In Chapter 6 of To Kill A Mockingbird, a series of action occurs towards the protagonists, Scout, Jem and Dill, revealing their developing stages of maturity. Maturity is an ability to see right from wrong, to settle problems professionally, to be patient, to be sensible and responsible. In the story, the 3 children walks into the Radley’s back yard, which soon shows their poor selection of entering without permission, even with their father’s restricting warnings. The shadow and the shotgun blast was a result in the consequences they irresponsibly did not consider. Next, Jem loses his pants in the escape, showing his lack of responsibility towards his properties.
The struggle they face at Devon in the summer of 1942 force them to grow up and lose the innocence of their youth. Gene states “I couldn’t help envying him that a little, which was perfectly normal.” (Knowles 25) Each turn of the page takes you deeper into Gene’s world from when he bent the branch while Finny was jumping off the tree into the river, to the fall of Finny down the marble steps. Each of these tragic events limits the athletic ability of Finny. The story draws you in like a kid to a candy bar and you feel Gene’s agony as he realizes his jealousy of Finny is unfounded. The author shows Gene’s growth throughout the novel as he tells Finny that he is the one who shook the branch and pushed him out of the tree and caused his leg to break.
Sarah Ellis’ “Tunnel”, introduces Ken a teenage babysitter, who faces his childhood fear in order to help a child. Ken is an ambitious teenager, who babysits a little girl named Elizabeth. Ken at first feels as though he and Elizabeth don’t connect because they both don’t understand each others idea of fun. Ken asks “Ib, would you like to go on exploration mission?” Even though, Ken doesn’t quite understand everything about Elizabeth, he feels compelled to try and do things so that he can understand Elizabeth better. “Well, sir, [he] spent one summer playing with Barbie dolls and practicing making [his] body into a K”.
Parrot in the Oven: Interview Narrative: Manuel Hernandez Manuel (Manny) Hernandez is a Mexican American boy who is trying to find his place in a society filled with discontentment. The crises and problems that Manny experiences like love, violence, sibling conflicts, gangs, family problems, money shortage, are universal hardships in teenage life. Set in the projects, Manny gives a very realistic account of what it is like to grow up as a minority in a poor, dysfunctional home. Receiving no real direction from his family, Manny battles with what type of man he should and will become. He is tempted by gang life, but at the same time, he seems to have a pure heart that stops him from falling too far.
At first limits his heroism, as Ender believes this is true, “like us they keep the little sucker till he’s six years old. When did you loose yours? You were three. I lost mine before I was five. He almost made it, little bastard little bugger” (Pg 10) though later in the book we see Ender using this as a way to enhance his heroism as he wants to prove his brother wrong.
A wild boy is born, doesn't like his dad's work, and learns some magic from his witchy aunt. The boy uses that magic to defend his town when raiders attack. 2 Because of his success with the raiders, the boy is taken in as an apprentice by the mage Ogion, who gives the boy his true name, Ged. Ogion tries to teach Ged about magic and the balance of powers. But Ged wants more power (partly to impress a girl…you know how it is), so he almost summons a shadow monster.
Attics, scout jem and society all misjudged boos shy personality for so,e crazy killer man. - . As the story goes on we find scout beginning to realises boos situation. When scout and jem are in a life threatening situation boo reveals himself and saves the young lives of them. By the times Attucks and heck Tate understand boos innocence, to was to late to save him.
When he was only a boy, he was arrogant, proud, impatient, and full of spite, but still boasted greatly about his amazing magical talents. When Ged first gained these bad personality traits, the action began. It continued when Ogion tried to correct him and Ged pushed him away. When he encounters the shadow at the end of the novel, he realizes that it was his bad qualities; fused together to make a hateful creature meant to haunt him, and to teach him to correct his faults. In doing so, he lost some time from his youth due to spending numerous years chasing and hiding from the shadow.
A superego is much like a parent; they help the id by holding back their urges and the ego by trying to make them behave morally. A character from Lord of the Flies acts much like the superego does. That character’s name is Piggy. Piggy was the type of kid that no matter what happened; he tried to make things better (Barron 1). One was when the boys were stuck on the island, Piggy was always picked on by Jack, the id, and ignored by Ralph, the ego, yet Piggy still tried to warn others of the tragedies ahead of them.
For example “and down he fell, but staggered up immediately” and “he would stand Hindley's blows without winking or shedding a tear”, reflects how much stronger and tougher Heathcliff is in comparison to Hindley who has led a sheltered life. Although Hindley’s treatment of Heathcliff is horrible, it can be understood why, as a child, he behaved this way, because Heathcliff came in as a threat to his legacy, and his rude behaviour was a way of self-preservation and a natural instinct as a child, not liking a new arrival, especially of such a different class. Heathcliff’s appearance is also said to reflect that of a Roma or gypsy, described as a “dirty, ragged, black haired child” perhaps relating to his solitary, reserved nature, as he feels he doesn’t belong. The difference between the behaviour of Catherine and Hindley in comparison to that of Heathcliff is always evident. For example when the children all have measles Nelly says “Cathy and her brother harassed me terribly, he was as uncomplaining as a lamb; though hardness, not gentleness, made him give little trouble.” .This could