After reading the short story,“The RockPile”, by James Baldwin, it is found that a religious family lives in Harlem, and the father of the family enforces unfair penalties on his son John. The short story opens with a brief description of the forbidden rock pile down the street. In fact, each Saturday morning, Roy and John perch themselves on the fire escape and watch the violent actions below them at the rock pile. Although Roy knows better than to go down to the rockpile, he decides to go. Roy eventually comes home with a gash above his eye and John gets the blame for Roy’s injury.
Baker, are you sure Willy is not with a friend or a family member?” Asked Deputy. “Deputy this is a small town, Willy doesn’t have anyone except his brother and his 3 friends. I have checked with everyone, I know for a fact HE IS MISSING!” Said Joy in a river of tears. “Fine I will send out my search team”, replied Deputy obviously feeling bad for Joy After Joy and Johnny got home from the Deputy’s office the boys stopped by to see if Willy was there. Joy gave them the unfortunate news and the boys seemed really worried and scared all they wanted was their friend back.
The next morning he tries to visit Finny again, and they both agree that his actions on the tree was not on purpose. Later on that afternoon, Gene is told that Finny has died from the broken leg, and Gene does not allow himself to cry because of it, because he feels as though Finny is now a part of him. Finally, the book ends with all the boy’s at Devon graduating and seperating off into different parts of the military. Gene never actually sees action, but feels as though he has already fought a war at Devon since he now understands that almost everyone harbors some kind of undignified hate in their heart. Everyone except
First of all, the power that close family holds creates fear inside of Rosina when she thinks her father is lying to her. When Thomas Wentworth, Rosina’s father, calls her to his office, he tells her “”Your sister is dead, as she deserved. There will be no mourning, and no further mention of her. You may go.” His look said, as clearly as if he spoken, “Disobey me, and the same may happen to you.”...the next thing I knew, I was back in my room, possessed by a dreadful suspicion that he had caused her death.” (Harwood 117). The power and control over Rosina and her actions is portrayed by her father.
Then, he and his comrades leave the meeting. Subsequently, Ralph shows his weakness by saying he wants to give up from being a chief, because maybe jack is the best and also he has no control of the boys. Afterward, Simon and Piggy tells him to stay chief because Jack with his obsess to hunt would be a terrible chief, knowing that he does not like Piggy, he would hurt him. At the same day at night, a parachutist falls into the forest. Sameneric who are in charge of the fire, see the parachutist and run to the other boys.
Roy decides to go anyway, telling John not to tell anyone as he will be back soon. There Roy gets into a fight and gets hurt and starts bleeding. He is brought back into the house and as the father gets home, he tries to blame his step-mother and John for letting Roy go there. The father favors Roy because he is his real son and John the step-son serves as the scapegoat. Filled with meaningful themes, Baldwin’s most recurring theme is ghetto and poor city violence (F).
A boy had been giving Timmy a hard time, and Mrs. Burns counseled him to not let that boys do that. One summer evening after exchanging words with Tim, the boys went their separate ways, mouthing to each other and it was more the other boy than Tim. The boy was in Richard Wilson’s back yard and the old dry cleaners stood between Tim and him. Tim picked up a rock and hurled it over the building and the boy screamed. The rock hit me square in the arm.
Jack then blows the conch and tells the boys that Ralph is a weakling and wants to a the leader, but the Ralph still remains as the leader. Jack is fed up and tells the boys whoever wants to leave Ralph's group with him can. Ralph now doesn't know what to do, but Piggy quickly reassures him by telling him that they should make a signal fire closer to shore. On the mountain, Jack makes himself chief among the boys that moved with him. Roger kills a sow and they put the sow’s head on a spear.
The Choice to be Made In the story “On the Sidewalk Bleeding” by Evan Hunter, sixteen year old Andy, a gang member who was stabbed wanted someone to help him, but because he was labeled as a gang member of the Royals no one was willing to help. So, Andy then realized that he wanted to be recognized as himself instead of as a Royal. Then, Andy struggles to take off his jacket that labels him as a gang member so he can die as himself instead of as a Royal. In this story, the author writes about how Andy lost his life to a gang rumble to show the importance of choosing who you want to be recognized as. Although Andy wanted to be respected as a Royal, he realized who he really wanted to be while looking death in the face, reminiscing his loved one, and by acknowledging his sins.
One of the scenes from the Iliad where Hector showed love is the scene his wife started having fear for the family for when Hector died. Hector went home to see his wife while they had a break from the war. He found that his wife had headed for the wall where the fighting was to try and find him as she was very upset and she had taken the baby with her.
Ponyboy and Johnny run in and save the children, but Johnny is caught across the back by a burning piece of timber. Soda and Darry come to the hospital to pick up Ponyboy, and they learn that Dally 's arm is burned and Johnny is in critical condition. The boys go home because there is a rumble against the Socs that they need to attend. Ponyboy feels sick, but decides to go to the rumble anyway. Dally escapes from the hospital to fight in the rumble, and the Greasers win.
At lunch no one wanted to sit with him and people left notes on his locker saying he should go on a diet. Then Joey realized, he had another game against Conner’s team next week. He knew that one way to help all of this was to beat Conner at his own sport. When he got home he skipped all of his homework and went straight to the drawing board. He started practicing his swings and his pitches.
On 5/28/15 worker visited the home of Ms. Toni Perkins, for the purpose of getting Ms. Gertrude Carter and Floyd Carter removed from the home during the pick-up order on Ms. Victoria Carter. Worker asked Ms. Perkins to call Ms. Gertrude Carter and ask if she and Floyd would go with her to Dollar General. Ms. Perkins became very emotional and stated "I can 't lie to my mother." At this time, her husband entered the room and stated, "Do something because they don 't need to be around when that happens." Ms. Perkins continued to cry and stated, "I don 't know what to do."
When one of Paul’s best friends Kemmerich dies, Paul is the one who has to tell his mom about the bad news. One quote that points to this is, “I must go and see Kemmerich’s mother… This quaking, sobbing woman who shakes me and cries out on me: ‘Why are you living then, when he is dead?’” (181). Paul had enough bravery to talk to his dead friend’s mother about how her son died. Paul has to lie to Kemmerich’s mother or else she would have been even more upset than she had been when she heard the bad news. Paul is devastated when his friend died but stays brave because he knew with war comes death.
While on the way home from the airport, Richard broke the news to Ginny that he was actually her uncle and that Peg and him had married for the health benefits for her. Ginny couldn’t bare the news and went running from Richard. Later she found herself in front of Keith’s house contemplating whether to knock or not. When she finally gathered the courage, Ginny could no longer hold it all in and she began crying on Keith’s shoulder. When she calmed down, Keith made her explain everything.