They only reason they held the feud was because they had learned that they should continue it from their past generations. When an event is connected to the past, human nature often refuses to change it since it can impact their future and what other’s may think of them. If a Montague or a Capulet tried to end the feud, it would demonstrate their decrease of pride towards their family as well as their reputation going down. With the feud going on, Montague and Capulet could feel more powerful cause neither of them wanted to
Lennie is faced with a sort of mental disability that disables him from being able to decipher right from wrong and typically, he would do the wrong thing. Despite the obstacles the two face together, they continue to push on until Lennie does a terrible thing and George is forced to do something just as worse. I believe George was justified to kill Lennie because it prevented torture for the both of them in the long run and Lennie would never learn to understand when enough is enough and how to cope with the bad in life. If George was found with Lennie, he would also be faced with the repercussions of being affiliated with him.
This roots back to the death of his brother and his fear of getting close enough to someone that he is vulnerable to being hurt. Holden despises interaction so intensely that he even says “I thought what I’d do was, I’d pretend I was one of those deaf mutes. That way I wouldn’t have to have any of those goddam stupid useless conversations with anybody” (218). This illustrates just how far he was willing to go to avoid interaction, because he truly thinks that it is pointless. Throughout the novel the reader is exposed to Holden’s damaged mind and personality.
He “had grabbed his fall jacket” instead of his winter in the rush to get outside (177). His forgetfulness causes his death. If he had grabbed the proper coat he would have not gotten frost bite and felt the growing desire to sleep. The best quote to sum up the story would be “repeated thrashings … had convinced him that staring out the window … was not the way to escape the sterile monotony of school” (171). It shows how the school did not want the kids to stray from their school work, but also shows that Charlie had strayed and tried to dream about the outside world before and was punished.
In Romeo and Juliet the need for secrecy was due to the fact that their love was never supposed to happen, it was forbidden. Romeo and Juliet’s love was forbidden because their family differences. (1.5.136-139) Their secret was their relationship and the fact that they had gotten married, but, only four people knew two of those which included Romeo and Juliet, and the other two being the Nurse and Friar Lawrence. Both Juliet’s and Romeo’s parents would not have approved of them being together because of their feud but this didn 't stop Romeo and Juliet from going against the rules of their parents’ beliefs. (2.2.64-79) The effect the keeping of the secret in the story is that it resulted in many deaths, including those such as Mercutio, Tybalt, Paris, and Lady Montague.
She could have sabotaged Tom, but she sided with his unloyal, ugly, lying character. In addition she lets Gatsby take the damn blame for Myrtle 's death, which results in him getting killed! She is so inconsiderate and fake, her love for Gatsby was false all along. Gatsby fought hard to try and get her back, but all Daisy was doing was twisting the knife. She knew that she wasn 't really going to leave with Gatsby, but she kept leading him on.
George is innocent because he also knew that the dream would never work out and there would never really be a safe place that Lennie and him could call home. ‘’ I think I knowed from the very first I think I knowed we would never do her he used to like hearin about it so much I got to thinkin maybe we would. In this quote George explains to Candy that the dream will never come true no matter what they do. George knew after what happened the dream would not happen and there would be no safe place for Lennie. Many people believe that George is guilty because he and Lennie could have gotten away but, George is innocent because he also knew that if he did not kill lennie he would suffer when Curley got to him.
"The dismal shade must separate me from the world: even you, Elizabeth, can never come behind it" At this point, he is telling his fiance that no one would be able to see his face under the veil. He is too ashamed to even tell his own wife what he did. His fiance ends up leaving him and Hooper stays lonely and depressed until he dies. Mr. Hooper was also afraid of himself. He saw his own reflection which scared him.
Tom Buchanan was a man who valued appearances, appearances that to anyone outside of his home would idealized. Yet, this marriage had little foundation, because Tom never attempted to get intimate with Daisy. She had been flattered when Tom had asked her hand in marriage, due to his “wholesome bulkiness about his person and his position” (120). They did not love each other causing distance between the two of them and leaving Daisy vulnerable to the attentions of Gatsby. Yet, when he learned of their relationship, he showed no fear because she was not going to leave him, especially not for someone who would have “to steal the ring he put on her finger”(106).
Ethan should’ve chosen happiness instead of sticking around with Zeena and being sad and depressed in their relationship “ Must he wear out all his years at the side of a bitter querulous woman?” (Wharton 67). Mattie was his chance at freedom from Zeena and becoming happy but he was too worried about all of the consequences that would come if he had pursued his happiness. Happiness wasn’t Ethan’s first priority when it should’ve been, instead he chose to be unselfish which on most occasions is good, but in this case should’ve been avoided. Later on Ethan began to regret this decision he had made and soon it was very clear to him that he should’ve chosen happiness instead of staying with Zeena and being unhappy in his “unfulfilling marriage”. This regret is shown towards the end of the book, after Ethan made his decision to stay with Zeena and Mr. Hale explains to the narrator Ethan’s circumstance, “ When I see that, I think it’s him that suffers most… anyhow it ain’t Zeena, because she ain’t got the time… It’s a pity, though,” (Wharton 93).