As we have deducted these two are two completely different people, while the kid stands by his message to society not paying attention to the possible consequences, Marx will do say whatever he can to please the others, a perfect example of this contrast is when the savage is arguing with Mustapha Mond about freedom not caring of the problems that could follow while Bernard is stating everything possible so that he doesn’t get in trouble the author shows this character’s weakness by writing “You can’t send me. I haven’t done anything. lt was the others. I swear it was the others.”(232) while he portrays the teen’s strength and leadership when he writes “But the new ones are so stupid and horrible. Those plays, where there’s nothing but helicopters flying about and you feel the people kissing.
After Holden found James Castle’s body when he committed suicide, Mr. Antolini warned Holden not to die nobly for an unworthy cause, but Holden might think otherwise. For instance, “ Holden emphasizes that the guy is week and little, he has no chance of physically standing up to the bullies. Rather than be ‘phony’ by taking back the insult, he jumps. To Holden this might sound a lot more like a noble cause...” (Shmoop). Holden might disagree with his teacher because he believes that James Castle is the one brave enough to end it
I would take it back today if I could, because it cost me my soul” (22). It was not until later on in life when Theo was older, sober and mature enough to really understand the situation and what had happened to him. Day & Fleury write, “They key to abuse is secrecy. Once the secret is out, the spell is broken. If you look back at my story, you’ll find that what Graham did was make me believe that if I ever told anybody, there would be serious consequences” (153).
All through the book Huck learns and figures out what his morals are. Trilling states in his article that Huck is comfortable with telling lies and never tells the same one twice. This is significant because it shows the readers that huck doesn’t have exactly full morals that he strictly believes. It shows readers how Huck is still in process of finding what his morals are. By not telling the same lie and being comfortable with it, it shows that he is naive in the sense not figuring out that it’s morally wrong and Huck is going to a struggle to find what’s exactly is morally ‘right’.
Part 1 of “The Reader” explores the earlier concepts of Michaels’ moral dilemmas when he starts thinking that he is being disloyal to Hannah. Michael believes that by not exposing anything about him & Hannah to his friends, he disowns her and doesn’t acknowledge her. Michael argues with himself that he is being considerate or just being discrete but realizes that these are just excuses he is making up for himself and acknowledges what he’s doing, “But you, who is doing the disowning, you know what you 're doing.” Even though he recognizes what he is doing is wrong he continues to do so for his own sake. He pretended that he was waiting for a right time, but missed the opportunity to tell his friends about his lover, “At first I told myself
By striking down the very notion of taking a stance to change the law, Atticus is proving that he is not entirely invested in his fight against racism, instead taking a defeatist attitude. His reply also demonstrates another instance of hypocrisy in the matter of combating prejudice: he turns his back on his belief in persevering regardless of the odds in this instance, acting apathetic towards change when it seems clear to him it will take too long a time to pay off. The cause he outwardly supports still benefits him in a way, of course, which is clear after the trial in which Atticus fails to keep Tom Robinson from being found guilty, when the blacks sitting in the colored section of the courtroom stand up to pay respect to him: “All around us and in the balcony on the opposite wall, the Negroes were getting to their feet”(211). Regardless of his failure, the black community admires Atticus for his efforts, but is portrayed meanwhile as unable to help themselves. That Atticus is depended on by the entire community for help, without any in-story hints that the African Americans are also contributing to their own cause, reveals that yet again he is considered the only “competent” person in the
Throughout the novel, Holden is seen troubled by the thought of the adult world mixing with the innocent world of children. This can be seen as Holden erasing profanity. While Holden attempts to erase the “fuck you” from the wall he states that the profanity “wouldn’t come off” as it was “scratched in” which shows that he believes the adult world has been permanently stained and that once one loses their innocence there is no going back. One thing that permanently stained Holden’s own adolescence is the death of his younger brother Allie. After Allie’s passing, Holden states that he smashed all the windows in the garage resulting in permanent damage to his hand; However, the death also permanently stained Holden’s childhood innocence.
‘We mustn’t let anything happen to Piggy, must we?’” (117). When Simon speaks up and says he’ll go. Ralph turns to look at Jack, clearly ticked off. This part of the text shows how Jack is already not too fond of Piggy and Ralph is annoyed about Jack’s sarcasm because he believes he’s right and values Piggy. In summary, Lord of the Flies is a novel about a bunch of boys who get stuck on a deserted island and have the proper resources, and Ralph and Jack have different ways charge to control it
Huck knows he must not tell the truth, again to help his friend escape slavery. Another situation is when Huck and Jim first meet the duke and king; Huck soon realizes that they are actually con men. However, he keeps this truth from Jim because he feels that it would be useless to tell him (Twain 99). Huck knows if he tells Jim the truth, unnecessary conflicts could occur. Huck’s lying is justified because he has to in order to protect his friend.
He imagines what he would have done to the person who stole them by “going down to the crooks room and [saying] Okay. How ‘bout handing over those gloves”(Salinger 88)? He further explains that the kid would act innocent until Holden scares him into giving him the gloves. Holden does not have the confidence or boldness to confront the person who stole his gloves, no matter how mad he is. Holden fantasizes about this encounter because he, like Jack, is too timid to stand up for himself or talk to other people and therefore turns to fantasy to be the person he wants to