Holling Hoodhood, an average seventh grade boy, who at the beginning is unsteady but evolves into this very sweet, and confident young adult. Holling knows that he can have a future being an architect but he does not want his future set out for him, he wants to find who he wants to be. He doesn't find himself by the end of the book but he comes very close in the chapter “June”.
The characters in The Birchbark House are Omakayas a hardworking and nice girl, Angeline Omakayas’s sister and she is perfect and nice but sometimes can be mean, Big Pinch Omakayas’s brother he is very selfish and self centered, Baby Neewo Omakayas’s baby brother who is young and small, Deydey Omakayas’s father who is smart and strict, Yellow Kettle Omakayas’s mother who is loving and hardworking, Old Tallow the Omakayas’s families friend who is nice at times and very hardworking and brave.
Holling Hoodhood was a kid who grew up in Long Island in the late sixties. He always thought that Mrs.Baker hated him he never understood why. Mrs.Baker is Holling’s seventh grade math teacher, at first Holling and Mrs.Baker didn't get along very well, in fact Hollings was very convinced that Mrs.Baker "hates his guts". Holling’s sister name is Heather Hoodhood, she wants to be a flower child who loves the Monkees and cares for all the animals and plants. Heather can’t be a flower child because her dad, Mr.Hoodhood considered it stupid. Meryl Lee Kowalski isn't as big as the other characters but she is a big part of Holling's life. Throughout the book their relationship grows much more stronger when they find out that they both love Shakespeare. Danny Hupfer and Doug Swieteck show how much they care about their friend Holling and they always stick together through hard times. Furthermore, they always manage to get themselves into sticky situations many times, because of their own mischievous actions. Eventually they always get themselves out of the situation with each other's help. Holling's mother doesn’t have a big role compared to Holling's father, but she still plays an important role. Mrs. Hoodhood is a woman who loves everyone in her family she secretly smokes and seems to be typical housewife of the 1960's. Doug Swieteck brother is the classic misunderstood villain of the story. During the course of Holling's seventh grade year D.S.B makes Holling's
Ethan believes his free will comes from being with Mattie. He continues doing his farm work and stays with the woman he had married in an act to repay a family debt. In the book he thinks “ And what of Zeena’s fate? Farm and mill were mortgaged to the limit of their value, and even if she found a purchaser -in itself and unlikely chance-it was doubtful she could clear a thousand dollars on the sale”(74). When he thinks of Zeena he realizes his fate is to be trapped in a unbearable and boring life. This realization hits him
In the story St.Lucy's Home For Girls Raised by Wolves there are three main characters. Janette ,who is the oldest but not the wisest. Claudette, the ,middle child who is the wisest out of the three sister and the most out of the three girls. And lastly Mirabella, who is the wild child out of the three sisters and is not even close to wise unlike the others. Throughout the stages Claudette and Janette begin to act more human and are doing most of the things that were expected. But unfortunately Mirabelle is having a rough time with the changes,but she isn't the only one throughout the stages. They all hope to become human and pass the test. But will Mirabella make it ?
What positive feedback can people get from dealing with adversity? In the book, The Wednesday Wars, Holling Hoodhood faces a lot of adversities successfully. Although some struggles Holling Hoodhood runs into start with something negative, he listens and behaves to make the problem become positive.
The 1998 movie, Bulworth, dives into the realm of the scandalous American political system. From income inequality, to corporate greed, Bulworth manages to put a comedic twist on a very serious set of topics that politicians and the American public face daily. The main character, Jay Billington Bulworth is a liberal democratic Senator from California who is running for reelection (Bulworth: 1998). He has recently accepted millions of dollars in financial campaign donations from large corporations in order to combat his younger, populist opponent. At the beginning of the movie, Bulworth is sitting in his office, re-watching an old commercial from a prior election campaign. He hasn't slept or eaten for days and is considering ending his life.
In The Birchbark House, by Louise Erdrich Omakayas the main character and I have many similarities. We both are quiet and don’t like to put ourselves out there. We also miss family we wish to be with them but we can’t.
In the book Ethan Frome, the characters are caught between what is right and wrong. Mattie has a torn desire to be with her sister’s husband and Ethan does not stop her because he feels the same way. The theme for the book is duty and desire. Ethan has a desire towards Mattie because she does not complain and is thought of as
Muhammed Ali stated that “He who is not courageous enough to take risks in life will accomplish nothing in life.” It was gutsy of Rikki-Tikki to fight to fight the snakes Nag and Nagaina because they are one of the most deadly creatures in the Bungalow. There is a huge variety of similarities throughout the book and the movie such as the characters, setting and conflict.
on Raymor Drive. This is one of the spots in Western, Ontario that was most affected by the aftermath of the hurricane. Hurricane Hazel was the most famous hurricane in Canadian history, pounding the Toronto region with winds that reached 110 kilometres per hour and 11.23 inches of rain, all in 48 hours. Bridges and streets were washed out, homes and trailers were washed into Lake Ontario. Thousands were left homeless, and 81 people were killed. (“hurricanehazel.ca”)
I feel sudden sympathy for Ethan in the novella due to how restricted his existence seems to be. Ethan is presented as a tragic hero due to the fact his kindness and good will hold him back from his possible future endeavors. This effects Ethan in the long run as he starts to lose his sanity and goes beyond breaking point which leads to a catastrophic mistake and all he has left is the struggle of the long, lonely years to come. His fatal flaw was his inability to think past kindness and loyalty and look forward towards prosperity and love. He even considered calling off Mattie's suicide to feed his beloved sorrel going hungry, this showed his weakness in incredibly serious situations. No one dies in this novella. Warton still creates a terrible, memorable ending by presenting what he could have been and how he threw away himself. Ethan was always inevitably going to struggle to deal with finding first love but because they are so restricted it almost brings Mattie and him closer together with metaphorical walls crumbling around
Responsibility The sense of responsibility is a driving force in the novel and is clearly shown through the actions of the main character Ethan Frome. For most of his life, he has put the needs of others before his own. Harmon Gow says, “Oh, as to that: I guess it’s always Ethan done the caring” (Wharton 6). When his mother fell ill, Ethan stopped his studies in college and immediately came home to take care of his sick mother.
The undistinguished narrator, before beginning his sermon on adultery, first proceeds to share with said audience a few characteristics which he shares with the author. He begins his sermon by informing the audience of his current occupational status and or the condition of it all as well as the location. He is the chief executive officer of essentially, a tax collectors association. The Salem custom house is a rundown building sitting on a rotting wharf in a half-finished condition. Most of his fellow workers hold lifetime appointments insured by family connections. He finds these elderly people most inept and innocuously unscrupulous. Mr. Narrator spends most of his days at the within the weak walls of the customhouse trying to keep himself