The novel shows this through characters such as Atticus, who believed in an equality without skin color defining who you are. One always seeks to be equal with everyone, no matter who they are, but some people make others feel inferior. When a rich white man compares himself to a poor white man or a white man to a black man and one will assume they’re better. Primarily, the day after the trial Mr. Ewell confronts Atticus and spits in his face, and says, “Too proud to fight, you n~-lovin’ b~” (291)? Atticus could have responded in an impudent manner, but he decided on deserting the situation.
Through recounting his life, Equality 7-2521 is able to recognize how he always had an inner voice that was suppressed by his society because it was telling him to be an individual and put his personal wants above the wants of his fellow brothers. In a world where no one is able to think privately, Equality 7-2521 breaks away from the only moral belief system he has ever been taught and
But out of fear that he would be like his father, he started becoming very irresponsible and did things without thinking. He was feared by many and loved by many as well which made him become a very respected member in his tribe. Eventually he could not stand watching his village change its morals and become modernized so he took his own life. His eagerness to stay original and fear of change become his own demise. If it were not for Umuofia 's geography, I believe that this story
(Wiesel 91). Even though this son and father had been suffering the same amount in the camps and had been really close, the son remained greedy for his own survival and left his father alone to die. This proves that mankind has plenty of opportunities to make noble decisions such as this boy staying with his father and helping him live, however, greed, along with many other factors, can make mankind ruthless and selfish since they only make decisions based on how they can positively benefit. Another example of this cruelty and selfishness was when Elie
Out of all the warnings he has received, the ones he truly felt were true were Calpurnia’s dream and the discovery of the beast without a heart. Another reason why caesar didn’t take the warnings seriously, although everyone loyal to him did is his arrogance. Caesar was very arrogant and this is shown through the way he speaks, which is always in the third person. Caesar’s ignorance and Caesar’s arrogance were the leading causes of his demise. Had he come to his senses earlier, and not let his arrogance get in the way of his safety, Caesar may have lived longer than he
Because Mr. Jamison and Jeremy Simms respect all black people, they are untrusted and disdained by others. As for the white men who are corrupt and racist, they are held in high regard. For example, Mr. Granger is a wealthy, white man who is respected by all other white families yet, he doesn’t care care about the well being of the black men and women at all. Near the end of the book when Mr. Granger was asked about what to do with T.J., he handed the job away. “Hank, you take care of this.” (Taylor 271).
(AGG) Imagine a world where people are lied to, no one knows true happiness and everyone is concealed from the truth, now try living in it. (BS-1) Montag was like any other person in his society who didn’t think much about the things around him. (BS-2) Soon after meeting the chatty stranger alongside the street, Montag starts to question everything he has ever known, and starts to wonder if he is truly happy. (BS-3) Rejecting society was all a big part of Montag finding his true happiness and the importance of truth. (TS) Montag accepted his society until the truth made him question everything he has ever known.
I thought he was a very nice gentleman. Soft-spoken. I thought so right up to the moment I cut his throat.” (275). Showing how Perry did not have anything against the Clutters, he just felt anger and resentment from his past life he lashed out on the first people there. Many people feel pressure to fit in, however when they felt hopeless to ever be accepted as normal, they turn to crime as revenge.
He knows he will face a huge challenge while seeking a chance at happiness because he surrounds himself with people who believe that “each man [should be] the image of every other; then all are happy, for there are no mountains to make them cower, to judge themselves against.” While this standardized way of living creates fewer conflicts, Montag recognizes he has simply existed alongside the rest of his brainwashed acquaintances as opposed to actually living. The rest of the population puts up a great fight, but Montag’s only alternative is a mindless void - hardly worth living
Bob ewell based on evidence was abused and had a drunk father all the time. Due to his father's abuse, he had taken that trait from his father. The people of Maycomb think that bob does what he does for the joy of it but not because he was born into it. Due to this the people do not treat bob with respect like everyone else but they treat him negligently. So then the cycle continues he was born to treat people racistly and badly like the way he was treated.
The Teacher’s would constantly remind him of how the evil was in him, all for being taller than his brothers. When you would think badly you were forced to repeat “We are one in all and all in one. There are no men but only the great WE, One, indivisible and forever” (Rand 19). Everyone was taught to love and cherish their brothers because they were made as one and were all equal. Even though Equality knew he was different, he tried
It was a curse to be smarter than everyone else (Anthem). Equality was shame upon because the government made everyone uniform or at least tried. “We strive to be like our brothers, for all men must be alike.” (Rand, 19). For the fear of being the odd one, Equality had to strive the someone he wasn’t for a long time. ¨We, Equality 7-2521, were not happy in those years in the Home of Students.¨ (21).