Or maybe since Candy said that he should have killed his dog, George may hurt Lennie and vice versa. What was the author trying to say when Lennie crushed Curley’s hand? I think that the author was trying to show that Lennie can crush anything easily, even if he doesn’t mean to. I also think that Lennie crushing Curley’s hand will foreshadow that he will crush something else further in the book too. Maybe an object?
An element of propaganda the animals used to influence others is the scare tactics technique. The scare tactic technique is when one is trying to warn the audience that some disaster will overtake them if they do not do what is suggested. To illustrate this method, the author writes “It is for your sake that we drink that milk and eat those apples. You know what would happen if we pigs failed in our duty? Jones would come back!” (Orwell 23).
Cut his throat! Kill the pig! Bash him in!” (Golding 104). In a normal situation in society what the boys were chanting would be deemed inappropriate. But, since the boys are falling away from regular civilization actions such as the one in the quote are starting to be classified as morally acceptable in their eyes.
In Roald Dahl’s riveting short story “Lamb to the Slaughter” dramatic irony is used to build tension. Dramatic irony is defined as a literary device where the reader knows more about a situation than the characters in the story. The main character Ms. Maloney, a devoted and tender wife, suddenly turns into a reckless murderer as her husband tells her he wants to leave. Throughout the narrative a prominent example of dramatic irony is when the policemen eat the leg of lamb. " ‘That's why the weapon should be easy to find.’ ‘Exactly what I say.’ ‘Whoever did it, he can't carry a weapon that big around with him.’ ‘Personally, I think the weapon is somewhere near the house.’ ‘It's probably right under our noses.
The jealousy Cal has towards his brother blinds him from seeing any good in himself. Therefore, it leads Cal into hurting Aron by showing him to their mother. Cal’s jealousy leads him to sacrifice his brother’s perfect image of their mother to cure his emotional wound. Furthermore, the twins went out hunting one day and Aron shoots a rabbit, but Cal claims that he shot it, and that they should both earn credit for it. The rabbit was clearly shot by Aron, but Caleb’s jealousy led him to say rather.
She used it to describe Red Sammy after he let two people screw him over by letting them charge their gasoline. Red Sammy was not a good man here because he was gullible, but the Grandma thought otherwise. Also, the idea of the “Good Man” gets wrongly used again when the Grandma runs into the Misfit. The Misfit is about to kill the Grandma when she calls him “good” and says that a “Good Man” would not shoot a lady. She then gets shot in the chest three times by a man she called “good” because she thought he aligned with her moral code.
Throughout Go Set A Watchman, Scout exhibits an ambitious and driven personality in comparison to her lack of social graces and naive character in To Kill A Mockingbird. Scout in Go Set A Watchman does what she deems is the right thing to do, even if society doesn’t view it as so. Scout displays this when she visits Calpurnia, her former nanny. During Scout’s visit home from New York, she gets word that Calpurnia’s son, Zeebo, has been accused of striking and murdering a white man while driving. This is very unnerving to Scout since Zeebo is a man of color and she is familiar with how people will view him in a court of law.
In to Kill a Mockingbird Scout asks “Are we poor, Atticus?” Atticus nodded. “We are indeed.” Jem’s nose wrinkled. “Are we as poor as the Cunninghams?” “Not exactly...the crash hit them the hardest,” (27). This shows when Jem is acting biased against his father because he doesn’t want to be poor like the Cunninghams, even though it isn’t his fault they are
In The Giver, the apple exemplifies change in a world of sameness. For example, the apple first appears in the The Giver when Jonas and Asher were playing catch with it during their free time. Lois Lowry writes, “But suddenly Jonas had noticed… the apple had changed”(30). The change Jonas observed was that the apple had briefly transformed red which suggested that Jonas was beginning to scrutinize color caused by the deficiency of the genetic engineering all people possess in the community. The Elders attempt at making a defectless world through alikeness and uniformity made the community dystopian instead of utopian as it was intended to be.
The cartridges signify death as they are used for deadly weapons. Whereas, on the other hand the simile he uses to describe them as looking as though they were pregnant, depicts life and new beginnings. Thus, he puts two opposites together as these ideas dominates the novel. The decoration of Henry for heroism is quite ironic because when he was questioned by Rinaldi of his heroic act, he replies with the following: “I was blown up while eating cheese”. This creates irony because those who lost their lives fighting were disregarding while Henry was being decorated for bravery and heroism when he showed
In the court case, they stated, “the Court nonetheless felt “that in time of war residents having ethnic affiliation with an invading enemy may be greater source of danger than those of a different ancestor.”’ (Rothenberg & Mayhew, 2014, pg. 551). They used the concept of “one bad apple spoils the whole bunch” to deal with the issues that were going on at the time. They disregard any personalities and qualities of every Japanese American. They removed the American and used only the Japanese of the term to “protection against espionage and against sabotage.” They say they are a “danger” because of what their “ancestors did.
Peter has a history of torturing squirrels and Valentine is disgusted by this behavior. He also threatens to kill his younger brother and sister after finishing a game of Buggers and Aliens when he tried to choking Ender to death and Valentine stepped in. Valentine refers to when Peter lashed out in chapter nine page 130, she says “come on, threaten to kill me again, Peter.” while he is is being fake and trying to be kind to Valentine because he wants her to write the essays with him. The lyrics “Am I scaring you tonight? Your mind is in Disturbia” describes Peter because he is mentally not there, and for a minute he scares his younger siblings because of it.