In J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye a teenager, Holden Caulfield, faced many problems at a young age, such as his brother’s, Allie’s, death and being kicked out of schools. As these events occur, Holden is conflicted between choosing childhood and adulthood. However, no one can choose between childhood or adulthood, but Holden feels like he must.
In the book Golding argues that human violence is inherent and when there are no rules the violence within one is brought out. Violence corrupts society because irrational decisions are being made out of anger and fear. At first, in the novel, rules are put in place and there is some order to the way the boys do things, they have a leader. Eventually the fear in everyone comes out and creates a culture of violence. An specific example of violence corrupting society is when the boys become hunters end up killing Simon because they want to think he is the beast.
Darrel, or Darry has always wanted to become something amazing in life, but sadly when his parents died in a fatal car crash, he was left to raise his two younger brothers, Sodapop, and Ponyboy. More specifically, Darrel chooses his gang over his potential future to care for his friends but sadly, “. . . Darry has never really gotten over not going to college” (Hinton 109). Basically, anybody would choose to finish a career over a more strenuous life of arduous occupations. Of course, Darry would have chosen college over two jobs, but because of his compassion towards the gang, he would choose them over anything.
Aaron wants to join Carl’s gang and when Carl comes up to Aaron and says that if he wants to join he has to bring his pigeon. Aaron wants to join Carl’s gang so much that he will put his own pet in danger. Also, Aaron is pressured into joining Carl’s gang because he knows that it’s wrong, but he does it anyway. Aaron just wants to belong to Carl’s gang, but his mom won’t let him.
Before the rumble Ponyboy realized the difference between his gang and the Socs. “That was the difference between his gang and ours- they had a leader and were organized; we were just buddies who stuck together- each man was his own leader.(Hinton 138)”. The Socs were just a group of adolescents together for social reasons and were engaging delinquent behavior. The greasers stood up for more than that; they stood up for Johnny, for the hard times they’ve been through, for their respect.
Each of the groups, instead of acting as separate people, act as one. People have called this mob mentality. Mob mentality brings out the evil in man, as shown when Jack and the choir boys left to make their society, when they killed “the beast” who turned out to be Simon, and when all the
Escaping to Freedom Casha Trotter Bethel University Mark Twain Ms. Ray 12/21/2016 Abstract The story Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is about a young boy trying to find his purpose in life. This story mostly touches on slavery and how most people viewed it.
These children were left unsupervised because their parents were in jail, or working overtime to provide for their family. These lonely children believed they had to forge their own path, felt unloved by their parents, or didn’t see an alternative and therefore joined a gang . Without anyone telling them to go to school, protecting them from gang action and reminding them that they have other opportunities, teens joined the gang in order to prove that they were strong and because they wanted follow the path people they respected followed. In conclusion, gangs are based in natural human behaviour, a person’s need for acceptance, wanting power to control their lives, and wanting to follow in the steps of role models. No matter how many people a gang murders, or whether they are the toughest looking people on the block, they, just like everyone in the world, are controlled by emotions and
“I’m walking to the Nightly Double tomorrow night. Anybody want to come and hunt some action?” (Hinton, 14) This is just one of the countless things that Dally says to show his ferocious self. In the novel The Outsiders, written by S. E. Hinton, Dally is stuck in a world of Socs and Greasers, two social classes that do not get along.
This relationship had gone too far to this point because it was very wicked, violent, and ultimately sad. The cat has caused him to do dreadful things to the people around him especially murdering his wife. Furthermore, the alcohol has made everything worse since he became much more aggressive than what he is now. Towards the end of this dreadful story the character was being investigated for the murder of his own wife. It seems that he almost got away with it, but the black cat appeared with what seemed as a corpse of his dead wife.
Jay-Roc didn 't feel like walking to catch up with his two male classmates. Those were his classmates at the time he attended this GED program called Youth Build. They headed to the corner store around the way. Not far from the house where they had to participate as community workers as part of the Youth Build
Lennie does many bad things that lead to his death. Before the novel starts it talks about how Lennie frightened a woman so they got ran out of Weed “They run us out of Weed”, (Steinbeck 91). This leads to many more mistakes that Lennie makes which affects
The protagonist in this story is Jim Hawkins, who is twelve or thirteen years old. On the beginning, he lives with his parents in a inn. He can be very courageous, like when he was gone back to the ship, when they were in Treasure Island. [quote: chapter 27, Pieces of Eight, page 250]: “I went below and did what I could for my wound; it pained me a good deal and still bled freely, but it was neither deep nor dangerous, nor did it greatly gall me when I used my arm. Then I looked around me, and as the ship was now, in a sense, my own, I began to think of clearing it from its last passenger—the dead man, O’Brien.
Throughout the novel Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson there are many different conflicts within the book such as freedom, abuse, and the war between the Patriots and the loyalists. However the conflict that is the most consistent throughout the book is Isabel's care for her sister Ruth and the things that get in between the safety of her sister. Isabel and Ruth have to go through a lot of abuse from Madam which is their slave owner since they are slaves. Many things hjappen within this household that threaten Ruth's safety such as fear that she will be sold, beaten or mistreated in anyway because of possible poor performance with chores around the house. This makes Isabel search for any possible opportunity for freedom for the well being of herself and her sister.
The main character of this book is Lemony Snicket. His best friend whom I created is Hazel Moxenhire. His enemy whom I created is Crocker Tinwheel. Hazel Moxenhire has eyes as deep blue as the sea, and hair dark like the night, and always smelled like newspaper ink. She thinks to never trust a person because you never know what secrets they are hiding.