“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.” (Stephen Hawking). Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is a book written about the life and adventure of young boy named Huckleberry Finn (Huck) and his companion, Jim. Though Huck has hardly any education, there is no denying that he is very intelligent. Huck’s companion, Jim, has no education, however you can still see his sharp logic, quick wit, and deep wisdom. Though today many believe that education is what makes a person intelligent and successful, Mark Twain does a great job showing that even though Jim and Huck do not have high levels of education they both show high level thinking.
Candide and his tutor are a perfect example of blissful ignorance. Candide, being very young and moldable, believed that Pangloss was the most insightful and intelligent philosopher in the world, but his faith in his mentor is tested throughout the story. One of the first examples of this philosophy is when Candide discovers Pangloss contracted syphilis from Paquette. Pangloss goes on to explain that syphilis was brought to America via Christopher Columbus, and without bringing syphilis, he wouldn’t also not haven been able to bring many important goods such as chocolate. Tracing the origins of syphilis back to Columbus proved pointless, but Candide convinces himself that syphilis
Chris is a chill, ignorant teenager. Meg Griffin is the oldest out of the three kids, she is 17 and goes to the same school as Chris. Meg is the smartest one out of the three kids. Meg is disowned by their parents and mostly everybody at her school. Meg points out the ignorant stuff her dad does and Lois does to,but she lets it happen and Meg be like it’s stupid or dangerous.
He concealed his feelings in worry of looking soft in front of Socs or even worse, his fellow Greasers. His high IQ and good grades and interest in books and movies do not matter because he lives on the poor side of town. He gets judged on where he comes from, rather than on the person he tries to become and hopes to become. Johnny, the second youngest Greaser, gets jumped by Socs, and has feared them since the incident. Johnny, the loyal gang member, gets described as the gang 's pet.
Having just watched the brilliant film about a gifted boy called Vitus made me rethink of the notion of giftedness. Whereas Vitus exhibits typical pattern of behavior of a gifted child, he is still unique in his ability to live “like a gifted”. In the beginning of the film he is regarded as aloof and extraordinary, discussing the concept of a “global warming”, thus, making his kindergarten teacher feel befuddled and even frightened. Though this precocity is seen a typical trait of a gifted child, according to Robinson (2008), who puts the intellectual superiority over other age peers in first place along with other eminent features (p. 34). After that we see the situation recurring during the math lesson, when Vitus operates with complex figures
Snape at many occasions has demonstrated his choice to truly belong to the good side still however he will never be qualified as a hero. He is difficult and unpleasant, and has no qualms to subject his students to this attitude. Snape was once a Death Eater and therefore implying his loyalty towards Lord Voldemort (Goblet of Fire). We know very little about the early life of Snape making it easy to believe that Voldemort and his ideologies were something Snape greatly admired, (“Snape knew more curses when he arrived to school then half of the kids in seventh year”, according to Sirius Black). Snape had also invented a curse , Sectumsempra (Half Blood Prince), which is rare for a student.
Upon entering the world of Harry Potter, readers are enlightened about a “boy who lived,” yet as the books continue it becomes evident that Harry Potter only survives with the help of allies and friendships. Harry relies on his strong friendships, without them he wouldn’t survive. One solid friendship, in particular is Ron Weasley, who has had Harry’s back since day one on the Hogwarts express. Ron quickly becomes the greatest friend Harry would ever need, giving Harry a family and someone to lean on. By means of Harry’s fame, Ron may be hidden in Harry’s shadow, described as an underdog or a sidekick, but despite this, Ron Weasley displays a great sense of devotion towards, not only Harry but everyone he cares about.
Schlink uses characterisation at the beginning of the novel to convey to the reader that Michael is a fifteen-year-old boy, anxious to grow up, struggling with the conflict internally that is felt by the majority of young adults. Sometimes he feels incredibly confident, brilliant, charismatic and popular, however, sometimes feels “like an enormous failure who has no friends and is not at all pleasant to look at.” There is no in-between to these feelings. When Michael meets Hanna Schmidt, “he is immediately drawn to her, but does not understand why. Prior to meeting Hanna, he has had no intimate experiences but is attracted to her in a way he does not fully comprehend.” He is characterised to be the inferior in their relationship and is almost immediately both the leader and inferior, simultaneously throughout their relationship, as Michael does as Hanna asks, he reads, listens and obeys her every command. He is not just in love with Hanna, but obsessed with her and is quite cunning in the way he manages to create opportunities to see her without his parents ' knowledge.
In the end, he has words of the wiser to leave the readers stunned and inspired. Ponyboy goes through the first stage of the hero 's journey as shown when he claims he is different from his family and friends and he has good grades which its stereotypical for people of his status not to have good grades. Ponyboy is set apart from the rest of the greasers because he likes to watch movies and books he describes his brothers as “never cracks a book” and “ works to hard to be interested in a story” he also states he isn 't like the other greasers because “ nobody in our gang digs movies and books the way I do”
Firstly, Nick’s opening narration is iconic, and maybe one of the best beginnings ever: “In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since: Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone, just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.” We see that Nick is gentle and never underestimate anyone, which makes him the only one to sympathize with Gatsby. Nick 's open-mindedness gives him a deeper perspective on the people around him and protects him from falling subject to the glitzy, superficial materialism of the 1920s. This iconic narration help us to increase our real life capacity for empathy. We can be better able to understand other people, empathize with them and view the world from their