He blamed himself for Alex drowning, in an effort to save him. These feelings are quite normal, and occur frequently when a person feels they have done wrong by surviving a traumatic event, when others did not. Wildwood Falls has a history of killing young swimmers, who come to the pool during the summer to cool off. She lures them into her cool, refreshing waters, while lulling them into believing nothing bad is going to happen. In the same way that the Sirens in The Odyssey beckoned sailors to crash upon the rocks, Wildwood calls young men into her watery tomb.
In the beginning of the novel, The Outsiders, written by S.E Hinton, the author portrays Johnny Cade as a weak and helpless character in the book. He`s seen as a dynamic character that has gone through extremely tough times that are difficult for him to handle alone. ``He was the gangs`pet, everyones` kid brother``, if it hadn`t been for the gang Johnny would have never felt love nor affection. He always seemed to have an anxious and suspicious look in his eyes, he was a nervous wreck. He struggled in the areas of self-confidence and loving himself, that even the idea of suicide popped in his head.
I killed Bob.” The confusion he experiences is his way of handling the grief of his loss. He wasn’t the only one that had trouble with Johnny’s death. Dally couldn’t handle the pain when Johnny dies so he kills himself. He really wasn’t the one who killed himself it was really the policemen when they shot him, but he got caught purposely. Johnny never truly got the respect he deserved when
In recent history, children have been consumed by the dark forces of poor decision-making; attempts to smuggle modded Super Soakers, and bands of 10- year-olds performing steeplechases around the deck. For Fil Skywalker, however, decision-making comes second nature. His eyes lock onto perpetrators and possible victims of drowning within seconds. With a succession of whistle blasts from his Fox 40 Whistle demanding patrons to obey the laws of the pool, he maintains order. He is a
Lennie with his simple mind, always gets into trouble. This time, Lennie gets himself in a bind once again, that George can’t save him from. George decision to kill Lennie in the story, was due to his responsibility, sympathy, and love for Lennie. George’s decision to kill Lennie was out of sympathy for him. In the book, George and Slim said to each other, “Couldn’ we maybe bring him in an’ they’ll lock him up?
These people force Nick to become more of a helpful and stable person when he cares for them at the shelter. Nick follows in his father’s footsteps in a lot of ways, often drinking and using drugs at a young age. For much of his young life, he has no one to help him get better, and he is quite unstable. One person who truly enables him to act like his father is his mother’s boyfriend, Travis. Nick comments that Travis, an ex-soldier, is “fun to have around, in a frenzied sort of way...he....goes off to hot-wire someone else’s boat...We knew the boat was stolen, even though he said it was a friend’s.
Right from the beginning, it is evident that Lennie has some type of mental disability, and that he is totally dependent on his friend Lennie. The total dependence on George, helps portray Lennie as a child- like character. Lennie needs to be constantly reminded by George on what to do and what not to do. George even tells Lennie that if he gets in any trouble to “to come right here and hide in the brush.” (Steinbeck 15) Steinbeck also illustrates George’s double feelings towards Lennie. He explains the compassionate side of George, while also demonstrating George’s discontent with taking care of Lennie.
That's when Cheswick jams his fingers into the grate at the bottom of the pool and drowns himself. This may have been prevented if McMurphy would have stood up for Cheswick against Nurse Ratched but he didn't. Therefore this shows McMurphy has tremendous power now in the ward and Nurse Ratched knows it. That’s you can say Nurse Ratched fears McMurphy because he's not like the rest of the patients that she can control McMurphy is different. For my third and final example is how McMurphy organizes the Deep Sea Fishing trip and just needs one more man for the trip.
The boy however, chooses to express his love differently throughout the book. He shows random acts of kindness to strangers his father remains cautious of. He seeks to understand why the gangs are ‘bad’ and believes that deep down, they too are loving. The mother did an unspeakable act that seems cruel at most looks, but to her, she was proving her love to her son, trying to give him a better life. The power of love will always transcend after death, and that is why love will always exist in a broken
The readers learn to value relationships, to not allow pride to become an evil necessity, and to appreciate the little things. These all combine to contribute to the overall theme. With the narrator’s brother, becoming weaker and weaker, day by day, it creates an uneasy feeling arising from the reader, about the results of Doodle, and if he will survive. The narrator reflects back on the memories, and the love he surely had for Doodle, “There is within me (and with sadness I have watched it in others) a knot of cruelty borne by the stream of love, much as our blood sometimes bears the seed of our destruction, and at times I was mean to Doodle” (597). This quote justifies the guilt the narrator had, in effect of not every fully acknowledging the passion and devotion he actually had towards Doodle.