In summary, Dally Winston from S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders fits Finn’s ideas from “Please HEar What I’m not Saying”, he hides his true emotions from his gang in fear that he will not be accepted in his group for not being as tough as he puts on, and doesn’t show his true car and worries for Johnny. Dally Winston is an example of almost everyone in the world that has acted tough when they’re really hiding
He concealed his feelings in worry of looking soft in front of Socs or even worse, his fellow Greasers. His high IQ and good grades and interest in books and movies do not matter because he lives on the poor side of town. He gets judged on where he comes from, rather than on the person he tries to become and hopes to become. Johnny, the second youngest Greaser, gets jumped by Socs, and has feared them since the incident. Johnny, the loyal gang member, gets described as the gang 's pet.
First thing to remember, is the fact that since the greasers get jumped by the socs, (Johnny getting the worst beating out of the group,) they don’t have as much free will, unlike the socs, who think they can do whatever they want. To explain this further, if the socs and greasers lived in the country, like it states in the book, they wouldn’t feel the need to jump each other anymore because the stereotypes wouldn 't be in the country, unlike Oklahoma. Another way the setting affects Johnny is the fact that, Johnny wouldn 't have to fear both the his parents and the greasers. The meaning of this is the fact that Johnny wouldn’t have that depressed, dark personality. For instance, in The Outsiders it states, “He would have ran away a million times if we hadn’t been there.” (Page 12) This is showing that the group cares for Johnny even during this rough time.
. 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. Not only did the gang prevent him from finishing his studies, but from overall becoming a high-class man; as Ponyboy had announced to the rest of his
They also rejected the claims which they were being accused of. Because the characters in the godfather are family men, and claim to never commit crimes again, they continue to commit severe crimes very frequently. In both situations it relates to them both not being able to take ownership and pay the consequences for their mistakes. From a Morality perspective, looking back at the social contract theory its states that “The belief is that human beings got together long ago in social groups and they entered a social contract, or agreement, to act in a particular way” going off of that their is a reason for the criminal code of conduct and for prison systems set in place. Everyone makes mistakes in life, some are excusable and some are not.
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. Even though Johnny was going through his last hours alive he did not want to see his mother, he wanted to see his family: the gang.
In the beginning of the book, The Outsiders, we meet PonyBoy Curtis and his two brothers; Soda-Pop and Darry. The boys are in a type of place where their tier is referred to as “greasers”, and they live in a gang because their parents died in a car accident when they were younger. The greasers are the poor boys on the east side of town. Their rivals are the Socials, also referred to as “Socs”. The book begins with PonyBoy getting out of a movie and he proceeds to run into some Socs.
He could not graduate from high school, he could not hold a stable work, and he argues with the majority of his managers. All of this just because his father did not discipline him properly. “HAPPY : Well, you really enjoy it on a farm? Are you content out there? BIFF (with rising agitation): Hap, I’ve had twenty or thirty different kinds of jobs since I left home before the war, and it always turns
Charley Benetto was a man from a broken family. His father left him unannounced out of parental divorce and let his family suffer with his absence. Growing up with a father that sells aclohol for a living caused him to inhibit drinking habits, which partially became a reason of his seperation between his own wife and daughter. Things got worse when he received news about his uninvited daughter’s wedding through the phone. Furious, Charley went on a drunken rampage and drove recklessly.
Calpurnia, Scout, and Boo Radley are just three examples of individuals who have at times been judged unfairly, but in spite of this, kept moving on with their lives regardless of what people thought. Harper Lee shows many examples in the book “To Kill a Mockingbird” of characters who are expected to follow certain codes of behavior. Often the characters follow these codes but sometimes do not. Following the rules is safe for the characters but it doesn’t always make them happy. Although there can be backlash to breaking the stereotypes and the expected codes of behavior, the character who did usually ended up being stronger in the
This causes sadness in Harry, leading him to get in a fight with Craig Randall over the snide comments made about the house, "even though I [Harry] agreed with every word." This exchange shows how Harry must face the challenge of whether to go along with what everyone else says, or defend his family 's honour. Another example of the challenges faced through growing up from childhood to adolescence is of Harry 's classmate Johnny Barlow. Johnny’s family consists of a drunk father and a brother who has ended in jail many times, leading to the people in the town thinking that Johnny himself is, “Good for nothing.” Due to all the gossiping, Johnny feels that he must leave the town temporarily for he feels alone and disconnected. However, the gossiping about the growing youth extends to such a state that Harry, after listening to all the ugly little voices of the town, decides that he, “wants to run away too, just like
If your best friend is in a fight with someone you are going to take your best friends side and help them out. In the article Saul says that the boys being tested weren’t like a, “gang” and that they were normal well behaved kids but to an extent they actually were similar to a gang. They were like a gang because they all only had each other to depend on as they are going for the prize and they are always going to be prejudice towards anyone who is trying to get in the way of that. There was an argument that claims that the kids didn’t believe the study results were true because they didn’t understand the experiment, which to me doesn’t make sense, because if the
Mikhail Furtado was the name of Indian guy who killed himself just because he was worried about his 12th exam. He said he spend twenty years of his life under poverty, and end up his carrier by hanging on the room. He shared his story to the media before he commit a suicide. He said he was desperate because he was having a family support problem and hard to focus on his sturdy. He also said he had a problem with his girlfriend and his parent did not understand about his relationship.
He grew up being unkind and thinking that he could get away with anything he did especially when it was announced that he would be becoming a police officer and had been accepted into the academy. But with the arrival of Erin brought a small change to him, as she was willing to stick her neck out for Ned and stand up for him. This ended making him more conniving, no longer willing to stick with his chant of “Neddy, Neddy, never ready; ain’t got nothing in his heady.” (p. 3) but rather resorting to labelling Ned “‘DISTURBED & DANGEROUS’” (p. 155). Nigel’s friends are also a factor that must be considered as they also took part in bullying Ned proving them to not be some of the best people and shaping Nigel in a way. Nigel having “Too much cruelty, too little patience.” Is something that can change him and others that surround him, whether it be him exploding at someone or not, he is a prime example of shaping yourself however not in a positive way.