An example of how she uses “silence” is she always plans trips to get away when something bad is happening. In the scene where Conrad is resting outside, she heads out to talk to him but when the incident is brought up she quickly changes the conversation. When Beth and Conrad meet in the hall she avoids connecting with her son by telling him to clean his room. At one point she says she wishes her son would go off to school so she does not have to deal with him. When Calvin brings up the funeral in the garage she gets really annoyed and refuses to talk about it.
Holden is unaware of his problem. When people try to help him he tells them there is nothing wrong with him. Holden wonders why he cannot connect with others. He blames it on other people when the source of his problems is himself. Holden’s past holds him back from connecting with others, but his fear of letting go of his past has him limited and scarred from making new relationships and connections.
People argue that the quiet people are the ones that don't think. It leads to assumptions that quiet people don't have anything to say. The quietest ones are boring because they sit wondering off instead of talking to others. Quiet ones don’t get notice but they do notice the people who talk without thinking about what is being argued. Quiet people use silence as a way to express without talking so that the loud ones can learn from the mistakes when not thinking ahead.
Colleges are scouting or looking at kids from the age of ten years old. For March Madness (college basketball tournament) a student athlete would miss up to six days of class that they would have to make up later on, due to traveling and having to be with the team. Football player dedicate 43.3 hours of their own life to college sports. Whether it’s going to the weight room, film sessions, or just putting some type of work for the team. It is also more common for athletes who play football or basketball to go pro than in any other college sport.
Max’s teacher’s begin to see that potential too “...she finally gave up on trying to trying to make me talk in class, and instead she waits until study hall, where she asks me the same questions alone and I tell her the answers”(81). A third symbol in this is the empty book Freak gives Max towards the end of the book. Freak is giving Max a new start, telling him “I want you to fill it up with our adventures”(150). The empty book is a chance to restart and put everything about his parent behind him. But of course that is difficult for Max because he thinks he can’t write.
When Sammy wants to be the girls hero he decides to quit his job. When Sammy tells Lengel that he quits, Lengel says “Sammy you don’t want to do this to your mom and dad”(Updike 5), which is implying that the decision he just made is going to have a consequence that involves his parents. The story stats that Lengel has been friends with Sammy’s mom and dad for years and it is quite clear to see that he is not only going to have to bare with the struggle of finding a new job, but he will also have to deal with the reprimands of his parents. Since
Even though his father thought that school was just a waste of time, his mother knew that if Mark were to go to school he would have a better life than what he had growing up. Mark states, ¨When my mother began dropping hints that I would soon be going to school, I vowed never to go because school was a waste of time¨ (1). As his story goes on you see his mindset change. From him stepping foot into tribal school and meeting the Principal, to him getting the news his father had beaten his mother ferociously. Anger being built up inside of him.
Another example from the book where we see Jem leaves Scout out is her first day of school when he tells her to not follow him around during school “Jem was careful to explain that during school hours I was not to bother him” (Lee 20). Another reason that Scout felt unimportant was because Jem was
He was trying to look for other deductions and other jobs, he actually found another college but one day he was going to the college and his car broke down which led him to miss his classes and the college told him it was better for him to just drop out. He was still searching for other things. He wanted to strive for other things, not letting him learn did not let him down. A quality is determination and ambition mostly, it helps go for the things wanted and to not give up. Determination will not let people give up and keep trying until they get the thing