Jenna Frasier is a freshman at William Jewell College. Last year, she was a senior at Fort Osage High School and I believe she is the kindest Kansas Citian. I think this for many reasons. First, she volunteers! She was in Student Council, National Honor Society, and was the student body president in high school. And I have no doubt that she has continued to help others in college.
American Me (1992) is a biographical drama directed and acted by Edward James Olmos. Olmos’ main character, Santana, is a Chicano from East Los Angeles (L.A.), who at an early age was introduced to the U.S. penal system and grew to become a leader of the Mexican Mafia prison gang, La Eme. Within the belly of the U.S. penal system the young Santana learns that “respect” is gained through acts of violence. To be considered with “respect” is the ultimate achievement in Santana’s environments/ home in East L.A. and in prison.
The Adoration of Jenna Fox is a story that resembles the search for identity and what defines us as humans. The main character is a seventeen year-old girl named Jenna Fox. She is caught in a horrific accident that leads her to rediscover who she was and know is. The book explains the struggle of her parent’s duty in order to save her life. Shortly after Jenna nearly dies in a car crash, her father illegally saves her through multiple use of bio gel . He creates backup memories on disks, in case if her bio gel does not agree with her. Throughout the book, she regains old memories as well as creating new ones. Because of her accident, she has to go to a special school. She meets two girls named Kara and Locke who eventually become great friends
In the novel The Adoration of Jenna Fox, by Mary E. Pearson, an important message is the value of medical ethics. The author shows us many points of view on this issue. The two that are the most prominent are 1) that medical ethics are important, and we should have laws regarding them, and 2) that while medical ethics are important, we should still be able to save those we love, even if it breaks the law.
Jenna Suleman (mid-forties) is a financial advisor, who is currently a First Vice President of Investments for Wells Fargo Advisors. She provides comprehensive asset management strategies to corporations, senior executives and their families. Jenna has been recognized by both Forbes.com, which ranked her as #173 on its list of Millennial Advisors, and by Working Mother where she is #145 on its list of Top Financial Advisors. She is also Treasurer of the North Beach chapter of Friends of Public Schools and a member of the President’s Cabinet of Miami Children’s Health Foundation. Jenna holds Series 7, 66, 31, and Life Insurance licenses and is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI.
Someone with no control over his or her mind will unknowingly yearn for independence; some may come to realize this, but others will refuse to do so in fear of the outcome. The mom character from “The story for Children” and Truman from The Truman Show, both suffer a lack of control over their minds, which have continuously been suppressed and governed by society and man. The thoughts they have are not their own, neither are the decisions they make. The characters differ in their initial reactions towards the chains binding them to what society thinks is okay, while Truman chose to grasp control over his mind and break out of the chains Christof had tightly wrapped around him, the mother remained a prisoner to society’s thoughts and beliefs. Living a controlled life is similar to being a dependent variable in an experiment; the factors someone depended on will always affect him or her, yet
Joni Eareckson Tada once said, “Sometimes God permits what he hates to accomplish what he loves” (Goodreads). Since she was born on October 15th, 1949, Joni had always been an athletic, horse-loving young lady (“Sweet Surrender” 39). That changed one hot summer day in 1967 when seventeen-year-old Joni went to the Chesapeake Bay with her sister and her boyfriend. While swimming, she dove into the water not knowing that it was shallow. As a result of the shallow water, Joni hit her head on a rock and broke her neck. Luckily, her sister found her and got her safely to a hospital. Due to the break in her neck, Joni has had to deal with the life-threatening condition of quadriplegia, or paralysis from the shoulders down without the use of her
Dictionary.com defines human being as “a person, especially as distinguished from other animals or as representing the human species. This means anyone who has a human body can be a human being. In the book The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E Pearson, Jenna Fox is a 17 year old girl who just woke up from a coma and has no clue who she is. She moved from Boston to California with her family because her family did something illegal. When Jenna was in Boston she got in a car crash with her friends Locke and Kara who died. In order to bring Jenna back to life, her father performed a procedure using biogel so that she would have 10% of her brain back but could not remember what happened. Towards the end of the story, Jenna meets Ethan who
On September of 2016, I did an oral interview with Vanna Moore about her military past and Vanna’s ties to Texas. Over the whole interview, I asked her questions about her experience in Afghanistan and how it shaped her views of her state of Texas. Through her interview, Vanna touched on her feelings about Texas, the military, American culture, and life after military. At times, she seemed comfortable and at ease sharing her thoughts, and other moments seemed more difficult to get through. This interview helped me to understand that military service can really shape a person’s world view, both abroad and at home. Additionally, after this oral interview experience I feel like I know how to effectively use oral histories in my future classrooms.
Before Charlie Ward’s death, we can assume that Jenna was closer to her father than her mother. We can assume this because the book states, “Jenna took a swallow of her tea and tried to remember if she was even talking to her mother this week. They had had so many fights over the past years, spent so many weeks barely speaking to each other, the she found it hard to keep track.” This quote shows that Jenna and her mother rarely got along that it was hard for Jenna to even remember that last time they had a conversation. After Charlie Ward’s death, Jenna starts to realize that instead of fighting, they should be trying to face one another. As a result, Jenna and her mother start to become closer and they were able to have conversations without
Jenna watches the last disc in her box and it shows Claire and Jenna having a fight about Jenna’s ballerina career. Jenna is determined to find out what is behind the closet doors. She pretends to go for a walk but sneaks into the closet instead. Inside she finds three boxes one with her full name on it. Trying to get it loose she cuts her wrist on an edge. Worried about what her mother will do she hurries to her bathroom to look at the gash. When Jenna falls down the stairs from being too dizzy, Claire discovers the cut. Now her parents are forced to tell her why there is hardly any blood coming from her wrist. They explain that she was terribly burned in the accident and something had to be done fast or she wouldn’t have made it. Her father informs her that her entire body is made up of Bio Gel. The only thing original in her is 10% of her brain. Jenna has a really hard time understanding the situation and believing that she is a real human being. She asks why they relocated and her father tells her that where they live now has a consistent temperature that will help her shelf life. She also learns the second reason for their location is Jenna being illegal with Bio Gel making up the substance of her body.
Her parents then found out her chance of survival was 30% and as shocked and discourage her parents were they then found out that she could have been paralyzed.
This poem really intrigued me with its use of repetition and the message it was trying to convey to its readers. The narrator of this poem seems to depend on another person to give him directions. After reading the poem, I realized that there was a connection between the narrator of this poem and Jenna in the Adoration of Jenna Fox. Both Jenna and the narrator seemed to be lacking an independent train of thought. The “old” Jenna was dependent on her parents to make her decisions while the narrator of this poem seem to follow whatever commands he is told to do so by the other unknown person in the poem. Having your own judgment and opinion will be the differentiating factor between you and the next person.
Jennifer Dixanna a women with power to control men; however, her last taunts her to do things she thinks is right. She is someone who becomes what men desire in a women and leaves them hopeless. Dixanna speaks nothing about her past and she no one knows about it however she keeps a reminder of objects that she had in a cedar box locked