Elie Wiesel’s Night should not be banned from the book list for ninth grade because it is a book that teaches very important lessons despite the fact that it contains violent scenes. The book shows that we should treat people in a good way even if they are not like us. It reveals the horrible consequences of inhumanity, the meaningless suffering and unbearable pain of innocent people. These reasons show that the book is very important for the grown-ups because it deals with fundamental questions about humanity and moral values. This book should not be banned even though it portrays so many violent moments because it shows us the horrible reality of racial prejudice and discrimination.
Atticus and the town’s sheriff, Heck Tate, decide to hide the fact that Boo Radley saved the children. They do this to keep people from trying to get into the shy man’s home and thank him. The two men believe that it would be a sin to expose Boo Radley to that many people, as he just wants to be left alone. Harper Lee effectively illustrates several themes in her
From a young age, Huck was taught never to help a slave. He hesitantly goes along with Jim, knowing it is a disgrace to help or even befriend a slave. Surprisingly, Huck and Jim become close friends throughout the book, to the point where Jim states, “Dah you goes, de ole true Huck; de on’y white genlman dat ever kep his promise to ole Jim.” (Jim, Chapter 6). With Jim saying this, Huck feels incredibly guilty for having the thought of ever turning Jim in. Jim completely trusts Huck and sees him as a friend, and they continue to travel
When Huck and Jim were going down the river, Huck treated Jim with respect and dignity, and looked out for him. In return, Jim protected Huck’s innocence, for example, when Jim prevented Huck from seeing his father 's dead body. In the book, Jim’s character was made into a father figure for Huck, who as the book progressed, began to admire the company of Jim and looked out for him so that he wouldn’t get sold back into slavery. To Huck, Jim was the only adult figure in his life that was a good role model, and therefor Huck wanted to make sure that Jim was safe. When Tom showed up, Huck was already trying to free Jim, and had come up with an easier plan to free Jim from Tom’s aunt and uncle.
Jim saves Huck when he reveals that Pap is the dead man in the floating house. Jim protects Huck because he is considerate and thinks that no twelve year old should see his father 's dead body, so he prevents Huck from seeing Pap. According to Twain, Jim says, “ ‘Doan’ you ’member de house dat was float’n down de river,en dey wuz a man in dah, kivered up,en I went in en unkivered him an didn’ let you come in? Well, den, you kin git yo’ money when you wants it, kase dat wuz him’ ” (293). This shows that Jim cares about Huck so much he does not want him to be affected by this in any way.
Okonkwo had an unhealthy relationship with his father, which is very negative object in Igbo culture where the father-son bond is a key part of life. Okonkwo, yearning to do for his son what his father never did for him, makes Nwoye feel the pressure of a false identity being pushed upon him. Sensitive, compassionate, and an overall peaceful
In the novel The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton the character Darrel Curtis is unquestionably influenced by his gang as it prevents him from being successful to becoming the father of the gang, and overall being someone to look up to. Darrel, or Darry has always wanted to become something amazing in life, but sadly when his parents died in a fatal car crash, he was left to raise his two younger brothers, Sodapop, and Ponyboy. More specifically, Darrel chooses his gang over his potential future to care for his friends but sadly, “. . .
Mistakes Every Human Makes Generally, fathers are described as the most caring yet dominant male figure in one’s life. However, in both The Kite Runner and “Forgiving Our Father,” these fathers are portrayed in an awful light. In this context, “an awful light” highlights the wretched qualities these fathers have. For majority of his childhood, Amir had not felt much approval growing up. In Afghanistan where fathers are the heads of the family, this lack of approval devastates Amir.
It is well-established that throughout the book, Nwoye’s growing changes from a boy to a real man. Even though Nwoye experienced dynamic change during his life, his personality in this book is flat. Nwoye decides to make his first change responded to his father’s dissatisfaction to him, “That was the kind of story that Nwoye loved. But he knew that they were for foolish women and children, and he knew that his father wanted him to be a man.” In Things Fall Apart, the descriptions of Nwoye mainly portray one kind of personality—fear towards his father Okonkwo. Thus, they have little interactions, which are always Okonkwo’s rebuke.
In Chinua Achebe’s book, Things Fall Apart father son relationships play a crucial role in the narrative. The book talks about Okonkwo’s relationship with his father Unoka, Nwoye’s relationship with his father Okonkwo, and finally, Ikemefuna’s relationship with his father Okonkwo. A good father son relationship is important in a young boy’s life. Some believe that father son relationships don’t have any effect on a boy’s life but in reality they play a huge role in how a boy grows up. Fathers should provide many things to their sons because close father son relationships are crucial in determining what kind of man a boy turns out to be.