Sometimes people need a certain experience to change their point of view. In Touching Spirit Bear, written by Ben Mikaelsen, a violent teenager named Cole Matthews is sent on a mission to redeem himself, and faces radical experiences that ultimately change his whole mindset. He commits the crime of beating up a fellow peer, then is banished to an island as a punishment for his actions by the Circle Justice; a committee that serves as an alternative form of justice in the Tlingit culture. He then faces difficult and even deadly challenges. As a result of this experience, he changes from his ungovernable, supercilious ways as he comes to strong and sudden realizations of how wrong he was, and he learns how to be an honest and forgiving human being.
We will learn from our mistakes of the past and we will be stronger for it.so we need to keep bringing this up so that in the future maybe we will not repeat what happened. Wiesel teaches us to take sides. And hopefully we pick the good side. Because if we do not it only helps the tormentor not the tormented. We the people of the United States.
I’d also tell them not to bully back because that would make everything worse, and he/she would also become a bully. Telling an adult is only when it gets serious, for she/he should first try to solve the problem. I’d also tell him/her to not let the bully know that she is upset, because that may result in the bully trying to tease her more, breaking her/him down. When I first acknowledged this as an abusive one was when I first learned that these acts were really considered ‘bullying’. I had always thought that it wasn’t, and that it was just them being mean.
While Orwell was explaining that writers will gain an emotional attitude and might not be able to escape his emotions when writing, he said something very interesting. “It is his job, no doubt, to discipline his temperament and avoid getting stuck at some immature stage, in some perverse mood: but if he escapes from his early influences altogether; he will have killed his impulse to write.” This sentence shows metaphor and cumulative sentences altogether. It shows metaphor because he is talking about getting stuck at a specific stage but he is no literally talking about getting stuck somewhere, physically. Cumulative sentence is also shown here because he is combining both sentences together to prove a point by using a
But instead of the graceful glide through the puddle that the occupants were expecting, the bus emitted a tremendous crack and careened into our trap.” pg. 54 This shows that the kids really hated the fact that that bus kept splashing them with the water every day so they built up the hatred and courage to dig this hole and purposefully wrecked the bus to stop that from
Any person would be enraged and angry after experiencing this. However despite Chay’s anger, Chay manages to move on and he decides to use a smart resolution in simply walking away. Chay does not brood on his negative emotions when he is in a difficult situation. Chay responds better to Trouble when he is in a difficult situation than Henry. Chay responds well to difficult situations.
Being self-aware enhanced to better emotional regulation and growth toward self-improvement and contentment. Reading and listening Wallace’s This is Water, I have noticed there were some of his ideas that struck me. The stories that he has provided has struck me because it gave me an idea to understand that if we can, time to time, step back and reflect life, we will be surprise to find that the our own individual perspective allows us the freedom to lead basically and personally meaningful lives. This allowed me to agree and disagree on some of his advises on how to live life. Also, I learn that most important thing to realize is that your life is defined not by what happens to you but rather by how you react to
Kanye West attitude towards the violence is more understanding. Kanye W. attitude the violence is more understanding because he doesn’t agree with the violence at all. “it’s time for us to stop and re-define” he believe that violence is an appropriate solution for resolving conflict in his community.
A true hero is willing to do whatever it takes to do the right thing morally. Huck’s morals have changed for the better as seen in the novel; making it all the more curious when he does not follow the archetype laid out for him. Though, the more it is discussed, Huck typically does not follow plans that are written out for him perfectly. So, while this ending is not what the reader wants, it is exactly what Huck would do, which is making his own path and breaking social
He wanted to do something that would help him feel less guilty, he wanted to be good again and this is why this line was so significant to Amir when he heard it and it is important to people in general. No one wants to do something that they regret, no one wants to commit sins and be a bad person, but sometimes our situations that we are stuck in and immaturity make us do something that we regret, it makes us commit sins and sometimes we are the bad people even if we committed the action unintentionally or in anger and when we hear that line of “There is a way to be good again”, we feel like there is hope, there is a way to be good again and it begins to feel very significant to us. Once upon a time, when I was 10, I was with my best friend and we had a plan to go see a movie together. He told his family that he cannot go out with them because he had plans with me and so his family left to go out to eat, but my other friend, who hated my best friend, said if I go with him he will buy me free movie tickets. I ditched my best friend and went to see movie with other friend and I felt so
Touching Spirit Bear Book Review The book Touching Spirit Bear is gruesome and heart-wrenching story. It 's about a boy who goes to a island to change after he beat a kid senseless. The boy Cole then finds something he thought never thought existed. That thing was the Spirit Bear. I think the Spirit Bear was the most important story element because it is the one that starts the most important climax.
At the end, going through rehab, yes, he was miserable, didn’t want to recover, but just wanted to be a part of violence again, he was able to bounce back to the person he was before. Then he started telling people his story because it inspired some and people were able to reflect on themselves. Just one cause can’t be a bad effect, because that cause can explain why you are the person today. Also during that cause, whatever you did doesn’t define you, the effect is the results of how you are that
"Luckily I was scared into doing something" as The Great Prey says. I would think you would not want to be scared into doing something but maybe it would help in certain circumstances. Having fear makes the experience personal and makes people realize they need to be aware with some changes they need to make in their lives. In my opinion appeals to fear are the best motivation. Appeals to fear should make people want to change their life around.
Crispin by Avi Crispin is a 1 year old boy who is fleeing from his old life and town. He has been declared a wolf’s head which means he can be killed by anyone. So he flees from his old town of Stromford. On his way he meets a juggler named Bear, who tricks Crispin into being his servant. However, bear is kind man and teaches Crispin and treats him well.
The audience does not want people to feel ostracized, hopefully, making them less likely to prejudge others. He uses pathos again when describing what would have happened if he had taken the stereotyping to heart. Staples “. . .learned to smother the rage [he] felt at so often being mistaken for a criminal.