Denilson Gomes “No Weed for Me” 11/7/12 Edwin and I were staggering to a nearby corner store across the street from Central High School, to buy a pack of gum because our breath reeked horribly. As we were walking we happened to stumble upon a troublesome kid named A.J. who attended school with us. “What up bro?”A.J shouted out with a smirk on his face. “What up dog?” We both responded at the same time.
However this was not enough to stop his greed from overwhelming him. In the beginning, he sets the setting of the story through his descriptive diction, he is in a store standing in front of a pie rack deciding on which flavor of pie to steal. He sarcastically states, “I nearly wept trying to decide.” He tries to forget the religious aspect, trying to block out any sense of good or anything that would make him have second thoughts before doing this. Soto tries to “[forget] the shadows of angels”. The pace before he steals the pie is very fast, making the reader wonder if Soto was caught or not.
Curley doesn’t dare fight Slim or Carlson, and Candy is too old, so he takes it out on Lennie who he thinks is laughing at him. Steinbeck uses violent words like ‘slashed’, ‘smashed’ and ‘slugging’ to make the fight vivid, as well as describing the blood. He also makes it seem wilder by making PHILIP ALLAN LITERATURE GUIDE FOR GCSE © Philip Allan Updates 1 OF MICE AND MEN Sample essays George yell. He also makes us feel sorry for Lennie and his ‘terror’, which makes Slim get up, as if the fight is going to spread and involve all of the men. (b) The threat of violence is present in Of Mice and Men really from the first moment we meet Curley.
Another quote to this is ‘ look George. Look what I done’ this quote is showing that Lennie is asking for approval like a kid, like he wants to be congratulated and praised. There relationship can be a bit weird at times like when they are round the fire, George is shouting at Lennie saying that he could be living in a cat house every night and could easily live without him but in a matter of minutes he change and is trying to comfort Lennie and is apologizing to him. Lennie at this moment cleverly uses this to his advantage and try’s to get his mouse back. George knows Lennie like a son he knows when he is lying about having a mouse ‘ you aint putting nothing over.’ You can tell that they have been together for a long time.
She was generally busy with school and working for various white families, so she had never really followed or kept up to date with current events. One evening, while walking home form school with a few of her friends, she noticed that the boys, who were usually full of energy and loud, were acting peculiar. Finally, one her older friends, Eddie, suddenly erupted into a cornucopia of yelling and swear words. He proceeds to tell her and the other members of the group that a boy, Emmett Till, had recently been maliciously murdered for flamboyantly complimenting a white woman. Now, while a wolf whistle towards the woman was inappropriate, it wasn’t something to be punishable by death, especially by civilians, regardless of race.
For example, when Ponyboy is walking home from the movie theatre he is worried about getting jumped. “Greasers can’t walk alone too much or they’ll get jumped or someone will scream Greaser at them”. He thinks that all Socs are cruel, rich kids who like to pick on Greasers for fun. He thinks this partly from experience and partly because that’s what is expected of him. Ponyboys views begin to change when he meets Cherry Valance.
Your head is as full of fights as an egg is full of yolk, but your head has been beaten like scrambled eggs from so much fighting. You started a fight with a man who coughed in the street because he woke up a dog that was sleeping in the sun. Didn’t you argue it out with your tailor for wearing one of his new suits before the right season? And with another for tying the new shoes he made with old laces? And yet you’re the one who wants to teach me about restraint!
He was very perverted and would kiss Sara, her cousin, Michelle and I on the neck and he even licked Michelle’s ear. We did take a few pictures with him, and in all of them he would not stop grabbing my butt. I asked him a few questions, such as does he always dress this way? He told me no, he only does this as a hobby on the weekends, and that’s why he was alone because none of his friends like to be with him when he is dressed that way. He seemed a bit erratic to me, like he could have been on cocaine, because his speech was fast and he always seemed on the go.
As soon as it happened Pony ran and meets up with Johnny again. Wandering around, they see a car driving around and it comes up infront of them. The guys Rob, Randy and three other drunks. The guys wanted to get back at them for picking up their girls . So they took Pony and tried to drown himin a fountain.
OWEN GIVES HIM A LOOK AND RETURNS TO SETTING UP Yaw: look here my friend, I have a very important meeting to get to and I need to buy this paper and be on my way, tell me where the vendor is? (To audience) Abi dis guy dumb join the deafness? Done setting up, Owen prepares to start his day with chorus and violent prayers. Demanding that all the agents of the devil sent this morning to destroy his ‘market’ must dies by fire. At this point, Yaw goes over to the newsstand/call point, sits as he watches him pray and gyrate.