In this way, Nathan is an example of a perpetrator of cruelty; for example, when the Price’s first arrive in Kilanga, the village people are in the middle of a celebration when Nathan begins to put them to shame and scorn their lifestyle and rituals. At this point, Lean still agrees with his teachings, and Orleana still respects him because his cruelty is still at a minimum. As time passes, Nathan neglects his family and attempts to force Christianity upon the villagers, even though they consistently deny the religion. In response to realizing how cruel Nathan is, Leah begins to develop her own morals and strays from her
Raymond. He is a mockingbird because he's willing to lie to protect his family. When scout asked why he lied about being a drunk and he says “It ain't honest but it's mighty helpful to folks. Secretly, Miss Finch, I'm not much of a drinker, but you see they could never, never understand that I live like I do because that's the way I want to live. ”(lee 200).
(Young Goodman Brown 1). Everyone held up on a faith’s and innocence’s pedestal have also fallen into the trap of temptation. Everyone falls into the sin and temptation placed before them. There is not a single truly perfect person in the world, but people do not always initially realize this. Humanity will consciously resist all evil coming their way, while the subconscious craves it.
Pearl came from such an immoral act that no one can see Hester for anything else besides a sinner. Hester is more than that though, she is a mother who is trying to support herself and her daughter. When the governor is trying to take Pearl away from her mother, Hester says this, “God gave her into my keeping, I will not give her up!” (Hawthorne 169).
In her story "The Lottery", Shirley Jackson implies the negative consequences of blindly following tradition through the acceptance, by the villagers, of the tradition of the lottery. Jackson suggests that the people of the village are afraid to give up the little tradition they have, even if it is not good. Every year after the lottery, the conductor of the lottery, Mr. Summers suggests that they should build a new box but, “No one [likes] to upset even as much tradition as [is] represented by the box.” (Jackson, 1). The black box symbolizes ritual and tradition.
In the story “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas,” the person who suffers being isolated by society is the small child in the locked room under one of the beautiful buildings in Omelas. The people of Omelas are all aware of this child, but continue to ignore its plight because their prosperous lives “depend wholly on this child’s abominable misery,” (Guin 445) and they allow this child to endure that hardship so that they can appreciate their affluence. The citizens of Omelas are described as “not simple folk, you see, though they were happy,” (Guin 443) and are intelligent and cultured; however, the child in the basement is “feeble-minded,” possibly “born defective,” (Guin 445) has no concept of time, and finds fear in simple objects such as the mop. The descriptions of the perceived intelligence of the citizens and the child highlights the fundamental differences in what the society sees as good and what it believes should be hidden away from view. Unlike almost every other character that is brought up in the story, the child is not given a gender, further removing it from the norms of society.
First, to prove the theme of blindly following traditions could be harmful; after each yearly lottery the villagers discussed building a new box, “ Mr. Summer spoke frequently to the villagers about making a new box, but no one liked to upset even as much tradition as was represented by the black box”. The quote shows that the villagers are refusing to change the ‘black box’ because they did not want to offend the traditions of the first people who settled down to build the village and some pieces of the original comprised of it. However, they were losing their family and friend because of such a practice. Second, Relative idea that can aid explaining the villagers thoughts is moral relativism which branched to two main ideas subjectivism and objectivism.
When the Tom Robinson incident comes into town one can see that there are many ideas of who is right and wrong between the two sides. Members of this quaint little town realize that they need to fear the fear they have of others because that is affecting what happens to others. They become aware that their prejudice kills an innocent man. Seeing that this confined town is so familiar with each other expressing what they want one can see how the children of this community could be influenced by a lot of different role models in their life that can later affect their
Children depend on their parents, especially for support, and that is exactly what Rudy’s family was not giving him. Although Rudy did not approve of his family’s opinions, he still treated their opinion respectfully because it mattered to him. Another opinion that also mattered to Rudy was the opinion of his teacher. Rudy’s teacher as well did not believe in him. When Rudy tried to get on the bus that was bringing the children to the Notre dame college, his teacher stopped him.
I interpret his carelessness as he gave up on his own property, but he can still find peace in helping others. I think we could say he was nonconforming and he did what he believed is right. He came to the conclusion that there is no use in maintaining his farm so he would help others; that way he can still be helping society and making himself feel better. He was not like anyone else; most people don’t help others instead of doing their own chores. Rip was individualistic and that was a big characteristic of the Romantics era.
Tessie Hutchinson even joked Bill Hutchinson about drawing his paper, “‘Get up there, Bill,’” Mrs. Hutchinson said, and the people near her laughed” (Jackson 4). Everyone around them even thought it was funny because what are the chances he would draw it, right? But when it was the Hutchinsons who had been picked it was not okay. “‘You didn’t give him time enough to take any paper her wanted, I saw you.
This also bring hope at the same time, Lina begins to realize that even though Andrius is having a harder time then she is, he still cares about everyone else. “Bring this to Mr. Stalas” (Sepetys 134). When Lina’s mom says this she refuses to do so. Mr Stalas is a man that is not to positive. He keeps saying things like “have they gotten between your legs?”
“Sometimes resilience arrives in the moment you discover your own unshakeable goodness” (87). When you discover the good you have in yourself, you will have be able to change and can recover from any difficulties. Why is resilience essential in our lives? Without resilience, we would be lost every time something bad or traumatic happened to us. With resilience, we are able to adapt and accept the disfunction and still function.