In the beginning, Leo is put in a special class because he’s “slower than the rest.” He had no friends and he saw no way to be happy. In paragraph number 5 in of Slower Than the Rest it says “Leo had been separated from the rest of his classmates and placed in a room with other children who were as slow he. Leo thought he’d never get over it. He saw no way to be happy but Charlie took care of Leo’s happiness”. Also in paragraph 5 it says”Leo was slow in reading, slow in numbers,slow in understanding nearly everything that passed before him in class.
When he describes his father’s scent at the scene of the fire as “the odor of armpit and crotch and secret hair, the sematic animal scent of him that had always repelled me-until that moment” a sexual smell that at that moment seemed to comfort him but he starts to welcome the feelings it coincides with. A young twelve year old boy figuring out sex. Then he goes to church after the fire because of his guilt and in the story he says, “In the confessional the priest asked me if I practiced self-pollution” and they boy sat there trying to figure out what to say, knowing he meant masturbation and fighting the “soothing voice of absolution” but lied and told the priest no, again showing his frustration and guilt. His contradictory feelings are getting the best of
“Cry about the simple hell people give other people—without even thinking. Cry about the hell white people give colored folks, without even stopping to think that they’re people, too”(Lee 269). Dolphus Raymond is a white man who came rich family. But he chose to marry a black woman and had children with her. The town of Maycomb disapproves of him because he portrays himself as a drunk who has nothing better to do than drink.
However, many looked down on him and thought he was unintelligent, but many did not know he was valedictorian of his class. Many put his physical disability before his true intelligence, what many did to Shawn in Stuck in
Then to the moment where they would never even look at each other because of the trauma they went through. When they first received the two-hundred pounds they were so shocked that Mr.White collapsed. After the son’s death, “But the days passed, and expectation gave place to resignation-of the old, sometimes miscalled apathy. Sometimes they hardly exchanged a word, for now they had nothing to talk about, and their days were long to weariness” (Jacobs 175). They never wanted any of what they did receive.
Labels are used every day by everyone sometimes they are used without even knowing it. Author Evan Hunter shows the importance of self-identification and the use of labels in the short story “On The Sidewalk Bleeding” Andy went out to get some cigarettes while wearing his bright purple jacket with lettering across the back that read the royals. While on his way he was stabbed by a member of a competing gang. While he is laying there bleeding a drunk man comes over to him and thinks that andy is as drunk as he is so he does Andy a “favour” by not calling the cops. Later a couple sees him lying there but are too scared to help him because he was wearing the royals jacket and were afraid of the other gangs.
At first, as he lay there with life slowly escaping his body he does not realize he is dying. After all it is only a cut, just another cut from another scrap with the Royals’ opposing gang, the guardians. In the first few minutes, dying didn’t cross his mind. However, as time progressed and he received no help he
“ As I went over to say goodbye, I saw that the expression of bewilderment had come back into Gatsby’s face, as though a faint doubt had occurred to him as to his present happiness. Almost five years! There must have been moments even that afternoon when Daisy tumbled short of his dreams…” throughout the night Daisy showed Gatsby more and more that she is no longer that same person that he remembers from five years ago. Because of this he is left disappointed and confused due to the fact that he had not expected daisy to have changed. In Modern Music this exact idea of being confused by someone's changes from the past to the present is presented in Chance the Rapper's song “ Same Drugs” when he states “When did you change?
Even though no one was around, I felt embarrassed. Being 16-years-old and displaying these kinds of emotions made me feel like less of a man. Even so, I couldn't hold back. My eyes continued to emit tears. After about five minutes, I see a light in the distance, but then it fades away.
Kunchok Dingyon Mr. Fletcher English Lit AP March 25, 2018 The Cigarette The physician pushes open the door, a cold breeze chills his face. He reaches into his jacket for his smokes, drawing out a long white cigarette. "Bum me a fag?" The physician turns and hands the brit a cigarette. The brit lights them both up with a "snik" of his lighter.