He deals with the conflicts with the Socs, the richer kids who enjoy threatening the greasers, by being the jaunty jokester that he is. However, although Two-Bit Mathews appears to be a conventional wisecracker, he proves to be much more as a serious and deep character. Two-Bit is a jokester from the start. He always manages to take life easy, which protects him from pain.
The younger boys also tend to ridicule each other but they do it in a loving, joking type of way. I think that the Gordie and his friends remind Ace of what his childhood friends were probably like and he is jealous of their carefree ways and that is why he despises them so much. They remind him of a time when things were much easier and he didn’t have to constantly be on edge and feel like he has to prove something. Dr. Steven Hanley, a psychologist specializing in male friendship discusses how when young, the love and intimacy felt towards a male friend seems natural and uncomplicated. How it is only with age, especially past puberty, that these feelings become trickier to understand and navigate.
One way that Holden and Jim are different relates to Jim is a conformist . Jim and Holden are different because Jim is a conformist because he wanted to fit in with the cool kids when he tried making them laugh during the movie when he said ”moo”. Another way that Holden and Jim are different relate to non-conformist. Holden and Jim are different because he always talks about people and he hates the world.
She acts childish when dealing with problems. Although Calvin Jarrett works the hardest to keep the Jarrett family together, his communication skills lack many important techniques. He often plays the helpless story when dealing with Beth and Conrad’s abnormal relationship. He feels like too much has happened between the two and that there is nothing he can do about it, thus practicing withdrawing.
In Genes head he is searching for an identity he doesn’t really know who he is our why he does certain things. He is also secretly jealous of his best friend, Phineas and his accomplishments. Deep down he despises him for being good at sports and for getting out of everything easy. He seems depressed at some points throughout the book of course if i had not read what he was thinking i would have never noticed . He sees himself as not good enough and wishing he was as good as Phineas.
Jimmy is a word individual living in a general public filled of very valid, logically arranged individuals. Sometimes he gets himself alone in his contemplations. Dissimilar to his closest companion Crake, Jimmy has a profundity of understanding that broadens past the down to earth substances of investigative learning. His abilities are to a great extent neglected in his reality and this serves as a wellspring of disappointment for him as he can't associate with numerous people. Moreover, Jimmy is a better person in this story.
George didn’t want Lennie’s last moments in the hands of Curly but also it would’ve been painful for George to watch Lennie be killed. Most of the characters in this book are seen as lonely because of their problems. What made them different then most of the people who worked there was that they dreamt of having something of their own. This was known as the American Dream but what was different about their dream is that they try to accomplish it by saving up their money. Unlike others who spent their money on a cathouse and not give effort to accomplish their dreams.
The people around him like him for his personality and behavior. His plans for his future cause him to be well received in his new home. He is naive in that he sees the best in people. He does not see the negatives in people or his ideas. Despite the fact that Adam Trask neglects his children for most of their lives, he demonstrates his selfless and good-hearted characteristics by being naive, honorable and likable.
Money and materialism is not the motivation to happiness. The abundance of valuable possessions or money has not, and does not make one happy. In chapter six, when Gatsby dies, no one from his parties, or any of his friends showed up to his funeral. " Mr. Gatz and the minister and [Nick] in the limousine, and a little later, four or five servants(pg. 182)" showed up to Gatsby's funeral.
I am in agreement with Krakauer on the fact that Chris McCandless was not a sociopath because he was intelligent, socialized very well, and was able to take care of himself, but he did have his flaws. Being able to be independent, his achievements and his friends all prove the “outcast bush causality” stereotype wrong. Since Chris was a human, he did have his faults. In some cases they were extreme, but they were rooted from an anger that makes it hard to label as “sociopath”. In the end, however, his stubbornness and tendency to dream big left him for dead.
Vinny and Joe-Boy are fifteen year old boys. Joe-Boy is not that nice to Vinny which shows that maybe they are not that good of friends. After reading the short story “The Ravine” I know that Vinny did not jump. The story does not say that, but I inferenced that he did not jump. They have many similarities.
In R.J. Palacio's Wonder, the reader gain a better understanding for the new school life of August through the eyes of his classmates. Being asked to be an acquaintance of August at Beecher Prep, Jack noticed that after, quite some time integrated within the class, “if a kid like Jamie [...] can be that mean, August doesn't stand a chance in middle school. ”(Palacio 141). This shows that more and more students will continue to change their behavior as long as other classmates are convinced the August will be an easy target for a verbal abuse. Jack tries to look out for August, but no matter how much she keeps trying to defend him or build him up here as well always tear him down.
In the novel Wonder by RJ Palacio, the reader acquires more information about August through the perspectives of Summer and Jack. Summer reflects on her friendship when she says “[s]ome kids ask why I hang out with ‘the freak’ so much [...] if they knew him, they wouldn't call him that (Palacio 119).” This example explain to reader more about August’s time at school, explaining that his classmates make assumptions about his behavior based on how he looks, summarizing it into an insensitive nickname. August’s classmates treat him like an animal by calling him “the freak,” thinking that he has no feelings and no life.