Reading Response Journal for Summer Reading Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte Victoria Ned 11th Grade Journal Entry # 1 Victoria Ned Jane Eyre 37 pages When reading the first part of Jane’s life at Gateshead, one feels that she is the outcast of her so called family who treats her more like a delinquent than anything. One enters the story through imagery and Jane’s point of view, where she often describes a gloomy mood such as cold winds and black clouds seen through the window. As for the characters, the Reeds seem to be the worse. Jane possesses intelligence yet she is not very attractive where as her cousin, Georgiana is beautiful beyond compare yet very conniving and devilish. Georgiana’s sister, Eliza, is also beautiful, but seems less sinister than the others in her family and their brother and mother are the cruelest of them.
Chopin’s story gave insight from a different perspective on the characters and situations in “The Awakening.” Psychoanalyzing the character Edna Pontellier was one of the easiest characters to analyze. She was going through what many women went through in that time of history. Women were filled with resentment in those days. Edna became the woman who life was only about taking care of her husband and children, which lead her to become more resentful and full of regrets when it came down to her life. “Her marriage to Leonce Pontellier was purely an accident, (Chopin, 1899).” Chopin developed the character Mrs. Pontellier that many women were in that day.
I have given myself the chance to know me, as a learner, by writing this paper. Formal Educational Experiences I skipped preschool and went straight to kindergarten because my father found out that I was a year too old to attend preschool. I was the top student in class, but I had to repeat it because my mother wanted me to watch over my younger sister. In kindergarten, I learned the basics such as alphabets, simple words, numbers, additions, rhymes and so forth, but I also learned team work and being responsible of your own actions. From first to fourth grade, I was still the top student in my classes.
The issue of the medicated child is a personal one for me. My daughter was diagnosed in the third grade with ADD. We knew she had problems concentrating and focusing but had no hyperactivity. We were told that in girls ADD usually presented without the hyperactivity but with lack of focus and periods of daydreaming or “checking out.” We started with a therapist and it was recommended that she be medicated and we immediately saw a difference. It helped with her focus at school and actually pointed out some other issues that we really weren't aware were actual issues.
The neighborhood was plagued with drug abuse, rape and excessively high crime rates. At the tender age of 9 Sotamayor lost her father leaving her and her two siblings to be raised by a single mother. During interviews, Sonia revisits her past and states, “Although I grew up in very modest and challenging circumstances, I consider my life to be immeasurably rich." Evidently her surroundings did not mold her character. Although they were limited with funds this by no means limited her intellect.
Autism affects the areas of the brain that direct abstract thought, language, and social interaction, and Temple displayed the classic symptoms of the condition in her earliest years- she spoke little, did not like to be held or touched. The greatest thing about this movie is that Temples mother didn’t allow her to become the typical child with autism. Instead Temples's mother enrolled her in speech therapy. and at home her mother read to her constantly. The family was also able to afford a caregiver whose job it was to play with Temple and keep her from retreating into a corner, as autistic children prefer.
This quote is followed after Scout discusses about the horrible day at her school because of her teacher who did not understand anything about Maycomb County. Scout soon learns that she cannot expect someone to learn about an entire community in few days. She applies Atticus’s lesson and understands that Ms.Caroline was just new and needed time to get used to this different community. This lesson is brought back when Scout drops off Mr.Boo at his house : “ Atticus
I did begin loosing weight, which generated in me the greatest appeasement, but I would always recoup that weight, and because of that my mother never managed to perceive anything. I was consumed with the visualization of being tiny and being just like other young girls my age. I was in love with the concept of being “perfect.” At this point in my life, I thought my weight was the most insoluble thing I would have to tackle, but little did I know how early I had spoken. In fourth grade, I noticed drastic alterations in my personal life. My father became more and more withdrawn from my mother, sister, brother, and I. I was naïve and ingenuous at the time, and didn’t
Taxation and representation, home artisans versus factory industry, and the educational system were among the many targets of reform agitation in 1797, the year of Mary Shelly’s birth.” (Mary Lowe-Evans 3) Mary Shelley was lucky to be born into a family where both of her parents were well educated. As a result, she was fortunate to receive more education than any of the girls during her time. Her work should deserve high praise, but because of her status as a young, female writer this caused her work to not be generally accepted by the public. Mary Wollstonecraft, the writer of “The Rights of Women,” who was also her mother, strongly influenced Mary Shelly. She was also a feminist.
Claire Standish was the popular prom queen, wealthy conceited princess, but unlike her I was a highly sociable individual. When I was a freshman in high school, all I ever visualized was being captain of the cheerleading team and becoming prom queen of class 2010. Being prom queen would mean so much to me, as it meant just as much to Claire Standish. Claire was prom queen of her graduating class and to her it was everything she ever wished for, and something I was hoping for. So I worked