This was right after the county mob came to the jail to kill Tom Robinson, but Atticus and the children were there to stop it. There was nothing at all that Tom Robinson could do to stop the mob, for he was in jail. His voicelessness was spoken by others, the kids and Atticus. Yet Tom Robinson could not have done a thing to stop the mob if others weren't there to protect him. “To Maycomb, Tom's death was typical.
I predict Scout and Jem will not meet Boo Radley because he is locked up and they are afraid of him. The first reason that Scout and Jem will not meet Boo is because all the doors and windows of the house are closed up. This helps prove that Boo is locked up because no one in town leaves their doors and windows closed up because everyone knows everyone and there are few secrets in Maycomb. If the doors and windows are locked up it shows that no one is living there. Another reason Boo is locked up because he stabbed his dad in the leg.
Perhaps he heard the hesitation in our breaths, but he wasn't going to help us now” (Sher 5). They walk by him every day knowing that he could die and never told anyone. They are his murders. Not starvation, not anyone else, them they killed him.
After cutting off Nancy’s tail he said “I sometimes wish niggers had tails.” Arch is a sociopath that has no care or concern for anybody else but himself. He does not care if he hurts human, animals, or anything. He does whatever he wants to do and has no sense of remorse for anything he does. Arch does not give enough rations to his sharecroppers, and lets almost them starve to death.
The name “monster” was given because of his anger filled retaliation towards Victor and his family. The monster was neglected from the second he was created and nobody ever gave him a chance to learn what life was about and help guide him. Imagine all of the wrong choices you would have made with no parents telling you what was right and what was wrong? Or people not only wanting to stay as far away from you as they can but also have another group of people that want to kill you because of your physical appearance. “Life, although it may only be an accumulation of anguish, is dear to me, and I will defend it.”
These members themselves are not even allowed to under mind their respective social classes. The people go out of their way to avoid the slightest possibility of insulting Miss Emily Grierson when Homer Brown is decomposing in her house. Townspeople complain to the town’s officials about the stink. It was so powerful that it is impossible for it to be coming from any living thing. To that accusation Judge Stevens told them, “will you accuse a lady to her face of smelling bad?”
This shows Crispin that you can change your life and your fate. Unfortunately, Crispin still belittles himself and even says that he is nothing because he has no name, no family, no one who even cares about him and that so many people want to kill him. Crispin says many things like this throughout the book like when Bear gives him the choice of going with him to Great Wexly Crispin insists that he can’t make the choice because he’s just a servant. Also during this time Bear teaches Crispin that work does pay off in the end shown here “Honest pay for honest work. And you deserve some too.
Hester was publicly shamed and must face the consequences of her sins in front of others. The opportunity of redemption was available to Hester because the townspeople has punished her with the scarlet letter on her chest and a public shaming. Dimmesdale was not given the same chance at redemption as Hester because he deals with his sin privately, where none of the townspeople can see. Dimmesdale’s method of managing his sin and guilt does not work as well as Hester’s method because he by never confessed his crimes in front the town and dies because he did not confess his sins earlier. Both Hester and Dimmesdale has committed the same sin together, but Hester was able to live out her life as normally as she can due to the public shaming and the scarlet letter on her chest.
This was a man who had the least bit of masculinity. He couldn't shoot a gun to protect himself at the first sight of danger nor had any knowledge of the Cowboy Way of life. These traits were a reflection of the character of Ransom Stoddard. After learning the truth about the night of the gun brawl Ransom couldn't wrap his head around being labeled as a killer, but due to him being congratulated by the people in the town he ran with the idea of him being called a local hero. Never giving sight nor telling the townspeople the real truth of who was truly the one who shot Liberty Valance, this law abiding citizen lawyer went on to becoming a corrupt politician all while stealing the girl of Tom Doniphan’s
The little boy was to be hanged for helping the Oberkapo with stocking a secret area with guns that would be used for a rebellion. No prisoners took part in this execution; the Lagerkapo won’t take part in the killing of a little boy. When the nooses were placed around their necks, the prisoners watching were weeping. When the chairs were kicked out from underneath the prisoners, the two adults necks snapped quickly, but the child didn’t weigh enough to kill himself immediately.
Reverend Hale, End of Act 3 I had to leave the anteroom. I could not watch it - the innocent persecuted, their voices silenced. The methodology of that court- the accused were guaranteed death even before they took the stand. Yet Danforth, Harthorne and the townspeople could not see this corruption; even I was unaware ‘til this day. Omnipotent God, how could this happen?
(lines 112-113) and the hangman remarks that “[he] did no more than [the townspeople] let [him] do” (117), regarding the murders. Like Niemoller’s poem, the narrator’s fatal mistake was neglecting the option to defy the person in power--in this case, the hangman. If he had simply recognized reached out to his fellow townspeople to band against the hangman, they could have aided each other in the attempt to stop the hangman’s wrongdoings. Instead, he lets the opportunity slip away, and it is in his last moments that he realizes that the hangman’s criticisms of his actions--or rather, lack thereof--all ring true. In the Jon Stewart interview, Yousafzai mentions that people “don’t learn the importance of anything until it’s snatched from [their] hands”.
I’ve never been much of an outdoors person, ever since I was little I’ve been scared of bugs, the dark, and pretty much everything outside. I would never have been in the woods that late the way Ulrich and Georg were in the story “The Interlopers” by Saki. In the story Ulrich and Georg had a long existing argument over land owned by Ulrich, one night they encountered each other in the woods in hope to kill each other, ironically, a beech tree had fallen on the men leaving them to struggle until they were found. The two men decided that their feud was irrelevant and ended it, they called aloud for help but what came wasn’t what they hoped for, the responders were wolves. The story is still popular today because the conflict and resolution are very relatable and surprising, the irony and suspense was interesting, and the way the author used the mood to make the story 's outcome surprising.
The poem talks about how the author did not stand up to the Germans and let them send Jews, trade unionists, and socialists to concentration camps Because he was not one of them, but in the end the Nazis send him to the concentration camp leaving him to regret being a bystander. Lastly, the poem, ' The Hangman ' by Maurice Ogden tells how
No one dared to speak out against the punishment for fear of being “next”. So it was in the book. No one was going to stand against Jack and his tribe for the fear of being on the other end of his spear. In The Lord of the Flies, the twins, Sam and Eric, did not want to join Jack’s group, but were basically forced to join.(Golding 178-179) Later, when Ralph was running from the tribe, the twins did not give Ralph up. Their basic goodness led them to protect Ralph even though it meant great hardship if this act of kindness was discovered.(Golding 189-190)