by Bob Greene, and The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, the theme identity has been consistent the whole way. In “On the Sidewalk Bleeding,” Andy, a gang member of the Royals, dies after getting stabbed in the back with a blade. As Andy lies on the ground dying, he thinks about who he truly is; Andy, or a Royal. “Why Weren’t You His Friends?” ’s main character Curtis Taylor gets bullied in school.
“... bring Johnny home and pay me two hundred and fifty dollars, and I agree to take him of your hands”(O. Henry 3). Showing that the dad knows his son is annoying and that he will get his son back. O. Henry’s short story “The Ransom of Red Chief” is a low level comedy that uses comic characters and word play pun to convey the idea that people that do bad, don 't think about the consequences that could happen to them. O. Henry’s story is a low comedy because of the plot and the physical mishaps. In the story the boy hits bill again with a rock.
Upon curiosity, the boy asks the man what is the bravest thing he has done; to which the man responds, “getting up this morning” (272) after spitting bloody phlegm on the road. The man knows that they boy is the faint spark of hope for whoever could be alive. This boy is so naive and unaware of how inhuman everyone has turned because he was born into this apocalyptic setting where violence and greed seem to be more vital than hope. The man continues walking on the road where so many have lost their lives just so the faint spark of hope does not completely fade away. McCarthy constantly tries to convince the reader that the man is hopeless.
Frankenstein’s creature can be compared to the parable of the prodigal’s son found in Luke’s gospel of the bible. The prodigal’s son was a young man who was very immature in his ways. All he cared about was living fancily and lavishly. He asked his father for his inheritance and was granted his wish. After receiving the funds, he leaves his home and spends all of his money on foolishness.
The Family Under the Bridge The Family Under the Bridge by Natalie Savage Carlson is about an old homeless man named Armand that lives under a bridge in Paris, and everything he owns could be pushed by an old baby buggy without a hood. Then one day a tent filled with 3 kids take his spot. The story starts when Armand tries to kick the kids out of his area. Then the kids’ mom comes and talks rudely to Armand then Armand leaves to find another bridge to sleep under. When he finds one he sleeps, then he wakes up the next morning and wants to take back his spot.
In one scene, Biff admits to his father that “he is a dime a dozen”. This proves that Biff is aware of the fact that he has wasted his life chasing something that will never be. In his final conversation with his father, he attempts to make him see that he is a failure as well by saying “You were never anything put hard-working drummer who landed in the ash van lieke all the rest of thgem! I’m one dollar an hour, Willy!”. Willy, however, never admits the fact that his son and him are both losers.
Sense of pride: As the breadwinner, Troy takes great pride in his earnings. When his oldest son, Lyons, comes around asking for ten dollars, Troy replies by saying,“ ‘I 'm just supposed to haul people 's rubbish and give my money to you cause you too lazy to work?’ ” (1, 19). Although he may come across as harsh, his intentions are good, as he wants his sons to be self-reliant like he has been since the age of fourteen, and know what it feels like to be proud an accomplishment. If he hasn’t taught his sons to live on their own, then he has failed as a
"The Body 's" narrator, the adult Gordon Lachance, describes the summer of 1960 when he and three twelve-year old friends—Chris Chambers, Vern Tessio and Teddy Duchamp—journeyed to look at the dead body of a boy their age, Ray Brower. Along the way, Gordon and his friends encounter a series of obstacles: an angry dump worker who does not want them to use his water pump, a corrupt store owner who tries to overcharge the boys for their purchases, a disgusting leech-filled pond they must traverse, a narrow train trestle spanning a bridge they must cross, a frightening night in the woods, older boys who threaten to beat them and take credit for the discovery of the dead boy 's body, and finally, the horrific and unsettling encounter with the
Ponyboy’s two brothers have been looking after him since his parent’s demise. In chapter one, Sodapop is described as “always happy-go lucky and grinning.” Whereas, “Me and Darry just didn’t dig each other. I never could please him… He just hollered at me” (Hinton 13).
The following tale was told by my uncle, who has not been seen for some years since, nor heard from for he refuses to Facetime anyone and we have all been too busy to meet him face-to-face. There was a small town at the food of the mountains. They were not as great as the Rockies, but they caught the rain, and kept the small town from being a comfortable and populous place to live. And yet the inhabitants of this little town knew its quirks and the best time of day to loiter and the best time of day to labor.
Big Me is a short story about an adult man, Andy O’Day, talking about his childhood and how he was when he was about twelve. He explains about his extreme imagination and about how he thought he was a detective. Adult Andy is married to a “practical women,” so as he tries to describe the events of his past to her he gives up and starts to keep it to himself. Andy O’Day has a dysfunctional family.