Similarly, Pony expressed: “I really couldn’t see what the Socs would have to worry about - good grades, good cars, good girls, madras and Mustangs and Corvairs - Man, I thought, if I had worries like that I’d consider myself lucky.” Assuming that the Socs have no problems, Pony comes to the conclusion that it’s only the Greasers that have all the rough breaks. Next, Pony thinks that the Socs aren’t fair because they jump Greasers for fun and don’t think about the effect that it has on the Greasers. Furthermore, the Socs don’t fight fair, they gang up on the Greasers and they intimidate them. Last but not least, the Socs don’t feel anything. For example, Pony announced: “Socs were always
Books cannot die because of the fact that they were never living, but Bradbury gives them life when comparing them pigeons. Pigeon are harmless birds that live in peace, but comparing them to burning books makes this future society seem even more cruel. It adds more tragic impact to the brutality of what is being
Additionally, Finney uses times of situational irony to lead readers into realizing how absurd circumstances may become when one’s priorities are misplaced. The possibility of Tom getting a promotion in the distant future is extremely slim and is totally not worth risking his wife Claire’s safety or healthy relationship. The audience notice’s Tom risking both when he allows Claire to walk at night alone in New York and when he crawled out the window to grab the important paper. Even though is Benecke lost the paper he could have lost his chance with some type of promotion, however, losing his life would completely obliterate it. Both the reader and Tom recognized this is when Tom is on the ledge starting to figure out that any second he could accidently end his life by one small step that was misplaced also, risking Claire’s financial stability.
“ Mockingbirds don’t do one thing except make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat uppeople’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us.That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird” (Lee 119). Tom Robinson, a minor yet importantcharacter, is indirectly described as a mockingbird throughout the whole book, since he waskilled for entertainment purposes and not because of the crime he was guilty of, when he wastruly innocent. He did not do one thing but be honest, but his skin color made the people thinkotherwise (Gladwell). The book takes place in Maycomb, Alabama in the early 1930s, the yearsof the Great Depression, and tension between races was unbelievably especially in the southernstates (Cliffsnotes).
The next frame is set in a city. The homeless people are on the sidewalk and are discussing not having the pressure of living the “American Dream” that most people in today’s society face as they simply do not care about prosperity and social status. They also talk about not having to explain their career to others because people generally do not aspire to become homeless. The sixth frame is set in the same location as the fifth. However, the law officers are actively forcing them to move off of the street.
“It is a sin to write this,” begins Anthem, and the digression of the society around him slowly falls. The argument asks if I reason about the Equality’s sins being evil or marvelous. The outtake of his decision decides his fate on the community around him, lifeless slaves being controlled by the government. So, I believe his sins are for the greater good. It shows that he is not a enslaved monkey in a science lab, but the arrogant monkey who refuses to do the tests.
He also stayed in New York, to make sure that Tom would not hurt Daisy. Gatsby was dissatisfied with his life because he did not have Daisy’s love. His willingness to do anything for Daisy (by staying in New York and taking the blame for killing Myrtle) to help his chances of getting her ultimately resulted in him being killed by George
Phyllis McGinley’s “Trinity Place” is a piece of the twentieth century featuring pigeons, a bird recognizable by its inhabiting of cities. Grazing on the grass of New York, this municipal bird raises connotations of filth and disrespect. Taking this idea a step further, McGinley proposes that the Church, represented by pigeons in her poem, is a place of narcissism. Through the use of symbolism, allusion, and repetition, McGinley emphasizes that the Church should prioritize the helpless over themselves. By utilizing symbolism, the pigeons become a representation of the narcissistic Church.
The metaphor that compares Hamlet to the pigeon reveals Hamlet’s true nature. Pigeons do not have gallbladders: the body’s center for courage. By comparing himself to a “pigeon-livered and lack gall” (Ham.2.2.604), Hamlet acknowledges his submissiveness and resentment towards cold, heartless acts; it is against his nature to commit murder. This realization serves as an explanation as to why Hamlet has not fulfilled his pledge to the ghost. The bird imagery continues as Hamlet states he would feed Claudius to “kites” (Ham.2.2.606); he is conflicted about what he should do.
West Egg, where Nick and Gatsby dwell, is the new money and contains mostly middle class people. Later, we are introduced to “the valley of ashes,” which houses the lower working class, Myrtle and George. Even with the feelings Fitzgerald pressures the reader to have towards certain characters, it is hard to say one is more real than the other. None of the classes are real because they will all stop at nothing to reach the American Dream, their only difference is what they will sacrifice to reach it. The people of East Egg are devoid of all emotions unless they benefit social status or wealth.