“Don’t become a slave to society” – Unknown. Kurt Vonnegut is a well know author of many short stories that uses this topic in many of his stories. Sometimes people wonder how today society is has come to be reality, people also wonder what our society will be like in the future. During the story, 2BRO2B Vonnegut uses internal conflict and characterization to express the theme of trying to make things better might not be beneficial in the end. Characterization is one element that Vonnegut uses to help create the overall theme of his story 2BRO2B.
Every character in works of literature are subjected to criticism and critique by its readers. In the short story, “A+P”, the protagonist, Sammy has been subjected to criticism for his actions of quitting his job, a reaction of seeing young ladies be disrespected in his workplace for wearing bathing suits. Many readers depict Sammy as immature and ignorant for quitting his job. However, the author, John Updike contradicts this assumption, portraying Sammy as a nineteen year old, who demonstrates strong morals, ambition, defiance, and a promising future, characterizing him not as an insolent teen but a developing young man. Sammy displays his maturity through his strong morals by refusing to work in a profession where customers are degraded.
Furthermore, Diaz also uses conflict to characterize the personalities of each character. Junot Diaz uses various methods to project his stories that allow the readers to understand the stories vividly. Junot Diaz begins his book with an epigraph by Sandra Cisneros in which it states : Okay, we didn’t work, and all memories to tell you the truth aren’t good. But sometimes there were good times. Love was good.
But, let me consider the reasons to reach this conclusion. First, what captivated my attention was the position the author assumed to tell her story in a moment where mourning was inevitable. I think the author had two clear choices: to write with resentment or to do it with gratitude. “Resentment” is what you feel when you do not receive what you deserve; it always manifests itself in envy; where darkness and pain prevent you to cope with your mourning as well as to regain, step by step, the balance lost. “Gratitude,” instead, is the opposite of resentment; they cannot coexist.
This short story is particularly short compared to most but it was a good story to help readers understand and identify tone and style. Readers can understand the elements by reading what the narrator has to say about the blind man. He is always complaining about him before the blind man even gets to his house. The narrator in the beginning did not give the blind man a chance before he started judging him. In a world full of negative things, people should give each other a chance to get to know one
We learn about Djarf’s character as: evil, cocky, attention-seeker and dominant when we read through these details highlighted by the author. However, the important detail is the last two sentences in that paragraph which highlights that Harold(the protagonist) was becoming personally detached to his previous lifestyle due Djarf’s actions. In order to ensure the readers understand this message, Wells Tower intentionally put in at the last sentence of the paragraph because physiologically readers tend to pay more attention on the details placed at the beginning and ending of any paragraph. Upon close observation, it is interesting that Wells Tower brings out this character development in the protagonist through secondary characters through a combination of Ernest Hemingway’s and Jamaica Kincaid’s style. Wells Tower first provides us four long paragraphs filled with information about the evil actions of Djarf which creates a similar rant like effect from Girl by Kincaid.
The first impression I got from him while reading this graphic novel is how grotesque and outrageous he is to the world. Due to the fact that he often relies on his intuition to determine who lives and who dies. Eventually, I started getting a sense and understanding why he is the way he is and why he deals the way he does with his surroundings. Yet at the end of the story, he tries to tell the truth to the world and be that superhero I do not expect. Clearly because he has not been this type of character throughout the story, so at least I found myself impressed with this outcome.
In the story, Holden tries to be different from others because it is the way to express identity for him. It causes him to be isolated from the society, and he sometimes feels loneliness in his life. Similarly, the girl in “First Muse” feels sadness and loneliness when she realizes that there is the literary border. She says, "I was stunned ...and fought back tears" (Alvarez, 3-5). Additionally, she says that "Maybe I could be the one exception to this writing rule?"
Dubose disrespected Atticus, he could not accept that. She said, “Your father’s no better than the niggers and trash he works for.” (pg. 125). Jem later destroys all of Mrs. Dubose’s camellia bushes out of anger. Atticus told him to be a gentleman because she is old and ill, but Jem lost his temper.
There was an unspoken hate between them and he did not like the way Sonny carried himself or the people he was friends with. He blames this, and the way Sonny is living, on his music claiming, "his music seemed to be merely an excuse for the life he led" (83). The narrator did his best to mend his broken relationship with Sonny, but it only resulted in a fight and Sonny said that "he was dead as far as I [the narrator] was concerned" (83). The narrator was fearful that Sonny would be just like all the other musicians around Harlem and the surrounding cities. After the disagreement he did not talk to Sonny, even following the news his arrest, until after his little girl, Grace died.
He/she went from something complicated to something more clear and clean. Also, he/she used more examples while he was talking about the rhetorical choices to make himself more understandable and persuasive. However, in his later draft, he still did not use an attention getter, which is something that for me was necessary because writers need to convince the readers that they need to read the essay. Secondly, the author kept the quotation in his conclusion, which as I previously said was not necessary because he already convinced his audience of what Jaschik was arguing about, who he was trying to persuade, and why he was trying to persuade. So, for me the author should still eliminate that
By Sammy saying, “of course” it shows that he believes he is a person with constant bad luck. The mood from the beginning of the story to the end has also changed. The beginning seemed more of a up beat mood to it as he described the half naked girls that walked into his work place and how cute he thought one of the girls were. Later however the story shifted into a more sad mood where Sammy quits his job and rethinks the decision he made afterwards.
Now because of this, that kid started shipping us. At first, both of us ignored this and continued on with our lives, but he came up with ship names, and that was when all hell broke loose. Both of us told him to shut up, but I was the one who really got pissed. I was in no mood to go through what I went through in elementary. You simply told him to stop and ignored him, even when he drew a heart with both our initials on it.
I determined to put Can 't Look Away by Donna Cooner in the second bubble because although it was a nice read and a good story, I lost interest and found it hard to finish the book. This novel was an attempted read and I wish I could 've finished it, but I got distracted with the absence of a plot near the middle of the novel.