Did you know that almost all African Americans were homeless during the Great Depression? Well, they were, and so was Bud Caldwell! Bud Caldwell is a ten-year-old African American boy. He is the main character in the book, Bud, Not Buddy, written by Christopher Paul Curtis. After Bud's mother died when he was six, Bud went to an orphanage. Then, Bud went to a foster family, but the Amoses were very mean to him. So, Bud ran away. Bud started trying to find his father in the hopes that he may not be an orphan anymore, and so that he wouldn't be treated so awful. Bud, Not Buddy would be a different book if it were written in a white person's perspective because white people got things that African Americans didn't, white people thought that they were better than African Americans, Bud would have been treated better, and he would not have been surprised when he found out that the Amoses had hot water running into their house. To begin with, white people got better things than African Americans. In Chapter 16, Steady Eddie gave Bud an instrument case because his suitcase was so tattered and old. If Bud was white, he would have had a better suitcase because white people had more money in order to buy from stores. Also, If Bud was white, he …show more content…
In Chapter 4, Bud turned on the Amoses' faucet. When he found out that the Amoses had hot water running straight into their house, he was so surprised. Since Bud is an African American, he has not seen or had a house that had hot water running into it instead of having a well. Bud was also surprised when he was at Lefty Lewis's house, and he got to take a hot shower. During the Great Depression, many African Americans were not very clean because of the lack of water. If Bud was a white person, when he found out that the Amoses had hot water running into their house, he would not have been so
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Bud, Not Buddy was published by Christopher Paul Curtis in 1999 in the Untied States. The author, Christopher Paul Curtis was an African-American who wrote about the adventures and travails of a ten-year-old African-American boy, Bud. The readers get to follow Bud during the depression era in Michigan during the thirties. Bud faces bad times and, is in the search of his lost father. The author challenges the reader to walk in someone else shoes, he shows the readers how life can be difficult and only a few people live in luxury.
What I planning to be, I don’t even need to go to college. Not all people can become this kind of person though. I am planning to be a peer specialist which is a type of mental health professional. Not all people can qualify to be a peer specialist. Only certain people can be a peer specialist because of what they do. To be a peer specialist you must go through therapy for your own problems you had and you have to have recovered. I went to a psych ward 3 times in a year span and I recovered. I always wanted to help people who have gone through what I went through and I found what it was called and how to be one.
Bud Caldwell is ten years old. At the age of six, Bud’s mother died. Bud lives in an orphanage, called the Home, since he does not have any family members to take care of him. When Bud heard he was going to live with the Amos, he wasn’t very excited. He heard that Mr. and Mrs. Amos’ son, Todd, was two years older than he is. Bud’s friend, Bugs, was going to live with a family that had three little girls. Bud would rather take Bugs’ new family than live with a twelve year old boy any day.
The stereotypes in the story, makes it difficult for the readers to conclude the race of each character. People assume that the African American character would be illiterate and uneducated and the white character to be well-educated. During the time period of the story African Americans did not have access to a decent education; making it harder for them to learn just the basics. Whites had access to good education, making it easy to believe the white character is more educated. It is also believed that a person that is well educated will have a better lifestyle when they are older. A well-educated person will have a better job, paying more, and have a better opportunity to afford the means of a luxurious lifestyle. An under educated person will most likely live in poverty, struggle for their basic needs, or live in a declining neighborhood. Behavior is a harder stereo type to use to distinguish a race. Many assume that whites have an entitled attitude toward life. Whites had access to a good education and jobs, they had a “I’m better than you” attitude. On the other hand, many think African Americans were upset because of how easy it was for whites to have better access to the basic necessities such as education and housing.
Educators must understand and respect the legal rights of students and their parents, which are protected by the U.S. Constitution/Fourteenth Amendment. The Individuals with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 protect students who have been identified with disabilities. According to both IDEA and Section 504, all special education students must be educated in the least restrictive environment. The two provisions also mandate that that all children with disabilities receive a free and appropriate public education, which is referred to as FAPE. This essay will answer the question, "what is FAPE and why is it so important in the education of all children, especially students with disabilities?"
James Baldwin’s short story “Sonny’s Blues” was a great tale of the struggles shared between two brothers in Harlem in 1957. This story is about two African American brothers who, unfortunately, grew apart as the aged. The plot shows the struggles the two brothers faced as they grew up in Harlem, and in return, the two drastically different paths they perused. James Baldwin was an African American who grew up in Harlem in the 1930s and 40s. Baldwin was the oldest of nine children, and grew up in a very poor family, having a very bad relationship with his stepfather. Baldwin followed in his stepfather’s footsteps in becoming a preacher, but as he was studying to do so, he realized that his true calling was to become a writer. Baldwin
What if Bud, Not Buddy was written in the present? Bud, Not Buddy is a fictional, but very realistic, book. It's setting is in the 1930s. Bud is a young black boy who lost his mother at age six. He traveled on foot and by car from Flint, Michigan to Grand Rapids, Michigan. He thought a musician named Herman E. Calloway was his father, but actually Herman is his grandfather. Bud then grows up with his grandfather. Bud, Not Buddy would be different if written in the years near 2017 because people would have running water in their houses, there wouldn't be a depression going on, Bud wouldn't have gotten far before he was caught by the police, and he might have found his father.
The story of Bud, Not Buddy "When one door closes, another door opens," Bud's momma said. This is a quote from the novel, Bud, Not Buddy. In this a young boy, Bud, struggles to survive living in the Great Depression. He struggles with abuse, loneliness, hunger, and also being on the lam. Bud, Not Buddy would have been different if Bud's father had stayed because Bud wouldn’t have gone to find Herman, he wouldn’t have gone to Hooverville, and he wouldn’t have needed the Home.
In the short story, The Kid Nobody Could Handle, by Kurt Vonnegut, the main character of the story is George Helmholtz. He lives in a small town with his wife, is the head of the music department at the local high school and the director of the band. He is the most important person in the story because he is the only one, not psychiatrists, and foster parents, to make a difference in Jim’s life. Throughout the story, George is determined and hopeful, lonely, and fixated with the beauty of music.
High school, the best years of your life with everyday shaping and molding you from a feminine boy to becoming a respectable masculine adult, in truth its surviving everyday without being called a fag. In C.J. Pascoe’s ethnography she examines the dynamics of masculinity carefully exploring gender conformity that’s extracted from a collection of humiliations, fears and anxieties among high school boys. Within the eighteen months that Pascoe tediously studied the students of River High, she opened my mind to reminisce about my high school years at El Capitan. From the pep rallies in the gym to the weight room discussions, however, Pascoe’s research expressed a deeper meaning to the formation of gender identities in
The word ain’t is one of the most commonly-overlooked mistake in the English dictionary. It is used very often in TV, books, movies, media, and music, so we shouldn’t be surprised it is now in our real life. Even though our English teachers and grammar textbooks label the word ain’t as incorrect the use of the word has not been banished and we have no idea if it ever will be. Since, it continues to be in our language, and we often us it we should be informed of its origin and its development. However, there are different opinions on the development. Most writers on this issue seems to agree that the word ain’t has not been fully investigated and needs further research. A look at the history of ain’t can help determine how this simple contraction became a serious error in professional writing and speech.