The play Antigone is about a family with some major family problems. The two main characters are mostly Antigone and Creon, who is also Antigone’s uncle. At the start of the play Creon becomes the new king and decides that Antigone’s brother Polyneices should not have a proper burial, because he rebelled against the city. This makes Antigone mad and she decides that she is going to bury Polyneices. Creon finds out that someone buried Polyneices and says that the person should be put to death, because they broke the King’s new rules.
The council talks to one another about how he should be punished and that they should destroy it, so Equality grabs his box and runs to the Uncharted Forest. At the end of chapter seven, Equality says, “We have lied to ourselves. We have not built this box for the good of our brothers. We built it for its own sake.” (Rand, 76). Equality, after his disastrous show and tell, seems to realize he wasn’t inspired to create for his brothers after all.
John Keeting tells his students to cease the day and he teaches his English classes in an unconventional manner. Throughout the film Neil’s father pressured his son to attend Medical School and become a doctor, but, Neil had his own aspirations of becoming an actor. Through this pressure Neil approaches Mr. Keeting to inform his father about his dreams, which, leads to Neil disobeying his father and therefore leads to him been enrolled military school. Neil eventually could not deal with his controlling father and he commits suicide. Mr. Keeting is blamed for the death and is fired, however, his words do have a positive effect on Todd Anderson.
As Bayard is readying to leave Professor Wilkins' house he realizes he is the head of the Sartoris family. He is unnerved by this reality because he has questioned himself, asking whether he was becoming like his father despite his feelings. Colonel Sartoris’ murder is now his test to “ find out if I am what I think I am or if I just hope; if I am going to do what I have taught myself is right or if I am just going to wish I were”(215). As Bayard shakes Professor Wilkins’ hand, he thinks to himself, “ thou shalt not kill” (216). No matter how strongly Bayard feels about his father’s reputation from the war, it is now time for him to fill the role of the
Salinger, Holden Caulfield is kicked out of Pencey University because of his inability to show initiative in his schoolwork. After receiving the news that he must leave, Holden visits his history teacher, Mr. Spencer, in order to say goodbye. During their conversation, Mr. Spencer tells Holden, "Life is a game, boy. Life is a game that one plays according to the rules" (Salinger). After hearing that, Holden does not agree because he recognizes that life's game is an unfair one, one that is rigged and where one can easily have a better chance at winning than another.
Symbolic interactionism is the idea that people grow and develop through social interactions. For example, Gordie had recently lost his brother, Denny and Gordie’s father was making him feel unwanted by blaming him for the loss. In the movie the boys carried a gun for protection. When they found the body, an older group of boys came and were trying to take the body by threatening the younger boys, but Gordie picks up the gun and points it at one of the older boys and tell them that they need to leave them and the body alone. The older boys left and nothing happened, but this scene showed the change that Gordie had made because he had the courage to stand up the the older
Antonio faces difficulties in school due to his inability to effectively communicate with his classmates and teacher which is an impact of his upbringing in a Spanish-speaking home and it is detrimental until he decides he wants to learn “the magic in the letters” (Anaya 58). Antonio arrives at school excited for this new chapter in his life, but he leaves his first day feeling defeated due to his vast cultural differences from the other students. Antonio decides that he wanted to learn the language returns to school prepared to be immersed in this new language. His challenges regarding communication only followed him until he learned English, one of the languages of Antonio’s new culture. Barbara Kingsolver in “Going to Japan” faces a similar struggle when she arrives in Japan.
A work of fiction with an arthur that speaks his truth through the protagonist, Paul Baumer. Paul’s mental decline after being sent to war by his teachers after learning of duty and honor only to learn of the violent war that held only pain and death which forced him to change from a sensitive nineteen year old boy to be worn, apathetic soldier to deal with the harsh world he now lived in reflects those of the Lost Generation. The members of the Lost Generation were left damaged after the war without understanding. They were lead astray by society and unable to come back as the young boys that they had left
This results in Jake pushing away the love of the old man and girl in order to keep them out of the mystery and to find his father’s hidden message for him. Once he opens the automaton, he finds out a shocking, distinct connection between the old man, the girl, and is disappointed that his father didn’t leave him anything. He was devastated because he let his curiosity lead him to believe that his father left him a message and built very high expectations from that. But his curiosity also led him to find a family with the old man and the little girl. This shows that curiosity, when used right, can be used for achieving or discovering great things but can also lead you to danger or shattered
The reason why I think August Pullman is nice is because even though he knew about the circumstances that going to school would put him in he still went because his parents had wanted him to go. In my opinion that takes some guts to do. Also after the incident that happened to with him and his best friend Jack Will where Jack Will said something mean about Auggie, he still showed up and carried on with his school life. Also he tried to talk his way out of getting a beating by the 7th graders that were bothering him and Jack even though they were two times his size. This what I think August’s character traits
After he had a fight with the angels because he believed that he was being pushed around, Dennis quits medical school and goes to try and pursuit a life as a professional gamer. But after having a conversation with one of the patients he examined back in medical school he had realized that being a gastroenterologist has now become he and his father’s hope. After returning to Medical School, Dennis was able to combine the skills he learned by playing games, and gastroenterology procedures to make the study a passion for
Throughout the chapter the protagonist is unwilling to introduce himself, but shows his negativity towards his family and school. He starts off by telling us about his hatred for his brother, D.B’s job in the entertainment industry and refuses to explain why. We then learn that he has failed four classes and this would be his last semester and Pencey Prep, the school he attends. It was a frigid December afternoon and he had just arrived back to school from his fencing tournament in New York. He tells us about how he had lost the equipment on the subway and was ostracized by the whole team.