He intentionally killed his teammates because of his love of money. The bible says “ For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have emed from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many snow.” (1 Timothy 6:10) Nowadays, THere are a lot of crime because money. Many people are willing to do anything to achieve their own interest. Because of the love of money, and now we have lost respect, friendship and love.
If any of the characters changed to doing only the right or wrong thing the theme would not be clear. This story seems to also have an allusion within it. This story seems to make a reference to Cain and Abel. Charles was jealous of Adam because their father Cyrus favored Adam over him and same with Cal and Aaron when Adam favored Aaron over Cal. There seems to be a motif in the four main characters.
Bombing his own men and planes was more than even the most phlegmatic observer could stomach, and it looked like the end for him. … Milo was all washed up until he opened his books to the public and disclosed the tremendous profit he had made. (Joseph Heller, 243 ) This quote outlines Milo's greed as he went so far as to endanger his squad mates'
Robin Hood is one of the most famous outlaws of all time. Even though Robin Hood was in England, American society has been drawn to him to this very day. He robbed from the rich and gave to the poor. He gained followers by causing grief to those in authority over the poor. Robin’s heroic acts inspire people to help each other out.
Thomas Putnam is one of the richest farmers and landowners in Salem; However, He feels like he doesn’t get enough respect from the town. Thomas Putman seeks to gain respect and revenge by increasing his wealth, land and influence however he can. Giles stated “ Thomas Putnam is reaching out for land”(Pg.39). The quote demonstrates that the method that Thomas Putnam decided to use was to accuse his neighbors so he could gain their land. An example of this is when Thomas Putman tell his daughter, Ruby, to accuse, their neighbor, Mr. Jacobs, of witchcraft.
He let his perception blur the real world that is really the truth. Perceptions can be bad because it leads people into insanity. A little use of perception is not a problem but too much is not good. The mistake Jason did was he predicted the future like his son was going to do the same mistakes as he is going to do. That cannot always be true.
Pushing other for success can be harming to them, although you may not see it because you are blinded on only helping them rather from just enjoying their presents instead of thinking and caring of what other people say. For example, A short story by James Hurst “ Scarlet Ibis”. Hurst tells a tragic story of doodle a disabled child and his brother. Doodle’s life is like a series of love and complication. Doodle doesn't give up because he is shown desirement although he goes through occasional cruelty by his brother.
“Short everything that guy has touched, I want half a billion more swaps”... ”I am going to try and find moral redemption at the roulette table” (The Big Short). He feels morally wrong for being a part of the debauchery but, he is also trying to do what benefits him which is make money and exact a little revenge on the corporations that target these unsuspecting people. Despite the financial gain he feels wrong for his part in the events but his actions show that he is doing what is morally good for him and the clients he represents and ends up making millions off these same people he is betting against.
The setting of John Updike’s “The A&P” is critical to our understanding Sammy’s decision to quit his job. Although Lengel’s uncompromising squabble with the young girls may seem like the main cause of Sammy’s decision to quit, it in fact actually played a small role. After all Sammy is a 19 year old boy that lives with his parents that is getting near the stage in his life of becoming his own independent person. Under those circumstances, Sammy can’t afford to quit his job for no reason. The A&P’s boring and mundane setting is the antagonist and plays an equally important role as the protagonist Sammy in this story.
In a Society Full of Hatred, Good Turns Evil John Ortberg once said, “Art is built on the deepest themes of human meaning: good and evil, beauty and ugliness, life and death, love and hate. No other story has incarnated those themes more than the story of Jesus.” However, the story of Frankenstein comes in at a close second to these themes of “human meaning” (Ortberg). The creation is heroic, as well as, a monster, he has an appalling appearance, and he wants love but receives animosity. The creation was born good and made evil.
Sam and Bill send a letter to Ebenezer Dorset wanting fifteen hundred dollars in return for Johnny. Ebenezer knows that Johnny must be causing the kidnappers trouble and knows that he will get money to take him back. Instead Sam and Bill pay Ebenezer the money and will never return to the town of Summit ever again. Therefore, in O. Henry’s short story “The Ransom of Redchief” he uses situational irony to create a humorous short
Before he leaves though, he "yell[s] at the top of [his] goddam voice, 'Sleep tight, ya morons ' " (68)! Although it is a shame, any reader can see that Holden seems to have nothing going right or in a positive way all because of his negative attitude. Therefore, this attitude leads him to almost care about nothing. Though Holden may seem to be a lost cause because of his negative attitude, he thankfully has an epiphany that changes his view towards the world because he realizes that people have to grow up. When Holden visits his younger sister, Phoebe, he is happy to see her, but when they begin talking their conversation turns negative.
lbert Camus’s The Fall exposes the façade of human integrity as a guise for hypocrisy and details the judgment humanity must face for this deception. In the novel Jean-Baptiste Clamence, a lawyer turned “judge-penitent”, confesses his life with a fellow companion whom he meets at a bar. The reader must assume the role of this character. However, Camus employs an elusive tone to maintain the reader’s interest, as well as force the reader to judge Clamence.
In the Odyssey, Calypso, a Greek goddess, says “You unrivaled lords of jealousy- scandalized when goddesses sleep with mortals,” (Book 5, 131-132). This quote can be seen as an accurate representation of the constant power struggle between gods and goddesses in the Odyssey; Calypso points out the male gods’ hypocrisy and argues for her right to sleep with mortal men. The concept of this power struggle can be seen in three of the main goddesses: Calypso, Athena, and Circe as the story progresses. Throughout the Odyssey these goddesses gain their power by deceiving men and manipulating them, but are then limited in power by the authority of other men.
Throughout history, individuals have shown a trend in escaping situations in which they were in captivity. Similarly, this trend hold true in literature, as well. Alice Walker’s The Color Purple exemplifies this idea, as her protagonist, Celie, escapes from an abusive relationship by the end of the novel. Furthermore, Ayn Rand’s Anthem conveys the same message, for the main character of the novel, Equality 7-2521, eventually leaves the oppressive society in which he grew up.