This shows that deep down beyond all of his insecurities and the lies that he told Pete and Delmar to get them to help him escape, he does genuinely care about them and their safety. After Pete and Delmar find out that there is no treasure and that Everett only convinced them to escape because his wife was remarrying, he decides to change his ways and live a more selfless life to help Pete and Delmar escape and stay out of danger. Everett demonstrates his newfound loyalty towards his friends when Tommy is captured by the KKK and is brought to the clan rally to be hung. Everett’s decision to risk his life to go in the rally and attempt to rescue Tommy shows his selfish nature had been put to bed. This is similar to The Odyssey when Odysseus has to make the hard decision when sailing near the Scylla and Khayrbdis to sail in the right direction to save his men and get them through the danger relatively safely.
Due to his refusal to remove the veil, Hooper risks his relationship with his fiancee, Elizabeth. He wants Elizabeth to have patience with him and not desert him during this time because it will not be for eternity but he does not want to lift the veil. As it turns out, what Elizabeth fails to recognize is that even should Hooper remove
The narrator is a representation of society. He is civilians that will not wait for the less fortunate or challenged individuals. He is people who do not want to deal with realities because they are inconvenient. He eventually realizes Doodle is not a hurdle in his life but his brother to be embrace. He puts effort into teaching Doodle to walk and swim, but even then he is cruel to his brother.
Beatty, still trying to convince Montag that what firemen do is good and that you don’t want to be a misfit and think otherwise. He explains to Montag that “If you don 't want a man unhappy politically, don 't give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none" (Bradbury 58). Him saying this makes you think it’s better to give people no decisions. Rather don’t let them worry about anything so they don’t feel like they should have
Jacks blood lust is starting to affect the group and the others chances of being rescued from the island. Without the fire, they would never be rescued and it would not have be good because the group would have become worse. Ralph would follow these rules and he just expected others to pull their weight. When Ralph does not follow the rules, nothing good comes from it. when he first hunts a pig, he starts to get in with the group and gets very excited.
Part 1 of “The Reader” explores the earlier concepts of Michaels’ moral dilemmas when he starts thinking that he is being disloyal to Hannah. Michael believes that by not exposing anything about him & Hannah to his friends, he disowns her and doesn’t acknowledge her. Michael argues with himself that he is being considerate or just being discrete but realizes that these are just excuses he is making up for himself and acknowledges what he’s doing, “But you, who is doing the disowning, you know what you 're doing.” Even though he recognizes what he is doing is wrong he continues to do so for his own sake. He pretended that he was waiting for a right time, but missed the opportunity to tell his friends about his lover, “At first I told myself
In the novel, The Chrysalids, we see the intolerance of society towards a circle of telepaths. This causes the telepaths to escape their society, seeking for a better life. David, the protagonist of the story and a telepath, is supported by the audience for showing his bravery in attempting to escape, but there is more to David that makes him an agreeable character. David is someone we favour because he has admirable traits and stands for his own beliefs, and without those traits he would not be valiant figure. David shows us kindness by caring for and helping others, and being friendly to everyone.
Although this bothers Scout, Atticus tells her “you just hold your head head high and keep those fist down. No matter what anyone says to you, don't let ‘em get your goat”(76). What Atticus is trying to tell Scout is not to fight no matter what they tell her because he knows that they're going to nag her about the case. She shows integrity by holding back and not fighting although that is the only way she know how to defend herself. Integrity is
From when they first met, Jim trusted Huck with his life. Being the runaway slave that he was, Jim had to trust that Huck wouldn’t turn him in. There were many times in the book where Huck could’ve turned Jim in but decided not to. This creates a deeper understanding of the story as it shows just how loyal Huck really was. It also gives us an understanding of why he is also very loyal to his good friend Tom.
Quitting his job was a spontaneous decision he made to protect his ego. Lengel calls out “you don 't want to do this” but Sammy keeps walking (Updike 5). Sammy’s stubbornness to admit he’s wrong can be interpreted by the quotation: “It 's true, I don ' t. But it seems to me that once you begin a gesture it 's fatal not to go through with it” (Updike 5).
Alai also demonstrates, through his refusal, that he doesn’t possess the same compliance with inflicting pain on others despite being Bernard’s best friend. This exhibits the grandness of their humanity for they both sacrifice their own selves to prevent the boy they just met from getting hurt. “ He hadn’t meant to kill the Giant. This was supposed to be a game. Not a choice between his own grisly death and an even worse murder.
Mr. Finch knew that at the beginning of the case that he had no chance at winning, but that wasn’t excuse for not trying to nor defend Tom. Atticus Believes that everyone deserves a fair chance of justice, “‘Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win,’ Atticus said” (Lee 78). He knows that Racism is almost like a Culture in Maycomb, which doesn’t help Tom 's side of the case. But that doesn’t matter for Atticus, he believes in equality off and on the court. Ultimately, Atticus wants Tom to have a fair trial that shows the truth, and has been attempted by
He proposes that he does not want to be punished by his parent because he fears his father 's punishment that he sneaked up on the Radley’s house. In the novel, the author implies: “I stomped at him to chase him away, but Jem put out his hand
When he returns, Huck tries to convince Jim that he’d been here the whole time, and that he’d never been lost. Jim gets angry with Huck, because he was genuinely worried for him, and Huck tried to have fun and pull a prank on him. Huck explains, “It was fifteen minutes before I could work myself up to go and humble myself to a nigger; but I done it, and I warn’t ever sorry for it
Thor is also left to adapt to modern society trends that are foreign to him despite his father refusing to recognize his logic. The hypocrisy in that is nasty and brutal to Thor. Nevertheless, the Prophet and Odin have different incentives from the suffering Taviana and Thor encounter. The Prophet has the community’s best interest in mind when disciplining Taviana as her dismissal keeps Unity safe and undercover from constables. However, Taviana is in a vulnerable situation where criminal activity is tempting; Unity wrongfully tosses Taviana to the streets and the Prophet does not care for Taviana.