Summer Ball also includes literary devices, theme, and connections throughout the story. An example of simile was when Coach Powers compared Danny to a Soccer player while he was running. This was significant because Coach disliked Danny in a way and thought he should play soccer. An example of a metaphor is when the text said “This time danny ran like he was in the last leg of those olympic relays.” The author used this to express how fast Danny was running.
Danny also despite getting told a lot of times to stop digging his nails in his wrist on page 4 it says “he digs into his wrist some more with his nails. Breaks previously broken skin and pulls away. A smear of blood he wipes away with his other hand, rubs off across his dark jeans. Back at home his mom is alway on him to stop digging, but that only wants him to dig more” the reason he does that is to use physical pain to get rid of his emotional pain caused by his dad leaving him and his family and that is the reason why I chose mental health as a
“I will never be satisfied!” Many athletes may have heard this statement once or twice in their athletic careers from their coaches, but to hear it come from a parent is very unexpected. In the documentary Trophy Kids, follows the story of five families whose life is centered on their child’s success in sports. It goes behind the scenes of what each of the parent’s strategies are in order to push their child to the next level of becoming the next all-star athlete.
Despite what may be waiting for him outside. Danny cannot think one minute beyond the moment he will have to tell his father he does not wish to take his place” (270). Mr. Malter is right, since Danny thinks more about telling his family what he has decided than what he wants to do as a psychologist. However, he’s surprised when his father tells him that he knew all along that Danny would not continue the
A recurring symbol is fire, which is most meaningful to Danny as he uses it to feel like he is in control of his life by exercising his power. In page 180 and 181 he says that he felt “Marvelous”, “Fantastic, “Powerful” and “The opposite of being hung up on a peg”. The last quote refers
Danny’s insecurities are getting in the way of his self-confidence, as he lets people’s opinions take control of his self-worth and confidence. Ashamed of him, Danny is embarrassed to even be close to Chin-Kee. In addition, Jin comes over to talk to his friends about a girl he likes, when Wei-Chen makes a snarky comment, “... talking is more than he has ever done. Because he is a cowardly turtle” (Yang 94). Though he might be teasing, what Wei-Chen said was not helpful and had a negative effect on Jin’s mood.
Due to Danny's lack of compassion and empathy at young age, Reb Saunders decides to raise Danny in silence so he could hear the struggles and perils in the world. Having compassion is essential for Danny because he is to inherit his father’s position as a
Where we’re from, who we know, and how our mental makeup is, is very important in our lives. It can be the deciding factor between life in prison and a life dedicated to giving back to others. In The Other Wes Moore, The lives of two young men are examined through three distinct lenses, how the role our environment, social capital (How we get ahead by helping each other) and how our mindset can dictate who we become later on in life. Both of these young men grew up in roughly the same environment, the ghettos of Baltimore, Maryland and the Bronx, New York, respectively.
One prime example of learning of out struggle was when the mother gave Jeannette 200 for one summer. She believes that she can make it work, if she works more. But eventually her father asks her for money and she gives in to the temptation “I pulled my head back. Giving him that money pissed me off. I was mad at myself but even madder at Dad.
Danny is trapped on the island as the “chains [are still] on the boats” (Valgardson 219). He has nowhere to escape to and awaits his death on the island. Though he is an innocent man, since the townspeople chose him as the “king” he must be killed as it is the island’s annual ritual. Both the scenarios illustrate the deaths of innocent people as the townspeople continue to perform their annual
The Education of Dasmine Cathey “The Education of Dasmine Cathey,” by Brad Wolverton is an informative and compelling story about a student athlete who struggles with making educated choices that he is not familiar with in life, college, and football. There are so many reasons young college athletes succeed in sports, but fail in education. This story is a tragic tale of educational shortfalls that caused Mr. Cathey a football player to fall through the cracks of a flawed school system and became exploited by his family, friends and the college football program. These challenges during these times, created unwanted side effects in every aspect of his life. This is a great story because the author allowed the reader to feel every emotion
Summary “Children Need to Play, Not Compete,” by Jessica Statsky is a thoughtful insight on the competitive sports for children. She is of the view that the competitive sports can ruin the enjoyment that games are supposed to provide. These methods of playing the games like adults can prove to be lethal for physical and psychological health. The author quotes from an authentic source that “Kids under the age of fourteen are not by nature physical.” (Tutko)
The movie Hoop Dreams traced a poor young talented African American, named Arthur Agee from grade eight to college. Arthur hoped to play professional basketball in the future to help his family to escape poverty. Despite the fact that his family is poor, and the neighborhood he lived in, were disadvantaged to him to pursue his goal in many ways. Firstly, Arthur showed great determination to play professional basketball, and he would like to lead his family out of poverty. Secondly, his ability to adapt to difficult circumstances, played a significant role toward his success in basketball.
Of course, only Flick is able to imagine them as such, which tells how much Flick is rivetted in the past. Thus, the variety of uses of figurative language show the reader what is going on in Flick’s mind, and the reader sees that Flick is eluding into fantasies about former victories. Updike depicts Former athlete to the current gas station attendant, allowing the reader to sympathize with Flick’s partiality for reminiscing. Updike employs a number of words regularly linked with sports to imply the former athlete’s skill. Words such as “runs,” “bends,” “stops” and “cut off” (Updike) are strong action words often used to express actions in basketball.