One day Baboon tricked Tortoise when he invited him for a dinner on top of a tree. Baboon was laughing because Tortoise couldn’t climb the tree. So Tortoise decided to get back to Baboon inviting him for lunch. Tortoise lived in a patch full of burned earth, and when Baboon came his paws were all black. Tortoise send him to the river to wash his paws, but when he came back from the same path way, his paws were black again.
The Outsiders: Literacy Essay The Novel, The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, (you only need to underline the title, not the author),is a novel about a gang of young men called Greasers (from the poor side of town) who support and stand up for each other in a difficult situation, like a problem, challenge, rumble or the Socs (from the rich side of town). In this novel, a character that interested me was Darry Curtis. Darry is hard and firm and rarely grins at all. I found him interesting because he gave up his football scholarship and took two jobs to take care of his brothers(Ponyboy and Sodapop Curtis) and his gang.
I identified a couple of meanings in this poem. The poem could have meant loneliness or the want of freedom. A leaf falls, breaking away from the grasp of the tree branch, falling into the world beyond. There are so much to think about and uncover. Another poem, named “r-p-o-p-h-e-s-s-a-g-r”, which spells grasshopper when you untangle the words (Doc B).
The values of curiosity and bravery are evident in each story. In “Origin of Earth,” the birds have to be brave and go search for land. In “Origin of Strawberries,” the wife is distracted by strawberries and begins picking them out of curiosity. There is no other historical reference to the Tuskegee legend of “Origin of Earth.” However, there are many other theories such as the earth was created from an explosion of stars or the Bible. There is historical accuracy in “Origin of Strawberries,” as other religions believe this theory, too.
In the book Crash by Jerry Spinelli, a hard-headed middle school football player named, Crash and his best friend Mike cannot stop picking on his neighbor, Penn Webb, making his life miserable. Penn is an easy target for crash since he is a dweeby vegetarian who does not believe in violence. This story takes place in the lovely and peaceful suburb of Pennsylvania where all was calm. When Penn moves next door to Crash he was trying to become friends with his new neighbor yet Crash only saw him as a target and not a friend. While reading this, the book makes you hope crash will realize what he is doing is wrong.
The short story “Scarlet Ibis” tells about two brother, one is unnamed while the other one is nicknamed Doodle. The unnamed brother is embarrassed that Doodle cannot walk so he pushes him to the limit, and helps him walk. This give the brother pride, so he pushes doodle to strive to achieve bigger goals like swimming and running. Eventually Doodle is pushed to hard and starts to get sick. One day while Doodle and his family were eating a bird from Brazil fell into their lawn and died.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days is a book written by American author and cartoonist Jeff Kinney, and is the fourth book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. The story begins with the most important person of the story aka Greg. He is describing how he is more of an "indoor person," and how he 'll spend his summer vacation playing video games, but his mom doesn 't want that Greg stays inside. Greg and Rowley, who 's his friend, go to Rowley 's country club after school closes for the summer, but after a while is Greg already kicked out because he complains too much about many things. Greg 's birthday comes, and he wants money.
Plot Summary The book and the film The Sweet Hereafter by Russell Banks is different from other stories as it tells the story by having flashbacks while it explains the situation in the present. The Sweet Hereafter is about an accident that had taken place in 1997 in the town Sam Dent. There was a man named Billy Ansel who would always follow the bus in his truck because his daughter and son were on the bus. He was calling Risa who also has a son on the bus to discuss what time they could meet later that night to make love. In the novel, Billy was calling Risa and at the same time waving to his kids that were in the bus before the accident took place.
How can a person become a decent human being? The article “Cool at 13, Adrift at 23” by Jan Hoffman states that teens are pressured to be more mature. Likewise, “The treasure of Lemon Brown.” by Walter Dean Myers is a fictional story about a boy who meets a homeless man named Lemon Brown. Lemon Brown teaches him to appreciate the small things in life. Greg later goes home to his dad giving him a lecture.
Beginning with the announcement of Howard Finster 's death, the most likable of the three artists, Bottoms embellishes his own literary self by relating personal stories of drinking cheap booze behind dumpsters, listening to REM, skating in small town Virginia, and other typical teenage angst to which nearly everyone can relate. He further polishes his credentials for writing a book about outsider artists by telling us he is a professor of creative writing, a Southerner, and author who gained acclaim by writing about his Schizophrenic brother who had attempted patricide, conversed with God, and admitted to a rape he had nothing to do with and, importantly, who had begged to attend his father 's funeral a year after having tried to kill him. Through Bottoms nameless brother, the complexity of mental illness becomes a reality from the start of the journey. Bottoms skillfully erodes the barrier between us and the other by bringing to life the love he has for his brother and the love his brother had for their family. We are left grappling with the conundrum of a world view where it makes sense for a person to be able to attempt to kill people he
Would you be able to bounce back from seeing your best friend drown in a field used as the village toilet? This exact thing happens in The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. The memoir takes place in Vietnam and is about a group of boys in the Alpha Company. In the book, you see the author getting drafted into the war, you walk along with the soldiers, and you see what happens to them when they return home, if they get there. The Things They Carried shows me that you can 't truly understand war without being in it.
Rip Van Winkle is one of the things North Carolina was known for during and after the Revolutionary War. The story of Rip van Winkle is about a man who is kind but very lazy man named Rip Van Winkle. Rip was constantly in arguments with his wife and one day he decides to go hunting with his dog wolf in an attempt to get away from her and clear his mind. Rip proceeds to find a peaceful place where he rested until his mind was at ease. When he decided to head back home he encountered a small man carrying a keg of beer.
Shortly after 7:00 P.M. on Sunday, February 26, 2012, seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin talked on his cellphone with his friend, Rachel Jeantel. He carried a bag of Skittles and an Arizona watermelon juice cooler as he headed along a sidewalk in the Retreat at Twin Lakes townhouse community in Sanford. When George Zimmerman, driving his SUV to Target for an errand, looked out his window he spotted Martin and concluded, as he told police in a phone call, he was "a real suspicious guy." What about Martin made him suspicious is not completely clear. What is known is that Martin is that he was unknown to Zimmerman, young, wore a hooded sweatshirt, walked slowly in the rain--and, most central to the debates that would later ensue, was black.
Book 3 of Rescue for Hire West starts with Tolliver Holiday having a drink in a bar before leaving to look at a lawn mower he saw on CraigsList. He is with his best friend Roy Smeet and runs into his friend Cade Miller. He leaves the bar goes to an old farmhouse to look at the lawn mower and is kidnapped and tortured. Cade who is owner of Rescue for Hire makes it his mission to find Tolliver and does. The kidnapper is no where to be found so Cade sends Tolliver to Rescue for Hire West in Nevada.
In the book How to Read Literature like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster, the first chapter illustrates the elements and ideas of quests in literature. Foster starts off the chapter with a hypothetical story where an average sixteen year old boy named Kip goes to the A&P, a local super market, to buy a loaf of Wonder Bread. Along the way, Kip unpleasantly encounters a German shepherd but meets Karen, the girl of his dreams, laughing with Tony Vauxhall in his ‘68’ Cuba. Kip continues to search for the bread in the store, but he is disturbed by a marine asking him to join the Navy. The story is immediately paused, and Foster analytically explains how Kip’s trip to the A&P was actually a quest.