This society though, slowly spirals into disorder and eventually chaos. The main characters, Ralph and Jack, constantly contradict each other and fight for the loyalty of the younger boys and power. The author, William Golding, created this book to portray the potential evil in every human. These boys in particular are not inherently wicked but most of them do get caught up in the fantasy of having ultimate control which leads to the boys being unable to live amongst one another. The boys immaturity of living in the fantasy results in frivolous behavior throughout the start of the book.
The novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain received many critics interpreting the novel differently. In the novel, there is a boy named Huck, who is uncivilized and white, goes on an adventure with a slave named Jim, who was running away from his owner. Throughout the journey, Huck develops his own mortality about slaves and society, which is different from society’s. This novel uses the “N” word which is why some consider it racists. The initial reception of the novel was that it’s racists because of the usage of the “N” word and the stereotypes, currently the book has mixed views and many places has banned it, and I believe that this book is not racists.
And if you did have to go by yourself, you should have carried a blade.” (P.12) Of course Ponyboy does not understand this, he is not mature enough to get Darrel’s true intentions. Ponyboy thinks that Darrel does that because he is not like his brother, but that is not even where Darrel is coming from.“Me and Darry just didn 't dig each other. I never could please him. He would have hollered at me for carrying a blade if I had carried one. If I brought home B 's, he wanted A 's, and if I got A 's, he wanted to make sure they stayed A 's.
Instead of getting offended and accepting Bob’s invitation to fight, he refuses and casually walks away. He even made a joke saying he wished Bob Ewell wouldn’t chew tobacco. When he is confronted by his son Jem about the incident, he tells Jem to have more empathy. He says in the novel, “‘Jem, see if you can stand in Bob Ewell’s shoes a minute. I destroyed his last shred of credibility at that trial...the man had to have some kind of comeback.’” (p.249) This quote really shows us the level of empathy Atticus can have.
Oedipus proved to be an extremely curious man who was constantly seeking answers, but regardless, when he was told the information he sought by someone else, he always refused to acknowledge it. Oedipus often had the answers he searched for right in front of his face. Yet somehow, he managed to dismiss all of them completely, because he did not like the idea of them. For one, after Creon tried to deny Oedipus’s accusation against him, instead of listening to what Creon had to say, Oedipus chose to ignore it and insult him by telling Creon, he had the, “art glib of tongue, but [Oedipus was] slow to learn from [him]; [as Oedipus] kn[ew] too well [Creon’s] venomous hate” (Sophocles and Storr 547-548). Oedipus was literally refusing to believe a word Creon said, because in Oedipus’s mind, Creon was King Laius’s killer.
Mark Twain tells story of a white boy, whom one would consider to be an outsider, Huck, and his older friend Jim, a runaway slave; that exemplify that racism is something that will always be. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has been facing continuous controversy ever since it 's publication date in 1884 and has seemingly continued to make news even today. Mark Twain, the author, faced much scrutiny for his lack of respect for religion, for his ungrammatical American vernacular, and for being racist. The novel was removed from schools because of the novels portrayal of Jim and its use of the "N" word. Twain used the "N" word 219 times throughout the novel, which some people thought it got in the story 's message against slavery; but others, thought Twain perfectly captured the way people talked back then.
For example, Atticus defended Tom Robinson in his case even though the town was against. This is because he thought that all people, including black people, deserved a chance to prove themselves. Also, Atticus had defended Calpurnia when Aunt Alexandra wanted to fire her; because Aunt Alexandra thought that she wasn't needed. Atticus respected Calpurnia; he even acknowledged that the family needed her. He has always been respectful of Calpurnia.
In the the poem, On Turning Ten by Billy Collins, and in the book, Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury, there are similarities and differences between both texts and their main characters, mainly the boy for the poem and Mr. Halloway. Mr. Halloway was 40 when Will, his son, was born. He felt like he was too old to have a child. The boy in On Turning Ten is growing up and he remembers how life was when he was a little boy. For example, what he got for Christmas and his birthday, what he was for Halloween, and his imaginary friends.
He is very caring and always had us children up to par. I loved how goofy he could be but at the same time, he would keep us in our place. He would love to make us smile or entertain us, but we couldn’t just do or say what we wanted. If we stepped out of place, he would punish us. He was the type of guy that you loved to impress, and would always want to be doing good in his eyes.. Uncle Bobby was always interested in learning more in mechanics despite his lack of degrees.
It not only deals with a difficult time in American history, it marks an important transformation for Twain himself” (Chadwick). Slavery was rampant during the setting of the novel. All that the book does is show the situation from the eyes of a white child raised at the time. Twain depicts situations at the time just as they were. Blacks were beaten.