“Mama: What you been doing for these three days, son?” (105) Walter replied by telling her he spent his work time just driving, roaming the streets of their small are, and drinking at the Green Hat. (105) Also, after Walter was finally given another chance to prove himself a man, he disobeyed his mother. Lena told him that he could have a share of the money, if he put a small some into a safe bank account for his sister Beneatha. (106) Instead of doing so, Walter poured every single cent of the money into the hands of another man. Karma came back to bite him for his Selfish actions.
“Greasy Lake,” by T. Coraghessan Boyle, is the coming of age tale of three young “tough guys” who discover the real meaning of tough in the visceral forms of violence and mortality. In an ill-fated party trip to Greasy Lake, the boys inadvertently attract the enraged attention of a true-to-life tough guy, and in the ensuing fight the narrator strikes down the older, stronger, man. The boys, pumping with adrenaline, attack the unconscious man’s date in a serendipitously aborted rape attempt, then flee to the woods and into the lake itself for safety from reprisal. In the course of the escape, the protagonist undergoes a series of psychological shocks, effectively beginning his transformation into an adult. The boys set themselves against middle class society, posing as “dangerous characters” (Boyle 77), and costuming themselves in “torn-up leather jackets,…[while striking] elaborate poses to show that [they] didn’t give a shit about anything” (Boyle 77).
The descriptions of the motorcycle and the “greasy character,” both produce the tough image that the narrator, Jeff, and Digby yearn for, whereas the narrator’s mother’s “whining” station wagon does not (125, 127). When the narrator, Jeff, and Digby retreat to the woods and the lake after their attempted rape, the narrator’s car is demolished and trashed by the angry greasy man, and two “blond types [wearing] fraternity jackets” that appear in a Trans-Am. The demolition of the narrator’s car symbolizes how weak and vulnerable he is, like a little school boy getting beaten up by an older, tougher bully, and takes away whatever “bad” boy image he had left. After emerging from their hide outs in the lake, the boys return to their car the next morning and are greeted by two
It was a bright afternoon with his father, as they were driving up to the middle school that he was going to spend the next 3 miserable, yet enjoyable years of his life. The two nervously walked into the den of wolves, also referred to as the band hall, they were greeted by the head alphas, or the band directors. As Richard proceeded through the band hall, he entered a room, where he would meet his greatest friend. The moment he held the beautiful complex bassoon in his hands, glistening from the ceiling lights, he knew that he would fall in love playing the instrument. Over the past summer of patiently waiting on getting a new bassoon, and the first week of school, Richard was practicing his other musical instruments and has been studying for his classes for the school year that was ahead of him.
Allowing the Montresor to speak freely and explain his dark secret in juicy detail. This pulls the reader in, they want to read more. This helps the reader to see inside the dark depths of Montresor's mind, who we later on learn is a killer. When talking about the past insults of Fortunato, the reader takes notice to Montresor's drastic change of tone, “..I must not only punish, but punish with impunity...” (Poe, 402). This clearly foreshadows what is to come, but not into
Ponyboy is also the youngest in the boys gang the Greasers. The difference between Ponyboy and the other members of the Gang is his intelligence and academic accomplishments unlike the rest of the gang (with the exception of Darry) that either are failing or have dropped out of high school. The three brothers live with just each other as their parents were killed in a car accident. Sodapop the optimistic middle brother aged 16 and adored by Ponyboy, Sodapop dropped out of high-school and now works at a car service station he is also portrayed as very attractive. The eldest brother Darrel known as Darry is strong, athletic and intelligent; in order to keep the family together Darry quit school to work two jobs to support his brothers.
While running he was passing by a gas station with a super store, he decided to go in and get something to drink for himself. In there he encounters an old man, Nick Nolte, who seemed very strange to Dan but Nick actually by observing Dan knew what his problem was better than Dan himself. A few days later Nick appears in Dan’s nightmare, Dan wakes up in restlessness and goes to pay a visit to Nick at the gas station. Dan finds out that Nick’s extraordinary speed, agility and co-ordination. From here on these both start becoming friendly, Dan nicknames Nick as ‘Socrates’ and Dan seeks to learn the secret behind Nick’s abilities.
Lord Henry, who enjoys manipulating people to calm his hedonist feelings, spots Dorian's vulnerability immediately and plants the seeds of terror in the young man by imposing him his radical, yet catchy theories of life. In the beginning of the book, when he meets Dorian, he tells him "[An influenced person's] virtues are not real to him. His sins, if there are such things as sins, are borrowed. He becomes an echo of someone else's music, an actor of a part that has not been written for him. The aim of life is self-development.
Miles tries his first cigarette with his new friends. One hundred twenty seven days before Miles is introduced to yet another one of the Colonel’s friends, Takumi. While Miles is sleeping he gets kidnapped by the “weekend warriors”. They tie him up, and dump him into the lake. The Colonel is furious with the kidnappers and is planning to seek revenge soon... One hundred twenty six days before Its Miles first days of class at Culver Creek.
Syriani 1 Wasseem Syriani English 110 Prof. Gangel, Susan 1/31/2015 That Room Essay “That Room” by Tobias Wolff, talks about a young man who is working as a farmer during the summer. Series of events happen to them while they were drunk that could’ve altered his and his friend’s life forever. The use of Symbolism in “That Room” by Tabois Wolff is huge. The summer work, the moment Miguel pulls out a gun, a deadly weapon, and The Room all symbolize the fear, tension, hostility and confusion that was felt by the narrator. The narrator wants to become an adult so he decided to take a job.