Similarly to Boo Radley, the burden of the reality is too heavy for the characters to carry and they get crushed under its weight. Tom and Arthur embody the nature of innocence, which refuses to let go until the very last moment and is therefore, either murdered or forcefully kept hidden from the public eye. It is from those characters the reader learns that innocence is precious and fragile
Holden often carries hypocrisy because he exposes the weakness of others but doesn't pay attention to his own weakness. In J.D Salinger's Catcher in the Rye, we can see Holden Caulfield show the weakness of others but he never seems to recognize the weakness that he has throughout the story nor the depression that he has he talked about it but he never fully recognizes it. With other characters like Ackley, Stadler, Mr, Spencer Ect. we can see Holden find the weakness of these characters saying that they are hypocrites but he never seems to comprehend how much of a hypocrite is.
One of the main examples of denial is through Brick who denies his sexuality for Maggie, Big Daddy, and himself. He is trying to please everyone in the family through ignoring how he feels, which leads him to drinking his sorrows through liquor. It is not the fact that he does not love Maggie it is that he can not love Maggie due to loss of attraction. He is denying himself for Big Daddy only to not disappoint him because he is the son. He loves Big Daddy and to tell him the news while he is on his death time would leave Brick to the thought of Big Daddy dying in disappointment through his son.
However, from the way Dick speaks to Johnny, repeatedly calling him lazy either to his face or as an aside to the reader, one would think he had chosen this life. In reality, Johnny Nolan probably was not lazy, by any means. Alger simply had a poor understanding of how homelessness and surviving in an unsafe environment affects all aspects of an individual’s life. Although the idea that Johnny could have pulled himself from poverty if he had worked harder has the potential to give the reader hope, it’s unfortunately a naïve idea at best.
Earlier, Crooks mentions that the ranch hands will not let him play cards with them because he “stinks”. Crooks himself even says that nobody listens to what he has to say as it is“just a nigger talkin” (71). The fact that Crooks calls himself a nigger demonstrates that he does not have a very high opinion of himself. Crooks continuously mocks Lennie’s stupidity to make himself feel better about his own self worth. Similarly, Curley’s wife ridicules Lennie, Crooks, and Candy’s weaknesses.
When brother showed an made him touch his casket he knew the expectations of doodle. As stated (. . . ) Doodle was paralyzed, so I put him on my shoulder and carried him down the ladder, and even when we were outside in the sunlight, he clung to me, crying, 'Don't leave me. Don't leave
Parris is also a very selfish man who is only worried about staying minister and trying to make himself have a luxurious life style. He show how selfish he is by saying” The cause is yet unknown. I have had enough contention since i came; I want no more. ”(Miller, 174). He show himself as being selfish in this line because he doesn't worry about there being a witch in salem, he is only worried about keeping his job as minister.
Interestingly, the only other character who tries to manipulate Lennie is Crooks. Perhaps jealous of Lennie’s friendship with George, Crooks meanly suggests that George might leave him, just to hurt Lennie’s feelings. He backs off, of course, when he realizes that he may get more than he bargained for, but Steinbeck may be making an interesting parallel here: Unlike most men, but like Curley’s wife, Crooks cannot rely on his physical strength to support him in such a tough world. As a crippled black man in 1930’s America, Crooks occupies one of the lowest rungs of the social hierarchy, and as such, all he has left to him is the power of his mind, as further symbolized by his glasses and books.
Linder, from the Welcoming Committee, and say that they will take the money and not move into the house. However, as Angela Merkel, a German stateswoman and chancellor puts it, “When it comes to human dignity, we cannot make compromises.” His choice is to plead with Mr. Linder for the money, losing the dignity he has and that of his family’s, or move into the house, despite not being wanted by the community, but still being able to hold his head high, knowing he and his family worked to be there and deserve it. Walter’s going to beg for the money and tells Travis, his son, to leave the room. Mama, however, says no.
In the first place, John goes to court fully aware that if his evidence is deemed false then he will be taken to court, but he goes through with it. Proctor is acting not just to free his wife, but also when asked if he will leave if his wife is left to live, he refuses. Furthermore Proctor pushes for his friend’s wifes to be freed as well as his wife. This shows Proctor is willing to help those in need.
but I wanted to go in with Brendan, the police wouldn 't let me." Investigators pulled Brendan Dassey out of class to question him without his parent 's permission. In the US if you do anything with a minor you have to have parental/guardian consent you want to take their picture at a public event a waiver has to get signed if you want to quote them and an article about something they 're doing someone has to approve it Brendan does his mother had absolutely no idea some of the questions he was being asked by investigators because they had
Choices can be bad, to worse. It is never as black and white as it may seem when it comes to choices, and for that, one cannot wish anything sour to those who chose a path that felt best in a situation. John died a hero for trying to save those falsely accused, and trying to prove that the girls were lying, though that has never been proven and is merely a theory. With that, John also died a selfish man for leaving behind his wife and children for nothing but a name. One can conclude that John can easily be assumed as a selfish hero, like many people in stories and people currently walking the earth.
Throughout the story, Nick is considered to be an honest and reliable narrator, but in fact he is not a reliable narrator. Looking at the way Nick narrates the story, it is in a way that the accounts are very much one sided as opposed to it being an impartial reminiscence of his past. Nick says he is a man who is inclined to reserve all judgement, when in fact throughout this story he has criticized and been making negative judgement calls to all characters except Gatsby. He would say that Gatsby is worth the whole bunch and that the other characters is just a rotten crowd. In my opinion i agree but also I don 't agree, I don 't agree because Gatsby is just another guy in love with a girl trying to get her attention
(lines 112-113) and the hangman remarks that “[he] did no more than [the townspeople] let [him] do” (117), regarding the murders. Like Niemoller’s poem, the narrator’s fatal mistake was neglecting the option to defy the person in power--in this case, the hangman. If he had simply recognized reached out to his fellow townspeople to band against the hangman, they could have aided each other in the attempt to stop the hangman’s wrongdoings. Instead, he lets the opportunity slip away, and it is in his last moments that he realizes that the hangman’s criticisms of his actions--or rather, lack thereof--all ring true. In the Jon Stewart interview, Yousafzai mentions that people “don’t learn the importance of anything until it’s snatched from [their] hands”.
This is not only frustrating for Walter, but also for Bryan because I am sure that it may often seem like all his hard work is for nothing, especially since he is mostly doing it for free. I also find fault with the idea that Walter needed to admit his wrongdoings, “especially with women” because his past is irrelevant to this specific case, as he is completely innocent. Everyone makes mistakes but it is because of his unjust situation that he is forced to recognize them, as if this will get him any closer to justice and freedom. Even if Walter had lived a life of crime and immoral behavior, it would still be irrelevant as he still did not commit this crime, and therefore, was not worthy of being locked away and sentenced to death, while the real murderer was freely walking the streets. This only perpetuates the fear and stereotypical idealizations mainstream society has as black men as dangerous, and inherently