In the novel The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton the character Darrel Curtis is unquestionably influenced by his gang as it prevents him from being successful to becoming the father of the gang, and overall being someone to look up to. Darrel, or Darry has always wanted to become something amazing in life, but sadly when his parents died in a fatal car crash, he was left to raise his two younger brothers, Sodapop, and Ponyboy. More specifically, Darrel chooses his gang over his potential future to care for his friends but sadly, “. . .
In the novel “The Watsons go to Birmingham - 1963” by Christopher Paul Curtis, between Kenny and Byron I think Byron changes the most on both the inside and the outside. For example, Byron goes from throwing people at fences, to risking his own life to save his brother’s. In the beginning of the story, Byron is a rude jerk who doesn’t care about anyone else. However, towards the end of the story Byron becomes a kind, strong-willed person willing to save his brother’s life by risking his own. At the beginning of the novel, Byron makes some pretty bad choices.
His wan features wear a look of a tiny, insane demon.” Jimmie wants to control not only his life but also Maggie’s. He always tries to help her make decisions and tell her how to do. However, he delves deep into Maggie’s tragedy because he wants to get too many benefits from
For instance, in The Outsiders it states, “He would have ran away a million times if we hadn’t been there.” (Page 12) This is showing that the group cares for Johnny even during this rough time. Moreover, another example is “I had a long walk home and no company, but I usually lone it anyway.” (Page 1) This is explaining the fact that Ponyboy doesn’t feel he can go watch a movie without him being judged for what he likes. If the gang lived somewhere else, then maybe they could have the free time to enjoy a movie with Ponyboy. In conclusion, this is how the characters are affected by the setting. Under those circumstances, it is now known for sure that the setting affects the characters and the storyline,
Dally was his role model, a tough hoodlum, who also went through some personality changes. Johnny was vulnerable, and as a result, people took advantage of him. The Socs were some of these people. He was brutally beaten by the Socs and lived in a constant state of fear that he would get hurt again. In The Outsiders, Ponyboy says, “But after the night of the beating, Johnny had been jumpier than ever...I didn’t think he’d ever got over it...Johnny never walked by himself after that” (34).
The full of experience always makes him to be a rational person. Pony boy start to want to the fight between Socs and Greasers to stop, here are basically three reasons that why he thinks so: They got psychological damage, it cause the death of his friends, and their gangs are very dangerous. First of all, one of Pony boy’s changes throughout the novel is influenced by fighting. Johnny was for self-defense, so he killed Bob. This passage in the novel shows us the psychological change of Pony boy : “A panic was rising in me as I listened to Johnny’s quiet voice go on and on ‘Johnny!’ I nearly screamed.
It could be that the violence of Jack is a part of Jack yet now it is amplified. It is not completely him yet it is a part of his character that took over Jack's whole personality. Furthermore, John Hutz says that “King's novel...investigates the complex ways in which the past acts upon – indeed, lives on in – the present.”14 Jack's history with his abusive father and his own problems causes him to become a danger. Hutz also states that the transformation of Jack shows how a “child victim” transforms “into the adult abuser.”15This makes him a source of horror as it is a realistic, seemingly uncontrollable
Most fell into internalized racism, influencing them believe in the stereotypes of their own race; increasing hatred for one another became the result due to the hindering factor of racism. Sadly, internalized racism has been used as a controlling factor to the African American race and has increased the failure of our population. This specific type of racism is demonstrated in our current generation of blacks; youth pridefully embody this type of racism. Blacks often feed into the sense of envious competition and greed, forcing them to go against each other, opposed to coming together as one. Christopher “The Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace and Tupac “2Pac” Shakur, were two idealized entertainers who acted in an influential role geared to internalized racism on our generation of youth.
Gang rivalries always string along much more than just a bitter rivalry and some tension. For the Gresers and Socs, it led to murder. For these two gangs the root of their rivalry is their social and economic differences. The Greasers are East side lower class kids who grease up their hair and the Socs are high class stuck ups from nice neighborhoods. The Greasers despite being thought of as ruthless criminals have a unique sense of loyalty among themselves.
Through the experiences they have together, he becomes a less ignorant man, starting to feel guilt for what he has created in Gilead. Although some characters will always view the world through a single story, those who opened themselves up to new stories discovered an empathic view on situations. Perceiving the world through a singular type of lens is foolish. Shakespeare creates a very dramatic change for King Lear throughout the course of the play. At the beginning he is a very
This causes a clash and misunderstanding towards his psychopathic nature, but it shows that music can enrage his evil nature depending on what music it plays. He likes being the dominating one whenever beating or torturing them in the most devious way. It gives him power and shows how big of a manipulative person he truly is. Alex secrets unravels when he shares his past experience, expecially when he is still just a little kid. He shares that he has been tortured by a number of people and also has a fear in looking at
What does the text SAYS What the text DOES “Nothing is beautiful and true.” (p.43) I chose this quote because even though Oskar wanted to be like his father so much, he was still traumatized by the tragedy. Ever since his father died, he has become a more complex thinker. “There are so many different ways to die, I just need to know which was his.” Oskar does not accept his father’s death until he has finds a reasonable explanation for how it happened. “Every time I left the apartment to go searching for the lock, I became a little lighter, because I was getting closer to Dad. But I also became a little heavier, because I was getting farther from Mom.” (pg.