By the time I was four, I was pretty good with dads pistol… Dad said my sharpshooting would come in handy one day if the feds ever surrounded us.” Page 21 In the story The Glass Castle, Jeanette Walls just explained one of the many attributes her father has taught her in life. Ever since she can remember, Jeanette never had a stable home and was forced to live in very harsh surroundings. This quote just explainied how to use weapons in self-defense; as her and her siblings, Lori and Brian, could not have been older than the age of nine. Other children at that age would not be allowed to even touch a knife while they were eating their dinner, as the children in Jeanette’s family were being taught how to use it as a weapon. They were also being taught how to use a real gun while other children, even some teenagers, have never been exposed to a real gun in their entire lives.
Later on that night Dave struggles getting his mother to agree on buying him gun but then she decides Dave can go buy the gun but they will give it to his father. As soon as she placed it in his hand, he jetted out the door that night to claim his prize. The next morning Dave just couldn’t resist himself, he got up early and headed straight to Jim Hawkins’ plantation with the gun. Hawkins saw him and thought he was there to work earlier making him hitch Jenny the mule to a plow and head to the fields. After doing two rows and he and Jenny were far enough from earshot, he pulled out the gun and decided it was time to shoot.
Hugo also has authority over his younger brother Nigel by making him cry and faking a surprised reaction when their mom asks. He even convinces Jason to smoke even after telling him they are horrible for the lungs: “Hugo’s trying to teach me how to be a kid like him, but I can’t even smoke a single cigarette” (66). So he continues to watch his fellow classmates, even observing a couple make love, hoping to gain a better reputation. The Cold War takes away the joyful spirit of the town, just in time for Jason to receive a secret letter from Spooks, the secret society in his town Black Swan. It turns out he and another one of his classmates received the letter to meet up at the graveyard.
The Berenstain Bears and the Truth Written and Illustrated by Stan and Jan Berenstain This book tells the story of the Berenstain Bear family on a normal, boring day at their house in the country. Brother and Sister Bear are left home alone and get into an argument about what to do. They decide to have a soccer ball dribbling contest in the house, which they know is against the rules! While they are dribbling the ball, they lose control of it and knock over Mama Bear’s favorite lamp. When Mama Bear is returning home from the store, Brother Bear hides the soccer ball so she cannot see it.
During the meeting of the Ladies Missionary Circle, Miss Merriweather was criticizing Atticus at his own house eating his food. In which Miss Maudie response was, “His food doesn't stick down, does it?”(pg##) Miss Maudie means that you might not like what Atticus is doing, protecting African-Americans, but you have no problem eating his food. Miss Maudie also helps Scout and Jem put their father more into perspective. After the mad dog incident,which was when a dog named Tim was not alright and Atticus shoots him, Jem is astonished at his father’s shooting abilities because at first, he thought his father couldn’t do anything. Miss Maudie tells them, “Atticus Finch was the deadest shot in
AP Lit Critical Review The theme of this play is that war is a continuation of business by other means as well as that war can make human virtues fatal. “I must get back in the business.” That’s just what Bertolt Brecht shows in 1939’s “Mother Courage” after 154 pages of children’s deaths and a mother who keeps on like nothing happened. This play really downplayed how mother’s react to their children being murdered, especially in times of war. Being a mother, you’d expect Mother to care about her children dying but she kept on as if almost nothing. Every time one of her children died, she’d pack up her little wagon and go about her way.
Kip’s strong interest in guns led him and his friends to steal a gun and stow it in his school locker – the purpose of which was unknown. This obsession with violence led Kip to believe that killing was the only answer to solve his problems at home and at school. Kip’s childhood memories were not the most pleasant – mainly those involving school. He started preschool in Spain. He was picked on and also became frustrated that no one spoke English.
She states, “In the fourth grade she became the apple of her fathers eye for giving a classmate twice her size a black eye for calling her ching-chong… whose parents stole American jobs.” That was her defending her family, culture, and most importantly herself. Kim grew irritated when her parents would reminisce on when they had first arrived to the US as Korean immigrants. Kim just wanted to be a “normal” American person. In elementary school she would be embarrassed to back lunch because she her lunch was different than the other kids. Also it would stink up the classroom.
For example in line 18 where he says: “ Onliest person knows my real name is that woman signs my check...” or in line 20: “Hell, I know more'n half of their names...”. It is a little difficult to analyse the behaviour of Mr. Mumsford, because on the one hand he seems to be a bit aggressive, because he wants to kill the principal (line 15). Moreover he killed a rabbit for supper when he was a child and he never felt guilty for that (line 1-4). On the other hand he is also easily influenced, because in the end of the story the principal convinced him not to kill him while saying: “Say lookee here, if I promise me and all my teachers call you by your real name from now on, will you not kill me?” (line 31/32). He is also a really carrying person: he knows half of the names of the students (line 20) and he cares about the principal and his family.
It was a normal day when this event happen. Me and my dad didn't know where my mom is. She kept leaving me voice mail on my phone telling me that I was the worst think that ever happened to her. That night after crying my dad told me that I don't deserve to be around this and we would be leaving for a few weeks to get away. i was so happy when he told me this.