In order for the protagonist to experience this, he or she has to go through a phase that becomes a metaphor for their development. An example of a phase could be a journey where the protagonist goes from one point to another or an experience that makes the protagonist question their ideals and values. However the destination or the event is not the focus of the novel instead, the development of the protagonist is the most important aspect of the story. Despite this there are numerous factors that can contribute to the growth of the protagonist and there are different end results as well, which makes it difficult to precisely characterize what makes a novel into a coming-of-age story. In order to gain a better understanding of the topic, one has to look at the subgenres of coming-of-age stories such as the ‘Bildungsroman’ and the
When people read others writing, whether it is contemporary or classic literature, they are taught about how it is human nature to always want more than they currently have and the dangers that can arise from not being humble, which helps shape their identity and can be used as a guide throughout life. People may want to learn about their fate, but when they hear it, they will act in ways that would normally seem strange, causing them to strive to be
In the novel The Awakening Edna faces many internal conflicts. These include her role as not only just a women during the this era, but as, more specifically, a wife and mother. She learns more about herself throughout the novel and is empowered by what she feels she could be. Although she is tied down by society’s expectations of her, Edna finds her true self and is inspired to pursue a life outside of what is expected. The Awakening is an example of a novel with a character that plays an important role because of her alienation due to her gender, class, race, and religion, and revelation about society’s assumptions and moral values.
In her novel, The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan focuses on the fact that the bond between a mother and daughter can overcome any ethnic barrier. Despite there being many disagreements and arguments about the ways to live their lives, Tan defies this issue by creating a bond that is unbreakable even though the experienced different upbringings. Certain disagreements keep the novel interesting and create a conflict depicting the problems stemming from this barrier. Through her use of similes, metaphors, and flashbacks, Tan shows how the bond between a mother and daughter can withstand even the strongest cultural differences. Tan expresses the changing connection between the main characters’ mother-daughter relationship through the use of metaphors.
When growing up you will be expected to perform and do things that include skills needed such as, leadership skills. A skill such as leadership can be very helpful at home, at work or many other places. Organization skills are also a necessity in your coming of age, because you will be faced with many more responsibilities that need to prioritized and put before the hobbies or interests that you might usually put before responsibilites. When it’s your coming of age ,or someone else’s you may notice the things previously stated. Things such as major personality changes, attitude changes, mental changes ect ect.
Even though one knows what they want to communicate-they still have problems getting it out. Throughout the story of Sonny’s Blues, it shows that people should learn to express themselves clearly or befall many difficulties in their life. This can relate to the reader 's own experiences of trying to express themselves and having difficulties when they cannot. This can be shown through Sonny 's youth as a teen when he tries to explain himself. This is also shown through the brother 's actions between one another.
There are some major themes that occurs in this story. These major themes the characters experience, they occurs in their life story, and they learn them as life lessons. Some of the major life lessons and themes from this novel can occurs in our life’s were we can experience them, they could occur in our life story, or we could either learn them as life lessons. One can be even the best things fall apart. Another can be don’t judge a man until you see how it’s like in their shoes, and sometimes we have to accept the worse in life.
Next as an adult they have to make firm decisions. Their decisions have long term consequences and thus they need to think more than once before considering them in their life actions. One wrong decision and whole life can be upside down. In adulthood friends are made to in order that they can be help full in time of need. When the need is over friendship is also over.
Throughout life people encounter life changing experiences. These experiences can have a wide range of effects; changing a person’s behavior or even their own view on life. Sometimes life experiences can cause people struggle to figure out who they really are. However, it is person reaction to the experiences that determines the outcome on a their own character. In Sherman Alexie’s novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Arnold Spirit struggles to find his true identity.
The main characters of these stories, Connie and Dave, are examples of how exactly the transition to adulthood and maturity should not be welcomed before its time, and the dangers of attempting to grow up too fast can bring. In both of these stories, impending adulthood and the weight of the responsibility of it are major themes. As a result of this, we are able to observe the choices both of the main characters make as they are faced with the realities of
One will eventually come across the day where they are able to figure out who they truly are as a person. A discovery like this will lead to new chapters of life and start new beginnings. Although finding one 's identity can be difficult to understand and accept, it is crucial in life to discover oneself. In the novel Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, a teenage girl, who had to overcome and deal with an awful tragedy, takes readers on the long journey she walked before finding meaning and value in who she is as a person. The journey I was taken on while reading the novel had a beneficial effect on myself, expressed significance to the world about a common topic and showed how the main character gradually changed throughout the story.
Exploring the change that Liesel undergoes as a dynamic character Change is an important part of life. Change could mean a lot of things. It could mean how the character changes their personality or attitude or it could mean how the character learns from their mistakes. In the novel, the book thief, the change that Liesel undergoes as a dynamic character is fascinating. After moving into a different town, she makes a lot of new relationships, also she shows her determination and passion towards books, she also starts understanding the power of words.
The use of the conversational element strengthens her argument that dwelling on the past can affect someone’s way of moving forward. People interact with other people through conversations so that they can get to know one another, and have the opportunity to hear what’s on the person’s mind. In literature, the use of conversation assists the writer in making the essay interesting. Catalano has internal conflicts within herself, and that’s causing her to have doubts in her current relationship. In the following quote, it states “For a short moment I was scared, not of the body I was about to see, but of the future and, most of all, myself.
Every person encounters various roadblocks throughout life. Some of these impediments could be brought by societal mindsets, others from mental and physical aspects of life. You can only move on to achieve your goals by overcoming these blockages. In this short story, ‘A Worn Path’ by Eudora Welty, the many obstacles that Phoenix Jackson, the main character, represent the hurdles that she must overcome to reach her destination. Even before describing the journey that Phoenix set out upon, Phoenix herself is a deterrent.
Unpolished Gem is a thought provoking tale that explores the journey of Alice Pung from girl to woman. The memoir fluidly transitions between a series of themes and ideas, but through these a constant concept is explored; the cultural divide. Alice’s culture and background are the foundation of every decision she makes and thus, throughout the entire autobiography, the reader observes the implications of this, and often, the divide this creates. The reader perceives the social division Alice’s culture generates and the impact this has on relationships in and out of the home, and also in Alice’s ability to assimilate. Cultural divide is also apparent to the reader when comparing the expectations of Alice’s family to those of her classmates.