In the book, The Outsiders, written by S.E. Hinton, the premise of The Outsiders is of a power struggle between two social classes, the Greasers and the Socs. This fictional book focuses on hot-button issues of that time period through the journey of Ponyboy and how he navigated through these times. The aftermath and effects of tensions in the group and when said tensions boiled over in the two groups were also shown. The three topics addressed in the down-to-earth novel are rich versus poor, the power of friendship and what it means to be a hero.
Some of these strategies consisted in making friends with little white boys off the steer, or taking a book on an errand to advance his reading skills. With this new found knowledge his mindset changes, and he starts to see the world differently. Frederick, with his newfound education, now has hope in his life. It took time learn but it won't be a waste in his
The character Alexia made a significant change because of a critical moment in the novel Because of Mr. Terupt, by Rob Buyea. Before Alexia's major change, she was bossy, insecure, and a bully, who had no filter and was inconsiderate about her friend's feelings. One day Mr. Terupt took Alexia out into the hallway to scold her for being so mean and bossy towards her holiday group. As Mr. Terupt was scolding Lexi, she started crying and suddenly Mr. Terupt asserted, “I'm telling you the truth, and the truth can hurt,” (Buyea 90). For the first time ever Alexia hears what someone else actually thinks of her, and this makes her very upset.
Caroline Hinrichs Mr. Guastella English Honors 3 December 2014 “The Last Spin”: Becoming An Individual in an Oppressive Culture “The Last Spin” is a realistic and touching story about 2 boys involved in gangs in new York and how they develop an unlikely friendship under dangerous circumstances. Tigo and Dave are two young teens involved in opposing gangs, or “clubs.” Each of them is sent to a basement room one night to settle a dispute between their clubs. They are instructed to play a morbid game- put one bullet in a 6-cylinder gun, spin the barrel, and shoot at themselves, not knowing if the gun will fire a bullet or not. As the game continues and they up the odds by putting more and more bullets in the gun, they find they have more in common
Characters can change a great deal throughout the course of a story. Based off of "A Good Man Is Hard to Find," we see just how much a character will change. There are many reasons for the character shift (undergoes an inner change) that are left up for our interpretation, which can be read about in The Theory Toolbox. In "A Good Man Is Hard to Find," the grandma undergoes a great deal of shifting in her character.
The changes for Nickole was that she was the first one in her family to graduate from high school and plan of furthering her education in college. It was a big excitement for Nickole and her family because they never been to a graduation and also had a mind set of not finishing tasks that they know they can accomplished if they put afford into it. She started going to a college and getting her degree in Pyschology and plans on become a child psychologist and opening up her own daycare. Nickole also got married to the man of her dream and plans on having a beautiful future together. The changes for Wanda was that she was able to continue her rehab class daily and was stable to continue to work as a custodian.
My character, Richard Perry, changed throughout this book from the beginning to end exceptionally. In the starting point of the book, Richard joined the war in Vietnam because his depressed mother couldn’t afford for him to go to college. While he was stationed in Vietnam, Richard met another soldier named Peewee, he was from Chicago and seemed very daring and determined.
In the end of the book he was completely changed, he has lost his innocence, his sense of normalcy and morality, their hope, and his faith, and the
This relationship with their parents can be easily broken due to multiple years of constant banter on the children. The miserable ending is that the children do not even know that the brainwashing has even happened. The children are naïve because they were punished if they did not obey the nuns and priests. In their communities, the children became adults after they left the residential school, had trouble adjusting to the indigenous ways of life. Survivors often could not develop bonds or trust their elders.
In the midst of all of this he finds a balance by focusing on what really matters. At the same time this keeps him focused on his main goal which is education. Education will be his family's way out of poverty. Through seeing his younger brother that is unemployed and will be having a child soon he looks beyond this and is genuinely proud of where he comes from. He realizes how strong his family is when he seems them fighting through poverty and making things.
Many people may not know much in the way of their identity. The challenges can help people learn about themselves through the actions they take and what they can achieve in the face of adversity. Learning about your identity is represented quite well by Santiago in Paulo Coelho’s fantasy novel The Alchemist. The the start of the story Santiago is lost with no goal in life and has little knowledge of what it outside of the plains and towns of Spain. Then Santiago is faced with massive amounts of adversity in the form of a threat of death he learn about his identity and learns that he can face and overcome the challenge.
The play” Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead” was an interesting look at bullying through the eyes of teenage peanuts characters. We all remember our innocent childhood friends that walked us through the experiences of life, introducing new ideas and everyday interactions. Well, those kids grew up and Charlie Brown and the crew now show us the reality of the teenage struggles in the 21st century. The interpretation was very insightful and the characters felt real, creating a connection with childhood friends and reminding us of the reasons we loved them.