Darry looks at Ponyboy and says, “ Oh Ponyboy, I thought we’d lost you… like we did mom and dad ”(121 or 83). This shows that Darry does care about Ponyboy, and that Darry doesn’t want to lose him after they lost their parents. Moreover this shows that Darry loves Ponyboy, and is concerned about his well-being. Overall, these quotes show that if Pony were to stay, he would be with the two people in this world that love him the most, and they would always try to keep him
After reading Dulce Et Decorum Est I feel respect for the people who buried the soldiers. There was so many lives lost but someone had the time to bury and put these soldiers to peace. I also feel a huge respect for the soldiers themselves and the incredible bravery and zest they showed despite the grim circumstances they
His uncle was one of the most influential and supportive people in his life and he helped Salva throughout his journey. At one point, he was reunited with his uncle who had left to fight in the war he felt safe and he depended on his uncle for anything. This shows that his uncle was very caring, helpful and encouraging. In the book it says “ Salva shook his head, unable to imagine what life would be like in the camp without Uncle.”(?). In another instance, we find out that his best friend Marial was killed by a lion and that he was greatly affected by the death of his friend but through this, his uncle was there to comfort him and protect him.
In the beginning of the chapter, O’Brien tells about a soldier that lost one of his best friends and decides to write a letter to the friend’s sister. In the letter the soldier talked about “what a great brother she had, how together the guy was, a number one pal and comrade. A real soldier’s soldier” (O’Brien 64). The soldier made sure the family knew their relative was a great guy so they could be proud of him and have a little closure. He got in touch with the family because of the significance of his friendship.
Odysseus possess the character strengths of loyalty and compassion because he cares deeply for his comrades. For example, Odysseus proves his loyalty to his dead comrade Elpenor when he travels back to the island of Aeaea, “We cut logs in haste and out on the islands jutting headland his funeral rights in sorrow, streaming tears” (12.10-12). Odysseus feels a deep sense of loyalty towards his comrades as shown when he immediately returns to bury his friend. He exhibits compassion and loyalty towards his trusted friends throughout the book; he always puts the safety and well-being of his men first. Furthermore, Odysseus portrays his compassion and loyalty when after gaining Circe’s trust, he demands, “If you really want me to eat and drink, set
Love is accepting and caring for yourself and others. The power of love is shown in the text Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, and in the film “La Mission” because George decides to accept Lennie in his life and treat him like a brother after his aunt dies. Also, Che learns to accept his homosexual son, Jesse, and care for him . These texts make it clear that love is accepting and caring for yourself and others, yet they also mention what love is not which is not accepting others for who they are. Love is a complex idea to grasp, but the two texts help us better understand this concept by showing us the conflicting bonds of George and Lennie and Che and his son Jesse.
In this part of scene five Johnny’s little brother knows the sacrifice that Johnny has to do, and his brother wants to take his place in the Vietnam War and says he’s not afraid to die. Johnny told his father that it was an accident because Johnny new way he brother said that, this raised suspicions through the family. Johnny wants to show people that he cares for his little brother and hope he does good things in Johnny sets the example for people who care for their siblings, and want them to have better lives than their own. In conclusion Valdez wanted to entertain young adults and to show them the dangers and horrors of the Vietnam War. Young people in the 1960’s would have paid attention because it's talking about people their age.
He wants his son to know that all people involved in the war deserved to be honored and remembered, the ones who died more so than the ones who lived. This quote describes the empathy and the love that the fellow soldiers have for another and shows the traits which John Bradley is trying to show his son and people around him. Another detail that helps shows positivity is looking into the characters personal lives, like what Harlon, one of the veterans, said about his wife, “Picking a girl is like picking a flower from the garden, you only pick the best,”(Bradley 224). Talking about love and relationships while the characters were not in battle played an important part in developing the conflicting mood and tone. This imagery is also used along with the positive mood to help evoke emotion and show love and
The narrator yearns, like all other humans for openness and emotional freedom and this is why he is questioning his neighbor about their unnecessary fence. Not all people are willing to open up of fear, “Good fences make good neighbors.” This is the neighbor’s only reply whenever the narrator inquires about the purpose of the fence. This is because he himself is not fully aware and is more comfortable regurgitating his father’s words “He will not go behind his father’s saying”. “Mending Wall” introduces the readers’ two very different people. The narrator is aware of his instinctual desire for openness, while the other neighbor is comforted by walls and will never forget his father’s words of wisdom.
This goes to express how humanity should be extremely considerate due to the fragility and unawareness of the disabled. Near the middle of the story Brother tells readers, “One day I took him to the barn loft and showed him his casket… It was covered with a film of Paris green sprinkled to kill the rats, and the screech owls had built a nest inside of it” (387). One can assume that coffin and the Paris green(poison) is a representation of death, which is an appropriate symbol of the short story. Hurst uses this to help promote attention to adolescence by displaying that if one is not vigil, it can lead to awful things, such as trauma or even death. Overall, the use of symbols by Hurst leads one the have awareness of challenged
As I read To Kill a Mockingbird I couldn’t help but notice the similarities of Atticus Finch and my pastor, Scott Bollinger. I wanted to experience how it felt to be in Atticus’s skin. I feel that Pastor Scott portraits similar characteristics to Atticus. Both Atticus and Scott seem very humble, soft spoken, display a calm demeanor, and turned the other cheek to avoid quarrels. These men respect everyone without reflecting on color, class or gender.
O’Brien started his chapter with Rat Kiley writing a sincere letter to his deceased best friend, Curt Lemon’s sister about how he feel sorry and how he will take care of her after the war (64-65). Therefore, if we trace things back a little bit, we can clearly see that O’Brien is writing that way to express his fellow soldier’s sorrow of losing his best friend. His writing style is unique in a way that he doesn’t express the feelings just bluntly. He could just add words that emphasizes sadness, but instead, he added the act of his friend to show the underlying feeling about one during the war. Therefore, after reading about that chapter, people will say they were so cruel during the war, but if they think deeply, all chapter is about the writer’s friend grieving for his dead