And they probably came to Pencey that way” (2). In this paragraph, the audience hears Holden’s negative immutable perspective about his school Pencey as he seems to not like the school at all, much less the people in it. The author uses words like “splendid” and “clear-thinking” to really express holden’s strong opinion about the guys at Pencey and how they don’t meet the expectations that the school holds. In the beginning of the book the reader is introduced to Mr. Spencer who is one of Holden’s teacher’s. Mr. Spencer comes out as a nice teacher whose only intention is to help Holden and guide him through the misfit of society as he realizes that Holden needs a hand to hold.
He often calls himself a coward because of his inability stand up for his own beliefs. (78) Faber also helps Montag on his run from the police. Faber lets Montag stay in his home and even gives him advice on how to find a group of men called the scholars who are on the run just like him (126). Faber realizes as he is helping Montag that he is finally doing what he should have done when he saw the world falling apart under the crush of technology, “I feel I’m doing what I should have done a lifetime ago,” (125). Faber is a crucial character because he helps Montag understand the importance of literature and how it affected them all when they forgot about
When Ralph was fretting about the boys wandering off and not finishing the hut construction, Simon poked in and said, “You’re chief. You tell them off,” (51). Simon is indeed Ralph’s helper in this book (Enotes: “Compare and contrast Ralph and Simon; both seem to be good characters). I think Golding is trying to make a point that just with one person they can make difference by their unique example. I think another point that made Simon different from the other boys was his meditation.
In Mark Twain’s “The Story of a Good Little Boy”, it is the protagonist’s nature, rather than his virtue, that leads to his demise, suggesting that morality does not always guarantee reward. Jacob Blivens is driven by “his noble ambition” to join the ranks of the good little boys depicted in his Sunday school books. No matter how many times he was discouraged, “ he resolved to keep trying anyhow (Twain 331).” While it’s admirable that he always strives to do what’s right, the
Being too good could be bad but being too bad could be good, William Golding the author of Lord of the Flies takes the reader on an adventure to meet different characters and to see their personalities...the reader gets to know the main characters in the story, Ralph and Jack, who have two different personalities, Ralph is very good at the beginning of the book he is a very good leader, and helps lead the boys to safety when they are in danger but towards the end of the book when the boys are getting rescued, Ralph only wants it for himself, and so he cries like an ¨evil man 's heart¨(Page # 202). Jack starts out bad but becomes somewhat good and helps people instead of going crazy like ralph does. He helps the boys towards the end of the book.
David Brooks successfully persuades his audience through his presentation of his claim, his persuasive writing style, and his usage of emotional appeals. The Other Education written by David Brooks identifies how society lacks the studies of non-scholastic curriculum. Yet, he defines curriculum as a broad term in this article. When thinking about scholastic aspects people ponder the thought of school subjects, however Brooks wishes that society would look past the direct studies. Brooks himself writes, “…Such and such classes, such and such grades, and amassed such and such degrees.” In making this repetitive comment, Brooks dismisses the importance of the syllabus-based education system.
Chatur had mindlessly memorised the speech, without noticing that anything is amiss, partly aided by his lack of knowledge on Hindi. But, this scene clearly showcases the errors in his way of learning and its detrimental effects. This incident also hurts the self-respect of Chatur, eventually leading to a socio-emotional conflict. His sole aim in college is to become the 1st student as said by ViruS. His sadness after the announcement of results is not due to any loss in marks, but purely due to loss of the top position in college.
He wanted “to set in motion machinery which will bring noblest ideas to the doorstep of even the poorest and the meanest.” Vivekananda believed that the essence of Hinduism was best expressed in the Vedanta philosophy, based on the interpretation of Adi Shankara. He said that no one teaches others, they learn by themselves through their experience and efforts in life. Teacher only gives advises. Through this the teacher within motivates himself to learn and to understand things. He criticized the educational system and said that, “You regard that man to be educated who obtains some degree, has passed out some examinations, and is able to deliver fluent lecturers.
The narrator is a secondary school teacher, and although he is “past the age where [he] expects to be made headmaster”, he “respects the work” (466). Although the narrator highly values knowledge, he is still just another human being, and goes way too far to try and understand everything. The narrator is constantly trying to read Lawrence 's mind. Throughout the story, Cheever writes the narrator’s interpretation of Lawrence’s actions, never revealing Lawrence’s actual thoughts. For example, in the scene where the whole family plays backgammon, the narrator spends significant time analyzing Lawrence’s intentions for simply watching the games.
As Chanakya, an Indian scholar once said “A man is great by deeds not but birth”. This quote is quite true to Gandhi as even after being born in a aristocrat family he wore dhoti and spun his Irish spinning wheel to make cloth. He did this because he had started a movement in which the Indian’s stopped buying cloth from the British called ‘Stop British Cloth’. Gandhi was famous around the world due to the impact of his deeds like spinning the Irish wheel. There are many deeds he did which helped him achieve his standard but the three most important one’s are: the 21 day fasts he did to protest against the between the Muslims and the Hindu’s; becoming a successful lawyer with a law office in South Africa back when no one respected India; taking three bullets right in the chest to free India from the British control.