Stacey’s and T.J.’s friendship is so strong and important to Stacey that he wouldn’t even tell on his friend after he was whipped. Then, Stacey chased T.J. to the Wallace store. Behind the Wallace store Stacey and T.J. started getting in a fist fight. The next morning they were best friends again. The two boys were able to work their fight out because of their strong friendship.
Ponyboy vouches for his brother’s character stating that Darry “had been a real popular guy in school; he was captain of the football team and he had been voted Boy of the year”, but goes on to lament that at this point in the story he “didn’t have time between jobs to even think about college”(16). Given Darry’s accomplishments, it is clear that he would have been a fantastic student and would have made his parents proud. Coming from a working class background, he would very likely have been the first person in his family to go to college, serving a role model for his younger brothers. Despite his parent 's death, Darry could have forgone his responsibilities, since he is an adult and still attend college, leaving his brothers to survive on their own in foster care, or a boys’ home. However, he does not take this option and instead, Darry assumes
His other brother Johnny, was his nicer brother that made him feel more optimistic about himself and took down the pressure from Frank. As Rudy gets older, we see the challenges he must face and overcome them while still living in a world of negativity. Rudy and his whole family is portrayed as the main protagonist in the movie. Throughout the film, Rudy struggles to deal with his family mostly his father. During a father-Son moment, Rudy’s father tries to convince rudy and take away his dreams of Playing football for Notre dame.
Atticus and Hassan are the two role models in each novel acting as the people who stand up for their ideology. Atticus is known as the role model of Maycomb, all of his neighborhood look at him as the leader of respect and honesty. On the other hand Hassan is treated horribly by his brother Amir. Although Hassan is right at all times, he agrees with Amir
When Amir first witnessed Hassan’s rape, he stood by idly, too cowardly to interfere (put quote here). He valued bringing the kite home to his father as a trophy more than saving his friend from immense psychological trauma. At this point in his life, Amir thinks that he is nothing like his brave and courageous father, who fought a bear. He imagines the story of his father fighting the bear many times, with it clearly leaving an impression on him. Later in his life, when Amir is an adult, he has a dream about that very story.
My brothers let kids bully them over it and it really hurt them emotionally and it caused one of my brothers to physically harm themselves. After that happened I started having my brother come along with me when I did my volunteer work and listen to the stories of these people. They had regular lives at one point also. There was one older kid we met whose father was abusive to him and his mother, so they left with only the cloths on their backs and ended up at the shelter. He was one of the smartest kids I’ve ever met and now he serves our country, he grew up and joined the military.
At this time at the beginning of the movie, we do not know the age of Amir or Hassan just that they are young boys. The first big act of friendship is when indeed, Hassan tells Amir “for you a thousand times over,” when he goes to run the kite for him after their big win. Even though Hassan is Amirs families servants son, they grew up to be best of friends up until this point. “ "I know," he said, breaking our embrace. "Inshallah, we 'll celebrate later.
But Andre isn't so fond for the sport tennis, "How can you be sick about not being home? Home is where the dragon lives. Home is the place where, when you have to go there, you have to play tennis", here he connects his own home to tennis, the one place a child should feel safe and happy. His father is also putting some extra pressure on his son, "But my son, he adds - maybe they will make tennis an Olympic sport once again, and will win a gold medal", he has already planed the future for his own son and are already putting a lot of pressure on him for his to achieve what he didn't achieve. Because of this Andre is feeling hatred towards his father and he starts to rebel against him, "The next ball from the dragon I hit as hard as I can, but high over the fence.
Since Ennis by definition was “a real man” he wanted to continue to exhibit Western man behavior like being a breadwinner to his family and violent, while at the same time indulge in his secret fantasies of being in a relationship with Jack. In addition, Ennis had a strong hand when it came to fighting, which is a manhood character, and another assertion “in Ennis 's mind” that he was a real man. This is can be seen when in the movie he threw a hard punch on Jack 's jaw bruising him on the last day. This masculine Western man behavior is supported by Warshow (1999) in his book analyzing Movie Chronicle: The Westerner (Warshow,1999) that describes a Western man as being violent through using guns to assert dominance over other people without regard and wishes of other
Amir then states, “ I was going to win, and I was going to run the last kite. Then I would bring it home and show it to Baba. Show him once and for all that his son is worthy” (60). Winning the kite tournament all he needs to show is the hard work that he puts into his work to show his dad who he really is, and not who he thinks he is. Amir believes that he does not like him until he does something that makes Baba happy for what he did.
Joe’s rough start and the struggle he went through in his early years makes winning the Olympic gold medal in 1936 more meaningful and inspiring than it might have been otherwise. As a child of only 10 years, Joe faced many difficult hardships he thought would never end. From his mother dying, to being kicked out of his only home and being abandoned by his own father, he was very persistent to get what he wanted in life and to get where he wanted to be in life as well, which ultimately in exchange, led him and his meritable teammates to winning the Olympic gold medal. I find this story extraordinarily ironic due to the fact that Joe took himself and what he had, which was nothing, and made it and himself into something. All of the many difficult obstacles he faced and overcome makes it extremely difficult to believe that he had as much optimism as he did growing up
Ironically, Petey was good friends with Johnny. Johnny encouraged Petey to wrestle, and after about a month of asking, Petey decided he would sign up. Petey has a good home life, with one brother and two parents. Petey’s worst nightmare comes true at after his second wrestle match. He learns that he has to fight Chris Byers.
Bayard starts as the playful young boy with Ringo, but together they mature. Bayard’s trip to find Colonel Dick lead him to learn more and it affected him more than he knew. With the departure from his old house to the death of his grandmother and all of the little events in between all contribute to making Bayard the matured and responsible young adult he is in the
Njal raised Hoskuld to be well-mannered and a strong fighter which earned him the respect of his brothers. Njal being a newly converted Christian became very sentimental after his newly raised son, Hoskuld was killed, especially since his death sprang from evil roots. Njal loved Hoskuld more than any of his other sons and would give up his life to save Hoskuld but the only thing Njal could do was make sure a settlement has been reached for the death of his foster son. Njal died in the most honorable way he can, with his family. Njal had the opportunity to leave his house when it was under attack without any harm done to him but chose to die with his family.
He would rehearse such remarks as "I 'm losing weight, you notice, Pop? [e.g., (29)]" Willy instilled the thought in Happy: "Be liked and you will never want [e.g., (33).]" With these sort of qualities being taught to him by his dad, it 's no big surprise why Happy acts so insecure. Pretty much as the saddest part of Willy 's suicide is his ongoing delusion, the saddest part of Happy 's end is his own relentless doubt. Still determined by what he feels he needs, he adheres to Willy 's witless dreams to the bitter end.