Take Beryl for example, Carl never has enough confidence and motivation to stand up to her for the way she treats Harley. It is only towards the end of the book where he finally stands up for himself and also Harley. Justine played a big role in this, because as Carl started opening up to her, he became more and more confident and self-assured. Beryl never took responsibility for the kids. “If you just stayed with him, Kept an eye on him, loved him, he wouldn’t get into trouble.’ It’s because of Beryl Harley gets into strife.
And then I won’t hear from him 2 for another year” (Ng-Chan 40). Since they live far away from each other, she writes him letters about the currents things happening in her life, but he never responds. It makes her feel like she is not a priority in his life and putting forth an effort to talk
Two aspects of change that we have mainly focused on this term are how change can gradually happen overtime and how change may be forced upon someone. In the novel ‘Looking for Alibrandi’ Josie is faced with a number of life changing moments in her life. She goes through a sudden change sometime in the novel. This is brought upon her when she meets her dad. Her dad says “I don’t want her or want to have anything to do with her”.
During Mr Mac’s many years of teaching, the strain and busyness of work hindered his true personality. Mr Mac always dressed like a teacher and kept his serious side to ensure his authority. In Mr Mac’s teaching world there was no room to make silly mistakes. However, once Mr Mac stopped teaching, there was room to relax and for him to be himself. This is truly shown near the end of the novel where Mr Mac gets rid of his teaching clothes along with his past ‘treasures’, in preparation for his new life at the beach.
Sonny, in contrast, has no interest in school, or listening to any of his elder brother’s advice. James’ concern is realized when he discovers his brother is hooked on heroine and is undergoing rehabilitation. These two brothers never see eye to eye and take very different paths to escape the turmoil of the inner city in what the author calls “the darkness outside.” As the story unfolds, Sonny teaches the teacher that personal freedom and happiness can take many different paths.
She does not switch her obedience to Romeo, because Romeo never forces her to obey him. Thesis: Juliet shows a will of her own through many actions including disobeying her parents and parent figures. One might believe that Juliet is merely shifting her obedience from her parents over to Romeo, but this is incorrect since Romeo never forced Juliet to do something. One way Juliet disobeys her parents
Artie feels that he will never live up to his parent’s expectations of Richieu, because he was never in the War. An example of this is shown on the last page of the graphic novel, where Vladek turns over to go to sleep and calls Artie, Richieu. “I’m tired from talking, Richieu, and it’s enough stories for now…” The way Spiegleman has represented this in the text suggests to the reader that Vladek never fully loved Artie, as much as he loved his first son Richieu. This has obviously had major impacts on Arties life, and it has all primarily been caused by the Holocaust, because Vladek and Anja never fully healed after the Holocaust. Although ‘The Complete Maus’ is based around the interviews that Spiegleman has conducted with his
In ‘The Remains of The Day’, Stevens stresses to the reader that his desire to meet with Miss Kenton lies entirely with ‘professional matters’ meaning his feelings for her are unintentionally suggested to the reader, even in the first few pages of the book. Throughout the novel, Stevens makes only one direct reference regarding his true feelings for Miss Kenton despite the fact we are aware of them from early on in the novel, making it apparent that Stevens ‘Supresses and evades the truth about himself and others. At the end of novel after Miss Kenton confesses that there are ‘desolate occasions’ in which she thinks about ‘a different life, a better life [she] might have had’ with Stevens, he reveals that ‘at that moment [his] heart was breaking’. The importance of this moment in the tale is it is the only point at which Stevens describes raw emotion to the reader and finally consciously reveals his love for Miss Kenton. For the greater part of the novel he gives an overly detailed account of events but often fails to convey his honest opinion of them to the reader.
This shows how he does not know how to deal with conflict, confusion, and change. The museum presented an artificial way of how he would like to have lived his life; without change. The reality is-people change. I noticed that as people changed or there was a conflict, Holden distanced himself. For example: Holden strongly admired his English teacher, Mr. Antolini.
For us, George appears to be like a father figure towards Lennie, he attempts to plan all of their everyday communications to try keep life as normal as possible for the both of them. From the start of the novel, we are immediately informed about George being the leader of this relationship; “They had walked in single file down the path, and even in the open one stayed behind the other.” It would seem to us from that the start that George and Lennie are ‘opposites’, Steinbeck does this to specifically play with the reader and the