The biggest one is the hatred between the Socs and Greasers. The main characters, Ponyboy, Soda, Darry, Johnny, Dally, and Randy solved that problem quite well. Randy decided to not join the rumble after Bob’s death and make the relationship better with Greasers. Ponyboy also came to realization that fighting was useless by hearing other people’s feelings about the rumble. Soda, Darry, Dally realized that too by hearing that Johnny still died even though they won the rumble.
When David and Sophie are playing in the river, Alan approaches them. David’s first reaction is to shield Sophie and protect her from being suspected as a blasphemy, however, he keeps a calm demeanour and acts friendly to Alan in the same way he would act to everyone else, although Alan can pose as a huge threat. No matter who it is, David values everyone and will act respectfully to those he
In contrast, George and Hazel in the short story cannot even identify the obstacle that they are facing with their lives. This is evident when Hazel suggests George take his bad down, he refuses by saying that when “[people] get away with it, and pretty soon [they’d be right back to the dark ages again,” and Hazel agreed. Sadly, they are so passionate about “equality”, that they are blind about that fact that they are suffering. In conclusion, both “”Warren Pryor” and “Harrison Bergeron” illustrate the danger of overly controlling humanity. Both texts discuss the barrier of stifling humanity, however, in the poem the narrator decides to suffer under his parents’ expectation, where in the short story the speakers are blind about the barrier that they are
The thing is, in the story, the the townspeople are represented as the chorus. So they express their feelings about Creon stating, “fortunate is the man who has never tasted God's vengeance!/ Where once the anger of heaven has struck, the house is shaken/ For ever: damnation Rises behind each child”(Sophocles 465-467). In a way his people are mocking him, they call him lucky for not feeling the anger of the Gods because he is going against the the Gods. Being arrogant to his religion Creon creates a conflict between him, his State, and the Gods. So by being paranoid a person might ruin his connections with his friends or family.
In chapter seven in the Outsiders Ponyboy talks to Randy about how the Socs and Greasers hate each other and in the end, Ponyboy made Randy feel better of himself. With all that Ponyboy experienced, he knows that everyone has some potential for being good and that Randy would have saved the kids in the church too. Randy mentions that the world hates him, but Ponyboy says that he hates the world and he needs to change that. In the talk with Randy Ponyboy says “So it doesn’t do any good, the fighting and the killing. It doesn’t prove anything.” Beforehand Ponyboy talks about how he is sick of fighting and that fighting won’t make anyone win, this is further proven by the fact that nothing changed after the rumble.
One specific example would be Big Daddy and his desire for conformity. He reveals to his son Brick that he hates going to church and he hates his wife, and his other son Gooper and he hates almost every aspect of his life but he endures it every day just so that he can conform to social norms. Think of all the lies I got to put up with! Ain 't that mendacity? Having to pretend stuff you don 't think or feel or have any idea of?
In Crooks’ corner, the reader sees an isolated man come out of his shell to protect not only his newfound friends, but also to protect the idea of a life where he is no longer alone. Crooks breather some courageous air and faces Curley’s wife after she attempts to bully Lennie into admitting he crippled Curley: “’I had enough,’ he said coldly. ‘You got no right comin’ in a colored man’s room. You got no rights messing around in here at all. Now you jus’ get out, and get out quick’”(78).
Winston’s diary is a symbol of his suppressed desire for rebellion, his entries as well only speak of his furry and his pain; emotions he is not allowed to express or act upon. For a moment he was seized by a kind of hysteria. He began writing in a hurried untidy scrawl: theyll shoot me i do not care theyll shoot me in the back of the neck i dont care down with Big Brother they always shoot you in the back of the neck i dont care down with Big Brother — on freedom of thought and freedom of opinion (Orwell, 1984 21). Winston’s ideas are fragmented as he brings to his journal his stream of consciousness. The obvious neglect of punctuation and proper grammar reflects the fury that must have taken over him as he wrote these lines.
George Orwell says, “but till that moment I had never realized what it means to destroy a healthy, conscious man. When I saw the prisoner step aside to avoid the puddle, I saw the mystery, the unspeakable wrongness, of cutting a life short when it is in full tide.” It is obvious that the tone he is trying to set here is anger because he is beginning to get upset about taking a perfectly healthy man’s life away. Furthermore, Orwell continues to express his tone when the prisoner begins to cry for his god just as he is about to get hanged. The superintendent takes a long time to give the order to hang the prisoner. Orwell states, “the same thought was in all our minds: oh, kill him quickly, get it over, stop that abominable noise!” Orwell is showing that he is beginning to pity the prisoner again giving a sorrowful tone and
Here, despite having achieved a lot, for an even bigger loss than a “blood-smeared leg”, the crowd’s reception is more hollow. The words “thanked him” are meaningless and almost sarcastic. The ‘cripple’ just wants to be raised shoulder-high like before and knowing that it may never happen again shows the reader how depressed and how much he regrets going to war. In ‘The Last Night’ the writer uses “stood trembling in a wired-off corner” and “refused to come down” to show how the children are reacting and aware of what is going to happen to them. The use of “stood trembling” shows how the deportees are standing, waiting in fear.