“Same story : idealistic, energetic young guys overestimated themselves, underestimated the country, and ended up in trouble. Only difference is, the story of his dumbassesness splashed across the media. “. This quote from chapter 8 perfectly sums up what Chris McCandless actually, not courageous adventure Krakauer presents him to be in his book “Into the wild”. Chris McCandless is a reckless narcissist whose own hubris got him killed in a ridiculous attempt to survive in the Alaskan wilderness.
These examples include Moose being warned about the rules from the warden, the introduction of the character Natalie, and Piper causing trouble for Moose. The warden warning moose about the rules shows foreshadowing because it leaves me to believe that he will at some point break the rules and get caught. The way the warden speaks about Al Capone makes Moose anxious to even mention him. During school, Piper begins to speak about Al Capone and his gang making Moose think, “And now if I don’t talk about Alcatraz, I’ll look like a chump” (Big for Seventh Grade, ch. 7, pg.
In John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, legality is often deemed less important than morality in terms of decision making. Multiple characters throughout the novel disregard the law in order to carry out their vision of justice. When Curley, the son of the ranch owner, discovers his wife’s body, he is furious. So furious that he plans to track Lennie, a new employee with an intellectual disability, down and murder him to get revenge for his mistake. Regardless of the law, Curley’s morals based on vengeance and masculinity drive him to kill Lennie.
. Darry has never really gotten over not going to college” (Hinton 109). Basically, anybody would choose to finish a career over a more strenuous life of arduous occupations. Of course, Darry would have chosen college over two jobs, but because of his compassion towards the gang, he would choose them over anything. Not only did the gang prevent him from finishing his studies, but from overall becoming a high-class man; as Ponyboy had announced to the rest of his
That took a big turn when He was proven wrong by Valjean when he didn’t take revenge on him and set him free because it went against all of his beliefes that’s why Javert told Valjean to “take your revenge” (pg. 264). because he knew he couldn’t live knowing he was set free by a criminal let alone the one he had spent most of his life trying to catch. After Valjean let Javert go he couldn’t understand why someone he thought was so bad would do something so nice for someone who could easily be considered an enemy in the eyes of a criminal like valjean. This thought ate and
Tom is a scoundrel, and no sliver of empathy can be given to Tom, due to his reckless behavior. Tom 's behavior affects everyone around him as a result two people die. Myrtle is murdered by his wife Daisy and Gatsby is murdered by George Myrtle 's husband. Both deaths could have been avoided if Tom was more of a man and less of a scoundrel. Big, powerful is the idiosyncrasy that Fitzgerald uses to describe Tom: " Not even the effeminate swank of his riding clothes could hide the enormous power of that body-He seemed to fill those glistening boots until he strained the top lacing, and you could see a great pack of muscles shifting when his shoulders moved under his thin coat" (Fitzgerald pg.
Tom is called to testify for a falsely accused man that has been charged with murder, and Tom was at the site, unnoticed when it happened. With the true murderer in the courtroom, Tom "was badly scared" (Twain 214) and conflicted on whether or not to tell the whole story, knowing that Injun Joe would without a doubt, kill him. "Tom began-hesitatingly at first" (Twain 216) and decided to put the wellbeing and condition of the falsely accused man before his own safety and life. Understandably, Tom only hesitated because he was very nervous and traumatized by the whole situation, as any 11-year-old boy should
His feelings towards Tim were like how he took on defending Tom Robinson as well. Then when tensions rose with Tom’s case, so did the nerves seconds before Tim’s last breath. The rabid dog then made his last appearance when representing all the racism and prejudice Maycomb was going through. This dog foreshadowed so many things in relation to the trial and how Atticus would handle them. Even though Atticus did everything he could have, the once innocent black man was now deemed a man guilty of raping a white woman during The Great Depression, and no one could do anything about
Society was cruel through their lifestyles. Different people at these time were treated badly because of their age, race and gender. In the bunkhouse Carlson wants to kill Candy’s dog because of its stinking the bunkhouse. “ Well I can’t stand him in here,” said Carlson “That stink hangs around even after he’s gone.” He walked over with a heavy-legged stride and looked down at the dog. “Got no teeth he’s all stiff, he ain’t no good for you Candy” Before winning the fight and quickly says to the dog “come, on, boy.” This tells us by Carlson saying “Got no teeth he’s all stiff” tells us that Carlson thinks that if something is old and can’t take care of it’s self it should be killed.
He tried to play the part just so he could get a job, but when his character is really broken down, it is easy to see what kind of a person he really is. The people were not sure that he was in Military, or anything else about him. The only evidence that lent to his story of coming from the military was how he went about his killing spree. He had a very militaristic way of doing things, but it was still never proved he came from the military. He simply was an out of place person in the wrong community for him.