Daily Archives: 05/26/2015

End Of The School Year

Below is an original poem that I wrote for humanities class. Since the school year  is about to end, I decided to write a poem about the end of the school year.

 

End Of The School Year

Tests and Projects are all completed,

meaning grades will soon be out online.

Yearbooks are handed out for us to sign.

Some people will stay,

and some people will leave.

Leave to new schools around the world.

When my friends leave,

I will grieve.

Thinking about the wonderful memories we had together.

But I will not cry,

As I say good bye.

The school year is about to end.

 

Sacrifice Yourself or Betray Your Friend?

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Do all the people around you look pretty or handsome? In the book, Uglies, everyone at the age of sixteen are forced to have plastic surgery. Above is a cover page I made to show the conflict for the main character, Tally. The conflict of the book is person vs. self because she is forced to either sacrifice herself or betray her friend. Through out the exposition of the book, she meets a girl named Shay who later becomes her friend and she wanted to rebel against the system. Westerfeld writes, “…I don’t want to be ugly all my life. I want those perfect eyes and lips, and for everyone to look at me and gasp. And everyone who sees me think Who’s that? and want to get to know me, and listen to what I say” (90). Tally refused to follow Shay and run away to Smoke(unknown city) because Tally really wanted to become pretty like her friends who were older. Westerfeld writes, “Until you do help us, to the very best of your ability, you will never be pretty” (107). Dr. Cable knew Shay must have told Tally where she went, so she was forced to go help find her or else she will never be pretty. Tally has to either sacrifice herself by never becoming pretty or betraying Shay and Shay’s friends.

 

Here is where I found the background image for the cover page.