IS FACE EVERYTHING?

What would it feel like to be Auggie? It would probably feel terrible, more than you think. There are many themes in the book Wonder, written by R.J. Palacio. But today I would like to focus on characterization. Auggie had many surgeries just on his face and because of that Auggie’s facial deformity was the issue to the others. Auggie faces discrimination from many other “ordinary” kids. Before he first goes to school in 5th grade, he was home schooled and very well educated. However, bullies in that school started to go against him and treat him as an alien. But, when Jack sees Auggie alone, he feels bad for him and starts to know more about each other.

 

Auggie’s facial deformity was the issue to the other “ordinary” people in school. “Sometimes you don’t have to mean to hurt someone to hurt someone.” This shows the emotion Auggie is having right now of everyone treating him bad. In the quote it says that nice words worth nothing. You just do it. Auggie feels like no one ever says good thing to him. As a person who looks perfectly fine, I do not know How it feels like to be like Auggie. However, I do know how he feels when everyone bullies him. Because I have been like him too.

 

Friendship makes life way much easier. I could say that Jack Will was the first person that gave out a hand to Auggie when he was getting bullied. And because of Jack Will, Auggie finds confidence on most of the things he does and eventually gets an award at the end. “Funny how sometimes you worry a lot about and turns out to be nothing.” This is a quote that Jack have made to Auggie to lift his confidence. Julian which was Jack’s friend now became enemies, just to be friends and to protect Auggie. I believe this is a true friend. He sacrifices him to save and lift one else up.

 

In conclusion I would like to sum up the story. Because of numerous surgery and his facial deformity, Auggie was bullied which made school life tough. However, when the first friend came to him, he was able to express himself and find confidence due to that one person. I would rate it 4 out of 5 since it let us learn many lessons and let the readers be able to know how a person that gets bullies feels like.

 

 

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Is Face Everything?

This is a trailer based upon a book named Wonder written by RJ Palacio. Auggie faces discrimination from many other “ordinary” kids. Before he first goes to school in 5th grade, he was home schooled and very well educated. However, bullies in that school started to go against him and treat him as an alien. But, when Jack sees Auggie alone, he feels bad for him and starts to know more about each other.

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In Favor of the Boxers

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Right Choice

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Fern Don’t…

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(Super+Spider)Man

Would you rather listen to your parents or do whatever you want? The author used dialogues to explain and elaborate characteristics for each character. The book Charlotte’s Web written by E.B. White, is a novel on a story of a pig, his friend and its owner. I learned many things while reading this book.

 

Fern is a caring person even to the animals. “Fern pushed a chair out of the way and ran outdoors. The grass was wet and the earth smelled of springtime. Fern’s sneakers were sopping by the time she caught up with her father. “Please don’t kill it!” she sobbed. “It’s unfair.”” (White, 2~3). Author used visual and olfactory imagery to make us imagine what is happening right now. Fern ran out doors to stop what dad tried to do. Here we can see how much Fern is caring about the pig even though it isn’t a normal pig. “”The pig couldn’t help being born small, could it? If I had been very small at birth, would you have killed me?”” (White, 3) Fern used metaphor to explain that dad is doing a horrible thing to the pigs. Comparing Fern to the pig dad tried to kill. Comparing so that dad can answer because he loves someone.

 

After Fern stopped dad of what he was about to do, Fern named the pig Wilbur. However, Wilbur did not have any friends to play with. “”Oh, be quiet!” said the lamb. “Go play by yourself! I don’t play with pigs.”” Lamb is a sheep and sheep are known to be the dumbest animal. But Wilbur was rejected by a lamb which would’ve felt pretty bad for him. ““Salutations are greetings,” said the voice. “When I say ‘salutations,’ it’s just my fancy way of saying hello or good morning. Actually, it’s a silly expression, and I am surprised that I used it at all. As for my whereabouts, that’s easy. Look up here in the corner of the doorway! Here I am. Look, I’m waving!”” then an animal appeared in the plot that helps Wilbur a lot throughout the story. Charlotte helps Wilbur and even saves his life. And finally, Wilbur found a friend that was just for him

 

If I rate this book out 5, I would give it a 4. This book thought me many morals. Reading this book, I looked back at my life If I was a friend like Charlotte that becomes a life saver of one person.

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Burn Burn Burn

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Forced Love?

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Antibodies…??? Your Savior

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Pig Farm?

Lives in house, plays in living room, eats at kitchen, drinks tea, play card games and walks with two legs. Who do you think of when you hear these kind of traits? Pigs or humans? From the book Animal Farm by George Orwell, we could see how he made pigs in his story act like an autocrat. Following that point, pigs act like an autocrat, and how pigs act like human when they get power.

 

Firstly, pigs are dogmatic. And the animals act like pets. “Now, comrades, what is the nature of this life of ours? Let us face it: our lives are miserable, laborious, and short. We are born, we are given just so much food as will keep the breath in our bodies, and those of us who are capable of it are forced to work to the last atom of our strength; and the very instant that our usefulness has come to an end we are slaughtered with hideous cruelty. No animal in England knows the meaning of happiness or leisure after he is a year old. No animal in England is free. The life of an animal is misery and slavery: that is the plain truth.” (Orwell, 2), quoted by Old Major. In the beginning the pigs and animals become one and shows strong eager to rebel against Mr. Jones. However, after Old Major passes away, the other pigs, for example, Squealer and Snowball took over all the power. Acts like the center of the world.

 

Secondly, Pigs act like human when they get power. ““Thanks to the leadership of Comrade Napoleon, how excellent this water tastes!” The general feeling on the farm was well expressed in a poem entitled Comrade Napoleon,” (27). Pigs indoctrinated the other animals to think them as the leader. Now Napoleon has taken full power and made them sing, not Beast of England, but Comrade Napoleon. On the next quote, it says. “The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.” (44). In the passage animals watch pigs play with humans. They are now the loyal, untouchable creatures in the farm. Humans were the guys that made people do stuff all the time. However, now it is the pigs that do that. Pigs get so discourteous that they change laws. “ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL BUT SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS” (40). Pigs act like humans that they even walk with their hind legs. “It was a pig walking on his hind legs.” (39) This quote made me get goosebumps. Pigs are not only taking ultimate power, but now is walking on only two legs like humans. In the front there was a quote that said that they used the living room and kitchen room for their use.

 

To conclude, the pigs were so grumpy dogmatic, unwilling to listen to others that made everything happen in the story. Do you feel like you are in a dystopia where everything is filtered? Probably animals in the Animal Farm felt like that.

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