He is part of the Cunningham family, a group of moral people who never take more than they can pay back. Scout understands the concept of this but doesn't truly empathize with the Cunningham’s. “He ain’t company, Cal, he's just a Cunningham—"(27) Scout says this to Calpurnia ( her family’s caretaker) after Cal takes her out of the dining room for shaming how Walter Cunningham eats. We can clearly see that Scout does not empathize at all at the beginning of the book.
Abuse Of Power People abuse the power that they happen to have all the time no matter if it 's a little thing or a big thing it happens all the time. In the book The Chocolate War the Head person in charge at Trinity High school is a good example of how power is abused. Brother Leon 's abuses his power my hitting a student, watching another student get beat up by another student. The first example was when Brother leon called up Bailey to stand in the front of the classroom to question Bailey on why he cheats.
Thus, finding Tilly’s notebook containing a innovative game-plan designed by Tilly is appreciated by Agnes and considered to be a diversion from her lethargic daily life and, first and foremost, an opportunity to develop a better understanding for Tilly’s favourite game. For Tilly, on the other hand, D&D provides
They cannot apply resolve or truly develop their souls while lingering in this pathetic state. Growing up, mother 's will shape their daughters ' character, which are then further strengthen after they are sent to private schools. In their juvenile state, they are drawn towards men of bad notoriety because they desire valiant men and want to satisfy their thirst and hunger for imaginations and romanticisms. All of this is because of how they are raised; they hardly ever have any methods of transgression out of the construction
Theodore rejects the behavior that led his mother to her desperate position by growing into a virtuous and honorable adolescent; however, the trauma he experiences during his childhood has lasting effects. Throughout the novel, Lewis does not describe Theodore as having an attraction to women. For example, when the nuns at the convent of St. Clare surround Theodore and admire his physical characteristics, his sole interest is obtaining information
People say “the best things in life come free”, and I think this is a good way of explaining a child. Now I am not saying that children are free of costs, because they are not, but any small gestures a child does can go a long way in a mothers heart. In the poem it states how when the boy gave his mother the lanyard that she basically accepted it as a gift of repayment: “I was as sure as a boy could be that this useless, worthless thing I wove out of boredom would be enough to make us even” (Collins
Things may not always be as they seem and traits can be very deceiving. In the short story “Lamb To The Slaughter” written by Roald Dhal, Mary Maloney: the protagonist is an everyday housewife to her spouse until some surprise news brings stress to their relationship. Firstly, Mary Maloney is a very loyal person by helping out whenever she is needed. Secondly she is very loving, which helps her to become closer with the people around her.
Cassie Sullivan, a lone survivor of the previous four waves, pities her own fate and is perceived to be self-centered at the beginning of the novel. This is until her loyalty shines through as she does whatever she can to save her little brother, Sam, by taking deathly risks and making impulsive decisions in order to find him. Ben, another survivor, is stuck in Camp Haven, a camp for youth who have survived the preceding waves. Though Ben does not feel particularly attached to his “squad” at camp, once he figures out the truth about the camp’s purpose, he becomes excruciatingly loyal to them despite previously focusing on himself. Another theme this story suggests is that when changes occur, identity is questioned, which is exemplified both by Cassie and Ben as the story continues to progress and changes
At one point in the novel, Jem says to his sister, “Scout, I think I’m beginning to understand why Boo Radley’s stayed shut up in the house all this time… it’s because he wants to stay inside” (Lee 304). This line occurs before Boo Radley saves Scout and Jem, so after this event, Jem appreciates Boo, and realizes that he has more courage than originally thought. Boo is a character who shows no signs of fear, even though it may not seem like it at first, and his generosity and fearlessness make him a memorable, courageous
The first trait that shapes Scout and Jem as they grow is honesty. In the beginning of the novel, for example, Scout notices that her teacher, Miss Caroline, has no knowledge of the affairs of the Cunningham family, so she tries to help by saying “The Cunninghams never took anything they can’t pay back - no church baskets and no scrip stamps. ”(26) Scout is showing honesty here, and she gets right to the point and explains the Cunninghams’ lifestyle as it really is. Even though she risks getting trouble, she does it anyway; this is an excellent example
Although young she has a fierce grip on truth. This truth rarely compromises giving her a strong standard of what to live by. With this standard she faces life never relenting on what she believes to be right and fighting against anything she believes to be a lie. “I don’t know what you’re talkin’ bout but you better cut it out this red hot minute.”
“As usual, she was broke, dumping single dollar bills, change, pennies on the counter to pay for the one-way ticket to Ohio. As I stepped on the bus she squeezed a bunch of bills and change into my hand. ‘That’s all I have,’ she said. I counted it. Fourteen dollars” (McBride 189).
What if someone married at fifteen? You think everything is going to be perfect; live your life on a ranch with your own roan but, your husband is an alcoholic and abusive. That is exactly what happened to Ruth in Lady Gunfighter. She was to marry at fifteen to Stan; little did she know how much he drank and what alcohol could do to him.
Firstly, Matt’s life seems to only have light when he is with the people he loves because they are the only ones that leave him anything to hold onto throughout his predicaments. Even when he is kept from the people who are loyal to him, just the mere thought of them can bring him hope, and lift his spirits. After Matt has been under Rosa’s care for quite a while, transitioning from a room with a cot, to the cold, hard floor, to sawdust, he has to battle against the insipidity that threatens to engulf him. Rosa has been cruel and malicious in being responsible for Matt, going to great lengths to make sure that he is suffering. Then a miracle happens, “One magical day a dove pushed its way through the bars and rummaged through the sawdust.
“RUTH (sincerely, but also self-righteously): Now that's your money. It ain't got nothing to do with me. We all feel like that— Walter and Bennie and me—even Travis. MAMA (thoughtfully, and suddenly very far away): Ten thousand dollars — RUTH: Sure is wonderful. MAMA: Ten thousand dollars.