Courage is well processed throughout the novel “The Princess Bride”. “I love you”. Buttercup had fallen in love with the castle’s farm boy, Westley. When she confronted Westley about her love for him, he slammed the door right in her face. Heartbroken, she sprinted to her room and sobbed till every tear she had was no more. “I’ve come to say goodbye”. Westley was leaving for America to seek out a profession. As, he had to say his goodbyes to his special love one. “I love you”. Bursted out of Westley to Buttercup before they said their goodbyes. As they were leaving each other, they constantly were turning around to get finally glances. They fell into each other's arms. “Should we kill her now”. As Buttercup was becoming more well know, since
Boy’s Life by Robert R. McCammon is an excellent coming of age story. A recurring subject in this book was evil. The teaching moment of the book is that everyone has their own monsters, but it is how people handle those monsters that shows their character.
According to the Mental Health Foundation, “Friendship can play a key role in helping someone live with or recover from a mental health problem and overcome the isolation that often comes with it.” This displays how amity is an important factor when people are facing with obstacles in their lives. In the novel, The Samurai’s Garden, Gail Tsukiyama portrays the same idea through the character, Sachi who is an old woman with leprosy. Sachi becomes friend with Matsu, a house caretaker of the main character. Later on, she befriends Michiko, another woman with the same disease. With the help and encouragement of Matsu and Michiko, Sachi learns to overcome hardships due to her sickness of leprosy; through this, Tsukiyama demonstrates that companionship
Knowing is good, but knowing all is better. Based on an actual incident, Gary Paulsen's book Nightjohn showcases this life lesson. In the story young Sarny, a slave, is taught to read and write by a fellow slave, John. She knows that as a slave that reading is dangerous. But she takes that chance, because she knows wisdom is sharper than any weapon.
Rick Riordan’s word choice includes the use of several colloquialisms.This makes the characters seem more down to earth and seem normal and characterize them as carefree by using language that is not stiff and rigid and by appealing to the vernacular. One such example would be the use of” gonna “instead” of “going to”
Crabbe is a book created for young adults written by William Bell. Bell had created lessons that can be learned in the story for the young adult readers. When one reads Crabbe, one reads about the problems Franklyn Crabbe had with his life and how he deals with it. The lessons presented are created from problems he would of had or did have. Three lessons can be learned from the novel. One lesson is to not let others control your life. Another lesson is letting people help one’s self. The final lesson is to limit the amount of alcohol one consumes.
Have you ever heard about Paul Revere? He, (in my opinion) was the best patriot ever to live. He was the guy who went around telling people that the British were coming. One of his amazingly famous quotes was “one if by land, two if by sea”, this quote means when he was warning people in Boston about the British, he sent Joseph Warrens to light two lanterns if the British came by sea and one lantern if the British came by land. If you want to learn more about Revere, r
Good and bad characters are often misinterpreted the book. Often times the, the way they are presented is not how they actually are. In many cases good characters are caught doing bad things and vice versa. This concept of switching good and bad is commonly used between characters.
" 'Your father does not know how to teach. You can have a seat now. ' I mumbled that I was sorry and retired meditating upon my crime." This is a quote by Scout and her teacher Ms. Caroline Fisher on page 23 from the book How To Kill A Mockingbird well they 're in the classroom. Ms. Caroline Fisher has a tone that Scouts ignorant and just needs to be quiet. But, Scout is confused and a bit annoyed because she had been able to read the alphabet, mobile register, and my first reader and the teacher told her that it was bad. You can tell from the quote neither of them is happy and it shows what kind of a teacher she is.
1) In the not so distant future, The House of the Scorpion, takes place in the country of Opium. This country lies between the United States and Aztlan, formerly known as Mexico. Within these borders we follow the life of a young boy named Matteo Alacran, who happens to be a clone. Not only is Matt a clone, but he happens to be the clone of the 143 year old dictator of Opium, El Patron. Since he is the copy of the most powerful man in the country Matt is given certain privileges and a wealthy upbringing, and yet because he is a clone Matt is looked down upon as second class individual by the members of El Patron’s family. It is not until later in his life that Matt realizes that the reason he is treated that way by the Alacran family is because his total existence, the reason he was created, is to provide El Patron with donor organs to prolong his life even further. The House of the Scorpion delves into the ethics behind scientific advancements and the
One of the main themes (or lessons) that steinbeck teaches is that we are all humans, and therefore we all have a lot in common. We need each other. The problem is that we ignorant humans have set up a system where we have put divides in between different groups of people that are nearly impossible to overcome. Steinbeck uses characterization to showcase this theme.
Steinbeck uses biblical allusions to warn the oppressors, those who lack compassion, that judgement day is coming. He uses people's situations, hardships and difficulties to show us the compassionate and the uncompassionate. Rose of Sharon a key character that shows that one has no excuse to why they cannot be kind.
The pearl became evil through all the greed in humanity; therefore, bringing bad luck to anyone who touches it. Throughout the course of the story, I felt annoyed at Kino’s greed and selfishness. After I read the book, I learned that too much greed can lead to suffering, violence, and one’s downfall. Before, I never really knew the consequences of excess greed, but after reading “The Pearl" by John Steinbeck, now I know that I should never let greed take control over me.