This lack of color represents his objection to the status that the colors portray for the Heathers. JD bemoans the absence of justice, expressed when he speaks back to the “jocks” of the school. He is not afraid of defending himself, as the other students are. When Heather Chandler tells Veronica to write a counterfeit letter from Kurt to Martha Dunstock, although Veronica hesitates with her response she ends up acquiescing to Heather’s low level status and forges the letter. Unlike the other characters, JD doesn’t try to become accepted.
The kids bullied her even physically, and nothing was done to help her. Why did this happen? People are treated differently, but society does not wish to change at the whim of others. In John Steinbeck’s novella Of Mice and Men, set in the 1930’s of Salinas Valley, California. Now main characters, a static character Lennie Small, who has a disability that he has trouble processing things, being slower than others.
She keeps herself isolated from others and is often a loner. Margot is also depressed about not seeing to sun and living in a sense of her own world as well. According to All Summer in a Day, “she would play no games with them in the echoing tunnels of the underground city” (Bradbury, 2). She is showing more and more signs of
She should not of been obligated to change because of her differences. The only reason Stargirl was told to change was because she was considered “unknown territory” and distinct compared to the students at Mica Area High School. “She was unknown territory. Unsafe. We were afraid to get too close.” (Spinelli 26) Stargirl is unlike anyone at the High School, meaning that the students are not used to the way she acts.
“All Summer in a Day” Thematic Essay The short story “All Summer in a Day,” written by Ray Bradbury, depicts a dystopian world on Venus revolving around the struggles the main character, Margot, faces. Margot suffers from constant bullying by her classmates, who despise her in part because she is the only person on Venus who remembers how the sun looks and feels, due to the fact that on Venus, the sun only comes up for two hours every seven years. An important theme built from this fact that Bradbury emphasizes is jealousy and its effects on human conduct, which is greatly supported by certain events in the story and can easily be implemented into daily life. There are two main reasons for why the classmates are jealous of Margot. First,
The choices made at the end of each story were made due to characters pride getting the best of them and can be predicted to harm them in the future. After walking away from Miss Moore, Sylvia thinks about the day and claims “ain’t nobody gonna beat me at nuthin” (Bambara 6). Throughout the story, Sylvia has pessimistic thoughts that may affect her future. By not admitting she learned something, it can be inferred that her pride will not allow her to acknowledge the lesson. Due to this, Sylvia may suffer a fall in her life, such as the quotation, “pride comes before Destruction” suggests.
Moreover, this alienation provides Holden with self-protection as he does not run into any chances of his parents finding out that he has been expelled from school and has run away to New York. Part of the reason Holden does not call his sister, Phoebe, is due to his “parents being the ones that answered the phone” (77). Holden finds protection in avoiding talking to anybody, which results in isolation. This event contributes to plot development as after refusing to call anybody, Holden continues to make excuses for things he should be doing, but does not. With each of Holden’s excuses, new adventures arrive, thus thickening and developing the
This is so unique because Leo explains that, “You almost never get [an intense stare such as Stargirl’s] from people,” and this evidently surprised him. This tells us that people in his school prefer to stay fairly contained. I infer that they do not want to stand out that much, because if they did then they would stare at people similar to the way Stargirl did. But, because Leo says that you almost never get this stare from anyone, it shows us that no one in his school is daring to stand out, and that his school’s culture is very shy.
In An Analysis of the Adolescent Problems in The Catcher in the Rye, Lingdi Chen says that Holden sees the protection of children’s innocence as a primary virtue and that he enjoys being with Jane Gallagher and Phoebe because they are innocent and youthful. Holden is extremely kind to Jane Gallagher not only because she’s innocent but also because he thinks he can help her keep her innocence by being her friend and punching Stradlater before he takes her on a
In the story Quarta is different than others but she is courageous when she has to stand up for herself and for other kids. This is courage. Courage is standing up for yourself, and Quarta does. For this reason, when Jenna says“you are being mean and unfair.” Then Jenna's friends say” You start a sports league, with a brand new game, and only invite some of the students in the school? That’s unfair.” Quarta just laughs and says it has been open to all players, she just thought they didn't want to join.