He understands the sacrifices that Darry has made to raise him and his brother. Even though Ponyboy sees that his brother works hard to provide for them, he still thinks Darry just doesn't care for him at all. He thinks Darry is always nagging him to use his head and to be good. This changes when Soda and Darry come to the hospital to visit Ponyboy after he has been hurt in the church fire. Ponyboy has a revelation.
Lazy Lawrence The story “Lazy Lawrence” is about a young boy, Jem, which lives with his mother and his mother cannot afford the rent. So in order for the rent to get paid, she was going to sell their horse, Lightfoot. Jem does not want this to happen so he takes matters into his own hands. He finds work with a mistress and saves every penny he gets to save his horse. When the day comes to sell the horse, Jem wanted to surprise his mother with the money, but then he realized someone stole all the money that he had saved up.
The men discuss the poor condition of Vaillant's horse. Finally, Lujon gives the priest Contento. Vaillant is delighted but tells Lujon the following morning that he cannot accept the gift. He tells Lujon that his vicar rides a horse as poor as Vaillant's, and a lesser priest cannot appear with a better mount than his superior. Lujon presents Vaillant with both mules, Contento and Angelica, and although he believes he has been tricked into it, he isn't sorry.
Walt often calls Thao "Toad." With no father in the family, he is expected to be the man of the house, but he lacks direction and initially does chores at the direction of his sister Sue. Thao is soon coerced into joining the Hmong gang by his gangster cousins. After Thao clumsily attempts to steal Walt's car as part of his forced gang initiation, he returns home instead of fleeing with the gang. After confessing the attempted crime to his family, Thao's mother and sister bring him to Walt to apologize and make amends to the community as Walt's servant.
He is free from the diseases of racism and classism so widespread in those days. Atticus does not judge, that’s the biggest difference between him and the rest of the townspeople. He once said ‘ You never really understand a person until you consider things from their point of view, until you climb into his skin and walk around in it'. Atticus is the most nonjudgmental person in all of Maycomb. • As a father Atticus can be said to be a great father.
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.
According to the story “not a dog would bark at him throughout the neighborhood” (457.) Although Rip is continually criticized and chastised by his wife for his many faults the women of the town take pity on poor Rip and repeatdly side with him when gossiping about his marriage relationship with Dame Van Winkle. Rip certainly has his flaws, but he is genuinely liked rather than ridiculed by the other villagers. Rip Van Winkle is helpful to his neighbors. Although Rip neglects his own fields, barn, and the general upkeep of his own property, he is always ready and willing to assist a neighbor who may be in need.
He reminisced, “It was Alexandra who read the papers and followed the markets, and who learned by the mistakes of their neighbors… Lou and Oscar were industrious, but he could never teach them to use their heads about their work.” From a very young age Alexandra showed wisdom and leadership. Lou and Oscar believe that because they have put all the physical labor into the land that the land naturally should belong to them. Arguing their point to Alexandra they state, "Didn't all the land come out of the homestead? It was bought with money borrowed on the homestead, and Oscar and me worked ourselves to the bone paying interest on it." Alexandra argues, “I’ve made more on my
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. Johnny says, “I think I like it better when the old man's hittin' me." Johnny sighed. "At least then I know he knows who I am. I walk in that house, and nobody says anything.
But still, his mother is displeased. She asks for it all upfront because she is in debt. The voices in his house became more and more intense and so does his obsession to have more money. Two nights before the Derby (a big horse race event), his mother returning from a party, discovered her son madly riding his rocking-horse and screaming the winning horse’s name. Paul fell unconscious in front of her and when he woke up he heard that his prediction came true and he won eighty thousand pounds.