The Other Wes Moore, is a chilling, eye opening story in which one man’s life could have easily been the others. Both Wes’s were raised in the same neighborhood, just blocks away from each other in Baltimore, Maryland. At a young age both young men became involved in the drug trade in Baltimore, one turned his life around, the other however continued to follow down that dark path. The author of the book went on to graduate from Oxford University and speak at INVESCO before Barak Obama accepted the democratic nomination for presidency. The Other Wes, continued with his life of crime until eventually he was arrested and found guilty for murder. Now he is serving a life sentence in prison for a crime he claims he did not commit. Education played
In Mindhunter by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker we are brought into the world of the FBI’s serial crime unit where John Douglas spent his twenty-five year career. In this autobiographical novel the readers are shown in chilling details the behind the scenes of some of Douglas's most influential and gruesome cases. Which brings new light to the most recognized serial killers of our time such as Charles Manson, and Ed Gein. Douglas shows the hard truths about life as a FBI agent and the hard reality of meeting and getting to know psychotic people to their very core. Throughout Mindhunter, John Douglas showed his writing skills, teaching, and the overall compelling factor of his novel.
The novel runner is based in Melbourne, Australia the main character is a 16 year old boy Charlie Feehan and his live living in Melbourne it the 1919 and how Charlie was living his life with is a single mother and his younger brother Jack and how Charlie was one of scuzzy Taylors runners. Squizzy Taylor was a very notorious gangster in Melbourne at the time.
A detective must develop a quick wit and sharp observational skill to analyze, examine and evaluate the clues in order to uncover the greatest mysteries. In “The Maltese Falcon,” by Dashiell Hammett, detective Sam Spade combines several features of a worthy private investigator, most notably his detached demeanor, a keen eye for detail, and unflinching determination to achieve his justice. At the end of the novel, Sam Spade accused Brigid O’Shaughnessy of killing Spade’s partner, Miles Archer. Spade puts her under extreme emotional and time pressure, so she breaks down and confesses. However, at what point of the novel did Spade notice the best, most convincing evidence that led him to believe that Brigid O’Shaughnessy killed Archer.
Surely, slavery was the most pervasive single issue in our past. In the historical “fiction” Nightjohn, by Gary Paulsen, the characters find ways to maneuver through their master’s system to learn and work together. John is a slave who started teaching Sarny, a young girl, to read and write. While conscious of harsh penalties, such as dismemberment, he willingly persists to teach children to learn. Despite the fact Gary Paulsen’s novel, Nightjohn, is considered historical fiction, the descriptions of children's lives, strong bonds, and desire to learn can be corroborated with numerous sources.
I chose Chicken Run, a family movie about a group of chickens who are trying to escape from their owners, the Tweedys. The protagonist, Ginger, who is a chicken, is the mastermind of all the escape plans. She desires to save all the chickens from being made into dinner, which happens when they stop laying eggs. When all of Ginger’s plans fail, a handsome Rooster named Rocky falls in the chicken yard, so she asks him to teach them to fly. However, this Rooster cannot really fly because he simply was shot from a cannon for a circus. This leads to him lying in order to stay around Ginger. When his wing finally heals from the fall he had, he runs away to avoid the confrontation. A huge fight starts because of this, but Ginger stops it by saying that they will escape by making a plane. She got the idea from their
Chase the Lion, written by Mark Batterson, is an information book inspired by a passage from 2 Samuel 23 about one of King David’s “mighty men”, Beniah, who, “…chased a lion into a pit on a snowy day”. It’s a call to action, encouraging the reader to chase their dream, and challenging the reader to believe in a bigger God by expounding on the ideas of “dreams within dreams”, “ripple effects”, and “chain reactions”.
On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City is a fascinating ethnography that seeks to expose and unpack the everyday lives of African American men living in Philadelphia. The author, Alice Goffman, examines the lives of these men who are “on the run” not only from the laws that seek to restrict their lives, but also from their own identities that have become synonymous with outstanding warrants, prison time, and running. Like ethnographers before her, Goffman immerses herself in the lives of her informants. Her study reveals the oppressive nature of neoliberal America and urges
His vice is that he and his grandfather drank a fizzy lifting drink which almost killed them both and cost him the grand prize of a lifetime supply of chocolate. The transitive effect of his actions threatened the lifetime supply of chocolate and trust from Willy Wonka. Charlie never concerned about the chocolate, instead his concern was to have fun and share the experience with Grandpa Joe. This leads to the end of the story where Grandpa Joe states that he and Charlie are going to sell the everlasting gobstopper to other candy-makers, but Charlie said no. The intransitive effect of his actions of stealing the fizzy drink could have gotten him kicked out and the new owner could have been impatient Mike and put his own needs before others. This would have deeply hurt Mr. Willy Wonka and his company which he had built from the ground up. Charlie steps in from Grandpa Joe calling Mr. Wonka names and gives the gobstopper back to him. In Wonka’s eyes, this is the ultimate moral act that Charlie needed to do to become the heir to the factory. This shows that by being humble to previous actions you have done, you can be forgiven the vices that all humans
The book that was read was Andrew Smith’s “100 Hundred Sideways Miles”. This book describes the journey of Finn Easton, an epileptic teenager, and his struggles. The Heroic Journey is a pattern of narratives that tends to show up in stories and myths. It is seen in this book through Finn’s internal struggles trying to find meaning in life outside of his father’s book which had incorporated characteristics of him. The book 100 Sideways Miles best represents the Hero's Journey through the elements of refusal of the call, meeting the mentor, and resurrection.
The Running Man written by Michael Gerard Bauer and The Chrysalids written by John Wyndham both have strong meanings to them and both are very similar to each other in many ways, for an example their fears their both afraid of something but overcome it. They also discover many things throughout the whole book, like when David discovered he had powers or when Joseph discovered his neighbor is actually not a bad man.
Always Running an Autobiography by Luis J Rodriguez talk about Grillo trying to be a better person out in the streets and get past the gang life . The character Grillo happens to be the author of this book , he did make it out the streets and now is famous from this book . He had to overcome many complications throughout his life in order to be where he is at today . For example , a few obstacles he faced when being younger was his education and going to school . He felt like he didn’t fit in . Threw out this novel i came across Grillos teacher not giving him any help because of his lack of english . Grillo attended an american school for kindergarten , it was not the best acceptance . Grillo feels that the school system isn’t for him .
In Ray Bradberries “The Pedestrian”, he proves that people who are out of the norm are treated differently. For example in “The Pedestrisan” the police officer asks “What are you doing out”(Pedestrin, 100), then Mr. Mead answers “Just walking”(Pedestrian, 100). But the story states “There was a sigh, a pop. The back door of the police car sprang wide. "Get in"(Pedestrian, 100) This is interesting because he was arrested for just walking, even though walking is totally normal. But weirdly in “The Pedestrian” walking is out of the norm. But he was doing nothing wrong, but he still got arrested. But the worst part is Mr.Mead was sent to a mental institution. Evidence from the “The Pedestrian” states when Mr. Mead asked “Where are you taking
Found nestled in the Blanton Art Museum resides the painting Dance Marathon. This work of art was painted by artist Philip Everwood in the year 1934. Everwood’s paintings were created with the intent of social and political activism within the community. Seen as a form of social protest at the time, Dance Marathon captures a modern/contemporary style during the Great Depression time period, a time with horrific scenes of poverty and distress flooding the streets, and this piece of Everwood’s work reflects just that. Numerous human-depicted figures are shown in a ballroom dramatically grabbing and hugging one another while figures watching the dancefloor are laying on the ground or sitting with their heads tilted down.
The first test we did was the cooper 12 minute run test, this run was a test of your stamina and ability to pace yourself. This test meant your respiratory system had to work hard to keep supplying the musculoskeletal system with oxygen so it will keep on working. To improve at this test there are a number of different activities you could do. Endurance training would be a very good activity for improving your Aerobic energy system (the system used for this test) and your respiratory system