"Brother put lots of his time, effort, and care into Doodle even though "It's a miracle [he] didn't give up" (Hurst). His efforts showed the pride he had, or at least wanted to have in his younger sibling; even if it was rooted in selfishness. Pride is what motivated Brother to help him, though he wished it was his family which gave him the grit to always push Doodle to success. Brother
The adolescents in William Golding’s Lord of the Flies and Ishmael Beah’s A Long Way Gone are entangled in chaotic situations that placed them in vulnerable positions to commit dangerous acts of violence. In Golding’s novel, a cluster of boys are trapped on an unknown island caused by a fatal plane crash that leads to the lack of adult supervision. The need to survive on the deserted island causes two leaders to emerge and clash: Jack and Ralph. Although Jack seemingly submitted to Ralph’s authority in the beginning after Ralph was announced chief over the boys, his manifesting desire to conquer thrives as the plot continues. The thick tension involving Jack and Ralph is ignited when the party of youngsters split up into two individual tribes:
A Crumbling Society The novel Lord of the Flies written by William Golding tells the story of a group of boys abandoned on an island to fend for themselves. In the novel, a group of young English boys trying to escape war get stranded on an island after a plane crash. Initially there is order, but as time progresses things begin to fall apart and the island is reverted to a much more primitive state. This movement away from a normal, civil society over time shows what the disconnect from the larger civilized world can do to people, especially young children who have never been on their own before. The novel demonstrates that civilized society keeps man from reverting to a more savage, primitive state.
As seen “after the missionaries finished singing, Nwoye pondered about what he just heard, the hymn about brothers who sat in darkness and fear seemed to answer a vague and persistent question that haunted his young soul the question of Ikemefuna who died” (Achebe 128). Okonkwo’s participation in Ikemefuna’s murder ultimately pushed Nwoye to Christianity and this caused Okonkwo to lose respect in himself for not raising a better son.
In William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, a group of British schoolchildren are marooned on an isolated island, but the story soon takes a dark turn when the boys realize that there may be a beast on the island with them. The novel illustrates the need for civilization and the innate evil in humans; however, Simon is seemingly an exception to all of the rules that the author has set. He is in no way evil, and the purity of his soul is unparalleled in any other. Simon appears as a biblical, almost Christ-like figure among the savage and flawed population. His characterization has a immense impact on the story’s overall meaning and purpose, demonstrating many interesting themes that warrant further scrutiny.
In the fourth chapter I can see how the characters have changed overall and how some of their qualities from the first chapter have stayed the same. To start off, Ralph has become extremely mature for his age with his leadership qualities, but his poor treatment towards Piggy has still existed from the first chapter. Furthermore, he also seems to be more serious about getting rescued and having rules within the group of boys. Since he became the chief, he has become more frustrated with the boys because they do not care about rules, and they think that no matter what, they will eventually be rescued. Despite his rudeness towards Piggy he has still changed into a better leader.
The book depicts Boo as a distraught boy and who is never seen as anything more. Eventually, Boo has enough, and protects himself from the cruel discrimination of his fellow townspeople by hiding out in his own home. Though Boo’s reclusion shows his depression the nonstop talk about him continues on. These rumors soon became the tales of the Maycomb “Haunt”. Therefore, the discrimination towards Boo Radley demolished his life and turned it into a tragedy
“I’m frightened. Of us.” That quote (p.140) was spoken by the main protagonist, Ralph, in Lord of the Flies, written by William Golding after Ralph’s friend, Simon, was killed by the “animalistic” actions of the other boys. Golding explores a whole new world of fiction in his unique twist and style of writing. The novel, can really make us ponder on what really the young boys were thinking and therefore acting upon during their unexpected “vacation” to a deserted island. The boys’ age varied from six to twelve and they all made poor choices, even the oldest of the boys, throughout the whole plot.
Augustine put it this way, “When sin is committed, we have… preferred… goods of a lower order and neglect the better and the higher good — neglecting you, our Lord God.” At this point Augustine describes what he believed to be the most pervasive sin affecting his life, which will continue to torture him for the rest of his life, lust. “Then bushes of lust grew rank about my head, and there was no hand to root them out.” Augustine then moves away from his home to Carthage to study the art of rhetoric. This time in is life was what he’d describe as the darkest time, when his lust and urge for power guided him. He even described how he did not want any rescuing, but enjoyed being ensnared by sins, “I was in love with loving, and hated security and a smooth way free from snares.” However, slowly his heart changed and he began searching for a creator, which is when he found the Manichees. The Manichees were a group that believed in the dualism of good and evil.
The story of Young Goodman Brown is the story of a tale about the main character becoming aware of the hypocrisy of his faith as a Puritan. Through his travels in the woods at night, he unveils the truths, or what he believes as truths, about his wife Faith, neighbors, and fellow Christians. By the end, Brown loses all trust in his Faith, both literally and spiritually, and refuses to see any good in the world. The beginning scene where Goodman Brown meets the old man has the most significance in the story’s resolution. This is where his mistrust starts to form and where he experiences his first temptations to sin.