Where The Salinas Valley is represented as The Land of Nod and Charles and Adam suffer because of their wrong doings. This also applies to Adam's children. Dramatic Irony can be shown in almost every main “good person” in the story such as Adam and (his son) Aaron. Both characters were shown as good people, however, the honest Adam lived his whole life on the stolen fortune of his father, just as his son Aaron lived his life on a fortune made through prostitution. Character types in this story is a vital part considering that Adam and Aaron are both for the most part flat character types and Charles and Cal are both dynamic character types.
Not Promise Tomorrow In the book A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard the main characters are Philip and Jaycee. Jaycee is a teenage girl whose life was taking away at age eleven and was kept for eighteen years not having that childhood experiences that a normal teenager would be able to experience. Philip is the man who kidnapped her for his own sick problems. He's a character that only thought about himself and not realizing or even caring what kind of life he has just took away from Jaycee. His actions affected another person's life and what kind of consequences it has had on Jaycee.
Rather, they both use each other exclusively for their own personal gain (Bender 132). George, her brother’s best friend, serves as a direct contrast to Rose’s relationship with Eddie; her relationship with George is all emotions and very little physical contact. When all the children are little, George is the first to respond to Rose’s claims that she can taste feelings. He takes her seriously and after the borderline neglect that she has experienced from her parents, any attention from him is life-altering (Bender 20). As they grow older, Rose turns to George for advice and help, especially after Joseph begins acting strangely.
More importantly, however, Boo was the mysterious figure who saved the Finch children from Bob Ewell’s attack. Because the children did not understand Boo until the end of the story, the way they treated him was based on fear and the stereotypes they learned from the others in the town. Other significant examples of misunderstanding in the book come during the trial of Tom Robinson. After Bob Ewell finds his daughter, Mayella, kissing a black man, Tom Robinson, Mr. Ewell severely beats his daughter and accuses Tom of raping and beating her. Although it is physically impossible for Tom to have attacked Mayella, he is convicted of the crime.
Jodi Picoult writes a outstanding story, Nineteen Minutes. The main character is Peter Houghton, who has been bullied since the first day in kindergarten, who happens to be the shooter in his school shooting. His only friend, Josie Cormier, stood up for him until the 6th grade where she then decided to became friends with the popular kids and her too became a bully towards Peter. She was also Peter's love but the crush was only one sided for Peter. Peter ends up getting life in prison for killing 8 people and wounding 19.
In the novel, East of Eden, the author John Steinbeck displays the struggle between good and evil as he characterizes two brothers, Adam and Charles. Steinbeck depicts Charles to be violent and manipulative while Adam is sensitive and kind. The two brothers can be alluded to the story of Cain and Abel from the bible. Like Charles, Cain is morbid and evil, while Abel represents goodness like Adam. Charles feels rejected and unloved by his father, Cyrus.
The inner struggle between good and evil is one that happens within nearly every character in John Steinbeck’s East of Eden. Many find that their lives seem inherently evil or inherently good and desire to change their seemingly inevitable fate. However, the path of good or evil is not wholly predetermined, but rather based on self-determination and the inner desire to change. Despite an often distinct line between what we see as good and evil, the real difference between the two is much more complex. In the opening stages of East of Eden, nature within the California valleys is personified to represent this contrast between good and evil.
Even though the uncle was not a blood relative, it was still a big deal that she was raped. Her father’s humiliation, caused them to be kicked out of the house and that night they had nowhere to go. The uncle was charged and then let off the hook by Fulamatu. He was also accused of raping other girls in that village. Fulamatu expresses to Nick and Eva that she doesn’t feel bad for herself because of what she’s going through.
The people who make up society tend to overlook the reality of what the world once was and what it continues to be. To Kill a Mockingbird is not just a novel that tells a story of what a young girl’s life was like as a child, but also tells the story of the violations of humanity. Mayella Ewell, a white woman, kissed Tom Robinson, a black man. Feeling ashamed of her actions, she accused him of rape. Because he was a black man accused of rape, he was found guilty and sentenced to death in prison.
However, this has a domino effect on the remaining people in the family since they would spend the few dollars that they managed to scrape up on cigarettes and alcohol; “There may be a lack of tea or bread in the house but Mam and Dad always manage to get the fags, the Wild Woodbines. They have to have the Woodbines in the morning and anytime they drink tea (McCourt 138).” It is obvious that the smoking and drinking are detrimental to the family, but the McCourts trap themselves in an endless loop. Each time something unfortunate occurs, things go from bad to worse when this sadness or hopelessness prompt the parents to spend more money on their habits (addictions), making conditions significantly worse for their children
This is when she begins to foreshadow the fact that she was raped as child. When Tilde’s father raped her, he changed her forever and in the end, took away her mental awareness. Next, in the novel These Things Hidden, Allison’s son Joshua is a little boy who is born into a mess of a life. Before the events in the novel take place, Joshua is an anxiety stricken boy. When he is the victim of a small robbery in his mother’s bookstore, he becomes so anxious that he will not let her out of his sight, “A little boy shouldn’t have to think about locking doors, a child shouldn’t have to worry about keeping [everyone] safe,” (Gudenkauf 122).
He referred to these girls as, “Nymphets.” He begins sexually abusing his “Nymphets,” taking a piece of their innocence and childhood. He was a serial pedophile that rarely felt remorse for the girls that he abused. I believe Lolita should be taught in schools to mature seniors, or early college students. This book is not meant to endorse
Margo, insecure and just another papergirl to others, attempts to destroy everything in her paper town that harms her on one final mission, but instead she hurts herself in the long run because she pushes back the people who care about her. A couple weeks before graduation, Margo convinces Quentin, a boy she has not spoken to in nine years, to embark on a revenge plot against all of the people who have wronged her. During the journey, John Green, the author, shows the readers Margo’s broken interior that has been stomped on by her ex-boyfriend and so-called friends.
At the start, Melinda had lost all of her friends after she busted a party last summer, but nobody knows that a senior boy at the party raped her. Throughout the course of the book Speak, she goes through ups and downs, but in the end she has gained enough confidence to stand up against the boy who raped her. Her art teacher and her are talking “Mr. Freeman: You’ve been through a lot, haven’t you? Me: Let me tell you about it” (Anderson, 198).