Whitewashing turned into a game for the neighborhood boys. In the beginning, Tom’s mindset was annoyed because he was bounded by work, when he would rather do something adventurous. The author uses inner thinking to provide the context/background information, and to stir empathy in the beginning to prove the point. For example, in the text it say, “ Soon the free boys would come tripping
. Darry has never really gotten over not going to college” (Hinton 109). Basically, anybody would choose to finish a career over a more strenuous life of arduous occupations. Of course, Darry would have chosen college over two jobs, but because of his compassion towards the gang, he would choose them over anything. Not only did the gang prevent him from finishing his studies, but from overall becoming a high-class man; as Ponyboy had announced to the rest of his
In ‘The Treasure of Lemon Brown” the main character Greg ran away from home into an abandoned building, deciding he didn’t want to listen to the lecture his dad was going to give him and met a man named Lemon Brown, who was showing Greg his treasure, something that meant a lot to him, as he “revealed some yellowed newspaper clippings and a battered harmonica” (Myers 1). The two characters who met for the first time were bonding over Lemon Brown’s treasure just like how people bond with one another when they meet for the first time. Being able to talk and interact with newly met people is important in order to keep a lasting relationship. By being able to identify the different strategies that characters use to keep lasting relationships with one another, it guides us as humans come up with more ways to talk and interact with different types of people, which creates a correlation. Comparatively, in “The Possibility of Evil” the protagonist, Miss Strangeworth goes on her daily errands and as she walked into the grocery store “half a dozen people turned away from the shelves and the counters to wave at her or call out good morning” (Jackson 1).
John Updike poem “The Ex-Basketball player” is a form free verse poem written in third person narrator about a young man, Flick Webb who still lives in his past rather than moving forward in his life. Flick Webb who was once a great basketball player during his high school years but now he just “sells gas, checks oil, and changes flats.” Flick is an indeed example towards high school students of what not to be. A person should not cling to one important memory in one’s life but should move further and be capable of doing something beyond. Flick Webb in this poem is a role model, especially teenagers, of what not to end up like. Updike uses certain figurative language effectively to lead the reader through Flick’s life- principal road in town that decides his future, lowly job and his menial habits.
The theme is peer pressure. Lonnie Jackson, a young black man from Harlem going to college on a scholarship for basketball, must be a very committed man to not bow down to the rough streets of Harlem. He is a complex character because throughout the story he changes dramatically. He begins shaving points in games for Fat man knowing he could lose his scholarship and his female friend sherry. Fat man is the antagonist in this story, he
The author, Updike, illustrates how Sammy is slightly insecure and immature about approaching the girls and instead spends time with his coworkers discussing them. The exposition shows how he is longing for something different in life, to move away from working in the same store just to please his parents. 2. Sammy’s judgments are accurate for his character. As a young boy, his judgment of the girls being attractive and catching his
He seems to be an intelligent man considering that he graduated from Yale University, but his actions as irresponsible. Prior to graduation, his roommate, Kent, encouraged him to join the Peace Corps to Southeast Asia but Lawrence mocked the idea. Due to a tight situation brought about by his gambling problems, he was forced to join the Peace Corps to get away from the people he owes money to. His father
Rationale Taking about drugs, youth, friendships and sex, the novel The perks of being a wallflower describes the complex life of Charlie. Charlie was an introvert young boy who has psychological issue. But after meeting Sam and Patrick, Charlie changed and be willing to express himself. At the end, his friends went to college and he started to live a life on his own. The experience in the tunnel is the first time Charlie opens his heart to others after all these years.
He always chooses to not let these actions such as harsh words or jokes or him being beaten physically keep him down. He starts to use humor as a survival tactic, he often describes the people trying to hurt him in a sarcastic fliptoned manner. Even when it comes to one of the things most important to him, basketball. During Juniors first game playing his old school on his new team the Wellpinit supporters turn their backs on Junior and the Reardan team, Junior comments sarcastically saying , "If these dang Indians had been this organized when I went to
Geertz states the event transcribed took place in 1912, but only recounted in 1968. Nevertheless, the degrees of separation from which I am to the story changes my interpretation of the events. The original recounting of the events, told my whomever, was likely not accepted without skepticism from Geertz, however, he does not specify his sources. If he was directly involved in the story (perhaps as a confidant to Cohen) then the retelling of it would be different (and less questioned) than if someone else recited the story to Geertz. If he gathered many different accounts and each community had a different story from the others, but the individuals in the community had the same story, then it would be important for Geertz to understand if the story has already been told it has already been modified.