Instead, if they love each other they could find a way to stop this tension. Acts of violence and hate are never the answer to any problem, yet people seek it just to have fun, show pride, or be gallant. In The Outsiders there was a rumble between the Socs and Greasers to show who’s boss, but after this epic fight nothing changed. All of the Greasers were hurt really bad, the only thing they got for this loss was the Socs being chased out
His 19 years in prison for stealing bread for his sister’s dying son made him grow hateful of the world around him, as he has said in his soliloquy “for I have come to hate the world, this world that always hated me.” When he was finally sent free on parole, he spent nights being beaten, driven out, and rejected until he met the bishop who offered food, and a place to rest to Valjean who immediately accepts desperately. Despite the bishop’s family’s hospitality, Valjean commits another crime by stealing their possessions while they were sound asleep. However, Valjean is caught by guards the next morning and is brought back to the bishop who spares him, giving him mercy. In addition, the bishop hands him 2 prized candle holders saying “but remember this my brother, see in this some higher plan. You must use this precious silver, to become an honest man.” The tune sung in this scene is again sung
In The Pigman (2005) by Paul Zindel, two teenagers, John and Lorraine, form an unusual friendship with an old man, Mr. Pignati. Over the past few years, this book has become one of many illicit books in schools because people believe that it is inappropriate. However, The Pigman should be taught in schools because it contains characters that many readers can relate to and teaches valuable lessons. Many students who read this book can relate to what the two main characters deal with at home. Mrs. Jensen, Lorraine 's mother, is very overprotective and is constantly reminding Lorraine to stay away from boys.
The next time the gang comes at them Cole decides to sit down because he figures that they wouldn’t fight people sitting down. Unfortunately the leader Keith doesn’t care and kicks Cole in the ribs. Luckily their principal drove by and noticed them, the gang tries to reason with her but she doesn’t buy it
I learned that it is the weak who are cruel, and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong,” said Leo Rosten, a humorist in writing. Throughout the stories of two fascinating books, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and A Child Called “It” by Dave Pelzer the main theme being portrayed is the kindness and cruelty of humans. We are all known to fear those who seem stronger than us just because we assume they have the power to harm, or even destroy us. In some cases, humankind is used to getting rid of the vulnerable ones and those are the ones that fear evil. On the other hand, there are others that are evil and their greatest fear is to be overthrown by the weak.
If Atticus had lashed out at Mr. Ewell, the community between that town and those two groups of people would have been even more disturbed than before. When Atticus lost the trial, “Atticus was standing under the streetlight looking as though nothing had happened” (284). Atticus didn’t act out in front of the trial audience and didn’t start saying rash things about the trial and how it was wrong. Even though he knew the outcome was wrong, he didn’t attempt to make the situation worse. If something doesn’t go a certain way that is ideal in society, their initial thought is usually to argue about it.
“Right now this very moment, I should stand up, take my hat, and simply leave without saying a single word… I’m leaving at once!..Of course, I stayed”( 676; ch.4). This demonstrates us that this person is aware and well realizes the situation, he knows how he supposed to act, to stand and leave, however he is enjoying these types of situations and because of his selfishness he ignores the opinion of others which is wanting him to leave, thus makes a decision to stay there “Out of Spite” regardless of what others
The conduct of the school director is a good example of religious hypocrisy for the reason that while he was abusing the girls he often quoted God and made it look like he was only carrying out Gods will. Yet another example of his hypocrisy was how differently he treated the school girls compared to his own girls. He was very keen to teach the school girls good manners and self-denying in the spirit of Christ while indulging himself and his family with plenitude. The British literature is swarming with testimonies of maltreatment of abandoned and poor children and religious hypocrisy. These stories are not just a fiction but based on
Mr. Wiesel and father were able to escape the crematoria but were often terrorized. Could you imagine living in a world where you are harassed just for being who you are? How about the children who grow up learning what their parents teach them and really do not know any better; for example in the book To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout and Jem lived in a world filled with prejudice and people seeking revenge. Scout and Jem Finch were one of the lucky ones. Their father, Atticus, was a lawyer, and one of the fairest there was.
A street sweeper was absolutely pathetic, she told us that it was the first time she had received a present on Christmas, she merely attempted to be as industrious as she could to make ends meet, and mainly to afford her children 's education. We met an old woman whose son had to work all day long but it was never enough to support the family; she was over eighty, with a very poor vision, and still went out to sell some toothpick packs so that her son would not worry about her. We walked around the largest district in the city for more than an hour and everyone began to starve. After having some snacks, it was late, and I realized that we had just finished nearly half of our mission. Everyone refused to move to our next locations since they were crowded, and the traffic jam was unavoidable, so they decided to give remaining gifts to any people around them.