Laurence Yep and Greg Ridley View their fathers as someone who is disappointed in them, but unlike Lawrence who wants to bond with his father, Greg doesn't want to. Laurence feels like he is a disappointment to his father because his asthma prevents him from playing sports, and he will not compare to him and his billions of trophies, or his brother Eddy. Greg’s father is disappointed in him for his bad grades because his father wasn’t lucky enough to receive an education as good as his so his dad always makes him study.
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To make the character Winston Smith, the main protagonist from the book 1984, complex, George Orwell had to give his character multiple traits to keep Winston from being another boring, vague, and 2-dimensional character. Winston is a complex character because he undergoes emotional changes throughout the book, he has a variety of personality traits to drive the plot, and he has significant interactions with other characters throughout 1984.
Question One: Doug has a difficult family life. His father behaves less like a parent and more like a bully, but in Marysville, Doug meets other adults who show him kindness and compassion. Name a few of the adult characters in Okay For Now who offer Doug guidance and instruction. What does Doug learn from them? Support your response with evidence from the text.
Through thick and thin bestfriends are always there for eachother. In the novel The Contender Alfred Brooks struggles to become a contender and reunite with his best friend James. Alfred is a high school dropout and has a job at a grocery store that’s going nowhere. James, his best friend is also a high school dropout but he is messing with the wrong crew. Throughout the story, Alfred begins to train at Donatelli’s gym to become a boxer. Later in the story James, who has been doing drugs, goes to rob the Epstein's store , where Alfred works, and almost gets caught. At the end of the story Alfred finds James in a cave with a cut arm that was caused by the burglary. James asks Alfred for a fix but Alfred, the contender, takes him to the hospital
Randy Pausch. Who is he? What does he stand for? The day he gave the last lecture... His last lecture he only had months to live. He packed a lot of lessons into his lecture. The claims he gave that stood out were to be optimistic, to be determined, and to take risks.
Many of us readers would agree that after reading Tim O’Brien’s “In the Lake of the Woods” we find John Wade’s behavior more than unusual as he would do some unusual things such as burning plants with boiling water while saying “Kill Jesus”, and have flashbacks. Most readers would wonder how a psychologist would diagnose John Wade. Based on his behavior, John Wade would probably be diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD is a severe anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to any life-threatening event which results in psychological trauma. Wade’s diagnoses would affect O’Brien’s implicit argument as anyone that has a perfect or normal life can be ruined by PTSD.
Reverend John Hale from Beverly, Massachusetts was summoned to Salem, a town full of supposed witches, manipulative children, a corrupt government, and depraved leaders, yet he takes on an impossible task of saving the wicked from themselves. Playwright Arthur Miller's 1950’s play, The Crucible, displays static character John Hale as a determined, willing, young man who stays true to his morals and remains righteous and compassionate throughout the work. Beginning to end, John Hale exhibits consistent traits as an eager and zealous individual, although at times ingenuous; additionally, Hale displays honesty and morality through the four Acts that complete his compassionate and trusting personality.
In Robert Nye’s book, Unferth is portrayed as an antagonist, a character in a story that is an enemy to the protagonist, because he gets excited about Grendel’s massacres and tries to ruin Beowulf’s reputation and status by lying about him. According to Robert Nye’s book, Unferth says “Aloud, he praised King Hrothgar’s courage. Silently, he drank a toast to the demon Grendel.(pg.13)” This shows that Unferth celebrates Grendel and his killing. Unferth also says “You tried to drown your friend because he was a better swimmer than you!(pg30)”. This shows Unferth is supporting the demon Grendel instead of the hero Beowulf.
My essay will be on how one character is dynamic throughout Okay For Now. Gary D. Schmidt is the author of Okay For Now. He tells a thrilling story about a young boy whose life changes very fast and it affects all of his family. The character analysis is on Doug Swieteck. This essay will be showing how Doug hates his life at first ,but then changes his mind throughout the book.
In the book 1984, Smith is trying to be an individual in a society that is ruled by Big Brother. as a consequence of him trying to be an individual, he is testing the rules of the party. The individual in an authoritarian society is forced to follow the rules and beliefs of the rest of the society.
Greg dreams are broken with his father’s comments lacking concern in his ideas and disapproving of them, leaving him resentful and unhappy with his own life and family. Nevertheless his father’s insufficiency to support him did not refrained Greg from pursuing his passion, but rather gave him the strength and drove him to confront his father by letting him know that “Some things are more important” (Friesen 30) and that for him his dream meant more to him than his approval of them. In “A Cap for Steve” Steve’s father Dave discourages his son passion for baseball and forces him to concentrate in carpentry to bring money to their struggling family. Dave does not display any sing of support for Steve dreams, which to him are rather childish until he realizes how much they mean to Steve and how serious he is about baseball. Dave lets him know his approval when he states “I could be your coach... watch you become a great pitcher” (Callaghan 177), at this point he changed and know believes in his son and his ability to reach his dream and letting him know that as long as he is happy and doing what he loves, he will be proud of him. The protagonists of “Boys and Girls” and Greg form “Bother Dear” portrayed how a child’s life can be ruined by parents who neglect the care and support children need to succeed in their future goals, contrasting how they can resigned and obey or they can reveal
“Everyone in society should be a role model, not only for their own self-respect, but for respect from others.” ~ Barry Bonds. In this world bad situations occur frequently and it takes a good strong person to handle them in a mature way. Dealing with them this way not only shows that the person has self-control, but also makes them a good role model for people to look up to. In the book The Chosen, Chaim Potok uses Mr. Galanter to express his opinions of a good role model. Acting as a baseball coach and gym teacher, young boys look to him for guidance and motivation every day. Having this kind of position causes stress at times, and requires him to stay calm and level headed. Throughout this book, Mr. Galanter
“The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure” (57). Two men that lived for their passion for adventure was Chris McCandless and Jay Moriarity. Chris McCandless was a young man who hitched hike to Alaska to explore and survive in the wilderness. Jay Moriarity was a young surfer who was determined to ride Mavericks, the largest waves. Chris's story was heard by a man named Jon Krakauer and Chris's story was developed and published into a novel for the world to hear, which got controversial feedback. Although both seem to come from very different lifestyles and had different pursuits for adventure, both share many qualities such as home life, preparation for goals, and the willingness to let people be there for them.
The worker contacted Jimmy Stephens who is the father of Wanda Stephens. Mr. Stephen stated “Wanda is a very good mother, one of the best I’ve ever seen she keeps those children clean, her house clean, and my grandchildren are very well mannered and well behaved. “Wanda doesn’t do any drugs or drink, she doesn’t let that stuff around her and the kids. And my granddaughter Briana has never displayed to me she could or do anything inappropriate with other children and Briana has always been open to speak to Wanda about anything if something was wrong she would of talked to Wanda because that how close they are.”
Drama…is all about drama really at first it is about a drama play then things get a little twisted. Callie is the main character in this book but Callie is the name of the main girl character in many of Raina’s books. Callie loves theater so much. When she finally tried out for her middle school's show called Moon Over Mississippi she realized can't really sing. So she decided to be the set designer for the drama stage crew, and this year she's determined to create a set worthy of Broadway on a middle school budget. But how can she, when she doesn't know much about carpentry, ticket sales are down, and the crew members are having trouble working together? Not to mention the onstage AND offstage drama that occurs once the actors are chosen.
Mr. Nobody is a fantasy/drama written by Jack Van Dormael also known as the director that associates a lot of his films with characters who have mental disabilities or physical disabilities. The rated R film that contained sexuality/nudity, strong language, and violent images was released in 2009. Mr. Nobody was watched on Netflix by TV. It was a confusing movie at first, but is easy to catch on along the way.