In S. E. Hinton’s The Outsiders, two different gangs, the Greasers and the Socs detested each other. The author uses Ponyboy Curtis to demonstrate a Greaser’s opinion of the Socs. Ponyboy had an evolving conception of the Socs. At the beginning, he disliked the Socs because they are rich and have no problems, but he changes his opinion because of some discussions he had with a few of the Socs. His final opinion is that the Socs are just people after all, and they have problems too.
If Ponyboy stayed with his brothers, he would feel cared for and would be supervised by a loving person. Although some people assume that Ponyboy would not be looked out for under the supervision of his brothers and that nobody would think of him, that is not true. For Example Johnny said, “I’m going to turn myself in, it ain’t fair for Ponyboy to have to stay up in that church with Darry and Sodapop worryin’ about him all the time”. (87) This shows that he is cared for. It also illustrates that even though Pony and Johnny aren’t blood related, Johnny would turn himself in and risk going to
Which in the end resulted in a very unfitting demise for Gatsby and Myrtle. Nick is not an honest storyteller but he is a reliable narrator because throughout the story he has been judgemental towards others and not saying the full truth or truly giving the reader the satisfaction of knowing his feelings. In the beginning, he said this “In consequence, I’m inclined to reserve all judgments, a habit that has opened up many curious natures to me and also made me the victim of not a few veteran bores.” (Pg.1). Thus from the very beginning of the novel, Nick was stating he had to reserve all judgments but as the reader continues to read on this statement turns out to be false as he in multiple occasions judges a character such as Tom, Gatsby, and Daisy. Nick is a reliable narrator though he tells the full truth all the way to the end well at least to the reader not actually to the characters in the novel.
Prometheus’s punishment upsets and pains him. He also calls the punishment “shameful” multiple times over the course of the text (5, 16, 36). Prometheus clearly seems to deeply regret the effects of his actions. Prometheus adds that despite his incredible foreknowledge, “Nevertheless, I did not expect such a punishment” (11). His knowledge of the future still did not enable him to understand the full extent of his punishment.
The Outsiders: Compare and Contrast In the novel “The Outsiders,” by S.E Hinton and the movie by Francis Ford Coppola have numerous similarities and differences. Our thoughts on these particular aspects are very diverse as the universe is. Many things have been either left out or diminished from the movie, which makes it less interesting as the suspense lessens as you have finished reading the book. Although this might be the case, there were also many similarities between the two sources. The movie also missed critical events and that the author has included in her book, including Sandy, Ponyboy’s talk with Cherry Valance about sunsets, the streetlight in which Dally died, the hearing of Ponyboy’s fate at court, and Sodapop’s horse Mickey Mouse.
Even though Shakespeare does not make many themes as obvious as others throughout Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare chooses to introduce many universal themes with hidden meanings. In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare introduces many obvious themes, but one of the themes that are not clearly stated is everyone fails everyone and don’t trust everyone. This theme suggests that not everything in Romeo and Juliet is all safe and understanding. For example, Romeo’s relationship with family more specifically parents the relationship is strained and distanced. Such as, parents not making an effort to be parents and pick and prod until learning what is wrong with Romeo.
With lots of emotion “Now, captain,” said the squire, “you were right, and I was wrong. I own myself an ass, and I await your orders” (148). The squire reacted with surprise because he did not think that the captain was right about the crew. Though that was a time where seriousness was needed, the squire reacted how he usually would when he thought that he was right and he wasn’t, with surprise. Though their similarities and differences are clearly seen, what makes them friends, that is the main
Nonetheless, they didn’t know and didn’t stop to think what they were doing and what they were getting themselves into. Kipling thought that these men where somewhat hypocrite or at least they would soon become different. He thought that they could think and promise they wouldn’t change but at the end one of them would change after receiving the power of being king. Through time he came to know he was right and one of the two men changed completely after starting to receive part of the control. Dravot’s self-worth started to grow gradually and he started becoming selfish and arrogant to those near him.
David does not fully grasp how Sharon feels about him when they were young and in love, as he continually feels the desire to prove to her and himself that he is a hero or astonishing man. The fact that David did not want to save the cat in the first place, yet he did it to preserve Sharon 's feelings for him is very ironic. While wanting to look like a noble man in Sharon 's eyes, even though she already viewed him in that way, David wound up negatively changing how Sharon perceived his character and integrity. Insecurities in himself and in his relationship become evident when he seems to care so deeply about what the cat strangers think about him. “I wanted to briefly be adored by strangers, to be remembered as a handsome and kind man, a better man, more complete, even saintly”.
Though we can see that the book is not a type of an allegory, and each of the character is able to represent as simply a character, there are still some ideas and things that can be gained by observing at each character as the representatives if their bigger group. Lennie’s character in the story is a symbol of the "wise fool," someone who is mentally handicapped or inferior but who can show the best and the worst to other people. His foolishness makes him always to speak honestly about the truth in the situations where others won’t and he can sometimes do tings where the normal beings are not able to do. Lennie is also the symbolic character of some people who are being treated badly and discriminated because of their mental problems. Curley’s wife’s character is a symbolic of Eve , which the female character in the ancient story brings out what is sin and death to the universe.
However, Gene misreads this as a threat and comes to the conclusion that “The deadly rivalry was on both sides after all” (Knowles 54). He comes to this conclusion in an effort to make him feel better about himself due to a lack of confidence. While doing so temporarily rid him of his insecurities it fueled his jealousy and in turn allowing his inner war to thrive. He knew he was not as handsome nor
Equality’s time captive before his extraordinary escape has taken a toll on his body and mind and now at the end of his journey forces him to question whether the decisions he’s made are full of sin or teeming with righteousness. Most who read this book would not come close to thinking these actions were wrong only the numbers of people in Equality’s generation would think this. Equality’s childhood was limited just as every other person around him. Apart from a few minor distinctions from the regular drone Equality was seemingly regular. One immense difference that changed his life was his level of intelligence.
One common occurrence throughout most of the stories we hear throughout this podcast, the hero in the stories always seem to feel that either something or someone guided them. Without these motives, who know what could have happened to these people. Another reason prior experiences can be argued is because if one looks inward they may notice a trend in themselves. Imagine if a person had a series of unfortunate events happen to them, soon they would adapt to a specific decision that may not be the right decision. The naturally evil and naturally good argument should be put to rest in this instance because everyone knows a good person who does bad things on occasion and vice versa.
This essay that you will be reading about is the overlook of comparing and contrasting myself to Huck Finn. As many of you have read the story, “Huckleberry Finn” you should know all about how Huck is described in the story. The most common description about Huck is that he is very independent. Huck is more to himself and he doesn’t like listening to anyone but himself. Now I am going to go into a little more detail about myself and Huck.