In one particular part of the movie when Jacob first sees Marlena, the entire mood of the story changes. There is an emotional change in his character, from a sad depressed Jacob who just lost his parents to a happy Jacob who just found the love of his life. Sara introduces Jacob as a young man who is taking a test in order to get into a prestige college. An unfortunate event leads him to run away and join the circus. Throughout the book, Jacob is shown talking about Marlena.
He has many dialogues with himself in the form of his dead friend/former partner-in-crime, George. The seven American culture myths I found throughout this book, in one way or another were Anti-Intellectualism, Individual Freedom, Material Success, Nuclear Family, Romantic Love, Rural Simplicity, and Vigilant Justice. The main myth exhibited repeatedly throughout the book was that of Anti-Intellectualism. Blaze, who failed miserably at academics while in school at the orphanage and out of it, was able to get by on what he had learned through his acts of crime and would repeat them in order to survive by getting the tools to survive (money, transportation, food, etc.). Blaze and his partner were constantly able to swindle and outsmart more educationally successful people through wittingly conning them and their businesses.
Final example is when Egg shows respect to Max. Max is a new kid at Egg’s school and she has bullied him and said things to him that hurt his feelings. In the book, it states, “What are you going to do?” He asks. “I’m going to work with my dad on his next movie in Poland.” Egg says. “Then I’m coming to visit you in Chicago.” (pg 202 and 203) This shows respect because whenever Egg spoke to Max she always had something to say that was not nice.
“The Breakfast Club” – Social Problems and Coping Solutions In the 1985 film “The Breakfast Club” all of the characters are faced with social stereotypes put on them by the typical high school environment. The character I chose to analyze for this paper is the character played by Emilio Estevez. In the film, Estevez’s character is named Andrew Clark who is considered the typical high school athlete or “jock.” During the film, we discover several issues he faces in both his personal and social life. Three problems that Clark faces are; pressure by his father to be the star athlete at school, wanting to get ready for his big meet rather than spend all day in detention, and he doesn’t really give any of the other characters a second glance and instead he just judges them on the spot. These problems are not only somewhat similar to those faced by the other characters, but they are faced by many of today’s high school youth and are very serious in some situations.
He is unsure of what high school is going to be like, and as he witnesses the first few weeks, he is not sure if he likes it. Scott, at the beginning, has a major crush on this girl, Julia, who lives near him and who once shared crackers with Scott when they were in kindergarten. He tries to get involved with everything he hears she is doing, so that maybe he will have a chance with her. After the newspaper and student council ideas fail, he decides to try once more. He
Here, Harry is an outcast and an embarrassment to the uptight Dursleys. They force him to live in the cupboard under the stairs and ignore him in favor of their obnoxious son. On Harry’s eleventh birthday, a large, kind man named Hagrid rescues him from his incarceration. Hagrid tells Harry how he once was a student at school for witches and wizards, but he misbehaved which resulted in his expulsion from the school. Dumbledore, after learning of Hagrid’s dismissal from the school, allows Hagrid to stay on campus and work as the gamekeeper.
You snitch the other day on me in school punk?” Corner Boy 1 is a schoolmate of Omar, and is three grades above him. A couple of days ago at school, Omar became the only person to witness Corner Boy 1 sticking up one of his best friends Manny in the second floor boy’s bathroom. Omar didn’t want to get in trouble with Corner Boy 1 because he was a Corner Boy, and therefore decided not to be a snitch, and rat him out to the principal. Omar: “I ain’t no damn snitch.” Corner Boy 1 grabs Omar by the collar, tearing it slightly. Corner Boy 1: “That shit ain’t what I heard!” Omar pushes Corner Boy 1.
David Sedaris's Me Talk Pretty One Day revisits his oh, so comical childhood years in a household of six children, including himself, with the combination of a sometimes loudmouthed mother and a father who loves his jazz and his vodka. Me Talk Pretty One Day opens to a story line as if it came straight of a movie: an “agent” knocking a classroom door to pick up a suspected criminal. But after learning that the agent was actually a speech therapist trying to cure young David's lisp, that fear was gone. Along came a series of hilarious stories about the speech therapy classes, or a series of "de-gaying" classes as Sedaris saw them. If you can not tell already, I am more than fond of this book.
An incredibly accurate portrayal of adolescence, Stephen Chbosky’s “Perks of Being a Wallflower” is a powerful coming-of-age novel. Told through a sequence of letters to an anonymous “friend,” Chbosky describes the life of a boy, Charlie, entering high school after the death of his best friend. Through his intimate letters, Charlie learns about himself, dealing with love, alienation, depression and mental instability. Intriguing and mysterious from the first letter, Charlie begins his entry by writing about his fear that “[no one] out there listens and understands and doesn’t try to sleep with people even if they could have” (2). Charlie’s doubts about growing up are softened when he begins to become friends with two seniors, Patrick, a gay man, and Sam, a dark yet loving girl; both see the beauty in Charlie’s shyness and teach him how to live in the moment instead of hyper focusing on other people’s lives.
Each character has a different personality the attributes to the shows unique and talented theme of individuality. New Directions was taken over by the schools spanish teacher Will Schuester after a rumored mishap with the old instructor and a male student. Mr. Schuester took over the New Directions with high hopes of restoring the club to its former glory days, but runs into problems with the Cheerios cheerleading coach, Sue Sylvester. Sue Sylvester is the shows antagonist who is trying to sabotage the Glee club and will do so at any cost. Sues hatred for the club is because she was the former coach of the New Directions biggest competition Oral Intensity, but resigned after she lost nationals.