Why can’t she just leave me alone? They were fine leaving me alone before”(240). This quote shows a dramatic scene in which Valerie confronts her teacher, Mrs. Tate, for making everyone think that she needed extra help. By referring herself as a “class project”, it makes the reader think that people just acknowledge her just because the teachers tell them to. This creates sympathy towards Valerie because it makes the reader think whether or not people actually feel for her, or whether if Jessica is trying to be her friends for the kindness of her heart or some teacher told her to.
She often questions the mixture of her love and religion for together they have gotten complicated. She wants to take things slow and is very cautious about the situation, but doesn’t know how. “Remember yesterday’s date, for it is a great day for every girl when she receives her first kiss?” (Anne Frank, 189) Saturday, 15 April, 1944; the date of Anne’s first kiss. She has fallen head over heels for Peter and has been told by her father that she needs to take their relationship slower. This is an area where we are similar, we are both teenagers who are reluctant and think we can handle things on our
An example of that is when Cara is having a math test and she doesn’t know the answers to the questions and she draws a picture of Ernie and a flower for him to eat instead. “She tries to grab my paper from me but I hold it down with my fist” (page 3, line 95). When Valerie tries to take her paper she locks herself in a shell like Ernie does, when he tries to protect himself. Since the story revolves around Cara growing up, and going through some tough times such as family problems and failing in school. Also her growing problems with her brother Jed, and how they have a growing distance between each other.
Nine years old, alone, suffering from the death of her brother, Liesel has been separated from her mother and left at 33 Kimmel Street in Molching to live with Hans and Rosa Hubermann. In this book narrated by Death himself Liesel is made fun of at school because she is unable to read. Early on Liesel realizes that she is powerless without words and this is one of the things that drives her throughout the book to never be powerless… wordless. Liesel has nightmares when she is first living at Himmel Street and she has to be sat with by Hans through the night. Liesel is happy and content living on Himmel Street and she becomes good friends with a guy named Rudy Steiner that is always trying to kiss her.
In the beginning of this story, Liesel is sort of depressed and she is defiant and reluctant to join the Hubermanns. However, by the end of the book, her life is filled with hope and the joy of being loved by a family. Analyze this character’s personality traits citing evidence from the text. Liesel is a bright young girl,almost 10 at the start of the book. She cannot read, although she wishes she could.
Ruth was Elizabeth's best friend and Ruth was getting kind of sad because it seemed like she didn't care about Ruth or Destiny anymore. ¨Destiny...Do you feel left out?¨ asked Ruth ¨Yeah...Do you?¨ ¨Yup...What should we do?¨ ¨Maybe we should just leave it alone and it will just be me and you and Elizabeth could go do whatever she wants.¨ All of Elizabeth's friends noticed that she wasn't even trying her best in school no more, all of her grades dropped. They were kind of still worried but not at the same time because of the way she treats them. Elizabeth started to realized how she had changed and realized that she hasn´t been hanging out with Ruth and Destiny. She got kind of worried because of her grades.
The poem “Punishment in Kindergarten” was written by the famous Indo poet Kamala Das. The poem is a heart-hardening autobiographical poem, as it takes the reader back to a picnic where the poetess recalls one of her childhood experiences which she viewed as an obscure pillar of deception in her life. The children were playing together but the poet chose to stay away and be alone from the company of the children. Their teacher, a blue-frocked woman, scolded her saying, “Why don’t you join the others, what a peculiar child you are!” The “blue-frocked” woman portrays the attitudes of some teachers of our kindergarten schools today. Many teachers disregard the main attribute required to teach children of that age and that attribute is “patience.”
As a child, she was home schooled by her mother. As a result of her isolation and loneliness during her early years, her character developed what is depicted in the movie as having an overly active imagination and even creates a fantasy life as a means of coping with her situation. After her mother is killed in an unexpected accident, her father’s notable avoidance of society worsens; which results in Amélie eventually making the decision to leave home and she becomes a waitress at Café des 2 Moulins in Montmartre. After having failed several times at romantic relationships, she finds fulfillment in the simple pleasures of life and by
In the movie “Matilda,” a six-year-old girl named Matilda Woodworm has a great learning ability with a strong sense of acting independently, but her parents refuse to send her to school. After Matilda retaliates against her parents, her dad finally allows her to go to the rundown Crunchem Elementary School where the principal’s name is Agatha Trunchbull. Miss Trunchbull enjoys giving the elementary children violent and harsh punishments for the fun of it.
Adeline Yen Mah has used different literary features and language choices to present the various aspects of her relationship with her family. Throughout this extract it becomes apparent that her family is very isolated and unconcerned with her. At the very beginning of the passage we glimpse evidence that Adeline is distant with her family. We learn that Adeline is attending boarding school and that she enjoys it, as the thought of leaving school ‘throbbed’ at the back of her mind. We can deduce from this that she likes being apart from her family when she has the opportunity, and when she finishes school she would have to stay with them.