All he does is gives them a reason to, which he can’t help because he is always drunk. He is saying the town is too stubborn to change. What techniques of persuasion did Atticus use during his summation speech to the jury? (appeals to emotion, appeal to own values, appeal to society, appeal to truth?) Atticus says he has sympathy for Mayella but her poor situation in life does not justify her putting Tom 's life in danger.
Lastly, while Charlie still obtained knowledge, he understood the failure of the surgery. While Charlie was still intelligent, the social part of his life turned against him. Charlie noticed the society as they were starting to have conflicts with him. Joe and Frank- Charlie’s “best friends”- constantly acted as if they were his best friends, but they did not like him at all. At the factory, the entire staff ,except for one person, signed a petition to obtain Charlie Gordon to be fired.
The thing is, in the story, the the townspeople are represented as the chorus. So they express their feelings about Creon stating, “fortunate is the man who has never tasted God's vengeance!/ Where once the anger of heaven has struck, the house is shaken/ For ever: damnation Rises behind each child”(Sophocles 465-467). In a way his people are mocking him, they call him lucky for not feeling the anger of the Gods because he is going against the the Gods. Being arrogant to his religion Creon creates a conflict between him, his State, and the Gods. So by being paranoid a person might ruin his connections with his friends or family.
As it can be noted by Finny’s actions after he finally came to terms that Gene was responsible for making him fall out of the tree, his anger was virtually uncontrollable. Between Finny’s lack of concept for individuals to make devious and harmful decisions, and his distaste for competition, he often felt that it would be wrong to put others down for one’s own glory. For Finny, the realization that people can be evil, was far too much to bear rationally. This realization created a deep cognitive dissonance within Finny, as Finny always tried to look for the positives of situations and give people the benifit of
In A Separate Peace by John Knowles, Gene initiates and defeats his own personal war with Finny, while Leper involuntarily alters his once observant persona for the worse in the midst of the war, demonstrating that those who create their own battles are more likely to succeed rather than others who blindly fall into conflicts without direction. From the start, Gene’s jealousy towards Finny manifests itself repeatedly through Gene’s routine lifestyle, instigating a personal war between the boys due to Gene’s envious actions, foreshadowing his success. This is due to Finny’s lack of knowledge about the situation. Gene’s adoration for Finny’s ability to “get away with anything”, leaves Gene “envying him” since he thought it “was perfectly normal” to adore a best friend, marking
Many people are quick to jump to conclusions on people 's personalities due to their appearance and their backstories. The townspeople of Hillsboro made assumptions of Henry Drummond by saying that he is a horrible agnostic, they even call him “the devil” and they want to restrict him from entering the town just because of the stories they hear about him. In Lawrence and Lee 's Inherit The Wind it is shown that Henry is actually a praiseworthy character throughout the play even though the townspeople labeled him as a terrible person. Throughout the play, all his motives had intelligence behind it, he is considerate to Bertram Cates and gives Bertram a sense of pride and hope, and Henry shows respect and stands up for Matthew Harrison Brady even though he is his opponent. Firstly, Henry is a bright character that uses his intellectual brilliance to accommodate obstacles, humiliate Matthew and sway the people of the courthouse from their biased
This ain 't our job..."(Foreman 114). This citation comes from when Kane is desperately asking the townspeople for deputies, and this citizen is making up all kinds of excuses because the people are too self-interested and want to preserve their own lives before anything else. The various themes in these two stories are in completely different ballparks since they reveal distinct messages that don 't compare to each other. These themes are easily contrasted because The Most Dangerous Game includes morals about if hunting for pleasure is acceptable and about internal fear while High Noon includes morals about rights to kill and about citizens ' duties to society. As we uncover the themes of the two plots in The Most Dangerous Game and High Noon, it is revealed to us that these messages, although quite meaningful, are exceedingly
Huck Finn’s sympathy towards the Duke and King after they were tarred and feathered by the public masses shows how he has developed as a person. The duke and king have treated Huck Finn poorly, and stole, and subsequently sold Jim away from him. However, Huck Finn does not react with a cruel sadistic enjoyment from these men’s pain, but instead treats them with sympathy. All his grievances with the Duke and King have seemingly melted away upon hearing of their misfortune. This shows an incredible amount of maturity from Huck Finn.
Huck is betrayed by societies faulty systems and poorly imposed laws early in the book. The very judicial system that was supposed to protect him instead hands him over to his drunk abusive father. The whole town knew what kind of man his father was, and knew that Huck would be better off under the guardianship of the widow, but the judge treated Huck like he was nothing more than his father 's property and said "courts mustn 't interfere and separate families if they could help it." That decision led to Huck living such a terrible life with his drunk
The pressure from society is too much and the fallout of Kip is ultimately his own fault along with Judge Ford for rejecting him as well as, Foley his only friend and not believing in him how Kip needed. Kip himself is one of the people who are most responsible for his demise from how he acts and reacts to the people around him. He let the public build up his pride and ego from “Every political committee investigating penitentiary conditions had asked to see the famous bank robber, marveled at his new peacefulness and dignity, and had
Throughout Dally’s action, he shows that he is heartless and that he will not care if someone gets hurt. When Dally picked fights or robbed he joined gangs this made him look like a thug. As ponyboy describes the gang he has no other explanation for Dally other than the fact that he is cold. When we see how Dally behaves we also get fooled by his actions. As Ponyboy gets the time to see all of his actions he notices that he truly has a heart.
This causes sadness in Harry, leading him to get in a fight with Craig Randall over the snide comments made about the house, "even though I [Harry] agreed with every word." This exchange shows how Harry must face the challenge of whether to go along with what everyone else says, or defend his family 's honour. Another example of the challenges faced through growing up from childhood to adolescence is of Harry 's classmate Johnny Barlow. Johnny’s family consists of a drunk father and a brother who has ended in jail many times, leading to the people in the town thinking that Johnny himself is, “Good for nothing.” Due to all the gossiping, Johnny feels that he must leave the town temporarily for he feels alone and disconnected. However, the gossiping about the growing youth extends to such a state that Harry, after listening to all the ugly little voices of the town, decides that he, “wants to run away too, just like
During the trial, Dill is distraught by the way Mr. Gilmer, the prosecutor, speaks to Tom. Dill does not think anyone has the business to talk that way and “that old Mr. Gilmer doin’ him thataway, talking so hateful to him,” (265) made him sick. Mr. Gilmer interrogates questions like “Are you being impudent to me, boy,” (264) and acts toward Tom as if he is an untamed animal being trained and not a full-grown adult. Although Tom Robinson is treated harshly, Jem believes Atticus, the defendant lawyer and their father, has won the case because of the strong evidences presented and the fact that Tom is innocent (279). When the jury pronounce Tom guilty, Jem is exasperated and “his hands were white from gripping the balcony rail, and his shoulder jerked as if each ‘guilty’ was a separate stab between them,” (282).
While the movie shows them dating. The problem with showing the viewer that Chris is this wonderful person all the time is that it’s fake. Showing the character’s his faults makes him more relatable. On top of that Chris is very intriguing on his outlooks of the life he lives adding a sort of mysterious enigma to his character. “Some readers admired the boy immensely for his courage and noble ideals; other fulminated that he was a reckless idiot, a wacko, a narcissist who perished out of arrogance and stupidity—and was undeserving of the considerable media attention he received” (Krakauer – Author’s Note).
Johnny idolises him, and Johnny is the only one who Dally loves, according to Ponyboy. Dally Winston is meaner, colder and tougher member of the greasers. Ponyboy describes him as ‘towheaded and shifty-eyed, Dally was anything but handsome. Yet in his hard face there was character, pride, and a savage defiance of the world.’ Dally was impulsive, and that was probably why he died. He was smart, and he knew the consequences of his actions.