In chapter 8 it talks about when Johnny’s mom went to the hospital to see Johnny. But Johnny didn’t want to see his mom, because he say “She’s probably come to tell me about all the trouble I’m causing her and about how glad her and the old man’ll be when I’m dead”. Also Ponyboy said “I have a bad feeling about this”. Then he went to talk with Cherry and he ask her If she already went to see Johnny but she said that “she couldn’t never see the person who killed her boyfriend”. Ponyboy got mad and told her “you’re a traitor to your own kind and not loyal to fus. Do you think your spying for us makes up the fact that you are sitting there in a Corvette while your brother drops out of school to get a job”.
Throughout the two exploits both Adam and Chris had very different motivations. Adam wanted to validate that the American Dream could be achieved by anyone who put their mind to it and he surely did prove it. However; Chris, just wanted to survive of wild berries from his book and make his way to Alaska. As they both had goals, only Adam was able to conquer his goals through hard work, and ambition.
Do you know anyone who keeps people at a distance to avoid getting hurt? Well Carley Connors, the main character from One For The Murphys written by Lynda Mullaly Hunt, keeps people at a distance to avoid getting hurt.
A person 's identity can be affected by many things, loss, pain, and the people around them. These things could not be more evident, in Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. Melinda is a 15 year old girl who has experienced a series of traumatizing events, that cause her to change completely as a person. The summer before her freshman year she was raped. Drunk, dazed and violated she called the police on the huge party she was at. She soon developed a case of post traumatic stress disorder. Melinda became closed off and stopped talking. She never told anyone about her rape. All of her old friends rejected her after the call to the police. Desperate for friends, Melinda meets Heather. Heather craves popularity that Melinda can far from provide. Heather, like so many other abandons Melinda. Rachel her ex best friend became someone totally different, she even started dating Andy Evans. The boy who raped Melinda. Things get progressively worse for Melinda before she decides she needs to tell
“The Lost Boy”, preceded by “A Child Called ‘It’” then, followed by “A Man Named Dave” is about the struggle that keeps going, even after he finds believes to be his new home. Many find it incredible that, such a young child could withstand all of this torture. It’s a great book about the struggle he faces yet, you feel the emotional effects you begin to have by this. You may be able to relate the emotion he feels, as the regard into fitting in, feeling lost, losing hope, and being abused. You sense everything in this book. You feel the hurt of the child, the anger, the frustration, the sadness, the joy, everything.
A hero is a person who would risk their lives and put themselves in danger to help anyone they can, and is a person who cares about more than themselves. Ponyboy was a hero for two things, Dallas for two as well and Darry for one reason. In “The Outsiders,” Ponyboy, Dally, and Darry are all heros for what they have all done.
“A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.” (Bob Dylan). The novel The Outsiders has many heroic roles. My definition of hero is not like the traditional hero. A hero is a person who is mentally and physically strong, loving, and puts someone else’s life before theirs. Darrel Curtis meets all that criteria. He is a true hero in the novel The Outsiders.
At only age 16, Holden Caulfield struggles with basic day-to-day interactions and obstacles. When he comes across people, he is very selective over whom he lets in and how much he opens up. In “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger, Holden displays that he is a sensitive subject to work with on many different occasions. When dealing with family, it’s a touchy subject with which he does not like discussing a ton. When thinking about his siblings, Holden starts to reveal himself as a semi-sensitive guy. Regarding his friends, they are hit or miss with each one. Although he has been to many schools, he never seems to have friends that really stick with him. He has a few friends that throughout the novel he knows he can call up, but other than
High School. The epitome of how poorly someone can be treated based on what they like, or what they wear, or say and do. The doors you walk through each day are the entrance to the jungle; it seems harmless at first, but as soon as you enter you are stalked and watched by the predators. Any high school looks great to an outsider, but deep down they all consist of a ludicrous social hierarchy. In The Body of Christopher Creed by Carol Plum-Ucci, Victor “Torey” Adams experiences these things first hand after he pulls away from the scum he once knew and loved, those who contributed to Christopher Creed’s disappearance. He sees how they beat people down and how ruthless they can be with him and his newfound friends. In her writing, Carol Plum-Ucci poses the question, “How does judgement of others affect how a person
Still identified by Mrs. Slovak, after her husband misjudged the bank of the dam, hearing the sound of a tractor overturning onto himself. Dead, caught him straight across his spine, she looks at him crying, but he starts to go pale. The look on her face, she was in shock like her life was falling apart.
The Cahills were cornered by the Holts and the Holts ask for the clue but the Cahills were trying to stall. One of the Holts cannot take it any longer so he grabbed Dan by the neck and started to strangle him. Amy 's heart sank and she gave them the bag that the clue was in just to save her brother. Nellie found them and asked if they were okay and they said they were alright in a sad tone. Things were looking bad until luckily when they opened the bag the Cahill 'a cat ate the notes and the Holts leader raged and tried to get it out.
When the man arrives at home from the hospital, he begins to remember that “this is his house” (Cherry 15). In the poem, “Alzheimer’s,” Kelly Cherry expresses the confusions and difficulties a man with dementia struggles with in life. The poem explores the chaos of the man who comes home from the hospital and his conflicts with his memory loss. The speaker is close to the man and is frustrated with him at the beginning of the poem, but the speaker’s feeling toward the man eventually shifts to sadness. Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease can be painful and heartbreaking, though people need to understand that familiar circumstances and with family support can help the patients whose mind is gradually changing. Cherry poetically expresses
Moments later we find out he is another militiaman fighting the same battle that Adam is fighting. Now we start to think of him differently, more as a confident person, as seen by “Excitement is a bad state for the body” (Fast 113). He knows what is good for a body in this kind of situation, so from that we begin to know that he has been in this type of situation before. He sees that there is a two on two against them and the British redcoats. He wants to fight, because he knows that they have an even chance, as said by “… a gun is a commoner, an equalizer, believe me” (Fast 114). Again, he knows what is good for you in a situation and is confident with the answer he gives you, because he knows that it is right, as said by “… There is not any fear that can’t be faced and dealt with. Make yourself compatible with it, and it shrivels…” (Fast 122). Howard Fast tried to make it seem as though Solomon went through, as making Solomon quote “Let the tears run freely. Grief should not be denied” (115). Solomon is a self-assured man that faces the challenges and has the wisdom to know what to do in any situation in a
Everyone has a rough patch at least once in their lives. They way people act in these hard times is a test to show who they are. In Montana 1948, by Larry Watson, David is a twelve year old boy, living in Bentrock, Montana. With both of his parents working, they hired a Sioux woman, Marie Little Soldier, to take care of David. When Marie becomes sick, everything starts to fall apart. This book is about love, family, morals, assault, and death. When the problems come out, so does the characters true personality. In hardship, our true characters are revealed.
Chapter 11: Crazy Horse goes on a raiding spree into Crow territory for several weeks along with his brother, Little Hawk, and Red Cloud, High Back Bone, and other Lakota. They dominate every camp they come across and become a real force of the land. Crazy Horse saves many of his fellow warriors over the trip and gains more respect from others. Upon returning home, he receives news that Black Buffalo Woman decided her husband would be a boy named No Water. He becomes heartbroken by her decision and stays in his parents’ lodge for several days. The Lakota find out that the whites set up camps near them for the winter.