Father states “He won’t amount to anything anyway. It’s better if he starts working with me now so that he can help the family.”(Valdez 631) Although Father state this about the younger brother, but it is also implying that this has happened to Johnny already . In conclusion, he would have amounted to nothing whether it be the military or life; he would have not been a tragic hero. Johnny is not a tragic hero because his “honorable” motives were not sincere. For example, Valdez states “He didn’t want to go and yet he did.
This quote shows that Atticus didn’t view courage as marksmanship skills. He viewed courage on a more intellectual level, from a moral perspective. Atticus wanted Jem and Scout to know that real courage is not ‘a man with a gun in his hand’ (Lee, 124), it is when you fight for what is right regardless of whether you win or lose. From Miss Maudie Atkinson’s perspective, Atticus was a hero. She said that his nickname was “Ol’ One Shot” when he was a boy and that “Atticus Finch was the deadest shot in Maycomb
He tells his daughter, Scout, "Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win. (p. 101)” By this, he is telling scout that even though it seems that there is no way he can win, he will try because his conscience tells him it is the right thing to do. Even if the town is against him for it, he feels it necessary to do the right thing. Atticus’s courage is shown when he says, “Courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what… (p. 149).” In this, he shows courage by taking on a nearly impossible challenge, to defend a black man in court. Moreover, he wants his children to understand that courage is not doing what is easiest, but what is right.
Finally, after Annabel asks him to save Agatha, Jimmy agrees and “with that act Ralph D. Spencer passed away and Jimmy Valentine took his place.” (O. Henry 5) O. Henry puts it this way because Ralph D. Spencer wouldn’t and couldn’t crack a safe while Jimmy Valentine would. Also, he only cracked the safe to save Agatha. Not for money. Even though some people says otherwise, Jimmy Valentine tried to live a moral
In winsel’s speech he tills about how “neutrality helps the oppressor never the victim” silence encourages the tormentor never the tormented .wiesel keeps trying to repeat this speech his ideas because he does not want it to happen again. That he has lived to till everybody his story so that our nation’s history does not repeat.so we know what to do next time it happens. We will stand for the tormented and fight the tormentor. Wiesel is trying to relay this message to so we will do it because as he sated himself in his speech “if we forget them they will die a second time”. Which means that if we forget what happened during world war two and all the holocaust survivors and all they went through and what happened in that camp all the death .in some camps the atrocities that they did to get further in the war.so he wants us to remember the pain the death and the suffering that
If he becomes a liar, then no one would ever want to make an agreement with him. Towards the end of the tale the knight cries “I so promised I will not protest. / But for God’s love pray make a new request”(5). While he may not
More fearsome it is now than when the cyclops penned us in his cave?What power he had! Did I not keep my nerve, and use my wits to find a way out for us? Now I say by hook or crook this peril too shall be something that we remember.¨ (Odysseus lines 767-773) Odysseus said this because he want his men to gain the bravery that he has gained from his journey through all his trails that he now want his men to see that they have gained the same. But, in a journey you don't need to learn how to fight, but how to survive and endure plenty of pain not physically but, mentally. In this story,The Ugly Duckling, by Hans Christian Anderson, a Young duckling is shunned out of his family and his community because he is not like the rest of the ducks in the community.
According to them, his choice to represent Tom causes unnecessary hardship for Jem and Scout, such as the harassment they face in school and from their cousin Francis. However, when Scout comes home from school following one of these confrontations, he advises her to fight with her head, not her fists, and not to let the other children get her down. The very next day, when she backs down from a fight, she says “I can take being called a coward for him. I felt extremely noble for having remembered” (Lee 102). This quote shows that Scout is not, in fact, deeply hurt by her father’s choices and is actually proud of him.
Being Brave “Scout Honor” by Avi is a short realistic story. In the begging, main character thinks that joining a boy scout would make him tougher. Soon. they go on a huge camping trip and they're all scared but there acting like they're tough and brave. In the end, they end up giving up and going home, but first the main character confesses that he wasn't tough enough the whole time.
However he held his head high. For another example of courage, Atticus felt he could not look his children in the eyes if he did not do the right thing and help Tom. Atticus stayed strong and courageous through the scorn, spite, and hatred of society. “It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived.” (115-116). Boo (Arthur) Radley established great courage in the face of danger, when Jem and Scout were attacked by Mr. Ewell.
Unferth’s challenge to Beowulf beckons the question in the reader’s mind if whether or not Beowulf will be able to defeat Grendel. Unferth would not be happy that his king offered to help, because if he was able to defeat Grendel when he encountered him, Hart would not need saving. The cultural dynamics that are at work are pride and heroism. To establish their
He was too scared to do anything, as he never fought in a war before. This quote is important to the book because, Henry defines himself as a young boy that wants to be a man but runs away in battle. He would rather bleed and bleed, instead of not doing anything. I would agree and disagree with this quote. I agree because you are helping the army by at least doing
James Harrison is wrong for what he is doing to his sons. Harrison is wrong because he is making his children think that I have to win all time and if I come in second place I am a failure. I do not think Americans give out too many trophies because children should be recognized for their hard work and dedication, even if they don’t win. Americans are not raising their kids to become “too soft”. I think teaching kids that winning is a good thing is fine, but you should also teach kids that it is ok not to come in first place.A better way to acknowledge participation other than a trophy is a certificate or a ribbon .I think when a child gains a trophy they have a better sense of accomplishment and appreciation for their hard and dedication.