AP Literature Pd. 4 Sydney Carton and Mr. Stryver share an odd relationship; they are partners, but secretly can’t stand each other, they are the same people, but in a completely different way. Carton and Stryver have been together since they were in school as young boys. They both are drunks but are two different types of drunks. Mr. Stryver after consuming a few drinks becomes worthless; as he seems to be most of the time.
“My Papa’s Waltz” The vagueness of “My Papa’s Waltz” makes it difficult to be certain what it is about. Some might argue that the poem is a tale of child abuse, but it is more likely telling the story of a father and son’s horseplay. “The whiskey on your breathe could make a small boy dizzy.” This line doesn’t refer to the father as being stumbling drunk. Many people have an evening drink without getting drunk. “But I hung on you like death.” The boy holds on like his life depends on it because he is having so much fun, not because he is terrified as it may seem.
He’s the kind of person that everyone likes: charming, fun-loving, someone who lives in the now—the spectacular now if you will. (He also seems to have a flask of whiskey or a spiked Big Gulp perpetually in hand, and drinks about as much as Don Draper on an episode of Mad Men.) But things take a turn when Aimee Finicky (Shailene Woodley) finds him passed out on someone’s front yard; and by the end of the film, his answer to the prompt is vastly different. Now before I go on, I have to say here that I dislike college admissions essays. Don’t get me wrong, I understand why they exist and why they’re important; and I won’t pretend that I have a better replacement for them and the niche function they perform.
This highlights the bitterness of Jim’s father as he is alcoholic and he couldn’t do anything to help with the war. Noted that the way of how the father talks also suggested he was drunk at the time. Words like “s’pose”, “an’”, “v’”, “’Arvey” show a slur articulation, further proving that he was drunk. Despites the fear of losing his son, Jim’s father further persuades his son to join the war in
There’s not one set reason on why teens drink, personal friends have told me they drink because there parents do it I actually know a few kids who’s parents drink with them. I know that sounds a little sad but that’s reality if the parents do it why can’t the kids some teens would say. Parents are what make the worse and best habits I you. Some teenagers would say there’s a difference between dinking alcohol and drinking alcohol till your drunk. Kids say that when they party they drink but they don’t get drunk but what does that mean?
While under the influence of alcohol, most people find their ability to think rationally leaves them, especially those who are under age and are not prepared for the feelings alcohol can bring out. A decision given to us to make while drunk may have a negative emotional outcome, compared to the outcome from making that decision while we are sober. For example, I remember being an under age teen on the weekend nights hanging out with some of my older friends; drinking always got me into trouble. They would supply the beer and later on that night my ability to think rationally usually flew out the window. I thought since they were older they must be wiser, so what ever they told me to do I pretty much did it.
Plus teens wouldn’t be as broke, because they are not getting in trouble by the cops and getting minors. By getting a minor, it can ruin their whole life. If one got a minor in college, it may prevent them from getting a very good job in the future, it they were to look at their record. Which they may think is very sad, because one mistake when someone is young can ruin their whole life. But people that vouch for the drinking age to be lowered to 18 tend to forget that the body and brain is not fully developed
This is one of the most important needs because without it a person can feel as if they don’t need any people in their life and they become disconnected from society. Power needs refer to a persons need to be accepted and respected. Addicts often use drugs and alcohol to overcompensate for this need. Freedom needs refer to independence but often drug addicts do not feel free because they need friends, family and acquaintances to help them get food, shelter, and drugs. Fun is an important need in making people happy; most addicts have fun while they are drinking or getting high and forget how real fun feels like.
There is not a lot said about his history at home but it is mentioned that he feels the need to impress others due to the fact that he is a ‘late baby’. Cormier never really defines what Raymond means by this but it does influence his actions and journey throughout the story. As the novel progresses we start to see little events of courage that start to change his own personal journey. When Artkin and Miro drugged the children, Raymond had the wit and nerve to hide the candy instead of eating it “…I pretended to sleep, like the others…I thought they’d be mad at me and punish me if I didn't eat the candy…” In his last moments during the book, he wanted nothing more than to go home. When Artkin approaches him about taking a walk outside, Raymond asks Kate if it is all right to go.