Benjamin is born with the physical appearance of a 70-year-old man, already able to speak. His father Roger invites neighborhood boys to play with him and orders him to play with children's toys, but Benjamin only obeys to please his father. At five, Benjamin is sent to kindergarten but is quickly withdrawn after he repeatedly falls asleep during child activities. When Benjamin turns 12, the Button family realizes that he is aging backward. At the age of 18, Benjamin enrolls in Yale College but having run out of hair dye on the day of registration, is sent home by officials, who think he is a 50-year-old lunatic.
When Carrey was in junior high school, his teachers quelled his bad behavior by letting him share some of his comedy routines with the class. His father Percy lost his job as an accountant when Carrey was 14 and the family fell on hard times. The family had to move into the Toronto suburb of Scarborough. Carrey’s father had to start working as a janitor in the Titan Wheels Factory. Carrey formerly a good student started working eight-hour shifts after school and his grades were dropping.
Favorite Work: Survivor Type by Stephen King Most Memorable Character: Montresor ( Cask of Amontillado) Expected Grade: 100 In the beginning of the year, we read Survivor Type by Stephen King which has stuck with me throughout the year. This story is narrated by a disgraced surgeon, Dr. Richard Pine, who initially gives you very vague detail about his life other than being stranded on an island with a considerable amount of heroine. As the book progresses, he reveals detail about his scandalous past as a poor boy from Brooklyn who worked his way up in the world and went into prescription drug dealing. In an attempt to catch food, he breaks his ankle and is reduced to amputating his own foot (careful to keep his hands in immaculate condition) using the heroine as anesthetic. This foot is his first meal.
Looking for Alaska By: John Green Report by: Carina Pattichis Carina Pattichis 5.2: Book Report Portfolio 3 12/25/2014 Summary Miles “Pudge” Halter is the new student at the prestigious Culver Creek Preparatory School in Birmingham, Alabama. Unpopular at his old school, Pudge is nervous about making new friends but he is immediately taken in by his roommate, Chip “the Colonel” Martin and introduced to the rag-tag group of friends including Takumi Hikohito, Lara Buterskaya, and the beautiful, mysterious Alaska Young. The night before school begins, Pudge is taken from his bed in the middle of the night, duct taped like a mummy, and thrown into the school’s lake. He survives and the Colonel promises revenge in the form of pranks against their rivals, the wealthy day students known as the Weekday Warriors. Early on in the semester Pudge is kicked out of his World Religion class for daydreaming and is admonished by his teacher, Dr. Hyde, for not being present in the moment.
The character that I am diagnosing is the main character, Will Hunting. Will Hunting is a 20-year old janitor from South Boston. He had a rough childhood because of his abusive parents. He finds solitude by hanging out with his friends and drinking after his unfulfilling job is over for the day. Despite Will’s demeanor, he has an unbelievable intellect that allows him to skate by most of the time.
This satiric novel is one that uses irony, and humor to ridicule society in order to bring about change, it begins on the Mississippi river town of St. Petersburg, Missouri, and continues down the Mississippi into Arkansas. Huckleberry Finn is the thirteen year old son of a local drunk who fails to properly raise Huck, because of this for a portion of time Huck raised by widow Douglas and miss Watson who volunteered to care for him in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. While under their care they attempt to formally civilize Huck, this means teaching him about religion, sending him to school, and taking regular baths which for a boy from the woods is a big deal, however as soon as Huck’s abusive, and drunk father gets back in the picture he tries to stop Huck from having a civilized upbringing, and attending school. Huck’s father forces him to live in a cabin in the woods, and often beats him because of his Huck wants to runaway but to him that doesn’t mean returning to civilization “I didn't want to go back to the widow’s any more and be so cramped up, and sivilized as they called it” (TAOHF 29) therefore Huck decides to fake his own death, and using a canoe runaway to Jackson’s Island an uninhabited island in the middle of the river (pg 38). Huck thinks he’s alone on the Island until one day he stumbles upon Miss Watson’s slave Jim who’d ran away after overhearing Miss Watson planning to sell him to New Orleans, which would have separated him from his family.
He creates his own soundtrack through a series of mix tapes full of iconic songs, reads a huge stack of classic books that his English teacher give him because he see that Charlie can go very far in his future. When Charlie was younger he lost his favorite person in the whole world, his aunt Helen. She died in a car accident on his seventh birthday, she was on her way to buy Charlie a birthday gift. Ever since then he feel like it was all his fault. But he finds out she molested him when he was younger.
There's Chuck Gieg (Scott Wolf), the squeaky clean boy who only wants to please his demanding father and who becomes the narrator for much of the story (the film is based on the real Chuck Gieg's memoirs), Tod (Balthazar Getty) a tough kid with some hidden troubles, Frank (Jeremy Sisto) a boy with some problems of his own who has to deal with a truly unsavoury wealthy father, and Gil (Ryan Phillipe), a wimpy sort of character who's afraid of heights and can't climb the rigging. Lending a helping hand on board the ship are Sheldon's wife Alice (Caroline Goodall), who doubles as teacher and doctor, and the Shakespeare quoting English teacher McCrea played by John Savage. Setting sail from Connecticut, the disparate group of boys will learn the ways of the sea and hopefully some discipline along the way. Skipper Sheldon is a wise man who will often remind the boys about the art and dangers of sailing and how the ship is not a toy and only with teamwork will everyone succeed. "Where we go one, we go all" is the catchcry of the Albatross and it's a message that is instilled painfully into the young crew.
He was very well like in primary school and a very spiritual boy. As he grew older he found secondary school to be a challenge and dropped out at the age of fifteen. He found himself rejected repeatedly until he enlisted in World War I as a messenger. His companions soon discovered his powerful personality and energy whenever he made passionate speeches against the Jews and Socialism. It is true that Hitler redefined socialism with redistributing income and war profits, supporting large industries and providing free education, but after listening to one of Hitler’s enthralling speeches, this five foot eight, short legged, dark haired, and pasty skinned man, could make the audience willing to do anything he suggested.
Amoni Walker Dr. Throesch ENC 1102 01 March 2012 The Bond between a Man and His Mother “Everything That Rises Must Converge” (Flannery 323-333; additional references by page number only) is set in the recently integrated South. The story is about a man named Julian who does not have the best relationship with his mother. Julian’s mother is someone who is still set in the way of African Americans being under White people. She believes everyone should be equal but separate. The majority of the story Julian and his mother are on the bus and he is escorting her to her weight-loss classes at the YMCA.