But Mr. Smith starts suffering from dementia because of his old age. He forgets what he has done every day, and he can barely recognize his old friends. At first, the empathetic Dorothy is able to take care of her dad and school work very well. But when she gets older and moves on to high school. Her dad’s memory gets worse, and school work becomes harder as well.
Rafael, The Kid, The Myth, The Legend Have you ever thought to yourself that Middle School would be the most boring and drudging experience of your life because your teachers barely ever give you any freedom, I mean think about it, Middle School is exactly like jail, but in jail, you get a phone call. Throughout this book you will see how Rafael Khatchadorian breaks almost every single rule and goes on perilous adventures with his best friend Leo. As you read this book you will be put into Rafael 's prodigious imagination, and experience what it 's like to have slight problems with the authority, and unfortunately, these things collide big time when he enters into middle school where students have to pay attention to the rules and never get caught doing substandard things. With help from his best friend/brother Leo, the mischievous kid concocts schemes to drive his tyrannical principle absolutely insane, while also using his glamour and charm to impress the love of his life, Jeanne and fight back the bullies. Therefore stating that this book shows that life is filled with all kinds of choices.
Even Gregor himself is aware that his work dominates his life (‘‘ "Oh, God", he thought, "what a strenuous career it is that I 've chosen! Travelling day in and day out. ….It can all go to Hell!" ’’ –p.3). And yet, he keeps to his regular, tedious schedule, despite the fact that he hates his job, just so that he can put a wad of cash on his family table.
In addition, when Mr. Antolini who was his English teacher teaches Holden the importance of getting academic experience by going to the school, Holden did not pay so much attention to what Mr. Antolini says. But, after he goes back to home, he decides to go a school again. It means that his thought is changed through his process of constructing identity, and probably his idea towards identity is changed, too. There is one more evidence that shows his way of thinking becomes different from before. In the last chapter, he says, "I sort of miss everybody I told about" (214).
Gregor is an ordinary man. He is a travel salesmen that has a very dull life. He works everyday to support his family. This makes it all the more shocking when he wakes up one day and realizes that he has transformed into a bug! “When Gregor Samsa woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed in his bed into a monstrous vermin,” (part 1 p.76).
Gregor is just an ordinary guy who hates his job but is forced to continue so as to feed his family. Gregor reacts very mildly to his transformation. The morning when he finds out he is more interested in going to work rather than freaking out. He isolates in his bedroom himself trying not to be seen by his parents. He is depressed and contemplates about his state and its effect on his family.
Seeing that her father is having difficulties reading the advanced book she takes it away and they start reading Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss. Sam then has a parent-teacher conference since Lucy is holding back in class and doesn’t want to advance, as to not leave him behind. When Lucy pretends she does not know how to say a word because she does not want to be smarter than her father, Sam tells her that her reading makes him happy. This exchange illustrates how different Sam and Lucy’s relationship is from the typical father-daughter relationship, instead of him helping her in school work, she has to learn by herself. Sam has a job at Starbucks cleaning tables that he has held for eight years showing that he is capable and hardworking human being.
Tom stays at home working while his wife Clare goes out a movie. But “it was not actually true he had to work tonight, though he very much wanted to” (Finney 1). This personal project is symbolized by a piece of yellow paper, his prized possession that he cannot lose. He dismisses time with his wife to work on it, showing how committed he is. When the paper flies out the window, Tom has to go through a
On Scout’s first day of school, he knows a range of things that the other students do not know about, and that makes miss Caroline anxious. She finds out that Scout has been studying how to read with her father Atticus. Miss Caroline is displeased with her because she already knows how to read. Walter Cunningham is a member of a less fortunate family. Walter tells miss Caroline that he did not bring any lunch, so miss Caroline gives him a nickel, and asks him to pay her back later on.
At the beginning of the novella, it can be seen that Gregor notices his transformation into an insect. Unlike the expected reaction, he wakes up and is aggrieved over being late to work, since he is the only source of money in his family. Whenever Gregor overhears his family talking about anything money or job related, he feels guilt for not being able to do his job. “Whenever they began to talk of the need to earn money, Gregor would always first let go of the door and then throw himself onto the cool, leather sofa next to it, as he became quite hot with shame and regret.” (Kafka 24) Kafka includes this quote to not only express Gregor’s emotions, but to express the theme that guilt is often found as disrespectful and can be
The school board tried to talk the incident out of what really happened, so that they can win the school budget election, but it failed. Both Philip and Miss Narwin faces major issues, Miss Narwin was asked to take a leave of absences even when a lot of people are giving her hate mails and Philip becomes stressed with his peers disapproving him. In the end, Miss Narwin resigns teaching and Philip switches to a new school where singing the anthem was allowed and in his response he said he didn’t know the
In student essay three, Dennis Zevely wrote about a conversation he had with his father. Dennis was stuck in a rut and had no idea how he could change his situation. Constantly exhausted, he was working a full time, dead end job that he hated. His father told him about how happy he was to have had his wife, children, and house. His only regret was not having finished school.
Peter Gibbons is what one would call a company drone. He worked as hard as he could for a company that he hated. Peter went to see a therapist, but the therapist suddenly dies after putting Peter under hypnosis. Peter leaves calm and relaxed along with the idea that he is not going to put any effort into his job. There are days he doesn’t show up and when he does show up he plays games all day.
True story: My son came to one evening and stated he could not compete his schoolwork because the battery in the calculator was bad (dead). When I recommended that he grab pen and paper, he looked at me with this unbelievable stare. Yes, he finished his schoolwork using pen and paper and I purchased a battery the next day. Thanks for your response.