He's already helped the kids a significant amount, and I think that they will repay him in a way; even if it might not be portrayed in the book. They could show the townspeople his true nature and they could understand that he's not the disgrace they thought him to be. Perhaps they could even accept him as one of their own. I also predict that, because he was lurking outside of the courthouse, he might have something to do with the trial. (Q) Now, I understand that he has a free spirit and is entitled to his own actions, but why does Dolphus conceal his intentions?
She saw that he was all alone and she chose to keep him company. When Jack saw how brave and kind she was for doing that he really admired her and was no longer ashamed of genuinely liking Auggie. He saw that others also saw what he saw in him. This novel makes people realize that the things they do and say do matter and do have an impact on others. You should always be kind because you never know who might be watching or listening.
Tom Robinson was able to show Mayella a great amount of empathy in doing her work for free, simply out of the goodness of his heart, as Mr. Gilmer mocks saying, “‘You’re a mighty fine fellow, it seems- did all this for not one penny?’” (197). Little did he know that Mayella would betray him later, yet he was still willing to do all the work that she asked him to. While Mr. Gilmer used his works to make fun of Tom, one cannot deny that they are true- Tom was definitely a ‘fine fellow’ for helping Mayella out with her chores. The other source of decency that comes from the trial isn’t even directly compassion, but a lack of cruelty. When Helen Robinson’s husband is killed and Mr. Ewell lashes out at her on her way to work, she does not speak negatively of him or attack him back.
Paterson also argues that we usually justify our lies to escape punishment, avoid disapproval, or to spare someone’s feelings. At the same time that I believe it is acceptable to lie to spare someone’s feelings, I agree that those small fibs help society function. According to Paterson, “white lies are the oil for the machinery of daily life.” In other words, those little white lies comfort us. White lies are reassuring and make us feel secure, so we accept them. Although Paterson does not say so directly, she apparently acknowledges that for the right reason, white lies are fine.
The “A” gives her courage because she stays in Boston even though everyone hates her. Lastly, the “A” helps redeem her because she does not sin again and the community starts to accept her. They begin to look at the “A” as able instead of adultery. She does not let her mistake define her. In Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel, The Scarlet Letter, Hester’s “A” brings confidence, courage, and redemption.
In this book the major theme of it is friendship and there are a lot of those. Marcus valued his friendship with Charlie so much that he was willing to do anything for him such as cared for him and also take the blame for him with the police for a prank that Marcus knew Charlie did. In the end of the story Marcus even ignores the family when they told him not to take Charlie to the hall of fame induction ceremony. This is a great example of friendship and in my life I value friendship a lot just as Marcus did in this book. Even though some people might be against you in life and tell you that something you are doing is the wrong thing you should stick up for yourself and do what's right for you.
This represents one of the few positive quotes about Jeremy's bar mitzvah. If this quote was not included in the book, the reader might only have a negative view about what happened. Despite what others thought, Jeremy's grandmother was supportive and positive of what Jeremy did. This keeps the story unbiased because the reader now knows that there was someone who supported what Jeremy did, and that not everyone has a negative view. However, because it was his own grandmother, the reader might believe that she supported Jeremy out of love, rather than because she thought what he did was right.
For George, it doesn’t matter if he doesn’t get what he deserves as long as Lennie is safe and taken care of. As long as he has Lennie and Lennie has him, nothing else matters. Sometimes, taking sacrifice for others’ happiness and to save a friendship or relationship to keep each other happy can be something that could hurt in the end. Not everything turns out what people wanted and sometimes it could lead into sudden tragedy just like how George and Lennie’s friendship ended. But the most important and best things in life are free just like
The members can rely on each other because they know they care and love one another. Love doesn’t mean to act generous all the time, it could mean shouting at someone because they know what’s stupendous for them, and want the best for them. When the person gets shouted at, they can learn from their mistakes, so it won’t happen again. The Greasers especially care for those who aren’t loved at home, that’s why they are like a family. In the Outsiders, love means self-sacrifice.
Forgiveness is a decision to let go of all the resentment and thoughts of revenge. Forgiveness can even lead to feelings of understanding, empathy and compassion for the one who hurt you. Forgiveness doesn't mean that you deny the other person's responsibility for hurting you, and also it doesn't minimize or justify the wrong. You can forgive the person without excusing the act. Forgiveness brings a peace that helps you move on and prosper with