Elie Wiesel did not meet the final stage of acceptance throughout the book he did have anger and depression that conflicted him throughout, however when he got older he started accepting it more. In the book it explains the horrible childhood he had moving from camp to camp and losing a lot of friends and family along the way . Elie was a boy who had to learn and accept how to live on his own and take care of himself at a young age, acceptance is a hard process and it takes time to go through, therefore Elie started to accept but did not meet the final stage in the book. Angry is a stage of grief you have to experience before acceptance and In the book Elie mostly feels angry for what was going on in his life, it would make him angry seeing all the bad that were happening and especially when they would hurt his father. Many times Elie had to accept that this may have been his last day alive, he would think to himself why was he in this place.
In the story, "Sonny's Blues", the narrator, who is Sonny's big brother struggles with the best way to help his brother. Both were raised in Harlem and lived within poverty. The narrator used his childhood struggles as a stepping stone to better himself and become a teacher for a high school. While Sonny became one of the many teens who fell into the drug world of the streets. The narrator's biggest conflict, in my opinion, is why did Sonny turn down such a dark path and how can he help his brother without judging the lifestyle he chose.
On the other hand, the other Wes Moore never seemed to have any meaningful expectations that he could seek. Even though his brother was too deep into drug and gang culture to escape, “[he] wanted Wes to be nothing like him” (72). Yet, Wes was consumed by the, “… same game that had consumed [his brother] and put a bullet or two in him,” and had never known anything in his family outside of drugs and gang violence, so drugs and gangs were the only expectation Wes had, the only place he saw himself fitting into (58). Ultimately, the expectations of those
After hearing that his younger brother, Sonny, has been put in jail due to drug use, he remembers his childhood, and how they both never did really get along. Both Sonny and the narrator feel a sense of “darkness outside”, and this “darkness” is what creates the miscommunication between the brothers (Baldwin 338). Sonny changed his normality due to not being noticed during his childhood, and the drastic change causes the older brother to feel uncomfortable seeing his brother, because Sonny told him that “he was dead as far as [he] was concerned” (351). Their struggles caused them to lose contact, and to slowly build that invisible barrier between their
Situational irony is shown in multiple areas of this book. First, when Jack’s dad is pointing out criminals: “Dad’s keen eye for spotting criminals of all stripes was impressive. But it wasn’t perfect. ‘He never had me pegged for being one of them” (7). The situational irony is in the fact that Gantos was, in fact, a criminal, yet his dad failed to see that reality when he was pegging criminals on the streets.
Sociopaths, often described as having antisocial personality disorder, are not born with their traits but their experiences they go through make them the way they are. Perry Smith has many examples of how his upbringing has made him the way he is. Perry’s life was filled with violence and neglect. Perry had a seemingly happy life until his dad started to beat his mother and she turned to drunkenness and promiscuity. Finally perry’s parents split, which can also to lead to problems in children's lives, he travels with his mother and siblings to san Francisco where he constantly gets in trouble to which he blames it on having, “no rule or discipline, or anyone to show me right from wrong" (54).
This meant that in a young age, he was selling drugs and will also later be a father before he was in his twenties. With these things at bay with him, he eventually quit school with only a limited 8th grade education. This meant finding a job was almost impossible for the other Wes Moore due to not having a high school diploma and a criminal record. This shows that the communities and environments of an individual greatly impacted their future and molded them into a certain character. During an interview between both Wes Moores, the author Wes Moore said, “Do you think that we are the products of our environments?” This shows that the author Wes Moore feels that there is some correlation between our environments and us.
And Sonny fell into the stereotype of what a musician does by drinking and doing drugs. Sonny says, “I guess I was afraid of something or I was trying to escape from something and you know I have never been very strong in the head” (Baldwin 269). He explains how he tried to run from his problems but that he wasn't strong enough to do it on his own. They both choose different paths but they never got out of the ghetto Harlem. They couldn't leave because their past was holding them back no matter what they did they were stuck
As Ralph Emerson said, “Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles” (last sentence of book). Remaining true to himself, McCandless was able to achieve what he considered to be meaningful in life. From the start of his journey, it is seen that being true to oneself is challenging, as others are living in a world that demands them to alter their identity. However, one must stay true and authentic and understand the desires and needs, in order to attain an adequate living, just like Chris McCandless.
The death of his only daughter causes something within the narrator to change. The narrator experiences a “Fall from Grace” that allows him to come into contact with his brother’s reality. The trouble the narrator experiences with his “fall from Grace,” made his brother’s trouble real (14). It is through the narrator's own suffering that he begins to relate to his brother on a personal level where their age difference could not come in between because they were both human, they both knew pain
His father used to beat on his mother, siblings and him as well. His environment was a negative impact in his life growing up. As the nature and nurture perspective, Kuklisnky inherited anti-social personality disorted from his abusive parents. His father violence reinforced violence and the lack of conscience and love. He also was diagnosed with paranoid personality disorder, but he never seeks for treatments.
He later joined the Job Corps, but later realized he could not make the money like he did in the drug business. On page 144, Wes was passing the streets remaining him of his past, “But the main reason he avoided the streets was that he felt they had nothing for him. He had changed. At least he wanted to believe that.” Wes later made the decision to take the risk to sell drugs for a living. 2) Both environments played a huge role into their personalities and their stories.
Ed Boone is the antagonist in the novel called the curious incident of the dog in the night-time. Does him being the antagonist make him the villain in this novel. Christopher John Francis Boone, Ed’s son started thinking he was the bad guy from the second half of the book since he found out that his father lied to him about his mother 's death and from everything Christopher tells us about his father, he does seem like a bad guy. But then again are things always as they seem? In the beginning of the novel after Christopher got arrested and is dad came to get him.
In Other Wes Moore, other Wes faces the challenges of trying to reintegrate into society. He is met with harsh resistance as nobody wants to hire a convicted criminal, forcing him to live job to job. This eventually results in his return to the drug game, as it’s the only option he has to make enough money to support his family(Moore 144). If we want to stop crime, we need to prevent
A person’s attitude towards crime includes social, economic, genetic, and political and self-interest. John Travers was brought up in poverty in Blacktown, New South Wales. Travers was smoking marijuana at the age of 12 and an alcoholic at the age of 14. Travers was expelled from school in year 10. His family life wasn’t steady his father with whom he had a close relationship walked out in 1981 and that’s when Travers started to rely on crime to provide clothes, and he would steal animals including chickens to provide food.