Making Connections Essay

727 words - 3 pages

People can hide things about themselves just to be accepted

Everybody hides something about themselves. Some people’s secrets are bigger than others. Some people keep them bottled up and this tends to have the worst effect on the person involved. When Jeff attempts suicide, he can't handle all the secrets that he’s been bottling up which is why he chooses to do it on new years eve. While he says he wants to “slip away with the old year into wherever it goes when its used up and we throw it away” I think he wants all his secrets to slip away and start fresh. Subconsciously, Jeff has hidden away the fact that he’s gay and deals with it by cutting. However, when everyone discovers about him and he kisses his best friend, Allie’s boyfriend, his secret it let out. Finally, one mistake, getting too drunk and for once not lying to himself and everyone else, he’s instantly outcasted. Everything that he’s been keeping locked ...view middle of the document...

When Jeff says “That's what people do. Kill the things they're afraid of.” He was afraid of himself, of how being gay was perceived as being ‘wrong’ and for him to ‘remove the wrong’ he had to kill himself.From this, I believe we can learn that people should never get to this point. The point in their lives where it all breaks away and they have nothing. We should help each other to get through whatever's happening in their lives. We shouldn't abandon people when they need someone, just because it will influence what people will believe about us and affect our social status.

Just because you need someone doesn’t mean you weak

Throughout the entire book, Jeff is shown to withdraw and be mistrustful to people whenever they offer help, advice or try to get to know him. The first time we learn of his mistrust is when he wakes up in the mental ward. When he’s talking about his Nurse, Nurse Goody he says, “I bet Nurse Goody is standing outside the door selling tickets, like those guys at the carnival who try to get people to pay to see the freak show”. He has indicated at times throughout the book that his family isn’t that close and a one point says ‘We have a big family hug, which is a miracle all on it’s own” His family not being that close could be one of the reasons why Jeff is so wary of other people in general. When Jeff first meets the other patients in the mental ward, he states that he’s “not going to be here long enough to make friends” this shows that he doesn’t feel like he belongs there so whats the point getting to know anybody. However when he talks to with Sadie, they eventually become friends and Jeff is left affected by her death. When Sadie died it brought back the memories of him trying to commit suicide. After those relives those moments again, he realises that he doesn’t want to die like Sadie, all alone. After her death you start to see him opening up to Dr Katzrupuz, his psychologist, and realising that it’s okay to rely on people. I think we should learn that just because you need somebody, for anything, doesn’t mean you’re weak or helpless. I think we can also learn that sometimes people will need you and you can’t abandon them when they do.

Find Another Essay On Making Connections

Use of Multiple Stretegies to Teach Literacy

1210 words - 5 pages what was read the student’s literacy skill did not increase. It would be hard for a student to fully enjoy a book if he or she didn’t understand what was being read. A strategy that good readers use, and one that teachers should model for students, is making connections with the text. There are three types of connections, text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world. As the teacher reads a story he or she should stop periodically to make

Susan Griffin's A Chorus of Stones

1743 words - 7 pages . Connections are made and she finds a way to relate to Himmler and the italicized sections making the text more easily readable. Without these connections the reader may not have seen or thought about some of the stuff that they had went through a second time. The italicized sections are not just there to be there. They are also a key part of the story even if it may seem like they are just nonsense and out of order. The theme of connections is

Article Review: The Teen Brain

1178 words - 5 pages the message to and educate his readers on the development of an adolescent's brain and that the brain of a teenager is by far more complicated and complex than that of a child and or adult. For example, the brain develops quicker from birth to approximately three years of age when a massive production of nerve cells and synapse connections occur. However, at this point a process known as myelination begins to remove the weaker nerve cells and

That little "High"

614 words - 3 pages source that Google provides regardless of practical reliability. We sacrifice reliability of the source to obtain the quickest result that Google provides. Students use Google to find answers to their homework problems instead of attempting to do the homework on their own because it’s easier and faster. Google is affecting how society thinks. Google discourages deep thinking. Deep thinking involves analytical decoding and making connections. This

Email Security

1026 words - 5 pages the chance of a breach in privacy. Not only will the intruder will have access to a person’s email, they will have access to other information about the user as well. Having a strong password will greatly increase the security of an email. Secure connections on emails can ensure protection of any information that can harm the user. There are a list of functions having a secure connection can provide: making confidential data from third parties

Social Networking

849 words - 3 pages help to augment the number of social connections maintained. Therefore, making such an absolute statement as “individuals on social networking sites are connected to everyone but connecting to no one” can be deceptive. While individual users may not be connecting with all 600 of their Facebook friends or Twitter followers, they are using this online interaction to “selectively strengthen different connections within their offline networks

Between the Lines of Technology: The Smartphone

889 words - 4 pages these people, making connections when it wasn’t a really a personal connection, didn’t feel real”. I agree that connecting online to others on my smartphone isn’t the same as an in-person conversation, but for me is still a type of conversation in which the interactions between myself and someone else are completely real, even though only expressed in words on a screen. Smartphones not only help in larger social connections, but also creating and

wimax

751 words - 4 pages DoS attacks, without incurring over- head at the ASN gateway and the base station. Man-in-the-middle attacks These are some forms of snooping. The hacker founds separate connections between two victims and transmits the messages between them. The hacker interrupts the public key from one of the victims and sends their own public key to the proposed victim. After responds the hacker then has that public key. If the base station is regularly changed

The Role of Connecting Unrelated Events in Developing Intelligence

2391 words - 10 pages On the Shoulder's of Giants: The Role of Connections in Developing Intelligence Abstract This paper provides motivation for making connections between unrelated events as a basis for intelligence. The ability to apply this extended information as a problem-solving technique instantiates the true nature of intelligence. Therefore, it is obvious the field of artificial intelligence should use the same approach. The way these connections are

That Little "High"

836 words - 4 pages to do the homework on their own because it is easier and faster. Google is affecting how society thinks and what society expects from its members. Google discourages deep thinking. Deep thinking involves analytical decoding and making connections. This is absent in most Google searches. Communication technology is altering intellectual expectations and interfere with our ability to delay instant gratification. Society’s use of communication

Unit 3 Mind Map Essay

1249 words - 5 pages me comprehend the readings. I found mapping is more tailored around visual and kinesthetic learners. My learning styles consist of combinations of logic, visual aids and making connections within the reading materials and in class lectures. You can say that I am an all-around learner; mind mapping in way demonstrates how my brain is working when taking in new material and trying to make connections with old material that I have already learned

Similar Essays

Making Connections: Isolation English Essay

2931 words - 12 pages “Relationships are more important than life, but it is important for those relationships to have life in them.” This powerful theme, represented in a quote by Indian Hindu monk, Swami Vivekanandra regarding isolation amplifying the importance of human relationships and interactions is prevalent throughout all four of our focus films, Into the Wild directed by Sean Penn, Cast Away directed by Robert Zemeckis, Still Alice directed by Richard

What Problems Have You Identified In Making Connections Between The World Described In The Homeric Poems And The Archaeological Evidence You Have Stud

1890 words - 8 pages What problems have you identified in making connections between the world described in the Homeric poems and the archaeological evidence you have studied? How far do you think it is possible to resolve these problems? In this essay I shall demonstrate that it is not currently possible to resolve the problems I have identified in making connections, between the world of the Homeric poems and the archaeological evidence

Making Connections: Observation/Analysis Of The King’s Speech

934 words - 4 pages During early childhood a few aspects of the child’s abilities to learn and inhibit speech is very crucial. Having a speech impediment can be caused by the lack of the influential role of the parents during their linguistic phase of their development. Having a strict parent and an uninvolved parent can cause a child to become unhappy and feel guilty. Emotion regulation depends on the child’s relationship with the father. Children with parents who

Globalization: A Force For Good In Our World

912 words - 4 pages . All of these benefits directly relate back to having connections and furthering those connections with others. And the nature of Globalization is to do exactly that - endless connection making. More connections to both countries and companies have an exponential effect of enabling more connections. Globalization is a cycle of connection making - with just one connection, hundreds more can be created and expanded. The cycle doesn't increase the