The janitor, who is the narrator of the story, observes all the obstacles that the school and students have faced over time. The school has many problems to deal with such as, holes in the wall, broken bathrooms and unreliable staff and students. Miss Sun comes to teach at this school in hopes to help these kids succeed and realize their full potential. The educational system that is put into play throughout the story is meant to highlight all the mistakes that stop children from advance learning in today’s educational system. The environment that Miss Sun and her students walk into everyday has turned into a prison instead of a learning place.
Being kept away from Maycomb all that time eventually made him go mad. One day while Boo was sitting on the living room floor, cutting up The Maycomb Tribune, he carelessly plunged his sharp scissor blades into his father’s leg. That act was obviously a cry for help. Boo then was not taken to an asylum, but was put in the Maycomb jail courthouse basement. He was not in there for too long because Mr.Radley had to bring him back home so he would not die from the mold growth.
When David was just a little boy his daily routine was to wake up, do his daily chores, and if he didn’t do one task right he suffered by being beaten by “Mother”. When David would show up at school everyday with new bruises and burns, his teachers and nurses started to get worried. The school sat down with David and another police man about his life at home and how it went. When David finally confessed that he had been beaten everyday constantly, the officers put David into a foster care. There were times when David would run into “Mother,” but they both knew to keep their distance from each other.
The Tom Robinson case is the reason everything happens in the book in the first place, all the events and bumps in the road leading up to the trial itself are because of this trial and Tom Robinson himself. For example in To Kill a Mockingbird, when Atticus and Uncle Jack are talking Scout-of course- is listening into the conversation. Since Atticus knows she is, he deliberately says that things are going to get tough around Maycomb for the kids especially for Scout but she’s going to have to learn to cope with it. She doesn’t fully understand this yet but she does now. All these things happen to Jem and Scout because Atticus is a part of this trial-which makes Jem and Scout perfect targets for the people of Maycomb.
A teacher, trying to break up the fight, is eventually severely injured from his head being repeatedly bashed into the ground and has to be taken away on stretcher. This is the first major image we have of the “daily routine” at an urban school. With no previous knowledge of urban schools, this is the perception the viewer is given, that all urban schools are this out of control. This misrepresentation of urban schools is mainly overdramatized for the sake of the plot. But given that this is based on a true story, the viewer may take this as a blanket description for all urban schools.
“How People Turn Monstrous” reveals the incident of eight soldiers and Staff [Sgt.] Ivan Frederick II mistreating Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib Prison with humiliating sexual behavior and physical abuse such as stripping them naked with bags over their heads and stomping on their hands and feet. Mark Buchanan believes they “only did what many of us would have done if placed in the same situation”(384). Buchanan provides us with a great resource such as the experiment at Stanford University by Philip Zimbardo. Few college students were put in a real life situation similar to Abu Ghraib.
Alisha Thornton 3/20/2013 English 098-099(180) Essay3 Revised In Malcolm X excerpt”A Homemade education, published from Malcolm X An Autobiography of Malcolm X as told to Alex Haley demonstrates the claims that without knowing how to read or write and understand and express what you are reading you become frustrated. Although Malcolm X struggled with reading and writing, and expressing himself while in prison, he learned that the library was a breeding ground for knowledge and that without this information and skills he’d be cut off from the world. While in prison Malcolm X realized that his reading and writing wasn’t good. He even had a hard time expressing himself. While in prison Malcolm would try to write letters to Elijah Mohammed but would become frustrated because all he knew was slang and street life.” I commanded attention when I said something.
I assume these themes are different in their own aspects, but all his themes have one thing in common: they help illustrate the unfortunate and ever-continuing story of the Native Americans overall. Having risen in Spokane Reservation, Victor, Indian school boy, faced numerous obstacles, discrimination against himself and author was able perfectly convey it to the readers by giving several examples. The examples throughout the short story are given to illustrate a general point of fiction. In the very beginning of this fiction we learn that as Victor’s hair was too short and his U.S. Government glass were horn-rimmed and ugly, he was pushed down buried by the other Indian boys in the snow until he couldn’t breathe. Consequently, when Victor first started out in school, he did not fit in with the other Indian boys because his hair was too short, and he did not look like a true Indian.
Prepare study questions for review. Students who e-mail me a full essay by Friday 1pm will receive 5 points towards their midterm grade. The behavior of the inmates and guards were very horrifying. They saw the guards treat others as if they were despicable animals, taking pleasure in cruelty, while others like the inmates became servile, dehumanized robots who thought only of escape, of their own individual survival, and of their mounting hatred for the guards(Philip E. Zimbardo). The sociologically impact it had on them were by separating them from human society.
This disease is called Situs Inversus and you can not be cured. Ever since his birth, he is being told, that he was special. And it is obvious, in the way he chooses to act during his life, that he wants every body else to notice his rarity. The children at school are insulting and teasing him. But Nick is indifferent.