Question 20 on the 2011 pass paper, critical essay. The movie 8mile explores in great detail countless emotions from beginning to end. The movie is based around a young rapper called Jimmy B-Rabbit Smith, who is stuck a rut and is struggling to make a success of his life. He has been brought up with racial abuse and is surrounded my violence and drugs everyday of his life. He lives with his mum and her boyfriend in a trailer park due to his dead end job.
In Germany at the end of World War II sixteen-year-old Gisela, her mother, brothers and grandmother flee their home ahead of advancing Russian troops. When an air raid destroys the train station, Gisela and her brothers are buried alive and must try to survive with little food or water until they can be dug out. (F) Pearsall, Shelley. ALL SHOOK UP. Josh is mortified when he has to relocate and live with his father who has a new profession: Elvis impersonator.
With none of these things he becomes a very unhappy and with no income, he becomes a very poor boy. Grief is a very important theme throughout Runner but is not the only important one. Throughout the novel Runner ‘running’ is a predominant theme. Initially Charlie ran for himself to keep warm. “Charlies Feehan’s the name, I would have said.
The Amos family locked him in a shed outside their home and Bud escapes. He decides to look for the person he thought is his dad, the person from the flyer, Herman E. Calloway, a band leader. He travels all over and finally finds the band. He is convinced that Herman is his father but Herman denies it. Finally they both realize that Bud is Herman’s grandson because his mother is Herman’s daughter.
His teachers would say he would go nowhere in life, his parents would fight continuously and he found it very difficult to make friends. Tim Burton dropped out of school when he was 15 years old. Despite all of Tim’s childhood problems, Tim has managed to incorporate them and his life values into his films, which is how he has had such a long term success as a movie director. One of Burton’s most successful films is the movie Edward Scissor hands. The movie is about a man named Edward who has scissors for hands and tries to fit into the ‘perfect society’.
Therefore, Hing-Wun’s struggle against his hard work for his family is in vain. Moreover, Hing-Wun stuggles against loneliness; he does not have a friend except his business partner, Uncle Yat; but Uncle Yat leaves Irvine to live with his son. Since Hing-Wun’s only friend leaves, he becomes
He lives in a gritty and dismal Scottish town with his cantankerous grandfather and cruel drug-dealing stepfather, Stan, while his drug-addicted mother, Jean, is in prison. This is a town where both unemployment and crimes are widespread and little hope is available to the city’s youth. Instead of going to school, he spends his time with his friends defying the police all day. Liam and his friends live on the edge of the society. His only connection to a more privileged world is his sister, Chantelle.
Sonny, in contrast, has no interest in school, or listening to any of his elder brother’s advice. James’ concern is realized when he discovers his brother is hooked on heroine and is undergoing rehabilitation. These two brothers never see eye to eye and take very different paths to escape the turmoil of the inner city in what the author calls “the darkness outside.” As the story unfolds, Sonny teaches the teacher that personal freedom and happiness can take many different paths.
In the story “Stones”, by Timothy Findley, a relationship between David Max and his son Ben is estranged by the effect of war. David Max is an ordinary man who owns a flower shop with his wife, and three children. David joins the army to protect his children, so in the future they would not have to join. When David returns from the war he is destroyed; his guilt ate away at him from the inside and out and he never returns to the father he once was. David becomes unrecognizable to his friends and family.
Emily Stewart ENGL 1302 Villarreal 04/03/2014 Paper 2 Rough Draft In Paul’s Case, author Willa Cather elaborates heavily on the temperament of a young man, Paul, and his struggle and triumphs in and around his home on Cordelia Street. Paul goes through the motions of life completely dissatisfied by his normal surroundings. School, his home on Cordelia Street, and most importantly, his father, all drive him into a hole of depression that he can only escape through arts. All though the arts–music, theatre, art– alone did not relate to Paul, the setting mixed with the arts “seemed to free some hilarious spirit within him” (Cather 126). Paul’s father, as described by Paul’s thoughts, is a wealthy business man who believes in