It doesn’t prove anything.” Beforehand Ponyboy talks about how he is sick of fighting and that fighting won’t make anyone win, this is further proven by the fact that nothing changed after the rumble. Ponyboy talks to Randy about how things will always be rough all over, even if you’re rich and famous you will have hardships and tough times just like the people who aren’t rich. In conclusion, with understanding and love people can stop hate without causing more hate to
In S. E. Hinton’s The Outsiders, two different gangs, the Greasers and the Socs detested each other. The author uses Ponyboy Curtis to demonstrate a Greaser’s opinion of the Socs. Ponyboy had an evolving conception of the Socs. At the beginning, he disliked the Socs because they are rich and have no problems, but he changes his opinion because of some discussions he had with a few of the Socs. His final opinion is that the Socs are just people after all, and they have problems too.
This changes Pony’s belief that all socs were evil because”Randy was too cool to feel anything yet there was pain in his eyes.”(116)Pony continues to hate the socs but this changes his view on the socs and reminds him they're human too. In the end Ponyboy asks cherry,”you see the sunset real good from the west side.”(130) This means that he understands everyone is human and has problem that even money and power can't
Whereas Frankenstein does not properly value the domestic affection he is given until it is violently taken from him, his creation learns that this is what values most in life and yet is not able to gain this affection from others. Francis Bacon says in his essay Of Friendship “I have given the rule, where a man cannot fitly play his own part; if he have not a friend, he may quit the stage”. Shelley highlights the need for a sense of belonging and companionship by letting both her main figures suffer the pain of not having this need fulfilled and, in consequence, they both “quit the stage” (Bacon) and turn their backs on humanity. Social isolation, although through different circumstances, was the predominant cause for both Frankenstein and his creature’s demise. Even Percy Bysshe Shelley, Mary Shelley’s husband, wrote in his preface to Frankenstein about the “amiableness of domestic affection” (Shelley 9).
But, why are insiders afraid of them. This essay is based on the book, The Outsiders by S.E Hinton. The main characters are Johnny and Ponyboy. They are outsiders because they are greasers (which are put off to the side) and they are from the East side. Each Outsiders band together, however, they each have a different way of getting around.
(…) She wants me dead John, you know it!” (Miller 57). Even when Elizabeth pleads to John, warning him, he still shrugs it off as nothing, because he believes his extramarital affair wasn’t a big deal, this also ties into his arrogance in believing that no harm can come to his family. Any sane person would realize the potential outcome and try to reason with him about the accusations. John’s stubbornness is further shown in his last scene in Act IV, when he refuses to save himself via his public written confession. “Because it is my name!
Considering the society in Fahrenheit 451 is centered about conformation, Beatty is violently averse to the thought of having conflicting vantage points. Beatty even explains to Montag, a fireman with growing inquiry, about “what traitors books can be” in attempts to deter him from reading. By traitors, Beatty means to express his coming away lost due to authors “all of them running about, putting out the stars and extinguishing the sun.” He argues that rather than challenging people with discovering truth themselves, it is in their best interest to not “give them any slippery stuff like philosophy or sociology to tie things up with. That way lies melancholy.” Rather, “Any man who can take a TV wall apart and put it back together again, and most men can nowadays, is happier than any man who tries to slide rule,
My little songbird must never do that again. A songbird must have a clean beak to sing with. Otherwise she’ll start twittering out of tune.” Ibsen creates an atmosphere where Torvald behaves like Nora’s father , reinforcing her stereotype as childish by the way she is being spoken to. His use of parallelism between women and animals, display Torvald is aware of his dominance and that his wife needs to be treated inferiorly in order for her to obey. Nora tends to believe this stereotype and this inferiority, and as a result tends to ignore who she really is and how she feels.
Dally is not strong mentally (when he couldn’t let Johnny go), he really does not do good deeds, and he does not care about any other people than only Johnny, and he’s rude to others and bad at using words. A quotation that supports my statement is, “What for? Get back in here before I beat your head in.” (p.90) This quotation supports my statement because Dally said this to Ponyboy when he hopped off the car and said to see what the deal is when he saw the old church on fire, it proves that Dally does not care about other stuff that does not involve him and that he’s rude to others and using
Particularly, in the Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, he shows that growing up is tough, especially for the Greasers. The novel takes place in a modest town in Oklahoma. This was where the “Socs” and “Greasers” were split due to the way the community saw them. The characters are affected by the setting due to style.
Later on in the story we find out the two groups aren’t so different after all. In the story the Socs feel as if they are the outsiders because in Doc. C, cherry opens up to Ponyboy about the differences between the Socs and the Greasers without having to keep her guard up. Ponyboy thinks to himself, “Socs were always behind a wall of aloofness, careful not to let their real
Before he dies on page 148, Johnny tells both Dally and Ponyboy, "Useless...fighting 's no good." Johnny is right. It really is useless. However, if the Soc and the greasers would express their feelings verbally instead of physically, death and injuries would decline dramatically. In conclusion, I believe that the theme communication is better than violence is the best lesson illustrated in The Outsiders, because physical harm doesn 't change anything, there 's no point in doing it, and it usually ends negatively for the participants.
Pony isn’t feeling well, and begs Two-bit not to say anything so that he can still go to the rumble. On their way back, they see Cherry who tells them the Socs are willing to fight fairly, without weapons, and that Randy will not be at the rumble. Pony and Cherry get into a misunderstanding because Cherry says she is unable to visit Johnny because he is Bob’s
By the end, he becomes disinterested by the public opinion and concerned about his personal integrity. By maintaining his individual integrity, John Proctor’s life came to an end. He quotes, “I have given you my soul, please leave me my name.” (Act 4, Page 124), at this point Proctor still wants his name unscathed for personal and religious reasons. He refuses to confess and sign his name to witchcraft in respect of fellow prisoners dying after refusal to confirm dealings with the devil. As the Puritan society of Salem is so fixated and fearful of witchcraft, most individuals were gullible to almost all testimonies made.