In The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, a young boy named Santiago experiences many lessons from various “teachers” he encounters throughout his journey to find the treasure he dreams of. The old man who turns out to be the King of Salem is one of his first advisors. The king taught Santiago that “the secret to happiness is to see all of the marvels of the world …”, which is why he made the boy take a tricky test with oil in a spoon so he could realize the difference between unnecessary focus that would distract him from the ‘marvels of the world’, and releasing and receiving; giving him the opportunity to experience them. After Santiago shares his original insight, ”If someone isn 't what others want them to be, the others become angry. Everyone
In Dead Poets’ Society there is a group of young men in Mr. Keating’s class who show the traits of transcendentalism under the guide of Mr. Keating. Throughout the movie the boys and Mr. Keating grow closer, and he starts to guid and show the kids how they can live their lives and to follow what their heart desires. Later in the story Neil Perry is the lead for a play even though his father specifically told him not to do it, but Neil listened to Mr. Keating and did the play. When Neil 's father saw him in the play he told him that he was gonna send Neil to military school and take him out of Welton Academy, later that night Neil took his father 's gun and shot himself. The school did a investigation on the death and in the end they said it was Mr. Keatings fault that it happened and
Oskar tries many new things out of his comfort zone after the death of his dad. Oskar finds out who the key belongs to because he did the stuff he did not like for example talking to strangers. I can connect to when I needed to find who took my brothers Pokemon cards with the guidance of people I ask them if they saw anyone near the cards. Another way Oskar shows change by going onto a subway train with the help of his grandpa. His grandpa helps him face his fears by giving him directions, leaving him behind and giving him the option to come or
Jim started to realize that his fantasy of being a pitcher for the major leagues was not reality and had to head toward the real world. Years kept going on and he found himself settled as a high school science teacher. He had a wife, three students, and admired students. He thought his baseball career was over and was only ever going to coach, but also to inspire his students
The characters also underwent a great change. Danny, for example, comes out to his father about wanting to study psychology. Reb Saunders also realizes the damage he has done by raising Danny in silence, and starts talking to him to try to rebuild that relationship. On the flip side, I believe that the novel did not take place in an appropriate setting. The Chosen took place in Brooklyn, New York.
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, “. . .
Parents are always supposed to look out for the best interests of their child. Anne Tyler authored the short story “Teenage Wasteland” which depicts the story of a strained mother and son relationship between the character Donny, and his mother Daisy. Donny is a teenage boy who is struggling with his grades at school and is exhibiting poor behavior. His mother, Daisy is concerned with her son’s grades and behavior, however, she fails at getting her son the help that he requires. Told through the point of view of the character Daisy, Tyler uses irony to tell the story of a teenage boy who is failed by the adults in his life who are supposed to help him flourish, including his parents, a psychologist, and his tutor.
The show starts off with two men, John Utterson, Jekyll’s lawyer and childhood friend, and Sir Danvers Carew, father of Jekyll’s fiancée, Emma. They momentarily narrate of how Dr. Jekyll affected their lives. It continues to show Jekyll experimenting to find a cure to save the life of his father, and later, when allegedly discovering it, being turned down to experiment on a live patient, due to morality issues. In between these scenes takes place a passive-like confrontation
Charlie Gordon, the main character in the story also a mentally challenged 32 year old, is picked by a group of scientists to have an experimental surgery to boost his intelligence. Mrs. Kinnian, charles teacher at the school for the mentally challenged, recommended Charlie for this procedure because he is determined to do anything to become intelligent. The scientist who will help him along his journey are Dr. strauss and Professor Nemur. They start him off by telling him he has to keep a journal and the reader is reading this short story that Charlie writes. The reader can tell that Charlie isn 't too bright just by reading the first few journal entries.
S Customs Agent who found out that his wife 's friend Linda had a child named Chris Greicius who was probably going to die of leukemia. This boy was seven years old and always dreamed of becoming a police officer to “fight the bad guys and catch them” together with Tommy. Tommy told the Arizona Department of Public Safety officer Ron Cox his issue of this boy, and asks if they could do something for this little boy. Chris gets the notice that he doesn 't have much longer to live, and that 's when Tommy felt that a child should be able to fulfill a dream that they have always wanted to do. Tommy gets the police department together along with a patrol car, a motorcycle, and a helicopter to let Chris experience the wish that he always dreamed of.