Tim’s expectations were not the case; instead Sam dies by being accused incorrectly of stealing his own cattle to teach other troops a lesson about how serious war is. The unecessary death of Sam inspires Tim to go neutral because Sam was not rewarded for valor and had no glory to his name. Tim doesn’t like that or want that so he chooses neither side of the
Back during the Revolutionary War, families were divided and many people were trying to decide one question. Should they join the side of the Patriots, Loyalists, or remain neutral? War can be a brutal, violent, and cruel way of achieving power or freedom; and in the process, many lives are lost. However, sometimes war is necessary as it helps get rid of tyranny and injustice. In the book My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier, a boy named Tim Meeker lives in a family where his father is a Loyalist, and his dear brother is a Patriot.
In the book, My Brother Sam is Dead it explains how it may be like during the Revolutionary War, threw the eyes of a boy named Tim. Not only does he have to witness this life changing battle, but he also ends up having a inner-battle with himself. He has to choose between a Loyalist( his Father’s side) or a Patriot( his brother’s side). Throughout the story he changes his sides until he finally choose neutral. Tim decides to become neutral because of Ned, Sam and His Father.
His mother believed that it would be best to go trained along side his Uncle Luke, but this was unwise since it was during his teen years and it was the time that he was most vulnerable to influences of the dark side. Also, his Uncle felt his negativity coming along strong and decided that the best choice was to kill his own nephew while he is still in training and not powerful enough to cause any more
Macduff went to England to find Malcolm, King Duncan’s son, who fled Scotland so he would not be killed like his father. Macbeth no longer considers Macduff loyal to him and becomes apprehensive. Macbeth consorts with the murderers again to kill Macduff’s family, “give to the edge o’ the sword his wife, babes, and all unfortunate souls that trace him in his line” (Act 4, Scene 1). When a messenger comes to deliver the news to Macduff, he becomes sad but Malcolm tells him “… Let grief convert to anger…” (Act 4, Scene 3). Macduff and Malcolm go to war against Macbeth eager for revenge.
Many people debate over whether war is a “necessary evil” or an unnecessary one. War has many perks, some being positive and some being negative, making it hard to decide if it is necessary. The negatives of war is told in the book, My Brother Sam is Dead by James Collier and Christopher Collier. Taking place during the Revolutionary War, My Brother Sam is Dead tells the story of Tim Meeker, a son of a tavern keeper living in Redding, Connecticut. Tim Meeker’s family is split during the war, his brother, Sam, wanting war against the British and his father, Life, who is against the war against the British.
“Look at Europe,they’ve had one war after another for hundreds of years and show me where anything got better for them” (Collier and Collier 28). The authors James Collier and Christopher Collier of My Brother Sam Is Dead both prove they are not against war, but at the same time, they prove war is okay in the story. They use their feelings about if war should be okay or not okay through Tim’s father. Sam,one of the characters and sibling of Tim, argue that that they should be fighting for freedom and his father argues that war is not worth it. Even though both sides are presented in the story, Collier and Collier conclusively claim in My Brother Sam Is Dead that war is brutal and pointless.
That same fall, the Kings left Maine for Their new hom in Boulder, Colorado. They lived there for a less than a year, during which King wrote “The Shining”, set in Colorado. Going home to Maine in the summer of 1975, King and his family purchased a home in the Lakes Region of western Maine. At that house, King finished writing “The Stand”, much of which also is set in Boulder. (stephenking.com) “The Dead Zonewas” was also written in Bridgton.
The initial struggle was with the cooks who killed the sailor and Pi’s mother. He eventually killed the cook. Pi as a Hindu never thought he could kill a human being, but he was enraged after the cook killed his mother and had to get revenge. Pi had to fight hard against sea sickness,fear,hunger, and thirst. Because he was Hindu he was at war with himself over killing fish and eating them to stay alive.
When Kino, Juana, and Coyotito are running from the trackers and decide to hide in a cave, Kino goes out in the night and fights the first trailer for the rifle and shoots all three of the trackers. Internal Conflict Juana had to decide whether get rid of the pearl because it was evil or side with her husband, Kino and keep it. Kino does not want to take Coyotito to see the doctor because, he doctor look down on Kino and the other people like him. Kino has to get passed his hatred because he is desperate to get Coyotito medical attention. Characters: Kino - The protagonist of the novella.