It was his 77th time participating and he is threatened by change. When he hears that the village next door does not do it, he states, “Pack of crazy fools. Listening to the young folks, nothing’s good enough for them” (Jackson 423). He accepts tradition and is superstitious. He believes that if the lottery is not done, then the villagers will have to be hunter-gatherers, “The ritual is the cement that keeps the society from slipping back into a brutish nature” (Barlow).
Lennie’s strength and his childish mind is his biggest struggle that affects many people on the ranch and himself. Lennie is overprotective of George and about being with him he would do anything for the guy, so when Crooks tells him, “S’pose he gets killed or hurt so he can’t come back.”(71) Lennie then contradicts his opinion”This ain’t true. George ain’t got hurt.”(72) he can’t believe that something like that would happen to George that will leave him alone. After George had scolded him had replies ”If you don 't want me I can go off an’ find a cave. I can go away any time”(13).
The punishments that Frank Abagnale received made him think about what he did and regret for the decisions he took. He was arrested in Montpellier, France, and got a sentence of one year which he had to serve in Perpignan’s prison where he was stripped of all his belongings. His imprisonment in France was awful because he spent six months in total darkness, he wasn’t able to talk to someone; he was sleeping in the hard floor, and living in his own waste. Frank said that “[It] was not a term in prison, it was an ordeal designed to destroy the mind and the body” (Abagnale). These point of his live can be described as a rebirth.
The excerpt states that the outbreak of the plague currently exiles and imprisons the town of Oran, and its close gates recommended by government officials leave many people separated from their love ones and also leave a sense of imprisonment within the town itself. However, right before this feeling of exile surrender, people of Oran were living their lives as they normally do, pretending that nothing is wrong until the death toll of the plague victims spikes sharply upward leading to the closing of the town gates and quarantined. Father Paneloux, a jesuit has given a sermon asserting that the plague is a punishment send by God because the citizens has been sinful and scorned God. Like an occupied town, the plague makes Oran a microcosm of Camus’ absurd universe, which is a philosophical view that states that the world is absurd and meaningless, there is no God or cosmic order, and that human beings are doomed to suffer and die. The section I picked to work with is interesting because as a reader it makes you think or question the meaning
At the end of the store, these secrets are divulged. Whenever Amir lets Hassan get rapped by the bully, Assef, readers realize that Hassan isn’t the person portrayed at the beginning of the book. This is especially shown whenever Amir keeps this as a secret for the ongoing years. If he would have tried to help Hassan, then readers would be able to sympathize toward both characters, not just Hasan. The reasoning behind Amir’s innocence in the situation is because he was “scared,” he didn’t want to “confront” Assef.
Everyone makes mistakes in life, some are excusable and some are not. Thomas Hobbes felt that if there were no contract then people would just act on instinct- rape, pillage etc- human beings in their natural state are inclined to war and distrust. There is a reason why we have the prison system, so that criminals pay for their actions and to protect the people. He states he has a wife that is expecting and two kids on the way. If he is a good and harmless guy as he states he is then it would never cross his mind to being involved in an
Albert Camus is another philosopher who wondered whether there is a God or not and what man was supposed to believe to protect him from bad faith. But each person has some range of individualism hence believes as he or she chooses just like Friedrich Nietzsche, who believed that God is dead and that man 's existence is meaningless, and life bears no meaning (Gillespie, 2015 pg. 86). Simone De Beauvoir was also an
In the play, the Player is the voice of reason, and practically echoes James’ philosophies. The Player urges the pair to stop talking, to stop equivocating, and to start making choices about their situation. However, they both reject this idea and use their freedom and will more as a destruction, than as an advantage. They hate the way people appear and ask them to do things, but neither Rosencrantz nor Guildenstern try to do anything to exert control over their life and fate. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern stand in for humanity as a whole, and their plight represents the individual’s struggle to derive meaning and significance from a life that will end in the complete nothingness of death.
The justice looks like the major issue of the plot, as Abner’s actions are explained by himself and his family as a response to an insult. But it is clear the man’s logic is twisted; Abner Snopes provoked all incidents by himself to create a reason to excuse his desire for fires. The final scenes of the story suggest the justice was served, as the man was caught during his final crime. But this is also a complex situation, as other family members, who did not support Abner’s position directly, did not experience the improvement in their living conditions and even could be hurt or killed. The story starts with the description of a trial, where Abner Snopes was accused in burning of his neighbor’s barn.
That took a big turn when He was proven wrong by Valjean when he didn’t take revenge on him and set him free because it went against all of his beliefes that’s why Javert told Valjean to “take your revenge” (pg. 264). because he knew he couldn’t live knowing he was set free by a criminal let alone the one he had spent most of his life trying to catch. After Valjean let Javert go he couldn’t understand why someone he thought was so bad would do something so nice for someone who could easily be considered an enemy in the eyes of a criminal like valjean. This thought ate and