Jody acquires a pony, from his father, as a gift but also as a symbol of a personal test for Jody to see if he is ready for all the responsibilities as a man. The pony is a good way to teach Jody responsibility, because of all the maintenance and attention that is needed to keep an animal. In the story, the pony Gabilan becomes Jody’s top priority, as he comes home every day to feed, brush, and even train Gabilan. But one day Gabilan catches a cold, and becomes very ill. So it is up to Jody and Bill Buck to try and help the helpless animal.
At the table, they discuss his useless horse. The priest tells Lujon that he could not trade the horse in Santo Domingo, because the people are suspicious of priests there. Vaillant tells Lujon of his encounter with Father Gallegos in Albuquerque. Vaillant had admonished Gallegos for his gambling. He believes that a priest should not make money off his parish.
Before this incident people thought that greasers were only ruffians, idlers but Ponyboys action, changed everything society was no more talking mockingly and bad thing about Greasers. For example when when Ponyboy was in ambulance car and going in hospital, one of the character of novel Jerry talks him about Pony’s action, he thought that he was sent from heaven, but when Pony tells him that he was one of the Greasers member, Jerry doesn’t believe it, because he knew that Greasers are bad guys. Second reason that why Ponyboy is dynamic character is that, Ponyboy realizes that everybody has his own problems. When one of the “socs” member and Randys girlfriend, Cherry says to Ponyboy that things are rough all over she means that Socs have more important problems that Ponyboy could never think about it. Ponyboy thinks
Towards the beginning of his travels, Santiago is simply a shepherd boy, apprehensive to follow his dreams and intuitions. His distrust in himself even leads him to ask for advice from a gypsy woman, clarifying his apprehensions. Initially, Santiago fears leaving everything he has ever known including his sheep and his work with the crystal merchant; however, after meeting Fatima and the alchemist, he realizes that with the death of old relationships, there comes a newborn relationship. Furthermore, Santiago develops as a character by
Mid-Term Break The poem is about the death of Heaney's infant brother (Christopher) and how people (including himself) reacted to this. The poem's title suggests a holiday but this “break” does not happen for pleasant reasons. For most of the poem Heaney writes of people's unnatural reactions, but at the end he is able to grieve honestly. The boredom of waiting appears in the counting of bells but “knelling” suggests a funeral bell, rather than a bell for lessons. The modern reader may be struck by the neighbours' driving the young Seamus home - his parents may not have a car (quite usual then - Heaney was born in 1939, and is here at boarding school, so this is the 1950s) or, more likely, were too busy at home, and relied on their neighbours to help.
Now this is the side of the story that I see, and the theme for this said would be the importance of family. This could be the theme for this subject because in the poem the boy seems to truly enjoy the horse play with his father, as it says in the poem “Then waltzed me off to bed / Still clinging to your shirt” (15-16), which shows he wants to keep playing and not go to bed. The other theme/subject is a little darker, where it seems that a drunken father comes home late one night to beat on his son. The theme for this subject is simple, “Abuse”, as this shows a young boy being beat. An example of this in the poem is when it says, “The hand that held my wrist / Was battered on one knuckle” (9-10), which shows the boy is being beat.
This is hyperbole and it shows that Tommo looks up to Charlie. In the middle of the story Charlie and Tommo begin to have a rocky relationship over Molly and star to sort of drift apart. In the novel Tommo says: “I seem to have spent much of my life watching them race ahead of me leaping the high meadow grass... their laughter mingling. When they got too far ahead I sometimes felt they wanted to be without me. I would whine... to let them know I was feeling... abandoned.” This shows that Charlie and Molly are feeling closer to each other when they “race ahead” of Tommo “their laughter mingling”.
Paul is so sick of these voices that he wants to prove his mother wrong. Paul says to his mother that he has luck and the mother then just begins to laugh at him. Paul now set out to prove his mother wrong by showing that he does have luck and he hopes that the voices in the house would stop talking and saying “There must be more money”(p267, Para, 5). Paul then demands that his rocking horse that he had received at Christmas brings him luck. Paul begins to ride the rocking horse fiercely hoping that if he rides long and hard enough he can make the rocking horse take him to his destination of luck and fortune.
Horses In the poem "The Horses", the speaker descrives the horses as he sees them as anaadult ans compaeres his feelings with the ones he fet as a child. He achieves this by using figues of speech, imagery and a variety of adjetives to descrive the horses and his feelings towards them and the setting. In the first 2 lines of the first stanza, the poet describes ordinary horses that are working the land. But in the following lines he’s talks about the hosres as terrifying for him. He seemed afraid of them and he says that they are foreign to his normal life in the words “wild” and “strange”.
Through the character of Johnny Cade and his ‘Greaser family’, S. E. Hinton shows that sometimes water is just as thick as blood. Johnny Cade has difficulties with his family, his home life, and his fear of the ‘Socs’ after being jumped. Therefore, he has to rely on his closest buddies to be there for him when his blood relatives aren’t. At the end of Chapter three, after Ponyboy gets hit by Darry, he goes to find Johnny in the park, where they discuss how they relate with their families. This is the first and only point in the book where Johnny explains how much he cares about how his parents treat him and that he wishes they would love him.