Michele’s initial thought, was that the boy was being kept a prisoner by the monsters in the stories he read, stating: ‘What if I arrived and found witches or an ogre there?’p64. His vivid imagination illustrates his innocence and interpretation of the real world. This depicts how scared Michele is of the “witches”, “ogres” and “monsters”. He eventually learns that these do not exist due to what his father said: “its men [he] should be afraid of, not monsters” p49. This statement about monsters and men made by Michele’s father is very ironic as his father is the “monster” who kidnaps Fillipo and hides him into a hole, not the “monsters” in his make-believe stories.
Scout learns that people aren’t always like her and she has to learn to accept it. At school she gets made fun of because her dad is defending Tom Robinson. During the court case, she is subject to racism and discrimination. All of these events contribute to making Scout who she is. Scout’s experiences with Boo Radley teach her about how other people might want to live and to accept it.
Throughout the novel Jem has a difficulty with understanding what courage is. Jem starts with thinking that courage is somehow associated with childish acts. As an example, Atticus tells Jem to leave Boo Radley and their house alone, but one night Jem ignores his father’s rule and runs to the Radley’s house and touches the front door. Jem sees this as an act of courage, of first disobeying his father and secondly braving the Radley house that is scary to the young minds of Jem, and their friend Dill. Further along in the novel, the incident with the mad
Dez relied on his new friend, Cory, to stay by his side but when Cory saw how dangerous Dez was during a shooting incident, he left him alone. Dez’s other so-called “friends” were just people who hanged out with him because he had control over them; they never really supported him. Even the school teachers let him down as they all gave up on trying to help Dez and always thought he shouldn’t have been in the school. The last major person who let Dez down was his only family, his mother. His mother told him she loved him and thought she was the last person who actually wanted for him.
His shameful face made his parents hate him and ignore him. They even asked him to wear a mask and kept him away. "Erik himself laments the fact that his mother was horrified by his appearance and that his father, a master mason, never saw him." Being deserted by the whole world, Erik had a strong sense of inferiority, choosing to close his heart and live alone in the darkness. The Phantom sings to Christine as an angel, he teaches her how to sing, and he uses his beautiful voice to control Christine and make Christine love him.
It's awful"(p.16). The quote shows that he knows his guilty of lying, but he doesn't repent. Holden says, "that's the nice thing about carrousels, they always play the same song"(p.210). The quote shows that Holden doesn't like changes and doesn't want to be a change; he wants to remain the same, but he doesn't make sense because he also wants to be change himself to be "the catcher in the rye" to protect the children who are going to the cliff(p.173). Most of him in the novel, he is a liar who always says the things that don't make sense.
Knowing what the consequences would be, it seemed that Jem would fall into peer pressure, because he always did what he didn’t really want to do, but did it so he wouldn’t be left out. In support of this Jem says, “I hope you’ve got it through your head that he’ll kill us each and every one, Dill Harris,” when Jem is dared to touch the front step of Boo Radley’s home, by Dill. In the second part of this story, Jem has started to change. Jem is now twelve and it seems as if he has left his childhood and entered puberty. He doesn’t want to spend time with scout anymore, and he worries for others, like Atticus.
The glass castle by Jeannette Walls is a story of a dysfunctional family which does not conform to the norm of society. And through this their children suffer due to their unconventional methods “Mom and Dad liked to make a big point about never surrendering to fear or to prejudice or to the narrow-minded conformist sticks-in-the-mud who tried to tell everyone else what was proper" Jeannetee's parents always thought the "normal" was an unacceptable way to live. They stressed this idea and it applies to their lives throughout the entire book. The adult used this idea as an excuse for whenever they did not have a home or food to eat. But it is through this that we can the maturity and desire the children show to rise above from their problems.
Atticus’s lawsuit seems to isolate his children and Scout is taunted with remarks in the playground. Her only retort is violence and Atticus, as an virtuous father, does not condone this behavior either: "My fists were clenched I was ready to make fly. Cecil Jacobs had announced the day before that Scout Finch's daddy defended niggers." Atticus's battle for justice causes more problems for Scout. She continues to face a volley of harsh words and as always got to make efforts to defend her father for his decisions but the racist remarks do not stop.
And yet after all of his work, he is afraid of his creation. Because of this fear, he fails to assume his responsibility as the creator and abandons it. This is the first step of many which leads to the destruction of everything he cares about. He fails to prevent the death of his brother William, simply because he doesn’t wish to be thought a madman. His fiancé is murdered because he thinks the monster is