He has a very low differentiation level, as he concaves from the pressure of trying to impress Baba. He lies to impress Baba, he hurts his friend trying impress, and he loses himself in the process. He has no sense of morality, and makes his decision based on a reaction instead of making a rational decision. After walking down the alley and seeing his friend Hassan pinned down by Assef and two other boys, Amir decides to run, “I actually aspired to cowardice, because the alternative, the real reason I was running, was that Assef was right: Nothing was free in this world. Maybe Hassan was the price I had to pay, the lamb I had to slay, to win Baba” (Hosseini, 68).
Then after the mother decides to use another wish her son back, but the father comes to realize that something bad will come out of it. Throughout the story there are special themes, motifs, and symbols that show how extensively Jacobs worked on this piece of text. Throughout the story you come to understand the dangers of wishing, which is a very big theme in the story. The White’s understand this when they wish for wealth, but in return they lose their son. Sergeant Morris didn’t say anything about what
Tom thinks about how if he dies, the only thing in his pocket will be a sheet of paper with calculations and observations about a grocery story. He thinks about how to the people that find him, it will mean nothing. He thinks to himself, “Contents of the dead man’s pockets, he thought with a sudden fierce anger, a wasted life.” (p 123) He realizes that he has wasted his life focusing on things that are not important. He then sets his priorities straight. With his number one priority in mind, “He shot his arm forward toward the glass, and he said, ‘Clare!” (p 124).
Lastly, the main character was thrown into panic, creating him to make wrong decisions. He planned to run to camp. This plan had one flaw; he lacked endurance (London 90). He used up the rest of his energy on a plan that was not thought through. Being cautious of his actions and turning big tasks into smaller ones could have saved his
The internal conflict in “Contents of a Dead Man’s Pocket” primarily occurs within Tom while on the ledge of his apartment building. Without this element we would not know what Tom was thinking while on the ledge and it wouldn’t be as suspenseful., At one point in the story Tom thought about just leaving the yellow paper and not going after it. “...For many seconds he believed he was going to abandon the yellow sheet, that there was nothing else to do. The work could be duplicated…”(9). This is a great example of internal conflict because it shows what Tom is thinking.
There were two kids that are scared of heights it was Cole West and Stan Hunt they begged john to not make them but they knew they would have to because it was a matter of life or death situation because he would be back any minute now so john had Cole to go first and so he went and he hurt his ankle. Then all of a sudden, they heard a slam so they knew that he was going to get them if they didn 't hurry so Stan went next and he got the breath knocked out of him and he could not move. Then john hurried up and went to jump but the guy got his foot. So, then he tried to fight him off but the guy knocked him
His fear came in forms of uncertainty towards taking another humans life, and later stated as “...walking away from my own life, my friends, and my family, my whole history, everything that mattered to me.” (O’Brien 44-45) More than anything, O’Brien was afraid of rejection from everything that was familiar to him. O’Brien also claims that he “...was born into a mainstream life....” (O’Brien, 31) so one can understand that Tim O’Brien was very acquainted with this lifestyle and thought of war as a very foreign subject. This leads to his breaking point and fuels O’Brien’s motive to
Montag realizes this later on while he is on the run. He begins to understand how desperate Beatty was for an escape. “In the middle of the crying Montag knew it for the truth. Beatty had wanted to die. He had just stood there, not really trying to save himself, just stood there, joking, needling, thought Montag, and the thought was enough to stifle his sobbing and let him pause for air.
He would just say, Choose.”(Good Will Hunting). He is a stronger and smarter man because of what happened to him. Santiago hit a lot of adversity at the beginning of his journey and it prepared him for the worst of his journey. “Now he understood why the owner of the bar had been so upset: he was trying to tell him not to trust that man.” (Coelho 43). He lost it all and he was prepared for anything for the rest of his journey.
I wanted to do something that would symbolize what I thought or how I felt" (Bell, 19). Franklin was sick of his life because he was sick of the future that everybody had planned for him and nobody consulted him about. He wanted to be free, to opt out of the plan. Franklin had worked out every little that made the rest easy. He planned his 'escape'
Despite knowing his regiment might survive he was sure he wouldn 't and ran away to save his own life. The thought of desertion has been a dilemma for young Henry, and been plaguing the entire march. After an adrenaline rush of a first battle he came to senses and ran away, doing the action that had been plaguing his mind. Giving into his fear, and deserting his comrades whether they might live or die without him. In the end Henry ran.
I shook the branch and made it fall, I myself cannot truly tell whether or not I meant to shake that branch but I do regret it. I was in a competition with Finny in my own mind, but that was no reason to ruin him. I was always trying to beat him and that caused such a rage inside me that will never compare to anything because I wanted nothing more than to be him. He was almost perfect in every way and I was not, that never sat well with me. Things changed once he fell, he was dependent on me, and he needed me.