The two main characters in the book Bud, Not Buddy are Bud Caldwell and Herman E. Calloway. Bud Caldwell is a ten year old African American boy. He is a brave person because he travels a very far distance by himself when most people, especially African Americans, weren’t supposed to travel at night. He wasn’t afraid to be on the run. He is a very cautious person because he sleeps with a pocket knife to protect himself.
Chris loved books and found company in the characters in the books he loved, his favored author was Jack London who also hoboed around the country and returned to school at the age of 19. Mr. London became a writer because he wanted to escape from the horrific prospects of life as a factory worker, just like Chris who doesn’t like the
Rite of Passage BSHS 342 September 19, 2011 Babara Kennedy Rite of Passage A high school boy, 16 years old passed his math exam. Math was not Robert’s favorite subject so he had to study really hard for it. His parents said how well he was studying and promised to teach him how to drive if he gets a B and would give him a car if he gets an A in his finals and if he passes the driving test. Robert literally spent time in the library daily receiving extra tutoring from a friend John, he meets at the library. Robert forgot about his x-box and had less time for his friends Mike and Sean, who didn't think he needed to study as hard as he was doing.
While serving time in Charleston Prison Malcolm x had a friend that was very knowledgeable and Malcolm envied that. Malcolm was use to skipping over words not understanding them. He would only go through books that had reading motions. He decided that he would get a dictionary to study, to learn some words and even brush up on his penmanship, Malcolm couldn’t even write in a straight line he was ashamed. He became so fascinated with the dictionary that he copied it and read it over and over.
Ricky choses the hardest books imaginable. He believes in reading up on what others have to say about a difficult book, and then making up his own mind about it. He says that part of the reason he feels this way is because of his teacher, Mr. Buxton, who taught him Shakespeare in 10th grade. Ricky shares how Mr. Buxton met him one night to go over the text line by line, but he didn’t share the conclusion with Moody, he left that for him to figure out on his own. Reading Umberto Eco’s “Role of the Reader” in college, Ricky states that, “The reader completes the text, that the text is never finished until it meets this voracious and engaged reader.” Although there are critics who believe there is a right and a wrong way to ready books, Moody says, “I believe there is not now and never will be an authority who can tell me how to interpret, how to read, how to find the pearl of literary meaning in all cases.” Part 2.
This made him feel accepted and he made new friends. In “Shame,” the boy goes through a bad experience. He was placed in the “idiot” desk located at the back of the classroom. He would make noises and poke people to try and draw attention to him. As the teacher was going around the room asking how much their fathers were donating for the Community Chest the teacher skipped over him.
The ability to read and write awoke something inside of him that gave him homemade education. Malcolm X was sensitive to the deafness, dumbness and blindness that were afflicting the black face in America. Books was Malcolm X life he said you never catch him without a book. Malcolm X was always studying something so he can help the next black man. Malcolm X spent the rest of his life reading books.
He sees people he knew from before and how better they are but as he goes around he sees sad faces and decides to do an act . The best of his life , as he sees all the children laughing and Steve the bully shaking his hand he decides that , that is the best day of his life . The book finishes with a promise for another one to show Jamie go to the next contests and what happens to him after . Jamie Grimm Jamie is the main character of the book . He is a young thin boy on a wheelchair that tries to face everything in his life with jokes .
Gebriel Belay Mcom 135 D.Shwartz First day Plot- the scene revolves around a father whose son got suspended on the first day of school for being caught with a girl in the janitors closet. My character is a busy father at work who has to go deal with his son’s suspension from school. He wants his son to behave well but and do the right thing but he is not really mad because he believes boys will always be boys when it comes to girls. On top of his sons suspension he still have to go to home and explain what happen with their son to his wife. Character- Mr. Johnson- father, who is mad at his trouble making son, who he loves.
The loneliness of interstellar space, he said to himself-a line from Ulysses Robert [his best friend] often recited” (Sebacher 1). The boys felt as if the light had left the world. But it didn’t bother them, not a bit. They were fine being in absolute darkness, nothing worried them. Being two Catholic boys in a Catholic school, they where taught that sexual feelings were wrong and a sin.