Kaira Gonzalez Akeelah and The Bee Paper English___________ 11/12/2009 Akeelah and The Bee Akeelah is an outstanding speller. Labeled as the brainiac in her school every student makes fun of her. Akeelah tries to keep her smarts to herself in order to protect herself from other students who mean harm to her. Akeelah is offered to go to the spelling bee nationals but she doesn’t want to be considered a freak if she accepts. No one from her school has ever had a offer like this.
The old woman is afraid to go out because she feels threatened, as she finds ‘excreta’ in her letterbox and broken windows in her house. Powell tries to include the scandalous behaviour in his speech to arise sympathy from the audience and to persuade them to support his view. However, Powell uses positive adjectives, such as “charming”, “wide-grinning” to describe the immigrated children, creating a friendly image. Yet, the word Powell uses to describe the children is “piccaninnies”, such condescending word is setting them apart, degrading the image of immigrants. In addition, the fact that the only English word the children know is “racialist”, Powell establishes a sense of irony because the children are portrayed as young, amicable, yet the only word and idea they know is
Applied Analysis Essay I would like to start this off with a quote by Maya Angelou, “Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.”A.Van Jordan’s 2004 poetry collection, M-A-C-N-O-L-I-A, and Doug Atchison’s 2006 film, Akeelah and the Bee, have a lot in common with one another. Both depict the struggles and aspirations of an African-American girl competing in the National Spelling Bee. In this paper, I will look at how by using “proper” language Akeelah and MacNolia are able to reject racial stereotypes. Also, how spelling is related/equal to knowledge and how knowledge provides a way out of their low-income communities. Back then if you were seen using vanacular English or slang, you were seen as being stupid and not very intelligent.
Hidden Message Never Been Kissed is a movie about a women, Josie Geller, who is smart but socially awkward. In high school she was the typical loser but she went on to be a copy editor for the Chicago Sun-Times. The editor-in-chief assigns her to report undercover at a high school to help parents become more aware of their children's lives. This sends the main character Josie back to high school, the place she hated most where she becomes the same unpopular girl she was in high school. Josie fights though the movie to be clear of her loser label and make it in with the cool crowd.
Sara would use her fantasy stories to fill the void whenever she missed her father or felt hopeless. An adult watching (ALP) the story remains unique and believable. The actions of the characters and the importance of their role in the film seem more intense. The breakout scene of the picture was when Sara told Miss Minchin her beliefs despite the consequences. The vocal opinions of the child shocked the headmistress which engages the audience to the edge of the seat.
Everyone looks up to her in some kind, maybe because they don’t dare anything else. Ithink the kids of Lucy’s school is a bit scared of Bethan. Bethan is very insecure, she haves a veryweek personality. Because of her personality, she seeks a way to gain control of Lucy and theother kids. She is using them to her own good.
While she could be considered responsible for her actions, it is due to some fault of her character that she manages to come off worst in nearly every situation. Her character is destined to drag her down even though she constantly endeavors to be the best she can be: going to the market when her father is too drunk to do so; not accepting to be "his creature" (referring to Alec d'Urberville); telling the truth to Angel Clare, despite her mother's warning not to; and many other situations. This is undeniably the reason why, despite the indignation of people who held more
Furthermore, Rita herself sees that becoming a student, would eventually push her out of her comfort zone. Being a midget amongst giants proves to be difficult regardless of her outgoing person and stubborn attitude. One of her vulnerabilities is that she is weak towards authority, she is good at coping with people at her own level or class, however when it comes to authority based figures like students, or her boyfriend, her self confidence seems to be swept away from her feet, she obey them against her will, and dare not talk to them, the only exception is Frank, as they create a complex relationship throughout the play. Furthermore, another weakness, is that she are not certain of who she is, her identity flaw, by calling herself Rita instead of Susan is a clear proof of that. Eventually Rita manages to develop, she actually, through her many lessons with Frank manages to get a grip of who she is, breaks
This is at the beginning of the story, where he keeps telling Jig that, it’s alright if she, “doesn’t want to do it”. But then when you read more into the story, he keeps getting more and more annoying, because he keeps saying to her that it’s alright if she doesn’t want to, and as you can see on Jig, she begins to grow annoyed with him, even if it might not be his intention. If you look at the story from a different perspective, “the American” could be thought as very cunning. Because if you see the girl as being pregnant, “the American” is tricking her into saying yes/agreeing to get an abortion, which is what he wants. The woman or Jig is friendly and kind.
Akeelah And The Bee This movie talks about an 11-year-old girl named Akeelah who is born with the talent of spelling words. She is a single parent child and faces a lot of difficulties. This movie talks about her journey from a small town to Washington DC to win the national spelling bee, instead of all the difficulties. The main issues raised in the movie are as follows – * Did Akeelah do the right thing by giving up the word to make Dylan win? * Was it right on Akeelah’s part to go against her mother to participate in the spelling bee?