The shifter looked and sounded menacing, but anyone who knew him understood he was probably ranting about the latest celebrity breakup or the fact they were out of the "boyfriend stealer" shade of lipstick on his favorite website, or even, how he couldn 't find the exact shoes he needed for an outfit. Resident Cal Hampton 's real problems were few and far between, but no one was willing to say to his face that his lack of boyfriend stealer wasn 't a "real" problem. So, he seethed, sprinting through the woods and practically foaming at the mouth. Granted, it was worse as of late. Every little thing chased him off into the trees to burn the excess steam that seemed to be constantly building inside him.
Throughout The Red Badge of Courage, by Stephen Crane, Henry Fleming makes mistakes and has to relearn what he is capable of. His transgressions include running from a battle, abandoning a dying man, and lying to his comrades. Tim O’Brien defines what a true war story is in his book The Things They Carried, and states that, “A true war story is never moral. It does not instruct, nor encourage virtue, nor suggest models of proper human behavior…” Although the youth makes many mistakes throughout The Red Badge of Courage, and many immoral acts are portrayed, it is not a true war story according to Tim O’Brien’s definition. To begin with, The Red Badge of Courage does not show an “absolute and uncompromising allegiance to obscenity and evil,” because throughout the novel, good deeds are shown, and Henry finds role models that are ideals of virtue in war.
2. Rejected Extremes Jim is able to reconcile various manifestations of adulthood where others have failed through the rejection of rigid, extremist, and even stereotypical roles. A clear example of such dismissal of rigidity occurs when Captain Smollett commands Jim to get to work: “I assure you I was quite of the squire 's way of thinking, and hated the captain deeply” (Stevenson 28). Smollett is a unique character because unlike even most of the adults, he does not exhibit childlike tendencies and remains static throughout the narrative. Following Jim 's recapturing of the Hispaniola, he is hopeful that Smollett would forgive him for his disobedience.
He didn’t care if the cowboys thought he was too young. He would work hard, and stay out of the way. He was done with that little town, its sad people, and all the sorrow that had plagued his life. He relished the idea of being free. He could do nothing about the aching pain of how his dad died…in a self imposed sleep from too much of the sleeping salts, and a fallen candle that set off the fire.
Dark purple bruises lay permanent under his eyes; however, it is of no concern to him, he is leader, and there is no time for sleep in this operation. Next to him Bumi is shifting in his seat already fast asleep, but the book still remains clutched tightly in his hands and held close to his chest. The lack of sleep doesn’t bother him anymore, it’s what he sees in the night that does; especially way out out here in the desert where the winding rocks seem to sway and dance. Ghost clutches the steering wheel to the point where his fists turn white and excellerates on the gas, propelling them further into the night. Perry Lovell was born with a stolen silver spoon in his mouth.
It wasn’t bipolar disorder, Schizoid personality disorder, or other personality disorder, but it was a combination of many. The iron rod destroyed Gage’s region in the brain “ responsible for higher intellectual functioning” (Dr. Gibbs, Barry, The Rough Guide to The Brain, Ferrier, 1870). Moreover, his personality drifted away from the man everyone knew before the incident, therefore causing his family, friends, and other to avoid him. While the majority of people did indeed called him a medical miracle for surviving such traumatizing event, they also felt sorry because nothing was ever going to be the same. Gage knew how he was before but was not able to be that person.
He lost all hope that he previously had in Atticus and the justice system.The invisible man was convicted of a crime he did not commit and feared his life as an objective to rape. Atticus promises Tom an appeal, but Tom could not see how the court would decide any different. A short time later, when Atticus delivers the news that Tom had tried to escape prison and while in the midst of climbing the towering barbed wire fence, was shot and killed he gives context to the situation when saying “I guess Tom was tired of white men’s chances and preferred to take his own”(235-236). Atticus tries to control a circumstance which is uncontrollable and with this, he was hopeless in himself and Maycomb. He uses his vast knowledge of the justice system and faith in the Judge to let the town have an ounce of control.
For the man in “To Build a Fire”, an active mind is a commodity he does not own. First, he has no imagination and fails to see the greater significances in minute details. As aforementioned, the cold was nothing but cold for the man; “That there should be anything more to it than that was a thought that never entered his head” (London 78). This here-and-now objectivity explains the surprise the man receives from the realization of his numb extremities. Furthermore, London implicitly states that the man had “never given much to thinking” and was even empty of thoughts (London 80).
Boo had never been exposed to any of the world for many years because of how his parents treated him in the past, so he didn’t see what was wrong with getting rid of a mean man. “Boo wasn’t crazy, he was high-strung at times. It was all right to shut him up, Mr. Radley conceded, but insisted that Boo not be charged with anything: he was not a criminal. The sheriff hadn’t the heart to put him in jail alongside Negroes, so Boo was locked in the courthouse basement.” (3) He had been locked away from civilization for a long period of time, and he had no understanding of the world around him due to the lack of exposure. Because of this, he did not understand why murder is a sin and should never be committed.
First, technology leaves few unscathed by its tempting qualities, leaving those remaining strikingly alone. On one of his evening strolls, Mr. Mead, the only walker he has ever seen out at night in over ten years, “could imagine himself upon the center of a plain, windless Arizona desert with no house in a thousand miles…” (2). By comparing the city to a “windless Arizona desert,” the author implies that the use of technology leaves behind a lifeless world because few live in arid, unfeeling deserts. Electronics suck the life out of people, so technology creates emotionally detached, brainwashed people who cannot think or even communicate to themselves. Even though houses surround Mr. Mead, he still feels completely alone.