David Midyan 2 TIEAC paragraphs (Novel: Speak) In the beginning of the novel, Melinda is depressed. She is often alone and quiet, because she called the cops at the party. Even her ex-best friends don’t want to talk to talk to her because of that. For example, in “Spotlight” Melinda thinks, “Nobody really wants to hear what you have to say” (9 page). She thinks of that, because she realizes that others remember what happened at the party.
The Breakfast Club In the movie The Breakfast Club, directed by John Huges and published in February 1985, the story of a very unusual group is told. A group of five students have received detention for one reason or another. Each student represents a different stereotype of high school. First, there is Allison, who is played by Ally Sheedy. She is the typical rich high school girl.
Since Janet couldn’t make it to meetings they gave her what was “left over” and didn’t even keep her in mind. Janet was a hard worker and wanted to contribute to the group, but since she had been pre classified by her group she couldn’t fit in the way she wanted to. Life was basically a struggle for Janet and being in a group that did not consider her struggle made her feel more alone than ever. She finally snapped over the cafeteria incident. She stopped to get something to eat and saw her whole group meeting without her, she felt extremely unappreciated and knew the group members didn’t respect her contributions.
Early on in the semester Pudge is kicked out of his World Religion class for daydreaming and is admonished by his teacher, Dr. Hyde, for not being present in the moment. Pudge grows closer to his new friends as the Colonel is kicked out of every basketball game for jeering too much, Alaska tutors Pudge in pre-calculus, and the group is caught smoking by the dean of students, Mr. Starnes (known as the Eagle), at their favourite hangout spot, the Smoking Hole. An important element to their friendship is trust. Although Takumi reveals Alaska was the one who ratted out her roommate the year before and Pudge is unsure about trusting Alaska, he agrees to stay on campus with her for the Thanksgiving break. The two spend their time snooping through other students’ rooms, watching porn together, and eating Thanksgiving at the Colonel’s house with his mother.
Being a nerd in his school is to be labeled “a nobody”, at least outside of his academic scene. This is displayed through the maltreatment of Brian as a person by the majority of his detention mates during the first half of the movie. These statuses are often associated with me by my peers, thus making Brian all the more relatable to my life. As stated previously, I am often referred to as a nerd by both friends and strangers. This status thus leads to another, that of an outcast.
At his high school, Jack is frequently ridiculed and tormented Cohen 2 by a bully who makes several attempts to get into a fight with Jack. Each time, Jack backs off from the bully and uses his words and wit to get the bully to subside. After Tom killed the two men at his diner, the bully cracks a mean comment about Jack’s father and that was the final straw for Jack. Jack beat the bully up very badly. Up until this point in the movie, the audience would never have guessed that Jack
Gretchen was excluded from our youth group because she was different. I described her in my essay as , “… the weird girl…who wore hand-me-down clothes, spoke with a lisp and sat in the corner during our youth meetings. The youth group pretty much ignored her existence. Her family was not well off…” As a teacher, I want to work towards inclusion and as far away from exclusion as possible.
In the first event the ten students must fight amongst each other until one emerges victorious. Next is the electric rug scene, the ten classmates are fooled into thinking the can gain money. The white folk set down an electrified carpet and put coins and bills on the rugs, unbeknownst to the black boys the gold coins are just brass tokens. The crowd breaks into mass hysteria at the pain and suffering these black boys endure. The last scene in the battle royal is the narrator’s speech.
Characterizations of big mouth and ugly girl. There are two main characters in this book. Big Mouth is Matt - a high school boy who tends to say things without thinking first about what he is saying. An offhand remark he makes about blowing up the school is overheard and reported, resulting in his suspension, dealing with the police and a lot of negative publicity for him and his family. Even when it is decided that he did not really mean what he said he runs into a lot of students at school who now hate him, especially after his family decides to sue the school.
The Five Syllables of Despair What do SpongeBob Squarepants, Joey Tribbiani, College students, and many parents have in common? No, it’s not that they all have Golgi bodies and retinas. Let me give you a hint. They put off ‘till tomorrow what they should do today... starting to understand? About right now, Joey is late for an audition, Spongebob is writing an essay due in five minutes, College students are too tired to pay attention to their A&P lecture and parents are putting off their morning meetings until the afternoon!