The concept that children are shaped by the troubles that they are confronted with, and eventually overcome, is explored in the novel ‘Game as Ned’ by the author Tim Pegler. However, not only is it the challenges that shape them, it is also the way they treat others, and vice versa, that affects them. In the story character development is made clear as characters are faced with difference, bullying, injustice and other obstacles. And with each experience, whether a good or bad one, it has the power to change the characters in a significant manner.
When Paul Fisher and his family move to Tangerine County, Florida from Houston, Texas. His life falls apart. He discovers the lies he’s been living, about his family and why his is vision impaired. The book Tangerine by Edward Bloor brings you into the life of Paul Fisher, a 12 year old boy who is adapting to new life in Tangerine County, Florida. In Tangerine, Edward Bloor crafts each character to be either static or dynamic. Each character is able to contribute to the story in many different ways, emotionally and physically. Even the quietest characters in the book, such as Theresa Cruz build up the story. Dynamic characters like Paul’s Mom add and make the story more enjoyable.
Many of the famous sports today are played with great enjoyment, however, contact injuries can always occur at any time. Many of these injuries are concussions. Couple of years back studies showed concussions were not a major subject to be dealt with, but until later this idea was proven wrong. A simple Concussion can change many things in your life even the way you act. Many have died due to multiple major concussions even famous athletes. Young high school athletes are starting their sports journey and face these same injuries and when it happens it should be dealt with very seriously.
On the page 269 Antoine Thomas tells this character Paul the truth shall set you free.Antoine says that because he knows that Paul knows who killed Luis.Because Paul is afraid of his brother Erik and his goon Arthur he won’t snitch on them because he is afraid that they might do something bad to him like they did to Luis.So Paul was living in a prison his whole life because he couldn’t find the courage to stand up for himself. Antoine means by the truth shall set you free is that once you tell the truth that Erik killed Luis Erik will never mess ever again.
How do you make a kid a good baseball player? According to Mike Matheny who wrote “The Letter That Went Viral”, it is not hitting home runs, or being the fastest baserunner, it is about being a good sport to one another. Hustlin and not losing focus are qualities of good sportsmanship. In this inspirational essay, we see a coach shifting the focus on how it is good to have a lot of sportsmanship. I agree with Mike Matheny that if you want to be a good baseball player, you need good sportsmanship. To show this is true, consider the body paragraphs of characteristics of a good sport, and being a good baseball player.
Has anyone ever judged your abilities based on how you look? In Edward Bloor’s novel, Tangerine the brothers are nothing alike. They see the world with different eyes. Paul, the younger brother, can see the world clearly even if he is legally blind. Paul, the younger brother, can see the world clearly even if he is legally blind. Paul knows who Erik really is, will he tell the truth about the mysterious that have been happening in the average city of Tangerine County, Florida.
Have you ever wondered how an older brother feels about the younger one? For example, in Tangerine, a novel by Edward Bloor, the main character Paul, had feared his older brother, Erik, for his entire life. In the book, Erik is described as a selfish character that didn’t care for Paul in the very least. Just the opposite, Erik often likes to make choices that would make Paul feel bad. Erik’s choices have caused Paul to be blind, made him think himself as a coward, and weakened the friendships between Paul and Joey.
All sports fans may think of their favorite athlete as a hero, a god, a role model, or someone they wish to be. As an athlete there is always the fear of failure or missing the one shot that could have achieved their life goal. As athletes they are always expected to live, breathe, eat, and die for their sport, which in the end causes them distress. In the novel Friday Night Lights, the small town of Odessa, Texas they put that same unneeded pressure on their athletes. To them it is more about winning then actually enjoying the sport, putting an immense pressure on their team to succeed. Knowing that the town is counting on them each player adds more pressure on themselves to satisfy their town while also trying to secure football scholarships. Buzz Bissinger clearly shows the great amount of unnecessary pressure that is put upon the football team from the town, themselves, and the prospect of the future.
In Robert Lipsyte’s essay “Jock Culture,” Lipsyte begins with the distinction between Jocks and Pukes. He, then, refers to himself as an example of a Puke and a Columbia Crew University coach, Bill Stowe, as an example of a Jock. Lipsyte slanders Bill Stowe by calling him a “dumb Jock” because of his misguided beliefs in Jock Culture (Paragraphs 1 and 2). Lipsyte continues his discussion by demonstrating what Jock Culture is. According to Lipsyte, Jock Culture is a deranged view that those with Jock-like qualities such as respecting authority, being determined, and relentlessly trying to outdo competitors are more likely to be hired, admired, and respected (Paragraph 9). On the other hand, Pukes, who are the complete opposite of Jocks, tend to be discriminated and disrespected by society (Paragraphs 4 and 13). However, Lipsyte states that the sports Jocks play are dangerous as stated in paragraph seven. Due to their admirable status and celebrity like treatment, Jocks are able to disrespect women, torture dogs, and commit sexual crimes (Paragraph
Tangerine: it’s not only a citrus fruit, but a county in Florida, a middle school, and the title of an amazing book: Tangerine, written by Edward Bloor. The protagonist Paul Fisher “Eclipse Boy” or “Mars” has to fight through being kicked off the soccer team for being visually impaired, being bullied in school and not only in school, but by the antagonist, his dissolute brother Erik Fisher. He also has to constantly hear about how opinionated his dad is about his brother Erik and the “Erik Fisher Football Dream.
Have you ever read the novel Tangerine, by Edward Bloor? If so, then you are likely familiar with Erik Fisher, a character in Tangerine, and can reasonably agree that he is mischievous, violent, and heartless.
Theodore Roosevelt, in his compassionate letter to his son “The Proper Place for Sports” (1903), implies that football or sports in general shouldn’t take priority over more urgent responsibilities. Roosevelt supports his opinion by incorporating insightful historical events, acknowledging the potentially reasonable opposing view, and implementing compelling anaphora. His purpose is prevent his son, Ted, from completely being engulfed by his demanding dream of joining his school football team in order to convince him to focus on other vital duties, such as schoolwork. Roosevelt adopts a sympathetic tone (“I am proud of your pluck, and I greatly admire football… But the very things that make it a good game make it a rough game”) aimed to his
“The ways in which the characters in Lorraine Hansberry’s play, A raisin in the sun, are affected by racial imbalances and respond to the injustices engendered by such inequities are solely influenced by their gender.” I agree with this statement to an extent. Although it is correct that gender plays a big role in this play, there are other factors to consider.
In “Children Need to Play, Not Compete,” Jessica Statsky tries to demonstrate the negative effect of organized sports on the physical and psychological health of growing child. She claims that the games are not festive but they end up in the wrong development of a child’s brain. The coaches and parents have high hopes for their children that result in the pressure building. This changes the purpose of sports from teaching tolerance, teamwork and sportsmanship to merely winning by all means. The writer further explains that the idea of winning sometimes causes severe injuries that may prevail for a lifetime. In these games, a child may crash into one another accidently that creates a fear of getting hurt. Just to protect themselves some children back out of many games and are left behind when it comes to the development of their bodies. The rest of the children who are part of these games are in a constant pressure from their parents and coaches that cause the stress and anxiety. Furthermore, the writer states that this “sport becomes job like”. Children are playing just to win and the real spirit of the game fades out. (Word count: 196)
Everyone needs help in their life at some point in time. A person who helps another out is a mentor. A mentor tries to do all they can to help others out. In Edward Bloor’s novel Tangerine, Luis Cruz is the mentor because he gives advice, aids, and is a positive figure towards Paul.