Through Atticus and the trial, Jem loses his innocence by learning about prejudice, bravery, and that the justice system is crippled. Throughout the book, Jem learns about prejudice and not to judge because no one is just like him and people are different. He learns most about this from Atticus. For example, when Scout comes home from school and gets angry because her teacher, Miss Caroline, doesn’t want her to read at home. Atticus responds by telling her that she shouldn’t say anything about Miss Caroline because Scout doesn’t
Max’s teacher’s begin to see that potential too “...she finally gave up on trying to trying to make me talk in class, and instead she waits until study hall, where she asks me the same questions alone and I tell her the answers”(81). A third symbol in this is the empty book Freak gives Max towards the end of the book. Freak is giving Max a new start, telling him “I want you to fill it up with our adventures”(150). The empty book is a chance to restart and put everything about his parent behind him. But of course that is difficult for Max because he thinks he can’t write.
When the team starts getting ridiculed in school and getting in fights with the sixth grade, the team gets together and they decided they want to quit. When they approach Coach Buttermaker about the decision they had decided on, he is disappointed and takes some of the blame because he feels like he has been lazy and hasn’t been trying. He then tells the team to take the field, and they have taken a vote that they are quitting. Buttermaker than takes the extra time to teach them and actually coach them, and they decide to stick with it, even though the team had previously decided that they did not want to play anymore because of the shit they have been taking at school. This is the example of group polarization that The Bad News Bears
Montag became impatient towards Mildred and her friends which made everything to go out of proportion. In Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury writes, “Go home and think how it all happened and what did you ever do to stop it? Go home, go home!” (101). In other words, Montag was unpleased on how Mildred’s friends reacted after he finished reading an excerpt from a book and made one of them cry. As a result, this society does not want to modify the ban for books because they believed that books can injured individuals as well as
According to the memo Philip was humming during the National Anthem. Philip claims he was suspended for being patriotic. In a conversation with his parents he stares that Ms. Narwin has it in for him. Philip Malloy tells Todd Becker, running for the school board that he was singing the Star Spangled banner and then Ms. Narwin just kicked him out. He also stated that he likes to sing and that Harrison High has a rule against singing the Star Spangled Banner
Who knows how he’ll react. If he freaks like Maddie, then I’d be down to no one” (144). When Samantha decides that “[She] can’t tell Stuart about NPC”, she bases it off of the bad reaction from Maddie. This demonstrates how other people don’t try understand her disease, and instead decide to “freak”, as she describes Maddie’s reaction. The author makes no note of Maddie understanding Samantha’s situation, suggesting that disabilities are strange or outlandish.
In A Lesson Before Dying, Grant says that he does not like teaching but is doing it because he says that he is no teacher, that he hates teaching. He feels like he is doing nothing in his life yet his aunt tells him to teach. This show we have no control because no matter how loud he yells she won’t listen to him. His aunt, Tante Lou, would just turn a blind eye. In chapter two he says how he feels about teaching, “I had told her many, many times how much I hated this place and all I want to do was go away.
Dobson tells the story of a kid whose father is leaving and promises to write, but he never talks to the kid again. Divorce not only hurts the man and woman involved, it also hurts the children. Divorce hurts the children more so than it hurts the adults because the children do not understand. Dobson tells us to wait and not be so quick to make the decision about getting married. He says one needs to pray about it before even thinking about marriage.
Even though his father thought that school was just a waste of time, his mother knew that if Mark were to go to school he would have a better life than what he had growing up. Mark states, ¨When my mother began dropping hints that I would soon be going to school, I vowed never to go because school was a waste of time¨ (1). As his story goes on you see his mindset change. From him stepping foot into tribal school and meeting the Principal, to him getting the news his father had beaten his mother ferociously. Anger being built up inside of him.
They say I stink. Well, I tell you, you all of you stink to me” (Steinbeck, 65) and “A guy needs someone—to be near him, a guy goes nuts if he ain’t got nobody. Don’t make no difference who the guy is, long’s he’s with you. I tell ya, I tell ya a guy gets to lonely an’ he gets sick“(Steinbeck, 69), stating that he’s has no rights or freedom and excluded from every event and group. Finally, Steinbeck dehumanizes Curley by the negative criticism that always pursues her and her loss of identity when accompanying someone or something.