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, “. . .
When he misses his final exam, his parents talk the school into letting him pass. This is an example as to how excessive his parents are about Crabbe following their dreams. If he did follow everything his parents wanted him to do, he would become a non-independent thinker. Crabbe was becoming depressed for he was not enjoying life. Crabbe was depressed because when his parents planed out his whole life, he did not want to do those things and wanted to portray that he is independent.
Mom also loses her job because she did not want to do it, she thought teaching was hard so the kids had to deal with their Mom’s dream to be an artist, not a teacher she ditches her teaching job for a low paying job because it made her happy because of this it made it hard for the kids to live a easy life but yet they still forgave mom. After the Walls moved out of their grandma’s home in Welch they moved into a rotting house that they could barely afford because they had very little money the rotting house had no indoor plumbing and was also located in Welch. Dad believed that there was enough land at their rotting house to build a Glass Castle so Dad had the kids dig a hole. After the kids dug the hole Dad fills it with trash and the hole they dug up for the Glass Castle was used as a dumpster even after that the kids still forgave him. I believe that if I were the kids and I worked that hard to be lied
In the beginning of the novel, Robert Ross starts off as a really noble protector of innocence. “He’s old enough to go to war, he hasn’t gone.” Findley states this is his novel, as to have the readers understand Robert’s nature from the start. Robert does want to be part of the war; he does not believe in war and does not have an interest in taking the lives of others. Here, Robert’s identity is of innocence and kindness, as his character is nothing but loving and caring. Robert Ross has an older sister named Rowena;
“The eyes of our brothers are dull, and never do they look one another in the eyes. The shoulders of our brothers are hunched, and their bodies were shrinking and wished to shrink out of sight” (Rand 46). This quote gives the idea that they feel some sort of fear or uneasiness but can’t seem to express their feelings because it’s against the law. That feeling is felt throughout the entire book except the ending when Equality finds the meaning of life which is one’s self. Me and my partnered both assumed that when Equality escaped, they didn’t decide to go after him as punishment, because they probably thought he wouldn’t last and would die.
However, in the movie "Life is Beautiful", Guido does all he can to prevent Joshua from finding out the truth of the circumstances. The tone is much lighter, it is not of sadness for Joshua for he is unaware; only the audience can experience the sadness. Joshua is protected from the atrocities of the camp because his father manufactured the situation into a game (Gray, n.d.). Since the tone was distinctly unalike in the two stories, in the same way, the experiences were also
In his book the Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie portrays a teenage boy, Arnold Spirit (junior) living in white man’s world, and he must struggle to overcome racism and stereotypes if he must achieve his dreams. In the book, Junior faces a myriad of misfortunes at his former school in ‘the rez’ (reservation), which occurs as he struggles to escape from racial and stereotypical expectations about Indians. For Junior he must weigh between accepting what is expected of him as an Indian or fight against those forces and proof his peers and teachers wrong. Therefore, from the time Junior is in school at reservation up to the time he decides to attend a neighboring school in Rearden, we see a teenager who is facing tough consequences for attempting to go against the racial stereotypes. The decision to attend a white school is a tough one and Junior understands that for him to survive and to ensure that his background does not stop him from attaining his dreams; he must battle the stereotypes regardless of the consequences.
Reflection #2 David K. Shipler also goes on how those attempting to escape poverty also face psychological problems such as hopelessness, helplessness, depression, trauma, and lack of motivation to even attempt to fix their own lives. Shipler includes one Los Angeles man’s remark after being asked to define poverty in his book that states that poverty is: Not hopelessness-helplessness. Why should I get up? Nobody’s ever gonna ever hire me because look at the way I’m dressed, and look at the fact that I never finished high school, look at the fact that I’m black, I’m brown, I’m yellow, or I grew up in
In Tony Went to the Bodega but He Didn’t Buy Anything, Martín Espada shows how culture shock can affect someone who is a minority. The poem starts off by telling us “Tony’s father left the family” (line 1) and immediately I felt sad for Tony, but then it goes on to say that he was a boy who was “nine years old who had to find work” (lines 4-5). Not only does Tony not have a father figure growing up, but due to his financial situation, he now must find a job despite being so young. This is not uncommon because race and socio-economic status are tied, so many minorities have to find jobs at younger, even illegal ages to support their families. At the bodega, Tony not only learns more about his workplace, he learns more about Latino culture.
Wes Moore’s mother sacrificed everything she had to get him a good education and made sure that he wouldn 't get caught up in the drug game. The “other” Wes Moore’s mother told him not to use drugs but she was using them herself. They both grew up without a father but each for different reasons. Wes Moore 's father had died when wes was only 3 from a rare disease that essential made his body suffocate itself. “My father 's body suffocated itself.” (15) Wes helplessly watched as his father suffer.
The KLIATT comments on the cartoon art that adds good detail to the story, but it’s Junior’s voice that will stay with the readers and help them understand the reservation experience which is haunted by alcohol abuse but rich in family love, and know something about what it feels like to be Native American in a white world. They talk about how Alexie writes and the voice that makes everything clear in the feelings being portrayed; since he has a familiarity, understanding, and attachment with the story that no other narrator could possibly bring to it. The hardship, pain, loss, grief, and love will all be felt sincerely. Alexie’s audio version will let readers be able to imagine the pictures junior has drawn even without looking at them. They mention Junior’s frank and mature language, so that if someone were to listen to it they would need to be in high school.
He realizes that poverty is acting as an anchor, keeping him grounded from reaching new heights and succeeding in life. Junior is being persuaded to leave the reservation; to pursue his dreams, the only problem is that he does not know where to go. Mr. P explains to Junior “Son… You’re going to find more and more hope the farther and farther you walk away from this sad, sad, sad reservation” (Alexie 43). Junior is told that he can have a different future from his parent’s or anyone else’s on the reservation. The fact
He never truly accepted his adoptive family. He felt like he wasn’t good enough for his biological family then he wasn’t good enough for his adoptive family. As a result his anger and confusion began to build and eventually began to effect his social and occupational life. During high school, Tyler didn’t participate in sports or develop many relationships with his peers. Although Tyler’s adoptive parents raise him and taught his just as Cody’s parents did, he began to regress and eventually began thinking that he didn’t have to work for anything in life and that people owed him something.
In Twain 's school days he didn 't know anything about slavery so he didn 't think anything bad about it. One of Twain 's main characters whose name is Huck Finn was a boy who grew up in the slavery times. Huck grew up without any parents, his dad was a drunk and who knows where his mother was. He traveled home to home but he’s been living in a stable house with Ms.Watson who was taking care of him. This book should be read by future students because it brings up certain ideas like being able to stand up for what you believe in, making difficult decisions on your own, and learning how to be independent.
After all of the deaths and dissatisfactions in juniors life, he knows he can never become an alcoholic. He knows his parents love him and want a better life for him; he says, “Yeah, Dad is a drunk and Mom is an ex-drunk, but they don’t want their kids to be drunks”. Although Arthur’s father is seemingly content with living the life of an alcoholic, he does not want the same for his son or daughter. Once it becomes too late for juniors ’s sister to avoid a life of alcoholism, his mother tries to guarantee that juniors ’s destiny will be different from his father and sister’s: “ ‘Don’t you ever drink,’ my mother said to me. She slapped me.