Some decisions Johnny made that were influenced by the gang members were killing the Soc, wanting to turn himself in, and saving the children in the burning church. A clear sign of the gangs influence on Johnny was when he decided to prevent the Soc’s from drowning Ponyboy and defending himself instead of letting the Socs beat them up and have them possibly drown Ponyboy. More specifically, after finally fighting back and killing Bob, he says to Ponyboy “‘I killed him’ he said slowly. ‘I killed that boy”’(Hinton 56). Here the author is explaining how shocked Johnny was once he killed the Soc.
Which in the end resulted in a very unfitting demise for Gatsby and Myrtle. Nick is not an honest storyteller but he is a reliable narrator because throughout the story he has been judgemental towards others and not saying the full truth or truly giving the reader the satisfaction of knowing his feelings. In the beginning, he said this “In consequence, I’m inclined to reserve all judgments, a habit that has opened up many curious natures to me and also made me the victim of not a few veteran bores.” (Pg.1). Thus from the very beginning of the novel, Nick was stating he had to reserve all judgments but as the reader continues to read on this statement turns out to be false as he in multiple occasions judges a character such as Tom, Gatsby, and Daisy. Nick is a reliable narrator though he tells the full truth all the way to the end well at least to the reader not actually to the characters in the novel.
Holden’s childish ways cause him to never mature and figure out who he is as a person. We see many signs of Holden insecurities throughout the book, like the fact that he contradicts himself. An example of this would be when Sally and Holden are in the taxi and he tells her he loves her, he then counties to say, “It was a lie, of course, but the thing is, I meant it when I said it” (Salinger 139). Someone who is confident would not lie and play with the emotions of someone else. Another example of Holden contradicting himself would have to be when he hired Sunny, a
For instance, “I killed him,” he said slowly. “I killed that boy.”Bob, the handsome Soc, was lying there in the moonlight, doubled up and still… I looked at Johnny’s hand. He was clutching his switchblade and it was dark to the hilt” (p. 56). He had no choice to do this because when he did all the Socs ran away. To conclude, Johnny is a hero because he saved Ponyboy from Socs who were drowning
The same pronouns are used with third person omniscient as third person limited. The main reason that Poe preferred writing his stories in first person was because as a reader, first person makes the story as close as you could get to actually experiencing the events and thought process of the main character in real life. At the beginning of the story Tell Tale Heart, Poe’s opening line was “I’m not crazy, I’m totally sane”. He continues by murdering and chopping a guy up. The first line helps the reader to understand that the main character in Poe’s story did not think that his obsession with killing the old man because of his cloudy eye was unreasonable in any way.
Alex went through changes from being the criminal then to victim throughout all three parts until the end he started his life all over again. I can say how scandalous and dark the book is like in Catcher in the Rye it has the same cycles of the main character throughout. The book and movie just right after the end when Alex said “I was cured alright.” In the film it just ended on an awkward note due to an inappropriate scene that lasted for 30 seconds. It is still a happy ending though. The final chapter was never shown in the book when it was first published in the U.S until 1986 it was republished in the U.S showing the last chapter.
Forgive, not because they deserve forgives, but because you deserve peace. It’s not easy to stop blaming someone’s fault, especially for someone who do wrong to us. In the book The Sunflower written by Simon Wiesenthal, a survivor of the Holocaust during World War II, he described his conflict with Karl, a dying Nazi soldier who killed many innocent Jews and begging for forgiveness for his outrageous crime at the end of his life. At the end of this sad and tragic episode, Simon did not response to Karl’s request directly; instead he left us a tough question: “What should you have done?” Based on what Karl had done during World War II and his repentance, each person might have their own point of view about where should we draw the line of forgiveness.
I think it was his eye! Yes, it was this He had the eye of a vulture.” (page 381, Poe) The man had thought to kill the man because of the look of his eye, though he said he loved the old man because he had never wronged him. For a prosecutor that wants to put him in an institute, they could argue that he was sick and had a disease that sharpened his sense to destroy. For instance, while he was planning to kill the old man he had felt an awful drumming, a hellish tattoo. A further example can be, when the officers had come in he had become anxious, nervous and all these mad thoughts filled his head.
“The Pardoner’s Tale” by Geoffrey Chaucer, the three rioters originally planned to travel to kill Death. After traveling less than half a mile, The three rioters met a poor, old man; the old man told them where they could find Death. The three rioters followed his directions and found not Death but a pot of gold coins under a tree. After, discovering the gold coins, they secretly plotted to kill each other, hoping to keep the treasure to only himself. Because of this, the role of the gold coins acted as the source and main cause of their death.
Emotions are something that many people find hard to talk about, especially if these emotions create a negative outlook on the person expressing them. Many novels will bring up these emotions in characters, but not address the feelings directly. However, there is one book that develops that emotional connection between the reader and the characters, but that book has come close to being banned. The book The Catcher in the Rye has created controversy over the sexual content, the illegal substance use, and the mature language. However, the book has also been recognized for its blunt honesty and open speech.
I think that he would reply by saying that he felt angry, and upset with all of the villagers leaving him behind. Salva would probably respond by also saying that he was very depressed about losing his family during the war. I’d ask him whether or not the war was the most devastating event that had happened in his life. If I ever was able to ask Salva all of these questions, then I would gladly ask him every single one of them. I would really have a lot of deep questions for Salva if I had the chance to meet
We are insensible, dead men, who through some trick, some dreadful magic, are still able to run and to kill" (116). Then as the soldiers approach the retreating enemies, "We bayonet the others before they have time to get out their bombs. Then thirstily we drink the water they have for cooling the gun" (116/117). The fear of death and the idea of war, in a way, has sickened them. They do not care about hygiene or ethics.
(History.com)McVeigh was turned in that moment when he got stopped. Terry Nichols was sentenced for help plan the bombing and get the bombs. He was also sentenced for knowing about it and not telling anyone. They both were sentenced to death by their causes. Later on after the rebel was picked up Oklahoma put together a memorial for all the people that died during the bombing.
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.
Hughes ended up dropping Manson because of defending Van Houten, who Hughes thought could convince the jury that she was under the influence of Manson. That move might have cost Hughes his life, as he went camping and disappeared. His decomposed body was found months later. It was said to be killing set forth by “The Mason Family” for abandoning their leader. Manson’s followers showed no remorse during the trial and even laughed during talk and photos of the crime scenes.