The painting shows that people have to choose between their desires and their responsibilities, while the poem shows how consistent loyalty earns the greatest respect, especially when being neglected by the rest of society. In Alexander Pope’s “Argus,” the tone of the poem is described as mournful and sympathetic, which demonstrates the idea that the people of the town treated the dog so poorly and Ulysses felt much sorrow for the dog. The poem says “Unfed, unhous'd, neglected, on the clay... Touch'd with resentment of ungrateful man” which literally means the people of the town treated the dog poorly, like the dog was an inanimate object. Even though this dog was excluded in his town by mistreatment
It is Luke’s fatherly love for his daughter that leads to his dilemma between pursuing the truth of doing what is just and right and demonstrating his love for his daughter. "A Father's Story," by Andre Dubus shares that the love of a father toward his own daughter means that he will protect her even if the process calls for him to misplace a part of himself. To protect his daughter, the father is forced to undergo challenges, a battle between his mind and his values. In the story, Luke Ripley, the protagonist, drops his core principles and ethical values deliberately to protect his daughter. I believe that the central conflict in "A Father's story" is a betrayal of a friend's trust and personal values and ethics for the sake of love, because
Myrtle Wilson utilizes epizeuxis when she is told to not speak of her lover’s wife subsequent to receiving a gift of a puppy. Tom Buchanan believes his race and gender have superiortity and in this text, he believes a gift should silence Myrtle about Daisy. Myrtle believes she should have the right to talk about Tom’s wife as she repeats Daisy’s name for emphasis. Readers can interpret that Myrtle believes she has the right because she is concealing her affair from her husband while Tom is not hiding anything. Myrtle endures a more strenuous task and believes she deserves rights considering Tom does not grant her the right to speak.
This incident shows the reader that she wants to be taken seriously by her colleagues. It also displays that Hilly deeply treasures her reputation because of her reaction towards the situation. On the other hand, Aunt Alexandra has also shown the reader signs that she values her family’s reputation. In chapter 23 of To Kill a Mockingbird, Aunt Alexandra did not allow Scout to play with Walter Cunningham because of his poor background. She said, “Because-he-is-trash, that’s why you can’t play with him.
In his diary entry, Steve uses the word ‘real’ because he wants people to see the non-superficial side of him. Steve desires people to not ask him or see him, but look into his heart. His wording shows that he doesn’t know who he is and therefore believes he is a Monster as Ms. Petrocelli calls him. He accepts people’s judgments as his self-truth. Even though, he, himself, accepts the worst he still wants people to perceive him as a good person, especially his mom.
With accusations of witchery and his guilt of lechery, Mr. Proctor feels he has a duty to save his name for his children. He can 't stand the idea of his family suffering for the mistakes he has made now and in the past. John 's initial reaction to his wife being accused based off the lust Abigail has, he says, "My wife will never die for me! I will bring your guts into your mouth but that goodness will not die for me!" (Miller 80) John knows he 's done wrong and will do anything to save Elizabeth 's reputation.
This attempt from Hagar to change her physical appearance to fit the expectations she believes Milkman has, shows that she was not getting the love she desired. Although blind to how his leaving affected Hagar until a later time, Milkman finally came to the discovery of what he had done. His inability realize all that Hagar was doing was for him and treat her like she deserved, ultimately played the key role in why she died. Pilate contrasts this very differently in the sense that she never leaves who she loves behind. This difference between the two and the way that Pilate handles situations is why Milkman looks up to her and strives to be someone like
Parents love their children so much they lie to them, saying that they aren’t hungry when they actually are, or that they aren’t tired when in reality their bones are screaming in pain. Our parents are willing to sacrifice their own dreams in order to back ours. I know what it’s like to see my own mother cry due to not being able to have enough, blaming herself for the inability to pay for my college when she knows all I want in life is an education. Being Hispanic means that we are a united warrior front with strong roots and intertwining lives between each other due to our massive family trees. No man is left behind unless he refuses to help himself.
Everyone thinks that Slim is the judge and whatever he says is the right thing to do. Candy then commits to the cause for his dog’s greater good. Candy didn’t want to kill the dog himself and lets Carlson to do it. When the dog was killed, Candy regrets on not killing his dog himself because he didn’t want someone who didn’t care for the dog to kill it. He wanted to show the dog that it was the best for him and it was for his mercy.
Ah, if he could only die temporarily!” (chapter 8 paragraph 1). In this quote, Tom had done something nice to a girl, but she treated him like a dog. Tom is also thinking that someday she will be attritional she treated him that way, but it will probably be too late. He is wishing he could temporarily die so that she will be attritional sooner and he will maybe forgive her. “He no longer took an interest in war, nor even in piracy.