Towards the end of the book, Okonkwo was stunned that everything he knew and loved throughout his life was disappearing and his own people took no retaliatory actions at all. In fact, he and his friends attempted to overthrow the District Commissioner, but failed and were arrested but later released. At that point, war was on the horizon and lots was at risk. They already had the Massacre at Abame still floating in their minds, the law of the English already took its toll on the people and there was the risk of losing everything if they went to war. In the last minute, Okonkwo beheaded a British messenger who ordered the meeting held in Umuofia to be stopped.
After Tom 's death, Scout recites the town 's racist reaction by saying, “To Maycomb, Tom’s death was typical. Typical of a nigger to cut and run. Typical of a nigger’s mentality to have no plan, no thought for the future, just run blind first chance he saw. Funny thing, Atticus Finch might’ve got him off scot-free, but wait—? Hell no.
After Bob Ewell, the prosecutor of Tom Robinson, attacks the children and dies in the attempt, Atticus refuses to cover it up because he, “‘Don’t want him growing up with a whisper about him, I don’t want anybody saying, [...] Sooner we get this over with the better’” (Lee 366). Atticus would not let the local sheriff say that Jem did not kill Bob Ewell because he thought that Jem did at the time, and wants his kids to know that they should be treated like the rest of the community. Before that, when Atticus was defending Tom Robinson, he was telling the jury that the opposition had lied because they were, “‘confident that you gentlemen would go along with them on the assumption—the evil assumption—that all Negroes lie, that all Negroes are basically immoral beings, that all Negro men are not to be trusted around our women’” (Lee 273). Even though Scout and Jem were not supposed to be there, they learn how racism could kill an innocent man, and through that learn why Atticus had constantly reminded them of why equality is so important. With them learning about equality, they also learn about the town’s racism and how it should not be included in their definition of a person, another mini-lesson taught by Atticus to instruct his kids about
This is important to notice because it tells the readers that Andy was by no means innocent and it reveals his sins. After a couple had wandered into the alley and refused to help him because of the name on his back, he then thought of death, he thought “Now in the alley, with the cold rain washing his hot body, he wondered about the meaning. If he died, he would die as Andy.” Andy continued to think about the meaning of his
It is an offense against the Earth, and a man who commits it will not be buried by his clansmen. His body is evil, and only strangers may touch it. That is why we ask your people to bring him down, because you are strangers.”. In this passage from the book Things Fall Apart Okonkwo kills himself by hanging himself from a tree. People owe their lives to the earth so committing suicide is a sin and Okonkwo must have knew this.
Since Cross let Lavender die on his watch and he felt responsible for his death Cross burns all the pictures and letters that Martha sent him. This is his attempt to “burn the blame” but soon Cross realizes that is impossible and that he will always carry that emotional burden of guilt. (259). Cross needs to forget about Martha and make sure he puts his men before some girl. Cross has to carry the weight of all the men in his group just like Christ did.
Jonah is furious, however, and angrily tells God that this is the reason he tried to flee from Him, as he knew Him to be a just and merciful God. He then beseeches God to kill him, a request which is denied when God causes a tree to grow over him, giving him shade. Initially grateful, Jonah's anger returns the next day, when God sends a worm to eat the plant, withering it, and he tells God that it would be better if he were dead. God then points out, “You are concerned about the bush, for which you did not labour and which you did not grow; it came into being in a night and perished in a night. And should I not be concerned about Nineveh, that great city, in which there are more than a hundred and twenty thousand people who do not know their right hand from their left, and also many animals?” Jonah disobeys God’s call because he objects to God’s intent to bless Israel’s adversaries, the nation of Assyria and its capital city, Nineveh, and when he ultimately relents and his mission is successful, he resents God’s mercy to them (Jonah 4:1-2).
Thus, he was not the perpetrator of the incident and accepting the fault is to further his hope that he will achieve capturing Daisy. In the end, Gatsby is left with nothing because he destroyed all of it. After Myrtle’s murder, Gatsby watches the trust that he specifically built break down in front of his eyes. [introduce quote]. “I can’t do it—I can’t get mixed up in it… when a man gets killed I never like to get mixed up in it anyway.
He never aspire to take part in his killing intentionally, but was casted out, along with his family. His land was later destroyed and him, his wife’s and children would have to start over elsewhere. (“The earth had decreed that they were an offense on the land and must be destroyed. And if the clan did not exact punishment for an offense against the great goddess, her wrath was loosed on all the land and not just the offender”). As the saying goes, “if one finger brought oil it soiled the others”.
The book never says what happened to Charlie, all it said was he was leaving (running away) because he didn’t want everyone to watch him die, a slow and scary death. The last things he said was, (exactly how Charlie wrote it in his current degreasing state) “Please if you get a chanse put some flowrs on Algernons grave in the bak yard ... Thus ending flowers for Algernon. To conclude, “Flowers for Algernon” truly portrays the theme sacrifice by Charlie Gordon who sacrifices all he has and is because he wants to be
Reverend Hale, End of Act 3 I had to leave the anteroom. I could not watch it - the innocent persecuted, their voices silenced. The methodology of that court- the accused were guaranteed death even before they took the stand. Yet Danforth, Harthorne and the townspeople could not see this corruption; even I was unaware ‘til this day. Omnipotent God, how could this happen?