It takes time, experiences and lessons until the concept can be grasped. Although it is a simple “who are you?” question, the answer is not given until one can meet their fullest potential and then have it handed to them. Antonio Marez is brought into the novel as the protagonist who seems to have trouble with obtaining the answers he is in search for, concerning his destined future as well his beliefs. Although his parents did not seem to realize it, their conflicting views made it difficult for him to accept either of their frequently expressed belief systems.
The “beautiful complexity introduced by two” suggests when we grow up, we have a deeper purpose of our existence. We have to mature by accepting more responsibilities, gaining knowledge, and seeking independence in our life. To conclude, growing up and living in the adult life is strenuous. The narrator copes with growing up by reflecting on his childhood memories.
By the end of the novel he is a whole different person who actually cares for things and people other than himself. After coming out of prison he realized that he needed to change and become a man who put his family’s needs before his and he did with help along the way. Although Joad struggled in the beginning because he had just been released from prison he grew throughout the story of the moving with his family. He realized his family really
After his dream, a change occurred again – showing that change happens all the time, how he reacted to this dream however was his decision, he got to decide whether or not he would take on his father’s role, or whether he would abandon post and view life in the same miserable
Lead In: A child will usually grow up hidden away from adult problems, and then learn the way of the world as he or she get older. However, in the novel Bless Me Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya, Antonio Marez, a child who has grown up with the weight of the world on his shoulders, while striving to fulfil his parents’ expectations and also struggling with the loss of many people around him, has learned to mature faster to deal with the problems he has endured in a short life time. For Antonio, his development begins not with his birth or with his first days of school, but with the arrival of Ultima, the curandera who moves in with his family because of old age. It is with Ultima’s arrival that Antonio is first exposed to the magic of the world and
Lastly, the two words the son and the man add to the complexity of the relationship. This shows that the man can’t picture himself being a father, especially after knowing he can’t meet the child’s expectation, but will always picture his son being a child in his eyes. In conclusion the author uses literary devices to add depth and emotion to the complex relationship between the two characters. He does this by changing the point of view throughout the poem from son to father. He uses a purposeful structure from present to future coming back to present to demonstrate with the complexity of the father's
His choices allow him to go through new and unexpected events, such as meeting Elizabeth, discovering who is father is, and becoming close with Elizabeth, each of these slowly developing his emotional courage in different ways. Together, they culminate in him having the emotional courage to eventually make the difficult decision of leaving Daisy and his daughter, Caroline. The result of Benjamin’s emotional courage is perfectly embodied in the quote by Anaïs Nin: “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.” Like Benjamin, one must build their emotional courage to open up opportunities in their lives. Only then can one truly live
He evades conversation about Jasmine with Wendell. However throughout his journey Marcelo learned to express his emotions, he became mature and independent through facing struggles. The writer shows the theme coming of age more clearly throughout quotes of Marcelo “I will not ask Jasmine to come on a boat ride with you” The contrast in Marcelo’s action shows how Marcelo changed throughout the novel as he grown up able to express his opinion and follow his conscience. “ “No” I looked into Wendell’s face when I said this and see his pupil widen with surprise” the reaction of Wendell also support the theme by expressing the theme clearly.
In James Baldwin’s “Sonny’s Blues” the author uses Sonny’s struggle for a redeemed life to push the narrator toward the realization of his own need for rescue; through this realization, the narrator can find his identity and be free from his sadness. The narrator needs rescuing from himself. He hides behind a curtain of denial trying to protect himself from emotional reality. The narrator struggles to understand when and how Sonny began his troubles with drug addiction; he does not understand where he went wrong in being a role model for his younger brother. Now, years later the narrator is a school teacher who is trying to be a role model for the young boys in his class.
Even though one knows what they want to communicate-they still have problems getting it out. Throughout the story of Sonny’s Blues, it shows that people should learn to express themselves clearly or befall many difficulties in their life. This can relate to the reader 's own experiences of trying to express themselves and having difficulties when they cannot. This can be shown through Sonny 's youth as a teen when he tries to explain himself. This is also shown through the brother 's actions between one another.
There was also a small part of him that wished he hadn 't grown up in the Court of Miracles but in a safe and happy home with a loving family. However, a much larger and rational part of him was grateful and accepting of the man his childhood had helped him become. If he had grown up privileged and as the heir of Belgard, would he be the man he is today?
Elie was a strong character to begin the book and as time progressed you can see that certain events can seriously affect a person. No matter how strong you think you are or how passionate you are about something, your views can always be altered due to a specific event. Anyone has the possibility of change whether it’s good or bad. How you face situations creates your identity for the future and you may not be
In the book THE ROAD by Cormac McCarthy, we partake in a journey with a boy and his father, and the experiences they encounter throughout the book. We learn about the deteriorated planet they live on and the boy’s ever changing thoughts about his dad. Throughout the book, the boy questions his father 's judgement. McCarthy argues developing a sense of trust is key to survival in life threatening situations.
The novels we have read this year have all connected with themes and characters. I believe the biggest connection for this year was the connection between Gene Forrester from A Separate Peace by John Knowles and Holden Caulfield from The Catcher In The Rye. Both of these boys are looking for a way to find themselves. They need to accept their past and forgive themselves, and they need to accept who they are and who they are becoming. The boys struggle with the fact they are growing up and have to enter the scary world, they must find a way to find their place in the world.
I sat in the front seat as the officer drove down Broadway to Santa Maria School to pick up Roberto . The immigration had gone to pick up Panchito and Roberto and the rest of the family. 3 months later when they where back in Mexico they had wanted to leave again to California as immigrants. Then, Panchito thought over and over about when they took him in front of his class. Pancito had sat with his mom to talk he told how how he never wanted that to happen again, Panchito had and idea, his idea was them getting papers and not have to be immigrants anymore.