Brown felt the exact opposite. He believed people should not feel sorry for Chris because he wanted to die. He stated, “If he wanted to live, why didn’t he set a fire to attract attention? “ “Was he really injured or did he raise the semaphore of injury only because it was something a passerby could understand?” (Brown 12).
Before the rumble, Ponyboy realized the difference between his gang and the Socs. The greasers weren’t just a gang; they had a strong connection. The Socs were just a gang; they had no compassion, no love. Dally killed himself because of Johnny’s death but Randy hid his feelings not wanting to show them; his reputation mattered more. “That was the difference between his gang and ours- they had a leader and were
Jose made it very clear to his brother that he was a burden to the family, but contrarily was the most hesitant and worried about letting his brother go. In the film this is shown through non-verbal expressions between Ramon and Jose. Ramon pushes everyone away and that causes his loved ones to fight harder to get the chance to talk and spend time with him. Jose on the other hand, just pushed back. Jose did not take part in caring for his brother after he brought up the idea of wanting to end his own life.
Although they were father and son, Okonkwo and Nwoye were never very close because of how different they were. “Nwoye knew that it was right to be masculine and to be violent, but somehow he still preferred the stories that his mother used to tell…” (Achebe 53). This shows that even though Nwoye didn’t share the same
Suggesting that only a few people are able to achieve what they are too, while others just fail or are terrorized for no reason, just like how Orr and others were being, for expressing themselves, wanting equality. However, Orr did not join the Civil Right Movement because he truly felt passionate about ending racial discrimination, but rather escape the pain of killing his brother accidentally at the age of
"I wish they wouldn't do that," he said quietly, almost to himself. " Well, they can't have two identical people around! Think how confusing it would be!" Jonas chuckled.” (146) The community releases the lighter twin of the set because it would be too confusing to have two identical people around and that would make it hard for the people.
In my case I have lied about somethings but then in the end I had become truthful about it all. But people were still trying to make me feel even worse for what I did. In response I just simply said you can either appreciate me for coming clean or be mad at me for lying. Which one do you
In the Allegory of the Cave and Fahrenheit 451, people become blinded by what they do not know and differences between lifestyles. In the Allegory of the Cave no one knew what the outside world was like and as stated: “He wouldn’t be able to see things up on the surface of the earth, I suppose, until he’d got used to his situation.” People do not understand or try to understand what they do not know or what they do not agree with. In the book, people abolished books because there was a chance someone would disagree with it. Everyone contains only happiness, because they live in a society where they do not know everything, but they do not know what they do not know.
He forced himself into isolation from his family and friends because he immersed himself into science instead of dealing with his mother’s death. He also felt alone and isolated because he deprived himself of human companionship, which could have drove him into making a new species. This scene stresses selfishness because Victor abandoned his family to achieve fame and glory for himself. His mother’s death took a toll on his whole family except him. He left his family behind to cope and grieve in such a sensitive time.
I also believe that George did the wrong thing because Lennie is his family, and has been with him through it all. George could have told him to go to the caves. The ending in my opinion was sad, for the reason that Lennie never expected George to do something so harsh like that. But I guess George just gave up on Lennie because he was just too tired to always cover up for his wrong doings. I believe that George made the worse of the two decisions.
John Proctor died to protect his honor and the honors of the others that died but his death did just the opposite because he forfeited his treasured honor by becoming one of the hanged. Reverend Hale tried to warn him of this even till the point when he was hung. Hale screamed out, “Shall the dust praise him [Proctor]? Shall the worms declare his [Proctor’s] truth?”(Miller 134). Proctor’s death was meant to preserve his name, but he ultimately lost his life.
It all changed when Ted Lavender died in front of him when he was daydreaming about her. Since then, he decided to forget about her for the sake of his duty and for his self-conscience. “ … But I reminded himself that my obligation was not to be loved but to lead… and because I realized she did not loved me and never would.” That day he burned everything, all the letters and photographs, but still that feeling never went away. Today he carries another photo of her, a recent one, in his
(lines 112-113) and the hangman remarks that “[he] did no more than [the townspeople] let [him] do” (117), regarding the murders. Like Niemoller’s poem, the narrator’s fatal mistake was neglecting the option to defy the person in power--in this case, the hangman. If he had simply recognized reached out to his fellow townspeople to band against the hangman, they could have aided each other in the attempt to stop the hangman’s wrongdoings. Instead, he lets the opportunity slip away, and it is in his last moments that he realizes that the hangman’s criticisms of his actions--or rather, lack thereof--all ring true. In the Jon Stewart interview, Yousafzai mentions that people “don’t learn the importance of anything until it’s snatched from [their] hands”.
How he can 't wait to see my goddamn medals. " During this conversation he is getting frustrated that medals is all that is expected of him. Before this went on and on about how important it was to earn medals, but this statement he made shows he only thought it was important because he sought approval from his father. In the end Bowker committed suicide because he felt that he had no purpose, and his life was a waste. The medals didn’t matter to him after the war, they didn’t give him purpose and they didn’t save him.
Before the attack on his home is confirmed, Macbeth tells his servant, “As honor, love, obedience, troops of friends, / I must not look to have, but in their stead / Curses, not loud but deep, mouth-honor, breath” (5.3.25-27). After killing too many people, Macbeth finds no purpose in honor or having love like a king normally has because he has survived so long without them, so by now he has adapted to these emptinesses. He has come to the conclusion that friends are no longer necessary because they just create more issues and more curses. They give him a false hope of honor, but the honor will not help him now. Macbeth yearns for the honor which he abandons once he decides to follow Lady Macbeth’s advice.