In order to absolutely understand a character, one must spend an arduous amount of time studying it, as there is always more than what meets the eye. Humans are the same quantity of transparent as they are complex, which makes a character with an intricate backstory and personality much more alluring than one that complies to stereotypes. The novel “Dead Ends” by Erin Lange delves into the lives of Billy D, a tough yet tender freshmen with down's syndrome, and Dane Washington, the kind hearted resident bully. This extraordinary novel finds the way to blend humor, friendship and pain, blurring the lines in what the audience believes is someone “bad” and someone “good”. The type of characters our society has learned to hate are the ones to love …show more content…
The authors makes this clear when Dane claims “People shouldn't treat you different just because you`re -whatever- challenged or something.” Despite the first impression one gets from Dane he redeems himself throughout the novel as it is proven that he is just misfortuned kid whose life was full of difficulties. With a deadbeat dad, a mom who won the lottery every time she played yet decided not to cash the money or “her luck would run out” resulting in them struggling to pay rent each month and an “itch” in the palm of his hand to become violent every time he was provoked, Dane had a hard life ever since he was a child. In many stories bullies are represented as heartless, they only add to the suffering of the main character and are perceived as vile, malicious. The audience doesn't get to see the darkness that made the oppressor become who they are, how a series of misfortunate events led to a situation which seems impossible to get out of, or so it seems, the author explains this when Dane says “I didn't get chummy with the kids at school, either. I was always too embarrassed to invite any of them to see our ugly house and meet my crazy mom.I was waiting-until we moved to a house with a kitchen floor that didn't peel, until Mom stopped framing lottery tickets- but nothing ever changed, and by the time I realized it wasn't going to change, I`d
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The novel, Witness, by Karen Hesse is about humility, which reveals that people will think less of themselves for the better good of others. In the story, Sara Chickering brings Lenora Sutter into her house to get out of the cold. Lenora wore no jacket, boots or hat; all Lenora has on are her worn, old school clothes. Sara Chickering brings Lenora a cup of warm broth, a warm quilt and sits Leonora in her rocking chair. Then Sara Chickering goes to Iris Weaver's restaurant and calls upon constable Johnson and Doc Flitt.
Groves High School has a set of rules that set a certain standard for its students. In the book Tangled Threads: A Hmong Girl Story by Pegi Deitz Shea and If you come softly by Jacqueline Woodson both sets of characters go through similar situations. In Tangled Threads, main character, Mai Yang is deported to the U.S from a refugee camp in Thailand, after the devastating war in her hometown Laoz. Once she finally gets to America after a agonizing 10 years she learns to deal with the newly found American customs but still keep in touch with her Hmong roots. In If you come softly, main characters Elie and Miah, juggle the obstacles and society’s opinion on being an interracial couple in the 1990’s.
In the article, “Shattered Lives” by Kristin Lewis, Dania faces many challenges. One challenge that she faced was that she was part of a war and had to leave all of the things she loved behind. On page 6 the author states “They faced a devastating choice: Stay and risk death, or leave everything behind…” Another piece of text evidence is “ In september, their choice became clear. They fled.”
The Hate U Give written by Angie Thomas shines light on the power the police hold over the civilians as it shows the protagonist, Starr Carter, finding her voice and speaking out about these recurring issues as a person of colour. The Hate U Give focuses on racism and police brutality; the social issues that have completely taken over the media. Despite being a person of colour, Starr Carter always hides her true identity from her friends at Williamson, a school that is dominantly populated by caucasians. Starr is aware of what is going on in her society and the mistreatment of the minority, so she makes it a priority to put on a facade at school, as she does not want anyone to stereotype her as the “angry black girl”.
Throughout the book of Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer Miranda, the protagonist, is a complex and dynamic character. The protagonist, Miranda, perspective through the hardships through the survival of life. When being introduced to Miranda in the beginning of the book it seemed more like that Miranda was focused on the little things. For example, in the beginning of the book it told the readers that Lisa was pregnant, Miranda’s Dad’s wife, and asked Miranda to be the godmother of the unborn child. In Miranda’s journal she wrote “Whenever I want to get mad at her, or just irritated because she really can be immensely irritating, she goes and does something nice.
In the book Renegades by Marissa Meyer, many things happen throughout the book that many will find interesting. This story follows two main characters, Adrian Everhart and Nova Artino/Mclain. In this world, there are these people who are prodigies with superpowers that they either inherit or are born with. There is also a Council that is made of the best superheroes or Renegades, all around the city that this book takes place in and the son of the top two Council members is Adrian Everhart with their leadership skills and the ability to make whatever he draws come to life. There are also villains in this world of heroes called the Anarchists and within these villains is the niece of the formerly ruler of Gatlon City during the Age of Anarchy.
Throughout several parts of “The Graveyard Book”, the author signifies the differences of prejudices of the living and the dead. There were instances where people were left out of gatherings and groups. To add to, there were some who didn’t fit into the category of the majority of classifications. To allude to today’s society, many people are excluded from certain classified groups or categories, because of their own identity and what makes them, them. This relates to the topics of racism, sexism, ageism, and assimilation, and how they affect mankind in today’s world and the future generations, correlating with “The Graveyard Book.”
The book Witness, by Karen Hesse was a wonderful story about many different characters changing, because in 1924 the Klu Klux Klan known as the KKK, moved into a small town in Vermont. The KKKs are just a very Terrific, and was racist to a lot of people who just hate on many other races. This story surrounds 2 important character; Esther, and Leonora being on the KKK “target or hated list”, however those two weren’t alone. They faced these problems together, and they had each other when needed. A theme that shows up often in the book Witness is racism.
No one lives alone in the world. From the beginning of life, we have someone around us. Watching and talking with our surroundings, we learn many important life lessons. Depending on the people who are around us, we will grow up differently because we interact each other and influence one’s personality. The Pulitzer Prize – winning author Junot Diaz depicts the pattern of human involvement in them in his novel, “This Is How You Lose Her”, shows the readers specific examples of their relationships.
Sookan changes in many ways throughout the book Year of Impossible Goodbyes when faced with the following situations: grandfather dies, the war with the Japanese ends, and when Sookan and Inchun lose their mother. First, After grandfathers tree is cut down, he gets sick and dies 3 days later. "Grandfather died soon after we left him." (Choi 44) When grandfather died, it really changed Sookan because, she started to really like the idea of being a Buddhist. This is important because, she loved how grandfather was so peaceful, and now she can carry grandfathers peace with her.
In Thomas C. Foster’s How To Read Literature Like a Professor For Kids, readers have the ability to identify certain elements from chapters “Nice To Eat You; Acts of Vampires”, “Is That a Symbol?”and “Marked For Greatness”, which Laura Hillenbrand puts to action in her book Unbroken. In Laura Hillenbrand’s novel Unbroken, the characters in the story show and play out the chapter 3 “Nice to Eat You; Acts of Vampires” from Thomas C. Foster’s How To Read Literature Like a Professor For Kids. In the novel Unbroken there is a general named Watanabe who was the leader of discipline at Omori POW camp in Japan. Watanabe was known for his brutality within the camp because his purposeful standing around waiting for someone to make one tiny mistake, so he could beat them until they were unconscious.
The novel Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand stands as a biography that captures the real-life experiences of Louie Zamperini, a man who went from living as a troubled boy, to an impeccable runner, and then into a United States soldier. This novel defines the definition of survival. Not only has it sold millions of copies, but is read in many high schools across the world, and became a huge major motion picture. In the book, there is a character who is very close to Louie named Allen Russell Phillips, or better now as Phil. From the beginning of the story and until the end, Phil has changed dramatically.
As Helen Keller once quoted, “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken tells the life story of Louis “Louie” Zamperini. Through his troubles as a child, emerged a strong-willed Olympic runner, who later became a military aviator. He was lost at sea and then captured by the Japanese as a prisoner of war. He endured years of abuse and suffering but still managed to stay true to who he was.
Miss Emily Have you ever felt like you can’t let go of the past? In the short story “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner Miss Emily struggles with letting go of the past. She cannot let go of her loved ones. Miss Emily is far from okay with losing loved ones and is in denial that they are dead. She doesn’t want to let go and move on.
The purpose of my essay is to explore how different social backgrounds and the social norms that follow affect the personality of two fictive characters and encourage them to break out of their station to find an identity. The protagonists Holden Caulfield in J.D. Salinger’s novel The Catcher in the Rye and Tambudzai in Tsitsi Dangarembga’s novel Nervous Conditions are both victims of social norms. Therefore, the foundation of this essay was to analyze the character’s social background, which has influenced their personalities, behavior and aspirations, and consequently their opposing actions against society. Holden Caulfield is an American adolescent during the period after the Second World War.