The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams both feature a character who is unwilling to let go of the past. In The Great Gatsby, we see that Gatsby, the main character’s neighbor, longs for the love that he used to have with a girl he met before going off to war, Daisy. In “The Glass Menagerie” Amanda Wingfield, the mother of the Tom Wingfield the main character, is always rambling on about the past relationships she had. She only knew how to talk about that, and so it was the focus of each conversation she had. We see both, Gatsby and Amanda, not being able to move on from something that they cherished so much but that is long gone now.
Other people like you maybe would see it as murder like I said in the other evidence, but in this situation I would say it's not murder its euthanasia. After reading this letter do you think this book is appropriate for students (middle school and up)? I think the book is a good way to learn a friendship lesson, and just a life lesson take it from me, I've read it and I like it and I'm pretty sure your kids will like it as
SOULS OF SONG TRA BONG Sitting on our mama’s lap, we’ve always heard stories of people who’ve had hard times in their lives; first of those who had to fight with a monster just because they didn’t listen to their parents, then as we grew up, those who had to leave school to save the world from those with malevolent intentions. But at the end, a story was a story, and those people killed the monsters, never did something without their parents’ approval, and turned back to school to get a master’s degree; just to convince us kids that everything that was in a story was the right thing to do to, and the characters we read, were heroes that would never make mistakes. Growing up this way, I had an implicit assumption that a character had to show heroic behaviors to have an impact on me. I’ve never been happier to notice that I was mistaken. Even though the society makes one believe that a story is only valuable if it gives moral messages, the book, The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien, implies the idea that stories don’t have to end in blooming
Langston Hughes “Mother to Son” & Robert Hayden “Those Winter Sunday’s” both deal with the theme of Parenting. In both poems the sons are taught different lessons about life by each parent life experience. For example in “Mother to Son” Langston Hughes uses the Metaphor of the stairs to emphasize to the kid the importance of never giving up in any situation and in “Those Winter Sunday’s” Robert Hayden uses Imagery to show the son what sacrificial love looks like. Right of the bat, one major difference between these two poems is the knowledge the author give us about the parents. In the poem “Mother to Son” we know that the life of the mother hasn’t been easy because Langston Hughes says “Life for me ain’t been no crystal
Unlike my father, my mother is very strict. When I was a teenager, my mother would punish me for simple mistakes. I remember her spanking my brothers and me for not cleaning the dishes well. One the other hand my father do not believe in spanking children. As a child, I loved going to my father’s house for the weekend; he would let me get away with being disobedient.
She went ahead to tell me that she received complaints from my mum about my behavior and that I do not listen to the corrections that my parents ask me to make with regards to my character. As I sat down listening to the "advice" that my grandparents had for me, I could not help but reminiscence. I thought about how many times I have heard phrases along the line of "always obey your parents," "respect your elders," "refrain from lying," "we are telling you this so that when you grow up,
Children are born into the world with no set guidelines or morals until they can get a basic understanding of the world around them. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch is a man with incredible amounts of honor and morality. His two kids see a lot of the cruelty that exists in life throughout their childhood, from a racist trial to a truly bitter person. Atticus tries to instill several morals into his children so that they will lead successful lives in the future with a strong understanding of the world. Atticus has his children read to a bitter old lady named Mrs. Dubose, so that they can help her overcome her morphine addiction.
“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb into his skin and walk around in it” (Lee 39). In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Atticus Finch is the father of main characters Jem and Scout. His wife, and mother of Jem and Scout, died when the children were very young. Being a single parent is quite arduous, and he does so while still teaching his children important morals. He stays patient with his children while the hard times of The Great Depression affect their world.
He was a man that I dreamed of in a nightmare. I felt terrible growing up as a kid seeing my mother being the father of this family, I always told my mother to let him go, but she never listened and always said “you need a father in your life no matter what the circumstance is”. I tried my best to convince her, but she still kept my father. The reason why this poem is similar to my life is because the piano tuners wife and I have almost been through the same situation and how the women and I craved for improvement. The piano tuners wife finally understands who her husband really is and myself growing up seeing my father change.
Even though the book portrays her as more intelligently developed, she lacks the ability to comprehend empathy and racism at the beginning of the book. Throughout the book you can compare Scout and Jem and come with the conclusion that Jem her older brother gets a sense of understanding what their father Atticus is trying to teach them. Atticus reinforces his morals onto his kids by telling them before they go out to shoot their air-rifles, “Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit’em but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” (Lee pg:147). Scout then goes to Miss Maudie’s house asking her why Atticus had said it was a sin to kill mockingbirds telling us, she doesn’t get the complex but jet simple reason that killing something without a righteous reasons is a sin
All she had to do was look at what Atticus had to go through but through his eyes and she would have understood a little better. Last Scout learns not to judge people because of their past and the stories you heard about them. Scout heard bad things about Boo and immediately thought he was a scary monster. After she got older she finally realized everything she learned was very important life lessons. To Kill a Mockingbird was full of lessons to learn about life.
Should shakespeare be taught in high school “To live too die, to live again,” these words you will very much know if you have read romeo and juliet since this is what is said in the book and is acted in so many ways. Shakespeare in all of it’s complicated words and twist in the plot makes it difficult to follow along with what is happening. This is what makes shakespeare a desired author in reading in english class, but many people are starting to realize that shakespeare may actually not be helping students, but this theory is of course only in their opinion. If you were to ask me I would say that shakespeare should continue to be taught throughout high school. Romeo and Juliet is as you know very challenging to read and follow along too but in my opinion this is what helps high school students develop good reading.
Some of people with this type of education, some people with that education. If everyone is the same, who are you going to learn from? In the Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, most of the book is focused on Junior’s struggles. You see how he benefits from going to Reardan, but not how anyone else does. When Junior joins the all white school, it helps teach the students to let go of some of the stereotypes they had been brought up with.
Richard states that, “I had been so desperate for Mom to love that little boy that I couldn’t let him go until I found a way for Mom to love me. All the time I had spent hanging on and shrinking into that child amazed me. I recalled my thoughts about my own life and I realized that as a child, I could never have stood up to Mom and fought back” (Pelzer 260). This quote shows that he knew that he should’ve and could’ve stood up to his mom, but he was too scared and he faced the horrors of his mom’s abuse in return. This book really let me know the horrors of the world and how many kids are being abused and are too scared to speak out against it.
In life, we all have to make choices. We make decisions by drawing on what we know and have learned. Society judges you for your decisions without knowing you or what the situation is. In “To Kill a Mockingbird” the author says that “You never truly understand a person, until you climb into their skin, and walk around in it.” The author is implying that to truly understand how that choice was made you have see from other 's point of view. This story begins with the father telling his young daughter why she must go to school.