Atticus Finch was a great lawyer and father to his children in To Kill a Mockingbird. He wanted to help people when no one else would, even if that meant his own life. Even through the rough spots, he kept on pushing, and never gave up! He was a significant man, and we should all learn something from him. Atticus has good morals, loves his children, respects everyone, and always keeps his promises which are good traits for anybody to have.
The unblemished mirror image gives reference to the unharmed, faultless memory belonging to Leonard Shelby. The first instance in which this is shown is when Leonard is talking to Teddy and states “There are things you know for sure”. Within this statement he is describing how his past life is not shattered in any way. Although there was an accident, Leonard does not forget his past as an investigator for an insurance company. The image of his past life, before the accident, is clear and concise.
“There was a gravity in his manner and a quiet so profound that all talk stopped when he spoke. His authority was so great that his word was taken on any subject, be it politics or love.” This phrase shows how Slim is very widely respected on the ranch. He was the one person that understood everyone, and he was a very good leader without trying too hard or being cocky, as opposed to Curley who tries too hard to impress everyone and to prove that he’s better than everyone. This also shows how Slim uses his power in society in a positive way. Helping others using his knowledge, and also listening to others when they need someone to talk to is what makes Slim a good person.
Gatsby 's guests completely enjoy the hospitality he provides, all while gossiping about him. Some, have never seen him. People attend his parties to have a good time, to be seen, and to meet people. It 's a free night out so they take advantage. 2.
Significant quotes from “The Great Gatsby” “I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.” (F. Scott Fitzgerald, P. 35), this quote is effective, as being placed in the beginning of the book, it demonstrates that the narrator is not attached to either of the worlds that he is speaking about, thus, the reader knows that the narrator will stay objective throughout the book. This technique stands true for the fist chapters of “The Great Gatsby”, where Fitzgerald, by multiple lines, shows that the narrator is trustworthy. This particular quote shows that Nick likes to observe different lives and reserve his judgments, as if he wanted to collect “the inexhaustible variety of lives” in his mind and then process them later. After all, Nick does exactly that – he wrights a book analyzing his summer experiences.
Many significant examples of symbolism can be found in "The Lottery by Shirley Jackson", "We Wear The Mask" by Paul Lawrence Dunbar, "Richard Cory" by Edwin Arlington Robinson, and "The Mirror" by Sylvia Plath. The symbols in each of these stories are very relevant in today’s world, and are similarly applied in many other stories and poems throughout history. The mask especially, when pertaining to human nature, the mirror symbolizing introspectiveness and self-exploration, as well as Richard Cory representing the damaged and distraught one percent, the black box that represents fate and evil, along with Old Man Warner and his old world values that he can’t let go, and the mirror symbolizing introspectiveness and self-exploration. Each symbol is used in an intelligent and methodical way by the author in order to capture the reader and relate their stories to past and present-day
Nick is the only character in the story who Gatsby formally converses regarding his rumors. He explains to Nick that he does not “want [him] to get the wrong idea…from all these stories [he] hear[s],” so Gatsby certainly is not apathetic to public opinion. During this exchange, however, Gatsby never indisputably confirms or denies such rumors, only presenting allegedly valid evidence of his past in the form of pictures. From Gatsby’s exchanges with Carraway, readers are able to better understand Gatsby’s point of view when it comes to what is being said about him. Besides Daisy and Gatsby, Nick is the only other character in the story who knows the truth about Myrtle’s death.
When the awkwardness has dissolved between Gatsby and Daisy, Gatsby wants to show her his mansion and he says ‘It took me just three years to earn the money that bought it!’ (p.58,) which makes the reader retrospect that he earlier said he inherited his money, he then says he lost the money in the war. Later on, in chapter 6, Gatsby explains to Caraway that his real name is James Gatz, his family is really poor and he inherited his money from Cody, an old man that he was sailing with around the continent for several years (p.62-64), this makes the reader retrospect earlier information regarding his wealth. In chapter 7, when Daisy reveals she is leaving her husband Tom for Gatsby, Tom bursts out ‘He (Gatsby) and this Wolfsheim bought up a lot of side-street drugstores here and in Chicago and sold grain alcohol over the counter’(p.85,) that Gatsby´s wealth comes from illegal activities contradicts the reader´s opinion about Gatsby again. After Gatsby´s death, Tom´s statement gets confirmed by Wolfsheim ‘I raised him up out of nothing, right out of the
He pulls back and realizes that the ghost is real, and the jar of ashes contains his remains. On the train, Luke and his father are eating when his father then reveals that he stole the ghost’s ashes from the museum. His father says that he wants Luke to get the ghost’s story and explain
When Gatsby states that “of course [he] can” repeat the past (pg. 110), he is only setting himself up for disaster. While he was once able to bring forth his dreams into reality, he soon sees that his “dead dream [was]…trying to touch what was no longer tangible.” (pg. 134) His dream was quite obviously dead, and Gatsby had lost that once-empowering superpower, because the modernization of the East is far different from the Western
On Malcolm’s trip to Mecca he realized that everyone can live peacefully together, they just need to put their differences behind them. He realized that under their skin they were the same. He didn’t need to be violent to get his point across. He could get the job done by being peaceful. Malcolm X’s assassination was unjust because he was helping those that were around him by ending racism.
We arrived at the home of Anton Karazai on May 16, 2006, at 6:00 p.m. When we arrived, we found Mr. Karazai hanging from his chandelier by curtain drapes with his hands tied. This death had taken place in his piano room of his estate. There was also both a nearly full glass and a bottle of alcohol and nearby was a journal containing Mr. Karzai’s thoughts, on a small coffee table near Mr. Karazai’s corpse. According to Mr. Karazai 's journal, it states, his most recent entry showed that he had signs of depression and that his son was the only heir of his that remains.