On page 262, “Still but for a man breathing heavily, breathing heavily and staggering… ‘Jem?’ There was no answer but the man’s heavy breathing. ‘Jem?’ Jem didn’t answer.” Even though he did not answer, she went out of her way to ‘scout’ for her injured brother. Mr. Ewell could have easily taken Scout’s voice and the dark night as his advantage, but being the loving person she is, Scout took the chance to look for him. Atticus took the risk to fight for Tom Robinson knowing that people would start hating him
Anita from the start wanted to embrace America and the opportunity that it appeared to offer, however the social injustices only push her away from wanting and conforming the ‘American way’ due to the lack of respect and possibility. Anita even projects some racist tendencies towards the other side after Bernardo is murdered; she orders Maria to stay away from Tony, she says, “A boy like that who’d kill your brother; forget that boy and find another. One of your own kind, stick to your own kind, a boy like that will give you sorrow; you’ll meet another boy tomorrow.” The racism comes through on both sides of the equation and is a key reason as to why the gangs are so violent with one
In reality, a ruling in favor of Masterpiece Cakeshop would have the opposite effect. In an article from ThinkProgress, many amicus briefs filed in Masterpiece Cakeshop argue that if the bakery wins the case, the ruling would destroy religious freedom because allowing LGBTQ discrimination would open the door for discrimination against religious minorities, like Muslims and atheists. The Muslim community in America is already extremely vulnerable, in fact, according to the article, Muslims surpassed atheists as the least trusted religious minority in the United
Society determines what is civilized and what is barbaric and how it uses its morals, or lack thereof, to determine how individuals should live. Unfortunately, it affects how people view others and how they judge themself. In The Kite Runner, Amir sees himself as barbaric because of how he is seen. On page 77, Amir thinks, “ I ran because I was a coward.” He knows what Baba, or Rahim Kahn, or how any Afghan would treat him or what they would call him if they had seen him run away from Hassan being raped. He almost accepts that he is in the wrong and should be ridiculed.
Rachel was the daughter of Reverend Brown, who brainwashed the people of the town to radically believe that God must come before anything else. In simpler terms, anyone who dared to speak against that concept, would be hated by the people of Hillsboro. Because of this, Rachel felt pressured to follow her father’s rules. If she failed to do so, she would be an embarrassment to him. Rachel’s love for Cates was stronger than the fear she had of her father.
It was strictly forbidden. He had even been arrested once but escaped at last minute.” (p.29). The danger is further emphasized when Marjane’s mother is frightened because a picture of her protesting appears in the news (p.??). On the contrary, a leader of the Islamic revolution may not comprehend why citizens intensively work against the order they are trying to create. They will further fight against all revolts using severe
Amir first realizes the depth of his cowardice as he watches Assef rape Hassan in the alley and thinks, “I could step in into that alley, stand up for Hassan—the way he stood up for me all those times in the past—and accept whatever happened to me. Or I could run” (Hosseini 77). He has an epiphany that he could choose to be brave and selfless like Hassan and step up to Assef regardless of any physical consequences. However, despite his understanding that the noble choice would be to interfere and stop Assef, Amir is unable to act on it because his fear of Assef overwhelms him. The guilt that consumes Amir in the weeks following Hassan’s rape indicates that he understands the extent of his selfish behavior and needs to resolve it before he can forgive himself.
“Do you hear me ? I forbid you” (Hosseini 107)! Ali and Baba are fighting over Hassan leaving. Ali just wants to protect Hassan because he has been through a great deal of pain. Baba is trying to fix this because he doesn’t want to tear apart his family.
His anger made him do things without thinking, which could end up harming him. His fear of being thought weak made Okonkwo do everything he could to appear more manly, which could end up with him harming himself or others. Because of his vulnerabilities, Okonkwo’s downfall was his own fault. Due to his anger, Okonkwo beat his wife during the week of peace, violating the rules of the week. He also killed Ikemefuna because “[h]e was afraid of being thought weak.” (61) These two actions were Okonkwo’s fault, and were caused by his vulnerabilities.
Along with the way that Huck treated Jim, Twain made him sound like an unintelligent thing, not a human being but just a thing. There were many problems that Jim faced with Huck and one is specifically pointed out as the reason The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was a racist tale and not one that started to show racial tolerance. During the escape of Jim from Aunt Sally’s house Huck devises a simple plan to get Jim out of the barn safely But then Tom comes along and makes the plan much more complicated and insanely dangerous for Jim. Huck instead of stopping Tom from doing this plan asks him why they should do a complicated plan that might hurt Jim and then decides to revert back to his old self and toy with Jim. After all the morale improvements that Huck has made in the end Jim is still being toyed with instead of treated like the free human being he was.