Tom Benecke in the story changes because he almost experienced death from his situation with the paper, and he thinks how stupid would it be to die from falling from a tall apartment building because of the paper he was working on. After his situation he starts to appreciate his life and leaves to go see his wife
The scene from The Glass Castle that presented a universal topic was when Jeanette's dad would come to the home drunk and Jeannette would try to clean up after him. In the scene, the father would come home drunk and have a rampage destroying the home. Once he was asleep she would try to clean the mess he had left but her mom would insist because he wouldn't see the mess he caused. A quote to prove this, “He came home in such a drunken fury that Mom usually hid while we kids tried to calm him down. He broke windows and smashed dishes and furniture until he'd spent all his anger; then he'd look around at the mess and at us kids standing there.
Then, Miss Maudie’s house caught on fire in the middle of a cold night, causing the whole neighborhood to wake up and go outside to see what was happening. Jem and Scout were standing in front of the Radley house, watching the fire, when somebody came and put a blanket over Scout’s shoulders. At the time, neither Jem nor Scout noticed this happen, but later they realized it had to have been Boo. Later on, after the Halloween play at the school, the Finch children were walking home in the dark when they were attacked by Bob Ewell. Jem and Scout could have been killed, but again, Boo came out at just the right moment and saved them.
They go out to eat and when they come back they see the church burning and hear that some kids are trapped inside. They burst inside to save the kids even though Dally told them not to. Johnny then broke his back after a piece of the wood fell on him and he went to the hospital he was in critical condition. For the first time greasers were seen as hero's even though the paper read " JUVENILE DELINQUENTS TURN HEROES" ( Hinton page 90 ) While Johnny and Pony were in the church a big fight had been scheduled between the socs and the greasers and if the greasers won socs can't jump them again after the rumble Pony Goes to the hospital to see Johnny and to tell them that they won, but he tells Pony that it is useless and that Pony had to "stay gold" and that meant to preserve one's innocence because Johnny had felt how losing one's innocence can change a person. He then dies, Dally bursts out of the hospital.
He’s already dead in Doug’s eyes. What people experience in childhood affects them into adulthood. Firstly, Doug randomly woke up on his 48th birthday and decided he had to kill Ralph. Doug lying next to his wife with children of his own sleeping in the other room woke up and decided that he “will arise and go now and kill Ralph Underhill”
In Sherman Alexie’s Smoke Signals, the central theme revolves around the idea of fire and ash coming into play relating to the main characters Thomas and Victor. At the very beginning of the film, Thomas is thrown through a window and out of a burning house where his parents ended up dying. He gets caught by a fellow Native American, Arnold, and is returned to his grandmother. The narrator then foreshadows the two children, one being the child thrown from the fire, Thomas, and the other being Arnold’s son, Victor, essentially being related to a fire, one being the actual flame while the other is the ash. Ultimately, they are nearly polar opposites, but go hand in hand with one another.
The whole team ostracized me the whole way back on the train” (3). Not only is he being isolated from a group of potential friends, but also he is building the expectation of him being the real phony. Also, when he was in the age of thirteen, his parents “were going to have [him] psychoanalyzed and all, because [he] broke all the windows in the garage. [He does not] blame them… [he] slept in the garage the night [Allie, his younger brother] died, and [he] broke all the goddam windows with [his] fist, just for the hell of it” (34).
Fahrenheit 451, a novel written by Ray Bradbury, takes place in the future in a suburban city. In this futuristic society, books are banned and firemen burn houses where books are found inside. Guy Montag is a firemen that at first enjoys his work destroying books as a living. However, after several events, such as meeting Clarisse (a thought-provoking 17-year old), his wife overdosing on sleeping pills, and a women that decided to die with her books, he becomes more interested in books. He starts to illegally collect books and read them with his wife.
However, Picoult takes her writing much past fire in a general sense, and uses fire in a symbolic sense. Each ‘fire’ that Brian describes corresponds to a different problem that each of his family members is going through. When describing these problems, Brian laments “These days, I 'm fighting fire on six sides. I look in front of me and see Kate sick. I look behind me and see Anna with her lawyer.
Waking up to the horrible smell of burnt candlesticks, I knew something wasn’t right. Then I remember the fire produce they taught us in school. While yelling to my friend Denesha “fire, there is a fire” I quickly jumped off into the floor,
In the novel Fahrenheit 451 by ray Bradbury, a fireman named Montag burned books for a living. One day he met a 17-year-old girl named Clarisse McClellane, she made him question his life, if he happy the way he is living, pondering the absurd question, Montag receives knowledge from Clarisse. He becomes more aware of his environment. he realizes his life is unstable. First his wife, Mildred, attempts suicide by swallowing a bottle of sleeping pills.
In chapter 8 “Speaking Smartly about the Salem Witchcrafts” thesis is Samuel Sewall 's family life during the crisis of the Salem witch trials. Samuel Sewall 's brother Stephen who was the director of the court throughout the trials, had fallen ill putting stress onto Sewall himself. In spite of this Sewall was facing issues in his home life. For example, Samuel had to give his son corporal punishment because Joseph had thrown a brass knob at his sister Betty causing her head to start bleeding. In addition, Joseph acted up again by throwing a tantrum, later he swallowed a bullet but later excreted it in the orchard.
In chapter 17 the trial go on and Atticus cross examines them and the witness tells what he saw and a bunch of questions were asked. In chapter 18 Mayella testifies and Atticus try to make her tell the truth that possible Tom didn 't do anything and her father beat her. Then we learn that she has seven siblings an alcoholic father and no friends.
This is when she begins to foreshadow the fact that she was raped as child. When Tilde’s father raped her, he changed her forever and in the end, took away her mental awareness. Next, in the novel These Things Hidden, Allison’s son Joshua is a little boy who is born into a mess of a life. Before the events in the novel take place, Joshua is an anxiety stricken boy. When he is the victim of a small robbery in his mother’s bookstore, he becomes so anxious that he will not let her out of his sight, “A little boy shouldn’t have to think about locking doors, a child shouldn’t have to worry about keeping [everyone] safe,” (Gudenkauf 122).
Flimsy as paper, Orlando has held Margo Roth Spiegelman captive for over eighteen years. She discovers how fake the people inside of the city behave. Before graduation, she escapes her life to explore and figure out who she is. However, Quentin, the boy who loves an unrealistic version of Margo, chases her, but he discovers she transforms into a person Quentin does not know anymore. Margo, insecure and just another papergirl to others, attempts to destroy everything in her paper town that harms her on one final mission, but instead she hurts herself in the long run because she pushes back the people who care about her.