Mr. Ewell’s wrongdoings lead to the death of Tom Robinson, and later he himself was killed for his unjust actions. The mockingbird was symbolic of Tom’s true, pure heart, and his death was because of nothing but the inequities within society. Mr. Ewell’s sin caused sorrow and horror in Scout’s life, but it also lead to her realization that discrimination was wrong, something that Atticus wished for her to know all along. Further along in the story, Scout’s growth is proved when Atticus suggests sending Boo Radley to trial for killing Bob Ewell. Scout says, “‘Well, it’d be sort of like shootin’ a mockingbird, wouldn’t it?’” (276).
Rikki-tikki-tavi is washed away from his mongoose family by a summer flood and humans save him. A human family saves him. He defends Teddy and his parents, who are humans, from cobras that are very dangerous at the bite. The “Rikki-tikki-tavi” movie and book of “Rikki-tikki-tavi” are similar and different because Rikki-tikki destroys Nagaina’s eggs, Teddy gives Rikki-tikki a treat, and Darzee sings his songs about Rikki-tikki’s triumphant
Rikki-Tikki Tavi found himself in a good place with a human family, but in the garden there were two snakes. Rikki- Tikki made his goal to get rid of nag and his wife. Rikki- Tikki killed Nag first, then Nag’s wife. When Rikki-Tikki went to save Teddy, he crushed all of Nagaina’s eggs except for one. Rikki-Tikki was so determined to accomplish his goal that he would die to do it.
“They would have killed me, thought Montag, swaying, the air still torn and stirring about him in dust, touching his bruised cheek. For no reason at all in the world they would have killed me.” pg.122 This quote is a representation of how Montag’s society has people that will randomly run into someone, kill them and think that it is ok. They do it like it’s a funny game they love to play. They won’t get punished, the person who was killed doesn’t matter to them, or the government for that matter. A teenage girl was killed this way, Montag himself was almost killed this way and yet nobody gets punished.
However, for Achilles if he got shot with an arrow, he will die since that is his weak spot. Beowulf isn’t invincible to anything. He lives on the edge of death. he lied about killing Grendel’s mother. Both Achilles and Beowulf are different from each other and the better hero is Achilles because he’s not a liar as Beowulf that lied about killing monster and he takes his words granted.
George killed lennie because if he didn’t, Curley would have made him suffer. The main reason George killed Lennie is because Lennie would have killed somebody again. And the evidence is clearly there, the pet mice that he killed, the poor puppy that he accidently hit to hard, and especially Curley’s wife. He almost killed the girl in weed if he had gone any further. The sad thing is is that he doesn't know how strong he really is, nor does he know what he’s done wrong in the first place.
The acting in The Outsiders is compelling to watch because it keeps the viewers on edge and excited. A scene with exceptional acting is right after Johnny kills a Social gang member in the park because he was drowning Pony. The scene starts with Johnny sitting against the fountain wall in a medium shot with the bloody knife in his grip. Johnny stutters as he speaks softly, “I killed him.” A quick cut shows a close-up of Pony with no facial expression to convey his emotions of shock and horror for what Johnny did. Johnny continues to mumble and repeat, “I killed that boy.” Johnny’s voice quivers because he is nervous about what will happen to him and Pony.
“His mind was in turmoil/unaccustomed anxiety and gloom/confused his brain; the fire-dragon/ had raised the coastal region and reduced/forts and earthworks to dust and ashes/so the war-king planned and plotted his revenge” (Heaney 2331-2336). Beowulf knows he will be able to defeat the dragon, but this fight is different comparing to Grendel and Grendel’s mother. “The glittering sword/infallible before that day/failed when he unsheathed it, as it never should have” (Heaney 2584-2586). All of the swords are breaking and he gets bit by her causing him to have a poison in his neck. Evil is towering over, and no one is able to save Beowulf until Wiglaf his only warrior who stay behind helps him out.
Lennie’s pure strength and actions led his best friend George to kill him, so that he doesn’t get in any more trouble. George killing Lennie was a justified murder because Lennie was too dangerous, Lennie would have been killed anyways, and he only would slow George down and drag him into trouble. Lennie was way too dangerous to be kept alive, because he has no comprehension of his true strength. He was just too mentally challenged to even understand his sheer power. For example, Lennie explains to Curley’s Wife how he unintentionally killed the puppy, “I made it like I was gonna smack him… an I done it.
(Years later I finally found out that he actually flung my lizard into a bush). So, I decided to throw a tantrum in the pool and everyone just stared at me in horror and my grandpa said he would only give my favorite lizard back if I stopped crying. Surprisingly, that was not the only thing that was dreadful about that day. When I finally stopped crying, I decided to poop in the pool. As soon as someone saw that, they immediately swam away.