Some may think education is not important, but it can lead someone do doing the right thing, even if they are in a bad situation. When people are uneducated, they can lack empathy and integrity, which can have a big impact on the society around them. In situations where empathy or integrity is needed, it can be hard for people to express their thoughts or feelings to another person. When Bob Ewell attacked Jem and Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird, Arthur (Boo) Radley came to the rescue by stabbing Bob Ewell. When Mr. Heck Tate got there he knew what had happened, but to save Boo´s reputation, he said, ¨ Bob Ewell fell on his knife.
Freedom: “But I did ended up talking to Sugarberry about his behavior before; and I still feel bad for him. Since Sugarberry said that he caused his own world to be destroyed; and yes, I did ended up saying and doing bad things to him before too, like the raining chocolate incident, because I really didn’t like him and wanted for him to feel the same pain that I was dealing with. Since I have to be constantly dealing with all of the trapped people’s voices in my head, because I can’t save them. I also don’t hate Sugarberry now; since I just want to help him, because the poor guy doesn’t know to make people happy without physically and emotionally harming
Insecurity is the feeling of anxiousness and feeling self-conscious about one’s physical characteristics. In Gary Soto’s short story “The Jacket,” the main character says, “ I heard the buzz-buzz of gossip and even laughter that I knew was meant for me. And so I went, in my guacamole-colored jacket.” The boy with the ugly jacket feels insecure about his outward appearance because of the cruel laughter and judgement others are revealing and also tries to hide himself from the unwanted attention. Soto uses literary elements to express the hatred the boy felt towards the jacket, symbols to show that he was embarrassed of his culture and he wishes he had clothing like his other peers, and conflict to impact the way others viewed him to support the overarching theme: Focusing on the small things can distract one from the important things that matter. First, the literary element in “The Jacket” supports the overarching theme “Focusing on the small things can distract one from the important things that matter.” The boy is met with an ugly green jacket that his Mom bought for him for his middle school year.
Grendel, or Anxiety? In today’s society, we face many monsters that cause us to become fearful and weak when faced with a challenge. In the epic Beowulf translated by Burton Raffel, Grendel is a miserable monster who causes pain upon faultless people, and is motivated by their pain. Today’s monsters may not be actual creatures, but they do cause the same terrifying effects on people, symbolizing evil in our society. Anxiety, like Grendel causes you to feel alone, attacks innocent people, and creates jealousy of others happiness.
She said, “Because-he-is-trash, that’s why you can’t play with him. I’ll not have you around him, picking up bad habits and learning Lord-knows-what” (Lee 301). This statement shows that she believed the Finch family would look bad if she allowed Scout to play with someone like Walter. This statement also causes the readers to collate her with Hilly when they realize that they both treasure the reputation of their family. In conclusion, Hilly and Aunt Alexandra both value their status in the towns they reside in and wish to maintain it.
necessities which do indeed lie in wait for him.” When Sammy decides to quit his job to show the girls that he supported their way of dressing, he finds that the girls have already left and did not care. It is at this point where reality finally hits Sammy hard, but then he arrives at another innocent conclusion: “I felt how hard the world was going to be to me hereafter” (Dessner ,n.p.). At this point, Sammy thinks that life is over, but the reader knows that it is just beginning. The setting in a way supports Sammy view of a conforming society and influences him make the decisions he made. A grocery store was an integral part of the American way of life because that is where people would buy products to satisfy their basic needs, however
According to the site,"People treat the pit bulls very badly"("The Problem with People not Pit Bulls"). It's easy to think that pit bulls are the worst type of pet in the world, but really it isn't, but the facts say that its the owner fault. For example, one site said,"the owner treats them badly so,
Trevor’s actions to destroy Old Misery’s home were not logical, due to Old Misery compassion to the gang. The way T(Trevor) walks about gives a message about how he wants the past back, and he wants the emotion and luxuries that he once had. The actions of Trevor and the boys were below the belt, considering the kindness Old Misery had shown the boys. Regardless of the gang
On the other hand, Katniss is suspicious of his behavior, and believes he is just pretending to be nice, but she realizes that he is just being himself. She states in the book, “Peeta Mellark, on the other hand, has obviously been crying and interestingly enough does not seem to be trying to cover it up. I immediately wonder if this will be his strategy in the Games. To appear weak and frightened, to reassure the other tributes that he is no competition at all, and then come out fighting.” (Collins, 2008, p.49) He is a very caring person because he doesn’t want Katniss to sacrifice herself for him. Instead, he is helpful, and helps her, for example by helping her get away from the enemies.
The phrase, ‘yellow and rotten’ make the readers think as if Boo Radley is poor and low in a social hierarchy, as he cannot afford to brush his teeth. Although Jem who said this sentence, did not exactly know how Boo looks like, he believes that Boo is inferior and being to be ridiculed, which indicates that the prejudice is ingrained into the children of Maycomb. Lee used prejudice to create mysterious feeling about Boo and shows he is being mocked and teased by the children. Later in the story, Boo is shown as a kind and real person as he mends Jem’s
When Scout saw the Cunninghams paying in different things like Hickory nuts and Stovewood, she was quick to question the payment. In the quote it demonstrates how Atticus has to simply explain to the Scout, you should never look at someone differently based on how much money they have. You should look at them for who they are. Some people are not as fortunate as others, it is not there fault, but like they Cunningham 's, they find a way. Atticus did not only open the kids eyes to how you should not judge someone, but also, to stand up for what you believe in, despite what others might say.
Christopher detests the colors yellow and brown. People say that Chris is just being silly when he says that he hates those colors, but he responds by saying that at least he has a reason to hate the specific things that he does (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time 85). Heightened senses seem to be a pretty standard characteristic of Asperger’s Syndrome although it does differ case by
Even though the process of getting that meal is disgraceful, she choose to hide this ugly truth for her children and hold up the shameful feeling in her heart. Angela’s begging behavior may looks like she is forced by poverty, nonetheless, that’s not the only reason. With the heart of a mother, Angela loves her kids. So she doesn’t mind to sacrifices her dignity when the time she knows the family need