Nathaniel Hawthorne, an author during the dark romantics, secluded himself in a room for ten years, dedicating his time to literature and his writing. It was in this environment that he wrote several novels and short stories on the nature of the sinful man. In a specific allegory titled, “Young Goodman Brown”, a man loses his faith and innocence throughout his encounter with the devil in a forest. He ultimately can draw the conclusion that everybody in the village is subject sin, including himself. In Hawthorne’s short story, Young Goodman Brown’s journey in the forest is a lesson that, through the use of symbols, portrays the thought that all men are sinners at heart.
Turning from a prideful boy to being merciful toward his dead brother. In fact, it all began when his brother was born, “with a tiny body which was red and shriveled like an old man’s” (595). Doodle is weakened and incapable of doing activities normal kids do at his age. The narrator encourages Doodle to keep on pushing, but no sooner does the narrator learn that pushing Doddle over his limitations will sooner or later kill him. The narrator kills Doodle indirectly, as a consequence of the lack of knowledge he has about Doodle’s medical issues, and as said before, being enveloped in pride.
After running from the police when johnny stabbed Bob a soc they find themselves in an abandoned church. When Ponyboy returns to society after being in the hospital. He finds himself meeting with Randy, Bob's best friend. Pony is suppried when Randy tells him that he's sorry for Pony and how Bob's parents never gave him limits. This changes Pony’s belief that all socs were evil because”Randy was too cool to feel anything yet there was pain in his eyes.”(116)Pony continues to hate the socs but this changes his view on the socs and reminds him they're human too.
herman Alexie began to break down the walls of Native American Reservation life ever since he picked up his first book; or in his case a Superman comic when he was only three years old. Alexie had not yet learned to read, but assumed that the comic read, “ Superman is breaking down the door,” and that Superman says, “I am breaking down the door.”. Growing up on a Spokane Reservation, his creativity; like the brown door in the comic, is blocked. His fellow classmates and his white teachers continuously told him that because of his heritage, because he was “Indian”, he was not supposed to be smart. He was ridiculed by the people around him for answering questions in class and reading books.
In the novel The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton the character Darrel Curtis is unquestionably influenced by his gang as it prevents him from being successful to becoming the father of the gang, and overall being someone to look up to. Darrel, or Darry has always wanted to become something amazing in life, but sadly when his parents died in a fatal car crash, he was left to raise his two younger brothers, Sodapop, and Ponyboy. More specifically, Darrel chooses his gang over his potential future to care for his friends but sadly, “. . .
Shoot, my old man don’t give a hang whether I’m in jail or dead in a car wreck or drunk in the gutter”’ (88). This is the one time Dally talks about his father. It shows that his dad does not care for him. Similarly, Johnny’s parents ignore him most of the time, but when they do acknowledge him they are beating him. Johnny even says, “‘ I think I like it better when the old man is hittin’ me.” Johnny sighed.
The main character’s definition of himself changes. To begin, the book’s main character is teenager Ponyboy Curtis. One page one, Ponyboy opens the story saying how he wished he looked like Paul Newman because Paul Newman is tough and Ponyboy is not. He explains he is different for him to see a movie with others because it feels like someone is reading over his shoulder. He always compares himself to his older brothers who he describes to be much cooler and much more tuff.
Have you ever been so ashamed of who you are associated with, that you push them past their own physical limits for your own good? In the short story, The Scarlet Ibis, by James Hurst makes you think about what is truly from the goodness of the brother character’s heart or if he is just being selfish. Ever since Doodle was born, he had no hope from anyone. Brother was the first one to look past his disabilities and see that he had the potential to be normal. Although Brother has to care for Doodle and teach him how to walk, run, swim, and row, it was only because he was sick of giving all of his personal time to the little disabled boy who could not walk.
Tension between the characters in the novel “The Outsiders” is like stretching a rubber band until it breaks. After reading chapter one of the novel “The Outsiders” by S. E. Hinton, I can summarize that it is about a fourteen year old boy named Ponyboy, who is apart of a gang called the greasers and how he has strong feeling against his oldest brother. Also, in the text the author writes about how Ponyboy 's parents died in a car accident. I believe that Ponyboy doesn 't like Darry because he does not have parents and Darry trying take the parent role. First and foremost, Ponyboy doesn 't like Darry because he is trying to be his guardian.
Everyone needs to experience hopelessness in order to find hope because it plays an essential part of life to have hope. Without hope, nothing would be accomplished nor would anyone want to accomplish them, for without hope, there will only anticipation for failure. Two different stories talk about two different young men with one thing in common; they find hope after leading a hopeless life. The main character from Alexie’s The absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian feels like nothing, a nobody due to his birth defects and the lack of hope throughout the reservation he lives on. After finding inspiration from one of many mentors, he leaves the reservation which starts his journey to finding hope, just like the main character in Vonnegut’s short story ,”The Boy Nobody Could Handle”.
A song that connects to the novel The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton is I How to Save a Life by the Fray. This song shows the theme of losing a friend and not being the same. When the song says “I lost a friend” it is relating to the Greaser’s and mainly Ponyboy when Johnny died in the hospital. In the beginning of the book when Pony was describing all the Greasers he said that Johnny was like the gang’s pet, everyone’s kid brother.
In S.E Hinton’s novel, The Outsiders, Darry discloses that although he seems stern he cares and wishes to protect his family. When Ponyboy returns home past his curfew Darry is furious, but also extremely concerned, so he questions Pony by saying ‘“I reckon it never occurred to you your brothers might be worrying their heads off … Can’t you use your head?”’() As before Darry had learned Ponyboy and Johnny had been sleeping in an empty lot while it was cold outside and responded by saying “”You haven’t even got a coat on.’”() Darry reacted in a manner that seemed like he was uncaring and mean, but Ponyboy had scared him by risking getting injured or ill. Darry had been forced to grow up faster to take the place as caretaker of his brothers
"Nothing Gold Can Stay" is a poem written by Robert Frost. In that poem there are lots of them,es and life messages that are used. In the poem Robert Frost states "Nothing Gold Can Stay" which means nobody in the world can stay innocent forever. An example of this that is in "The Outsiders" is when Johnny killed a soc than ran away with Pony. By the way that in the novel after Johnny kills the soc he states " I killed that boy, I killed him".