The documentary Waiting for Superman(2010) directed by Davis Guggenheim and the picture book The story of Ruby Bridges(1995) written by Robert Coles and illustrated by George Ford presents the idea of the American School system. The documentary scrutinizes the failures of the public education system in America by following several students as they strive to be accepted into a charter school, while the picture book shows the determination of a young girl as she thrives to receive proper education despite the racial inequality that she is facing. The readers are positioned to react in a positive manner. Despite the fact that both texts share the main idea of the school system in America, the ideas revolving around the main idea are presented
Mrs. Moore wanted to educate the children in the neighborhood about the world they live in. 5. There was this one girl name Sylvia who pretends to be very tough and would not take any mess from anyone around her. 6. One hot afternoon, Mrs. Moore took the children on trip to a toy store and was discussing the prices of each item.
Sounds easy enough, but we needed customers and fast. So, Riley and I decided to try to sell cookie dough to the teachers in the middle school. We attempted to sell cookie dough to Mr. Walters, Mr. Voltz and Mrs. Kodrich. The First Teacher we saw was Mr. Walters. Mr. Walters is a computer teacher in the middle school and teaches grades 6-9.
I think my presence had a positive affect on the group. I told them that I was an OTA student and that I was doing a project for school. They were all eager to share information and their experiences with Celiac Disease with me. One woman told me after the meeting about, being a Catholic and not being able to take communion because it contained wheat. She also told me that shopping for food was a nightmare because it is sometimes had to tell if gluten is hidden in another ingredient in the ingredient on the package.
Lit 1102 21 March 2011 The Lesson The lesson was one of the many touching stories written by author Toni Cade Bambara. The Lesson is a first person narrative told by a young, poor, black girl growing up in Harlem in an unspecified time period known only as “Back in the days when everyone was old and stupid or young and foolish.”(Roberts 373). In The Lesson, a field trip is imitated by a woman who takes it upon herself to expose the unappreciative children of the neighborhood to the world outside of their oppressed community. Miss Moore is the women and the only person who is properly educated in her neighborhood. The destination of the trip is to an elegant toy store which is located in New York’s Sax Fifth Avenue.
Jody Starks’s Domineering Force Against Janie Written by Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God is a story about Janie Mae Crawford, a young African-American woman who searches for self-identity as she ventures through womanhood. Being raised by a grandmother who lived through slavery and other harsh circumstances, Janie is taught to value social status and wealth, as they are the key to an enjoyable life. However, unlike her Grandma, Janie does not find comfort in materialistic possessions and searches for what is missing in her life, her missing part at the end of the ‘horizon.’ In her journey to complete herself, Janie meets three men, Logan Killicks, Jody Starks, and Tea Cake, all of which make a separate but significant impact on her life. In particular, Jody Starks, is the individual Janie is with when she makes some of the biggest transitions in her attitude, based on the way he treated her as an inferior. As a result, an important concept in Their Eyes Were Watching God to understand is how Jody Starks tries to mold Janie’s character into something she is not by exerting control, manipulation, and power.
Also, as her parents barley consider the idea of Anna getting into college, her teacher tells them that “Anna is a smart girl, she has a lot that she can contribute to this world.” As these messages help Anna find her identity, she begins to notice that her chances of going to Columbia University are within arms reach. The stereotype of Anna being a typical Mexican-American teen brings an uncomfortable feeling into her body image and for this she feels the need to change the footsteps in
Without the opposition being available the argument will lack meaning. Bosley presents her opposition effectively and strong. Throughout the article Cindy began to gain confidence towards winning the pageant. “I secretly believed that I stood a better chance … though she had the right name and the right body…” (Bosley 2). In contrast to Cindy’s new found self esteem, her mother seemed to uphold a strong lack of confidence in her daughter and in herself as well.
As she suffers from finding a stable income and house for her family, Moody’s mother Toosweet encourages Moody to do well in school. However, her push to ensure Moody to succeed in school is only to prove to her husband Raymond’s family that her daughter is as smart as his family, not encourage Moody to attend college and fight for her rights. As a child, Moody was unaware of the oppression and inequality that African Americans had suffered. As she constantly questioned her concerns to her mother about the incidents that occurred, her mother always told her, “Just do your work like you don’t know anything” (Moody, 123). She realizes that her mother ignores the racial acts against her community and becomes alienated within her family as well as her community when she fights for her rights.
While her getting worse than before, it dramatically shows the procedure of being enlightened in case of rising of female powers. There are several evidences that may represent narrator’s mental instability and they seem to be originated from John’s oppressive way to treat her. The narrator is afraid that John doesn't seem to understand her state fully enough. "Personally, I believe that congenial work, with excitement and change, would do me good." (1279) She knows doing her favorite work―writing―and traveling around beautiful places may be helpful to recover her nervous hypochondria, but she just tries not to make John irritated by doing nothing.