She’s the Queen of Sass, Annabeth Chase, an individualistic, clever, and fierce 12 year-old girl. Not just any girl but, a demigod, the daughter of Athena, goddess of wisdom and battle strategy. At the age of seven she ran away from her abusive father Fredrick Chase and wicked stepmother. (no this will not be a cinderella story) Later on she finds others like her who live not in a house but a camp that becomes known as home to many of the campers there. Camp Half-Blood is a place where demigods can train for quests that keep us mortals in a safe world away from the monsters within. As you can guess from her mother's history, Annabeth is incredibly wise in both real life situations and battle strategy.
Sarah Lund is not presented as a (stereotypical) woman in regards to defined femininity. Her clothing is plain, she does not seem to pay any attention to make-up – neither would she probably find the time for it – her hair is carelessly pulled back, and she does not portray any empathy or identification towards her victims or suspects. Ien Ang discussed this renewed representation of women on television and noted that being a woman can now mean the “adaptation of many different identities, composed of a whole range of subject positions, not predetermined by immovable definitions of femininity” (2008, pp. 242-243). The Scandinavian female investigators have a nature of the lone classic film noire detective, like discussed in chapter 1, and 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.
Sophie Biyoya Ciardulli is the main character in the book, “Endangered”, by Eliot Schrefer. She is the daughter of Florence Biyoya, who is Congolese, and an Italian-American dad. Her mother had always thought of protecting bonobos as her top duty in life, so it was no surprise when she chose staying in Congo to develop her bonobo sanctuary rather than returning to the U.S. with her husband and daughter, after Sophie’s dad is transferred to Miami, Florida by his company for a job. Sophie attends school in America, but spends summers with her mother. Sophie had always been angry and hurt by the fact that her mother was the reason her parents divorced, but when she meets Otto, she transitions slowly in opinion and grows in acceptance of her mother’s
Jeannette is the narrator of her memoir, telling her story from age three into adulthood. As a child she is adventurous, wild-hearted, and Dad's favorite. Jeannette, a middle sibling, is closer to younger brother Brian than her older sister Lori: Brian shares Jeannette's love of the outdoors, while Lori is more a bookworm. As Jeannette maturess, her feelings toward Dad and Mom change. She resents Dad's drinking and how he constantly lets her and the rest of the family down yet never openly admits it or allows his flaws to be discussed. Jeannette also resents Mom's refusal to hold down a job long enough to provide her kids with a stable food supply. These resentments make her more and more willful and independent. Eventually she scrapes together
You are supposed to keep secrets, however, some need to be told. Melinda Sordino had a secret that needed to be shared for the safety of herself along with other women at Merryweather High school. Melinda went to an exclusive end of summer party with her friends going in to her first year of high school. There she got drunk and was raped by Andy Evans, a senior who Melinda refers to as "IT" in the book. She calls the cops for help and reassurance, instead loses her friends and self confidence. No one knows what actually happened at the party so she is hated by everyone except snobby Heather and the beast himself. Even though many people in this book show courage, the person who is constantly showing it is Melinda Sordino.
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.
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
One of my challenges is sharing a room with my sister and her name is Marcie Fuentest was a challenge because when it was bedtime and I was trying to go to bed and Marcie would talk to me for hours and hours.I fix it by “telling her if she dose’t be quite then” I will tell my mom and dad and then she was
After Jeannette’s mother leaves the family to re-certify herself as a teacher, she leaves Jeannette $200 for food and other necessities. However, with Rex’s knowledge of her possessing this amount of money, when he runs out of money to purchase booze and cigarettes, he goes to Jeannette. He did not charm his way into receiving the money from Jeannette but, “he simply waited for her to fork over the cash, as if he knew she didn’t have it in her to say no” (209). Jeannette displays weakness here as she relents to Rex’s request for cash even though she’s on a tight budget. As Jeannette is on a tight budget to ensure her siblings are fed, Rex takes her to a bar in order to pay her back, however uses her youthful looks to attract pool players, such
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
In the book Okay For Now, one of the main characters, Doug shows a lot of traits including being nice,proud and even sometime being mean. The book is written by Gary D. Schmidt. Doug is around 13 years old. He lives in a town called Marysville in New York. He faces many problems during this book and he has to find a way to get through them. He uses art to get his difficulties out of the way.
On a normal day at West Wilson Middle School, Mrs.Williamson’s class was learning about the Cawton Family heritage. Allie Smithing was an above average girl and the worst lesson she has every had happened that week.