A proud heart can survive a general failure because such a failure does not prick its pride. It is more difficult and more bitter when a man fails alone” (pg.24-25). The most prideful thing Okonkwo had done throughout the whole book was killing himself. We never really find out why he did it, but really it could have been because he was too stubborn to abide by the white man’s law. He knew it would most likely never change, so his solution was to kill himself.
But I do not think Rainsford will get away with no punishment because either way he murdered a human being. For Rainsford, killing Zaroff could have been just to win “The Most Dangerous Game” or for survival because General Zaroff would have definitely killed Rainsford if he saw him again. Was Rainsford’s murder justified?
He cared greatly about his family and wife even though Elizabeth was often distant towards him. In the end of the play, Proctor chooses to die rather than sign his confession, ratting out his friends and ruining his good name in the town. He did this to protect the reputation of his children so they won’t have to grow up with a lying father. Lying went against Protctors’ views and that ideal is prevalent throughout the entire play. It is revealed that as soon as he had an affair with Abigail, he confessed to Elizabeth the next day because of the guilt he was carrying around.
However, Jim Jones would not go like the rest so he had someone shoot him in the head. If he was not going to ever get out of Jonestown alive then nobody would. That attitude was selfish and horrific. The people of Jonestown did not have a choice on whether or not to drink the poison. Some of his people were so loyal to him that they did not think twice about it, while others could not escape so they were forced to kill themselves against their own will.
One example is the reason George and Lennie had to leave Weed. Lennie did not know that it was not okay for him to touch other women’s dresses. Which then frightened the woman and she screamed which frightened Lennie and his only reaction was to hold on tight. Since the normal human sometimes does not recognize when another is a little “slow”, the woman jumped to the conclusion that Lennie was trying to hurt her. Another example of George and Lennie’s friendship is when George has to shoot Lennie, because he had accidentally murdered Curley’s wife.
When Lennie and George get a farm his punishment is not to tend any rabbits. One thing George lost hope to Lennie and killed him is when he was petting Curley 's wife 's hair. When Lennie was petting harder and harder to Curley 's wife 's head, it was hurting Curley 's wife, so Curley 's wife 's natural reaction is to scream. Lennie doesn 't want to get into more trouble because he already killed a puppy before touching Curley 's Wife and he doesn 't want to get into more trouble, he gripped Curley 's wife 's neck and accidentally twisted it, which caused the death of Curley 's wife. George had to kill him because if he doesn 't kill Lennie, Lennie could cause more deaths and
“I get paid to be the first one hurt, killed, for that matter”(133). CHARACTER TRAIT: Moss and his wife may not like Sheriff Bell, but damn is it hard to hate such a simple man. He is truly a good man, from knowing his wife is better than him, to acknowledging if he had to die for Moss, he would. People don’t understand how hard or how big that actually may be. He could of course simply let this case go, and not worry as it’s on such a massive scale, but no, he’d rather actually try to figure it out.
The novel Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, tells the story of two migrant workers during the great depression. Lennie and George are like many other workers during the 30's, except Lennie is mentally handicapped, which causes many problems for the duo. When things turn for the worst, George killing Lennie was the best thing he could do. Lennie wasn't able to react to the situations he was in, he had incredible strength that he couldn't control which made him dangerous and George pulling the trigger was the only way to give him a painless death with no regret. Lennie's lack of self-control and reaction to his surroundings was one of the first things to get him in trouble.
But George did the right thing when he shot Lennie, because he would have been attacked by other men in the worst case for what he had done to Curley’s wife, and be arrested in the best case. In my opinion, mercy killing was the best thing George could do for Lennie; there was no other way. The Great Depression was not a great time for even the most competent men. Lennie couldn’t function back then, he needed to be treated, but back then treatments for the mentally impaired were hard to come by in that time. He never had a chance at being normal, nobody understood him nor took the time to understand his behavior.
Rikki Tikki is the protagonist and Nagaina are the antagonist of the story Rikki Tikki Tavi. Rikki wanted to kill Nag and Nagaina because of how they would always torment the other animals that lived in the garden. But, Nagaina was desperate to get revenge and kill Rikki Tikki and Teddy and his family because they Nag. It does not matter how big, how small, or how old you are, anyone can have a lot of courage in
Her hair was too soft for him not to touch, and he could not let go. The boss’s wife was screaming and crying, but the only way Lennie knew how to shut her up was by killing her. “‘George is gonna say I done a bad thing. He ain’t gonna let me tend the rabbits.’ He moved his hand a little and a hoarse cry came out,” (Steinbeck 91). Lennie wanted the rabbits badly, but he unknowingly ruined any chance at his future ranch.