Sandra Cisneros Turning Point

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Turning points are events in people’s life that can affect their life in good or bad way. In “Eleven” by Sandra Cisneros, “Middle School Loneliness”, and Hatchet by Gary Paulsen had all faced life changing events (Turning Points). They all adapted to their turning point, but it wasn’t easy doing so. “Eleven” by Sandra Cisneros is a drama about the main character, Rachel,turning eleven, but still feels ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one. Rachel’s turning point is that her teacher, Mrs.Price, put an ugly sweater on her desk and no one was claiming it. As stated in the text, ”If I was 102 I’d have known what to say when Mrs.Price put the red sweater on my desk.”. (Cisneros,45). Rachel adapts by trying to think about …show more content…
Rachel had a problem at school, but she will forget it and have a good birthday. Like Rachel, the Boy from “Middle School Loneliness” had faced a life changing event. The genre of this story is teamwork. It’s about a boy who moved to a new city and school with his dad. The boy’s turning point is that he moved to a new school, but is no longer team captain of a winning basketball team and no longer the math club president. He is also the only Hispanic student there. As stated in the text, “I was the only Hispanic student”. (StudySync,69). The boy adapts by helping out his team with their problems and now they’re communicating with teamwork. The Boy had a different background than others, but found a way to work through and succeed in his school. Like Rachel and the Boy, Brian from Hatchet, faced a life changing event. It’s an adventure. It’s about Brian getting stranded in a Canadian Forest all alone and trying to survive. Brian’s turning point is that he is stranded and needs resources to survive. As stated in the text, “The plane rolled to the right down to slam into the lake”.(Paulsen,29). Brian adapts by learning from his mistakes and builds shelter. Brian was stranded alone, but

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