The story starts with the description of a trial, where Abner Snopes was accused in burning of his neighbor’s barn. He was not charged because of the presence of only indirect evidences. But it was clear the man was guilty and burned neighbor’s property as an act of punishment – the victim criticized Snopes because of his pig and claimed
For example, in the case of barn burning, his dad supposes that Sarty will give a statement, which helps him to be free from the charges, however, Sarty is no in such mood and has made up his mind to reveal the truth, irrespective of his risk of his own father’s imprisonment. But, luckily, magistrate doesn’t go deep in the case and avoids taking the evidences or statements from the Sarty. But, when father and son meet the next night, his father explains him why he should not reveal the truth in the court and he also describes him the importance of the family responsibility and faithfulness. However, I feel that young Sarty has developed his own system of justice by that time and, nevertheless, he disagrees with his father, respecting his family status, he avoids conflict or further discussion on that
In the beginning, Henry wanted to be a hero but by noticing what war was about he wanted no part of it and ran from the battle until it was over. He was a coward because every time the regiment would go into battle he would leave them so he could be safe in the woods, he saw the death and wounded men and did not want to be like the others. In chapter five, Henry begins to show his courage. Henry fires at the rivals along with the regiment with rage until the enemy retreats. Even though, when the rivals regrouped and charged back the other men started to flee so he followed them into the woods.
For example, in the case of barn burning, his dad supposes that Sarty will give a statement, which helps him to be free from the charges, however, Sarty is no in such mood and has made up his mind to reveal the truth, irrespective of his risk of his own father’s imprisonment. But, luckily, magistrate doesn’t go deep in the case and avoids taking the evidences or statements from the Sarty. Nonetheless, when father and son meet the next night, his father explains him why he should not reveal the truth in the court and he also describes him the importance of the family responsibility and faithfulness (Ford, 1998). However, I feel that young Sarty has developed his own system of justice by that time and, nevertheless, he disagrees with his father, respecting his family status, he avoids conflict or further discussion on that
His father quickly ruins his ideas of a peaceful living at their new home by deliberately tracking horse manure onto the de Spain’s valuable rug and then permanently damaging it when he is ordered to clean it. Sarty is brought full circle to the beginning of the story when his father is brought to court because of his actions. Again his father seeks vengeance for something that is a consequence of his own destructive deed. He once more seeks the same sort of revenge against the Major. When Sarty fills the can of oil for his father it appears as though he has given into his “blood” and will continue his father’s legacy.
“It’s no real pleasure in life” he had said to his partners after killing the grandmother. He had to do it, didn’t he? Make sure that neither her nor her family would be able to recognize him and give, the police, a clue as to his whereabouts. But, maybe, he didn’t have to do it. He could’ve just scared them, scared them enough so as to have them not even mention having seen him.
In The Outsiders, after Johnny had killed Bob, Ponyboy and Johnny had to go on the run because they didn’t want to be caught, but Johnny says later on that he doesn’t want Ponyboy to have to live this life, and he is willing to turn himself into the police. Johnny couldn’t gain anything from this, and is willing to sacrifice the rest of his life because he doesn’t think it’s fair that Ponyboy has to live his life in hiding and away from his family. In the text, it says, “Johnny nodded. ‘I 'm sure. It ain 't fair for Ponyboy to have to stay up in that church with Darry and Soda worryin ' about him all the time.’” Johnny decided that he was going to turn himself in to the police because he 'd rather face the consequence than force Ponyboy to face the hardships of living on the run with him.
After Bob Ewell, the prosecutor of Tom Robinson, attacks the children and dies in the attempt, Atticus refuses to cover it up because he, “‘Don’t want him growing up with a whisper about him, I don’t want anybody saying, [...] Sooner we get this over with the better’” (Lee 366). Atticus would not let the local sheriff say that Jem did not kill Bob Ewell because he thought that Jem did at the time, and wants his kids to know that they should be treated like the rest of the community. Before that, when Atticus was defending Tom Robinson, he was telling the jury that the opposition had lied because they were, “‘confident that you gentlemen would go along with them on the assumption—the evil assumption—that all Negroes lie, that all Negroes are basically immoral beings, that all Negro men are not to be trusted around our women’” (Lee 273). Even though Scout and Jem were not supposed to be there, they learn how racism could kill an innocent man, and through that learn why Atticus had constantly reminded them of why equality is so important. With them learning about equality, they also learn about the town’s racism and how it should not be included in their definition of a person, another mini-lesson taught by Atticus to instruct his kids about
The story “Stop the Sun” by Gary paulsen shows the effects of war. The story shows the negative side effects on terry’s father and that his father is trying to protect terry from knowing the truth about war. His father said “you can’t know this his father said, after a time you can’t know this thing”(pg 107). His father is trying to protect his son from being tortured by his memory from the war. This is important because he wants to protect his family.
As the ending comes to play, Sarty’s compliments become sparse. Which leads to the tones becoming different surrounding them. After Abner runs from the burning barn he spoke of his father in a courageous or heroic sense. Sarty’s mentioning, “He 's was in the war” (154) shows how he wanted those around him to remember his dad as a brave man and overlook him as an individual who burns barns. Although he doesn 't condone his father and his actions, he still seems to care.