“A Spartan father had no right to decide whether to rear his newly born son or not.” (Document A) If his son was healthy, he would be sent away at seven years old to train for the military he would soon be apart of. If his son was not healthy, he would be left outside to die. This puts strain on a family, causes grief for the siblings, and is very distressing for the mother. Another disadvantage of Sparta's military is that the boys only learned reading and writing to a certain extent, since their military was their main priority. According to Document D, “The Spartans learned to read and write for purely practical reasons: but all other forms of education they banned from the country,...” If an man wasn’t interested in fighting and wanted a strong education, he was simply out of luck since in Sparta, killing others was more important than schooling.
For example, in The Wednesday Wars, when Holling was the only seventh grader who qualified for the varsity cross-country team, the eighth graders, who also qualified, were not welcoming (Schmidt 91). In fact, the older classmen would pants Holling whenever he was running at the front of the pack (Schmidt 91). As a result, he started to trail back at meets and get out of the way when his other teammates were about to spit off to the side (Schmidt 92). In The Outsiders, the bullying going on was more discreet, as it involved Johnny’s parents abusing him. Not only was Johnny verbally abused by his parents, but he was also continuously clobbered at home too (Hinton 32).
(1945) that the older fiction books are better than the new ones. This because the older fiction books had more virtue of imagination and style, which Wilson believes many detective stories lack today. Fiction writers today have more difficulty in controlling their stories and instead they had a life of their own and “flew away” states Wilson. Raymond Chandler writes in his article “The simple art of murder” (1944) how difficult it is to write fiction. According to Chandler, writers today have a poor knowledge of the society in which we live.
The series is set in the fictional country of Panem ,"the country that rose up out of the ashes of the place that was once called North America"(Collins, Hunger Games 18). Catching Fire (2009) , the second book in The Hunger Games trilogy and the focus of this research , takes place 75 years after "The Dark Days"(Collins, Hunger Games 18),a failed rebellion attempted by the 13 districts of Panem against the Capitol and its tyrannical rule . As a result of this rebellion , the Hunger Games were created. "The rules of the Hunger Games are simple. In punishment for the uprising, each of the twelve districts must provide one girl and one boy, called tributes, to participate"(Collins, Hunger Games 19).
The Divergent idea came from the Hunger Games book. Suzanne Collins had inspired writers to publish new books that are coming to the interest of kids mostly above 10 years old. The setting takes place in "District 12", a place of ruin and despair. All districts were made to show everyone how it feels to have war and depression of loss. Nobody in the districts has much wealth
I certainly agree that Romeo and Juliet is a beautiful work of art and is worth studying. However, the point is that teaching the language of Shakespeare in high school is too early. The ideal goal of English classes is teaching the philosophy embraced within the beautifully orchestrated language. However, in practice, most high school teachers spend too much time translating the Shakespearean language such that the course becomes more of a plot-focused class; there is not enough time to delve into the
Therefor, high school coaches should not be required to give equal playing time to all of the players on the team because it is an unfair practice and stunts the growth of the more successful players. To begin with, a coach should not be required to equally split up playing time among the players because it shields the ability level of each individual athlete, making it extremely unfair to the hardest-working, most-talented players. After all, “Coaches don’t decide playing time; players do” (Bowen). Fred Bowen has coached high school sports for over 30 years and has said this to the parents of every player he has ever had before the season starts. By regarding the issue of playing time outwardly and honestly, he has managed to avoid the issue before it turned into a problem.
katniss Everdeen is a 16 year old girl who volunteered to play the hunger games instead of her little sister who was chosen to play the games. Katniss Everdeen thinks that the hunger games shouldn’t exist because of the violence and all the bad things that happen during the games. Peeta Mellark who comes from district 12 was chosen to be a part of the hunger games. Cato is the chosen one from district 2 and is the leader for the career pack and he is Katniss fiercest rival. The setting of the story is
The police were called, but the Nazi Party wouldn't allow them to arrest the Hitler Youth.” Any teacher that did not approve of the Nazi Party was punished severely. They could be fired from their position, or even worse, put into concentration camps where they would have to do manual labor in horrible conditions. Aside from the European Front, many things were happening in the United States as well, including Japanese Internment. According to USHistory.org, “the camps were often too cold in the winter and too hot in the summer. The food was mass produced army-style grub.
The Hunger Games is a book about 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen's fight to survive in Panem's infamous Hunger Games, a show broadcasted displaying children fighting to the death. This book takes place in Panem, a post-United States nation, but the majority of the book takes place in the Capitol's arena for the Hunger Games. The Hunger Games starts with Katniss Everdeen preparing for the announcement of this year's tributes to the Hunger Games, better known as the Reaping. In the Hunger Games, only children are allowed to participate, and as a child gets older, their name gets put in another time. Before attending the mandatory gathering, Katniss consults her friend Gale, who is like a brother to Katniss.