There are several parallels between the stories of Joseph and Esther. One of the main commonalities was that they had to make tough choices. Joseph’s story begins with him being favoured by his father which lead to his brothers disliking him. Throughout the book of Genesis, there is a history of fathers and mothers favouring some children more than others, so Joseph’s story does not differ from others in that sense. The difference here is that this imbalance of Jacob’s love resulted in Joseph being sold as a slave by his brothers: “When his brother realized that their father loved him more than them, they grew to hate him – they wouldn’t even speak to him” (Genesis 37:4).
115). With this short sentiment, Harper Lee demonstrates Atticus’ poise and politeness to Mrs. Dubose through his instruction to his son. Seemingly, Atticus desires to grow his children with the same patience toward others that he himself possesses because, after all, patience is a virtue. Agreeably, Mr. Finch’s kind mindset precisely aligns with David G. Allen’s words, “Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in mind.” The predicament originating from the upcoming trial pushes Atticus to teach his children patience because he knows that his children will face hate due to their father’s decisions to stand for those of lower society. Continually, he showers his children with enduring devotion by bringing them up in the ways of patience and humility whilst facing the trials of
Another way slave owners dehumanized slaves was through physical acts of aggression. For example, Douglass’ aunt was brutally punished multiple times. Captain Anthony dehumanized Aunt Hester by whipping her mercilessly. 5. After the fight with Covey, Douglass felt like a man.
Irony is one of the rhetorical devices in which it it uncovers the difference between the truth and something expected. Predominantly, it detects the misconceptions or the unfairness of a specific situation. (http://figurativelanguage.net/Irony.html) Most of the time, Frederick Douglass used irony in order to uncover the defect in the reasoning of the issue of slavery. For instance, in the third chapter, Douglass made a description about the obssesive care of his previous master named Colonel Lloyd on his horses. Lloyd was beating his slaves in charge of taking care for the horses when they made any mistake.
A stereotype that often presents itself in the African-American community is that the patriarchal figure of the household usually abandons his family and takes no responsibility for his actions. However, in August Wilson’s play Fences, the protagonist Troy Maxson decimates any preconceived notion of the African-American man. Although he had a tumultuous childhood which, to an extent, limits him to communicate with his wife and children, Troy manages to win small victories against a universe that doesn’t want to see him win. Troy’s life is set in the backdrop of a racist America in the 1960s, a microcosm of the unjust society which August Wilson attempts to explicate. The legacy of the protagonist, Troy Maxson, should be honored rather than discarded on account of his unwavering loyalty to his family and moral code.
This is true for many slaves back then. They view their master as high superiority and don’t dare to disobey. Even when Alfred offered Georges freedom, he refused. Many slaves did not want freedom because they feared the outside world would be worse and they were bought up to think they are servants of
If wanting revenge means, being blind of what's happening around you, then Willie isn't able to see that he is hurting his family with such a feeling of wanting revenge. I noticed this when his wife said “You don't sound human, and I don't like it.” And Willie answered “You'll get used to it.” Also when Willie didn't let his kids go to see the white man, instead he locked them. This showed me that the feeling of wanting revenge made him act this way, hurting the ones around him. He knew that it could've been the only time that his kids could have had the opportunity to experience seeing a white man . In conclusion all the scenes where Willie was being rude to his wife were letting me know that the feeling of anger as a result of something bad that was done to a person can lead that person to want revenge and not letting it see that such a feeling can be hurtful to the ones
Parents are responsible for their children’s upbringing. In the story “To Kill A Mockingbird” Atticus Finch, Bob Ewell, and Walter Cunningham Sr. are all different when it comes to what they value as a person. Each of them demonstrate their values through their actions and their teachings. Atticus is a loving, respectable father. Bob tends to neglects his children’s needs.
In this way, Jim is an individual person to Huck. Furthermore, Huck is a person who hates the society as an authority and pursues freedom. He sees no reason to prevent Jim from pursuing his own freedom. So even when he knows he would be punished for hiding a black slave, he still lies to the people who go after the running away slaves that Jim is his father with chickenpox. Another example is that in the group of Huck, Tom and Jim, Tom to some extent serves as the authority.
He does not think it is right to help take away slaves from people that he doesn't even know. To turn Jim in for these reasons would be the influence of society on Huck. Huck's decision on this marks another major step in Huck's moral maturation, because he decides not to turn in Jim on his own and adds another moral that he made and no one told him. This is the first time he makes a decision all on his own. Both this incident and the Wilkes Scheme represent Huck's ultimate realization and rejection of society.