Dick and “Electric Dreams: Safe and Sound” directed by Alan Taylor possess many similarities. For starters, the two have very similar themes. The theme of safety vs. comfort applies to both of these stories as each details a child’s conflict between fitting in at school and siding with their parents on their decisions. In “Foster, You’re Dead”, Mike Foster faces countless amounts of ridicule from other students and staff at his school due to his dad being against the idea of buying a fallout shelter in anticipation for a potential upcoming nuclear war. In “Safe and Sound”, Foster Lee faces a similar issue where she is singled out at school for not having a “dex”, or tracking device, unlike the majority of other
Briefly Summarize the book. The Ghost of Graylock is about two kids, Bree and Neil Cady, who go and visit with their Aunt's Claire and Anna because they are having family problems with their parents. Along the way ,they meet two kids , Wesley and Eric , who become their friends. The four of them have heard about the rumors of Graylock and decide to go and explore the abandoned asylum. They thought it was going to be a normal investigation, but it turns out to be the scariest day of their lives.
Short Story Analysis: Two Kinds In America, you can be anything you want according to Junes mother Suyuan. The story “Two Kinds” is about a young girl named June whose mother tries just about everything in her power to make her daughter into a child prodigy. The mother Suyuan moved to America from China after losing everything including her twin daughters, and is now pushing her only daughter June almost every day to become big in any field of talent she can. While experimenting these different fields, June finds herself not being able to be the best at them and feels as though her mother does not like her as she is and that she will never be able to make her proud. The author of “Two Kinds”, Amy Tan creates a touching story by making the mother a static protagonist because she tries to make her daughter into someone she’s not, puts pressure and emotional stress on the main character, and doesn’t accept her daughter for who she already is.
Another instance of racism is witnessed as Minhaj tells us that as he went to pick up his date on prom night, only to realize that her parents didn’t want her taking pictures with him because they feared the reactions of their relatives in Nebraska. While, in his excerpt, Paulo Freire, talks about the differences in race with respect to the teacher-student role stigma, where the students play the role of a depository while the teachers are recognized as depositors of knowledge. Freire explained how students part of this system were used to a manner of not questioning or understanding what is taught to them but rather accepting it from the teacher at face value (Inquiries Journal). In this way, he explains that they are racially differentiated upon, where the students are regarded as submissive while
In the story “ Two Kinds” Amy Tan presents the theme ¨Be grateful for what you have when you have it because nothing is forever¨ through the main characters Ni kan and her mother and also through foreshadowing. Tan takes you through a story of a girl and her mother as they both individually learn a good life lesson. Ni kan is the main character who strongly helps develop the theme ¨Be grateful for what you have when you have it because nothing is forever.¨ Ni kan is forced to be this “prodigy” child, this perfect being, that her mother pushes her to be. She tried to be what seems like nearly everything starting at a Chinese Shirley Temple to a Piano Player. Ni kan’s mother pushed her hard.
“This my daughter Waverly Jong.” she said to whoever looked her way” (1485). The characteristic of Waverly’s mother is apparent to Daisy Tan as she also looks her daughter highly to bring fame to the family. Both mother seems a little controlled by not listening to their daughter request. For example,Waverly’s mother forcefully put her in a chess tournament without consent and Daisy chose Amy’s education in college to be neurosurgeon. In comparison, they are not much different from one to another.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower, a Fascinating Book and Movie “So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be.” (2). The book, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, written by Stephen Chbosky, has a very bumpy storyline featuring a teenager named Charlie. Charlie starts out his freshman year with no friends, but he eventually he meets Sam and Patrick, two seniors at his school. Stephen Chbosky uses many different rhetorical devices to foreshadow tramas that occured in Charlie’s early childhood.
In my novel, “Uglies” the protagonist is Tally. Near the beginning of the story she shares her desperate wants of being a pretty, and even more so because she feels all alone without her best friend. She even breaks one of the most important rules, which is to stay inside Uglyville, but she can’t help her desire to see Peris again. Fortunately she didn’t get caught The antagonists in my novel, is a group called Special Circumstances. In the dystopia, they are the ones that perform the surgeries on the uglies on their 16th birthday.
Daisy likewise keeps her little girl around as a show toy. At whatever point organization comes over, she allures for the young lady to come and put on a little show for everybody. This is typical of Daisy 's life; she is kept in the storage room until it 's a great opportunity to flaunt for organization, then she gets to be brilliant and charming. At the point when everybody has gone, she is an exhausted housewife, of no significance to the world pondering so anyone might hear what she is going to do with whatever is left of her life. She has all the earmarks of being exhausted yet honest and innocuous.
Juliet: Maturing Woman As teenagers grow, they rebel and leave the nest, and can have little thought as to how this affects other people. Juliet Capulet is a stunning example of this exact concept. At 13, Juliet is finally growing into herself and who she wants to be, and becoming a fully fledged woman by leaving her childhood comforter, the Nurse, for her husband, and earning the title of “Maturing Woman”. Her growth and maturation as a person can be seen clearly through the play, coming clearly into the light in Act 3 Scene 5, first through her conversation with her mother and the masterful way she worked through those rocky waters, and secondly through her comment about the nurse and how they will never be as close. Capulet also calls her
Jeannette Walls’ Memoir, “The Glass Castle”, tells a story of a dysfunctional family who uses magic, fantasy, and life lessons to get through their hectic lives. Jeannette starts off her book with such a story about seeing her mother ramming through garbage in New York City. Jeannette feels a sense of shame about her Mom’s life and begins to reflect on her childhood and how her parents’ choices affected her. If you ask me I would say it was very dramatic, which grabs your attention knowing someone is telling about their own life intrigued me to keep reading. Rex Walls was a brilliant man, when sober, teaching his children physics, geology, and to embrace life as it comes.
“The Catcher in the Rye” was written to encourage communities in the 1950’s to think about society and the way it was being portrayed to the teenagers in the area. This book, coming from the inside of Holden Caulfields’ head, gave parents and other adults a good guess about how the societal standards are shaping their teens minds to think. In this book, Holden is kicked out of school for lack of effort, thus being the fourth school he has been kicked out of, Holden decides that he does not want to go straight home to give his family disappointing news once again. Instead, Holden decides to take his time on his way home. He stayed at hotels, went to bars, ordered a prostitute, met new people and caught up with some old friends.
While some people are able to put an upfront look that life is easy and full of joyful moments, everyone is fighting their own battle, trying to figure out ways to make it through life. In the movie “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” the characters clearly demonstrate different life situations in which most people often times face. The plot revolves around three high school students who have experienced some sort of traumatic event during their childhood and use different mechanisms in order to externalize their emotions and cope with grief. Charlie, Patrick and Sam are three best friends who try to see a positive outlook in life despite the problems they face. Charlie is an incoming freshman from high school and at the beginning of the
The video “I’m Still Here” is about Jewish preteens and teenagers getting through the tragedies of the holocaust by writing in their diaries about their struggle for survival. Teenagers like Eva Ginz writes about the pain of letting her brother go, she explains that “It was a very sad time. They took a child and took him out of his family.” Pictures of a young Eva and her brother solemnly move across the screen. When the image of their innocence shows while she tells of her brothers death upon arrival, it makes the news that much harder to take in. Videos are able to let the story’s emotions truly shine through.
I am no longer afraid to say, “Yes, I am a girl, so what?” and hold my chin up high when I engage in political debates and speak about my career goals at home or at school. Explaining that times and expectations have changed to a grandmother who has never worked a day in her life because of the belief that women should stay at home has been a challenge, but I am determined to be a person who makes a difference in our society. One of my favorite reactions on people’s faces is when I debunk their first impression of me. After giving a presentation in my English class, a classmate came up to me and said, “Little lady, you fill the room with a strong confident voice” and I decided to take that as a compliment! Whether I am standing on a chair to project my voice or standing in the front and center of the room, I let it be known that I am proud of who I am and what I look like.