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. That is what the book was mostly
Tim O 'brien wants readers to understand the meaning of war. His way of explaining war is by writing fictional short stories and giving speeches. Even though his stories are fictional they still contain the thoughts and feelings of war through the eyes of a soldier.
John Marsden’s tomorrow when the war began (1994) is a narrative of an Australian teenager named Ellie Linton and her friends who became guerrilla fighters after the invasion of her homeland by an unknown military force. A key passage in page 75-76 explains how the group transforms into effective leaders while making tough decisions. Marsden’s message in the passage is to be a good leader in a time of crisis, unpopular decisions must be made in order to save the group.
(MIP-3) Contrary to the society's thought that what they are doing is beneficial, it ultimately demolished the society in the long run. (SIP-A)Throughout the story, the community is fighting in a war and despite many warning signs showing they are in danger, they failed to recognize it. (STEWE-1) Unlike most, Montag realizes what is going on and with concern says, “I've heard rumours; the world is starving, but we're well-fed. Is it true, the world works hard and we play? Is that why we're hated so much? I've heard the rumours about hate, too, once in a long while, over the years. Do you know why? I don't, that's sure!” (70). The world outside the society Montag lives in can see the danger in what is going on with their obsession with technology,
“Never that which is shall die.” This quote appears in the beginning of The Wars quoted by Euripes. This phrase means that once something exists, it never really dies. In the novel by Timothy Findley, the quote strongly relates to the main character Robert. As the story continues on, Robert starts off with innocence and despite all the terrible things he does throughout the book, his innocence and kindness never really dies, it will always be present. In Timothy Findley’s novel, The Wars, he uses symbolism and character development to suggest; that despite how hard one may try to change themselves, they will never be happy, they should only be content to stay as themselves and not try to be like others. Initially, Robert Ross is a great protector of innocence. As the story progresses, he tries hard to become a war hero in order to gain redemption but fails in the process. By the end, Robert
I am still not fully recovered and I most likely won’t ever be, there will always be that little voice inside my head. I started my journey with addiction and recovery the summer before freshman year.
Coming to America with my parents when I was about 11 years old was a new adventure for me. There were a lot of changes that needed to be made and experiencing new things. I would have to make some adjustment and getting used to the American culture and learning the language they speak. My parents had made a big sacrifice coming to America. Living their home country just so my siblings and I could get a better education and better life. As we all know, life in America is not that easy when you are newbies. As an 11 years old kid, I wouldn't know what to do or how to help my parents when they are going through a tough time. All I do was go to school, come home, and do some reading. Besides, school wasn't that easy for me because I didn't know English and I couldn't communicate with the people around me nor the teachers. I was the only kid who looks different in my class and has no ideas what the teacher is talking about. It was uncomfortable for me to be around my classmates, but everyone in the class seems to be nice to me because I was the new kid. They didn’t have problems with me and I didn’t have problems with them. As time goes on, I began to feel
It is sometimes difficult for individuals to settle the discrepancy between truth and illusion, and consequently they drive others away, by shutting down. Mrs. Ross, in The Wars by Timothy Findley, is seen as brittle while she is attending church, and cannot deal with the cruel reality of the war and therefore segregates herself from the truth by blacking it out. As a result, she loses her eyesight, and never gets to solve the clash between her awareness of reality and the actuality of the world. She hides behind a veil, and her glasses to distance herself from reality. Mrs. Davenport has to wheel her around in Rowena’s chair to keep her awake, so she doesn’t harbour up subconscious feeling within her dreams, which she is unable to deal with.
I read the book called the Wednesday wars by Gary D. Schmidt. The book is about a boy named Holling Hoodhood who is in seventh grade and his teacher, Mrs. Baker. The story takes place mainly in school or at Holling’s home. The first main event is when Holling finds out he is the only one that doesn't leave school early on Wednesdays because of Hebrew school or catechism. Also, when Holling let the rats go, it caused a lot of trouble through the story. Another plot through the story was when Mrs. baker made Holling read Shakespeare's books, take tests on them and memorize some lines. Also, when the class forced Holling to get them cream puffs was a plot because the rats wound up eating the first batch and the second batch, Mrs. baker decided
I read the book called “The Wednesday Wars” by Gary D.Schmidt and it is a Newbery honor book and a Printz Honor Book. The book is about a seventh grader named Holling Hoodhood. He has an older sibling who’s his sister who is a flower child, a mom who smokes but doesn't like people knowing and a dad who is the architect for Hoodhood and Associates. Holling is hated by his teacher, Mrs.Baker. The teacher hates Holling because on Wednesdays, everyone in the class either goes to Hebrew school or Catechism and so the teacher has to spend the afternoon with him and him only. Mrs. Baker makes Holling wash the board,then wash it again, take the chalk outside and get the dust out of it and go clean this and that. One day she decided to make Holling read Shakespeare instead as punishment.
I Just saw Mr. Jonathan he came in my store and said “Have you heard we just lost Charleston, England has it under control”
In The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell “You 're a big game hunter, not a philosopher. Who cares how a jaguar feels?" said Rainsford. Some people think that they are in higher rank. Other meaning they think they are masters and other people are slaves. So they don’t care how the other feel, they only think about satisfied themselves and gratification their needs. They never think that one day they might be in the same place of the others. Also in this story Rainsford’s first impression about the general was that the man was singularly handsome, he found bizarre quality about the general 's face. However, the general as the story was malefactor. Humans shouldn’t be selfish, and they should think about others, how they feel and not
Being bought by Legree marked a significant civil turning point in Tom’s life because he experienced a remarkable shift in Tom’s masters’ moral treatment toward him.. For example, before Tom was bought by Legree he was under the ownership of Mr. Shelby and St. Clare. Both characters treated Tom kindly and with trust. Mr. Shelby displays his trust for Tom by letting, “him go to Cincinnati, to do business… and bring home five hundred dollars,” (Stowe, 1852, p. 43). Master Shelby also says, “I’ve trusted him, since then, with everything I have, - money, house, horses, - and let him come and go round the country; and I always found him true and square in everything,” (Stowe, 1852, p. 42). Mr. Shelby trusted Tom with his whole heart and was convinced that he was a
In “Field Trip,” O’Brien relives a war-time experience. What causes this account to differ so greatly from previous ones, however, is the fact that O’Brien revisits this experience in person rather than through his writing. O’Brien visits the site of Kiowa’s death with his daughter Kathleen who, expectedly, does not appreciate the setting. By visiting this site, O’Brien faces the guilt and horror he faced during the war head-on. He claims that he blamed this site “for what [he] had become, and [he] blamed it for taking away the person [he] had once been” (O’Brien 176). Visiting this site and burying Kiowa’s moccasins served as a way to cleanse himself of the horrors he faced and continued to hold on to twenty years after the end of the war.
People in war have to face a constant battle between each other and themselves. Henry and Charlie are two boys who went to battle and did not come out the same person they were before. They are both facing constant battles even after the war. There are some similarities and some differences, but overall, they are both about two boys battling the tragedies of war.