Character traits help shape a person into what they are, there are ways to change them and become a better person. In the short story Charles, written by Shirley Jackson, a boy named Charles possessed many different negative character traits in which some include being, obnoxious, dangerous, and disrespectful. Charles displayed immature and unnecessary trouble for all the students and teachers. Being obnoxious means extremely unpleasant and Charles was just that in this short story. Charles possesses the trait obnoxious because all the children in the class were trying to listen to the story while the teacher would be unable to read due to the noise.
Reuven notices that Danny is very different from whom he had expected him to be. As the son of Reb Saunders, Danny shows many signs of having an intellectual passion, however he admits that studying just the Talmud is not enough and that his school life is quite boring. He feels that the teachers are too afraid of his father to challenge him, thus, he reads many books as a replacement for experiencing the challenges and excitement that he could never achieve at school. Rather than judging Danny by his appearance or position, Reuven uses this opportunity to actually listen to him, as a result, he was able to learn many things about his new friend. Prior to the novel, the same reoccurring theme of friendship seem to play an important role in
His parents think this misbehavior is because of Charles’s influence. However, there’s something they do not know. Shirley Jackson creates the theme things might be different than what is expected in this short story by her intelligent use of word choice, and use of dialogue. In the short story “Charles”, the theme “Things might be different than what is expected” appears many times. Near the beginning of the story, Laurie describes his first day of kindergarten to his parents during lunch and mentions a kid in his class misbehaving.
Koyczan had thrown a bunch of metaphors in his speech to capture something more than a reaction. Some of the metaphors he had used were; “My dreams are self-conscious and overly apologetic.” and another one was “When I was a kid, I traded in homework assignments for friendship.” By telling the audience this, it reveals that he didn’t have a lot of confidence when he was younger and spent more time on making friendships than focusing on school, which could tell us that he was in need for someone to be there for him. Koyczan had created a very heartbroken mood, he had expressed to the audience that everyone is much needed no matter what happens in life, he also said everyone one is much appealing than they think they are. “If you can’t see anything beautiful about yourself, get a better mirror, look a little closer, stare a little longer, because there’s something inside you that made you keep trying despite everyone who told you to quit.” By telling this to the audience, Koyczan had successfully opened to their hearts and made it easy to relate towards them. In conclusion, Koyczan did an effective job connecting with the audience, by using the right tone, creating a gloomy atmosphere and throwing in figures of speech, he created the perfect speech the captivated the audience’s attention.
“Charles” a story by Shirley Jackson, highlights the the narrator's son Laurie and his “classmate” Charles. Due to a serious case of parental myopia in the narrator and her husband, they fail to see that Charles is merely a clever device used by Laurie to fool his parents. Laurie uses this to his advantage and describes his own doings using the character Charles. His parents do not realise this until the very end of this story when the teacher explains that there is no such boy called Charles in her class. I believe that Jackson is trying to say that identity is not only your name and who you are, but it is also what you do and some fail to see things the way they are and not the way they think it is.
Brian in The Breakfast Club was in the stereotypical nerd cliqueclick. He was pushed around in the beginning of the story by John. He always wanted to fit in so that is why in the movie he always made comments to the principal to make him look tough or lied so John would not get in trouble. Brian is a huge character in the movie, as he brings so much meaning to why you should not stereotype and judge people before you get to know them. Nobody understood why he wanted to always get the best grades,; he told them about how strict his mom was with his grades and anything below an “A” he felt like a failure.
Throughout the book, he undergoes character development and grows a lotittle as a person. He is constantly thought of as a child and the suitors undermine him, but in the end, the suitors are proved wrong as Telemachus slaughters them. Although my memory was less violent, it still helped me grow as a person just like Telemachus did in the Odyssey. The girls in that class thought that I wouldn’t be able to handle the class and I had given them enough reason to because I was shy and nervous, but I changed their minds after correctly solving the problems and having more confidence in myself. Near the beginning of the book, Telemachus had gone to a king and needed to introduce himself.
The narrator calls them “... the vivid, killing streets of our youth” (Baldwin 447) meaning that just because you clean the place up and make it look nice, it is still the same underneath all of it. Because of all the wickedness, the residence of the community did not think very highly of the individuals in it. When the narrator was watching a group of teenage boys from his class he thought “These boys, now, were living as we’d been living then, they were growing up with a rush and their heads bumped against the low ceiling of their actual possibilities” (Baldwin 445). This man was a teacher who was talking down about his students instead of lifting them. He was doing this because he knew that no matter what he did for those kids they were still going to be consumed by the evil around them.
This was very different to me because my past schools’ I was always the “new kid” that was not wanted around much, so having to be the center of attention in the new place with everybody wanting to know me and introduce me around was very pleasing and I never wanted it to end. But the thing is I was not the only new student to join, there was another student that was with me that did not get the same treatment that I was getting. At first I thought it was because he was alone and did not talk much. However, it turned to be because I was so overwhelmed by all this friendliness that everybody forgot about him. I could have gone to him and introduced him to everybody but I did not because I had something that I never had before and I did not want it go away or even share this with anybody.
But your mum and I know better than all of them how pretty you are. James went to his dad and his dad go out there proof how good you are and you know you must wreck all the people in science and maths go out their son. So, James went there and when he was walking through the school people stared at him and said everybody stay away from this kid this kid just weird I mean just look at him his face his messed. It will be his first day in American middle- school so he didn’t because it was different to his old school, he went to a random teacher who was the 7th grade teacher James asked him and said where I’m supposed to go because I’m new to this school and the teacher told him that if you are new to school you need to go to the principal office so he can introduce you to your new friends and then tell you where your class will