Im glad I got a second chanse to be smart becaus I lerned a lot of things that I never even new were in this world and Im grateful that I saw it all for a littel bit” (Keyes, 305). On the contrary, Charlie does not truly show that he is glad he got to be smart, as stated on July 28, the same day: “That’s why Im going away from New York for good … Im going someplace where nobody knows that Charlie Gordon was once a genus and now he cant even reed a book or rite good” (Keyes, 305). Although he did mention that he was grateful that he got to be smart for a little while, he is so ashamed he does not want to see any of his friends. He thinks they will laugh at him and make fun of him like before. He is telling Miss Kinnian that everything is good, but when you really analyze the text, Charlie is only doing that so she will feel better.
He realizes that there is more in life than just the Socs and greasers. Johnny shows that to pony when he says, “ I don’t mind dying now… It’s worth saving those kids. Their lives are worth more mine…” (pg.178) He also says that he shouldn’t “…be so bugged over being a greaser. You still have a lot of time to make yourself be what you want.” Johnny is refereeing to how Ponyboy has a bright future and he can make with his life whatever he pleases. Pony finally understood what Johnny meant when he said, “stay gold, Ponyboy.
This heroic action changes the way he views Johnny because he used to see him just as a friend, while now he was a lifesaver to Ponyboy. The quote impacts Pony because in the end, when Johnny dies and he will always remember him for saving his life. Another way that Johnny changes Pony is when he tells Pony to stay gold when he was dying. RIght as Johnny was about to die, Johnny said, “‘Stay gold, Ponyboy. Stay gold…’ The pillow seemed to sink a little, and Johnny died” (130).
He shows this during situations with his brothers and even with the other Greasers. During the story, Darry is always telling Ponyboy, although he is a intelligent kid, that he needs to use his head. This is partly because of his daydreams and the scenarios he thinks of in his head. He tends to become lost in these dreams and needs to be pulled back to reality. On page 48, Ponyboy begins talking about the country, “I loved the country.
When asked to pen a descriptive composition for a friend who has no time for classwork, Holden begrudgingly agrees, and immediately chooses to write about Allie’s baseball glove. The fact that his first choice of material to draw from was a possession of Allie’s shows how deep his love for his brother is. Holden reminisces about the mitt, saying, “The thing that was descriptive about it, though, was that he had poems written all over the fingers and the pocket and everywhere. In green ink. He wrote them on it so he’d have something to read when he was in the field and nobody was up at bat” (Salinger, 49).
While at an all time low, Ponyboy recites the poem in its entirety to Johnny. The fact that he has memorized this poem shares with you just how much he has struggled. When he finishes reciting the poem, Ponyboy confides in Johnny that he would not have been able to do such a with any other gang member except his Brother, Soda. Johnny reasons that it was because they were different. Nothing Gold Can Stay
The day after him and Tom’s argument, Gatsby reassures Nick by believing, “I suppose Daisy’ll call,” (Fitz 154). The ignorant mind of Gatsby allows for him to believe after everything that happened between Tom and Daisy following the death of Myrtle, would let him still have a chance to win over Daisy. The pure obliviousness of this statement displays Gatsby’s unbearable optimism which will ultimately lead to his loss of Daisy and death. Gatsby had many gifts, but his most treasured is his, “extraordinary gift for hope,” (Fitz 2). The power of optimism is both beautiful and dangerous.
First, his father took away television. Though this may not seem like a pivotal moment, it explains Alan’s habit of singing commercial jingles to avoid answering awkward questions. When Alan doesn 't feel like sharing his feelings or justifying his actions he sings. This shows accounts to his socially awkward tendencies and difficulty talking to Dysart. His father was also there for Alan’s first experience: when he was young, they were visiting a beach and Alan rode his first horse.
The cliche describes a man, George, who attempts to bring reality to his dreams, but constantly debates whether or not he should leave his only source of companionship for his ambitions. Since the first introduction, George is witnessed to feel remorseful after howling at Lennie several times,clearly indicating that he cares about him. Secondly, George recognizes the consequences of traveling the land alone and indirectly thanks Lennie for their friendship. At last, even when George faced the ultimate sight of his friend, he hesitantly carried out the deed as a favor to end Lennie’s suffering. In the end, every novel, every work of literature has a basic cliche at the roots.
He rethinks the time spent with his grandfather and invites him back to reread the book with him. At this point, the boy now sees the true value of his grandfather and their relationship which leads to the ending of the film. The Princess Bride is written for the little boy. The idea
He did not care about wealth, prestige, or fame, only Daisy, and once he realizes this will never be reality, he is plucked from his way of life into a brand new world. Living means nothing to him because of his unrequited love; this being all due to his total devotion to a singular purpose. I chose this quote because it truly encompasses the deep, unwavering love for Daisy, and this love is so deep that when having Daisy is no longer possible, his entire world is altered into an unforgiving
This quote represents the Jim’s yearn for his family, friendships, and community. Due to him being away from his family while he was in jail; this quote expresses his losses and guilt. He figures out that all men have a collective spirit they all share, the love of being together. He utters with motivation that everyone plays role in their life and with the interconnection among humanity allows them to keep their drive. As everything goes array and turns for the worst, Jim will be depending on his family for the love and support he once lost.
Every person he met had done something kind for him but because he is unable to form close relationships with anyone, he would end up leaving them. He encounters a hippie couple, Rainey and Jan Burres, they find him hitchhiking and let him ride with them. When Jan sees him she says, “You look like a loved kid.” He is loved but is too blind to realize that at the moment. Rainey talks to Chris about how his relationship is failing and explains how the love has changed. While he spent time with them he helped them rekindle their love.
I believe that being happy is one of the best things in the world, and that being sad will not benefit you whatsoever. I believe in bringing a smile to others in even the darkest of times. Life is like a rollercoaster, it has its ups and downs but the ride never comes to a complete stop. My father has had a horrible ride these past few years. His younger brother passed away a few years ago and my father was left heartbroken.
However, his poor financial situation left him with no other option than travelling with Thomas, an annoying storyteller and his childhood friend. The act of forgiveness, decency, and adaptive attitude help Victor to survive in his painful and deserted life. The lack of family support and emptiness in Victor’s life made him to communicate and recover a friendly relationship with Thomas to overcome his hardships. As Victor was living in Spokane (the Indian reservation), his mother, and almost every members of a tribe were poor. During Victor’s childhood, he had many good as well as unpleasant memories with his childhood friend Thomas, who always have something to say.