From this viewpoint, by not taking matters into his own hands, George could have vindicated himself of blame. Instead, he would now have to go the rest of his life knowing he ultimately was the one who ended Lennie’s life. While it is true that he would not have been responsible, it is critical to understand that George was not so much concerned with how others might perceive him after the killing as he was concerned with the Lennie’s comfort in his moments before dying. If the angry mob had pulled the trigger, Lennie’s last emotion would be bewildering fear and distress. To avoid this piteous way of dying, George told Lennie to face the river while he told Lennie their favorite fairytale-like story of one day living on a farm.
What completely consumed him now was the fact that what he had to face every day in that camp was much worse than what he had imagined. This piece of the text can lead the reader to infer that even though it was no longer night and the sun was in the sky, darkness took the place of Wiesel’s soul, which had been destroyed by the flame of hopelessness. There was no trace of the devoted, faithful, and religious kid. Wiesel not only went through an emotional and spiritual death, but he also lost his identity and sense of self. One real-world scenario in which an individual dies spiritually and emotionally and loses the notion of who they are is when a
But if you as a parent put your child down and make them feel bad for doing something wrong is where you mess up. No human is perfect so you shouldn’t expect a child to ace everything they do. That’s where Willie’s dad went wrong, he expected too much from him and when he got injured it’s like Willie’s dad’s dreams were ruined. That’s how the family slowly started falling apart, the father and son relationship wasn’t all that good to begin with and now that he’s injured really messed it for the both of
This relates to the theme of family because of his fathers death, but also because the last word that Elie’s father said was his name. This leads me to the conclusion that in times of death, the most important thing is family. Evidence (and page number): “He began beating him with an iron bar. At first, my father simply doubled over under the blows, but then he seemed to break in two like an old tree struck by lightning. I had watched it all happening without moving.
He is concerned how he and his wife will survive. He is troubled by the paths that his two sons, Biff and Happy 's lives have taken. He has always expected more and cannot accept what they have become. All of this is taking a toll on Willy and has affected his state of mind. When a
Throughout life, evolution, or change, becomes the center of each day as people overcome many different obstacles. Literature, such as in Thomas Hardy’s poem, “The Ruined Maid” and Karen Russell’s, “St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves,” often upholds the same idea about change. In Hardy’s poem, two country girls simply conversate about the times they were apart to emphasize how ‘Melia changed in the city, yet she kept her same individuality. On the other hand, Russell displays through her writing more obvious change as girls were trained by undergoing five different stages as a way to teach them how to conform to new environments while remembering who they were at the beginning.
Another foreshadowing clue that reveals to readers that Billy Weaver’s life is in jeopardy is, “Once more, Billy glanced down at the book. ‘Look here’, he said, noticing the dates. ‘This last entry is over two years old.’ ‘It is?’ ‘Yes, indeed. And Christopher Mulholland’s is nearly a year before that-more than three years ago’” (Page 66). It is highly peculiar for an extremely cheap bed and breakfast to have only a few visitors over the course of three years.
However, Weldy did not see any type of compensation for this accident, for this was the way Church would make his fortune. The lawyer died a bad man, knowing that his corruption would affect people’s lives for the worst. But this didn’t matter to him, he only cared for his financial stability. The horrible decisions made by Church would ultimately lead him to suffer in his grave. His morals changed once it was too late to fix the problems he had
Judge Erwin’s death forces Willie to comprehend the reality of his actions. A combination of Willies’ decisions and actions result in his demise. “Further, Jack sees Tiny and Sadie's personal resentments against Willie snowball into a scheme that results in Willie's death” (Thomason). To summarize, All The Kings Men is a story that reflects the inner turmoil of politics and how easy it is to be persuaded by power and money. In the beginning, Willie was a humble man with great intentions to help his fellow man.