As you read the book, you will get to know the characters and watch them develop. Divided communities is the most important theme throughout the book because Darry and Ponyboy have trouble at home, the greasers and socs are constantly fighting, and people are going too far. To begin with, in the start of the book Pony and Darry have trouble at home, which shows divided communities in their own household. In chapter 3, after staying up late with Johnny, Ponyboy has to return home. Ponyboy says, “I ran home trembling at the thought of facing Darry” (Hinton 49).
Once these characters are in the woods working on accomplishing their goals, they each face challenges that set them back. For example, Red is stopped by the wolf and later eaten, Jack is attacked by the giant, Cinderella is internally struggling with how to tell the prince who she truly is, and the Baker and his wife lose the cow. These challenges they face throughout their journey through the “woods”, all symbolize the obstacles we face everyday when we are working towards our ambitions. To go along with the setbacks, we also watch Red, Cinderella, and the Baker and his wife get lost in the “woods”. This issue of getting lost correlates with the idea that we get distracted or lost along the way while trying to achieve what we wish for.
At only nine years of age, Liesel was separated from her biological family. Her family always lived in constant hunger due to poverty, and Liesel’s mother had to sustain the family on her own now that her husband was taken away for being a communist. In an effort to make life better for her children, Mrs. Meminger decided to put her two children up for foster care. Neither of the children wanted to be separated from their mother, and unluckily for Liesel, she was on her own in this new life. Her brother Werner died on the train ride there from a pre-existing sickness, right in front of Liesel.
Carl Jung once said that every individual has a shadow, which is the negative part of our personality. In the novel, Fifth Business written by Robertson Davies dedicate the connotation of life through Jungian archetypes. Primarily in the beginning of the novel, Percy Boy Staunton obscure the stone inside of a snowball and pitched it to Dunstan Ramsay due to his anger. Dunstan Ramsay elude and dodge the snowball and accidentally hit Mary Dempster. The pregnant Mary Dempster delivers a malformed and unnaturally small new born child.
“I was contrite and guilty, for I knew that the snowball had been meant for me” (Davies 11). Dunstan Ramsay from Robertson Davies’ Fifth Business is a man who bears the responsibility of dodging a snowball throughout his life. He believes that he caused the insanity of his neighbour, Mary Dempster by letting that snowball hit her. Therefore, the guilt he experiences will ultimately influences his development into an adult. This is especially apparent in his involvement with Mary, his detached attitude towards society, and his opinion towards his parents.
At the beginning of Wolf Hollow, Annabelle hates Betty because she is a bully and a jerk. She is afraid of Betty and gives into her bullying, but by the end of the novel she feels empathy for her. She matures because at Betty’s funeral, after every act of malice that Betty had committed, Annabelle grows up because she forgives her. She also learns that she can confide in people and ask for help instead of keeping all of her problems to herself. Henry also grows up through the novel because at the beginning, he acts like a child and plays with James during all the difficult times, but at the end he begins to take part in
True friendship can be difficult to develop in conventional situations, imagine the challenges for a friendship during the atrocious reign of Hitler. When Max starts living with the Hans in chapter 30 of the "Book Thief" Liesel is freighted of him and tries to keep her distance, but yet curious about the stranger living in the basement. As time progress, a friendship between them grow, mainly because of their similarities. In the beginning of the book, Liesel is asleep on a train traveling to her new foster parents house. When she reach her destination she feels abandoned by her mother, even though she was always indisposed and can't take her.
He wandered off into forest and learned how to survive on his own. When he tries to connect with other people be is also rejected by them. He stumbles upon a peasant family and hides in a shed learning how to read, write, and speak. After months of learning he finally decides to confront the family and see of they will accept him. When he does, it is a complete disaster and he runs away in anguish: “My heart sunk within me as with bitter sickness, and I refrained.
I believe Mayella thought about everything he did to her, and also realizes she does not know what real love is because she never got it from her father. In conclusion, throughout the novel of To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee takes time to expand on the meaning of racism, poverty, and domestic violence. The Cunninghams and the Ewells are key examples of what it is like to live in poverty. Tom Robinson is another primary symbol of how life is when you are a colored folk living during the Great Depression. Finally, Mayella Ewell who shows what domestic violence can do to an individual at home.
Write a short analysis on the use of Ignorance and Want in the novel A Christmas Carol. What is Dickens’ message to society and how does he use language to convey this? Dickens personifies the abstract concepts of ignorance and want through a harrowing description of two children. Firstly, Scrooge is not able to tell if it is a foot or claw sticking out of the ghost’s robe. By likening the appendage to a claw, Dickens is suggesting that the children are barely human, instead their poverty has made them more like animals.