Once at the bodega he mentions that “the light is very bright and pleasant but the bar is unpolished” (Hemingway). Again the light plays a significant role in the story. It is a symbol of something joyful to the waiter. The older waiter feels he is much like the old man, he knows the feeling of being alone and not having anything in his life to bring him joy. The light acts as a temporary joy for both older men.
I feel fat. I feel like I’ve been saving up a lot of things and don’t know what. I might even start reading books.” (Pg 64) Audiences learn that Montag doesn’t have the knowledge to have choices or excitement so he is depressed. Because Montag is living a simple life controlled by the government, he doesn’t have any uniqueness. To conclude, without choices created by gaining knowledge, life is boring and
Or in Francis’ case, flees. As Helen says his alcoholism leads to them having to “give up [their] pillowcases and [their] dishes” (53). This instance clearly shows that by drinking away his money, Francis one by one loses his possesions and finds himself in the situation of being a bum. Another devastating affect his consumption of alcohol is when he drops his 13-day old son, Gerald who dies of a cracked neckbone because he “had four beers after work that day.” (18). While Francis does say he did not drop him because he was drunk, a person who has recently had drinks is not a good judge of anything let alone their current state.
In “Common Sense,” Thomas Paine wrote that the “cause of America is in a great measure the cause of all mankind.” I believe his claim to be correct. By this statement he meant that America’s goals are peace, freedom, and democracy. There are many similarities between The Deceleration of Independence and Common Sense like the need for freedom and to break away from Brittan and its rules. The cause of America is its goals for peace, democracy, and freedom. Paine is saying "is, for the most part, the same as" Then "the cause of all mankind" is the goals of all mankind.
Red Sammy is the owner of the BBQ place “The Tower”; this is where the grandma and her family go to eat before facing their demise. Red Sammy and the grandma get along very well, speaking about the past and how much better life was in their time. Red Sammy then asks Bailey why he would let two strangers charge their gasoline and the grandmother replies, “He did it because he is a good man. In this case, her definition of “good” seems to include gullibility, poor judgment, and blind faith, none of which are inherently “good”. The grandmother’s disparate application of the label “good man” reveals that “good” doesn’t imply moral or kind.
Jonathan’s situation is almost the exact opposite of Nick’s. Jonathan has no responsibilities to people because he doesn’t have a job or friends who are equally desperate, and the people whom he relies on don’t give him reason to stop drinking and clean up his act. In contrast to the friendship between Nick and Warren, “Jonathan had lived with Ray and Clare, off and on, for years...In the middle of the afternoon [their daughter] came in from the barbecue to find Jonathan passed out on the couch, a hole gouged in the center of the cake, chocolate smeared on his face, his hands, the couch itself”(151). A parallel is clearly here between Nick and Ray, and then Warren and Jonathan. Jonathan, unlike Nick, is able to benefit and get a house without any work because of who his friends are.
The heroes, leaders, doctors, writers, teachers, inventors and everyone virtuous in our world exist with an ego allowing for their creation and achievement. Yet, those who are vain and take pride in themselves are shunned in modern day society. To be fully humble and willing to serve others at the drop of a dime is nearly impossible, nor desirable. So why does society have the tendency to teach selfless behaviours, when everything good on earth has come out of pride? Thomas Edison created the light bulb with dignity, knowing his invention would better mankind, exactly as Equality from Anthem did.
To be American is an honor, We have liberty, peace and freedom. Our land is considered the home of the free and anyone is welcomed despite the laws and racism or discrimination that goes on around the world. To be American is something you should be proud of. Not everyone lives or gets the opportunity to be granted freedom, it’s something that should be appreciated and valued your whole life. To be American means to be humble and respectful towards everyone.
America is a great country. It is the great melting pot of races, religions, and beliefs. Americans have freedom and rights to think independently from their neighbors. We’ve rightfully earned this way of living, for history has taught us that our ancestors fought for this. Each American individual is equal, but it is our uniqueness that binds us together.
The declaration of Independence is where Americans declared their rights. Thomas Jefferson, the man who wrote the Declaration of Independence was greatly influenced by the philosopher John Locke. Locke believed that humans had natural rights, that power comes from the people and all men are equal, and these beliefs can be found in Jefferson’s writings. American’s believe they have certain rights that can’t be taken away from them. The