The failure to do this leads to missed opportunities for recovery. Nowhere is this greater emphasized than in his relationship with Jane Gallagher, the only character similar to Holden while having the ability to save him. The motif of games is shown when he remembers that Jane always kept her kings in the back row when playing checkers. She tries to keep the game moving forever just how Holden desires to remain a child forever. Like Holden, she also comes from a toxic family environment, keeping her kings in the back is a sign of possible sexual abuse from her alcoholic stepfather.
Willy was a disappointment. He even felt like a disappointment too. It came to Willy’s attention that effort is the only way to success. The thought of having to put in effort in order to be successful astounded him. 2.
Grim always calls Kevin, “poor Kevin” which isn’t very nice. Just because he has a disability doesn’t mean he is “poor” and needs to be treated as a child. Kevin does not seem like the type of person that would like being called, “poor” to describe his physical appearance. Kevin is not poor due to inside his brain there is a whole new world of imagination. When people in the hall at their school says things “like, hey who’s the midget?
The main failure of the professional success presented in the film Magnolia is the lack of positive and successful private life. The movie is more of a mockery of the society than anything else. During the opening scenes the repetition of phrases “just a matter of chance” and “these strange things happen all the time” is almost like a mantra of someone trying to convince themselves of the truthfulness of these statements. The people who are shown as people of success, with a steady job and income, turn out to be failures. The police officer Jim, at first shown as a normal cop turns out to be a failure not only in his private life (he has not been on a date since he was divorced) but at his job too.
The meeting of Gollum was one of the first points in the novel where, Bilbo starts to show to himself, that he can be the hero, when he is needed. The confrontation with Gollum was an excellent example of how Bilbo is able to use his intellect, to help resolve/escape a situation. But the experience with Gollum foreshadows what could happen to Bilbo if he becomes corrupted by the ring, as Gollum has. “Gollum, the twisted, pitiful creature, teaches us something important about the consequences of our moral choices” (Foot). Tolkien has the reader wondering what is stronger Bilbo’s moral choices or the corrupting power of the ring, which will win
Because of the sacrifices and violence they are exposed to, the “Greasers” struggled more than the “Socs”. The Greasers have it worse because of the sacrifices they make. Darry has to work two jobs and give up his college scholarship to keep his two younger brothers as a family (Hinton). This shows that some Greasers made a personal sacrifice to keep their family members out of a group home. It is important because some Greasers clearly do not have the option to pursue their dreams because they do not have the family and money resources.
Surviving through the death of a loved one, especially a brother is not ordinary. Surviving once again through a suicide attempt is not ordinary. Conrad has already faced more than a teenager has should, being forced to grow up even more than he is able to so he can cope with the pain. This can also be seen with Calvin who is also trying to cope with a failing marriage and keeping his son alive. The stories show just how mirrored the two men are in their ways of action through their reversal of the coming of age story.
Piggy is by far the most logical ,intellectual, and adaptable of the older boys and the best for the task; however , he lacks a commanding presence which is the foremost trait that is necessary in leaders. He was the only one on the island who foresaw things and used that knowledge to try to prevent malevolence from taking over. Unfortunately, among the boys, his asthma and physical condition made him less respected. Piggy had the intelligence of a true leader, and I believe that the boys should have listened and taken his advice seriously. He is the scapegoat of the story because he is physically weak and defenseless, but he is also the wise
Most are practically brainless, unable to think for long and not have much knowledge for themselves. This is important because this is a flaw in the perfectly equal world. Also on page one it states,” … had a little mental handicap radio in his ear.” To begin, another imperfection in this system. Those who aren’t like the rest must go through the torture of hearing a noise that scatters their thoughts. Next it’s a way the imperfect people must