In the book My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier, a boy named Tim Meeker lives in a family where his father is a Loyalist, and his dear brother is a Patriot. Throughout the book, Tim tries to decide what side he is on; then, after a few deaths of people close to him, he decides to remain neutral and oppose war. In My Brother Sam is Dead, Tim makes his decision to remain neutral after the ironic, cruel deaths of Life Meeker, Jerry Sanford, and Sam Meeker. Life Meeker, Tim’s and Sam’s father, was a strong Loyalist. Unfortunately, he was not rewarded for that loyalty.
In the novel Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, the reader follows Billy Pilgrim, a man who claims to be "unstuck in time,” through his WWII experiences until the end of his life. The main character, Billy, lacks conventional heroic qualities like most main characters in novels and is portrayed as weaker than others thus rendering him an anti-hero. Billy Pilgrim is an anti-hero because of his physical appearance, lack of courage and motivation, and his mental instability due to war trauma. Billy Pilgrim can be classified as an anti-hero because of his physical appearance, as described by Vonnegut. The first thing the reader notices is how Vonnegut accentuates Billy’s youth by keeping his name as Billy rather than Bill or William.
Both protagonists are being hunted in some way throughout the story. For Will Kane, he is being chased down by Frank Miller, an old criminal that Kane sentenced to death who somehow got out of his sentence and wants to get revenge by killing Kane. "Don't you remember when he sat in that chair and said—You'll never hang me! I'll be back! I'll kill you Kane!
He is tough and corrupted. However, throughout the story, we see a battle of good versus evil in Rooster. It is clear that Rooster desired to do good but struggled with his evil desires. He overcomes his pride and a struggle with alcohol to find and kill Tom Chaney, which helps Mattie avenge her father’s death. Before Mattie leaves on her mission, Colonel Stonehill tells her, “The good Christian does not flinch from difficulties.
Dimmesdale’s True Colors Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, also the father of Hester’s child, showed prominent parts of his character throughout the story. The first trait the reader becomes aware of is Dimmesdale’s cowardice. He has no intentions of revealing his sin to the public, due to how highly he is seen in the community’s eyes. Remorse, or guilt, is another term that can be associated with Dimmesdale, growing increasingly more prominent as the novel goes on. Cowardice, a lacking of bravery when facing danger, was a trait that Dimmesdale carried.
The simile, ’spooky as hell’, has a mysterious and frightening tone. No one truly knows what hell is like but its negative connotations provide a vivid image of how frightening Perry can be. In the novel In Cold Blood it's described that Perry had a strong relationship with his father, but as Perry got older it worsened. The simile, "I loved my father but there were times when this love and affection I had for him drained from my heart like wasted water", "like wasted water" can represent that Perry did love his father but once Perry grew older he realized that he didn't love him anymore, and that his affection towards his father was wasted as it led to no positive outcome. This shows that Perry had some issues with his father, which could have affected his personality later on, as one needs to feel the love of a parent.
It was not Tim’s sense of nationalist loyalties that caved him; rather, it was helplessness and his reputation that was at risk. Tim O’Brien longed to be that “secret hero” or “Lone Ranger” in order to impress those around him. However, he ends up learning that courage does not come in finite quantities. He finds himself resenting authority, “If you support a war, if you think it’s worth the price, that’s fine, but you have to put your own precious fluids on the line”. No matter how much he may find the law cruel and inhuman, he has is too prideful and decides to comply with the rules.
Those two men who brought him in have sworn it was Sam who stole the animals.“(Collier and Collier 188) They accused him, his own army, of stealing his cattle and got executed without a fair trial. He was shot three times in front of his brother and all the people who came to the execution. As well as Sam’s death there was his Father’s
“It was the second time I had heard my grandfather say something about my uncle and Indian girls”(63). Julian Hayden chooses loyalty to his son, Frank despite justice for Marie and other Native American women. Wesley Hayden was loyal to everyone in his own perspective, but from others’ perspectives, such as his father and his brother, he was a betrayer. Wesley’s dilemma of which fate he should serve, family or the law is where much of the action of the novel revolves around. Wes has a responsibility to his own older brother, but also to Marie Little Soldier, who aides to Davy.
William Shakespeare 's “Hamlet” is a standout amongst the most tragic plays ever written . Throughout the play , several different people want revenge on somebody. Hamlet, the prince of Denmark, thinks of taking immediate , brutal revenge upon the current king of his country, his uncle, Claudius, who murdered Hamlet’s father, the original king , in order to take the crown and wed the Queen, Gertrude . When trying to avenge his father by slaughtering his uncle, Hamlet unintentionally murders Polonius , the father of one of his closest friends Laertes . In turn, Laertes wants to avenge his father’s demise by murdering Hamlet.
This is very similar to Hamlet because the king, Old Hamlet, is also betrayed and murdered by his brother,Claudius, in a wicked way. Both Scar and Claudius had the motivation to kill their brother just to become the King. Scar killed his brother by pushing him off of a cliff and
Simba’s uncle, Scar, killed Mufasa, Simba’s dad. Scar manipulated Simba into believing he killed his father and had him run away from his kingdom, leaving Scar to be the king and marrying Simba’s mom. Mufasa had villainous ways from the beginning; his obsession to be king showed him to be the antagonist in the Lion King. Hamlet’s uncle was similar, King Claudius also killed Hamlet’s father, took his mother and tried to
Soon after Creon hears the news that his son and wife are dead, he says, “Take me away, I beg you, out of sight. A rash indiscriminate fool! I murdered you, my son, against my will- you too, my wife.”(Sophocles 1459-62). Even though Creon did not mean for his son and wife to die, he actions are what brought them to kill themselves. Creon is Shocked with the deaths of his wife and son and says, “Oh no, another, a second loss to break of heart.
One by one, the Misfit orders his henchmen to take a member of the family into the woods and kill them in cold blood. However, the reader is confounded when the Misfit reveals that he was falsely imprisoned for his father’s death. O’Connor states: “The Misfit sneered slightly. ‘Nobody had nothing I wanted’ he said…’It was the head doctor at the penitentiary said what I had done was kill my daddy but I know that for a lie. My daddy died.. of the epidemic flu and I never had a thing to do with it.’”(pg 148).