She wanted to be the fastest runner and beat her rival Gretchen in the May day race. She also wanted to be the winner of the spelling bee. However, as the story progresses, Squeaky becomes more compassionate and caring towards others. Squeaky develops confidence and strength. Meanwhile she becomes loving and caring towards Raymond.
“A strong woman knows she has strength enough for the journey, but a woman of strength knows it is in the journey where she will become strong.” These two women May El-Khalil and Khalida Brohi are very strong women that has been on a journey to find peace/make peace in their country. They have endured plenty of challenges within their journey, which has made them stronger. Through it all they kept pushing and reaching levels that no one believed they could reach. These two women both want peace just in different ways. May El-Khalil way of making peace within her country was to create a marathon which sponsored multiple things.
Squeaky Have you ever heard of a girl who always likes to run? Well, squeaky is one for you. Squeaky is a character in “Raymonds Run” by Toni Cade Bambara who takes care of her brother and she’s responsible for him. She loves to take place in races. She trains every day for the race.
In the story Squeaky is having to prepare for the May Day race. Squeaky always spends time training with her brother right by her side. Throughout the story Squeaky deals with a girl named Gretchen. Gretchen is a runner too but her and squeaky do not have the best relationship. Gretchen makes it clear to Squeaky that she thinks she is going to win the race.
However, while she is in the arena she builds relationships with many characters and she does her best to save the people she loves. The overarching theme of Suzanne Collins’ novel, The Hunger Games, is that love can make people forget their basic survival instincts as shown by Katniss’ willingness to put herself in peril to save her loved ones such as Primrose Everdeen, Peeta Mellark, and the girl from district eleven Rue. Love 's effect on a person 's survival instincts is first demonstrated by Katniss ' love for her younger sister, Primrose (Prim).In The Hunger Games, every year the districts hold a reaping to choose the tributes that go to the games. Prim gets called at the reaping and Katniss volunteers for her. In paragraph six chapter two of the novel it states “With one sweep of my arm, I push her behind me.
Prim has motivated her to reach the goal of winning the Games. This characteristic of Katniss's helps convey the theme of survival because without her perseverance, she would not have been able to survive and make it home to her sister. Her perseverance kept her going even when the times in the Games got tough. Katniss and Peeta have been through a great quantity of situations in the Games. At this point in the story, they have finally reached the surreal moment of winning the Hunger Games.
Because of Dee’s new persona, Wangero, was not accepted by her family, this caused her to become angered and defensive. Mama and Maggie do not like this new Wangero person. Since Dee family is not reacting well to the new her, this could be bad news for her mental health. Oswalt says that the way your parents and family react to the new you can affect the outcome of an identity crisis. Usually, if the parents become angered or react negatively to the final result of the crisis them it will output a worse result than if they would have been more calm and supportive (Oswalt).
She insists that she 's not sick and starts insulting him, telling him to "take your schoolbooks and go" because she thinks he isn’t qualified for the job and that he is too young. Granny feels like her bones are “floating around” inside her, and Doctor Harry looks like he 's floating around as well. The is the first sign that granny may not be a reliable narrator. Granny “decides” she is going to remain in bed for little while. She closes her eyes and hears the doctor whispering about her to her daughter Cornelia.
“We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.” This quote is by Jesse Owens. It very precisely associates with the book “The Flip Side” by Shawn Johnson, because of the way a young girl who desires to be an Olympic gymnast dedicates herself and makes unbending sacrifices to succeed. If you ever imagined working hard for something, Charlotte(Charlie) Ryland multiplied your efforts by a million. She had a mental picture of what she wanted to accomplish and because of the determination she had, she followed it through during the book, and did everything she could even when she had to conquer some weighty hurdles.
Hulga’s poor health keeps her at her home all the time. Hulga wants to leave home and really does not want to come back. She does not have a good relationship with her mother because Hulga is “too smart” for her family which breaks the bond between them. Since Hulga dislikes her mom she changed her name to make her mother even more mad at her. 2.
Franklin 's enthusiastic attitude is a great attribute she has that sets her apart from and makes her better than other athletes. Coaches are willing to continue training Franklin, and help her because of her positive approach through everything she does. For example, her coach "who began coaching Franklin with the Colorado Stars when she was 7" (John Meyer, Denver post article) has stuck with her for over a decade. He has done this because coaches love athletes who listen to them! He realizes that he will see results from the time and commitment he has put in with Missy.