The contemporary classic novel Speak, profounds a girl, Melinda Sordino, entering freshman year at Merryweather High School in Syracuse, New York, with a heavy secret weighing on her. Unlike regular students, Melinda isolates herself from the society after a devastating event that she had experienced. Through her perspective, we enter her world of depression as she struggles her way through the school year. From her eyes we see the way she sees life, hear the ways others described her and enter her mind on how she thinks of the world. On a journey of gaining back herself, bad things turn worse, as that one person enters her life again. ‘It’, who made her fall into misery, ‘It’ who destroyed her once happy life. Melinda fights not only with herself, but It, the school, the world. The only thing that she feels comfortable in doing is art, where she drew trees to Anderson will definitely make you laugh throughout her book, however along holds undeniable sadness as we watch Melinda heals her way through her trauma that doesn’t seem to leave her.
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.
Hidden Figures is a film based on a remarkable true story about three colored women in the 1960s. The movie follows the lives of Dorothy Vaughn, Mary Jackson, and Kathrine Johnson. These women used their intellect at NASA to contribute to the launch of the first American into space. Hidden Figures also represents the contribution of these women to society. They helped put a man in space, yet they didn’t receive the proper appreciation during their time. Hidden Figures helps give those women gratitude for all that they did for NASA and the United States. Even though this film acknowledges their achievements, it recognizes the hardships the women faced while working for NASA as well as the hardships of all other African American women in the workplace. A few of the hardships they faced were sexism, discrimination, and ageism.
The book The 5th Wave is a fictional story that leads the reader through the struggles of the main character, Cassie who strived while surviving a disastrous alien invasion; which is not so much little creatures, as a disease that attacks a persons brain. The world is coming to a collapse and the only way to get rid of this chaos, is to kill off the power source. In the novel The 5th Wave, Rick Yancey centralizes around the idea that courage is key to survival; this is revealed through trusting one's instincts, trusting strangers and believing in oneself.
Trying to learn English is hard enough but getting into the marines at the same time is a challenge. Yet, somehow, Ned manages to make it all the way to boarding school and still not want to go home and disappoint his parents. Ned continues to progress making tons of friends along the way. See, when Ned wanted to go into the Army they told him he had to know fluid English. He then begged his parents to let him go to school and that carried him all the way to high school. Where he then entered code school so now he had to learn English, then he had to learn a brand new code for war. After that he went to boot camp to try and become a marine. Ned makes so many friends like Georgia Boy, Smitty, Wilsie, and Ira. They would sacrifice themselves for each other. That's real friendship.
Have you ever thought having a secret language or code was cool? Growing up did you ever create words that only you and your friends knew? During WWII the Navajo people used their language to create a secret unbreakable code. The book Code Talker, written by Joseph Bruchac looks at the life of Ned and how Ned and his friends survived war and boarding school. Ned faced a number of traumatising experiences such as boarding school and World War, which can both cause PTSD and insanity, for a kid to go to war at 17 right after being taught he was inferior to whites is unimaginable. Ned survived the horrors of boarding school and war because of key friendships specifically his friendships with Hosteen Mitchell ,Smitty ,and Tommy Nez.
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.
"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,
Most families are complicated but supportive. For example, a family could argue a lot, but still love one another. In Alice Walker’s “Everyday Use” mama still supports her daughters even though, they’re not around much. Their issues are not unique because my family has its issues, too. The family in “Everyday Use” and my family both have similarities and differences regarding siblings, bonds, and mothers.
One of the biggest motivational parts of any child's life is their family. Family should be the first place a person should rely for help. They are usually easy to come by and more than willing to help, but family can ruin a childhood. There are many reasons why animals and people all rely on family. In the book, Speak, Melinda is a struggling teenager that has a rather difficult life at home. Throughout the book she faces some difficulties with her parents that majorly affect her. She was a victim of rape the summer before her freshman year. She never told anyone. Her family was looking at her differently because this changed how she had carried herself, how she looked, and how she communicated with her parents.
Breakin' 2 features three characters from Breakin' – Kelly (Lucinda Dickey), Ozone (Adolfo Quinones), and Turbo (Michael Chambers) – who struggle to stop the demolition of a community recreation center by a developer who wants to build a shopping mall. Viktor Manoel, Ice-T, and Martika (who was little known then) also appear as
Dee, at the beginning of story Everyday Use, seems to despise her African American up-bringing and culture. Her mother explicitly tells us Dee seems to be happy when their home, that has family heirlooms stored inside burns to the ground. “She was standing by the old tree, smiling.” Earning favorable marks in school, seemingly living an opposite lifestyle, Dee’s intelligence shines; the only aspect which makes her unappealing, the attitude she has toward her family. After graduating high school and leaving for college, Dee’s mother and sister doesn't hear from her. One day, they see a surprise in the driveway.
Hidden Figures is a movie that focused on three women and the space race. Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson played a main role in helping NASA with the space race. All three of them worked to help for John Glenn’s flight to orbit the earth. The behind the scenes that lead up to Mercury-Atlas 6’s blast off was acknowledged in the movie Hidden Figures. 1961 is when all of the major change that lead to today’s history started to happen inside of NASA.
Twenty-seven individuals were surveyed to determine for how many months do they use SnapChat in comparison to their age and if there is a relationship between age and usage of social media apps such as SnapChat. A Pearson’s analysis revealed a moderate negative correlation, r= -.38. Age does have a relation with the number months individuals used SnapChat, as confidence level in our testing is .049, which is lower than 0.05. The results are reported in Exhibit 1.
1961 was an exciting time for Mary Jackson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Katherine Johnson. These women were Black and they worked at NASA Langley. The movie Hidden Figures opens with a young Katherine being tested and sent to a school where her education and skills of being a mathematician could be of better use to her. It then moves to a scene where the three women are stuck on the side of the road late for work and Dorothy Vaughan is under the care trying to fix what appeared to be a problem with the starter of her car. A white officer stops, asks a few questions and upon learning that these women were a part of the teams that were crucial in the great space race, he escorts them to work. Each of these women played leading roles in this movie and they each faced a different set of racial challenges.