By giving Doug an orchid to give to his mom, and a new jacket to wear, Mr. Ballard shows Doug only only politeness, but how to give, without expecting anything in return. These hidden instructions make Doug a better person, and propel him along on his journey into a better state of mind. Mr. Ferris, Mr. Powell, and Mr. Ballard all express to Doug the sympathy and kindness he lacks in his everyday life. Mr. Ferris helps Doug with his social life, instructing him to reject the stereotypes into which he has been placed . Mr. Powell advises Doug on his family life, teaching him to use the difficulties presented by his dad as fuel to get where he wants to go, and Mr. Ballard disciplines Doug on manners and how to show others the kindness he has been shown.
James Hurst uses suspense, characterization, and imagery in the “Scarlet Ibis” to convey that pride is a wonderful/terrible thing, a seed that bears two vines life and death. The author uses suspense to convey the message that the reader is thinking about what will happen to doodle. This is seen when doodle said “brother brother don’t leave me” (441). This example states that doodle does not like being alone. This helps convey the theme by stating that doodle has been the center of attention since he was born so he is used to everybody being around him and making him feel loved by his parents.
When it comes to his family, Jason aligns his ideals with and draws his inspiration almost entirely from his mother and Julia. While certain scenes present the father in a tolerable light, the chapter ‘Souvenirs’ stands as a symbol for the discourse in their father-son relationship. Jason’s dad is actually far to similar to his son, as shown by the quickness with which he shirked from an altercation with his boss, to serve as a proper role model. In the later half of that same chapter, however, Jason recounts “I had no idea mom could be so bulletproof”(193) when depicting how she stood up to the spoiled, highschool thieves. Far more than just a juxtaposition to the father’s frailness, the mother’s action serve as an idealized metaphor for Jason’s own struggles.
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.
This shows when Brother states, “Doodle and I spent lots of time thinking about our future” (Hurst). The story showed from the beginning that Doodle was in his Brother’s mind a lot. Brother wanted the best for his sibling because he didn’t want to be known as “the boy with the crippled brother”, but also, he wants Doodle to be able to enjoy the may gifts of life.
When watching one of Paul’s shows, Dunstable notes that while his tricks are “all classics from the past”, the way he executes them is unique. (193). Last, Dunstable detaches himself from his biological parents and instead clings to Paul’s mother, Mary. Initially, it is mostly his guilt that leads him to care for Mary, as he felt responsible for her condition. Eventually, his attachment starts to stem from his need for a parental figure because of his negative feelings towards his parents.
I believe this letter will keep the bond between these three characters forever strong, and supportive of each other. Ponyboy also realizes that both brothers are equally cared for by Darry, in the beginning of the book Ponyboy felt he never earned the same respect as Soda, but the letter changed that. The quote "You hurt the ones you love the most" definitely relates to the relationship of Darry and Ponyboy. In my opinion you could see a different side of Ponyboy after he read the letter, there was almost a sence of light, and happiness I 've never seen, especially during a crisis. A couple days later the two brothers meet eye to eye, Darry immediately had tears rolling down his face, my heart sank reading this.
Pride can be a positive or negative element in someone's life. It can help them succeed in their efforts or cause them to become greedy and selfish. In the short story "The Scarlet Ibis" by James Hurst, the main character Brother shows the theme of pride through his persistence and love for Doodle. Brother had pride in Doodle, considering his brother as "his"; he always persisted in working tirelessly with him on his successes. "Brother put lots of his time, effort, and care into Doodle even though "It's a miracle [he] didn't give up" (Hurst).
At the beginning, Paul’s parents did not see that paul already hated his brother and keep secrets about what he did will not change that. Paul sees this and confronts his parents, “He shock his head sadly. ‘We wanted to find a way to keep you from always hating your brother.’ I answered, ‘So you figured it would be better if I hated myself?’” (265) Paul sees his parents for who they really are and how they are blind to the reality of their family and Erik’s actions. Paul’s parents wanted to keep paul from hating Erik and make him seem like he was perfect, but in all, lying just made Paul hate himself and think of himself as a freak and stupid. Now that Paul sees and understands what the truth is about what happened to his eyes he doesn’t think of himself as a freak or as Eclipse Boy.
One of the men on that farm has a wife who lets Lennie stroke her hair because it’s soft. His wife yells at Lennie to stop which causes him to get upset and accidentally kills her. George keeps his feelings to himself, and he doesn’t care for others, but he shares personal information about himself and Lennie to Slim, and he always protects Lennie and helps him out of trouble, which shows that he isn’t always selfish. George is very protective of Lennie, which means that George cares for him. In chapter one, they have a conversation and Lennie questions whether he should stay with George or