In the story The Outsiders written by S.E Hinton, there are two rival groups/ gangs, the greasers and the Socs. A young boy named Ponyboy explained his journey being a greaser and the sacrifices, consequences, and decisions he had to manage with. This story reminds me of William Shakespeare's story Romeo and Juliet of their similarities which are they gangs, fights, and loyalty and differences that are the wealthiness, behaviors, and between the two books. One of the similarities of the two books is the groups/ gangs, because in Romeo and Juliet there are the Montague and Capulets and in The Outsiders there are the greasers and the Socs. They are both enemies and try to sabotage and fight each other when every they have the chance to.
Despite the original quest the new quest is more substantial and it is to survive being stranded at sea with dangerous zoo animals. His love and care for animals comes to a sudden halt; He has to fight and survive like an animal. There is one moment in the story where all his developed instincts were challenged. He was met with a school of flying fish that would jump out of the water and into the lifeboat. He had wrapped one fish in a blanket and intended to kill it with a hatchet.
The short story “The Water Buffalo” conveys a powerful allegory about youth, life indifference and our excursions through experiences both anticipated and unanticipated. This is evident through Tan’s use of creative symbolism and diction. Tan conveys a powerful allegory about youth through creative symbolism. Tan uses the the water buffalo to depict a wise old man who endures isolation. He lives in a vacant lot with grass that no one ever mows and he also lacks communication skills and does not speak, which symbolizes how he chooses to be alone since he would presumably require immense concentration and quietness to maintain his wisdom.
Authors use a variety of literary elements to create and tell a story. Many possible topics novels often include are the author's style, purpose, the structure, character development, voice, symbols, setting and theme. In the novel, Wolf Rider by Avi, the author uses specific story elements such as the character development, setting, and the theme to carry on the plot. Throughout the novel Andy's personality grows from calm and laid back, to scared and curious. At the beginning of Wolf Rider by Avi, Andy a 15 year old boy is just an average teenager about to leave for a party when he gets a call from a random man named zeke, who has claimed to have killed somebody.
The author came with the idea of writing a novel involving a crowd of teenagers trapped into an unbreakable Maze filled with hideous creatures while he was dreaming. He wrote it with the aim of being a social experiment, a study of a man’s mind. While reading it we experience the mystery of the location this book is based on and how the characters react to different events. The book is addressed to a younger audience but that does mean other people can understand it. The premise seems realistic and it can trick the reader into thinking it is not a fantasy novel until the point the Grievers appear into the plot.
The book call of the wild has many different themes, throughout the whole book while I was reading there was one specific theme that really stuck out to me and that was “Survival of the Fittest.” There is many reasons I say this is because the whole book Buck is conquering different obstacles. This book also reminds me of the book “The Hunger Games” the theme is similar to the book “ The Call of the wild,” because they both go by the universal theme as the “Survival of the Fittest.” The reason I say that the book “Call of the Wild” has the universal theme is survival of the fittest because Buck went through a lot of things in his life. Buck was kidnapped from Santa Clara when he was young and then taken to the harsh wilderness of the klondike. Buck did very well in the klondike he was very well suited for that environment, he was more in shape and ready for that environment than the other dogs that was there also. In chapter 1 page 6 it says “But Buck was neither house-dog nor kennel-dog.
“It was to be a story for boys; no need of psychology or fine writing; and I had a boy at hand to be a touchstone.” (Stevenson) Formerly titled The Sea Cook: A Story for Boys, by Robert Louis Stevenson, the novel was initially fashioned off the mere scraps of a map of childhood fantasy drawn by Stevenson’s stepson, Lloyd Osbourne. By the further implementation of similar material from previous authors, such as Charles Kingsley, Captain Charles Johnson, Edgar Allan Poe, and Washington Irving, the 19th Century Scottish writer would develop one of the most highly recognized pirate novels of all time; ultimately, branded in 1883 as Treasure Island. While the novel is a captivating story of pirates, buccaneers, and bandits alike, underneath it all rests profound meaning and importance. Themes of criminality, exploration, and friendship litter across the pages of the novel, yet there is one that rises above the others in both insinuation and significance. Accordingly, I argue that greed and capitalism itself have a uniquely strong echo throughout the novel, in effect allowing for a peek into a piece of the pirate mentality on the meaning of a good life.
The boats were raising hither.” “Boats without sails?” “They rose like steam from the bottom, through all dimensions. In each boat, there was one soul. I have never seen two souls together!” (Zherebtsova 4) The landscape around them is uncanny and ghastly, but the heroes do not pay attention to it. Bright-orange sun, flaming balls of dreams that fly in the air, flashing triangles, which turn into fish, all of those are familiar to the girl and her grandfather. At the end of the chapter, the grandfather Atollah walks away with a dead dog, which nevertheless accompanies him, and the girl jumps into the depth of the lake.
I’ve chosen this book because the title was familiar from my childhood and I had a brief idea of what the book spoke about, pirates which is a theme that amuses me. This book was written by Robert L. Stevenson to his girlfriend’s son who inspired him by showing him a drawing of a treasure map he had drawn. The book is divided in 34 chapters and in 3 major acts that divide the story in different stages, in the first act is where the actions emerge as conflicts, in the second is where things seem to have no solution and in the third one is where everything is solved. The book is narrated in the first person and mostly by Jim (31 chapters) and Dr. Livesey (3 chapters). It is a historical fiction book because is set a century before it was published.