The first night Ultima slept there Antonio had the owl for the first time in which, “It’s soft hooting was like a song….seemed to say that it had come to watch over us.”(13) That same night Antonio had a dream in which the Virgin smiled at the owl’s goodness. Another way the owl comforted Antonio was during a walk home after Lupito’s death in which the owl had seen throughout the night. AS he walked the owl sang, and “Ultima’s spirit bathed me with its strong resolution.” (23) During hard times Ultima’s owl had sung songs to help Antonio and his family to sleep. Ultima’s owl is able to comfort Antonio when Ultima couldn’t. The second significant trait of Ultima’s owl is being able to protect not just Ultima but also Antonio from evil.
Being kept away from Maycomb all that time eventually made him go mad. One day while Boo was sitting on the living room floor, cutting up The Maycomb Tribune, he carelessly plunged his sharp scissor blades into his father’s leg. That act was obviously a cry for help. Boo then was not taken to an asylum, but was put in the Maycomb jail courthouse basement. He was not in there for too long because Mr.Radley had to bring him back home so he would not die from the mold growth.
After the movie, Greg and Rowley soon became paranoid on account of a muddy hand that might kill them, which was in the movie. Unfortunately for Greg, his mother, Susan realises that he and Rowley watched the horror movie after Greg's father told her when he found them sleeping in the bathroom. And then she starts a reading club in which he is the only participant after two days. The reading program, however, is put to a stop when Mr. Jefferson arrives with a huge bill that Greg and Rowley spent on fruit smoothies at the country club, and he forces Greg and Rowley to pay it off. Greg and Rowley decide to do a lawn care service to pay the debt, but they can only make one flyer after Mr. Jefferson told them they cannot use his computer.
Peekay becomes the only person in the whole school that was British and didn’t speak the language that every other kid spoke. He gets beaten up by the Judge and the jury who are the older kids at school and earns the name Pisskop until Harry Crown, a shop owner, renames him Peekay. Peekay also suffers from bed wetting and gets beaten every morning by Mevrou. During the holidays, Peekay goes back home and tells his nanny about his bed wetting problem, Nanny gets a spiritual doctor to come cure his bed wetting problem. The spiritual doctor gives Peekay a chicken that he names Grandpa Chook as a parting gift.
For example, in the short story the Indians view Thomas as being strange, such as telling he tells Victor, “I'm sorry to hear about your dad (Alexie 61).” When asked how he heard of it, he replied that the wind was talking of it, and the birds told him about it, and how the fact of it shined so bright in the sunlight, and oh yeah, your mom was just in here (61). Although in the film, two Indian girl acquaintances stop to pick up Thomas and Victor, agreeing to give them a ride to the reservation bus depot, if Thomas will in exchange humor them with one of his stories. Thomas tells a tale of Victor's dad Arnold, and his days as a hippie protestor, waging war with the National Guard. The two girls laugh excitedly awed as they express their amazement at the realness of the story and his incredibly talented storytelling skills. Another example of the short story shows Thomas as a skinny, crooked toothed, unkempt young man.
She walks up to the Bears house thinking it’s her own house. She tries to break down the door because she couldn’t get it. Goldilocks breaks down the door. She walks in and sits on baby bear's chair and breaks it. Finally she notices that is isn’t her house and just walks away, and goes home.
Crooks is angry at this invasion of privacy, as he is not allowed the option of entering the men's bunkhouse. Lennie asks Crooks if he can stay because everyone else went into town tonight. Lennie hovers around the doorway, talking about his puppy, and Crooks gives in and lets Lennie come into his room. Only Candy has stayed home, and he is sitting in the bunkhouse making calculations about their farm. Lennie starts to talk about the rabbits they're going to get, but Crooks just thinks he's crazy.
Being a young man away from home cooked meals and that lovely warm cuddly sensation that you feel when your mum says goodnight to you was tough enough (Pause) ; let alone the fighting and killing of those that had become your best friends, (pause) your brothers. Well you imagine this. (Pause) One day you’re helping get your dying mate into a Huey, while the others are calling cover fire. Then a month later you’re in some public services office somewhere being told by some Vietnamese woman, who I could barely understand for that matter, that you can’t wear your boots inside as it’s classified as unclean. (Sarcastically) Yeah and she was telling me about unclean.
When the youngest son was set to watch, and claimed that their sister had gone to the outhouse, he claimed that the cows must have died from seeing the moon. The older brothers wandered until they met a Buddhist monk, who sent them back with three magical bottles. They found their sister living alone; she told them their parents and brother had died, and implored them to stay. Finally, she persuaded them to stay the night and somehow made a rich meal for them. In the night, the older brother was woken by the sounds of chewing.
As a form of protection, the medicine man gives P.K an especially brave chicken, named “Mother Courage. P.K gained a sense of self, along with newly found courage, but the attacks by his peers did not end. The harassment peaked when P.K and his pet chicken, we’re tortured at a neo-Nazi cult-like gathering made up of P.K’s classmates. Seconds before P.K was to be killed, a headmaster interrupted the abuse and expelled the said upperclassman, Jaapie Botha. Through the loss of his mother and father, P.K was forced to face his fears and grow up quickly.