In the story “Seventh Grade”, By Gary Soto, Victor embarrasses himself quite a lot, because having a crush or love for someone will embarrass you. Victor learns to be himself at the end of the story. Victor has a crush on a girl called Teresa. Victor’s friend Michael teaches him to scowl, which he thinks makes him look handsome. Because of this, Victor tries this and gets the girls to stare at him, but he thinks he looks foolish, and stops it, also Victor makes a fool of himself for Teresa most of the times he gets embarrassed.
In the story, “Seventh Grade,” Victor, the main character, tries to enamor a girl named Teresa, in the process he embarrasses himself but through persistence, he ultimately succeeds. For instance, the author, Gary Soto, writes in paragraph 12 that, “Victor tried a scowl, he felt foolish until in the corner of his eye he saw a girl looking at him. Ummm, he thought, maybe it does work, He scowled with greater conviction.” As the evidence concludes, Victor is flustered, because he felt foolish. Also, he still persists with the humiliating actions, even when he is getting looked at like he was weird. In addition, in paragraph 43, the text states, “Mr.
One example is middle schooler boy who caused a disturbance got treated badly because sometimes he caused a disturbance and that hurt his self esteem. All because he could not go outside, from one story by a mom on her child. Another reason is middle schoolers are socializing a lot more and they feel they need to talk to their friends and recess is perfect time for that. Also it will solve the cellphone problems with recess because if middle schoolers want to socialize than maybe recess can stop kids from going on their phone. Also having no recess will make middle schoolers feel even worse.
In “Seventh Grade” the internal conflict takes place inside of Victor’s mind. Throughout the story Victor’s dilemma is that he tries to impress a girl, but in the process, he pretends to be something he’s not. After French class Victor realized that he should not try to amaze someone by not being himself, but accepting his own feelings and being who he truly is. As a result, Victor sort
Alex is flunking science, and he’ll fail out of college if he doesn’t get his act together soon. His professor helps him create a ‘swap chemical’ that turns male mice into females. Then Alex accidentally drinks it … and turns into a beautiful young woman! However, he misses the hand-in deadline and has to go plead to his professor, and show him how the potion worked! His professor has another idea how he can make up the
Her abundance of experience can be good, because she knows how to teach things in the best possible way, but it is can be bad because her teaching style is not as modern other teachers. What frustrates Narwin most about Philip is that he is a very smart boy, but does not put in his full effort, also he does not follow the rules and never listens to her in homeroom. Lunser on the other hand, threatened to have Philip sing solo which is against the rules in his homeroom class. (Avi, 8) Philips writing style is creative. (Avi, 9) His writing style proves that he does not try in school.
In Breaking Through, by Francisco Jiménez, the protagonist, Francisco Jiménez, begins as a nervous and scared child with few friends and eventually matures into a confident and well-liked young man. As a sixth-grader at Santa Rosa Middle School, Francisco first feels like he does not fit in, he is not very skilled at English and has few friends. And for the few relationships he does have, they do not last, such as Francisco's relationship with Peggy, a girl from his school. Her parents ask Francisco about his ethnicity, and once they find out he is Mexican, Peggy ignores him at school. Francisco has lost one of his friends, a rare commodity to him, and this has a greatly negative effect on him.
In ”Shame” Dick Gregory discusses the difficulty he was having in school when he was a teeenager just because he was poor kid who didn’t have much and he didn’t get the same value as the other kids in the classroom. First, Gregory mention he was seven years old that is when he got is first lesson in school and use to have a crush on a girl name Helene Tucker he would do anything just for that girl. During his teenage years, when the water get frozen at his house he would use shopped ice to watch his clothes so that he could keep himself clean for her and sometime he get sick from it because he put them on meanwhile it still wet. Finally, It took him twenty-nine years to forget about her crush and that is when he get married and making money so, that show me he was still being hurt from his past and everything that he do was connected with Helene Tucker. In this essay I will talk about Gregory past he was he was seven years old and why he took him twenty- nine years to forget about this girl.
Told through the point of view of the character Daisy, Tyler uses irony to tell the story of a teenage boy who is failed by the adults in his life who are supposed to help him flourish, including his parents, a psychologist, and his tutor. When Donny is performing poorly at school, the school contacts his parents to attend a conference to discuss Donny’s behavior. Tyler portrays irony with the character of Donny’s mother, Daisy, as Daisy herself is a former school teacher, so it is ironic that her child is failing at school as she should know better than other parents how best to help her child succeed academically. Daisy tells the principal that they are concerned about Donny, but that “he tells us he doesn’t have any homework or he did it all in study hall. How are we to know what to believe?” (3).
Throughout the last couple of years, this society of teens seems to be losing their confidence on the American Dream, the way teens think now a day makes no difference to them, but just dreaming of being happy when life does not always give them happiness. A man once said, “When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down “happy.” They told me I didn't understand the assignment and I told them they didn't understand life” (Lennon) ,meaning how he was being ignored and possibly bullied. What this quote really means is that he didn’t really understand life as it is.
While this novel does have profanity and sexual references, it still deserves to be taught in high school because Holden shows how having a negative attitude towards life does not get a person far. In the beginning of the novel Holden tells the reader that "[Pencey] kick[s] [him] out [of their school]" (6) because he "was [failing] four subjects and not applying [himself]" (6). However, he does not just notify the reader, he notifies them in a way of forgetting to mention that he is no longer going to be attending Pencey. Holden passes this off as some minor detail when in reality it is not just a minor detail. Later on, Holden reveals to the reader that this is not the first school where he has gotten expelled.
It becomes next to impossible to strive to be better when the youth are constantly told they are worthless by people of higher authority and even their own peers. In the novel, Dr. Rios describes a concept He calls “dummy smart”. During his study he noted that there were multiple youth who were doing very well in school, but were labeled as being deviant and dumb by school officials. They purposely acted as if they were uninterested in school, but when called upon they always knew the answer, which shows they are more willing to gain respect from people of higher authority in a more negative way. As the novel progresses Dr. Rios goes on to explain how some of the youth wanted to change, but felt
In the story, “Seventh Grade, “ Victor, the main character, learns that with hard work and dedication you will reach your goal, through his embarrassing moments on his first day of seventh grade. In paragraph 24, Victor is asked a question and he answers Teresa, then all of the girls in his class giggled because they figured that Victor has a crush on Teresa. An example of this is, at one point in the text Victor had met up with an old friend he was doing a weird scowl thing he had seen models do, so later on Victor had tried it and a girl looked at him and actually noticed him so he said to himself in his head maybe it does work maybe it really does. When it was lunch it was like Victor was in a maze when he was looking for Teresa, when