Dean Holder is a bad boy. He is caring , understanding and has experienced grief and loss; he has a temper, can be arrogant and moody but his interactions with Sky and the way he held her together despite his own inner demons.
Have you ever just been so fed up with life and just wanted to give up so that you won't have to deal with your problems anymore? Life just seems to be overwhelming. In the book Lessons Learned, I can connect and relate to the main character. I see similar hardships that the character and I have been through. In the novel, Keyshia goes through several problems such as not seeing eye to eye with her mother, being abandoned by her mom throughout her whole 15 years and not knowing her dad until the age 16, and her younger brother Mike being with a dangerous girl. Keysha, the protagonist of Lesson Learned by Earl Sewell and I are alike in many ways . We both share the same views of the world, are viewed by the world in similar ways and I would respond in a comparable way to the central conflict of the novel. Therefore, I believe given the chance, we could be friends.
Dr. Seuss once wisely said, “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” Characters throughout literature have been known to possess the ability to be oneself. Jane, the protagonist of Charlotte Brontё’s Jane Eyre, is an independent, strong woman, which is especially notable given the Victorian era in which the novel takes place. Throughout her journey in both adolescence and young adulthood, Jane remains true to herself and her own ideals. She is not afraid to stand up to others, even her own family. Jane is not afraid to stand out amongst her peers in her personal beliefs, and she is not afraid to take charge of her own life. Jane establishes her independence throughout the novel at her childhood home, school, and work, standing up for herself and her own beliefs on numerous occasions in both her personal and professional life.
As a young orphan girl, Jane has always been despised by her aunt, Mrs. Reed, because of her differences. In fact,
“…he’s a Cunningham,” (Lee 26). These are the words of six-year-old Jean Louise “Scout” Finch. She speaks down about Walter Cunningham, Jr. due to his family being in poverty. Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird shows the readers through the use of imagery that having privileges will lead to the confusion and ignorance of the lives of the less fortunate through the experiences of Walter Cunningham, Sr., Walter Cunningham, Jr., and the Ewell family.
In the novel, The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger was published in 1951. The novel revolves around a teenage boy, Holden Caulfield, who believes his purpose is to be the catcher in the rye-to save children from the loss of innocence. “The crisis of existence that Holden Caulfield faces... trying to understand the sometimes terrifying transition from childhood to maturity”(Lewis). Holden’s dilemma is that he wants to become an adult without renouncing his innocence in his transition. This introduces his inner turmoil of maturing into adulthood. J.D. Salinger uses minor characters in The Catcher in the Rye as tools to shape the reader’s attitude and understanding of Holden. They show that Holden is a complex character who is severely depressed
Although in NH’s gothic novel, The Scarlet Letter, Roger Chillingworth presents as a well-respected physician. As the story progresses, Hawthorne’s wicked imagery and evil symbolism reveal his true nature to illustrate him as a dark and sinister figure obsessed by revenge.
While the Cunninghams are poor and prideful, the Ewells are completely shameless. Young Walter Cunningham is very poor but tries his best to get dressed and look nice in school. He really wants to finish school and tries to keep up with the schoolwork. However, his family is very poor and needs lots of hands on the farm. He has to skip school to help out on the farm sometimes. This is shown is shown here, “Reason I can’t pass the first grade, Mr. Finch, is I’ve had to stay out ever’ spring an’ help Papa with the chopping’,” (Lee 32). This really shows how much the Cunninghams are actually trying to become part of the normal community again. They are working hard to get money and sending their kids to school. They don’t want other people to see them as very poor people who aren’t capable of leading a normal life. Young Walter Cunningham’s father is also trying to get back on track; Mr. Cunningham needed legal advice and he asked Atticus for help. Mr. Cunningham doesn’t have any money so Scout asked how he would pay Atticus back, “I asked Atticus if Mr. Cunningham would ever pay us,” (Lee 27).
Have you ever looked at an animal and wondered whether it could think and feel? How it could communicate? If it has a destiny? We may never fully answer all of these questions, but Jane Goodall has made a pretty great attempt.
She disproved many beliefs and became to understand the chimps and gain their trust. We have learned a lot thanks to Jane. She is a women well known for her chimps and her discoveries about them. Jane was very brave to get near to the chimps and become their friends, she has their trust and we know much more because of her
What do your priorities say about you? Brother’s main priority is to help Doodle, his paralyzed brother who struggled through his infancy, do things that he was not born able to do. By this, he pushes Doodle over the boundaries of his capabilities and leads the story towards tragic consequences. Having difficulty developing regularly during his infancy and being thought of to die at any given moment, Doodle, formally called William Armstrong, is the epitome of a disappointment to his older brother. Through this time of grief, his mother warns him that he may never be “all there” (1). Being called William Armstrong gives a degree of hope that one will become a successful and prosperous adult, and bring home triumphant victories. Although Doodle
Mr. Alan Cook is 79 years old and lives with his loving wife, Mary in North Huntingdon, PA. The two have 3 children together. Daughters, Eva and Joann , and son, Paul. Daughter, Joann sadly passed away in 2008. Mr. Cook had a long life. He was the elementary school principal of West Jefferson Hills and retired at the age of 55! He served in the Army National Guard and Medical Service Corps. In his younger years he loved to golf and gamble. Mr. Cook also enjoyed going to Atlantic City with friends.
Mrs. Hopewell brandishes her religion to place herself as a judge of people as decent and respectable. She is a sinner herself despite her attempts to use her Christianity as a barrier. Mrs. Hopewell tells Manley:
Oftentimes people’s actions can result in unforeseen negative outcomes despite the intentions that motivated the action. Whether this is because of a lack of understanding or simply because of the random way that things play out, the one who took the initial action will still often be accused for the uncontrollable subsequent events. This was as true in 1692 as it is today. During the Salem witch trials, Arthur Miller’s character Reverend Hale from The Crucible experiences this very thing. Reverend Hale goes through a drastic change through events that he wasn’t accountable for and earns both appreciation and sympathy through his ultimate decisions.
Charlie Gordon always wanted to be smart “’…I want to be a genius…’’’ and he had a chance to and he took that chance. The surgery was very risky although it paid off Charlie loved to be smart. He also got smarter than the doctors predicted In fact Charlie got smarter Than Dr. Strauss and continued the doctor’s work.