Zebra was unable to go because of his summer camp he had been planning to go on. Zebra realizes there is still good in life that he can enjoy besides running so he gives Mr John a try and finds out he was a vietnam veteran who lost his arm. Mr John teaches zebra how to do art with his injured body parts which slowly grows strength into his injured
Some might say that people need to be creative for art, but people need knowledge in order to have good techniques. For example in the story of Zebra, the Mr. Wilson asked Zebra to go to his art class, “Adam, are you interested in art?...No...You ever try your hand at it… I made drawings for class. I don’t like it…Well just in case you change your mind I’m giving an art class in your school during the summer… I’m going to camp in August… There’s the big month of July…. I don’t think so.”(Potok 145)This quote demonstrates how Zebra didn’t like art because he needed knowledge, technique in order to
As said by Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., “A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” This theme is presented many times throughout the story, “Zebra,” by Chaim Potok. The main character Adam, better known as Zebra, goes through several experiences that lead to his outlook on life changing. Overall his experiences render him to become a better person. One of the main experiences that changed Zebra was meeting John Wilson. Here’s how and why the experiences that Zebra went through changed him, and how he lived his life.
Hi, my son Mel Nieves is in your first-period class. Initially, he was in Ms.Bass class but his schedule was changed because of the band class. I sent the contract signed and he told me that he turned in but he has a Z?? I just want to make sure that you received :) I’m sending a copy of the picture just in case. Also, his HW from P.1 & P.2 he did it in Ms. Bass class and I told him to show to you???
Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird Chapter 4 starts with the main characters Jem and Scout anxiously waiting on the arrival of their summer break. When their break arrives after a long year of school Jem and Scout once again meet up with their old friend Dill with whom they will spend the summer with. After the boredom of summer already hits them Jem, Scout, and Dill decide to make up some new games. When starting to play these games Jem pushes Scout toward the Radley Place while she is in a tire and cannot stop herself. After eventually stopping Scout herself hears a low laugh coming from the Radley Place.
What a wonderful experience I had with my family at the Dallas Museum of Art. We explored the many timeless exhibits and just hearing my children ask question after question and seeing their engagement was an experience that I am hoping to have visiting other art exhibits sooner than later. At first glance of Max Liebermann “At the Swimming Hole (Im Schwimmbad)” I was drawn into the painting by its concept of it being a look into the everyday life of a young boy in the 1870’s. Yet, having to explain to my children what exactly was going on in this picture, that in today’s age would be deemed inappropriate. The conversation with my children and this formal and stylistic analysis at that point went hand-in-hand.
When her father died she was so sad and depressed that she tore up one of the paintings of her father that she painted when she was little, when her father was still young. When she finally started to accept her father’s death she began to show her work in New York galleries, where she long time best friend Edgar Degas bought many of her paintings to always keep her in his memory, because he knew that this would be the last time that he would be able see her, and her art work. The 1890s was her most creative time because she saw her world in a whole new light and wanted to capture it in her new paintings. She still didn 't move away for the mother and child love that she always drew, now the paintings were more vibrant with color and had more light and dark form the light of the
The next day he spent his lawn-mowing money on a new shirt, and, with a pocketknife, scooped the moons of dirt from under his fingernails. He spent hours in front of the mirror trying to herd his teeth into place with his thumb” (Soto, 2). Now only does he worry of his physical appearance, but he makes sure his bike is up to par as well. “Alfonso walked over to his brother. He compared their two bikes: his gleamed like a handful of dimes, while Ernie’s looked dirty” (Soto,
As people age they change their mentality, views on society, and thoughts on how they want to live in the future. It is evident that Chris McCandless the protagonist from Into the Wild, went through this stage where he was stuck, tired of his parents, tired of school, grades and maybe even his friends, so he decided to just leave. According to Emerson from Nature, “The sun illuminates only the eye of the man, but shines into the eye and the heart of the child.” This quote means that the youth are more innocent, and are instantly open to new options. Chris challenges Emerson’s quote by giving all of his $25,000 worth of savings to charity and setting to Alaska with nothing but a 30- pound backpack. Chris McCandless’s actions were without a doubt made with pure intelligence, with of course having some flaws such as not being physically prepared.
The hot sun burns against my dripping back as I hold a prickling pile of freshly cut pine leaves to throw away. They sting my flesh as they pass the pores of my dad’s worn-out red working gloves I wear. Each thorn is like a stab against my pride and a crying demand for me to surrender. As my legs wear heavy and my fingers cramp, I can only wonder if I will ever see the end of this day. During summers, I am reluctantly dragged along to help my father with his landscaping contracts for his clients.