Here, Harry is an outcast and an embarrassment to the uptight Dursleys. They force him to live in the cupboard under the stairs and ignore him in favor of their obnoxious son. On Harry’s eleventh birthday, a large, kind man named Hagrid rescues him from his incarceration. Hagrid tells Harry how he once was a student at school for witches and wizards, but he misbehaved which resulted in his expulsion from the school. Dumbledore, after learning of Hagrid’s dismissal from the school, allows Hagrid to stay on campus and work as the gamekeeper.
Ponyboy Curtis: Ponyboy is the fourteen year old narrator and the protagonist of the story. Ponyboy is with a gang that calls themselves the Greasers. Since both of his parents died in a car crash he lives with his two older brothers Sodapop and Darry. Ponyboy is different then the rest of his gang, mostly because he has different interests than they do. Throughout the novel he must overcome many challenges to save his friends, family, and himself.
Both the texts are themed around a character who is discriminated against. The Black Balloon explores empathy through role of Tom Mollison a young 16 year old boy forced to take on more responsibility when his mother falls pregnant. Maggie: “He's your brother!Thomas” Mollison: “He's a freak!” Maggie:” Your brother will never be able to do the things you will. He'll never go to work or start a family, so we have to look after him. He's staying with us forever.” This quote is near the beginning of the movie when Tom has just met a girl named Jackie who he really likes.
As Jacob gets older, he begins to be skeptical about his grandfather’s stories, even though his grandfather Abe shows him an old cigar box filled with pictures to prove that these stories are indeed, real. When Jacob challenges his grandfather about the truth of these stories, his grandfather never speaks about them again. Jacob is now in high school when Abe begins to lose his mental capacity. The monsters in his stories become a very real terror to Abe. Jacob's father hides the key to Abe's gun cabinet to keep him from hurting himself or someone else.
He realizes Ponyboy is failing his class and offers to raise his grade to a 'C' if he writes a good enough autobiographical assignment. The theme Ponyboy chooses for his assignment turns out to be the outsiders. Mr & Mrs.Cade Mr.Cade and Mrs.Cade are johnny's parents. They are very abusive towards each other and Johnny. They are alcoholics and care nothing about their son.
When the team reunites for the Coach’s funeral, spread his ashes and recall childhood days at the lake house, they have mostly followed his creed. Just because you grow up older, that does not mean you have to grow up. The comedy superstars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade and Rob Schneider are at their hilarious and outrages best playing childhood friends who reunite one holiday weekend to relieve the good old day, directed by Dennis Dugan. It does not matter that these five guys are now respectable businessmen, husband and fathers. Once they get back together, nothing is going to stop these kids-at-heart from having the time of their adult lives in this hilarious and heartwarming film.
Billy’s father is an alcoholic, he neglects his son and shatters his dreams. As Billy prepares to leave home, he takes his father’s alcohol, “The old bastard will have a fit!” (page 2) he has done this with the intention of revenge, he despises his father and is aware that he is an alcoholic. There are also typical families like Old Bill’s, which includes a wife and daughter and has normal everyday routines. Old Bill was a workaholic but regrets this after tragedy strikes, “Too busy for breakfast, too busy for sitting down with the people I loved. And now I’ve got all the time in the world,” (page 109).
Sometimes when cchildren are betrayed by their love ones they tend to struggle with anger the most, just as Biff was affected by infidelity in the movie, Death of a Salesman. While Willy tried to raise perfect sons, he wrestled with himself between reality and denial of his son Biff, catching him in the hotel room with his mistress while on a business trip in Boston. Biff was a great football player; many universities had offered him scholarships but during that year Biff fail math by one point and had gone to Boston to tell his father the devastating news and for his father to come home and ask his math teacher to give him the one point he needed to enter college. When Biff reaches Willy's hotel room in Boston, he sees his dad with another woman and this discovery made Biff see his father as a fake. Biff, said to his dad “you are a fake; you are a liar, a liar” (Miller, 1958).
On Earth he is the third child in his family, which is highly frowned upon by society because of Earth’s large population. This leads him to be mocked by his older brother and his peers at his school, with only his sister offering support. Flight school is no different, for his teacher makes him out to be the best there is on the first day, which automatically makes the other children hate him before they even reach the space station where the school is located. Making friends quickly becomes almost impossible, with very few children accepting him and even fewer befriending him. Another isolation example is, “Ender is brilliant, but as a boy he must pay the price for the price of
He also shows violence when saying “we romped until the pans slid from the kitchen shelf.” Maybe the child thought they were playing, but as he was drunk he probably was stumbling around hitting things causing the pans to fall, plus he says how his mother was discontent with his father at this specific time. When he says “At every step you missed, my right ear scraped a buckle,” doesn’t show violence but does emphasize that he’s drunk. The author is giving an image that as his father walks clumsily, his head hits against his fathers belt and he is too scared to say anything to him Ramirez 2 about it, so he just takes it. There is also a sense of love in the poem. He uses the simile “but I hung on like death, such waltzing was not easy” to show that he hung on to his father not wanting to get off of him even though it was difficult for him to hang on.