The point-of-view also helps to convey the theme. While writing, Jackson put in sections where Laurie’s parents reacted to Charles and his actions. The short paragraph, “On Saturday I remarked to my husband, “Do you think kindergarten is too unsettling for Laurie? All this toughness, and bad grammar, and this Charles boy sounds like such a bad influence”, shows how Laurie’s actions are affecting the point-of-view of the story (74). This is because, with Laurie's intentions of not wanting to get in trouble, his mother believes in the untruthful stories about Charles.
Laurie transgressed the rules of his teacher leading him to a plethora of punishments. This made him quite a nuisance to others, yet Laurie could also be recognized as a very intelligent boy. Laurie hid his disobedience throughout the lies of a fictional boy named Charles and discovered new ways to seek attention from others in antagonizing manner daily. Having a new sibling in the house caused Laurie to feel subordinate. He struggled with the fact that he was no longer the top priority of the household.
After Laurie tells his mom about a boy getting in trouble at school, “What did he do?’ I asked. ‘Who was it?’ Laurie thought. ‘It was Charles... He was fresh”(545). Laurie behaves very badly at school, doing many inappropriate things and being punished by the teacher constantly.
Although Laurie began kindergarten with multiple retributions, as the year progressed, he developed into a mature and reverent student. The naïve adolescent had the presence of a kindergartener, which influenced him to make poor decisions that resulted in punishments. Laurie, a kindergartener and the older brother of an infant sibling, was featured in Shirley Jackson’s short story, “Charles”. The passage occurred at Laurie’s home and school, where he struggled to make a healthy and appropriate transition into kindergarten. This proved to be an arduous task because his actions were impulsive and ill-mannered.
One way in the book that Lenny is innocent is when George says “get im Lennie lennie says I don't wanna hurt him george” . This shows that Lennie is innocent and George doesn't let Lennie make his own decisions. This affects Lennie in the book because he eventually hurt Curley and that makes Curley hates Lennie and George and in this book Lennie can never make decisions for himself because he doesn't know any better. George doesn't let Lennie make his own decisions because when he hurts people on accident or make bad
The dialogue helps the reader understand the theme because it shows the character's perspective in the novel. Another way the author shows the lesson is using description. For example, “Get away from my granddaughter! Grandfather stood in the doorway in his nightshirt, his rifle aimed at the heart of the man who hit me”(144). This is significant because the author is describing the event of Grandfather trying to protect Mattie.
Charles is a short story written by Shirley Jackson first published in 1948. Being a great example of dramatic irony, it tells the story of Laurie and his first few weeks of Kindergarten. Upon coming home from school on his first day, he recounts the tales of a poorly behaved boy named Charles who yelled at teachers and got spanked as a result. Every day, Laurie will recount similar tales to his parents of the misbehaving boy named Charles. At the PTA meeting however Laurie’s parents are surprised to not hear a single utterance of this Charles boy.
Also in paragraph 5 it says”Leo was slow in reading, slow in numbers,slow in understanding nearly everything that passed before him in class. He had no friends. This shows that Charlie changed Leo because in the beginning, Leo was unhappy. But Charlie makes him happy now when he saw no way to be happy after being put in a different classroom away from his classmates. Another way Charlie changed Leo was in the middle, Leo brought Charlie in for a presentation for forest fire week and he connected and understood it better.
The side story involves the child being disrespectful to the dad, and the mom playing in between to be the peacekeeper. Shirley spells this out on the first page where the dad is insulted by the Laurie and the mom quickly changes the subject. The side story is an important element because you can get caught up in the side story and not see the true ending which is the identity of Charles. The irony is that the family finds Charles so fascinating. Shirley Jackson includes in the story, when the family screwed up they call it, pulling a Charles, when in all reality Charles was Laurie and was in the home all along.Though most critics think so, Charles is not an easy short story to see through.
In other words, Lizabeth feels sadden about her actions that she led. Lizabeth’s adult perspective in the story reveals that she learned about showing compassion. Lizabeth is showing sympathy for a person who is suffering or distressed in someway. The decision that displays the theme of the story is when Lizabeth decides to led a malicious at Miss Lottie’s marigolds. Lizabeth through