Lev and Kolya were the two main characters that moved the story towards the end and their personalities were impressed by the readers. Characters’ personality was believable, their actions made sense and it was clear to find out their development as a men. Firstly, it was easy to see the progress of Lev’s character. He was always scared, afraid, and kept on think of the worst cases. When Lev was inside the crosses, he was kept on keeping of getting shoot instead of thinking positively.
Johnny probably had one of the worst lives of the greasers, yet he still managed to stay optimistic even after being beaten on an almost daily basis. Johnny would also stand up for people even after being isolated for most his life, as shown when Dallas was harassing Cherry and Marcia. Finally the most loyal of them all, even on his deathbed he stuck by his friends and only allowed them to vist and not his horrible mother that ignored him for most his life. After an abusive childhood most people would give up but Johnny cade stood amongst the Greasers with pride, not
Turning from a prideful boy to being merciful toward his dead brother. In fact, it all began when his brother was born, “with a tiny body which was red and shriveled like an old man’s” (595). Doodle is weakened and incapable of doing activities normal kids do at his age. The narrator encourages Doodle to keep on pushing, but no sooner does the narrator learn that pushing Doddle over his limitations will sooner or later kill him. The narrator kills Doodle indirectly, as a consequence of the lack of knowledge he has about Doodle’s medical issues, and as said before, being enveloped in pride.
He also tried to keep his friends from slipping away. Beatings and abuse did not keep Louie from resisting. These experiences show how people can go through horrible, disgusting, deplorable situations and can still recover. Louie went from having flashbacks of his time in the POW camp to living a happy life until he died at 97 years. People can recover from anything.
In 1947, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier that not only changed baseball, but changed the culture and society of America itself. Jackie Robinson was not only a great baseball player, he was a great man who had enormous amounts of courage and pride. He took verbal beatings whenever he traveled with the Dodgers. Sometimes, the Dodgers were not able to stay at their usual hotels because they would not allow black people to stay in them. Jackie took the baseball diamond during a time when prejudice and racial segregation were common in America, and nobody thought much of it.
“Everyone of us was firm in his resolution of passing his term in jail in perfect happiness and peace” (Doc 7). He was not treated like royalty there but he lived in happiness and peace because he knew he was arrested for a good motive.People wanted to get arrested because they knew that if they got arrested was because their movement had had a large effect. “People had rushed down to get arrested. No one had been frightened. No one had tried to resist arrest.
Even though he lied, I believe that Wiesel's lie was morally right. Stein approaches Wiesel and his father requesting on any information of his family's whereabouts. Although, Wiesel "knew nothing about them...Since 1940, my mother had not received a single letter from them. But I lied" (Wiesel 44). So, he took the initiative and decided that he would rather deceive Stein than tell him the truth; so he told him, "Yes, my mother did hear from them.
The official summary that graces the back of many copies of “The Outsiders” says, “A heroic story of friendship and belonging. Ponyboy can count on his brothers. And on his friends. But not on the much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up “greasers” like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect--until the night someone takes things too far.” This story is centered around this group of friends who don’t stick together because of fear, but out of love.
Can you imagine yourself in a situation where people treat you like trash because of your skin color. In Harper Lee’s novel, To kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch is a white lawyer who has two children named Scout and Jem. Atticus has to defend an innocent man named Tom Robinson, who was accused on a crime he didn’t commit and was killed because of his skin color. Atticus is facing many problems such as racism because Tom Robinson is a colored person. The most important thing in To kill a Mockingbird is Injustice, Love and Sacrifice, and Power of words.
After reflecting upon the young boy he was and upon all his anguishing memories, he speaks, “And then I explained to him how naive we were, that the world did know and remain silent” (Nobel Peace Prize, Weisel). Elie Wiesel, along with millions of others, suffered through the Holocaust more than anyone today can possibly imagine. The brutality of it was so extreme, and Wiesel was lucky to live past it and to be able to share his story. But during that time of oppression, no country stood out as being one to go above and beyond for helping the Jewish people. Wiesel’s tone shows it too.