After I read Ender’s Game I watched the movie and I can’t say the movie was bad, but many things in the movie were not relevant at all to the book. The movie was way too short and they fast forwarded too many things. They also dumbed down the twists like when Ender destroys the Buggers when he thought it was a simulation game. It even ditched all the somewhat important things. They must have cut out over 2 hours of plot between every new scene. It also did a few things in common like when something very important came along they would sometimes copy the text word by word. At Least it isn’t as different as “World War Z’. The book creator said, “The only thing my book and the movie had in common was the title.”
Have you ever seen someone get bullied? It is truly a horrible sight to see. Especially when you know that you can step in to stop the immoral act. There is an example of this in the novel The Wednesday Wars by Gary.D Schmidt. In the chapter March, we read about two people. The first, a girl from Vietnam who is being ruthlessly bullied by her schoolmates, because of her ethnicity and race. The second, the school lunch lady who sustains a grudge against the refugees from Vietnam, because her husband who was killed in cold blood by a Vietcong soldier. But the lunch lady 's attitude changes, when she witnesses the young girl from Vietnam being relentlessly, tormented by the rumors that were spread throughout the school like the plague. This is
Yuri Kochiyama is a Japanese-American civil rights activist, and author of “Then Came the War” in which she describes her experience in the detention camps while the war goes on. December 7th, is when Kochiyama life began to change from having the bombing in Pearl Harbor to having her father taken away by the FBI. All fishing men who were close to the coast were arrested and sent into detention camps that were located in Montana, New Mexico and South Dakota. Kochiyama’s father had just gotten out of surgery before he was arrested and from all the movement he’d been doing, he begun to get sick. Close to seeing death actually, until the authorities finally let him be hospitalized.
In chapter one, Lincoln and Liberty, of Chandra Manning’s What This Cruel War Was Over, (2007), Manning explains that although there were many reasons for why a solider white or black, Union or Confederate, slavery was the ultimate cause of the Civil War. At first Manning lists all the reasons soldiers from certain backgrounds enlisted but then she shows how those reasons were connected to slavery or how slavery very quickly became the reason someone was fighting. She does this in order to show the reader that slavery affected everyone is some way or another and that is why it became the main cause of the war. I believe Manning is successful in showing the relation between slavery and the soldiers fighting for its continuation or its end. Manning
In his novel, A Separate Peace, Knowles uses the story of Gene Forrester to examine a dark aspect of human nature. Gene Forrester, the novel’s protagonist, fights an inner battle of jealousy and hatred towards his best friend, Phineas. Phineas, an athlete, charismatic charmer, and fearless boy is someone that Gene wishes he could be. Gene creates an enemy out of Phineas in his mind because of the “competition” that is their friendship. The Roman author Tacitus wrote, “It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.” Knowles asserts that the opposite is true. People hate those who injure them because of the false creation of inner-demons led by a jealous and envious nature.
The book Schooled is written by Gordon Korman. The main character is capricorn Anderson. It takes place at a school by the name of Claverage school (Or as they call it C-Average). It also takes place at Garland Farms Commune where Cap lives.Caps grandma Rain gets hurt and Cap has to go to school. He has never been to a school and knows nothing about new technology or anything that is new. The school’s tradition is that they vote the biggest nerd to be president. So Cap gets elected and He becomes president.He also gets the responsibility of putting together a dance. So through all the bullying Cap still tries his best to make the best dance ever. Cap is very puzzled, friendly, and brave.
The book I chose to read for my book review was “ Killing Mr.Griffin”. It is about 5 high school students who hate their english teacher Mr. Griffin and come up with a plan to kidnap him. Their main purpose is to just torture and make Mr. Griffin think he is going to die. The plan takes a tragic turn and results in Mr. Griffin's death. The plan simply falls apart in a domino effect of terror and grief. In the very beginning, the book opens up with a clear hatred of the english teacher Mr.Griffin. Talking about how he assigns to much homework and his tests are way to difficult. Often times the main characters would get straight F’s on his assignments. Except for Susan who is the only one to pass his class. This foreshadows the plan
People always question themselves, they are always trying to perfect everything they do. Everyone does it, because everyone wants to be better. They want to achieve their goals in life and be successful. They will also do almost anything to gain perfection. Whether it’s gain in wealth, jobs, friends, relationships, or anything you could imagine. They will perfect themselves and what they do until this all manifests. So when you see characters in movies or books you also see that they indeed do it too. In the book The Wednesday Wars you see this is the main character’s family, especially the father. The main character Holling strives to become better, but his father will do almost anything until he gets it right. That’s understandable until
Malcolm Gladwell does an excellent job in taking the expected and making it the unexpected. He shows that although hard work and dedication are important to be successful, they are not the only determining factors. Each chapter started out with a story of someone who seemed to have risen from nothing into something, and he carefully broke the situation down and analyzed the time periods, what their religion/ ethnicity were, family life, and what was occurring in the world during their youth. In each part he connected back to previous stories/examples to continue making the point that it is almost impossible to truly make a successful career out of nothing on your own. By dividing the book into two parts he is able to really explain
The theme I chose for The Wednesday Wars is the growth of Holling. They call it The Wednesday Wars because every Wednesday Holling had to stay with his teacher that he thought did not like him and she made him work and over the year he grew in friendship with her. The reason I chose the growth of Holling as the theme is because throughout the year, Mrs. Baker helped him grow in stature and knowledge. I chose this because at the start of the book Holling was bad at running and then Mrs. Baker helped him and he grew in running. Lastly, I chose the growth of Holling is because Holling grew in friendship with Meryl Lee. The way he grew in friendship is when Meryl Lee was mad at him he was at her door with 2 Cokes and a flower. The picture I chose
“There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.”- Zig Ziglar. In the book The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt Holling Hoodhoods (the central character in this novel) dad does not want Heather (Hollings sister) to go to college. I think everyone needs and should go to college. Many people say this today, and multitudes of people are homeless because of this. It’s like Nelson Mandela once said “Education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world.”
In this book report I will talk about the book “The outsiders” written by S.E. Hinton, I will do a review of the story, the point of view, theme, symbols and my opinion about this book I really liked to read for the English class.
In Philip Caputo’s book, “A rumor of war”, I do not believe that his trial was really fair. They basically just said this your choice for the easy way out or you can go the hard way. If Crowe, the marine who had his trial before Caputo, did not be found not guilty, I believe that Caputo’s outcome would have been different. However, it did work out in his favor as he were dropped from all charges except the last charge. How they got to this point, Caputo, in anger, went into search for two prisoners and at the time did not care if they killed them. They ended up finding two men who they thought was the two and killed them. Caputo, along with one of his Marines, was tried for the murder of the two boys that were executed under Caputo’s orders.
In the book More God Less Crime the author focuses on a central topic of how faith based institution and individuals can aid in reducing crime in society. The book stresses that these new faith based policies can implement a life long lifestyle change. In our society today, there are many dangerous problems we face from false imprisonment to youth violence. Within the book in providing solutions such as rehabilitation that can eventually eradicate these problems that plague our society. By having a strong foundation of religion set in place it can help resolve unjust matters with the belief that morality is superior. By incorporating morality in inmates life 's and other members within the system, it enables them to lead a better life, by leaving their old ways behind. Furthermore, the book is divided into three sections which contain specific chapters catered to reducing crime and or explaining how it can be resolved.
Fahrenheit 451 changes the way society is viewed. Growing up, we were told that we can change the world. Here it is in black and white, the importance over how one person can effect the twisted society. It is crazy to believe that less than 50 years ago, this book can predict the twenty first century generation. We are showed the way society has changed with social media. The way we stop caring over the important aspect in our lives. We are showed what society can turn into if we aren’t careful.