Ender has the love of Valentine, his older sister, but he also has the trait of ruthlessness of Peter, his older brother. Ender does not want to cause hurt to anyone, but when he is met with a pack of students led by the bully Stilson, Ender knows that he has to do it. At age 6 he beats Stilson until he dies, even though he does not know he is doing it at the time. Ender can be a killer like his brother. But Ender hates that quality.
At one point, the Giver shows Jonas a live video of a newchild being ‘released’ by Jonas’ father. Jonas does not yet know what realease actually is, and is eager and curious to find out. When he finds out what release actually is, a glorified version of death, he is horrified and greatly saddened, for he alone knows the pain and sorrow of death from the memories. Jonas is convinced that his father is evil, and the Giver tries in vain to console Jonas: “‘but he lied to me!’ Jonas wept. ‘It is what he was told to do, and he know nothing else’” (144).
When it a child doesn’t have the attributes it is supposed to, or an elder is old and decides to end their life, they are released. This is explained as a positive thing in the community. However, when Jonas sees footage of his father performing a release on a child, he realizes that “He killed it!” (188). In this moment, Jonas realizes that the positive description of release that he has heard his whole life is false, and that it is all just lies to cover up that the people being released are simply being killed. This creates a huge internal conflict within Jonas, as he is struggling to understand how he could be lied to like that, and if other things had simply been lies as well.
Against Jocasta’s suggestions, he is persistent in finding out who his father and mother were. When he does, he is dismally torn to shreds. Even if he didn’t mean to kill his father and have children with his mother, it proves to be immoral and wrong even in today’s standards. Because of his strong emotions of self-hatred, he inflicted much pain unto himself so as to never have to see the world again, therefore proving he suffers both physically and mentally. Oedipus’ downfall makes the audience feel a sense of catharsis, or emotional release that is provoked by Oedipus’ downfall.
Peter and Toohey are both affected by the events in their past, meanwhile Roark stays unchanged throughout the entire book. Everybody faces conflict in keeping their individualism, but what separates them, are the ones who stay unaffected from these obstacles. Achieving absolute individualism is almost impossible when one is completely surrounded by others. However, Howard Roark never changes his values or his actions off anyone else 's point of view. In order to do this, one must “recognize his need of a moral code.”(Source 4, The Virtue of Selfishness, ix) Rand argues that by doing this, it sets an easy to follow set of rules that is not to be broken.
Elie tried to help him, but he soon grew tired of helping his father and felt relieved when his father had died; he felt free. Elie would often fear the night because it reminded him of the horrible things he had seen throughout the day. The title Night implies that there was something that Elie had feared when the sun went down. If someone were to not understand what the Holocaust was, then they wouldn’t understand why he was afraid. It is important to keep on learning about the Holocaust because it was an awful event where millions of people were getting murdered because of their race and their beliefs.
This made people see and hear him. Finally Obierika could be remembered for something more than twiddling his thumbs in the background. He made things happen. While he only thought about things, nothing changed; but when he acted on his beliefs, great strife followed. The end of his story may not have been told, but his legacy proves that just thinking about things will not change anything in the
Later in the book Jonas realizes the meaning of release. His dad gets assigned to release a baby and he does it no questions asked.. He feels threatened because he now knows that release means killing someone. Jonas is deceitful because he robs the community of its food which is a major rule in his community. Jonas is also deceitful because he starts lying to his parents, for example Jonas asks his parents if they love him and they say they enjoy him.
“ ‘My father, they have killed me!’ as he ran towards him. Dazed with fear, Okonkwo draw his machete and cut him down. He was afraid of being thought weak.”(61). Earlier in this paragraph Ikemefuna thought of Okonkwo as his father yet he still killed him. The thought of being weak in front of others or being thought as weak drives some to
The entire play is based on Hamlet seeking revenge for the murder of his father, who he had a close relationship with and admired dearly. After learning about the way his father was murdered by his uncle, Hamlet knew he wanted to avenge his father. However, Hamlet let his indecisiveness and inability to act to get in the way. Hamlet’s inability to trust his father’s ghost, morals about killing Claudius while he was praying, and neglect of finishing his plan all show the audience his indecisiveness on fulfilling his father’s wishes. This trait is Hamlet’s tragic flaw, and what makes the play Hamlet a