In the novel entitled The Outsiders, written by S.E. Hinton, fourteen year old Ponyboy Curtis is faced with the deaths of his beloved parents. Now under the care of his oldest brother Darry, Ponyboy and his other brother, Sodapop, are forced to stay out of trouble to avoid being taken away to a boys’ home. However, these brothers are members of a gang referred to as “greasers”, which poses a threat to their good reputation. Throughout the novel, Ponyboy struggles to determine whether or not it would benefit his brothers if he were to be taken away to a home.
The power of nature is the most influential force in the book because nature teaches Cole about growing up and makes him notice that there are things more powerful than him. For example, in the book after he gets mauled by the bear, he starts to notice what’s around him. The irony in this book is that he never saw what nature was really about, and then when he was ripped apart he couldn’t move and enjoy what he had just discovered. The next theme is Anger, I thought that this was important because the whole story is about a boy who can’t control his anger. Anger isn’t only related to Cole but also his father.
Will has a hard time accepting the role, but realizes that it is the only way to live if you desire close relationships and people to remember you. Will begins to tell the story of how his father dies and the story comes full circle for Will and Edward. Will Bloom will eventually take on the role of the crazy old man with all of the stories as his son grows up and as he grows old. He was conflicted with being this person and had to experience the story for himself with his father to finally accept who he will become in the eyes of others. Being a Pantaloon in this story is not a bad thing, as we can see many people from Edward’s life show up at his funeral to remember the most interesting person they have ever met.
With the help of the older generation, such as the baby boomers, millennials have the opportunity to experience that “Joy in looking and comprehending is nature’s most beautiful gift” Albert Einstein. In David Armand’s short story “Duck Hunter” one of the main characters, Lonnie, is emotionally estranged from his father. One can assume that it is because of the technology that his generation so centered on. The father, Jim, takes his son duck hunting to create a better connection with not only himself but nature as well. At the end of the short story it reads “Exasperated, Lonnie decides to leave the painting like this until he returns next year to hunt ducks with his father”.
In the novel The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton the character Darrel Curtis is unquestionably influenced by his gang as it prevents him from being successful to becoming the father of the gang, and overall being someone to look up to. Darrel, or Darry has always wanted to become something amazing in life, but sadly when his parents died in a fatal car crash, he was left to raise his two younger brothers, Sodapop, and Ponyboy. More specifically, Darrel chooses his gang over his potential future to care for his friends but sadly, “. . .
Doodle’s brother uses that tactic and saying to motivate him to do great things. Doodle’s conflict with society gets even worse when he has his brother towing him around everywhere because he can’t walk for himself “ I won’t have to haul you around”(557). This quote shows how society looks at Doodle and his family. Doodle has grown in many ways because of the conflict he has faced throughout the short story. With conflict with himself, his family, and society.
One of the main examples of denial is through Brick who denies his sexuality for Maggie, Big Daddy, and himself. He is trying to please everyone in the family through ignoring how he feels, which leads him to drinking his sorrows through liquor. It is not the fact that he does not love Maggie it is that he can not love Maggie due to loss of attraction. He is denying himself for Big Daddy only to not disappoint him because he is the son. He loves Big Daddy and to tell him the news while he is on his death time would leave Brick to the thought of Big Daddy dying in disappointment through his son.
She was asked to be housekeeper for David's home and also babysit David. As Marie lived in their home for several days, she became sick and the only strength she had was to speak to the David's family. She couldn’t get out of bed knowing how ill she was.The family believed she was seriously ill so they decided to call over Uncle Frank. Uncle Frank was known to be a war hero, best doctor in town, but most importantly, Wesley's brother. They invited Frank over to examine Marie, but it
He was embarrassed to be seen with him, but then he thought that for his own sake he should “help” Doodle. He taught him to walk and surprised their parents one morning by showing them, it was all for Brothers image though, so he would no longer have to face the shame of having to drag his little 6-year-old brother every where he went. They heard a bird on that day, a Scarlet Ibis, and it had fallen
This is very important because say nick was the one there lying in pain his dad would have done anything to help him. But of course since it is a women lying there in pain during these times they were not nearly as important as men were. The fact that there was no medicine around and this woman was having a painful birth is awful . Not to mention all the men around her enjoying there times smoking
This is demonstrated in the novel when a member from the town physically abuses Mrs. Lu because her son was elected through to Vietnam. Additionally, not one member of the community decided to help Mrs. Lu due to the fact that they believed this treatment was fair and that the Vietnamese family should tolerate the burden of the escalating anger about the war. (quote) The use of these racial comments enables the audience to feel sympathy and consideration towards the character, Jeffery