“I done it!” The school stared in perplexity at this incredible folly. Tom stood a moment, to gather his dismembered facilities; and when he stepped forward to go to his punishment the surprise, the gratitude, the adoration that shone on him out of poor Becky’s eyes seemed pay enough for a hundred floggings” (page 127). This is an example of how he treats Becky better and how he earned her admiration by taking her punishment for tearing the teacher’s book. Tom wouldn’t have done that at the beginning of the book when they fight and that shows a gradual change taking place. His braveness and chivalry, however, represents a more mature version of the meaning of concern for others and helping them out when Tom refuses to give up looking for the way out of the cave.
According to the National Household Survey on drug use and health services, 74.3% of high school students have tried alcohol because of peer pressure (www.familyfirstaid.org). Ray Bradbury's short story, ''All Summer in a Day" shows how Margot is a victim of peer pressure because of the other students incapability to stand up for her because of a bully. Therefor, by learning how peer pressure works, you figure out how peer pressure could influence you and how it could be used for acceptable and unacceptable causes. Generally speaking, the other students in the story are influenced by William because of their fear of being left out, and his vocal authority. The other students are also somewhat feeling peer pressure as well because they don't want to be left out.
His final attitude towards the Socs were softened, even though his gang still hate them. Ponyboy’s initial attitude towards the Socs was all about looking cool and tuff all the time. He was raised that way, trained to hate the rich. “Greasers can’t walk alone too much or they’ll get jumped.” This shows that Ponyboy was trained at a very young age to be on the lookout for Socs at all times. “Not like the Socs, who jump Greasers and wreck houses and throw beer blasts for kicks, and get editorials in the paper for being a public disgrace one day and an asset to society the next.” This shows that the public eye are more biased towards the Socs.
Ferris is manipulating his parents into thinking he was sick to get the day off school. A slightly low angle was used to show that Ferris is making his parents think he is seeing them as superior to him. The background and Ferris’s mother were blurred to make Ferris the main forces of the shot. As we see Ferris tricking his parents it shows the audience that he has a bit of a rebel side and is good at manipulating adults. We see Ferris has a rebel side by the quote “they brought it”, which is what Ferris said once his
This quote shows, how Tom is trying to changed Ben’s perspective of work in Ben’s mind, implanting the idea that whitewashing could actually be something fun. Later as the story comes to an end, author uses inner thinking to support the theme, show resolution, and Tom’s motivation. As the excerpt ends, Tom deceived all of the neighborhood boys to do his bidding, without them realizing. Another example is, in the text it says, “If he hadn’t run out of whitewash he would have bankrupted every boy in the village. Tom said to himself that it was not such a hollow world, after all”.
He dislikes Auggie and tries to convince the other students that if they touch him, they will develop "The Plague." He bullied Auggie and told most of the grade to isolate him, and Jack Will for becoming friends with Auggie. At the end of the story, Julian's parents take him out of Beecher, as they say they don't feel Beecher Prep is an "inclusion school" and they think Auggie shouldn't have been admitted. Justin: Via's boyfriend. He is somewhat shocked by Auggie's appearance but is very kind to him.
Then Lindsay tells an authority figure knowing that it would help Ava. The text quotes:”...I described the teasing at practice, the lack of acknowledgment, Mr. McCoy laughing at me…’Would Mr. McCoy and Jacob Stone please come to my office immediately?” Lindsey helped her friend and solved the problem by getting Mr. McCoy punished. Looking at the situation, the main character would need a lot of courage to tell a friend, let alone an authority figure. The text quotes:”Each afternoon’s track practice became more and more unbearable...Mr. McCoy only celebrated the boy’s accomplishments... My teammates were ready to attack as soon as I made the simplest mistake…” This proves that Ava had a lot of courage because everyone on her track team was against her. Even her coach didn’t care as much as he should
While admiring children for their kindness, genuine nature and innocence, he believes in the idea that adult corruption has ruined virtuous children. In the novel he states how he wants children to be protected from vulgarity and therefore wants to be ‘The Catcher in the Rye’: the one who rescues adolescents from falling into, what he considers to be, the phoniness of adulthood. Throughout the novel, Holden has a positive attitude towards children and these relationships are essential to him. When Holden found out about the tragic death of his younger brother, Allie, he was devastated. He ‘slept in the garage’ and ‘broke all the goddam windows’.
I chose The Breakfast Club because it is a classic movie that I never get tired of. This movie deals with five students in high school who are all in a Saturday detention. The faculty member is cruel to them and they just try to have fun while serving detention for eight hours on a Saturday. They do not know each other, but by the time detention is over, they all leave knowing that they are not like their parents. This movie has six main characters, all of who are either in high school or teach in school.
Jim becomes a farther figure and role model for Huck more than his own father ever could. Twain uses Huck and Jim to show how the theme of friendship came to pass. Huck and Jim were equally trying to escape their problems. Huck was trying to escape because of his horrid consequences with pap, he feared that if he had not left pap the drunk beatings would have potentially worsened. Huck enjoys not having to attend school but he soon gets upset that he is being beaten and taken advantage of!