She’s ready to give up running to coach Raymond because she has many other things she can be good at. She is no longer so insecure about herself that she has to be the best runner. Squeaky changes so drastically because she finally realizes that her brother is a true runner. As she watches him run, she realizes that he has his own style and that he is really good at something. This makes her realize that her brother has problems a lot worse than she does.
Harley is still attending high school with the plans of attending college. She had to learn to be responsible at a young age, but her responsibility has made her a better person and great mother. Harley has matured not just as a person, but as a strong-independent mother that would do anything for her son. The courage that has made her capable to raise her child has made her stronger emotionally. Commonly, teenagers that have children at an early age usually either drop out of high school or get their G.E.D.
They were all trying to find their balance through the response of mental toughness. However, as athletes their ability to focus, rebound from failure, cope with pressure, and persist in the face of adversity positioned each of them on different individual levels during their journey. Dottie Hinson displayed the characteristics of the “fear of success” athlete. She wanted to quit the team and sport numerous times because of external factors. She became extremely uncomfortable with the tensions between her sister, the thought of her husband in combat at war, and the expectations of the team.
When people view a successful person with a permanent mental disability, often they picture someone who has overcome the odds; someone who has fought their whole life to be brave and claw their way to where they are. While many would stand in awe and openly state how amazing it was how someone with a disability could be successful, what they say is not always what they honestly believe. In her article “The Abortion Debate No One Wants to Have”, Patricia E. Bauer discusses Abortion and Down’s Syndrome, and how society’s prejudice makes circumstantial abortion acceptable. Bauer writes about her daughter, Margaret, who was born with Down’s syndrome. She discusses her warm love for her daughter, and her pain in the way Margaret is viewed by society.
Katniss never fully came into her own in Mockingjay. In Hunger Games, she was a floundering yet passionate girl desperate to protect her family and stay alive. While she made a lot of mistakes, we loved her even more for them, because we saw her struggle, we believed her desperation and her motives, and we wanted her to succeed. We saw her near-double-suicide not as the easy way out, but the final spit in the face of the Capitol that had pulled the strings for so long. In Catching Fire, the story was fast-paced and intense, Katniss still struggling but really maturing as a fighter and a person.
With the use of rhetorical questions, anecdotes, parallel structure and comparison David Ginsberg effectively gets his thoughts to his readers. David Ginsberg (1997) often uses rhetorical devices in his writing which appeals to the heart of the reader. For example he says “Could I justify this to her 12 year old daughter on the basis that her mother was dying for the economic good of society, for a tennis tournament, for a concert?”. Such a question does not require an answer. It gives a feeling of empathy to the reader, making the writers argument more convincing.
Although Jesse is sad he and Winnie will not be together now, they are all proud of her for making the choice to not live forever. I liked this book a lot, because it is somewhat romantic for Jesse to fall in love with Winnie, even though he is seventeen and she is ten. I like to read romantic, adventurous, and real books, so my sister told me to give this book a try. I could not put the book down and finished it in a day and a half. I would recommend this book to anyone who reads really, because it is a fantastic
Persons: Jess’ identity grows stronger with every scene, as she puts more on the line to follow her dream. She becomes a stronger-willed and a more determined individual, and she slowly strays from her cultural traditions and becomes accustomed to the modern English society. She is reluctant to lie to those around her to play the sport she loves, but she was one of the main characters who adapted and changed themselves because they were experiencing a culture clash. It also becomes apparent that ‘football is taking Jess away from everything her parents know’, and that she isn’t fully aware that by achieving her dreams, she would have to sacrifice her cultural morals. Society: London is based on a modern-day society, and although it is multicultural, it still urges those that are living in the past, such as Indian people, to adapt to their way of living.
This year, they’re thinking that Graciella may be able to do a better job. 2. Unusual sensitivity to the expectations and feelings of others Graciella seems to be sensitive to the conflict with her bother, making up for it by being such an enthusiastic supporter at her brother’s soccer games. She also does not read in front of her brother, because she reads better than he does. Graciella is in the minority amoung the children as far as religion is concerned.
Katarina Milosevic 8A Language Arts February 1, 2011 Word Portrait “A person’s a person, no matter how small”, by Dr. Seuss is my Cousin Mia’s favorite quote. In fact she loves it so much she owns a shirt with the quote written on it and with little cute Dr. Seuss characters in the back around. She is my age and an inspirational person. She always tries to do the right thing and often encourages others to do so as well. She loves to play soccer, draw and read.