Tim “did not want people to think badly of him”, he “was ashamed”. He stared at his hands, then at canada. He then began crying and bawling. He “He would not do what he should do”, “he would not swim away from his town and life”. He was getting a better understanding of himself and his morals.
Jerry was sadly one of the three taken. Taking a boy and releasing someone who is of more threat to them is very unreasonable. Tim was very saddened and was angered at the British for it as he thought the British were people he could support at the time. He had lots of fun with Jerry fishing and climbing trees, but he expected to be friends with him for longer. Thinking that the war couldn’t also kill children, Tim decided to go against war, being
He saw himself as a failure or coward because he was unable to follow his gut instinct and choose to run to Canada and escape the draft. But, is he really a coward. Was he not courageous in realizing that if he ran away from the war he would have to run forever from his draft notice? Eventually he would run out of road so he might as well face his draft notice now before he puts it aside and never forgives himself. Was Tim O’Brien not courageous because he realized he had to do what was necessary, courage is what helped him face his
Against Jocasta’s suggestions, he is persistent in finding out who his father and mother were. When he does, he is dismally torn to shreds. Even if he didn’t mean to kill his father and have children with his mother, it proves to be immoral and wrong even in today’s standards. Because of his strong emotions of self-hatred, he inflicted much pain unto himself so as to never have to see the world again, therefore proving he suffers both physically and mentally. Oedipus’ downfall makes the audience feel a sense of catharsis, or emotional release that is provoked by Oedipus’ downfall.
The government criticized Tupac who was sending messages to the youth that could seem negative. “They 've got money for wars but can 't feed the poor, say they are there ain 't no hope for the Youth and the truth is there ain 't no hope for the future. And they wonder why they crazy… we ain 't
They are trying to figure out who gets the fortune that Scrooge left behind. They are also saying that they will not come to Scrooge's funeral. Scrooge kept on hearing insults about himself. When Scrooge realized how much people hated him, Scrooge just wanted to change. Scrooge began to feel sorry for himself.
This conversation goes on for a while before they realize everyone has a different opinion. Misopeliades tell the men that he thinks it’s a bad idea for Achilles to go and fight in war because he never does anything right. Misopeliades feels Achilles will only make things worse than what they are already. Misopeliades thinks he is only thinking of going to the war because he wants to be seen as respected by his people. The whole war wouldn’t be as bad if Achilles didn’t become so enraged over such a little situation.
In “On the Rainy River” Tim struggles to make a decision on whether he should fight for his country in the war or flee to Canada. Tim did not believe in the war. He was an innocent young man, freshly graduated from college with a naive view of the world. “Both my conscience and my instincts were telling me to make a break for it, just take off and run like hell and never stop.” (Page 3/Paragraph 8) This quote from the short story illustrates how Tim felt about leaving for the war. He knew that it was against his beliefs for him to leave.
The change in how people are dressed, the structures of homes, and the new language is unsettling for Rip who thinks that “both he and the world around him were bewitched” (960). When he realizes what has happened to him through accounts from people that used to know him, Rip has CONCLUSION The legacy of Rip Van Winkle will not be described in history as a man who fought for his country but a man who did not fight in the independence of his country because he wanted to escape his wife
After failing to be able to take not only Claudius's life, but his own, he questions his worth as a man. His second soliloquy is all about talking down on himself, how he isn't able to complete anything that he wishes because he is to cowardly. “A damned defeat was made. Am I a coward?”(2.2.559). Hamlet wishes to get revenge for his father's death, but is mentally unable to kill his uncle Claudius.
I came across a story called “On the Rainy River” which was about a man named Tim O’Brien receiving a draft letter and being conflicted as to whether or not he should go to the war or run away to Canada. After concisely thinking about his decision he runs off to Canada but later regrets it and feels immense guilt and shamefully serves in the war. Reading his story sparked something inside of me, although I opposed this war I thought about the heroism I could have possibly gained going to this war. I couldn’t run away from my family and possibly never see them again, Afraid of leaving my family and normal life behind, I went to war. The pressure O’Brien felt, was the same pressure I was enduring at that moment.