Melinda refuses to speak about an event that occurred in her life; therefore, her classmates cannot show empathy toward her. Melinda’s lack of speaking lead to her being judged and bullied by her friends.Melinda’s silence slowly erodes her self esteem and leads to depressive behaviors. Melinda refuses to speak about an event that occurred in her life; therefore, her classmates cannot show empathy toward
Honorable Actions in the Outsiders Virtuous people are always contemplated to be kindhearted and obliging around the population, but bad people are always seen as ill mannered and vindictive individuals and often are not respected by the public. The story shows us individuals who were considered awful, but did significant things during their lifetime, like some of the greasers were good human beings. A person doesn 't have to be upstanding to do honorable actions in his/her existence. In the novel S.E.Hinton shows us through Darry that one person doesn 't have to be good during his lifetime to do good things. After Ponyboy comes back after running, Darry is kind and wants to stay with him instead of going to work.
Piggy’s low self esteem often leads to him being seen as a joke. Due to the fact that he is short and stout, the boys ridicule him and never take him seriously, even though he has some of the best ideas on the island. Overall, Piggy is a physically weak character because of his asthma and dependency on his spectacles, but this also carries over into the way he holds himself. He received his nickname from when he told Ralph “what they used to call [him] in school,” which shows that for years, Piggy has been teased because of his weight, resulting in his lack of confidence (Golding, 11). Piggy struggles for attention and for his voice to be heard, but the other boys never give that to him.
Dibs’ relationship with his mother was non-existent while his attitude toward his father was one of anger and hatred. Dibs was often locked in his playroom by his parents because they did not want to deal with him. With these domestic conditions, Dibs never had an opportunity to express his emotions and display his profound intellect, let alone be praised for it and made to feel comfortable being himself. Luckily, the school stepped in and was able to bring Dr. Axline in to the equation by threatening his parents with the possibility of him being kicked out of the school that his mother worked so hard to keep him enrolled. Dr. Virginia M. Axline took on Dibs as her patient because she decided that
Huck doesn 't really have much of a family besides his drunken, abusive father who comes and leaves when he pleases. Huck never had a real family but when Huck met Jim he almost automatically accepted him as family because Jim was always there for him even though Huck was raised in a community where blacks were not treated as people. They were more treated as objects and huck was treated to have no respect for them. Huck was taught that if you treat a black man well than you 'll go to hell. Huck was a nobler person when not exposed to the hypocrisy of civilization when he apologizes to Jim.
The last form of irony is the dramatic irony, which is Brother's blindness to Doodle's limitations. This particular irony spans the whole story unlike the others. Doodle, before overcoming the first challenge of walking, claims, "'I can't walk, Brother'"(157). Doodle himself doesn't expect much from himself. He knows that he has a physical disability, and therefore cannot do certain things that others can do.
Inferior is how the rest of the world and people around him see Charlie, simply due to his lack of intelligence, however, when Charlie starts to become smarter, another feeling creeps into their hearts. Fear. One of Charlie's co-workers, Fanny, the only one in fact who did not sign a petition to fire him from work, says on page 14 and 15, “...there's something strange about you, Charlie. Them changes. I don't know… Who knows what you done to yourself to get so smart all of a sudden.
In the piece entitled “I Kill for Money” she writes about an exterminator who is often not treated well, which he feels is because “no one wants bugs around, so no one wants [him] around” (Keegan 186). As a result of this obvious ignorance people pay him, the man has moments of melancholy periodically that he attempts to cover up with bad jokes. His unique profession distances him from others, causing mild depression. This state of mind can also be seen in “Reading Aloud” with a different method of coping. Anna, just as the exterminator, is married but still feels a major disconnect from her husband.
Surviving the environment and finding employment drive George to not consider Lenny’s emotions when speaking; George only focuses on his immediate goals. Often times, George simply attempts to protect Lenny from the world and watch out for him but George’s demeanor and word choice cause his comments to demoralize Lenny. George wanted to save Lenny from contracting infectious diseases when Lenny pocketed the dead mouse, but once again, George’s dialect impeded
Out of boredom, Jem, Scout, and Dill hounded Boo without knowing the harm they caused. Some people declare that the children innocently badgered Boo Radley. They argue that the children lived in a small town without excitement. But unfortunately, this produces inadequate reasoning because the children should not have teased their neighbor for entertainment. Also, they disobey Atticus who did not want Boo mocked.
With his dreams in keen sight, he holds them with such a tight grip because he knows how easy it is too loose track of the joys life brings. There are a couple instances in his life he freely opened up about when I asked him, “Have you ever thought about killing yourself”? There was a huge emotional drop in the interview when prompted this question, however the comfortability of a two-year close relationship kept it on track. It’s very sad to say but he cited many times where he felt the thoughts were too much. He said that “I never once acted on them because I’m not the coward my father was.” He didn’t enjoy the emotions following his words because he has moved past that time in his life and wants to forget about it.
Slim allow Lennie to play with his pups. Slim and George talked together, Slim said he never saw a worker like Lennie because Lennie is not smart. But Lennie is strong and George is proud of him. Slim seemed to be surprised when he looked Lennie and George went from this ranch to another ranch together. The guys on the ranch never did like them before.
“Loneliness does not come from having no people around you, but being unable to communicate the things that seem important to you.” This quote by carl jung explains why geroge Milton, needs Lennie smalls in his life. At the beginning of the story George named all the things he could do without lennie but throught the story we see that George really does need Lennie. George keeps Lennie around so he wont be like other ranchers and live a lonely life. Not only does Lennie keep George saine, he also gives George hope, and keeps him human. George keeps Lennie around because it keeps him from being like other ranchers, most ranch workers go ranch by ranch having no one to talk to or have fun with and they just turn mean.
However, the sad reality is that in most cases is too late and an individual will not get treatment for a mental health diagnosis while in prison. In this case I feel that Leon is a victim of environmental, his mother’s mental health issues, social support, and finical poverty that caused him to become who he is today. Early interventions could by educators, and mental health professionals could have helped Leon at an eelier stage in his life. But it does appear that there may have been missed opportunities to clearly understand what he had experienced in the early part of his life. Because of his behaviors he was labeled a ‘bad kid’ and early interventions never took place with him or his
Lennie told Crooks things he was told not to. Lennie does not think of others; he just does whatever he wants. Although Lennie loves George and wants to be in his life his actions tell different. Lennie acts on impulse, and that will push George away even more. The longer George and Lennie stay together the more George is being pushed.