Castor and Erik spray painted his eyes when he was young, “And I remembered Erik’s fingers prying open my eyelids open while Vincent Castor sprayed white paint into them,” (Bloor 264). When Erik did that he knew that Paul would never be the same and when his parents wanted them to be closer they might have torn them apart even
This shows that Erik doesn’t care about anyone feelings. He doesn’t care so he makes fun of Joey's dead brother. In the story, Erik is also very selfish. On page 263 it says “I could hear my voice crying, ‘I didn’t tell! I didn’t tell!’
Paul Fisher is a boy whose eyes are covered by goggles for Paul's supposedly bad eye sight by the solar eclipse. Paul’s brother, Erik, is part of this story and Paul knows it. I believe there is a bigger secret about Paul’s eyesight and how he lost it. Erik has a lot to do about Paul’s confidence and His choices affect Paul because Erik and his “friends” were a bad influence to Paul and his friends. Erik makes his choice of “friends”.
Since many people look down upon Paul, he notices facts and clues society does not, however, he fears saying something, in which causes his friend to end up dying Within the story, Paul lives in his own bubble, disconnected from the world and society, so he knows what others do not. It is as if Paul lives in the sun and knowledge of the world, baring that burden while others in society live in darkness with a slight sliver of light from the moon, believing they know the world to its full extent when in reality they are blind and in the dark. This affects Paul since he possesses ideas from another point of view that others have no clue about. This is important because without the knowledge that Paul posses, he would be like his none the wiser parents, which
At Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross grange, Heathcliff does not fit in. Since he was taken in as a young boy by Mr. Earnshaw, he has been alienated and treated unjustly by almost everyone. One of the characters that resented Heathcliff from the beginning was Hindley. Hindley treated Heathcliff with no respect and constantly degraded him, “He [Hindley] has been blaming our father for treating Heathcliff too liberally; and swears he will reduce him to his right place” (Brontë 30).
Also, the narrator selfishly became mad after not achieving his goal he had set with his brother. There is an explanation in the text when it says, “The knowledge that Doodle’s and my plans had come to naught was bitter, and that streak of cruelty within me awakened. ”(Hurst 394). This became somewhat of a domino effect, and after he let his anger absorb him his story became a much darker one. Due to his anger, he pushed his little brother too far and lost the person who meant the most to him in the process.
He was expected to act like an adult though he was still considered a child. Inside, Holden was struggling with the conflict of reluctance to become and adult because he thought it meant leaving behind his brother. He was pushing aside the fact that people change, and that change was not always a bad thing. On July 18, 1946 Holden’s brother Allie died of leukemia, and he never got over it.
Erik could be the most disrespectful person I ever read about in a book. One of the main examples of Erik being disrespectful is Mike Costello’s death. After Mike Costello got struck by lightning at football practice, everyone was feeling sorry and sad. Not Erik and Arthur. On Tuesday September 5th, the Author states that Erik and Arthur were laughing at Mike when they thought know one was looking.
Not only was he neglected by his friends, Scrooge was also, in some sense, neglected by his father. He’d been sent away from home at a very important time of the year, and this obviously would have made the reader sad, knowing that Scrooge really didn’t have anybody whilst growing up. Perhaps not only was Dickens trying to tell the readers that pushing away people and isolating yourself was bad, but it was also bad to neglect and dismiss people because it often led to people such as
The play, Antigone written by Sophocles, presents a tragedy that fits the classical definition, but it is the story of Creon, the king of the main character. Creon starts out as the king of Thebes , Creon’s tragic flaw is his pride and his arrogance which caused him reflecting upon his mistakes making him a broken man, recognizing what he did to his niece, he is a character within Antigone, even though he was portrayed as an antagonist he was the main character since he was. Creon’s tragic flaw, hubris, causes his downfall. Creon will not listen to anyone.
Still Goodman Brown cannot forgive the townspeople and now lives the rest of his life in gloom and fear. Goodman Brown 's actions after the night prove that dreams can affect one 's reality. What caused Goodman Brown to dream about what he did is unknown. He loved his wife and he trusted that no one he knew worshipped the devil. Brown believes in the goodness of everyone until told otherwise by the
The brother is to blame for doodles death. Doodle was a disabled young child with a selfish brother that only looks out for himself. His brother was ashamed to be with or around him. One of the biggest reasons wanted him dead is because he was embarrassed to be around him. The three reasons I believe that the brother wanted to kill doodle was he was embarrassed, he pushed him to hard, and he was selfish.
Imagine two young boys doing what young boys do best, getting into mischief. Having snuck out of their homes and and headed to an old graveyard in the dead of night, three men come out of the gloom suddenly. The boys recognise one as the town drunkard, another as the doctor, and finally, the feared half-Indian, Injun Joe. Because of their fear, the youths hide in the darkness but stay within a distance in which they are able to see and hear everything that is to occur.
It was the end of fall. I sat on the back porch with a blanket across my lap and the newest James Patterson. I wasn't reading, but examining the leaves that had fallen in the backyard. I remembered Paul and Kat raking them into piles when they were younger. Kat would run from the trampoline that no longer sat in our backyard and flop into the crackling brown and yellow leaves.
The theme that I choice for Tangerine is “Sometimes good change can come from bad situations.” An example of the theme is when the Lake Windsor school gets swallowed up by a sinkhole. Although it ruined art of the school and many students were hurt, Paul had a chance to change his life. The sinkhole helped him get into another school without an IEP and without an IEP, Paul can play soccer. Another example is when Paul made a mistake when playing the soccer championship.