This quote shows that the men take drastic measures just to get money, because they kidnapped an innocent little boy. The father of the boy acts and is, “respectable and tight, a mortgage fancier and a stern, upright collection - plate passer and foreclosure.” Which proves that these men will kidnap and ransom little kids, just to get money from the parents.
“It looked like a good thing, but wait till I tell you.” In Bill and Sam’s endeavor to make money fast, they decided to kidnap the son of a prominent citizen and ask for ransom. However, after contacting the boy’s father, the amateur criminals quickly realize that they’re in over their heads. In the short story The Ransom of Red Chief, O. Henry creates the theme that one shouldn’t bite off more than he or she can chew.
“ That presented Franek with the opportunity to torment him and , on a daily basis, to thrash him savagely…” ( Page 55). This illustrates that with what Franek did to Elie’s Father , Elie is fearful what Franek can do. And if Elie does the wrong things to provoke Franek it could be fatal to his Father’s death. This causes Elie to question if his father worth it because if Elie save the gold crown, then he well have money if he does end up getting out.
The reader expects that the father will be worried due to the child’s sudden disappearance and be angry and devastated at the same time. Again, the father does not react as expected, instead he writes a note to the kidnappers to pay him the money so that they could give the child back. “Two Desperate Men. Gentlemen: I received your letter to-day by post, in regard to the ransom you ask for the return of my son. I think you are a little high in your demands, and I hereby make you a counter-proposition, which I am inclined to believe you will accept.
In the story “The Ransom Of Redchief” the two main characters Bill and Sam decide to kidnap a kid so they can get money from the ransom. The choose Johnny (also known as Red Chief) to capture. Johnny is a very bad choice for a kidnapping for many reasons. Not only is Johnny very energetic and playful but he's also violent when he plays games, but most importantly his dad who would pay the ransom doesn't care enough to pay it. As already mentioned Johnny is extremely energetic and imaginative.
Smith would fit the best was that he is either a lust serial killer, thrill serial killer or power control killer. But, I came soon to realize that he wouldn 't fit the typology of being a lust serial killer since they are often overkilling their victims, which Mr. Smith didn 't do. This information left me with two typologies left. Both the thrill and power control serial killer tortures their victims, moves the bodies, have specific victims and uses strangulation, just as Mr. Smith. But, I believe that Mr. Smith would fall into the typology of a thrill serial killer.
The government was trying to stop something that the majority of the population wanted. If the government was going to prevent it, the people were going to have to get their goods illegally. This is where the organized crime comes in. People with brilliant ideas of making mega money decide to sell the illegal goods for high prices- the people can’t get it anywhere else but from a specific dealer. Men like Al Capone killed out their opponents to control their profits of the illegal goods.
In order to accept what has been done, it is up to the groom’s male relatives to break the news to the bride’s family. In a video presented by Vice, Thomas Morton explains to viewers that “once the bride says yes, the groom’s family will go over to the bride’s house and men bring many gifts in order to smooth things over” (“Bride kidnapping”). Besides just bringing gifts, “The groom’s family will do whatever the bride’s family asks because they are guilty of being thieves” (“Bride Kidnapping”). The people who helped conduct the kidnapping even know that what they did was wrong because they are going over to the house of the bride, bringing gifts and sheep out of remorse. They know that they are taking away someone else’s joy, so they must make up for it with materialistic items in exchange for an irreplaceable one.
His morals are put to test and are molded with each adventure of his as he uses his judgment. If we go a little backward and look at where it all started, Huck was the closest friend of Tom Sawyer and together they wanted to start a gang. The only condition one needed to fulfill to join the gang was to give consent to murdering your family in case you broke any of the rules. It is at this point when it’s found out that Huck does not have a family to begin with and his only custodians are the money mongers Ms Watson and the widow and they consider him as someone who is highly uncivilized and has no morals whatsoever. As it’s debated by the boys whether it would be fair to take Huck since he doesn’t technically have anyone to kill, Huck gladly offers the name of Miss Watson, as he becomes desperate to not get ruled out as a potential member.
Voldemort made many promises to Quirrell and deceived him to join him and his evil army, but Voldemort was driven by his own greed for the stone, and Quirrell was sent to his death during his fight with Harry; after he spent months lying to his fellow professors and his students about his true intentions. He told Harry, “There is no good or bad, only power and those too weak to seek it” (Rowling). This shows that he truly enthralled himself in Voldemort’s ideas and
Perhaps they’ll try to get it. Typically they don’t do that anymore, they get their wares by extorting market holders and, as I learnt today, selling kidnapped kids. I know from recent experience that it’s hard to even give a kid away, well, hard if you want them to be loved and cared for. So whatever the fates of those kids it isn’t good. These guys will walk right by me, they do it to assert dominance, show their fearlessness,
AJ Miller has tried to isolate himself and his followers from society as what his is doing is wrong and fake. He doesn’t want to be caught out as this is how he gets his money by tricking people into thinking he is Jesus so they give money to him. His followers are buying property near him and AJ is slowly making a little colonial. The fact that people from all over the world come to be with him and leave everything they have including families just to be with him. In the Bible they do not separate themselves or leave their families behind because the Bible says family is
He is stating that the kids are alone, not what a bunch of kids who are homesick need to hear. When Piggy is described as “paler than before and breathless.” It shows that Piggy understood the facts, in that they were most likely not going to get off the island, no one else seemed to understand that. Piggy’s asthma usually kicks in when he is most angry or scared, he really is ruining the time on the island for the other kids. “Perhaps they knew where we was going to; and perhaps not.”
In Corpse Bride, the storyteller uses the archetypes underworld and hero’s journey plot line to show how we as humans need to make and realize our mistakes to grow and mature as people because we learn from those mistakes so that in the future we make less and less mistakes and also know how to fix the ones we make. At the beginning of Corpse Bride, Victor was very clumsy and made many mistakes because he didn’t take the time to really recognize and think about his mistakes. When Victor goes over to Victoria’s house he wanders over to the piano instead of following his parents. Victoria’s parents are quite angry when they find Victor and Victoria together.
Marv and Harry are the robbers found within the storyline of Home Alone and they show themselves to be very similar to the kidnappers in the story written long before their time in “The Ransom of Red Chief.” Marv and Bill have similar personalities. In both stories there's always a stupid partner I think this because one of them plans everything out and actually thinks about what they should do where the other one doesn't. Marv and Bill both end up getting hurt by Kevin and Red Chief.