Many claim that Holden is only a confused teen who is going through a transitional period in his life. They claim that many teens do not understand what is happening at that stage in their life. Most teens, however, do not go to the same extremes as Holden does in the story. Holden considers running away to a different state, which is something that most people his age would not even consider. People also use Holden’s grief over his brother’s death to say that Holden does not have a mental illness.
His self centered disposition, gambling problem, and ultra focus on being a baseball great brought him to that sad juncture within his own family dynamic. Consequently, Jet had to go from being a superstar to a regular guy with a regular job and in the process deal with the demons of his past to get to his better self, his journey carries weight, it is emotion ridden, insightful, gripping, and inspirational, and fraught with moments that will draw a tear as well as make you cheer. Altogether The Backwards K was an excellent read that I found wholly entertaining and enjoyable. Author JJ Herbert is a well honed storyteller, who did a superb job of creating a narrative that instantly draws the reader into the emotion ridden world of Jet Brine. He espouses a crisp, and articulate writing style that keeps you affected, engaged and curious about the characters and the story's path.
Mr. Tobias figured out early on in his writing career that the best way to engage or speak directly to a reader is to write his works on things he has experienced. In conjunction, in most of his stories, he develops characters that in some way emulate him as he tells the story. James C Dolan, a Best Sellers reviewer, advises readers to "relax and enter into the sometimes comic, always compassionate world of ordinary people who suffer twentieth-century martyrdoms of growing up, growing old, loving and lacking love, living with parents and lovers and wives and their own weaknesses" (Ansell2) in regards to some of Wolff’s works and characters. This indicates that Mr. Wolff’s stories are being interpreted the way he envisioned due to his use of characters throughout some of his writings and publications. Any investigator can learn a great deal from the life and times of Tobias Wolff.
Their hard work and sacrifice is something honorable to look at. I feel that reading this book gave me a better appreciation for the founding fathers of our great
Doug goes through this everyday and although his family loves him, they aren’t very reassuring. His family neglects him. On top of Doug’s father abusing him, so does his brother, Chris. Chris abuses Doug for different reasons, most of the time it’s because he wants something Doug has. “I couldn’t even scream it hurt so bad.
This shows how Johnny grasped the concept of life and how his life was fulfilled when he found his true reason to live; to save those children. In conclusion, S.E. Hinton created a character that left a perennial impression on the reader in Johnny Cade. The challenges he faced were easy for young adults especially to relate to. The changes he induced a make him the perfect example of a true dynamic character.
Calvin can not help but feel guilt for the death of their oldest son’s death while Beth copes differently and shows no emotion. Calvin Jarret is a loving father filled with worry after his son Conrad attempts to commit suicide. Calvin, unlike his wife, feels so many different emotions, but does not know what is the right emotions is to feel. He is a dynamic character who constantly struggles to please everyone because of how much love he has for each member of his family. One example of his failed attempts would be on Christmas Day, “Okay I’m concerned!
As a child, he was physically abused by his mother which is never an acceptable environment in search of compassion or love. Not to mention being molested at the age of 5 by his own uncle, which gave him even less of an understanding on how to love or show empathy. With everything he learned as a child, the behaviors that grew upon him led him to his spiraling downfall. As an adult, he and his wife fell through harsh times in domestic violence disputes, to the point where she decided to leave him. As if that wasn’t devastating enough, she got custody of their four
Odysseus had left almost always meant to die with only saving a few which may have caused a sense of controversy and confusion. Also Odysseus hadn’t thought of a way to save all of his men, which eventually impacted his journey and his entire crew. Though Odysseus did have several acts of heroic deeds, the amount of failure in a majority of those other acts overpowered them
When I spent time with him he would still talk about you. He was so proud of you. I have to thank you. When my relationship with Pop got rough, you helped hold us together. It’s because of you that I do not regret my whole life.