In young adult literature, there are characters who leave a perennial impression on the reader. Many of these are considered dynamic characters because of changes they endure throughout the plot. In S.E. Hinton’s novel The Outsiders, Johnny Cade is a character that goes through a major change in personality. At first, a boy who is afraid of his own shadow, we see throughout the novel turn into a gallant hero that risked his life to save children.
What is a man without his wealth? Some will say nothing, others will say something. Some argue that people who inherit their money would be nothing. An example of this is the Kardashians or Tom Buchanan. Tom inherited all his money from his family and hasn't made a dime of it. Instead of investing his time in work he invests it in the finer things in life, such as a big house, trips around the world, or playing the sport of gentlemen known as polo. In The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald Tom is one of the main characters. He is married to Daisy Buchanan and is a Yale man. In the novel Tom is has an affair with Myrtle Wilson. She is the wife of George B. Wilson who kills Jay Gatsby for suspecting that he killed and and an affair with his wife. Jay Gatsby was obsessed with Tom’s wife Daisy. Before Jay went to war and Tom met Daisy Jay and Daisy dated and intended on getting married. Sadly Jay was out of the country longer than expected and Daisy met and married Tom Buchanan. If Tom loses all of his money he will be nothing. Tom may have gone to a good college but he has no workplace experience and his polo career isn't going to be going anywhere due to his body size and his skill. It would also be hard for him to make the transition from having everything handed to him to earning it himself. Today The Great Gatsby has showed us that you can't relive the past, and that the
Analysis: nick is tying to say that Money isn’t always what people are born into; especially in this time people who are born into money are considered the upper class and above all. Some people are just a better person in general even without being born into a rich family he doesn’t know if a person has to be born into wealth to have natural class or just be classy on their own.
Those who have no money are often much more conservative. They can not afford the privileges of those with wealth. Nick, the narrator of the story, is a prime example of having no money. He has struck out on his own in the bond business and worked hard for what he has, even though it does not amount to much. Though Nick does not have much himself, he would give what he has to help his friends. “I took him into the pantry, where he looked a little reproachfully at the Finn. Together we scrutinized the twelve lemon cakes from the delicatessen shop. ‘Will they do?’ I asked.” (Fitzgerald 84) Nick is willing to give what little he has to help out his friend
In Arnold 's case, poverty is a significant situation, which has impacted his life into many negative aspects. Poverty among Native Americans affects them more physically than academically or socially because they possess limited services and transportation. In the book, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, Arnold has an onerous time getting to school because he lives on the reservation and his school is 22 miles away. In one situation, Arnold said "My dad was supposed to pick me up. But he wasn 't sure if he 'd have enough gas money...If they didn 't come, I 'd start walking...Twenty-two miles. I got blisters each time" (Alexie 87-88). Arnold 's biggest struggle everyday is trying to get to school.
In The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian, Sherman Alexie uses Comedy, Comic Relief, and Direct Narration to help emphasize the meaning of the text, how the main character is really feeling, and to explain characters’ actions. Even though the book was talking about serious topics, such as racism and murder, the comedy style that the book was written in made it feel more light and free. The comics helped the reader see the world how the main character felt about things, and helped us know more about the protagonist’s character, and view of the world.
In the book The Outsiders written by S.E Hinton has been and still is a favorite among its readers, the book focuses on group identity and individuality. I connected with the book because it shows how close friends can be, they can be almost family. Over time the character Johnny has developed, he became more brave and was willing to kill someone to save his friends and himself, he is intuitive, selfless and optimistic.
Not everyone is wealthy and thankful for what they have. Some people don’t understand that they have it way better than others. This is shown really well in the story “Fly Away Home” by Eve Bunting, the protagonist, Andrew, and his dad are poor and live in an airport, but he is always positive even when things don’t go his way. You can tell that Andrew would like to have a better life, but doesn’t make it obvious by complaining. At the beginning of the story Andrew and his dad had a really hard, tough life. Then later in the story his dad and him slowly start moving towards the idea of moving out of the airport. Then by the end of the story you start to realize that the bird the Andrew made contact with actually has
Finally at the end of the passage Nick describes the West Egg by comparing it to one of the Greco’s painting. Nick says “I see it as a night scene by El Greco: a hundred houses, at once conventional and grotesque, crouching under a sullen overhanging sky and lustreless moon.” When looking at the painting, there is a wealthy city with grand buildings and houses on top of a hill, but behind the buildings there is a dark cloud. The dark cloud symbolizes the hidden secrets and lies behind the wealth and riches in the West. By Nick comparing the West Egg to a painting instead of describing it through his own experiences, it suggest that he doesn’t want to be associated with the West Egg and wants to distance himself from there. He seems to be disgusted on how the wealthy people are living their life with secrets and lies.
In “ The Stolen Party” by Liliana Heker money categorizes people into different social classes.
An important theme in The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is the corruption of morals because of wealth. It doesn’t matter if one comes from old or new money, wealth will corrupt the morality of even the humblest. The first example of wealth corrupting morals is in the indifference to infidelity between the married Tom Buchanan and Myrtle Wilson. The next example of wealth corrupting morals is seen in Jordan Baker’s actions to keep her luxurious lifestyle. Third, Jim Gatsby’s pursuit of wealth lead to the corruption of his morals. Then, we will see Daisy Buchanan’s moral corruption due to her wealthy upbringing. Lastly, Nick Carraway’s conversation with Tom will show how wealth has corrupted Tom’s morals in such a way that it leads him to rationalize his decisions and actions, believing that what he did was right. Wealth is the source of moral corruption within the characters in The Great Gatsby, wealth is the source of their actions and decisions, it is the reason for their warped sense of what is right and wrong.
Arnold. He drives him around to the places he needs to be on time. He is dissatisfied and disgusted with his life that he drinks it all up and ends up missing three days of work because he couldn’t handle the stress or distraction his life was brought upon him. During the three days he wasn’t at work he was drinking and thinking up ways he can open up his dream job of owning a liquor store. He is a very desperate man who tries everything to get the ten thousand dollar check from his mom. After talking through everything and expressing himself to his wife and mother, he earns the rest of the money that is left over from his mother, Lena, but all he has to do is put at least three thousand of the money into Beneatha’s college account. He ends up making a mistake and giving it all to Willy Harris, who ends up running away with all money. Him making that mistake changes the way he thinks about life and he rejects the money twice from Mr. Linder and he makes his family
In the excerpt from Hillbilly Elegy, a memoir written in first person point of view, J.D. Vance writes about the time he spent at Yale, but also the identity crisis that follows with it. Throughout his memoir, Vance presents the theme that the identity that one grew up with, in a place where they felt a sense of belonging, will stick with one forever, despite stereotypes or new environments.
The title of this book is an ironic representative of the character Jay Gatsby. In the book, Jay Gatsby is one of the protagonists. He first comes out as a mysterious man who nobody has seen or knows anything about except the fact that he went from living in poverty to being very wealthy. Mr. Gatsby throws these huge parties just for random people, and everyone believes he is a very generous man even to complete strangers. One time, he sends a girl a brand new and very expensive dress when she accidently rips it at one of his parties. He treats his guests with the utmost respect and gives them first-class treatment. Everyone sees him as a “great” person, but what they do not know is how he suddenly went from being homeless to one of the richest
The ideas of poverty and race go hand in hand in the eyes of the natives. Poverty and race were prominent ideas in the societies and were often comparable in both communities, Rearden and Wellpinit. The Indians in Wellpinit see these whites as privileged and Junior uses examples of this through statements he makes. It makes Junior feel like an outcast. He goes to Rearden with the “White” kids and their expectation is to be rich, and great. In the book The Absolute Diary of A Part Time Indian, the author Sherman Alexie uses images, and stories in relation to poverty and race to show the importance of how it affects Junior personal life and Junior in both societies.