Character traits: If Donovan Curtis has one gift, it is his gift for troublemaking. With his recklessness, danger follows him wherever he goes. After a deadly prank with its costly and dangerous result, he thinks he has gone too far. Getting in trouble for it, an error by his school’s administrator sends him to the Academy of Scholastic Distinction, a special program for gifted kids.
He has the traits of an anti-hero. An anti-hero is a protagonist who lacks heroic characteristics. They derive from the tragic hero, which is a hero with a flaw and usually dies at the end of the play. However, anti-heroes do not always end up dead, they can either lead the plot to victory or redemption. (http://study.com/academy/lesson/anti-hero-definition-examples-characteristics.html).
The main character Mickey is represented as valuing the outcasts of society. He is at an age where identity is important to find and seeking power to prove he can fit in. The issues facing this character have values and attitudes reflecting his actions. Another essential feature of an
Troy fits a character who would have lived in the 1950’s, having experienced discrimination, an abusive father and a changing society towards African-Americans in that period.
Troy’s personality is very conservative. He is an angry man who has been a victim of racial violence and allowed his bitterness to become a barrier to new opportunities that opened at this time. As a child Troy wanted out of his abusive father’s relationship. His father barely looked after his 11 children and had always puts himself first before anyone else. Instead, young Troy escapes north to Pittsburg ending himself in jail due to theft, which is where he meets his ace
How much do people believe parents or others around them influence their viewpoints on the things around them? How much do others influence their culture and traditions? I believe people only sometimes affect another’s viewpoints. For some people, they are similar to their parents, but not always. That’s why I can infer that the people around others can only sometimes influence their viewpoints on certain aspects of life. I enjoy similar things compared to my family, but I also love various things as well. So, before anyone feels like somebody is influencing their viewpoint on life and culture, they need to realize that their views are only sometimes persuaded by other people.
Oh gosh!!! There were so many things wrong with this movie, I am not even sure where to begin. So, "Vacation" is the seventh in the "National Lampoon's Vacation" series, and this one should have most definitely remained in the ether. This newest offering is hallmarked by the deirectorial debut of John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstien, both of which have been tapped to write the newest Spider-Man reboot, which if this movie was any indication of what is to come, does in no way bode well for poor ol' Spidey.
The word “culture” can often be mistaken as geographical ways of living such as food, clothing, etc. However, culture is not only ways of living in different places, it is valuable practices that are passed on for years and years in a civilization. Language, government, morals, knowledge, religion, and food are all different components of one’s culture. Different cultures can be found in places ranging from large communities, to families, to the inner self of a person. In One World: A Global Anthology of Short Stories, many of the short stories, including “Among Strangers”, “Growing My Hair Again” and “The Third and Final Continent” exemplify the importance of culture.
To the average person, going off and living off the land is far fetched from the ideal “perfect life” or “American Dream”. To Christopher McCandless, it’s another story, he isn’t the type of person to “stick to the status quo”, he follows the things that he believes could benefit himself. To some people, it may be narcissistic because it’s selfish to only think about what is good for yourself, but to others it could be heroic to have courage to be able to stand out from and break conformity. Chris McCandless, who was well liked and very educated man, left the life that many people desire to have behind and he went off to “live off the land, to survive off of the resources that nature offered he immersed himself in nature to find himself. It takes a lot of courage and guts to go out and “live off the land” with limited supplies but it also takes a lot of skills to do it well, and he underestimated what Mother Nature could do, leading to his death.
In the book Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer a passage by Henry David Thoreau, “rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth” was taken to heart by chris McCandless because he wrote “truth” above the passage and in the book chris mentions truth a little throughout his travels because he lives by the word truth, because he believes that's the way to live. Truth is one of the biggest words to live by and consider and i feel chris did a good job to tell people what he means and give them a peice of how he thinks.
In Ben Johnson’s “To the Memory of My Beloved, The Author, Mr. William Shakespeare, and What He Hath Left Us”, Johnson dictates a dramatically sycophantic poem in honor of the late William Shakespeare. With his superficial, dramatic style, Johnson unveils his own envious attitude within the unbegotten admiration he appoints throughout the poem. By complimenting Shakespeare through this ironic voice, Johnson insincerely praises Shakespeare’s legacy in a clever attempt to highlight Shakespeare’s minute but mentionable flaws. Throughout the commemorational poem, Johnson cleverly praises Shakespeare’s seemingly incomparable success as a poet by incorporating other famous poets as a belittling contrast. While meant as a friendly coup de grâce, Johnson’s assessment of Shakespeare is Johnson’s ultimate attempt to align himself with Shakespeare, bearing praise unto himself as well. In a poem meant to highlight and enunciate Shakespeare’s unparalleled skill and talent, Johnson instead attempts to expose his faults in hopes of bringing Shakespeare closer to himself.