This shows that Erik doesn’t care about anyone feelings. He doesn’t care so he makes fun of Joey's dead brother. In the story, Erik is also very selfish. On page 263 it says “I could hear my voice crying, ‘I didn’t tell! I didn’t tell!’
In chapter seven in the Outsiders Ponyboy talks to Randy about how the Socs and Greasers hate each other and in the end, Ponyboy made Randy feel better of himself. With all that Ponyboy experienced, he knows that everyone has some potential for being good and that Randy would have saved the kids in the church too. Randy mentions that the world hates him, but Ponyboy says that he hates the world and he needs to change that. In the talk with Randy Ponyboy says “So it doesn’t do any good, the fighting and the killing. It doesn’t prove anything.”
Well, Voldemort is the epidemy of the sense of evil everyone who is against him dares not speak his name and the ones who follow him have an unrelenting loyalty with him. His followers have such loyalty because of the way that Voldemort’s authority has over them he controls them through torture and the prize of him not killing you. This created a slow and up and coming immense battle between good evil which only one will come out victorious. Harry is the only one able to defeat Voldemort, and he knows this which makes him relentless when hunting him down, but this comes to no prevail because of the infinite hope Harry has placed in the heart of the resistance. This storyline has a strong affinity with Nurse Ratched and
In the play, Oedipus stated, “Light of the sun, let me look upon you no more after today! …, cursed in my killing.” Oedipus was very upset about receiving the news that his prophecy had been fulfilled. He realized that he was blind to it the whole time. He was so heartbroken, he did not want to see anything at all.
For Example, one of Gene’s weaknesses is that he is constantly thinking everyone is out to get him, so he does things that he will later regret, “I took a step toward him, and then my knees bent and I jounced the limb” (60). This quote shows that Gene will do things because of jealousy, frustration, or regret. This also shows Gene’s weakness because before this Finny told Gene that he should study instead of go to the tree yet Gene decided to go to the tree and kept in mind that Finny was out to get him. Another example of Gene’s weaknesses is that he never says what he wants to say, so when Finny asked Gene if he would go with Finny to the beach for the night, Gene wanted to say no so bad and yet he says, “‘All right’, I said” (46). This shows that Gene’s subconscious will take over and say things that he thinks that other people will want to hear.
the injustice and cruelty that runs rampant in the world, it is unsurprising to become determined to make things better for tomorrow. A moral grey area is the only thing separating those making positive changes and playing judge, jury, and executioner. Commendable yet unreasonable, leaders’ whose sole purpose in life is to fix what they see as wrong with the world fall prey to thinking there is only ally or enemy. They harm those they are trying to liberate in the long run. This is the downfall of leaders in many works of literature, including Harrison Bergeron and The Lord of the Flies.
Throughout the novel, many symbols and scenes show just how dark Golding sees humans, and shows many of the actions proving him to be correct. The darker sides of people can only be controlled when they want to control themselves, or when the pressure of society and civilization are weighing them down. This dark savage side is not exclusive either. It is part of us from the time we are able to put together coherent thoughts, and continues to affect us all throughout our lives. This is how a young, innocent child can become a savage, blood-thirsty killer with some time away from society.
Anyone who believes in anything is capable of both great and terrible things. The only difference between whether or not the acts are terrible or great is for the cause they are for and if anyone was hurt in the process. Look at any person around you and you can see that they have all done small things for good or bad. However, any person is capable of those same things on a larger scale, it just takes drive and the ability to do
He revisits this place and holds guilt within him because of what he did to Finny there. I will never truly get over what happened to Phineas, although it was finally equal between us I lost my best friend. I hold a guilt inside of me that slowly gets worse. I shook the branch and made it fall, I myself cannot truly tell whether or not I meant to shake that branch but I do regret it.
Innocent civilized children became mad lunatics. From all voting for a leader to them separating and going against each other. From introducing their names to the murder of two. There is a strict thin line that can easily be crossed from civility to savagery or vice versa, based on the certain situations. Anyone can go insane based on what they’re going through, but in severe cases, people can surrender themselves to savagery, supporting the fact that all humans are innately savage.
Written by John Knowles, A Separate Peace portrays internal and coming-of-age conflicts from the perspective of Gene, an adolescent about to be drafted. Set during World War 2, Gene and Phineas, two best friends, establish the Super Suicide Society to be as reckless as the summer allows. Gene secretly loathes Phineas, and conceivably breaks his leg by pushing him off a tree. The rest of the story adorns the aftermath of the accident. Leper, a key member of the society, becomes the first to enroll into the war, but soon becomes insane.
Sean Duhey Mrs. Peeler 2 5/15/17 A Separate Peace A Separate Peace takes place Devon school in New Hampshire during the summer session in 1942. World War 2 plays a huge role with the students daily live and routines at school. The setting is key in the novel because Gene goes to different spots of the school where he had memories of Finny. Gene Forrester is the protagonist because he is the narrator of the the story he appears to be a middle aged man visiting his old school
A Separate Peace Wars are cruel, ruthless, and catastrophic. Lives are destroyed, and families are ripped apart. People are turned against each other, and seek to extinguish one another. “Of the past 3,400 years, humans have been entirely at peace for 268 of them, or just 8 percent of recorded history” (Chris Hedges, New York Times). In John Knowles, A Separate Peace, Gene Forrester, a foolish teenager, experiences his own war; a clash between friendship and insecurities.