"Sandcastles" by Jesus Hardwell The setting of "Sandcastles" by Jesus Hardwell takes place in the summer of a remote crescent shaped beach. Three best friends ran, played, and explored, as they had nowhere else to be. When one thinks of a beach setting like this one, it brings about happy thoughts of relaxation, children laughing, playing in the surf and sand. When the boys run into a strange woman on a remote stretch of the beach, who has a darker plan for herself that day, the woman deceives the boys into helping her to ultimately end her life. The setting of the story is connected to theme loss of innocence.
They spent every day down by Old Woman Swamp and helped him learn how to walk, then eventually build strength to swim. ”Doodle was my brother, and he was going to cling to me forever; no matter what I did, so I dragged him across the burning cotton field to share with him the only beauty I knew, Old Woman Swamp… His eyes were round with wonder as he gazed the rubber grass. Then he began to cry.” (Pg.4-5) Conflict built up that summer at Old Woman Swamp. The narrator was very ashamed of his little brother Doodle, and pushed him to learn to walk, run, jump, and even swim. “Doodle said he was too tired to swim, so we got into a skiff and floated down the creek with the tide.
Zuray Maldonado Professor Mistichelly English 004 October 10, 2012 Going to Puerto Rico for the summer was the most boring experience of my life. Two years ago my mom decided to send my sisters and I to Puerto Rico for summer vacation, at first I was really excited because I was going to be able to spend time with the people I love the most which is my family but in reality I didn’t know I was on my way to an awful place. The first few weeks of being in Puerto Rico were the best because I was spending time with my mom sister, she was the most caring and lovable women that I’ve ever met in my entire life. At my aunts Maribel house I would have a lot of fun because she would let us go to the movies, go to the park with all my cousins and
By mid afternoon Huggy Face and his sailors figured out that the calmness of the beaches, sun kissed sand, and blissful wind compound was perfect for fishing, swimming and surfing. In order to know for sure that it was what he was looking for Captain Huggy Face decided to stay around and explore the outskirts of the island. Two days passed and they discovered that the island had a gold treasure! Now with this finding he came back every day to see if it’d be replenished again and so one day it was filled up again. After several weeks Huggy Face saw the adversity of creatures that lived there, which was a total bonus on his behalf; he knew it’d become more than a want but a wish to be there for every traveler in the world.
The story could even be labeled as a bildungsroman, as Jerry matured throughout the story and went through transitions from childhood to adulthood. A couple of symbols in the story that possess a deep meaning in the story are the beach, and the tunnel itself. Before the tunnel is even introduced to Jerry he would spend his days with his mother on the beach, which he became more familiar with over his years of visiting. To no surprise, the beach eventually bored Jerry, and he wanted to experience something new and exciting. The beach became a commonplace for Jerry, and it suddenly felt too safe for him, almost like he was too old to be there.
“Through the Tunnel” takes place on a vacation beach and the rocky bay next to it. “The young English boy stopped at a turning of the path and looked down at a wild and rocky bay, and then to the crowded beach he knew so well.” Jerry is an English boy on vacation with his mother and doesn’t want to spend his time on the beach anymore, but wants to explore the rocky bay where he finds the underwater tunnel he wants to go through. In “Brothers are the Same” the story takes place in the dry lands of Africa. “They live on the Serengeti Plain, which makes a carpet at the feet of high Kilimanjaro.” Taking place on the hot plains of Africa is where Temas will face the trial that will determine his rite of passage 2 into adulthood, the lion. Whether on vacation on a beach or on the hot plains of Africa, a trial is
A son jokes with his father about his plum-colored sunburned bald head after a long weekend of golfing with the guys. A close family member passes away from Melanoma. Granted, these are all extremely negative and risky effects of sun exposure; however, people seem to look past the fact that a regulated amount of sun exposure may truly be beneficial. To understand the facts about sun exposure, one must recognize what exactly sun exposure is, and the meaning behind the frequently used terms: UVA, UVB, and SPF. When one walks outside, whether it is overcast or a sunny day, there are two different kinds of “rays” that are generated from the sun.
As a child I visited Florida every holiday and a year later my mother decided to move to Florida. My first time visiting Florida was so memorable we would visit family members and eat at different restaurants. A favorite place for me when I visited Florida was the getting my hair braided at the shop and going to the race track. I remember when we visited the race track Mr. Gerald Alston a famous singer treated me and my cousin our favorite place we enjoyed riding the race cars, playing games at the arcades. It was wonderful all the children were steering at us while we attended the race track with Mr. Alston; their parents were amazed at the singer spending time at the race track with kids in public.
It may be because of living in the south where the humidity always feels like it is ninety-nine percent or it may be hereditary, thanks mom and dad; either way I loathe sweating. When I recall the origins of my hatred, I see myself as an adorable four year old sitting in the middle of a tee ball outfield picking at the grass as my teammates made plays. I can feel the sun beating down on me, the grass as I pulled it from its root, and those awful polyester pants sticking to my four year old legs. This was the moment I came to hate sweating.
Besides global warming there is another problem with this beautiful structure and that is the result of several local natural and human factors such as over fishing. Silt from deforested lands and pollution from crowded coastlines choke them, and overuse and destroy coral reefs. There are many other factors which if they are not stopped it will destroy all coral reefs. Corals are animals, not plants; sunlight is the key to their survival. They need it to power the millions of microscopic algae, called zooxanthellae, that live in their tissues.