One’s surroundings may have an impact that affects perception and behaviors they pursue. In the novel, the outsiders, by S.E. Hinton, Sherri (Cherry) Valance was not the typical upper-class adolescent. She stimulated her friend, Ponyboy Curtis, to see how equally unsettled Socs and Greasers both were. As her character develops, Sherri acts as a spy in service of the Greasers to help them and her class as well. The gang influenced decisions Cherry Valance made by confirming their aspects, feeling sympathetic towards her conflicting posse, and seeing the genuine character in a person.
Ponyboy has a very tragic plight, filled with violence and confusion. Ponyboy is mixed up at the church and cries to Johnny, “I’m just mixed up” (73). When Ponyboy is at the church, he is in a difficult situation because he is accused of murder and is there. Ponyboy is mixed up because of all of this. He tries to change on the outside by cutting and bleaching his hair.
His wife, Joan meanwhile, discovers a literary talent of her own and has recently begun publishing her own work, which only increases the growing tension between them. It is interesting to note that the two of them are completely different from each other in terms of their personalities and it left me wondering what made them hold on for so long! There is evidence of fierce competition between the couple which is obvious from the
Lennie and George’s dream was to own their own farm but it was hard to attain because of money issues and Lennie's disability, “But he gets in trouble alla time because he’s so Goddamn dumb” (Steinbeck 41). George was the only one who knew about Lennie’s disability and he kept it a secret because if people knew, they would have never gotten a job. People with mental and physical disabilities were discriminated during the Great Depression because they were different, which made it hard to attain dreams. There were many protests that happened during the Great Depression involving people with disabilities, people would go to relief offices and demand for jobs, but the
As for Johnny, he is in critical state. Ponyboy and friends go home. Not long after, Johnny requests to see all of his friends. Johnny is very pale, he just wants to say good-bye. He is extremely weak.
Johnny Cade plays the most important role in the story. Because without him there would be no climax and rising action. Without Johnny Ponyboys grades would never had dropped. Without Johnny there would be no suspense. In this essay I will prove to you why Johnny plays/ is the most important character in “The Outsiders,” Without Johnny there would be no climax because the climax was when the church caught caught on fire and the rising action was when Johnny killed Bob.
This was resonant to Richard, “I found myself lying in bed, screaming, determined to run away, tussling with my mother and father who were trying to keep me still. I was lost in a fog of fear” (Wright 7). This means that from the ineffable beatings from his parents, Richard was having severe flashbacks, affecting his mental health. In conclusion, the beatings from his parents has caused Richard to get harsh flashbacks. The second incident is after Richard’s provocative uncle, Uncle Tom, moves in with him.
Picture being so scared walking home alone that you had to carry a switchblade around. In The Outsiders Ponyboy, and his friends who are called the greasers, live in a violent, bad neighborhood without their parents. They are against a group called Socs who are a higher class, in a much better neighborhood and they jump the greasers all the time out of nowhere. The setting causes the characters to be tense and anxious, for example, Johnny and Darry who can never calm down and loosen up. They always have to look behind their back everywhere they go.
Since racial equality does not exist yet, he is subjected to racial inferiority and will not be able to live the life he wishes to live. If it was not for this assignment, I would of missed such an enjoyable novel as this. Just like in reality, each character in “Of Mice and Men”, had their own disability or wall that they needed to climb over in order to get through life. Honestly, I'm not a great fan of killing animals or anything really
"It's when you know you're licked before you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what.”(Lee 149). Atticus has no chance of winning the Tom Robinson case, because of society's views on African Americans, but he tries the case anyways because he knows it’s the right thing to do. While some may say that Atticus is unloyal to his portrayed character due to his drastic role change in Go Set A Watchman, many critics say that even though To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set A Watchman have the same characters, the two books were never meant to be perceived as a set, due to the fact that almost everything in Go Set A Watchman contradicts Lee’s original views on Social Justice in To Kill a Mockingbird.
(98) Even though the twins didn’t scream, they were both still scared since they were alone at night. The twins had no idea what the noise was because they missed the battle. They both thought that it was the beast since one of the littluns had claimed that they had seen it before. They were too afraid to explore what it was because they were alone in the dark, watching the fires.
In the book when Ponyboy falls asleep in a lot and wakes up realizing he needs to go home. When he gets home Darry is angry at Pony for staying late. Ponyboy yells at Darry and he turns and Slaps Pony so hard he falls to the floor (Hinton 50).
I fully acknowledge what Remarque is showing his readers about how war is a fast and terrible way for young men to be completely changed, scarred, and grieving for the rest of their lives. Paul especially, was dramatically changed after seeing Kemmerich, Kat, Albert, Muller, and Tjaden suffer so dramatically. The scene in the novel where he first goes back home to see his family, brought out the way they can no longer adapt to such peaceful and safe conditions. Paul was so anxious, and felt as an outsider because of how peaceful it was at home, he did not know how to react, neither did he know what to do. His condition was so serious that he was basically depressed at the place where he should have been happiest.
Should children really be taken away from their family and be put into a group home? Do people even care that children might get sent into a group home and never see their family again? In the book entitled The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, is the journey with the main character named Ponyboy Curtis and how he struggles with his life as a greaser. Ponyboy gets mixed up in a crime and runs away to escape the life of a greaser to a countryside where he always dreamed to be, until everything crashes down. The government is debating whether or not to put Ponyboy into a group home because the government believes his guardians, Darry Curtis and Sodapop Curtis, aren’t being the responsible adults they should be.
While it may never be known what exactly happened the day of Michael Brown’s death, it could have been easily prevented. Americans may never have had to witness the tragedy. If Michael Brown did not have access to the gun, then his life may have been saved. Tighter restrictions would have made sure that the gun was never sold to him in the first place. There would have been no black market to sell him the gun either, as the retailers would have been forced to comply with more restrictions.