When Rooster kills a young boy on his horse who appears to be with the dangerous criminal Ned Pepper (Robert Duvall), it is made clear that he has come to see life as having little value; his apathy is further emphasized when he fails to even be concerned as to what the boy's name is. The boy Billy Walsh, is identified later by a rancher, who identifies his body when Rooster goes to him to bury it. By having the name be told by another character, it becomes clear that Rooster kills to kill, not to make it personal. He does not care about what the boy’s name is, only that he was a threat and now he is dead. He has become numb to violence and only sees it as a means to an end.
This quote signifies that Elijah views killing men as a sport rather than an assigned job. During the food shortage, he starts to live off the feeling he gets from killing people. This results in Elijah becoming mentally unstable which further hinders him from coping with his adversities effectively. Elijah choses to forget about his culture which results in a loss of humane beliefs. This is seen when Elijah and Xavier are going to push into No man’s land as they were putting charcoal on their face.
His being hunted like an animal being hunted led him to figure out the value of life. What kept him from giving up during the three days of him being hunted was his new value of life. This value made him want to never become what Zaroff was. Zaroff was a murderer because he enjoyed the challenge of hunting humans over animals, which were no longer a challenge to him. Once Rainsford realized what Zaroff was doing he became afraid of him and refused to hunt with him when he had offered.
He was found by hunter who was looking for shelter and came across the bus McCandless had been staying in and saw a lump on a sleeping bag, quickly the hunter informed the police upon the dead body which ended up being McCandless. Even though he died from starvation, I believe he was happy that his life ended the way it did. He loved nature and animals and everything about the wild. The magic bus was his happy place because that 's where he found his happiness and that 's where it stayed, he was free in peace and that
Piggy then fell off of the mountain and died. Piggy landed on the rocks below. The other death was when Simon died. Simon was just coming out of the forest and the other boys attacked him because they thought that he was the beast. Piggy was the most reasonable boy on the island, he understood the importance of human life and the need to get off of the island.
One example of this is when Buck steals food, “A great uproar was raised, but he was unsuspected; while Dub, an awkward blunderer who was always getting caught, was punished for Buck’s misdeed”(Page 21). Buck has never stolen food before because he had got the perfect life at Judge Miller’s place. Buck used to be stuffed with food, but now he has very little food. This is a sign of thriving through a growth mindset because he is learning how to live life the real wild animals and now he does not have to depend on anyone. Also Buck was told to sleep in the snow and he couldn 't he scented “A whiff of warm air ascended to his nostrils, and there, curled up under the snow in a snug ball, lay Billee.
George knew they were either going to kill him or keep him locked up in a cage until he dies. Either way, George couldn’t let that be the ending for Lennie after all they had been through. Therefore, George wanted to be the one who kills him. George had learned from Candy’s experience that he should shoot Lennie himself. The only way that Lennie could be peaceful in his final moments was thinking about the ranch where he would be tending to his rabbits.
For example, Candy’s dog is killed painlessly with mercy to be spared of suffering, (45). This dog lived a happy life, even until the end of it, being that he was unknowing of his soon-to-come death. On the other hand, the one that does grieve and lament is none other than Candy, who was not spared from the news of his dog’s death. Oblivion prevented the pain and suffering that came along with the burden of knowing. Further along in the story, Lennie, who had just committed murder, starts dreaming about owning a farm with a firm belief in its possibility, (105).
If he could kill a boy that he treated like his son so easily he would not have a problem killing his actual son. “But the boy was afraid of him and slipped out of the hut as soon as he noticed him dozing.” (p.63) This quote is important because he realized that he does not like being around his father. He lost the little respect he had left for him after he killed Ikemefuna. Nwoye joined the missionaries because his father drove him away. He didn’t seem to belong in the Ibo culture.
Alex and Huck like to live in the wild because they know nature is powerful and can provide for all their needs. These protagonists choose to leave society behind because they want to leave the worldly things that corrupt society behind. Huck sees his father whose life is ruined because of drinking and he wants to forge a new life. Twain wrote, “Pap he hadn’t been seen for more than a year, and that was comfortable for me; I didn’t want to see him no more” (Twain 12). The readers can see Huck’s disdain for his father.
The fire was not consumed, when his brothers plotted to destroy him, the fire was not consumed, because as long as we maintain the flame, the enemy can mean it for evil, but God Yahweh, he who dwelt in the bush…. Mean it for good! Patricia: My son prepared for this day, like his father prepared for his sport games, I am surprised he put that must thought into his presentation. My son…..went from being a boy in the hood, to a man in the world. Thank you father God for reclaiming your gift back to yourself.
The desire for community is a strong virtue, but in the Great Depression the philosophy of friendship is cast aside for a competitive hierarchy. While George and Lennie value community, there simply not an understanding of friendship so it is impossible for it to thrive on the ranch. The only two friendships known on the ranch both end in tragedy, someone ends up getting shot. George and Lennie, and Candy and his dog draw interesting parallels. Candy is convinced by the ranchers that it would be better for everyone if his dog died and let 's Carlson shoot him: "I ought to of shot that dog myself, George.
How he grew up listening to stories of his ancestors protecting their land and that it was a tradition to die fighting for your own land. But O’Brien could see that this boy was weak and tiny and young. He could see that his face was smooth with no facial hair and fingers were thin. This brought so much more guilt onto him. He goes on to produce this story of the boy’s life had he not killed him.
This statement makes Rainsford nervous because the General says he does not hunt animals anymore but he still hunts a very dangerous game. The General explained to Rainsford that hunting animals is too easy and the only thing animals exhibit are their instinct. General Zaroff had come
Foul language, which I won 't repeat. In fact, I’d rather not say anything at all. (29). Most of John’s problems relate to his experiences in My Lai, where his platoon was ordered to eliminate the “Viet Cong” in the village. Because the men had seen so much in Vietnam and because of how the war was fought (Guerrilla warfare), they had little to no remorse when gunning down children and woman.