2). Part 1: The story starts of with main character Connor's side. He found out that his parents had him put on Unwound list. He went to talk to his girlfriend, Ariana. She suggested that he run away, so Conner asked her if she wants to come with him, and she said yes.
“The boy with murder in his eyes tugs on Lev’s white silk shirt trying to pull him out of the car. ”(Shusterman pg34) The reason this is such a great quote from Shusterman is because it shows that Connor isn’t thinking, He's struggling to pull Lev out of his car. If Connor was thinking he would have just continued to run, instead of wasting time trying to pull someone out of their car to use as a hostage or even saving them. Connor is lucky that everything worked out for him in this part of the book.
As the fourth section progresses we are introduced to a variety of characteristics that define a rebel. My personal take was that you know you are truly rebel when you cannot be easily defined by stereotypes of a rebel. In addition, a rebellious person may rebel against multiple ideals but in rebelling against those ideals they support different ideals. Chris McCandless is a paragon of a rebel seen in his rebellion against societal norms but also his rebellion against characteristics of individuals that rebel against societal norms.
He was reckless when it came to how his friends and family would react when he left because their emotions didn’t seem to matter to him when he made the decision to leave them. His narcissism, however, did not show solely through his recklessness with the feelings of others, but also through how unprepared he was. His stubbornness stopped him from accepting help, and his ignorance prevented him from realizing what he needed to do to survive. Chris’s decision to leave was his equivalent to Evel Knievel’s decision to try to jump over a box filled with rattlesnakes and lions. With that stunt, Knievel had put others at risk for the sake of his own personal goal: money and
If the power isn 't in your hands, the power of temptation is... The word power makes some think of leadership, positive role models, and mentors, but sometimes power is a want that can overcome the actions of an individual in a negative way. The novel Unwind is about two runaways, Risa and Connor, who are trying to escape being unwound or dismantled, as well as make the right decision that will defend what they stand for, and keep them alive. Similarly, in the novel UnWholly by Neal Shusterman, Connor and Risa have moved on from running away, and are now taking leadership in running the Graveyard, a safe place for runaway unwinds until they turn 17, and cannot be unwound. Both of the stories use symbolism and character archetype to imply the theme that wanting power of something you don 't have can be tempting, but might not always be the right thing.
He escapes from the police by going underground into the sewer system beneath the
Where we’re from, who we know, and how our mental makeup is, is very important in our lives. It can be the deciding factor between life in prison and a life dedicated to giving back to others. In The Other Wes Moore, The lives of two young men are examined through three distinct lenses, how the role our environment, social capital (How we get ahead by helping each other) and how our mindset can dictate who we become later on in life. Both of these young men grew up in roughly the same environment, the ghettos of Baltimore, Maryland and the Bronx, New York, respectively.
He rose from an impoverished childhood in rural North Dakota to become fabulously wealthy. However, he did this by participating in organized crime, including distributing illegal alcohol and trading in stolen securities. He was once also in college at St. Olaf’s College, but dropped out after only two weeks because he could not bear the janitorial job with which he was paying his tuition. Though he never looks back on any of the mistakes he made in his past as he says “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past. (Fitzgerald 149-153)”
Kyle was Scott's friend, who ended up being a stranger to Scott. Kyle wasn’t the same person Scott knew, the kid who stood up for his friends. It's the first time for Scott Hudson and his friends going into high school. No one really knows what to expect. Scott meets a lot of people on his journey of freshmen year.
Unbroken is the best word that can be used to describe Louie Zamperini. In the book Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand, there are three other adjectives that can be used to describe Louie Zamperini, the main character. These adjectives are determined, compassionate, and defiant. These attributes can be proven through not only Louie’s actions, but his thoughts as well. These are the three different characteristics of Louie.
Louie Zamperini and Mutsuhiro “The Bird” Watanabe: Character Comparison Like snowflakes, all people are extremely unique. Therefore, it can be assumed that we all have a different outlook on the world and will handle what the universe throws at us in our own way. In the young adult novel, Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand conveys this theme, war and trauma can have profound and varied effects on different people experiencing it in a similar way. She does this by showing the reader extremes at opposite ends of the spectrum: Louie Zamperini and Mutsuhiro Watanabe.
The upbringing of a child contains many factors, many of which correlate to where a child grows up. The people, culture, and experiences of someone’s childhood are the greatest determining factor for what kind of person they will become. So how does the nature and nurture of one’s upbringing impact the decisions that they make, and their life in general? Author Wes Moore explores this question in his memoir, The Other Wes Moore, as it relates to two lives in particular. Moore main purpose in this book is to explore the overarching impact that a collection of expectations and decisions, not always one’s own, can have on someone’s life.
Mark Smith the author of “The Road to Winter” exhibits that in times of affliction brings out the very finest and least in people. The content is centred around the main character Finn. He remained alive through a pernicious virus that wiped out his entire town and has had to adapt to a life by himself since he lost his family and friends. He learnt to kill animals, defend himself and a whole lot more. Out of the blue a mystery girl shows up with a secret that changed Finns terrene.
Connor has always been one to hide in dangerous places. His favorite spot to get away is behind an exit sign on a freeway overpass because for Connor, life on the edge is home. He constantly searches for ways to find an adrenaline rush, such as getting into fights with everyone he can. Never one to get good grades, or make his parent proud, he tests their limits by constantly pushing their buttons and causing them as much stress as he can. Upon finding out that he was to be unwound, he made it his goal to make them feel as guilty as possible about making this irreversible decision.