Miss Hancock and Charlottes Mom

Jordan Nacario
Block A
October 8, 2015
Miss Hancock and Charlotte’s Mom
How did they influence Charlotte?
Sometimes when you feel like you being held back, look to those who are close you to look up to.. The Metaphor is a short story written by Budge Wilson. This short story is about a young girl named Charlotte and she has a passion for writing. Charlotte has a grade 7 English teacher named Miss Hancock who supports her and who she looks up to. Charlotte also looks looks up to mother.
Miss Hancock and Charlottes mom are complete opposites, yet they are both there for Charlotte to look up to. Its never enough to look up to only one person. Charlottes mom is always very put together and cares for her daughter. When Charlotte came home and went into the kitchen it was neat and tidy. In the story Charlotte would explain her mother as if she was always dressed up and wore a good amount of makeup. One day when Charlotte got home she was telling her mother about English class and how she had a lot of fun with Miss Hancock. Charlotte got interrupted “ Is she that brassyMiss Hancock whom I met at the Home and School meeting?” said the mother. This quote shows that her mother doesn’t like Miss Hancock. Charlottes English teacher, Miss Hancock is supportive of Charlotte and cares for her. Most of the students liked Miss Hancock, she was outgoing and encouraged the students to express themselves throughout poems and writings. Miss Hancock dedicated her life to children and teaching, so this meant that she would be passionate about her job and the students.” The Metaphor is yours- to use, to enjoy, to enrich” Miss Hancock stated. By saying this one might get the impression that Miss Hancock is laid back and lets the students enjoy themselves.
Hancock and Charlottes mom both are an impact on Charlotte by inspiring her.Charlottes mother was supportive when Charlotte was down the next day she found out about Miss Hancock passing. Although her mother still called her “that brassy creature from grade 7?” She was still there to comfort her daughter. At times you could think that her mom is a bit hard on Charlotte. “Charlotte” “I’ll have to ask you to stop this non sense” said her mother. After saying this it makes Charlotte stronger because she isn’t being babied at home. It also shows that her mom want her to become strong like herself. Miss Hancock was one of the biggest people to impact her. She was outgoing and was great at teaching. In a way Miss Hancock made Charlotte passionate for writing metaphors. Her lessons kept the students awake and happy. “Miss Hancock was equally at home in her two fields of creative writing and literature. It was the first tie I had been excited, generally moved, by poems, plays and stories.” after saying this Miss Hancock truly inspired not only Charlotte but the whole class because it showed them to be themselves.

Charlottes two remodels not only are good people in general but the details to them make them even more inspiring to her. Charlotte mentioned that her mother volunteers for the community a lot. Having someone contributing to the community makes Charlotte get opportunities for volunteer as well. This just shows that she will become a great person like her mom. Miss Hancock always taught the class with good enthusiasm. All students like teachers that are fun. Mis Hancock not only made the kids have fun but also made them great writers. “ Your writing showed promise, Charlotte” said Miss Hancock. She is so nice and honest to Charlotte.

Having one person to look up to is always great, but having two is lucky. Even if those two people are complete opposites it will make you a even better person. One person who is smart and has passion for education; the other who is well mannered and professional. They both impact Charlotte no matter what there personality is.

Forgiveness in Families

Forgiveness in Families


When the need for attention leads to sibling jealousy, all goes wrong. Forgiveness in Families is a short story written by Alice Munro. Val has always struggled getting attention from her mother since her brother Cam was born. Due to this lack of attention from her mom, there has been a sibling rivalry that has been developed also a bit of jealousy. Jealously not only happens in movies and novels, it also appears in everyday life. All siblings want more attention than the other. For instance Val’s first day of school her mom wasn’t there because Cam was being born. All the other students’ parents were there except Val’s mother. From when Cam was born all the attention right away went to Cam. Another example to show jealously was when the mother was sick and Cam and his friends did the healing dance. Val thought it was dumb their dance. When the mom got better she stated that the only reason that was better was because of Cam. On day when it should have been all about Val it ended up being about Cam. Val’s wedding day was going great until Cam threw up on the cake. When jealousy ends, rivalry doesn’t.

Why Not a Skirt? (Sam the Athlete) Persuasive Paragraph


If a pair of shoes doesn’t make a difference, why should a skirt? Sam the Athlete is a short story written by Stuart McLean. The short story is about a boy named Sam and the struggle of going into middle school without knowing anyone. In addition Sam is also trying to find a sport that he can be a part of, but he has trouble finding a sport he is capable of doing. Finally Sam finds a sport that he is good at, field hockey was the sport for Sam. The first day of practice Sam found out that he was on an all girls team in order to play he has to wear a skirt. When you feel good in what you are doing or what you are wearing, why stop because other people say so? Sam truly made the right decision about wearing the skirt and staying on the team because it made him feel important and finally apart of something. Sam didn’t feel uncomfortable wearing the skirt. ““Everyone on the team wears one.” said Sam.” He didn’t care that he had to wear one because he just wanted to play and fit in. Furthermore Sam is finally happy in playing the sport he is actually good at. When the coach says “Nice work Samantha” Sam was aching to hear those words ever since he tried out for the team. After the coach said those words, of course Sam was over joyed, but just not quiet with those words. Although Sam thought it was weird being called Samantha he was getting attention from the coach and that made him feel good about him self. All in all letting someone be happy, whether it’s something different or not at all different we should just let that be.