Ike Okoye Mrs. Hill 9th Gifted LA Period 3 29 August 2012 What is it about the thorny nature high school that makes freshmen transform into different people? According to David Lubar’s Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie, protagonist Scott Hudson and many other freshmen struggle from lack of sleep, lots of homework, and bullies. Not only does Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie provide humor and suspense but it also describes a realistic image of freshman year of high school. In Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie, Scott Hudson’s experiences are expressed using allusion, irony, and characterization to create a greater understanding of the plot. The author uses allusion usually to describe protagonist Scott Hudson’s interest of reading.
I was a little upset that Rahim Khan didn't tell Amir that he knew what happened to Hassan. He only said that "there is a way to be good again". I felt that the movie didn't properly portray Amir's guilt over this situation, especially since it was such an important aspect in his life - it shaped the man he became. Also, I felt Amir's time with Sohrab before heading back to America was too brief and too easy. In the novel, they really struggled with many things - the adoption process, Sohrab trusting Amir and most importantly, Sohrab's attempted suicide.
He is a freshman student in high school. He is the narrator of the book, and takes the reader through his entire freshman year, in deep detail. Scott is a very complex character that changes from only caring what other people think to being whoever he wants. Scott starts off the story as a nervous and awkward kid. He is unsure of what high school is going to be like, and as he witnesses the first few weeks, he is not sure if he likes it.
Chris Street wrote an original research article, “Expository Text and Middle School Students: Some Lessons Learned”, and tells us that middle school students face difficulty reading expository texts because they were not taught how to read in this fashion while in elementary school. While in elementary school, they read short novels and chapter books, whereas, in middle school they are expected to read content area text. According to this article, teachers can help their middle school students overcome reading deficiencies by developing a student’s former knowledge on a subject before reading it. Street provides very good strategies on how to engage students with expository text, which consists of: before reading, during reading, and after reading. Before reading strategies include developing
This could be because Amir is a coward or because he sees Hassan as merely a servant. Nonetheless, he deceives a great friend. In addition to not helping Hassan during the rape, Amir also frames Hassan later on in the story by “lift[ing] Hassan’s mattress and placing [his] new watch and a handful of Afghani bills under it” (Hosseini, Page 110). He does this because he wants to get rid of Hassan and, ultimately, the feelings of guilt that he brings with him. However, in doing so, he is deceiving someone who, under the same circumstances, would never do anything so hurtful.
And by him saying he was going to pray for her shows a maturity because in the beginning of the book he said that praying did no good for him but now he starts to see the important things in life. | Chapter 29 Page 173- “Set down, my boy … you don’t want it to be awkward.” | Throughout the novel Huck gets by in life by lying and being dishonest with the people around him, and is believed. Until now –here he is caught lying while he is telling a different lie. This to me shows that society is very harsh and judging. I think that Huck lies to fit in even though I think he really doesn’t want to lie because he was truthful to Mary Jane.
It's still hard for me to have a clear mind thinking on it. But it's the truth even if it didn't happen” (p.8). The quote shows the real beginning in the book by Chief Bromden, and illustrates slightly how Bromden acts, feels and thinks. Bromden lives in his own thoughts and feelings and does not share them with the other patients. Life with talking would be probably too stressful for him.
Can we trust Holden? Throughout the book, Holden constantly talks about others. He criticized others about being hypocrites when he continually says what he wants to do but doesn't do it. Everything he says in his book can we really depend on it? His views of phonies, sex/relationship, and talks about Jane, makes us hard to believe what he says is true or not.
For the slight amount of time that George does not watch Lennie, he does something bad. Without George, Lennie is vulnerable because he needs the protection of a friend to tell right from wrong, and advise him.! ! Vulnerability can come in forms as Steinbeck shows in his novella, but it also becomes apparent that there is not a way to live without some sort of
On becoming a writer Charissa Schulz Professor Weber ENG 115 4-24-13 The title of the essay is On becoming a Writer. The author of this essay is Russell Baker. His most important points was when he said that his third year English Professor was going to be hard and Baker was going to have a difficult year in his English class. His other important thing in this essay is that when the Professor read his paper out loud with the class Backer thought that he did really bad on it, and the Professor did not think he did that bad on it. When Baker was sixteen the only thing that he wanted to do with is life was to be a writer.