This movie is told from Augusten Burroughs' point of view of his childhood. He was very close to his mother; he skipped school to stay with her. To him he seemed to have an ordinary life. His house was very clean and he would polish things because he liked it so clean. His mother Deidre Burroughs, who has gone insane after her divorce from his father, gives him up for adoption to her psychiatrist, Dr. Finch. She comes to their house quite often throughout the movie and asks why he spends so much time with them.
There are a good bit of characters in this book. There is Brian (the main character), Brian’s mother, Susan, Haley, Carl, Brian’s father, Caleb, the pilot, the two fishermen, and Billy. Where this is taking place is in a small town and in the woods, but is mostly talking about being in the woods. Brian use to live in the woods by himself. He comes back to a town to finish up school and has to part his ways from the woods.
Her stories are fiction, but they use aspects from people she has encountered in her daily life. Lower and middle class characters appear the most frequently throughout her works. The way she uses these ordinary people and transforms them into dynamic characters is unmatched. She uses very lengthy and in-depth descriptions of her character’s inner qualities that shape who they are. She uses these descriptions to show the inner workings of the character’s minds through an omniscient view (Entzminger 685-66).
things that go on in the novel. The real world can never be looked at as a perfect place because
This book exceeded my expectations. Every book that I have read by this author really has really blown my mind, but this one in particular was my favorite so far. The book for me builds up in excitement from beginning to end and at the end it really is just spectacular. Nate Brodie which is the main character is a huge Tom Brady fan, and just huge football fan in general, which I can really relate to. I am a huge sports fan, and a really big football fan, just like him. So when I was reading the summary of the novel, I knew that this was the one for me.
Will, the protagonist, was very likable as well. However, his character only evolved for me as a result of Harlen’s unconditional and relentless friendship with him. In short, Will’s character would’ve lacked without the likeness of a Harlen Bigbear. The character naming was also very ingenious. The Oldpersons, Prettywomans, baby South Wing, and others were interesting and clever last names that made the notion of identifying with the characters even more interesting and the reading, fun.
The characters bring a riveting story to life when reading. Throughout the book, I felt emotions left and right for the characters and what they were going through. There is a lot of mystery and questioning that will be answered later in the book, but once its done, there are still many questions being asked. when I look for a book, that is something that stands out to me because I really want to read more, and when you have that reaction to a book, that means it was worth reading. I found this book remarkable because of the behaviors, characteristics, and decisions that the characters make, and I recommend this book to everyone, even if they don’t like to
There are a lot of characters, but i’m going to only name three, Guy Montag, his job is a firefighter who burns books but mentally likes books, he is a protagonist, and a person who changes society. Clarrise, she was spotted by Montag at night. Clarisse likes to talk, and is always in a good mood. She was always considered “ the crazy girl “. Clarisse enjoyed nature, but one night she was hit by a car and died. The third character is Faber, Faber is an old college professor. Faber acts different and knows a lot about books that are banned. Faber has been asked about certain books and paragraphs. Faber was always thought as an old man
The movie was great, and touching. It made you think what war was like, and on the side, dealing with a family. Which Chris struggled to do in the beginning. But later in the end, he figured out, family was much more to him the war. Before I started reading the book, I was hoping it wouldn’t be a buzzkill, since I liked the movie so much.
The main character, Lauren used to live in the walled community; it was the only small safe place for people tried to maintain a normal life. Because the neighborhood provided a temporary safety, people were willing to stay for education and work even if the walled community had been getting crowded already. To compare and contrast Lauren’s community, it was huge but absolutely chaos and poor outside. People from outside were uneducated, and the government was totally corrupt so that people would just steal, rob and even kill someone in order to survive if they
It is amazing how much abuse, hazing, and punishment people will go through just to be accepted into a group (be it a Frat, Sorority, or life in general). Real life for minorities is not as easy as its polished representation on television. Many people every day and nearly everywhere suffer because of their living conditions and even their race.
The author’s goal is to get the characters to come to life and reach out to the reader so they learn important life lessons through the characters. The main character Kyle learns something that is so realistic, that people can say that they relate to what he is going through.
I thought that S.E Hinton did an amazing job at making the details in the book stand out. She also made the ideas of people interesting by combining details. All problems and all things were stated exactly as it should be. It was easy to picture and tell who everyone was with the details she had given. I think she did a very good job