In the story, “Seventh Grade,” Victor, the main character, tries to enamor a girl named Teresa, in the process he embarrasses himself but through persistence, he ultimately succeeds. For instance, the author, Gary Soto, writes in paragraph 12 that, “Victor tried a scowl, he felt foolish until in the corner of his eye he saw a girl looking at him. Ummm, he thought, maybe it does work, He scowled with greater conviction.” As the evidence concludes, Victor is flustered, because he felt foolish. Also, he still persists with the humiliating actions, even when he is getting looked at like he was weird.
Paragraph 1: The children sucked out all the liveliness in Margot. ” He gave her a shove, but she didn’t move, rather she let herself be moved only by him and nothing else. ”(pg.2) The classmates hurt her so much that when William shoved her, she just let herself be moved.
In this case, her beauty is a ticket to get violated either at home or outside. Last but not least, Sally gets abused by boys because of her beauty. In “The Monkey Garden”, a group of boys steal her keys. This next excerpt is the most shocking,
Lengel informs them about their indecency. Sammy- who was initially in love with Queenie and sexist- sides with the three girls especially Queenie. Although Sammy then realizes that their human as well and, shouldn’t be treated differently because of appearance is different. Queenie leads to him quitting his job after realizing his behavior was quite ardent and the situation he got in was unfair to himself.
Enclosed to the four wall of this “big” room, the narrator says “the paint and paper look as if a boy’s school had used it” because “it is stripped off” indicating that males have attempted to distort women’s truth but somehow did not accomplish distorting the entire truth (Perkins Gilman, 43). When the narrator finally looked at the wall and the paint and paper on it, she was disgusted at the sight. The yellow wallpaper, she penned, secretly against the will of men, committed artistic sin and had lame uncertain curves that suddenly committed suicide when you followed them for a little distance. The narrator is forced to express her discomfort with the image to her husband, he sees it as an “excited fancy” that is provoked by the “imaginative power and habit of story making” by “a nervous weakness” like hers (Perkins Gilman, 46). Essentially, he believes that her sickness is worsening and the depth of her disease is the cause of the unexpected paranoia.
Their first conflict happened during one of these hates, where he had already been suspicious of her because he felt he saw her too often, and feared she was part of the thought police, where he glanced at her, and all his anger and hatred transferred to her face, where he fantasized about attacking her, raping her, and then cutting her throat. Later on in the novel it becomes obvious that she is only being around him because she considers herself in love with him. A sexual relationship soon after the fact follows. Following that conflict, Winston also has conflict with a character by the name of O?Brien.
Salinger does a good job of keeping the book and the issues of being a struggling, depressed teen light and humorous. What would be different if Salinger didn’t use so much humor to help make light of Holden’s situation? Holden was depressed the whole entire novel. Women kept rejecting him, nobody respects him, people take advantage of him, his best friend is his sister, and his crush is someone who he wants to talk to all the time but won’t because of the fear of rejection. He also gets really depressed when he sees something sad.
He says this because he 's jealous and envious of the other guy because Sally wants to hangout with him for a little. Holden makes her upset and kind of mad because the way he said it was sarcastic and rude. Holden doesn’t like him and is mad that he intruded on their date and Holden says, “...he walked about two blocks with us” (Salinger 142). He didn 't like that. When he meets with Sally she is genuinely happy to be with him in the beginning but right when she sees a boy she knows who is more put together then he is and she wants to engage with him instead.
The theme is bullying because in the story they usually are getting bullied from Brad the big time bully to not just one person but the whole school.the only people who are not scared of him are little crew and Ellen Louise because he licks her but she does not like him. Ellen Louise is trying to get Benji and Mark not be scared because they have to interview him for kidsview because the teacher told him had to so his gade can improve to calcite C not a F or D. So he can pass now the teacher is making the whole class do
Anita Brookner, a British award-winning writer of novels, wisely said, “The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.” In Act Three, Scene Three of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Friar Laurence, a Franciscan that plays the part of an adviser to Romeo and Juliet, sees Romeo crying over Romeo’s banishment and how Romeo cannot see Juliet as often anymore. In this monologue, Friar Laurence wants to stop Romeo from suiciding and being gloomy by using insults and bringing up Juliet; directly and indirectly. Friar Laurence attempts to settle down Romeo by name-calling. For example, afterwards, Friar Laurence shouts, “Unseemly women in a seeming man! /
Tamilyn Chang Mrs. Thomas August 31st, 2016 3 and 4 period In Gary Soto’s short story Seventh Grade, Victor embarrasses himself while trying to impress Teresa, the girl he likes. After lunch, Victor has French class with Teresa. During French, Mr. Bueller asks the class if they know French, and Victor raises his hand, trying to impress Teresa.
The next Monday morning, Roy woke up believing it was going to be a normal day. He expected classes all day, practice, and work at the movie theatre later that night. He arrived at school, with the principal chasing him down in the hallway. “Roy! Wait up!
A huge number of kids that are going on to junior Think the won’t be able to survive, most of them are scared to come because they fear that they won’t have enough time between classes, Not opening your locker, and lastly they fear that they will be squashed or pushed by the 8th graders! These are the steps on how to survive middle school. When I came to middle school I was pretty scared to but I survived! The first thing I had trouble with was that I couldn’t get my locker open, every time I tried I couldn’t open it