At a young age, Waverly was inspired by his brothers to play chess. Her mother knew that Waverly was going to be a great chess player so that Waverly can hide her emotions in the game, but also in life. With the invisible strength on Waverly’s side, she was able to win a lot of medals and trophies’ from the chess tournament, earning her the title of “Chess Champion”, thus showing that Waverly obtain knowledge about the invisible strength. When rumours spread around the town that Waverly is now the chess champion, Lindo drags her daughter around town to every person she meets, even strangers to brag about how wonderful and smart her daughter is, winning trophies for her to clean, organize etc. One particular individual that Lindo brags about her daughter to is Suyuan and her daughter Jing Mei Woo whom Waverly competes with.
Without self-confidence, one is defenseless in the face of criticism, causing one to lose one’s direction. In “Red Candle,” Lindo introduces us to the power of the wind and how she uses it to follow her desires as well as to keep her promises. Later on in her life, Lindo teaches her daughter, Waverly, about the power of the wind. For years Waverly uses this power to win chess games. She is in control, she has direction, but only while she and her mother are allies.
Her collection was very cherished, not only by herself, but the people around her; since it was a very delicate collection. Hotels were known to change the locks on her room to provide better security for her chips. Producers of a television show insured her chips for one million dollars! Ripley’s believe it or not, a popular TV show, offered to preserve myrtles chips and put them in display units if she would happen to see deterioration on any of her chips. Myrtle has a very rare Collection.
Many mothers want their daughters to strive to do the best they can under any circumstance. This was especially evident in “Two Kinds” where the mother expects all to succeed in America, especially her daughter. The maternal figures in the story are competitive with each other and the narrator’s own mother wants her daughter to be a star. More specifically, she wants her daughter to be better than her friend’s daughter, a girl characterized as being an amazing chess player. Not only does she want her to be a better chess player, but the narrator’s mother believes that her daughter could be a music prodigy and become famous.
Scout is portrayed as an unusual girl in To Kill a Mockingbird both in her own qualities, and in her social position. She is intelligent (she learnt to read before starting school), she is confident (she fights boys without showing any fear), she is thoughtful, and she is generally good. Early on in the book, you realise that Scout is the way she is due to Atticus’ upbringing. He has nurtured her mind, conscience and individuality as well as allowing her to make her own decisions on social hypocrisy. The story seems to be told by an adult Scout telling the events of her childhood.
VERBAL/LINQUISTER INTELLIGENCE-I ENJOY WORD GAMES (FOR EXAMPLE, SCRABBLE AND PUZZLE). I AM A GOOD SPELLER (MOST OF THE TIME). I LIKE TALKING AND WRITING ABOUT MY IDEAS. 2. LOGICAL/MATHEMATICAL INTELLIGENCE- I LOVE PLAYING CHESS, CHECKERS, OR MONOPOLY.
Gibson blazed a new trail in the sport of tennis, winning some of the sport's biggest titles in the 1950s, and broke racial barriers in professional golf as well. At a young age, Gibson moved with her family to the Harlem borough of New York City. Gibson's life at this time had its hardships. Her family struggled to make ends meet, living on public assistance for a time, and Gibson struggled in the classroom, often skipping school all together. However, Gibson loved to play sports—especially table tennis—and she soon made a name for herself as a local table tennis champion.
She was one of the heroes in the Dominican Republic due to her rebellious ways. Instead of giving in to the ridiculous rules, she stood up for her and her people. Minerva was the strongest Mirabal sister, and the most independent. The Mirabel sisters struggled to maintain personal life while fighting against Trujillo. Minerva was a very wise and smart girl and wanted to study Law, and she takes chances by gambling with Trujillo.
Summary of Waverly Jong Waverly is really smart (child prodigy at chess) and can also be really snobby. She says to Jing-mei, "You’re not a genius like me." At least she also admits to being petty. Ultimately she’s very competitive. This comes out in her chess games, in her relationship with Jing-mei, and you also get the sense that getting her job at Price Waterhouse required a competitive nature.
The youth described above is six-year-old Jean Louise “Scout” Finch. In the powerful novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Scout is like most children: loud, playful, and energetic. She can be rude, demanding, and rowdy, which causes a problem for some around her. Scout is naïve at this stage in her life, and has much to learn about society, etiquette, and most of all, morals. In her small town full of gossip, lies, racism, and more, will Scout be able to blossom into a mature, wholesome, young woman?