The sheriff symbolises corruption and an unjust regime, Robyn symbolises the opposite. The sheriff hides his treasures in his house, while Robyn symbolises generosity and gives what he has to the poor. Another contrast between the two is that the sheriff pretends to be a good person, when he is actually corrupted. He makes promises though he knows he will not fulfil them and tries to deceive Robyn by organising the archery contest. Robyn on the other hand, is an outlaw who steals and robs, but he means well and does these things for a good
Golding uses a group of boys to show that even in, children, the thing society sees as the most innocent can still become corrupted by an environment full of evil. Golding creates the character, Jack, the tough hunter but it takes Jack a little while to completely take on this role. In the quote, “‘I was going to,’ said Jack. He was ahead of them, and they could not see his face” (Golding 31), Readers can see Jack fail to kill a pig, Jack makes excuses as to why he did not kill it, however the reader can infer Jack did not have the heart to kill it because of his morals. Jack still has his initial innocence but later Golding shows how Jack will break his morals.
White the monkey’s paw knowing it is cursed. Why would Morris burn the money’s paw in Mr. White’s home? I think there is a clear motive behind his actions, even though it is not stated in the story. It’s possible that Morris got cursed himself and he is trying to get rid of the curse by giving the monkey’s paw to Mr. White. I can indicate from the story that Mr. White and Morris are probably friends so Morris would know Mr. White’s weaknesses and hurt him.
Shiftlet is a tramp and his untrustworthiness are the reason that this earth isn’t a really good place to live after all. The whole build up of the story how he acts as a good man and a trustworthy person, create an illusion in his mind that he does nothing wrong. He could have saved his life if he decides not to leave Lucynell in the restaurant while she is asleep, but all he does is that he takes the car and leave. Sooner or later he still has to deceive other people in order to be able to live, since the best thing he knows is to lie and his life is going to be full of fake acting. After all he is the grotesque character, which the author depicts with her Southern Gothic
They had a short-lived friendship. They did numerous activities together, however, as these activities got more intense, Stephen would start to feel that he was just a mere individual whom Keith uses to show off his bravery. Then an odd event happens where Stephen steals a thermos flask and Keith takes all the accusations for it. Shortly afterwards, Stephen betrays Keith by breaking the oath to not reveal anything about their secret hideout and their private possessions to anyone, by inviting Barbara Berrill into their hideout and showing her all their possessions. This final event essentially breaks down their relationship.
This was foolhardy because Jim ran away from protection, potentially putting himself at risk of the pirates capturing. It was especially foolhardy because he ran after a fight when the honest hands might have needed him the most. When he said “bolt”, it suggested that he wasn’t thinking about his actions and that he just ran as soon as he had the thought. In conclusion, this action shows that Jim is foolhardy because he isn’t thinking about his actions and he is leaving the injured honest hands defenseless. As it has been shown, Jim is foolhardy because he ran out from under the bridge, goes off of the ship with the pirates, and runs out of the stockade.
One of the main themes in The Kite Runner is forgiveness. It is shown in many different ways throughout the book and mainly revolves around how Amir wants to be forgiven for not helping Hassan when Hassan needed help the most. Amir cannot live with the guilt and feels a strong need to find redemption after he betrays Hassan. Hassan, who has always helped him and stood up for him in the past, got raped while Amir was watching and cowardly refuses to intervene. Amir couldn’t live with the guilt, so he framed Hassan for stealing objects from the house.
In the story “To Build a Fire” the protagonist fails to recognize nature strength, almost in a disrespectful manner while traveling in the harsh Yukon environment. The down fall for him not listening and underestimating nature itself led him to his death. In this story you could find irony because he was also warned by a wise old man not travel alone in extreme conditions. The protagonist failed to listen to the old man that was his first mistake. The protagonist got lucky a couple times among his journey and came across many trial and errors, but the character’s luck started to run out.
Dubose 's fighting with addiction, and from Scout 's confrontation with the mob at the jail, among others. [Point #1] An example of bravery is when Dill dared Jem to go and touch the Radley house, Dill suggested to lure boo Radley instead of touching the house, but Jem insisted and touched the Radley house which was the bravest thing to do at that age [analysis 1] Atticus showed true bravery when he went against Maycomb, a generally prejudice town, in order to defend Tom Robinson, a black man accused of rape. Even though Atticus knew that he wouldn’t win the case but as he said to his children courage is when you licked before he begins [Point 2] In chapter 15 when Atticus went to the Maycomb jail to protect Tom Robinson from ta lynch mob, after an hour or so The
Also, when the church caught on fire Johnny took the chance and saved kids who were trapped. In some ways Johnny isn’t a hero because when he killed Bob he knew the police would be after for him, and instead of turning himself in he runs away. This is wrong when Johnny thinks about what he has done he changed his mind and wanted to turn himself in. Above all, Johnny is the most heroic character in “The Outsiders.”
Odysseus’s actions in Book 10 show that while his men can be rather foolish, he still cares for them. This is seen by how he goes back into Circe’s mansion after the first group of men are changed into pigs in order to save them despite the dangers as shown here “how could any man in his right mind endure the taste of food and drink before he’d freed his comrades in arms?” (Homer 242: 10: 424-425). If Odysseus did not care about his men he would not go back to save them despite his helplessness. When he first went to the house of Circe, he didn’t have any way to combat her which meant that he was going on a suicide mission to save his men if Hermes hadn’t shown up to prevent him from dying at her hands. Their actions show that while they
As a reality check, after placing the glasses on his face, Piggy shows the boys the hard truth which is that no one know that they are on the island and that they are stuck. The glasses being place on his face shows that Piggy understand the situation and is trying to explain the knowledge that he has about it even though no one will listen, which in turn eventually leads to the change that occurs with the glasses. “His specs, use them as burning glasses!”(40). Very shortly after Piggy gives the boys a reality check with his glasses on, he is assaulted, and has his glasses used for alternative reasons. This shows a change in the interpretation of the glasses because when the boys take the glasses, they disregard that not only are the glasses a symbol of knowledge, Piggy needs them to see.
In my opinion, he is not a hero, but an anti-hero. He was a criminal, and he took pleasure in that; he didn’t like doing things the legal way. Terrible circumstances shaped his personality. Despite his less than admirable qualities, he is a hero; he saved Johnny and Pony many times. Dally helped them find a place to stay when they were fugitives; gave them money and a gun; and when he risked his life to save the kids from the burning