Kid Nation and Lord of the Flies are very similar even though one is fiction and one is reality. Both are about a group of kids that have to survive without adults to make hard decisions and lead. Throughout both situations the kids struggle and fight a lot. There is a lot of fighting going on that has to do with leader, livestock, and workload. They have to come together to make things right so that they can survive or win. Both Kid Nation and Lord of the Flies by William Golding depicts very similar situations when a group of children with no supervision struggle to get along and make it out alive.
The parents’ actions after the change from them caring for their children to the nursery caring for them shows that they are scared of the change. The parents are scared that there are going to be further changes to their family and want to change it back to before the nursery. However, some disagree with this theme and say that the main theme of the story is abandonment. They say this because there are many points in the story which showcase abandonment. The children’s actions also support the theme of people are scared of change. When the children are threatened with the change of the nursery being turned off they willingly harm their own parents. In conclusion, the theme of “The Veldt” is people are scared of change because the actions of the characters support the
Witnessing my father chasing down my mother because of a pointless argument of my parents not caring about my siblings and I where abouts would be devastating to say the least. In The Glass Castle Jeannette and her siblings chose to appreciate the small things as they got older because they were not given materialistic items or a hot meal when they could afford it. Their mother made poor financial decisions and hardly ever put the kids first. For example, the mom chose to rent a piano over buying Brian a pair of male jeans. He had to suffer wearing girl clothes that did not even fit. Just from reading this much, the parenting style in this book is ridiculous and the kids made the right choices as they got older to be successful.
The fact that the children killed their parents in “The Veldt” suggests that technology is too advanced and should not be exposed to children. To start off, technology should not be exposed to children because it makes them addicted to it. In “The Veldt,” Peter and Wendy are always in their nursery. Their nursery helps them learn by setting a picture and atmosphere based on what they are thinking. This is essentially another world for the children. When the nursery is locked up and taken away from the children, they begin to disobey and act “cool” towards their parents. Peter argues with his Dad in “The Veldt” when Dad takes away his nursery:
In “The Veldt”, by Ray Bradbury, the Hadley family (especially the children), are spoiled, which leads to extremely negative consequences. The children are especially spoiled because of the part of the house they love and obsess over most, the nursery. This is not an ordinary nursery, though. Whatever you think of while you’re in the nursery comes to life. Because of this, whenever these spoiled brats don’t get what they want, they do more that just throw a major tantrum. There are also images of their parents being killed by lions that keep appearing in the nursery because of thoughts how furious they are at their parents for not letting them do what they want. The author in this story uses foreshadowing, hyperboles, and a metaphor to show the negative effects of parents spoiling their children.
The Industrial Revolution brought about many positive things. During this time society benefitted from making more goods, cheaper labor and overall improved the economy. However, it also had a very negative effect on society. Industrialization’s negative effects were child labor, unequal pay, over populated and poor living conditions. These are the reasons why many people thought the Industrial Revolution was harmful. The worst of these things was child labor and the effect it had on families.
Barn Burning is a modern story that shows a theme, plot, characters and uses narrative techniques. The title of the story, “Barn Burning,” is used to identify the main method carried out by the father in the story, Abner to get revenge on the people he grew angry with for their treatment of black people in the south. The story does not give a number of the barns Abner had burned, but Sarty said they had moved a lot of different times indicating the moves were due to Abner destroying the property of others. Abner seemed to have a sickness or craving for burning property; this seemed his way of regaining his dignity or self-respect after feeling he was wronged by the evil, hate, and racism of southern society.
Loyalty is a common principle taught to children at a very young age. Society tells people that loyalty to one 's family should be held above all else, causing many to face the same challenges that Sartoris faced in William Faulkner 's "Barn Burning". Inner conflict is a reoccurring theme in Barn Burning and is highlighted when young Sartoris was called to testify against his father in a case of a barn burning and again when the child learned of his father 's intentions to burn another, causing Sartoris to make the choice between staying loyal to his family or doing the thing he knows is right and turning his dad in.
Some people might argue that a child’s upbringing forms the child’s foundation of life. It forms the child’s identity and its view of life. The upbringing of children is a wide concept because it is never the same. The question is if there is an edge between upbringing and torture. The intention of upbringing is indisputable – you want your children to have a great life and a great future, but perchance certain ways of educating children can cause more damage than good.
Chapter Six takes place in Harlan, Kentucky. It talks about the Howard-Turner feud. The Howard and Turners were families that constantly had arguments and disagreements. The arguments lead to violent fights, gun shots, and death. If one was to go to Harlan, Kentucky and tried to investigate this case of why the intense feud against these two families, one would think it had to do with internal factors. Maybe they had different morals and statutes and when faced with the opposite, they collided with each other. Maybe it was just simply that they didn’t like each other. When you look at the situation more in depth, you find out that they weren’t the only ones that had a feud. “When one family fights with another, it’s a feud. When lots of families fight with one another in identical little towns up and down the same mountain range, it’s a pattern.” (Gladwell 166)
There are many unmistakable parallels between the two-short story’s “The Lottery” and “Barn Burning.” “The Lottery” is written by Shirley Jackson and takes place in a small town in America. The lottery is an annual ritual where all the families get together, the man of each family takes a paper with the possibility of that being marked which then means someone in the family will die. That is to say, a villager winning the lottery results in the other villagers stoning he or she to death. William Faulkner wrote the short story “Barn Burning.” Not to mention, the story starts off in a courtroom because Abner Snopes burned down the property of Mr. Harris. Mr. Harris is landowner, who is left with a burned barn and no legal option. Snopes is advised to leave the country because the court can’t find enough evidence to sentence him. His son Sarty Snopes chooses to warn the owner. “Barn Burning” offers a helpful picture of how Faulkner sees the economics of the postbellum South, where the poor whites remain the underclass rivals of black sharecroppers (Pierce).
Children are having their childhoods took away from them everyday due to many reasons, but a major reason is child laboring. Florence Kelley, United States social worker discusses the negative effects of child laboring using rhetorical devices such as imagery, credibility, and emotions to explain to the National American Suffrage Association the affects that child laboring has on a child’s childhood.
In John Gatto’s essay “Against School”, he insists that modern schooling is crippling our kids. “I had more than enough reason to think of our schools – with their long-term, cell-block-style, forced confinement of both students and teachers – as virtual factories of childness.” (para 4). The US adopted its educational system from Prussian culture and it led to a downward spiral of boredom and fear in children. Children are singled out, judged, and never taught to be a grown up and be independent.
While the two short stories "A&P," by John Updike and "Barn Burning," by William Faulkner are both coming to age stories, but consist of different story lines, the protagonist in each story (Sammy and Sarty) stand up for what they believe in. These two stories have many similarities and many differences. In "A&P", Sammy is around nineteen years of age, works as a cash register at the towns local grocery store named A&P, and his life looks like it is going well, until three girls walk in with just their swimsuits. Lengel, the manager notices the girls and calls them out for their choice of clothing. Sammy being who he is decides to stand up for the girls, but he does not just defend them he quits his job also. In the short story "Barn Burning", Sarty is only about ten years of age, his problem is his father. Abner Snopes, who is Sarty’s father, is being put on trial. So, little Sarty is stuck between doing what is right and what is wrong. Soon Sarty realizes what his father does, he is burning barns. Sarty then runs to the owner to warn him about his barn, because he
Temptation and greed are significant elements in the three stories, as many of the characters’ actions are a result of bad decisions made due to these forces. In Alice in Wonderland, Alice’s food related temptations are what cause her change of size and her progression through the world of Wonderland. Alice is often not even hungry when confronted with items of food in the story, it is their presence that tempts her to eat them: “In the middle of the court was a table, with a large dish of tarts upon it: they looked so good, that it made Alice quite hungry to look at them” (96). It is her lack of restraint when it comes to her appetite that causes her change of size and her lack of power throughout much of the story. Gluttony is displayed for