Cole is a 15-year old that trusts no one and no one trusts him. He feels like everyone needs to fear him because he thinks that everyone is out to get him. He thinks everyone in his town is against anything he does. He has gone to juvie many times and is just trying to get out of going to real jail. His dad beats him and his mom does not care about him she just cares about her reputation as a wealthy woman.
It is especially apparent with Joseph. He feels that he needs to be punished for all the things he has done in the past. When Sage asks why he is so desperate to die, he replies, “Because I should be dead, Sage. It’s what I deserve” (47). Many attempts were made before asking Sage for help.
In Chapter 16, when Huck sees Jim’s reaction to being near freedom, Huck describes his feeling as, “miserable”, “abusing”, “scorched”, and “die”. Although Jim is happy to face his future, Huck becomes burdened by societal beliefs and more importantly, his own moral values. For Huck, bestowing freedom to a slave is shameful and unethical; no different from one’s “property”. This also implies that Huck values the societies view more than his relationship with Jim. Later on, Huck’s view of the past changes as he separates his own conscience from the societal values.
Antonio begged God to forgive Andrew (Antonio’s brother) “Your brother has sinned with the whores, and so I condemn him to hell for eternity!”(Pg.173). Antonio’s demeanor portrayed confusion and fear of why he is the chosen one to save his brothers when he is hopeful for their saving of him. “Oh, I cried, forgive me Lord! I have sinned, I have sinned exceedingly in thought, word, and deed.
Tom never really had the safest or best ideas, but Huck trusted him and was loyal because that is a value he has. A counterclaim that can be made against Huck is that he also showed some bad values by not turning Jim in. At the time, there was of course slavery going on and to help a wanted slave was considered wrong and dishonest in the eyes of many people. Some may say that Huck was a dishonest person because of his choice to not turn Jim in.
They didn’t have to be ashamed that they struggled to make it work. Ponyboy was loyal, but began to question the decisions of others and found it harder to agree and go along. Everyone is eventually defined or known by their choices. Ponyboy was realizing that the things he loved to do weren’t typical of someone in his gang. Inside, Ponyboy struggled with what was expected of him as a member of his gang and what he felt were the right choices for him.
The irony in Joe Keller’s death is vivid in the way how Joe creates a catastrophic disaster with lie after lie that surrounds and drowns his family. Despite Joe claiming that he committed this crime for the wellbeing of his family and to provide them financial security, he loses his morals. All to which backfires not only on him but his entire circle of loved ones. Miller’s work is known of containing a theme strongly influenced by guilt and responsibility, so it is evident that he intends for his audience to realize the importance of the “present-ness of the past and the consequences [choices contain] of choice,” (Otten 159).
It is Huck’s first reaction is to reveal himself to others while Jim does not easily let his guards down and his nature does not grant him the leisure to do so. The theme of class segregation could be seen just analyzing each character’s reaction to one
Throughout the story, the creature wants many things, but he does not necessarily know the proper way to access the situation and act according. Victor can teach the creature a correct way and a wrong way to handle problems so the creature can then begin to develop his own strategies. Self-control is another key step to entering the creature into society as the creature can be impatient about his condition. Teaching the creature that good things will come to those who wait could allow the creature to understand that his acceptance by others will not come
Even though Frankie hated the fact the the Angel on the Seventh Step kept bringing babies, the suffering of his mother and the fact the his father is worthless, he still did all he could to make something out of nothing. He became a man a young age and wanted to make his mother proud. In the story Frank states, “ I’m a man now…” to indicate that he felt like a mane because he was going to make some coins (258). This reminds me of the story “The Rocking Horse Winner”, where the boy only wanted to please his mother who was just as weak minded as Frank’s mother. Angela, Frank’s mother is very weak minded.
The author Cormac McCarthy just seemed to give us an abundance of tragedy and violence as the father of the boy keeps trying to tell him that they’ll make it even though everything seemed to be bleak. Anybody who used to be anybody was no longer important anymore, no matter what your occupation used to be in the old world. This newer world seems to be extremely backwards and even one of my favorite quotes in the book proves it, “You forget what you want to remember, and you remember what you want to forget.” It shows that nothing in the old world matters since all you can seem to remember are the dreadful things in order for you to know that in this time and age the situation are dangerous, which makes you push yourself in order to survive. Since their new world was post- apocalyptic, there is no more relying on law enforcement agencies or in humanity either.
Minerva was the second oldest and the strongest of the Mirabal sisters. “She was always into her wrong and rights” and that’s why so many people (Mostly women) honor her till this day. Trujillo was a dictator of their country who never liked anyone to go against his word and if they did he ’d kill them and make it seem like the person did it him or herself . When Minerva was a kid she always looked up to him until her friend from school told her stories showing the real him, and that’s when everything began to change.
Living as a “normal” citizen of his time, and the growing feelings of uneasiness this brought allowed him to realize the wrongs of his society’s ways and begin to seek life anew. Throughout his search, Montag also comes to know the importance of self-understanding, an essential element to a truly fulfilled life. Although it is common practice for individuals to go through life under the false conviction that “ignorance is bliss,” Ray Bradbury reveals that this notion is far from reality. Without an understanding of the world and one’s personal role in it, one can only go through life living out a pre-packaged lie, a plastic mold of expectation that cannot bring personal fulfillment or
• A steamboat crashes into the raft, which, in turn, separating Huck and Jim. • After the steamboat collision with the raft, Huck finds himself in front of the Gangerford house. • The conflict between the Grangerfords and Shephardsons is introduced as the Grangerfords harshly ask if he is from the Shephardson family. • Once inside the house, Huck further learns about the conflict between the two families and that they have been fighting for so long that they do not even remember why.
Within chapter twenty-three the two protagonists are continuing their voyage accompanied by con artists, ‘duke’ and ‘dauphin’. Jim and Huck do all the work one example being keeping watch which the two alternate throughout the night. However, Jim relinquishes sleep and keeps a lookout all night as opposed to waking up Huck. This is shown earlier in the passage, “I went to sleep, and Jim didn’t call me when it was my turn. He often did that”