Despite the town throwing hatred towards Atticus and his family, he doesn’t back down because he takes pride in helping the innocent. Even if Atticus can’t win the trial he fights hard because he wants to be a role model to Jem and Scout. Atticus believes Tom is a mockingbird, meaning his innocent and a victim of racism. For him to take the case makes sense.
He had trusted Harry immeasurably, but this caused him to feel cheated. Harry doesn’t understand the jealousy Ron feels towards him because Harry doesn’t view his fame as a good thing, which leads Harry to question Ron’s behavior. “‘Look,” said Hermione patiently, “it’s always you who gets all the attention, you know it is. I know it’s not your fault,” she added quickly, seeing Harry open his mouth furiously. “I know you don’t ask for it … but – well – you know, Ron’s got all those brothers to compete against at home, and you’re his best friend, and you’re really famous he’s always shunted to one side whenever people see you, and he puts up with it, and he never mentions it, but I suppose this is just one time too many….” (Goblet of Fire
The readers can also tell he loved the gang as much as he loved his life (although Ponyboy stated in the book, “life was one big joke to Two-Bit”) but clearly, he was so energetic and lively and funny, how could he not love his life and his gang? For instance, he immediately protested when Cherry
Arvid is one of Peter’s main friends, therefore Peter’s attitude towards Arvid is understanding, loyal, and protective. He always defends Arvid when Thomas starts to pick on him. Peter ends up stealing a radio and is forced to join the Hitler Youth Movement in order to stay with his family. Peter disagrees with the philosophies that the Hitler Youth enforces, so he decides to still be a Swing Kid. Defending Arvid from Thomas is one of the crucial events that makes Peter realize that he should be a Swing Kid instead.
Throughout the novel, Will and Jim are faced with many forms of evil that often test the strength of their friendship and trust in eachother. However once the carnival is introduced, it almost seems that Jim is tearing away from the friendship because of his desire to be older. With this being true, Will still stays friends with Jim and he is still always there to protect him. Because Jim is one of Will’s only friends, it causes him to greatly care about Jim. During the novel, Will is seen many times not only looking out for Jim, but also putting himself in harm’s way in order to keep Jim safe.
His inability to accept the fact that he is committing unnecessary acts of violence are proof that Abner views life from a different perspective. As the reader progresses through the story, it’s clear that Abner is carrying out actions only beneficial to himself. He speaks of loyalty numerous times to his son, however Abner only emphasizes this value when he needs Sarty to help him get out of a predicament. “Barn Burning” is a very interesting story containing numerous controversial events. As the story progresses, Abner shows his true colors of deception and violence.
A uproar occurred between Holden and Stradlater. He fought for Jane even though he stood no chance against his beefy roommate. Generously he stood up for someone who didn't know the entire truth about someone. Much later in the book, Holden generously attempts to protect the innocence of children and protect them from the adult world. Innocence is a valuable to Holden, and he alludes that he had a traumatic experience at a young age which took it from him.
George is basically Lennie’s caregiver because he is constantly reminding him what was said, and what to do in trouble, so Lennie has an advantage in the relationship over George. When conversing with Slim about Lennie, George stated that he “ ‘ Used to play jokes on ‘im ‘cause he was too dumb to take care of ‘imself…. That wasn’t so damn much fun after a while.’ “ (40) George in the beginning would exploit Lennie’s slowness by telling him to do things that were dangerous. After time passed, George stopped having fun with it because it was a bittersweet realisation that Lennie would always be easily
A hero is someone that saves the day, or makes a person better. A twisted hero does the same thing, however, their heroic actions are not as obvious. Om from Our Twisted Hero could be considered a twisted hero. Throughout the novel, Om was depicted as a vicious dictator that nobody had ever challenged. When Han moved to this school, however, he was keen to notice all of Om’s flaws, and was the first one to challenge his rule.
The Saturday Boy, An Inspiration To All! According to Common Sense Media, “The Saturday Boy is a deeply felt story of a boy unmoored. Powerful emotions are at play, but author David Fleming uses restraint to great advantage.” Some people may dislike The Saturday Boy because the plot is sad and gloomy, however, the plot contributes to the feeling of the characters and shows that losing someone is not easy. The Saturday Boy is a very inspirational book that teaches the reader to be the bigger person and never give up. The Saturday Boy is really good because of its mood swings.