He figures he’s got you scared and he’s gonna take a sock at you the first chance he gets,’” (Page 29 of Of Mice and Men). i. Explanation: The character Curley attempts to seem domineer towards Lennie due to his physique, which can be traced by envy. In his first impressions, Curley tries to make Lennie speak, but because Lennie is docile to George he did not. Thus, giving Curley a greater chance to be ‘formidable’.
The narrator stated, “I seemed to hear with what burning he had made it his, with what burning we had yet to make it ours, how we could cease lamenting” (Baldwin 382). This was only the beginning of what the narrator felt as Sonny played. He discussed how he could feel Sonny’s pain and struggle through every note he hit. He described the things he saw, such as their deceased parents, Grace, and just about every important event in his life flashed before his eyes. Sonny casted a spell over his brother with just the notes from his music playing.
In contrast, George and Hazel in the short story cannot even identify the obstacle that they are facing with their lives. This is evident when Hazel suggests George take his bad down, he refuses by saying that when “[people] get away with it, and pretty soon [they’d be right back to the dark ages again,” and Hazel agreed. Sadly, they are so passionate about “equality”, that they are blind about that fact that they are suffering. In conclusion, both “”Warren Pryor” and “Harrison Bergeron” illustrate the danger of overly controlling humanity. Both texts discuss the barrier of stifling humanity, however, in the poem the narrator decides to suffer under his parents’ expectation, where in the short story the speakers are blind about the barrier that they are
In addition, Atticus went against his moral code and principles he had always upheld before, especially in the Tom Robinson trial. Now, Atticus is faced with the decision of abiding by the law or breaking it in order to do the right thing. He knew that incarcerating a man, as withdrawn and solitary as Arthur would have been unforgivable. Especially, after Arthur had performed a great deed by saving his children 's life. He knew that exposing him would be an awful way of repaying him; it would have been like "shooting a mockingbird."
From a young age Caleb Trask has realized that he is mean. Knowing his weakness is the first step if Caleb wishes to improve himself. But Cal still believes that he is inherently bad and as a child expects for one prar to make him good overnight. Shortly after, Cal goes to meet his mother, and learns that his meanness is not inherited from her. Caleb explains, “‘I just know.
This can be associated with different people or things throughout the story. People who were misunderstood, unwanted, or physically hurt were usually symbols for Mockingbirds. Mockingbirds are innocent and it is a sin to hurt, kill, or disregard them because they have done nothing wrong. One example of a mockingbird in this book is Dill, who is unwanted from his family. He is a mockingbird because he is “unloved” by his family and he does not hurt anybody.
No one is infallible. Specifically, too much pride can lead to bad outcome. The unnamed narrator did so so much to prove to his parents and others around him that he was his brother’s keeper. He pretended to be nice unknown to his parents for instance he stated “there is within me(and with sadness I have watched it in others) a knot of cruelty born by the stream of love, much as our blood sometimes bears the seed of our destruction, and at time I was mean to doodle.” Right from the beginning, we know the unnamed narrator’s gut feelings against his brother. He only tried to be nice so that he can fulfill his selfish ends.
The Dangers of Following Traditions Blindly Why do people follow authorities and traditions blindly without reflecting upon what they are doing? The two short stories, The Lottery by Shirley Jackson and Examination Day by Henry Slesar, are perfect examples of societies that don’t question what they are doing because killing a person is rather an uncivilized and barbaric act. People will often be cruel when following traditions, beliefs, religion, or authorities. Thus, in the two short stories The Lottery and Examination Day, the authors are indirectly warning the reader about the dangers of not questioning authorities or traditions, and how we tend to be sheep that simply follow and don’t question. In The Lottery, the characters of the story follow traditional ideas, however they do not inquire about these ideas that are not moral at all.
The metaphor that compares Hamlet to the pigeon reveals Hamlet’s true nature. Pigeons do not have gallbladders: the body’s center for courage. By comparing himself to a “pigeon-livered and lack gall” (Ham.2.2.604), Hamlet acknowledges his submissiveness and resentment towards cold, heartless acts; it is against his nature to commit murder. This realization serves as an explanation as to why Hamlet has not fulfilled his pledge to the ghost. The bird imagery continues as Hamlet states he would feed Claudius to “kites” (Ham.2.2.606); he is conflicted about what he should do.
After Lennie horrifyingly disfigures Curley’s hand, his first and only question to George is about the rabbits, not about the egregious act he has just committed. Finally, George and Lennie are devoted to each other through whatever may come their way. When Crooks teases Lennie that someone may harm George on his night out, Lennie reveals his devotion to George
The next horrible act Lennie commits is caused by his fantasies of rabbits which lead to a fight between him and Curley that ends with Curley’s hand being completely crushed by Lennie’s out of control strength. Lennie cries “I didn’t wanta hurt him” (Steinbeck 64) and George says “Lennie was jus’ scairt...he didn’t know what to do” (Steinbeck 65). This proves that Lennie does not mean to harm people but due to his challenged mind and physical power it is
When the sow was killed they left the head on a stick as a peace offering to the beastie. It was used by Jack to try and reduce the fear that everyone on the island had of the beast. As it stood on the stick it had a evil smile (grin), this was when the head became a symbol of evil, since a grin represents doing something sneaky or evil. The main event with the sow 's head besides the killing was the conversation that Simon had. During the conversation the Lord Of The Flies intimidated Simon by saying he was “just an ignorant, silly little boy” and for thinking the beast is “something you could hunt and kill”.
Curley 's wife is what the workers call a tart is also one of the characters who think they have a somewhere to belong but they really don 't or someone. candy says “well I think Curley married …. a tart,” the worker thinks she a tart so when she tries to get their attention to talk to them they ignore her. Because of that, she is sad that she has no one to talk to. But one day Lennie was in the barn with a dead puppy and she tries to talk but she keeps telling her she 's no good.
Would you agree it would be horrible if not sinful to harm something good and innocent like perhaps a mockingbird? In the book To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee Atticus, the narrator’s father, says “Remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird” (pg.119) when telling her what she can and can’t shoot with her new air gun. Scout tells us that Atticus never says something is a sin; so why would he say that maybe to teach her it’s bad to harm a good and innocent creature. Atticus’s quote means more than just it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird but that it is wrong to harm or kill something that is innocent and does only good. The mockingbird is just a symbol of something that does only good because they don’t nest where they aren’t wanted; they don’t