Dr. Seuss is trying to tell us in “Oh, The Places You’ll Go” that even if we get knocked down we can still be brilliant. He’s telling us that even if we are defeated by our competition, we can still become the better opponent later on. We aren’t supposed to join the bandwagon either, we are supposed to move on past the common folk. Dr. Seuss is trying to get us to not wait for our opportunity, he wants us to meet it.
In this chapter we meet Jose Buendia (JB). From the beginning of the chapter, we see JB gets very interested in common objects, much like a child. He spends time in his room fantasizing about the “inventions” and what he can use them for. The “inventions” are brought by the gypsies to Macondo and because of how secluded Macondo is, the people there have never seen these inventions. Along with them they brought magnets, a magnifying glass, a telescope, and even gave a lab to JB. With this lab JB, who was trying to perfect alchemy, burned his wife’s inheritance into “hog cracklings”. After this drastic event, the book takes us back to a time where Jose was the outstanding, brilliant man who built the village. It then takes us back to the modern day where, Jose is obsessed with coming into contact with other civilization. When they do they run into the sea (which in the very beginning they were trying to find all along). After his plan to relocate Macondo fails, he begins to make contact with his sons. This begins when he tells them to help his unbox something. The next big thing to happen is the Gypsies return without Melquiades. JB learns that he died of a fever and is left perplexed. However, he finds it in himself, to still check out the “invention the Gypsies” brought with them. It was Ice and after paying some reales for him and his son’s to touch it, he claims ice is the greatest invention of their time.
Background: Jayson was living on his own because his mom died. Now he has to go to a new school and he hates it. Zoe is really nice and her mom wants her to be perfect, but Zoe doesn’t like that.
1. Chapter 1, is about introducing the Tres Camarones, the state of Sinaloa, Mexico. Also, since the people in that town didn’t like change much there are already danger roaming around like the bandidos who will be evading the town.
Chapter 39 which is the last chapter in the book shows the realization that Carrol really didn’t acompish much in Washington and decides to come back and live , she realized that majority the town will not change and instead just decides to live in the town and get married and has more kids. Carol looks at coming back to this town as a job and doesent really enjoy coming back to that town “After a week she decided that she was neither glad nor sorry to be back. She entered each day with the matter–of–fact attitude with which she had gone to her office in Washington. It was her task; there would be mechanical details and meaningless talk; what of it? (page 465)” When I was reading the book I thought maybe there could be a change or maybe she could have sparked a reseince of art and bring in a new culture but instead the town was pretty much the same with not that much change in the town. She feels very defeated that she didn’t accomplish what she really wanted to in that town, in the beginning she had many bright ideads and very creative and with dreams of creating a new culture in the town. At the end of the book all the excitement she had for the future was gone and she just decied to just become a wife and a mother to fit in with the
Chapter 1 - “Safe Haven” - Safe Haven is a good title for this chapter because the story starts off at a river bank, where George and Lennie are hiding out for the night before heading off to their new job. They are forced to hide at the river bank because the authorities are searching for Lennie on account of rape and nobody will know that they are there, making it a safe place to stay the night. Also George tells Lennie that if anything goes wrong at the new job, just run back to the river bank and don't leave until George went to get him, making it a safe place for Lennie to go. The river symbolized a place where they could go and be safe, making it a “safe haven.”
Chapter one - Clay: The chapter was a short, but an informational back story on the protagonist and narrator, Rueben Land. The story of his birth is retold to him by his father and he states he imagines his mother as and old woman although he was never able to see her as one. Why was Reuben unable to see her old? I predict many miracles in this book. As the chapter goes on, foreshadowing occurs when Reuben's father says “we and the world, my children, will always be at war. Retreat is impossible. Arm yourselves.” (4).
When Billy Taylor wrote this book, I don’t think he thought it would become as big as a hit as it has became. It is about a boy named Ethan and a girl named August who met 12 years ago at a birthday party August got invited to out of pity of Ethan’s father because he knew she was new and had not made any friends yet. The two of them have been close ever since and help each other out. The two of them both know they are meant to be together, but refuse to say anything to one another, or the chance slips away. The two of them have talents that end up making them both famous. August becomes the actress she dreamed of becoming and Ethan gets his chance of being a magician. Suddenly though, Ethan becomes an item with August’s co-star Eleanor Walden. August realizes she might of lost her chance
Considering about the options for books to go on my personal reading list, there are some that I’ve already read in some that I’ve been meaning to get around to reading for some time, some of a more academic style and some much more mainstream and easily absorbed style. My list of books to emulate and be inspired by contains a broad range of books as my life has contained a broad range of experiences. I have called myself a jack of all trades and follow that statement by describing it as the curse of the inquisitive.
In Everyone Leaves by Wendy Guerra she explains her hardships and her mental and physical abuse that she has faced and learns how to use the hardships she has faced and grows from them and learned to use those hardships to become a stronger individual. This book brings you in the life of someone that's been through so much and that many people today in this world face unfortunately she writes the intimate and harsh details of her life within the pages of her Diary that became her book. The book starts in the late 1970’s a few years after Fidel Castro became president of Cuba from 1976-2008 and in the midst of her parents divorce and a country torn apart from the rest of the world because of political issues with the Cuban government and the
Nine years after a botched robbery in Ludendorff, North Yankton, former bank robber Michael Townley lives under witness protection with his family in Los Santos, San Andreas, under the alias Michael De Santa. He meets and later befriends a gangbanger Franklin Clinton when the latter attempts to fraudulently repossess his son's car on behalf of a corrupt Armenian car salesman. When Michael discovers his wife Amanda has been sleeping with her tennis coach, he chases the coach to a mansion and destroys it out of anger. The mansion's owner turns out to be the girlfriend of Mexican drug lord Martin Madrazo, who demands compensation under the threat of further violence. Michael goes back into a life of crime to obtain the money and enlists Franklin
“Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” is a short story by Joyce Carol Oates that brings a young girl’s nightmares to life. The setting of this story is particularly important to the course of the story and the character development because the setting vitally influences Connie’s decision to go with Arnold Friend. In the story, the setting provides the instability and vulnerability necessary for Connie to go for a ride with Arnold Friend.
This short novel have taught me something important. This mere world of fictional characters, places, and actions have shown me that i've got a wonderful sister (don’t tell her I said that), and two outstanding parents. And that's all you need. Those connections, shared memories, and strong bonds is enough to keep a family together. Not a fancy car, a private island, or an unlimited bank accountant. So I say thank you Cadence, thank you Mirren, Johnny and Gat. Thank you for teaching me a lesson, for showing me that fiction is oh so close to
At the beginning of the story, the setting takes place in Prince George’s Hospital that Brian was airlifted to after surviving a car crash on his way home from swim practice. It was July 6, 2004. Brian spent many days in Room 19 at the hospital. He describes Room 19 as “the floor is made of shiny pinkish tiles with random specks of blue, purple, and brown colors and a wooden chair with an aqua-green cushion” (Boyle 14). Finally when Brian started making progress, he was transported to Kernan Rehabilitation Center for five days and then went home. Later Brian attended St. Mary’s College and on November 11, 2005 he walked out with the rest of the St. Mary’s Seahawks swim team. St. Mary’s college is a beautiful campus that sits on St. Mary’s