She had a different style and different sight of things.Like as an example Miss.Ferenczi thought they needed a tree in the classroom and a specific type of tree. To be specific on (pg. 44 ln. 76-77) Tommy thought “Savoring the Imminent weirdness of the day”. Tommy likes that Miss.
Ferenczi also is a role model to him. When she tells crazy stories, Tommy becomes inspired and wants to do it himself. (p.63 l.610) “ There’s a tree that’s...that I’ve seen…” But when he starts, he can’t finish a sentence like Mrs. Ferenczi. When Tommy started telling a story like Mrs. Ferenczi, it means he wants to be like her himself. When Mrs. Ferenczi draws a tree which is strange, Tommy wants to do it to so he draws marks on the walls to measure the sun.
Tommy is a little bit disappointed because all of the substitutes are undereducated average teachers. But when Ms. Ferenczi walks into the room tommy immediately realized that Ms. Ferenczi is the cultrary of average. She has a checkered lunch box and blue tinted glasses. Tommy noticed all of those details but one thing that stood
Explore Gaston as a Christ-like figure in Shusaku Endo’s Wonderful Fool In the novel Wonderful Fool, Shusaku Endo draws a clear parallel between Jesus Christ in the Bible and Gaston Bonaparte, the protagonist. Throughout the novel, Endo illustrates Gaston’s pilgrimage in Japan and highlights his Christ-like characteristics through strange encounters, such as those with the stray mongrel, the Higaki siblings and Endo the killer. The four aspects of Gaston that resembles that of Christ; compassion for the weak, source of epiphany, transcendental nature and redemptive quality are revealed in these encounters, and in describing them Endo employs various literary devices, most noticeably symbolism. Gaston’s particular attachment to the dog can thus be seen as a direct reflection of compassion Christ had for the weak. His compassion for the dog is clearly seen when he noticed the vulnerability of the dog, with “no master to take care of it...ugly and old” yet “squatted down and stroked his head.” (Endo, 2008:73) Here, Endo portrays an image of Gaston lowering himself and comforting the mongrel, which has been shunned away from the society and had “been pelted with rocks.” In the Bible Christ often offers protection and comfort particularly to those who have been rejected by the society, most noticeably the incident with a woman caught in adultery who was at risk of being stoned to death.
He was enraged in war during that time and he was trying not to bring the war into the classroom but sometimes he failed. Once, unprepared for class, he winged it, making up facts on the spot like making stories about ancient Egypt and realizing that his “facts” are being fanciful- this proves that this episode of his life inspired the short story “gryphon”, in which a substitute teacher tells her fourth graders some eccentric ideas like angels lives in the clouds over Venus and sometimes visit Earth to attend concerts. How Charles Baxter as a fourth-grade
By creating two scenes with Tommy and his mother, Baxter is able to show that Tommy's fascination follows him home. This reinforces to the reader that his captivation for Miss Ferenczi is perpetual. A well used technique of supporting characters are his fellow classmates. Since they all question the substitute
Chuck Palahniuk once said, “We’ve spent so much time judging what other people created, that we’ve created very, very little of our own.” Bruton, the protagonist in the short story “Welding with Children” is a very subjective character that judges all around him, yet fails to realize that he has a relatively colossal problem in his life. There is discord within his family and specifically with his grandchildren and Bruton becomes conscious that the past has caught up with him. Tim Gautreaux’s characterization of Bruton portrays a comical, yet compassionate image of how judgement and lack thereof can cause a character’s perspective to change and establish a theme. Gautreaux uses the protagonist’s judgement of his own family and others to give a vision into his present and past life, but when he is judged, he is revolutionized and makes an effort to redeem and restore his character. When examining Bruton’s personality, the reader can sense that he is a sarcastic, hardworking welder that did not succeed in college, but learned about “people
Once Sarah realizes that her husband is building a barn, her son Sammy admits that he had also known about the barn for three months. He just “’didn’t think ‘twould do no good.’” (Freeman 650) Whether intentional or not, the father had taught Sammy to think that men could make decisions without consulting their partners and that it was actually better to hide the barn instead of facing the issue. If men had the ability to do things, simply because they were men, why not just do the easy thing and avoid any conversation about it? It was an understandable mindset for Sammy to take on, but it was already leading to a horrible treatment of women as he clearly could not even respect his own mother. But while Father pushes ideals of toxic masculinity onto his son, Mother also pushed similar ideals on their daughter Nanny.
As Diana Moon Glampers, the handicapper general, arises to the podium to give her elocution, the audience can witness her absence of handicaps, which indicates that she is superior to her constituents. In a society that idolizes commensuration, Diana certainly contradicts the equality concept. This level of superiority can be referenced in the book Animal Farm by George Orwell because of his famous quote, “All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others” (118). Since the society in the film 2081 meticulously relates to communist Russia, one interprets it more realistically than the culture in Vonnegut’s story. Opposingly, “Harrison Bergeron” did not include adequate details of the handicaps worn by any of the government officials; however, Tuttle’s film illustrates an authentic society because of the details conscientiously added.
In Harper Lee’s novel “To Kill A Mockingbird”, the importance of the unique individual is shown through the impact that it can have on a society. The impact of the individuality of characters such as Atticus, Calpurnia, Arthur Radley, and Scout are seen in multiple occurrences throughout the story. These characters played important parts of changing the hearts and minds of the people of Maycomb, Alabama. Society is benefited by the unique individual because they create progress in a society, change the way people feel and act towards others, and change the way a society thinks. The change that is initiated by the unique individual, however, may not be the change that people want to have.