Campground Chaos It was just nights until Canada's highly anticipated 150th birthday. James was ecstatic because he had been planning this day for months with his buddies. They all planned to go camping in radium for the first time as friends. This would be a new experience, but none the less they were all excited for a new adventure. James was a very average man. He was a twenty-four year old man, and Often kept to himself. He stood at six feet and two inches, and weighed around one hundred and sixty pounds. James had brown hair, eyes as blue as the ocean, thick eyebrows, and a very clean face which he took great pride in. He lived in Medicine Hat, Alberta. Right in the heart of the suburbs, minutes away from his best friend David. James house was 1,600 square feet. It was built from bricks and was close by all of his favourite convenience stores. Though, James did love the location, his favourite part was his backyard. There you could find a basketball hoop and a hot tub. James was a massive basketball fan. Everyday when James comes home from work, he puts up at least a hundred shots, always trying to better himself. Much like James, all of his friends loved to play b-ball as well. Thought they all played for fun, David was easily the best. David and James were inseparable. They both shared the same passions, and had the exact same personality. The only real difference was their appearance. David had short blonde hair and a very scruffy beard. Aswell, David's eyes
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James grew up in a racist and segregated part of history. Often times racial slurs were used to describe people of African descent during the time James was growing up. Even during school James would be called these horrendous names: “...someone in the back of the class whispered, “James is ni**er!” followed by a ripple of tittering and giggling across the room” (McBride 89). The fact that small school children call blacks these names shows how racist the many people are and the hatred and discrimination that blacks face. These experience taught James how people treat those that appear to be different. Another experience that taught James this was when he and his family went to the Jewish store and were discriminated against. McBride had many experiences in which he and his family were discriminated against whether it was by the police or store owners: “Some of these Jews can’t stand you” (86). All in all, incidents with people who have a particular dislike for blacks shaped James into the way
When I was taking a photo of the purple sky and two stretching lakes across the Bonney Pass in the Teton Mountains; I knew this place that I loved had transformed me into a better person and a more confident woman.
This is fueled by, not only the changing emotions that teenagers typically endure, but also by the death of his stepfather, whom he saw as his own father. After his death, James cannot bear to see his mother suffer, for she no longer knows how to control the dynamics of the family and "wandered in an emotional stupor for nearly a year." James instead turns to alcohol and drugs, dropping out of school to play music and go around with his friends, which James refers to as "my own process of running, emotionally disconnecting myself from her, as if by doing to I could keep her suffering from touching me." Instead of turning to his family and becoming "the king in the house, the oldest kid," James "spent as much time away from home as possible absolve[ing] [himself] of all responsibility " As a result, Ruth sends James to live with his older half sister and her husband, in an attempt to straighten her out her son's life. James distracts himself with the life he found there, spending the summers on a street corner with his half sister's husband, Big Richard, whom he adores, and the unique men that frequented the area. During these summers, James discovers "[He] could hide. No one knew [him]. No one knew [his] past, [his] white mother, [his] dead father, nothing. It was perfect. [His] problems seemed far, far away." Instead of facing the realities of loss and anger in his family, James seeks distractions
I was standing in line with my sister and cousin waiting to get on the “Viper”. We were at Six Flags having already been in the long line an hour and a half. We all went on our favorite rides, then we decided to go on the roller-coaster. This was going to be my very first ever roller-coaster in my life. Then the roller coaster conductor told us to get on the coaster. I jumped in, put my seatbelt on and listened to the safety precautions. Then the conductor pressed the button and we were off.
As a boy in rural Illinois, James became recognized as an outstanding marksman with the pistol. His parents, Abner and Eunice Hickok, were very religious people. They would make James wear a stiff, uncomfortable suit to church on Sundays. This caused a huge fight every week at the Hickok home. James was not close with his parents. His father believed him to be a dreamer with unreachable dreams. Nevertheless, James did his
Nothing happening in the present worried James more than the sake of his mother’s life. Nonetheless, young James is still angry and confused as to what his heritage is. Even though his main concern is on his mother, he still questions his identity and worries for himself. He does not know his heritage and he has no clue where he belongs. How can he hate the whites if his mother is one and how can he hate the blacks if his father is one? He is absolutely torn and perplexed. His only solution to this seems to be spending a few years on the streets drinking alcohol,
I was bouncing up and down in my car seat my seat belt trying to keep a hold of me. I was so excited to finally get to go to six flags. As we pulled up to get into the parking lot, they wind rushed through my hair, I stuck my head out the window to get a better view of six flags. The rides going back in forth and the people eagerly waiting in line to get in. we pulled up to a parking. The car came to a stopped, everyone jolted forward and then back in their seats. I opened the door stepping out and letting the rest of the people come out. The door slammed behind me and echoed through the parking lot. We made our way getting closer and closer to the amusement park, my older cousins were walking behind me and the young ones who were running across the street playing, my uncle screamed at them to not play in the street.
Jayson Barnes is starting point guard for his team, the Belmont Bobcats. He always wears number 3 because it’s the number of his all time favorite player, Chris Paul. Jayson is 5’6” and lightning fast. If you take your eyes off of him for one second on the court, he will steal the ball and score before you even know what happened. He usually wears white sneakers that he once tried to steal but ended up paying for. Jayson is rather skinny because he can’t afford much food, and as it said in the book, “he would have to make one large pizza last for days when he was living by himself.”
He got into a boy band after the death and made new friends, but he did illegal acts with them “ My new friends and I shoplifted. We broke into cars. We snuck onto the nearby Conrail/Long Island Rail Road tracks and broke into freight cars, robbing them of bicycles, television sets, and wine”. I can say that without the influence of a father James can’t handle, anything especially knowing when to do the right thing. This shows what type of adversity James went through, when turning into a teenager, and how vulnerable and desperate he can
David has an actionable goal to be on the football team. He’s more serious about life. However, one doesn’t really feel they get to know David very well. He’s not a character that stands out. His inner conflict has to do with feeling guilty about Bentley. It’s unclear who his father is. David has a lot at risk, but he’s not a proactive character. Find ways to make David more relatable to the audience. In a comedy, find his comedic beats. David’s character arc is also not well defined.
Upon reading the title to the reading “Camping for Their Lives” by Scott Bransford, A lot of images come to mind as they do for many people. Whether it be family outings, military experience or just plain adventure. Scott Bransford takes a good long look at camping in a different way. The author’s topic is about tent cities and their homeless populations. He argues the struggles that they have with little or no help from the government and highlights a location in Central Valley California. The author structures the article well starting off with an example of a married couple that does not have enough money to sign a lease or take out a mortgage. He then goes into the day to day life and difficulties that are accustomed with living as a homeless person. He mentions statistics and the government’s temporary remedies to deal with the homeless population and the complications when imposing restrictions. The author goes into depth about the lack of jobs within the areas but does not go deep into the addictions, the crime networks that operate out of the areas nor the filth associated with enabling these tent cities to pop up.
Lium was watching the clock in an old, boring, beige classroom while tuning out Mr. Tucken giving a lecture of the importance Roman empire… only 5 minutes to go until he was free from the long lectures, tests, essays, and science projects. Lium was dazed thinking of the wonders of summer when his teacher snapped his name,
James is in high school and he likes school (mostly). He played basketball and soccer at his high school. James also liked rock-climbing as one of his hobbies. James had good grades and a good life. On the last day before winter break his life changed. James and his family lived in Arizona so it was warm all year but it for some reason it got colder than normal. It was 2131 and there were teams of villains that used to fight against super heroes about 60 years ago.