You want to belong to people who care about you, but what if you never were? Christopher Creed, the boy who disappeared never was accepted by others. Chris was labeled as bothersome and annoying, but that was who he was. He was an intelligent person who got criticized for doing so. Many people judged Christopher, it was apart of his daily routine.
As you pass through the middle of the story, Todd meets a few new people and again is short-tempered about his knowledge this time. “‘It never did,’ I say, raising up my eyebrows. Hildy looks at me, her own eyebrows mocking mine. ‘Was it never? I must be mistaken then.’ ‘Must be,’ I say, watching her.” (Ness, pg 170) In this case, he is short-tempered because he argues a point that he thinks is right and he thinks no one else knows the answer to it.
Sophocles provides an excerpt from Teiresias stating, “Alas, how terrible is wisdom when it brings no profit to the man that 's wise! This I knew well, but had forgotten it, else I would not have come here” (Teiresias, 342-345). The pursuit of wisdom or knowledge is driven by curiosity and Teiresias expresses that wisdom brings no good to man. The urge of curiosity is so strong that even Tiresias, a prophet that can see everything, forgets about the “no profit” disadvantage that comes along with the pursuit of knowledge that is caused by
There are numerous times throughout the novel where Soda appears plagued with a problem, but he'd never let his problems reach his others, if not to put more of a burden on their shoulders. Sodapop does appear to share his problems with Ponyboy though, Pony being the one that said that ¨He never let mom and dad how he felt though because we never had enough money and usually we had a hard time making ends meet.¨(Hilton 40) Soda seems to attempt to ignore his own problems in order to benefit others. Bottling up your problems and maintaining a positive attitude in order to break the gloomy atmosphere the Curtis family lives in is a tall order to fill, that Sodapop graciously took up the role of most of his life. And while it previously states in the beginning chapters of The Outsiders that Ponyboy was Sodapop's listening ear, further down the storyline it is revealed by Ponyboy himself that this is not the case. ¨And while I was thinking about it, I realized that I never had paid much attention to Soda's problems.
“Please think, Amir jan. It was a shameful situation. People would talk. All that a man had back then, all that he was, was his honor, his name,...” (Hosseini 223). By Rahim Khan saying this, Amir now understands why Baba always tried to do good, because deep down inside he couldn’t bear to know what he’s done.
Brutus had a good argument about Caesar being ambitious and a honorable men but it still wasn’t persuasive enough. The reason why it wasn’t a good enough argument is because Brutus only cared about himself when he was telling the speech and he never gave much detail about Caesar and it just didn’t tell us much about Caesar. He talked a lot of negative things about Caesar and only a few positive things about Caesar through the whole speech. Everything Brutus said in his speech was for himself and Rome he didn’t care about Caesar or the people in Rome that why I think Mark Antony was speech was better because he showed that he cared for Caesar and that the people of Rome cared for him
At the beginning he is honest and because he is not judgemental, a lot of people tell him their secrets, and he happens to be in the middle of everything and knowing everything even though he does not want to be part of it after he realizes how cynic is the people that he is hanging out with now. “I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life” (Fitzgerald 23) Nick says this at the beginning of the book when he does not really knows the society that he is moving in. After the summer ends, and Gatsby is killed and all the other things that happened, all the secrets, all the selfishness, he feels, without doubt, repelled by the society and he moves back to the
Holden Caulfield lives his life as an outsider to his society, because of this any we (as a reader) find normal is a phony to him. Basically, every breathing thing in The Catcher in the Rye is a phony expect a select few, like Jane Gallagher. What is a phony to Holden and why is he obsessed with them? A phony is anyone who Holden feels is that living their authentic life, like D.B. (his older brother).
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby reveals the tremendous differences found in Tom and Gatsby; Fitzgerald seems to find more value in Jay, here’s why. Gatsby has a rare quality in his ability to pick himself up by his bootstraps, so to speak. A phrase that is literally meant to represent an impossible task. There was a time in Gatsby’s life where he had nothing, and everything he got was something that he had earned. Gatsby, had nothing handed to him, and actually had some taken from him when he needed it most.
As seen multiple times throughout the novel that nick would have never fallen for the things that he as seen gatsby fall for this is why nick had a distant relationship with daisy and jordon. Nick never was never really never at a dislike for gatsby just a weird feeling about gatsby but that went away after time and nick got to know who the real gatsby was . it was sown in chapter five through eiaght that nick didn’t mind behing the middle class guy who got to hang out with the rich lady’s man gatsby as he would learn things about gatsby that nobody had known about gatsby and nick relized what people truly wanted from gatsby but that’s the thing nick never saw gatsby as a rich guy who he just hung out wit but a friend that had a diffrent story to tell than everybody
Throughout the story, Nick is considered to be an honest and reliable narrator, but in fact he is not a reliable narrator. Looking at the way Nick narrates the story, it is in a way that the accounts are very much one sided as opposed to it being an impartial reminiscence of his past. Nick says he is a man who is inclined to reserve all judgement, when in fact throughout this story he has criticized and been making negative judgement calls to all characters except Gatsby. He would say that Gatsby is worth the whole bunch and that the other characters is just a rotten crowd. In my opinion i agree but also I don 't agree, I don 't agree because Gatsby is just another guy in love with a girl trying to get her attention but i do agree
Jim is clearly upset, and Huck quickly understands that what he has done was wrong, even stating that Jim is his friend. Huck then apologizes to Jim, an action that during this time period would have been extremely rare, if not unheard of. This shows that Huck’s upbringing doesn’t define his character, and during his journey with Jim he had been able to enlighten himself and grow as a