Nolasco 1 Felix Nolasco Mr. Kucharik 02/26/18 English IV The Invaders: The Battle of Limmat The Invaders, by John Flanagan, is a story that helps the meek feel like the heroes. The group is a motley crew of young men, from Hallasholm, that, against the odds, became the best crew of all the brother bands. Hal is the odd ball among them all, because of his great mind rather than fighting skills. Hal is criticized heavily, because of his Araluen lineage. Being the underdog for most his life, Hal serves as a great protagonist, for a story that portrays the the meek as the most courageous.
They are wrong, and I will prove it.” Before this quote, Salvas uncle had been shot and no one helped him. Uncle had been shot by Nuer men on their way to the refugee camp. Since his uncle cared for him and protected him, Salva felt safe. But after he was gone, people thought he was weak and useless. He did not let stop him because he has persistence.
His hobbies are different from his brothers and friends, but it is not the only issue that he has to deal with. Ponyboy is also struggling with his masculinity since he is the only boy who reads poems, goes to the cinema, or watches sunsets. Naturally, he often compares himself to the Greasers and wonders if he is strong enough, or brave enough to fight like his friends or his brothers. Ponyboy also compares himself to his two brothers. Darry is strong, smart, tough and domineering and he is respected and feared by
Although, the colonizers use violence as a way to instill fear within the Igbo people. These indigenous people who once valued violence, fighting, and war lose sight of their old core values. Due to fear, they become unwilling to challenge the foreign white man. Okonkwo is the only one who maintains these values and his warrior spirit shows when he kills the main messenger, but no one else in the clan was willing to revolt. None of the other clan members gathered were willing to kill the other messengers, scared of the consequences.
Snape at many occasions has demonstrated his choice to truly belong to the good side still however he will never be qualified as a hero. He is difficult and unpleasant, and has no qualms to subject his students to this attitude. Snape was once a Death Eater and therefore implying his loyalty towards Lord Voldemort (Goblet of Fire). We know very little about the early life of Snape making it easy to believe that Voldemort and his ideologies were something Snape greatly admired, (“Snape knew more curses when he arrived to school then half of the kids in seventh year”, according to Sirius Black). Snape had also invented a curse , Sectumsempra (Half Blood Prince), which is rare for a student.
Disabling the best friend of his son is cruel and being drunk could not make someone do such a thing. Meaning, he was cold. A parent shouldn’t have such a quality; however, Miriam does not. Miriam loves her child greatly. Long shots of her child show it as cheerful, well-fed, and clean.
When it comes down to politics, people are usually willing to fight tooth and nail for what they believe in, but most people wouldn’t kill a beloved family member, and the Sniper isn’t any different. Even though The Sniper would never yearn to kill his brother, he did, but at the same it was probably the right thing to do when faced with his circumstances. In “The Sniper,” neither the Sniper nor his brother are villains because they both fight for what they believe in and neither side in the Irish Civil War is inherently wrong, but some readers may interpret the brother as being a villain due his willingness to shoot an Irish Republican sniper, which adds to the story because it doesn’t give the reader a distinct feeling of success or failure.
Equality was also highly intelligent, smarter than his brothers, and he had potential to be an amazing member of the city, but he was never given the chance to be great. He was downgraded and placed as a street sweeper because he preferred to be a Scholar. Equality tried very hard to fit in a be like his brothers. It states, “We looked upon Union 5-3992, who were a pale boy with only half a brain, and we tried to say and do as they did, that we might be like them, like Union 5-3992, but somehow the Teachers knew that we were not.” (Rand 21). All the rules and controls that were placed over the city seemed great to everyone else but they restricted Equality.
Amir always played it selfishly whereas Hassan every time did things for his best friend like even saving his friend from doing his daily chores. Hassan and Amir were true friends but Amir did very little for Hassan whereas Hassan fulfilled all the responsibilities even if there was no response from Amir's side. Thus “failing to meet the expectations of a relationship for one’s own personal gain” is best seen in their relationship. It is quite profoundly seen during the kite tournament wherein Hassan was raped brutally by 3 boys when he refused to part away the kite for Amir.
When most people think of Al Capone, they often regard him as a villain because of his historical status as a criminal. However, his family knew first hand how loving he could be. From growing up in a large family, to being at the lead of an empire, Capone was always there to help those who needed him. His enemies however, knew that Capone did not have the desire to serve everyone. Despite humble beginnings, Al Capone was an interesting character that turned into one of the most well known villains with a good side.