The mother in this is caring and always looks out for her son Sarty, like when he got hurt she would keep asking him “Does it hurt?” (Faulkner 263), so this story would have a whole different feel if she told it. The father Abner is always mad and lashes out for anything at any time, he would never think about his actions he would just do things. Lennie says “Abner. Abner. Please don’t.
I ran as fast as I could, leaving him far behind with a wall of rain dividing us” (360). The narrator abandoned his brother during a vicious thunderstorm only because he wanted to retaliate against Doodle for not completing the program. Even the narrator himself said in the quote that a “streak of cruelty within me awakened” (Hurst, 360). The narrator knew that he was being cruel and proceeded with his actions, only out of spite and shame for his
Eurylochus said, “But if he flares up over his heifers lost, wishing our ship destroyed…” (Homer), so he guessed that Helios would punish them, but he did the deed anyways. Next, Eurylochus shouldn't have killed the cattle because of the promise. Eurylochus and the men promised before
Many times in the text George mentions that he would be better off with Lennie. Contrasting his own words, George’s ideal future includes Lennie. Lennie’s death in the end of the novel was inevitable. George is a fatherly figure to Lennie. Before they get to the ranch, George tells Lennie that if he gets in trouble, like he has in the past, to back to that brush.
Once Sarty was aware that his father and brother were on the way to burn de Spain’s barn, he sprinted into de Spain’s mansion and yelled, “Barn!” (Faulkner 160). In this situation, all Sarty knows is to shout “barn” to let de Spain know that Abner is going to burn the barn. This moment is where he chooses to betray his father and family and take control of his own life. Even though he feels guilty about being disloyal to his father, Sarty finally realizes that he is doing to right thing. Sarty’s realization of his instinct of justice enables him to dictate his own
The Justice and Mr. Harris had realized it was an unfair position to put him in so he didn't have to lie after all. After the jury had ended, his father hit him because he didn't think he was going to lie to protect him. “His father struck him with the flat go his hand on the side of the head, hard but without heat…” shows how he was disciplined when he had done nothing wrong. Soon enough, his father tried to burn another barn down after trying to sue the owner in court. In the end of both of the stories, the children’s attitude caused them to lose their parents one way or another.
Throughout the reading, there are opportunities where the reader is able to inspect and examine the ideas presented and find their own meaning. In the story, we’re introduced to seemingly normal characters at first: the narrator, the governess, the master, the maid named Mrs. Grose, and a
Through this sharing of experience we use stories to pass on accumulated wisdom, beliefs, and values. Through stories we explain how things are, why they are, and our role and purpose. Stories are the building blocks of knowledge, the foundation of memory and learning. Stories connect us with our humanness and link past, present, and future by teaching us to anticipate the possible consequences of our actions.
Abner pushes the butler aside and deliberately smeared the manure over the rug with his stiff foot. Abner is discounting his destructive behavior that he had ruined the rug by “never looked at it, he never once looked down at the rug”(187). Mr. de Spain realized the damage done during Abner’s visit so he sent the rug to the Snopes’s for cleaning. Abner with his destructive behavior, refuses to clean the rug properly and washes it in “lye” with a “field stone” (188). At the court, Major de Spain asks “twenty bushels of corn” (189) to be subtracted from Abner’s earnings.
He takes the lead naturally, and begins considering their options positively, after Uncle Billy raids and abandons them. Oakhurst, choosing not to tell the two kids of what Uncle Billy has done exhibits his gentleness even further. Without the mules it is plain that the group would have no idea on what to do, if it isn’t for John. The orator states, “For some occult reason, Mr. Oakhurst could not bring himself to disclose Uncle Billy’s rascality, and so offered the hypothesis that he had wandered from the camp and had accidentally stampeded the animals.” (Harte) With the children thinking that help is on the way, Oakhurst and his two adult companions take on a heavy weight of guilt. They must make their provisions last as long as possible, and pray for the