The Famous Love and Hate Connection Amongst Guitar and Milkman
A conspicuous matter of the main theme that is affected with the issue of the dangerous and undesirable love that leads to the connections amongst the characters. This at first makes the characters completely distinct. For examples, as Milkman is failing to become close with his mom on account of his humiliation during his early youth encounter. Macon’s avoidance of his sister because of his humiliation of her appearances and Guitar and Milkman’s relationship breaking down in view of their contrasting governmental point of views and misjudging of themselves and one another. In spite of the fact that these contorted and broken connections are inconvenient to many of these characters, it is in fact important to Milkman. It ends up being useful at last as it in the long run, it pushes him towards digging into his past, which prompts him maturing and accepting his comprehension of himself.
The reader picks up knowledge into creating the famous love and hate connection amongst Guitar and Milkman. The characters both originate from two totally unique universes. In spite of the fact that they have been raised in an unexpected way, and frequently have restricting perspectives, they hold each other responsible for their decisions and actions but continue to be best friends. As all close friends, they both have their disagreements and in this case, it was on the extreme spectrum. If it was not for Guitar, the reader would not have seen Milkman as a distinct person, who he really is if not because of Guitar. His character acquaints the reader with a great part of the racial tension present in the novel that isn’t depicted by the storyteller. Milkman develops as a person within the presence of Guitar and his assistance and they have a unique reliance upon each other.
With assistance of Milkman’s aunt, Pilate, Milkman in the long run finds the mystery of Solomon’s song once he perceives the essential relation across his past and what the near future has in stored. The ideal goal is to locate Pilate’s gold but instead it takes him back to his familial roots, empowering him to take on the real meaning of his name and to reconnect into accepting his true skin colors and the many others, his “tribe” (Morrison, 328).
During their disagreements and tough time, the two unobtrusively isolate now and again due to the different contemplations in their lives. For a period, he quits seeing Guitar consistently in light of the fact that he invests such a great amount of energy with Hagar while their relationship proceeds with a sign of a long- lasting connection. Afterward, Milkman swings to Guitar for help in troublesome circumstances with Hagar. For example, when Milkman decides on ending the relationship of 14 years with Hagar, he hurries to Guitar for assurance from his ex, Hagar, whom refused to let Milkman break up with her. The power of their friendship changes occasionally in light of different conditions in their lives throughout the novel.
The first encounter we have in seeing the family’s different lifestyle is the point at which Guitar’s mom, Mrs. Bains, endeavors to get an augmentation on her lease from Macon Dead. We instantly observe the monetary hole between the two families, particularly in the statement from Mr. Dead stating, “Can they make it in the street, Mrs. Bains? That’s where they gonna be if you don’t figure out some way to get me my money” (Morrison, 21).
Ultimately the friendship is what sparks all controversary for the out lining of the novel. To an extent of this relationship, from various aspects. Guitar is for the most part huge, in terms of his meaningfulness to Milkman. Guitar adds in meaning and light into Milkman’s character. All the missing qualities for Milkman whether it being negative or positive for his life. Guitar acquaints Milkman with Pilate and the underlying quest for his character and predetermination for his search in his own life. Both characters share an unbreakable bond as kids. However, as they develop more, the established bond starts to pull in different directions, yet never fully does it totally break notwithstanding the more wretched conditions close to the end of the novel. Guitar is instrumental in helping Milkman figure out how to fly as a man. Milkman describes Guitar as, “He was with his friend, an older boy- wise and kind and fearless.” (Morrison, 47)
Profoundly dead and rationally subjugated by disregard and realism, Milkman sets out on a journey for his legacy, which he at first accepts to be Pilate’s gold. Rather, through a progression of disasters and fortuitous events, he ends up on a completely distinct journey for his character. In the long run he takes in the importance of life and leniency, and he acquires the endowment of becoming his own character regardless of what his family and friends wanted him to become.
Milkman appreciates materialistic things like property and cash, and he is continually worried about his picture displayed toward the town. Despite the fact that Milkman is like his dad, Milkman intentionally makes it out as they are complete opposites because he ensures himself that he is not the same person as Macon Dead, the father. Milkman is detected from his true character, and he continuously battles to find his character. He is left totally careless in regard to his environment. For instance, when Milkman goes to Guitar after Macon hits his wife, Milkman’s mother. Guitar endeavors to parallel Milkman’s episode with Till’s death. Only focused on himself, Milkman could think less about the murder of Till, and he guarantees that “He was crazy” responded Milkman and Guitar countered his response “No. Not crazy. Young, but not crazy.” (Morrison, 87) Be that as it may, only a couple of hours later, we discover these distinctions of the two boys put aside as Guitar attempts to comfort Milkman and be sensible to him in the wake of the dispute Milkman had with his dad about his mother being hit by his father and then Milkman pushing him up against the wall. Milkman still went to Guitar and although reluctant to give him all the details to the entire incident, he just opened up what he believed was necessary. Knowing Milkman so well, Guitar knew that wasn’t the entire story and so the boys went for drinks.
Guitar, raised in a poor family and raised to completely loathe the white community, was more irrational and briskly in his choices yet passed them off as the best activity. Milkman, his closest companion, was raised in a princely family raised to resemble white individuals. He was more modern, expressive, and a superior issue solver, yet has a tendency to be somewhat more credulous with regards to the racial pressure in the nation, and particularly in the South.
Milkman’s closest friend and the one he looked up to the most, Guitar Bains, he has experienced childhood in destitution for a large portion of his childhood, since his dad passed away in a serious lumbermill incident. Out of outrageous sharpness and disdain towards the white community. Guitar is extremely antagonistic towards them, since he emphatically trusts that they are at the base of debasement and they are likewise at the core of the inhumanity in the world. Despite the fact that Guitar may not have as much as Milkman, where he is more aware of the crimes that are occuring in their everyday lives, and he completely comprehends the repulsion of prejudice during this time. Milkman’s absence of ability to identify with Guitar makes him feel like “the racial issues that expended Guitar were the most exhausting of all. He pondered what they would do on the off chance that they didn’t have highly contrasting issues to discuss” (Morrison, 107). Milkman obviously doesn’t see the intensity of the issue, rather being irritated at the black community for always discussing the abuse, the savagery, the persecution that their lives were made out to be (Morrison, 107). To Milkman these issues are optional with regards to his own particular life. Guitar thinks “white people are unnatural. As a race they are unnatural. And it takes a strong effort of the will to overcome an unnatural enemy” (Morrison, 156).
Like Pilate, Guitar realizes that if Milkman needs to find his own character, he first needs to give up on his unnecessary priorities, including his figments of autonomy, his pride, and his materialistic qualities that is puts above all. As he discloses to Milkman when the two examine the white peacock’s failure to take off, “wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down” (Morrison, 179). In spite of the fact that he encourages Milkman to surrender the greedy things that keep him from taking off, Guitar is additionally unfit to fly as well since he has not surrendered his own personal experiences that overloads him. For example, his loath towards white people. Guitar being the youngest and most out there (to the extreme with racism) individual from the Seven Days, Guitar’s experience, political views issues, and authority status reverts to the review of the youthful Malcolm X. Guitar can’t move past his constrained perspectives and feels constrained to stick to the Days’ strict code of conduct, regardless of whether it implies killing his closest friend and many other innocent people.
Both Pilate and Guitar share an appalling past: Both have seen the passing’s of their dads at an extremely youthful age. Be that as it may, in spite of the fact that Pilate adapts to her melancholy, goes ahead with her life, and keeps her dad’s memory alive, Guitar can’t adapt to his distress. Rather, he enables his distress to control his life.
Milkman feels trying to be directed by the many people around him, every one of whom compete for control of his life where his mom needs him to go to medical school in hopes for him to become a doctor; his dad needs Milkman to go along with him in the family real estate business; Hagar needs him to marry her; Guitar wants him to acknowledge the Seven Days and accept his beliefs and actions; and Pilate needs him to accept accountability for his life and satisfy his part as a leader.
We begin to see the moderate floating of the two companions on when Milkman discovers Guitar at the Tommys’ barbershop, attempting to warp his head around a black man in Mississippi who was trampled to death by whites. While Milkman stays calm without being generally unaffected by the circumstance, Guitar is very vocal and steaming at the prejudice that exists in the nation and in the administration, saying “A kid is stomped and you standin’ round fussin about whether some cracker put it in the paper. He stomped, ain’t he? Dead ain’t he?… Cause he whistled at some Scarlett O’Hara cunt?” (Morrison, 81).
There were extraordinary contrasts of supposition between the two regarding how the Seven Days circumstances should be taken care of. Guitar felt that blameless individuals must be killed in striking back for the activities of their kind. While Milkman is much more impartial towards the occurrences that were happening right beneath his nose. Execute the executioners was Guitar’s mindset which basically allowed the others to sit unbothered. Another warmed contention occurred, however the bond was still never broken. They remain companions, and even towards ending of the journey, when Guitar is attempting to execute his own best friend, he calls him “my man, my main man” (Morrison, 337). These are prime cases of an unbreakable companionship. Odd, without a doubt, yet unbreakable. Indeed, even at the point where the two characters are deliberately endeavoring to off one another, regardless they think about each other as best friends. Notwithstanding, they are additionally glaring cases with regards to the distinction through societies during this time in the South.
Female Characters in East of Eden: a Comparative Essay on John Steinbeck’s Novel
The Fall of Eve
The Bible tells us that it was Eve that ate the fruit, and she condemned mankind to exile from the Garden of Eden. This can be seen in the title of East of Eden – Adam’s land in Salinas is an Eden when he buys it with Cathy and it is fertile and ready to be planted. Yet when Kate leaves him, he lets it sit empty and unused and it is no longer a paradise. Cathy is Eve, and she has locked him out of his own Eden. It’s interesting to compare Eve, or the idea of her, to the three main women in this novel.
Abra is an example of a perfect lady who exists merely to comfort Aron and, later in the book, lead Cal in the right direction. She does complain that Aron imagines her as perfect, but she never does anything in the book to prove him wrong and that’s where the problem is. Abra can be compared to Eve before the snake and the fruit and the Fall. Abra is Eve as a young lady – she is still a girl, and she is seen as sweet and virginal. She says that she is “impure” and that Aron sees her as something that she is not, but maybe he only sees Eden, and the Fall is something we never had a chance to glimpse with Abra. Steinbeck is still stuck in the time of Genesis, where a woman can be compared to a garden. She is still growing; she is perfect and pure and her words don’t speak loud enough.
His male characters are complex and sinful and real and are still considered good people, but Abra is described as “a straight, strong, fine-breasted woman, developed and ready and waiting to take her sacrament – but waiting” (494). In this description, she is reduced down to nothing more than “Aron’s girl”. Steinbeck says that she is smart, but he never gives her any ambitions. It’s as though he saw that he should have allowed his female characters to have actual personalities but rather than doing that, he just said that they did.
The first time that Abra meets Cal and Aron is when she and her parents go to their house to avoid the rain, and I remember distinctly thinking that she seemed like a second Cathy. This was particularly obvious from the quote “… and while she knew the weaknesses of men, she still liked them, and, besides, she was a lady” (346). This suggested that she had a lot of hidden cruelty then, and yet none of that was brought up again later. It seemed odd, especially because Abra fits so easily into one of the categories of the two types of women that Steinbeck writes. He writes the good ones and the bad ones, and it’s so simple. We never see any of his female characters struggle with moral dilemmas, and Abra is so good. Cal gets to struggle with being his own person and the choice to do good when he knows that it is “in his blood” to be a bad person, but Abra doesn’t. She states so many times during the book that her father is a thief and that she could end up like him, but that never seems like a possibility.
The next of Steinbeck’s females is Liza. She is such good woman, and yet all she does over the course of the book is hold her family together. She is like Eve after her story; she is no longer important and neither is Liza. She raised her children, like Eve raised Cain and Abel, and then the story wasn’t about her anymore and there was no need for her to be a developed character. Liza doesn’t even seem to have a personality – especially when compared to Samuel, who seems to have enough spunk for the both of them. Another mother character in the book is Adam’s mother, Mrs. Trask. Both Liza and Mrs. Trask are described similarly. For Liza, it is said that:
She had no sense of humor and only occasionally a blade of cutting wit. She frightened her grandchildren because she had no weakness. She suffered bravely and uncomplainingly through life, convinced that that was the way her God wanted everyone to live (11 – 12).
Adam’s mother’s character description reads as
Mrs. Trask was a pale, inside-herself woman. No heat of sun ever reddened her cheeks and no open laughter raised the corners of her mouth. She used religion as a therapy for the ills of the world and of herself, and she changed the religion to fit the ill (15).
They are both described as women who didn’t laugh and who loved God. They are both good, but are more than anything just mothers for the male characters. Even Steinbeck’s mother is portrayed as behaving a lot like these two, although she is in the book very briefly. All of the females in Samuel’s family seemed to get the shorter end of the stick. In the chapter where Steinbeck describes each of Samuel’s children, the sons each get about a page while the daughters got about a sentence each.
And then, of course, we get to Cathy, the female character with the most depth. Most of the people in our class say that she is their favorite character because here is a female character that has flaws and is complicated. She is Eve after the Fall; she is a woman who was not just tempted by the snake but is it. She is not quite human, and Steinbeck often says that she is missing something ‒ her compassion. Taken by herself, outside of the rest of East of Eden, there is nothing wrong with her character. There is nothing wrong with any of the women in this book.
When I told people what I was writing about Abra, Liza, and Cathy, they seemed offended because they liked one or more of the characters. And that’s fine. I like Abra and Cathy a lot, although I do feel often bored by Liza, and it’s not that they aren’t enough as they are. Women can be innocent, and they can be sociopaths. The problem is that there aren’t enough women in the book and that throughout the 600 pages, none of them change or grow. They never have a hardship that they can learn from. If they do, as Cathy does when she suspects that Ethel knows about her murder of Faye, then she just curls into herself and makes a man solve it, Joe in this case. Each of these women can be easily paired with a man from the book – Liza has Samuel, Cathy has Adam, and Abra has Aron (and later Cal). These women don’t make it into the book because they have a story to tell; only because they happen to be in love with, or loved by, one of the leading men.
This is why, ultimately, his view of women is so bad. I wouldn’t call him sexist, but I do believe that he doesn’t try to write good women. He holds them to a higher standard than men and refuses to accept their flaws as who they are. He is like Adam and Aron in the books in that way. The whole creation of Cathy was likely to get back at his ex-wife, whom he had just divorced when he wrote this book. As the introduction of the book says, “the marriage fell apart in a way that allowed Steinbeck to project onto Adam and Cathy a sense that men are passive and women are angry” (xi). He was angry at her, and anger should never go unchecked in novels. It can be a beautiful thing, yes, but it can also be ugly. Mostly, I think that Steinbeck was just lazy.
The time period was different than today, but the Bible is a timeless book and all Steinbeck did was re-envision Eve three different ways. And yet, Eve is more complicated than any of these three women because she is all of them. When he takes only the bits and pieces of her personality that he likes, Steinbeck truly does create female characters that are “inhuman”. Eve has a struggle with morality and at least some sort of story beyond Adam, but Abra and Liza are never given the chance and Cathy is condemned for trying to become something more than a wife and mother.
How Self-love Can Influence Personal Character of Men and Women with an Inflated Ego Or Esteem
A man’s personality depends on the rationale of his thoughts which directly affect whether or not he makes the right or wrong decisions. The mantra of his action follows their personal elements and regard others opinions. The hubris, defined as a form of excessive pride, makes an individual unyielding to the point of being rigid with theory position on various matters. This self-love that drives a man or woman personal character to a state of an inflated ego or esteem. In this essay I shall explore how self-love for oneself as a dominant theme in Sopholice’s play is harmful to an individual and through their connection with other people poses a significant threat. It’s like a time bomb in The Antigone through the deed’s, actions and thoughts of the main characters that explode to kill all the main characters. Sophociles’s nicely weaves the plot of the play to reveal the hubris of characters using the two antagonists who hold opposing viewpoints that lead to the downfall of other characters. These heroes, Creone and Antigone, are shown to possess pride that determines significantly their actions all through the play and Sophocile’s uses them to bring out the moral of the play.
At the end of the play, the chorus shows that pride eventually leads to the death of the three characters. The hubris consume each of them to their death by making them make uninformed decisions. The Antigone, Creone, and Hamione find themselves faced with a conflict after the death Polyneices and Eteocles who couldn’t agree on who to rule after the exit of their father from the throne. Antigone was driven to disregard all laws and arguments to stop fighting for the proper burial of her brother Polynices. She believed in his innocence that she chooses to disobey the authority of Creone who is sitting on the throne. He condemns Polynices and glorifies Eteocyles, a decision that doesn’t sit well with Antigone, who is her sister. Although Teesominia tries to advise the King has made a wrong decision to leave the body of the Polycopea in the open under guard. The prophet warn’s the king of the impending danger but in his wisdom chooses to ignore the warning. He ignored the advice that eventually causes the death of his child who was without mistake. Casually, he says, “Whatever you say, you will not change my will.” Creon has a self-love and cockiness, a feeling of superiority above all. He doesn’t believe to be wrong. Branded a traitor, Creone stands firmly with his decision and even when Antigone tries to argue the innocence her brother; he declines to consider her opinion. This encounter reveals just how much harm hubris can cause, to a person and their self. Antigone did not heed the warnings of Ismene to refrain from trying to give burial rites to the brother and consequently almost suffer execution for disobeying the king’s orders but instead sends them to prison. Creone is a victim of his pride from the time he ascends to power, and this costs him entirely through the play. He won’t even correct his mistakes even after he knows that he has made the errors.
Creone’s hubris creates a strong rebellion for Antigone. She seems to be lost in her pursuit of justice that it turns out to be her cause of death. He fails to release Ismene on the account that a king cannot be wrong on a decision that he makes. .He says that the State is King to implies his perfection. This state of self-righteousness causes him to be stupid about his decisions and of those around him. Heamon kills himself before he is killed and although. He ignores Tiresias’s wise counsel to give Polyneices’ body a proper burial to appease the gods and instead. The King of Thebe is too proud even to consider the words wise prophet’s insisting that he has been compromised with bribery. The Hubris make Creon develop a disrespectful attitude even towards the god’s, including Zeus. This makes feel immortal which is just but an illusion.
Creon admits to having been foolish in his decisions, a state that was a result of the hubris. He is a threat to himself because the perception of himself as a person who is immune to making wrong decisions. It brings him from a state of darkness to a state of final darkness, a confession he makes after realizing his fault in the death of Haimon. The hubris is a curse to Creone even to himself and his life because it doesn’t protect him. On the contrary, since his ascension to the throne, he starts off with mistakes that are a result of the hubris. The city of Thebe’s suffer’s from Creone’s mistakes. They suffer after they follow him in his wrong decrees and the wrath of the god’s and bad governance befall them.
The Antigone tragedy is a play that shows the power of hubris in limiting a man’s ability to think freely and make decisions that morally grows them. It suppresses his or her ability to act rationally. In precise terms, it corrupts the independence of thought and clarity of action. This is true as all the characters in the play end up being victims of their demise.
The Exciting Life Biography of Travis Pastrana, the Stuntman
If you are a stunts lover, then you will so be in love with Travis Pastrana who has been making the waves with his extraordinary stunts performances. Despite the amount of risk involved in performing stunts, Tarvis has never ceased to use any given opportunity to wow his many fans. He is also the star of the stunt-filled MTV series titled Nitro Circus. Read on, to discover interesting facts about the excellent stuntman Travis Pastrana, his wife, bio, and age below.
Who is Travis Pastrana?
Travis Pastrana is an American stuntman and motorsports star, best known for his excellent achievements on supercross, rally racing, motocross, and freestyle motocross competitions. He is a tenth-time gold medalist at the X games; as well as the second world record holder for notable jumps after Evel Knievel. Pastrana holds a world record as the first stunt performer to pull off a double backflip. In addition, he is also an actor and has appeared in the 2018 movie titled Action Figures 2 and Days of my Youth that was released in 2014. Travis is also a married man and a father of two adorable daughters.
Travis Pastrana Bio (Age)
The amazing stunt performer Travis Pastrana was born in Annapolis, Maryland on October 8, 1983. He was raised by his father Robert Pastrana, who is of Costa Rican descent and his wife. His Uncle Alan Pastrana was a former football quarterback for the University of Maryland where he also attended. He developed an interest in motorsports from a very early stage and when he was nineteen years old, he sustained a serious injury after his ride crashed into a tree in Davidsonville, Maryland.
Pastrana began his professional career in 2000, thus winning the AMA 125cc National Racing Championship, the following year; he also won the Supercross Championship title as well as the 125cc Rose Creek Invitational in 2002. After putting up an impressive performance, Travis started performing freestyle stunt from the age of thirteen and later on, he began his career in Freestyle Motorcross Competitions.
The stuntman has always raced with Suzuki branded racing cars and motorcycles; he also goes with the number 199. Although he participated in the 2002 250cc class level, he is yet to clinch the championship title. Travis has competed in the X Games severally and has won over 10 gold medals in all aspects of racing competitions including Freestyle, Rally Car racing, Best Trick and Speed & Rally.
He also made history in 2006, by winning three gold medals at the X Games while he performed double backflips and also finishing with the highest points in Best Trick Category. In 2009, Travis participated in a race tagged Collin McRae Forest Stages Rally in Scotland; the event was in loving memory of McRae who died in 2007. Soon after that, he emerged the overall winner at Ojibwe Forests Rally and also came fifth in Rally American season the same year.
Travis Pastrana further made his first appearance at the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) Games in 2011; thus finishing at the sixth position at the Toyota All-Star Showdown. He also competed at the nationwide series in 2013, 2015, and 2017, but has never won the championship. In addition to his stunts performing, Travis is also the executive producer of an action sport collective MTV series called the Nitro Circus. The show began in 2009 and it features Johnny Knoxville, Jolene Van Vugt, and Steve-O among others.
Who is His Wife (Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins)?
Travis Pastrana is got an amazing family; he is married to his long-term girlfriend and the love of his life Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins. She is an American skateboarder, three-time gold medalist, four-time silver medalist, and one-time bronze medalist at the Summer X Games. Born as Lindsey Adams Hawkins on September 21, 1989, in San Diego; Lyn-Z grew up in Cardiff City of California. She started skateboarding at the age of six and was introduced to a club named Encinitas YMCA his older brother Tyler.
While performing for his action sports collective series called Nitro Circus, the star proposed to girlfriend Lyn-Z in June 2011. After a few months, they tied the knot in a lavish wedding held in Southern California in the same year. Together they have two adorable daughters named Addy Ruth, born on September 2, 2013, and Bristol Murphy that was born on February 9, 2015. The amazing couple has been living happily ever after and there’s no sign of breakup or divorce between them.
Height: How Tall is Travis Pastrana?
The pro stuntman is very handsome and attractive. A quick glance would show you, he has done some work at the gym. He often appears topless, showing off his athletic bodybuild and you’d also notice his height; he is very tall standing at a height of 6 feet 1 inch which is 188cm. Travis has a black hair, brown eye color and he weighs 88 kg (194 pounds).
Character Analysis: Mina in Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Mina is presented as a strong woman of character. Bram uses her figure to create feminism incarnations in his novel, “Dracula.” Mina is renowned as a woman of modernity in the story context and based on the analysis shows how a personality is molded by the social and cultural surrounding. In this essay, Mina Harker not the “New Woman” represents the voice of the underrated female’s classical era and how the social gender roles of men and women change. Although women are known from ancient literature to be suppressed by men, through the use of Lucy’s character Stoker contrasts the ideal model of feminism that society regards to be appropriate. Although The New Woman stands to challenge the patriarchal Victorian society, it is Mina and not the New Woman whose life is not affected negatively. Mina’s character, norms and values safeguards her from the problems that inflicts the New woman. She is steadfast in her endeavours and lives a life of purpose as she enjoys learning, working and making decisions that affect her life independently.
According to Stoker’s idea, the New Woman stands on a controversial position and argues on the feminism of the modern culture in ancient writings. This brings out the feminist theory in its two distinct forms of the Victorian period. Both Mina and The New woman redefines the feminist theory that held women as surbonate being to men. Each of both versions of the Victorian era woman finds her own way of breaking away from traditional gender roles that limited the space and abilities of a woman to domestic chores. In this classical literary work, Bram Stoker examines the changing roles of a woman in the society and follows to how the two distinct categories of women grow. Each of these women hold onto beliefs that although stem out of a common need of changing the social and economic roles of a woman in line with shifts from cottage based economy that was mainly family to a new era of industrial revolution. Mina Murray Hacker, Lucy and the three Dracula daughters collectively help the author to bring to life Modern feminism and radical feminism. On one hand, there is a more moderate way of emancipation where the woman breaks free from the suppression and socially constructed roles by men with loosing her traditional and moral values of a woman in society. The embraces the fact that men play a unique role in society and their position should not be challenged but supported by women using their intellectual and physical skills. This new feminism theory acknowledges that women can engage in work beyond domestic duties, make morally correct decisions for themselves and acquire education just like men while still maintaining their traditional roles of family and supporting their husbands in their work. They don’t seek complete autonomy because even men depend on women to achieve progress in their life, as depicted by the Mina Hackers help to her husband using shorthand skills she acquired, but only pursue a change in their roles in society and be part of the change that characterize the Victorian era. They understand their role in domestic roles and obligation to their husbands is of value and very paramount in their life and the equality of a woman should not include the natural roles of a man. The modern feminist theory using actions of Mina throughout this text outlines the unchangeable roles of a woman in society. She chooses not to give up the roles of a woman in traditional society even as they progress the course of added roles and responsibilities. In contrast the new woman, in the character of Lucy embraces radical feminism of the New Woman whose banishes all the traditional values of a woman. The extremist views held by the new woman not only attack all forms of social order norms set by the men in their positions of authority in society but formulate a new set of ideologies that portray women as equal to men in all aspects of life including marriage. Lucy, is carried away by these ideologies and as she adopts the ways of a new woman but soon her life suffers the consequences of multiple sexual partners and life without values and norms. The new woman although acquires a form of control over her body and decisions about her personal life she seemingly is misguided and emotionally not composed and in deed her actions are without direct and it is Mina Harcker who offers her assistance to the woman when she needs it.Mina Harcker and not the new woman is the who deserves the title of the new woman because she gains her education, an opportunity to work and a voice in matters of society. She is the person who represents the excellent reincarnation of the new woman .Besides achieving the function of demonstrating the prototype of the ideal Victorian Lady, Mina in Stoker’s novel, plays an important function regarding to the male characters. Her new acquired status serves to improve her life and of those around her. Her actions reveals the potential of a woman that had previously been suppressed by men, and although deep within temptation’s attack her the devotion she has for her husband protects her to being subdued by this desire.
The theme of sex based on this classical text has contributed towards female development in the contemporary world. Mina, Lucy and The Dracula daughters provide the varying interpretations and direct reflections of transformations of women during the Victorian reign. The women with simple and pure characters were embraced and celebrated in the Victorian society while those who lacked morally upright character were not tolerated in the society but instead were left conditionally to change their immoral and indecent behaviour acts. The womanhood was guided by social conditions and standards of correct behavior. Their role in building homes extended to nurturing young children in ways that were correct and of value to society. The Victorian woman owned the responsibility of ensuring that the children were bred and brought up in the right way, a view that the radical feminist didn’t embrace. Although the physical setting of this story depicts Mina as an illogical female figure of the Victorian error her character traits still influence many old behaviors in matters of gender.
Mina’s gifts of a great brain likened to that of a man and a big heart like a woman; shows that in fact man and woman are dependent on each other although man had been socially placed above a woman. This combination is believed to be purposely fashioned by God, an implication that these abilities are inborn in women and this only reason man suppresses them is the fear of the power they possess. Throughout the Dracula, Mina is depicted as intelligent and loyal woman and according to the traditions; she is best considered the best wife in the Victorian society, a decrition that the New Woman doesn’t share in. She cared for Jonathan and through her writing; she could not fail to worry about her husband’s safety, “No news from my husband, I feel quite offended about his whereabouts.” Her positive attributes and virtues are credited in the novel as male characteristics and not in the basis of her intelligence, a concept that the modern theory upholds and although may not be necessarily true may be seen as sexist statement by characters of men who have not fully embraced the changes in social gender roles.. On the other hand, Murray’s self-perception and determination are very introspective and builds character of the modern feminist in Stoker’s classical fiction. She does not only take seriously her duties and responsibilities as a loyal and faithful woman to her husband, Jonathan Harker but also , she tries to be loyal to her man and critically started to learn by memorizing “all the characters to and from Exeter, aiming to save or help Jonathan’s unpredictable situations or conditions” (Stoker, ch. 14) when faced with questions on marriage propositions by suitors. She is portrays the ideals of a modest woman when she helped Dr. Van to fill the Dracula plans gaps after handing over her typed transcripts to him.
Mina transcends the new woman with her pure character since she does not ask for any form compensation for her deeds or actions born out of genuine passion to help. She practices traditional values regarded as essential for Victorian woman and refrains from engaging in sex for lust,money or any form gift from men. Stoker’s idea of Mina’s incorrect perception of a woman not as a sexualized-being helped her conserve her purity as an important principle highly respected by the Victorian society. The fascinating character of Mina has been used by Bram Stocker to critically reveal the misguided ideologies that actually contributes towards the impurification of the value of women held in the Victorian time
The Dracula story on the feminism in the classical literature has inspired more than 1000 films on literary authorship or writings of Stocker. In this historical text, using the character of Count Dracula, Stocker suggested that the vast city of London accepted the literature invasion. He called it “the massive giants/monsters attacking the British Empire’’. This symbolism represent his critique to the society of the Victorian era and how the Radical Feminine Theory is
Running Head: Character Diagnosis
Character Diagnosis- What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape is a movie about what some would call a dysfunctional family. The mother Bonnie is very obese and she doesn’t leave the house, she suffers from depression after her husband killed himself in the home. Gilbert is the oldest son who is more like the father figure and provider in the home. He really keeps up with and watches out for his little brother Arnie, who has some form of autism or intellectual disability. The oldest sister Amy is basically like the mother of the house since their mother can’t do much. Then finally there is the youngest sister Ellen.
The character I want to focus on is Arnie, and he is played by Leonardo DiCaprio. Arnie loves his family, he has a few meltdowns in the movie, and he loves to climb the town’s water tower. Although it is dangerous he does not understand just how dangerous it really is. This is one of my reasons why I believe Arnie may have intellectual disability. According to the text someone with an intellectual disability may have “difficulty with cognitive tasks such as reasoning, making plans, thinking in the abstract, making judgements, and learning from formal studies or from life’s experiences” (2017). The author also notes that they may have trouble or problems with communication, social interactions, and practical living skills. A very similar diagnosis is Autism Spectrum Disorder also known as ASD. It is defined as a “heterogeneous neurodevelopmental disorder with many degrees and manifestations that have genetic and environmental causes” (2017). It can be detected in childhood, and it has signs and symptoms up through the person’s adult life. Why I feel as if Arnie could be diagnosed with ASD instead of an intellectual disability is because he has many of the symptoms listed under ASD.
1. The author breaks down the communication aspect of the disorder. It is noted as “the way the person speaks may be delayed by many years, their deficits vary in severity and scope, some people with ASD may have difficulty speaking at all, or may only be able to speak in short phrases, or certain patterns, it is also noted that the person may talk very loudly, or may not be able to use or understand the use of body language, they may lack the understanding of a sense of humor, and they may ask the same questions over and over” (2017)
2. The next symptom listed is socialization, the author notes that a person with ASD might be slow to grasp the concept of social interactions, and they may develop social skills in phases that may happen out of the ordinary sequence, as infants the baby may not make eye contact, or smile, and may move away from the person who is trying to engage them in a smile or a hug or even make eye contact with them, they may have delayed responses to being separated from their parent, they may often have tantrums, or show signs of aggravation or even aggression, they may not show interest in being around or playing with other children (2017)
3. The last social skill noted in the text is motor behavior, and the person with ASD meet their motor milestones when they are expected to do so, and this can include but is not limited to compulsive or a form of a ritual such as rocking, shaking, head banging, or even odd body postures, they can sometimes find interest in things that are not common to play with such as different parts of an object, they don’t really care for change and tend to work better with a routine, they may have delays to expressing pain, and they may like to touch objects a lot or even smell them, or put them in their mouths, it is also noted in the text that some people with ASD pick at their skin, and have even hurt themselves from banging their heads (2017)
Just as I mentioned before ASD and Intellectual Disability share some of the same characteristics and symptoms, the author notes that the diagnosis between the two disorders can be a little difficult. As people with either disorder likely have sensory issues, such as sensitivity to loud sounds and really bright light, and even the texture of things such as toys, or even food (2017). Arnie shows a few of these characteristics as well, which is leading towards thinking he actually may have ASD. In the movie Arnie loves to climb the water tower in town and eventually makes it to the top of the tower and gets arrested, but to him it is just a game and is all fun, as he does not see the danger in climbing the tower. Arnie is protected by his family, and they care for him and nurture him. Gilbert is usually Arnie’s primary care giver and helps him bathe and things of that nature, and one night Gilbert thought Arnie would be able to handle bathing alone and he leaves him in the tub, and he finds Arnie still in the tub the next morning.
After that incident Arnie becomes afraid of water and refuses to wash. As a result of being afraid to wash, Gilbert tried to make Arnie go take a bath as a form of what I believed to be a punishment, after eating his birthday cake before he was supposed to, and it led to Gilbert hitting Arnie and he left in anger. Becky helps take care of Arnie in Gilbert’s absence and they form a bond. After Gilbert hits him, he goes to Becky for security, and what I think he knew as a safe place. Becky found a way to help Arnie overcome his fear of water and eventually gets him comfortable enough to get in the lake, and feel safe. The night of Arnie’s party was a sad night for the Grape family, their mother dies after she goes upstairs for the first time in a long time, and it is Arnie who finds her. He tried to awake her but he was unsuccessful, and he does not have the ability to truly understand what is going on, but he does know that something is not right, and he becomes very upset and he has to be comforted by his sisters after they realize what is going on, and that their mother has passed away. Gilbert and his sisters did not want their mother to be the center of the towns attention, and they decide to clean out the house and Gilbert sets it on fire with her body still in the house so no one could mock or make fun of her in her death. After that Arnie seems to live a normal life, he is not removed from his normal lifestyle and he is still surrounded by people he knows which I think helped him cope with life after the death of their mother. I would have to come to the conclusion that Arnie suffers from ASD, based on the behaviors, lack of speech, and the many other characteristics he shows of a person with ASD.
Character Diagnosis- A Beautiful Mind
A Beautiful Mind is a movie about a really smart man named John Nash played by Russell Crowe, who was a bright student in math. He loved numbers some even believed more than he loved or liked actual people. He attends Princeton University as he has received the Carnegie Prize for mathematics which is a prestigious award. After he gets to the school he learns that he has a roommate whose name is Charles and they become best friends. Along with Charles, John also befriends a few other students like, Martin, Bender, Sol and Ainsley.
John takes a big interest into his thesis paper after he gets rejected, and he starts working on his theory in mathematical economics. He later takes a job at MIT, and he teaches a math class there. John goes back to Princeton for a visit and he sees his old friend Charles. It is during this time that he meets Mr. Parcher and Marcy who is the niece of Charles. Parcher tells John about the plan to crack the encryptions of the Soviets, and that it is being done at the Pentagon at a secret US Department of Defense building, and he actually does break the encryptions. Parcher later gives him a different job and he wants him to reveal the Soviets plan, and he has to keep track of his findings and provide them to him in a secret location. John becomes more and more anxious and paranoid after a shootout. John’s wife Alicia becomes concerned for her husband and his paranoia and unusual behavior. She reaches out to the psychiatric hospital for help and they later get John after he gives a speech at Harvard. They get him to the psychiatric hospital and he believes he was kidnapped by the Soviets for the work that he has been doing.
It is at this point in the movie where I believe he is hallucinating and being a little delusional. These are common signs of Schizophrenia. According to the textbook, Schizophrenia is observed by a person being delusional and having hallucinations, which John showed characteristics of both. With his wife by his side and wanting to help him get better and understand what is going on with him, she goes to the secret mailbox and brings back the documents he’s been leaving there. It’s at this point that he now believes he has been hallucinating, and he’s been being delusional, even to the part of Mr. Parcher not existing. He also later understands that neither Charles nor Marcy ever existed either, or at least not in reality, and they are all in his mind. Now that he understands that he is sick, and his wife Alicia is very aware of just how sick he is, and they have a baby as well, he decides to fight and take down the demons in his head. He did not like the way the medicine would make him feel, so he stops taking it, and he falls back into the psychosis that he’s been working to get away from.
One day while going back through his psychosis, he wanders off and leaves the baby in the tub, and when his wife confronts him about it, he tells her that Charles was with the baby, it is at this time that Alicia realizes that something is not quite right again, and she goes to call the psychiatric hospital again for help. While she is going to make the call, Parcher appears to John and tries to talk him into killing Alicia, but he can’t do it, but he does unintentionally push her down after he tries to get away from Mr. Parcher. As his wife tries to leave it is then that he finally realizes that Marcy and Charles are really not real, he told his wife that “Marcy never got older”, and he sees that she is just in his head and she is not real, just like Charles and Mr. Parcher. It was because he was not taking his medication as he should have been he started to suffer from the hallucinations and delusions again. The text defines hallucinations as “a false sensory perception that occurs in the absence of a related sensory stimulus, and they are mostly always abnormal and can affect any of a person’s senses”. It is because of the hallucinations and delusions that I will have to say that I would have to diagnose John Nash with Schizophrenia.
After his last episode at home with Alicia, he said his final goodbye’s to Charles and even told him thank you for being his friend, and letting him and Marcy know that he would never speak to them again, as well as Mr. Parcher. These were all figments of his imagination, that caused him to hallucinate and be delusional, and he vowed that after he said those goodbye’s it would be goodbye forever. He still had some hallucinations but he and his family were able to live a pretty normal life, and he didn’t really bother with many of the issues he suffered with from the psychosis. Mr. Nash was able to return to teaching math like he used to and he received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics for his outstanding work in mathematics and on the game theory.
Walt Disney: Creator of Mickey Mouse
Walter Elias Disney better known as the creator of the well-known character Mickey Mouse and maker of Disneyland and Walt Disney World was a very successful and rich man but nothing came easy for him.
Walt Disney was born on December 5, 1901, in a small place in Hermosa Chicago, Illinois. Walt was one of five children his mother was Flora Call Disney and his father was Elias Disney. As a young child Walt lived in Marceline, Missouri he began to draw and paint and sold his paintings to neighbors and close family friends. At the age of ten his family moved to Kansas City, there he discovered a fascination for trains; he would work during summers with his uncle selling newspaper and snacks to travelers.
Walt went to McKinley High school and took photography and drawing classes he even joined the school paper. When he was 16 Walt dropped out of high school and to join the army but was not able to because of his age, so joined the Red Cross and was sent to work in France driving an ambulance. After a year he came back to Kansas City and began to be an artist for a newspaper.
His brother got him a job at an Art Studio, where he met cartoon artist Ub Iwerks. Disney worked at the Kansas City Film Ad Company where he made commercials out of cutout animation. Disney decided to experiment with a camera and opened his own animation business and hired Fred Harman who had worked with him before. Disney and Harman made a deal with a local theater to show their cartoons, that were called Laugh-O-Grams their cartoons were very popular. Walt was able to get his own studio, but by 1923, the studio was full of debt, and Disney had to go bankrupt.
Disney along with his brother Roy joined their money and moved to Hollywood, his close friend Iwerks also moved to California, and the three began the Disney Brothers’ Studio. Their first deal was with New York distributor Margaret Winkler and was contracted for $1,500 each. Later they found out that Winkler and her husband stole their ides. So, the brothers and their wives and Iwerks designed a new character called Mickey Mouse. At first the films had no sound and failed but later the films were made with sound, Walt was the voice of Mickey and from their own was very successful. Later on, in 1929 Disney made more animations, and made Mickey’s new friends, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and Pluto.
Disneyland theme park opened on July 17, 1955, in Anaheim, California and cost 17 million to make, the theme park became known as the happiest place on earth their families could enjoy rides and meet the Disney characters. The park was and to this day is amusing tourists from around the world. Disneyland has expanded over time and expanded around the world with parks in Paris Tokyo, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. California Adventure opened in 2001.
In 1966, Disney was diagnosed with lung cancer; he then died on December 15, 1966, at the age of 65. After his brother’s death, Roy carried on the plans to finish the Florida theme park, which opened in 1971 under the name Walt Disney World.
Gg Allin – One of the Most Scandalous Characters in the History of Rock Music
He was named after the renowned religious messiah Jesus Christ, however, he lived his life directly opposite to his namesake. GG Allin has bad records of being anti-authoritarian, he was known for his bad acts on stage where he demeaned a lot of his audiences. His behavior was linked to his psychopathic nature, however, he was good at his job until he died ultimately to a heroin overdose when he was just 36. Let’s look into the life of the man who the world dreaded his band yet gathered a crowd at his show.
GG Allin was born with the name Jesus Christ Allin on 29 August 1956. He, however, coveted the name Kevin Micheal Allin in 1962 after his mom changed it. The band rockstar was born in New Hampshire in Lancaster precisely to Merle Colby Allin and Arleta Gunther. His dad restricted his desires to socialize and had a strict order of no discussions at home once there it was nightfall which simply gives a link to why there are conclusions that he suffered from a Superiority complex. He had an older brother named Merle Jnr who is popularly known as Pinky.
Merle Snr was said to have had a mental disorder which resulted in the divorce of his wife. After the divorce, Arleta relocated to St Johnsbury, Vermont where she raised the boys.
GG Allin didn’t do well academically which resulted in extra lessons and with the facts that he had a train line records of bullying other children at school. Who would blame him? Reasons being that he had his whole childhood leaving like a slave. He later attended Concord High School in Concord, Vermont. No one knows why he never attended college. We could say maybe he didn’t because he was ill-mannered or probably he never gave it a thought.
GG Allin was known as an American Singer, record producer, and a songwriter. The rock star started his music career alongside his brother Pinky during their days at school. He joined different bands and produced a lot of songs that had their lyrical contents based on life facts however they were all rationalized.
The rock star was a member of Little Sister’s Date in high school and further joined The Malpractice, The Stripsearch, and The Jabbers which he took interest in playing drums and was skilled in the act.
He released his debut album in 1980 titled Always Was Is And Always Shall Be. The weirdo further released other albums including Eat My Fuc (1984), Hated in Nation (1987), You Give Love a Bad Name (1987); which had one of the weirdest lyrical contents.
He further released his album titled Freaks, Faggots, Drunks, and Junkies. You could relate that the titles of the songs could give one a taste of the iceberg of its lyrical content. The weirdo later released his album War in My head- I am your enemy and the last before his demise was Brutality and Bloodshed for all, although he also released the album Anti-Social Personality Disorder which had its lyrical content based on his life stories.
Would you totally blame the rock star for his illicit acts? Would you push the blames on his psychopathic father? Or would you rather judge him from your perspective? Well, his life didn’t have a good tale, however, his weakness was from the fact that he was feeling inferior. He wanted to be heard and known and the only way he could attain those heights was being a weirdo.
He had several records of theft, drug abuse, rape and assault yet he still had fans around him. The rock star had series of court cases and he has been severally arrested. This could imply that our weirdo was good at what he does, however, he fed his desires wrongly.
His addiction to intoxicants couldn’t be a hidden fact because it led to his doom. He made a mess of himself everywhere he went due to his inability to control his bowel movement.
The rock star didn’t know that his last show would be on June 27, 1993, after he performed at The Gas Station club. He strolled to his friend’s apartment; Johnny Puke where they partied and consumed drugs. The rock star accidentally consumed a large proportion of heroin and became unconscious. He was pronounced dead in the early hours of the morning precisely on June 28, 1993.
How Past Has Affected Lives of the Main Characters in ‘all the Light We Cannot See’ by Anthony Doerr
Werner’s past has affected his development quite positively, from how he is portrayed in the story “All the Light We Cannot See”. Werner and his younger sister, Jutta, grew up in an orphanage in 1930’s not-so-well-off Germany. The orphanage was run by a woman who goes by Frau (Ms. But in German) Elena, a kind, gentle soul who treats her children well and will do as much as she can to support them the best she can. Werner, under her care, develops a love for science and mechanics with her most likely fanning the fire in his heart. This leads him to be a wholesome boy with curiosity. His curiosity makes him explore a shed near the home, leading to him finding a very broken radio in repairable condition. His first taste of music from the radio is sweet violins and pianos. Werner the finds the radio station with the French man who tells stories and things about science, wonders about life. What Werner’s past says about today’s current society is that no matter where or how you grew up, you can still thrive and learn and achieve great things in life. It also says that people will judge based on how people look, they saw Werner’s white hair and very blue eyes. He’s not the only main character though.
Now onto Marie-Laure, the blind girl. Marie- Laure wasn’t born blind, but went blind because of a thing called cataracts. Cataract is blinding of the eye lens, at the time, it didn’t have a treatment that was successful, and so she was completely blind by the age of six. This didn’t stop Marie at all, her father encouraged her to learn and read in braille as well as learn the whole city by having a properly scaled 3-D version of the city. Her father buys her multiple books in braille so she can continue reading, she read of adventures that take her faraway in her land of imagination. What Marie-Laure’s past tells about society is that no matter what’s holding you back, you can continue enriching your brain and become smarter, wiser, more curious.
From what I’ve concluded from these two characters, a character’s past will affect their development, like it did in Marie-Laure. Marie had grown up to be completely dependent on her father, to not take a bath without his help, even when she was in her late teens, she still needed her father to help her button her clothes, for him to put her shoes on her for her, and she never helps out when she possibly, she depends solely on her father, she can’t even leave the house on her own until he makes the physical map with literally everything on it. She needs a rope connected to the kitchen table all the way to the bathroom to navigate the bathroom, she can’t function on her own without her father
Analysis of James Patterson’s Novel “The Maximum Ride: the Angel Experiment”
The author James Patterson creates an engaging and interesting novel through the characterization of the family that were made in an experiment where they were produced into being an organism that is ninety eight percent human and two percent avian, which are fleeing from the other experiment that occurred at the so called school, “part human, part wolf – all predator.” Throughout the novel the scenery often changes within the city of New York. The setting constantly switching as a part of the novels plot. The setting also contributes to the engaging novel due to the clever way Patterson wrote the novel, which leaves your own imagination to finish portraits that are painted through his descriptions.
James Patterson creates characterization through the protagonist Max, who is the self-designated leader within the family after Jeb Batchelder disappeared. “I knew he was dead, we all did, but we didn’t talk about it.” This is eye-opening piece of characterization and an interesting way James Patterson depicts that they are scared. This portrays that they are scared because they don’t want to relive or even think about what happened or who did it. This family of mystical creatures is also a loving and caring one, this is portrayed throughout the novel but is most prevalent is depicted in the situation where Angel who is six, the youngest had been captured by the Erasers (the part humans, part wolves). Instead of hiding in panic and reasonably running from their fears of going back to the school they venture out to save the most unique and strongest member of the family. As Patterson wrote in Max’s voice, “Oh, yeah—that’s another special thing about Angel. She can read minds.” The idea of Max accidently telling us makes the novel more relatable, which sparks interest in the novel and feels like you are engaging on a personal level with the characters especially Max who narrates the novel.
The novel changes settings throughout the novel and refers to a couple main places, these places are The School, New York City and in Ella’s house, which they stayed during the search of the institution that Angel was being held in. The setting in the opening chapters throughout the novel depicts a sense of isolation from society, this house was the closest idea from home. However this house up on a hill where no one was supposed to find it was discovered by the Erasers and was destroyed, this is the rising action throughout the novel and causes major changes and challenges for the young mystical family. The reality was that they could no longer hide if they wanted the full family back and due to this factor a large proportion of the novel is set in the New York region. The great thing Max, Nudge and Fang and nudge realized about New York that it was the perfect place to hide that they are mutant children due to the shear diversity within the city. Max described the city as a place that everyone was a freak that even they felt normal. New York felt like a sanctuary to them and creates a vivid image in my head that New York shared the perfect American dream where everyone is included and has a chance no matter who they are and this engaged me with the novel because it made me wonder what New York’s culture was like or was that just a persona that Max gave the city but what they didn’t know was that they all had tracking devices inside their wings, which was discovered by Dr. Valencia Martinez, Ella’s mum.
Ella and her mum’s characterization throughout the book demonstrate morals that many people aspire to have. The kindness and trustworthiness creates a contrast between the people who work at the School due to be being polar opposite of what they are. This is evident when Max spills her big secret to them when they are likewise doing what Max did for Ella. Dr. Martinez also fore fills the characteristic of love when she lets Max stay at her house for a couple of days even though she knew Max was a mutant. This part of the story is especially engaging while reading the novel due to the high action and worry for Max when Dr. Martinez finds out about the wings.
The School where they were trapped for a majority of their early years was the place of dread for all the Flock members. This place created a disturbing and vivid picture in your head, when this place was first expressed with hate it questioned what had happened there, but further and further throughout the novel like a painting the picture became clear as day that it was a place of horrid experiments that turned children into 2 percent avian and others into predators through changing them into part wolf. The secret facility referred to as The School or the Institute is a place where scientists splice DNA to make experiments and create hybrids like the Flock members and the Erasers. Max describes this place as a place was, “We grew up in a science lab /prison called the School, in cages, like lab rats.” The specially modified cages made for the Flock by the scientists were made so that Max and her family could be permanent residents of this torture without escaping. This made the novel interesting because you wondered what would happen on the venture to save Angel and how they will protect themselves from being trapped in the prison known as School and protect their Flock member.
In conclusion the novel is engaging due to the multiple scenes having a new level of controversy and action throughout, this is evident through their house and at Ella’s. I also found the characterization interesting due to the contrast between the classic perfect American morals seen through Ella and her mum and the corruption of the School.