Even then they are on a violent high and when the dead guy’s girlfriend appears in the story they try to rape her only to flee when other bad characters appear searching for them. The narrator loses his friends and hides in the lake thinking like a child that if he hides there no one will find him. When it is clear they all reunite and make a run for it in their car only to be stopped by women who ask for the dead guy, they
The storm highlights the boy’s distrust of his father, as well as his admiration. The boy’s distrust in his father happens when they are headed home from the skiing trip and a police officer stops them because the roads were so bad. “Look. We’re talking about five, six inches. “I’ve taken this car through worse than that.” (57) The storyteller is so sure that he and his father will be caught for going past the barricades.
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
Plot A teen named Tyray is a bully at Blufford High school. Everybody fears him. Till one day a boy named Darrell stands up to Tyray and breaks his arm. After this happens Tyray loses respect from everybody and he seeks revenge. Tyray looks around for someone who can sell him a gun and he runs into his brothers old friend bones.
This “bad boys” will do whatever it takes to keep their rebellious reputation. As the boys are about to get into a fight with a boy they mistook as their friend Tony, the narrator goes for “the tire iron [he] kept under the driver’s seat” in order to fight. (398) The narrator admit she hasn’t been in a fight since the sixth grade yet feels the need to prove his masculinity by grabbing the tire iron and hitting the greasy characters in the head. As soon as he lays the greasy character out, the narrator feels on top of the world. All three boys begin to develop a higher sense of pride knowing they defeated this guy when at first it looked like they were going to lose.
A group of privileged students, who are called the “Weekday Warriors”, duct-tape him and throw him into the lake near the campus. When the Colonel and Alaska find out about what happened to their new friend, they are furious and decide that they will plan out a prank to get revenge. As Pudge spends more time with the Colonel and Alaska, he develops a close bond with them and another student named Takumi. Through Alaska's and the Colonel's actions, they fit the generic stereotype of teenagers: disobedient, reckless and out of control. Without intentionally pressuring Pudge into their bad habits and ways of life, he is pushed into a world that he had only heard of.
When the boys are dancing and chanting around the bonfire, they mistake Simon for the beast and brutally kill him with “no words…but the tearing of teeth and claws. In all the excitement at the bonfire, the boys show that they have become undomesticated since when they first got to the island. Their obsession with the beast has led to development of animal-like instincts, causing them to react in violent behavior in order to protect themselves. Lastly, the third death in the novel is heartless and intentional murder, proving that the boys have lost all sense of sympathy and have turned to killing to maintain power over each other. After Roger pushes Piggy down the mountain knocking Piggy to his death, Jack steps forward and begins “screaming wildly” and warns Ralph that if he doesn’t join his tribe, that “that’s what [he’ll] get”.
People have become so defensive about even the smallest matters because of this. Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is one of the foremost sufferers. Twain knowingly wrote on an extremely touchy subject because of his love to make people aggravated and think more about the world around them. He was willing to point out the flaws in society by pushing the limits in his book. Twain puts a young white boy in a grand journey with an enslaved black man, running for his freedom.
Additionally, ’’ gender roles are powerful and are particularly evident when men attempt to step outside them society and friends often punish them.’’ (Chapter 2) because ‘’a men incorporate masculine stereotypes and norms into their self-concepts and attempt to live up to these standards’’(p.30) When men in color are discriminated and fell rejected they often try to live up some stereotypes created by the society. Kilmartin concludes saying that ‘’all men are aggressive uncaring, disrespectful, etc., is a gross inaccuracy. When differences exist, even when they are small they give us clues to the strengths and weakness of each gender role and the characteristic struggles of men and women.’’ (p. 42) Many young males fear that enjoying feminine activity would make ‘’sissy.’’ (Chapter 2), in order to persuade others their toughness, young male get into gangs, they uses gun and drugs therefore they end up in
Greasy Lake uses many symbols to enhance the theme. The individual vehicles are symbols of the characters in the portion of the story they appear. The narrator describes the car he and his friends drive as an old station wagon, obviously not the ride of a true tough guy. When the boys arrive at the lake a “Chopper is parked on shore and next to it a 57 Chevy” (Boyle 189). The Chevy owner is a tough muscular guy who beats the crap out of the narrator.