After Crash says that he used to mess with Penn, but doesn't bother anymore, Mike proclaims, “Well, that's gonna change”. Because Mike immediately decides to bully Penn, you can tell hes mean because only a bad person would do such a thing. Lastly, Mike shows his meanness by pulling another prank on Penn. Crash and him decide that they will squirt mustard in his shoes! From phis first line to his last line in the book, Mike Deluca is consistently mean
Thanks to his air of toughness he is accepted into the gang, and under his audacious leadership the gang is pushed to new heights. However, though he appears tough and audacious, Trevor also has an innocent childlike side that is revealed when conflict cracks his outer shell. This contrasting dimension of naïveté and morality that we discover late in the story makes Trevor a dynamic and likeable character, prompting us root for him despite our better judgment. Graham Greene’s choice to explore the cracks in the walls we build around ourselves as well as the ones we live in elevates “The Destructors” from a short story about young boys wreaking havoc to a thoughtful composition on what must be destroyed in order to rebuild, reveal, or
Charlie 's relationship with Algernon isn 't the best, Charlie 's hated him so much because Algernon kept winning in the test the doctors did with them. Later on being, two best friends. Going through this with him was his “friends” Frank and Joe. Them two have always treated Charlie with such disrespect because them two would always pull jokes on him call him names but Charlie never noticed. Luckily he also had good people around him during this time like Miss.Kinnian.
In his book the Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie portrays a teenage boy, Arnold Spirit (junior) living in white man’s world, and he must struggle to overcome racism and stereotypes if he must achieve his dreams. In the book, Junior faces a myriad of misfortunes at his former school in ‘the rez’ (reservation), which occurs as he struggles to escape from racial and stereotypical expectations about Indians. For Junior he must weigh between accepting what is expected of him as an Indian or fight against those forces and proof his peers and teachers wrong. Therefore, from the time Junior is in school at reservation up to the time he decides to attend a neighboring school in Rearden, we see a teenager who is facing tough consequences for attempting to go against the racial stereotypes. The decision to attend a white school is a tough one and Junior understands that for him to survive and to ensure that his background does not stop him from attaining his dreams; he must battle the stereotypes regardless of the consequences.
Bobo is a dynamic character, he recognizes that he bullied Amat only because he was older and felt Amat was lower than him because he was poor even though Bobo is lower middle class as well. Bobo goes onto to befriend Amat and protect his friends from the others. Bobo sees how terrible some of the people are the team are and that they hurt people because they don’t see them as equals. William Lyt is a leader on the hockey team who takes over when Kevin is arrested. His parents moved in next to Kevin’s family so that their kids would be best friends and Williams mother is a big part of the fight against Maya and claims she was lying.
"I'm chief then. "Also his pride sometimes overwhelmed himself and he begins being rude to people,”HIS NAME IS PIGGY! PIGGY!” this shows that he has a very manipulative mood and often very rude. Jack Merridew is the novel’s antagonist, one of the older boys stranded on the island.He becomes the leader of the hunters but longs for total power and becomes increasingly wild, barbaric and cruel throughout the course of the book sometimes showing no mercy at
Rowdy was always like a brother to Arnold, he would always stand up for him when he would be bullied by pummeling the bully. One example is when Arnold says “what if someone picks on me” (18) and Rowdy replies, “then I’ll pick on them” (18) when arnold was feeling nervous about going to a powwow. Another example is when t the beginning of the book, Rowdy was Arnold’s best friend until Arnold said “I am transfering to Reardon” (49). Rowdy pummeled Arnold and hated him. At the end of the book,
The Absolutely True Diary is the life story of a Arnold Spirit (Junior) and his efforts to break the stereotypes about Indians. He wants to become something amazing; he wants to be successful. Juniors experiences throughout the book changes him as a person and he understands that life has its ups and downs but if people have hope, they can do anything. In The Absolutely True Diary, Sherman Alexie uses literary devices, Mr.P’s advice, and Juniors experiences to illustrate the theme that perseverance and hope can lead to great things. Alexie uses the literary
Arnold meets Roger when he first goes to Rearden, Alexie shows that friends can be created in places you would never expect. When Arnold goes to Rearden, Roger is a bully to him. Roger repeatedly made fun of Arnold and called him chief, squaw boy and tonto multiple times. Arnold had to do something, so the next time Roger said something racist BAM Arnold punches Roger knocking him to the ground. “You punched me” Roger said.
“Got no teeth he’s all stiff, he ain’t no good for you Candy” Before winning the fight and quickly says to the dog “come, on, boy.” This tells us by Carlson saying “Got no teeth he’s all stiff” tells us that Carlson thinks that if something is old and can’t take care of it’s self it should be killed. How Candy is fighting back tells us that he knows that if the dog goes, he’ll go next because he's also becoming old and this presents on how society treats people badly because of their age. In Crooks’s little shed Curly’s wife gets mad at him for telling her to leave. “Crooks seemed to grow smaller and he pressed himself against the wall. “Yes ma’am” “Well, you keep your place when nigger.
Despite the constant stereotypes placed on Arnold by his fellow Indians, and by his peers at Rearden, Junior rebounds stronger than ever. When Arnold, (dubbed Junior), arrives for his first day at his new school Rearden, he is surrounded by all the white teenagers and their expectations for him to be poor, stupid, and wild. They only consider him “Indian”, as if it is an occupation. When Junior is surrounded by a group of these racist people, they are all calling him names and making fun of him. However, none of them are brave enough to fight him, because they think that because he is an Indian, he must be a crazy fighter.
Johnny pretty much considers his friends (the greasers) his family since he is ignored by his alcoholic mother. When Johnny became a greaser that meant he was now enemies with the socs which they had rumbles and fights with. Johnny was smaller than the rest with jet black hair, he always had a suspicious look in his eye. Ponyboy described Johnny as “A little puppy that had been kicked too
This book will make kids feel sad, happy, and excited for the main character Paco. The things Paco goes through in this book are things similar to the things kids that get adopted or put into foster care goes through. The lesson in this book is that no matter how happy you think you are, having a group of people who support you will always make you happier. This is important because some second graders who were adopted go through some tough times and think that they only need themselves. This book is for second graders, these students appreciate having a family who loves them.
Having these themes exposed to teenagers is beneficial in the way that they can become more aware of these scenarios and to, optimistically, be open to learning about these confronting themes. We are all familiar with the term bipolar but are we aware of the effects that this mental illness can have? ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ is a film that illustrates just that. This film is about a former teacher named Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper) who suffers from a bipolar disorder. Pat is released from a mental health facility and moves back with his parents and slowly starts to rebuild his life as well as win back his wife with the help of a mysterious girl named Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence) who seems to have her own
People use to say “You’ll never be as smart as me because you are from a dumb state.” They use to make fun of my accent they would taunt me and say “Howdy y’all!” and act like a cowboy. In John Steinbeck’s novella Of Mice and Men setting of the 1930’s in Salinas Valley, California we meet the static and round character Lennie Smalls and his best friend George a dynamic character. While it is obvious to the reader that Lennie has a mental disability because of his actions, it is never directly stated. However, when he… “I’d pet ‘em, and pretty soon they bit my fingers and I pinched their heads a little and then they was dead- because they was so little.” (Steinbeck 10). This shows he