The readers can even relate to Death because of the feelings he/she acquires through the actions of man in the book. Readers can see from Death’s point of view on why he’s haunted by humans, and it’s because of his/her confusion on how man is complicated in that it can be both brutal and also at the same time compassionate. Through this, Death provides a direct mirror view of mankind. By using second person authorial, readers are able to feel more connected within the book. Death seems more welcoming, inviting the reader to see things his/her way.
When Castle cut his shoes to go faster but this only hurt him because his classmate Shamika embarrassed him. “Shamika couldn’t get herself together long enough to even speak, so instead she just pointed at my feet” (Reynolds 80). What Shamika did made Castle so frustrated that he skipped school and made him realize it was a waste of money which was already a problem in his family. Another time shoes played a big role was when Castle stole the “Silver Bullets” from the sports store. When Castle first stole the shoes he thought it was the best thing he has done for his track career but he was punished for it.”A close-up of my
In the novel Whirligig, by Paul Fleischman, is a novel about Brent a teenage boy who only really cares about being popular who decides to take his life while driving home from a party but instead he takes Lea Zamora’s life and as punishment Lea’s mother asks Brent to build a whirligig representing Lea at every corner and we see interleaving chapters with people coming across the whirligigs and how their lives have changed because of them. In the important event of Brent killing Lea in a car crash we see a positive effect and consequences on Brent because of this event showing the key idea that all actions have consequences. The positive effects being Brent Learning that we never know who we really are until we step away from other influences around us, that in the journey of life we’ll go through rough patches however it’s how we get out of them that counts and that
She realizes that her favorite local pool is closing down so colored people can’t swim with the whites. Glory becomes an activist herself and writes a letter to the newspaper lining which makes her preacher father proud. Therefore, the theme of this book is to treat everyone equally, such as when Glory’s friend Frankie from Ohio drinks out of the “colored fountain”. Also, when Glory’s sisters boyfriend that he was arrested for sitting with a “colored friend” at the white table. Finally, when Glory’s African- American maid helped her the most when it comes to maturing.
Examples of redemption and forgiveness are evident throughout the book. In his childhood, Louie repeatedly caused trouble in his neighborhood. The community, in which Louie lived, resented his menacing behavior. As his community learned to forgive Louie for his petty crimes, Louie redeemed his negative reputation by channeling his energy to run for his school’s track team. In Unbroken, Louie grew to forgive Mac for eating all of the chocolate after they fell into the sea (Hillenbrand,
The storm started to come down, so they took off for home. I heard Doodle who had fallen behind, cry out, “Brother, Brother, don’t leave me! Don’t leave me!” (Hurst 6). Good brothers would come back and get their brother if he was screaming. Brother leaving Doodle behind when he was screaming just shows that he wasn’t being nice enough to his brother.
When he took Doodle to Horsehead Landing before the first day of school he fills shame of failure but he doesn't stop trying even when he knows it's fatal. (p.416) This is one of the reasons of how the brother causes Doodles death because he made him work to hard and by having little concern for Doodle and more about his pride from what he
Standing with his frantic mother as the train rolled backward in search for the young boy. Louie’s older brother, Pete, spotted Louie strolling up the track in perfect serenity”(5). This quote explained how Louis’ mischievous childhood and jumped from a train just because it was impractical. After this ordeal, Louis strolled down the tracks, as if he just accomplished a trivial feat; in other words, it was no big deal to Louis. Shortly after this event, when the conductor chased after Louis: “‘I knew you’d come back,’ he said in Italian”.
For example in paragraph 78 ther author says “I’m going i said.” In paragraph 78, for example, the character does go on the bridge to try to start his bravery and he is trying to do it in front of his friends. He wants to make his friends look like wimps while he does bravery thongs so they can go home. “Maybe the other guys had chickened out if they had, I could quit because of them.” My last reason the main character acts like he is tough is in the end. For example, in paragraph 125 the author says “ In paragraph 125, for example, the character does say something he did was the bravest to admit he wasn't tough. This means he was technically the bravest because he was the first that he wasn't tough in the first place.
Darry is a guy who always stands up for his brothers. For example, Darry got a scholarship for athletics and he gave up the scholarship to take care of his younger brothers. Another example is how Darry doesn’t allow Ponyboy more than a pack of cigarettes a day. We can see this when Darry says, “Pony if you smoke more than a pack today and I will skin you. You understand.” A further example is when he ran with his gang to save another gang member Dally from the police who were chasing him as he shoplifted.