At this point in the novel, I believe that the 'Coming of Age ' motif is becoming very recurring as the book goes on. Charlie is starting to reminisce more and think about things as a mature adult would. Mr. Etheridge made a very good analogy in class the other day, he said that as a kid you do not think about getting your new clothes dirty when you play outside. However, once you start maturing you question if it is worth it or not to get comfortable and sit on the grass and risk dirty clothing or suffer and stand. This really interested my because I can relate to this.
This causes Elie to question if his father worth it because if Elie save the gold crown, then he well have money if he does end up getting out. Finally Franek keep picking at Elie not until he broke. “ That day, Franek burst into savage laughter : ‘ I knew it, I knew that I would win…’ “ ( Page 56 ). This ultimately shows that with Franek and the Kapos Elie got mental damage with all going on in his life/ being in the concentration camp. It most likely give Elie post traumatic stress order and that is not good for anyone.
How “The Outsiders” written by S.E Hinton is coming of age novel During life, people will go through tragic experiences, difficult period of time and pressured by the society around them that eventually their innocence will fade with age. This can be clearly shown in the novel “The Outsiders” (written by S.E Hinton) in which the characters who are living in an area (East side of Oklahoma) full of gang society and violence;….Ponyboy Curtis, Johnny Cade and the rest of his friends and siblings are forced to mature and grow up quicker and earlier than most of the average people due to the traumatic/tragic experiences that they had to face during their everyday conflict between “The Socs” (their rival social group). First of all, before Ponyboy Curtis had met the two girl Socs in the cinema (Sherry Valance and Marcia), he had thought that every person who are a member of their rival’s social group were very wealthy, but very threatening towards The Greasers. But when Ponyboy & Johnny had met the two Socs, Ponnyboy begins having a conversation with Sherry Valance. After the conversation, Ponyboy comes in a conclusion that both of the social groups were very much the same and contained a lot of similarities.
When people make choices that could drastically change their life, the decision they make is based on the influence of others. In the novel, The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton a gang called the Greasers is stereotyped as being the “mean types” that slack off at school. Then there are the Socs who are the rich kids with cool cars that happen to like “jumping” greasers. As these two gangs are rivaling, they both go through some dramatic events that change their perspectives on life. In the novel The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton the character Darrel Curtis is unquestionably influenced by his gang as it prevents him from being successful to becoming the father of the gang, and overall being someone to look up to.
Since they live in Alabama, The whole family has to absorb some pretty ugly things, which forces Scout and Jem to grow up quickly, and it gives them a different and more mature view of the world. In Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, she uses characterization to show how different events and people shape children as they grow up and ultimately determine what kind of adults they will turn out to be. Jem is a good example of this because he starts out as a little kid
He realizes that there is more in life than just the Socs and greasers. Johnny shows that to pony when he says, “ I don’t mind dying now… It’s worth saving those kids. Their lives are worth more mine…” (pg.178) He also says that he shouldn’t “…be so bugged over being a greaser. You still have a lot of time to make yourself be what you want.” Johnny is refereeing to how Ponyboy has a bright future and he can make with his life whatever he pleases. Pony finally understood what Johnny meant when he said, “stay gold, Ponyboy.
In Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury uses symbols and a metaphor to convey that knowledge is the key stone for every society. Many places were very symbolic for Montag but the mirror factory represented a realization of the terrible past he had. Bradbury writes in Montag 's perspective, “And some day we’ll remember so much that we’ll build the biggest grave of all time and shove war in and cover it up. Come on now, we’re going to go build a mirror factory first and put nothing but mirrors for the next year and take a long look in them”( Bradbury 157). In Montag’s thoughts Bradbury explains that when war is taken away from a society and the people realize the mistakes they did in the past and fix them, there would be more knowledge in the society.
While the world felt like it was changing, it was in fact staying the same. Gene himself, however, continued to grow and so even though the school stayed the same it seemed to Gene like it had changed: now the "giants of his childhood" didn't seem like giants at all. Critics that looked at Knowles’ work were compelled to analyze the importance of the school as a setting that influenced the lives of the children that lived there. “Such a school is a place for education and growth. Here it also represents the last place of freedom and safety for the boys, guarding their last days of childhood and standing as ‘the tame fringe of the last and greatest wilderness,’ adulthood”(Alton).
Due to his age he now has reduced mobility and a lack of energy. All he wants is to play ball with his son, to run around the town and be the good father he felt he never was. The end of chapter 46 stated, “ Charles Halloway, citizen, father, introspective husband, night-wander, and janitor of the town library.” (242) Charles was all of those things, and when he was in the mirror maze he finally realized that he is an adult, he has lived that much of his life, and to use the carousel and try to go back will not make him a different man but will only change his physical age. Jim Nightshade, Miss Foley, and Charles Halloway, all had a struggle accepting their age. Charles Halloway and Miss Foley both had felt they had messed up the past and wanted to erase and things that they had done in there life.
One of the main characters in Alice Through the Looking Glass is Alice. She had dreams when she was a little kid about Wonderland. But when she grows older she actually does go to Wonderland. One of the other characters in Alice Through the Looking Glass is the Mad Hatter. He is a silly man who always is jolly and good.
I wasn’t going to live in a lousy neighborhood all my life” (138). Therefore, Ponyboy was going to thrive in the future to prove that he is worthy enough to be treated as a Soc. In a way to attain success, Darry set high standards for Ponyboy, such as outstanding grades, for Ponyboy. These standards were set for Ponyboy because Darry did not have the chance to attend college. Furthermore, Sodapop had to drop out out of high school to help Darry support the family.
Today 's disconnection between generations has never been so extreme. The clear distinctions between an older population and the growing youth are equal to night and day. Society 's most sizable population is retiring while a lesser experienced, largely immature generation of millennials are growing exponentially. Rifts will divide our society like never before. This is already evident with young adults clashing with the old school.
Spare parts has an interesting plot, a unique theme, and a wide range of vocabulary which are all reasons why this book is a good choice for the common read. When I think of illegal immigrants, I think of middle-aged people crossing over a big fence to enter the drug cartel in the United States. This picture is wrong. When thinking of this, I am picturing one person with one story, when really there are hundreds of thousands of different stories. Like the boys in the book, there are tons of kids who cross over with their parents and they don’t even remember the event when they get older.
Well my thesis is that when Robert frost says nothing gold can stay he means that childhood views are going to disappear with hate and the never stopping search for money and power. And I think this because children see magic in everything but adults have a hard time doing so and this heavily ties in with the stories main plot and characters. Now later on in this writing I will be giving great documentation of pony two bit Johnny dally darry and soda tying into this idea of mine. And I think a lot of people agree with me on my idea of how this ties in with childhood. Now i think this ties in with real life well because when some people are really old and they don 't really see a magic in the world at all in anything anymore there gold is
Gorn ties this drive, over time, to the class struggle both in England and America, and how the working class who fought for workers rights often identified closely with great fighters and bare-knuckle boxers. This is not a mindless venture into violence this study is a glimpse into the reality of working class heroes that perhaps many who purport to be their champions among the liberal class would rather shy away from.