Amy was so nervous that the boy would never like her after he met her family and saw how different they celebrate the holiday. In the short story it also says “ you must be proud you are different. Your only shame is to have shame.” This shows that the mother explains to Amy that she must always be proud of her culture and that she should be proud she is different. Amy then understands that she is different and she should be proud of it and thanks her mom for having such a cool culture. This short story clearly demonstrates the theme of sometimes your culture may be different than other peoples, but you should be proud of it and who you
The red hunting hat offers Holden protection from the outside world and it also of comforts him in real world situations. Obviously needing protection from the fencing team who ostracized him all the way back to Pencey. The red hunting hat represents Holden’s allure/endearment to unique qualities in objects and people, that normally go unnoticed by others. The hat also symbolizes Holden’s individuality and unwillingness to conform to society’s
Fear has the ability to manipulate people into believing there is danger when there is not, causing them to make rash decisions. These decisions can result in a disobedience to one’s cultural beliefs, as seen in Lord of the Flies and Beowulf. Even though the characters from Lord of the Flies and Beowulf come from cultures built around nobility and loyalty, fear tears them apart from the society they had worked hard to achieve. Although the boys from Lord of the Flies tried to keep their culture’s morals, the fear of the unknown caused the children to betray their Culture. At the beginning they were able to maintain their structured society; they had an election-- a civilized way of selecting their leader-- and they had the conch.
The main character Pip and his expectations leave him hoping for a better life and craving a higher social class, which causes his actions to fluctuate between helping people and taking his frustrations out on others. In addition, Miss Havisham, a woman with a broken heart tries to save her adopted daughter Estella from receiving a broken heart. Through her attempts she replaces her daughter’s heart with ice and breaks young men’s hearts. In Dickens’ bildungsroman Great Expectations, Pip and Miss Havisham’s morally ambiguous characterization helps develop the theme, that one needs to learn to be resilient. The internal struggles that Pip experiences through the novel, reveal his displeasure to his settings and
Koly in Homeless Bird by Gloria Whelan reminds me of Matilda in Matilda by Rhold Dahl because they both insist on learning and reading even though their families are against it. In Matilda, her family is against her learning because they are all more interested in money, food, and TV. Therefore, Matilda was unhappy with her life, so she chose to live with Mrs. Honey because she treasured education just as much as Matilda. On the other hand, Koly’s family is against her getting an education because of cultural reasons. Using what I know, I predict that Koly will become forlorn with her new life and husband, which will lead to her running away from home to get an education.
Because Jack lives a rough and impoverished life, he uses his imagination to help him mentally escape his harsh childhood and reinvent himself, but this unknowingly hurts him because of his glamorized perspective on life, showing the ambivalent consequences of a heavy dependence on the imagination. Jack utilizes his imagination to give his actions and life meaning. Late in the
This quotes shows that the citizens’ emotions are affected by the child’s neglect. Omelas is suppose to be a society where citizens show no sympathy because it would jeopardize their freedom and lifestyle. The basement where the child resides frightens the citizens because it symbolizes how the society could be despondent, so they allow the child to be the scapegoat. I believe the title, The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas, is significant because it expresses people that are not satisfied in Omelas walk away to find their pure happiness. Le Guin does a great job influencing her readers into thinking that receiving happiness through others is not worth it.
Hosseini and Dickens both utilize fear throughout their novels in many characters as a motivator to redeem themselves from their past actions. In ‘A Christmas Carol’, Scrooge is condemned as a character who fears his self-image, similarly to Baba in ‘The Kite Runner’. Whilst this fear is what caused Scrooge to grow up as selfish and ignorant, Baba learns that the only way to redeem himself from his betrayal is by displaying great actions of kindness. In ‘A Christmas Carol’, Scrooge’s fear of going into poverty is what caused him to become a selfish and ignorant person, however the spirits show him a different point of view which causes him to change out of different fear. After being shown his miserable and lonely death, Scrooge shows a change
A bully forces an athletic person to hide their abilities because the bully does not want to be see as inferior. A bully forces a tomgirl to dress more girly because if not the tomgirl will be excluded, forcing equality. A bully makes the intelligent act stupid so no nerd jokes can be made against them. This is what I suffered through middle school. Forced equality took away my happiness, my expressions, my unique aspects.