Love is a funny thing, it doesn’t always turn out the way we want it too and we can’t choose who we love. The main theme of James Baldwin’s story “Giovanni’s Room” is that love is difficult, scary, and not always what you expect. Although many people thrive on the love they feel for someone, David finds it to be a terrifying and confusing thing. In “Giovanni’s Room” David is reflecting on how he found love when he less expected it and was afraid, saddened, and even a little ashamed by it.
Kenny and Claire Sparks are a working-class couple living in Dayton, Texas. The Sparks have been trying to have a child for seven years, when they finally conceive, Claire automatically knows she is having a boy and names him Landon. On October 23rd 1988 when Claire was just six months pregnant when she started bleeding causing Landon to be born ten weeks early and weigh only 3lbs 5oz. Kenny visits Landon before he is airlifted to Hermann hospital when he notices a mass on his spine and know his son will not survive. Kenny is told about the life Landon will have if he survived the 2 pronged surgeries which given the severity of the lesion would be lifeless and bedridden anyway. After agreeing to the surgery, Kenny is informed he has a choice: surgery or “let nature take its course.” Unfortunately, Landon is born with one of the most severe cases of Spina Bifida Hermann Hospital has seen and not all doctors agree to the choice Kenny has made for his son. The Sparks now must explain to the ethics committee why it would be more humane to let Landon die, then to watch him possibility live and suffer.” This is going to sound terrible for a mother to say, but I want him to die.” “If he lives that the way it should be, but
Based on an analysis of Randy’s story, Randy is suffering from Type I Schizophrenia. Randy has displayed several of the symptoms found on the DSM-5 Checklist. He is delusional, has experienced hallucinations, and is socially withdrawn. Additionally, Randy does not function at or near the level achieved prior to the onset of his symptoms in his interpersonal relations, school/work, or in the level of his self-care. Supporting the DSM-5 checklist for a diagnosis of schizophrenia is the fact that the symptoms first began when Randy was in college and these have increased over time. The information provided on Randy’s family history, his school/social history, plus the description of his current lifestyle and the symptoms he now displays, could be used by the biological theorist
Blue Skin of the Sea takes place on The Big Island of Hawaii during 1953-1966. The story focuses on a boy named Sonny Mendoza who lost his mother when he was born. His father is always gone because of his job being a fisherman. Sonny stays with his Aunty Pearl and his cousin Keo which he is somewhat of a bully. The stories in this book show Sonny grow up as he has to face several different challenges. This book is written by Graham Salisbury and is a historical fiction book because of its events.
When Alex Smith noticed his 13-year-old brother, Chris, slip off the rocks above Wildwood Falls he knew there was only one thing to do. Without hesitation, the 16-year-old boy ran to the edge of the rocks, where the current of the Row River was pulling his younger brother towards the nearby waterfalls. He extended his reach as far as he could to save his brother, and was unable to grab him. Leaving the safety of the rocky shore, he jump in, hoping to pull his brother to safety.
Darry, Soda, and Pony are all waiting in the hospital to hear news of Dally and Johnny. They are bombarded with reporters, and Darry finally gets them to be left alone because Pony wasn 't’ feeling well. Pony takes a nap on Darry’s lap, and then the doctor finally came with news of Johnny and Dally. Dally would be good to go in a few days after his burns are taken care of, meanwhile Johnny is in critical condition, with not a great chance of making it out of there. On the way home, Pony falls asleep in the car and end up sleeping until the morning when Two-bit and Steve came over. Pony sees the article about him in the paper, and realizes he needs to be present at court for his actions.This risks the chance of the three brothers being allowed to continue living together. Surprisingly, all they said about Dally was how he was a hero. Soda tells Pony that they are going to have a party after the rumble where the greasers get rid of the Socs for good, after this everyone leaves and Two-bit is left to babysit Pony.
“Master and Man” (1895) is a short story by Russian author Leo Tolstoy. Tolstoy is widely ranked among the greatest writers of all time with such classics as War and Peace (1869), Anna Karenina (1877), and the novella The Death of Ivan Ilyich (1886). His output also includes plays and essays.
“I am a greaser. I am a JD and a hood. I blacken the name of our fair city, I beat up people. I rob gas stations. I am a menace to society. Man, do I have fun!” Sodapop chants as he flips off the front steps of his house. Making their way down to the empty lot, Ponyboy, his two brothers and the rest of his gang are about ready to crush the Socs’ heads in- the upperclassmen, west-side rich kids. In the novel by S.E. Hinton, much of the fights passing between the two groups is brought upon by the Socs, who hurt the Greasers just because they can. The Socs go up and hurt Greasers who were minding their own business, doing things such as playing football and walking down the street. Sometimes the Socs put them through unfathomable agony, like
Have you ever noticed how teenagers go through different pases? For example, the “I hate my parents” phase, the “everything is the worst” phase, or random, sudden obsesssions. Why is it that they seem to re - invent themselves all the time? Why is it specifically during this period of their life? This is self discovery. Self discovery is a major part of growing up, yet it can be difficult at times. The characters of S.E. Hinton’s “The Outsiders” experience self discovery through growing up in a divided and harsh environment, which is what makes this story so unique and captivating.
In the novel Johnny Tremain, we follow the life of a young boy named Johnny. He lives in Boston in the midst of the revolution during the 1770’s. This book was published by Esther Forbes in 1943, at the height of World War II. The novel Johnny Tremain is about a young boy named Johnny living in colonial Boston during the 1770s. This book portrays Johnny’s life during the beginning of the revolution. He is a young and cocky silversmith, but gets into an accident where he cannot do metal work anymore. When he has the accident, he decides that it was time to branch out and not just stay in the silversmith’s house and sulk. So, on his journeys, he finds a printing company called The Boston Observer. He meets a boy named Rab, and stays with Rab and his family, the Lorne’s.
" On October 4, 1998, at 10:00 in New York City at the Twin Towers, as I was walking through the subway station. I heard a big crash-like sound," I said drastically. Christina had just gotten of a plane because they said that hackers hacked their plane. When she got in New York, she gasped in horror as the two planes hit the two towers.
“Omg! You guys this is going to be the best trip ever!” I said excitedly. In a matter of hours we would be on an airplane heading for Panama! This would be our best Spring Break yet… so we thought. “You guys should I bring my Pink swimsuit or pick up a new one at the mall tomorrow?” asked Brooklyn. Jayla and I stared at the 5 year old swimsuit that looked like had been on more beach trips then all of us combined. “Buy a new one please, you 've had that swimsuit ever since 8th grade. We all know that doesn’t fit anymore…,” said Jayla. We all bursted out in laughter and continued to pack.
The ending of James Joyce’s “Araby” is certain to leave its reader reeling. The final scene, in which the young protagonist fails in his mission to purchase a prize for the girl he loves, drips with disappointment. The reader feels a profound melancholy which matches the protagonist’s own, an impressive feat given the story’s short length and the lack of description, or even a name, given to the boy. How does Joyce arrive at this remarkable ending? By utilizing the trappings of the Boy Meets Girl and Quest “masterplots” in his story only to reveal the story as an Initiation, Joyce creates an experience for his readers that mirrors that of the protagonist. In order to appreciate Joyce’s expertly crafted tale, one must examine the way in which
“Events at home, at work, in the streets - these are bases for a story” (“Naguib Mahfouz Quotes”). Naguib Mahfouz said these wise words in regards to his owns writings. Naguib Mahfouz’s life experiences greatly impacted his works of literature. Facing many different conflicts growing up in Cairo Egypt due to religious, political, and economical issues throughout his homeland. Although some individuals did not fancy his writings because of the truthfulness of them, the ones who adore them believe his stories have made a worldwide impact. Mahfouz’s background appears in all of his writings, especially the poem Half a day and the books Children of Gebelawi, Thebes at War, and The Cairo Trilogy.
K. Sello Duiker’s initiative behind Azure, the unreliable narrator, as the author of ‘Thirteen Cents’, is as effective in a genre such as magical realism. Azure experiences throughout the novel are unpredictable and are immediate (present tense)