So what, why should we care about John Steinbeck’s lesson of responsibility? John Steinbeck shines light on the reality of the late 1930’s and shows us how misunderstood mentally challenged people like Lennie were. And how one hero named George tried his best to save another misunderstood person from the booby hatch. John Steinbeck’s novel not only shows the readers of the time the lives of mentally challenged people but also shows that the key to your wildest dreams is responsibility. Even if people don’t have a mentally challenged friend to take care of people may have other responsibilities to achieve your own dreams and goals.
In the fictional story, Lord of the Flies, written by William Golding, certain character traits empowered leaders to confront challenges successfully. Such as portraying responsibility and confidence or stubbornness. The first trait that demonstrates a powerful leader is stubbornness or confidence. Many times these being stubborn is considered to be a bad trait, but in a leader it can cause them to argue for things they think are right. They will not easily give in to others ideas, even if they know they are the wrong ideas.
It is often said the right way is not always the popular way. Standing for what is right, despite it being frowned upon, is the true test of one’s moral character. This relates to the moral growth that Huck Finn experiences throughout his journey. Mark Twain’s controversial novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, is a compelling story about how one individual, Huck Finn, goes against society’s ideals. One’s moral development is often defines as how one will act towards others based on his or her own beliefs.
When one thinks of the "Good Life", one typically thinks of the end goal: a happy life. However, pursuing the "Good Life" contains many obstacles that can either break you or make you stronger. In "Sonny 's Blues" and Antigone, there are characters that struggle with having different values from others, representing a conflict between individual and society. These stories have characters that put themselves first, and because of this they suffer consequences. While Antigone and "Sonny 's Blues" have very different plots, the tension shown in them between individual and society is extremely similar.
According to Biblical Proverbs 22:1, “A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.” (Book of Proverbs, 22:1). The pursuit of a distinguished reputation is not reprehensible in itself, however, excessive ego in oneself makes the pursuit dangerous for oneself and the community. In Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible the actions made to preserve one’s reputation are put into moral question. Arthur Miller uses Abigail and Dansforth to disclose the egotistical need for the preservation of reputation in these characters.
Huck's pragmatic philosophy allows him to choose what is easiest to do. Throughout Huck's adventure with Jim, we can see his philosophy slightly evolve. When Huck contemplates on whether to turn Jim in, he decides not to because "what's the use you learning to do right when it's troublesome to do right and ain't no trouble to do wrong" (Twain 95). Turning in Jim would be morally hard and therefore troublesome due the pain caused. It would have been easier to turn in Jim and get the money, however he is started to weigh his emotions into the scale of practicality.
Vonnegut’s use of diction is given through George who expresses his concerns about removing his handicaps and implies his dislike for the times where the handicaps weren’t in affect. And without them, he believes that everyone would be constantly competing against one another, however, in actuality everyone won’t be forced to repress their talents and strengths. Furthermore, Vonnegut uses mostly denotative and cacophonous
Two key words carried through the essay is a good man. Although the characters have severe personalities it contradicts the ideals of justice that they bring up so much. In general, the story is a conflict of interests. Each person has their own need to say something and in return pushing down another character. They play off this term by looking at the negatives instead of the positives.
George and Jay starve for some semblance of control, whether socially or romantically, and base much of their actions and thought process of achieving what they dream of. This strive pairs George and Jay with other minor characters, Lennie and Nick respectively, who they believe hold the key to their goal.s There then lies the strong possibility that these minor characters are seen by Jay and George as simple pawns to assist them in their larger goals. While it would be pessimistic to believe so, the connections made with these characters seem to be in the best interest of these end goals. Therein lies the major flaws with the respective dreams of each character. TITLE The dream of the fantasy farm from George's perspective is flawed on the physical level.
This quote relates to the story “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst because the narrator learns that pride isn’t always a good trait to have, it can harm the people you love. The narrator of “The Scarlet Ibis” states that “pride is a wonderful, yet terrible thing” to possess. He proves this through the relationship between the two brothers. The narrator of the story proved that pride is a terrific trait to possess. This is the beautiful face.
As the Roman poet Horace once said, "adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant." In other words, he believed that challenges are beneficial because they bring out talents that would have stayed hidden otherwise. He thought that adversity would force a person to use their unknown talents out of desperation. Some argue that his theory is irrelevant and that a person 's skills will develop just as well without adversity if they have the capacity, but I believe that hardships will evoke and improve on their dormant talents. For example, Stephen Hawking, one of the world 's leading physicists, was diagnosed with ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, when he was 21 years old.
This shows that is someone had really harmed George, he would have stuck up for him and done what he could… even if it meant he had to hurt someone himself. You can tell George would make any sacrifice for Lennie by the way he talks about him. He says “Hell of a fella, but he ain’t bright” (36). He knows that Lennie isn’t the smartest but that he is a great person and a great worker. “Well you ain’t doing no good keepin’ alive” (45).