Some readers might brush him off as a religious fanatic and a cruel, domineering father; others might identify with his struggle to raise his son how he thinks best. Some might be moved by Reb Saunders’s tears of apology; others might think that he abused Danny and that his apology could not possibly make up for it. Like Reuven, nobody is quite sure just how to feel about Reb Saunders by the end of the novel, which is actually a good thing in a different angle. It meant that The Chosen had accomplished a big goal. It enabled the readers to see beyond the surface of things and people, into deeper meanings.
In fact, another big reason was how he kept talking about the audience in his prayer, mostly by constantly making their sons sound like heroes and sympathizing with the families of those “heroes”. This lead them to believe that he knew what they were going through and made them believe that what their sons were doing was important for the world. Some examples of him making their sons sound like heroes are “Our sons, pride of our nation…” and “They fight to liberate. They fight to let justice arise, and tolerance and goodwill among all Thy people... Thy heroic servants…”(Theodore Roosevelt, online).
People with disabilities are no less than regular people and they deserve the same love and respect. Brother obviously does not understand this because he is constantly acting like he is bettering Doodle’s life when his intent is his own personal gain. Brother feels the guilt of teaching Doodle to walk for his own personal gain when he reflects, “They did not know that I did it for myself, that pride, whose slave I was, spoke to me louder than all their voices, and that Doodle walked only because I was ashamed of having a crippled brother.” Brother finally learns what karma can do to a person when Doodle dies. The scene of Doodle’s death is depicted as “bleeding from the mouth, and his neck, and the front of his shirt were stained a brilliant red.”
It is contradictory, confusing, wrong, and sometimes fake. Creon claims his ideas and makes it clear that the state is his first priority; however, his pride clouds the true definition of state to him. Antigone rambles on about her faith to her dead family and the gods, but does not appreciate her sister as much as her dead relatives. Haimon makes it obvious that he is obedient of his father, but he truthfully is devoted to his love for Antigone. Not everything that makes itself obvious is true in life, and this goes the same for something as simple as the concept of loyalty, faith, and
Despite how “The Voice” comes across to some of the faculty, Owen is simply trying to make a difference at the school and give the students a voice: “The Voice was our voice; he championed our causes; he made us proud of ourselves in the atmosphere that belittled and intimidated us,” (290). I believe he cares deeply about his friends and is loyal to them. Even though Owen is smart enough to skip a grade, he volunteers to repeat a grade in order to stay with John: “WHAT ARE FRIENDS FOR? I’LL NEVER LEAVE YOU,” (267).
The reflective story The Scarlet Ibis is about the narrator looking back at his past. Then he said, “But all of us must have something or someone to be proud of, and Doodle has become mine. I did not know then that pride was a wonderful, terrible thing, a seed that bears two vines, life and death.” The narrator meant by this statement that he is proud to have a brother like Doodle, but pride could be wonderful or it could be detrimental. Pride in something or someone like Doodle getting Doodle to walk is good but when that pride overtakes in a self-pleasure way it could kill someone, like what it did to Doodle.
When Adam presents his plan, Will declares that, “Everything’s wrong with it” (Steinbeck 436). Despite Will’s advice, he invests in refrigeration anyways. Adam follows through with his plan because he disregards conflicting ideas. Also, Adam thinks Aron is better that he really is. He is convinced that Aron likes college despite that fact that Aron “was miserable” at college (Steinbeck 523).
His actions leads the audience to change their ways, “[…] by your fathers, is shared by you, not by me” (3) conveys the audience to end slavery because even though their fathers have passed slavery down doesn’t mean they have to keep it in their family. Also, Douglass was a spiritual man, who believed in god and believed he was “[…] called upon to bring humble offerings to the national altar, and to confess the benefits and express devout gratitude for the blessings resulting from your independence to us?” (1). This interrogative sentence evokes an aware feeling because they consider the fact he is speaking to better the people and nation, not just to talk or upset anyone. With this in mind, Douglass cared more for the people than himself, although he did side with the slaves
King George III was a smart man but let his power hungry personality get in the way of his rational decision making. Killing England gives the readers insight on what was actually going on during the time of the American Revolution. Many people such as George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and many others paved this road for us today to live in this great nation. Their hard work and sacrifice is something honorable to look at. I feel that reading this book gave me a better appreciation for the founding fathers of our great
To some he can be described as a Hero Archetype and to others a Rebel Archetype. From reading my paper you can tell that I think he is both archetypes. I can relate to Proctor in some ways because in the end Proctor became truthful and confessed to everything that he had done. Although he had confessed to the truth people tried to shun him and make him feel even worse for what he did. Instead of Proctor getting his name on the church doors he wanted to die to save his good name.
Lastly, Robyn is the main source of motivation for Adam to cure his ailment. Adam wants to get better for Robyn. From the moment he laid eyes on her, Adam has been working hard to make himself better. The basis of this story is that Adam wants to get better and marry Robyn. He starts doing his weekly lists, he stops tapping and even restrains himself from counting.
Douglass makes sure to remind his audience that their “fathers were wise men”, and so their decision to engage in violent resistance was just as well a wise decision (Douglass 111). Perhaps the most compelling argument Douglass makes throughout the entirety of the speech is that The United State’s fathers “were peace men; but they preferred revolution to peaceful submission to bondage. You may well cherish the memory of such men” (Douglass 113). Including this points out how America’s founding fathers are cherished for the change they brought about through the means of violent resistance. If they could be celebrated for such actions, how can the enslaved be so reprimanded for taking part in the same determined fight?
Patrick Henry, a man who spoke with eloquence, addressed the second Virginia Convention on March 23, 1775, in St. John’s Church, Richmond Virginia. He truthfully said, “I speak the language of thousands.” His mother, Sarah Henry, a Winston, and his father, a Scottish immigrant, well-to-do planter, John Henry, had him on May 29, 1736. Patrick Henry was their second of nine children.
In the western novel Peace Like A River, author Leif Enger creates a faith-filled character with a heart of gold who readers come to know as Jeremiah Land. Jeremiah Land is a single father of three kids: Davy, Reuben, and Swede. It is obvious to see that God is at the forefront of Jeremiah's life, along with his family. However, Jeremiah's faith is tested when his oldest son Davy shoots two kids execution style and kills them in his own home (Enger 49-50). Throughout the novel, readers are able to get a better insight into Jeremiah's life, including figuring out his strengths and weaknesses, learning why his wife left him, and are left questioning why he decides to perform a miracle and heal his ungrateful employer.
Another heroic civilian was George Walters, a dockyard worker who used a rolling crane positioned alongside the battleship USS Pennsylvania. When the yard was fired at during the beginning of the raid, he valiantly moved his crane back and forth on its track, effectively blocking Pennsylvania from low flying dive-bombers and fighters. Gunners on the Pennsylvania considered the dockworker a nuisance at first, but they soon realized that his 50-foot-high cab gave him an excellent view of incoming zeros. Using the movements of the crane arm, they were able to return fire against the enemy. Walters continued his maneuvers until a Japanese bomb exploded on the dock and sent him to the hospital with a concussion.