It’s not easy to be a good leader, but Lupe Medrano is, and she’s great one too. In the story The Marble Champ by Gary Soto, Lupe is a very talented girl. She has a gratifying amount awards and medals for mental contests like writing and reading. Though she is smart she is destined to be athletic as well, Lupe shows a great number of reason to show what a great leader is like. These are some of the reasons why Lupe Medrano is a excellent leader one is because she is determined, another is she’s a hard worker, and all above, she is intelligent.
The Mirabal sisters are three revolutionaries, who were greatly involved in the overthrow of Rafael Trujillo, the dreadful dictator in the Dominican Republic. These courageous sisters at a young age observed countless flaws in Trujillo's regime, including his overpowering nature and the establishment of numerous unjust reforms. Moreover, the Mirabals recognised that it was their obligation to assist and support this revolution in order to terminate this terrible regime, so the sisters immersed themselves into the revolution becoming, Las Mariposas. The sisters were obliged to abandon their children and eventually sacrificed their own lives for this rebellion. However, the sisters are viewed as selfish by numerous people because they abandoned
Working Title Doug Coupland a Canadian novelist and artist, had at one time said “One of the cruelest things you can do to another person is pretend you care about them more than you really do.” In the nonfiction book Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, Mutsuhiro Watanabe also known as “The Bird” demonstrates cruelty to a great extent. Watanabe would treat the POWs nicely and out of nowhere he would start beating them to the point where they would be on the brink of death. Perhaps out of loneliness The Bird was incited to abuse and harass his victims in order to fill that void with the attention he consequently desired. He pretended to care to get cared for in return and the thing that sets him off could possibly be the fact that he finally realizes that he is not actually cared for in exchange for his lousy kindness.
Taylor comes from a nontraditional family. She was raised by her mother, who worked long hours as a housekeeper to support Taylor and herself. Her father, Foster Greer, left her mother when he found out that her mother was pregnant. Her mother doesn 't mind that Foster left; in fact, she often tells Taylor that "trading Foster for [you] was the best deal this side of the Jackson Purchase." As Taylor matures and is exposed to horrible things that fathers can say and do to children, she feels quite lucky to have grown up without a father. The resiliency of Taylor 's mother and her commitment to Taylor, as well as her indifferent attitude toward men, represent Kingsolver 's feminist
Unbroken is the best word that can be used to describe Louie Zamperini. In the book Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand, there are three other adjectives that can be used to describe Louie Zamperini, the main character. These adjectives are determined, compassionate, and defiant. These attributes can be proven through not only Louie’s actions, but his thoughts as well. These are the three different characteristics of Louie.
Where the Wild Things are by Maurice Sendak is an interesting children’s picture book. The main character is a little boy named Max, who has a wild imagination. He uses all five senses as well as thought and his actions to express his personality as well as how he reacts and interacts with his surroundings. Max’s id, ego and super-ego are greatly shown in this book through the way that the author has portrayed him. Not only is this book a children’s story, but it can also be perceived as a life lesson. Many people go through times in their lives when they make drastic decisions right away, such as leaving home. One may enjoy it for the rest of their lives or only for a little while, just like Max who felt lonely after having fun with the monsters. In this case, people end up going home to be with their family where they are not lonely, and can have more time before making a final decision of what should happen next in their life. Id, ego and super- ego is greatly portrayed in this
Throughout ‘A bridge to Wiseman’s cove’, James Moloney introduces to characters who are in despair. However, the reader is shown how the characters are rescued with the support of each other. The protagonist Carl Matt is in despair after moving to Wattle Beach, because his mother and sister leave him and his younger brother. Joy, a middle-aged woman is also portrayed as a character who is afraid to give love to her daughter. Another individual, Graham Duncan, commonly known as Skip is a character who is rescued from despair.
“A true friend accepts who you are and helps you become who you should be.” Steve and Nathaniel proved that friendship and happiness can be real in the novel The Soloist by Steve Lopez. The way friendship is portrayed in the novel is unexpected in such a way that we don’t see it happen often in our daily life. It is important to our society because finding a true friend is really difficult to find. True friendship is hard to find now in days because we expect many things in return from other people. However, this novel teaches us that we shouldn’t expect anything in return because many people don’t have anything to give us back but just their company and support. Meeting someone unexpectedly and becoming close to them is something uncommon in our society now in days. However, Lopez demonstrate that it can happen.
Forgiving someone is one of the best things you could do. However, for you to forgive someone, you must accept what has happened and be ready to move on. Forgiving someone gives them an opportunity to redeem themselves, and allows them to move on as well. By accepting the past, you might find reasoning within the mistakes of the others, and give you as better understanding of how you should act. Forgiveness is a large part of The First Stone, and within the story is a valuable lesson: By forgiving someone, you are allow both yourself and the other person to move on and grow, as well as allowing you to look back in an unbiased way. By giving someone a second chance, you have bestowed upon them an opportunity to make up for their past mistakes,
Nineteen Minutes is Jodi Picoult’s staggering and heartbreaking story about the devastating aftermath of a small town tragedy. The story begins in the town of Sterling, New Hampshire, following the lives of the citizens on an ordinary day. That all changes when there is a shooting at Sterling High. Throughout the story, there are flashbacks to before and after the killings and the reader learns about the history of each of the characters, and how that has influenced their journey throughout the novel. We are shown the once close relationship between Josie and Peter, and also about Peter’s rocky home life where Peter is often outshined by his older brother whose death creates a rift that puts him even farther from his parents. . The jumps back in
As a anti-detective fiction, Mumbo Jumbo, is no doubt has its own detective character. Let’s first observe Reed’s detective from his appearance. “He is a familiar sight in Harlem, wearing his frock coat, opera hat, smoked glasses and carrying a cane”(Reed, Mumbo Jumbo 24). If only Papa Labas holds a pipe, we will no doubt identify him as a caricature of Sherlock Holmes. By dressing Labas in an out-dated iconic Victorian clothing style, Reed intentionally mimics Sherlock Holmes’ appearance.
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand is an astonishing story that starts off with Louie Zamperini, an Olympian who bravely fights in World War II, when his plane crashes into the ocean and miraculously survives with 2 other people. When all hope was lost, they spotted land and paddled towards it. As they went closer, it turned out to be a Japanese ship. They were taken to a POW (Prisoners of War) camp and suffered tremendously by the hand of a man nicknamed “The Bird” and only survived by the grace of God. When the war was over and Louie went home, he suffered Post Traumatic Stress and flashbacks. He “resolved” it with drinking but sobered up when he found God. After that, he dedicated the rest of his life to God and helping others. Louie, the one who fought in the war, was starved, and beaten, was the one who outlived everyone, dieing in 2014 at the age of 97. His life was truly a miracle.
In “The Cask of Amontillado” there are two characters who show strong character traits. Each character has his own way of showing these traits. Montresor shows his through how he deals with Fortunato’s insults. Fortunato shows his through how easily Montresor manipulates him. Throughout the story Montresor and Fortunato show that they are both very clever, but one of them becomes far more clever than the other. Characterization proves the theme that Fortunato's insults make an enemy of Montresor.
“Two Kinds,” by Amy Tan, essentially revolves around the struggle of Jing Mei and her constant conflict with her mother. Throughout her life, she is forced into living a life that is not hers, but rather her mom’s vision of a perfect child; because her mother lost everything, which included her parents and kids, so her only hope was through Jing Mei. Jing Mei’s mom watches TV shows such as the Ed Sullivan Show, which gives her inspiration that her daughter should be like the people and actors. First her mom saw how on the television a three-year-old boy can name all the capitals of the states and foreign countries and would even pronounce it correctly. Her mom would quiz Jing Mei on capitals of certain places, only to discover that she would
In the novels, We The Animals by Justin Torres and Soledad by Angie Cruz the narrators’ relationship to men is influenced by the behavior and interactions with their families. The role that men play in the life of the unnamed narrator in We The Animals is based around his coming to terms with his sexuality, and how his sexuality makes him an outsider within his family. Likewise, in the novel Soledad, the titular character’s perception of men is shaped by not only her family, but also Dominican culture. Similarly, Soledad like the narrator from We The Animals is also an outsider in her family because she is distant and she is pursing higher education.