One difference is that Johnny dies a hero, while Dally dies a hoodlum. Dally always tries to break the law, he could never do things the legal way. Ponyboy narrates “Dally didn’t die a hero. He died violent and young and desperate, just like we all knew he would die someday” (154). Before Dally died, he robbed a grocery store, the cops are chasing him when he pulled out an unloaded gun.
When someone is left to watch another person, they have to keep them safe no matter what. This is seen everywhere- with parents and their children, teachers, and students, and so on. George protected Lennie until he ultimately decided that he had to shoot him for his own
When the war started affecting Salva and his village it became apparent to him that he may never see his family again. “If I die now, I will never see my family again.” (11) This thought helped Salva strengthen and have the instinct to survive so he could see his family again, which is one of the reasons he did survive. Not only did he think he would never see his family again, but he became friends with Marial, a boy from the group he was in, who was soon taken away from him as well.
A clear sign of the gangs influence on Johnny was when he decided to prevent the Soc’s from drowning Ponyboy and defending himself instead of letting the Socs beat them up and have them possibly drown Ponyboy. More specifically, after finally fighting back and killing Bob, he says to Ponyboy “‘I killed him’ he said slowly. ‘I killed that boy”’(Hinton 56). Here the author is explaining how shocked Johnny was once he killed the Soc.
This is a big step in every man’s life and because of the distance he felt with his father, he is hoping that when he becomes a father he does not lose that kind of closeness that he once had. This relates to his conflict of becoming the Pantaloon now because of the way he sees his father as a crazy old man who will tell non-stop lies as if he were to hustle his own friends at a carnival and he fears that he himself will turn out the same way. Will is in a constant battle of trying to figure out the truth in his father’s stories, but also trying to discover why his father is like this and it is taking a toll on him. With a newborn on the way for Will and Josephine, Will is trying to find closure so he can have a better understanding of how to raise their child. This is a proximal factor for Will because it involves the birth of his own son soon and also him being back home for the death of his father.
He kept looking for his family and believed he could find them. When Uncle died, Salva was still determined to reach the refugee camp, and when he did he was still determined to find his family. Without Uncle, the group’s attitude changed, and they grumbled about him being too young and small, and nobody shared food with him, so he had to beg for scraps, which were given grudgingly. Under all of his sadness, Salva felt stronger and kept going. Third, in America, he was determined to help the people of South Sudan - “Salva worked for hours and days, which grew into weeks and months”, (pg 108).
Putting yourself in danger to save others takes a huge amount of courage. This is called sacrifice. In the book Peak, by Roland Smith, every character experiences different types of sacrifice, whether they are endangering themselves, their reputation or other people. From Peak sacrificing himself so that Sun-jo would be safe, to Josh sacrificing his job for Peaks safety, and the Sherpas and porters sacrificing their jobs so that Zopa would be set free. Every character has a choice in this book
Elie took a drink and gave him the rest even though elie would have loved to take it himself. His dad yells," .. I can't go on.." (107 night) Eliezer's father screeches for help because of the dysentery he has. Elie does everything to make his father better but nothing works. Elie was clearly trying to take care of his dad and make him better so he would stay alive.
I’ll watch over you and you’ll watch over me... we’ll look after each other(pg.89).” This quote shows that Elie has never said this to his father. Now that they are in a possibility of death, they need to take care of each other. Also, the story of Rabbi Eliahou's son leaving him because he was too weak made his son leave his father.
This shows that even though Stacey knew that he could very easily get hurt, he did it anyway. He showed that even though he can be scared, he will still do the right thing. It is really hard to do the right thing, especially when you know that the right thing could end up badly. To show that Stacey is really courageous he did a series of courageous acts.
Award-winning author Cormac McCarthy’s The Road follows a father and son through a post-apocalyptic world. During their journey, the son seeks the understanding of the world they now reside in, and the father seeks the survival of his son. Though it seems all hope is lost, McCarthy hints at otherwise. Throughout the course of the novel, McCarthy expounds and alludes to God and scripture bountifully.