‘Lennie begged, “Le 's do it now. Le 's get that place now.”’ George concurs, places the Luger on the back of Lennie’s head, and shoots him. One of the most controversial aspects of George Steinbeck 's novel Of Mice and Men, was the death of Lennie by his friend’s hands. Many believe that George murdered him in Lennie’s best interest, yet many others believe that George was being selfish and with his act, removed the burden of Lennie. However, George was completely justified in murdering Lennie as he had no other choice if he wanted what’s best for his friend and the world at large.
Back during the Revolutionary War, families were divided and many people were trying to decide one question. Should they join the side of the Patriots, Loyalists, or remain neutral? War can be a brutal, violent, and cruel way of achieving power or freedom; and in the process, many lives are lost. However, sometimes war is necessary as it helps get rid of tyranny and injustice. In the book My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier, a boy named Tim Meeker lives in a family where his father is a Loyalist, and his dear brother is a Patriot.
A War Within War is inevitable, war is not peaceful nor accepted by many. War is the act portrayed by many men and women who believe they’re making a difference, that one less life in the world is nothing more than the act of taking it. Wars come and go claiming they’re making a difference in a positive way liberating a certain territory, whilst destroying it. War is the true equalizer between life and death, fairness and irony. The novel “My Brother Sam is Dead” symbolizes many of these traits.
Before, Hiram could be described as a young boy who had a blind, immense love for his grandfather and the South. However, his experience with Emmett Till and observing a murder that his grandfather was part of reformed Hiram, who came to see the flaws in the once idyllic place. An oft-present, major theme in the book is that past encounters have a big effect on who people become. When the verdict was delivered and justice wasn’t given to Emmett Till, Hiram had stated, “I felt like someone had knocked the wind out of me, how could the jury find them innocent.” (192) This is a huge contrast from the beginning of the book, where Harim did not care about the ongoing racial problem in the South, and would ignore whatever his
The book My Brother Sam is Dead was a book about about named Tim. He lived during the time of the Revaloutionary War. The book was very accurate towards actual events that happened during the war. When the war started Tim’s brother Sam joins the Patriots to fight. His family are loyalist and his father disapproves of him joining the rebels.
Bayard puts distance between himself and his father’s legacy by leaving to go college as a Law Major. Since the day Bayard and Ringo killed Grumby and nailed his body to the old compress, Bayard has struggled with the reality that he took someone’s life. This event makes him realize how much death the war had caused. As well as the war, Colonel Sartoris was the cause of many deaths because of his vengeful nature. As Bayard is readying to leave Professor Wilkins' house he realizes he is the head of the Sartoris family.
Violence continues to exist which is a major issue in today’s world. The US government is so centered around terrorism overseas, grave injustice inside of the nation 's own particular fringes is being disregarded. In the article "Bushwick Gets a Fresh Coat,” Amy O’Leary discusses about a man named Joseph Ficalora who experienced many painful incidents in Bushwick, Brooklyn and transforms that negativity into a new beginning of art. Throughout his life he had to suffer the burden of losing his father and mother. Joseph’s father death resulted from being knifed for his wallet and a non valuable chain at the time Joseph was just 12 years old.
were riding the family buggy to the nearby town of Hamburg when they encountered Lieutenant Colonel John David Twiggs, a Confederate officer and prominent member of the local planter aristocracy, at a crossroads. The two men seem to have been previously engaged in a dispute, possibly over the sale of an enslaved person. It appears to have been the position of the Butler family that the dispute had been settled and a third party named Bowers stirred up a new controversy. Colonel Twiggs and Robert Butler Jr. were both killed. The local newspaper, the Edgefield Advertiser, would report Twiggs fired first mortally wounding Robert Jr. and then Robert Sr. returned fire killing Twiggs instantly.
Here is what I think, I don’t think Andrew Jackson should be on the twenty dollar bill. He is unstable, one moment he 's fighting and killing Indians then all of the sudden he 's taking their son in. He was racist, he had slaves. I know he had a hard life growing up but that’s no excuse to do the things he did. He treated people rudely, by having slaves and solving things by duels.
Tim Meeker’s family is split during the war, his brother, Sam, wanting war against the British and his father, Life, who is against the war against the British. Many events happen during the story forging Tim’s opinion to become neutral, such as the deaths of his best friend, father, and brother.
Walter never wanted to kill emilio and Krazy-8 but he did it out of self defense since they pulled guns out on jesse and walter and they had to do something about it. when jesse and walter lock Krazy-8 in the basement they flip a coin to see who kills him and walter does not want to kill the man but he knows if he doesn 't that krazy-8 will probably come back and kill walter and his family so it 's a life or death situation for him so he needed to make a decision but he almost let him go if Krazy-8 wouldn 't have had a knife he probably would have been free to go but since he wanted to try and kill walter he had to end Krazy-8’s life. his moral choices and decisions were a hardship for him so some of his choices were overall evil and he tries to make the right decisions but he does what really has to be done in order to keep him and his
Then the clash of generations like adults and teens students and adults then children and parents.like adults and sam how the adults want to stay there in peaceIn My Brother Sam Is Dead although both sides of war are shown author 's collier and collier ultimately argue that war is unfair and hard.Like In the war it affected families and tore them apart.they also clash with generations like with adults and tennagers.then principals vs reallity principals as in sam fighting for freedom and reallity like all the horrible deaths.this is the kind of stuff that hapened in My Brother Sam Is Dead whille the revoloutionary war. In My Brother Sam Is Dead there is a lot of conflict in families during the war which leads into divided families.In the book
Tim has to be more mature in order to take care of the tavern and Mother without Father or Sam around to help. And the final principle v.s reality is Ned 's beheading. An example of that is, " Ned 's head jumped off his body and popped into the air" (Collier and Collier 145). Ned was a poor African American slave who got beheaded
Not to mention the fact that two of his sons died and not being able to capture John Wilkes Booth after he made a terrible mistake for shooting one of the country leaders in the war. John had the whole Union army after him and might 've been shot in the neck but other stories say otherwise. In the end John died and paid for his dear mistake. Allan influenced other police in the later times after the war. They started to open more and more police and detective agency 's after that.
One saying that has been passed down from generation to generation is that war is always unjust and cruel. The story, My Brother Sam is Dead, by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier, shows how one family was dragged into the war and split apart by it. The Meeker family experienced the unfairness of war by losing friends and family and their business suffering. War is unfair for a number of reasons. One of them is how it drags people into it.