Everyone will face evil at some point in their lives, but the way the evil is embraced or deflected will differ among every man. In William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, symbolism is used to communicate the theme of Understanding the Inhumanity/Inherent Evil of Man as represented through the double ended spear, the fire, and the Lord of the Flies. The spear represents the evil inside of humankind and the perception that killing and hurting each other out of anger is acceptable. Fire symbolizes the evil act of stealing to achieve a human wants. Lastly, the Lord of the Flies symbolizes the Inherent Evil of Man through demonstrating that a boy understood that the evil is within them instead of around them, and is not something that could be killed
The Boy Who Dared by: Susan Campbell Bartoletti is a realistic/ historical fiction book about a boy named Helmuth’s life during World War II. The book takes place in Helmuth’s jail cell on the day that he is going to be executed. The story reflects on Helmuth’s life and tells you how he got into jail. He tried to start a rebellion against Hitler by writing and spreading out flyers to show how the German government was lying to its citizens. The government found him, arrested him, and sentenced him to death for releasing the flyers and for rebelling against Hitler. On the 264th day after his imprisonment he is executed around 8 pm.
One theme of Salt to the Sea is that fear, guilt, fate and shame affect everyone and causes them to do different things. Joana describes that “guilt is a hunter” (1) and that she is a “hostage to it.” (603) Every where so goes someone is loves dies or is taken from her. She lives with this guilt that she should have done more to save them, even though there is nothing more that she could really do. Florian relates fate to being a “hunter” (29) and he also repeats that in the epilogue of the novel. No matter what Florian does everything seems to still add up the same way in the end. He tries to avoid being responsible for others but in the end he ends up with Emilia’s baby and the young boy to take care of. Fate always finds a way to win in the end against Florian and he doesn't try to accept it until after the war is over.
Beowulf, the epic tale of a Danish society plagued by evil beasts, reveals many thought-provoking and admirable character traits of the main character and hero, Beowulf. Firstly, he shows chivalry through his interactions and actions towards the king of Heorot, showing him the respect and honor he deserved. Secondly, he demonstrates bravery in all battles above and beyond the standard of the times and the standard of his fellow fighters. He owes his bravery in part to his seemingly immeasurable strength, having more power in each fist than that of thirty men. Lastly, he demonstrates a trait that applies to people for his time and ours, pride. Pride plagued his times, due to warriors’ great deeds, but it haunts modern times as well. The liberator of Heorot and the champion of the tale, Beowulf, demonstrates three admirable and relevant character traits, chivalry, bravery and pride.
He(the character) had internal conflict and external because he had found out something tragic that he will not forgive his father for what he had done in the past. The was some foreshadowing in the beginning so then they started to explain what have happen to that man hat have died. That would have gave the read some emotion to the story or thinking of the story of what they will be talking about or giving more info to answer the questions that the read had. “I wanted movement and not a clam course of existence. I wanted excitement and danger and the change to sacrifice myself for myself a superabundance of energy which found no outlet in our life.”-Leo Tolstoy “rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. I sat at a table where were rich food and wine in abundance, an obsequious, but sincerity and truth were;and i went away hungry from the inhospitable board. The hospitality was as cold as ices.”- Henry David Thoreau “For children are innocent and love justice, while most of us are wicked and prefer mercy.”-G.K. Chesterton “but we little know until tried how much of the uncontrollable there is us, using across glacier and torrents, and up dangerous height, let the judgment forbid as it may.”-John Muir.
People that go to prison live life in a very different world than the people outside of the walls of the prison. Most of the time they have nothing to do and all they think about is the way to get out. In an Essay by Steve Earle called "A Death in Texas," he writes about a man he believes may be rehabilitated. Earle was a drug user himself and prison reformer, so he probably wanted the best for everyone because he had been in that same place. Earle writes about a man named Jonathan Nobles, a convicted and executed murder, and Earle believes that Nobles might have changed his ways. Earle wrote back and forth and spent time with the murderer before coming to this conclusion. Many people just want to be out
The author’s purpose is to make the statement that deep beneath all of us there is an element of evil. He used innocent schoolboys and by the end of the book three kids were dead and only one kid which was being hunted down ( Chapter 12) was sane by the time they were being rescued.
“The saying goes that if you build it, they will come” (Connelly 8). This became Mickey Haller’s motto when he moved to the foreclosure business from crime. He was forced to change his career when his business stopped getting clients. This is until Mickey gets a call saying his former client, Lisa Trammel; is accused of murdering the banker who was in the process of foreclosing her home. Now, Mickey and his team struggle to prove his client’s innocence with all the evidence saying that she is guilty. While reading this novel, I made a connection to Andrea Freeman’s motives, I questioned Jeff Trammel’s secrecy, and predicted who really killed the banker.
In the short story “Soldier’s Home”, written by Ernest Hemingway, Krebs, the main character, comes home from WWI and has a difficult time adjusting back to civilian life. He seems to have PTSD, and is distant from civilian life. War has damaging effects on its victims, both physically and mentally. Those who serve make sacrifices, and their life often time changes, due to what they have to do, and what they have done. In Krebs case, WWI stayed with him mentally and made him a different person.
“Sometimes people can be too intellegent for their own good. Too much thinking could confuse things.”(Halt , Pg 56) I have read book number 6 in the Rangers Apprentice series, The Siege of Macindow. This book begins with Will attempting to win back the crucial northern stronghold. In this journal I will be connecting to the characters in this book. I will also be explaining the plot of the book and why the author did what he did.
Do you ever wonder the way you would react after returning home from the war? Would you be the same person you were when you left, would your outlook on life completely be changed, would life as you once remembered it be the same?
“A Good Man is Hard to Find” a short story written by Flannery O’Connor, a contradiction within itself. By reviewing this short story, we can learn about justice, religion and what it means to be a good man. If we look at how O’Connor represents the conflict of interest in the characters, we will see that this short story warps the idea of humanity, which is important because internally every person has a darker side. These characters just so happen to be wearing that darker side on their sleeves as they go about their daily life.
In my analysis of the story “Soldiers Home” by Ernest Hemingway, I felt the story had two characters in the story. Harold Krebs was the main character of the story and many details of his life was provided so the reader could have a visual concept of what the author was trying to portray. Kreb’s mother was another character of the story and the author presented her side with many spoken parts. The inclusion of Kreb’s mother provided a nurturing aspect of the story and presented a conflict of the struggles that Harold would endure when he returns home. Hemingway uses ideas in his story so that the reader could set themselves in the story and understand what the characters are feeling throughout each word.