Ponyboy Curtis: A smart and fanciful fourteen year old who belongs to a gang called the “Greasers”. He wonders why life is so much more difficult for him and his friends than it is for the Socs. He loves his brother Sodapop, who is kind and loving and understanding, but he doesn 't get along with his older brother Darry, who he sees as a bully. Though he wants to be part of the gang, he doesn 't always agree with their violent ways. Pony is quiet and shy, and prefers talking to a Soc named Cherry about sunsets.
Pap was unlike this man he was mad at, Pap could neither read nor speak multiple languages. Swiftly after this speech on voting as a privilege, Twain made Pap trip and fall, be injured, then have hallucinations, and then attempt to stab his son, Huck. Through this Twain was trying to satirize white men, in general, who were upset that other people could do what they did. Journal #2 During chapters 4, 6, 7, and 8, Twain is trying to show how Huck is a problem solver, someone to tells the truth, and a smart young boy.
Upon curiosity, the boy asks the man what is the bravest thing he has done; to which the man responds, “getting up this morning” (272) after spitting bloody phlegm on the road. The man knows that they boy is the faint spark of hope for whoever could be alive. This boy is so naive and unaware of how inhuman everyone has turned because he was born into this apocalyptic setting where violence and greed seem to be more vital than hope. The man continues walking on the road where so many have lost their lives just so the faint spark of hope does not completely fade away. McCarthy constantly tries to convince the reader that the man is hopeless.
He doesn’t want to get embarrassed “When he doesn’t let the boys see him writing his letter.” (Sachar 74). I think this shows great text evidence because he scared to show the boys about his letter. He is also scared that they will make fun of him for writing to his mother. This also shows that he is a shy kid when “He was only talking to Zero in the beginning because he didn’t want to talk to anyone else.”
Those who challenge social norms are seldom met with open arms. Most of the time, any who dare oppose the expectations of society are met with consternation and condemnation. The same can be said when it comes to societal views on racism and slavery. Countee Cullen, an early 20th-century poet, depicted the displeasure that formed in response to those fighting the social acceptance of racism in his poem “Tableau”. A society cannot change or evolve without people willing to walk against the current and, at times, defy said society’s foundations.
The fact that he has memorized this poem shares with you just how much he has struggled. When he finishes reciting the poem, Ponyboy confides in Johnny that he would not have been able to do such a with any other gang member except his Brother, Soda. Johnny reasons that it was because they were different. Nothing Gold Can Stay
In his poem “Behind Grandma’s House,” Gary Soto details the life and daily routine of a somewhat masochistic ten year old boy as he kicks over trash cans, terrorizes cats, and drowns ant colonies with his own urine. In many ways the boy acts as any other boy his age would be expected to, but he tends to go further than most young boys with his actions and descriptions of how he feels. This extra violence and destructive tendency the narrator exhibits can lead the reader to believe that, rather than being a typical child, he strongly craves attention due to his circumstances, and he is willing to act out and act obscenely in order to receive that attention. Throughout the poem the narrator details all the things he does to prove how tough he is, many
Black Skin, White Culture. Fanon entitles the first chapter of his work, Black Skin White Masks ‘The Negro and Language’. While some critics might suggest that other chapters in the novel would suit the first chapter better, by presenting language in the first place as the main issue, Fanon proves a point. Colonization happens through language. Language determines who one is.
One of his most famous works is “Negro,” which is a poem that highlights African American identity through the personification of African American heritage. The narrator is the personified figure that connects African Americans by explaining historical allusions that contributed to African American heritage and culture. This personified narrator enhances the theme of unified heritage among African Americans in the poem “Negro” with the use of structure, historical parallels, and historical context. One of the ways the use of personification in “Negro” enhances the theme of unified heritage is by manifesting African American history and experience structurally into one person, who is also the narrator. Hughes wrote this poem in the first person, so the poem is laden with “my,”
Instead of just seeing them as just a person. Another example is when Ponyboy thinks to himself, “I really couldn’t see what Socs would have to sweat about-good grades, good cars, good girls, madras and Mustangs and Corvairs-Man, I thought, if I had worries like that I’d consider myself lucky”(36). In this example, Ponyboy stereotypes Socs as having no troubles at all, that Socs have got it good in everything, even when he only knew what was on the outside of the Socs, their fancy clothes and good looks, but never knew any of them on the inside, their personality, worries, and fears. Finally, the last example was when Johnny and Ponyboy were about to get into a fight with some Socs and Ponyboy said, “You know what a Soc is? White
I run out of the forest, full speed to see far ahead a pack of boys, most older some the same age, on a platform across the beach. As I run towards the platform the sun hits me. As I approach the platform I learn Ralph is the name of the boy who is msking the sound and Piggy is taking names of all the children. He doesn 't bother taking mine as they see me as no use, due to my lack of size and age. Just as the names were being called a group of boys in cloaks were approaching the platform the leader said his name was Jack Merridew the only one too give his last name.
Julian wouldn’t be someone to look up to because he does not feel remorse. An example is that Julian isn’t guilty for calling Auggie names or leaving the mean notes in his locker. Also, Julian thinks it’s actually funny when he makes fun of August and Jack Will. That shows that even though he knows that they feel terrible, Julian doesn’t apologize much less feel remorse. Lastly, Julian doesn’t give Auggie a chance.
The boys hardly listen to Piggy because he is an outsider. The most obvious reason the boys consider him an outsider is because of his appearance. Piggy is fat, has asthma, and wears glasses, while everyone else is slim with no disabilities. In the very beginning of the book the boys recognized Piggy as an outsider, taunting him and calling him names.
When he returns, Huck tries to convince Jim that he’d been here the whole time, and that he’d never been lost. Jim gets angry with Huck, because he was genuinely worried for him, and Huck tried to have fun and pull a prank on him. Huck explains, “It was fifteen minutes before I could work myself up to go and humble myself to a nigger; but I done it, and I warn’t ever sorry for it