Bilbo did not know that this would change his life “it was a turning point in his career, but he did not know it. He put the ring in his pocket almost without thinking; certainly, it did not seem of any particular use at the moment.” (68) Bilbo knew,”He must get away, out of this horrible darkness, while he had any strength left. He must fight. He must stab the foul thing, put its eyes out, kill it.
In “The Crucible”, John Proctor does not confess to witchcraft. They told him if he confessed, he could live happily with his wife, Elizabeth. He refuses to confess, but after he speaks with Elizabeth, he decides to confess. The judges start writing his confession papers and he changes his mind to keep his “good” name.
In The Outsiders, after Johnny had killed Bob, Ponyboy and Johnny had to go on the run because they didn’t want to be caught, but Johnny says later on that he doesn’t want Ponyboy to have to live this life, and he is willing to turn himself into the police. Johnny couldn’t gain anything from this, and is willing to sacrifice the rest of his life because he doesn’t think it’s fair that Ponyboy has to live his life in hiding and away from his family. In the text, it says, “Johnny nodded. ‘I 'm sure. It ain 't fair for Ponyboy to have to stay up in that church with Darry and Soda worryin ' about him all the time.’”
The theme of the story “Stop the Sun” is that understanding brings acceptance and this is shown to the reader through Terry’s frustration, embarrassment and finally his understanding. The theme which is understanding brings acceptance is shown through Terry’s frustration. After asking his mother about his father’s PTSD, he was told it was because of the war, but Terry knew there was something else, something specific that had happened; “ But it bothered him whenever it happened. When something bothered him, he liked to stay with it until he understood it and he understood not part of this”(50).
It is also not healthy for the seventh man to carry guilt on for his whole life and by carrying this guilt he did not have the life he wished to have. First of all, the narrator should forgive himself because The seventh man felt like a protector towards K. For example,( Para 9) pg 6 states “ Ever since I could remember, my best friend was a boy I’ll call K. His house was close to ours, and he was a grade behind me in school. We were like brothers, walking to and from school together, and always playing together when we got home”.
The things they went through do not make them feel better at the end. Holden's ending is not similar to Franny's ending because they both end up reacting to society in a different way. "The thing with kids is, if they want to grab for the gold ring, you have to let them do it, and not say anything. If they fall off, they fall of," (Salinger, 232). Holden learns a huge lesson when he is with Phoebe at the carousel.
In the story, the author used the symbol of James Maxwell being the president to show that no matter how far one gets in life, they will always have some regrets about what they chose to do with their life. James was one of the most influential people in the story. Most kids looked up to him and wanted to be him but that wasn’t enough. He wished he had followed his dreams and became an astronaut.
On the journey Christopher learned that anything that he puts his mind to is possible as long as he is brave. Christopher has all these weird quirks about him that make him autistic, but the quirks that he has overcome to continue on his different journeys allows him to find who killed Wellington, where his book was, and to get to his mother. Christopher learns that there are some things that you can not do in society and that telling a lie is not right. Since his father lied to him it made Christopher more determined to run away and find his mother. This idea pushed Christopher to accomplish his hopes and dream with taking his math classes and going to a university.
He wanted that paper as much as a child wants candy. But Tom realizes at the end that the paper is worthless and his endeavor was all for nothing because it was lost anyway. Thus, the idea that Tom should leave because now he has nothing to worry about because there is no way to retrieve a second time is
Holden wants everyone to stay young and innocent, including himself, even though he knows the can’t and he knows that he is already grown up himself. Facing the fact that they have to grow up and live in the real world is a real struggle for both Gene and Holden because they know the horrors that they are yet to face so they both try to hold it off as long as
When McCandless returned home his parents expressed their fears about his dangerous, daunting trips. Although he knew the dangerous situations he was putting himself through, he didn’t want to back down to his parents, “he wanted to prove to himself that he could make it on his own, without anybody else’s help” (178). He was tired of being babied by his parents, he wanted to show them that he was no longer a boy, but a man. McCandless’ refusal of his parent’s loving advice therefore proves that he wished to be his own person, stating the actions of his trip into the wild as being sane, and a product of independence.
The fact that George had tried to help him with everything and was almost like a parent keeping things for him and making sure that had something to eat and making sure he had work shows that he was trying to help him, but in the long run he knew Lennie would never get better. ”I think I knowed from the very first. I think I knowed we’d never do her. He usta like to hear about it so much I got to thinking maybe we would’’(steinbeck 44). This shows George wanted a better life for him and Lennie, but deep down he knew Lennies limitations and accepted that the dream was never meant to be and took it upon himself to end
Banning books also filters realism. Parents surely cannot expect to shelter their children from the real world forever. These books might have have violence and torture and bad people, but so does the real world and kids should know what to face if they have to when they grow up. If you read about people with sad, terrible lives, you will feel more grateful for what you have and you will be a better person. If you don 't about the dark and sadness of the world, you can 't know to appreciate the happiness and light.
(Conclusion) “The Lottery” is about how a town’s citizens are scared of upbringing change because they do not want to alter their custom. The townspeople do not realize that they must fight and change their tradition, or it will continue forever. The lottery may have been much more needed in the past rather than in present day, but the people continue to conduct it because they are fearful of an amendment to such a close part of their lives. Practicing traditional ceremonies is an essential part of life, but accepting change is imperative to ensure that development is