This is important because it shows that he is someone who is willing to undergo stress and sacrifice for his people’s wellbeing. Another time he shows his compassion is when he decides to find the murder of Liaos and says to Creon that he will “‘bring what is dark to light … [and] stand by you, as I should, to avenge the city and the city’s god’” (Fitts 9).
They notice that he is just a kid who is trying to act mature. Holden is the phony when he pretends to be something he’s not. Holden is not a child nor an adult. Although he has grown out of his childhood innocence, he is not ready for the phoniness of the adult world. In J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye, Holden is suspended in Limbo between being a child and being an adult.
“Jerry” from the story “President Cleveland, Where Are You?” by Robert Cormier, is a sympathetic character to onlookers due to his shortcomings, as well as his strengths, are ones with which many readers can identify. He learned a lot from his brother Armand by getting matured and by gaining the knowledge that helping his family is far more important than helping himself. The speaker from the poem “My Father Is a Simple Man” by Luis Omar Salinas, admires and respects his father a great deal. The speaker does not describe his father as particularly humorous or lively.
He is much less emotional than Hamlet and Laertes, as he is logical in his action. Both Hamlet and Fortinbras plan to avenge their father’s death from the start of the story ( Lynch 2). They both feel cheated of the crown after their father’s unrightful passing and that their uncles stripped them of their title. Hamlet is a soldier with no real power and seems to be okay with it; he doesn 't want to fight. Yet, Fortinbras is a soldier that takes it into his own hand to have power and loves to fight.
He also sees this when Bostwick is killed by his own union side of the army while fighting with Watie's Men. This sympathy supports the author’s message by providing the idea there is a deep understanding between both sides and helping the reader understand how war is a tragedy because both sides suffer. This sympathy could also lead to a desire to unify the nation to end the suffering of both
With Brutus on their side, the killing was more honorable since the purpose was for the betterment of Rome. On his way to the Senate-house, he was met by Artemidorus, who insisted Caesar read his letter immediately provided that it pertained to him. He responded by saying “What touches us ourself shall be last served” (3.1). Without delay, he ignored the letter and called Artemidorus a madman. During the (Senate meeting) he stated, “I could be well moved, if I were as you.
Moreover, it seems that O'Brien tries to address our society's obsession with cold, unbiased facts by introducing the universal notion that a soldier's purpose is to die for their country. O'Brien continues to touch on finding the truth of a soldier's life in the next paragraph, where he utilizes an optimistic, almost joyful tone as he hones in on the "beauty" of Lemon's death. Oddly yet intentionally, O'Brien once again manipulates the emotions of the audience, this time through the use of irony. He takes what should normally be a somber moment and instead manages to emphasize how Lemon was a "handsome kid" with "sharp gray eyes" whose face was "brown and shining" when the bright sunlight he stepped into "lifted him up and sucked him into a tree full of moss and vines and white blossoms. " Not only does he intentionally use words like "bright", "sunlight," and "shining" to elicit a hopeful, optimistic response from the audience, but he also seems to paint a mental picture of Lemon seemingly ascending into
However, both novels also show that atonement or lack thereof can lead to inner peace. The two protagonists Gene and Amir, allow the seemingly preferential treatment of their best friends to pollute their loyal friendships. Both Gene and Amir betray Finny and Hassan without meaning to hurt them intentionally. Both novels are set in a time of war, adding tension
He says in the play that, “Seize upon fife, give to th’ edge o’ th’ sword his wife, his babes, and unfortunate souls.” (4.1.173-174) this is shown as cowardly. Not only because he doesn’t want to deal with the deed himself, but also because he goes so far as to slaying helpless people that he does not have to kill because of superstitions. Even though Okwonkwo seems more heroic than Macbeth, they’re still both considered heroes.
For instance, Antony is very loyal to Caesar, and tries to get the citizens back on Caesar’s side. “You all did love him once, not without cause; what cause withholds you then, to mourn for him?... My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar” (4). Antony is very loyal towards Caesar, and while he’s speaking, he’s trying to get everyone back on Caesar’s side. He tries to sway the people by telling them that they have lost their reason.
The awkwardness that Ponyboy has makes him seem both relatable and trustworthy. The author gave him a personality that doesn’t come across as “weird awkwardness” but it comes across as more of a “universal awkwardness.” Whether or not the reader is the same age as Ponyboy, chances are they can understand what he is doing, even through the first meetings. This is most likely because he has so many aspects of his life that are still present in today’s youth that were experienced by the youth of generations passed. Having a feeling of familiarity helps in building trust and among people that were otherwise strangers.
There were many characters in Lord of the Flies that I felt were applicable to my personality. Some were smart, some were responsible, some were timid, and some were tremendous bullies. Personally, I feel like I am the most related to Simon and Piggy. I most closely relate to Simon, because he is quiet and timid, but also compassionate and insightful. He was able to figure out the mystery of the beast before any of the other boys could, making him the wisest of them all.
For example, when Kathleen asks how the war began he summarizes, “‘Some people wanted one thing, other people wanted another thing’” (O’Brien 175). This statement is incredibly indifferent for someone who continuously risks his life and witnesses the deaths of many comrades. Such a response demonstrates how greatly he has come to terms with the atrocities he witnesses, no matter how much uncertainty likely surrounds his life—or at least how he wishes his daughter will see his view of the war. Kathleen passively enables her father to develop a new outlook on the
The Author’s Story: Gary Paulsen Books like Hatchet and The Rifle have captivated young minds for years, and they will continue to do so for many more years. Gary Paulsen wrote these and many more young fiction works. His famous books enthrall young minds with compelling stories fueling imaginations everywhere. Paulsen has had a very long and eventful life. His life has inspired many of his books, creating many adventurous stories for him to tell his grandchildren, and them theirs.
Even though a story is not an autobiographical work, a relationship can still exist between the author and the main character. This circumstance occurs in the anti-war novel All Quiet on the Western Front. This novel presents a relationship between the main character Paul Baumer and the author Erich Maria Remarque. If a reader knows Remarque’s life and background, the reader can determine the connection between his life and his work. All Quiet on the Western Front is a fictional story and contains fictional characters, but Remarque bases these characters on real people he actually knew and used Paul Baumer to represent himself (Roberts).