“The person I have become, who sits writing in this chair at this desk, has been forged by enormous struggle and unexpected blessings, despite the dehumanizing environment of a prison intended to destroy me” (5). Jimmy Santiago Baca managed to survive through life’s obstacles, becoming a better person in the end, a person he wouldn’t have been if he hadn 't fought for it. His life started off with a drunken father who would beat them, and soon after a mother who abandoned them. Him and his siblings grew up with their grandparents, hoping for their parents to return for them, until they were sent to an orphanage and eventually gave up hope. Overtime all the family had grown apart, only rarely did his siblings speak to him.
Now everyone immediately did not believe a word he had said because he had been found out and would say anything to get a lighter sentence or even immunity, but when investigators started looking into the case, more and more evidence started piling up against Nicholas’ mother. Investigators asked her to take a poly-test, and she failed it. Everything fell into place in that moment, all the evidence that was put forth finally clicked in my head. The director does, however, know how to end a film spectacularly well and leaves the viewer with no definitive verdict, leaving everything up to the viewer. The appeals of Ethos and Logos are examples of the many unique interests the director uses in the film The Imposter.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest It is clear to see that Chief Bromden in Ken Kesey’s “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” plays a very significant role throughout the novel. By respecting and admiring his father, Chief dreams about becoming a strong figure like his father. Chief loses his independence when he enters the ward for his “illness”. However, there is one figure who strives to help regain Chief’s independence. McMurphy, who joins the ward only because he thought that choosing the ward would be way more favorable to him rather than working, wants to help Chief Bromden regain his confidence so that they can strategize an escape plan together.
The use of humor to alleviate the dull reality of life is used in Ken Kesey’s novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, which supports the idea that one's own humor creates happiness in others and relieves stress much like in the critically acclaimed Christmas classic, Elf, starring Will Ferrell. Humor is used by Ken Kesey very prominently especially when the patients do not seem to have the ability to laugh at anything nor find anything funny. The patients live a very dull life in which they repeat their monotonous cycle of life in the ward. They no longer have known what it is like in the norm because of the Big Nurse wears them down with the oppressive nature of the Combine. For example, on their fishing excursion McMurphy “knows [they] have to laugh at the things that hurt... to keep the world from running plumb crazy… he’ll let the humor blot out the pain” (Kesey 250).
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest reflects how individuals don't want to conform to certain rules that an institution wants them to follow. The novel really gets to the point when someone is pushed and pushed to follow rules that are overbearing, they crack and do the total opposite of what's expected from them. McMurphy just wants to enjoy himself and get the other patients in the ward to open their eyes and make them realize that they're being controlled by a tyrannic figure who won't let them have fun as well. The mundanity of going through the same routine is mind numbing to the point their patients' sanity turns into insanity. The mundanity may only be broken when one breaks the loop of going through the same thing every single day.
The trouble was I’d been finding that door my own self because I got scared of being lost so long and went to hollering so they could track me” (Kesey 132). As readers have seen in the past, the fog is known to hinder Bromden’s ability to remember events from the past. On page 130, it is evident that when Bromden finally gains an understanding of the fog machine’s purpose, he is able to remember a huge part of his early life that he had forgotten about while undergoing treatment by Nurse Ratched. A few pages later, the analogous shift in Bromden’s confidence is seen with the lack of fog, as he finally realizes that he is capable of resisting the
In his conquest of the Shadow, he has provided the men a rite of passage into personal power and individuation that they obviously skipped in the normal course of development. As the eternal adolescent, however, McMurphy must also eventually get out of the way, so that the Chief and his fellows may mature independently into functioning adults.” (Potts). In the end Nurse Ratched loses control over the ward. Since she doesn’t have power anymore, the patients transfer to other wards or check themselves out of the hospital. Bromden suffocates McMurphy so that he wouldn't be another example of Nurse Ratched’s power.
His eagerness to find the truth, yet not get caught in the mob set him apart from the other judges. He is the first in the court to question their justice, and inevitably loses all former weight he held in the court, mainly due to his own exodus. With this the voice of reason in the novel is also crushed, leaving only false accusations and hysteria. The day John Proctor is scheduled to hang, Mary Warrens deposition, and his first arrival in Salem all shaped him into the desperate character the reader witnesses and sympathizes with at the end of The Crucible by Arthur
Beowulf is shown to be a threatening beast that will take down anyone. When Grendel wins the fight, he does something that is dishonoring to Beowulf. A quote explains what Beowulf did, “Hanging high from the rafters where Beowulf had hung it, was the monster’s arm, claw and shoulder and all” (Beowulf 356-358). This is a wonderful example of how nobody respects Beowulf so much that Grendel hung his arm up for everyone to look upon. On the other hand, many people respect the boundless warrior Achilles.
He fights to the best of his abilities against many monsters such as Polyphemus, Circe, and the sea monster Scylla. There has been many claims that Odysseus isn’t hero because he lets his crew die. Just because his crew didn’t survive, it certainly does not mean he isn’t a hero. He tries his very best and even test his limits in order to get him and his crew back home. An example of this is in Homer’s ‘The Odyssey” where Odysseus tries to persuade his crew to bypass Thrinacia, the island of the sun god Helios, but they were too stubborn and insisted on landing.
He had forced her to live with him as husband and wife. Though he beat her up every day, a punch in the face, a scratch on her body and bruises. Sharpe was a very aggressive boyfriend Mona Hayes has ever had. Sharpe would threaten her and assault Mona Hayes and not caring about what effect this might have on the society. It was getting very rough Hayes did not like the way Sharpe treated her and wanted to get away from him.
Just as he got ready to strike Nagaina lunged faster, and although she missed Rikki, that showed she would have the advantage for the rest of the fight. Nagaina quickly jumped on Rikki striking him in the back of the neck, her venom seeping into his blood. Rikki pleaded, "When I die please don 't hurt my friends" "I have much more planned for them", Nagaina said coldly. As Rikki took his last breath he swore one day he would get his revenge and as the sun set on the bungalow Rikki died in sorrow knowing his friends would have a fate worse than death. The next day, as the sun rose over the garden, the stench of dead bodies reached the noses of everyone in the garden and they got curious.
The cycle repeated and Michael just got used to it even so he still yearned to be free and rebellious but because of his stupidity, he is nowhere with no one to save him. In one of the cruel beatings, he heard the gunshots and this time they were inching forward at a rapid pace. The general which oversaw everything smirked and told the officials to take Michael to a different location and they followed suit as the rebels slowly took the hidden strong hold. In the days of sitting, Michael wondered how the rebellion grew and if there was another leader which lead it. He did not mind of course for he wanted it to succeed and he could see it in the eyes of the officials and guards that they were terrified of the rebellion and they know that the government is losing the game of cat and mouse which they played with the rebilion.