are so great, only some things they never accept, like families be destroyed, and be sold to the south. Most of African slaves face these problems, they often choose to escape to Canada.