In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain utilizes satire to convey the overall message of the novel, that society is flawed; he implies one should refrain from orienting their personal moral compass and ideals by what others dictate, because society is imperfect. This is evident in Huck’s moral struggle with the concept of slavery: Twain uses slavery as an example to satirize religion and hypocrisy. He also satirizes “us vs them” mentalities through the example of the Sherburn and Boggs incident. He also mocks the baselessness and irony of racism in American society. Satire is used in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn against religious hypocrisy, mob mentality, and racism to highlight these human flaws and address dark and serious issues with a touch of humor.
John Procter wanted to sign his name because he just wanted to end the “war.” but he also did not want to say anyone’s name. He ends up signing his name and when he finishes, he realizes that he no longer cares and he doesn't care if he dies. John ripped the paper in half and that one action resulted in his death. However John Proctor is a tragic hero because of the two major decisions he made in his life, even if he ended up being hung. Going back to the third paragraph, John knew he was going to be in a lot of trouble for having an affair with Abigail.
(Miller 80) John knows he 's done wrong and will do anything to save Elizabeth 's reputation. Now that Mary has accused him as well, he must either confess and live with the whole town thinking such, or he may deny it and be hanged. With the encouragement from Reverend Hale, John decides to confess, but finds out that his name must be publicly written for all to see. When Judge Danforth questions his hesitation on his name going public, John says, "Because it is my name! I cannot have another in my life!
But at the same time he would be violating his sense of duty as a barber. “So it was going to be very difficult to explain that I had him right in my hands and let him go peacefully-alive and shaved” (Barber 3). The Barber decides to let torres live because his sense of duty comes before and defines his moral qualities. He knew that killing Torres would raise morale of the rebels in hiding and add to their cause. He would satisfy his grudge for the atrocities committed by Torres’ men.
He begins thinking about Mrs. Watson and her religion, thinking he would go to hell for helping Jim get away. He tries to pray but finds he can’t, so he writes out the letter and tries again. Huck then rips up the letter and exclaims, “ Alright then, I’ll go to hell.” (page 214 Twain). This is the climax of Huck’s evolution to individual morality. Huck realizes that his friendship and loyalty to Jim is bigger than anything in or out of this world.
In the two different accounts, they both released their anger with violence against the intruder. However, the Furies eventually let go of their built-up anger and hatred while Aeneas continues to carry this burden with him. “‘Watch me in this fight, you’ll learn how to get things done.’” said Aeneas before he traveled to meet Turnus in the fight for Lavina’s hand in marriage. Aeneas was not use to having to fight for women; he was the “source of the Roman race,” after all. Aeneas was also outraged because Turnus had killed Pallas, whom was entrusted to Aeneas’ care and guidance.
In “The Things They Carried” the audience pity Jimmy Cross because he is at war and because he is in love with Martha, but knows that she does not feel the same. Readers also pity him because he is the leader and he realizes that he has to stop his dreaming. In the line “It was very sad, he thought. The things men carried inside. The things men did or felt they had to do,” Cross knows that he has to change his character if he is going to survive the war.
Hope is what makes us different from those who survive just to not die. In his novel, The Road, Cormac McCarthy portrays hope as inessential during situations where violence and greed is needed to survive. Emily Dickinson’s perspective of hope is best portrayed given the idea that hope is a feeling that lives within each individual soul; if someone were to ever become ‘hopeless’ it would have been because they have lost the essence of being human, they would be walking earth purposelessly. Cormac McCarthy in his book, The Road, utilizes the post apocalyptic setting in which ‘the boy’ and ‘the man’ are in to provide the reader with a pessimistic portrayal of hope by insinuating that one sometimes does not need hope and may lose it if it is existent . Throughout his novel, McCarthy utilizes the most naive,
He searches the social and religious belief systems that the society has taught him for a way out of his predicament about turning Jim in. In the end, Huck is unable to pray because he does not truly believe in these systems and he becomes distressed and comprises a letter to Miss Watson to tell her the truth about Jim and where he is. Once he completed writing the letter he held it in his hand and he was trembling because he had to make a decision. He studied it for a couple minutes and then said, “All right, then, I will go to Hell” (Twain 214). Huck decides to tear up the letter, for he cares too much about Jim to deny Jim’s existence and humanity.
Do you believe the insane should be held responsible for their criminal acts? The narrator in this story murdered a old man. We are figuring out if he is guilty or not guilty by reason of insanity. The narrator is not guilty by reason of insanity because he killed the victim because of his eye which is not sane, he thought that his own guilt was the dead old man 's heartbeat, and he had officers sit where the victim 's corpse lies. The narrator is insane because he wants to kill over a eye.