"White trash with Mustangs and madras. "” The Greasers have a reputation for being senseless, lawless young felons. Yet they have an admirable sense of loyalty for one another, which is reflected in their behavioral code and actions from some of the characters. For example, Darry Curtis, Ponyboy’s oldest brother, gave up a college scholarship in order to work to be able to provide for his little brothers since their parents had passed away. Furthermore, Dally Winston demonstrates his heroism when he dies saving Johnny from the burning church.
It can also be argued that throughout the book their are characters that do not show valor or be heroic by characters like Rat Kiley, Bobby Jorgenson, and Norman Bowker. The first time we see someone without valor is when Rat Kiley shot himself in the foot to get out of war. O’Brien had been removed from the squad and the story was told that Rat Kiley had gone silent for days and then he started talking a lot after that. Rat Kiley had gone crazy enough that he shot himself in the foot “The next morning he shot himself” (143). This shows he did not show valor because he took the easy ways out of battle by shooting himself so he could leave the war.
Henry was immediately doubting the choice that he had just made, to go off to war at such a young age and leaving his family. Henry on the other hand ran from battle, he jumped and ran, like a coward, Henry didn’t get shot during the war, but he did get hit in the head with the end of someone’s gun while fleeing from battle, he thought he had been shot, Henry even told his best friend Wilson that he had been shot in the back of the head. Henry did make it through the war, he didn’t die in war, but he survived it, but the book Red Badge of Courage was more about pure irony and rage and
Starting from the escape of Tony D., Freak saved Max, as he says, “..because they never knew it was Freak who rescued me”(Freak the Mighty, pg.41). He was freed from the horrible stereotypes caused by his looks because of Freak, even if people look down on him for the same reason. In the real world, Martin Luther King gave a great example of being a hero. He fought against the opinions of society, the racial discrimination, and unequal rights to save the African Americans, no matter the cost. Being arrested over 20 times and facing violent threats, he never
They are wrong, and I will prove it.” Before this quote, Salvas uncle had been shot and no one helped him. Uncle had been shot by Nuer men on their way to the refugee camp. Since his uncle cared for him and protected him, Salva felt safe. But after he was gone, people thought he was weak and useless. He did not let stop him because he has persistence.
As per reports, fans speculate that Negan did not kill anyone out of Daryl, Rick, Maggie, Glenn, Abraham and Michonne. Instead, he killed one of his own gang members. Now this is quite a U-turn but fans reason that Nick does so in order to send a very strong message- he does not spare anyone. Well, it might be true as Robert Kirkman had hinted at a super shocking season 7 and also indicated that the cliffhanger was something that prepared the stage for season 7. He recently said that the next season will have something which fans did not see coming at any point during the cliffhanger finale.
Sam was unrightfully accused and was punished for the crime he did not commit:“ ‘It’s just so unfair, he fought for them for three years, and now they’re going to shoot him for nothing’ ”(200). Sam had portrayed a glorious image of war to Tim, and after his death, Tim saw through the facade. General Putnam showed no empathy for Sam and executes him to keep his soldiers in line because “one man’s agony is like another’s, one mother’s tears are no wetter than anyone else’s” (194). The Patriot’s needed to be kept in line, and executing Sam as an example seemed like the best idea to the general. Tim sees his brother, who gave up his everything to enlist, be killed by the soldiers he had fought alongside for three years.
Adversity is having difficulties or a misfortune, people have misfortune if they can not afford education, food or other things that people need in life. The Sniper by Liam O’Flaherty is about a man who was scouting for the enemy and was wounded, later he was shot in the forearm and killed the enemy, while he was walking away he realized he had killed his brother. Trouble with Geniuses, Part II by Malcolm Gladwell was about a young man named Chris Langan who was a very gifted man who was offered a full scholarship to Reed University but failed to sign up. But did not let the adversity take him down. Adversity is in a lot of stories, it is also in these two stories.
The sniper was very happy about how he got revenge on the enemy for slaying his mother, but he also felt a bit weird about it. He didn’t know what the feeling was, but he wasn’t satisfied with all of the events that just took place. He thought there could’ve been another way to have kept his mother alive and then he started thinking about who the enemy could’ve been. He decided to reach for his flask of whiskey to celebrate, but then a shot that came from where the enemy died had hit him right in his chest. With that, he collapsed and fell off the the roof.
My favorite quotation from the book is, “He wished that he, too, had a wound, a red badge of courage. (PG.40)” When Henry saw a mob of men being shot, he ran over to see them. He saw blood on each person and envied them, as they have a red badge of courage and he doesn’t. This quote states that instead of being cowards in the war, the men fought, while Henry did not do anything. He was too scared to do anything, as he never fought in a war before.