The story begins when the narrator reads about his younger brother, Sonny, being arrested for selling and using heroin. The narrator then continues his day as a high school algebra teacher, but cannot seem to get Sonny off of his mind. As the day progresses, the narrator begins to think of Sonny when he was the age of his students. He states, “When he (Sonny) was about as old as the boys in my classes his face has been bright and open, there was a lot of copper in it” (98). The panic and disbelief of such news lasted throughout the entire day, including his encounter with one of Sonny’s friends after school let out.
Everyone at the meeting jumps into the battle, and Chern notices a normal student to Dark transformation. After the battle, Patrick reports the loss of Rusdi to Darks, but he is found the next day in class as a soulless student. To address this Darks situation, Chern gathers a large AL members group, and she calls out Shawn to share his ideal about everyone passing on. Various members object, but Patrick and Dennis share his revelation. In a subsequent smaller meeting, Chern enlists Casy's help before she hunts down the source of Dark.
After being hit by his own father, Sarty thinks to him self: “If I had said they wanted only the truth, justice, he would have hit me again.” (189). It is obvious that Sarty is afraid and aware the consequences if he acts out against his family. Throughout the story Abner displays an abusive, heartless character that is loyal only to him and struggles with class warfare and pyromania. After being sentenced to leave the country the family arrives at their next house, He never shows any emotion to his family, never once an apology for putting them through so much for his actions. He demands his two daughters to “get out of them chairs and help your Ma unload” (189).
Junior has a sudden realization as he opens his textbook to find his mother’s name written on the book, the realization that for the past generation Wellpinit has been teaching him the same things they taught to the last generation because they were so poor. An angry Junior threw the book at Mr. P, mentally screaming at how unfair the education at Wellpinit was. With this, began the first thought of leaving the reservation, the thought began with Mr. P visiting Junior’s house to commend him for not giving up , that he was glad that Junior threw the book at him. Metaphorically this is the first battle of the culturally conflicted war; this is metaphorically the first contact the white side of Junior makes. Mr. P threw out the thought that the Indian side of Junior was possibly destroying him and destroying his future, as said in the book, "If you stay on this rez," Mr. P said, They're going to kill you.
This is similar towards Matt’s situation because he was accused for bombing the school and many kids would torture him. How does trying to commit suicide affect Matt’s identity? It affects Matt’s identity because he thinks committing suicide will solve all his problems and people would just leave him alone and forget him because he is dead. How dose committing suicides define Matt’s character? It defines him because he was always bullied at school ever since the incident happen
Joe Clark confronts several students giving them an ultimatum; to stay in school or commit suicide by various means. Right before the basic skills test, the test that determines if the school will be ran by a principal or the government, Clark gives a motivational speech. Near the end of the speech, the music teacher walks up on to the stage and starts to sing Bill Withers’ song, Lean On Me. The school gradually joins along, motivating the school to do their best on the test. An extremely diverse culture makes up East Side High.
He has many dialogues with himself in the form of his dead friend/former partner-in-crime, George. The seven American culture myths I found throughout this book, in one way or another were Anti-Intellectualism, Individual Freedom, Material Success, Nuclear Family, Romantic Love, Rural Simplicity, and Vigilant Justice. The main myth exhibited repeatedly throughout the book was that of Anti-Intellectualism. Blaze, who failed miserably at academics while in school at the orphanage and out of it, was able to get by on what he had learned through his acts of crime and would repeat them in order to survive by getting the tools to survive (money, transportation, food, etc.). Blaze and his partner were constantly able to swindle and outsmart more educationally successful people through wittingly conning them and their businesses.
These students each arrive on Saturday morning to their high school by different means, and each way it is that they arrive is a precursor for what kind of people they begin the film as. Brian Johnson is dropped off by one of his parents and his little sister. He is told to find some way to get his homework done while he is in detention. Brian turns out to represent the nerd of the group. He is always getting good grades and never seems satisfied with sub-par self-achievements.
Milton, the worker who had been laid off five years ago, but no one had told him, was finally fed up with being walked all over and set the building on fire, something he had muttered about before. This movie is an extremely funny movie for the fact that many can relate to not liking their job, and the frustration of bad communication. In the work place communication is one of the biggest factors of how well you do not mind coming in to the office every day. A few of the themes of communication, and the errors that this office hold are interpersonal skills, leadership, verbal communication, and listening behaviors. Interpersonal skills The biggest part of a workplace, is working with others.
While Jim was arguing with his mother, Jim turned to his father for support. Jim s father replied, This is all going to fast for me . Jim snapped back at his father, You better give me something. You better give me something fast . Jim choked his father for not standing up for him and he stormed out of the house.