Back to Front We were given an assignment and we were told to write an essay based on the novel “Back to Front”. The novel “Back to Front” is about a boy who’s born Topsy-turvy – yet only on the inside. The novel has a lot of themes, and just to name a few of them would themes like being different, wanting attention and basically fitting poorly into a community be very clear to any reader. This is particularly evident at page 2, first section. “At school, his teachers found him to be a small, sharp peak; slippery and unassailable.
"You can do it. Do you want to be different from everybody else when you start school? "This quote shows that brother really wants to encourage Doodle. He has complete faith in doodle abilities. If brother hadn’t loved him so much; he would have been so concerned that Doodle would suffer, at school if he fit in (pg.350) “When Doodle was five years old, I was embarrassed at having a brother of that age who couldn't walk.” He thinks he can't be proud of himself if Doodle is disabled.
Holden’s views on the innocence of kids and innocence in general, is greatly altered by the profanity he finds on the walls. There are two contrasting details to the profanity; who wrote it and its erasability. At first, Holden is able to erase the curse word and believes a “perverty bum” wrote it, but by the end he understands that it was indeed a child and that even “if you had a million years to do it in, you couldn't rub out even half the "Fuck
The novel, The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, is about a group of buddies known as greasers that stick together through a battle of social classes is told. This group is confronted with many dilemmas in a short period of time that threaten the bonds that they share. The main character, Ponyboy Curtis is top of his class at school, but almost bottom of the class socially. Being intelligent like he is doesn’t mean he doesn’t act like regular people at home, when he argues with his brother, but when he’s around the people he is everyone knows when to keep their trap shut.
For many people, the thirteen years and longer that are spent in school are times of pure torture. The constant influx of homework and the overbearing concepts try their best to separate the fit from the weak. However, in his article “The valedictorian and the loser,” author Matthew House states that it is the valedictorians and the losers have figured out the educational system, allowing them to pass through school without difficulty. That applies for the valedictorian, for House argues that the current school “system” works to break the losers and turn them into valedictorians. Although House incorporates In the article, House introduces that he had always wanted to be a scientist, and he would ask to learn more in elementary school.
In the movie Monsters University, James P. Sullivan and Mike Wazowski are two students with totally different background. Mike has a huge watery eye on his face and his seductive skin seems smooth and flawless. A monster who is not scary is like a person who is not lovely. Mike grew up with the ignoring of all his schoolmates, only his teacher kindly accompanied him. Without scary outlook, he has to study very hard to get what he wants.
Not only does Holden’s dream career show his attempt to preserve innocence, but the “f--- you” signs in the school and museum does also. “I thought how Phoebe and all the other little kids would see it, and wonder what the hell it meant, and then finally some dirty little kid would tell them- all cockeyed, naturally- what it meant, and how they’d all think about it and maybe even worry about it for a couple of days” (201). The quote shows how Holden wanted to avoid the kids seeing the awful language that was written on the wall because the “perfectness” of their naïve world could be tainted. “You can’t ever find a place that’s nice and
When the boys leave class one describes it as “That was weird, but different” revealing that although the boys are uncomfortable with Mr Keating’s methods, it’s still a welcome change. When Todd Anderson, the protagonist, forgot his homework and is asked by Mr Keating to ‘Yawp!’ as punishment, a close up on Todd’s facial expression reveals how shy and embarrassed he is to be in front of the class. This is another example of how un-conforming can take you out of your comfort zone. The paradoxical notion of conformity is exposed during the turning point of the movie. When the group of
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
Popular Culture in contemporary society encourages children and adolescents to behave badly, due to the negative representations of acceptable behaviour as well as the immoral messages presented. Bart Simpson can only be described as a parent’s worst nightmare! Amongst his many qualities such as being rude, a class clown and having no respect for authority, he is now considered to be, alongside great names such as Albert Einstein and Ghandi, as one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people. I’m sorry to say that this is no mistake; the flamboyant Bart Simpson is setting the tone of how your children are to behave, not in a world of yellow people with four fingers, but right here, in the real world. The Simpsons is a Pop Culture phenomenon that has been influencing our lives for 20 years.