(Pg 153) I disliked the fact that Theo dissed the girl just because his friend wouldn 't like it. " He wasn 't exactly looking for a girlfriend, and besides, April would be devastated if he began chasing a flirt like Hallie." (Pg 153) I also liked that the Boone 's were intelligent enough to dance around the illegal immigrant thing, save the trial, save Roberto, and give Julio 's family a home. " He explained that his parents were offering the deal of a lifetime.
With that being said, the middle child, Louie is disgruntled. The boy gets great grades, is involved in school activities, and has had a girlfriend for the past few years. On the outside, he seems to be very happy, but in reality Louie is not pleased with the situation in his house. Louie seems as
Peter hides his phone and calls their principal while all this is happening. The strategy works however their principal doesn’t like the idea of students having her phone number. Feeling hopeless and out of options the boys go to Garvey for support, he tells them to fight without words, left confused and slightly angry Cole is not sure what to do. The next time the gang comes at them Cole decides to sit down because he figures that they wouldn’t fight people sitting down. Unfortunately the leader Keith doesn’t care and kicks Cole in the ribs.
He wants to get rid of him, but Monique, the mother is very loyal to Jordan and defends him. This makes Gerald’s life miserable, and the only thing that brings a smile to his face is his step-sister, Angel, whom he possessively cares for. Therefore, referring to some parts, and experience as a person, I can state that loyalty doesn’t always go both ways. Many people do not care if loyalty doesn’t return to them.
Wes didn’t start off on the right path initially, due to the friends he surrounded himself with such as shea, a young drug runner, and the low standards he set for himself academically, which Author Wes mentions that he was “disappointed with D’s, pleasantly satisfied with C’s and celebratory about a B I allowed my standards at school to become pathetic” (Moore 54). He allowed a fixed mindset of mediocrity along with his environment to almost determine his life path. Without social capital, Author Wes Moore would’ve been doomed for failure but the intervention by his mother, a few of her friends and his grandparents, he was able to attend Valley Forge Military Academy where he was able to benefit from the effects of social capital from his superiors and peers in the form discipline, comradery and leadership. From there, he totally changed his perspective as he developed a growth mindset which was fairly evident when he realized that basketball wasn’t in his long term plans; Wes states “When you step on the court with players like Kobe Bryant or six foot eight point guards who can dunk from the free throw line, your mind begins to concentrate on other options” (Moore 130), that moment of clarity showed the benefits of social capital and a strong growth mindset. Another instance of social capital being beneficial in Author Wes Moore’s life is when he was granted a scholarship to attend John Hopkins University.
In “Everything That Rises Must Converge” written by Flannery O’Connor, the characters Julian and his mother, referred to only as “Julian’s Mother”, maintain an intricate and rather deleterious relationship. Their conflicting views regarding race issues are the ultimate dividers in their relationship. This dissension places a large strain on nearly all of their interactions. Julian is irritated by his mother and treats her with enmity, while his mother is tolerant of his temper. Their relationship heavily affects both characters and carries a strong significance in each others lives.
Before he leaves Pencey, Holden runs to Spencer’s house to say goodbye and to get a sense of acceptance from his teacher. That is not the result he gets though, and Mr. Spencer makes him feel worse about leaving Pencey. Once he went into Old Spencer’s house, he “was sort of sorry I’d come”(Salinger 9). Mr. Spencer is one of the many people in Holden’s life that does not accept him, and instead shuts him down.
Firstly, Scout learned one cannot judge someone from appearances. This was brought to Scout’s attention because people always made fun of her father because he was defending a negro. Scout didn’t like when people said things about her own father and family when Atticus was simply defending the innocent man in the case. Jem also learned a lesson from the case. Jem learned that the court systems are not always fair.
Once Amy has fallen asleep, Jo talks to their mother about what had happened, and admits that she let her anger get the better of her. Mrs. March talks to Jo about her temper and the consequences of her actions. “‘Don’t cry so bitterly, but remember this day, and resolve with all your soul that you will never know another like it, Jo, dear, we all have our temptations, some are far greater than yours, and it often takes all our lives to conquer them.’” Jo is able to realize her errors thanks to her mother, and finally allows herself to forgive Amy. Little Women is a coming of age story that tells the tale of four sisters living their lives during the Civil War.
As a teenager it is easy to get caught up in the idea that it is important for everyone to be liked by everyone. The Catcher In The Rye teaches that although many situations may feel negative at the moment, often times it turns out for the better. I Holden Caulfield was shaped by his rejections, failures and by the people who accepted him. In conclusion, in the novel The Catcher In The Rye, the main character, Holden Caulfield, seeks acceptance from those around him when he goes home to look for Phoebe, when he goes to his old teacher expecting pity, and when he visits the nuns because he heard what good people they
Choosing to go to Beecher prep middle school he thought his life would be terrible but instead it was the opposite. Many challenges where face, friendship were broken, and friendship was earned but despite it all august learns that
In chapter five, Walter is telling us how he likes school and the tribulations he was with teachers and students. On page seventeen, Walter tells us that since he has read for a long time he could read at a second grade level, so they suggested he should go to second grade, however Mrs. Dwrkin wouldn’t let him because of his speech immediate. So in this chapter Walter is having tremendous issues with his speech, because on page eighteen, it says that a kid named Manuel was making fun of Walter’s speech immediate, nevertheless Walter puts a stop to it by punching him in the face. So in chapter three, he’s also getting into a lot of mischief. Walter is telling us about how he has to take speech classes during the summer.
Lily was raised being unknowingly racist while being abused by her father, T. Ray. Readers can conclude that Lily’s father has cruel ways to punish Lily, an example is, “I’d been kneeling on grits since I was six, but I still never got used to that powdered glass feeling beneath my skin” (24). Being raised in one of the most racist towns in South Carolina, Sylvan, Lily, like every other child living in South Carolina, was born into racism. Lily has never had a problem with black people, but feels like she sticks out while she was at the Boatwright sister’s house, “Staying in a colored house with colored women, eating off their dishes, lying on their sheets-it was not something I was against, but I was brand new to it, and my skin never felt
The Eleventh Plague Character Analysis “Your life is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life” Steve Jobs. People spend most of their life to try to blend into society and try to fit in. People are always worried about what there actions will make people think about them. One example of this would be Stephen, he goes through a large amount of change, and learns not to fit in, and to be himself. In the book, The Eleventh Plague, Stephan’s conflicts, changes, and interactions with other characters helps him learn to help others in need.
In R.J. Palacio's Wonder, the reader gain a better understanding for the new school life of August through the eyes of his classmates. Being asked to be an acquaintance of August at Beecher Prep, Jack noticed that after, quite some time integrated within the class, “if a kid like Jamie [...] can be that mean, August doesn't stand a chance in middle school. ”(Palacio 141). This shows that more and more students will continue to change their behavior as long as other classmates are convinced the August will be an easy target for a verbal abuse. Jack tries to look out for August, but no matter how much she keeps trying to defend him or build him up here as well always tear him down.