In the novel, the author Daniel Keyes developes a theme that science and technology may or may not increase the quality of human life. The story follows the mind and life of a mentally retarded man, Charlie Gordon, who is 32 years old. Charlie attends a night school in hope that he will one day be intelligent like his teacher, Miss Kinnian, who he considers a "genius." When offered the chance to have his IQ tripled, despite the risks and the chance of losing it all, he agrees. Throughout the time of his knowledge he experiences love, betrayal, heartbreak, embarrassment, loneliness, loses his job at a bakery due to his intelligence and grows in many other ways.
Franklin was born in Boston N. England and was well raised by both his parents when he was eight; instead of becoming an apprentice to a trade like his brothers, his father sent him to grammar school and excelled tremendously. Unfortunately Josiah decided he couldn’t afford it and transferred him into a school for writing and Arithmetic. Franklin learned good amount of writing but he did poorly in arithmetic. By the age of ten, he was taken out of school because of the same issue. He was put to work in trade but none of the trades interested him.
Frankenstein – Written Homework March 25, 2010 In the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, I would consider Victor Frankenstein as a unique character. At first he was a boring child because nothing interesting was going on in his life besides his mother dying but I guess he was just a normal person which makes it hard to read because he had a normal childhood. As soon as Victor Frankenstein meets the science professors’ Waldman and M. Krempe Victor Frankenstein’s life drastically changes and to me the book does not become as boring and dry to read and I actually am able to read without frustration. Victor Frankenstein’s upbringing just shows how obsessed people can become when they find something they admire but this was just too out of the ordinary. Usually people just become obsessed or addicted to drugs but in this case Victor is obsessed with the human anatomy of the human body and basically just the world of science but his obsession
At one point, I believe his dream was to date Jordan Baker, but even that was contradictory because he claimed to not like dishonesty, yet Jordan is probably the most dishonest character in the book. However, Nick’s dream never dies as does Gatsby’s and Myrtle’s. Nick still has a chance to live his peaceful life when he moves away after the summer
Unexpectedly, Quoyle was informed that “[Petal] took the kids and went off with that guy in the red Geo” (Proulx 22). Quoyle’s loneliness caused by his lost relationship takes a toll on his self-esteem, which is evident when his daughter Bunny says “‘Petal said Dad is dumb’ […] ‘Everyone is dumb about some things,’ said Quoyle” (Proulx 39). It is clear that the love Quoyle maintains for Petal after her deceiving departure is so great that it is enough to surpass the importance of his own self-esteem. To have reached such a point, it shows the amount of loneliness Quoyle endures and its impact on his self-opinion. Additionally, Quoyle’s unattractive chin, the part of his body that he was conscious and afraid of showing, is a symbol of self-respect.
Furthermore, it shows that the lack of communication is coming through the isolation and difficulty of the foreign environment. “I cannot speak. Breathing, in this heavy air, grows more difficult. When the paralysis reaches my chest I shall die: probably tonight.” (Le Guin, 144). The environment that the protagonist is in, impacts his psyche.
He lost the ability of hearing in the war. My first impression of him thought that he is only one the disable students on campus. I can feel he is so shy, fear and low self-esteem around the class because I saw him, he is setting at the corner with his deaf interpreter. I thought his low self-esteem is only coming from his disabilities, but I never anticipated that he is one of the return solider. Then, in the first day of the chemistry laboratory, we need to choose the group to do all the experiment together for the whole semester.
Alexie also read from his father's vast collection of books, which were acquired mostly from pawnshops and second hand stores since paychecks were far and few between on the reservation. Alexie excelled past his Native American peers in reading and writing causing him to get into fights and to be ridiculed by his peers. Native American children were supposed to fail, but Alexie refused to succumb to that stereotype. Alexie fought against the stereotype just like Superman fought against evil in the comics he used to read. Alexie’s passion has lead him to become a teacher.
This includes his description of his job as a school teacher (paragraph one), the big mystery he encounters as he travels overseas (paragraph two), and the life-altering change he goes through after killing hundreds of men. The boring parallelism used when talking about his job describes that he just has a normal life and that it drags on like your average, American worker. But in reality, it’s anything but ordinary. Once he comes overseas, it’s a completely different story. In paragraph two, when Hanks talks about the change that he goes through and wondering if his wife will even recognize him, he uses a much more depressed state of parallelism.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules At the start of the book, Greg explains how bad his summer was with his brother Rodrick, who knows a secret that Greg is trying to keep. When Greg returns to school, he finds out he still has the Cheese Touch, but he gets away with passing it on to a new kid, called Jeremy Pindle. Later, it is clear that Greg and Rodrick are always broke, so Mom starts a "Mom Bucks" program. Rodrick, at first, mismanages the money on his magazines, while Greg carefully manages the cash. Rodrick has an upcoming science project, and tells it that he would prefer to do it on 'Gravity', but clearly shows no effort, and asks his family members to do it for him.