In the stories Lamar Loper’s First Case, How I Lost the Junior Miss Pageant, and the story Thank You, M’am, poverty is the cause of the characters problem and if poverty was nonexistent things would have been different for them. In the story Lamar Loper’s First Case the moral of the story was that money can make all the difference in someone’s life. This is because when Lamar came out of college he had to take up lower pay level cases and ended up with a man beating his wife and kid. Lamar could not believe people like this existed in the world and the only reason Simmie continued to do what he did was because his wife and son did not have the money to just up and leave. Lamar came from money and knew that he should not be dealing with stuff like his first case but in the end he did the right thing in protecting the mom and son from Simmie.
This demonstrates that family ties, even if not blood related, have serious impacts on Hamlet’s life which causes misery to overwhelm his life; this misery prohibits his success. During Ophelia’s funeral, the drama between Hamlet and Laertes magnifies which causes more hate between their families. Laertes provokes Hamlet into fighting him by Ophelia’s grave, with their families there to witness, by saying “[t]he devil take thy soul” (V, i, 243). Following this mishap, Laertes is informed by Claudius of a strategy to end Hamlet’s life in the near future. This immoral conflict being conducted in a place that already is commemorating death displays that they are inclined to cause more people to die.
A character consumed by pride kills his crippled brother. Although a compelling horror film’s plot, this is what occurs in James Hurst’s “The Scarlet Ibis”. The main theme entails that selfish actions have dire consequences, such as losing the entities you pride yourself on. This theme of consequential loss is displayed thoroughly throughout the story in the protagonist’s actions, words, and emotions. Foremost, the main character forces his handicapped sibling to walk to boost his own self-image, despite his brother’s protests, and the fact that everyone: “Mama, the doctor- everybody” say that he is unable to walk.
“This is a personal war of one competing ego in which Gene’s rivalry with his best friend Finny results in Finny’s tragic accident, and then his tragic death.” While competition and jealousy may be normal, it’s how someone handles it in their life that makes the difference. There are many ways to deal with anger and jealousy but it is important to identify whether or not the jealousy and hatred are justified. In this story it’s not justified, it’s not real. Gene lets his anger and jealousy fester inside him to the point where he shakes the tree branch that
During the Great Depression money and jobs were a difficult thing to attain, instead, what Frank Lucas does is steal money and pursue immoral acts to achieve his desires. This ties in with Frank Lucas in the film because he does corruptive actions, like the one’s in this quote, that prove his character becomes destroyed by immorality. It is evident that Gatsby and Lucas great aspirations destruct each of the character’s nature. It is evident that Gatsby’s emotional conscious is demolished because he does not care that he is enacting illegal work for his dream. Tom accuses him of pursuing his unlawful acts and from Gatsby’s reply he shows no guilt.
The message that Mick Softly is trying to send is that American lives are being lost for an unjust cause, and that there is unnecessary blood shed happening. It also mentions the post-war life of the soldiers and the trauma that they must live with for the rest of their lives. What is being protested? In the lyrics, it mentions the burning cities and the screams and shouts that resulted from the Vietnam
The irony in Joe Keller’s death is vivid in the way how Joe creates a catastrophic disaster with lie after lie that surrounds and drowns his family. Despite Joe claiming that he committed this crime for the wellbeing of his family and to provide them financial security, he loses his morals. All to which backfires not only on him but his entire circle of loved ones. Miller’s work is known of containing a theme strongly influenced by guilt and responsibility, so it is evident that he intends for his audience to realize the importance of the “present-ness of the past and the consequences [choices contain] of choice,” (Otten 159). As denial censors one from the cold hard truth of reality, it also forbids one to obtain closure.
The emotional aftermath of carrying out an immoral deed is a contributing factor to why retribution should be left up to justice or a higher power. Laertes is an additional great example of vendetta over the loss of a loved one. He loses both his sister AND his father to Hamlet’s rampage which expectedly infuriates him. “And so I have a father lost; and a sister driven to desperate terms… but my revenge will come.”. Laertes comes home to the destruction of his family and immediately begins plotting with Claudius to kill Hamlet.
The “Great Recession” was not only a hideous word, but a malicious truth in my household. My father being an immigrant lost the position he had held for years and so after that lucky nights for us were when we had just enough beans and tortillas to fill our bellies; other nights, my stomach would gnaw with pain and hunger, for I had given it to my younger siblings. My father was out on the streets, scavenging for jobs that were non-existent and my mother waited in line to pawn that necklace I received for my baptism along with other meaningful objects. Many fights occurred at home, since the stress got to our head and the pain followed us to our bead. Now, I was around ten years old but I understood the chaos around me and I was not empty of ideas on how to improve the
In “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe, the short story is about revenge and contains conflicting events that lead to the death of Fortunato. The reliability of the narrator is questioned throughout the story due to Montresor being mentally unstable and vowing for revenge until he fulfills his thirst and “punish with impunity” (Baraban). Montressor also states "A thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge" (O’Neill 666). This statement exemplifies Montresor 's unreliability as a narrator because he is consumed with revenge. In “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe, the narrator Montresor is unreliable because his revenge on Fortunato is all in his mind, making