A boy that Holen liked—James Castle—jumped out of a window after a few boys bullied him. These past instances have made Holden the cold, lying, introverted person we know. Holden was very close to Allie so it 's understandable that his death had a resonant effect on him; however, trying to hold onto Allie has caused him to go into a downward spiral. He constantly smokes and drinks to try and fill the hole that his brother left. His drinking mixed with his failure to cope with Allies death had led him to have very intense emotions such as sadness and anger.
Mike is the starting quarterback for Permian, but his perspective is changed with the death of his brother and father. In the text it states “There had always been something inward and painfully shy about Mike, but the death of his father forced him to grow up even faster than he already had.” Mike loved his dad, but he was at a very young age when his father passed making him mature faster than the other kids. Then as Mike got older his brother Billy got really sick, and Mike couldn’t stand to see him like that in the text it states “ you don’t want nobody to die, but you don’t want him hurtin’ all the time either, after Billy died, Mike’s life didn’t get any easier.” At this point he just wanted to get out of Odessa, Texas but inside him he knew how much Billy admired him and wanted to see him wear the black and white for the Permian Panthers. “But he didn’t want to stay in Odessa anymore. It was too ugly for him, and the land itself bore no secrets nor ever inspired the imagination.
Frederick Douglass was born in Talbot County, Maryland; sadly, he does not know the year, because most slaves are not allowed to be informed their age. When growing up Frederick was confused and unhappy when the white children knew their ages, but he was not even able to ask his own. Frederick 's mother died when Frederick was around the age of seven when told of the horrible news Frederick is hardly affected. No one knows who Frederick 's father is; he informs that his father is a white man, many had mad a conclusion that his master was his father. It makes sense because Frederick explains that many slaveholders would often impregnate their female slaves.
The Harder They Come centers around a family on the brink of the edge. Sten Stenson, a retired Vietnam veteran, goes on a cruise with his wife, Carolee, and comes back a hero for a brief time. Their nature walk is interrupted by thieves and Sten kills the leader in self-defense. Saddled with a son who is suffering from a mental disorder on top of being hounded by reporters itching to get a slice of his fame, Sten just wants to relax. Conflicts between his son and the rest of the characters only wear him out further.
At least he knows what to expect--until the night someone takes things too far.” This story is centered around this group of friends who don’t stick together because of fear, but out of love. This group of guys are as close as brothers and they would do anything for each other. Darry is the oldest member, Sodapop and his best friend, Steve Randle, who works at the gas station alongside him, Two-Bit Matthews, his real name is Keith, but everyone calls him Two-Bit because always wants to get his two-bits worth in and Johnny Cade who is sixteen-years-old and has alcoholic and abusive parents
Sodapop curtis is a 16 year old boy who dropped out of school to get a job to take care of and keep a boy named Johnny Curtis in school because there parents died in a auto-mobile wreck. This novel is called The Outsiders by S.E Hinton. The Character Sodapop Curtis is stressed, handsome, and friendly. For example “...Both of them have too much energy, too much feeling, with no way to blow it off”(pg.14 Hinton). This shows Sodapop is stressed so the only way to get rid of it is to get in fights.
Martin Luther King Jr Martin Luther King Jr was the man to lead the civil rights movement in the United States from the mid 1950’s to 1968 when he was assassinated. “His leadership was fundamental to that movement’s success in ending the legal segregation of African Americans in the South and other parts of the United States”. Martin Luther King Jr was apart of a very religious family. His grandfather was a rural minister for years which formed Martin into the religious man that he was. As a child he was much smarter than the other kids but he was not able to start school until he was 6 years old.
He rose from an impoverished childhood in rural North Dakota to become fabulously wealthy. However, he did this by participating in organized crime, including distributing illegal alcohol and trading in stolen securities. He was once also in college at St. Olaf’s College, but dropped out after only two weeks because he could not bear the janitorial job with which he was paying his tuition. Though he never looks back on any of the mistakes he made in his past as he says “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past. (Fitzgerald 149-153)” Kanye West is a very similar man to Jay Gatsby, especially since he also came from an impoverished childhood, living in a single parent household in the slums of a crime-ridden Southside Chicago.
Something Wicked This Way Comes: Love Can Defeat Anything Whenever I was sad when I was younger, my family or my friends would always give me a hug. That is when I realized the power of love can defeat anything. In the story Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury, two boys learn just that. The two boys, Will and Jim, are best friends when a carnival comes to town and together changes their whole lives. The boys soon realize that this carnival was one like no other, it was an evil carnival that strives off fear as well as sadness.Will and Jim along with Will’s father knows they need to conquer the carnival, but they did not know how.
Before Tupac became a famous rapper, he was living In the ghettos of Harlem, New York with only his mother and sister. Tupac’s father was not there for him as a kid, which left Tupac growing up without a father figure. This made Tupac hate is father because he felt as if his father didn 't love him enough to be there for him, which definitely weakened their bond. In addition, this also made Tupac stronger because he needed to work harder than all of the other kids so he could support his mother and sister. All of his had work paid off as “ Tupac became one of the best-selling music artists in the world by selling over 37.5 million records in the United States and 75 million albums worldwide as of 2007, ” Dom.
The one superhero who I feel truly embodies the idea of an anti-hero is Rorschach. Rorschach comes from a troubled childhood, his mom being a prostitute and being put in the foster care system very young. He is extremely troubled and emotionally messed up from his childhood, which causes him to hate his true identity, Walter Kovacs. Rorschach wears a mask over his face whenever he is in Rorschach mode, and he only feels powerful when he does so. This is a psychological way for him to hide who is truly is as a person, forgetting his past and his childhood.
This is shown every time he is talking to himself/ having a flashback he remembers Biff in some way. He once said to himself that Biff was a good boy and tried to convince himself that Biff failures were not a result of his affair with the woman from the hotel. The affair was a huge emotional breakdown for Willy and
Ben Franklin spoke a quote all too close to one for Messina’s beloved linebacker, saying, “Players must remember that the best victory was not over the opponent, but over oneself.” Addiction had not only consumed Jesse’s life, but it had taken his father’s (163). When Jesse started dealing in his college years, “He was kicked out of school…and barely escaped without jail time” (162). At this point in his life, Jesse, “could not be
Amid the rocking success of Straight Outta Compton, decades old accusations of misogynistic abuse against the co-producer of the movie Dr. Dre aka Andre Young resurfaced again, for which Young has issued a formal apology. "Twenty-five years ago I was a young man drinking too much and in over my head with no real structure in my life. However, none of this is an excuse for what I did. I 've been married for 19 years and every day I 'm working to be a better man for my family, seeking guidance along the way. I 'm doing everything I can so I never resemble that man again," the former rapper told The New York Times.
Their father was a drunk and would beat on the children constantly, and sometimes even hit their mother. Later on, Gacy faced a conflict over his sexuality, he began to question himself on the interest of men. He suffered major bullying at school, because he was different. Gacy dropped out of high school, left his hometown, and ended up in Las Vegas. Gacy was known for being a kind man, and he was a well liked person in his community.