Dr. Forrest “Phog” Allen “Beware of the Phog” this phrase is commonly seen throughout the University of Kansas, especially on the days of home basketball games prominently in Allen Field House. The phrase was established when the new field house was built and named after one of the most influential coaches of KU basketball history, Dr. Forrest “Phog” Allen. Allen was not only influential then as a coach and a leader of the community, but also today he influences the lives of students at the University of Kansas. Allen is known by most as a basketball coach who learned about the game straight from the creator himself. He started as a player with James Naismith Who taught him how to play and Naismith told him: “Forrest, you don’t coach
When people hear his name they remember when he played basketball and the role he had in county history. “Pearl Avenue” is another case of symbolism used by Updike (1). An avenue is typically grand; however, the poem describes “Pearl Avenue” as being “cut off” shortly after it starts (1,2) “Pearl Avenue” also leads to where Flick is working now (1). “Pearl Avenue” is a representation of Flick’s life and career. Both started with great expectations only to be met with a firm stop and cut short of any possible success.
See Scout always could see the upset look on May Ella face during the trial and so could Atticus that’s why he still felt pity on her even though she lied on Tom. It was as though she never really wanted to lie on Tom she just did because her father made her. She knew that all the things that she said Tom was doing to her, her father did them on the daily basics. Again this is another situation that Scout had to deal with and learn that she never really knew what she was going through until she walked in her shoes. Last but not least Boo Radley was another character from to kill a bird that helped Scout learn her lesson.
Throughout the story you can tell that Hester never truly loved Roger Chillingworth. Hester refuses to tell anyone who she committed adultery with but since she had a child, Pearl, while her husband was not in America, everyone knows and she is judged harshly (Hawthorne 74). Her punishment for this sin is that for the rest of her life she will have to wear a scarlet letter ‘A’ on her chest that stands for adultery (Hawthorne 60). John Proctor committed adultery a young girl named Abigail Williams. Abigail was John and his wife’s, Elizabeth’s servant.
Tiffany Johnson Laura Govia Composition 2 October 10, 2012 Shatter dreams in John Updike’s “Ex-Basketball Player” The title of the poem really tell you what the poem is all about. The speaker tell you what a great basketball player he was and how often he dreamed about his basketball career. The poem tells us about a basketball player who was the best player on his basketball tea, and hold the high school that still has not been beat. “He never learned a trade”(line49) and now he works at “Berth’s Garage” (line 4). The poem implies that Flick was a great basketball and that he was the best in the county and that he hold the county record of scoring the most points.
After Lucy was attacked and raped, Lurie was so passionate about getting justice. However, earlier in the novel when Melanie Isaac’s father had come to want justice for his own daughter, Lurie just walked away like it was nothing, like the father didn’t deserve his time. David wants so badly for Lucy to go to the police with what has happened to her. “Do you think what happened here was an exam: if you come through, you get a diploma and safe conduct onto the future, or a sign to paint on the door-lintel that will make the little plague pass you by? That is not how vengeance works, Lucy.
The only reason I choose this poem as a topic for my first paper is that in my point of view, I have a lot of common points with Flick. I really loved this poem and I will try to explain to you why, in this paper. John Updike’s poem “Ex-basketball player” suggests that whatever the feelings are, happiness or sadness, both the man and the town he lives in, become dependants on each other for reaffirmation of the past. The poem is built around the character Flick Webb, who was a famous highschool basketball player. But now, he is confronted to the monotony of pumping gas in the small town where he was born.
I believe that the theme of this book is hard to determine. There are many different aspects that could determine the theme for this book. I believe the main theme is trusting your coach. In this book the Game is basketball and in the game of basketball you have to trust and believe you coach in what he is trying to coach you. This book takes place in the suburb of Harlem in New York City.
Have you ever gotten more than you bargained for? Well I don’t like to put myself in situations that make me feel uncomfortable, but sometimes its hard to avoid. Whenever I volunteer to do anything I make sure it something I’ll enjoy, so when I found out that the YMCA was looking for volunteers to coach youth basketball, I jumped right on it. The YMCA is a nationwide recreational program that allows almost anyone to participate in its year around activities. I had volunteered before at the YMCA but this was my first time volunteering for a daily summer program.
Through sports he found stability and something he enjoyed. His favorite was basketball. Through basketball he became close friends with Dru Joyce, Sian Cotton, and Willie McGee. The 4 were inseparable, according to LeBron’s book “Shooting Stars” in 1999 they won an AAU basketball tournament together and dubbed themselves the Fab four. LeBron’s high school career began at St Vincent St Mary.