Despite his small size, Freak demonstrates this by helping Max, who had the splitting image of the murderer, Killer Kane. Many people feared Max, including his grandparents, and they tended to distance themselves from him. Kids at school called Max names like Mad Max or Maxi Pad, continuously making fun of his “no brain” head. As a result, Max never had a friend, at least until Freak came along and reached out to him in his lonely world to bring a light of possibilities to his life. Starting from the escape of Tony D., Freak saved Max, as he says, “..because they never knew it was Freak who rescued me”(Freak the Mighty, pg.41).
We honor him for his bravery and his courage to impact our world in the right way. President Bill Clinton paid tribute to Robinson in Shea Stadium because of the impact he had on pro sports and on our world, during his time he was a symbol of hope and he still is. He was honored for all he did in this world and the impact he had on all. He did what he believed in. In Robinsons letter to the president he addressed how the world just keeps saying be patient and then wouldn’t do anything, he called out the president on how he isn’t helping everyone, he is hurting everyone.
When he isn’t playing soccer or hanging out with his friends he is definitely not with his brother. He is scared out of his mind that his brother will try to hurt or even kill him. Until he finally stands up to his brother at the end of the book when he tells the police everything he knew and all of his other fears like when he went to Tangerine Middle even after being scared at the carnival, Paul can’t overcome his fearful blindness. Paul’s fear keeps him from enjoying life and finding his best friends. If he could let go and stand up to his fears he would be able to love his life.
The biggest one is the hatred between the Socs and Greasers. The main characters, Ponyboy, Soda, Darry, Johnny, Dally, and Randy solved that problem quite well. Randy decided to not join the rumble after Bob’s death and make the relationship better with Greasers. Ponyboy also came to realization that fighting was useless by hearing other people’s feelings about the rumble. Soda, Darry, Dally realized that too by hearing that Johnny still died even though they won the rumble.
What would happen if a friend’s brother turned out to be a monster? In the novel Montana 1948, by Larry Watson, Wesley is the town sheriff, whose brother Frank is a well known doctor. When news reaches Wesley that Frank has been sexually assaulting Indian women on the nearby reservation and then kills Marie, his housekeeper, Wesley is conflicted on what he should do. His father, who heavily favors Frank, tells Wesley to just turn a blind eye to his crimes. However, Wesley defies his father and attempts to bring Frank to justice by locking Frank in his basement.
George suspects the cheating, but never truly discovers what is going on before she dies. Tom lied to George as well in order to keep his affair secret. He then ends up saving himself and killing Gatsby by blaming Myrtle 's death on Gatsby in the quote, ”He ran over Myrtle like you 'd run over a dog and never even stopped his car" (178). He explains this here, “There was nothing I could say, except the one unutterable fact that it wasn 't true” (178). Over time, the consequences begin to take effect on George and his mental health goes downhill due to the shadieness of the upper class.
By examining pride’s role in “The Scarlet Ibis” and in real life, it is evident that pride can be dangerous and destructive. In “The Scarlet Ibis”, the narrator’s pride ultimately caused the death of his brother and brought him pain and suffering. Since the narrator was only motivated by his selfish pride, he kept pushing Doodle harder and harder, without regard for his brother’s feelings or well-being. If he had acted out of love instead of pride, he would have been gentle and compassionate when he helped his brother, therefore preventing his death. The text states, “They did not know that I did it for myself; that pride, whose slave I was, spoke to me louder than all their voices, and that Doodle walked only because I was ashamed of having a crippled brother.” Pride caused the narrator to act recklessly at the expense of his
Even those who seem to have the perfect life, things are not always what they seem. For example Brian is constantly pressured by his parents and tries to commit suicide because he received an F on one of his assignments, which was his first F ever. Brian admits he is not happy with how he perceives himself and the only reason he’s acts the way he does is because he is pressured by his parents to succeed. Claire is used as a pawn by her parents to get back at each other. She talked about if her parents get a divorce, she would rather live with her brother instead of her parents.
For example, Zaevion Dobson jumps in front of two girls to protect them and Obama praises him, “He gave his life to save theirs - an act of heroism a lot bigger than anything we should expect from a fifteen year old”(Obama). This boy was a quick thinker and had to believe in himself to do what he did. He is a great hero. Zaevion Dobson is a great example of a hero because he has all the traits of a hero. He saw people with guns approaching where he was hanging out with his friends, and quickly thinking,
Besides his anger and dismay towards the wrongly convicted Tom Robinson and his current unfair situation, Jem began to fear bad things were going to happen. However, over the course of the story, we see Jem grow and mature into a very brave boy who begins to take after his father and realize things to a deeper understanding. An example of this gradual growth is when after Bob Ewell spits in Atticus’s face and threatens him, Scout and Jem are scared he will make good on his threats. Even before this happened, Jem had stood up for his father when Mr. Cunningham had led the mob to lynch Tom Robinson in his sleep while he was in the prison. While Atticus told Jem to go home, Jem refused to by nodding his head several times until Atticus let him stay.
Just like Wade, Winston has gained something at the end of the book. He gains peace and his willingness to accept Big Brother. This is proven when “[t]wo gin-tears trickled down the side of his nose. But it was all right, every-thing was alright, the struggle was finished. He has won the victory over himself.
For everything he does, he sees opportunity and fortune, he was never the one to complain. When coming back to Enugu, seeing his hometown was ruined he celebrates and gets right to work. “He had come out of the war with five inestimable blessings--his head, his wife Maria 's head and the heads of three out of their four
Ponyboy gets mixed up in a crime and runs away to escape the life of a greaser to a countryside where he always dreamed to be, until everything crashes down. The government is debating whether or not to put Ponyboy into a group home because the government believes his guardians, Darry Curtis and Sodapop Curtis, aren’t being the responsible adults they should be. Ponyboy shouldn’t be put into a group home