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.
“Untouchables” by Jonathan Kozol is a horrible truth about people who live on the streets across the America. “Thousands of American people live in dumpsters behind restaurants, hotels, and groceries,” he says. The author provides tremendously detailed stories of homeless people that are homeless not by choice, but certain circumstances have happened in their lives that put them in their current situation. He points out a deficit of compassion and understanding, shortage of sympathy that leads to indifference and unconcern. It turns out that people not only careless, but also rude and label homeless as “undesirable” or even “trash”.
The most prominent tension is presented between the older and younger generations. There is tension between Mr Birling and Eric throughout the play but their relationship is shown best in an exchange after Mr Birling discovers Eric is a thief, a drunkard and responsible for fathering Eva’s child "You damned fool – why didn’t you come to me when you found yourself in this mess." Eric’s reply that his father was not "the kind of chap a man could turn to when he’s in trouble" indicates that there is some connection missing between them, which has been harmed by tension. Mr Birling is portrayed as a neglectful and unapproachable father who would have used his position to prevent a family scandal rather than show sympathy for his son who is clearly unhappy with no direction in life. His treatment of Eric has led to Eric’s downfall so that ironically his
The fact that the speaker doesn’t want to be ignored shows that they clearly want empowerment but no one seems to even acknowledge him, this is also shown through the repetition of “I” which threads themes of childishness and immaturity, showing that the character yearns and craves attention, it is quite obvious that this person’s world revolves around them where they are too ignorant to see beyond this. However, it could be argued that the voice is not solely negative because there are only empty threats mentioned with no real violence other than squashing a “fly” which is completely harmless and something we have all done. The cat that
Peter shows how he hates work, so the key to his happiness is just not going. Although he Peter was all for his own happiness, Milton began to think in a similar further into the film. This caused the two characters to butt heads. Milton told Peter he would not turn down his radio volume, basically just because it made him happy. A line from Self Reliance by Emerson tells that “their rage is decorous and prudent, for they are timid, as being vulnerable themselves.” Milton’s lack of timidity helped him gain his personal happiness therefore exemplifying transcendentalism.
The Destruction of Jem Are children able to cope with the darker secrets of humankind? This question is put to the test in To Kill a Mockingbird, a novel by Harper Lee. In the book, Jem is the brother of narrator Scout Finch, four years older than she. Jem represents the ideals of bravery and justice in Scout’s life, and the manner in which his definitions of humanity change over the course of the story is vital to her development as a person. Along the course of the novel, Jem grows from a precocious young boy who drags his unwilling sister along as a co-conspirator to his nefarious schemes into a maturing young man who helps Scout better understand the problems and events that rage through their childhoods.
Reasonable Eccentric Behavior of Dorian Gray . In the book, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Dorian Gray is a handsome and proper man, but on the inside he is full of madness, guilt and misery. Initially he’s a melodramatic and petulant young man , but after realizing his true morals –his life skews toward the futile side. Instead of fixing his life, he lives for the pursuit of pleasure which makes him indifferent. Although his actions are very insane, they can be seen as rational to reader considering hedonism.
His society believes that colored people have no human rights, and are thought to be pieces of property traded or used as slaves for labor. This idea has influenced Huck from a young age to believe that colored people are not considered equal to white individuals, often causing him to have strong disagreements with Jim along their journey. “I see it warn’t no use wasting words — you can’t learn a nigger to argue. So I quit.” Huck makes it seem as if robbers murder him during a break in, so he can run away from his hometown to escape his drunken father and the life he feels unsuited for. Jim runs away due to overhearing his owner, who is also Huck’s guardian, talk about selling Jim.
He shows no remorse for his actions and is inconsiderate of how Daisy might feel. He is lost because he has no certainty in his life and he lacks the feeling of belonging to a place of group. This is why he does the things that he does, because the only way he can cope with the horrifying idea that he has no real place to call home. To bring joy to his life, he turns to infidelity and alcoholism. Tom is also as rude as too straight up call Myrtle’s little puppy a bitch.
Lucky seems happy to be working for Dove as well as living with him and there seem to be a light ahead for him. Yet after a couple of deals gone wrong, and the breaking of a rule Dove had made, Lucky is shot in the head. Firstly I want to discuss if his lifestyle was chosen by himself or if it just was a path he was set upon. Lucky is only fifteen years old. He’s living at home in the beginning, but gets kicked out by his parents because of his drug addiction.