Later in chapter 4, Timothy stated, “‘A crack on d’ead takes a few days to go ‘way.’” (p.45) This quote shows that Timothy had always protected Phillip. He wanted to give Phillip hope because if Timothy said that Phillip would never see again, he would give up and not be hopeful. While others might say that Timothy was stupid in thinking that Phillip would get his sight back. However, he was trying to protect Phillip and not tell the truth because he would be
James Howe, critically acclaimed author wasn’t always so ambitious. In fact, he was once diffident and kept to himself. He loathed hunting and shuns any brutality. He determined from his childhood that he would always try to impress his family, even if it meant going against his own precepts. That was, until one day, when he was ten, his brother, Paul altered his world forever.
Theo did not have a choice to be hard shelled and resilient, it was his only way of survival. Day & Fleury write, “There was a hand on me, rubbing my ass. ‘What the hell is going on?’ I thought … I worried he would be mad. It is almost painful to think about how innocent I was” (21). That would be the very first time it happened but unfortunately it was not the last for Theo, Graham would be in his life for a while.
It was still a very important trip because Telemachus learned a lot about his father’s past. This was good because when Ulysses did finally get to Ithaca, they weren’t complete strangers and Telemachus knew him a little better. A small but very essential detail was on “pg. 81” when Athena “poured sleep” on to Ulysses’s eyes the night before he killed the suitors. It may not sound important, but it had said that he couldn’t sleep and the suitors would have had a much better
Perry originally pursued a similar set of motives, however, it seems as if the Clutters had become a way for Perry to relieve himself from decades of neglect and frustration. While Perry makes his verbal confession to Alvin Dewey he admits his own confusion as to why he carried out the attack, “I didn't have anything against them, and they never did anything wrong to me--the way other people have all my life. Maybe they're just the ones who had to pay for it."(302). . Capote deepens the divide between Dick Hickock and Perry Smith best in Perry’s verbal confession and the retelling of the night of November 14th 1959.
Abigail was weak enough to want revenge on Elizabeth Proctor and kill her so John could love Abigail. “Now little crazy children are jangling the keys of the kingdom, and common vengeance writes the law” (Hale) Abigail Williams in the Crucible is a despicable character that is toxic to every person she commerses with. She portrays the evil of the world and the weakness of fear. She longed for love because of her loneliness and guilt that she could feel deep down inside of her soul. Miller wrote a wonderful play that gave us the thought of how we need to stay strong in the right and smart choices instead of falling to the ridiculous accusations that people make just to get revenge on others.
For example, after Tessi is shown with the black dot, Mr. Summers says “All right folks,... Let's finish quickly.” This shows that Mr.Summers’ mind is crumbling after being the one who is controlling the black box, did not hesitate when telling others to stone Tessi. The others were not hesitant to go and stone her if anything they gave a rock to her own son. The black box and the tradition of the lottery have caused crumbling minds. To them, it is just a yearly activity that they are hesitant to question despite the fact that it puts everyone’s life on the
Instead of getting offended and accepting Bob’s invitation to fight, he refuses and casually walks away. He even made a joke saying he wished Bob Ewell wouldn’t chew tobacco. When he is confronted by his son Jem about the incident, he tells Jem to have more empathy. He says in the novel, “‘Jem, see if you can stand in Bob Ewell’s shoes a minute. I destroyed his last shred of credibility at that trial...the man had to have some kind of comeback.’” (p.249) This quote really shows us the level of empathy Atticus can have.
At first Ishmael is set on not doing it as it isn’t something he would ever do because he wasn't confident in himself and thought that he was way to shy to talk to an audience, but with Scobie’s non stop arguments and bargaining Ishmael reluctantly joins with a promise of only needed to research subjects for the debates. In joining this team he meets new people and makes unbreakable friendships. As the year goes on with each win the team has the closer they get and the more confident Ishmael becomes. Most of Ishmael’s new found Orazio ‘The Razz man’ Zorzotto who is an extremely confident young man. His confidence does rub off on Ishmael after some time influences confidence.
The army was very different then what he thought it would be since he left youth before he was ready for adulthood. Before, Leper was a “tourist”, free and enjoys life, however, the army is a reality check and brings adulthood too fast and he cant fight his fear, “Leper, emerge from a protective cloud of vagueness only to meet it, the horror, face to face, just as he had always feared, and so give up the struggle absolutely. ”Now, his “I’m just touring” essence has
When there has been a feud between two families for many generations, it’s only natural that the upcoming generation goes along with the feud, or that 's what many people thought. The feud between the Gradwitz and the Znaeym family was long lasting until the youngest generation settled the feud, but no one knew that the feud had come to an end. These two men becoming friends was actually worth something due to the following reasons: they knew that they were friends, they had settled the feud, and they both knew that the feud was over between the them. Although no one else knew that the two enemies had become friends, they knew. First, even though no one was aware that the feud had ended and the men had become friends, they were aware
Some of the traits that helped Uncle Jed to reach his goal of opening his barber shop was perseverance and determination. Uncle Jed was very perseverant because in the story when it states “Mr. Ernest Walters, a friend of Uncle Jeds. He had come to tell Uncle Jed about the bank failing” then uncle Jed just stood there a long time before he said anything and said he would just have to start all over. When Uncle Jed stayed on track and said that he would just have to start all over that helped him a whole bunch because if he just quit then he never would have gotten his barbershop.
' ' Hey, hey don 't worry beautiful. He 's not coming back and even if he did, I 'd do anything to protect you ' ' He said smiling. ' ' I know, but he would just go after Chris. Wesker hated him the most out of all of us and he never told us why. During the mansion, he said that I was too smart for my own good ' ' I told him. '