In Gary Soto’s short story “The Talk” he reveals how society values appearance way too much. The main characters discuss about how their appearance affects their self-esteem, mindset, and their future jobs. The characters start out discussing their appearance and call themselves ugly, “We were twelve, with lean bodies that were beginning to grow in weird ways. First, our heads got large, but our necks wavered, frail as crisp tulips” (par.2). The boys talk about their appearance as if they were really awkward when in reality they probably don’t look like the way their describing themselves.
The first instance when red is used, is to express warning and the older brother’s attitude, is at Doodle’s birth. The quote “He seemed all head with a tiny body which was red and shriveled like an old man’s”, Gave the reader a view of how fragile Doodle’s body is. They thought at first, he was not going to make it, but he ended up surviving. When the mom explains to the older brother, Doodle is different and will not be able to do things that other kids do, he is then disappointed at having Doodle as his brother. He wants to be able to do things with Doodle, like he would be able to do with the other kids,
Robyn helps him search for help on the internet and strongly encourages Adam to tell Chuck. Even though Adam felt bad about disclosing this information to the group, Chuck called it a “big step” and Adam felt that “he was right. It was like a high-pressure front blew in and swallowed up everything that was thick and heavy.” Lastly, Robyn is the main source of motivation for Adam to cure his ailment. Adam wants to get better for Robyn. From the moment he laid eyes on her, Adam has been working hard to make himself better.
What a loving family. In the Watsons go to Birmingham-1963, Christopher Paul Curtis, the author shows us the good relationship between the family by the characters actions, words, and feelings. The Watson have a good relationship between each other. First, the author shows The good relationship between the family with the characters action. I know this when Byron pulls Kenny out of the water.
When looking at it through my eyes, the purpose was to explain that appearances and self confidence can really drive someone’s actions. The story follows a boy named Alberto who does his best to fit the images of people he sees in magazines, anything from working out constantly, to pushing on his teeth everyday assuming they’ll straighten out. You can tell that Alfonso is very dedicated to his appearance. “Alfonso didn’t want to be the handsomest kid at school, but he was determined to be better-looking than average. The next day he spent his lawn-mowing money on a new shirt, and, with a pocketknife, scooped the moons of dirt from under his fingernails.
Just as Khan said :" There is a way to be good again." He final choose made everhting chang, including his weakness.He gained a sense of reponsebility, it was real new Amir. This section of the story really touched me to see the young Amir finally grow up and mature. It was like a coming of age expierence for Amir to finally grow out of his old self and into a new man. Throughout this part of the novel i have to admit i felt really bad for his friend Hassan because he is a really great friend of Amir but it seems to me that Amir does not truely respect and honor his friends loyalty and love for him.
Everything is going to be alright if you don’t break down like a sissy every time things don’t go your way” (48). Taking his father’s words to heart, Cleamon enrolls to a community college, (OCC), and studies diligently. He admits, “Attending OCC and working at the shoe store was different from what I set out for…. It wasn’t humiliating, it was humbling” (60). Dr. Cleamon Moore’s off track segment affects me abundantly.
For instance, “It was I who renamed him [...] Crawling backwards made him look like a Doodlebug, […] because nobody expects much from someone called Doodle.” Society’s attentiveness is predominantly towards the aspects of and in this story Doodle’s impairment seemed to have negative impacts on him that the society has caused. His brother saw him as a burden in many ways. Doodle must be treated gently as he was forbidden from certain activities and conditions, at the same time he was embarrassed to have a crippled brother at the age
The grandmother doesn't know the misfit from Adam, yet she already gave him a persona that he has to match. Besides the grandmother has already called Red Sammy a good man, and by now it is already apparent that its feigned. She is only trying to convince the misfit that he is a good man because she wants to be freed, and her life is in shambles. Also, the grandmother has already gone back on her word multiple of times, calling the misfit a big, bad, and scary man. Now all of the sudden he is a good man.
He says, "I have done my best to make Nwoye grow into a man, but there is much of his mother in him . "(Achebe, 66). Therefore, Okonkwo asks Nwoye to quit listening to his mother's womanly stories and hear the tales of war. It is only when Ikemefuna arrives that Nwoye begins to behave masculine. After much training, Okonkwo is pleased with Nwoye’s changed behaviour and for this, he credits Ikemefuna.