In Northanger Abbey there are two kinds of reading: reading books or letters respectively and reading people. Catherine is still young and naïve and is not yet able to distinguish between the two types of reading. Hence, before Catherine can enter the world of adulthood, she needs to improve her ability to read people as well as novels. In the very first sentence of chapter one, seventeen-year-old Catherine Morland is introduced to the reader as follows: “No one who had ever seen Catherine Morland in her infancy would have supposed her born to be a heroine.” (Austen, Chapter I, p. 3). This setting is significant as it conveys the idea that Catherine could be a heroine but would be an unlikely one.
Double Identity By: Margaret Peterson Haddix Double Identity, by Margaret Peterson Haddix, is the story of a 12 year old girl named Bethany Cole, who was never out of her parent’s sights growing up, and is now sent to live with her aunt Myrlie, whom Bethany has never even met. She is to stay with Myrlie until she is “safe” again. Bethany Cole was living a normal life until her parents, Walter and Hilary, loaded her into their car at midnight and took her hours away from their home in Pennsylvania. They reached Sanderfield, Illinois, where Bethany was introduced to her aunt Myrlie Wilkers, whom Bethany had never met. While Bethany’s dad talked to Myrlie, Bethany overheard her father say “She doesn’t know anything about Elizabeth.” Bethany realized that her parents were abandoning her without an explanation, but she begrudgingly settled in.
Then she thinks, “Does she want to know the truth, that she’s self-centered and cold?” (179). That moment marks a big change in Melinda who always struggles to say “no” to others. Another minor character who helps Melinda is David Petrakis, her lab partner. Melinda considers David her hero because he teaches Melinda to speak up for herself. David seems to have special care by showing his
I read a powerful and inspiring book titled Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. It is about Melinda Sordino, a young girl struggling through her first year of high school as a social outcast. As Melinda has difficulties with the everyday problems of high school-homework, cafeteria lunches, pep rallies, art projects all compounded by the secret she can't tell. Melinda barely speaks ever since she called the police on something terrible that happened, the secret, to her at an end of the summer party that left her friendless. Laurie Halse Anderson compels you to find out why she does not speak and what happened to her.
She gave up for awhile but then she went out and tried to live her dream. In the book, Penelope being bulimic because she has a reputation to with held. Penelope is the ‘it’ girl of Rearden, and even she has problems behind the scene. Everyone has their own problems, and what they want people to view them in a certain way. Arnold deled with a lot of conflicts that were social issues and overcame them.
When Seymour told Franny and Zooey to do it for the fat lady, they both pictured the most grotesque, disgustingly obese woman then could think of. This way, no matter what they were doing, if they could do it for someone that disgusting, they could for anyone. Seymour wanted both Franny and Zooey to always do their best, and he pushed his beliefs onto them so that they would do so. Inadvertently, Seymour somewhat ruined the Glass children. Franny flourished while she was young, so she always expected the best out of everything.
Victoria Guillermo Period 5 1/11/13 English 10P Book Review on Speak by Laurie Anderson In Speak by Laurie Anderson, Melinda Sordino begins her freshman year at Merryweather High School. The summer before her freshman year, a traumatizing event happened to her at a party her friends took her to, which caused Melinda to become the social reject of her town. Melinda constantly isolates herself from the cruel, harsh world. Speak gives you inspiration to those who need to speak up for themselves, those who need courage for any situation and for those who just need to know they’re not alone in what they’re going through in this judgmental society we live in today. The author, Laurie Anderson did an amazing job on capturing the true aura and essences of high school life for the untypical teenager.
In this way I believe the author continues to show that we always will reap the consequences that are a result of the decisions we make without heeding the warning signs given by those wiser and older than us. The author also mentions how she almost cried even before she arrived to the boarding school because everyone was starring at her, which tells us that she already regrets leaving her mother. Sometimes people think they know best when they really
Having said that, the women in the novel make poor choices which reveal their characters as impractical. In the first chapter, Daisy Buchanan is introduced – and not only do readers get a glimpse of her wittiness, they also learn about the way she is treated at home by her ‘loving’ husband, Tom. Aside from Daisy’s luxury life, she is a victim of abuse. As Jordan and Nick acknowledge her bruised hand she says, “You did it Tom... I know you didn’t mean to, but you did do it.
“USING THE CASE STUDY AT THE END OF THE MODULE ASSESS, THE CLIENT’S ISSUES AND DESCRIBE YOUR TREATMENT PLAN WHAT ETHICAL ISSUES MIGHT ARISE?” Word Count 2118 Introduction Miss E is a single 29 year old woman that was in a relationship for six years. The relationship finished six months ago, and Miss E feels it is now time to look for a new companion. The previous relationship was not always happy, as her partner was very controlling over her. She feels that he almost wanted her to stay the size she was and not to lose weight. Miss E has always struggled with her weight since she was a teenager, and her parents constantly pestered her about being unattractive and overeating.