Johnny was scared of his own shadow after that.” (5). From then on, Johnny had a fearful awareness about every little thing, he started carrying a blade with him wherever he went and was afraid of new people. Finally, Johnny had to find a way to save all of the children from the burning church. Once Johnny realizes that there are children that are stuck inside a burning church, he runs inside to save them. “... Johnny wasn’t behaving at all like his old self.
Forged by Fire has many symbols thought this book. Sharon M. Draper creates the tittle Forged by Fire because of the symbolic and literal events in the book. Firstly, the fire has symbolic significances that help create the title. When Gerald was young, he was a scared boy that really loved his mom. Gerald started a fire accidentally as a kid that burned down the entire apartment.
In an uproar Okonkwo kills a Christian messenger and fears for his life because he knows his village will not go to war with the white man. So in the ending Okonkwo decides to kill himself and does. A major theme within the book is th3e struggle between change and tradition. Okonkwo is a very religious and tradition
Okonkwo is seen as a very painfully structured man and when something doesn't go according to his structure, it causes him to make irrational decisions. As seen in Okonkwo’s participation in Ikemefuna’s death, we see a demonstration of his rash thinking. Okonkwo’s irrational decision - making, as well as his fear of being perceived as weak like his father drove him to kill Ikemefuna. If Ikemefuna has not been killed, then this would have prevented Nwoye from converting to Christianity. As seen “after the missionaries finished singing, Nwoye pondered about what he just heard, the hymn about brothers who sat in darkness and fear seemed to answer a vague and persistent question that haunted his young soul the question of Ikemefuna who died” (Achebe 128).
In Spoon River one of the Poems was about Johnny Sayrie. Johnny and his Friends would jump on trains. His father advised him against it because he could get hurt. Sure enough Johnny got hit by a train which resulted with him having his legs badly cut up and he ended dying because he lost too much blood. If Johnny would have listen to his father then he would still be alive where johnny and his father could be living a happy life.
As the book starts Holden describes his childhood and how he has been kicked out of several school and once more again from his currently school, giving a sense of irresponsibility and no care in the world. Holden later on mentioned slowly the loss of his brother due to leukemia and how he reacted outrageously by breaking the windows of his garage home. As a reader one would view that behavior as abnormal, but Peter Shaw descried it as a normal behavior for a fictional character in the 1950s and by mentioning that Holden, “is presenting in a somewhat different manner than are the sentimentalized young people in other novels if his period” (par. 3), admitting that Holden was somewhat of an outcast of a character even for its time he is still considered normal. Shaw also challenged the reader’s view of Holden by emphasizing that Holden is not a real person, but a fiction character developed in the 1950s and in fact a mad psychological character is normal and made the reading rather more interesting and acceptable during that time.
This epidemic is killing many people, this would normally be seen as a terrible thing but St. Cyprian does not value life in this world. He sees life as a burden or pain, which explains why he says many Christians were “being liberated from the world.”1 Again he reassures himself that he has the correct set of beliefs by expressing that only Christians, like himself, are able to enjoy the afterlife. St. Cyprian also saw society breaking down as a test to see who would make the morally correct decision especially when it’s the absolute least convenient time.
Bravery fits on crispin for many reasons, like when he went to save bear when he was captured in the Furnivals palace. Crispin is 13, very poor and living with his mom, until she dies. Crispin doesn’t know what to do so he goes to the church and talks to father quinnell. Father quinnell tells him to run, crispin doesn’t know why, until jon acuff and his men start to chase him. When he’s running, he sees father quinnells dead body on the ground.
There is an ever growing controversy in the novel in regards of religion. Right in the beginning of the Adventure of Huckleberry Finn, Miss Watson is telling Huck all about "the bad place (Hell)" and how "she was going to live so as to go to the good place (Heaven)" Huck then states, "I couldn 't see no advantage in going where she was going, so I made up my mind I wouldn 't try for it”and that he would join Tom Sawyer in Hell (3). Huckleberry Finn, a thirteen-year-old boy living in Missouri and the son of an abusive drunkard, has never been educated about religion and is confined by society misleading ways is exposed to the reality of religion as he encompasses various people that are the perceived as ideal white folks during the time period.
The priest and noblemen fled leaving their people to die. Once the plague had subsided, what was left of the population was left confused as to what they did wrong in Gods eyes and with rapidly diminishing faith in the church. In attempt to salvage their followers the Catholic Church began to sell shortened time in purgatory known as indulgences. The selling of indulgences served to usher in an age of reform because a man known as Martin Luther began to attack priesthood. He did not believe that the pope nor the church had the right to sell indulgences and he made this known in his 95 thesis.
When Mr. Sheldon started to drown his best friend, he could not allow them to kill him. Therefore, he acted in his younger friend’s defense. Johnny Cabe was terrified after accidentally killing Bob Sheldon and fled. When the church near where he and his friend were