Marley warns Scrooge that three other Spirits will be visiting him throughout the night, and will help convince him to change his ways. Although skeptical in the beginning, Scrooge begins to understand why he must change his ways, and he discovers what he can do to become a better person. Throughout most of the first chapter, Scrooge is very greedy. When two kind men come and ask Scrooge for a small donation to help benefit the poor Scrooge asks if any of the prisons or poorhouses are still in operation, and the men tell him: “Many can’t go there; and many would rather die.” To which Scrooge replies with: “If they rather die, they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population.” Scrooge was already being greedy by not giving money to the men, but he was also being extremely rude by saying people should hurry up and die. Because of Scrooges greed, his employee suffers greatly, poor Bob Cratchit has to warm his hands by the candle because Scrooge keeps the coal-box in his room and surely would not let the clerk take even the smallest piece.
Throughout the book, The Outsiders, Johnny starts as a quiet, shy, and scared teenager, only to become one of the most important and brave kids in the book. As we continue reading the book, we learn that we should never judge anyone, because one day, they may become very important. The Outsiders is a book about a kid named Ponyboy and his gang of friends. At the start of the book, Ponyboy and Johnny had just finished running away from Ponyboy’s older brother, Darry, after he hit Ponyboy. Shortly after their escape, however, they are confronted by four Socs, and they begin to drown Ponyboy in a fountain.
Everyday the bus splashes the Logans on purpose, they have to go to school wet and home wet. The youngest of them all is Little Man, the cleanliness little boy in the book, loathed getting dirty. Little Man almost cries when his freshly ironed clothes get drenched in muddy water. Who Wouldn’t? Stacey can’t stand watching his little brother suffer through the white kid’s enjoyment ,so he makes a plan to get revenge on the Jefferson Davis school bus.
However, because Solomon escaped and left his kids, Milkman’s grandfather, grew up an orphan. Furthermore, Macon Dead I’s son, Macon Jr., witnessed a white men murder his father. Macon Jr. never fully recovered from that horrifying moment which made him become a greedy, vicious man who was obsessed with money, thus, causing Milkman to share some of his characteristics. Milkman’s findings about his family history gave him joy and a sense of purpose. Before he knew about his family history, he was a spoiled, selfish and unloving person.
Because Amir doesn’t have a strong connection with his father, he decides to betray his childhood friend Hassan by preventing him when he got raped in a alleyway. Ever since he was young, Amir was detached with his father and his father always seem to treat Hassan, a Hazara or slave, with a higher importance than Amir. Thus, making Amir was very envious of Hassan, and is always competing with him to win his father's affections, and by having enough courage to become a man. Amir entered in a famous kite competition, and Hassan helped him win. When Amir knocked the last kite down, Hassan was running to grab Amir’s prize.
Ponyboy, the protagonist in the novel The Outsiders, changes and realizes something very important. As he is on his journey with his friends helping him on the way, he learns that his friends are like his family and are always there. He starts to notice it near the end of the novel when Dally and Johnny (his closest friends) both get killed. The theme for this book is better said as, a valuable friend can be more loyal than a brother. At the beginning of the novel Ponyboy's parents were killed in a car accident.
Character Analysis: The character that I have chosen to analyze is Brother. At the beginning of the story, we are introduced to brother as a fun-loving kid who just wants a playmate. When his brother, Doodle, is born though he becomes selfish and ashamed of his brother. Brother is selfish when he says, “was embarrassed at having a brother of that age who couldn't walk, so I set out to teach him.” The only reason a Brother taught Doodle how to walk was for his own personal gain. Brother is ashamed of Doodle because of his disability and [Doodle] walked only because [Brother] was ashamed of having a crippled brother.
The evidence is undeniable. Doodle's brother was extremely cruel to him from the time Doodle was born. One would think that Doodle's disability would be more than enough reason for his brother to feel sympathy for Doodle; not this brother. Doodle's brother was so hateful toward Doodle that he stated his desire to smother Doodle with a pillow. Doodle's brother also showed his cruel, ill feelings for his disabled brother, Doodle, by showing him the casket which the family built
In “Twelve Angry Men” juror 3’s strong mind and prejudice causes him to label the defendant and judge him before ever knowing the facts in the case. Because juror 3 has such strong opinions he isn’t afraid to say what he believes it causes problems. In the novel antagonist enlightens the other jurors on him and his son situation after his son punched him in the face, he makes the comment “I haven’t seen him in two years. Rotten kid.” By juror 3 making this comment he's letting people know that he thinks kids are rotten and have no respect for their parents that have does everything for them. This makes him hateful and hostile towards younger boys.
“Something very beautiful happens to people when their world has fallen apart: a humility, a nobility, a higher intelligence emerges at just the point when our knees hit the floor.” (Marianne Williamson). Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen, focuses on a boy named Cole who doesn’t care about anything and does whatever he wants. He ends up beating up a fellow student and goes to jail for it, but has a chance to get out by going to an island to “change” for the better. In fact he does end up changing for the better and overcomes some of his big challenges. Cole’s attitude, relationships, and environment develop into positive counterbalances that help him overcome adversity.