Symbolic interactionism is the idea that people grow and develop through social interactions. For example, Gordie had recently lost his brother, Denny and Gordie’s father was making him feel unwanted by blaming him for the loss. In the movie the boys carried a gun for protection. When they found the body, an older group of boys came and were trying to take the body by threatening the younger boys, but Gordie picks up the gun and points it at one of the older boys and tell them that they need to leave them and the body alone. The older boys left and nothing happened, but this scene showed the change that Gordie had made because he had the courage to stand up the the older
Brother leaving Doodle behind when he was screaming just shows that he wasn’t being nice enough to his brother. Leaving your brother behind is really mean. If he wouldn’t have left Doodle behind maybe the outcome would’ve been different. Brother wouldn’t have gone back and seen Doodle all bloody. Brother caused Doodle
When Amir nearly fails in his effort to adopt Sohrab after rescuing him, the boy tries to kill himself rather than face losing his surrogate parent” (The Kite Runner). He must go to a calm and save environment, after all the abuse he has endured. When Sohrab finds out that may not happen for him he tries to commit suicide, [Sohrab:] "You promised you 'd never put me in one of those places, Amir agha," he said. His voice was breaking, tears pooling in his eyes” (Hosseini, 350). Amir is compelled to get Sohrab to America for not only his wellbeing, but for Hassan and himself.
This time the gang tries to beat them up but this time they have a new strategy. Peter hides his phone and calls their principal while all this is happening. The strategy works however their principal doesn’t like the idea of students having her phone number. Feeling hopeless and out of options the boys go to Garvey for support, he tells them to fight without words, left confused and slightly angry Cole is not sure what to do. The next time the gang comes at them Cole decides to sit down because he figures that they wouldn’t fight people sitting down.
There is no legitimate reason to make anyone touch their own coffin, other to be cruel, mean, and spiteful. That was exactly what the narrator did, and if his brother would not touch it he was going to leave him there. At that point in the story Doodle did not know how to walk so he would not have been able to get down at all. The narrator is also needlessly cruel to Doodle when Hurst writes “The knowledge that Doodle’s and my plans had come to naught was bitter, and that streak of cruelty within me awakened. I ran as fast as I could, leaving him far behind with a wall of rain dividing us” (360).
Trey matures as a character throughout the story by showing how he is a coward in the beginning, but later, toughens up, ignores the pile of fear, and makes an attempt to set his friends free from the Population Police. To start, in the beginning of the story, Trey is all over himself on how much of a coward and baby he is. He thought he was just some scared nobody that there was no room for in the world. He thinks this way because his friend once saved his life from the Population Police and he just thought that he was a wuss because he hadn’t done any of the work to
T tries to recreate his feelings by creating something else, “destruction after all is a form of creation”( Greene 55). While Trevor didn’t mean anything “personal”(Greene 60) that doesn't mean it’s ok to go to extremes by demolishing a house to feel better about what he lost. When T, a teenage boy, talks about his plan to tear down the house, and throws a fit when it is almost ruined it indicates a level of mental instability. The way Greene tells the story, Trevor's sanity was stolen from him, and he wants everything back but reacts to it in an insane/unjustified way. Trevor's insanity makes him feel like he has to make someone feel horrible about what had happened to them to make himself feel better.
Ewell swore he would harm Atticus in any way he could. One night Mr. Ewell tried to do just that by attacking Jem and Scout. After the attack Scout recalls seeing a man in the dark, “The man was walking with the staccato steps of someone carrying a load too heavy for him.” Later readers learn that the man is Boo Radley and the heavy load is Jem. This, was surprising to Scout because the stigma around Boo is that he would be the attacker. However, Boo chooses to ignore the beliefs of the townspeople and help Jem and Scout.
Frank Reilly also ridicules Charlie because of the state of his mind. Near the middle of the story he says to Charlie, “what did you do Charlie forget your key and open your door the hard way.” Just like Joe, Frank's attitude changes in the end. After the man was giving Charlie a hard time and Joe stopped him, Frank says to Charlie, “Charlie if anybody bothers you or trys to take advantage you call me or Joe and we will set em straight.” These changes are directly related to Charlie’s
George had a decision to make, would he let the boys from the farm lynch Lennie for killing Curley’s wife or would he kill him himself. When Candy’s dog was killed he thought he “ought of shot that dog [himself]” and regretted not doing so, this is a mistake George does not wish to make. This is why he himself steals Carlson’s gun and as his “hand [shake] violently,” but when he heard the men getting closer he had no choice and “he pulled the trigger”(Steinbeck 111). In the last few sentences Slim invites George for a drink, now George became one of the men that he said Lennie and he would never