While his time there, Wind-Wolf’s teacher labeled him as a “slow-learner” because he did not know the things an average kindergartener knew. The teachers and the students talked him down and Wind-Wolf felt somewhat ashamed, dumb, and embarrassed. All he wanted was to fit in with all of the other kids in his class. He was constantly teased for having long hair and he begged his mom to cut it off. She tried to convince him that in the Indian culture, long hair is a sign for masculinity and balance but Wind-Wolf was too hard-headed to understand.
He draws “because I want to talk to the world. And I want the world to pay attention to me.” How do Junior’s cartoons (for example, “Who my parents would have been if somebody had paid attention to their dreams” and “white/Indian”) show his understanding of the ways that racism has deeply impacted his and his family’s lives? 3. When Junior is in Reardan (the white town), he is “half Indian,” and when he is in Wellpinit (his reservation), he is “half white.” “It was like being Indian was my job,” he says, “but it was only a part-time job. And it didn’t pay well at all.” At Reardan High, why does Junior pretend he has more money than he does, even though he knows “lies have short shelf lives”?
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.
Junior’s Poverty One’s achievements are based on how hard one works. In The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, We are introduced to Junior a young Native American boy who wants to better himself and not follow in the same footsteps as his family or others in the reservations. He brings it upon himself to change schools and become someone, other than just another poor drunk Native American in the Rez. He is faced with many obstacles for leaving his school in the reservation and going to Reardan, an all-white school in the white part of town. During his experience he finds the true meaning of friendship, love, hope, as well as poverty and loss.
(page 234) .Misfit says that he knows that his dad died because of flu. So, he was punished wrongly. He says, “I found out the crime don’t matter. You can do one thing or you can do another, kill a man, because sooner or later you’re going to forget what it was you done and just punished for it” (page 235). Here he says that weather you kill people or take tire of car you will be punished anyway and when you will be punished you will forgot what you did and will be punished for no reason.
Spencer Bryson Quotation Insertion Boo is being unfairly isolated When Boo and his friends were caught disturbing the peace in their youth, the judge sent the boys to the state industrial school but Mr. Radley decided he would rather punish Boo himself so “Mr. Radley’s boy was not seen again for fifteen years” (Lee 13). Clearly Mr. Radley wants to keep Boo isolated. Wild rumours have spread about Boo Radley The children of Maycomb were led to believe false information by Stephanie Crawford who claims that when “His father entered the room [and as he] passed by, Boo drove the scissors into his parent’s leg, pulled them out, wiped them on his pants, and resumed his activities” (13). No one knows for sure if this even actually happened as Boo has been kept inside for decades now, and there is no proof which supports this rumour and the other crazy lies being spread around.
All the while Mr. Keating is trying to get these boys to think for themselves, he even opens his first class with the line “Carpe Diem” (Seize the Day) which they all take seriously. In the end Neil’s father is forcing Neil to live the life that he wants him to live and Neil decides he can’t do it anymore and kills himself. After killing himself, his father refuses to accept responsibility and demands the school to conduct an investigation. After a little persuasion, the Dead Poet’s group comes forward and puts the blame on Mr. Keating for his unorthodox ways of teaching. It ends with Mr. Keating getting fired and the boys apologizing by standing on their desks, as they had done earlier in the movie, and says “Oh Captain!
He subsequently learns that their affair began in reaction to another relationship, one carried on between Mr. Shears and Christopher’s mother, before she disappeared from Christopher’s life. At school, Christopher prepares for an A-level math exam that will enable him to attend a university, a feat no other child at his school has managed. He also continues to work on his book. Upon returning home one afternoon, Christopher accidentally leaves his book in plain view on the kitchen table. His father reads it, becomes angry, and confiscates it.
When Gatto talked about “teaching in some of the worst schools,” he includes teachers not knowing most of the time what their subject really meant. Gatto referred back to a memory with his grandfather. Every time Gatto claimed he was bored his grandfather told him that it was Gatto’s own fault for feeling that way. Gatto explained that his grandfather taught him that it’s your own responsibility to entertain yourself while the teacher provides you with an education. If others didn’t agree
When the teacher gets to David, he says how he loves IBM typewriters, the French word bruise, and his electric floor waxer. The teacher’s reaction made him think that his mispronunciation was a capital crime in France. David believes he have to the absorb to the abuse from the teacher. As the month went by David‘s teacher didn’t change she got worst, and they had to dodge chalk, and protect their heads and stomach when she came with a question. Since the teacher felt David was lazy he started to study four hours a night.