Molly Pals University Seminar 11/27/10 The Perks of Being a Wallflower Bibliography- Chbosky, Stephen. The Perks of Being a Wallflower. 1999. Main Characters: Charlie- Genius, something from his past is affecting his life but he cannot remember what it is, reads a lot of books that are given to him by his English teacher Sam- Charlie’s crush, Brings Charlie in as a friend but also introduces him to the party scene Patrick- Sam’s stepbrother, gay, has a secret relationship with the star QB of the school Older Sister- Typical high school teenager, thinks she is in love, hit by her boyfriend, gets pregnant but has an abortion Big Brother- In College, football player, comes home twice during the school year Aunt Helen- Sexually abused Charlie when he was a young boy, died a few years before the book’s current setting Teacher- Gives Charlie extra books and assignments because he is smarter than everyone else Anonymous friend- receiver of Charlie’s thought provoking letters Summary: Unlike the other books I have read so far for this class, this has a lot of small issues that would take pages to write about. The other books just had a couple of large issues that were easy to talk about.
The novel, The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, is about a group of buddies known as greasers that stick together through a battle of social classes is told. This group is confronted with many dilemmas in a short period of time that threaten the bonds that they share. The main character, Ponyboy Curtis is top of his class at school, but almost bottom of the class socially. Being intelligent like he is doesn’t mean he doesn’t act like regular people at home, when he argues with his brother, but when he’s around the people he is everyone knows when to keep their trap shut.
Connotations to asses are primarily those of idiotic, slow, and imbecile. The comparison made between asses and Othello is effective as it straightly reflects Othello’s lack of self reasoning where only a dominating characteristic of tardy, naïve and breakable traits come to light. 3. a) Iago: You are pictures out of doors, bells in your parlours, wild-cats in your kitchens, saints in your
Sandy then begins dating the “perfect man” at her high school, yet still finds herself longing for the extra zip Danny’s attitude entails. Her new boyfriends “pleasant adult society…” (Lurie 335) behavior was not what she wanted. As a result all the critics that believed folktales to be unrealistic realized that once children grow up they soon find the world to be imperfect and not what they expected. “The contrast continued in maturity when women were often more powerful than men”
October 2, 2013 Daniel Radcliffe’s Next Trick Is to Make Harry Potter Disappear By SUSAN DOMINUS Before Daniel Radcliffe became the most famous child actor in history, he was just a child: an only child, a poor sleeper, a nonstop talker, a picky eater. He was also disarmingly sweet. In the screen test he took at age 10, in 2000, for the first Harry Potter film, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” he smiles brightly, ebullient, his delight in being there apparent; he is concentrating, concentrating so hard at one point that he mouths words under his breath while waiting to deliver a line, but even still, when he does finally speak, he is all natural sincerity. His face is a flawless little-boy face, his eyes huge and cerulean blue. One eye occasionally blinks more slowly than the other, but no matter.
No. Junior has hope, Mr. P told Junior that he is the smartest kid in school, and he encouraged Junior to leave Rez otherwise he would give up his future. Mr. P pointed out a bright way to Junior, and Junior took the advice bravely. The other thing that stuck out to me is racism. After Junior transferred to Reardan - a school with a lot rich white kids, every his new classmate seems a racist, they made fun of him just like in reservation.
Don’t Call Me Ishmael, written by Michael Bauer was about a high school boy who faces the fear of most fourteen-year-old boys do. He faced the school bullied most and days and struggling until the new boy James Scobie arrives. During this novel James Scobie changes Ishmaels life by helping him face his fears in ways such as gaining his confidence, teaching him to stand up to the school bully, Barry Bagsley and by teaching him how to be a leader. Ishmael also falls for the girl of his dream but always embarrass him in front of her. Barry Bagsley is Ishmael’s white whale and the name Ishmael came from a book called Moby Dick.
"You can do it. Do you want to be different from everybody else when you start school? "This quote shows that brother really wants to encourage Doodle. He has complete faith in doodle abilities. If brother hadn’t loved him so much; he would have been so concerned that Doodle would suffer, at school if he fit in (pg.350) “When Doodle was five years old, I was embarrassed at having a brother of that age who couldn't walk.” He thinks he can't be proud of himself if Doodle is disabled.
The use of a repulsive worm as the symbol for truth implies that the narrator views illuminating truth negatively. The magnifying glass’s reflection of visible and invisible truths illustrates the narrator’s point that close inspection of the truth will highlight both personal flaws and the flaws of others. Without the magnifying glass Strephon and Celia would never have noticed the worm in Celia’s nose. However, once Celia sees the worm she is unable to ignore it and faithfully directs the worm out of her nose from head to tail (65-66). Celia’s dedication to removing the full worm indicates a compulsive
PLOT ANALYSIS The first two minutes of “The Crush” (directed by Michael Creagh) give us an exposition of the film: the strong and serious crush that eight-year-old Ardal Travis has on his teacher- Miss Purdy. The film’s plot is presented in a chronological order and begins with the rising action: Ardal gives Miss Purdy a toy engagement ring to expresses his feelings for her. He even writes in his ten-year-planner: “Marry Miss Purdy”. Later, while shopping with his mother, he runs into Miss Purdy and the little boy’s heart is broken when she introduces her fiancé Pierce and shows off her engagement ring. The complication in the rising action gets further when Ardal encounters Pierce impatiently waiting for Miss Purdy outside of the school.