They doubted if the machines would be successful because “ The machines were new and it was [they] who were to prove them” (208). Nick liked the boy who was wounded the first day on the front “because perhaps he would not have turned out to be a hawk either” which made Nick feel better about the uncertainty of his own bravery (208). The uncertainty of life was shown to the major when his wife dies even though “no one expected her to die”
The next morning he tries to visit Finny again, and they both agree that his actions on the tree was not on purpose. Later on that afternoon, Gene is told that Finny has died from the broken leg, and Gene does not allow himself to cry because of it, because he feels as though Finny is now a part of him. Finally, the book ends with all the boy’s at Devon graduating and seperating off into different parts of the military. Gene never actually sees action, but feels as though he has already fought a war at Devon since he now understands that almost everyone harbors some kind of undignified hate in their heart. Everyone except
Months later, Finny finds out that Gene purposely jounced the limb. He is fuming with anger as he sprints out of the room. He then falls down the stairs and breaks his leg, leading to his death a few days later. Though Gene has the impression that his envy for Finny is going to be beneficial in some way, it limits him in all aspects of life. He is not capable of always living to the fullest and having gratitude for what gifts he has, such as academics.
Gene cannot forgive himself even though Finny forgave him. Another reason readers know Gene has no peace after Finny’s death is that he visits the two places Finny fell Fifteen years later. The older Gene says, “Both were fearful sites, and that was why I wanted to see them… Long white marble flight of stairs… The tree” (Knowles 10-14). Even after all the time he still cannot forgive himself. The envy, took over Gene and Gene realizes later that all of the incidents with Finny could have been avoided.
And it was their last good adventure together as Henry was taken to the army after the trip. He gave brother all rights to the car, but Lyman did not want to accept these changes. Henry’s personality was badly affected by the war, and his brother tried to revive his interest to the car by damaging it. The man repaired it but did not want to treat the vehicle as his property again. In the final scene brothers were able to gain understanding, but their reunion did not last long as Henry drowned in the river.
While Gene was on top of the tree, he thought, “ What was I doing up here anyway? Why did I let Finny talk me into stupid things like this?”. Gene has complains towards Finny’s choices for making Gene involved in situations he didn’t wanted to be in. However, he jumped off of from the tree because Gene is friends with Finny and he knew that if he do not jump off, then Finny might not treat him the same as he usually would. Furthermore, what Gene was thinking on top of the tree and how he felt about Finny was an allusion of their
In addition to that, Odysseus is less merciful to others who have wronged him while Harry Potter, though he has suffered much, shows great mercy. Odysseus as soon as he comes home tells his son, “ I came to this wild place, directed by Athena, so that we might lay plans to kill our enemies” ( Homer 1080-1082). Odysseus had such vengeance on his mind that he would start planning as soon as he had come home, yet it seemed that he would spare not one of them, no matter how great or little their involvement. Harry Potter, on the other hand, could have hunted down the rest of Voldemort’s followers, but he left them alone to look for forgiveness and what is right. Finally, Odysseus was a great fighter known for his bow and arrow skills while Harry Potter was just a wizard.
Furthermore, both Nick and Jay Gatsby reside in the West Egg to indicate that they have not transformed into members of the social elite, and no amount of hard work can change the families that they came from. It is clear that both men recognize this, as they unconsciously denounce their backgrounds in the novel as Gatsby changed his name because “His parents were shiftless and unsuccessful farm people-his imagination had never really accepted them as his parents at all. The truth was that Jay Gatsby...sprang from a Platonic conception of himself...So he invented just the sort of Jay Gatsby that a seventeen- year- old boy would like to invent” and Nick creates the illusion that his family comes from a line of nobility as he says “The Carraways are something of a clan, and we have a tradition that we’re descended from the Dukes of Buccleuch , but the actual founder of my line was my grandfather's brother, who came here in fifty-one, sent a substitute to the Civil War, and started the wholesale hardware business that my father carries on to-day” (Fitzgerald 98
Therefore, there would have been no bloodshed in Korea. And now, the most pointless war in history of mankind, the Vietnam war, fought literally because the American government didn’t want communism anywhere, yet they overlooked the fact that south Vietnam’s leader was a horrible man who didn’t believe in human rights and that the guerillas of the Viet Cohn were not massacring the citizens of south Korea, but were actually coming to peoples’ homes and helping them with their farms. All they did was share their communist beliefs, they didn’t even force them upon them, and most of the south Vietnamese liked the idea. North Vietnam didn’t even use brutal tactics against their people, like most “communist” countries. Doesn’t sound like a problem, riiiiiiiight?
The fact that slaves had no right to marry by law shows that it was not felt they needed the same type of relationships as whites. George Harris says this at the beginning of the book to Eliza and tells her that it would of been easier if they had never met. George also wished Harry had never been born. so he would be saved from the things his father suffered from
To touch on the subject again, at the end of chapter two, Gene and Finny were on the Super Suicide Society of the Summer Session tree and when Gene turned around to retort something back to Phineas, Gene lost balance, and would have almost fallen and died if it wasn’t for Finny. And as previously said, Gene felt thankful but on the other hand, he blamed Phineas for almost falling off the tree, because it was Phineas that coaxed him to the tree. Skipping to the end of chapter five, Gene and Finny are both on the tree again. Finny, wanting to jump out, side by side into the lake like they did previous chapters, ventured out to the wooden rungs and held onto a thin branch. Gene – feeling bitter because he realized that “Phineas had never been jealous of me for a second...
People don’t want perfection, they want to be content with life. But ignoring the real troubles does not mean that society is content, it means society is oblivious. By society not taking action towards the problems in the world, that is no better than the people in the book Fahrenheit 451. Ray Bradbury wrote a cautionary tale putting his prediction of the future into the book Fahrenheit 451. His prediction was that people would become so absorbed to their “barber shop families” and “seashell radios” (Bradbury) that they have no concept of world problems.
Fourthly, Mr. B confessed that he paid out of pocket for his father’s previous fender benders rather than contacting the insurance company for fear of legal repercussions. This piece of evidence is key because it shows guilt and that he knows that allowing his father to drive is wrong. Fifthly, Mr. B does not deny or argue with Dr. Y’s concerns, he simply yells and tells the doctor that his family was none od her business. Finally, Mr. B agreed to take steps to prevent his father from driving, but failed to stay true to his word when his father got into yet another accident. The difference with this particular accident was that it obviously was damaging enough to be published in a newspaper.
There has never been any blacks living in the subdivision and therefore Linder warns the family that if they stay there, there might be rebels in the area to throw them out of the neighborhood. This shows one of the consequences and obstacles that prevents the Younger family to achieve the American Dream. Linder also makes a deal with the Younger family to move by paying them with money. Although, by not taking the money does not mean, in Mama’s viewpoint, “…we wasn 't fit to walk the earth” (Hansberry 143). Linder’s purpose of paying them money makes him low-key.
Some of the things that happened soon after they passed the Stamp Act was colonial resistance. Colonists did not want to be taxed on a war they didn 't even fight in or have a say in. The war was France and Britain fighting over who got control over North America. All the colonists were doing was living there and the war did not involve them. Also, violators of the Stamp Act could be tried and convicted without juries in the vice-admiralty courts.