In the novel The Outsiders, there are things motivating Dally, Johnny, and Ponyboy to save the children caught in the church fire. One piece of evidence that shows the motive of Ponyboy is “’I bet we started it,” I said to Johnny. ‘We must have dropped a lighted cigarette or something’” (Hinton 70). Ponyboy must’ve felt guilty that he may have caused the fire so he went to save the children in exchange for his mishap. Johnny’s motivation is similar to Ponyboy’s, except that “He looked like he was having the time of his life” (Hinton 71). Johnny seemed like he was actually enjoying saving the children. He possibly admired heroes and it was his chance to become one, so he went with Ponyboy. If Ponyboy didn’t go to save the children, Johnny probably
The author Jerry Spinelli. He has written many best seller books. He also wrote Maniac Magee.He dedicated Maniac Magee to Ray and Jerry Lincoln.
In Richard Rodriguez’s memoir Brown: The Last Discovery of America, he explicates America’s transition from a ‘greening environment’ to the future of ‘browning.’ The paradox will become the future, and social standards will subside as a new dominant categorization emerges. He exploits that the stigma created by other countries of America as the golden state is false when it comes to the reality of categorization, and discrimination of minorities and those who do not conform to the social normalities in the United States. He makes the reader question their culture and identity as he searches for his own. Because of Rodriguez’s application of pathos and logos throughout his memoir, it allows the reader insight on his journey to find his identity
In the book Old School by Tobias Wolff, the unnamed narrator struggles through healthy imitation and plagiarism inside of the Hill school. While attending this school, the narrator enters a writing contest. The submission the narrator uses is of another person, but he claims the writing to be so related to him and how the writing is his life in a sense. The narrator ends up plagiarizing the piece and is expelled by the school. The school expelled him with thought of reputation and to set an example for the other students. Honor is what is said to drive the decision for expulsion, but was it just for the school. The school’s response to plagiarism wasn’t unfair, although it seemed harsh the school did it with thought of the narrator and the school in mind.
The purpose of my essay is to explore how different social backgrounds and the social norms that follow affect the personality of two fictive characters and encourage them to break out of their station to find an identity. The protagonists Holden Caulfield in J.D. Salinger’s novel The Catcher in the Rye and Tambudzai in Tsitsi Dangarembga’s novel Nervous Conditions are both victims of social norms. Therefore, the foundation of this essay was to analyze the character’s social background, which has influenced their personalities, behavior and aspirations, and consequently their opposing actions against society.
Most generally, people remember that one disappointment, that one time where they felt betrayed by their family and peers. In the case of the small boy in Gary Soto’s The Jacket, he feels let down by his mother, friends, teachers, and many other peers. Due to the embarrassment he receives from a new guacamole-green jacket with yellow lining, this boy turns depressed. Teachers, friends, and other kids at school all revile against him just due to his appearance and how he dresses, which in this case he cannot control. From disappointment to mockery, this young boy faces much persecution, lost friends, disrespectful teachers, and an incompetent mother; his feelings toward the jacket rash, leading to several unpleasant instances, which therefore
Have you ever felt like you didn’t fit in or you never belonged? Well in the story “The Outsiders”, Johnny Cade and the rest of the greasers felt that way also. The Outsiders by S.E Hinton tells the story of the greasers and the soc’s, two loosely-organized teen gangs in mid-1960’s Tulsa, Oklahoma. The character Johnny Cade was frightened, quiet, and abused.
In the essay, “Coming Into Language,” Jimmy Santiago Baca, discusses the topic of literacy. He asserts that along the way of all the suffering he went through, he found a meaning in life through reading and writing. At the beginning, he opens up by illustrating the job he had when was only seventeen. At seventeen years old, Baca was detained by the authorities as a murder suspect and years later after being released he was arrested again. During his time in prison, he gained interest in written language because he heard other prisoners read. Then, he steals a book from one of the guards and with that book he learns to read. He applies effort to teach himself how to pronounce all the words in the book. Baca thought that reading was a waste of
Everyone today wants to belong. Everyone wants to be like everyone, but it can be misread on what oneself is .Contrary to popular belief, though, individuality brings more success and happiness than conformity. Everyone is unique in their own way and people shouldn’t be fearful of each other’s differences. In the short story Harrison Bergeron the protagonist Harrison is very different from others and has a lot of good aspects but also has some crucial flaws. In the story, everyone is being controlled by the government to be equal to one another. No one can be above another. Harrison shows individuality by breaking out of prison, taking off his handicaps, and defying the government. In the story Harrison Bergeron, Kurt Vonnegut Jr. uses the protagonist, Harrison, and his actions to convey the importance of individuality to readers’.
What are the turning points in the narrative? What are the most important things the writer seems to learn?
In the first place, Johnny Cade is "the gang's pet" (page 12) Ponyboy portrays Johnny as a "a little dark lost puppy” and a “puppy that has been kicked too many times and is lost in a crowd of strangers"(both from page 11) He is just 16 years old and Johnny has a truly harsh life. His dad was continually beating him, and his mom ignored him. He was the second-youngest and smallest among the greasers and had a slight form. Johnny has dark features, with “big black eyes in a tanned face” and "jet-black hair, heavily greased and combed to the side” longer than the other boys since it “fell in shaggy bangs across the forehead (all from page 11). As indicated by Ponyboy, Johnny had gotten beat up by four Socs before this story started. "'I had never been jumped, but I had seen Johnny after the four Socs got hold of him, and it wasn't pretty. Johnny was scared of his own shadow after that.(page 4)'" He is anxious by nature, continually looking behind him in case another Soc is nearby. The other greasers all love Johnny, for the most part in view of his terrible family
Shel Silverstein's poems are written for more than just reading for children; he wrote them for connection and inspiration.[Along with everyone], Silverstein had many emotions, some good some bad. Many of his poems go deeper than just what children gather from them. They provide an emotional atmosphere. He made a career out of writing and drawing with little successes.
In this book, our purpose is to make the world a most habitable place for the children- the future leaders of this world. We must be able to temper heated emotion with a not so heated temper. We must be able to walk away from volatile situations to prevent crisis.
“Life doesn’t frighten me” is a priceless primer on poetry,that represents and raises the voices of children, that are mostly stoped silenced by those younger ones. The poet presents the poem in a personal manner to make the reader feel her and all the children that she speaks up for, because the speaker doesn’t want to be seen as weak anymore in representing the difficulties of the life and how they (children) can face or are facing it.
Class Enemy is a play written by Nigel Williams, and it was published in 1978. Its first performance was on 9th March 1978 at the Theatre Upstairs, and it was directed by Bill Alexander. The first time that it was performed at the Royal Court Theatre was on 4th April 1978.