This is apparent with the scar on the face of Sage has a deeper meaning beyond just a permanent mark. When describing her scar, she states, “It isn’t a scar to me, really. It’s a map of where my life went wrong” (10). This scar symbolizes guilt, like a stamp to remind her of what happened in the past. This permanent mark on her face keeps her in her past because of the guilt she feels about the accident.
She is hurt and confused as to why her mother would do that. Because of this she has trouble coming to terms with her mother’s death. Sal’s father says, “But for now,’ he said, ‘we have to leave because your mother is haunting me day and night. She’s in the fields, the air, the barn, the walls, the trees,” (pg 104). This man just lost his wife and he is an amazing man.
If Sal didn’t believe her father 's words then she thinks she caused her mothers miscarriage and she is probably upset about this. Sal thought, “ I pretended that it was my mother sitting there and she would still have the baby and everything would be the way it was supposed to be,” (page 140). We can infer that when she means “ … and everything would be the way it was supposed to be.” That she means she was supposed to not been saved and was supposed to be left next to the tree. She’s now wishing she was left next to the tree and her mother didn’t save her, and because she’s blaming herself for the baby’s death. Another significant external change that is a segment of things which have affected Sal is during this period in time, Gram gets bitten by a poisonous rattlesnake but even after being treated at a hospital, it is safe for us to assume this is a factor or a later a cause of her
She remembers and always forgives in order to live a life without any grudges. Throughout the novel, it becomes harder for Julia to accept because her whole world changes when she learns that her marriage is falling apart, she is carrying a new life and Sarah's tragedy. Julia knows her marriage is falling apart when she tells Bertrand, she is pregnant and "He muttered over and over again. "I can't. I won't.
Even though Sara doesn't show signs of anxiety, she also doesn't show emotion which is a big problem for a child. She doesn't know how to react when her grandfather is having a heart attack while her mom is at work. He clearly asks her to call for help but Sara, as well as the audience, doesn't know what he is saying because he is blurred and muffled to "protect" her emotions. When she is taken to the cemetery to mourn her grandfather, she just sits on the opposite side of her mom to show the contrast of emotions. Her mom is obviously crying but again her face is blurred and muffled so she doesn't know how to react.
The only thing to do is run. Sledge describes his first reaction of his team getting slaughtered as “A wild desperate feeling of anger, frustration and pity gripped me. It was an emotion that always would torture my mind when I saw men trapped and was unable to do anything but watch as they were hit. My own plight forgotten momentarily, I felt sickened to the depths of my soul. I asked God, ‘why, why, why?’ I turned my face away and wished that I were imagining it all.
To conclude, Socrates in some peoples eyes may seem that the right thing for him to do is to escape and save his own life, even though he would be ricking the the lives of his friends and family and inevitably be caught later on down the road the face once again the same situation. In my opinion, Socrates made the right decision. Staying imprisioned and accepting his fate not only protects the life of other but also stands by his beliefs of not repaying a wrong action with a wrong action. Socrates sticking by his choice to follow the path God intended him, shows how wise he truly is and for that I believe he has made the right choice and I agree with
The protagonist decides to kill her own baby because she does not want her to go through the atrocities of slavery. She knows what may happen to her. Only by killing her daughter is she able to protect her. She says in the novel “if I hadn`t killed her, she would have died and that is something I could not bear to happen her” (Beloved, 1988: 200). In the novel, Sethe admits that her daughter died as “soft as cream.
This is also where Melissa starts to realize, in glimpse that her memories may not be real. So when she looks at her hands in the end , they are almost translucent, which symbolizes Melissa’s reality fading away. Melissa does not want to accept that her reality is not right; therefor the last line becomes a powerful symbol. She thinks back on her trip with Thomas to Santorini and on the white buildings clinging to the rocks . The rock, and the trip, is the very foundation of her imagination.
However, when the judge asked the jury to vote for the penalty; ''The jury votes in favor of the death penalty, 360 to 140'' (Woods, Ryan).This time the margin was greater because Socrates refused to give up about his philosophy and ideas about the gods. Socrates made his last speech before being led off to prison. In his last speech he divided the audience between accusers and followers. He blamed his accusers by ''putting to death Socrates, a wise man—they say I am wise, even if I am not''(Woods, Ryan) ,and he said if you have waited I will die anyway because I am an old man in seventy ,and If you have a patience I will die without any help (Woods, Ryan). Socrates by his words wanted to affect the jury and gain the mercy for not putting him to a death and change a penalty instead.