Isabella LaBianca English 2H, 5th Mrs. Miller Dead Poets Society “Dead Poets’Society”: IDK In the film, Dead Poets Society, Peter Weir illustrates the romantic elements of nonconformity and nature. As the film opens, Todd Anderson, a shy and lonely teenager, under pressure from his parents to succeed like his brother, arrives for the new semester at Welton Academy. He sees a different side to this strict school after the first day of English class with the new teacher, Mr. Keating. His first words of wisdom, perhaps the most important, to the boys are in his first lesson: “Carpe Dium lads! Seize the day!
Out of one of the books is a note to a boy that Rachel has secretly liked for a long time. The boy picks up the note and reads the top line and then hands it back to Rachel. She is terribly embarrassed. 2. Jake is going on his first date with a really popular girl.
You snitch the other day on me in school punk?” Corner Boy 1 is a schoolmate of Omar, and is three grades above him. A couple of days ago at school, Omar became the only person to witness Corner Boy 1 sticking up one of his best friends Manny in the second floor boy’s bathroom. Omar didn’t want to get in trouble with Corner Boy 1 because he was a Corner Boy, and therefore decided not to be a snitch, and rat him out to the principal. Omar: “I ain’t no damn snitch.” Corner Boy 1 grabs Omar by the collar, tearing it slightly. Corner Boy 1: “That shit ain’t what I heard!” Omar pushes Corner Boy 1.
Actually it activated me as I read through the poem. I just appreciate their use through out the reading. The language used by the author was both poetic and simple. This served two purposes at the same time. First was the fact that the poetic language made it possible for the poem to be appealing first as a text and second as a medium of communication.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid In Diary of a Wimpy Kid, a 2010 children’s comedy based on books written by Jeff Kinney, Greg Heffley is 6th grader trying to navigate his way through his new middle school as well as middle childhood development. Many people in his life influence his journey and impact his actions, emotions, and views. Roger, his older brother, is the kind of cocky brother who’s always teasing and beating him up. His younger brother, Manny, is the annoying brother and is a source of embarrassment for Greg. Manny potty trains while eating cereal and he calls Greg “Bubby”, which, according to Greg, is too childish.
The movie Dead Poets Society follows a group of teens at a strict school who become heavily influenced by the transcendentalist philosophies of their new teacher, Professor John Keating. The values they are taught completely change their entire perspective and attitude towards life. For the most part this is a good thing, as the boys normally lead boring lives that they are bored with. They form a group known as the Dead Poets Society and their lives are immediately changed forever. They live by the philosophies of writers like Walt Whitman, Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson.
“My Papa’s Waltz” is an endearing poem about a young boy that longs for the undivided attention of his working father. The first quatrain sets the tone for the rest of the poem and needs little interpretation. It explains how the father is intoxicated, but the little boy disregards it and clings to his father anyway. The little boy wanted to be with his father and this was the only way it was going to happen. So he seizes the opportunity and goes with it, however uncomfortable the situation is for him.
Summary on Public and Private Language by Richard Rodriguez My Summary of Public and Private Language by Richard Rodriguez Public and Private Language by Richard Rodriguez was a story about a little boy who was of the Spanish descent. He went to a private school where he was to be taught how to speak the English language. Richard had a very difficult time just the same as his siblings learning to speak another language. In class Richard would have reservations not alone about just interacting with class activities, he felt misplaced and alone while it seemed that everyone else had to almost master it. It came to a point that the teachers had to make a house visit to speak with his parents about his struggles to learn the language.
“Paul’s Case” is about a young boy named Paul, who is miserable with both his home life and his school life. Paul shows his happiest times when he is at Carnegie Hall, working as an usher; whereas here, Paul daydreams a great deal about the performers in front of him and how he wants their lavish lifestyle that results in failure of his school life. Once his father, a single parent, discovered his behavior, he forces him to quit working at Carnegie Hall, apologize to his teachers and go work elsewhere. Paul’s father spends his time setting a good example for him, not realizing that he is pushing Paul away when he constantly keeps pressuring his son to follow a neighbor of theirs for he believes that he would be a good role model for Paul. Paul’s teachers are also giving up on him, saying that he is nothing but impolite and a disturbance in class.