Tyler Sylvester Language Arts 3rd period Ms. Lewis February 8, 2013 In “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” there is a witty man, bored with his life and is stuck with an annoying marriage with a nagging wife. Walter Mitty is a dull person with an exciting imagination. To escape reality he daydreams through the story. In the story “Uncle Marcos “ There is another odd guy with an actual exciting life, unlike Walter Mitty who has to dream his excitement. Marcos attempts to win over his cousin Antoinette, who shoots him down a many of times.
As Terry continues with his supper, he is asked by his uncle what he’s been up to. They argue back and forth about his uncle going up to the attic to check out what he’s been doing up there. His uncle says he better not have been playing with matches up there. After supper, Terry’s uncle goes up to the attic and he is laughing in amusement as he came down the stairs. He says to his wife “You’d never guess what that kid has been doing up there!” After Terry’s uncle and aunt find what he has been doing, they both laughed at the fact that a boy was playing with paper dolls.
Money is not only thing that can make someone happy; it’s the littlest things that can bright up someone’s life, which is what the author shows in I am the Messenger. The desire for prosperity in The Great Gatsby contradicts to the quality of a good human being, which the author expresses. Similarly in the novel I am the Messenger, Ed’s good will leaves a mark on people’s heart as he delivers the messages. Ed finds out that the last three messages are about his closest friends and when he reaches the last he says “I don’t want to waste time. I’ve come so far since the holdup.
this is was big eye opener for Gilbert because he realized he shouldn’t be letting arnie hold him back from being happy in his life. he then began to live with the way arnie acted and his challenges he accepted them and allowed him to find happiness. This is a great example of a character not letting someone or something confine them and end up being happier than those around
Madison also thought it was due to hormones and allowed the behavior to continue. 3. Family Interview Tristan Donley-15-year-old IP: Tristan describes himself as shy, easy to be around, has a temper and is easily angered when confronted about his character. He’s always done good in school only because it came to him and that’s the reason he does’t like to go because he’s not learning anything. He hates his brother because he’s annoying and always getting into his business.
Phil had a heart attack because he was so stressed out from work, and he didn’t have a life outside of work so he was always stressed out. Everyone should have a hobby to enjoy, something that is not stressful and that gives them a break from everything else in life. Phil worked so much that his son didn’t know what he was like and his wife had been missing him for years. Family life is very important for a married man and Phil didn’t have that in his life. Now he is dead and his wife left widowed and his children
Parry’s tribulation of constantly being lonely may be solved simply because he trusts that his friend will help him be with Lydia. Without Jack, Parry would continue his obsession with Lydia and may have never spoken with her in his life. In The Shawshank Redemption Andy has a major issue as he experiences the dreadful abuse from a group of other prisoners called ‘The Sisters’. He uses his intelligence in the business field to show the guards and Warden Norton he can assist them with their taxes and papers. As he earns their trust, he begins to earn his protection from Bogs and The Sisters: “Two things never happened again.
Johnny wants his family to accept him, he want to be loved by his parent. He has never gotten that love because his mother didn’t love him and his father was a drunken alcoholic, who abused him. He seeks acceptance from the gang, and although stabbing Bob, which is completely out of character, as Ponyboy says “Johnny is the quite one”. (chp.1). He does it to protect Pony and so the gang would love him more and let him be a part of it.
Gordie is faced with the neglect of his parents and feels like the “invisible boy at home” after the death of his older brother Dennie. Chris’s friendship makes gordie feel a lot better about himself and makes Gordie realise that he doesn’t have to live up to what Dennie was and that he can for full his dream of becoming a writer. Chris is faced with the problem of living under his bad family reputation but Gordie makes him realise he can escape from the shadow of his family name and tells him “you can do anything thing you want man.” This shows Chris and Gordies relationship is very important as they have both made life better for each other throughout the film. The parallel
He has a normal life and so longs for something so much more in his life. Mitty feels confident and strong, which is exactly as he would like his wife to think of him. No matter how strong and powerful Walter Mitty feels that he is or can be, he always seems to be defeated by a woman, namely Mrs. Walter Mitty. Mitty dislikes the way he is treated by his wife, and other people, when in his mind, he is something much more than an ordinary old man. I know when I look at my wife I too long for her to look at me as something.