Inside the story, “To Kill a Mockingbird”, from chapters 1 to 9 the character, Atticus, personality is revealed to the readers through his actions of unnoticeable caring and sincerity. In the beginning Atticus is brought up as a very stubborn person, but everything Atticus did is within limits. “When a child asks you something, answer him, for goodness’ sake. But don’t make a production of it. Children are children, but they can spot an evasion quicker than adults, and evasion simply muddles’ em.” Everybody expected that Atticus is very narrow minded, and that he does not think for anyone or anything but himself.
Stay Gold “Pony, you’re failing his class right now, but I’ll consider boosting your grade up to a C if you come up with a good semester theme.” Said my english teacher. I had been worrying so much about Johnny that my grades started dropping. I’ve been thinking about what Johnny meant by “Stay Gold.” Dally now knows that if he keeps living his way of life,he’ll end up like Johnny-dead.the whole gang been upset since we lost the rumble. The good thing is, the judge said Johnny isn’t guilty. One thing our gang needs to keep in mind is that even if we won the rumble, we would never wear madras shirts or drive mustangs.Just like Randy said, “You’ll still be where you were before-at the bottom, and we’ll
In the short story “the toughest Indian in the world” by Sherman Alexei, Roman Gabriel fury seems that he has been through a lot, from losing his mother and father, being poor and being discriminated against cause of his ethnicity. But that doesn’t seem to get in his way to getting a better future, he did what he had to do to be able to take his little test and get a better education, and he did it all with pride and power. As a Native American roman seems to get a lot of unwanted attention in all the wrong ways. Mr. Williams seems to be more interested in the fact that roman is a Native American and his test taking skills rather than focusing on the fact that he got an almost perfect score on the little test even when
* - ‘For someone who was never meant to be in this world I must confess I’m suddenly having a hard time leavening it’. Inspiring Others In proving that genes aren’t the sole determinate of people’s lives, Vincent inspired and changed others. Vincent also encourages Doctor Lamar and his son to reject the ‘destiny’ that genetics has supposedly determined for the boy. ‘He’s a big fan of yours…Unfortunately my son is not all that they promised. But then, who knows what he could
And so did James’ warning that if Theo goes public with what has been happening and James was taken away from him, that Fleury’s hopes of professional hockey would be nonexistent. Fleury, now 41, says he was particularly vulnerable to James’s psychological manipulation because had little in the way of a family support system. His father was an alcoholic and his mother was heavily addicted to prescription sedatives. James easily convinced them he was the best thing to ever happen to their son. “I had rarely seen them like this—happy,” he says.
He was grieving by not wanting to go to school, he did not feel like getting out of bed. But then he was able to overcome all that when he realized that the only way he would manage to make it through all of that death and change was to make a list of everything gave him joy in his life. And with that being said, the list made him stronger. He realized he had a lot of things that made him feel happy. Sure these deaths broke him down but these deaths also had a great
I feel awful; I feel like I've disappointed everyone, including myself...Why didn't I try harder, I should have paid more attention to my grades. My Dad would tell me, "I know your smart sweetheart, I know you feel like you've got it nailed, but it wouldn't hurt to do just a little extra credit to pad your average." But noooo! I was too smart for that...You know most kids would have celebrated the grades I got, but not me, it's like I broke some sacred chain!...Well it's finally over, and there's nothing I can do about it, but cry a little tear and get on with life. But you know what's ironic?...As bad as I feel right now, it's like a giant load has been lifted off my shoulders...it's like I'm
I feel like I relate most to how Malcolm took matters into his own hands to overcome his struggle with his illiteracy and poor vocabulary. I would have done the same, you can not sit around a think a problem will fix itself, you have to take action for change. If Malcolm would have continued to beat himself up and become frustrated with his lack of knowledge or education he would have done nothing but dug a bigger hole for himself. By Malcolm X self teaching himself to have a powerful vocabulary arsenal he paved the way from himself to still, to this date, be one of the most influential and prominent speakers of our era. He is mentioned in the same sentence with legendary visionaries such as Ghandi, Martin Luther King Jr., Mohammed Ali, and the list goes on.
Others could learn a few like You can never escape the past because no matter what, its just gonna continue to creep out at your most successful moments and haunt you like Gatsby. He tried so hard to get rid of his past. Money on top of money and he still can't go without someone questioning him and what he does so don't think that if you had a horrible past like you accidentally killed someone, don't think it will be gone forever because it will come back to torture you. I think this movie is for everyone except little kids. Mostly Seniors in high schools or grown ups that understand the book and the themes.
sm contributes work Swing Set Image Credit: Brittany T., Ocean Shores, WA An English teacher once diagnosed me with Tortured Writer’s Syndrome (TWS). In spite of hyper-scrutiny over every letter of every word, despite an alleged eternity restructuring sentences and paragraphs, and regardless of receiving a high grade on compositions, I am never satisfied with my work. While I acknowledge this compulsion in my writing, I do not embrace TWS. To me, this restlessness is entirely a side effect of my super powers. I acquired them when my dad set in place the last pole of the swing set.