If you can’t do both… then you quit the football team.” Troy’s lack of concern for Cory’s football- an activity Cory fully believes is his only chance of accomplishing his goals for life- creates a rift between the two, and as the play progresses, the tensions between the two men reaches a fever pitch. At a climatic point in their relationship, Cory arrives at the Maxson household in a rage and demands an explanation from his father. Troy reveals- much to Cory chagrin- that he called Cory’s coach and removed from the team, effectively ending Cory’s chances of attending to college on a sports scholarship. When questioned about his decision, Troy utilizes the same excuse he expressed earlier in the novel, most clearly on page 39 with “I decided seventeen years ago that boy wasn’t getting involved in no sports. Not after what they did to me in the
Hamlet, after being left alone in the hall, begins to argue with himself about whether “To be or not to be?”(III.i.57). Hamlet discusses the topic on whether he should end his life or keep on living. Throughout Hamlet’s soliloquy he comes up with reasons to support each side of his argument. Hamlet’s sanity is still intact at the moment because if someone who had lost their sanity began to contemplate killing themselves they would commit the act right away without even thinking. In addition, Hamlet manages to list reasons on whether he should go through with killing himself or not which an insane person would not do.
And so, within a couple years, was he-from cancer” (273). This message is short and concise, but it delivers a lot of information about the character. The father-in-law, once again, lost his hope and love. He kills his kitten like he saw his friend killed while in the infantry or the way he killed the enemy. He may say to himself, “no more killing, no more life should be taken away, at least from me,” but it is unavoidable.
When he isn’t playing soccer or hanging out with his friends he is definitely not with his brother. He is scared out of his mind that his brother will try to hurt or even kill him. Until he finally stands up to his brother at the end of the book when he tells the police everything he knew and all of his other fears like when he went to Tangerine Middle even after being scared at the carnival, Paul can’t overcome his fearful blindness. Paul’s fear keeps him from enjoying life and finding his best friends. If he could let go and stand up to his fears he would be able to love his life.
However, Ponyboy did have the same reaction, but he didn’t do something harmful to himself. Now he is worried about losing his family because his brothers are so important to him. This is also what Dally was worried about when Johnny died. Moreover, Ponyboy and his brothers are now going to need to stick together because of the death of two people in their gang. Additionally, Darry is going to have to work even harder in his two jobs to keep his family together.
He works for the IRS, therefore no one likes him but he makes the best of his situation. When Harold first becomes aware that his life is being controlled by an author that writes tragedies, he is terrified and he is not sure what to do. He then concludes that he must live his life because it is going to end and he cannot stop it, so he finds love by learning to play guitar which was an instrument he has always wanted to play. Harold apprehends that he cannot ruin the story, so he lets the story finish and consequently Harold Crick
This is a big step in every man’s life and because of the distance he felt with his father, he is hoping that when he becomes a father he does not lose that kind of closeness that he once had. This relates to his conflict of becoming the Pantaloon now because of the way he sees his father as a crazy old man who will tell non-stop lies as if he were to hustle his own friends at a carnival and he fears that he himself will turn out the same way. Will is in a constant battle of trying to figure out the truth in his father’s stories, but also trying to discover why his father is like this and it is taking a toll on him. With a newborn on the way for Will and Josephine, Will is trying to find closure so he can have a better understanding of how to raise their child. This is a proximal factor for Will because it involves the birth of his own son soon and also him being back home for the death of his father.
The reason he doesn’t tell his mom about the affair is because he wants his father to like him in part and in part because maybe he does not want to see his family split and to see his mom suffer. From what the writer tells us we are able to see that the mom is aware of the affair but maybe she is too scare to say anything fearing that it would destroy their
Inky kept playing until college, where he was projected to top 30 draft pick if he played the following games. He called his mother and told her that they were never going to miss another meal again and that they would always have presented at Christmas. In one of the games, this young got hit with so much force that he had internal bleeding. He was rushed to the hospital and got immediate surgery. He lived, but the NFL dream was done due to lasting nerve damage in his right arm.
Instead of allowing him to refuse treatment and end his life the doctors told him they were going to treat him so he can have a future. They told Dax that could kill himself once he left the hospital so his death would not be on their hands. Dax was released from the hospital after months of painful procedures but many parts of his body were deformed and lost the ability to function properly, including his hands. He also lost his eyesight and became blind. He is now married and has a successful career, but it came after years of severe depression and multiple suicide attempts.