He states, "At the age of forty-one, I am returning to school and having to think of myself as what my French textbook calls "a true debutant."" He shares his discomfort on the first day of class comparing himself to Pa Kettle after a fashion show. He goes on to detail how at his age that all of his insecurities should be gone. Saying "isn 't that the great promise of adulthood?" He further states that he is more frightened now than as a child or around the age of twenty.
You don't need an M.D, case like this; all you need is two handymen, clean up he problem in half an hour.” (13) when questioned by Montag. People have developed a technology where they no longer need actual qualified people to control it. It happens so often that people often rely on the machines to revive them.When Beatty teaches Montag about school he says, “‘School is shortened, discipline relaxed, philosophies, histories, language dropped, English and spelling gradually gradually neglected, finally almost completely ignored… Why learn anything save pressing buttons, pulling switches, fitting nuts and bolts?’” (53). People are learning less because they know that technology is able to do everything already. People in society don’t feel the need to learn.
Since the Underground Man’s character has been described as socially isolated since the beginning of the book, his difficulties expressing himself to other individuals was the commencement of a deep angry desire to have some authority over the officer. Rather than letting the incident go he torments himself with it and plans a revenge. A revenge that he cannot pursue because his low income does not allow him to play the role of a sophisticated
Holden Caulfield lives his life as an outsider to his society, because of this any we (as a reader) find normal is a phony to him. Basically, every breathing thing in The Catcher in the Rye is a phony expect a select few, like Jane Gallagher. What is a phony to Holden and why is he obsessed with them? A phony is anyone who Holden feels is that living their authentic life, like D.B. (his older brother).
Montag’s Internal Storm In the novel Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, Guy Montag is a working, middle aged man, yet he has never really lived. He, like the rest of society, is merely going through the motions of life. He never thinks about what he is doing, what it means or even why he is doing it in the first place. However, Montag eventually realizes that there is more to life than TV and book burning. This understanding does not solve all of his problems though.
But the Socs are rich, while the greaser are poor and some don’t even have a good education because a couple dropped out of school to work and or they didn’t like school. Then the attitudes of the characters because in The Outsiders they have to act tough and mean no emotion towards the Socs showing that they are the alpha of the streets. But in Romeo and Juliet the groups they cannot fight around or in the houses of the very upper class families or else the family will be blamed for the death of whomever. The behaviors between the two books is very different. The characters in the Outside the have less manners because none of them respect each other at all because when they have the chance the gangs will strike like cobras In conclusion the two novels The Outsiders and Romeo and Juliet are both fantastic books.
In his book, Autopsy of War, the author, John Parrish, states, “I felt I was being unfairly compared to my saintly older brother, whose virtues became more remarkable with the passage of time.” Parrish considered that he was not good enough to be appreciated by his parents. All of his actions were compared to his brothers’, and no one had seen his personal virtues and talents. Felling neglected, Parrish became reserved and not willing to socialize with his peers. This state of being isolated persisted during the entire life. During the school years, he had no friends, was timid and ignored.
Through indirect characterization, Sandra Cisneros’ vignette “Geraldo No Last Name” demonstrates that your social status is a big contributor to how you are treated in society. For instance, when the narrator describes Geraldo, they acknowledge the fact that “They never saw the kitchenettes. They never knew about the two-room flats and sleeping rooms he rented”. Cisneros gives readers enough details to conclude that because Geraldo is recognized as just another brazer and wetback, he is forced to live in these poor conditions because society views him as irrelevant. People with low social status are often ignored by society because they are seen as insignificant.
But people not only refused to believe his tales, they refused to listen” (Wiesel 6). Because Moishe was not the most popular man in town and barely had a sliver of respect from anyone in Sighet; the fact that people could not get over their views of Moishe, most of them ended up dying. If people had listened and believed them, they could have been saved a whole world of pain and suffering. Near the end of the book, Elie was looking backward and forward all at the same time saying, “if we forget, we are guilty,
Krebs received the coldest welcome out of all the soldiers in town, thereby receiving little to no thanks for his service. He didn’t seem to be all too concerned with that aspect, but as a soldier we can gather that he felt used by his own town and neglected. This place he calls home is more like a cell that only he and his other soldiers endure as they try to resume their lives in regular society; and this hits Krebs hard. His ambition was lost in the war, and the tasks of everyday life seem trivial now. The idea of having to get a job and try to court a girl didn’t interest him anymore; life was meant to only be lived, no longer cultivated in his eyes.
In chapter five, Walter is telling us how he likes school and the tribulations he was with teachers and students. On page seventeen, Walter tells us that since he has read for a long time he could read at a second grade level, so they suggested he should go to second grade, however Mrs. Dwrkin wouldn’t let him because of his speech immediate. So in this chapter Walter is having tremendous issues with his speech, because on page eighteen, it says that a kid named Manuel was making fun of Walter’s speech immediate, nevertheless Walter puts a stop to it by punching him in the face. So in chapter three, he’s also getting into a lot of mischief. Walter is telling us about how he has to take speech classes during the summer.
In the book it is said that after Chambers’ true identity is revealed, “He could neither read nor write… his manners were the manners of a slave”(Twain 166). As Chambers was growing up, he was neither offered, nor sought an education, or to learn proper manners. Even after he, and the rest of society learns who he truly is he is unable to overcome the damage done to him over the course of his life. This shows how the racial stigma of the time not only prevented blacks from seeking their own freedom, but prevented them from having the knowledge to interface with the society they had to change.“The poor fellow could not endure the terrors of the white man 's parlor”(Twain 166) writes Twain. As he has never been well educated, never learned what were considered proper manners, and has been brought up as a slave, he cannot “kick” the feeling that he belongs where blacks are thought by him to belong, the kitchen.
Although there were many advances in technology, almost everyone in Fahrenheit 451 is unhappy with their lives. Everyone is the same. There is no originality. With that said, being social and curious is an odd thing to do. Because creativity was frowned upon, books were banned.
Most of them were trying to “ride out the bad times while looking forward to better days ahead.” Some might have given up. Even though Scout and Jem’s father, Atticus was a lawyer, he still stated that they were poor, but had it better than others. For example the Cunninghams who were farmers, couldn’t pay in cash, and never accepted anything they couldn’t repay. The people of Maycomb simply had nothing to do, nowhere to go, and no money to buy
All of the ridicules that his classmates said to him soon developed a low self-worth and a very violent and uncontrollable temper. Dr. Benjamin Carson’s mother (Sonya Carson) made him read two library books and write a handwritten report on the books he read every single week even though Ben Carson resented all the strict regimens. After a good several weeks of his mother’s unrelenting position, Ben began to find enjoyment in reading books which led to his increasing desire of books and knowledge. So this led to amazing his teachers and classmates with his improvement which the students didn’t really ridicule him as much anymore. Ben soon recalled several years later that he wasn 't stupid and within a year he was at the top of his classes.