When Ralph notices the boys are losing hope of being rescued, to keep the fire going he says, “The fire is the most important thing on the island. How can we ever be rescued except by luck, if we don’t keep a fire going? Is a fire too much for us to make?...We’ve got to make smoke up there-or die”(Golding 80-81). Ralph makes a great point in his opening assembly speech. The fire is the only hope that they have at living a normal life.
After that, Ponyboy finds himself in a situation that he personally can’t back out of. It’s the fire at the church. Ponyboy, starts running in to help save the children, but when he turns around, he sees Johnny. “Hey Ponyboy,” Johnny says. Johnny was following Ponyboy into the fire to help save the kids.
In The Outsiders, after Johnny had killed Bob, Ponyboy and Johnny had to go on the run because they didn’t want to be caught, but Johnny says later on that he doesn’t want Ponyboy to have to live this life, and he is willing to turn himself into the police. Johnny couldn’t gain anything from this, and is willing to sacrifice the rest of his life because he doesn’t think it’s fair that Ponyboy has to live his life in hiding and away from his family. In the text, it says, “Johnny nodded. ‘I 'm sure. It ain 't fair for Ponyboy to have to stay up in that church with Darry and Soda worryin ' about him all the time.’” Johnny decided that he was going to turn himself in to the police because he 'd rather face the consequence than force Ponyboy to face the hardships of living on the run with him.
They doubted if the machines would be successful because “ The machines were new and it was [they] who were to prove them” (208). Nick liked the boy who was wounded the first day on the front “because perhaps he would not have turned out to be a hawk either” which made Nick feel better about the uncertainty of his own bravery (208). The uncertainty of life was shown to the major when his wife dies even though “no one expected her to die”
The Rooster Coop holds back Balram from making his own decisions and succeeding, but as soon as he escapes from the coop, he becomes one of the winners in society. Balram can’t make his own decisions or succeed because he’s trapped in the Rooster Coop. In the chapter “The Fifth Night”, after taking the blame for Madam Pinky’s hit-and-run, Balram explains that his “life had been written away … I was in terror, and yet not once did the thought of running away cross my mind ...” (Adiga, 151) Balram acknowledges that he wasn’t in charge of his life. This is significant because Balram was dependent on his master Ashok’s decisions. There is also proof that he was trapped in the coop: he didn’t even think
The passage of time is the only certainty in life, and for many people it is horrifying. Nothing can stop time from continuing day after day, and as one of the the common experiences of all people, is a common theme in literature. Shakespeare’s Macbeth briefly touches on the subject in one of the most famous passages from Shakespeare. After Macbeth drives away all of his friends, he loses all of his happiness because he believes time will make everything he has done insignificant, and no one brings joy to his life to convince him otherwise. When people commit evil acts, they may no longer be able to see the good in life.
Lord Capulet could have prevented these deaths by listening to Juliet 's wishes and not force her to marry Paris. He also should have never brought out so much rage and anger saying he would disown her and his fingers itched because he wanted to hit her. Some people say you should listen to your parents and not disrespect them, but Juliet was 13 years old and was not ready for marriage especially to someone she didn 't love or know. He should 've been a more thoughtful and patient father, so he could have saved Juliet 's. Instead of being patient and thoughtful he was the opposite, ergo Lord Capulet was at fault.
If Beowulf did not believe in repaying others, he would have never battled with Grendel and his mother to protect the people of Herot. If the Geats were never taught to repay their leader for his insight and knowledge, Wiglaf would not have ran to Beowulf’s side when all of the others fled in fear. Although personal indebtedness was usually paid through acts of valor, the Geats who abandoned Beowulf during the battle with the dragon found a way to repay him. The Geats rode to places far and wide “Telling their sorrow, telling stories/ Of their dead kind and his greatness, his glory/ Praising him for heroic deeded, for a life/ As noble as his name” (ll. 281-284).
Also, when the church caught on fire Johnny took the chance and saved kids who were trapped. In some ways Johnny isn’t a hero because when he killed Bob he knew the police would be after for him, and instead of turning himself in he runs away. This is wrong when Johnny thinks about what he has done he changed his mind and wanted to turn himself in. Above all, Johnny is the most heroic character in “The Outsiders.”
Similarly, Lawrence uses situational irony in “The Rocking-Horse Winner”, as the title suggests some sort of a winning situation, whereas the ending shows that even though Paul knew who would win the race, and even though he made all that money and was in some way a winner, it cost him his life. Therefore, at the end of the story he is clearly not a winner. Moreover, I also believe there to be some sort of irony in the fact that although both his uncle and the gardener believed in Paul’s vision and knowledge on who would win the race, none of them would gamble along with
Who is the biggest hero? From the outsiders Dallas Winston, aka (dally). The newspapers made him a hero for saving johnny in the fire at the old church we’re they were recently hanging out at. Dallas Winston (dally) rescues johnny. According to two-bit johnny and Dallas were always heroes and dally does not want to be a hero, Or known as one, but most definite he doesn’t wanna be called one that 's for sure.
Gatsby was blindsided in his attempt to achieve his american dream. He forgot to focus on his family, making himself happy, or even making friends. In the end Daisy ended up leaving Gatsby for Tom again. His american dream could not come true because it was all an illusion. Daisy never had and never would love Gatsby as much as he loved her.
Basically, ever since Finny broke his leg, he has never been wanted or accepted by any regiment of the army. Since Finny is not able to fight, he had begun to start telling himself that the war was just a joke, made up by fat, old men. These actions by Finny were sparked by jealousy, and the author did this to stir empathy of the story. If you were in Finny’s shoes, wouldn 't you probably think the same way? To have this very important war raging on, and you are not physically capable to fight for your own country?
Ishmael was used with no remorse from the rebels. If he would’ve tried escaping or tried to fight back his life would’ve been gone faster than light. Additionally Ishmael wouldn’t stay alive living on his own. For instance he would die due to the scarce amount of food. In the book it states “ After all the trouble and risk we undertook to get the money, it became useless, we would have been less hungry if we had stayed at the village instead of walking” ( Ismael 2007).
He got upset with them because keeping a fire burning was more important than hunting for pigs. This was more important to their survival because the smoke from the fire was a signal so they could be rescued. Ralph was mad how they hunters weren’t able to keep the fire going when the ship was near since that was an opportunity to get off the island. Ralph believed that if the fire was still burning, the ship would see them and rescue them. “Neither of the boys screamed but the grip of their arms tightened and their mouths grew peaked.” (98) Even though the twins didn’t scream, they were both still scared since they were alone at night.