Throughout the novel he must overcome many challenges to save his friends, family, and himself. He then realizes that even though the Socs and Greasers come from different parts of town they are not as different as they think. Sodapop Curtis: Sodapop is the middle child in the Curtis family. He is seventeen years old and dropped out of high school to work at a gas station so he could supply money for his family. Sodapop is described as having “movie star looks.” He is cheery and always making jokes.
The Socs are more of a menace to society because they make unprivileged peoples life distressing and hurt the Greasers both physically and mentally. The Socs are more of a disgrace and menace to society than the Greasers because they make unprivileged peoples life distressing. In other words the Socs picked on the greasers because they aren’t as lucky as the Socs and they knew that they were better off than the Greasers and they used that against them. The Socs could easily do something rebellious and blame it on the Greasers because the police saw them as a pest to society. They were seen as the menace of society, but is all that really true?
Carmen Dent Mrs. Roberts English Book: Beastly By: Alex Flinn 1. Discuss how the main character is like or unlike a person you know? (10 points) Kyle, the main character in the book Beastly, is rude and careless. He only cares for his self, and if someone looks ugly or nerdy to him he will be extremely disrespectful to them. There are a lot of people that I know who would do that to people just because they think they are better than most people.
I’ll tell you! Your fathers no better than the niggers and trash he works for!” When the kids had told Atticus, Atticus didn’t take it to heart because he knew Mrs Dubose was old. But the kids where really upset when they she had told them that and they thought she was a mean, cranky old lady. Social prejudice was expressed well in this book. It shows how a person’s wealth and background can affect their lives.
Ponyboy is also the youngest in the boys gang the Greasers. The difference between Ponyboy and the other members of the Gang is his intelligence and academic accomplishments unlike the rest of the gang (with the exception of Darry) that either are failing or have dropped out of high school. The three brothers live with just each other as their parents were killed in a car accident. Sodapop the optimistic middle brother aged 16 and adored by Ponyboy, Sodapop dropped out of high-school and now works at a car service station he is also portrayed as very attractive. The eldest brother Darrel known as Darry is strong, athletic and intelligent; in order to keep the family together Darry quit school to work two jobs to support his brothers.
Twain portrays Huck as an independent figure who refuses to be “sivilized” by the outside world. Although various critics condemn Twain for his morals and claim he is a racist, it is actually true that his characterization of Huck Finn was extremely effective because of Huck’s growth over his character flaws, especially due to the time period in which the story was written. Some see the story of Huckleberry Finn as “meaningless” and a text that has racist connotations. The excessive use of the word “nigger” is seen as disturbing and hurtful to many who read Twain’s novel. Racism is constantly flowing throughout the texts during many scenes in which Jim, an African American, is constantly degraded.
The only person Huck could relate to was his friend Tom Sawyer; unfortunately Tom wasn’t the best role model for Huck. Huck’s father was a drunk that was never there when he needed him. Pap, Huck’s father, was extremely selfish; instead of being happy for Huck, Pap would always try to put him down. Pap didn’t like the fact that Huck was in school. Pap thought Huck was trying to out do him, "You've put on considerable many frills since I been away.
Jack could be sitting in his little film room above the audience, fantasizing about another life: A life where he has a perfect girlfriend that will pick him up in a fancy red Cadillac and let him drive them to the end of the world. His thoughts of that relationship are dreamy and unrealistic. Jack is maybe as nerdy as his friends, whom Katy doesn’t like, because Jack has the feeling that no girl likes nerdy guys, like him and his friends. He is a boy who have never been with a girl, or maybe never talked to one. Also Jack has only just graduated high school: “Part of the reason I made it is that my folks pushed me.” He didn’t like going to high school, maybe because he was bullied by the girls in his school.
THEMES Major Themes The major theme of the novel revolves around the purposelessness of any gang of teenagers. The book centers on the foolish gang rivalry existing between the Socs, the rich kids from the west side of town, and the Greasers, the poor kids from the east side. Pony, the protagonist of the story, is bitter about the fact that the wealthy Socs have nice cars, fancy clothes, and girlfriends; things are simply easier for them than for the Greasers. Because the Socs are convinced that they are better, they constantly pick on members of the Greasers, who fight back. During one squabble, Bob, one of the Socs, is murdered by Johnny in self-defense.
Hinton foregrounds a discourse of hope through the marginalised characters of Ponyboy Curtis and Johnny Cade to challenge stereotyping. Ponyboy Curtis is the younger brother of Darry and Sodapop. Their parents were killed in a car accident and the boys were left to fend for themselves. They endeavour to stick together. Even though Ponyboy is the youngest of the gang, he knows that he is different.