Ponyboy just had to see Johnny kill Bob and that was enough to make him lose his innocence. People like Randy and Steve just resent and hate the world so much that that would cause them to lose their innocence as well. Someone could lose their innocence just by thinking bad thoughts. S.E. Hinton definitely does not agree with William Blake’s poem: The Lily because in The Lily, William Blake is saying that innocence cannot be abolished or destroyed.
Hooper and his black veil because he hated anything that separated one from the rest of humanity. Hooper’s veil does exactly this. His face is shielded from the rest of the world: “It threw its obscurity between him and the Holy page” (Montbriand). None of the members of his congregation, or his fiancé can understand, and this causes Hooper to live a sad life alone. Hawthorne also places Mr. Hooper in the small town of Salem, the town where he was born.
Chris was always critical of his parents and their lifestyle, but that criticism turned to outright anger when Chris learned that his father had lived a double life with another family for a time. Chris saw his father as a liar and a hypocrite and he was never able to forgive his father. A recurrent theme in Chris' journal was a search for "truth", and he linked that search to the lack of truth he perceived in his family life. After graduating from college Chris felt the need to flee from his family and their expectations in order to seek the truth that he felt he had never experienced. To say that I grew up in a broken home growing up would be a gross misstatement.
"I gave him enough wire to patch up his pen" (226, 3). Sartoris father was now on trial, and as Sartoris watches, he feared for the family and his father, not for himself. And he feels grief and despair "the smell and sense just a little of fear because mostly of despair and grief" (226, 1). The author uses the term despair a number of times. This denotes hopelessness, and shows us that Sartoris sees that there is nothing he can do about the situation.
Sling Blade’s main theme is the redemption of Karl’s lost childhood because of his disability and how he wasn't accepted, not even by his parents. Karl Childer’s overly religious parents believed he was a punishment from God. They severely abused him, treated him like an animal, and forced him to live in a shed in solitude. Everyone in town picked on him and called him names. He was seen as a “retard” or slower than others.
Just sit back, read, and see how the two stories unfold. The men in these two stories are total opposites. I believe Sykes is abusive and unfaithful to his wife Delia and does not care for her. I believe he treats her like garbage because he knows she will not retaliate. I also believe he beats her so he could feel more like a man and feel like he has all the power.
The Hypocrisy behind the Corrupted Religion In James Baldwin’s novel Go Tell It on the Mountain, Gabriel Grimes is characterized as a hypocrite, which shows the theme of how religion is corrupted by man. Baldwin introduces Gabriel as a serious and religious father; however he abuses the idea of religion. When Gabriel was left alone with his dying mother, he saw religion as a salvation. As a young adult he lost himself and began to have numerous love affairs. Consequently, Gabriel began to use religion as his protection to cover up all of his sinful doings.
Clark has no respect for his troops and this leads to resentment towards himself. Brown is angry towards Clark; Clark gave brown “silent insolence” because brown tore his uniform. “I’ll kill the bastard that’s what I’ll do. I’m just waiting until we get into a real scrap. I’ll plug him right between the shoulder blades.” Brown believes that Clark is being unreasonable and abusive towards his authority as brown tore his uniform while doing fatigues.
However, Will had also been cursed with his father’s meanness beatings, his father’s lack of appreciation towards a loving caring little boy. Having suffered and survived through unbearable experiences of pains and disappointments, he was cursed and blessed at the same time. A horrible accident in the woods caused him to become crossed-eyed, and blinded his right eye forever. At school, his peers bullied him for being different. His peers’ offenses and unfriendly remarks left him with insecurities.
Billy’s journey begins by him escaping from home due to his abusive father who used to always smack him around and never offered him love, nor trust. “The old bastard.” The use of abusive slang terms reveals how Billy feels towards his father and it also suggests that he has no relationship with his father like how other children do in a family. “The rocks bounce and clatter/ and roll and protest/ at being left at this damn place…” Personification and onomatopoeia uncovers the anger he feels towards his home where he feels isolated and displaced. His thoughts of the Road he lives in, Longlands Road, are just as negative. “I throw one rock on the roof/ of each deadbeat no hoper/ shithole lonely downtrodden house/ in Longlands Road, Nowheresville.”