He wanted to defeat the British in every way but he had lost the support and respect of his clansman because of his actions. Without the help and support of his village he knew he wasn’t going to be able to defeat the British alone and he was defeated in the end. So much had changed so quickly in his life and everything had just got the best of him. He committed suicide and that was very disgraceful just like the same type of death his father suffered. Okonkwo is the protagonist and tragic hero of this story.
He shows how even the people risking their lives do not even care much for war and have become so numb to the horrors of their situation. The main character Fred Collins makes a journey through a death field risking his life for water that was then spilled by his comrades. While Fred was on his journey into the battle zone, “He wondered why he did not feel some keen agony of fear” and this is because he has become numbed to all the dead surrounding him. Meanwhile instead of being present in their state of being under attack, and put effort into their side of the war some of the men discuss “..the greatest questions of the national existence.” This showcases how even the men whose lives are at risk could care less about what is actually happening in the war around them. This ironic display of how even the soldiers find their battles to be unimportant reveals Crane’s explicit distaste for
He gets flashbacks a lot of what happen in the cyclops; land and Skyla and also when his friends eat the fruit and didn’t remember a thing. I could support this with evidence from the article “WHAT IS PTSD” in the article it say that when you see a tragic thing you get flash backs and nightmares of what happened and never get over it. Also in the article this woman name Gina has flashback of herself being a child and couldn’t protect herself when her uncle sexually abused her. Odysseus get flashbacks of when his men died he says to himself why couldn’t he just safe them. He could’ve done a better job but he did all he can do to try to safe
After being raped, he burned the picture of his sister as an act of charity. He did not wanted his sister to exist in the disgraceful world. Robert Ross also represents the loss of innocence in the novel. He entered the World War 1 when he was nineteen-years old. In the beginning he was against killing then, he was forced to kill a horse.
He showed that he did not put much thought into what could have happened. In his statement with Koenig, he stated that he wanted to prove to himself and the public that he could be an ideal war hero. In the end his attempt of being a hero killed five American soldiers. That same need to be a hero is parallel to his craving of attention and affection from when he was a child (Koenig, 2016). Making a statement of wanting attention does not describe a soldier that has the interest of everyone, instead it shows how selfish he could be.
One of the first signs of the narrator's feelings is in the third paragraph when he says “It was bad enough having an invalid brother, but having one who possibly was not all there was unbearable, so I began to make plans to kill him by smothering him with a pillow.” This shows that the narrator was disappointed and horrified of having a brother who would not be all there. It also shows that he was so embarrassed by his brother that he would even kill his brother so he wouldn't be embarrassed. Another excerpt from the story that shows or helps develop the theme is in the
From his parents, he barely gained the warmth of being in a complete family. As Ponyboy said, “His father was always beating him up, and his mother ignored him, except when she was hacked off at something, and then you could hear her yelling at him clearly down at our house. He hates that worse than getting whipped…If it hadn’t been for the gang, Johnny would never have known what love and affection are” (Hinton P.12), we can clearly known that Johnny’s parents were extraordinarily violent to Johnny. Due to the charac- teristic of Johnny’s father, the hereditary gene of violence affected fixed some of Johnny’s personal- ity. Also, Johnny was only the one who serves as a vent to his parents’ anger.
Tim said “ I would kill and maybe die- because I was too embarrassed not to”. He was not proud of his decision even though he thought that he made the right one then, years later after the war he viewed himself as a coward because he went to war. Although it was that shame that brought him into the war and why he was a
Okonkwo’s greatest fear was to be perceived weak like his father, and he revolved his entire life around separating him from his father 's attitude and legacy. The quote “... In his heart Okonkwo was not a cruel man. But his whole life was dominated by fear, the fear of failure and weakness.” (5) summarizes Okonkwo’s motivation in his life. This quote supports the theme because Okonkwo’s fear of weakness lead to his irrational actions such as killing Ikemefuna, which turned some of the Ibo clan against him, including his own son.
Is it fair that all of Robbie’s hopes and dreams were confiscated because of a 13 year old girl accusing him of a crime that was never proven to be true? In the book Atonement by Ian McEwan Briony is an adolescent in the beginning and does not understand the changes of adulthood. When her cousin Lola comes to her and confesses she has been raped she assumes it was Robbie because of a sexual contented letter she finds that he wrote to her sister. As a result his life changes drastically and every goal he has in life is wiped away. We later come to find he was not the one who committed the crime.
Because he grew up without a mother, Cholly does not know how to love the women in his life and as an attempt to show love, he rapes and impregnates Pecola. The parents are to carry the blame of their daughters of sexual coming-of-age. Freida’s experience of sex is unlike Pecola’s not because she is raped but that her parents come to her rescue, protecting her for things she is not ready for unlike Cholly who brings harm to his daughter. Cholly’s rape of his own daughter is just a repeat of the sexual humiliation that he experienced when he was younger. The sexual violence that appears in the novel by Morrison hints that racism is just one of the many struggles black girls deal with.