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He clearly describes his work as: "The kind of like a fairytale turned on its head. You have a very painful rupture at the beginning and then this tearful reconciliation at the end, except the revelations and the reconciliations you're granted aren't the ones you're expecting. Which is how life is, really" (Hosseini, The Guardian). Hosseini’s words exactly describe his first two novels: The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns. Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, the protagonist suffers much guilt after betraying his half-brother as a child until he finally chooses to reconcile as a middle aged man.
Both of these books are centered around three young boys going through many trials and tribulations throughout their young adult life. All six of these boys have lost their parents in tragic accidents; that ended up changing the way these boys grew up and the path that they later chose. The book The Outsiders is surrounding three boys by the names of Ponyboy, Sodapop, and Darry. Darry who is the oldest of the three boys begins to take on responsibility of taking care of his three younger brothers. These boys all end up taking a bad path in life, which resulted in joining a gain and the gain, became their family, somewhat of a filler for what they have lost in their real families home.
Although they have very different home lives, both men experience prejudice from the father figures in their lives. Studies have shown that children exhibit prejudice as early as the age of five and that one these views develop at such an early age is by “observing and imitating people” in their lives like their fathers (Chin 37-38). Franklin uses the story of murder and mystery surrounding these men to show that prejudicial treatment in childhood affects the choices made later in life and by extension, what type of person someone becomes. Larry Ott becomes a withdrawn, isolated man who avoids people and situations because of the prejudicial treatment at the hands of his father. Larry, plagued in childhood with everything from asthma, to a bout with stuttering, develops a preference to spend his days with a Stephen King novel than outside playing ball.
In the books The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, and Lord of the Flies by William Golding, both Amir and Ralph go through many similar troubles, and change according to their ups and downs. When Amir is young, he goes through painful torments by his fathers disregard for him, and as he witnesses the rape of Hassan, he doesn’t bother to intervene, as it will gain the respect of his father. When Ralph hears about the death of Piggy, and the possibility of getting rescued, a change in the characters thought process begins. Amir as well as Ralph share common traits of loss of innocence, that changes them from an innocent immature character into a mature, and responsible character. Amir goes through many events that take place in the book that change him, and the way he is perceived within the book.
The short story “The Scarlet Ibis”, by James Hurst was about a boy named William Armstrong, and his brother. William Armstrong was crippled when he was born and he cannot walk. His brother than calls him doodle, because that name would fit him better. But as Doodle got older, and every time his brother has to go somewhere, he would have to take doodle with him too. His brother got annoyed so he taught doodle how to walk.
Willy commits suicide at the end of the play, with the help of his dead brother Ben, in believing that the action is the only way he could provide for his family one last time. Willy was not the only one to suffer disillusionment over his life; his sons follow in step (Loos 2). Biff is lost through most of the play, but he finds himself. He achieves a sense of personal dignity and comes to understanding his rightful place in society” (Nienhuis 95). In this classic American play, Miller uses the themes of chasing the wrong dream and identity crises to influence the overall theme of tragedy.
He clearly describes his work as the kind of like a fairytale turned on its head. You have a very painful rupture at the beginning and then this tearful reconciliation at the end, except the revelations and the reconciliations you are granted are not the ones you are expecting. Which is how life is, really (Hosseini, The Guardian). Hosseini’s words exactly describe his first two novels, The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns. Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, the protagonist suffers much guilt after betraying his half-brother as a child until he finally chooses to reconcile as a middle aged man.
Half a decade later their father died, resulting in an even stronger relationship between the siblings until Wordsworth was taken to Hawkshead for grammar school. The separation from those so important to him play a significant role in the presence of memory seen throughout all of his poetry; in a time when he was surrounded by few, it was the remembrance of the past that entertained his present heartache. Despite his departure from old friends, he formed a ... ... middle of paper ... ...60) Wordsworth realizes, though he is now an adult and has been exposed to the world of man, the heavenly child is still within him. The thing he felt as a young boy are responsible for shaping him into the man he is today, and even as an adult, the memories of his childhood can not be taken from him. He may not be able to connect with the nature as he once did, however his mind can provide a link to his past life, ultimately giving him peace of mind.
Sometimes it is difficult to differentiate between cruelty and love. This statement is clear in James Hurst 's short story, “Scarlet Ibis”. “Scarlet Ibis” is a tale written based on an assortment of memories a brother, the narrator of the story, has of his late, physically disabled brother, Doodle. When the narrator discovers Doodle is physically disabled, the brother feels great animosity toward him. The animosity remains a major internal conflict for the brother throughout the story.