Hinton describes Johnny as, “A little dark puppy that has been kicked too many times and lost his crowd of strangers” (11). This is because Johnny 's parents are abusive: his mother verbally and his father physically. Both parents are neglectful, and the lack of parental love is the base of his self-esteem problems. He was only looking for acceptance, especially from Dallas Winston. Dally was his role model, a tough hoodlum, who also went through some personality changes.
He lived on Lake Vineyard, a ranch near Los Angeles (Benson). George struggled in school, he could not read very well because he had a severe type of dyslexia. He was Also constantly bullied by classmates (Gitlin). In 1910 he married Beatrice Ayer, a friend from his childhood. She was the daughter of a very wealthy man who did not want her to marry George because he did not want her to be married to a military officer.
Would you ever stand up for your brother or sister even if you knew that you would get in trouble? Cassie knew the consequences of standing up for her little brother, Little Man, but she did it anyway. At the beginning of the book Miz Crocker, Cassie´s teacher, gives the kids each a book that was very dusty and worn down. Little Man waited anxiously for his own special book. He looks down at his book in complete disgust.
Many problems in Amir’s life are unwittingly caused by Hassan. For instance, in his childhood, Amir is constantly competing with Hassan for Baba’s attention and love. This leads to his lack of action when he witnesses Hassan’s rape. His regret for not interfering when it happened and hiding his misguided choice infect his mind even in his adult life six years later when he moves to America. With a few exceptions, people simultaneously embody evil and good in their life; Hosseini demonstrates this with Amir, who is convinced that he himself is evil, and spends most of the book struggling to redeem himself so he can finally realize he is not wicked after all.
He starts with his teachings with a lecture on their imminent deaths, explaining to the students that their lives are fleeing so they should seize the day to make their lives count, to leave a legacy of ‘carpe diem’. He teaches them the works of the romantic poets such as Thoreau and Lord Byron and starts outdoor exercises to warm them of dangers of conformity and the power of sports as a way which human beings push each other to excel. From the start, Mr Keating’s words had a very strong impact on most of the students, his way of teaching was different, and he encouraged freedom of speech and read poems containing words and meanings that changed the students’ perspective of life forever. Todd Anderson is given an assignment which he doesn’t complete, Mr Keating sees through Todd’s fear and makes him say whatever comes to mind,
Teachers have the ability to impact every student they come across. Whether they have a positive or negative effect is often dependent on the student’s interpretation of the lessons. In the classic drama film, Dead Poets Society English teacher John Keating tries to teach his students lessons that everyone can learn from. He teaches at the all-boys school, Welton Academy, which he also attended when he was a boy. While his positive messages to enjoy life reach affect many of the boys, it can be argued that his messages drove Neil Perry to suicide.
Instead of enjoying her time away from her family, all she thinks about is how they might be hurt and that it is all her fault. Soto says, ”But an ill feeling stirred inside her. She felt awful about arguing with her father. She felt bad for her mother and two brothers, who would have to spend the next three hours in the car with him. Maybe he would do something crazy, like crash the car on purpose to get back at her, or fall asleep and run the car into an irrigation ditch.
When he meets Eva again, she takes him see the “Gardener”, but when she does Mason doesn't think it's real. So, when he finds out who the “Gardner” is he is shocked who it is. It effects the book a lot because it's his father. His mother knew the whole time that it was his father and he didn't get to have a father figure in his life and to have a dad to look up to. Eva also was trying to kill Mason's dad, but she end up getting caught .
The main character suffers mentally from his failures and the stress of having to tell his father who he knows will be extremely disappointed. I mean how does one deal when someone spends their whole life ensuring your success and happiness only for you to disappoint them? This question, I believe is going through the main characters head which leads him to think suicidal thoughts, “I shall go and hang myself...I shall go and drink poison weed-killer.” This made me miserable because I know that some people truly get this way. It makes me upset because although the school is not one of his strengths there are sure to be other things he can be successful at and find strengths in. For example, a pastor, “I will try for to pass the entering exam into Malua Theological College and study for to be a pastor.” I can infer that suicide is not an option because no matter how hard it is, keep pursuing success and in the end, you will find it is worth it.
Chungneijang then tells her father that he was hitting Theresa and so she lost her temper and hit him. Her father then yells at her saying that he made her joined athletes so that she can control her anger. Chungneijang then tells her father that she has no interest in athletes. Her father gets very dishearten and says that since two years he is taking loan for her athletes, chungneijang’s youngest sibling then interferes and tells his father that she wants to become a boxer. Chungneijang father says that he must have burnt the glove instead of throwing it.