As a child the most fearsome punishment was to get the disappointing look from my father. He was a loving and caring person but I had always the need to give him the best results I can. I was uncertain of how he will take this news. I didn’t want to disappoint him. I was anxious to discuss with him but I knew I need the wisdom of both my parents on this
The Evil’s Tolls “Inside each of us, there is the seed of both good and evil. It's a constant struggle as to which one will win. And one cannot exist without the other.”--Eric Burdon. The book To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, is based on the town of Maycomb during the great depression. Scout and Jem, two kids, were faced with many hardships throughout the book; like a court case involving wrongful discrimination and other evils they will overcome.
Too much knowledge can lead to too much power, and it can therefore destroy. Rather than strengthen people, society, because humans, by nature, will always be in conflict with each other. As John reaches new “levels” of knowledge with each step of his journey, he learns enough to recognize that there is even more to know, which pushes him ever further in his quest. This theme plays out in flashbacks to his childhood where he ate the fruit, to when he crosses the river, and finally in his discoveries in the village. The title "By the Waters of Babylon" is a clear allusion to Psalm 137 of the Bible, which begins "By the Waters of Babylon I sat down and wept."
Their main priority is to help, not to run away. “He is dead; but the cause he so ardently loved, as ably, patiently, faithfully represented and defended-not for himself only, not for us only, but for all the people in all their coming generations” (Gurley 77) . This quote shows that Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President, was continuously working because it would be beneficial to the people. Maybe it would be an advantage to him as well, but that was never his intention. This man sacrificed himself so that others would not have to.
Elie’s feelings change about his father countless times. He loves his father but he doesn’t really want him around anymore. This theme is not only important to the book, but it is important to life. Family will forever be complex, and navigating it can be harder, but Wiesel showed it was possible by illustrating to readers that there will always be good and bad times, it shows the internal conflict about whether he wants his father around or not, and it illustrates the dehumanization that broke the connection between Elie and his father. Most everyone loves their family, or they at least have someone, but at times, people need a break from them.
Critics argue that this is not the main focus of the book although they are right this is still an important focus of the story. Vladeck and his family are put in very hard situations that they have to find some type of safety to save themselves and others this happens when Vladek and his wife have to figure out what to do with their son. “I have a good friend, a pole, who’s willing to hide my son until the situation gets better. ...I think he’d take you boy too.” (Spiegelman, 81). Safety is the priority for their son and this shows great humanity that someone is looking out for their son and his well being.
In the novel Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry, Stacey’s perspective of racial equality, TJ and his friendship, the Simms specifically Jeremy, and his family, dramatically affects the decisions that he makes in chapter 7 and the past chapters. I assume, that Stacey understands most of what is going on, like Jeremy and TJ’s personality. I also infer that he sometimes does not think, and makes a bad decision mainly with TJ, like the coat and many other times. Like any other two boys’ friendship, Stacey and TJ are still best friends no matter what happens and Stacey in a way protects TJ at sometimes. For example, when TJ cheated, and Stacey got punished for it, Stacey chased TJ all the way down to the Wallace store, tackled him, sat on top of him, and made sure that his point about not cheating and Stacey getting blamed for it was clear.
Family; a blessing, or a curse? In the book Night, Elie Wiesel offers many significant themes, but the question, “is family a blessing or a curse,” is one of the most prevalent and begging themes in the novel. During the novel, Wiesel often questions if he should try and keep his father around, or if life would just be better without him in the picture. “‘Don’t let me find him! If only I could get rid of this dead weight, so that I could use all my strength to struggle for my own survival, and only worry about myself,’ I immediately felt ashamed of myself, ashamed forever,” (Wiesel, 111).
Although John Proctor had an affair with Abigail, he still cares for Elizabeth deeply, As a result, Proctor choice to reveal the truth of his affair in order to save his marriage and his loyalty. In act I Proctor states ” I am only wondering how I may prove what she told me…. Elizabeth: If the girls a saint now, I think it is not easy to prove shes fraud, and the town went so silly, she told it to me in a room alone----- I have no proof for it ….. Elizabeth: You were alone with her…… Proctor: for a moment alone, aye. (page 51 ) . Proctor reveals his faults to his wife who he truly respects despite the fact that he had failed the woman he loves but, because of his affair he wants to be trusted, he realized that he is losing respect towards himself due to his
Before meeting my current boyfriend (Alex), I always hurting myself when I feel stress and even plan to suicide. Alex and his family had been giving huge support for me and he even help me to overcome all these suffer, letting me know I am not alone as he will always be on my side (chronosystem). From getting along with his family, I start understand my mother from the view of parents and try to repair the relationship with my family. I had become more mature and start to thanks my mother for those training as it help me to adapt in the life which stay away from my family and I must be independent and discipline. Moreover, Alex also act as my confidant as I share almost all my emotion with him.