Concluding Project of Senior Year

Kristin Payne

Charlotte's Web (Movie) by E. B. White (1957)

This is the story of a small pig, the runt of the litter, named Wilber. He was on his way to be killed, for being to small, on the Arable's farm until their daughter, Fern, wanted to save him. They decide to keep him as a pet, until he got to big. Then he is on his way to Uncle Homer Zuckerman's farm, who decides he should be slaughtered. A small spider named Charlotte comes up with the idea of writing special words about the pig in her web so that his life will be saved. This book/movie teaches that you should give everyone a chance because everyone is special in their own way.

Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt (1975)

When ten year-old Winnie Foster stumbles across a spring on her families property that grants immortality, she is introduced to the Tuck family. They explain to her why living the same age forever isn't, necessarily, a good thing. The Tucks and Winnie get into some trouble when a stranger over hears them talking about the spring and decides he should sell it.

Rikki Tikki Tavi (Short Story) by Rudyard Kipling (1893)

After a English family adopts a mongoose, Rikki Tikki Tavi. as a pet to protect them. When two cobras get enraged that these people are on their land, they decide to strike back. It is Rikki Tikki Tavi's duty to keep his family safe from danger.

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare (1597)

In the city of Verona, a feud between the Montague's and the Capulet's continues on. That is, until Romeo, a Montague, and Juliet, a Capulet, meet one night and fall in love. With the never ending hatred between their two families, they must be together in private. However, they don't exactly get their happily ever after.

Hamlet by William Shakespeare (1603)

After the sudden death of Hamlets father, he is enraged with the fact that his mother married his uncle. He begins seeing the ghost of his father who tells him the story of how he died. With revenge seeping through his vain's, he gets back at his uncle and many others that betrayed him.

Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers (1988)

As Perry's college plans fall through, he volunteers for the front lines where he is sent to Vietnam. He faces many challenges throughout the war with himself and with the enemy.

Sonnet 75 (Poem) by Edmund Spenser

This poem is about how the author is trying to immortalize his lover. She says that it is impossible for how vain society is. He then counteracts that she shall be immortalized in the poem.

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (1818)

As Victor Frankenstein, a philosophy and science lover, gets the idea that he can create life, his own life is turned upside down. His "Creature" didn't come out as planned so he ran away. Creature, who felt abandoned, must figure out how to live and learn on his own. Pushed by revenge, he decides he must get back at victor for leaving him.

Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (1884)

Huck is a young man who has lived with his awful drunk father. He is taken into Widow Douglas' home where she makes him into a respectable young man. That is until is father comes after him, eventually kidnapping and beating him. Huck fakes his death and ends up meeting a runaway slave named Jim. Huck makes it his duty to help Jim and embarks on many adventures along the way.

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1925)

As Nick Carraway moves into a small house on West Egg, Long Island, he discovers his neighbor is quite extraordinary. With parties being thrown every Saturday night, Nick finds out that the man he has been living next too, Jay Gatsby, throws these lavish parties to get the attention of his love, Daisy, who turns out to be Nicks cousin. Jay and Daisy start their affair much to Toms, Daisy's husband, displeasure even though he is also having an affair. Tom does everything he can to get rid of Gatsby.