He just wanted to talk.’” (Hinton 118). Ponyboy had finally realized people have their own separate problems, they might not be the same problems but everyone has them. In conclusion all four of these quotes are really good examples of my theme. Throughout the book I think Ponyboy learned a lot of life lessons, but I think one of the biggest ones was don't judge a book by its cover or what's on the outside isn't the same as the
Everyone's different, but everyone also shares something alike with someone else. So we're all different and the same. The author of “Harrison Bergeron” named Kurt Vonnegut Jr. makes the point clear in his story. He has multiple themes but there are two very clear ones that stood out the most to me: hiding your differences and sometimes being the same isn't always the right answer. Hiding your differences is the first theme because everyone has disabilities so that nobody is better than anyone else.
People are more open to wrong, sinful behaviors and accepting them in their lives. Which is especially the opposite of what God wants. In the end, Lewis’s style of writing does better equip one to better recognize Satan’s subtle deceptions through peer pressure, by joining the wrong crowds, going with the wrong flow, and becoming too influenced by the world and letting its sinful actions become
This quote shows that Wilson believes the driver of the car that killed Myrtle was performing an act of murder. This revelation and earlier discovery of his wife’s affair pushes him to the brink of reality, and he believes there is no solution other than to avenge his wife’s death. Consequently, he later finds and murders Gatsby whom he believes to be the killer. The difference in the context of Tom and Wilson’s acts of violence demonstrate the differences in their
Criminal Behavior: Causes, Nature and Consequences Does an "evil gene" exist, a genetic factor that causes crime? Dr. Henry Howard Holmes or more commonly known as H. H. Holmes is said to have killed as many as 200 people during the 1890’s. Many victims were said to have killed in a mixed-used building he used to own situated west of the 1893 Chicago’s world fair. As a child, he used to be bullied by his friends, which exorcised him of his fears about death, which led to his fascination and unhealthy obsession of killing people. Holmes had a three storey building constructed, and creating an elaborate house of horrors.
Although Willy Loman is a common man, he is very relatable to the audience. Willy helps prove that everyone makes mistakes, it is a part of life. The second characteristic that a tragic hero has is hamartia. This is the tragic flaw that leads to the characters downfall. Once the tragic hero reconqnizes his flaw, it is typically too late for him to make a change.
After they had discovered that Jack the Ripper was officially a serial killer, psychologists and police identified four types of serial killers. ("Crime Library: Serial Killers | Crime Museum," n.d., p.xx) The first type is "visionary serial killer" which is a serial killer that is commanded to kill by voices or visions inside their heads. The second type are called "mission serial killer" who are interested in ridding the community from undesirable Individuals “for the good.” The third type of serial killer is a "hedonistic serial killer” who finds it thrilling and lustful to murder people. The last type of serial killer is the "power/control serial killer" who get motivated by the need for power and dominance and find it in
As the story progresses, the narrator leads the reader throughout his journey, which ends with him finally killing the man. For this reason, the murderer should be sentenced to psychiatric treatment and twenty years of prison, since he acted exactly like a madman (hearing noises and sounds that didn’t exist), and he actually made a plan to go through with the murder. One of the themes that is consistent throughout this story is the idea of mental illness. The main character shows signs of being mentally ill as he constantly makes it clear that his sole reason for wanting to kill the old man is his eye (as he mentions in the text, he “grew furious as he gazed upon it” (Poe, 1843)). Sometimes paranoia causes you to act in certain ways, making you take rash decisions.
If the situation is not social, and rather in the work place in “the context of swearing, individuals who violate expected behaviors are also often evaluated more negatively than those who follow expected norms” (Johnson & Lewis, 2010, pg. 110). The use of inappropriate language in any formal or professional setting most often generates a negative valence from the people with violated expectancies. Typically, after one has committed an action or said something that has negatively violated an expectation, it is a normal behavior for apologies to be given to resolve the conflict. This is the easiest and usually quickest way people tend to solve problems but only if “the offender apologizes and is pleasantly surprised to find his or her apology is accepted, assigning a positive valence to the violation.
Serial killers have different characteristics describing their way of murder. A power junkie, manipulator, egotistical bragger, superficial charmer, and an average joe are characteristics of a serial killer. A power junkie wants to take control over their victims (Woollaston 1). The victims are easily hypnotized by their killer and can not understand what they might be doing. Another serial killer is the manipulator who makes their victims do what they want them to do (Wollaston 2).