During the course of the novel of ‘Deadly Unna?’ the readers are exposed to the negativity between the father and his son. This affects Blacky in way that his self-esteem is almost non-existent, and the negativity is prominent throughout the novel. Examples of the neglect shown by his father are that of the time when Bob refers to Blacky as a ‘gutless wonder’, and the journey we take through the story of Blacky’s deteriorating respect for him. The ‘gutless wonder’ incident was a influential part of the novel, as Blacky realises that his Dad isn’t one to take advice of someone he feels is inferior than him, thus saying, ‘My own son, a gutless wonder. A gutless fucking wonder!’ When Blacky explains to his father about the storm, Bob insults him rather than swallow his pride and takes his son’s advice on board.
Stanley Yelnats shows character development by starting out an overweight boy who does not have any friends from school and is often picked on by his classmates and the school bully, Derrick Dunne. Stanley's family is cursed with bad luck and although they do not prosper they always try to remain hopeful and look at the positives. Stanley shares these traits with his family and although he does not have a lot of self-confidence, he is not easily saddened, which helps him survive the horrendous conditions of Camp Green Lake. Throughout the story he faces many challenges such as other characters. A specific character that almost forcingly causes Stanley to grow up is the Warden.
Without anyone to talk to while growing up, Antwone found it very difficult to express his inner thoughts which often led to violence. This can be seen when someone comments on his sexuality and he decides to start a fight instead of just talking it through or simply ignoring it. Antwone Fisher grew up around abusive people that often made poor decisions in their life and because of this Antwone has not been able to distinguish between right and wrong when faced with certain challenges in his life. An example of this in the film can be seen when his best friend is shot before his eyes while holding up a convenience store.
With these three elements, Richard Wright illustrates the life, hardship and influences of Bigger Thomas, and the down fall of his life in Native Son. Thomas Bigger is a dislikeable and cold character throughout the novel. We recognize that it is not his doing. The fact the Bigger is poor and uneducated; we recognize the circumstances have created his journey towards crime and his controlling bully personality. Bigger is mean to his little sister, cruel to his friends, and uncaring to his girlfriend.
This echoes one of the themes of this novel—adolescent confusion on the way to the adult world and the pain of growing up. As what Holden did before, he alienated himself from the outside phony world so as to protect the inner fragile, confused self. He labelled people around him as phonies and morons but it never downed on him that he was also one of the phonies who would flatter someone on mouth but curse him in heart. He didn’t know what he wanted to get from the adult
Zexi Ren Jarred Wiehe ENGL 1011-020 July 24, 2013 Marty the "Loser" Stoners are always seen as losers in life, as well as in movies. They cannot survive in the world because they do not fit in the society. Also the society see stoners as the odd ones, and the government shows no mercy on them as well. However, in Drew Goddard's horror movie The Cabin in the Woods, unlike in some commercials where stoners are seen as losers, Marty, the stoner, defies this stereotypical perception by surviving until the end of the world. He is not a loser at all.
After the death of Allie, he dealt with the event by breaking all the windows in the garage “just for the hell of it”. The onset of depression may help explain the display of over sensitivity that he shows at times. He views himself as the “catcher in the rye”, saving children and their innocence from entering the adult world that is full of “phonies”. He doesn’t want “to have any goddamn stupid useless conversations with anyone”, which not only supports that he is a “phony” himself, as he strikes up conversations with various people he meets, but also alienates himself from society. Holden’s loneliness and alienation causes him much pain as he seeks for human contact and love.
Salinger shows how Holden’s childhood have shaped his attitude towards others. Through Holden’s characteristics, actions and comments Salinger shows that events in our life can affect the adults we become. Holden tends to be a pessimist teenager that always sees the bad in people, especially in adults. He has the habit to use the word “phony” to describe people, and it seems like he has difficulties having a good social life, but he doesn’t really like to be alone. He has been kicked out of school several times; it seems like he does not care about it; however, he has a decent grade in English class.
This is apparently a problem to them, for the boy had no desires, given his incurable mental illness, “Mad-made objects…could be found in his abstract world.” The couple finally picked a basket with jellies for their son. This makes the reader deeply sympathise the boy’s plight, for a “young man” like him would usually have no interests in jellies which are a suitable present for children. It reflects what his sickness has reduced him to – a teen with intelligence of a child. The boy repeatedly contemplates suicide, and has had yet another failed attempt to do so, and the couple is unable to see him, for fear that “a visit might disturb him”. The couple is revealed to be at a rather old age, “At the time of his birth…now they were quite old.” Their son’s illness has put a huge financial burden on the little family – the father used to be a successful businessman, but is now “wholly dependent on his brother Isaac”.
We, the audience, see the situation from Michael's viewpoint and have little sympathy with Eileen or Annie, despite their good intentions. (K) When Rory is introduced, it is obvious from the start that he poses a threat to the smooth running of Carrigmore as it is envisioned by Eileen and Annie. He is a normal, if slightly rebellious, young man. However, his hairstyle, his mode of dress, his taste in music and his coarse language all cause conflict with the carers in the home. We are shown an unpleasant side to the way in which those with disabilities are treated in our society.