He ran into the cowboys and tricked them into thinking that they had set up an ambush to scare them away. He got back home, but his dad never came back. He came to the realization that they probably put him on a prison ship and that they would release him when the war was over. Him and his mother were left to run the tavern by themselves.
According to his biography, he was only in prison because he did not want to join the army. I believe that he should have the choice to fight for his country, and if he doesn’t, that is his choice. Grosser was married and a father when he was imprisoned, and was tortured for no reason, which I believe is why he eventually committed suicide. Also according to his biography, he was on a bread and water diet. That should not have been acceptable to give someone that little amount of food when they haven’t even truly committed a horrible crime.
Captain Phillips tried to defend the boat from the pirates every way possible to stop them from getting on the boat and he defended while they were on the boat also. He did every protocol he needed to do to keep the pirates from boarding but failed. When the pirates boarded he let his crew down below deck to save them while he faced the pirates like a hero. He locked down everything letting his crew be away from the pirates. Captain Phillips also tried to save his crew by acting like the ship was broken and that there were no more people on board, but the pirates did not believe him.
Good Wes was sent to a military school where he finished his high school degree that would lead to further education. This military school also taught Wes valuable life lessons, and how to keep himself out of trouble. Bad Wes was held back in high school
During a conversation between him and Author Wes Moore in prison, where he serves a life sentence, Other Wes Moore once again displays the fixed mindset that permeated throughout his youth and now into adulthood with this statement; he says: “We will do what is expected of us, if they expect us to graduate, we will graduate. If they expect us to get a job, we will get a job. If they expect us to go to jail, then that’s where we will go too. At some point you lose control” (Moore 126). Other Wes Moore became a sad product of his environment due to his negative disposition, a lack of positive support within his family dynamics.
The Marines in the movie never accept responsibility for what they did until they are finally convicted, even then Downey still doesn't understand why they were convicted. This is similar to Calley when he was on the stand for the My Lai massacre. He based his entire defense argument on the fact that he was merely following an order and his actions were not out of line. His actions could also have been caused because he became overwhelmed with the war, and took out his tension on the people of Son Lai, similar to how the guards treated of prisoners at Abu Ghraib. This may be why there was was never any sign of remorse from anyone; the guards, Calley, Dawson and Downey.
Death is also a constant theme of suffering in the narrator’s life, and although it is tragic, the narrator always ends up learning a valuable lesson from it. For instance, when his young daughter suddenly dies from polio, it prompts him to write his imprisoned brother. This is somewhat
For the topic of my essay I have chosen to write about a fictional character I encountered whose inspirational quote has had a significant impact on me. The characters name is Richter Abend and his quote is “Courage is the magic that turns dreams into reality”. Richter Abend was ridiculed and persecuted all his life for his race. He was so afraid he circumvented and ignored the bullies but then he learned nothing would ever change if he stayed that way. This was similar to how I felt in middle school when I was bullied.
”(623). Cowardly his men hid under the ships boards and seats clinging to the ground, just then one of the “heros” men was caught by Scylla and did nothing but scream. Odysseus had pleaded his men to row after five more men had been caught, but it was no use as Charybdis had created a threatning wurl pool that would get his men caught. Luckily they were able to get past the wurl pool and began sailing normally
Everything Balram did from when he left Laxmangarh to when he became successful and “helped make new Bangalore” was for his own advantage (273). When Ashok began drinking after Pinky left, Balram told him he had to “believe in god and keep going on” not because he genuinely cared for him, but because he wouldn’t have anyone to “pay him three and a half thousand rupees a month” (159). The selfishness imbedded in him led him to conclude that the only ticket out of darkness was to murder his master, which goes against his personality in beginning when he felt guilty for something as trivial as outing a driver for
Insults can hurt many people and cause them to not work their hardest, Sherman Alexie, author of “Superman and Me”, demonstrates a life lesson that could eventually help you for a lifetime long. One of the quotes that I can use from the story “Superman and Me”, by Sherman Alexie is “I fought with the classmates on a daily basis. They wanted me to stay quiet when the non-Indian teacher asked for answers, for volunteers, for help.” My interpretation of this evidence is that the author wants you to try in life, not to sit back and let other people control your life.
What does the text SAYS What the text DOES “Nothing is beautiful and true.” (p.43) I chose this quote because even though Oskar wanted to be like his father so much, he was still traumatized by the tragedy. Ever since his father died, he has become a more complex thinker.
Elie Wiesel and his father have a close relationship. They essentially live for one another. When they first arrived at Auschwitz, instead of going through the selection, Elie wanted to run into an electric fence. His father would not let him. Elie gained hope that he would get out of that horrible place and his father began losing it.
He kept wanting to blame others for his mistakes, and why he ended up in jail. Mainly, he wanted to put all of the blame on Jesus. He then dealt with issues of questioning his faith and went on to better himself and his understanding of faith and the different types. He also had to deal with the loss of his wife, in whom he had been married to for only a year.
The realistic fiction novel Tangerine, written by Edward Bloor, follows the tale of a dysfunctional family and the dark secrets that they are slowly discovering within themselves. The author uses the motif -a repeated theme or idea in the story- of sight to further the story and in doing so, gives the character better understanding of each other and the truth. Through the motif of sight, Paul -the main character in the novel- has a growing understanding of his friends, family, and himself. The first group Paul experiences a growing understanding of is his friends.