In the short story Raymond’s Run by Toni Cade Bambara, there is a sassy and bold runner named Hazel Elizabeth Deborah Parker “Squeaky.” Squeaky is very protective of her brother Raymond. Squeaky is a very confident runner and is not afraid of bullies. She stands up for herself and for other people. Squeaky‘s attitude sets the theme as a prepared, confident, and responsible person. She shows she is responsible by taking care of her brother, protecting him, always practicing her sprints and is prepared for school.
Hazel loves running and always first in competitions. She is always looking for Raymond and takes him with her when she is practicing and also to the May Day race where Raymond starts running in his own unique style changes Hazel´s view on Raymond, herself and the people around her. In Raymond's Run, Toni Cade Bambara uses characterization to illustrate theme of identity. In the story “Raymond’s Run,” the theme is supported when Squeaky is protecting those who she loves dearly and helping those in need.Squeaky always makes sure that her brother is safe by keeping him on the inside of the sidewalk and away from traffic,“…and I’ve got Raymond walking on the inside close to the buildings, cause he’s subject to fits of fantasy and starts thinking he’s a circus performer and that the curb is a tightrope strung high in the air”.When Squeaky keeps Raymond on the inside of her, she is making sure that he is safe and putting her life on the line by being closer to the cars. New York City is a very busy place
Without hesitation, Mariam’s father, Jalil, urges her to get married to a random shoemaker named Rasheed. Time passes by and the author gives us details about the multiple types of abuse that Rasheed inflicts on Mariam. Soon Laila is introduced in part two of the story as an innocent young girl who is determined to accomplish her educational goals. She, however, quickly becomes a victim of neglect from her mother. Nevertheless, she feels content about the support she has from her father and her friends, mainly, her best friend named Tariq, who seems to somehow become a part of her and consume all of her thoughts.
Prim has motivated her to reach the goal of winning the Games. This characteristic of Katniss's helps convey the theme of survival because without her perseverance, she would not have been able to survive and make it home to her sister. Her perseverance kept her going even when the times in the Games got tough. Katniss and Peeta have been through a great quantity of situations in the Games. At this point in the story, they have finally reached the surreal moment of winning the Hunger Games.
The sad woman, Hester, commences to watch her delightful child grow each day; and each day she grows more beautiful, more intelligent than the last (Hawthorne 41). However, as we begin to see more of Pearl, it is obvious that the little gem has inherited all of Hester’s main characteristics: her moodiness, her passion, her defiance, and her constant mischief. Although Hesther sees Pearl as the best thing that has ever happened to her, she begins to worry about the little girl. This sparks the everlasting conflict between Pearl and the Puritan
‘’Coming of age ‘’ is when a book focuses on a protagonists growth from childhood to adulthood or muchority . In Raymond's Run Squeaky is the protagonist and is telling the book in her point of view , Squeaky is very protective of Raymond which is her older brother who has Down Syndrome which for example if he was 18 , he would have a mental age of 5. It attracts a lot of negative comments and she stands up for her brother and threatens to fight anyone who make comments about him. She also says she would much rather just knock people down and take her chances even though she is built smaller than others. She always protects Raymond from Gretchen and her posse.
From paragraph six the quote says “ill high prance down 34th street like a pony in a rodeo to keep my knees strong even if it does make my mom uptight”. This quote means that Squeaky would do anything to make her body healthy and to improve her running even if it makes her mom mad.This fits my claim since Squeaky is focused on running, this also means that she is determined because staying focused on your goal is the same as being determined by your goal.Also, another statement why Squeaky is determined is because she is confident.From paragraph three it says “no one can beat me and that 's all there is to it”.This quote is saying that people will never beat Squeaky in a race and Squeaky would always win the race.This fits my claim because Squeaky is stating that “no one will beat her”, is showing us that Squeaky has lots of confidence in herself.Although Squeaky won the 50-yard dash another reason why she is such a good runner is that she strongly decides to excel in her
With a time of 2:27:47 seconds the time almost one minute of the old mark that was established. The experience over 20 years accumulating miles and winning races have allowed her to learn great lessons on this sport, now that she is married, is a mother and business woman, acknowledges that her career as a runner has taught her everything about what success in all The areas of life. So share the wisdom gained for the purpose of inspiring everyone regardless of age and remember that any effort is worth and that all you need is maybe put on those running shoes and start running. You can meet with critics but you will also find a great community to support you You will always find people who will question your decision to run. In the case of Deena, her grandmother, she would take the word every time he saw her to say, "Enough, enough!
An allstar cheerleader named Patty was at the top of her game until she fell. Patty was without oxygen for almost an hour. To this day Patty has to communicate by blinking her eyes. (Ling) Cheerleading should be a sport because it matches the definitions of sport terms. Sport-an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature.
I especially enjoyed witnessing all the hardworking girls ,just like myself, strive for their dream. Every little gymnasts’ dream, including mine, was to go to the Olympics, to compete at the college level and achieve overall greatness in the sport of gymnastics. However, as I got older and progressed through the sport, that dream that every little girl dreams about started to slowly slip away. The reality was that by the time I had reached 8th grade I was no longer at my pinnacle. I had hit the dreaded growth spurt.
Kayla Montgomery is worth admiring because she is still chasing her dream while being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. MS blocks nerve signals which causes her legs to go numb while running in the races. Kayla is one of the fastest long distance runners in the country and is a freshman on an athletic scholarships at Nashville’s Lipscomb University. With her condition, she has no feeling whatsoever while running when her body temperature gets higher and higher. People feel as if that isn 't fair- but when Kayla gets to the finish line, it then turns into a struggle.
After the races Tyson said that “she inspire me.” The way Tyson get inspired is to run fast and be the fastest in world. Tyson mother would also push him to his limited every day to run fast. Tyson can see that his mother supports him in every actions he would
I read a passage called “Raymond’s Run” . In the beginning, Hazel gets introduced also known as “Squeaky”. In the story, she states that she is going to run in a race. There is another little girl named Gretchen that Squeaky doesn’t really like because she thinks she is going to win the race. Squeaky says, “In the second place, she has short legs.
Knew she must three decent runs in the barrels it to the Jr. High National Finals Rodeo. When the first day came, she was erratic owing to she was privation so nervous. Next she must run the barrels and her run was horrible. Trying to figure out what she did wrong, but she niggled herself too much. The next day came and she tried to calm her nerves, but found it difficult.
After winning the race, Squeaky realizes that winning is not everything and sees things in a new light. Squeaky finds her true inner voice of her identity and personality which helps her have a revelation about the talent of other individuals such as developing a mutual respect for Raymond and making a new found friend, Gretchen. On the day of the race, Squeaky checks out her rival at the start of the race and notices that Gretchen is kicking her legs out like a pro. This sparks a newfound respect for Gretchen. “I get up and slip off my