Imagine waking up to a pungent odor and thousands of grim, lifeless faces. Imagine losing friends one by one, then eventually even family members. Merciless Nazis surrounding the camp, making escape impossible. The only thing one can do is to hope and to be courageous. Courage is a dear friend; fear, however, is a vicious enemy. It was necessary to have courage for Hannah and nearly all of the prisoners in the concentration camp. Lacking courage would cause Hannah to not at least attempt to save Reuven or Rivka. Rivka would not be alive if Hannah was not courageous. Courage is needed to accomplish the majority of task or goals. In The Devil’s Arithmetic, the prevailing theme is courage.
Have you ever felt abandoned? Abandonment is a very common thing in our society today and happens in many different circumstances and is a feeling no one likes to have. Isolation is a very big theme in the story “Zolaria” and is also considered the monster of the short story. I saw many different themes and monsters in the story “Zolaria” but the main themes are isolation and sickness. Isolation and sickness are monsters are monsters that effect characters by altering friendships, changing personalities and showing character.
In John Updike’s short story “A&P,” Sammy is the narrator and cashier at the grocery story A&P. The author uses dynamic characters with immensely different personalities to portray conformity and rebellion in our society. Through out the story Sammy challenges conformity and social norms at his work place for personal reasons. Sammy is very bitter character and taken as a realist which fuels the story. Queenie, a rebel against conformity, sparks Sammy’s emotions after the way she is treated by his boss Langel when she walks into the grocery store with nothing but a bikini covering her skin. The setting of the “A&P” takes place in the 1960s when women in America were deeply frowned upon for too much skin showing while dressed in their attire. The author used the grocery store A&P as his setting because almost all stores have a
As said by Louise J. Kaplan, “Adolescence represents an inner emotional upheaval, a struggle between the eternal human wish to cling to the past and the equally powerful wish to get on with the future”. In the story “The bicycle’’, by Jillian Horton, Hannah is going through her adolescent age which brings a lot of emotional changes in her life. Hannah was a very devoted, ignorant and hard working girl in the start of the story. When she was 15 years old she slowly changed and now wanted to be independent and didn 't like to follow the rules anymore. By the end of the story, she broke all the rules and wanted to follow her heart 's desires. In the story “The bicycle’’, by Jillian Horton, Hannah experiences a transition from an ignorant, obedient and disciplined child to a rebelling, disobedient and independent adolescent.
When a person goes on a Call to adventure they will experience a new way to see the world. In A&P the main character Sammy quits his job and leaves. He does this cause Sammy sees that his future would lead him to be like Lengel. June from two kind when on her call to adventure by rejecting her mom wanting her to be prodigy. Which allow her to come to terms her mother action the end of the story. I myself took up my calling of adventure by moving away from my hometown. The call to adventure is experience that could take a few minutes or years. It all depends on your action if you wish to keep looking for new moments for your life. I know I’ll keep looking for new moments in my calling of adventure.
Hannah Bailey is a senior attending Warsaw Community High School in Warsaw, Indiana. While in school she lives with her grandparents while her dad works off shore. Hannah has lived in Warsaw, Indiana since birth and she firmly beliefs that the town is conservative. Music, art, and writing is her passion. She highly believes in liberal art, and hope to become a filmmaker. She is a hard worker in which she dedicates her time preparing for college and her future; However, in between school and her personal life she finds time to take upon a relationship with her boyfriend, Joel, of two years. Hannah’s boyfriend is her world; she expresses that without him life is useless. With all her dependence on him in school, engaging with her peers is un-compliable. Instead of hanging out with the other teens in her school she prefers to hang with her friends in the liberal department. Many of the students express that Hannah does not suite their expectations as a friend. For example: During the film the school hosted prom the senior prom, while at the prom Hannah stayed distant from the other students.
The Devil’s Arithmetic, based on author Jane Yolen’s novel, is a 1999 film that aims to educate viewers about the horror, importance, and impact of the Holocaust. The director, Donna Deitch, depicts the journey of a modern teenager, with an apathetic view of her Jewish heritage, who travels back in time during her family’s Seder feast to a concentration camp in 1941. The protagonist experiences the terror of the Holocaust first hand as she develops a new, appreciative meaning for her existence and family’s history. The film serves as a non-violent and efficient way to inform young viewers, who may be uneducated or disinterested, of the Holocaust. This is especially true when considering the film’s engaging plot, cinematic techniques that recreate the horror of the Holocaust, and the film’s primary purpose.
In the Devil’s Arithmetic--both the book and the movie--Hannah, a young Jewish girl, begins the story by heading off to her Seder Dinner, much to her dismay. She doesn’t care much about her past, and she doesn’t want to remember what happened to the Jews. She greets her favorite aunt, Aunt Eva, at the door, and unenthusiastically goes along with the celebration, drinking too much wine and treating everyone with disrespect. When asked to go open the door for the prophet Elijah, Hannah reluctantly gets up and opens the door. In an instance, she is transported back in time to 1942, the peak of the Holocaust. What follows is a story of hope, terror, and courage. Hannah meets Rivka
Rejection is to refuse or disagree. In the Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen Hannah has many new emotions ever since she walked through the door from Grandpa Will’s to Gitl and Shmuel’s house. Although some people believe in Hannah is starting to accept her Jewish Heritage, I know that Hannah is still rejecting her heritage.
Get on the bus and join the movement towards appreciating poetry. Join author of Poetry Should Ride the Bus, Ruth Forman in making poetry an everyday thing. Poetry should be familiar to everyone and looked at as a mundane concept. Society should be able to use poetry as a benefit to their lives on a regular basis. Unfortunately, poetry isn’t appreciated as much as it should be. It isn’t something you see in a typical person’s everyday life even though it is extremely valuable. She uses this poem to try and change the negative stigma associated with poetry and convince readers of the countless benefits that come with it. Ruth Forman uses an authoritative tone, imagery, and personification, in her poem, Poetry Should Ride the Bus, to convey the idea that poetry should be appreciated rather than feared.
Summer was walking alone at night when she should have been with someone she know or trust to walk with her.Summer was stubborn to be walking alone to find her friend at night.By doing that Summer has ended up in a very bad situation.She got kidnapped by a man named Clover has a mental issue.Captured by a man who seem to be like a normal and well kept a man you would never suspect that he kidnapped so many girls.Clover chose a girl who lives in the streets and have families that don’t care about them.That’s how he chose his perfect flowers.
This journal is in response to the novel Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. As a coming-of-age contemporary novel, Speak discusses many sensitive issues that are still prominent even today. In this story, we explore the life of Melinda Sordino, a fourteen-year-old girl who is beginning high school right after experiencing an utterly traumatic event: rape. Melinda is left friendless, with no one to help and support her after what happened. She tries to navigate through her first year of high school, and it seems like the entire student body despises her; she feels more alone than ever. I will be analyzing and making connections to three specific elements in this novel: the search for one’s identity, Melinda’s inner conflict,
In the poem, “The Road Not Taken,” the short story, “The Reunion, and the novel, The Summer I Turned Pretty authors show how characters come of age through their own actions by making decisions and psychology or emotional revelations.