The author's literary techniques used in "The Rattler" portray a feeling of sadness and regret. A human has come across a snake, in the snake’s natural habitat. For the sake of human safety the snake must die. The reader becomes sympathetic for the man and his choice to save himself and others.
George knew that he had to kill Lennie himself. The facts that Curley would have killed Lennie if George didn’t, Lennie’s disability was only a burden, and George had to look out for himself all prove that George was not wrong in euthanizing Lennie. These three reasons justify the actions that George had to take. George was not wrong in killing Lennie in the way that George had only good motives and was only looking out for
(Steinbeck 44) In reality, Carlson didn’t really care about the dog or Candy, he just wanted to kill it for fun or because it stinks up the whole bunkhouse. This also proves the idea that nothing part of nature that is a living thing survives in the bunkhouse. At first, no one complained about the dog except for Carlson. Candy refused but then considered what Carlson said because Slim agreed with Carlson.
The boys were so fixated with their chants and tribe that they don’t see the damage their doing, and savagery and evil soon take over. The end of all good and intelligence occurs when, “The rock struck Piggy a glancing blow from chin to knee.” (181) and Piggy died. Both Piggy and Simon represented intelligence, and they were both killed by savages. In order for savagery to win, much like in society, they needed to get rid of the good and the intelligence.
“The Rattler” portrays the narrator’s moral conflict between his sense of duty to other people and his respect for all life through diction and anthropomorphism. The narrator describes hunting as “the sport in taking life”, showing disdain for the past time by implying that those who hunt do not value the lives of animals, adding later that hunting “is a satisfaction I can’t feel.” His thoughts show that he values the lives of animals just as much as humans. Another example is that after initially choosing to leave the snake alone, he then “reflected that … my duty, plainly, was to kill the snake” in order to protect the “children, dogs, horses, at the ranch, as well as men and women lightly shod.”
It was a regular day for the barber and suddenly Captain Torres comes in and talks about capturing and killing rebels, to the barber who is a rebel. While Captain Torres was laying on the chair all the barber could think about is that he had the man who directed all the executions, now in his hands. He thinks to himself how easily he could slice Captain Torres’ throat, but also thinks to himself: “I 'm a revolutionary, not a murderer”(Téllez 50). The barber wants to kill Captain Torres because of all the executions, but at the same time he is a cautious barber who is proud of his profession so he continues shaving. Captain
Once again, Eurylochus displays a juxtaposition. He did not follow the others into Circe's home because he knew there was trouble and potentially death awaiting. However, he willingly killed the cattle knowing full-well he and the other crewmen could be punished. His reason was clouded by temptation and
But the minute that Perry was no longer with his father, he lost his constant reminder to stay out of trouble. Perry’s past played a major role in his development of becoming a murderer because of the miserable experiences he went through and the troubles he never seemed to
Nick contradicts being a selfish fox when he started to care for Judy because of how hard she had worked to solve this case. Nick selflessly took the time that Judy made him stay for and made the most of it by clearing his head of negativity and actually helping Judy with Information she needed. Nearing the end of the film Judy had said “It may have something to do with biology, meaning she had said because all the animals to go savage have been predators, the only animals that will go savage are all predators and that no prey could ever kill a fly. That made Nick very upset and made him lose respect for Judy. After Judy had found out that the “Night howler” was a flower and that it was making the animals go savage she found Nick as quick as possible to apologize for what she had said and to tell him that she had figures out why the animals were going savage.
During The Odyssey, the hero and king of Ithaca, Odysseus, shows restraint which I think is the most important trait for a hero to exhibit. A very good example of this would be when he and his men were with Polyphemus. His men wanted to leave but he said to stay and see what Polyphemus looked like. Eventually when they had gotten trapped in and Polyphemus’s cave and Polyphemus has fallen asleep, Odysseus had the chance to drive a large stick into him and kill him.
Riki-Tiki-Tavi is a Vigilante Riki-Tiki gets rewarding treatment that he doesn’t really deserve. He wanted to seek revenge on the snakes. It did not cross his mind that he was also protecting the family in a way until after the deed was done. Riki-Tiki killed the snakes because he is a vigilante
Blockade is the point of view reflected in the cartoon above. It involves the U.S. Army blocking off Southern ports so supplies cannot come in and, most importantly, no crops or cotton could be sent out. This blockade places the Confederate army in further danger since they are unable to earn money, gain allies, or have food to feed their soldiers. It is one part of the many plans to help the Union army win the Civil War.
On November 8, 2016, Donald Trump stunned the nation when he defeated the Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, in the presidential election, causing many Americans to fear the future of the United States. Shortly after, news broke that Russia had hacked into the Democratic National Convention and released Clinton’s private e-mails. Many citizens, especially Democrats, became enraged and were convinced that the Russian hacking scandal is the reason Trump was able to win the election. Sean Delonas—an acclaimed political cartoonist who has worked twenty-three years with the New York Post—published this cartoon on January 6, 2017, amidst continuous hacking speculation. Through his use of cleverly thought out visual rhetoric, Delonas employs
Will the clone Matteo Alacran escape or will his life be taken by a powerful drug lord? In the book the House Of The Scorpion wrote by Nancy Farmer is about a clone. The clone is ruled by a powerful drug lord who wants to use his body parts for his life. The greatest gift that you can give is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance.
William Apess (1) Preaching on behalf of the Indians, who he believed had unjust laws made for them and only longed for justice and Christian fellowship, William Apess would have been _____ with the phrases “Establish justice” and “Secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity” which serve to ensure that all American citizens would experience fairness, moral rightness, lawfulness under the Constitution as well as ensure sure freedom and fairness continues for ourselves and every generation to come. (2) Apess’ spoke about a searing indictment of racial prejudice against people of color, particularly Native Americans, so he would respond positively to the phrase “We the People” which would unite all the citizens of the United States of America, and guarantee them the rights given under the document, regardless of ethnicity, nationality or skin color and therefore address the very strong disapproval of the way the Euro-American treated the Native people. Henry David Thoreau (1) Believing that if the government required people to participate in injustice by obeying