Our next comparison concludes how the war in A Separate Peace and how Neil Perry’s parents in Dead Poets Society affects both stories deeply. The war had a constant pressure on the boys at Devon. All the characters in A Separate Peace knew that after they graduated from Devon, they would have to enlist in World War II. The character Leper Lepellier was the first to join the army and returned mentally impaired just from basic training. The Super Suicide Society of the Summer Session was formed to escape this pressure, which later ended in tragedy from Finny’s death.
The evolution of the boys intention was to murder people and also to commit suicide. Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris were both victims of bullying. Klebold was identified as bisexual online although he remain closeted in real life until he died. They both wanted to leave a mark on the world. Also their motives were to kill which was planned for a year they were very descriptive about how they wanted to kill everybody at columbine.
He told me about the three Baudelaire orphans, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny, how their parents were killed in a misfortunate house fire, and how Count Olaf was trying his hardest to steal the Baudelaire fortune from the children. This story of agony and misery sounded so very appealing to my eight year old self, maybe because it was Jordan telling me about it. He sold this depressing series to me, and the next week I started reading The Bad
In the short story “A War Against Boys?”, Michael Kimmel starts out by introducing Doug Anglin. Anglin is a senior who gets average grades and plays sports. He, however, decides to sue his school district for sex discrimination with the help of his father who is a lawyer. Kimmel states that men naturally rebel against the philosophy that “if you sit down, follow orders, and listen to what they say, you’ll do well and get good grades.” He continues by discussing about feminism within classrooms. Statistics show that girls are continuing to be more competent than boys.
Josh was only eleven, and had just gone to a new school. The transfer was hard for him, and the kids at his school only made it more difficult by physically abusing him. They went as far as breaking his leg. These incidents affected many people including the superintendent, Josh’s family, the bullies, and the bullies’ families. Josh was able to escape the situation after his stepmother finally wrote to the superintendent.
He didn’t fit in the society as well as his brothers, which made him strongly disliked. He stood out in the crowd which showed that he was extremely different and Anthem didn’t like different. One thing that made him stand out was that he was built differently than his brothers. “Ever have the teachers and the Leaders pointed to us and frowned and said ‘There is evil in your bones, Equality 7-2521, for your body has grown beyond the bodies of your brothers.” (Rand 18). Equality was also highly intelligent, smarter than his brothers, and he had potential to be an amazing member of the city, but he was never given the chance to be great.
Another guy I knew really did threaten to have his personal enemies killed by hired gunmen after the war” (Vonnegut 1). Paul Lazzaro, the new identity given to an actual fellow POW, tells Billy that anyone who tries to touch him should kill him, lest Lazzaro have them killed in return (Vonnegut 175). Billy, after surviving the dreadful events of the novel that far, was just as traumatized by Lazzaro’s story of revenge against a dog. Similarly, he later reminisces about “the poor old high school teacher, Edgar Derby,” who was caught “with a teapot he had taken from the catacombs” before being “tried and shot” (Vonnegut 274). These parallels of Pilgrim and Vonnegut highlight the events of both men 's lives,
Lydia The first day of sophomore year, people would usually be excited about it but I’m scared to go to school because Harry would be there and he would start bullying me again. I had three months for myself, without him beating me up. The summer is always the best part of a school, along with all holidays because I get away from Harry and his clique. That’s right, Harry has a clique, who also bully me. I shook the thoughts out of my brain and I hopped into the shower.
After his best friend, Michael, commits suicide he feels as if he is left alone to face the next four years of high school. He mostly lives in his own little world and just wanders and observes things which is mainly the reason why his friends give him the title of a 'wallflower. ' Similarly when Charlie describes his crush Sam by stating “Incidentally, Sam has brown hair and very very pretty, green eyes. The kind of green that doesn’t make a big deal about itself “(Chbosky, 19).This indicates how he analyzes her features and adds a deeper meaning to simply just her eyes. Alike most teenagers his age, Charlie makes very rash and impulsive decisions like when the football players teamed up against Patrick for being gay and started beating him up until Charlie interferes and stops them, winning him respect among Sam and everyone else.