Another conflict that La Vaughn faced was that she had a very passionate crush on a childhood friend, Jody, and wanted desperately for him to ask her to the school dance. La Vaughn admired everything about Jody, from his fresh chlorine smell (he was a swimmer), to his cheerful attitude. She admired most Jody’s desire and determination to attend college. La Vaughn waited anxiously for Jody to invite her to the dance as his date, but he never had the courage to. Finally, La Vaughn gathered the courage to ask Jody to the dance. To her delight, he agreed to her invitation. Jody and La Vaughn had a wonderful time together at the dance, and La Vaughn cherished the pictures they had taken together on that special night.
Coach: Coach Jones was one of the most supportive people throughout this movie, as he always supported Radio with his needs. For example, Coach Jones took Radio under his arm after he caught his football players tormenting Radio one day after practice. Ever since that day, Coach Jones took a strong liking to Radio, as Radio was a very caring, compassionate, and loving person. Coach Jones allowed Radio to be a part of his football team, and he also allowed him to be on the field with his team! In addition, Coach Jones eventually earned Radio a spot in Hanna High School, so Radio could earn his high school diploma. If you think about it, Coach Jones actually acted as a father figure to Radio throughout the movie, as Radio’s actual dad passed
In “The Journey to the West,” the monk was accompanied by Pigsy, the Sha Monk, the Handsome Monkey King, and the horse. Each of these supporting characters possess a certain magical ability that assisted the monk on his journey, additionally they had their own flaws. This contrasts the monk, which has no magical ability and was devoted buddhism. The strengths, weaknesses, and backgrounds of these supporting characters encapsulate the idea of buddhism throughout the novel, and by including them and Xuanzang the book is able to summarize the idea of buddhism.
Natalie Sterling, a seventeen year old senior at Ross Academy had just won class president and beat her opponent Mike Domski. Mike was the kind of guy that Natalie and her best friend Autumn tried to stay away from. The girls at Ross Academy were known as demeaning and “boy crazy.” One day, during the pep rally a bunch of freshman dressed in trampy clothing and started to dance inappropriately. The leader’s name was Spencer a girl Natalie used to babysit for. The flirty freshman called themselves “Prostitutes” or Ross Academy prostitutes. Not only was Natalie embarrassed and angry by Spencers action but, she was disappointed. When the principal and Ms. Bee the student council head were talking to the girls punishments Natalie barged in. Natalie explained how she wanted to have a lock-in for all the girls in trouble and any others from school who wanted to come, about feminism and women's rights. Ms. Bee and Natalie agreed that it would be a good idea for
Professor Crawford is a assertive human. He does not like to be corrected. The first time Jamal turned in an essay Professor Crawford doubted that he wrote it by himself. Crawford doubted Jamal because he was African American. Jamal is an extremely talented writer and Crawford knows, but he refuses to accept the fact and continues to bring Jamal down. Crawford wanted to see if Jamal can come up with his own words so he made Jamal write an essay with his supervision.
We tend to root for the underdog when a battle occurs. In this novel, Robert Ross is the dark horse we hope doesn’t get killed in the various battles he endures. Unfortunately, not all wars are reenactments of the battle of Puebla. Underdogs don’t always end up victorious like the outnumbered Mexican farmers that fought against the elite French soldiers back in May 5, 1862. As I stated in my first journal, the corruption of innocence is an inevitable war all humans are destined to lose. Robert is puny compared to the Goliaths of violence. No measly pebble nor boulder would be able to take down this beastly enemy. This is predictable because beasts and violence rule the animal kingdom after all. Robert is just another fragile rabbit facing
Penny had not been ready for the slow sexy smile that crossed Cole Montgomery’s handsome face. It had hit her full force, as if someone kicked her in the gut. Penny did not have any intentions of going home with this cowboy no matter how sexy he was.
Shawn Spencer, the main character in the TV show Psych, is a hyper observant individual who pretends to be psychic for the Santa Barbara Police Department. He uses his episodic memory, extraversion, and self-regulation in order to solve crimes and be successful in his endeavors.
In this short story by Tim O’Brien, Lieutenant Jimmy cross leads a platoon of men in the Vietnam War. Unable to keep his thoughts from his unrequited love interested, Martha, Cross allowed his platoon to become lax in their duties and mentally removed from the war. The conflict arises when one of his men, Ted Lavender, is killed on a mission. The conflict is resolved when Lieutenant Cross abandons his youthful fantasy world for the reality of the war he is living in. Cross finds new purpose in the vigilant leadership of his men.
“She's a mountain of trouble that Hollis Woods.” page 12. Hollis Woods, a twelve year old orphan who was abandoned as a baby, she spends her life being sent to various foster homes. The time she spends with Josie Cahill and the summer she spent with her almost family alternates periodically to communicate her life story. The Reagan’s, who wanted to adopt her before she ran away after an incident, are a family of 3 including Izzy, the Old Man, and Steven. Josie, a retired teacher, bonds with Hollis over art, but as time goes by, her alzheimer's increasingly gets worse. Themes can be found such as trust, family, and hope in the book and movie numerous times although shown in different ways.
Dunstan Ramsey comes of age as he moves from childhood into his teen years. At the age of sixteen, the small landscape of Deptford becomes too much for Dunstan to handle so he decides to drop out of high school and join the Army. It is evident that Dunstan needs a change in his life and something to get his mind of the impact that Mrs. Dempster had on Dunstan childhood. Leading up to leaving for the War Dunstan never really saw much of Mrs. Dempster because every time he saw her he could not hold back his guilt and remorse, which continues to trouble him in his teen years. Like many other young men, Dunstan is thrown into the chaos of the war, converted by the front lines and beginner to rifles and survive. Thus, this affects him in many ways,
The five areas of excellence recognized by National Junior Honor Society are developing character, scholarship, leadership, service, and citizenship. I believe that all of these different areas are important for children, teens, and even adults today.
Davon Coleman is an interesting player. He has the physical tools to play in the NFL. It’s just he never would take things serious. These last few weeks he’s been having great practices as well as playing good in the game. However he does need to work on developing more pass rushing moves instead of always trying to bull rush an offensive lineman. Coleman will be fighting with Ken Bishop for a roster spot. Jack Crawford maybe listed as a defensive lineman but he really now is a defensive tackle in the three technique behind Tyrone Crawford. Just like last year when the Cowboys moved Tyrone from defensive end to defense tackle position he found his comfort level and started to go beast mode. Jack is doing the same exact thing the coaching staff
In James Molony’s book, A Bridge to Wisemans Cove, it is clear that the character of Carl is an overweight, unsecure teenage boy lacking self-esteem. In the beginning of the book, Carl is unsure of his purpose in the world, and in not having many friends he is lonely and his social skill are poor. In the middle of the book Carl’s new friends in Wattle beach start to uncover and shape his personality he becomes a bit more confident and starts to notice the smaller things in life. At the end of he book Carl now understands what love is and who loves him, he feels privileged as he has learnt about the small things that a mother would teach him, things that are not taught in school. Therefore it is clear the character of Carl changes at a steady
The Fault in Our Stars depicts Hazel Grace Lancaster, a 16-year-old girl diagnosed with terminal thyroid cancer. The book chronicles her relationship with Augustus Waters, who has also been diagnosed with cancer. Throughout the novel, Hazel constantly struggles with her identity in relation to her disease. She is conflicted whether to accept the prescribed image society has of her or to embrace her true inner self. Through a period of self-realization, she eventually comes to terms with and redefines her identity. Although society may define an individual’s self-image, The Fault in Our Stars demonstrates that identity is defined by the inner self, rather than external forces; in turn, that self-perception deeply impacts one’s perspective on life.