In The Outsiders, after Johnny had killed Bob, Ponyboy and Johnny had to go on the run because they didn’t want to be caught, but Johnny says later on that he doesn’t want Ponyboy to have to live this life, and he is willing to turn himself into the police. Johnny couldn’t gain anything from this, and is willing to sacrifice the rest of his life because he doesn’t think it’s fair that Ponyboy has to live his life in hiding and away from his family. In the text, it says, “Johnny nodded. ‘I 'm sure. It ain 't fair for Ponyboy to have to stay up in that church with Darry and Soda worryin ' about him all the time.’” Johnny decided that he was going to turn himself in to the police because he 'd rather face the consequence than force Ponyboy to face the hardships of living on the run with him.
In ‘The Horse Whisperer’ the coming of modern technology is described in the quote, ‘but the tractor came over the fields’. The use of the phrase ‘over the fields’ in this quote makes it sound like the tractor is coming for them, which it is as it has taken their jobs and replaced them. This shows that the character’s profession is clearly out of date and their only way to survive is to update themselves, however they do not do this which is shown when the character says ‘my gifts were tools of revenge’. This shows that they will not let go of their past and establish themselves in another career but instead want to continue worsening the situation. The idea of being outdated is very evident in ‘The Clown Punk’, and his choice of clothes is described as, ‘like a basket of washing had gotten up’.
This emphasizes the grotesque reality of the poem. The poet does not hold back when describing the fallen soldier, and does this to try and reach the audience 's emotions. The soldier does not react to the death of his fellow comrade, and just walks away and continues looking for a way above ground. This asserts the underlying theme of how horrific war really is, and how it can really change a person. The fact that the dead soldier is left there for ten days, and how the other soldier did not have any reaction to seeing a dead troop addresses the message that war is mentally damaging.
In chapter seven the story comes to the end when Lennie actually remembers to retreat to the Brush since something bad happened. George obviously know where lennie is but of course he flees the search party to get to lennie first. When George finds lennie he is not a bit mad. Lennie has George resight the dream of the farm and how lennie will tend the rabbits. George let 's Lennie know that he never been mad and that he was there for him.
Fitzgerald intentionally uses the valley to display the side effects of decay in an area. The ash that covers everything represents the economic decay of an area. Nobody that lives there can afford to fix it. Later on in the passage , it further describes the way the valley looks, “The grey land and spasms of bleak dust which drift endlessly over it… Brood on over the solemn dumping ground”(27-28). This quote gives the reader a good look as to what the valley is like.
Once a person goes to war, they see things that no one else has seen. They may not show it, but it changes who they are. The war becomes the soldiers' home, and when or if they do go home, they will never be the same. The only distraction is dreaming: dreaming of an escape, dreaming of a better place, but there is no escape in war. One The only thing to distract them from this is dreaming; dreaming of an escape, but there is
He and Mattie are sledding down the large hill near his home when Mattie tells him to steer “Right into the elm tree … So ‘t we’d never have to leave each other any more” (Wharton 71). This was one of the few opportunities that Ethan procures to escape his dismal life at home, yet he messes it up again after thoughts of Zeena poured into his mind, causing him to steer away from his target. This is practically a representation of Ethan’s entire life. He has many hopes and dreams of escaping his disheartened life in pursuit of a superior one, but right as he is about to act, something always seems to impede his judgement, causing him to be incapable of enacting his own personal free will. In conclusion, throughout the novel, Ethan Frome is never truly able to carry out his own free will.
And it was their last good adventure together as Henry was taken to the army after the trip. He gave brother all rights to the car, but Lyman did not want to accept these changes. Henry’s personality was badly affected by the war, and his brother tried to revive his interest to the car by damaging it. The man repaired it but did not want to treat the vehicle as his property again. In the final scene brothers were able to gain understanding, but their reunion did not last long as Henry drowned in the river.
Dunwiddy felt the need to banish Spider. I understand that he would cause trouble, but I feel like it was no reason to split up the family. In this section music, an important theme in the book, it brought up again. Fat Charlie saves Daisy and himself when he uses music as a distraction to get away from Grahame Coats. There is also a music festival occurring on the island.
Germany became desperate and revolts as the war comes to an end. Paul returns home again, this time waiting to die,war has taken everything away from him. His will to live was no longer, unmotivated and no longer had his comrades. He has nothing more to lose, but desperately hopes for a better future. The image of the lost generation is captured, those whom fought will never be able to forget what war has brought them, and no one will understand them or their struggles.