Richard encounters many changes throughout the book such as going to new places and accepting the fact that he’s gay. The theme of this book can be related to my current disposition as a college student. As a freshman, there are many new beginnings which lead to the concept of change which I try to avoid because I’m scared of the unknown and many misunderstandings that may come with it. Reading this book gave me the confidence to overcome the obstacles that a college student might face along the way. My view on change relates to Richard’s in “The Prince of Los Cocuyus” because we both faced being misunderstood, new beginnings, changes in surroundings, trying to fit in and pursuing dreams.
A Pearl in the Storm was chosen because as incoming freshmen, we will be facing many obstacles, not only throughout college, but for the rest of our lives. It may not be rowing across the Atlantic Ocean, but there will be challenging scenarios similar to Tori’s. I believe A Pearl in the Storm was selected as this year’s required reading book for first-year students for numerous reasons. Everyone has personal goals they would like to achieve. While Tori’s was rowing across the Atlantic Ocean, others might be graduating from college with a Master’s Degree.
Most individuals face, at least once in their life, a time where they are troubled, and have difficulty making up their mind about an internal struggle they are undergoing. For Holden Caulfield, main character of The Catcher in the Rye , written by J.D. Salinger, the internal struggle is trying to preserve childhood innocence for as long as possible. Throughout the entirety of this novel, The Catcher in the Rye, Holden has run away after being expelled from school, and spends his weekend in New York City. There, Holden finds controversial issues that ignite troubling thoughts, and cause him to seriously rethink a few issues.
SEVENTEENTH CENTURY PILGRIMS The Pilgrims were a group of pioneers who left their home and endured a numerous amount of challenges to come to America during the early 1600’s in search of freedom to pursue their religious practices without interference from the government or other outsiders. The Pilgrims arrived in America in 1620 after surviving a long journey. They were 102 people with little knowledge of how to establish a new colony in a new land. While they had a large amount of struggles just to get to America and to survive once they arrived, over time the Pilgrims established a successful colony at Plymouth in Massachusetts and developed their own culture, communities, and way of living in this new land. They did not
Kristina Brown MYP Mrs. Brown Period 4 10/23/13 Growing to Migration Some people spend their whole lives trying to find their true meaning in life. It is difficult to achieve this, but it can be reached by a dedicated person. J.D. Salinger’s novel, The Catcher in the Rye is about a young and depressed teenager struggling through depressing and unusual events. Holden, the main character, is trying to find his purpose for living.
I Am I try very hard to remember everything. Being a teenager is not exactly as easy as it is cracked up to be, especially when you are me. I've seen a lot in the short number of years I've been alive. I want to pretend that I've lived a sheltered life but it isn't true. I've grown up on the streets of New York City and I've huddled around the
2/25/13 Seve Calderini Mr.Khuen E 2 TKMS Final Essay When Dom, a nine year old boy, is forced to move to America to support his family, a new lifestyle is thrusted upon, turning him from a weak Italian boy, into a strong American man. Throughout the course of the book Dom is faced with many challenges and obstacles which he must overcome that end up changing his lifestyle and identity. These challenges include emotional and physiological obstacles such as his lack of family, no real home to call his own, little support, and exposure to the awful events that happen on the streets of New York everyday. Not only does he have to face emotional challenges, but he must also handle all the physical hardships that come with moving and working
Kevin Jones Eth/125/Cultural diversity Subordinate Group Member: I am a Puerto Rican and my parents and I moved to New York from Puerto Rico looking for a better life. I was sad because I did not want to leave my friends and school behind . Mom said that I had cousins my age and that made me feel better. I was not going to feel alone having my cousins around .In Puerto Rico my parents could not find any work and things were getting tough. My uncle called my dad from New York and offered him a job.
Career Plan and Reflection Deshaun huston BCOM/275 August 7, 2013 Halbert Brown, Jr. Career Plan and Reflection The plans I have outlined for my life is necessary in order to reach certain goals that will beneficial for both my family, and me. Making an important decision to further my career, and get a college education has become a priority in my life. I will face many road blocks or obstacles that will have me questioning my decisions to go back to school. For Example: To work a full-time job, raise six children, and try to complete my homework assignment on time is very demanding at times can bring many sleepless nights. However, The Career Plan Building Activities gives me a strong since of urgency to learn more about myself,
While the experience of the lesson itself is very important for growth, learning to adapt to the changes after can be another lesson entirely. The most drastic change in my life occurred about five years ago. My parents got a divorce which also resulted in a move that took my brother and I three hours from the only place we knew as home. Not only did I have to accept the fact that my parents were no longer going to be together, I was also now being forced to start from scratch in a very unfamiliar environment. I had to get used to a new city, a new school, new friends and a whole new life.