A major theme in the short story, "Walk this Way" is that girls can make boys do crazy things. Mae makes the boy actually want to try walking instead of walking for once. In the picture, human Shrek is shown. Shrek drank a potion to become human just for his true love Fiona.
Vinnie had a lot of courage in the short story, "The Ravine". Vinnie, just like the red person in the picture, had the courage to stand out and be different than the others.
One of the main themes of the short story, "Goin Fishin" is friends can get you through hard times. This song can relate to the story in this way.
Mae, a character in the short story, Walk this Way, doesn't follow the trend of bopping. Even though everyone around her does it she chooses to do things her own way. This can relate to the saying of "only dead fish go with the flow". These relate because everyone in, Walk this Way, just go through the motion being just like everyone else. Mae is the living fish of the story and does things her own way.
In the short story, "The Ravine" Vinnie chooses to not fall under the pressure of his friends because he knows that if he does, there could be uncalled for consequences. In the lyrics of Under Pressure, the song explains how falling under pressure can be a bad thing and bad things can happen if you do.
Life can be changed dramatically within a moment of seconds. In the short story, "Goin Fishin", Lionel's family is all together having a fun time on the lake, and within a split second all but Lionel died. Lionnel's best friend killed his family and their lives were never the same.