Although Sonny found something he loved, other than drugs, he did not seem to care. Sonny voiced his frustration, “But what I don’t seem to be able to make you understand is that it’s the only thing I want to do.” Instead of being compassionate and understanding the older brother’s heartless response was, “It’s time you started thinking about your future.” Sonny’s brother did not care about Sonny’s happiness; all he wanted was for Sonny to do what he wanted him to do so he could fulfill his promise to his mother. These controlling tendencies tied directly into his selfish traits.
Gene did not set out to kill Finny, but because of his actions, that was the end result. Finny was his enemy and now Gene had won. Or had he? And it is this shred of doubt, that maybe there was nothing to win because it was never a competition, that explains Gene’s thoughts in the last sentence of the book, which are: “Maginot Lines against this enemy they thought they saw across the frontier, this enemy that attacked that way - if he ever attacked at all; if he was indeed the enemy” (204). In summary, Gene paints Finny as the ultimate enemy because his mind needs an enemy to defeat, but once the enemy is gone, so is the person who won because the entire situation was fabricated and the war was all in Gene’s
One of the hardest things to fathom is what drove Adnan to strangle Hae. Police officials kept coming back to the fact that Adnan was the ex-boyfriend, but this doesn’t hold much value when Syed claims the break-up was mutual and they continued to be friends despite breaking up (Koenig Episode 2). Mutual breakups typically don’t end up in rage against one another, which is why the theory of Adnan being guilty is so hard to believe. If he had no bad feelings toward her then there would be no motive for him to kill her in the first place. In addition to the motive issue behind Adnan’s conviction, Adnan repeatedly claims that he did not
This part of the book is clearly showing that violence can sometimes do nothing for your situation, which defeats the purpose of violence. The rumble in the story was intended to help make them even. But as you see, it still didn’t make a difference. Although the greasers might be happy temporarily that they ‘beaten’ their enemies, but it doesn’t change the fact that their in the middle class and that they aren’t an asset to
Private Doss refusing to take a gun into combat was very dauntless. Private Doss was called a conscientious cooperator, meaning that he knew what he was doing, however, he continued to do it because he believed that what he was doing was right. Also, due to his past experiences, refusal of a weapon meant not killing anyone. One thing he said was, “With the world so set on tearing itself apart, it don’t seem like such a bad thing to me to wanna put a little bit of it back together” in which he was talking about how his desire was to save those people fighting for him and even some of the people that were trying to kill him. (Gibson)
Useless ... fighting's no good ...'" (Hinton 148). During his time at Windrixville, Johnny learned essential lessons on how all the fighting with the Socials was pointless. He realized that violence is not the answer, but without the rivalry between the two groups of people, Johnny would have never come to that conclusion. All things considered, the behavior between two civil groups is not the only thing that can affect a person's point of
Above all Chris McCandless was an arrogant man. He refused many offers of help he got under the ground of that it was cheating. His arrogance led to him taking unnecessary risks which led to him encountering many hapless events. A quote from Into the Wild, his sister Carine said, “ Chris didn’t think twice about risking his own life, but he never would have put Buckley in any kind of danger (Krakauer 128). This really shows that without a person to keep a handle on him, to give him a conscience about what he was putting himself into, he was really the only one credible for his ultimate demise.
People killed each other in some sort of meaningless spite” (547). As a result, it’s a world of every man for himself, and the world is overtaken by distrust. Ironically enough, the dream goes against Raskolnikov’s initial belief that superior and extraordinary men don’t need order or law. A world full of these men results in total anarchy. Raskolnikov, through this dream which points out the flaw of his belief, realizes that he is not a nihilist.
Firstly, he is concerned for what will come in the future not what’s in the present. “Presents fears are less than horrible imaginings;”(136-137) meaning the present dangers of the end of the war are less terrifying than what he is picturing in his head. Then he continues with the thoughts of murdering for the crown and how he would love to do it, but it’s so unlike him to think of murdering the king to gain power makes him unrecognizable to himself. “My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical, shakes so my single state of man that function is smothered in surmise, and nothing is what is not.’ (138-141).
The reader is aware of the fact that Meursault is either contemplating life or already has due to his obvious absence of emotion :“I probably did love mother, but that didn’t mean anything”. His unconventional way of thinking causes Meursault to seem confusing to those around him Meursault’s absurdism becomes increasingly more apparent towards the end of the book as there are several characters questioning his motives for shooting the Arabian man after he had already been killed :“ But everybody knows life isn’t worth living. Deep down I knew perfectly well that it doesn’t matter much whether you die at thirty or at seventy.” , upon hearing this people are shocked, it is not exactly
He was too scared to do anything, as he never fought in a war before. This quote is important to the book because, Henry defines himself as a young boy that wants to be a man but runs away in battle. He would rather bleed and bleed, instead of not doing anything. I would agree and disagree with this quote. I agree because you are helping the army by at least doing
“The Sniper” by Liam O’Flaherty is a historical fiction story following the events of the Irish Civil War. The main character is a sniper for the Republicans. In the story, he is forced to kill three people but afterward it says he is disgusted with himself. In this story Liam O’Flaherty supports the theme of violence will change people for the worse by using descriptive phrases and the character’s inner thoughts. The biggest problem in the story is how the sniper has to kill his enemies.
“Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.” President John Fitzgerald Kennedy said to the United Nations General Assembly, on September 25th, 1961. This quote is saying that the killing of soldiers in war will soon destroy all. This relates to both stories because both soldiers regretted killing someone.
IN the story The Sniper the author O'Flaherty tells the story of a night in Dublin Ireland. The Sniper is mostly about how The Sniper the main character is in a shootout. One problem is that in the shooting he kills his brother who is on the other side while also getting shot himself. Also he is smiling when killing the other sniper aka his brother he was joyous when he saw he had hit the other sniper This shows civil war can seriously affect someone physically and mentally.
War happens when ambition goes too far. But what they don't realize is that war is not worth the trouble, it causes to much pain and loss of life. From the perspective of the sniper, this story shows his experience as a republican sniper in a Irish civil war. During a mission, he is laying on a roof killing everything that walks into his sights. He is then confronted by another sniper.