Before the death of Shawn, he told Will the story of how their dad “was killed for killing the man who killed our uncle” (Reynolds, 2017, pg 203). This evidence illustrates Mikey's downfall as analogous to the situation Will is currently in. Will is in pursuit of revenge against Riggs, his brother's alleged murderer. Based on Mikey’s path, Will’s quest for revenge will eventually lead to his demise. It is a valuable lesson for Will as he battles the cycle of revenge.
Oliver realizes that his dad’s unusual and unexpected response to his speech is sincere and honest. His dad confesses that he wasn’t the best father to Oliver, but that he was proud. The evil and sardonic character Oliver portrays quickly changes into a warm and kind-hearted person, as Oliver finally receives his father love and stops all plans of destruction. Oliver becomes a much happier and less selfish person once he found happiness in his father. The novel shows how love was more valuable and helpful to Oliver
People tend to underestimate and abuse the things they have and don’t realize how much they need it until it’s gone. People don’t appreciate what they are given and would underestimate it or be cruel to it and because of their immature actions they lose it in the end and realize how much they needed it. A similar scenario happens in the story “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst, and teaches you the results of cruelty. When a boy named Doodle was born, the narrator had very low expectations for him and named him Doodle because, like he said you wouldn’t much from someone named Doodle. But because of his cruelty he ended up accidently killing his brother ending his happiness.
However, during the elevator trip out of his building he encounters six people who try to make him reconsider his choice. Out of these six people, the fourth person, his dad Mikey, had the most impact on his decision. Mikey shows Will that if he kills someone, his life and relationships will never be the same. Will experiences what looking death in the eye feels like when his father holds the gun to his head and cocks the hammer. Learning
In Michael Ondaatje’s Coming Through Slaughter, the story is based on the life of Buddy Bolden, a real-life New Orleans jazz performer in the twentieth century. He was notorious for being the social butterfly of a barber by day, and a boisterous cornetist by night. Then one day everything changed as quick as a flash, Bolden vanishes into silence and ventures away from the town that is home to all of his friends and family for a turnaround of a passive life. This newly desired life opposes the dynamic history that Bolden lived, where playing jazz music once brought happiness, is now a notion in which he desires to suppress. Following a few months after Bolden’s disappearance, his wife, Nora Bass, requests that Webb, a cop and friend of Bolden’s,
Will fights with how he feels, others, the underground society, and the underground government which shows how he is developed throughout the story. Will starts out believing that his family he’s known since he could remember was his family. Once he gets information
His son Will is angry, with the fact that his dad is always telling these stories. Unlike the nurse the wants to the truth in the stories his dad tells. By telling these stories, it makes him happy and forgets about his worries just like Colonel Freeleigh, when Jorge opens the window. Edward takes his life experiences and the people that the met, and turned them into something extraordinary. Edward’s stories make him feel accomplished and not boring or terrifying as they could have been.
As his mother crashes, Will is there always to catch her. He comforts her and makes sure she is as okay as she can be. Will struggles with one important aspect, and that is within himself. As the reader, you see Will is capable of achieving greatness and accomplishing wonderful things for himself. According to Mrs. Smythe, “I was going to tell you how much I liked your essay.
To begin, growing up Will was always told all of these awesome and entertaining stories but when he got older he realized that they were just for fun and they were all fake. Then at Wills wedding party his dad was telling the story of the big fish he caught while Will was being born. Will believes that all of the stories are lies and he has a falling out with his father.
In Ray Bradbury’s, Something Wicked this Way Comes, William Halloway frequently expressed anxious and fearful tones due to his inexperience in dangerous situations. Will’s anxious tone is apparent when he and Jim stopped by the Theatre and he “…swallowed hard…” (Bradbury27) When someone has, “…swallowed hard…” (27) they are usually nervous and guilty, indicating anxiety. Will’s reaction at the Theatre demonstrates an anxious tone because he knew he wasn't supposed to be there and if he was caught peeking into a brothel he would be punished. Also, being found there would ruin his respectable reputation that he valued highly.
Not think." Bloom possesses the ability to cheer himself up and to pragmatically refuse to think about depressing topics. During the novel, the reader witnesses two emotional crises that plague Bloom; the absence/ loss of his male family line and the infidelity of his wife. The untimely deaths of both Bloom’s father by suicide and only son,
Will learns that being an Old One is to know who’s on your side and who you’re fighting against. Will suddenly realizes that he has been experiencing being an Old One this whole time he was training with his mentor. Then, realizing that all Old One’s were “Chosen One’s” in the
By developing the father, it gives us, the reader, an insight as to why William is
In other words, he cannot say and act the way he wants to. The exchange between him and his father, “Dad?” “Yeah, buddy?” “Nothing.”(Foer 223) haunts him since it’s the last moment they shared together.
Dissatisfaction with ones present life can lead them to do almost anything. Langston Hughes short story, “Why, You Reckon” captures a naïve main character whom learns the hard way of trusting another personage, solely for the fact that they share a common dilemma. Hughes makes it apparent from the very beginning, that both the narrator and minor character share a common situation. This plays as a detrimental part as to how the short story plays out. Ultimately, Hughes “Why, You Reckon” represents that in the end everyone has their own motive, even if they say otherwise.