In “Forged by Fire” by Sharon M. Draper, Gerald, the main character in the story, grows into a brave man. In the beginning, Gerald starts a fire in his mom’s apartment. Gerald gets scared from the flames, sounds, and heat that he goes behind the couch to hide from the fire. After the fire, Gerald lives with his aunt. On Geralds’s 9th birthday, Gerald’s mom came to the house with a sister for Gerald, but he doesn’t want to see neither of the two.
Both novels The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton and TPOBAW by Stephen Chbosky show that an outsider can be classified by may different things. Both text explore the ideas of a group of outsiders and how they cope with society. It is seen that outsiders are isolated from society and even their own
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton will forever be a classic piece of literature and will be read aloud for generations to come. Hinton’s use of themes, symbolism, imagery and use of conflict are what make this novel so special. Hinton’s huge success with this novel landed it a best seller and even got produced into a film. The Outsiders story gives young adults the chance to bond with the characters because the reader may be going through some of the same personal experiences, which is why it is perfect for young adult
This is proven in The Outsiders because it 's less common of a social issue that is included, rather than gang violence or smoking. Although it is unlikely that we will be able to fully eliminate child abuse, we can stop child abuse before it is too late. According to Nationalchildrensalliance.org, in 2015, around 1,670 children died from abuse and neglect in the United States. According to Nationalchildrensalliance.org, in 2015 there were around 683,000 children being abused. According to Americanwelfare.gov, during 2015, CPS agencies received an estimated 4 million referrals involving the alleged maltreatment.
Even though “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton is not a new book, the themes of social class, loyalty and the power of choices make this story a classic with much to offer today’s youth. Throughout most of this story, there is a battle brewing between two groups of kids divides by money and social class. Ponyboy Curtis is a “greaser” from the East side. Readers experience this story through the eyes of this 14 year old member
“‘Excuse me,” Greg says through his teeth, gets up and walks out the door.’” ( Friesen 31). Once his family finds out about him missing exams Greg leaves the house and decides to go back to his girlfriend. The next theme is family. “Brother Dear” shows the hardships of maintaining a well functioning family. This particular family has lots of trouble accepting certain members the way they are.
While the Outsiders was more related to gang violence and the newspaper writers would always feature the rich gang, also known as 'the Socials' more often than the poor gang, also known as 'the Greasers.' Also, in West Side Story the gangs ended up being neutral, but in the Outsiders both gangs still despised each other. The similarities are that both movies were held in America, both movies had 2 gangs, 3 people died, and many of the serious fights started off with a girl. In the Outsiders a Ponyboy was almost killed because he spoke to the girlfriend of a member of the opposing gang and in West Side Story they started the fight because they did not want Tony and Maria to be
As we know that he is one of the best actor since he experienced a lot during his previous movies and dramas. In this movie, Gerry is former investigator for United Nations and he had to resign because he choose to be with his family. He had such a kind heart that shown when he take Tommy with him to go to the navy ship. Besides, he is a responsible father because he take a good care towards his daughter. Brad Pitt as Gerry Lane Moral values It is fact that every movies or dramas must have its own moral values even the genre is horror or comedy.
Gerald. Gerald is the only character in the film that has a high education and high living standards. Despite all these facts, he is also unemployed as the rest of protagonists. The reason why he can not find a job is his age, he is quite old to start from begging. As Baker and Hassett stated in their article, “older workers are less likely to be laid off than younger workers, however, they are about half as likely to be rehired.” (2012) As it was previously mentioned, Mr. Gerald is the only protagonist that had a high position in the society and that is the main reason why he did not want to tell his wife about losing the job.