Law Abiding Citizen In the movie Law Abiding Citizen, Clyde Shelton is seeking revenge on the American Justice System because in his mind, justice hasn’t been served. Clyde was an innocent and honorable family man until his wife and child were brutally raped and murdered right in front of him where he was helpless and couldn’t fight back or help them, leaving him emotionally scarred for the rest of his life. One of the men who broke into his home were convicted and given the death penalty and the other who actually did the killing and raping got off easy with only a few years in prison. Because of this and the event Clyde was forced to experience, his mental stability is not intact and he feels he has to do a number of things to prove
The manager of the Hotel discretely warns Jack of the past caretaker who had killed his family and then committed suicide. Ullman, the manager, knew how desperate Jack was to have a new job and new that he had past records of alcoholism, but still Jack won’t hear it and takes the job immediately in the hopes that this would let his family and him reconnect. Then we meet his wife, Wendy, a weak and worrisome women waiting or her husband to return. This leads to discover, when Wendy has a flashback, that Jack had broke Danny’s arm, his son, after a drunken night that turned aggressive. Danny loves his father, and can’t even tolerate to think that his parents could divorce, so he stays hopeful that his father will not return to those bad habits.
Shmuel had to wash glasses in Bruno’s kitchen because there was a family diner. Bruno wanted to give some food to Shmuel, but the Lieutenant saw this. Shmuel said Bruno gave it to him and that it was his friend. But Bruno said he never seen Shmuel. The Lieutenant became very angry and hit Shmuel.
Boo Radley represents a symbolic mockingbird because he was seen as a psychopath who lives alone, even though he ended up becoming a distant father figure to Jem and Scout. First, Boo becomes recognized by the kids as a perpetrator, and a man with blood on his hands. He has been reputed to have stabbed his father in the leg with scissors. Boo was only imagined this way. One night when Jem and Scout were fastly walking home, Bob Ewell, the nearby resident who drinks too much, tries to kill the kids.
Although, he is pulled away from causing any more trouble than his father already created. Sartoris is hit by his father multiple times throughout the story and observes his mother being thrown into the wall for stopping Abner from committing another crime. Seeing and receiving abuse has led Sartoris to grow as a character and become a brave young boy. Hermann Hesse, who is a German poet, said, “Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.” Hesse’s quote relates the William Faulkner’s story, Barn Burning because Sartoris holds unto his family even though there is verbal and physical abuse from Abner. However, at the end of the story, Sartoris allows his father’s wrath to be motivation and strength to run away from the only home, his family, that has ever stayed with him.
In the novel The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain, illustrates the bond formed between Huck, the protagonist, and Jim, Huck’s companion. Huck’s father Pap, while he was still alive, he beaten Huck repeatedly, kidnapped, and scared his son to the extent, that Huck, out of fear, feigns his own death to escape Pap’d grasp. While Huck and Jim travel down the Mississippi River it became apparent that Jim is more of a father figure to Huck than his biological father. Pap teaches the virtues of a life not worth living, while Jim gives Huck the proper fatherly support, compassion, and knowledge for Hick to become a man. Pap is an ignorant drunk who attempts to scam any possible person.
Roy decides to go anyway, telling John not to tell anyone as he will be back soon. There Roy gets into a fight and gets hurt and starts bleeding. He is brought back into the house and as the father gets home, he tries to blame his step-mother and John for letting Roy go there. The father favors Roy because he is his real son and John the step-son serves as the scapegoat. Filled with meaningful themes, Baldwin’s most recurring theme is ghetto and poor city violence (F).
baren. But in the end I ended up losing it. So I've been in jail right now but not in the chain gang but my daddy is for trying to fight them men on him to get to me and i’m really scared for him because he was in jail for 1 month and 2 weeks and just two weeks ago they put him in the cang gang. I really want to see my papa but I don’t want to end up in the cang gang they already don’t give us enough to last a day but on the good side I got to see stacey and my mom. It makes me feel the same at the hospital but this time I don’t get as much food and people are glad i’m in here.
Never seen again” (Lowry 48). Consequently, Jonas’s father works at the nurturing center and he does some releases, but since he has no feelings he doesn’t know he is killing the people. After The Giver showed him the tape of the release, Jonas doesn’t want to go home “To his surprise his father began to very carefully direct the needle into the top of the new child’s forehead, puncturing the place where the fragile skin pulsed. The newborn squirmed, and wailed faintly” (Lowry 149). In Jonas’s society you have no choice of how you live, or how you die, whereas our society you die because of natural
The Vicario brothers could smell him in the jail cell where the mayor had locked them up until he could think of something to do with them. "No matter how much I scrubbed with soap and rags, I couldn't get rid of the smell," Pedro Vicario told me. They'd gone three nights without sleep, but they couldn't rest because as soon as they began to fall asleep they would commit the crime all over again.” (Pg.46) Everyone was feeling guilty because the people had a chance to do something but instead chose not to act. This tends to happen tremendously in today’s society; most people think being quiet is the solution but voices are meant to be heard. “FOR YEARS WE COULDN'T TALK ABOUT anything else.