“My father had been a vaquero all his life,” (2). Gabriel only knew how to be a vaquero and did not want to give up his lifestyle until Antonio came into the world then he and Marie decides that Gabriel give up his lifestyle in exchange for finding better place to raise their family. But that did not mean Gabriel giving his dream to explore the Illano. “My father’s dream was to gather up his older sons and move westward to the land of the setting sun (14)”. The move and along with his older sons going to war made Gabriel sad and fearful of not accomplish his dream so he soon found hope in liquor to wash away the pain but it only fueled his rage.
Family is an important component in everyone’s life. S.E Hinton this The Outsiders there is contradiction between the gang’s biological family and their “family”. Johnny is a member of the gang that is not wanted and cared for by his parents but musters to find a strong bond with the gang. The Outsiders, a realistic fiction book by S.E Hinton, shows the importance that family is the one that cares about you even though many people say that your biological family can understand you more. Before the rumble Ponyboy realized the difference between his gang and the Socs.“That was the difference between his gang and ours- they had a leader and were organized; we were just buddies who stuck together- each man was his own leader.
Mccandless sense of self confidence while trying to find his identity helped him to progress in life, but was also his greatest downfall; Into the Wild demonstrates self confidence as not an unacceptable trait to have, but the significance of the negative or positive effects it can possess. Confidence played a big role in Mccandless life, so much that he created relationships with his family and other people that caused him to go on his adventures. Throughout this book Mccandless expresses his hate towards his parents. When he was old enough to realize that his dad had cheated on his mom this particular aspect changed him. He wanted nothing to do with his parents.
Aaron wants to join Carl’s gang so much that he will put his own pet in danger. Also, Aaron is pressured into joining Carl’s gang because he knows that it’s wrong, but he does it anyway. Aaron just wants to belong to Carl’s gang, but his mom won’t let him. “...Aaron had longed to join as he had never longed for anything else. To be with them and share their secrets, the secrets of older boys.
Warren was boarded of to school in town and raised to get a city job away from the farm where his parents worked. He was never given a choice and now he was trapped in a job he hates. His parents sacrificed a lot in-order for him to become a wealthy business man, but he was born to work with his strength. His parents cared more about their own image, proud of themselves with their son's success. He didn’t want to hurt them so he stayed with his miserable life for their benefit.
The Rocket Boys mainly Sonny, wanted to prove Homer wrong. He was against it from the very start but as the novel goes on Homer starts to grow more lenient on the Rocket Boys. Homer always supported Jim over Sonny. Jim was the football star, the one to be proud of while Sonny wasn’t. Homer wanted Sonny to work in the mine just like he did because he felt like Sonny wasn't’ smart enough to capable enough to get out of Coalwood.
Into The Wild is a story about of a young man who abandons his family to go live his life into the wild. He wants to live happy and happiness is what matters in his home we was going through some rough paths because of his parents wanting to get divorce and the constant fighting and arguing they were going through. McCandless was his name and he was an intelligent guy who graduated a University. All he was looking for was his happiness and he found it in the wild. Would you go to the extreme and run away from your own family in order for your happiness, no matter what you want to do would you go for it?
Selfish choices and behaviors can have a harmful and unfortunate ending for others. This idea is made clear when two brothers face complications in their relationship. In “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst, one's selfish pride is displayed by character development and an ironic resolution. The selfish mindset of the narrator helps his younger brother develop an ability that no one believed he could ever demonstrate. Resulting in, the narrator helping his younger brother, but “he did it for [himself], that pride.”(3).
Pride is an amazing, horrible thing, A fork in the road that leads to two things, life and death. My parents always told me “Pride comes before a fall”. I never truly understood what that meant before I read this story it means that if you are too confident about yourself, something bad will happen to show you that you are not as good as you think you are. Pride is what the theme is in the story, “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst. The story is about two brothers brothers who are very different.
Society’s values influence people to construct their personal mores around them, and those who do not are not accepted by society. In our society, those who have well-paying careers are valued above those who do not. So when McCandless decided against following the path society expects him to, his parents were upset. “Chris informed his parents that he had no intention of going to college. When Walt and Billie suggested that he needed a college degree to attain a fulfilling career, Chris answered that careers were demeaning ‘twentieth-century inventions,’ more of a liability than an asset, and that he would do fine without one, thank you” (114).