The excerpt from Maxine Clair’s story “Cherry Bomb” represents a child's world interpreted from the viewpoint of an adult. Maxine Claire also uses figurative language, symbolism, thematic parallels, and variations of tone in order to represent a more sophisticated grownup perception of her childhood memories of her fifth grade summer world. However despite the complex language involved, Maxine Clair still maintains the innocent, naive, childish viewpoint of her summer memories in this excerpt. The first paragraph of the excerpt demonstrates this naive viewpoint through the emphasis of an almost childlike demonstration of language when she describes “That Midwest Summer broke records straight over-one-hundred-degree days in July, Mr. Calhoun still came with that-old-thing of an ice truck.” This section of the excerpt represents this naive view of Clair’s summer because she used the word “thing” in order to emphasize this viewpoint by demonstrating a limited knowledge of the ice truck that Mr. Calhoun came around with. Not only does the language demonstrate this effect of a child like viewpoint, the variations in tone also demonstrate this type of view
Parents are always supposed to look out for the best interests of their child. Anne Tyler authored the short story “Teenage Wasteland” which depicts the story of a strained mother and son relationship between the character Donny, and his mother Daisy. Donny is a teenage boy who is struggling with his grades at school and is exhibiting poor behavior. His mother, Daisy is concerned with her son’s grades and behavior, however, she fails at getting her son the help that he requires. Told through the point of view of the character Daisy, Tyler uses irony to tell the story of a teenage boy who is failed by the adults in his life who are supposed to help him flourish, including his parents, a psychologist, and his tutor.
The titillating aspect of this work is the scene of Brown in the hallway mirror. He becomes keenly aware of the figurative dead boy staring back at him. His mother’s absence is enough to send him spiraling back in time to the darker days. Brown’s physical ailments match his mental state and he can no longer accept solitude after the anxiety pulls him back. As he is speaking to Laney, Brown exhibits a mature disposition as his front for society and mentally notes the tinge of sadness that comes with Laney calling him Hugh.
She proves it by showing the character’s thoughts, by telling the story using the third person limited ()and also by making it appealing to our senses. To begin, the author uses characterization in her short story in order to show just how difficult it can be to start a meaningful relationship when both partners are still quite unfamiliar with one and other. Firstly, when Robert and Margot were about to engage in coitus, Robert says; “I always wanted to fuck a girl with nice tits”. The fact that the author chooses to use the words “nice tits” shows that the only thing that interests Robert in this relationship would be Margot’s body. It reveals just how meaningless the relationship between these two, which can almost be called strangers, truly was.
Son of Timothy and Elizabeth Shelley; Percy Bysshe Shelley was the oldest amongst his four sisters, and only brother, John. Shelley was adored by his family and applaud by his servants who stood by him in his early ruling as lord of Field Place, a family home close to a historic town in England known as Horsham. Attentive and whimsical, he would spend his time entertaining his sisters with spooky ghost stories and preparing games to play with them. However, the bucolic life he cherished in the Field Place did not equip him for the orderly world of Syon House Academy which he enrolled in 1802. Here Shelley would soon be ridiculed and tormented by the boys from school.
In “The Scarlet Ibis”, James Hurst portrays Brother as a prideful young boy, though he is still caring and protective of Doodle. When his family congratulates him for teaching Doodle how to walk, Brother begins to cry, knowing that “Doodle only walk[s] because [he] [is] ashamed of having a crippled brother” (Hurst 49). His moral values are influenced by pride: he helps Doodle for his own egotistical reasons, rather than for his brother’s benefit. As James Hurst says, Brother is aware that he is a slave of pride, evident in the tears he sheds for being driven by such self-centered motives. At the conclusion of the story, when Brother finds Doodle dead, he “lay[s] there crying, sheltering [his] fallen scarlet ibis from the heresy of rain” (Hurst
In Gerard bauer 's book, the running man, one of the main protagonists is an interesting 14 year old boy named Joseph Davidson.The reader is made to believe that Joseph is a shy and socially reclusive person who is stated to “keep to himself” as he is often frightened easily. though timid and meek at first, we see him gradually break out from his cocoon with the assistance of another main character, Tom Leyton. Tom is Joseph 's next door neighbour and helps him break out of his cocoon as they both have share a common interest, taking care of Tom’s silkworms. Joseph is asked by Toms sister to paint Tom as an art subject. At first progress is slow, and every so often Joseph arrives at their house to help paint Tom.
Before his brother’s death, Arnold is extremely close to his family. He especially looks up to his brother, and is uneasy when he seems to have an advantage over his sleeping sibling. He “never [tires] of watching Eugie” (Berriault 2) and is extremely fond of his brother. After Arnold accidentally kills Eugie, he still turns to the other members of his family for help and support. While being questioned by the Sheriff, he “expects his father to have an answer” (6), and is dismayed when one is not given.
“The Glass Menagerie is fragile and delicate, just as Laura” (Shmoop 1). Amanda is her mother and hopes that Laura will meet a “gentlemen caller” just like she did when she was younger. Tom is her brother and the breadwinner for Amanda and Laura. Although Tom does not care for the glass animals like Laura does, they still pertain to him when it comes to symbolism. There is another character that Williams mentions, Jim, as being Laura’s high school sweet heart and someone who went to school with Tom.
The Characters: HARRY POTTER The son of James and Lily Potter and nephew of Vernon and Petunia Dursley.Their parents died to save him.He shows himself to be caring and shrewd, a loyal friend, and an excellent Quidditch player. At the beginning, Harry is an unimposing figure.He was skinny, isolated from his family, the constant victim of his cousin 's bullying, and marked with a lightning-shaped scar on his forehead. After his discovery of his magical abilities and his introduction to Hogwarts, Harry begins to grow in confidence, strength until he becomes a protagonist, capable of facing off against the Dark Lord himself. Harry is marked also by the confrontation between good and bad magic that caused that scar: the standoff between the evil