This novel is full of chance and hope. Eleanor and Park is not your typical love story. For starters, Eleanor likes to wear baggy men's shirts and too big mommy jeans. Eleanor has crazy, out of control, fire red, curly hair and is always bullied because of her appearance. Being covered in freckles from head to toe doesn't exactly help the situation either.
Eleanor and Hill House are drawn together and grow dependent on one another as a result of their many similarities, but their connection leads to chaos among the house. As I have mentioned earlier, Hill House has many angles in the home that are not normal, but rather they are a little off. Eleanor herself seems to be what one would consider a little off mentally. Both seem to have a somewhat normal exterior, but there remain many unknowns and unanswered questions on the inside. While they appear one way on the outside, there is a lot more occurring on the inside. The home has many supernatural events occurring and Eleanor has thoughts that vary from her actions. When Theodora tells Eleanor that she is sorry, Eleanor accepts the apology with a smile yet she is not really accepting of the apology and has another idea in mind. “I must say something, Eleanor told herself; I must show them that I am a good sport, after all; a good sport; let them think that I am ashamed of myself”(147). While everyone believes that Eleanor is okay and was merely frightened, she really seems to be playing mind games with the other guests of the house. During her time at Hill House, Eleanor hides her true feelings and mainly her fear behind the exterior that everything is ok and masks them with a smile.
The book “Eleanor & Park” was written by Rainbow Rowell and was published in February 2013 by St. Martin’s Press. Rainbow Rowell is an American author who writes young adult novels. It is a romance novel between two misfit students in 1986. The novel is portrayed from two different viewpoints, from Eleanor’s and Park’s who live in Omaha, Nebraska. Eleanor was a 16-year-old girl with big red curly hair and big body, she has pale skin with dark eyes. Park was a 16-year-old boy who is half Korean with nice black hair and had an average body, not ripped nor skinny. The love story was unusual because not only the main characters have contrast look but their social and family life is different too. This essay will provide summary of the book “Eleanor & Park” and provide the response focusing primarily on bullying, domestic abuse, and child abuse from all the chapters in the book.
Mrs. Parks entered the bus, paid her fare, and took a seat in the middle section of the bus. The back of the bus was deemed the "colored section", the front was considered the "white section", and the middle section was for either race, however if a white person needed a seat, the black person was expected to give up their seat immediately. The bus made three stops a white man entered the bus and needed a seat, the three other black got out of their seat immediately, but when the driver ordered Rosa to get up she firmly stated "no", Mrs. Parks once stated that "people always say that I didn't give up my seat because I was tired, but that I didn't give up my seat because I was tired of giving in." According to "Rosa Parks", Mrs. Parks had meant to do no more than show one rude bus driver that blacks were being treated unfairly. She wasn't the first black to ever refuse to give up her seat, but her action had consequences. After she refused to give up her seat on the bus, the driver threatened to have her arrested, Mrs. Parks simply stated, "You may do that." The policemen clearly didn't want to arrest her, but law forced them to.
Throughout The House of Seven Gables one is introduced to three women characters. Hepzibah Pyncheon, a once titled woman who is forced into running a cent shoppe as a means of survival, is known as a cruel looking woman with a heart of gold. Alice Pyncheon, a ancestor of Hepzibah and Phoebe, is a bold, self-supporting woman who ends up being suppressed by the wizard Maule. The third and most unique character is Phoebe Pyncheon. She is a young country girl who grew up away from the house with seven gables, but returns and begins to work at the cent shoppe with Hepzibah. Nathaniel Hawthorne seems to describe her as the perfect woman by being hard working, skillful, and not caring about the rules women had to follow at the time.
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell concern two teenagers desperate in trying to make their love last through the struggles around them. The novel is set in 1987 in Omaha, Nebraska. Eleanor Douglas, the girl with the big red hair and unique dressing sense transfers to a new school and deals with many issues. Park Sheridan, a tenth grader who tries his best to keep himself away from attention finds himself helping the unusual new girl through her struggles. Together, they strive to beat all the odds against them and make their relationship prosper through high school. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell was written well with different literary devices that corresponded accordingly with the plot. These literary devices include foreshadowing the major reveal throughout the book, symbolizing significant things and alternating between Eleanor and Park’s perspectives.
In the novel Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell, I identified with the female protagonist Eleanor Douglas, because she enjoys reading, drinks in music, and often feels isolated, anxious, and like an outsider. Eleanor becomes engrossed in the comics books Park gives her, and often rereads them multiple times in a day. As an avid reader, I can relate to this. “She shoved the comic between her books like it was something secret, then got off the bus. She read it three more times that night,lying on the top bunk, petting the scrubby old cat.”(40 ). Eleanor loves reading, using it as a way to escape reality, which is one of the reasons I read. Eleanor also has a great passion for music, writing song lyrics on her books and listening to mixtapes
Almost everyone has had a tantrum before, so there should be no surprise when it occurs in novels and short stories. Notable characters such as Lizabeth from the short story, “Marigolds”, by Eugenia Collier and Jem in To Kill a Mockingbird, a novel by Harper Lee, impulsively burst with rage, unable to control their emotions because after all, they are just children. The fourteen-year-old African-American girl named Lizabeth along with her family struggle financially in an impoverished town during the Great Depression Era. Despite this, Lizabeth and her little brother enjoy childish acts, especially annoying Miss Lottie, an elderly neighbor who cultivates Marigolds in her yard. Later in the novel, Lizabeth lets loose her emotions from her
Almost everyone has had a tantrum before, so there should be no surprise when it occurs in novels and short stories. Notable characters such as Lizabeth from the short story, “Marigolds”, by Eugenia Collier and Jem in To Kill a Mockingbird, a novel by Harper Lee, impulsively burst with rage, unable to control their emotions because after all, they are just children. The fourteen-year-old African-American girl named Lizabeth along with her family struggle financially in an impoverished town during the Great Depression Era. Despite this, Lizabeth and her little brother enjoy childish acts especially annoying Miss Lottie, an elderly neighbor who cultivates Marigolds in her yard. Later in the novel, Lizabeth lets loose her emotions from her impoverishment and her parent’s financial problems out on these flowers by trampling on them. On the contrary, the elderly neighbor, Mrs. Dubose, in To Kill a Mockingbird is the one pestering Jem, Atticus Finch’s thirteen-year-old son, and not the other way around. The fact that Atticus defended a black man accused of rape displeases her; thus, Mrs. Dubose verbally attacks Jem by comparing his father to African-Americans.This is considered an insult during the Great Depression, the time period of the novel, as black people are viewed as lowly human beings. As a result, Jem takes personal offense to this and strikes back at Mrs. Dubose by ruining her camellias. Even though the physical destructions of the flowers are similar, Lizabeth and Jem’s reason behind it, the consequences and the process of maturation are different.
Leadership is defined as a person who guides or directs a group of people. The leader that I choose is a woman of strength and courage; she goes by the name of Rose Parks. Rose Louise McCauley Parks was an African American civil rights activist. Rose Parks was born February 4, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama. Rose was a teacher and received her degree from Alabama state teacher’s school for Negroes teachers, but later dropped out to take of care her ill grandmother. Rose Parks was married to Raymond Parks a barber. He was a member of the NAACP whom collected money for the Scottsboro boys. With Ms. Parks’s husband urging her to finish school, she graduated with only 7% being black. In 1943 Ms. Parks became a member of the NAACP. On December 1,
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell is a young adult fiction about a girl in her freshman year of college learning to deal with her struggles on her own in a very new and weird environment. Cath Avery is a twin and has never been without her sister Wren, but when Wren decides that she wants to spend more time on there own in college Cath is lost. Cath wanted to room with Wren like they have been doing since they were born but Wren wants to room with someone unknown and new. This means Cath has to room with someone unknown, Reagan, a few years older and more outgoing then Cath, Reagan decides that she is going to take Cath under her wing to make her more outgoing and to have more fun. Cath is not very social and would much prefer to write and be alone,
One piece of evidence that supports this is when Eleanor and Park first meet. Eleanor is struggling to find a seat on the bus. As the bus driver is yelling at her to sit down, everybody on the bus is staring at her. A couple of people in the back are bickering about her and making fun. But eventually Park unwillingly lets her sit down next to him. “Eleanor couldn’t tell if the Asian kid who finally let her sit down was one of them, or whether he was just really stupid” (Rowell11). Eleanor is confused as to why Park let her sit down. She wonders if he is one of the bullies based on how he yelled and sweared at her to sit down. Or, if he is just really dumb. This shows that Eleanor grows as a result of conflicts with Park because she develops a feeling for Park. It may not be a good feeling or good first impression, but he is the only one that let her sit down. A second piece of evidence that supports this is when Park gives Eleanor a comic for the first time. They were both sitting on the bus
Even though Squeaky, a frail little girl, she does everything she can to protect Raymond from the bully's wrath. Walking briskly, Squeaky keeps Raymond on the inside of her, for he often wanders off through being subject to fantasies.(#7 begin with a past participial phrase) Squeaky exemplifies her alertness when she declares,”’ If anyone has anything to say to Raymond, anything to say about his big head, they have to come to me’”(1). When Mary Louise starts spitting insults at Raymond asking what grade he partakes in, Squeaky, protecting her brother, gets angry and stands up for him by saying,”’ if she has anything to say, she needs to say it
MAIN CHARACTERS: The two main characters in the book Everything, Everything is Madeline Whittier and Olly (Oliver). Madeline Whittier is an eighteen-year-old girl who has a rare disease known as SCID. (Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disorder) This practically means she's allergic to the world. She can’t go outside, can’t go to school, and has to stay in an extremely clean environment. Madeline has puffy, curly hair, and smooth brown skin. She is stubborn, brave and an adventurous young woman who wants to explore the world even if it means it can kill her. Olly is a tall, limber, and muscular young man who dresses in dark clothes and likes to invent objects on this roof. He is quiet, and in love with Madeline.