he Lady with the pet Dog, and Life after High School by Joyce Oates both demonstrate satisfactions and frustrations of romantic relationships and dramatizes unhealthy and healthy forms of love in different ways. The similarities between the two stories is greater than the differences when it comes to romantic love, the unhealthy relationship between characters, and the plot’s structure.
This compassion for her sister is highlighted when Briony established her relationship with her older sister, illustrating a scene when Cecilia would comfort her when Briony would have bad dreams. Cecilia almost assumes this motherly figure for Briony in this scene, and their relationship seems invulnerable. Later in the text, Briony interrupts Cecilia and Robbie having sex in the library, and completely misreads the situation. She is described as being “propelled from the depths of her ignorance, silly imagining and girlish rectitude.” Clearly too premature to interpret the situation with a clear head, she attributes her future decision of persecuting Robby to her young age and desire to “protect” and “admonish” Cecilia (Pg. 183). Briony is seen as too naive to fully understand the relationship put before her, and is portrayed as fully believing that she is protecting her sister, who is a very important figure in her life. This aspect of her characterization is seen as “all good,” however other sections of the text suggest
The world needs more empathy. Empathy is not really shown around us. What the word “empathy” means is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. S.E. Hinton created empathy by showing two sides of the story in The Outsiders, and Eugenia W. Collier created empathy throughout life events in ‘’Marigolds.’’
Louis was a mischievous child until war hit him. In his childhood Louis had put a bad impression on him, as he was doing drugs, smoking and being disrespectful. As a young child he was a troublemaker who was later well known for a track star in High School. He was severely beaten many times in camps as he was in war. He was also an olympic star who met Adolf Hitler. In the book, Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand, specializes Louis in two character traits. He is tenacious and rebellious.
Coming of age can be defined as an person’s journey of facing challenges that make them into a mature individual. Although coming of age is a different experience for each individual, some experiences are commonly found among pieces of work. Common experiences of coming of age are demonstrated in Marigolds by Eugenia W. Collier, involving Lizabeth’s loss of innocence, the struggle of internal conflict in Sue Monk Kidd’s, The Secret Life of Bees, and Mattie Ross’ journey of coming of age in True Grit by Charles Portis.
A person’s fundamental beliefs and attitudes can be greatly influenced by the people in their lives. As an illustration, the presence of parents in a child 's life can influence them greatly. Parenting goes far beyond the care of the child, as parents also have a significant influence on the child’s personality, emotional development, and behavioral habits. Like in Karen Thompson Walker dystopian novel The Age of Miracles, the protagonist 's parents also have a crucial impact on her self-discovery. The novel is an inventive story, combining classic coming-of-age themes with the horror of a natural disaster of apocalyptic proportions. The novel shows how the protagonist, Julia, changes drastically as she moves forward in her adolescent years.
The National Honors Society places a strong emphasis on the cornerstone traits of character, leadership, and service within the school and outside of school. I have met, and exceeded these qualities by being honest, assisting others, and participating in school activities.
Tim O’Brien is both the author of the novel The things they carried, and one of the most important characters. Tim O’Brien narrator and some might say the protagonist. O’Brien seems to be really confused throughout the novel. He has some guilt that he tries to deal with over and over again throughout the novel, but when the war is over he uses his ability to tell stories to help him deal with his guilt and confusion. O’Brien might have been a character that abides the moral code but after entering the Vietnam war, morality never seemed to exist. In my essay I will be talking about how war re-defined morality, the conversation between good and evil, his coward-ness, his relationship with the soldiers, and finally his understanding of why the war started.
The characters in the book, The Unspoken, by Thomas Fahy, are all very important to the book. Without each of the characters, the book wouldn 't be as good as it is. Some of the people in the book that were important were Jacob, one of the antagonists. Allison, the main character and protagonist, and The Doctor, a hidden man gone bad.
There is a loss of innocence when a young child is exposed to societal truths. That being said, it is not uncommon for a child to feel a need for change in themselves when they are made aware of the flaws of the world as well as their own. This loss of innocence is found in the following short stories through a specific literary device. Although a wide array of elements is used in a work of literature, denotation is an assertive approach that puts more emphasis on the meaning. In the short stories, “The Flowers” and “Barbie-Q”, Walker and Cisneros use denotation to create a particular conflict within the story.
The theme of this book is growing up and the loss of innocence, and how children mature and learn right from wrong as they get older.
Growing up is often a difficult part of life. During adolescence many people struggle with the idea of growing up and moving on. Additionally, many teenagers and struggle with losing their innocence and understanding the consequences and realities of living life on their own. While offering different perspectives on the topic, The Catcher in the Rye and The Book Thief both are both similar because they address the importance of innocence and how it is significant to one’s childhood.
There are many memories that may come to mind when someone speaks the word of adolescence. Some people recall times of gratification and innocent adventures, but for others the phrase “teenage years” holds horrific memories. For a section of the populace their “teen experiences” may be the most appalling time period, as they begin to undergo many changes. This concept of dark adolescence is present not only in the real world, but in the literary world as well. For example, in the novel A Separate Peace where a friendship turned in the wrong direction and a deadly war, mark the moments of growing up. While some readers believe that Phineas (Finny) and Gene’s separate peace shows the ingenuousness of youthful occurrences;
In Atonement, Briony, a 13 year old girl has a cousin living with her named Lola who confesses she has been raped on this summer night. She also finds out earlier in the day that Robbie wrote her sister a very explicit, sexual note and thinks he is very aggressive. Lola tells Briony that she does not know who did this, so in result she blames Robbie based on the person she thinks he is. When Briony tells the police about the rape they sentence Robbie years in prison and he later is deployed to war so he can be out of prison. He had all hopes and dreams of going to medical school to become a doctor. But because of this he is not able to fulfill his desirable career while being in prison. He also is not able to spend the rest of his life with Celia, the love of his life because he is sent away. Later in the novel, Briony learns that Paul Marshall is the real person who raped Lola. She lives with a lifetime of guilt for ruining Robbie and Celia’s life. She never gains forgiveness from Robbie nor Celia because as Robbie says, yes she was only 13, this is an unbearable thing to forgive her
Stephanie Plum, Morelli, and Ranger are three main characters in the book, One for the Money, by Janet Evanovich. Stephanie is a young woman struggling to get by in the city of Trenton, New Jersey. After losing her job, she goes against her family’s request and gets the dangerous job of a bounty hunter. She gets assigned Joe Morelli, who was accused of murder and who happened to be a childhood enemy. Stephanie is very inexperienced and receives help from a professional bounty hunter, Ranger. Although Stephanie and Joe have a rough past and she must go through many risky situations, she eventually earns the $10,000 reward after solving the mysterious murder case. The author uses direct and indirect characterization to explain who these characters are and how they change during their many complications.