In the novel The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton the character Darrel Curtis is unquestionably influenced by his gang as it prevents him from being successful to becoming the father of the gang, and overall being someone to look up to. Darrel, or Darry has always wanted to become something amazing in life, but sadly when his parents died in a fatal car crash, he was left to raise his two younger brothers, Sodapop, and Ponyboy. More specifically, Darrel chooses his gang over his potential future to care for his friends but sadly, “. . .
the regret he has turns to outbursts of violence and anger, which he takes out onto his younger brother Wes. This lack of discipline and self control soon rubbed off onto wes as show in chapter 6. “Wes’s attendance became sporadic, and once his first child was born, he just stopped going” and also in “Wes would play videogames in the house and then head out to check on his drug operation...Wes would normally be out “trying to find a job”, as he would tell her” (110). From the text the author Wes Moore shares how these foolish actions will further limits his chances of getting a real job and being hired and how it was and easier way for Wes to get back into the drug game so soon after he is released from prison. On other side, author Wes Moore, getting involved in military school, was and experience that shaped his attitude and behavior.
Did you know that Malala has her own “Malala Day” in the United Nations, and Alex Lin got his own bill passed when he was only a teen? Both of these people are or were teen activists. You may be asking what a teen activist is. A teen activist is a teen that is speaking up against something that is wrong. A teen activist might start marches, rallies, and speeches that support their cause.
Identity. Fluid like water, it can change or grow at any moment. Every individual has a unique set of influential people, places, and experiences that formed their identities. The impact outside factors can have on one 's identity is demonstrated through the memoirs Rocket Boys by Homer Hickam, Jr., and The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. Both set in West Virginian towns, these books follow the protagonists on their way to self discovery.
In the film, The Graduate, you can see the generation gap between Benjamin Braddock and his overbearing parents. Although he has a degree, a nice car, and lives quite luxuriously, he is unsatisfied and unsure what to do with the rest of his life. Material possessions don’t seem to matter much to Ben, they matter a great deal to his parents though. His parents clearly don’t understand their son and why he doesn’t go out and look for a job or continue with graduate school after earning his degree. This leads to conflict in their relationship because they have two contrasting ideas of what Ben should be doing with his life.
In the stories "Barn Burning" and "Greasy Lake" by William Faulkner and Tom Boyle, their protagonists slowly transition from childhood into adulthood. Their character's development is portrayed through long periods of near stagnancy, peaking in a sudden moment of enlightenment or epiphany. Both Faulkner's and Boyle's characters have prospered into an adult. Throughout the stories there is evidence that shows how the protagonists arrived at adulthood. Adulthood could have many different meanings.
The camera shots in the film were similar to the ones used in the movie “Boyhood” , which was mediums and lots up close-ups, along with some long shots. The camera shots expressed each moment of Mel Coplins journey to find his parents . The film was all over the place , so it was often cutting into several scenes , as he was meeting the different people he thought was his parents. The music played in the film really went along with the story plot and his generation
Music has always been something to interpret. But what is to be interpreted today is two similar films; Almost Famous and Sing Street. Almost famous is about a super intelligent young teen that gets accepted into writing an entry for the popular Rolling Stones magazine. On the other hand, Sing Street is about a teen that starts his own band to get a girl and escape from what challenges him. The films can easily be compared and contrasted.
Parenthood (1989) is a film that shows several psychological development. The family portrayed in this film was realistic, relatable and most importantly understandable. There so many characters in this film that I would love to analysis in detail but I have chosen to focus on the main character Gil, Frank (Gil’s father) and Kevin (Gil and Karen’s son). Gil Gil is a happily married father of three kids in middle adulthood. Gil exhibits generativity which is one of Erikson’s stages of development.
IN lines 23- 36, the author talks of his friend car shopping and how he did not want an entertainment system . But, the car dealer didn’t understand, because “[entertainment systems] are quickly becoming the hottest addon since rearview mirror fuzzy dice” (lines 35-36). Parents want peace and quiet while driving so they take the easy way out, entertainment systems. But, in the anecdote it gives an example of a person who went with his beliefs and didn't’ give into this. Ths allows for the reader to see what is happening in the world today.