The connection of friendship but also at the same time, the forgiveness with Gene and Finny. Also, the values and consequences of the World War 2 as a teenager. Another messages are the fear, fights and jealousy. These problems that can occur when you’re a teenager. These deep messages and problems that can occur in your daily life or around you, makes the reader think or rethink.
Imagine a brother murdering his own brother. Sounds terrible, right? Unfortunately, it actually happened. A disabled boy who went by the name of Doodle was killed by his own older brother - someone who is supposed to be a lifelong protector and best friend. The evidence is undeniable.
James Baldwin’s short story entitled, “The Rockpile" portrayed a blended family in which I discovered themes of dominance, favoritism, rebellion, and alienation. The story introduces the reader to the rockpile within the first few lines which immediately shows that Roy has a desire to rebel against his parents rules. The author states Roy’s eagerness to play amongst the rockpile,“Roy felt it to be his right, not to say his duty, to play there” (15). In this short introduction I could immediately feel Roy’s fascination with the rockpile. The rockpile appeals to Roy not only because he is forbidden, but because he is adventurous and reckless.
When Oliver was first kidnapped by his dad he had to get used to whole new surroundings, and now that he has came home he is experiencing the same thing all over again. It is a copious amount of new things to take in all at once and that makes Oliver uncomfortable. Through Emmy’s conflict with her parents, Oliver’s conflict with the school, and his conflict with his new life it is clear that there are plenty of conflicts in Emmy & Oliver, even though they may not be easy to find. Emmy is starting to have feelings for Oliver, but will Oliver feel the same way or will his problems with his life cover up his feelings?
MAturity allowed Huck to find himself and understand what he morally wants. We come from seeing Huck enjoy and find racism as a daily task to becomming outraged at the sight of his dear friend Jim becomming locked up. || Huck(whom is a teenager) who is morally developing, also very inteligent and even wealthy (like 6k). But he dosnt conform and will loose some of that to not become part of society, or will he mature even more and become a very imfulencal man. (Dunno about this, need extra proof))
In the book, Steinbeck refers to Mack and the boys as beauties and virtues since that is the way that he personally views them. It is most likely that Mack and the boys are referred to in this way because of their somewhat generous nature. This is similar to society’s stereotypes because many do in fact view the homeless as kind, otherwise nobody would give them any money or food. They are also similar in the way that both Mack and the boys and the homeless in general most often swindle whenever they have the chance, but they are also open to helping the other person rather than just taking and not giving back or being thankful. Overall, Mack and the boys hold many similarities to the common day stereotypes pf thieves and con artists’.
Throughout the book The Catcher in the Rye, Holden encounters multiple problems as a troubled teen. Holden either runs into or creates the troubled situations with people, which are constantly demonstrated by the author in the book. Oddly enough, Holden only encounters problems with people when he talks about wanting others company. Now, Holden’s childhood may not be “normal” but his problems with Stradlater, the cab drivers and Mr. Antolini are what shaped his life into what it is now.
A road trip adventure is always fun. However, remember in a road trip film the protagonist needs to learn something new along the way. So, each time Nick finds one of his former girlfriends, Nick needs to learn something new about one’s self (how he treated women, his own fear of commitment or abandonment). The other element in the first part of the second act (road trip) that gets a bit lost is the bonding and conflict between Mason and Nick.
Even if a person is down, it is still important to prioritize humbleness because it can make him find a light in a sea of darkness. The theme people who are hopeless can still be humble is relevant in Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief as shown through Hans, Max, and Ilsa Hermann, who keep this mentality in mind while trying to overcome hardships. Hans keeps this optimistic thinking in mind from the beginning to the very end. “For Hans Hubermann, this uneasy development was actually a slight reprieve” (Zusak 353).
Even after killing Jenny, and getting out of it Dave actions and behavior points to this. All these actions may depict Dave as a not very likeable person, however moral of the story is showing us why it is so important for maturity to take place. For the most part the story is written in a very naturalistic style. There is not much time spend in description, but rather paving the way and letting Dave emotions and thinking of what is going on around him take primary stands in the story. Richard Wright whenever he writes a piece is very much concerned with primarily symbolic undertones of everyday life.
When people think about high school students, they may imagine carefree teens who seem to have little to concern themselves with, except for petty drama within their social groups. However, students are pushed with expectations of achieving stellar grades and being accepted into the colleges of their, or their parents’ dreams. High school shouldn’t be about getting the best grades, or even stressing over being considered popular. Stephen King himself even said, “Let’s face it. No kid in high school feels as though the fit in.”
Have you ever pondered on the fact that one simple decision can change your life as you know it? Your everyday acts may alter your future to the point that it completely changes who you are. In this short story, Hernando Tellez guides you through the path of choice with symbolism and irony. The barber’s razor in this amazing piece of writing is a symbol of life and death, and our choice to act on emotions or contemplate the other possibilities.