In the book “ The Outsider” readers can tell that all the conflict and things like that is the Socs fault. The author of the book is S.E Hinton, she composed the book because she wanted to show of how the two social groups control themselves with the major events that has happened and it follows the rivalry between the Greasers, a group of young boys from a poorer community, and the rich, high class Socs of the same age through the view of Ponyboy, a 14 year old Greaser. The day after Ponyboy gets jumped by a group of Socs, he meets Cherry, who is a Soc. She surprises Ponyboy by being unlike any of the other Socs he has ever met - kind and ordinary, not acting like she is above him. Later, in an incident, Johnny panickedly stabs a Soc to death when he tries to drown Ponyboy.
In the classic hero versus villain tale, the struggle between good and evil seems to be black and white. And yet in Unbreakable (M. Night Shyamalan, 2002), the lines are blurred so that the villain creates a hero. The villain, Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson) has a disorder in which his bones break like glass and therefore distorting his childhood and making him seem like an outcast. As where our hero, David Dunn (Bruce Willis) is the star athlete, who gave up his potential career in football for a girl who he loved. The two characters are juxtaposed in every way possible: fragile to unbreakable, strong to weak, self-assured to needing guidance.
Radio appears to be his second chance to do something, a chance to redeem himself, to make a difference. Though more people become sensible to Radio, the coach 's mentoring incites angry opposition from a local banker, Frank Clay whose bullying son, Johnny is the town 's star athlete. Frank and his friends think that the football team is distracted by Radio’s cheerleading and that he attracts too much attention. When was Open Full Document Radio, Film analysis
Jurgis and James “I have to believe that when things are bad I can change them.” Jurgis Rukis from the book The Jungle by Upton Sinclar struggled to support himself and his family in Chicago in the early 1900s. James Braddock also took on a struggle in the movie Cinderella Man. James lived in New York, New York in the 1930s. Jurgis and James are alike and different in many ways.
This film tells the story of a family leaves America, and tries to find a happy life in the jungles of America. The reason that they decide to start a new life is the father, a brilliant inventor, is stubborn and erratic. He has nine patents and six pending. The excerpt, “This place is a toilet.” (Mosquito Coast 3:10) and “Buy junk, sell junk, eat junk.”
In the book, Bringing Down the House by Ben Mezrich, the reader becomes emotionally involved with the lives all of the characters. The audience gets pulled into the dangerous life of card counting and learns about each character along the way. The main character, Kevin Lewis, stands out among the rest of the characters in the book due to his conflicting desires. It is apparent that Kevin struggles to find a balance between his responsibilities in the real world and a fantasy life in Vegas. He is in a constant battle between personal gain and the yearning for his father 's approval.
Novels like Huckleberry Finn and newer science-fiction books include a rebellious teen as the main character. In a time where slavery was the status quo, Huckleberry Finn ran away and befriended Jim, a runaway slave. Huckleberry Finn, was rebellious and faked his death to his whole town. Huckleberry’s act of rebellion further advanced social progress because of his relationship with Jim. The bond that the two created, stripped Huckleberry from the racist views of his hometown and made Huckleberry realize that their friendship was acceptable.
His parent worry about the net presidential election as their cousins’ lives are threatened. An average American teenage with struggles deriving from his race. Many teenagers and children alike come across the same problems when it comes to living in America. America prides themselves the title of ‘the melting pot’, yet the racism the country was built upon still bubbles in the cauldron. Western viewpoint with internalized
What is one to do when ones kin is the obstacle in finding ones true identity? In “Sonny’s Blues,” the two main characters, Sonny and his brother, the narrator, grow up facing many perilous customs in the ghetto of Harlem, ultimately changing them, and eventually causes the two brothers to head towards different paths in life, allowing conflict to emerge between them. Sonny chases towards a life filled with jazz and heroine, while his brother turns to a more luxurious life with a respectable teaching position. The eldest brother, the narrator, has dubiousness over Sonny’s way of life, worrying that this will be the origin of him falling into a life emerged in darkness. However, towards the end of the short story, the narrator comes to the conclusion that it was he who was in the darkness, in which Sonny helps him escape for a brief moment.
Many philosophers say; “The most challenging part of growing up is letting go of what is comfortable, and moving on to something unknown.” This quote strongly applies to the maturity process of Jeremy “Jem” Finch, a lead character in Harper Lee’s award-winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Jem struggles to understand his role in society as the picturesque facade of his sleepy southern town is destroyed, revealing the darkness underneath the surface. In this coming-of-age story amidst of a race war, Jem navigates the hardships of maturity. He is aided by the guidance of his father, who plays an integral role in the conflict of the small town as the court-appointed lawyer of an African-American man falsely accused of assaulting a white
In S.E Hinton's book The Outsiders, If there wasn’t a difference moneywise between the greasers and the socs they might be friends. Money separated the socs are higher class and are treated differently. For example, if Bob and Johnny were friends then Bob might not be dead as well as Johnny and Dally. Because then there wouldn’t be a reason for Ponyboy and Johnny to run away. So that would save at least three lives just with a change in money.
The Outsiders, a novel by S.E. Hinton, may be an old book, but it still could teach many of us a lesson or two. The story has many unique themes, as there are several conflicts in the story. A theme is basically the underlying message of a book. The themes portrayed in this story include “Things are rough all over”, “Don’t judge a book by its cover”, and “True friendship can survive anything.” Ever felt like that kid gets all the good breaks, like nothing ever goes wrong for him or her?