When David does this, he thinks that he would give Norah a better life as she would not be as sad and stressed with Phoebe, but in the process of doing so, David's character becomes a whole new person as he has to become more quiet and isolated from soceity. After work David would not talk as much, and would try to stay distant from Norah. “Yet now, after a year of marriage, she hardly knew him at all” (Edwards 51) Because David tries keeping this secret to him self, it causes him to ruin his own life by changing who he is so his wife could live happier. He tries his hardest to have the best for Norah, but gets the worse for himself all due to fear of his wife finding out. David Henry tries to give Norah the best she deserves, and did not want to lose Phoebe at a young age to devastate her.
1. Quotes/passages: “the wonderful world that the Old People had lived in; as it had been before God sent Tribulation” Page 1 This excerpt is important to the book and in general because it is where David was thinking of the Old people who are considered today to be us in today’s society. It shows that something happened to them in the past (today) which was a nuclear disaster that took place giving everyone some sort of “superhuman powers’ and eventually everyone died of it. 2.
David is intent on finding a stable, “normal” relationship with a women, stemming from social pressures. Whenever he feels too vulnerable in his affair with Giovanni, David turns to women (Hella or casual sexual relations) to reestablish a masculine identity that he feels is threatened by Giovanni. Giovanni describes women, again in accordance to water, saying “women are like water. They are tempting like that, and they can be that treacherous, and they seem to be that bottomless...and that shallow” (79), to convince David of the uncertainty and eventual disappointment of women. Giovanni is describing women as everything.
At this time David’s father is dead by the hands of Steel Heart, he was not trying to shoot Steel Heart but the bullet grazed his cheek and it started bleeding. That made Steel Heart really mad and he killed his father and everyone in the bank that day. Expect David and he wants payback. He wants to see him bleed again, but not only that, but he wants him dead, just like how SteelHeart killed his father. “I’ve seen Steelheart bleed.
(Rehman, Kazmi, Perveen, 2016). David towards the end of his story began to think that death was the only way he could escape the abuse. David’s story is the story of many other children around the world who suffer from physical, emotional and mental abuse, these children are in search of a light in the darkness for many years and David’s light in the darkness was his father in the beginning of the book but that drastically changed further on.
This shows the change David has made with his views and choices. In the beginning of the book, David wished for extra arms as a harmless joke only to realize that making that joke costed him and got beat by his father. David then kept quiet as he didn’t want to express his own feelings due to trauma he has suffered. By the end of the book, David runs away with his friends in protest to his father’s rules and to express who he truly is. From the beginning of the book to the end, David has shown examples of him changing who he is as a person for the better.
He is a character who does not seem to have grown up mentally and still has a mind of young boy. In the beginning of the story we see David walking home believing he deserves more power and respect from the people he surround himself. However he is too scared to put in the work and courage for picking himself up, so he lets himself get pushed around or told him. “Ahn seventeen. Almost a man… a man oughta hava little gun aftah he done worked hard all day.”
As a child, all who knew him depicted Berkowitz as peaceful and well mannered. His new parents Nathan and Pearl Berkowitz brought David up in an adoring, strong condition. The couple gave Berkowitz all that he required and treated him with the adoration any genuine parent would give. David experienced childhood in a domain that was helpful for good emotional wellness and general bliss. Berkowitz expressed that his purpose behind murdering was so he could "keep the demons quiet."
(Pelzer, 17). David’s mom would plan vacations and daytrips for him and his family (Pelzer, 25). These fun times abruptly ended when his relationship with his mother changed from discipline to punishment which grew out of control. Dave’s parents started fighting, especially over how to treat David. This angered his mother and caused her to treat david cruelly through physical and mental abuse (Pelzer, 29-31).
Doing what is right vs. wrong often causes struggles within other people. Marie little soldier was David's biggest crush until she was found dead in her bedroom. Marie was an Indian women who lived on the reservation before David met her. She was asked to be housekeeper for David's home and also babysit David.
For Pelzer, it was his hope which allowed to to survive. Many times throughout the text, David describes the abuse that her endured knowing that it would either end or kill him. While some may not see the later as being an appropriate end, for David, it would end his abuse. He hoped for the abuse
In chapter 6 David said to the inspector: “but Sophie isn 't really different-not in any other way” (55). He also said: “Sophie 's my friend, my best friend” (56). This shows how much David cares for Sophie. He is aware that he is in trouble, and could be more punished by defending her, yet he still defended Sophie. He cared for her even though she did not fit the true image.
Consequently, David is acknowledged as a hero by the Wenders because he gives them his promise not to expose Sophie’s secret mutation and he tries his best to cover up her deviation from any stranger to see—even though Sophie is, later on, exposed and her parents were forced to leave, David keeps on offering his support. Second thing, the archetypal character of Michael as a mentor is shown in the latter parts of the novel. For instance, Michael is on the lookout for David, Rosalind and Petra—despite not being with them—communicating with them through telepathy and informing them that “That’d be best. If you can find a place to hide-up there for a bit we’ll see if we can’t fake your deaths. Tomorrow I shall be with a search-party that’s going south-east.
Irony is a technique that involves surprising, interesting, or amusing contradictions or contrasts ( Glossary... Pg 1). The greatest example of irony happens when it turns out Armand is the one that comes from black heritage. He learns this when he “finds a letter from his mom to his father explaining how he is black” turning the main plot of this story around (Chopin... Pg 5)