Johnny Cabe had been walking with his best friend, when several larger adults came after him. These were young men that had hurt and beaten him repeatedly. He knew what they were capable of. When Mr. Sheldon started to drown his best friend, he could not allow them to kill him. Therefore, he acted in his younger friend’s defense.
They came across a bunch of delinquent in a quiet place. Where Taktuk was attacked and Norbu just ran as if he didn’t know what was going on. But as Taktuk was getting beaten down, he saw Norbu running away with a evil smile on his face. Taktuk didn’t believe what he was seeing and for the first time in his life he felt a sense of betrayal that he never felt before. Taktuk suffered a very deadly injury to the point where he was left in the hospital for two years.
When Elie 's father got very ill the soldiers stopped giving him food so Elie shared half of his food with his father. The food was barely enough for one person and now he had to share with his father. As the days went on his father got worst and Elie knew his father would die soon. Elie know in the camp it was every man for themselves and the thought of sharing his food and its all being wasted keeps coming into his head.
An incident occurred between a father and his son, where the son murdered his father for a ration of food. Also a Gypsy had attacked Elie’s father when he asked where the bathrooms were. Sadly, Elie doesn’t escape this horrific fate. When his father had grown sick, he had to stay in a cabin with others who were sick as well. Elie tried to help him, but he soon grew tired of helping his father and felt relieved when his father had died; he felt free.
The father’s wife had recently died, leaving him with the boy to take care of with the only mindset of keeping him alive, doing anything for their survival. This affected the father in a big way, leaving him with little hope and hardly any reason to stay alive, but the boy was “his warrant” (McCarthy 5) , his only reason for life. The boy starts out very scared and weak, always wanting to hide behind his father, knowing that one day he will die. The boy matures with every event that happens, and he maintains to have hope throughout most of them. “The man fell back instantly and lay with blood bubbling from the hole in his forehead.
Throughout Chris’s journey he made mistakes that cannot be replaced. As Jon Krakauer said in the beginning of Into the Wild Chris McCandless even went as far as to burn his money. He describes how McCandless took “A pathetic little stack of ones and fives and twenties and put a match to it,” (Krakauer 29). This quote tells that McCandless burned his money for absolutely no reason.
No one said this would be easy for his dad or Danny. When he went back home he could see his dad was not doing well and it made him feel in a certain way sad. He said, “It was painful to compare this frayed version of my father with the optimistic, rejuvenated man he’d been the summer before… (p.21).” This reflects how Danny felt sorry about his dad, he loves his dad so much that watching him tired because of working in the food truck saddened him. His dad was so excited with his new business and getting sick will only make it run slow or even stop the new business.
To make things even worse John Aycliffe and other men have been hunting him down because he has been accused of stealing money. On the third morning of his escape Crispin calls to attention that, “My(His) entire world had shrunk down to the frayed margins of the sodden road.. I walked solitary as Adam before the creation of Eve”(63). Crispin describes that part of the journey with Adam before the creation of Eve because in both scenarios they are both by themselves not knowing what to do but only to know that they can’t go back because of what they have been accused of doing. Crispin compared the remaining part of his life with the frayed margins of the sodden road which interprets that his life is remained to the side of the road and how he doesn't have anyone or anything left.
It also marks the death of dignity, sanity, and innocence. Norman Bowker, one of the young soldiers, hung himself in the YMCA locker room of his hometown because he struggled to find meaning in his life after the war. Before he performs this act however, he writes a letter to O’Brien explaining his internal struggles when he returns home: “ a guy who feels like he got zapped over in that shithole. A guy who can’t get his get his act together and just drives around town all day and can’t think of any damn place to go and doesn’t know how to get there anyway. This guy wants to talk about it, but he can’t….”
Bob Ewell barely had a shred of respect for anyone, and that is all he got in return. Everyone in Maycomb knew he was a man of no dignity, a man who lived in the town dump, without a care for his children. Atticus explains more about the Ewell’s to Scout, “It’s against the law, all right, and it’s certainly bad, but when a man spends his relief checks on green whiskey his children have a way of crying from hunger pains. I don’t know any landowner around here who be grudges those children’s game their father can hit” (Lee 41). Despite living in the dump and having no job to support his children, he does not think once about them