Patten learned at school that ‘one and one made two’. This metaphor is referring to love and how one person and another come together to make two. But at home it was a completely different story; Patten had parents who fought and didn’t take much interest in him, Patten’s home life ‘stung more than any teachers cane’ which shows the extent of how painful love came across to him. In his home life he learned that ‘one and one stayed one and one’. His parents actions when he was young left him with the idea that love and relationships are horrible and all it does is hurt us, he felt as if it’s not worth going through the pain and stress.
When the mistress noticed her husband’s disapproval of her actions she started to act more violently and like a stereotypical slave owner. She soon started becoming infuriated with Douglass’ eagerness to learn and tried preventing him from pursuing his education further. (144).Since Frederick was exposed to education at such an early age even though it was prohibited, he had craved to learn. If he was by himself for a while he was always assumed to have a book and had to be checked up on. (144).
This idea is continued in his mother “wanting only what was best,” an anecdote symbolising ignorance and sacrifice. Peter Skrzynecki explores the idea of choosing not to belong. The persona is distancing himself from his school through distraction: "fervently counted/ the seventy-eight pages". He violently “stuck pine needles” into the motto. This use of pine needles in attacking the motto highlights violence and aggression the persona feels towards the school, which is a direct reflection of his lack of interaction with others, resulting in his feelings of insecurity and actions of defiance which in turn builds a greater barrier to belonging.
Paul felt the need to lie compulsively. During his meeting in the principal’s office he was asked to state why he was there, his response was that he wanted to come back to school, “This was a lie, but Paul was quite accustomed to lying; found it, indeed, indispensable for overcoming friction”, (Cather, 245). Thus, Paul used his lies to make him feel more comfortable in situations that were vexing. Paul’s speech and his mannerisms were not appreciated by his classmates, and his teachers; his teachers expressed this by “falling upon him without mercy”, during his meeting in the principal’s office. The students showed this by becoming “listless” during his stories.
What a son of a b****,” I said under my breath, “to bring them to this.” Tears streamed from my selfish eyes over my selfish face. I sobbed, my fists clenched in shame. I wept for the guilt I had caused them to feel.” [Bell 158]. Crabbe is misled by his own pride thinking his parents will not care if he runs away but clearly they cared a lot leaving Crabbe in a pile of guilt. The teachers that have Crabbe in their class rooms are tough on him because they are preparing him for his adult life which is much different than his adolescent life.
Readers could argue that Twain’s main point of the novel was to be offensive. But either way, he did just that. Times have changed and that word has no longer become an acceptable word for people to use. Most African American students grew up being taught that it was a horribly offensive word, and to never use it. So with that being said, many students could feel uncomfortable hearing it at school.
When he heard the insults against Joyce, he only said “let’s get quiet and make the best of it” it is unacceptable heard a teacher said that. Maybe in the past don’t exited the NAEYC Code of ethical, and maybe no body remember Mr. Moore one of a value most important for a teacher according to the NAEYC “Respect diversity in children, families, and colleagues”, It is very sad see how those kind of event affected persons and even generation through the
Mrs Reed views Jane as a burden, she treats Jane horribly as is shown in the beginning of the first chapter, “…she had dispensed from joining the group… contented, happy little children.” When Jane tried to defend herself Mrs Reed disregards her and tells her not to talk back as it is rude, without giving Jane a chance to explain her side of the story. The next encounter in the book is between Jane and John (Jane’s cousin and Mrs Reed’s only son). John treats Jane worse than one would an animal, he talks down to her and physically assaults her, and Jane’s reactions to these occurrences make it obvious that this has happened many times before as she is quite accustomed to it. However, this time Jane strikes back, this leads to her being locked up in the red room. The lack of justice in this situation is another aspect that furthers the readers’
He felt that they were uneducated therefore they had undesirable jobs and people treated them differently because of it. Rodriguez notes, “I was not proud of my mother and father. I was embarrassed by their lack of education” (55). Rodriguez goes on to say, “Simply, what mattered to me was that they were not like my teachers” (55). In the book Rodriguez takes every thing that his teachers say at face value and he never questions if perhaps they could be wrong or mistaken on subjects.
They both have problems in their lives that they have to deal with; however, they don’t do a good job at handling these situations, which causes them to be very discourteous and bad-mannered. Dwayne’s situation is that he has to deal with a pregnant girlfriend, but instead of helping her out and caring for her, he tries to force her to do everything he wants to do. Then, Russell Beckman’s problem is that he has a teacher that is mad at him for slacking off and being disruptive in class, but instead of listening to the teacher and doing his work, he decides to punch him and kidnap his kids. Evidently, both of them had poor personalities due to the poor choices they made. With Dwayne and Russell as examples, people’s characters and personalities are defined by the choices they make in