When Ralph was fretting about the boys wandering off and not finishing the hut construction, Simon poked in and said, “You’re chief. You tell them off,” (51). Simon is indeed Ralph’s helper in this book (Enotes: “Compare and contrast Ralph and Simon; both seem to be good characters). I think Golding is trying to make a point that just with one person they can make difference by their unique example. I think another point that made Simon different from the other boys was his meditation.
From the book Crispin the Cross of Lead by Avi, the 13 year old protagonist Crispin started off as a runaway from his home in Stromford Village after his mother died because he was wrongly accused of thievery, thus resulting in him being declared a wolf’s head. While on the run Crispin met Bear, who challenged him, protected him, and taught him. In the end, Crispin’s new self was challenged as he risked his life to save Bear in Great Wexley. Throughout the story Crispin matures tremendously, starting off as timid and sinful, then growing to question his background and be more courageous, and finally becoming free and brave. Crispin began the start of the story as a fearful and cowardly young boy.
His wife is simply comforting and enabling him consistently while he and Happy possess no substantial relationship outside of the lies they both share. Understandably, Biff cannot stand his father. This isolation from those who loves him most is making him more miserable, although he seems unaware of it. In the end, Willy failed to see the happiness and fulfillment his family could
Christophe defends himself by saying the sickness comes from God, as a punishment for their heathen behaviour. However, the Wendat are not easily converted. They refuse to believe that only man has an Orenda, they deem that everything has an Orenda. This presents a major conflict for
Okonkwo was not able to focus on other events because he was busy trying to feed and support his family. Okonkwo did not start his life as everybody else did (Achebe, 16). He had to work extra hard to get his barn and wealth because Okonkwo did not have anything to inherit from Unoka. Since Unoka was an unsuccessful person, Okonkwo made up his mind that he would never grow up to be like his father. He disliked everything Unoka
She cannot separate Tom from his father’s memory and is so paralyzed by a fear of being left again that she talks him out of any future dreams he has. By comparing the two, Amanda takes away Tom’s individuality. Because she sees Tom as another version of her husband, he is not given a fair chance to accomplish the things he wants. He is forced to pay for what his father did, which makes it almost impossible for him to move on from the past. Amanda inflicts her pain on her son, forcing the whole family to stay in the past.
Buck is a very strong dog. He is a St. Bernard and half sheepdog, who is stolen from his house and was sold to be a sled dog. Buck evolves from a spoiled pet to a very independent pet in this kill or be killed world. Buck feels that he needs to get away from civilization and run free with his ancestors, its like the wild is calling him. This book is mainly about transformation.
Nwoye avoided to be alone with his father out of fear, while Okonkwo grieved over his deed. “Okonkwo did not answer. But he left hold of Nwoye, who walked away and never returned.” (Achebe, 152). Since the new religion came Nwoye was fascinated by what the missionaries believed in causing Nwoye to renounce his previous culture, and leave his family behind. The religion greatly angered Okonkwo because it made his oldest son to betray his beliefs and morals since birth.
The narrator is asking to never be complete, content, or perfect, because through imperfection he will always be motivated and striving for something, thus he will always be evolving and changing; change being something he yearns for considering how much he hated and wanted escape from his stagnant life that he felt trapped in before his home exploded. Tyler being the one that freed him from his once "perfect", "complete" life. In this way the book compares God and man in a manner that is positive for man,
The people are upset and dissatisfied because they are stuck in a line heading towards a river that nobody wants to cross. Instead of complaining they don’t have a soul so they can not have a soul misery. Most people would be complaining and throwing a fit because they have crushed their soul and the people waiting for the river to come closer is just getting more and more upset with their lives and what they didn’t do. “Shape without form, shade without