The tone of The Devil’s Thumb is appreciative at some points and pessimistic at others. What I mean by this is John changes his mood quite often and this is what creates the suspense. For example, John says he is thankful for the opportunity because he has a perfect chance to “write his wrongs in life” p126. However, he views the bad sides of things in parts of the text such as when there was a blizzard (p132), and he was very hesitant on whether to stay, leave, or give up. He regretted his actions many times, but it was his passion, motivation, and will that pushed him
In “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”, the director, John Hughes, uses various angles, close up shots, and mise-en-scene, to argue that people strive for independence, but are always reliant on other people. Ferris Bueller is a rebellious high school senior but still relies on manipulating people to ensure he does not get caught. Ferris, unlike Cameron, has unconditional love from his parents, yet still chooses to defy his parents rules. Cameron on the other hand lives in fear of his parents. They have an authoritarian and cold relationship with him.
August Wilson’s Fences is a play about the lives of an African-American family and the hardships that they face to keep a stable family. Many people in the short play such as Troy Maxson, and his wife are courageous people who play a big part in the story line. But one character who shows a great amount of courage is Cory Maxson, Troys son. Most of his courage is expressed because of the tension between his father and himself. They often disagree, argue, fight, and there are often punishments dealt to Cory that he has to deal with.
The song “Firework” by Katy Perry connects to the novel The Outsiders written by S.E Hinton in many different ways. The Outsiders is not only a book about a young boy and his life long friends, but displays the idea that everyone goes through hard times. One needs to push through upcoming hardships because in the end there is always a good outcome for many individuals. Ponyboy knows this better than anyone considering he hasn’t had the easiest life given. Although it’s not easy for him, he pushes through the battles life throws at him.
The way that S.E. Hinton characterizes Rusty-James makes the story as interesting as it. Rusty-James is a tough kid who always gets into fights, trouble, and does whatever he wants. He drinks, fights, does bad in school and stays out as late as he wants. He is always in trouble, “ “Kid,” he said to me, “ don’t go getting into trouble, okay?” I must have looked at him like he was nuts because he continued on: “ I mean any trouble you can’t handle.””
Today, people all over the world feel like they have to act like someone they are not in order for them to be accepted by their peers. We all are guilty of repressing certain parts of ourselves because we are too afraid of how society will react and judge us for being our own person. As Stevenson has shown throughout his story, Dr Jekyll had been living this way his entire life. He repeatedly experiences all of these wants and desires but decides not act on them because of his worries of how he will be perceived by the community. Therefore, Stevenson conveys the message that it's easy for people to get into the bad habit of not being their selves to the extent where they could turn into an entirely different person that they will never be able to
If I can push all those roadblocks of my life a side I can accomplish most of my goals
The leaders of the society ruin the people’s identity by not giving them choices and not exposing them to joyful feeling like love. While Jonas is talking to to the Giver about choices he says, “Well if everything’s the same, then there aren’t any choices! I want to wake up in the morning and decide things!”(97) The Elders try to make the people’s life simpler by eliminating the freedom of choice. Since people naturally want to be different from each other, the sameness bothers hims. Jonas and The Giver are talking about how there can’t be twins in the community; “The Giver's face took on a solemn look.
You would think people are strong but somethings can hurt them and mean a lot to them. Everyone wants to be strong it’s just certain things that make them who they are. In this essay you will be reading about about how Okonkwo hanged from the beginning to the end of the story and how things drastically changed.
Amir lives a childhood full of wanting to please his father. He believes it is his fault for killing his mother and taking Baba’s precious love. Numerous times Amir tries to be the strong and athletic son Baba has always wanted, though each try turns out to be futile. Amir is a poet. He is not a soccer star or a boy who can watch a Buzkashi tournament without crying.
In the novel, Unbroken, author Laura Hillenbrand did an excellent job displaying main character, Louie Zamperini 's’ resilience throughout the story as he was a prisoner of war. In short, Louie had an amazing trait of being able to take a unfortunate situation and turn it around to success. Whether it was his troublemaking school years, stressful running career, or trauma from the war he always came out on top. Starting the novel, Louie is described as quite the rascal. He was constantly getting in fights and not doing well in school.
I think the Spirit Bear was the most important story element because it is the one that starts the most important climax. First Cole has always been beaten by his dad , put down, and ignored by his mom. So Cole goes through banishment to a island after going to Circle Justice. But while he is there he sees something the Spirit Bear. Now Cole has made some bad and some good choices.
Both Jude and ruby can be related to. With Jude, sometimes you are the one who is scared and needs comforting, which is okay. Other times, you are Ruby, the brave, fearless leader who is secretly fighting a battle on the inside. The book is cleverly written and inspires you to be a caring person, like Chubs to everyone when they are injured or sick, or a confident leader, like Cole Stewart to all the kids in HQ at the end of the novel. The strengths of the novel, in my opinion, outweigh the weakness.
Is Michael’s arm too good to be true? In the novel, Heat by Mike Lupica, the Yankee Stadium and the color blue represents a dream, accomplishment, security, and teamwork. To Michael, the Yankee stadium is a dream and if he got to play there it would be an accomplishment. The color blue has a sense of security and teamwork amongst his team. The Yankee stadium, the color blue, and his friends are crucial with how Michael develops in the story.
“Scouts’s Honor” by Avi is a realistic story about kids who go camping in a different state. In the begining, three nine year olds have to go camping in a different state. The have to do it to move up to the next level in boy scouts. Soon,they try to all be braver than the other kids that would probaly make them the leader. In the end they realize that they can’t do it because they are only nine years old and they are not being watched by a parent.