For my book report I read the book The Pigman by Paul Zindel. The book is about two sophomores named John and Lorraine who befriend a man named Angelo Pignati over the phone while they were prank calling random strangers with two friends from school. Each chapter of the book is written in the perspective of either John or Lorraine and they are telling the story on a school typewriter in their library. John started out in the first chapter and Lorraine took the second then John took the third and it went back and forth from there.
When john got away he ran into a large group who were on their way to join George Washington and his Colonial army. When the ask if he wants to join he feels like he has no choice but to join because after he shoot the British officer he knew that the British Army would be looking for him and that the group of people could offer him protection from the British for the time
In the beginning, John talks about how at Franklin High School he was the bathroom bomber. John is famous for his proficiency with the “fruit roll,” which is on Wednesdays when the lunch gives away old apples, and they roll them when John gives the signal. This only occurs with substitute teachers though. John then later states that he has given up all that stuff. Additionally, he explains that Lorraine doesn’t want him cursing, so instead of writing it out he will just write @#$%.
Although one’s behavior can be the same as others, especially if they are in the same setting, however those who are in two completely different contexts will experience different reactions, just dependent on exactly where they are. Furthermore, this theory demonstrates that once we have been in a specific setting long enough, then that’s when our behaviors will become consistent over time. On the other hand, individuals might experience particular actions because they arrive at a specific setting, with an already preconceived idea of what to expect causing them to alter their behaviors based on their thoughts about the background. Another reason might be that we adjust our responses because we are unsure of how others might view or accept us being in their environments. Either way, individuals might not be aware of it, but once our surroundings change, then our behaviors is changed as
Responsibility Over Living Sigmund Freud once said, “Most people do not really want freedom because freedom involves responsibility and most people are frightened of responsibility.” This quote in my opinion means that even though most people say they want freedom to do whatever they want, they really don’t because they’re too scared to accept responsibility for their actions. The character John hurt a lot of people in this novel because he is too afraid to be responsible. He would rather have a party than take care of a sick man’s house. He is not a good role model.
A boy runs after his mother, grabs her hand, and pleads, “Don’t do it, mama! Don’t do it!” The mother tears her hand away and screams, “Ungrateful child! You cannot cannot stop me. I’m going to jump! I’m going to jump off the old bay bridge!” Across the country, a little girl hides under her bed as her father stumbles around, his words slurred as he calls her name, a whip in hand. More children than society believes goes through experiences such as this every day. Up until about 50 years ago, the country completely ignored how this background could affect adolescent growth and integration into society. Paul Zindel went against the grain, and with his novel The Pigman, tries to make ignorant America understand what teenagers can go through
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The story “The Pigman” by Paul Zindel is a very good book in my opinion. The book is about two kids who’s avocation is pranking. They love to prank people when they are with eachother. When they prank people they sometimes mortify them and try to make them look bad or stupid. In the story the one main charachter Lorraine, called a man by the name of Angelo Pignati and he anwsered the phone. Lorraine decided to Have some prevarications. She told Mr. Pignati that she and the other main charachter John, were charity workers and they wanted a donation. Mr. Pignati agreed to it and he said that they should come over to his house so he could give the money to them in person. They agreed to do that and they went over to his house the next day. Lorraine was antagonistic and did not want to collect the money while John really wanted to get the money from him. They both went over to the pigmans to collect the money.
William Golding’s fictional, British novel, Lord of the Flies, presents a character that serves a two-part function as a “scapegoat” and a certain commentary on life. During WWII, a group of British boys are being evacuated via plane when they crash and are stranded on an island without adults. As time progresses, the innate evilness of human nature begins to overcome the savage society of young boys while Piggy, an individual representation of brains without brawn, becomes an outlier as he tries to resist this gradual descent of civilness and ends up shouldering the blame for the wrongdoings of the savage tribe.
“Figurative language can give a shape to the difficult and the painful. It can make visible and ‘felt’ that which is invisible and ‘unfeelable.’” -Mary Oliver. Mary Oliver says that figurative language can say something difficult or painful, and it is also something that is felt. In the stories “Here’s Herbie” by Mike Feder and The Pigman by Paul Zindel, the author uses figurative language to develop the reader’s point of view of how the character looks and how the characters are like.
Author, William Golding, in his novel, "Lord of the Flies," follows a group of British boys who are stranded on an uninhabited island and try to govern themselves. One of the boys, Piggy, is constantly bullied and considered a nuisance by the power-hungry boys on the island. Golding's use of an isolated setting in the midst of the other boys illustrates Piggy's struggle to liberate himself from their oppression. However the need to survive reveals Piggy's inventiveness and rational mindset.
From the moment a person is born to the moment they die, they are constantly changing with the effects of their surroundings and their decisions. People are also influenced by their genetics, which determine hair color and other traits. These all contribute to the development of people and who they become as a whole, including their personality, values, and morals. People are influenced by many factors in life and psychology studies the human mind and its behavior throughout time. Literature and history often conveys the difference between nature and nurture in the development of people.
The story the Pigman is about to highschoolers named John and Lorraine who befriended the Pigman after playing a joke on him. They had pretended to be charity workers and convinced him to donate $10. They continued going to his house when they could and eventually became good friends. Once they had started going over regularly they would go out to places like stores, zoos, and lots of other places. By the time they had become really good friends they had forgotten to tell Mr Pignati that they were just high schoolers and not charity workers. It didnt bother him as their friendship had grown much more than they all had imagined. They one day went out and bought roller skates, john and lorraine had rode their skates out of the store as the pigman
The novel The Pigman is written in the alternating point of views of the two main characters, John and Lorraine. John and Lorraine are sophomores in high school, whom had met and became friends because of their shared boredom of school and odd sense of humor. Lorraine was sitting alone on the bus and John sat down next to her. Out of nowhere, John started laughing and Lorraine was mortified that he was laughing at her. For the most part, Lorraine was very aware of what others thought of her. Lorraine realized that he was not laughing at her, and they both burst out laughing and were friends ever since.
In his field theory, a ‘field’ is defined as ‘the totality of coexisting facts which are conceived of as mutually interdependent’ (Lewin 1951: 240). Individuals were seen to behave differently according to the way in which tensions between perceptions of the self and of the environment were worked through. The whole psychological field, or ‘life space’, within which people acted, had to be viewed, in order to understand behaviour. (Lewin 1952). Thus, it can be concluded that an individual’s performance is strongly affected by his environment.