The reason why I did not like lies my teacher told me.
By: David Rescigno
Have you ever read a book that’s just too long to read? Well I have! I have toThe reason why I did not like lies my teacher told me.
By: David Rescigno
Have you ever read a book that’s just too long to read? Well I have! I have to say that Lies My Teacher Told Me the most boring book I have ever read in the years of my life. Anyway let’s move on to the essay! There are three topics I will be talk to you explain why I didn’t like Lies My Teacher Told Me. Boring, boring, boring. That’s what I think about this book. It talked about boring topics. The book took too long to read. Each chapter had thirty pages. Throughout the whole book I never stopped being confused. It took too long to explain the lies that teachers teach to students.
The first reason why I didn’t like Lies My Teacher Told Me it’s just too boring for me. I like excitement and action, and this book had none of that. It talked about things that just didn’t make sense. In the first chapter the first sentence says, ‘This chapter is about herofication…’ The word herofication doesn’t exist, so why put something in a book that doesn’t make sense or exist. The book also talked about people with boring lives. In chapter 1 it talks about Helen Keller, a famous woman, whose deaf and blindness didn’t stop her from learning how to read, write and speak. That was the only exciting thing that occurred in her life. And as the book went on I got even more bored and tired.
I didn’t like, Lies My Teacher Told Me it’s to long. This book just had too much to read. If you ever read this book you will see what I’m talking about. One subject took to long to explain. Normally, a chapter ranges from six to twenty pages. But chapter four, Red Eyes, just didn’t want to follow that range. It wanted to take up thirty-nine pages to finish the topic of historically. That went over nineteen pages. If I had a say this book would be band on that reason along with many others, and after a while my head accually started to hurt.
I didn’t like, Lies My Teacher Told Me because it’s just to confusing to me. Whenever the book would be explaining a topic less than two seconds later another topic would just come out of nowhere. In chapter 1 the book explains Helen Keller’s life and the next thing I know Woodrow Wilson’s life comes up. When I read a book I want to understand the words that I am reading but this book was filled with advanced words that I didn’t understand. Now that can be a good and a bad thing for me. Good things can come out of this by me learning new words. Bad things can come out of this by me having to figure out what this words mean and then trying to understand them. And that will take up more time that I could be using to finish the book. I came across the word ‘degenerative’ in the book and I didn’t understand it so I looked it up. Then looked up synonyms for it. Then I finally found a word that I could understand that still meant degenerative. This book’s full of long drawn out unclear chapters.
I have one last thing to say to you, I didn’t like Lies My Teacher Told Me and I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone to read because it just made me want to take a nap. It took to long to read because of the long explanations. And it made me confused. If you don't like stupid books do not buy this book. I felt like this book should have never been published because it’s BORING!! ...more
Stanley Yelnats was given a choice. The judge said, "You may go to jail, or you may go to Camp Green Lake." Stanley was from a poor family. He hHoles
Stanley Yelnats was given a choice. The judge said, "You may go to jail, or you may go to Camp Green Lake." Stanley was from a poor family. He had never been to camp before. I really loved this book/ movie because its a young man / teenager book. There are 2 main reasons that I loved this book 1. The Characters and 2. The story line which switches and its story inside of a story. This paragraph will explain this.
His trouble started when Stanley was accused of stealing a pair of shoes donated by basketball great Clyde "Sweetfeet" Livingston to a celebrity auction. In court, the judge doesn't believe Stanley's claim that the shoes fell from the sky onto his head. And yet, that's exactly what happened. Stanley doesn't blame the judge for falsely convicting him. Instead, he blames bad luck on his "no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather. The Yelnats family had been cursed for generations. For Stanley, his current troubles are just a natural part of being a Yelnats. But going to camp green lake probably was the best thing for Stanley because what he finds is more important and more special to him then anything that he could dream off.
Stanley: poor, overweight, hurt by insensitive teacher, innocent of crime he is being punished for, beat up by smaller bully at school, nicknamed Caveman, Caucasian, doesn't fight back, hopeful, is Stanley Yelnats IV.
Mrs. Bell: math teacher at school who embarrassed Stanley about his weight.
Stanley Yelnats III: Stanley's father, an inventor, works on an invention for foot odor.
Mr. Sir: the guard, cowboy hat, sunglasses, quit smoking, and eats sunflower seeds.
Mr. Polanski: the counselor, almost bald, beard, sunburned, nicknamed "Mom".
BarfBag: a rattlesnake had bitten the boy who slept in the bed before Stanley, on purpose.
Rex: Nicknamed X-Ray, has glasses, is small, has the "shorter" shovel, and says he doesn't see very well.
Alan: Nicknamed Squid is white.
Joss: Nicknamed Magnet, Hispanic, is a thief and is good at it, steals the sunflower seeds.
Theodore: Nicknamed Armpit, black.
Ricky: Nicknamed Zigzag, has a thin neck with wild blonde hair, won't lift up another boy's dirt, Caucasian.
Zero: No real name, later we find his name is Hector Zeroing
Warden: tall woman, freckles, long red fingernails, cowboy clothing, red
Twitch: new boy assigned to Group D real name was Brian. He always fidgeted
Attorney General: tall man in cowboy hat.
Ms. Marengo: short Hispanic woman, Stanley's lawyer, she seemed taller, is also Stanley's dad's patent attorney.
Clyde "Sweet Feet" Livingston: baseball player, led the American League in stolen bases over 3 years, had 4 triples in one game.
Ely Yelnats: The no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather,
Madame Zeroni: A one-legged Egyptian gypsy woman.
Stanley Yelnats II: Stanley's great-grandfather, made a fortune in the stock Kate Barlow: (Katherine Barlow) the Kissing Bandit, a school teacher, robbed Stanley's great-grandfather and left him stranded in the dessert.
Myra Menke: an empty-headed beautiful 14 year old girl, couldn't decide between Elya Yelnats and Igor to marry.
Igor Barkov: a pig farmer who wanted to marry Myra Menke, 57 years old, gives a fat pig as dowry, gets to marry her.
Charles "Trout" Walker: was in love with Kate Barlow, went to school to be near her, was stupid and loud, his feet smelled like dead fish.
Sam, the Onion Man: had a donkey named Mary Lou who was 50 years old, strong, had an old boat, a black man, and fixed things for Kate Barlow in exchange for her spiced peaches.
Mary Lou: Sam's donkey, 50 years old, ate nothing but onions, shot dead.
Sheriff: a drunk, wants to kiss Kate Barlow, is prejudiced against Negroes, and wants to hang Sam.
This is a good story line because it keeps on changing in a good way it goes from the present time to the past. I think that was the best way to do and it was explain in a way that it was do easy to follow.
I think this book is great it’s emotional, special, and somewhat crazy. I loved this book and I highly recommend this book to you and to your friends. I think that movie is better than the book but if your bored one day picked up this book or watch the movie you will defiantly love it.
Wow! did you ever read thank you ma'am, well i did and I really liked it a lot but my favorite part was the characters Mrs. Jones a fatThank You M'Am
Wow! did you ever read thank you ma'am, well i did and I really liked it a lot but my favorite part was the characters Mrs. Jones a fat lady who is old and African American, and Rodger a much different person he is small , fast, and skinny. I have chosen to pick the characters because I cant relate to Rodger and I know someone just like Mrs. Jones.
First Mrs. Jones Is a wonderful fat lady but she is smart and nice woman. My friends grandmother is just like her but I don't think she would do the same for him that's why Mrs. Jones is great, she said in the story wash your face, and that meant that she wanted to take care of him for the moment but he almost mugged her and she still helped the boy and i think that that is a wonderful thing to do. I think that if we had more people like Mrs. Jones in the world, I think that it would be a better place.
Second Rodger he is a nothing stealing from old fat ladies but I can relate to him sometimes because when I want something and I cant get it I wouldn't steal for it but I would want it as bad as he wanted his blue swayed shoes. I think that Langston Houghs meant when the boy washed his face he got baptized because as soon as he washed his face he turned into a new person, a nicer person. I can also relate to him in a way that nobody would know, I am a nice, and caring person because I have nice parents to look up to and to take care of me. If I didn't have caring parents I would probably do the same as Rodger because there is no discipline and no love.
In comparison I think them together is great its really nice. They were meant to be together because she considers hm as a son and I guess he considers her as a grandmother. I think that when they are together its the best for Rodger because he listens to her and he does better with her, however the same with Mrs. Jones too because she tells him what to do like a son and that's like perfect.
To top things off, I loved the Characters. Thank you ma'am is a great lesson and for anyone who chooses to apply it in their minds. The best lesson could be learned in the most unexpected way. Just don't try to steal from a hefty woman....more
Wow this story was great about a gang that is the toughest around and the others the socs, the wanna Bea's and rich kids. This was a greThe Outsiders
Wow this story was great about a gang that is the toughest around and the others the socs, the wanna Bea's and rich kids. This was a great story and the 2 things that really caught my eye was the Characters and the Plot.
Pony boy Curtis and his brothers, Soda pop and Darry, belong to a group of poor teenage boys called greasers. Many of them have led hard lives already, and they are tough, angry and unforgiving. They often fight with the Socs, the group of rich, privileged boys who beat them up for fun. Pony boy is shy and quiet. He gets good grades and likes to draw and read. His oldest brother Darry takes care of the family, since their parents died in a car crash. He is very serious, works most of the time, and is very hard on Pony boy. He often yells at him to do better in school. Soda, the middle brother, is happy most of the time, and is very likable. The family often gets into fights over Pony boy's future.
Pony boy Curtis: Fourteen year old boy who belongs to a gang of greasers. He is the most thoughtful of his gang, and the story is told from his point of view. He wonders why life is so much more difficult for him and his friends than it is for their rivals, the Socs. Soda pop Curtis: Pony boy and Darry's brother. Soda pop is sixteen and very likable he is kind and understanding. He loves horses and wants to take care of Pony boy. He hates it when Pony boy and Darry fight. Darrel ('Darry') Curtis: Twenty years old and the head of the family since their parents died, Darry is overworked. Johnny Cade: Small, frightened, and childlike, Johnny is the baby of the gang even though he isn't the youngest. His parents abuse him, and the gang always wants to take care of him.Dallas ('Dally') Winston: Tough and angry, Dallas is the most dangerous member of the gang. He lived as a serious criminal in New York City for a while. Steve Randle: Soda's best friend, and a member of the Curtis brothers gang Mathews: A member of the Curtis brothers gang. Two-Bit, whose real name is Keith, loves to tell jokes. Cherry Valance: Bob's girlfriend. Tim Shepard : An associate of Pony boy's gang. Bob: Cherry's boyfriend, Randy's best friend. Randy: Bob's friend. Buck Merril: Dallas' friend. Pony boy
Lastly The plot I think that the plot of the story was at the point when Pony boy, Dallas, and Johnny go into a burning church to help the kids get out.Without thinking, the boys rescue them, and a large piece of burning wood falls on Johnny and breaks his back. That night there is a big rumble between the greasers and the Socs, which the greasers won. Then Pony went to go see Johnny but only to find out that he was dead the burns were so bad that he could not live any longer. I think this sparked up what happened next, Dally robbed a liquor store. The boys run out to find him, but the police are chasing him. He pulls out a gun. Pony boy knows it isn't loaded, but he knows that Dally knows the police think it is. The police shoot Dally, and Dally dies.
To wrap things up I think that the characters, plot, and just the main story are what caught my eye in this book. I highly recommend this book to you and you should read. It will not only teach you about gang violence it will also teach you about how to love your family and friends because one day their, there and the next day they are not....more