Hit me!” (92). Amir yells at Hassan to throw a pomegranate at him since he had hurt him before. Amir wants Hassan to “get even” with him because it will make him feel like being a witness to his assault was not as bad and relieve the guilt within him. After Amir shouts at Hassan, Hassan takes a piece of fruit and smashes it in his own face. He then replies, “There...Do you feel better?” (93).
God was angry but “He commanded the clouds above and opened the doors of heaven; He rained down manna upon them to eat and gave them food from heaven. Man did eat the bread of angels; He sent them food in abundance” (Psalms 78: 23-24). God gives them what they desire but while their mouths are still full with the bread of angles, his wrath falls upon them and they are killed. This illusion is suggesting that much like those who doubted God in the scripture, those who allowed injustice become victim to their own wrongdoings and created themselves into misguided individuals, thus causing the destruction of themselves and
With the racist comments, and how he threatened her by putting his gun in her face so calmly, after he had just helped her. It tells of how people and things can be helpful in life, although can turn out to be something negative and dangerous. It also shows that what people believe is not always true, and that things will not just get handed to people, everyone has to work for it. It demonstrates this with the character, “The Boy,” she encounters him in the woods after she had just sat to rest. He appears with a plate of cake, when she reaches, it was not there, he was never there just a part of her
Freedom: “But I did ended up talking to Sugarberry about his behavior before; and I still feel bad for him. Since Sugarberry said that he caused his own world to be destroyed; and yes, I did ended up saying and doing bad things to him before too, like the raining chocolate incident, because I really didn’t like him and wanted for him to feel the same pain that I was dealing with. Since I have to be constantly dealing with all of the trapped people’s voices in my head, because I can’t save them. I also don’t hate Sugarberry now; since I just want to help him, because the poor guy doesn’t know to make people happy without physically and emotionally harming
Everyone has done at least one horrible act that has caused them to feel guilty. Gary Soto is just an example of that; he wrote an autobiographical narrative called “A Summer Life” telling his story. In the narrative he gives a visualization of what he has done as a child. His unforgettable experience of stealing a pie, and trying to fight his conscious makes him rethink every horrible act. Describing every moment of how he got the pie and how amazing it taste.
Likewise, Ulysses later confesses to the men of stealing a pocket watch from Walsh; yet, Ulysses justifies his actions due to Walsh turning them in to the authorities. The occurrence of bad xenia on behalf of both host and guest materializes as well in The Odyssey, between Odysseus and Polyphemus. Polyphemus has bad xenia when he asks obtrusive questions (The Odyssey, 314-6), eats his guests (The Odyssey, 324-384), and moreover curses his remaining guests (The Odyssey, 585-95). Comparably to Ulysses, Odysseus also practices bad xenia when he blinds Polyphemus with a spear made from an olive tree (The Odyssey, 427-41) yet, claims he is overall justified in his
However, it was also the place where Amir mistreated Hassan after the rape. Amir pelted Hassan with pomegranates, which symbolized that their friendship was falling apart, and Hassan just accepts it. In the end, when Amir visited the pomegranate tree, he finds it nearly dead to show their friendship has almost fallen apart completely. However, the tree was not dead yet because there was still a chance for Amir to redeem himself. A third symbol could be the monster in the lake from Hassan’s dream.
- The Hunger Games, by Susan Collins demonstrates how cultural assumptions can lead to preconceived ideas. The game maker’s negative assumptions of district 12 are reinforced when Katniss shoots the bow and arrow and misses. However their ignorance and disrespect provides a catalyst for Katniss to break these assumptions, by shooting again, this time at an apple in a pig’s mouth. This act is symbolic of historical allusions to William Tell shooting the apple off his son’s head, emphasising district 12 as a force to be reckoned with as opposed to a group of weak individuals “lucky enough to reach old age”, which ultimately reverses the game maker’s preconceived ideas. As such, cultural assumptions can redefine the image of who we are, and
Contrasting Worlds continues in Act 1 when the readers get to see the servants own conversation about placing the good food towards the back so eventually they could eat it (1.5.1-14). This pattern is included in this scene just to baffle the audience, and also shows how anyone of higher classes viewed the servants as sneaky and evil simply because many people treated the servants without respect and this is how they would get their vengeance. Lastly, Contrasting Worlds is displayed when the Nurse takes money from Romeo to be quiet about their situation and hide it from Juliet (page 810, 171-174). If the Nurse was making more money and wasn’t only a servant, she would not have been as easily convinced to take the money from Romeo because she’d have her own and it would be of no
He inadvertently classifies the kitchen, a woman 's place to work, as a place of minimal importance. Henderson then digs through the cabinet anyway and finds a messed up jar of fruit. He complained saying, “here 's a nice little mess” (Trifles). Mrs. Peters attempts to stand up for Minnie recalling how hard it was for her to maintain her own fruit, but her husband quickly explains, “Well, women are used to worrying over trifles” (Glaspell 610). This exemplifies that men do not take what the women say seriously, for they dismiss it as a mere trifle.