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.
Howard Zinn- "YOU CAN'T BE NEUTRAL ON A MOVING TRAIN" The meaning of the title of Howard Zinn's documentary "You can't be neutral on a moving train" is that you can't be silent when the train is heading to disaster because the train will take you to that the destination as well. I agree with Mr. Zinn's opinion,based on the fact I believe if you remain silent, you have no voice and are being the sheep led to slaughter. The most effective way to stop the train from heading down that path is to speak out and stop the actions that are causing the train to head that direction. Howard Zinn's view on Civil disobedience was that despite the warnings of some people that it threatened social stability, the submission of people
The most important points Vonnegut is trying to get a crossed to his readers are the issues of the inevitability of war, fatalism, and of free will. War is usually fought over religious beliefs, different cultures, land, or governmental disputes. We as people are more willing to be violent to one another to get our point across then to avoid war entirely by recognizing everybody's differences and learning to live together in peace and the key to no violence is communication. War is inevitable because both sides are never going to accept one another's differences. The bombing of Dresden wasn't necessary because there was no threat coming from there.
If you don’t see an animal in the road until last minute then it is too late. You should not swerve out of the way because the vehicle could collide into a tree or someone else’s car and it would cause many other deaths than just the deer. Driving in the darkness is the worst especially when there are many things you have to look for, as well as, giving your full attention to the road and surroundings. In “The Road Not Taken,” the author writes about two different paths the main character could take, and it is symbolism to real life choices where someone can choose to do something or not. “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I// I took the one less traveled by/ And that has made all the difference” (Frost 82: 18-20).
Without trying to risk anything, you will never be able to succeed. “To try is to risk failure, but risk must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing -Anonymous.” Like the quote said, risk must be taken. Without risks, you would not be at your full potential. In “The Most Dangerous Games”, by Richard Connell, the quote interlocks with Rainsford based on the decisions he made and risks he took. Rainsford is presented with many risks that could lead to his death.
Chamberlain tried to suggest to Colonel Mackenzie to stop the train because the second class section was not infected and be isolated from the infected section but the Colonel doesn’t agree to that suggestion. Dr. Stradner then found out that the infected dog that was sent to them is finally recovering and also the infected passengers in the train. She then concluded that it must be the oxygen that was placed inside the train. The Colonel doesn’t want to stop the train because if the Cassandra Crossing collapses with the train, there will be no sign that the U.S. has been harbouring germ warfare agents in a neutral country. The passengers including Dr. Chamberlain and his ex-wife Jennifer found out that they will be passing the Cassandra Crossing which was an unsafe bridge that haven’t been used since 1948.
Nemo has to make the second choice at the train station. The train, which accelerates faster on the tracks, is symbolic: you cannot jump into the departing train. You have already made the decision, there is no way back. There are rails, running up, changing the points several times during the changes of Nemo’s life. The thing is that the rails mean life.
If a person is in their tracks, it’s completely okay to hit them because they have a place to be. Lastly, they argue that driver’s tests do not teach you how to merge. When Jessica got a ticket for reckless driving, because she merged incorrectly, she was confused. She was expecting to be excused from the ticket since she was not tested on the driver’s test for merging. But texting while driving is never okay because nothing is that important, and nothing is that urgent that rushing through a red light/stop sign is necessary because it may cause a really horrific accident with lives lost.
A sad reality of Americans today is the mentality that individuals carry that nothing bad will ever happen to them, I won’t get cancer, I won’t have my personal information stolen, or I won’t get into an accident. In actuality, bad things happen to everyone, very often they are completely unexpected and if you were not prepared, you will soon wish that you had been. When it comes to motorcycle crashes, no one ever expects to be involved in one, and anyone who is seriously injured in one while not wearing helmet or safety gear, sure wishes that they had been. Most importantly, motorcycle helmets save lives and prevent people from minor and serious injuries. Motorcycle specific clothing, such as a leather jacket, kevlar padded pants, boots and gloves also prevent against serious or minor injuries.
Even people tried to touch their dreams and got through quite a lot problem in the process of effort, most of them will still get failures and fall down from the sky to the ground. However, it is important to hold fast to dreams and get experience from the process of chasing dreams. “Hold fast to dreams,for when dreams go, life is a barren field frozen with snow. (Hughes, 8).” This piece of text shows us without chasing dreams, life will lose vitality and become colorless. Also, people will always feel regret if they have never try.