"Goodnight Mister Tom" is a book written by Michelle Magorian. It embodies a great lesson and consists of various themes but it's main focus on a historical fiction.It involves young evacuees being dispatched to new homes all throughout Britain,in attempt to survive the savage war. William Beech,a fearful eight year old boy was sent to live with a bad-tempered,grumpy,old man who's name is Tom Oakley.As the book flourishes,gradually Mr.Tom accepts the fact that a afraid,small boy is now living in the same household as him.Tom has had a very troublesome past,losing his wife and son,therefore because of that he is a different man,it proves he was happy before the losses,but for 40 years that heartless man hasn't changed,nevertheless with Willie's
During life, many people are persuaded to do extraordinary things. In the unprecedented case of Chris Mccandless, he is driven to the edge of society by a childhood discovery which traumatizes him, as well as the ideas of nonconformity and self-reliance. In Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer, Chris Mccandless is motivated by a family discovery as well as the ideas and tenets of Transcendentalism, to make his trek into the wilderness of Alaska. In the biography Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer, Chris Mccandless unearths a terrible secret kept by his father, which is eventually a contributing factor for his decision to go to Alaska. After finishing high school, Chris decides to go on a summer excursion and travel the country, where he ends up in California, revisiting his old neighborhood.
2) Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pies by Jordan Sonnelblick is a unique, heart melting, and a humorous book. At first I thought this book would be about an average boy and his “struggles”, but the more I read I discovered a heartwarming story with unique characters that’s well written. The story is about a boy that has a younger brother with cancer, while his parents are busy working or taking care of their younger brother they fail to see the problems and daily challenges that the older brother is facing. The story’s has unique characters that bring life to the story. For example, Steven is the protagonist, his jokes can cheer anybody up, and he’s well known as Pes (a nickname his friends gave him, short for Peasant), and he even shaved his
Frightened by a mentally ill man in the nearby “yellow house,” the narrator turns this neighbor into a character, the Hairy Man, a figure that is “wooly-headed and bearded.” The narrator finds peace in her Dad’s assertion that the Hairy Man only comes at dark. The narrator’s unconditional trust and belief in her father’s words also displays her innocence. As a fifth-grader, she still takes what her cherished parents say to heart. She often interjects with the repeated words “my mother said’ or “my father said.” This added detail also contributes to the sense of youth in the story. Furthermore, when the narrator exemplifies the complicated process of discovering a private box in her closet, a system which involves closing her eyes and holding her hands up above your head, she comes off as a minor, adding details that only they would consider relevant.
When Alaska quotes Simon Bolívar’s last words as, 'Damn it. How will I ever get out of this labyrinth?’ Pudge becomes obsessed with the famous leader’s last words. Over the time of his year at Culver Creek, Pudge comes to realize that not everyone is in the same labyrinth and for some, the labyrinth represents the suffering of life, and for others, it symbolizes an escape from death. Each character has many ‘labyrinths’ in which they find themselves. Pudge struggles with making friends and figuring out Alaska while Alaska copes with her mother’s death and romantic tangles.
When an authoritarian parent takes control, it often times leads to a dysfunctional family, where conflicts arise and children gain the urge to rebel for various reasons. In Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer describes Chris McCandless as an intelligent 24-year-old graduate student who loved exploring the outdoors. One day Chris decided to hitchhike to Alaska, hoping to find a new life for himself. However, after years of experiencing a traumatic childhood, we find out that the main reason Chris hitchhiked to Alaska was to sever ties with his parents because of his father’s secret affair. Understanding the dynamics of family can help us understand how different parenting styles can affect how a child grows
At first, the author creates a jovial tone when Sparks reminisces about his childhood. For example, Sparks illustrated a comical image when his naked father “waves his arms, spun in circles” and chanted as an attempt to bar the chance of an earthquake occurring again. (Sparks 38). In addition, Sparks creates whimsical tone when he refers to his childhood adventures such as the time when Sparks and his brother pretended to be a knight in order to protect the princess who was his sister. However, the joyful tone transitions into a somber tone when Sparks faces the loss of an important life for the first time.
Furthermore, as Robert Bly keeps mentioning the word “wild”, he emphasizes the difference between savage and wild. They are two separate words representing totally different states. In every relationship or personal condition, something fierce is needed for both the male and the female; but when having a sword, showing it and using it to hurt someone distinguishes a wild man and a savage man (4). Bly asserts that “showing a sword doesn’t necessarily mean fighting. It can also suggest a joyful decisiveness” (4).
I really liked this part because it was filled with suspense and surprises, from unexpected show-ups too surprising actions from characters. I was rooting for Crispin, although I knew that John Aycliffe would find some sneaky way to try and kill Crispin and bear as soon as they got to the
Friendship In The Boy In The Striped Pajamas, written by John Boyne, a major theme is that one real friend is better than a million fake ones. It is woven throughout this book in numerous places. The definition of friendship is, “the emotions or conduct of friends; the state of being friends.” Two of the characters, Bruno, our protagonist, and Shmuel, his new friend in a strange, unfriendly environment have this amazing bond. Even though Bruno’s dad is holding Shmuel captive in the camp, they still become the best of friends as time goes on. Bruno is stripped from his childhood home because of his father’s new job.
Even though Hamlet’s ending isn’t a happy ending like Simba’s, they both still find resemblances in their stories, considering they both have selfish murderous uncles who tries to take advantage of them and that both, Simba and Hamlet had to learn a life lesson to overcome their conflicts in the story. Even though one of the characters is a lion and the other is the 17th century Prince of Denmark, they both have to deal with the same conflicts and the same