In paragraphs 45,46, and 50 Max gets left on the subway when the narrator and Horse get off because Horse left his mattress somewhere at the station. When Horse and the narrator find him at the next station, they noticed wet streaks on his cheeks, but when Horse asked if he’d been crying, Max replied in paragraph 51 “Naw. There was this water dripping from the tunnel roof. But you said don’t move, right? I was just being obedient.” Max wasn’t brave enough to admit to his friends that he had been crying.
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.
Ponyboy from the novel “The outsiders” is very different from the Gang the Greasers In many ways. One example that Ponyboy is not like other greasers because he thinks deeper than the other members in his gang he notices the little things in life for example, “you know, Johnny said slowly, “I never noticed colors and clouds and stuff until you kept reminding me about them. It seems like they were never there before.” This means that when Ponyboy notices the little things he says them and has other People notice them too. Ponyboy has learned a lot throughout the story. For example when Johnny and Ponyboy saved those kids from the church I think that was one of the biggest lessons because even if it risks your lives to save kids like that you
As Darl rides on the train to Jackson, he only responds to the inquiries of the mental institution workers by rambling, “Yes yes yes yes yes” (Faulkner 253). In this narration, he has become an onlooker and no longer actively contributes to the development of plot. His responses to people on the train demonstrates his inability to deal with his failure to stop his family’s journey, and his laughter is a coping mechanism to deal with the disenchantment he has with his family. Cash chooses not to help him, and his family proves to be unaware of the fraudulency they epitomize. He manifests his trauma by speaking in the third person, repeating, “Darl is our brother, our brother Darl” (Faulkner 254).
In the beginning of ‘’The Outsiders’’, Ponyboy is alone so he gets jumped by socs. All he had was himself. Ponyboy says, “I went on walking home thinking about the movie and then suddenly wished I had company.”pg1. He did not want to be alone or he would get jumped by socs. Another quote from Ponyboy
He looked towards Tom for help.” Willie had never celebrated his birthday when he lived with his mom, so he felt very surprised and loved when Mr. Tom took the time to plan and put together a surprise birthday party. “They choked out their goodbyes, waving to each other till the train and platform were out of each other 's sight.” When Willie had to go back
During the snowball incident, he was the main reason why Mrs. Dempster went into premature labour. However, almost his whole life he denies and avoids the fact that Mrs Dempster went into premature labour because of him. Instead of apologizing for his actions, he denies and avoids the situation by running away with no kind of compensation for what he had caused. Denying the incident in this case had actually helped Percy stay motivated unlike Dunstan, who was motivated in life by his guilty conscience. “I threw a snowball at you, and I guess it gave you a good smack.
In this novel, Amir and his father, Baba, are Pashtuns whereas their servants, Hassan and his father, are Hazaras. Typically in Afghanistan Pashtuns treat Hazaras poorly; they feel they are not worthy of respect. However, Amir and Baba consider Hassan and his father to be like family and are kind to them, unlike other Pashtuns. Baba even goes out of his way to get Hassan’s cleft lip fixed for his birthday. Amir discusses Baba’s thoughtfulness by saying, “Baba never missed Hassan’s birthday… He bought him a toy truck on year, an electric locomotive and train track set another year” (Hosseini 44).
Sometimes the reminder why I don 't want to read only contemporary fiction comes from unexpected places. And I decidedly don 't want to limit this notion to the so-called 'classics ' - a term that ranges between ambiguous and arbitrary - but also include all those stories which are not as widely known. Because the good ones have something to say to us, even centuries later. The Hare of Inaba is a story about a sneaky hare, gullible crocodiles and cruel human princes that breaks the mould in the way it deals with transgressions. A lot of fairytales, at least in their original forms, tend to be places where layers, nuance and complexity are rarely found.
He sneaks into his parents' apartment while they are out, and wakes up Phoebe – the only person with whom he seems to be able to communicate his true feelings. Although Phoebe is happy to see Holden, she quickly deduces that he has been expelled, and chastises him for his aimlessness and his apparent dislikes towards everything. When asked if he cares about anything, Holden shares a selfless fantasy he has been thinking about (based on a mishearing of Robert Burns's Comin' Through the Rye): he pictures himself as the sole guardian of thousands of children playing in a huge rye field on the edge of a cliff. His job is to catch the children if, in their abandon, they come close to falling off the brink; to be, in effect, the "catcher in the rye". Because of this misinterpretation, Holden believes that to be the "catcher in the rye" means to save children from losing their
Equality broke the law of no being with everybody, and not being in the place he was suppose to be at, he also didn’t report it straight to the council like he was suppose too. Conformity took place here because he didn’t report it to the council like he was suppose to and broke the laws. “It was a great tunnel. The walls were hard and smooth to the touch, it felt like stone but it was not stone.” (Rand 32). After they discovered the subway they went they everyday and experimented with new stuff they got from the community and started learning about the unmentionable times.
In the beginning of the book Holden hints that he went through unfortunate events in this life. It can be foreshadowed that something bad has happened around Christmas and that Holden is getting help from some sort of institution. Holden came off to me as laid back and irresponsible, he was the fencing team captain but left all the equipment’s in the subway. Holden also did not seem to care about anything. I noticed that he thinks something in his head but does the opposite.
In the book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, Lennie is an outcast. As a kid something happened to Lennie that made him the way he is. George told the boss “‘...He got kicked in the head by a horse when he was a kid’” (Steinbeck, 22) but we know that’s not true. In addition Lennie is very forgetful and doesn’t think before he speaks. He tends to just do or say the first thing that comes to his mind, he’s not afraid to say what’s on his mind; therefor George told Lennie not to say anything at their new job because he was afraid Lennie would mess it up.
The Erlking by Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum confused me, even though the interpretation sounded interesting and fantastical. At first, I wondered if my confusion dealt with me not reading or hearing about “Der Erlkönig” before. After thinking that, I read the poem online; I really liked the poem because of creepy it is. I saw some correlations with Bynum’s version, but confusion still lingered in my head. I’m thinking a combination of the story structure and the lore (the fairies and elves) didn’t mix well with me.
First off your choices could leave you to bad consequences. You might think you’re doing good for yourself but could really be hurting yourself in the end. For example Ponyboy did something so innocent but got hurt doing it. In the novel, Ponyboy thinks “I had a long walk home and no company but I usually lone it anyway, for no reason except that I like to watch movies undisturbed.”(Hinton 1,2) later a group of socs came and jumped Ponyboy, and since he chose to go to the movie theatre by himself he ended up defenseless. Ponyboy wasn’t doing anything bad, he was doing something good for himself and ended up being beat up for it.