While Huckleberry stays with the Grangerfords, he is introduced to Buck, a young man his age. Huck’s curiosity gets to the best of him, and he questions his new acquaintance about the ancient feud between the two families. Buck replies that “there was trouble ‘bout something, and then a lawsuit to settle it; and the suit went agin one of the men, and so he up and shot the man that won the feud” (Twain 108). The young boy, stuck between this unfortunate thirty year vendetta between two families, implies that the conflict took off because of an argument concerning money; a lawsuit. Twain satirizes the issue of greed between common people as a way to shine a light upon an issue that continues on today; that the greed of a human, whether it takes place within a family or an old man, takes over that person, and becomes self destructive.
In J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye, Holden’s present life is being affected by all the troubling things he 's had happen to him in the past. Holden has never really stopped grieving his superlative brother—Allie’s—death which can lead to sudden anger outbursts abuse. Holden had hinted at being sexually abused at one point of the book which can lead to him doing bad things to cope with the abuse. A boy that Holen liked—James Castle—jumped out of a window after a few boys bullied him. These past instances have made Holden the cold, lying, introverted person we know.
The final similarity they share is that they both want death for the revenge of their enemy. Chillingworth wants his revenge on Dimmesdale to be death because he gives him remedies that keep him sick and kill him slowly while making sure he still feels guilty. . At the ending of the story, Chillingworth finally gets his wish when Dimmesdale collapses on the pedestal, confessing his sins to the whole town about committing adultery with Hester Prynne. Captain Ahab wants revenge on Moby Dick to be death as well. He is always on the look out for He nails a piece of Spanish gold to a post as a reward for the one who kills Moby Dick.
Do the ends always justify the means? Many classic novels often try to convey this question to its readers. In both The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Grapes of Wrath, Mark Twain and John Steinbeck use flawed protagonists to help convey this message. Even though these protagonists do not necessarily follow the law, the reader is unable to stop supporting them in their quest for the American dream. Steinbeck and Twain both demonstrate a value of morals over the written law by creating sympathetic, yet "corrupted" protagonists.
Mark Twain uses satire to portray different issues that were going on during the time period. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, author Mark Twain uses Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer to represent romanticism and realism. Doing so formed the characters into two drastically different persons. Mark Twain uses satirical elements to contrast the two main characters in their personalities and views. Tom Sawyer is a child who is blinded with fictional literature and the worlds view on slaves.
As this quote demonstrates Tybalt doesn't fear the consequences even if it means death. In the same act, Lord Capulet tells Tybalt not to start anything or destroy Romeo's reputation because he has not done anything wrong. Yet Tybalt's Stubbornness results in Lord Capulet calling Tybalt a child which angered his pride. In a sense, Tybalt was only killing in part because of the rivalry between both families.
Her bully, Harold Barton, tends to say mean things about her not having a dad and her brother running away. This shows as Harold says “Face the facts. You and you brother are weirdos. And you got no dad” This of course brings her self-esteem down but Cedar doesn’t really care about what he says.
With Scrooge's attitude and nature, he was extremely selfish, miserly, and callous at the start of the novel. However, the spirits are able to change him into a better man, or more like convince him to become better himself. The way that they did this is that they showed him various scenes of Christmas, but sometimes said or showed him things that were a result of his former nature, such as when the Ghost of Christmas says ‘“[...] If he be like to die, he had better do it, and decrease the surplus population. ”’(p.53) to remind Scrooge of how earlier he had dismissed the businessmen collecting donations despite his current wish for Tiny Tim to live.
Those who religiously watched “Twenty-One,” criticized Stempel for his truthful claims. Dan Enwright said “He blames Charles Van Doren for his downfall. And of course, the real downfall of Herbert Stempel has always been Herbert Stempel.” People targeted Stempel because he had not been born into a wealthy family and a luxurious lifestyle, and therefore, they assumed that he was only speaking up for the fame and money. Thoreau commented that “A man has not everything to do, but something; and because he cannot do everything, it is not necessary that he should do something wrong,” (Thoreau p.25) referencing that men do not have the powers of the Divine, otherwise, they have the power to lie and dominate
The development of characters that Achebe Chinua (Things Fall Apart) and William Shakespeare (Othello) had done in their own stories are phenomenal. (SNT) Othello and Okonkwo’s Tragic flaws Okonkwo 's flaw is that of pride, being incredibly proud of his heritage and his refusal of allowing an alien community and its religion infiltrate daily life (Douglas, 107). Othello 's major flaw is his jealousy.
This is reinforced by the rhetorical question that serves to convince Walton that the Monster hated having to turn to violence. In both situations, a friendly and accepting hand could have led both monsters to happiness and kindness, but the lack thereof sparked the violence. Grendel and the Monster from their respective works, Gardner’s Grendel and Shelley’s Frankenstein, find themselves with no companionship, nobody to share in their joys or sorrows, which leads to violence being taken out on those who rejected them; if those victims had initially accepted and loved Grendel and the Monster, this would not have
Contrastingly, Thor’s deportation benefits him as he learns ethics, superior morals and the virtue of humility as he endures a tough grind to earn the honourable title. In spite of the ruthless punishment, Odin always holds Thor’s best interest in mind. In brief, the abandoned archetype is easy to sympathize but humanity fails to seek the truth in their abandonment, characters are too stubborn to change destructive lifestyles; ultimately leads to a physical change of environment to force personal development and force characters to surrender their
For example Hale just coming into the story said if he does not find any witches that they will have to agree with his decision. That shows that he is fair and he will not have any past grudges interrupt his work. In the opposite direction though the negative outweighed the positive with many other negative characters. Putnam was also another negative character he wanted Giles corey dead just because of a land dispute. Abigail the most flat out negative, Danforth was a lawful negative, and Parris was a social negative meaning he did not get along with others and liked to do his own thing.
In reality, Steinbeck never proves that Curly’s wife is a cheater; he only shows situations that could be interpreted many different ways. Both George and Curly judge Curly’s wife because of appearances, rumors, and situations that are purely coincidental, as well as all the other men at the barn. Similarly to Curly’s wife’s situation, the men judge Crook because of his appearance, also, although on a different