Gender Roles and the Effect on Family Dynamic in the Novel Luna In the book Luna by Julie Ann Peters, the family dynamic is dysfunctional due to the prevailing societal norms that dictate gender roles and gender expectations. Luna is a novel about a transsexual teenager, his decision to transition, and the effects of this on his family dynamic. The gender role struggle is evident in Liam’s and Regan’s relationship with their macho father, Jack, who embraces society’s traditional gender roles. The gender role struggle is also apparent in the relationship between the father, Jack, and the mother, Patrice, who transitions from a stay-at-home mother to a working mother.
In the novel The Pillars of the Earth, many characters exist with malicious, corrupt intentions. Whether it be in the pursuit of self-gain, or the desire to destroy others, these antagonists constantly cause havoc and destruction. The only thing that comes in between these antagonists and the rest of the population is a few unique individuals. Multiple characters in the novel are characterized as the hero archetype, and although each one operates in their own unique way, they all contribute to the betterment of society, while protecting the people around them. The common trait that defines these individuals as hero archetypes is that they all undergo a quest at some point in the story, which involves a separation, transformation, and return.
Visualization - Chapter 8 - At the start of this chapter I can imagine the boys assembling on the hot, white, sands of the beach for a meeting. The sun is more powerful than ever and leaves anything it touches with a peeling sunburn. The waves crash against the jagged rocks and seagulls squawk in alarm. As the meeting goes on, a fight erupts from Ralph and Jack and ralph wins.
Unlike other organisms, humans tend to change, and evolve emotionally in order to adapt to a situation and or environment. In the novel titled Lord of the Flies written, by William Golding we witness a group of children struggle to accomplish survival on an island, all while two dominant characters compete for the authority. The competition later on in the novel transforms the situation into a conflict that cause the group to separate, as Jack, an arrogant, redheaded fifteen year old teen forms his own tribe, uniquely different from the original group as influenced through different methods of survival . Throughout the novel, Jack is compelled to disguise his emotions, in order to express dominance, and productivity over Ralph’s authority
While reading the book titled Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline, I was introduced to several characters. First, we are introduced to Molly, a troubled foster kid in a bad situation. Then we meet Vivian, a great lady, who experiences the life of an orphan during the early 1900s. The connection between Molly and Vivian is Jack, Molly’s boyfriend. Jack is the character who I felt like I was most like.
When it comes to an apocalyptic situation, this will make a species do anything to survive; even inhumane and violent acts may be summoned if the species feels threatened. The Lord of The Flies by William Golding is a novel about a large group of kids being placed in an apocalyptic situation and having to survive without adult supervision for the first time. The kids face a plane crash on a desolate island where they must assume leadership roles, find food, communicate, work together, and try to find rescue from the island. However, a disconnect occurs within leadership roles which causes a separation in the group, which will become a colossal problem later in the story. When Youth and fear are combined together, the primitive fight or flight response in the human body will trigger and act more plainly as the guiding hand in any young boy's thought process; acting in a very negative and finicky way.
Imagine a world without laws. Everybody could do whatever they wanted to with any consequences for their actions. Maybe to some it would sound fun. Others it would sound like complete chaos. This kind of world is shown in William Golding The Lord of the Flies.
The Shining is a novel written by Stephen King, that tells the story of a family that in order for them to survive, they have to fight the paranormal and that irrational. It begins with Jack Torrance a recovering alcoholic in search for a new job and a way to unite his family again after some regretful occurrences. He had prior been a writer, and a teacher at a high school but that had ended due to a conflict with one of his student. He desperately needs a new income so he has a job interview to be the caretaker of a hotel, Overlook, due to the harsh winters of Colorado, where the book is set, every one of the staff evacuate the hotel, leaving it stranded for some months, only inhabited by the Torrances. The manager of the Hotel discretely
“The Shining” is a novel written by Stephen King in 1977 and a horror movie directed by Stanley Kubrick in 1980. The novel and movie tells a story about Jack Torrance, who becomes the off-season winter caretaker of the Overlook Hotel. Although the movie and the book have some similarities; there are many differences from the adaptation of the novel. In the book, the main characters are Jack Torrance, Wendy Torrance, and their son Danny Torrance.
The science in the aerodynamics of footballs and how they are affected by the air pressure of the football happened in a actual football game. It was during a championship game in the NFL playoffs when the New England Patriots were playing the Indianapolis Colts. When you deflate a football, it usually makes the ball heavier and harder to throw. When you pump up the football, it makes it lighter and easier to throw. The quarterback of the Patriots tried to convince the referees that the colder you get a football, the more deflated it will be.