I chose the Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt. The moral of this book is how it feels to have a school that is not normal, and have a teacher hate your guts. This book is about a seventh grader named Holling Hoodhood, and he goes around the school, acting serious about things. When things go downhill and all his classmates get mad at him, he tries his best to fix it. Mrs. Baker hated Holling, but then Holling acted like a friend to her, and the hate relationship was over.
George grew up as a Berliner, but it wasn’t until 1938 that George and his family had troubles with Nazi’s. In 1933, George was standing with his father under the Brandenburg Gate where there was a victory parade for the Nazi party. They had music, drumming and marching. George’s dad stared crying. When George saw his father crying he asked his father, “why are you crying?” His dad replied, “this is the end of Germany, and this is the end of us Jews.” When George herd this he didn’t know what he meant, and his father said “in the future you will understand.” Later on in school, the situation tightened up more and more.
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.
The movie begins with a fake sick Ferris and his concerned parents in his bedroom. Once Ferris is able to convince his mother and father he is sick, they don’t allow him to go to school. But once they leave, he jumps out of bed and speaks to the audiences and one of the first things out of his mouth is, “‘...that’s childish and stupid but so is high school,’” [all you need is one set of quotes here] [start a new sentence here]his distaste for high school is reflected right off the bat. Bueller’s attitude towards education is very similar to students in this generation and that is because education in the 21st century is a mess. Schools are focused on standardized testing, and regular testing which make up a large portion of the students grades.
Selfishness of a child is represented as a negativity in Brother’s life when he starts to cry after presenting a walking Doodle to his loved ones. “Doodle told them it was I who had taught him to walk, so everyone wanted to hug me, and I began to cry… They did not know that I did it for myself; that pride, whose slave I was, spoke to me louder than all of their voices; and that Doodle walked only because I was ashamed of having a crippled brother,” (347). At the time, Brother doesn’twant to be known as the boy with the crippled brother, so he does whatever he can to teach Doodle to walk. He cries due to the fact that his family’s glee is only present at the time due to him ashamed. His own desires have taken over his mind, and he acts upon them.
He blurred past cars, buildings, and people, who were no doubt wondering what a boy his age was doing out of school. He didn’t stop until he reached the town harbor. And then he started sobbing. Sure, he had parents that worshiped him and allowed him to kick Harry Potter around, but why did Harry have to give him those stones. Maybe, he thought, I should be less…selfish.
In his poem “Behind Grandma’s House,” Gary Soto details the life and daily routine of a somewhat masochistic ten year old boy as he kicks over trash cans, terrorizes cats, and drowns ant colonies with his own urine. In many ways the boy acts as any other boy his age would be expected to, but he tends to go further than most young boys with his actions and descriptions of how he feels. This extra violence and destructive tendency the narrator exhibits can lead the reader to believe that, rather than being a typical child, he strongly craves attention due to his circumstances, and he is willing to act out and act obscenely in order to receive that attention. Throughout the poem the narrator details all the things he does to prove how tough he is, many
In Dead Poets’ Society there is a group of young men in Mr. Keating’s class who show the traits of transcendentalism under the guide of Mr. Keating. Throughout the movie the boys and Mr. Keating grow closer, and he starts to guid and show the kids how they can live their lives and to follow what their heart desires. Later in the story Neil Perry is the lead for a play even though his father specifically told him not to do it, but Neil listened to Mr. Keating and did the play. When Neil 's father saw him in the play he told him that he was gonna send Neil to military school and take him out of Welton Academy, later that night Neil took his father 's gun and shot himself. The school did a investigation on the death and in the end they said it was Mr. Keatings fault that it happened and
Augusts wanted to go to a regular school after being home schooled for a while and he met his teachers but he was really nervous. After getting all of his classes, the teachers sat him next to a kid named Jack in every class, Mrs.Petosa had Jack show August around the school and immediately they became friends. Jack and August were walking around school and then a kid accidentally bumped into August and the boy said ‘Whoa”!. Jack and August were making fun of the way the kid looked after he saw August and a little later, Jack started making fun of Jack by saying “I 'd want to. I think you should get a secret squirt gun or something and attach it to your eyes somehow.
Walt starts living with Bernard and Frank with Joan. Both the boys react differently to the stress of their parents’ divorce and their adolescence. Walt claims to have written ‘hey you’, by Pink Floyd at his schools’ show. And Frank leaves his sperm in different locations like library and locker room. The school asks Walt
He quotes several stories and he can tell when Montag is quoting text. Beatty has tons of books under his belt and it is extremely hypocritical of him to burn books. He is a big intellectual. He even states, "Surely you remember the boy in your own school class who was exceptionally ‘bright,’ did most of the reciting and answering while the others sat like so many leaden idols, hating him. And wasn 't it this bright boy you selected for beatings and tortures after hours?
He constantly talks about how Charles has so much swagger although he is constantly getting in trouble ." Today Charles hit the teacher " . " He was awfully fresh". Laurie 's parents don 't seem suspicious in any way .But Laurie was secretly doing all these horrible things at school but he was scared that he would get in trouble so he told his parents that another kid named Charles was doing these things that he is doing at school. Laurie 's parents were very concerned about Charles since everyday he seemed to get in trouble .