From reading “True Notebooks”, I chose to write about Kevin Jackson, while reading I was able to observe his personality. He is calm, likeable, and easy going once he opens up. At juvenile hall he minds his own business and is a messenger. Also he wants become a chef once he is out and likes to help out in the kitchen at juvenile hall. Kevin is well liked by authority figures such as Mark, Janet, and Mr. Sill. Growing up, Kevin did not have a positive childhood. In fact, his childhood was shocking and most likely this has affected his behavior. When Kevin was nine years old he experienced traumatizing event, both of his parents dying in a car accident. When he was in elementary school he had a hard time coping with his event. After experiencing
The majority of the “Freaks” do not always feel that they are worth much in the eyes of their teachers. Professors are more inclined to illicit discipline and less likely to offer guidance to those they wrongly feel are doomed for failure. Lindsay, although considered part of the Freak crowd, is an exception to this characteristic because she in fact feels like a big fish in a little pond. She has always received high marks on tests and was once a part of her school’s mathletes club. As a result she has been treated in a pleasanter way by facility at the school then some of her underachieving friends. Even the school’s guidance counselor makes a point to be involved in Lindsay’s life. Lindsay’s younger brother Sam encounters similar experiences in the school system. Because of Sam’s reputation as a nerd teachers offer him more guidance then other students. He is given more privileges within the school, such as access to the school’s tech room without an adult chaperone because of his role of being an academic “big fish.” Lindsay and Sam’s reputations within the school builds on teachers treating them with more respect, which creates a cycle of them continuing to outperform
Kevin was very smart and brave. Kevin interacted with other character the same way he wanted to be treated normal. Kevin treated people that way because he want to be treated that way but people treated him different.
Byron is a mean boy who makes fun of younger boys. He is uncaring and doesn’t care about anyone except himself. He takes pleasure in hurting and making fun of boys. “ The only reason Byron and Buphead want to play is to do something rude”(9). He plays a blizzard game with Kenny in which he torments Kenny and gives him a grade. He purposely gives bad grades for doing one part of the game wrong. But Byron also has a good side in which he cares about his family and doesn't want them
Ring, ring, ring. This sound is ingrained in my subconscious as one of anxiety, confusion, frustration, and eventual relief. Junior year had just begun and I was busy completing my homework when the phone started to ring. I was already anticipating the ways I would spend my time after completing
The search for identity has plagued the minds in the course of life. In A Separate Peace, Knowles explores the mind of a young boarding school student as he makes the desperate attempt to appoint himself to what he believes is a superior personality. Devon highschooler, Gene, urges himself to
Furthermore, stays at a friends house while his mother works from 1:00am to 5:00am. Per documentation the patient presents with mannerism of throwing his head back, laughing at inappropriate times, and throws his hands over eyes to talk. The patient presented with these behaviors during the time of assessment. According to collateral the patient reports to "Ms. Mitchell, principal at Tabernacle Elementary School, that he was going to kill himself and others." Collateral reports that patient cut himself with a broken razor from a pencil sharpener. Further, the patient reports that he is useless and that no one likes him nor does he have anyone to play video games with. The patient expresses these thoughts during the assessment. According to collateral the patient has multiple incidents with his behavior since 2013. As noted, "Some of these behaviors including pulling string out around neck from sweatshirt, smashing milk in cafeteria, kicking others students, swinging a waffle bat at another student, inappropriate language and hitting a student on the bus." The mother expresses that the patient does not see a need to go to school and wishes to stay home.
Kevin has many qualities, but one that stands out is his cleverness. His cleverness comes in handy in difficult situations. For example, Kevin gets bullied by Tony D. because of his physical appearance. “Blade goes ‘Hey what?’and he moves right in front of Freak. ‘ Want to say that again little freak man?’ Freak says, ‘Cretin. C-R-E-T-I-N. Defined as someone who suffers from mental deficiency.”’ (Philbrick 31). Kevins cleverness protects him and Max from bullying because Kevin uses complex language to stand up for Max. Even though Tony D. is much bigger than Kevin, Kevin shows that his
bad people because they are mean to others and carry weapons around. Kevin is smart because he
Yeah, you with the hairy face, take it easy with box…”. This shows that he is very commanding and takes care of his stuff. Kevin is also a “smart kid”, this shows that he is the kid who is the one that answers anything that the teachers ask in front of the class. Later, when we see him he says “don’t be a moron” he says to max because max claims that he is scared that kevin is going to get a robot body by surgery.
It was a dismal, January day when Jackson Edge first arrived at Lanceton secondary. Right away, everyone knew he was out to start trouble. However, no one knew what his first move was going to be. He always had a look, a look of hatred, that he carried with him wherever he went. He could’ve been upset by the fact that he was at a new school with no friends halfway through the school year. Or, he could’ve been upset for whatever other reason. However, we did know one thing; Jackson Edge was going to grow and make a name for himself at our school, and he will soon go from the depths of the high school food chain, all the way to the top.
This not only shows his weakness as a person, but his immaturity as well, considering that high school students typically do not resort to this sort of behavior; it is normally reserved for younger children. He is a figure of mockery to nearly everyone at school, his uncle Rico, even his own brother Kip. Albeit he hardly tries to defend himself, he does attempt to make up for it by trying to look cool, but in extremely ineffective ways.
Screwed. That is the one word he would use, screwed. Sure things could be worse. He could be lying in a ditch dead or maybe in a shipping crate bound for Africa. Even still this was not much better. He loathed his job and everything to do with it. So
Unlike Bender, Brian would not need any guidance for proper behavior because he is a “teacher pleaser.” Brian is seen as a “geek,” one who enjoys participating in academic clubs, learning and always follows the rules. Brian’s confidence is linked to his grades, his parent’s perceptions and his peer’s perceptions of him.
I would try to get Kevin connected with something he enjoys doing such as sports or music. This ties in with having someone to look up to, since he would then have someone to aspire to be like. A fourth problem in this case is that Kevin doesn’t have communication with his mother. Hopefully, the goal would be to get him to have a good relationship with her and his three younger brothers. To do this I would have both Kevin and his mom discuss their feelings and thoughts with each other, get it all out in the open. It would also be beneficial if they attended therapy together to work through any problems they may have. I would also find things that Kevin can do with each of his younger siblings that can get them to bond. Maybe once he realizes that he does care for his younger siblings, he’ll want to be and do better for them. It’s extremely important for a sixteen year old to have family support.