D.B Caulfield is Holden’s older brother, Holden looks up to D.B but is disappointed about D.B decision to go Hollywood, as Holden thinks it is an act similar to prostitution. Holden goes to school in Pennsylvania, not far from New York. The school is called Pencey Prep, plus it’s a private school for boys so you wouldn’t of thought he flunked school. Holden had many problems a school. This novel has very significant features, from ducks and fishes to red hunting hats.
Sonny's Blues Pain and suffering are feelings that most people experience at some point through the time in their life. “Sonny’s Blues’ is a story of two African American brothers growing up in the ghetto of Harlem in post-World War II New York. The narrator describes their projects as “rocks in the middle of a boiling sea”, their own safe haven in Harlem. Both brothers are faced with many obstacles through their lives, each dealing with those struggles in extremely dissimilar fashions. The narrator is a high school algebra teacher making an attempt to be a model citizen living out the “American Dream” with his wife and their children.
Title: Wonder Name: Jack Fitzpatrick Author: R.J. Palacio Due Date: Number of pages: 315 Per. 7-8a Genre: realistic fiction Summary: This book is about August (auggie) who is a boy that’s face is badly deformed. He is sent to school for the first time in his life, but he is scared of what the other kids will think of his face. Throughout this story, he is bullied but somehow still makes friends despite his face. Other characters in the book are: Olivia (via), Miranda, Jack Will, Julian, Summer, Charlotte, Henry, Miles, Justin, Jamie, and Mr. Browne.
Madison also thought it was due to hormones and allowed the behavior to continue. 3. Family Interview Tristan Donley-15-year-old IP: Tristan describes himself as shy, easy to be around, has a temper and is easily angered when confronted about his character. He’s always done good in school only because it came to him and that’s the reason he does’t like to go because he’s not learning anything. He hates his brother because he’s annoying and always getting into his business.
Caitlin R.P. Slattery English Honors 2 Period 4 March 1, 2012 Individual Novel Essay: The Chosen Proverbs say: “I was a son to my father and he taught me and said to me, let your heart hold fast my words.” Chaim Potok has written The Chosen, a finalist for the National Book Award; a novel with profound and universal themes that fill the mind with knowledge and wonder as the lives of two young Jewish boys intertwine. The setting of the Jewish communities are as different as these main characters, Danny and the narrator, Reuven, neither finding home or solace in the darker streets of the Hasids. Every sect of Orthodox Jews had their own looks, habits, and languages, and the places they lived were so full of the beliefs that they ate,
Transition from childhood to adulthood Set in 1943 at an all boys’ boarding school in New England during the early years of World War II, A Separate Peace is an alarming and bright story of the twisted path of adolescence. The author, John Knowles, bases the entire story around a friendship created during a summer session. He tells of this friendship with a flashback by one of the friends. The story begins with the introduction of Gene Forrester, all grown up returning to the Devon school, which he had attended fifteen years ago. Gene is the narrator throughout the novel; thus, making the readers feel as if they were him.
“Night,” by Elie Wiesel, is a novel of young Wiesel’s survival in the concentration camps during WWII .The overall theme of Night is faith. In 1941, a 12 year old boy named Eliezer Wiesel. He lives in Sighet Transylvania, and he belonged to an Orthodox Jewish family. His dad is a shopkeeper, and his family is highly respected within Sighet's Jewish community. Against his father’s will, Eliezer is into learning religious mysticism such as the Kabbalah.
The boy, nicknamed Ort, tells his story in the first person; readers will either find this charming or off-putting, depending on taste. Ort, whose parents are remnants of the hippie culture of the 1960’s, cannot cope with the town school and its slightly more sophisticated denizens. Though he lacks the toughness of his older sister Tegwyn, he reveals his strength of character by his mature reaction to his father’s death. Now lacking a paternal role model, Ort soon makes good the
James is Ruth's son. He grew up in “orchestrated chaos” with his eleven sibling sin the poor, all-black projects of Red Hook, Brooklyn. By digging deep into his mothers past, and his own past, he hoped to find understanding of his racial, religious, and social identity. James was always embarrassed of his mother's whiteness, because it shows her differences from his peers and their parents. As James grew older, he began to accept his mother more easily.
She always got into fight and read with his father. She was also the narrator of the movie. Jem was a 12 year old son of Atticus, who thought his father didn’t do well at the beginning, but he considered his father was a hero at last. The Atticus’s family had a strange neighbor who named Boo Radley, he did not come out his house for 15 years, but he was a kind man and he did not want to hurt anybody. There was a black man, who was accused of raped a white woman, named Tom Robinson, but he