Character Analysis: Russ and Finley
Russ and Finley’s relationship changes drastically through time. In the beginning of the story, their affiliation is tense, but as more life-changing events take place, they grow to be close friends. At the start of the story, Russ and Finley are forced friends by Coach. As Finley learns more and more about Russ’s strange persona, he grows more uncomfortable with being in his presence. During their first meeting, Russ explains to Finley how he is from outer space, and that his parents are going to pick him up. In an attempt to protect and warn him about bullies at school, Finley tells Russ that he cannot be Boy21 at school because he will be made fun of. Russ does not understand Finley’s advice, and disregards it, (Quick, 42). Finley grows frustrated not only with Russ’s unusual behavior, but with coach for choosing him to be Russ’ s friend. Finley had every right to act the way he did and took it very well. To put it into perspective, Finely is a high school kid, forced to be friends with an insecure, traumatized and mentally unstable boy for an entire school year. Russ and Finley’s relationship is tense in the months after they meet. Near the end of basketball season, Russ and Finley become best friends, and an emotional outlet to each other. After Erin’s accident, Russ and Finley change places, …show more content…
In the beginning, all he wanted was to help Russ, but he became selfish a pushed Finley to get Russ to play basketball. Coach first comes to Finley before the season starts, to tell him about Boy21, and to introduce them to each other. Coach takes Finley out to his car and informs him of his friend's murder, and the toll it took on Russ. Finley is flattered that Coach chose him and genuinely wants to help Russ, since Coach genuinely wants Russ to be helped, (Quick, 29). Coach wanted Finley to help Russ get back into basketball, but not as much as he wanted his friend’s son to be
Gene and Todd are both shy, reserved, and try to keep to themselves, whereas Neil and Finny are much more outgoing and are the risk takers. Neil and Finny both initiate the friendship in both texts and both Gene and Todd accept, feeling better about themselves. Neil and Finny both interact in actions that eventually hurt them. Both of these characters are the ones we feel bad for and hope that the ending will change somehow.
Ruben and Cameron always have each other’s back. The example demonstrates the true meaning of brotherhood and illustrates the amount of trust and loyalty they possess for one
Destruction of Character Through Pre-Judgment Judgment, often defined as an opinion or a conclusion, is a relevant term throughout Harper Lee’s writings (Merriam Webster). As seen in To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman the relevance of judgment is evident through discrimination of individuals skin color. At first glance, an average reader might perceive the novel as a story of an unconventional upbringing. Although this reader is not completely mistaken, a key point is lost. This point is the theme of pre-judgment and its destructiveness.
Each character’s story is intertwined with another character, such as Sam and Julie. Both Sam’s and Julie’s story begin separate from each other, but as the stories of both students’ progress, they eventually become a couple. Another example of intertwining stories is CJ and Audrey. The stories of both students also begin apart, but they both run cross-country, so Robbins connects the lives of Audrey and CJ. The flow of the stories is constant, and gradual.
“Cameron’s hand, which was all up in his grill now, brushed against the side of his head, a clear foul. But coach didn’t blow his whistle. So Jayson decided that if Cameron could get away with it, he would play aggressively. Trying to get some extra room to shoot, he threw a quick elbow that hit Cameron square in the face.” With this new team Jayson is frustrated with his coach and teammates trying to push their buttons to see when they will break.
Finny wore a pink shirt and used the Devon School tie as his belt to the traditional term tea for the Upper Middle class. Mrs. Patch-Withers noticed and Finny quickly came up with a convincing story to possibly get himself out of trouble. Gene thinks Finny will be busted and reacts by saying, “I could feel myself becoming unexpectedly excited at that” (Knowles 12). This quote shows the beginning of the envy Gene feels toward Finny. Gene is somewhat looking forward to the possibility of Finny getting in trouble for the first time.
One would think prejudice is a thing of the past. Unfortunately, that is not the case, prejudice is still a common factor in todays society. Vincent N. Parrillo’s essay “Causes of Prejudice,” helped me to understand how we are affected not just psychologically but in a sociological way as well, as John A. Camacho explains in his A Few Bad Apples opinion piece published in the Pacific Daily News. Both forms of prejudice are continued to be explained through Stud Turkel’s “C.P Ellis,” he gives us an understanding of psychological and sociological prejudice through C.P Ellis’own experiences. This furthers our understanding on how we can be affected by both psychological and sociological prejudices.
I also thought it was neat how Nick and his brother had gotten farther apart because he was always hanging around with his girl friend. So when Trent told Nick about his story of his brother helping him at breakfast I think it made Nick want some Trent had rather than vice versa, so I liked how it put a little wanting from Nick in there. Then at the start of the story it talks about how good Nick and Luke looked in practice and how
People act upon what they think. Within “12 Angry Men”, all of the jurors have an opinion but some voice their more than others. One juror in particular, Juror Ten, voices his opinion about the boy in question. Repeatedly throughout the play, Juror Ten makes many thoughtless and hurtful comments about a certain kind of people. It is clear that Juror Ten’s uncompromising belief that the accused is guilty is because of his dislike for the boy’s race.
Do you like to read sports book then this is your book to read, filled with action and tons of problems and sports events. I am reading the book Full Court Press by Mike Lupica this book is about a group of boys that live in downtown Chicago. The boys that are on the basketball team are always trying to do their best during the games. Unfortunately the coach is kind of a grumpy old coach that doesn’t like how the team works together and wants things done his way, also he loves to swear at the kids there isn’t a point in the book where he’s not happy with what they have done. In this journal I will be predicting, connecting, and questioning to what’s going on in the story.
The Outsiders Final 5 Paragraph Essay S. E. Hinton’s The Outsiders is a novel that follows a group of boys growing up in the 1960s who have to face prejudice and stereotypes on a daily basis. The author uses multiple examples of prejudice in the novel to demonstrate the destructive nature of prejudice on the characters in the story, such as fights between characters, friendships being torn apart, and people feeling ashamed of who they are and which social class they belong in. The first examples of prejudice shown in the novel are fights and hate between the two social classes. As a result of prejudice, many characters got into fights and there was a lot of hate between the two classes.
Our life experiences make our present, our values, our way of behaving and thinking. Although no one is perfect, we are prone to develop prejudice against those who are totally different from us. For most of the time, prejudice only affects us personally. But if an individual is given a power to be responsible for another person’s live or death, prejudice can turn into a deadly weapon.
Cultural norms are what make and shape a society. They are the guidelines, and or patterns, that are to be followed, in order to be considered a normal, typical, everyday citizen. As such, it does not matter if the norms are right or wrong. As long as the citizen is still a part of their society, right and wrong does not matter, as far as they are concerned. In the case of To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, the cultural norm, of Maycomb County, embraces the wrong, in the form of extreme prejudice behavior.
The story “Me And Earl And The Dying Girl” by Jesse Andrews takes place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The time setting is in the year 2011 nearing the end of the school year and main characters, Gregory Gaines, Earl Jackson, and Rachel Kushner are all in their senior year at Benson High School. The setting differentiates the character’s personality by separating them by social class. Author illustrates Rachel and Gregory living in a middle class home in a quiet neighborhood in the town area they live in. However, Earl lives in a dangerous and unkept part of the city that characterizes him and his family as dangerous people because of their semi-economic disadvantage.
In the book “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan, it’s about a little girl who is pressured by her mother to become something she doesn’t want to be. Jing- mei , the daughter, is forced to become a prodigy(child actress), by her mother, and she doesn’t want to be one. In the story, Jing- meis’ mother uses allusions such as Shirley Temple to push her into becoming a prodigy. Although at first Jing- mei is excited to become a prodigy, she later realizes its something she just doesn’t enjoy doing. Consequently, the uses of allusion in the story help Jing- mei discover to not be a prodigy and that what her mother wants for her is not always important.