Mrs. Jones doesn’t want Roger to run loose because he might try to steal someone else’s pocket purse and the person he tries to steal from might not be as considerate as Mrs. Jones.“The door was open. He could make a dash for it down the hall. He could run,run,run,run,run!” This demonstrates, that Roger was thinking to leave but instead he stayed so he can earn Mrs.Jones trust also he showed his appreciation for her because she didn’t take him to jail or call the police on him.In conclusion,this shows that Roger changed because at first he wanted to leave but then he decided to stay so he could confront his problems and earn Mrs. Jones
They are able to see the value of life and how each person 's struggles has helped them heal. People are able to see that the obstacles an individual faces, which leads them to survival. “He killed himself for wanting to live” (503). People suffer in order to live, but through suffering they are also trying to help others live. If one cannot get through that suffering they will not be able to live.
The choices made at the end of each story were made due to characters pride getting the best of them and can be predicted to harm them in the future. After walking away from Miss Moore, Sylvia thinks about the day and claims “ain’t nobody gonna beat me at nuthin” (Bambara 6). Throughout the story, Sylvia has pessimistic thoughts that may affect her future. By not admitting she learned something, it can be inferred that her pride will not allow her to acknowledge the lesson. Due to this, Sylvia may suffer a fall in her life, such as the quotation, “pride comes before Destruction” suggests.
When the identity of the horseman was revealed, my first reaction was surprised because I realize that Druse kills his own father and I understood why every kinds of war are destructive for family relationships. I realize also the significance of the duty for a soldier because if Druse didn’t kill his father, he can be considered as a criminal. 9. What do you think the author’s messages are concerning “duty”, “family” and “war”? in this short story, the author would like to denounce firstly the war and the conditions of leaving that known soldiers.
Additionally, Montag’s horrific experience of watching a woman die for her books, makes him wonder what books truly contain. After witnessing a death of a martyr, Montag expresses that he is discouraged to continue his line of work to Mildred. He asks his wife and himself a question: Why was that old woman willing to die for her books? Captain Beatty’s confrontation with Montag furthers Montag’s interests in books. Thus, Beatty forces Montag to question his government and the information that was spoon-fed to him all his life.
Whereas other authors would prefer writing from the victim’s perspective during the war, Markus Zusak gives insight on the Germans that had no choice but to grudgingly obey throughout Hitler’s rule. Though Markus Zusak has written many other good books, The Book Thief is his bestselling book for its outstandingly distinct writing, perspective, and story of love. The story starts off with an abrupt death of a young boy, which sends Liesel away to the Hubermann’s home in a state of grief. Despite her low spirits, she quickly makes friends with Rudy Steiner and learns to love her adoptive parents, Hans and Rosa. Hans develops a close and loving relationship with Liesel, who sees him as her support and guidance throughout her adolescent years.
After Jean Louise Finch (Scout) and her older brother Jeremy Atticus Finch (Jem) spent a good amount of time reading to Mrs. Dubose, they both came to the conclusion that she was evil. To their surprise, however, explained that she was actually battling an addiction that she recently lost her life to.
Through the pain and losses in her family, she begins to get motivated and is able to stick up for herself and others for what she feels is right. (Her father was killed because he felt communism was right). As Liesel grows up, she begins to re-evaluate her life, and creates a set of moral rules for herself instead of what society dictated for her. Liesel then begins to understand that her mouth (language) could be a blessing and a curse, and living under the control of the Nazi’s it changes her views on life. After books she reads, writes and steals, she learns more about herself, she evolves from a “powerless” character to a powerful character who can change the lives of many.
Once she expresses to her parents that she does not want to marry Paris so quickly, they call her names such as a whore, ungrateful, a curse, and fat. However, after she concedes and admits she was set straight and ready for marriage, they acted as if nothing wrong ever happened. This unstable aurora that exists within the family is enforced by Lady Capulet. In the beginning, it is Lady Capulet who ruins the father's plan of getting Juliet to fall in love with Paris. Also, she inflicts the beating of Juliet when she brings Lord Capulet into the room so Juliet can explain why she does not want to marry Paris.
Growing as a Character Every event in our lives happens for a reason, whether it is to learn from our mistakes or to gain experience from them. In Markus Zusak's novel “The Book Thief,” Liesel Meminger uses her experiences with living in the 1940s to learn life lessons and experience first hand the many terrible things Hitler is doing to people around her. She learns how to deal with the many obstacles that are thrown at her. Liesel grows as a character by following her step-father’s footsteps in being a kind and generous person, going through childhood with her best friend Rudy, and being aware of what is going on around her by learning from Max. Liesel and her father’s relationship grows each and every day they are together.
Mark didn’t want to understand the concept of right or wrong. He just did what he wanted, and he paid the consequences later. He was a trustworthy guy, and he was able to smooth talk his way out of trouble. He was good at stealing, but he didn’t feel any guilt for it (Hinton 25). Mark stole the principal’s car to go see his parole officer about stealing cars, proving that he doesn’t care about the concept of wrong and right because he kept doing the same thing over and over (Hinton 73).
I told him not to, but he just didn’t listen and look what happened. Wes has a past of selling drugs to many different people, he has learned the way of what and what not to do. Maybe it was because he valued his work and he didn’t want to take the chance of losing a new customer. “He couldn’t stop thinking about the money he could make off that sale- almost exactly enough to take care of this date.”(113) This shows that he values his work more than the chance of staying out of jail. If he had listened to himself on knowing it was a cop he wouldn’t have ended up getting arrested and
The general attention shift when the author now introduces “I” because this, again, brings the reader closer to the incident; by doing this, the reader is not only reading about it, but he is reading a personal account of it. She writes that she, “couldn’t bear to look at the woman,” after the husband cruelly said something to his wife because she accidentally embarrassed him, and this puts the reader in the author’s shoes of encountering a relationship that
One strong emotional reaction is when Aibileen always mentions something about her past like with her ex-husband, Clyde and her deceased son, Treelore. It’s sad when you keep on remembering your loved ones dying and leaving you. Another strong emotion I had was when every time the maids were discriminated against. It’s not fair that just because of your color that you have to be made fun of. My last strong reaction in the book in my opinion is when the maids get fired.
The decision to punish Antigone he sees was not worth the death of his family. To conclude, Creon 's pride was his hamartia in many ways. It causes him to make decisions he wishes he didn 't. It leads him to do things that he does not actually want to do. Most importantly it leads to the death of three of his family members.