Moreover, he wants his children to understand that courage is not doing what is easiest, but what is right. In conclusion, when Atticus deals with the mad dog, he shows that he can do what needs to be done to take care of the problem. But at the same time, he shows that he is humble and considerate for his community, and moreover, his
Primitive instincts is a major theme when one closely examines the changes Buck undergoes from a civilized dog into a wild dog. Buck was raised in a lavish lifestyle, however when he is kidnapped this all changes. Alaska's harsh environment brings out Buck's primitive instincts buried deep within him. It is necessary for these traits to be expressed because surviving is key in Alaska and living in California, these traits would never have been seen. The wilderness appeals to Buck's new wild side and he goes out there to live with the other wild animals when his owner dies.
Given he is a white man, his words will be hard to grasp for the Indians. Therefore, Dunbar’s loyalty is another aspect that gets portrayed in the challenges of Dunbar’s growth. Although Dunbar is a tranquil person, he feels the resistance to tell “Kicking Bird” the truth behind his arrival at the fort and the future of the frontier, his loyalty to the U.S army is greater compared to same loyalty to the tribe. It is after he has fallen in love with “Standing with a fist” Dunbar leaves his past and expresses his identity as “Dances With Wolves” and a member of the tribe. The guilt of his is unclear answers enlightens him, leading him to tell “Kicking Bird” about the white people.
Bear taught and cared for Crispin greatly, and Crispin learned to do the same for him as well. Having a parent-like figure that cared for him and taught him to be independent was strange but extremely beneficial to Crispin’s growth as a person. Bear was the main component in transforming Crispin from a shy and timid young boy into an independent and confident man capable of loving Bear like a
After the raid, he had also given thanks to the Wolverine for giving him a light “war wound” (150) which was indeed an honor back then. Through the strength given to him by the Wolverine for the attack on the Crows, Fools Crow earned honor and respect from his tribe members. He was looked upon during meetings and his words were taken at an important level. Fools Crow was no longer known as the dog lover and now young men looked up to him as their role model. Even his younger brother, Running Fisher, who had been the man back then when Fools Crow was timid was now jealous of his achievements and possessions now seeing his as puny in comparison to his older
Starting off as a young no-named peasant who has never seen the world, he had little to no experience in travel, when advised to flee the village; he had to be heroic in order to survive. For instance, when he senses that there is a spy after Bear, he goes out of his way to warn those at Bears meeting even if it means imperiling his own life. As stated in Crispin: The Cross of Lead, “… I went to the main street, and ran in the direction Bear had gone. I had to warn him.” (Avi, 224). He cared deeply for Bear and worked up the courage to go and warn the tavern.
Ned cares about not just himself, but uses his self-respect to spread the story of the code talkers to others. “Let our language keep you strong and you will never forget what it is to be Navajo” (214). In this passage, Ned’s self-respect shows how he is keen on spreading the message of the Navajos and their story. It also shows how when Ned discovered how important his Native Language was, he becomes stronger and more determined to remember and share his language. To summarize, Ned cares about not only himself, but uses his self-respect to spread the story of Navajo code talkers to
Take for example Flush’s understanding of his class as a dog. Class is a human, racial, and economic creation which Flush understands in his own way; “Flush knew before the summer had passed that there is no equality among dogs: some dogs are high dogs; some are low” (Woolf, 19). This specific human understanding coupled with his human relief when he realises he is an aristocrat, “heaven be praised, he was a dog of birth and breeding!” (Woolf, 19), make for delightful social commentary. The combined effect of this is morality in the story is not significant. Chaucer highlights other aspect of literature to the same effect in the Nun’s Priest’s Tale.
As a result of Beowulf keeping his intentions in mind, scholars consider him as a strong role model. Scholars depict him as “the very model of the warrior hero” (Loughman). Due to his leadership skills and his confidence, Beowulf’s men easily follow him into the battle . (Loughman). Therefore, he knows that they will achieve the goal they need to.
He’s also very trust giving, as in the way that he trust people that he knows. On the other hand if he’s a sled dog he has to adapt to the new environment, and struggle to survive, when he could be protected by his owner. Then instead of him catching his meal, a small portion of food is given to him, and he must share any source of water with the other wolves. Then because he isn’t in his nice, safe, and
Old Dan will not hunt without Billy or Little Ann by his side. The author writes “He would not hunt with another hound, other than Little Ann, or another hunter, not even my father.”(102). Obviously you must be very loyal to only hunt with one person and one dog, not anyone else. Old Dan also displays loyalty when he sacrifices himself for Billy. Protecting Billy, Old Dan fights “the devil cat of the Ozarks, the mountain lion.”(225) just to keep his caring owner safe.