After Hassan’s rape and abuse, Amir could not bear to see Hassan every day without the guilt and regret eating him alive. The sins he created and the guilt Amir experienced every day with Hassan being the reminder of all his crimes was the reason Amir needed a change of environment. Afghanistan was only a reminder of his shortcomings and faults. For many people, the need to hit that wall or some form of hardship to be able to move on and grow from it. For Amir, he could not heal and could not grow from his environment in Afghanistan.
“‘Don’t let me find him! If only I could get rid of this dead weight, so that I could use all my strength to struggle for my own survival, and only worry about myself,’ I immediately felt ashamed of myself, ashamed forever,” (Wiesel, 111). This is just one example of the internal conflict going on endlessly within himself. In Night, the question asking whether family is a blessing or a curse is the most significant theme because it highlights good and bad times, it shows the internal conflict between whether he wants his father around or not, and it illustrates the dehumanization Elie faces throughout the Holocaust. When thinking of family,
These characters show unshakable willpower in different ways, but all end up with devastating results. Antigone’s ambition shows her passion for what she believes in, but still ends up committing suicide. Creon uses his unshakable willpower in a selfish, non heroic way and ends up alone. Haemon, a loyal and confident man, speaks his voice to save Antigone and lead Creon into making the right decision for Thebes, but also ends up committing suicide after seeing Antigone dead. Antigone and Haemon are honorable for their actions, but still did not get the positive turn out that they are searching for.
A true hero is willing to do whatever it takes to do the right thing morally. Huck’s morals have changed for the better as seen in the novel; making it all the more curious when he does not follow the archetype laid out for him. Though, the more it is discussed, Huck typically does not follow plans that are written out for him perfectly. So, while this ending is not what the reader wants, it is exactly what Huck would do, which is making his own path and breaking social
Helenda Lors Mr. Clarke American Literature The Battles of Life The book “Flight,” by Sherman Alexie displays the cruelty of the world and how it affects the normality of life. Fueled by the world, life is full of struggles in which everyone from every walk of life is affected. In order to portray the effects of its cruelty, the book depicts the perspective of an orphan, Michael, that faces the challenges of life. Due to the abandonment of his father and the loss of his mother, Michael grew out his pain and anger towards society. For instance, he says, “ I know the world is still a cold and cruel place.
In the end, George murdering his friend was well justified. Although, Lennie’s actions probably weren’t his fault, with him not being able to learn from his actions and remember that his own strength is too much for him that he became a threat. George, pained to do it, knew what was best for Lennie and other people/animals, and had to end his life. Overall, even though George had to make some pretty drastic decisions and someone’s life got taken away, it was all for the best and nothing bad will no longer happen and who knows, maybe George will get to live his
O'Brien then shows them that they are both wrong at the end and that everything Winston did is the worst type of crime. Not only does his crimes have material consequence, but he loses the one thing he had kept safe throughout, his freedom. Winston may not be a hero to the people, not even close, but he wanted to be one. However, he was trying to be a hero to himself, give himself his own freedom. He spoke the truth at the end due to the O'Brien's torture and the mind control, he always knew this would be the outcome from his diary entries, the conversations with Julia and his observations of Jones.
It occurred to me that this could be an even deeper injury than what I had done before." Accepting a friend’s shortcomings can be painful, but it is a vital part of friendship. Finny struggled to accept the truth but when he finally did he allowed himself and Gene to move on. He forgave Gene and erased the guilt and shame plaguing
O’Brien wants to follow through with his plan of revenge on Bobby however his morals prevent him from doing what he truly wants to do. This is shown when O’Brien says, “Jorgenson blinked and tried to smile. Oddly I almost felt sympathy for him”(O’Brien 189). This shows that even though O’Brien wants badly to hate Bobby, he cannot because his morals are getting in the way of his true feelings. This dilemma relates to morality because in the end, O’Brien decides to make the right decision and not get revenge on Bobby; instead just scare him a
I believe that each weaknesses becomes strength. Every human beings have weaknesses, an enemy trying to bring you down in everyday living in the world. An enemy that cant be seen in the eyes but in the midst of mind. In an mock interview I ask what was your greatest weakness in your life and how did you overcome it, I stop for a second and I return back all the memories. Without any hesitation I quickly answered, “My greatest weaknesses was insecurity, I have been fighting every single day of my life to the point that I cannot fight it anymore, but I realized that I’m not the only one who suffered this kind of disorder.