The first thing interesting about Johnny is how he is an unlikely hero. We see this when Johnny, Ponyboy, and Dally save several young children from a burning church. When the school teacher finds out they are greasers, he is very suprised. The greasers are seen as lawless individuals, not the type of people who would save people’s lives. Johnny's actions were extremely heroic, pushing Ponyboy through the window at the last second.
Upon reflection I firmly believe that Donald Muller was the victim of Father Flynn’s sexual deviance who was chosen because of his anticipated short stay at the school, and the color of skin. I also believe that Sister Aloysius only struggled with doubt because her suspicions were never validated or disproven. The era for which this play was set provides a means to understand why Father Flynn was never tried among a jury of his peers. John Jay College of Criminal Justice published a report stating “clergy sexual abuse of minors in the American Catholic Church is a historical problem with the vast majority of cases occurring from the mid 1960's to the mid 1980's” (Plante). The hierarchies of the church, during this time, were more likely to cover up any incidents of inappropriate behavior, on the part of their clergy, than to demand that they answer to the claims or suspicions of abuse.
Fifth Business B. Shahid Fifth Business is a novel written by Robertson Davies which follows the lives of two young boys from Deptford, Ontario. Dunstan Ramsay and Percy Boyd Staunton, at the mere age of 10, stripped away the sanity of Mary Dempster, the pregnant wife of a Baptist minister. It began when Percy Boyd Staunton threw a snowball concealing a rock intended for Dunstan Ramsay; however instead hit Mrs. Dempster in the head sending her into premature labour. Due to his religious upbringing Dunstan acknowledges his responsibility for this within himself; however Percy chooses to ignore it, leaving Dunstan the bearer of guilt during the transition of the boys growing up and becoming men with their own successes. Critical events from
He tells Phoebe, “...I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff... I'd just be the catcher in the rye and all.” The concern and compassion for the children’s’ naiveté demonstrates that he holds innocence in very high regards. In addition to children, Holden appreciates women and views them in a distinctly un-stereotypical male teenage manner. When Holden realizes that Stradlater did not truly care about Jane and only wanted "to give her the time," he became quite angry and viewed Stradlater as a perverted deviant who cared naught for
As a direct result of his generosity, he obtained a wife, one of the village girls. He lavished his new wife with admittance of entry into all his apartments, although forbidding access to his secret closet. Predictably, the wife disobeys her husband and is discovered guilty of entering this prohibited room.1 Bronte chose to allude to this mysterious corridor while describing Jane’s tour of her new residence and workplace, Thornfield Hall. Mrs. Fairfax, the housekeeper, introduces Jane to the third story of the mansion. This particular floor consisted of a long hall with two rows of small black doors, all shut, adding to their mystery, similar to the secret closet in Blue Beard’s castle.
Harry Potter – an object of propaganda In her article, "Is harry potter evil? ", Judy Blume is trying to be the defending guard of the "Harry Potter" series, written by J. K. Rowling, from these who willing to put the successful books on the restricted shelf. Blume says that in several states in the US, parents are calling to remove the books from school libraries and classes pleading that it's "promoting interest in the occult" (Judy Blume, Is Harry Potter evil?). According to Blume, whose some of her books were banned from schools, there are parents that don't completely understand the meaning of 'Fantasy' and think "these stories teach witchcraft, sorcery and Satanism" (Judy Blume). She also note that when looking back in literature history one can find other books that were called against from various reasons, like Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" that was blamed in promoting racism.
When thinking about Zachary’s High School and all of the Stereotypes listed, the feeling of him not fitting in with anyone gives the tone a depressing, almost sad emotion. Tone plays a huge role throughout the story, but is really shown in the beginning and end; when Zachery commits suicide. Characterization comes into play in Life After High School. An example of characterization would be how “Sunny” Burhman (Barbara Burhman) got her name. “…Her teacher had said, to all the class, in one of those moments of inspiration that can alter by whim, the course of an entire life, ‘Tell you what, boys and girls- let’s call Barbara ‘Sunny’ from now on- that’s what she is” (Page 578).
Consider how repressed material may be expressed in the work's pattern of imagery or symbols. Taken from Deborah Appleman's Critical Encounters in High School English ________________________________________ Applying Psychoanalytic Criticism to The Kite Runner: CHAPTERS 1-4 The father/son relationship • “The problem, of course, was that Baba saw the world in black and white. And he got to decide what was black and what was white. You can’t love a person who lives that way without fearing him too. Maybe even hating him a little” (15) • “Of course, marrying a poet was one thing, but fathering a son who preferred burying his face in poetry book to hunting…well, that wasn’t how Baba had envisioned it, I suppose.
No, you can’t go to church because you have no decent clothes. People will talk about you,” shows a connection between Zindel’s mother and Beatrice, the mother in the play The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (Zindel ix). In Marigolds…Revisited, Zindel says, “I used whole chunks of my mother to create the character Beatrice,” telling us what exactly they had in common (Zindel vi). Growing up, his mother had a few of the same issues as Beatrice. His mother was a single parent, left by her husband, who had kids to take care of in a society that looked down on families like theirs.