James Dickey’s poem, Cherrylog Road, is clearly an exhilarating, narrative poem. The speaker of this piece is a young man reminiscing of a past love affair that was forbidden. This is a provocative poem, told in the first person and is full of figurative language and symbolism.
Ponyboy, the protagonist in the novel The Outsiders, changes and realizes something very important. As he is on his journey with his friends helping him on the way, he learns that his friends are like his family and are always there. He starts to notice it near the end of the novel when Dally and Johnny (his closest friends) both get killed. The theme for this book is better said as, a valuable friend can be more loyal than a brother.
Everyone is eventually defined or known by their choices. Ponyboy was realizing that the things he loved to do weren’t typical of someone in his gang. Inside, Ponyboy struggled with what was expected of him as a member of his gang and what he felt were the right choices for him. You see, Pony boy began to see that the choices made today, become the reality you live with tomorrow. Ponyboy saw hope for his future that was free of violence, fear, and unlimited by social class.
One of the colors that is used more than once is green. One use for green is to represent the envy some characters seem to have. “I have light brown, almost red hair and greenish-grey eyes.” The color is used here to represent the jealousy Ponyboy has for people. For example the Socs privileges, Cherry saying she loves Dally, and even Sodapop’s good looks. “She had green eyes.” Here the author mentions Cherry’s eyes, Cherry
But he did have a minor change, he began to expose a little of his warm-heartedness, after Johnny and Dally died, he didn’t appear much anymore in the story line, but the readers can picture him maturing every passing day but still kept his generous humor. The theme of The Outsiders is about adolescence—discovery, pain, loneliness since in this heart-rending novel, all of the characters suffered for 1. Johnny and Ponyboy had to hide away since Johnny killed Bob, 2. The class conflict between greasers and Socs, 3. Johnny’s and Dally’s death, 4. Also, most of the characters changed: Two-Bit; Ponyboy became more belligerent; Soda Pop changed for Sandy; Darry’s and Ponyboy’s relationship was mended. The other themes that also work for this particular story is society and class, loyalty, love, violence, appearances, and choices. Many of these themes ran along with the story, and sometimes were demonstrated
“He wraps my long red scarf around his neck, the one I wear myself during the day to tempt my suitors.” The color red is often associated with the the fatality of innocence. When someone loses their virginity, when a girl first gets her period, and when a child loses their first tooth, they all bleed red. Red represents lust, rage, desire, danger, and malice.
“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences,” is a quote by Audre Lord. Having a closed mind and not being open to diversity creates conflict and tension. This quote connects to the novel The Outsiders by S.E Hinton. In this novel, one can see that conflict occurs between two high school aged groups when they are not open to learning and understanding one another. The Greasers are from a lower socioeconomic class and have lack of family support. The Socs are from a middle to upper socioeconomic class and have full family involvement. The groups dress differently and have different visions of life. The Greasers and the Socs have been in
Ponyboy has grown up in a rough society, but when he finally breaks, things get from bad to terrifying in a matter of minutes. Ponyboy is the protagonist of The Outsiders, a book by S.E. Hinton. Ponyboy is considered as a normal boy in his neighborhood, he is part of a gang and lives with his two older brothers. Ponyboy and his gang stick together through everything, allowing them to survive their rough lives. The bond of loyalty between Ponyboy and his gang is vital for survival, shown by the way that the gang responds to the violence between the classes, what Ponyboy and his gang do to survive, and how they help each other survive their social class rivalries.
One of the most important lessons Ponyboy learns in The Outsiders is to, “Stay gold.” At the end of the novel, just before Johnny Cade dies he tells Ponyboy to “stay gold”, in saying this, he means that he should stay innocent and to not change who he is as a person. This is an important moment as, after Johnny dies, Ponyboy is very distraught and becomes more like the other Greasers. For example, he starts taking out his anger and sadness and hopelessness by fighting in the rumble, his school grades drop rapidly as he loses interest in school and he begins to fight with Darry a lot more. One evening while Ponyboy is in his bedroom looking for something to read, he notices the copy of “Gone With The Wind” that he and Johnny read in Windrixville. To his surprise enclosed is a
In “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst, the color red symbolizes uncertainty of how life will play out. It was neither autumn nor summer, the time in which death was prominent. The garden was stained brown, and the bleeding tree arose from the ground, intimidating the atmosphere. The young boy recalled his dear little brother, Doodle they called him. “He seemed all head, with a tiny body which was red and shriveled like an old man's....Daddy had Mr. Heath, the carpenter, build a little mahogany coffin for him. But he didn't die, and when he was three months old, Mama and Daddy decided they might as well name him”(1 Hurst). Human do not like to be left in the dark, infact they are so scared from it they often lose control of what is actually going on. They feel as though everything must
In the book “The Great Gatsby,” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, colors have been used to represent the character’s unapparent and underlying thoughts, feelings, status and class. Through the motif of colors, Fitzgerald depicts the feelings of the character as he refers to a specific color while describing each one of them. The colors make a deep impact on the readers as they contain a profound meaning throughout the novel. There are around five main colors in the novel appearing frequently: white, yellow, green, blue and grey, which help the novel look more gaudy and idealistic.
In everyday life and works of literature, color can symbolizes a wide variety of emotions from moods to political views. When someone is feeling upset one often says “I’m feeling blue” or when someone is mad their face turns red giving that color the association with anger. Political status even uses color to represent each party, one is usually either a blue Democrat or red Republican. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby color plays a significant role throughout the story symbolizing emotions and social rankings. Colors such as green representing hope and money, grey portraying hopelessness, discontent, and low social class, and yellow exemplifies destruction and desire.
Color is a huge part of how people view different emotions and feelings. For an example, when people see the color black, they may feel darkness and loneliness. Using color as a description in books can really help the reader better understand what the author is trying to get across. Color can mean so much more than shades and tints, it can show true meaning and emotion. It's proven that warm colors trigger thoughts of happiness, energy, and optimism. Cooler colors can be more soothing and calming, but can also invoke thoughts of sadness. Many people see colors differently though. If someone had a terrible experience with a certain color, when people saw the certain color it could trigger them to think about what happened. In The Book Thief,
In Edith Wharton’s novel, Ethan Frome, the author uses symbolism to add depth to the story. Throughout the novel the cat embodies Zeena presence even if she is not in the room. The pickle-dish and the breaking of it symbolizes Ethan and Zeena’s marriage. Many different emotions and feeling are represented by the color red. Edith Wharton uses symbolism to add to the story. The cat symbolizes Zeena when she is not there.
Our problems are not what define us, it is how we respond to them. Life defining decisions are built up over time leading you to a fork in the road. The path maybe simple but that does not mean that when you get to a fork in the road the decision will be any easier. Although I truly believe that people face more than one fork in the road in their lifetime. It is too unrealistic to say there's only one, because how would someone know they do not live your life. S. E. Hilton the author of The Outsiders creates the characters Pony boy the main character and Jonny his friend has in order to show us that tough decisions are hard either way you decide to go. When on a journey forks in the road appear, because life is not a straight easy path to heaven. Decisions we make on our journey may cause these forks in the road, but as long as you “Stay Gold” even the consequences will turn out ok someday.