When you think of Christmas you might think of presents, sharing, peace, amusement, as well as countless other wonderful emotions. The authors carried out their message by describing a snowman who had a “Jolly happy soul…” (1). Imagine yourself during the winter playing around in the snow with all your friends, suddenly a real life snow man that can laugh and play, just like a human can; don’t you wish that could actually happen? (Rollins, Nelson 4) “…he could laugh and play…” That is exactly what the authors wants you to picture, whatever makes you feel radiant. (Rollins, Nelson 6) “Running here and there all around the square”, can make me think of two situations. One that it is extraordinarily fun to play in the snow. It can also make me go into deeper thought and relate that quote to how on Christmas you are always going to so many different places at practically the same times. Whether it is picturing a snow man gleefully running around, or picturing yourself just having fun; the authors have successfully delivered his message of
Brothers are always the closest one to each other. During all the difficulty, the brotherhood between Ponyboy and Darry have changed a lot. Although sometimes they have some misunderstanding, they always care about each other. In S.E.Hinton’s The Outsiders, the relationship between Darry and Ponyboy changes from conflict to emotional, and finally understanding.
In young adult literature, there are characters who leave a perennial impression on the reader. Many of these are considered dynamic characters because of changes they endure throughout the plot. In S.E. Hinton’s novel The Outsiders, Johnny Cade is a character that goes through a major change in personality. At first, a boy who is afraid of his own shadow, we see throughout the novel turn into a gallant hero that risked his life to save children.
Since I was in about 1st grade, I have been skiing with my family. I have been to many different places to go skiing, such as resorts in Colorado, Wisconsin, and Michigan. One particular story takes place at a resort in Colorado called Vail, when I was about 11 years old. My family and my friends family were driving three hours from the airport to the resort through the cold, snowy weather. We finally got to the house we stayed at and went to sleep. Over the night, it had snowed about one and a half feet. In the morning, we woke up eager to get out on the fresh snow and ski. We hurried to the mountain with our skis and took the lift to the top of the mountain. As we started skiing, we approached a section of the mountain where we could only
Prior to arriving in America, Medina had never experienced snow. As he takes his first few steps into this new country he sees this clean, fresh snow. He describes
Expectations are the roots of disappointment; sometimes they are not met. Pablo Medina justifies this in his reflective essay “Arrival: 1960”, when transitioning from Cuba to the United States. He was in immediate search of freedom as opposed to communism back home. Throughout the essay, Medina describes his experiences starting from his excitement of exiting the plane and ending with his suspicious first day of school. His eyes see things that he could not understand at first, leaving him to reconsider his views on the United States. After reflecting on these experiences, Medina realizes that, sometimes, expectations are deceiving.
I could tell that it was going to be one of those days. Nothing seemed to go right all day. I was mindlessly sitting at my desk when all of a sudden the classroom door swung open and there appeared… nothing. But the nothingness had some sort substance, because it made the hall look like a mirage.
After a while of gruesome writing I had finished my essay, The Outsiders. I had Soda and Darry read it and they both thoroughly enjoyed it. Soda said that it captured the essence of each moment perfectly and Darry said that it made him relive the experience. (Even though that might not be the best thing) It 's been almost 2 weeks since the death of Johnny and Dally. We had their funeral down by the church at Windrixville because I knew Johnny would have liked that. The day was quite sorrow and I didn’t eat much, but, as time went on I was feeling better. I started to accept that I couldn’t see Johnny and Dally everyday and they were in a better place now. Two- Bit and Steve came by a lot more often now to give us some company and something to do. I was going back to school the next morning after missing nearly a week of school. “Goodnight.” Darry said as he turned off the lights. We started to be nicer to eachother and get along better since our argument, and I hope it stays this way.
Charlie Gordon experienced many positive things during his surgery. One thing he went through is falling in love with Mrs.Kinnian. Charlie says “I don’t understand why I never noticed how beautiful Miss. Kinnian really is.” (p.38) He explains how beautiful she is and how her eyes are gorgeous. Another positive result is he figured out a new way to line up the machines. Charlie was happy when Mr. Donegan said it will save him ten thousand dollars a year in labor. He even wanted to celebrate his achievement with his “friends” Joe and Frank. When Charlie goes out with Frank and Joe he usually ends up getting ditched after he gets drunk. He found out that they ditched him last time and he finally realized that he makes fun of
The first setting that appears in the book The Outsiders is the drive-in movies. During the drive-in movie, Ponyboy, Johnny, and Dallas meet two girls named Cherry and Marcia. They had some food and the girls asked Johnny and Ponyboy to sit next to them and “protect” them if Dally came back. While Cherry and Ponyboy were getting some food, Ponyboy was telling Cherry some stuff about the Greasers.
When Victor is on his way home, he stops at the site of his brother’s murder. While he was there, it began to storm violently. Victor is happy for the first time in a while, and said this would serve as William’s funeral, but things turn quickly when he sees the monster. After sight of the creature, Victor realizes he is the murderer, and sits outside there all night. “No one can conceive the anguish I suffered during the remainder of the night, which I spent cold and wet, in the open air” (63.) At first, the rain brings Victor a sense of joy because he loves being surrounded by nature. This is the first time in a long time he has been able to be in it due to his illness, so he is understandably thrilled. However, things change quickly as a streak of lightning reveals the monster to him which may
“Yes, of course,” she replied. She rushed inside her home and came back holding a phone. She dialed 911 and she started talking I couldn’t hear what she was saying.
Sat in my room looking at the wall waiting for my best friend Lue to come over, all of a sudden I hear a knock on the old rusty wooden door. I race out of my room, down the wooden squeaky stairs. I open up the door and hug my best friend Lue. My dog Charlie races to the door and rans around Lue. He is happy to see Lue. Lue is excited to see Charlie too. We sat together, and talk for a while. We hear my dad come in the door. He walks
Street and then I heard this house and it sounded like a roooooooooor and is sounded like the aboominal snow man and I almost got at
They approached each other, moving at a pace better left to angry, wounded animals. Such descriptors could very well have been applied to the pair of them; they had only been battling for a year.