One day Calpurnia sees a mad dog and calls Atticus and Maycomb’s sheriff. Atticus arrives at the scene of where the mad dog is and he takes the risk of whether saving people or causing the dog to get even madder. He kills the dog with one clean shot and it shows courage because not many people can shoot good after many years of not shooting and under pressure like Atticus did. All in all Atticus showed courage throughout the story many times, and like he said “real courage is fighting for what is right whether you are right or wrong.” "I hope you've got it through your head that he'll kill us each and every one, Dill Harris. Don't blame me when he gouges your eyes out.
The monster describes how he came to life completely disoriented. He didn’t know how to speak or understand language and he had to get used to the feel of his own body and to figure out basic concepts like light and dark, heat and cold, and hunger and thirst. He wandered out into the forest where he could hide and look for berries and nuts. The first human he sees is an old man in a hut who runs away in terror because the monster is so hideous. He’s fascinated by the first village he walks into, but the residents are terrified and they drive him off by throwing things at him.
Friendship and misery take part as Candy 's dog follows Candy around but suffers all around, “his ancient dog lifted his head … peered … and then painfully got his feet” (28). Candy 's dog symbolizes the misery of life, and its nature brings from the pleasure of the early days to the desolation of the last remaining days. Misery is seen through Candy’s dog as everyone suffers, from Candy’s broken hand, to Curley’s wife isolation from the men
Tim Johnson leaped, flopped over and crumpled on the sidewalk... He didn 't know what hit him.”. But even after the dog, symbolizing racism, dies, Atticus warns “Don’t you go near that dog, you understand? Don’t go near him, he’s just as dangerous dead as alive.”. He is telling them that even if racism were to disappear, it would still be extremely hurtful to people, it would still ruin
But all these actions were mechanical repetition of a previous normal life. The dead dog became the major symbol of house’s alienation. The system let the injured and exhausted animal in, but did not do anything to try to improve its condition. It returned to habitual schedule that was a more important link to the past than the family’s pet. “The dog frothed at the mouth, lying at the door, sniffing, its eyes turned to fire.
He clings to the dream like a rope when times become tough, and it reminds him of a better life waiting for him. Lennie’s mental state also means he does not know his own strength. A mouse and a puppy are the first two victims killed by Lennie. Petting them is what he intends to do, but instead, he crushes them with his uncontrollable strength. When
Curly is attacked by one dog, and as soon as she goes down, a group of other huskies pounce on her and kill her. Buck, who has never had experience with such brutality, is shocked by this behavior, and “the scene often came back to Buck to haunt him in his sleep” (London, 5). When no one else is bothered by the unfairness of death, Buck realizes “that was the way. No fair play. Once down, that was the end of you” (London, 5).
Dookie was then greeted by the Headless Rider. Dookie stood there motionless while his heart sunk and his feet turned cold. The Rider threw his chain at him knowing he had him in his hands. His thick, cold chain pierced Dookie 's leg causing him to wince in pain. Once Dookie finally understood what was happening, he yanked the chains off himself and made a run for it.
As Gollum paddles across his lake he watches Bilbo and starts to talk to him, he offers to play the riddle game, after all Gollum is lonely and wants to talk to someone. If Gollum can stump Bilbo he gets to eat Bilbo, but if Bilbo wins the riddle game Gollum has to show him the way out of the cave. The game starts and both players are strong, they can solve the riddles, however, after a couple of riddles both players start to become anxious. In hopes that he will survive, Bilbo cheats and asks a question that is not a riddle. When Gollum realizes that Bilbo cheats he becomes furious and seeks revenge.
After They overload the do sled, beat the dogs half to death , and forget to plan an adequate amount of food. About halfway through their journey, they begin to run out of food and starve; nine of the fourteen dogs die of starvation. They then stumble upon a camp put up by a man named John Thornton. He tells them that the ice is too thin to travel but they don’t listen. This causes a fight and for John to cut Buck free for preventing them from going onto the ice.
Knowing I could not survive of this boat alone, I have to protect Pi. The hyena stands above my head growling foaming at the mouth about to lunge, the hyena takes irs first leap and I jump out with my razor sharp teeth killing the hyena in a single bite. Pi does get extremely scared and falls backwards almost going overboard. I did not want the hurt him so I take a step back and sit. He got in a fighting pose and I just sat.
Treacherous brisk winds were no comparison to the drip of cold, reminiscing in the bottom of my throat. Breathing was becoming hard, the chilling air freezing my chest, relying on my thin layers to keep me warm. My tribe kept their chins held high, even after knowing I would soon be dead. We were setting up camp for the star filled night as my men created arrowheads with the charcoal flat stones we collected throughout our expedition. The loud noise of silence, the crackling fire and soft beads of snow falling on the pure white ground filled the air as we rested around the screeching fire to cook the lifeless deer we had hunted that morning.
Both characters hardened and evolved through the witnessing of many losses, causing their innocence to shatter. Grady loses his innocence during a fight when he “brought his knife up from the floor and sank it into the cuchillero’s heart. From the red boutonniere blossoming on the left pocket of his blue workshirt there spurted a thin fan of bright arterial blood”(116). Parham wakes up from his unrealistic quest to return the wolf or nature back to its original state after he “took aim at the bloodied head and fired” during the fair (78). These are critical moments which allowed them to transition from a boy to a man.