By that time Doodle was exhausted and terrified, and so he fainted into a pile of mud, his brother surprisingly helped him up, and decided to go back home. They walked quickly because they knew the lightning was coming behind them. As the rain approached closer Doodle, had fallen and cried out “Brother, Brother, don’t leave me!” Doodle’s brother never came back for him until he heard his voice no more, and the wind had stopped. He found him huddled beneath a red nightshade bush beside the road, bleeding from his mouth, neck, and his shirt. The brother called out “Doodle, Doodle!” but he never answered.
He talks about when his brother was first born in the beginning of the story and how he was happy that he was getting someone to hang out with. Once he found out that his brother was undeveloped he says a lot of things that I think a healthy person should say, such as planning on smothering his brother with a pillow. I consider that the narrator did not sound like an average child, his personality might have been that way since the birth of his brother, but we do not get to read a lot about his life and feelings before his brother was born. I think the relationship between the narrator and his brother is very complex, and cannot be described easily. It was confusing to tell what he narrators true feelings were throughout the story, but I believed that he loved his brother.
We are reminded again with the ending to remember that Huck is just a simple boy who just wants to go with the flow of whatever life brings. The journey of life itself is half of the fun. The end of the novel brings Huck full circle almost exactly where he started as to stay consistent with the novel. As Huck made it clear he didn't want to be civilized he says the same about Aunt Sally were he, Jim and Tom are at the end of the novel. Aunt Sally is Tom’s Sawyers family where Tom and Huck rescue
Reading changed his attitude that the white men noticed; they figured out he was reading novels and questioned him about reading such deep and narrative stories. Wright being able to read is new to the southerners, but he too wondered if there was any Negros other than himself who read novels that he liked. He says, “My reading created a vast sense of distance between me and the world in which I lived and tried to make a living, and that sense of distance was increasing each day.” (Wright 434) From feeling great about life when he read novels that created something he’s never felt before, to wondering if he could hold up the feeling of terror, tension, and anxiety. He feels that “well-to-do negroes” didn’t exist in the world, he believes they’re from somewhere in another world, and that this world is occupied by
A Change of Attitude Summary: In “A Change of Attitude” by Grant Berry, we appreciate a life of irresponsibility were high school is just like prison, but after a few years he decide to read were he look college whit other eyes. After finish high school he follows the examples that his father gives him, leave school and star working. Where he just loose years of learning to be someone in life, but he star thinking to be someone. Where he just spends minutes reading about self-help, positive mental attitude manuals, and he take a huge turn where he star reading everywhere. The reading gives him other eyes to see the world, the goal that will change his life, came back to college where he became a dedicated student.
Ricky choses the hardest books imaginable. He believes in reading up on what others have to say about a difficult book, and then making up his own mind about it. He says that part of the reason he feels this way is because of his teacher, Mr. Buxton, who taught him Shakespeare in 10th grade. Ricky shares how Mr. Buxton met him one night to go over the text line by line, but he didn’t share the conclusion with Moody, he left that for him to figure out on his own. Reading Umberto Eco’s “Role of the Reader” in college, Ricky states that, “The reader completes the text, that the text is never finished until it meets this voracious and engaged reader.” Although there are critics who believe there is a right and a wrong way to ready books, Moody says, “I believe there is not now and never will be an authority who can tell me how to interpret, how to read, how to find the pearl of literary meaning in all cases.” Part 2.
Pony and Darry seem to have never gotten along ever since their parents died in a car accident. Sodapop is the only one that gets them both according to Pony. They fight over everything Pony does that does not meet Darry’s standards. Pony once said, “ Darry and I just don’t dig each other” (Hinton 13). Pony just seems to think that Darry would want him to be put in a boys home.
Holden has trouble staying in one place for too long, for example he has been expelled from four schools. This is because he is constantly searching for his perfect world that has no phonies. While he is trying to find a place with no phonies or adults he says: I’m standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff – I mean if they’re running and they don’t look where they’re going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. That’s all I’d do all day.
They live by the philosophies of writers like Walt Whitman, Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson. The boys in the Society were introduced to a new outlook on life when Professor John Keating arrived at Welton Academy. Among them were people who never got the chance to live their lives to the fullest. Through his teachings, the boys are relieved of the harsh pressure put on them by everyone. They find themselves and learn how to express themselves in ways they otherwise would never have been able to.
Kolby McNeal Harrington English B4 October 5, 2012 The Story of Odysseus Although Odysseus meets many of the epic hero, there are also distinctions which make Odysseus seem less than heroic. They say that because he seems just like any other hero although he was one of the greatest. The things I will be talking about in this essay is Odysseus accomplishments and highlights. Odysseus didn’t really have any troubles at birth, but he left home for the war at a young age. It is kind of cool because he left at a young age it doesn’t mean I want to leave at a young age, but it’s cool for him.