Favorite character: Mickey Mouse “When I was a baby, my aunt gave me a stuffed Mickey Mouse for Christmas. That prompted my family to give me Mickey Mouse things over the course of my entire life. So now, I have a huge collection of them at my desk.” Pro Park Tips: > “For the fastest ride on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, sit in the back of the train. You’ll go faster for longer because the train gets up to speed when you’re at the top of the hill as opposed to halfway down.” >”There are hidden Mickeys on buildings all through the parks. Even the steampunk dragon in the ‘Festival of Fantasy’ parade has one—it’s on one of the spinning gears inside the middle of the dragon’s body.” >“The ghostly ballroom scene in the Haunted Mansion is made possible thanks to a magician’s trick from the 1800s called ‘Pepper’s Ghost.’” >“The Mickey Mouse on top of the Crossroads of the World inside the entrance to Hollywood Studios is a lightning rod. One of his ears is made of copper to attract the lightning.” kristen desmond lefevre 8 | FAL L 2017 The MVP of ESPN
— On the rebound from can cer and a comp any-wide shakeup, ESPN’s Shelle y Smith focu ses on the future. The eyes of 15 .5 million vie wers are on Shelley Smith, Nebraska, as she stands courtside, recapping the final minutes of a professional basketball game—and that’s just a normal day. ¶ This pioneer broadcast journalist has been sharing the trials and tribulations of great athletes for the duration of her career. I caught up with
Authors in many instances use the main elements in the story such as setting and narrative to prove a point in the story. For example, writers often use characters, their actions, and their interaction with other characters to support or prove a theme. In the short story “Our Thirteenth Summer”, Barry Callaghan effectively uses characters to develop the theme that childhood is fragile and easily influenced. One of the ways that Callaghan makes effective use of characters to develop the theme is by describing the tension between Bobbie and his parents. This usage of characters supports the theme because Bobbie’s childhood is no longer free to do what he wishes, but has to bow down to his parents’
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.
Jimmy knows too well the agonies of abandonment. First, when his mother, Cecilia, ran away with Richard to pursue a better lifestyle. Then, due to his father’s, Damacio Baca, alcoholisms and violent behavior; he also had to leave Jimmy behind. In spite of the drawbacks from abandonment to being a maximum security prisoner in Arizona State Prison, Jimmy preserver’s the darkness of prison by overcoming his illiteracy. However Cecilia and Damacio is not as fortunate as their child; Cecilia is shot by Richard after confronting him for a divorce and Damacio chokes to death after he is released from the detox center(Baca 263). Therefore the most significant event in this section of the memoir, A Place to Stand by Jimmy Santiago Baca is the death of Jimmy’s parents.
I was pleased to have attended a lecture cosponsored by the Ethics Center, the Fresno State office of the president, the Fresno Bee and Valley PBS. The lecture began with Dr. Castro recognizing a few leaders on campus, including a past Fresno State president, Dr. John D. Welty and campus volunteer Mary Castro. Dr. Castro then mentioned a few things about Mr. Brooks stating that he is a columnist for the New York Times and an analyst for the PBS “News Hour” and NPR’s “All Things Considered.” Dr. Brooks also teaches at Yale University, one the finest university in the country. Dr. Castro continued by saying that he learned that Mr. Brooks office hours are from 9am to 1pm and how “cool” it sounded to him. I was surprised how many people attended the event. I was fortunate to find a seat. David Brooks mentioned how he has some remote roots in the Central Valley because his father grew in Chowchilla, CA but Mr. Brooks grew in New York.
Grace has been told for more than half her life that she was crazy. Her mother’s death that she witnesses was an accident, there was no scarred man, and there was nothing she could do to change what had happened. But Grace knew they were wrong. With the help of her friends Noah, Megan and Rosie, she managed to discover that the scarred man was Dominic, the first love of her mother, who was there to kill her mother, but chose instead to stage her death. Grace came down just as Dominic was taking the picture, and picked up the gun that was lying on the floor. Firing blinding, she missed Dominic and shot her mother instead. The traumatic moment of shooting her mother was blocked from Grace’s mind as it was unable to handle what she did. Her family tries to protect her from this, saying it was an accident, trying to get Grace to stop pushing. When pushing too hard, Grace discovers the truth of what happened that night, and what she did, and with the
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.
The book “Ugly” by Robert Hoge it is a inspiring, true story about, Robert, a boy who grew up in Brisbane, Australia, with a tumor the size of a tennis ball on his face and two deformed legs. Robert had four other brothers and sisters, who were all older. The story is the journey of Robert Hoge and his life with artificial legs and deformed face, and all the challenges he faced along the way.
Sociology professor Michael Messner of the University of Southern California explains that the media “actively constructs audiences that are likely to see the men's Final Four as a dramatic, historic event that they simply "must" watch, while fans are likely to see the women's Final Four as a nonevent or, at best, as just another game of the Men’s Final Four” (Messner). Messner emphasizes the differences in language, attention, and emotion in media coverage as the sources of different representations and viewership. Professor Messner is not the only expert to contend that purposeful sexism and subtle contrast in media representation are the causes of the inequality in coverage. Others assert that we need “more women on television, in the news, and in front of our young girls,” arguing purposeful disinterest in gender equality is the reason for lack of viewership in women’s basketball
"Anything Goes" is a comedy, romance, and drama filled musical. In this play there are several different characters with their own plots and problems. All the plots later intertwine somehow as the characters interact with each other. The main character, Reno is a stage performer who is the main performer in "The Angels", a group of "evangelist" showgirls. Reno is in love with Billy. Billy is a businessman working for Elisha Whitney. Billy is also in love with a girl named Hope Harcore. Hope is engaged to a wealthy English man named Lord Evelyn, but she secretly loves Billy. Billy is supposed to be in New York doing work after he drops Elisha's passport off, but then he realizes Hope is on the boat. He sneaks onto the boat using an extra passport and ticket from a "pastor" who is actually a famous mobster named Moon Face Martin. He is trying to win Hope over. Reno and Moon are helping Billy stay under cover while getting to Hope. All of these characters interact which each other as they are all on the same boat and all have different purposes. In a turn of events, Reno and Evelyn fall in love. This helps Hope and Billy be able to get married, but Hope's mom, Evangeline, insists Hope marries Evelyn for his money. Elisha ends up receiving a large profit for a deal and Evangeline Harcore changes her mind. A triple marriage ceremony concludes the musical as Hope and Billy, Reno and Evelyn, and Evangeline and Elisha become married couples. This show is filled with plot twists,
A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines takes place in 1940’s, a time period of segregation. This was a time when blacks were often at fault for a crime they did not commit, such as what transpired in this book. A man named Jefferson was convicted of a crime he did not commit and was insulted during court. Now his family, friends, and even Jefferson himself were trying to prove the white community wrong about their beliefs that a black man is unequal and lacks dignity against Jefferson and the black community. Not only is Jefferson going through a period of suffering on death row, but others, like Grant Wiggins and Miss Emma, are also facing their struggles and they will try to prove others wrong and redeem themselves through knowledge,
All refugees, the circumstances notwithstanding, face immense hardship throughout their lives. In time, these hardships give way to new opportunities, dreams, and perspectives, as even in the face of suffering, one always retains their intrinsic self. Kim Ha, the protagonist in Thanhha Lai’s Inside Out and Back Again, experienced this through her family’s daring escape from war-torn South Vietnam. Consequently, Inside Out and Back Again serves as a fitting title for her story.
A Lesson Before Dying A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines tells the story of a black man, Jefferson, with unequal rights, being accused of killing a white man. Although, the accusation was far from being right, he is a black man, and blacks were treated unfairly. Throughout the journey of the trial, Jefferson and Grant became very close, and they both learned a lot from each other and the trial. Grant learns the lesson of being a man, because he develops feelings, and becomes humble.
Arn Chorn-Pond is the main character in the book “Never fall down”. At the start of the book we meet Arn as a kind and slick person, but later when he and his family gets forced to follow Khmer Rouge. Under these four years he becomes a man and learn to hide his emotions. From kind, slick and a young boy that doesn’t know much, he becomes an intelligent, kind man with the heart on the right place and a real fighter.
In the book Out of My Mind, author Sharon M. Draper creates a character named Melody. Melody was born with a gift; she was gifted with brains and with a photographic memory. She was also born with a disability, cerebral palsy, a neurological disorder which causes Melody to be bound to a wheelchair because of the severity of it. She does not have control of her limbs but has figured out a way to maneuver her electric wheelchair with her thumbs. Melody is faced with challenges that cause her to lose and gain socially, physically, and emotionally aspects through out the text.
In the novel Catch Me If You Can by Frank William Abagnale, Frank is a well defined static character. Even though he faces different challenges throughout the novel, he remains the same a the end of the story as he was in the beginning. Being said this, he still continued to run away from his problems and did cons. He is a confident individual who ran away from home at a young age to find a life for himself. Frank is a smart, young and charismatic boy. During his early teen years, his parents started to go through a divorce, which left him torn between whom to choose to stay with. After learning about the divorce that was about to take place, Frank decides to runaway. Frank states, “One June morning of 1964, I woke up and knew it was time to go.