I disagree that in the first half of American Born Chinese, Wei-Chen was Jin Wang’s foil and in the second half, he was Jin Wang’s antagonist. I believe that Wei-Chen is the foil throughout the entire story. This is because Wei-Chen never purposely tries to make things more difficult for Jin, yet still reveals things about him. Wei-Chen is everything Jin is not. He embraces his cultural roots, while Jin tries to block them out entire. Wei-Chen represents “F.O.B.” Asian-Americans, which initially makes Jin not want to be seen with him or associated with him, as he is trying so hard to seem like a normal American. Later in the book, Jin turns into a jerk because Wei-Chen never betrays his trust and does everything in his power to help him. In
In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, it takes place in Salem, Massachusetts during colonial America. Throughout the story a group of girls makes accusations a mass of people of practicing witchcraft, one of the worst crimes to commit during that period, and people are being sentenced to hang for denying witchery. In the Crucible there are many lessons that Arthur Miller wants to teach you. To me a lot of the lessons that were taught in this story are important but I feel like one of them is the most important. Arthur Miller demonstrates that one of the lessons implied in the story is people’s character and how it affects those people and others. Examples of character are Giles Corey, John Proctor, Abigail Williams.
The witch trials in this play were based on actual events that happened in Salem in 1692. Arthur Miller’s 1953 The Crucible is a dramatization of the Salem Witch Trials. His reasoning for writing it was because everyone was hysteric about the Soviet Union and communism trying to make its way over to the United States. It was like a modern day witch hunt. In the play, Abigail Williams and a group of girls get caught in the woods. They were dancing and doing other things that puritan’s looked down upon. The girls were caught by Reverend Parris, and soon after his daughter became ‘ill’. The girls then started saying that witches came to them and told them to do bad things. They sent innocent people to hang. After studying Arthur Miller’s
“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
In the midst of conflict, two characters from different books lead a similar life. Kenan, a middle age man is trying to survive the siege upon his city. Paul, a boy not old enough to understand the concept of money competing for his mother’s affection.
In The Crucible, by Arthur Miller was based on the Salem, witch trials when the people of the town where accusing each other of witchcraft and those held for questioning would stand trial had a choice to be valor. In Miller’s portrayal of the ghastly, sickening inquiry of witchcraft many people in the 1690’s were people of the township were maintaining guard for their beliefs; while others of the community of Salem were cowards who took the easy out of the accusations they were on trial. The townspeople of Salem are going through a day people are courageous even in a way others could not be or were never suppose to be. Those characters display their courage in the town at the time of need, John Proctor is a selfless man when only stating
Bad things happen from people making decisions based on lies and fear, but evil things
Ryleigh Gangarossa is a sixth grader at Martha Brown Middle School. She loves to read, write, and play football and soccer with her family. Ryleigh is a hardworking and intelligent person who loves to work with her friends. She hopes to be a professional soccer player when she grows up.
Atz Lee Kilcher took a hard fall recently and this week on Alaska: The Last Frontier viewers will get to see Atz Lee after the fall and waking back up again. ET was able to share a clip of the new episode that shows how things are going for him. Atz Lee Kilcher is actually the brother of country music singer Jewel, even though she doesn't appear on the show.
Though we often like to think of people as being simply good or simply bad, people are, in reality, much more complex. Mr. Royall in Summer by Edith Wharton is an excellent example of just how complex humans can be. Mr. Royall is the guardian of Charity Royall, whom he brings down from the mountain. Throughout the novel, Mr. Royall displays some incredibly negative traits as well as incredibly positive traits in his interactions with Charity which leave us, as readers, confused as to whether or not he is to be liked. Overall, Mr. Royall proves himself to be very conventional, lonely, but also quite caring--traits that cause him to act in a positive manner sometimes and in an erratic manner at other times.
Natalie Sterling, a seventeen year old senior at Ross Academy had just won class president and beat her opponent Mike Domski. Mike was the kind of guy that Natalie and her best friend Autumn tried to stay away from. The girls at Ross Academy were known as demeaning and “boy crazy.” One day, during the pep rally a bunch of freshman dressed in trampy clothing and started to dance inappropriately. The leader’s name was Spencer a girl Natalie used to babysit for. The flirty freshman called themselves “Prostitutes” or Ross Academy prostitutes. Not only was Natalie embarrassed and angry by Spencers action but, she was disappointed. When the principal and Ms. Bee the student council head were talking to the girls punishments Natalie barged in. Natalie explained how she wanted to have a lock-in for all the girls in trouble and any others from school who wanted to come, about feminism and women's rights. Ms. Bee and Natalie agreed that it would be a good idea for
Twyla and Roberta are two very different people, but bond in very similar ways. They become friends very suddenly, not because of how old they are, but because both have a mother. Twyla's mom is a dancer, and Roberta's mother is too sick to raise her. They later meet in their twenties in a not so settling way. Twyla had been bussing tables while Roberta had been living large about to meet Jimi Hendrix. Twyla was embarrassed at her long past friend and was ashamed to show herself. Five years later they meet at a grocery store where they both have kids and are settled down. They decided to go vet coffee where it starts off both are different races so they take opposite sides of the debate. Roberta accuses Twyla of abusing one of the girls at the orphanage. Twyla only remembers sitting and watching the girl get abused by other girls, and Roberta's memories start to come back to her. This holds their relationship together for the next five years when
I nominate Maritza Norman for the Mission Award because Maritza is a valued employee that always goes above and beyond in all aspects of her work. Whether it be doing things on her own, communicating with her co-workers and/or clients she makes it a point to overcome obstacles in her path to ensure that a solution is given to help them achieve their own goals. She is a devoted worker that aims to achieve perfection on a daily basis and will admit to her own faults to allow her room to exceed and overcome her own obstacles and be able to provide a better service for herself, her co-workers and the clients that she serves. Maritza shows that she is devoted to the Mission of Catholic Charities in the way that she makes herself readily available
Royce Peterson was forced to move away from his home, leaving all his friends behind. His mother dragged him to Victoria, British Columbia, to look after her elderly father, who was once a famous cellist. Once Royce arrived in B.C. he was sick with mono and missed a few months of school. At home, Royce felt lonely and isolated, and he spends his time watching T.V and organizing a plan to return to Nova Scotia. His plans were ruined when his grandfather, Arthur Jenkins suffered a minor stroke. Now he is stuck babysitting a grumpy old man.