The Outsiders Ponyboy Curtis A groundbreaking teenage rebel story written by a brilliant writer S.E Hinton "The Outsiders" is about a gang of brothers and friends called the "Greasers" who learn the importance friendship. Ponyboy Curtis, the youngest member of the greasers, narrates the novel. Ponyboy theorises on the motivations and personalities of his friends and describes events in a slang, youthful voice. Ponyboy’s interests and academic accomplishments set him apart from the rest of his gang. Because his parents have died in a car accident, Ponyboy lives with his brothers Darry and Sodapop.
JK Rowling writes an adventurous book of a young boy, Harry Potter beginning with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Harry Potter is born into a magical world but raised by ordinary people. Harry potter is not a typical hero. Harry becomes a legend at barely one year old when his parents die and he wards off a spell by Voldemort, the most dominant dark wizard starting Harry’s first journey. At the age of 11 he discovers he is a wizard after ten years of cruelty with his aunt and uncle Dursley.
He is the youngest at about 14. He is one of th smartest Curtis brothers. He skipped a grade and is in high school. Everybody sees Ponyboy as a greaser. Everybody thinks that because he's a greaser that he just like the rest of them.
Willy Loman and the Common Misconception of the “American Dream” Throughout Arthur Miller’s play, Death of a Salesman, Willy Loman chases after the popular “American Dream” of the 1900s-to be a successful businessman with the white picket fence around your house, modern technology (such as cars and refrigerators), and the satisfaction of being able to provide for your own family. Unfortunately, this chase causes the Loman family to fail in their jobs and eventually leads Willy to commit suicide. It is easy to blame Willy for his death by simply calling him crazy, however there are many different factors that added to Willy’s fragile state. Fred Ripkoff states that in order to understand the identity crisis of Loman (and other Miller characters), that “it is necessary to understand shame’s relationship to guilt and identity.” (1). Willy struggled with finding his identity because he was so caught up in his chase for his “American Dream”.
In Chapter 167, he runs away from home to find his mother in London and that’s where his adventure begins. This is like how the hero sets out to find the princess in a locked castle. In chapter 179, he made a huge sacrifice of leaving his so-called safe zone which was his garden, shed, and the shelf, in order to find his mother in London. To sum it up, Christopher had to live separated from his mother for many years, leave his home, and his so-called comfort zone to find her. Secondly, Christopher faced his supreme ordeal despite the fact he had a mental disorder.
At last after entering Emily's house he is not seen again. The townsfolk assume Homer has finally left Emily and she retreats into seclusion. Many years later and after her death the townspeople enter Emily's house, discovering the corpse of Homer. Fearing abandonment it seems Emily murdered Homer and preserved his presence in her life. Freezing the change that threatened her way of life in an everlasting embrace.
The secret has eaten him alive and he is never able to recover and forgive himself. When his family finally finds out about the lie, they are astonished, shocked, and hurt. Paul says “Don't be bitter? We visited her grave!” (Edwards 382). Him and his mother can not forgive David because he has made them both miss out on the daughter and sister
Josie’s father, Michael Andretti, comes back into Josie’s life with no idea that he had a daughter. When he finds out that Josie is his daughter, both him and Josie decide to have nothing to do with each other. At school Josie hangs out with her troublemaking friends, Sera, Anna and Lee. Josie has a crush on the school captain of their brother school, John Barton. She also meets Jacob Coote, the school captain from the local state school, who asks Josie out.
Since Odysseus left to go to war, he unintentionally neglected the chance to have a bonding partnership with his son Telemachus and a marital relationship with his wife Penelope. By remembering the family he has waiting for him at home, Odysseus does his best to seek a way home. Enchantress Circe informs him that “in order to reach home he must journey to the land of the dead, Hades, and consult the blind prophet Tiresias” (Homer.1.1064). In contrast to Odysseus, Edward lacks a relationship with his wife and son because he travels a lot. Unlike Odysseus, Edward has a better chance of improving the family connection he lacks because he is home from time to time.
This explains Miss Emily’s house being the only one left in the neighborhood, “lifting its stubborn and coquettish decay” (1). She fancies her childhood ‘till death. * Emily also refuses to let go of Homer Barron, a treat that she was never allowed to have. When she discovers that her sweetheart went away, she decides to purchase poison and as everyone thought she was going to kill herself, we find Homer’s dead body lying on her bed, which has been for years. This is where we learn that Emily would rather kill Barron than to let him go.