the regret he has turns to outbursts of violence and anger, which he takes out onto his younger brother Wes. This lack of discipline and self control soon rubbed off onto wes as show in chapter 6. “Wes’s attendance became sporadic, and once his first child was born, he just stopped going” and also in “Wes would play videogames in the house and then head out to check on his drug operation...Wes would normally be out “trying to find a job”, as he would tell her” (110). From the text the author Wes Moore shares how these foolish actions will further limits his chances of getting a real job and being hired and how it was and easier way for Wes to get back into the drug game so soon after he is released from prison. On other side, author Wes Moore, getting involved in military school, was and experience that shaped his attitude and behavior.
In this short story, a boy tries to teach his handicapped younger brother to blend in and act normal. The older brother tries to teach Doodle, his younger brother, to walk instead of crawl but there are many obstacles to overcome. As events unfold, the older brother becomes frustrated and angered with Doodle’s issues. Little does Doodle’s brother know, mistreating his brother can have serious consequences. Throughout the story, Doodle’s older brother shows many different characteristics
Lastly, the two words the son and the man add to the complexity of the relationship. This shows that the man can’t picture himself being a father, especially after knowing he can’t meet the child’s expectation, but will always picture his son being a child in his eyes. In conclusion the author uses literary devices to add depth and emotion to the complex relationship between the two characters. He does this by changing the point of view throughout the poem from son to father. He uses a purposeful structure from present to future coming back to present to demonstrate with the complexity of the father's
Selfish choices and behaviors can have a harmful and unfortunate ending for others. This idea is made clear when two brothers face complications in their relationship. In “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst, one's selfish pride is displayed by character development and an ironic resolution. The selfish mindset of the narrator helps his younger brother develop an ability that no one believed he could ever demonstrate. Resulting in, the narrator helping his younger brother, but “he did it for [himself], that pride.”(3).
The story is about two brothers brothers who are very different. Doodle, the younger brother is very attached to Brother, his older brother, Brother is embarrassed of Doodle because has physical and mental problems that keep him from doing stuff that “normal” people can do. Brothers pride destroyed his relationship with Doodle by abusing Doodle, Forcing Doodle to learn to walk and swim when he didn’t feel safe doing so, and doing something that the doctor had said not to do, killing Doodle.
The author uses words choice and foreshadowing to show the lesson. “...”Look up,” he said to his father. “What?” his Father said, looking up.“Look down” Laurie said. “Look at my thumb, gee you’re dumb.” he began to laugh insanely”(1 and 2) Laurie is showing disrespect to his parents and they do not care that he is. His mother and father only care about this Charles kid causing a ruckus in school.This gives Laurie the chance to be lousy at home without his parents noticing.Laurie makes up Charles to benefit from getting in trouble, so that his parents focus on Charles and not him.
Holden also hates getting too close to people because they always end up leaving him. For example, at Elkton Hills School, Holden met a guy named James Castle and he thought James was a nice guy who he could be friends with. The boy was bullied by some boys and ended up taking his own life. “Finally, what he did, instead of taking back what he said, he jumped out the window...He had on this turtleneck sweater I 'd lent him” (Salinger 92). Another example of someone he liked leaving him was Allie.
Gladwell instills the technique of repetition to spark feelings from the reader to persuade his audience. Making use of pathos. He also appeals to the reader’s emotions in his last and final thoughts stating, “..we could try to console ourselves with the thought that there was nothing we could do, that no law or intervention or restrictions on guns could make a difference…..But the riot has now engulfed the boys who were once content to play with chemistry sets in the basement.” (page 13) to force the reader to ponder on this
The scene from The Glass Castle that presented a universal topic was when Jeanette's dad would come to the home drunk and Jeannette would try to clean up after him. In the scene, the father would come home drunk and have a rampage destroying the home. Once he was asleep she would try to clean the mess he had left but her mom would insist because he wouldn't see the mess he caused. A quote to prove this, “He came home in such a drunken fury that Mom usually hid while we kids tried to calm him down. He broke windows and smashed dishes and furniture until he'd spent all his anger; then he'd look around at the mess and at us kids standing there.
When truth dawns upon him, he feels terrible and intensifies his acts of building fences around himself because he never gives his family a chance of knowing and understanding him. This trait is revealed when his son Cory confronts him and tells him how he has been a terrible father and how he destroyed his dreams in the fear of his son being more successful than him. Cory also openly tells him how he treated his mother in an inhuman way by impregnating another woman. Troy, instead of lowering his tone and accepting the reality, goes ahead and drives his son out of his house, claiming that he is man enough to fend for himself. It is quite ironical that Troy is chasing Cory out of a house which legally belongs to his brother Gabriel.
Fear is the worst feeling to have, but fear also creates suspense because some people are not themselves when they are afraid. In the story "Refresh,Refresh" by Benjamin Percy two boys turn into a new person when their fathers leave for the army. The boys became very violent someone completely different from who they were before their dad left for the army, "before he could even speak, I brought my fist to his diaphragm, knocking the breath from, his body." (5). The boys in "Refresh, Refresh" were so afraid of what Dave was about to say that they acted out of fear and started to beat Dave up.
In the beginning of the story Brother wanted to smother Doodle because he wasn’t “all there”. Brother was forced to take Doodle wherever he went.This probably made him annoyed of Doodle’s presence.Brother wanted a brother that could do everything that he could. Brother also pushed Doodle just to make him “normal”.Brother said that he was ,”...embarrassed of having a cripple brother”,as stated on page 347. He even
Tobirama glazed over at his son for a few second to see the enjoyment, then his eyes averted back to you. “Couldn’t sleep?” You nodded, rubbing your stomach. “WHEEEEEE!” [S/N] yelled. From your peripheral vision, you saw your son dangerously swinging that sword around. “Be CAREFUL---!” Before you could even attempt to save him, it was too late.
Shirley Jackson tries to explain to the readers that lying to someone else about something important can often lead into more trouble. In the story, Laurie causes mischief at school, and lies to his parents that a boy named Charles caused all of the trouble that he had actually did. By creating Charles, Laurie had to keep lying to his parents in order for him to stay out of trouble at home. However, Laurie’s parents became suspicious of Charles when they found out that he became a helper at school, and later discovered themselves that Laurie was the source of the trouble within the classroom. This probably made his parents infuriated; more so than if he simply confessed earlier.
Telemachus releases his pent-up testosterone to take care of a problem that he should have dealt with a while ago, the suitors. “Suitors plague my mother-against her will-/… By god, it’s intolerable, what they do-disgrace,/ my house a shambles!” (Homer. 2. 55- 68) is an excerpt from Telemachus’ speech to rid the suitors. He literally tells the suitors that they are leeches and they lack the guts to properly ask for his mother’s hand in marriage by asking her father.