But despite learning how to read and being educated, Huck wishes to leave because the Widow is trying to “sivilize” him. The authority figures he’s surrounded by through the rest of his novel include his pap and possibly the Duke and the Dauphin. His pap is an abusive drunk and the Duke and Dauphin were lying, corrupt crooks. He has no central authority figure around him and that’s why he doesn’t fully develop by the end of the novel. The only figure one could consider the adult authority around him would be Jim, but Huckleberry views him more as a friend by the end of the story.
This is a keypoint in the novel which showed Gene at his lowest point where he let his emotions get the bestof him. Throughout the rest of the book Knowles keeps stating Gene’s thoughts of regret andFinny’s disbelief of the situation. In a true friendship, if one was feeling a great amount jealousy,one would most likely talk it through or at least think through the situation instead of trying tocause physical harm to them.Once summer session is over, Brinker Hadley comes into the two boys room unaware ofFinny’s return and asks Gene if he is ready to enlist which they talked about prior to Finny’sreturn. Finny who wanted nothing more to be able to enlist was thinking about losing his bestfriend but reacted differently. He kind of shook it off and went to shower.
“O Great and Giving Jesus, I, who have no name, who am nothing, who does not know what to do, who is alone in Thy world, I implore Thy blessed help, or I’m undone” (21). Crispin believes he has a sin embedded in him which gives him motivation to keep moving on. This weight on this shoulders is constantly dragging him down forces him to look ahead and gives him no option but to run away. He constantly prays to God for a solution, but never seems to find what he is looking for. His prayers show us how weak Crispin truly thinks of himself as.
The two older men that jumped aboard Huck and Jim's raft lie about who they are and the older of the two guys said he was the King of France and the younger of the two said he was the Duke of England. The two were lying because they wanted to have privileges while aboard the raft. When in reality they were just a couple of con men on a get away journey. They were just using Huck and Jim for their raft and so they could go from town to town stealing more items and money from the people and then getting on the raft and running
The fact that the men do not even pause to listen and are too busy sacking the city shows that Odysseus does not have control over them, even as their leader. Another example of Odysseus’ lack of leadership in the book is when Odysseus does not tell his men about the bag of winds and thinks, “A fatal plan, but it won my shipmates over.They loosed the sack and all the winds burst out and a sudden squall struck and swept us back to sea…”(p.157) Odysseus keeps the fact that he has the key to the safe journey home in a bag. Odysseus does not trust his men and his men do not trust him back, so the men betray Odysseus and open the bag. Even with the big help from King Aeolus, Odysseus does not tell his men, showing distrust between both parties. The leader of men does not have to question his authority over his men, but
That may have been his goal, but there are situations where it seems as if he does not want to get home or see his family, which in turn makes his men not able to see their families. One illustration of this is again, stopping at Polyphemus’s island. That call to land is not only useless, but got his men killed because of it. Another example of this is when Odysseus decides to stay with Circe for too long. This perpetuates the voyage by too much time, and no one benefits from it in any way.
Raymond Carver, “Cathedral”. Carver’s main character is a man who reluctantly welcomes a blind visitor in his house. The character doesn’t want to meet him, but he is forced into hospitality because his wife has demanded he be courteous as proof of his love to her. Love motivates the husband to do something bold. Love is blind, sometimes causing crucial life-changing actions.
At this moment, Huck is at a low in his maturation on his morals journey. A person with morals would not willingly sacrifice the life of someone else just in order to be part of a gang. It is at this point where Huck can now begin his journey of moral progression.Huck encounters his first major dilemma when he comes across the wrecked and sinking steamboat and three robbers. When Jim and Huck take the skiff for themselves, leaving the three robbers stranded, Huck realizes that he has left them to die. “Now was the first time that I begun to worry about the men- I reckon I hadn't time to before.
In chapter 15, Jim appeals to Huck’s conscience, using ethos and pathos, to encourage Huck to be kinder and more thoughtful (89). Huck realizes that Jim cares about his family, just as White people do, feels remorse over hitting his deaf child, just as any White person would, (158-159), and matures enough to humble himself enough to apologize to Jim after tricking him (89). Despite having various moral dilemmas throughout the book, questioning if he is making the right decision, Huck always concludes that he does not want to sell Jim back into slavery, even going as far as turning his back on God, resolving that he does not want to sell Jim, and he’d rather go to hell than pray a lie
Misogyny, sexism, racism, regardless the label used to define it does not make it right or less painful for those who are impacted by them. History books, magazines are filled with incidents and often times horrible, painful stories of lives that were altered or simply destroyed by sexism. For centuries, the bible, constitutions even our own declaration of independence have supported this notion of inequality. The question is, how to get a unified society when even the rule of law promote sexism and make it legal to discriminate against women. The bible in the book of Ephesian states “Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord.