The final guilt Amir struggles with is his guilt of apathy where he physically commits the action and instead of standing as a bystander becomes the person who committed the act, which gives him a different form of guilt. Amir feels apathy guilt through betraying his friend and kicking Hassan out of the house because he is a witness to the crime Amir has committed. Amir has guilt because he chases Hassan out, “I flinched, like I’d been slapped… Then I understood: This was Hassan’s final sacrifice for me… And that led to another understanding: Hassan knew. He knew I’d seen everything in that alley, that I’d stood there and done nothing. He knew I had betrayed him and yet he was rescuing me once again, maybe for the last time” (ch.
By making the decision to leave his father behind Elie could focus on his own survival rather than having to always help his dad. “Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception” (Carl Sagan). Jealousy can lead to betrayal. When Josephs brothers realized that their father loved Joseph more than them “they conspired against him to slay him” (Source G).
Macbeth’s very first soliloquy characterizes him as a person who is both loyal and honorable to his king; he knows that he must honor his king by fighting every battle like it would be his last, but his mind gradually begins to alter and generates a chain of betrayal. Macbeth was a great man in the commencement of the play, “Till he faced the slave; which ne’er shook hand, nor bade his farewell to him, till he unseamed him from the nave to th’chops, and fix 'd his head upon our battlements” (L. 9). After the three witches antagonize Macbeth, he changes even more from being the righteous soldier that he was, by saying to himself; “Let not the light see my black and deep desires: the eye wink at the hand yet lets tis should be which the eye fears, when it is done to see” (LL. 51-53). Nevertheless, many of the happenings in the play occur because of betrayal, whether it is betrayal regarding the main character or even betrayal of leaving people dear to you behind.
The protagonist was so desperate for a normal brother that he set out to train his brother to get over everything his disability prevented him from doing. In the end, however, he pushes his brother too hard, and Doodle dies. This is a story that uses foreshadowing to hint to the reader about pride, and how it is both a wonderful, and terrible thing. The speaker wanted an able-bodied brother desperately, and having a crippled brother tore into him, “...so [he] began to make plans to kill him by smothering him with a pillow,” (1), until his brother, Doodle, smiled at him, and proved that he was indeed all there. The narrator was six, and for the time being, that smile from Doodle was enough.
“You cannot be my father Odysseus! Meddling spirits conceived this trick to twist the knife in me!” (295). Clearly, his time spent among the suitors had influenced him to distrust the words of others. When Odysseus proves that he is his father, they reunite and weep until sundown. Normally, it is peculiar to immediately trust a person after a few sentences of proof, much less share a plan together.
William Styron wrote a novel where a father tells his son that life “is a search for justice.” Do you agree with this statement? Do you agree that life is all about behaving to what is morally right or fair?” William Styron makes the statement that life “is a search for justice” to show that life is short, so while your here, you should do what 's right and do what you believe in. In the Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, the character Orleanna Price had to go through many obstacles to finally see her injustice. Obviously, her worst decision was to marry the controlling missionary, Nathan Price. After going through the years with her mentally abusing husband, her family moving to the Congo, and her daughter Ruth May dying from her husband 's decisions to stay in the Congo, she finally understands how Nathan is treating her and the injustice he is causing his family.
Throughout the introductory stages of Khaled Hosseini’s novel The Kite Runner, the narrator, Amir, develops an ambivalent relationship with his childhood friend Hassan and a desperate relationship with his father, Baba. Seeking the approval of his father, Amir willingly determines that surrendering his friendship and Hassan’s loyalty will result in Baba’s pride. Regardless of Hassan’s claim that he would “eat dirt” (54) for him, Amir attempts to rid Hassan and his father from their home by framing him for theft. Consumed by guilt and jealousy, Amir’s selfish actions prove how one’s personal desires may overcome the moral obligation to perform only beneficial actions and express only positive words. Demonstrating specific expectations for Amir, Baba exhibits contrasting relationships with Amir and Hassan.
“Orgon's desire to retain Tartuffe is a function--a reaction and an invitation--of others' desire to be rid of him, of which Damis’ desire is the most strident, the most like the desire of his father in its imperious violence”(Mckenna). Andrew Mckenna illustrates how Orgon tries to protect Tartuffe from his family. He will stand up to his own family and betray them just to make sure Tartuffe will always be made to look like a saint. Orgon calls out his own son and banishes him for accusing Tartuffe of being a hypocrite.“Traitor! And how dare you even try To tarnish this man’s virtue with a lie”(Tartuffe 3.6.19-20).
The reader is forced to look deeper and recognize patterns, such as the repetitive mentioning of his father’s failure. Okonkwo’s father was a contrasting character compared to himself, Okonkwo wanted yams and wives while his father wanted peace and love. This is a present example of an allusion because it is a hidden way to bring to the surface Okonkwo’s greed. Okonkwos whole life long conflict is an allusion to the message that an individual is in control of their fate and has the ability to guide the people around them. For example, when Nwoye joined Mr.Brown, in spite of the violence and destruction of confidence he had known growing up, Okonkwo could have prevented this and formed a coerce family if he had contributed to the values of love and care.
Jem was upset at the fact that Tom, despite all Atticus did to try and protect him, was sent to prison. He didn’t see it as fair because his father risked so much to bring the truth out in to the open. After all of the events involving Tom Robinson, Bob Ewell threatened to get Atticus back: “Mr. Bob Ewell stopped Atticus on the post office corner, spat in his face, and told him he’d get him if it took the rest of his life,” (217). Bob Ewell followed through on his threat, which is where we see confirmation that Jem learnt the lesson of true bravery.