The Outsiders is considered a cult classic and is typically assigned reading across the U.S. She always loved reading but did not like the books they had for young adults so she decided to write some herself. This paper is going to discuss expectation, description, comparison and review. The target audience for this book is teens and young adults making it a book chosen by middle school teachers for a class to read. So of course for most this book’s expectation was set
Leaving is a process.” A lot of times when people hear and talk about domestic abuse, the lines are blurred around the term victim. Too many times people forget the true meaning of that word, especially concerning instances of domestic violence. There are many reasons why victims stay. Some victims believe that love is something that is strong enough to conquer even the worst of obstacles. In the eyes of these victims, the individual that they fell in love with and their abuser are practically two different people.
“Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are”- Mason Cooley. Books can have different effects on the reader, sometimes happy, sometimes sad. They can open a door that people have never seen before and raise awareness about the things around them. In the book The Outsiders by S.E Hinton, it makes it clear on how books can be sad. The novel The Outsiders has a pessimistic effect on the reader because it exposes conflicts between social classes, struggles of people living in poverty, and shows that sometimes things do not change for the better.
Redemption in Family and Friends Holding a terrible truth that can lead to so much guilt can tear a person apart. Not only from themselves, but from others too. In the novel, The Kite Runner, there are many characters with many secrets that the others don’t know about. Two characters of many others are Amir and Rahim Khan. Amir is the main focus of the novel; it basically starts with his childhood all the way until he’s an adult.
“Unprotected” by Simon Rich was a big hit this year, a story told from the point of view of a condom in a teenager’s wallet. We explore the nuances of mood and tone, the effects of figurative language, the importance of structure, and the need for a compelling theme. Along with these daily exercises, each student chooses a memoir that he or she is expected to reference in class discussion. We have copies of A River Runs Through It and The Glass Castle, which most picked and enjoyed, but others were free to find a title of their own, an attractive option for less traditional
Throughout the novel, The Kite Runner, Hosseini was able to provide various ways in which cruelty had been exposed to each character. Cruelty can cause betrayal which later on creates guilt for many and satisfaction for others. Assef, a perpetrator, proved that it is possible to be cruel from childhood to adulthood. As well as Amir, a victim who had proved that it is possible to be cruel from childhood but transformed into a loyal and compassionate person throughout adulthood. Most children don’t really understand what cruelty is, the reason being is because they don’t know what they’re doing until they become old enough to realize it.
The two stories which impressed me most were Tell Tale Heart and A Curtain of Green. Although they seem very different from each other, I see them as different representations of two pretty similar stories. Both Tell Tale Heart and A Curtain of Green take us into memories of two protagonists who have some mental issues and who are presumably very lonely people. Both of the stories include highly dramatic climaxes; however, the ways we took while we join the characters in their journey are certainly different. Before explaining the different narrative styles of the stories, we should take a look at the main characters.
Because it is so prevalent in society, this misunderstanding often winds its way into literature. In many works, a character’s understanding of what justice is may be skewed or misshapen to the point that even the reader fails to understand what that character really desires. Fortunately, in most instances, a deeper level of truth is soon presented to the character, and her concept of injustice is rewritten. Orual, the primary character in the novel Till We Have Faces undergoes this transition. Her concept of justice is intertwined with a level of selfishness that blinds her from the
With many of his works revealing an interest with the dark side of human nature, Poe’s personal life may have contributed to the morbid, creepy style of writing he commonly uses. A victim of misfortune, Poe encountered many ill-fated events throughout his lifetime (death in his family, troubles with his foster father, and his compulsive gambling to name a few). A writer’s experiences can affect their work, and the same can apply to Poe. Many of the occurrences in his life usually end up in his work. Also, as a child, the author’s absence of loving and nurturing parents and other struggles in his life lead him to drugs and alcohol.
Emotions are something that many people find hard to talk about, especially if these emotions create a negative outlook on the person expressing them. Many novels will bring up these emotions in characters, but not address the feelings directly. However, there is one book that develops that emotional connection between the reader and the characters, but that book has come close to being banned. The book The Catcher in the Rye has created controversy over the sexual content, the illegal substance use, and the mature language. However, the book has also been recognized for its blunt honesty and open speech.
The war affected them in different ways causing them to have post-traumatic stress disorder which affects a lot of soldiers and being able to explain their experiences through different views can also open up different views for others. I think Billy 's way of coping with his experience was seen through time traveling and aliens encounter, which you could say has affected him psychologically. For Manchester his flashbacks were nightmares of the war and that is why his novel was the way it was. These two novels displays the war differently which people will remember the war differently. Like I said soldiers remembers their experience differently which affects the ways these novels are