Since Atticus was teaching not only his children, but also his enemies empathy, people started to change for the better. After the trial, people started to see what Bob Ewell was truly capable of, and he lost the little bit of respect the town had for him. People started to empathize for Tom Robinson, realizing that he was actually innocent and that he didn’t deserve the punishment he received. For example, Tom Robinson pitied Mayella and it added to the reason of why he was convicted. Being a black man, it was wrong for him to pity someone “above” him, even if she was a squalid, poor white girl.
Thus, both Teddy and Alyosha experience betrayal by people close to them; the cluelessness of both Belyaev and Teddy’s uncle negatively affect Teddy and Alyosha physically and emotionally, which, ironically, makes Teddy along with Alyosha to be more aware of the adult world. In “A Trifle from life” by Anton Chekhov, Belyaev is clueless and nosey towards Alyosha. Initially, Belyaev wants to know what 's going on so he asks “Did father say anything about me?” (19) .In fact, Belyaev is nosey to know if bad things are being said about him. Alyosha tells Belyaev “‘You won’t tell mother’” (18). Alyosha feels Belyaev
“A Christmas Carol”, by Charles Dickens is a story about Ebenezer Scrooge an old greedy miser who is visited by three spirits the day before Christmas because he is selfish and he needs help from the spirits to alter his cruel-hearted ways so he doesn’t end up paying for his uncharitable behaviour towards others when he is dead. The ghosts show him his past, his present, and his future, to show him that Christmas is really about giving and to help him realize he needs to change his ways. Throughout the novel multiple themes are displayed that categorize the importance of the novel. However, giving is the most important notion because Fezziwig makes his employees and family happy, The theme of giving is displayed when Scrooge is taken to his
Every once in awhile a horrible situation occurs expecting the worst to happen when in reality something good comes out of it, such as the events in the Walls family in the Glass Castle by author Jeannette Walls. An event that would of turned terrible but went another direction was when Rex and Rose couldn’t buy christmas gifts for the kids (pg.39). During that period the Walls were pretty poor and couldn’t afford to get each other gifts during the holiday’s. The result of this could 've ended in sadness and disappointment, but to spare that Rose and Rex told the kids the truth where Santa wasn’t real. Telling the kids that Santa wasn’t real made them feel apart of a secret other kids didn’t know, which made them feel special.
In Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Who Stole Christmas it is very evident that the Grinch is a very miserable, dark and sad who. His negative views of the holiday season and familial activities and traditions must come from a very negative and lonely upbringing. The Grinch’s childhood and family life must have been very difficult because it is very hard for someone to decide they don't enjoy such a cheerful holiday season out of the blue. The Grinch must have had little to no family growing up, and seeing all the other Whos being surrounded by family and love must make him very jealous and upset. It is also possible that something horrible happened to the Grinch around the Christmas season.
David tried to ignore the Tomkey children, but “it was impossible to separate him from his celebrity” (851) making David envious. The Tomkeys judged by not owning a television and spending quality time together, and with the vacancy every weekend, David “felt as if my favorite show had been canceled” (851). David is obsessing over the Tomkeys, but until he realizes how ridiculous his obsession is over television, he will never change
Boo has lost his essential social and communication skills and can not survive outside of his home, this is the consequence of continually being ridiculed and can damage somebody’s self-esteem. In addition, Atticus Finch is another victim of prejudice in the novel. After being chosen to defend Tom Robinson, the town folk starts to exhibit prejudice towards him. The town folk trust that Atticus will not present a legitimate defense for Tom because of his skin color, but Atticus full heartedly intends to do so because he believes in equal rights and condones in prejudice or racism. In addition, Atticus Finch is also the victim of
In one scene, Biff admits to his father that “he is a dime a dozen”. This proves that Biff is aware of the fact that he has wasted his life chasing something that will never be. In his final conversation with his father, he attempts to make him see that he is a failure as well by saying “You were never anything put hard-working drummer who landed in the ash van lieke all the rest of thgem! I’m one dollar an hour, Willy!”. Willy, however, never admits the fact that his son and him are both losers.
Okonkwo has a very hard time with his firstborn Nwoye, he’s lazy and Okonkwo asks him to do chores first, but when he sees that he doesn’t, he starts to beat him. “Okonkwo’s first son, Nwoye, was causing his father great anxiety for his incipient laziness, so he sought to correct him by nagging him and beating him.” It may seem harsh but he never tolerated laziness. Due to his father, he hated the sight of laziness, which is why he’d never want to be like him, or have his kids turn out that way. “He had no patience for unsuccessful men. He had no patience for his father.” He saw Nwoye become lazy at times, which is why he was so harsh, because he doesn’t want him to be unsuccessful.
Pip becomes ungrateful because he cannot accept that Magwitch is actually his benefactor and not Miss Havisham. He hated Magwitch even though that man has done so much for him. Pip said, “I know nothing of his life. It has almost made me mad to sit here of a night and see him before me, so bound up with my fortunes and misfortunes, and yet so unknown to me, except as the miserable wretch who terrified me two days in my childhood.” From this point, Pip just only looked at the past time when Magwitch threatened him and not the present time when Magwitch has brought good fortune to his life and made him become a gentleman. His hatred towards Magwitch also inclined when Pip easily influenced by Herbert saying, “Then you may rely upon it,” said Herbert, “that there would be great danger of his doing it.