“To die will be an awfully big adventure,” seems like a quote that would be found in anything but a children’s story. However, it is spoken by innocent Peter, in James Barrie’s Peter Pan. This simplistic tale of a boy who longs to remain young and his countless adventures has fascinated many children over the years, while intriguing many adults. At a glance, this story is merely an entertaining tale that entrances its young audience with magic and adventure, but below the surface, it is filled with a completely deeper meaning. The other meaning contains darker elements that are often missed by the children reading it, including the pirates, Tinker Bell, and the ever constant element of death.
There is a singular event that unites every single human being on the planet, growing up. Not everyone can say it was pleasant, but no one can deny that it took place. The transition between childhood innocence and adulthood is long and confusing; often forcing one to seek out the answers to questions that likely have no definitive answer. During the process, the adult world seems inviting and free, but only when we are on the brink of entering this cruel, unjust society can the ignorant bliss of childhood be truly recognized. Catcher in the Rye explores the intimidating complexities associated with adulthood and how baffling it seems to the naïve teenage mind.
Gilgamesh’s story is humanities story of life, death, and realization. The awaking of Gilgamesh from a childish and secure reality connects my own life experiences to the epic tale. As a young child everyone is much like Gilgamesh, in the beginning of the story, they are brave and will try new things, but few knew if what they were doing was wrong or right. Gilgamesh ran around with tons of energy and never let anyone slow down. “Gilgamesh sounds the tocsin for his amusement, his arrogance has no bounds by day or night.
That must have made his soul yearn for love, because he never got it as a child. He was a wild and unruly child, and the only time his aunt paid attention to him is when she found out he had powers. It is as if the aunt used him to live vicariously though, and that would make anyone upset and cold to others. However, Ged learns to overcome all of his emotional struggles and becomes someone who is caring toward others. When he is a little older, he leaves his home.
Society butchers him through out the movie. They tell him he can’t do anything, and because he can’t move they seem to assume he can’t feel anything. And as a result of it all, everyone around him treats him like a baby and they are embarrassed to take him places. Christy was born with Cerebral Palsy due to problems during birth. There were complications when he was born and it changed his family forever.
In the novel, The Shipping News, by Annie Proulx, Quoyle deals with many difficult challenges along his life journey by suffering from bad childhood experiences which led him to have a low self confidence, falling in love with the wrong person that made his life miserable, and raising his two children on his own without getting any support from his wife. Quoyle experiences a lack of self confidence during his life journey that makes him think wrong of himself. He has never seen one happy day in his life since the day he was born. One of the main experiences he had to go through was his childhood. Quoyle was not treated as a son by his family since he was a child.
Just like when he was leaving Mr. Antolini’s house he said “[He] was sweating… That kind of stuff’s happened to [him] about twenty times since[he] was a kid”. (192) He just isn't used to being comforted because his parents were never really there for him. The only person who was there for Holden was his brother Allie but it seems like everything got worse when he died. J.D. Salinger shows many themes two of the themes are lack of parenting has a negative effect on children and alienation for the means of protection.
The simple game of hide and seek becomes highly appreciated after reading What is the What. A powerful tale of a boy forced to grow up overnight, alone, bewildered, and struggling to survive, What is the What puts a fresh spin on the classic tale of triumph by imposing upon the reader powerful lessons. From cultural enrichment on the Dinka people to appreciation of childhood, Eggers makes it clear that the tale is meant to impact lives forever. Reading of a childs life, with no shortage of unimaginable horrors, the reader can only hope to learn half as much as Eggers hopes you do. Regardless of quantity, anyone brave enough to pick up What is the What will surely be awed by it’s poetic ability to capture both the hearts and minds of readers.
His distrust of people was created from past relationships that had always left him abandoned and often times alone on the streets. For example, in one scene, of the movie, his mother said that his father left them when Michael was a week old, and in another scene Michael talks about nights that he would sleep in the street because he did not know where his mother was. As a result, he felt rejected which led to his interpersonal conflict with others. He felt vulnerable when it came to building relationships because he felt that everyone would eventually hurt or leave him just as everyone else had in his life. Coupled with his interpersonal conflict, Michael also struggled with managing his emotions.
However, he somehow felt lost and had a longing to search to fulfill his father’s legacy of the fictional planet they always talked about, treasure planet. Hawkins constantly gets into numerous delinquent acts and in trouble with authority because of the fact that his mother never had the time to nurture him growing up after she became a single parent. Not only did this neglected act his father created hurt Jim, it upset his development behavior causing him to lash out at the law, unable to share his true feelings of neglect. In relation towards Jim’s situation, my mother raised me as a single parent while going back to school to become a registered nurse. At first, I did not realize how unusual my situation was until I got old enough to understand that another human who should be a part of my life, neglect me because he couldn’t be bothered with a child in his