He cared greatly about his family and wife even though Elizabeth was often distant towards him. In the end of the play, Proctor chooses to die rather than sign his confession, ratting out his friends and ruining his good name in the town. He did this to protect the reputation of his children so they won’t have to grow up with a lying father. Lying went against Protctors’ views and that ideal is prevalent throughout the entire play. It is revealed that as soon as he had an affair with Abigail, he confessed to Elizabeth the next day because of the guilt he was carrying around.
Throughout this chapter, we figure that George is tired of taking care of Lennie and doesn’t want to run away anymore. For example, Candy was the first to find out of the death so he retrieves George first. Candy then says,”What done it? George replies,”Ain’t you got any idear? I should of knew.”
O’Brien’s intended audience was young people who were not educated about the war and he discussed the themes shame/guilt and mortality/death. The chapter “The Things They Carried” gives an introduction about the men in the group, it also shows shame/guilt. The chapter talks about the equipment each soldier carried and how it affected them. During this chapter it focuses primarily on LT.
Inspired by this new knowledge, he acts courageously in an attempt to change his life and the lives of those around him. Montag must abandon all previous views and principles he had about society to enable a change. Through the character of Montag, Bradbury suggests that individuals are courageous when they sacrifice themselves for the improvement of society, even when there is a risk of achieving nothing. Initially, Montag seems as static and obedient as all the others in this totalitarian society; however, through talking with Clarisse, Montag’s views change, causing him to question the rules around him.
Who Killed the Great Gatsby Many people don’t want to see their loved ones and friends pass away by unnatural causes when they had so much potential. Sadly Jay Gatsby took this route to his grave. The novel “The Great Gatsby” by F.Scott Fitzgerald, focuses on the character Jay Gatsby who is a very bright and successful individual. But, because of his carelessness, emotions, dreams and being delusional turns everything for the worst which ends with Gatsby brutally murdered.
According to the narrator, every living thing is flawed in some way, nature’s way of reminding us that every living thing eventually dies. Aylmer’s revulsion for his wife’s birthmark suggests the horror he feels at the prospect of death. He is a smart man, but his misinterpretation of the symbol on Georgiana’s face leads him astray. He mistakenly comes to believe that if he can root out this symbol of transience, it will mean that he has the power to prolong life indefinitely. Aylmer also mistakenly believes that the birthmark represents Georgiana’s moral decrepitude and spiritual flaws even though she isn’t a woman prone to sin at all.
Wilson was a poor, simple man, trying his absolute best to keep his wife, Myrtle, happy, he failed in doing so. Wilson came to his senses and realized that all Myrtle wanted was money, and a higher social standing in society. Which she was getting through another man, though Wilson did not know who “He had discovered that Myrtle had some sort of life apart from him in another world, and the shock had made him physically sick” (124). When his beloved wife was hit by a yellow car, he was instantly heartbroken. Heartbroken, he sat there with everybody seeking out a name around him “Come here and let’s have your name.
Besides, those memory from the pass can affect his behavior. “I thought probably I’d get pneumonia and die. I started picturing millions of jerks coming to my funeral and all” (171). The memory from the pass makes him starts to worry about himself. Second, he has negative attitude toward the world around him.
The search of knowledge can help take away the doubt, but it can affect the ones around you. Victor doubts and knowledge cause the death of his wife, best friend, and his brother. Victor should have known that bringing something back to life would had consequences. His relentless search of knowledge did brought him suffering because he involved his family and didn't thought about the consequences. Victor’s passion about learning new things brought him to the creation of an ugly monster.
This is true, but the thing is emotions like anger and sadness only make us more human. Everyone has emotions like these so why is it so bad when Charlie has them. Another argument the opposing side has is that after the surgery Charlie became self aware about his “friends” and was fired from his job. I think it was good Charlie got away from his “friends” because Charlie could have been physically hurt instead of emotionally.
"When a man died, there had to be blame. Jimmy Cross understood this. You could blame the war… A moment of carelessness or bad judgment or plain stupidity carried consequences that lasted forever" (115). In both the novel and the video, it was shown that the soldiers would quickly take blame for the actions in battle.
Throughout the story “The Things They Carried” Lieutenant Cross’ character goes from being a boy at war, to a man that will execute orders sternly to get his men home alive. His character goes through a large change in a short period of time and he is described as having a “new hardness in his stomach (437).” In the story he uses the stone from Martha as a coping mechanism to transition himself into the man he now is. Lieutenant Cross uses the hardness of the stone to create the hardness in his gut when it is implied that he swallows the stone, and this action also signifies the burying of the feelings for Martha deep down.
The book The Things They Carried is a fictional novel/narrative written by Tim O’Brien and it was first published in the year 1990 by Houghton Mifflin. The novel consists of 23 chapters, or vignettes, where they revolve around the main protagonist, narrator, and author Tim O’Brien and his military pack which includes Norman Bowker, Rat Kiley, Henry Dobbins, Lieutenant Jimmy Cross, Mitchell Sanders, Kiowa, Curt Lemon Ted Lavender, Lee Strunk, Dave Jensen, Azar, etc. The book takes place during the Cold War/the Vietnam War (1955-1975) in Vietnam, (as well as in Minnesota and Iowa) a proxy-war where the Communist forces battled the Anti-Communist forces in hopes of spreading Communism to them. The vignettes that Tim provides are multiple accounts that occurred during the time he served as a
Chapter seven in Tim O’Brien’s novel The Things They Carried focuses on telling a true war story and what it requires to be true. O’Brien begins with a soldier, Rat Kiley, discussing a letter he wrote to his dead friend’s sister. In this letter, he exaggerates his friend, Curt Lemon, which prompts O’Brien into questioning the truth. As he recounts the death of Lemon, O’Brien cannot remember what exactly happened to him; he understands what occurred and how, but fails to recall the details. So, he tells the story four ways, each focusing on one specific detail, like how the sun shined.
During the Vietnam War, Tim has also seen some people having no morals and some people want revenge. Not all solider who fought in the Vietnam War from America is innocent. Correspondingly, not all deaths are innocent, and people die without doing wanton things: to Tim, the world is unfair. In Vietnam, Tim realizes how horrible can people get from hanging around with Azar. Azar is guilty, however, he is still a savage; he took Lavender’s adopted puppy and strapped it onto explosives.