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, “. . .
Persuasive Essay In the novel The Outsiders by S.E Hinton, a situation occurs and a decision has to be made that can change Ponyboy’s life forever. Some would argue that he should stay with his loving brothers, others would argue that he should be sent into the system. Sending Ponyboy into the system may be a good idea in some ways, but he should ultimately stay with his brothers. If he stayed with his brothers, he would be under the care of his oldest brother Darry. If Ponyboy stayed with his brothers, he would feel cared for and would be supervised by a loving person.
I am going upstairs” (32). Baba showing his ignorance towards his son, who has not grown to his expectations. Baba showing no love for his son, making Amir think poorly about a weak relationship between him and his father have. Downstream Amir trying to earn back to win the battle of the kite game they play in Kabul, where people cut each other 's kites and last one standing win. Amir then states, “ I was going to win, and I was going to run the last kite.
The short story “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst elucidates the theme “selfish people aren’t the ones that suffer their selfishness: it's those around them, in which it harms”. The story is about a boy who received a brother after six years of being an only child, but because of an unfortunate disease, his brother wasn’t expected to live long. He unexpectedly lived far longer that anticipated, so his parents finally named him: William Armstrong. Because William wasn’t “all there”, his brother had plans to kill him with a pillow, but his plan was corrupted when his brother smiled at him, showing that he was “all there”. The narrator (who is also William’s big brother) renamed his brother Doodle.
Ponyboy vouches for his brother’s character stating that Darry “had been a real popular guy in school; he was captain of the football team and he had been voted Boy of the year”, but goes on to lament that at this point in the story he “didn’t have time between jobs to even think about college”(16). Given Darry’s accomplishments, it is clear that he would have been a fantastic student and would have made his parents proud. Coming from a working class background, he would very likely have been the first person in his family to go to college, serving a role model for his younger brothers. Despite his parent 's death, Darry could have forgone his responsibilities, since he is an adult and still attend college, leaving his brothers to survive on their own in foster care, or a boys’ home. However, he does not take this option and instead, Darry assumes
Ponyboy, the protagonist, lives with his two older brothers, Soda and Darry. Their parents died earlier in the year. As a result of this, Darry, the oldest, works two jobs in order to take care of his two younger brothers, and though Darry and Ponyboy have a strong relationship as brothers, their relationship has ups and downs. Darry is trying to take care of his brothers and do what is best for them. Sometimes, though, he pushes Ponyboy too hard, which Soda constantly has to remind him of “...when Darry hollers at you, he don’t mean nothin’.” (Hinton, 17) Soda is trying to remind Pony that Darry doesn’t mean all of the things he says when he is angry, and that he only yells because he is concerned about how Ponyboy acts.
The play Fences by August Wilson depicts the life of Troy Maxson during the 1960s. When Troy was younger he had the potential to play in major league baseball but, because of society pushing him down with racial discrimination his baseball career never took off. Troy’s best friend, Bono whom he met in prison, has always been by Troy’s side looking out for him when he saw Troy headed in the wrong direction. In the first act of the play, Lyons, Troy’s son from a previous wife asks for money like he does every Friday before Troy goes to drink gin with Bono. Troy is determined to push the boundaries his success is hindered by, in filing a complaint to become the first black garbage truck driver but in doing so his relationship with Bono begins to diminish.
For instance, in The Outsiders it states, “He would have ran away a million times if we hadn’t been there.” (Page 12) This is showing that the group cares for Johnny even during this rough time. Moreover, another example is “I had a long walk home and no company, but I usually lone it anyway.” (Page 1) This is explaining the fact that Ponyboy doesn’t feel he can go watch a movie without him being judged for what he likes. If the gang lived somewhere else, then maybe they could have the free time to enjoy a movie with Ponyboy. In conclusion, this is how the characters are affected by the setting. Under those circumstances, it is now known for sure that the setting affects the characters and the storyline,
Ponyboy and the greasers fight against the Socs in Tulsa Oklahoma. Ponyboy is an outsider because he doesn’t believe in fighting. During the course of the novel, Ponyboy becomes enlightened on how he views the world. In the beginning of the novel, Ponyboy has a dark view of his oldest brother Darry. He feels Darry doesn’t care for him the same way as Soda does(Soda is Ponyboys other older brother).
Eventually Doodle did learn to walk, but Brother was still not satisfied, he wanted his brother to be able to run and swim like all the other kids. Time was running out on Brother’s plan, so in the middle of a thunderstorm he started running away from his brother. Because of the strain on his heart Doodle died. His last words were “don't leave me Brother”. I believe The Scarlett Ibis is the best story because
Shiftlet tries once more to redeem himself by attempting another good deed. Along the road, he picks up a young, hitchhiking boy who ran away from home. Mr. Shiftlet knows the little boy’s decision is one that he will most likely regret in the future, so he tries to convince the boy to go back home to his mother. He consoles the boy and tells him that his mother is the second best mother in the world, and that there’s nothing sweeter in the world than a mother. But unlike the Crater’s, this little boy is not fooled by Mr. Shiftlet’s false kindness.
He would not get into many fights as he got in while living with his brothers. As a matter of fact, if pony Boy went to foster care, he could get a better education. He could go to a big collage and get a good job he likes. Meaning he could get a big house to live in. Then When he gets older, he could take care of himself and see Darry and Soda Pop if he wants to.
Daniel Eugene "Rudy" Ruettiger (Sean Astin) grows up in Joliet, IL dreaming of playing college football at the University of Notre Dame. Though he is achieving some success with his local high school team (Joliet Catholic), he lacks the grades and money necessary to attend Notre Dame, as well as the talent and physical stature to play football for one of the best football programs in the country. he was always told he wouldn 't ever make it, but after a tragic accident when Pete (Rudys best friend) played by Robert J. Steinmiller Jr. dies in a steel mill accident his last words to him being, “If you 're gonna do it, do it now.” travels to South Bend, Indiana to the campus but fails to get admitted to Notre Dame. With the help and
Success is subjective. There is no ruling outlining the universally accepted point in which one can be considered successful; there’s no clear cut path leading to and accomplishment and riches. Yet, the environment in which children are raised does have the power to affect their future lives. In Arthur Miller’s Death of A Salesman, Willy Loman’s two boys, Biff and Happy, grow up having extremely different relationships with their father, both of which prove to be formative to the adults Biff and Happy become; Willy’s obliviousness to Happy’s need for attention leads Happy to become dependent and needy, whereas Willy’s constant praise and high expectations for Biff shaped him into an extremely unsettled adult lacking confidence and determination.