He is always kind to Tom and especially his siblings. Their pain is perceived by him as his own pain. For the sake of them, he is willing to risk his life to find Sollozzo because he dared to hurt his father and threaten their family. Coppola uses this to underline the excessive haste of the character and create his image as a good performer but not a future Don. Moreover, such devotion to the family creates the basis for Santino 's subsequent death because his image is complete and does not have the appropriate dynamism.
Cover one, Cover all. The poem that I wanted to respond to is “Grass” by Carl Sandburg because it has the deepest emotional connection to the reader out of all the other poems in the book. Sandburg starts off by highlighting the importance to keep all of the people in mind that are sent off to war and their lives are taken. Many people today take all the freedom that Americans have for grated, not only do they think that there is a place that is more free than America they don’t respect all the lives that were taken to have this great place we live in today. Sandburg never wants people to forget about the lives that were taken for a greater cause to give rights, equality, and freedom to everyone.
In addition, Atticus went against his moral code and principles he had always upheld before, especially in the Tom Robinson trial. Now, Atticus is faced with the decision of abiding by the law or breaking it in order to do the right thing. He knew that incarcerating a man, as withdrawn and solitary as Arthur would have been unforgivable. Especially, after Arthur had performed a great deed by saving his children 's life. He knew that exposing him would be an awful way of repaying him; it would have been like "shooting a mockingbird."
In the book The Afterlife of Billy Fingers: How My Bad-Boy Brother Proved to Me There’s Life After Death written by Annie Kagan, she shares her experience after death talking with her brother Billy. In the book, Kagan writes, “When you realize that other dimensions exist, you will never think of life, death, yourself, or the universe in the same way again.” From the day we were born until this day, there will always be questions and sometimes questions that will be kept unanswered. There is always a curiosity in every living being, it is just in our common nature. When given answers, they often do not make sense or do not have a solid explanation as to why it may be right or wrong. With a number of interactions we have with others on a daily
Kj has always been a wild spirit. When told he could not do something, he did it anyways. When told he would not amount to anything, he proved to all who doubted him that he could do it. When told that something is dangerous, he would go for it anyways, because to him, it was better to try then to wonder “what if”. He has been through so much in his life that would drag a lot of people down and cause them to stop trying, but he never gave up.
Like when Peter was once a thief but became one of the good man Beverly have seen him. Beverly’s father view on Peter proves that the love and care Peter shows Beverly is enough to show his true intentions from the start. And also the realization that each of us is destined to do something, even if it is big or small, can affect the people around us, of after us. Finally, the story tells us that death has always been the most dramatic issue today. Accepting death is hard especially if it is someone who is special to you.
This is where Scout asks “Atticus, are we going to win it?” Which then Atticus responds “No, Honey”(pg.101) Here Atticus showed courage because he was “licked” before he started. He even knew he wasn’t going to win but he wouldn’t be able to look at his kids if he did not do this. This shows even more courage by Atticus admitting he was going to lose . Harper Lee said “It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived.”(pg.134) Here is when Atticus and the kids go to Mrs. Dubose’s house and talked to her about things. This is courage because Atticus was not holding a gun or being mean to Mrs. Dubose.
The chance had come to give full play to the passions of a lifetime. But a man who has been brought up under the code of a restraining civilization cannot easily nerve himself to shoot down his neighbor in cold blood and without word spoken, except for an offence against his hearth and honor.” The passage mentions nothing of the law, or fear of consequences – Ulrich does shoot purely out of his own code of ethics. Shooting would solve the feud in his favor (you can’t trespass on land if you’re dead, and you certainly can’t file a lawsuit to try and win the land back) but refuses even with opportunity is spades. Throughout the story, Ulrich never harms or attempts to sabotage Georg, despite Georg’s harsh words and violation of the land Ulrich believes to be his. When
As seen many time in Macbeth’s fall he becomes meticulous in his actions, going overbroad to change or follow his fate except this one instance. Early in the story he was willing to kill a longtime friend Banquo his son, and his willingness to murder an entire man’s family. Yet, he does not think to take the few steps to cut down a few trees instead finding it pointless to take action. With every prophecy, there has always been a reaction by Macbeth except this one, where he takes no steps to prevent his predetermined fate. This inaction goes against everything thing Macbeth has “chosen” to do just to simply go along with a predestined plan of the
Hamlet wishes to get revenge for his father's death, but is mentally unable to kill his uncle Claudius. This causes him to have an internal conflict with himself, he feels as if it's his duty to complete the task and get revenge for his father. On the other hand, Hamlet’s moral compass will not allow him to kill another human being. Later in the play these feelings resolve themselves a little, but this is one of Hamlet’s major challenges to overcome throughout the
In the end, what Swofford did grow up thinking was a great plan for him, he left with a bit of disappointment, but he clearly learned a lot about himself to proceed to write this story. He wrote this informative novel to provide an actual combat experience for readers that doesn’t transfer watching it on TV. As history will always repeat itself, and we will always have the USMC I think this book is beneficial for everybody to read to get a full understanding of the oppression, identity, privilege, and sexuality issues that the military had brought to the light for Swofford and the struggle that comes of this in ones
Alai also demonstrates, through his refusal, that he doesn’t possess the same compliance with inflicting pain on others despite being Bernard’s best friend. This exhibits the grandness of their humanity for they both sacrifice their own selves to prevent the boy they just met from getting hurt. “ He hadn’t meant to kill the Giant. This was supposed to be a game. Not a choice between his own grisly death and an even worse murder.
When McCandless returned home his parents expressed their fears about his dangerous, daunting trips. Although he knew the dangerous situations he was putting himself through, he didn’t want to back down to his parents, “he wanted to prove to himself that he could make it on his own, without anybody else’s help” (178). He was tired of being babied by his parents, he wanted to show them that he was no longer a boy, but a man. McCandless’ refusal of his parent’s loving advice therefore proves that he wished to be his own person, stating the actions of his trip into the wild as being sane, and a product of independence.
He was too scared to do anything, as he never fought in a war before. This quote is important to the book because, Henry defines himself as a young boy that wants to be a man but runs away in battle. He would rather bleed and bleed, instead of not doing anything. I would agree and disagree with this quote. I agree because you are helping the army by at least doing
"Of mice and men" a novel by John Steinbeck which will be discussed in this paragraph evaluating two specific points, one of them is that George did the right thing by killing Lennie for many circumstances to be discussed later; and the second is about George was not supposed to kill Lennie under any reason because the life of every human being must be respected by every person in the world. George, seeing that Lennie did not have the ability to live on his own, always got into very serious problems and seeing that neither of them could get ahead because of those motives as you can see in the next quote: "I done a real bad thing," he said. "I shouldn 't of did that. George 'll be mad. “ (Steinbeck 47).