When talking to Dana it became apparent that Rufus knew what he was doing was wrong, but he did not care because it was okay to do it and he felt he could not live without Alice by his side. From this it makes Rufus come off as a deplorable person, but he was only portraying the way people acted around him. It really comes down to was Rufus really that bad of a person, or would he have been very different person with better morals, if he grew up in a time period with an environment that would not shape him in such a twisted manner? In the beginning of Kindred, Rufus is seen as a fool hearted young boy, but as the novel progress we see Rufus turn into a cold heated man shaped by the environment he grew up
Brown suggests that McCandless is ignorant, selfish, and lacks wisdom. He did not live up to his parents’ standards because he only valued his own opinion. Brown proves this point by saying, “He was very near sighted” (Brown 2). This metaphor means that McCandless did not value other people’s opinions and thought his way was the only way. After reading the book, many people felt remorse for Chris.
Holden explains that he is a pacifist and that he does not really like violence. Avoiding a fight and trying to stay away from violence is very difficult and takes a lot of courage. Holden is able to show courage by abstaining from physical violence and harming others. Holden often gets himself into situations that arise in conflict, but Holden does not usually engage. This is often seen as cowardly, although to refrain from violence at times is very
You can tell by the tone of the conversation Crooks isn’t just talking about some guy, but rather himself, and that he sometimes feels like he doesn't know what’s what anymore, because of the loneliness he feels. He’s trying to convey his feels of isolation and the only person who’s bothered to talk to him is Lennie, and Lennie isn’t even focused on the conversation. Before Lennie sat down, Crooks insisted he leave him alone, and the longer Lennie sits there the more open Crooks becomes, and the more open he become, the vulnerable he feels, because he is afraid of saying the wrong thing to the wrong person. In this statement, we see him asking Lennie how does a man cope with these feelings of alienation, and because Lennie doesn’t provide an answer, he fills in the blanks himself, trying to make sense of his life. Although there are many characters throughout the book who demonstrate their era, Crooks and George and Lennie gives us the best insight to how people of this time felt and how they coped with what they
It wasn 't until the end of the book where they found out who he really was and form their own opinions about him. People may also say that it is dangerous for them to be walking around alone. However, Jem and Scout do not get into much trouble and when they do, they learn it was wrong and not to do it again. Lastly, many people believe Atticus is unable to take care of Scout because Aunt Alexandra had to come and help him. However, Atticus did not ask her for help or ask her to come to the house.
However, his self-identity is in shambles because David is reluctant to identity as himself, rather, he identifies as who he believes society wants. David’s immediate reaction to value the perception that others have of him over his self-identity repulsed me while also leaving me sympathetic as he had to choose between the two, which should never be the
The main reason as to why Piggy is not respected by the other boys is due to his disapproval of the harsh conduct displayed by the rest of the group, which causes him to share his own thoughts and opinions even though they are never accepted. Although Piggy is repeatedly condemned, he stays true to his morals and doesn’t give up on trying to tame the group of boys with his advanced reasoning. Piggy’s useless arguments to help the group are his main way to express himself, which gave him a reason to refrain from the fierce lifestyle of the other boys, allowing him to maintain his
I don't feel any compassion for myself and like picking on every little thing that is wrong with me. Because I constantly degrade myself and make myself feel bad, sometimes I can be very bitter of others. However, like Alma I keep it mostly in because I don’t like sharing my thoughts with others and burden them. I don’t really talk to myself because I believe it’s weird. However if I ever do talk to myself I contemplate on the meaning of life and my existence.
Chappie faced many disappointments during his life, and yet he was still able to continue hoping that things would get better. This ability to hope for better redeems Chappie in the eyes of the reader. It is important to have this quality as Chappie starts off as a very unsympathetic character, but with his ability to continue moving forward, the reader is able to do the same with the character. The issue with categorizing Chappie as an anti-hero lies in the fact that he does not do anything that would make him a hero instead of the protagonist that he is. He isn't working for any goal or ideal at any point in the story.
Sedaris also thinks that since the Tomkey’s don’t have a TV, this makes them ignorant and stupid. He also believes that this makes them different from the popular crowd, or different from everyone else, and because of this, he feels the need to protect them. Honestly, i feel that i can relate more to the Tomkey’s than to Sedaris as my
I hate that he did that but I can kind of see where he is coming from… I just wish more people would quit acting like I am the bad guy. I don’t really know that much more about him besides him being alone for most of his wanderings, but I honestly think that he is a good man. My gut has never steered me wrong yet. So I may end up asking him if he wants to come with me to the others.