Thursday, March 2, 2017

Journal Six by Ben

My biggest takeaway from A House On Mango Street is how now matter what Esperaza went through, losing her friends, moving constantly, the incredibly traumatic experience, she always seemed to stay on the more positive side on things.  "In English my name means hope. In Spanish it means to many letters. It means sadness, it means waiting" (Cisnero). I like that. I like that her name means hope. I could do without the sadness part attached to the end, but it is what it is. My biggest takeaway A Long Way Gone is it shows how Beah was able to pick up and adapt to whatever was thrown at him at such a young age. It's incredible what he went through and was able to survive with what he had. " We must strive to be like the moon " (Beah 16). I do not want to forget about his willingness to survive. It shows shows that even it extreme situations you can still have even the slightest glimpse of hope. I th

The biggest character that stuck out in The Hobart Shakespearians  was Rafe. When I was going through my schooling I had a lot of teacher that seemed like they didn't really care about their students or that they were really only there for a paycheck. Rafe seems to be the exact opposite. He seems to care about the children quite a bit. "All children must be given an equal opportunity." Rafe said this when asked about his teaching ways.


  1. I feel the same about both books, and that quote from Cisneros was one of my favorites threw out the book. I feel the same about the teachers and how a lot of them don't care as much and that Rafe is a dime in dozen.

  2. Wow what a great quote you had used from The house on mango street ! I really like you views on how she always stays positive.


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