The character who seems the most fitting to this definition for me is Sodapop Curtis. Being the middle child, Soda is the in middle of his family and their fights, making it necessary for him to be courageous. Ponyboy and Darry were arguing- again. During all this, Soda had been soaking it up, until he just couldn’t take it anymore. He bolted out of the house, his brothers at his heels.
Ironic is shown in the lyrics, as well as the video. The song says that the people who we “hail” are actually “the worst of all.” (lines 6-7) The lyrics/singer is trying to express that the people who we hail, the ones we look up to, a famous person, a god, or even a close family/friend, are the most untrustworthy people. Uniformly, the video takes into the life of a boy whose threatened by his dad. We think our dad is the one who we respect, the person who has the most influence. However, not for this boy, his drunken; aggressive dad beats him up with a beer bottle that makes him the one who is unreliable and has the worst influence.
His own girlfriend, Cherry Valance is against it although he doesn’t care and still gets crazily drunk. “His parents let him run wild” and didn’t set boundaries. Bob doesn't work for anything, but he ironically gets everything he wants. PonyBoy wonders if it’s "because they loved him too much” or they loved him “too little?" Bob was also the main soc responsible for the beating of Johnny, and him and his gang was responsible for almost drowning ponyboy which led to Johnny stabbing
Instead of a cheerful, happy tone, he sang it to be sad and depressing. Then, Robbie sings “Love Stinks” by The J. Geils Band, and points out people in the crowd who feel as if the world is also against them. After Robbie’s performance, he is known as “mentally insane” and having “a nervous breakdown,” according to his sisters husband. Robbie’s new name as the “crazed” person in town proves that Robbie is only human, is not flawless, and makes mistakes that give him a bad reputation. Comic heroes are not perfect, they are very real, relatable and do not ask for much.
Huck basically grew up as an orphan, learning everything for himself while his father was busy getting drunk. When his father was around, he often beat Huck and was a bad role model in his life. When he escaped and began to befriend Jim, Jim took on a paternal role for Huck. In chapter nine when the river floods and the house floats by, Jim will not let Huck see the dead man inside. This is one example of how Jim is protective over Huck and tries to preserve his innocence.
Many problems in Amir’s life are unwittingly caused by Hassan. For instance, in his childhood, Amir is constantly competing with Hassan for Baba’s attention and love. This leads to his lack of action when he witnesses Hassan’s rape. His regret for not interfering when it happened and hiding his misguided choice infect his mind even in his adult life six years later when he moves to America. With a few exceptions, people simultaneously embody evil and good in their life; Hosseini demonstrates this with Amir, who is convinced that he himself is evil, and spends most of the book struggling to redeem himself so he can finally realize he is not wicked after all.
At the end of the film, the father remarks to his son Jimmy: ‘the corn is strong but so are the weeds,” metaphorically referring to the failure of two of his sons—Chu Cho and Jimmy—to succeed in life because of how they succumbed to lives of crime and failed to live up to his expectations. Similarly, in the movie El Norte one of the Chicano waiters who works in the restaurant with Enrique undergoes discrimination from the other Latino works due to what they consider his over-assimilation into U.S. culture (El
Later on in the chapter, Atticus tells Scout how Bob’s alcoholism affects his family negatively. Atticus says, " it's certainly bad, but when a man spends his relief checks on green whiskey his children have a way of crying from hunger pains" (Lee 41). This shows how Bob only cares about himself as he would rather spend his checks on him than an essential need for his kids. In Chapter 19, Tom Robinson is on the witness stand and tells the court that Mayella brought him to her room and kissed him on the cheek. Tom also says that Mayella told him that she has never kissed a grown man before.
Ponyboy and the greasers fight against the Socs in Tulsa Oklahoma. Ponyboy is an outsider because he doesn’t believe in fighting. During the course of the novel, Ponyboy becomes enlightened on how he views the world. In the beginning of the novel, Ponyboy has a dark view of his oldest brother Darry. He feels Darry doesn’t care for him the same way as Soda does(Soda is Ponyboys other older brother).
In the play, A Raisin in the Sun, written by Lorraine Hansberry, Ruth and Walter influence the plot the most. Throughout the play, Walter and Ruth argue an abundant amount of times about things that causes conflict between the characters Walter is an African American male who works as a chauffeur, and he lives with his mother, his sister, and his wife and son. Walter is a very rude and bitter person towards the other characters in the play. He wants to use his father’s insurance money to start a liquor business so he can help support his family, but everybody thinks it’s a bad idea. Since nobody thinks it is a good idea, Walter ends up being harsh towards everybody else.
It all started with the ambition to be like his father and understand how to be like him. John Wayne Gacy was born on March 17, 1942. Gacy did not have the best childhood growing up. His father was a drunk and repeatedly beat his siblings and him with a razor strap and was said to have physically assaulted his mother too. Gacy’s sister, Karen, said that they learned to toughen up and not cry during the beatings.
Their father was a drunk and would beat on the children constantly, and sometimes even hit their mother. Later on, Gacy faced a conflict over his sexuality, he began to question himself on the interest of men. He suffered major bullying at school, because he was different. Gacy dropped out of high school, left his hometown, and ended up in Las Vegas. Gacy was known for being a kind man, and he was a well liked person in his community.
For a brief moment Ponyboy Curtis makes a human connection only to realize it can’t last. In The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton there are two gangs the soc’s, a rich upper class gang too preppy to care, and the greasers a gang that feels too much yet has too little. Ponyboy Curtis, a greaser, convinces himself he is alone except for his gang until he meets Cherry Valance. She is a soc, the group that Ponyboy had always been taught to hate.
Holden’s parents hold more of a negative influence on his life. “Lawyers are all right, I guess – but it doesn’t appeal to me…all you do is make a lot of dough and play golf and play bridge and buy car and drink martinis and look like a hot-shot” (Salinger 172). Holden has a pessimistic view of his parents, as he sees them as selfish and only caring about possessions since his father is a lawyer. The reader is able to understand why Holden may be led to depression, partially due to the lack of care he receives from them. Both, Holden and Christopher’s families, among numerous others, struggle to get along, and at times, have considerable negative sway on their emotional
Ponyboy’s parents died in a car crash leaving his oldest brother Darrel also known as Darry to take care of his two younger brothers. The middle brother Sodapop is always trying to keep Darry and Ponyboy from fighting. Darry has become more of a parent figure in in Ponyboys life causing a lot of tension between the two. Some of the other main characters are Johnny, Two-Bit, Dallas, and Steve. They are all Greasres and are coincided a gang but just think of each other as friends.