Rex Walls can’t save himself or his family because of how irresponsible he is. Rex has changed a lot through out the Glass Castle and he actually changed in a bad way. He went from this person that cared about family to a type of person that did not care about family and just drank his life and his money away. Rex didn’t learn from his mistakes and just said ok and then moved on with his life. If Rex would have learned from his mistakes, his life would of been a lot better for him and his
Antigone wants to bury her brother, but Creon will not let her. Creon and Antigone argue back and forth, multiple times Creon would say that his rules are rules. He was arrogant about his kingship and would not allow to bury Antigone’s brother because of his own pride. His pride overruled any and all reasons that Antigone should be allowed to bury the body even if they were good reasons. As Creon is being introduced to the chorus he states that he will not bury Polynices, and he has brainwashed his court of public opinion so much they add to his overweening pride by saying “Your will is law” (132 Sophocles).
People of Uruk complain about the nature of Gilgamesh’ tyranny to gods as they can no longer tolerate the king’s unjust behaviors: “His companions are kept on their feet by his contests, [the young men of Uruk] he harries without warrant. Gilgamesh lets no son go free to his father, by day and by [night his tyranny grows] harsher. (Gilgamesh, I.166-170)” People rely on the king to protect their rights and the country, but Gilgamesh does the opposite by taking away their sons and daughters for his personal needs. The people of Uruk feel oppressed under Gilgamesh’s rule as Gilgamesh gives himself the right to sleep with women on the first night of marriage and to take away sons from the household to appease his appetite for war games. Instead of feeling safe under a divine ruler, people feel threatened and pray to gods to protect them.
When Goneril and Regan feign to love their father beyond words, they did this to gain their share of the kingdom. The only person who loves without asking anything in return rejects speech, so Cordelia says, “What shall Cordelia speak? Love, and be silent” (Shakespeare 1.1.68). Words are unnecessary for true love that exists in the silence of devoted actions. Likewise, Edmund lies to his father about the letter to gain his trust and ruin Edgar’s reputation.
Amir makes hassan look like a thief by “planting [his] new watch and a handful of Afghani bills under [the mattress]” (Hosseini 104). Hassan knew of Amirs intentions that Amir wanted him to leave so Hassan lies and says that he stole it in order to remain loyal with his friend Amir. Thus, Hassan and his father Ali, feel like they can no longer serve Baba or Amir anymore and leave forever; Amir never sees him again. It was then that Amir realized how much of a horrible person he was and how undeserving he was to have Hassan. His father realized it was him and forgave him even though his father said “theft is unforgivable.” For Amir, Hassan would do anything “ a thousand times over” (Hosseini
Guy did not like the idea of burning houses because of owning books. Guy did not conform to society so he changed and became an outcast. Truman did not like the way he was living. He slowly started to figure out that everyone knew him and that his life was close to perfect because no one could rob him or murder him. So he decided to change by running away because he
In life discrimination and prejudice in the society can lead to violence, and violence can change a person and a family forever. The prejudice against castle people in Corrigan lead Jack Lionel to discriminate against his son’s marriage and therefore ruining the relationship between them and their family. Jack never wanted Jasper to be born and never thought about understanding David (Jasper’s dad) (245). He banished his son from the house after he told him that
Huck is betrayed by societies faulty systems and poorly imposed laws early in the book. The very judicial system that was supposed to protect him instead hands him over to his drunk abusive father. The whole town knew what kind of man his father was, and knew that Huck would be better off under the guardianship of the widow, but the judge treated Huck like he was nothing more than his father 's property and said "courts mustn 't interfere and separate families if they could help it." That decision led to Huck living such a terrible life with his drunk
The saddest part of it all is that George, Harrison’s father doesn’t remember his son’s death because of the government transmitters that make him forget anything that makes him do too much thinking (Vonnegut 5,6). This shows how their society is being brainwashed into thinking that this is the way that everyone should be equal. People were either too afraid or they thought that what the government was right.There is no difference, there is no diversity, and there are no outliers. The author warns the reader that in the story, diversity and uniqueness are canceled out and that everyone is forced to be
Polonius is considered untrustworthy in the play because he sends people to go spy on his son, Laertes. Polonius says to Reynaldo, one of his servants, “Before you visit him, to make inquire/ Of his behavior” (2.1 4-5). Polonius doesn’t trust Laertes to be on his own without dishonoring his family or ruining his
In this heated conversation, the King claims that Hal is up to no good; the King does not have confidence and assurance that he is fit to run a kingdom. Hal already knows how he should act but does not, so he can impress people like the King. He promises the King, “I shall hereafter, my thrice gracious lord, be more myself.” (III.2.92.) Hal’s plan to get into mischief before he changes disappoints King and ruins the potential for the King to be proud and assured that Hal will grow up to make use of, “the greatness of thy blood and hold their level.” (III.2.16). This engenders Hal to finally commence his new perspective on how to act, or perhaps one that he already knew was within him.
In the book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, Lennie is an outcast. As a kid something happened to Lennie that made him the way he is. George told the boss “‘...He got kicked in the head by a horse when he was a kid’” (Steinbeck, 22) but we know that’s not true. In addition Lennie is very forgetful and doesn’t think before he speaks. He tends to just do or say the first thing that comes to his mind, he’s not afraid to say what’s on his mind; therefor George told Lennie not to say anything at their new job because he was afraid Lennie would mess it up.
In the play Hamlet by Shakespeare the events that surround Hamlet’s parent’s, such as the death of his father, mistrust/frustration with his mother, and the lack of communication, lead to the Hamlet’s unstable mind set. Hamlet’s unstable mind set starts with his uncle replacing his father. The fact that his uncle is trying to replace his father not only as king but as his actual father. This drives Hamlet insane. Because of this he , Hamlet, wants to get rid of Claudius, his uncle.