Erik makes his choice of “friends”. In the book Tangerine, Erik always has a “friend” wherever they moved to and that “friend” would always be rotten and terrible to Paul because one of Erik’s “friends” was the cause of Paul losing his eyesight. In this story there was a flashback that Paul had, “I turned around and saw Vincent Castor. He was holding a can of spray paint. Then i felt Erik grab me from behind....... Erik’s finger prying my eyelids open while Vincent Castor sprayed white paint into them”(263-264).
The officer wielded his club and dealt him a violent blow to the head. I didn 't move. I was afraid, my body was afraid of another blow, this time to my head.” (Wiesel 111). Any son would go to his father’s aid when he is sick and being attacked, but Elie cannot bring himself beyond his fear of the officers even though he wants to help his father he can only focus on his own survival. Elie’s love for his father was not able to overcome his fear of
The Socs struggle because they are forced to commit violence while the Greasers are faced with financial problems to solve. Because of the Sacrifices the Greasers made and the violence they are exposed to, the Greasers struggle more than the Socs. The Greasers had to make many sacrifices to help each other survive. Darry
When Joey came to Paul’s house for homework, Erik and Arthur came home and humiliated him by making fun of his dead brother, Mike. “Arthur stopped and stared at Joey. He answered on their cruel wavelength. ‘I didn’t know Mohawk Man had a brother.’” (Bloor 113) The Mohawk Man mentioned in Arthur’s speech is Mike, because when he got hit by the lightning, half of his hair was burned off. Joey later understood what they were talking about.
These two boys look at things in a completely different way, they have two completely different personalities. As you read this book you will learn that Piggy goes from being scared to becoming the leader for a pack. But Ralph is the main leader and he wouldn't let anyone take his place. Piggy and Ralph looked at this very differently, Piggy wanted to keep the fire going so they would eventually get rescued by a boat that was passing by. Like in the beginning of the story, they all see a boat and Piggy freaks out because he can't see the smoke of the boat, page 66.
The family was forced to take Stanislovas out of school and get him a job at the lard machine. The factory was not fit for a kid, the boy witnessed traumatizing events and began to fear the walk to work (Sinclair 75). Teta Elzbieta’s two sons, Nikalojus and Vilimas, and Kotrina are sent out to sell newspapers and earn extra income to support the family. The children are taken advantage of by a man claiming to know of a newspaper store, but he took their money and never came back (Sinclair 127. One day Stanislovas fell asleep after drinking too much and was killed and half eaten by the rats.
Throughout the novel, Holden is seen troubled by the thought of the adult world mixing with the innocent world of children. This can be seen as Holden erasing profanity. While Holden attempts to erase the “fuck you” from the wall he states that the profanity “wouldn’t come off” as it was “scratched in” which shows that he believes the adult world has been permanently stained and that once one loses their innocence there is no going back. One thing that permanently stained Holden’s own adolescence is the death of his younger brother Allie. After Allie’s passing, Holden states that he smashed all the windows in the garage resulting in permanent damage to his hand; However, the death also permanently stained Holden’s childhood innocence.
Piggy cried out in terror: ‘My specs!’” (Golding 71). Piggy is broken inside when his glasses are broken because they are what he needs to be able to see. He has a connection to his glasses because without them he would be living in a blur. The alienation of Piggy can be seen when Jack tells him, “We don’t want you… Three’s enough” (Golding 24). Piggy was wanting to go with the boys to explore the island and Jack rudely told him
It wasn’t all my fault...The whole team ostracized me the whole way back on the train” (3). Not only is he being isolated from a group of potential friends, but also he is building the expectation of him being the real phony. Also, when he was in the age of thirteen, his parents “were going to have [him] psychoanalyzed and all, because [he] broke all the windows in the garage. [He does not] blame them…[he] slept in the garage the night [Allie, his younger brother] died, and [he] broke all the goddam windows with [his] fist, just for the hell of it” (34). His melodramatic action has demonstrated his internal conflict.
Health risks spanned from the horrendous environment. The origin of the apocalypse is unknown, but the father did hear concussions then identifies a “dull rose glow” (52) one morning that altered the country from then on. The land was uninhabited, the trees were all dead, and ash flew all over creating a grey murk (4). The ash that fluttered around was a major hindrance for the man and his son. They had to wear masks to cover their face so they would not inhale the murk, but the father still seemed to have a reoccurring respiratory problem.
There was a man there searching, because the people were afraid we would take something, so that door was always locked” (Leap for Life, Leap for Death). The front doors of the factory would always be locked because the owners Isaac Harris and Max Blanck thought one of the employees might steal something from the factory. When they tried to go downstairs, the flames of the fire burned them that prevented them to try leave the building. The factory owners were charged for manslaughter after the fire. A few years later they were acquitted and let out of
This causes sadness in Harry, leading him to get in a fight with Craig Randall over the snide comments made about the house, "even though I [Harry] agreed with every word." This exchange shows how Harry must face the challenge of whether to go along with what everyone else says, or defend his family 's honour. Another example of the challenges faced through growing up from childhood to adolescence is of Harry 's classmate Johnny Barlow. Johnny’s family consists of a drunk father and a brother who has ended in jail many times, leading to the people in the town thinking that Johnny himself is, “Good for nothing.” Due to all the gossiping, Johnny feels that he must leave the town temporarily for he feels alone and disconnected. However, the gossiping about the growing youth extends to such a state that Harry, after listening to all the ugly little voices of the town, decides that he, “wants to run away too, just like
Jeannette and her brother Brian find a new playing spot in a shack and they accidentally burn it down. I think this book is banned because the children are trapped in the burning shack and the dad does not punish them and he makes sure that no one knows that it is them who set the fire. Also it is not safe for them to be playing with fire, but their father thinks that it is fine. Jeannette’s father, Rex, also taught her how to swim and he taught her by just throwing her into the water and letting her drown. Jeannette was scared and did not understand the concept of this and she started loosing trust in her father.
Aremis Slake, a young boy got tired of living above the ground world for the fear of bullies that beats him all the time and no one to love or care for him. So he decided to live in an underground hideout in the New York City subway tunnel to escape from his bullies. While in his hideout, his source of livelihood was from reselling old newspapers, he collects from the train, scavenging, and a cleaning job. Suddenly Slake’s hiding place was destroyed by a train accident which devastated him. He fell sick and was taken to the hospital where he enjoyed the warmth and good food for a while.