He cared greatly about his family and wife even though Elizabeth was often distant towards him. In the end of the play, Proctor chooses to die rather than sign his confession, ratting out his friends and ruining his good name in the town. He did this to protect the reputation of his children so they won’t have to grow up with a lying father. Lying went against Protctors’ views and that ideal is prevalent throughout the entire play. It is revealed that as soon as he had an affair with Abigail, he confessed to Elizabeth the next day because of the guilt he was carrying around.
Along with protecting the citizens of Bentrock, Wesley also protects Frank’s reputation and dignity when he does not take him to the public jail, where everyone would know what he has done. Finally, Wesley helps people when he moves away from Bentrock, Montana and follows his dream of becoming a lawyer. In this single action, he helps David, his son, get away from his grandfather who is a bad influence. In addition, he helps his marriage because his wife has always wanted to move away. Wesley’s good deeds towards the townspeople, his family, and even the person who he is arresting make him a clear example of the definition of a classic
Paul Lohman has a tendency of losing his temper easily and then results in him doing the unthinkable. Paul never thought he would act out against his brother and sister-in-law but when Serge and his wife Babette offered to let Michel stay with them for a while as Claire was in the hospital. Paul did not want his happy family to fall apart, and when Serge and Babette made the offering he acted quickly and did the most unthinkable. Paul had enough and “felt no pain, at least not at this point… Serge tried to duck, but the bottom edge of the pan hit him square in the face… I hit him a second time…
Also comparable to a modern hero, Odysseus portrays human qualities throughout the highs and lows of his journey, such as sadness when he learns that his mother had died during his time away. Odysseus should be considered a hero because throughout the good and bad of his voyage, Odysseus continued to lead his crew and came through with all of his
George was making a sacrifice by following out his responsibility to shoot Lennie instead of letting someone else shoot him. It was an immense sacrifice for George and shows how true their friendship was. Despite George’s approach to Lennie, deep down he truly cares for his friend. Even when Lennie offered to “go off in the hills and live by” himself, George told him that he wanted Lennie to stay with him because he truly does care for Lennie ( Of mice and Men 13).
Darrel, or Darry has always wanted to become something amazing in life, but sadly when his parents died in a fatal car crash, he was left to raise his two younger brothers, Sodapop, and Ponyboy. More specifically, Darrel chooses his gang over his potential future to care for his friends but sadly, “. . . Darry has never really gotten over not going to college” (Hinton 109). Basically, anybody would choose to finish a career over a more strenuous life of arduous occupations. Of course, Darry would have chosen college over two jobs, but because of his compassion towards the gang, he would choose them over anything.
Going on with the courtroom case at this point John Proctor didn’t want tell anyone about his adultery even to the point of him wanted to forget about it. Knowing that he and his friends are losing the result to his final hand. He confess to adultery with Abigail in order to discredit her to save his wife and his friends wife. Even with this act not working his willingness to confess of his adultery in front of the court, friends, and Judge Danforth took courage and shows his willing to sacrifice his name to save the people he cares about.
He does this because he cares for her and thinks she deserves a life full of meaning and experience. Next, Jean Valjean sacrifices himself for his daughter so she can be with Marius because he did his part in raising her. For instance, Jean exclaims, this is right, my dear. I stole something, I did. I stole happiness with you.
Hector is a man who cares about his family and believes in honor. He is shown to care for his family when he goes to visit his wife and son before going off to a battle he might die in. During his visit he tries to comfort his crying wife and prays his son will be a better man than him when he grows up, along with says a final goodbye to both of them. His honor comes from when Hector was telling Paris to go out and fight with their men on the battlefield rather than staying locked up in his bedroom in safety. Hector’s behaviors affect his heroic image by making him seem like a hero to the Trojan people.
Moreover, he sacrifices his freedom to return back to Waknuk to be with Rachel. Michael is determined to follow and help his friends as they escape, and he shows great heroism by being smart, brave, and selfless. Michael is a hero because he is smart and the most decisive person among the telepathic group. Firstly, in chapter 8, his parents are not satisfied with the education in Waknuk and they have decided to send him to a school in Kentak; there he learns new things that the rest of the group does not.
Personal Reactions: I liked how Lev’s character was developed throughout the story. Lev’s main focus in the beginning of the book is to escape from his “kidnappers” and be tithed like his parents wanted, but he is so focused on obeying his parents that he doesn’t notice the people who he thinks kidnapped him are trying to save him from being unwound. As the story progresses it’s obvious Lev no longer feels the same way, this is shown on page 226 when Shusterman states, “Once he landed in the safe-house network, he quickly made it known that he was not a guy to be trifled with. He didn’t tell them he was a tithe.
Njal being a newly converted Christian became very sentimental after his newly raised son, Hoskuld was killed, especially since his death sprang from evil roots. Njal loved Hoskuld more than any of his other sons and would give up his life to save Hoskuld but the only thing Njal could do was make sure a settlement has been reached for the death of his foster son. Njal died in the most honorable way he can, with his family. Njal had the opportunity to leave his house when it was under attack without any harm done to him but chose to die with his family. Njal’s wisdom and kindness he has shown has never wavered even in the face of death with his family and he shall be remembered as a brilliant lawyer who can see far into the future and remember far into the
Aging is a phenomena not only of the body, but of the mind as well. It is situational in practice, giving each journey into adulthood its own “thumbprint”. One’s trials and tribulations gain emotional weight as they are encountered, but the weight one holds at certain periods of time can differ according to their background. The novels Flight, The Joy Luck Club, and The Glass Castle; however, enlighten the possibility of resembling another’s venture into maturity, despite distinct differences in general conditions. Together, these three novels endeavor into their protagonists’ personalities, and they thematically portray coming-of-age transformation.
John Knowles, author of A Separate Peace, uses both character development and setting to support his decision in selecting the title. He uses the main characters of Gene and Phineas (Finny) and their troubled yet deeply bonded friendship as a way to illustrate the separate peace that takes place both within the boys themselves and in the friendship that is built between the two. Knowles also uses the setting of the novel to demonstrate the vast difference between the peaceful Devon School grounds and the war raging outside of the school’s walls. The title, A Separate Peace, as chosen by the author is symbolic of the main characters, Finny and Gene’s, struggle to find peace within themselves and with each other while set in a place that significantly contrasts the events of the real world.
Sometimes people can surprise in unexpected ways in life. In the novel “A Tale of Two Cities,” a historical fiction by Charles Dickens, the characters exhibit said unexpected actions. . Dickens defies expectations to prove that things aren't always what they seem, which is shown as a theme in the novel. The actions and personality traits of Madame Defarge, Sydney Carton, and Charles Darnay portray this thematic statement.