He is able to do this by moral motivation and knowing what is right to do for the best outcome. The narrator says, “I thought long and hard for us all--my only swerving---then pushed her over the edge into the river.” (line 17-18). Although this is a tough thing to do for anybody this is significant what the author did because the amount of lives that could have gotten hurt to one life is a clear decision over which is more important. In both of the texts, they both experienced a similar dilemma, and used moral motivation to do what was best for the situation by weighing the consequences of each action. In conclusion, the story Cold Equations and the poem Traveling Through the Dark both have a dilemma in them which neither outcome is good and each of the character’s has to face it.
“ Rikki-tikki-tavi,” by Richard Kipling, Rikki had a right to proud of himself but not too proud because he saved the English family from getting killed by the snakes. Rikki-tikki did some unintelligent things that could have killed him, but he fought off the snakes that could have killed the small english family in the bungalow. Rikki saved the father of Teddy by fighting off Nag.” Rikki tikki saw Nag and Nagaina in the bathroom, and decided after Nagina left the he needed to kill nag. Rikk told himself that if he didn 't jump on Naga 's back and break it the first kill, he would still be able to fight. Rikki said that he needed to jump on Nags head and hold there until Nag was dead.
“Something went off like a thunderclap just behind him; a hot wind knocked him senseless and red fire singed his hair.” That was an excerpt from the famous story “Rikki TIkki Tavi”. We recently read it in my ELA class. It follows a mongoose named Rikki TIkki Tavi as he tries to protect his newfound family from two cobras that terrorize the bungalow and its garden. When fighting these snakes Rikki Tikki Sometimes gets himself into situations where he confuses bravery for stupidity and ignorance. The first reason that Rikki Tikki is not brave but stupid, is that after an angry nagaina took her egg back he followed nagaina when “she plunged into the rat hole” (p.27) he followed suit.
One can see that their struggles lead them to alter their cultural identity so they would be seen as better solders, overcome in their obstacles by turning to addiction and under all the pressure falling into a competition with one another which affects their friendship. As a result causes Elijah to turn into a windogo and Xavier has no choice but to kill his best friend so he can be free and stop harming people unfortunately this leads to Xavier being broken both physically and
One thing that The Wordy Shipmates does suggest to the reader is how one must not take things for face value. Vowell proves to the reader that the mindset of the first leaders of the colonies had questioning morals. Therefore, as the leaders of today look upon them with pride as they were the ones who are the fundamental base of our nation, one is able to see where the influence of these New England Puritans also created multiple flaws within the systems as the years go by. Thus, one of the most valuable lessons can be learned from this informative novel; the importance of seeing through both sides of the spectrum before coming to any sudden
The deformed conscience of all society effects Huck but he is able to overcome it. The immoral views society has makes Huck question his moral compass yet in the end he follows his heart in a matured way. Mark Twain writes the novel to be able to highlight unethical practices of society. Yet Huck is able to see past the twisted views and follows his long-term values proving Huck’s maturity just as Joshua L. Liebman quote claims “Maturity is achieved when a person postpones immediate pleasures for long-term
But I know the minute I try to, the minute I reach up, a snake is gonna fall on me” (Capote 92). The story goes on to say that just before he is about to be crushed to death by the snake, a parrot comes in and saves him. This dream that keeps recurring in his dreams symbolizes the pain he has gone through in his life. The tree is his dreams of traveling and making music, but the snake keeps him from achieving them. The snake represents Perry’s troubles or conflicts he has faced that hold him back from ever being able to be free.
The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X with Alex Haley’s essay is a great story, which has a tremendous learning. It shows how a cultural background tends to label people in such a way that it can create a negative impact in their life. In many cases, individuals have an opportunity to achieve something better for their life. Malcolm X is just one of many who want to reach a better life, but found others telling him that he does not fit for such as goal or career path. How can someone make us feel that we are not intelligent when we know how smart we are?
“A man cannot become a hero until he can see the root of his own downfall,”Aristotle. In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, John Proctor, the main protagonist of the play faces several situations in which he struggles both internally and externally; all of the struggles that Proctor encounters throughout the story heavily affect those around him, but most importantly they impact the way that he perceives Salem and his own life. Truthfully, the troubles that Proctor experiences in life are the most impactful occurrences in The Crucible because they reflect the righteousness that is within him, even in times of corruption; it is ultimately Proctor’s ability to discover righteousness that allows him to be seen as an tragic hero. It can also be said
In the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, there are many different important conflicts throughout the story. These conflicts are brought upon by the recurring motifs, such as redemption and loyalty. The different dissensions support the ideas of characterization by how they react to the sudden adversity in their lives. Amir attempts to redeem himself through Hassan’s son, Sohrab, by saving him and giving him a better life. Further developing the meaning of the story, connoting the mental struggle and the way priorities change over time, keeping readers mindful of the motifs and how they impact each character.