“All Summer in a Day” has an intriguing theme of don’t put your jealousy in front of your kindness and willing to give. Ray Bradbury shows a girl named Margot who lives on Venus where it only rains and rains. Margot is the only one in her class that has remembered the sun before. The kids mock her and say that she is lying. The kids say this because they are jealous of Margot. When the sun finally came out again that day the kids were bullies and pushed her into a dark and old closet so she wouldn’t be able to see the sun. My choice of theme to this story really portrays that these kids were really cruel to Margot. In the end, The kids finally realize that they were jerks and bullies
The story “Jared” by David Gifaldi is about a 16 year old teenager named Jared who had been in an accident which resulted in having his face being burned. At first, he seemed to be a very lonely teenager who tried to isolate himself from the rest of the world. He believed that people would automatically judge him because of his appearance. Sooner or later, he finds his friends hanging out with some girls. As the third wheel, he did not want to ruin their fun by scaring off the girls with his demented face. One of his friends, Ryan, gives him Megan’s phone number, one of the girl’s at the mall. That night, Jared decided to call the number given to him after an appointment with Dr. Don, his therapist. This scene uncovers Jared’s risky side. Even though Jared is extremely shy and isolated, he still took this chance to talk to this girl whom he had never met with. The first phone conversation did not end well. But the next night, he called her again which shows that Jared is even more courageous than we thought he was. After the second phone call, Jared’s relationship with Megan begins to grow. But when Megan asks Jared to describe himself, Jared straight up lies to her. In the text Jared’s answer to Megan’s
Have you ever wanted to read a book that makes you keep turning the page and you can’t put it down? Would you ever like to be always worried about a “Gardener” finding you? How would you like to watch people eat your favorite food but not able to eat it yourself? Well, the book called The Gardener by S.A Bodeen will not let your mind stop thinking about what happens next. You will not be able to put it down. S.A Bodeen was really good at creating tension, conflict, and foreshadowing. The events that create tension, conflict, and foreshadowing are when Mason goes into his mom's filing cabinet, when mason is with the girl, and when he returns the girl back to TroDyn.
In the novel, Lord of the Flies, over a dozen boys are stranded on an island with no adults and to fend for themselves. One individual in Jack Merridew, a boy who is turned cruel and ruthless, is being charged with 1st degree murder for the deaths of two boys, Piggy and Simon. First degree murder is characterized as deaths that a person committed was the individual either plans and commits the murder conscience of their actions. Jack is guilty of first degree and should be charged with 1st murder degree murder because of his direct involvement in Simon’s death, his dictatorial of leadership leading to the other boys’ savage behavior, and his disregard for human life.
Innocence is only shown unless yourself or someone else tarnishes it. Those who tarnish other’s innocence still show innocence in a way. Those people are innocent to the idea that the innocence is being taken away and they are to blame. In Lord of The Flies, Jack tarnishes the boy’s innocence by exposing them to savagery. William Golding proves that without rules to live by, people will eventually become savage.
Julian is not a good role model that kids would look up to. For example, Julian puts mean notes in Jack and Auggie’s locker. For example to Auggie, he wrote “you are a freak why did you come to this school in the first place?” and another reason why Julian is sneaky is he started the “boy war”.Finally, Julian started the game called “the plague”
In Terrance Hayes’s poem “Mr. T-,” the speaker presents the actor Laurence Tureaud, also known as Mr. T, as a sellout and an unfavorable role model for the African American youth for constantly playing negative, stereotypical roles for a black man in order to achieve success in Hollywood. The speaker also characterizes Mr. T as enormous and simple-minded with a demeanor similar to an animal’s to further his mockery of Mr. T’s career.
Human behaviors are easy to be changed by the experiences and environment. As the time passes by, the changed behaviors can be worse or better than before. However, most people become worse because of the specific experiences in their life time. In Lord of the Flies, the changes of behavior are occurred obviously in the characters of Jack, Roger, and Ralph. They become different because of the extreme environment and new experiences around them. The characters of Jack, Roger, and Ralph change in terms of their behavior by becoming savagely brutal, which shows the significant influence of their experience on the island.
Under the rubric of Commonwealth Literature, there is always a bewildering array of overlapping and intersecting experiences between ‘home’ and ‘abroad’. The ‘rootlessness’ which is central to an immigrant consciousness also connotes an underlying phenomenon of ‘give-and-take identity politics’ of a pre-defined identity along with the coterie of religious, cultural, racial, social values and norms thus become a site of hope, of a new beginning. All these issues come up in a unique fashion in One Amazing Thing by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. This is unique from the perspective that unlike her other works where India is mostly viewed through the eyes of Indian natives, here in this novel there are some non- native characters who aspire to settle nowhere but in India with the hope of fulfilling their dreams which were otherwise lost in the materialistic soil of America.
Imagine… Not being able to walk down the street without a sea of faces, scared and afraid, some laughing… Imagine. The sharp points of index fingers, like guns, shooting bullets of humiliation, embarrassment and indignity. The novel Wonder by RJ Palacio is written about a boy with a severe deformity: Treacher Collins syndrome. (TCS) This boy, August Pullman, experiences these horrific situations every day. Wonder demonstrates how August Pullman draws strength from his family to overcome numerous challenges, to experience unconditional love. Wonder also demonstrates how other characters such as Miranda and Olivia (August’s sister) Draws strengths family to overcome challenges and accept themselves. If one wants to understand the concept of love, the book Wonder by RJ Palacio clearly illustrates the importance and the positive and powerful influence of family.
At the end of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, the children whose actions were chronicled in the book committed atrocities like murder and torture. Regular children somehow did things worse than anything that they ever could have imagined back at home. This begs the question of what prompted what once were normal children to snap: the circumstances or something that was inside of them all along. The answer in my mind isn’t as simple as one or the other. A winning combination of both spurred average boys into becoming killers, because without something dark being triggered in some of the boys, no one would have even thought about the horrible things that ended up happening. The deciding factor for these boys and their horrible acts was their
Thomas Foster, a professor at the University of Michigan, taught literature and writing. He was born in West Cornfield, Ohio, and living in such a small town caused him to become very associated with books. In 2003, Foster published a book, How to Read Literature like a Professor, written in second person. The book is written as a guide for readers to know the parts of nonfiction books. It teaches young readers how to include important elements into their stories. The chapters cause readers to connect to books and movies that they have read and seen before. The novel, Wonder, by R.J. Palacio has many obvious connections to the book, How to Read Literature Like a Professor. When reading Wonder, readers can identify a questor, the importance
The book Wonder by R.J. Palacio was filled with eye opening precepts. As I read the book I felt that one precept stood out most of all. This was the September precept “When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind.”- Dr. Wayne Dyer. I fell this means that you should choose kindness over the ability to be right. I say this because in a way the ability to be right is not always a good trait to have. For example we all know that one person in school who is a teacher’s pet or know it all no one really enjoys talking to them. Another example of why you should chose kindness is because you will be lifted up in the community. Kindness is something that many people possess but do not use. This trait is important because without
Target by Jasper Johns stands 66 x 66 in the Art Institute of Chicago (Figure 1). The large size of the painting draws the viewer in. The scale also makes it so the viewer is forced to look at the painting, it is not something that can be ignored. Johns created this piece in 1961, and it was one of many works in his Target series. Target was his last major work in this series and it ended up being the largest as well. The painting is surrounded by a simple wooden frame. This painting was created by using encaustic paint. Encaustic painting is also known as hot wax painting, and it involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. This paint forms a surface of lumps and smears that gives Target a more worn look. Johns paints
In Wonder, by R.J Palacio, August, also know as Auggie, is the main character who is a boy with a facial deformity which deeply affects him from finding friends. Auggie 's facial deformity is what Julian uses to relentlessly tease Auggie. Auggie is entering middle school which is his greatest challenge yet. Auggie has always been homeschooled and he is cautious about what the other students will say about him, but not everyone is going to be mean to him. in the novel we can see that the author is informing the reader that, a single act of kindness helps us move on with life.