But my heart was heavy. I was aware that I was doing it grudgingly." (Page 107 night) Eliezer is battling a war in his head whether to let his dad die and go on without him to save himself but he loves his father, so he gave him what was left of his soup. He also gave his dad a cup of hot black coffee. Elie took a drink and gave him the rest even though elie would have loved to take it himself.
There are only a few people in this world who are truly good inside and out. Some may appear to have benevolent hearts, but deep down inside there are beasts. All philanthropic and compassionate people will cease to exist in survival situations because all people are savages underneath the norms of society. One example of a pure heart during times of hardship is Jesus Christ. Christians believe that Jesus died for their sins on the cross and therefore is viewed as a selfless figure.
Stowe showed the readers about the contradiction of the Christianity and slavery through this character. The contradiction not only appears in the latter story, but actually throughout the novel. The whole story was happened because Mr. Shelby wanted to sell some black slaves. This actually disobey the Christian idea that two couple can’t
In a world in which survival is nearly impossible, survival has become Eliezer’s dominant goal. He admits that he lives only to feed himself. Eliezer’s relationship with his father is all-important to both of them, because it provides both with support. Though it is crucial to Eliezer to remain with his father at all costs, even the link between parent and child grows tenuous under the stress of the Nazi oppression. When, in this section, Eliezer relates with horror a story about witnessing a thirteen-year-old child who beats his father for making his bed improperly, he seems to feel that the event serves as an implicit cautionary tale.
Will has a hard time accepting the role, but realizes that it is the only way to live if you desire close relationships and people to remember you. Will begins to tell the story of how his father dies and the story comes full circle for Will and Edward. Will Bloom will eventually take on the role of the crazy old man with all of the stories as his son grows up and as he grows old. He was conflicted with being this person and had to experience the story for himself with his father to finally accept who he will become in the eyes of others. Being a Pantaloon in this story is not a bad thing, as we can see many people from Edward’s life show up at his funeral to remember the most interesting person they have ever met.
When the United States created the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, they preached the idea of rights, freedom and equality. Frederick Douglass gave a speech on July 4th, 1852, where he explained how hypocritical it actually was. In Frederick Douglass’ speech, he states how slaves are not included in the Declaration of Independence. He argues that slavery is the sin and shame of America. He points out the idiocy of slavery since they must do what other men do, but have to actually prove that they are men.
But there was no doubt he liked the boy. Sometimes when he went to big village meetings or communal ancestral feasts he allowed Ikemefuna to accompany him, like a son, carrying his stool and his goatskin bag. And, indeed, Ikemefuna called him father.” (Achebe 28). He loved him but still showed him his heavy hand because he didn 't want to come off as weak. Because of his arrogance he had become cruel to the boy he loved and in the end killed him out of misery.
In 1619, when slavery began in America, slaves were used as a force of labor to build and work on the new land. Unfortunately, slavery continued on for the next three centuries in the United States. Today, people view slavery as an inhumane and cruel way of treating people, but back then many people saw nothing wrong with the holding of slaves. For the most part, slavery was morally and ethically wrong since the enslavement of people was terrible. In general, slavery is unfitting because Thomas Jefferson once said “...that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights...” (Declaration of Independence).
He takes care of his family because he knows it 's the responsible thing to do no matter what. Troy 's father didn 't care about the children or his wife, so Troy does his best to care for Cory and Rose. However, like his father, Troy takes care of the family because he 's obligated to, not because he feels any particular affection to them, similar to the way his father didn 't abandon him because he had nowhere to go. He explains this to Cory saying " You live in my house...sleep you behind on my bedclothes...fill you belly up with my food...cause you my son. You my flesh and blood.
The Declaration of Independence states that all men are created equal, but this did not apply to the African Americans until 1863. Benjamin Banneker, the son of a former slave, wrote a letter to Jefferson and Washington in attempt to show them that it did not ring true to all people. He did this by drawing connections from the past to the lives of slaves. Banneker used logos and pathos together to reveal that the idea of slavery is contradictory to what the Americans fought for during the American Revolution. Banneker used logos to remind Jefferson and Washington of the events that transpired before and during the American Revolution to draw out the emotion and victimize the readers.