Truong Page 1 Lauryn Truong Mr. Poling English 5th Period 7 October 2015 Lord of the Flies Character Analysis: Simon In William Golding's Lord of the Flies, Simon is empathetic; however, he struggles to communicate with the boys. One trait that Simon has is empathy, which is expressed through his actions. Golding develops Simon as a Christ-like figure, meaning he takes on characteristics that Christ had. Like Jesus, he is able to interpret what the group's problems are and what needs to be done to fix them. He demonstrates empathy regarding the beast because Simon understands the boys' unshakable fear of the beast and works to resolve the issue.
Finally, there 's Mogamoen, flour miller and elder brother of Jihei. More responsible than his brother, Mogamoen ventures to help Jihei when he hears of his increasingly risky behavior in the pleasure quarters. Even though several of the character 's have human qualities that are relevant today, I find Osan to be the easiest to sympathize with out of the cast. Keeping watch over those around her,
Action films nowadays are more violent and bloody than they used to be. One example that shows this progression is the movie First Blood, made in 1982, as compared to the movie Rambo, which came out in 2008. The violence and bloodiness demonstrated in the most recent movie release of Rambo far outweigh what was presented in “First Blood,”the first in the series of Rambo movies. Some viewers may feel that an increased amount of violence and gore makes for better entertainment, but they cannot deny the fact that this upheaval has gotten worse. There is definitely a difference between the two movies, and it is clear that these are two different “animals” we are dealing with.
The film 13th directed by Ava DuVernay targets an intended audience of the Media and the three branches of the United States government with an emphasis that mass incarceration is an extension of slavery. It is intended to inform viewers about the criminalization of African Americans and the United States prison boom. 13th uses rhetorical devices in its claim to persuade the viewers by using exemplum in the opening seconds of the film. President Barack Obama presents statistics, saying “the United States is home to 5% of the world’s population but is home to 25% of the world’s prisoners.” Also the film uses a hyperbole in talking about the movie Birth of a Nation produced in 1915 which portrays a black man as a violent savage who will kill white women. There is a scene in the movie that shows a white women jumping off of a cliff and plummeting to her death than to be raped by a black man.
For Sunil, this trick had lost it’s touch when he turned twelve and one time he had to sell his father’s, and even his own, slippers to Abdul for food. “In his first weeks back home, scavenging skills rusty, he took the sandals from the feet of his sleeping father and sold them to Abdul for food.” (35) Times were extensively tough, and that called for tough measures. As if all was not already bad for Sunil, he faced a personal conflict. Sunil found that he was significantly shorter than the rest of his age. “He looked closer to nine years old than to twelve, a fact that pained him on a masculine level… He’d tried to believe that his body was just pausing, gathering strength in advance of some strenuous enlargement.” (34-35) There is a time where Abdul asks Sunil a question.
He begins question Socrates’ actions of leaving his family and son without a father figure in their lives. He asks Socrates if he’s fine with failing as a father in the upbringing of his children and their education. Also, Crito informs him that without a father, his children will be treated as orphans and receive an education of low standards. By using such technique, Crito hoped that the use of pathos during their dialogue would trigger the emotions of a nurturing father in Socrate. As a result of this trigger, Socrates would have unquestionably taken the decision to escape prison.
For example, Simon is a character with many Christ figure qualities. Simon proves he is good with children when he assists the younger children by grabbing hard to reach fruit for them. Also, Simon is empathetic toward Ralph and reassures him that he will get off the island. Not only does Simon display Christ-like characteristics, but he also has many interactions that can be seen as biblical allusions. For example, Simon is tempted by the Lord of the Flies in the jungle, just like when Jesus was tempted by Satan when he goes into the desert for forty days.
From this evidence we can tell Noshen thinks his grandfather is wise. Another characteristic of Mishomis is that he is strong. This is clearly stated on page 27, when Noshen says, “it is not easy keeping up with his strong silent strides”. This is also obvious on page 31, when Noshen is describing his grandfather “I feel grandfather’s warm strong hands holding my shoulders
Morrison presents biblical allusions through the names of her characters. Many of the characters in Song of Solomon are named after individuals in the bible, and Morrison does this in order to reveal a deeper understanding of the characters and their experiences in the novel. For example, the biblical Hagar is Abraham’s concubine Sarah’s handmaiden, and bearer of Abraham's first child who is later ostracized with her son and forced to leave due to Sarah’s jealousy and bitterness (“Hagar”). The Hagar in Song of Solomon has a somewhat similar experience. Her relationship with Milkman starts off strong, but the more she loves him, the more he just uses her to appease his sexual desires instead of establishing a strong, loving relationship with her.