Hinton tells us about two enemy gangs. The Socs, one of the many provocative gang groups, kids who live lavish lives and get away with the crimes they commit because they look clean cut and look like good innocent kids on the outside. Then there 's the Greasers, who live poorly and get blamed for most of the things that go down in the city. Ponyboy, and Johnny, two Greasers, that at first, clang to the fact that they hated Socs. All they wanted to do was fight the other gang to look tough and earn respect.
Irony is found in many ways of literature, and the book The Kite Runner is one of them. The protagonist, Amir is witness of a terrible crime being committed to his friend, but Amir does nothing to stop it from happening. Hosseini uses this situation in the book to show how Amir was acting selfish. This act of selfishness leads to guilt later on. According to (http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/the-kite-runner/themes.html) “Amir becomes exactly the sort of coward Baba worried Amir would become” (1).
I will explore the theme of violence through characters such as Johnny,Dally and Bob and analyse the emotional and physical damage caused by the violence in this novel. These characters inflict and/or suffer from physical, emotional and verbal violence. Johnny was described as “"a little dark puppy that has been kicked too many times and is lost in a crowd of strangers.” Violence had scarred him, physically and emotionally. He had been harmed by violence up to the point where he was “scared of his own shadow.” All his life Johnny has been insulted, ignored and abused. He’s been told how he has no value by his parents,which emotionally impacted his confidence and self
A Thousand Splendid Suns is a historical fiction novel published by Khaled Hosseini in 2007. In the novel, Khaled Hosseini emphasizes the vicious acts of cruelty and punishment bestowed upon Afghan people, particularly children and the women of the households. This book will change your perspective of life and how you view it and the people around you. In this novel , Hosseini helps the people who are outside of Afghanistan acknowledge and be aware of the treacherous events and despair that takes place inside of Afghanistan. Can you imagine you no longer being an outsider?
There is always a devil and angel on your shoulders mentally playing tug of war with your mind, swaying you between bad and good, and it blinds you to logical thinking. This usually happens during times of crisis or when things go awry, but trying to do the right thing will often make you do the worst possible thing, causing regret later on. In the novel, The Things They Carried, the soldiers during the Vietnam War would carry many items with them in war in a backpack, but also many would carry emotional burdens, as we see with character Tim O’Brien. He struggles with internal chaos and turmoil after fleeing the draft, killing a man in war, and lying to his daughter after those events. Showing how sometimes, war will bring out an unfamiliar duality that we must struggle with in order to choose what is right or wrong.
The full of experience always makes him to be a rational person. Pony boy start to want to the fight between Socs and Greasers to stop, here are basically three reasons that why he thinks so: They got psychological damage, it cause the death of his friends, and their gangs are very dangerous. First of all, one of Pony boy’s changes throughout the novel is influenced by fighting. Johnny was for self-defense, so he killed Bob. This passage in the novel shows us the psychological change of Pony boy : “A panic was rising in me as I listened to Johnny’s quiet voice go on and on ‘Johnny!’ I nearly screamed.
His first indication of his egotistic behavior is when he embarks on the task of creating life. His egotism and cowardice manifest itself even more when it not only leads to the death of his younger brother William, but also to that of Justine the young girl accused of murder, and his childhood friend Clerval( Storment, 2002). Victor claims at hand to admit to the murder so that he will be incarcerated however, he abstains from coming clean in light of the fact that he is embarrassed about himself and his unsuccessful experiment which has hurt his sense of self-pride furthermore society
Even after Gary made a good change for himself he relapsed and started to have outburst and become obnoxious, which shows how hard a person can try, however they can never escape their bad habits. Gilmore grew up in a nice family however he could never stay out of trouble, and his terrible decisions ended him. Nevertheless, Mailer uses the perception of the american selfhood to show a different perspective you have about someone, “In The Executioner's Song, Mailer is exploring the uncertainties of an American selfhood and a society that build up into an intolerable tension in his main characters. Gilmore, for example, cannot control his compulsive and ambiguous behavior,” (Daniel Defoe, 2). Mailer uses the perspective about how everyone thinks of a person growing up in a great family having their life be the opposite of the “american dream”, and this leads into believing that Gary is a heartless, disgusting murderer with no
Stories with a little bit of edge but a major symbolic meaning are the type of stories in which people are entertained. In the story Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne, he uses imagery, allegories, and symbols to not only entertain his audience but to teach them a life lesson. This story is one where you have to dig a little deeper to really reveal the true meaning that Hawthorne is trying to portray. I believe the symbolic meaning of this story is that we all have evil in our hearts and are all victims of it. In the beginning of this story Young Goodman Brown informs his wife he is going on a late night journey.
Kate Chopin and Roald Dahl both use irony as well as similar themes of betrayal and heartbreak to motion their two very different storylines forward. Though the works take place in antithetical eras, each holds a similar calamity that results in the breaking up of the protagonists and soon to be antagonists. These moments of heartache hold relevance due to their unfortunate relatableness in today 's society. Upon further inspection of the themes and irony in Lamb to the Slaughter, and Desiree’s Baby, the reader can better understand the possible cruelties a relationship can hold as well as it 's sometimes unavoidable hardships. Both narratives bear a conspicuous similarity using irony.
Literary Analysis: Eleanor & Park and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian In both novels you will see characters who face troubles and hard times because of bullying, racism and poverty, these themes are what help bring out the importance in both stories. You can scale the three themes down into one main category bullying, because people of different races and people who come from poverty create the perfect breeding ground for a bully. Arnold, Eleanor, and Park all face these three challenges, but in the end it makes them stronger. Bullying affects 28% of students in grades 6-12 and 20% of students in grades 9-12. (Stopbullying.gov) There are different types of bullying, the most common being verbal and social bullying.