Johnny told Ponyboy, in a letter, on page 178 that he should continue to watch sunsets because it was gold. The only other character mentioned in The Outsiders who admires watching sunsets is Cherry Valance, therefore he really stands out. Ponyboy’s explanation of what most Greasers do is, “Greasers are almost like hoods; we steal things and drive old souped-up cars and hold up gas stations and have a gang fight once in awhile.” Despite his explanation, he doesn’t act like this at all. Ponyboy is unique because he wants to do something good in the world. In fact, he did- he wrote about something that was important to him.
Biggie’s weight was stopping him from realising his talent and from meeting his love and his friends. One more symbol that I noticed in the book is Biggie’s gift for pitching baseballs and wiffle balls. I believe that this is a symbol because it helps Biggie to get out of the house because it is something that he is good at other than using a computer. If Biggie would not have discovered his talent than he would never have met Courtney and his whole life probably would have been behind a computer
In this excerpt from the beginning of the novel called The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, the main character, Holden Caulfield speaks to his psychologist about his deceased younger brother. Salinger includes this quote from Holden in order to offer the reader some understanding of his actions and attitude throughout the book, and it also enforces the thought that Holden is a character struggling with teen grief, misunderstood by his parents and the peers around him. In this quote, he seems to be lost in thought of the detail of his younger brother's baseball mitt, even remembering the "green ink" (Salinger) that was used on it. Because of this, readers can infer that Holden has spent much time with this mitt and that such an object has a great amount of sentimental value to him because it was a possession of a person that he cared greatly about.
The brother showed more pride for helping Doodle then concern for Doodles health. “Pride is a wonderful,terrible thing, a seed that bears two vines, life and death.” (p.419) The quote shows that he did not know the effect of pride till it was to late. “Renaming my brother was perhaps the kindest thing I ever did for him, because his first name only sounds good on a tombstone.” (p.417) The Brother tells you that the pride he had in renaming his brother because no one expected anything from him. This is another reason why his brother caused his death by having little concern for what he done and he left Doodle in the rain. The narrator from "The Scarlet Ibis", causes Doodles death because he left him off in the rain.
Why? Why not? Answer :Yes ,Willie is sympathetic character as he is very relatable and also evokes the feeling of pity and sympathy from the audience .As he is the pursuer of the American dream ,me are pursuers of our own dreams .dreams that can sometimes not be full filled and evoke the same frustration anger and guilt we see in Willie’s character. Q8: Why does Biff always want to go out West? Why doesn’t Hap want to go?
We even see this theme again in Good Country People. Hulga’s pessimistic view of the world is central to the story, allowing her to quickly judge the salesman for what he truly is when he pulls a flask out from inside the bible. This reoccurring theme, concerning our background and the way we judge people, must have been very important to O’Connor. Skillfully, O’Connor knits the theme into both short stories, miraculously basing the entire plot and characters around this central
Most of Vladek Spiegelman has many (strange) personality traits. He can be headstrong, stingy, short-tempered and even borderline racist at times. As the reader reads through Maus I and II, it is learned that most of these things about him stem from his experience being a Holocaust survivor and living through World War II. Before the war, he didn 't exhibit these traits. With his first wife Anja, he is undoubtedly kind, compassionate, and wealthy.
One reason, he is a good friend is he helped/let jack copy his homework. August helped/let him copy his homework because he couldn 't figure out how to do his homework. Another reason, August is a good friend is because he encouraged summer to make a unicorn costume for halloween. He encouraged her because she thought it wouldn 't be 5th grade “Cool” but August told her to do it anyway. The last reason, August is he stayed with Jack when Jack fell on the ground in the woods.
Some people are naturally well with manners and more loyal and they have more sense of the fundamental morals. Also even the partygoers that had attended Gatsby's parties that had earned their money aren't necessarily much better. They attend his parties, drink his liquor, and eat his food, and had never once took the time to even meet Gatsby or even have a bother to get to know him. An Example of care in social class of wealth was shown when Tom stated “It`s up to us the Nordics who are the dominant race to watch out or these other races will have control of things” (Fitzgerald 17). This quote shows proof of change in values of the 1920`s, and the destruction among society that it was causing.
After Doodle was finally strong enough to walk, the Armstrong Brothers showed their parents. "Doodle only walked because I was ashamed of having a crippled brother” (5) This quote proves that Doodle wants to be accepted by his brother. Throughout the story, Brother is pushing doodle to be like him for his own conscience. Doodle is mesmerized by Brother so he wants to be just like him. While a Brother was giving doodle walking lessons.
Zoro starts his speech and kneels down laying flowers at Luffy’s grave with the colors of each of the Strawhats. His speech is the shortest, but everyone understands that it is so short, because the words hurt him too much to continue speaking. Zoro stands up and they all thank Luffy for letting them go on adventures with him and for becoming their friend. Scenes with all 9 of them are shown laughing and smiling. Then, Shanks goes up to Luffy’s grave and congratulates him for becoming Pirate King as the scenes from Luffy’s past are shown.
The Poem, Casey Back At Bat, by Dan Gutman is about how a baseball player overcomes failure and tries to redeem himself. Students can use this book as an example, and write about a time they took charge and overcame something they have previously never achieved and or failed in the past. 4. Non-print media a. Title: Mini Bio: Jackie Robinson b. Citation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CX3tv9uKj1I c. Annotation: This biography talks about the great Jackie Robinson, who some might know as a great baseball player, but he was a lot more than that.
Kaelyn Held English 9 - 8th Period Novel Paper December 15, 2015 Holden’s Personality in Catcher in the Rye The reader learns that Holden’s identity is determined by his Brother’s death, his sister and, his relationships with others. Holden’s identity is determined by his brother’s death. This is evident when he writes the composition he was asked to write about his brother’s baseball glove that he kept with his luggage. This is relevant to his identity because, I don’t believe that Holden would carry his brother’s property around with him if it wasn’t important to him. Furthermore, when Holden was crossing the streets he kept repeating “Allie (his brother) don’t let me disappear” over and, over.
The history and significance of American freak shows as a whole are topics that are rarely covered by modern historians. Many scholars find them distasteful and uninteresting. The times that they are mentioned in books, they are briefly mentioned as a form of American entertainment sectioned off for the unintelligent, the drab, and the poor. For the most part, this is a correct observation. Throughout most of its heyday, freak shows appealed to lower class citizens, and were an easy selling point for showmen.
One of the main themes through The Chosen is the use of eyes and sight. Beginning with the baseball game where Reuven loses his sight, this theme plays a large part throughout the book. The baseball game changes how Reuven sees his life in the literal fashion as seen when he says “I wish I was outside,” I said “I envy them being able to walk around like that. They don’t know how lucky they are.” (page 78) Once Danny starts visiting and becoming friends with Reuven another thing about the pair is changed. Bringing two unique worldviews to the table and one true friendship, Danny and Reuven both help each other see the world in a uniquely different way than how they saw it before.