When she asked Frankie to help her end her suffering, he felt he had no choice but to do so, in spite of the fact that he didn’t want to end her suffering by ending her life. Regardless, he thought he was entitled to help her in any way he could because he felt responsible for what had happened to her. Frankie couldn’t watch her like that and she told him that “If he loves her then he would do it for her,” taking advantage of the guilt he
Proctor knew that by confessing, it would only make the court look better but by not confessing, the court would hang him. Proctor begs to Judge Danforth, “How may I live without my name? I have given you my soul; leave me my name!”(132). Proctor knows that if he signs the confession, there will be a paper about it in the church door. Proctor values his life but, he does not want to be remembered as a liar who is willing to do whatever it takes for his own life.
The most important factor in why someone chooses to do something is how that action will affect their personal feelings because humans value their feelings more than others '. Connie, from "Abuela Invents the Zero" by Judith Ortiz-Cofer, decided to put her feelings in front of Abuela 's when Connie chose not to help when Abuela could not find her way back to the pew in the church. When Connie noticed that Abuela was lost, she decided not to help her because, "I just know that on Monday my friends, and my enemies, in the barrio will have a lot of senile -grandmother jokes to tell in front of me" (Ortiz-Cofer para 14). This shows that Connie put her feelings before Abuela because she did not want to be teased by her friends. If Connie put others ' feelings in front of hers, she would have stood up and helped Abuela no matter how much she would have been teased because Abuela is family.
Being submissive when everyone around you is dying is quite hard for one to just look the other way. “What I do know. I must question everything, even if it means losing my faith, even if it means becoming a member of a border tribe among my own people” (279). The writer rejects the mold that was being put on her and decided that she must do something to make a difference. Through her use of colloquial and loaded vocabulary, she allows the readers to relate to her in some way but, also gets them on an emotional
He wanted to spend his life with something that didn’t care about how different he was from everybody else, he didn’t want to be ridiculed by people who thought he was troubled, and he especially didn’t want to be with something or someone that emotionally and physically hurt him. Also, Curley’s wife had been increasingly criticized through the story mainly for being a woman. She wasn’t even given a name. And, after Lennie kills Curley's wife, it is said that “the puppy lay close to her”(92). The author wrote this line to
Although Peter writes very harsh things it is only to allow Heloise to move on. He does love her now and knows that they can never be together so he must drive her away. In the Third Letter from Abelard to Heloise he states, “...he joined us together i the bond of holy matrimony when I wanted to keep you forever for myself, beloved beyond measure”(97). Many may say that Peter lusted for Heloise, yet that was true in the beginning but his love grew over time. The extents Abelard went to save himself was selfish, yet he gave her a place that he had hoped would show his great love for her.
Edna even says herself, “I would give up the unessential…my money…my life for my children, but not myself.” For her life, Edna realized that means her marriage and physical life. As far as her marriage, Edna was never truly happy with her marriage with Leonce. Furthermore, Edna states she truly cares for her children, but sometimes her search for herself may conflict with this. This then further discourages readers even more due to the fact that this gives insight to her actions, and somewhat justifies them. In addition, the search for self-identity is viewed as important in today’s society.
Ever." Pg. 173-174 To me this quote is very important because he is deathly afraid of Mautz and Virgil but he stands up to them because he doesn't want to expose Sarah. My second quote is “ The letter was clear:shaky as I was, I was her only friend. I'd rather have her hate my guts and be safe than love me and by alone.
She ignored the question. “You know you can tell my anything. I’m your mom. Of course I would have gotten mad, but the fact that you tried to hide it from me made the problem worse.” Thinking about it, I knew I could tell my mom anything, but I was scared of the consequences. However, I learned my lesson to always show integrity and own up to your actions and
I sat back and realized I was being an absolute brat at this point. I couldn 't believe I was complaining so much when my family could be hurt or fighting to save my life. I needed to stay strong not just for myself, but for them. I had to trust them and trust that they would keep us all safe. So with that I tried to stop dwelling so much and just try
I wanted to know. She 's dead, Wangero said. I couldn 't bear it any longer, being named after the people who oppress me. (Walker 318) Although Wangero uses the oppression of her people as a reason to reject her roots. Later on Walker let us see that she really disliked her culture and did not want to feel attached to it.
"Why do you hate me so much what drived you to hate me so much ." I didn 't know she cared that much about why Jess hated. Jess opens her mouths to speak but closes it just as quickly. I look at Jess and she look me in the eye begging me with her eyes. "I actually want to know this too your an ok person Jess I mean your not overly nice but your not a bitch either your just that way with my sister."