Holden also hates getting too close to people because they always end up leaving him. For example, at Elkton Hills School, Holden met a guy named James Castle and he thought James was a nice guy who he could be friends with. The boy was bullied by some boys and ended up taking his own life. “Finally, what he did, instead of taking back what he said, he jumped out the window...He had on this turtleneck sweater I 'd lent him” (Salinger 92). Another example of someone he liked leaving him was Allie.
William Golding proves that without rules to live by, people will eventually become savage. Savagery is more present when people 's innocence slowly fade away. When Jack brings the boys hunting, the boys do not know what to do since they have never been exposed to that behavior before. Jack makes it seem okay to disrespect what they kill to the point where the boys look insane. The boys not only kill the pig for its feed but to mutilate it and decide,”This head is for the beast.
Sonny feels like his brother is only upset with him because he chose a different path than him but the real reason was that he was abusing drugs. After finally meeting in the middle Sonny realizes why his brother may have been so hard on him and both Sonny and his brother find a new respect for one
Lennie’s dream is why Curley’s wife dies, because of his strange obsession with petting soft objects, he accidentally kills her. “And Lennie said softly to the puppy, ‘Why do you got to get killed? You ain’t so little as mice. I didn’t bounce you hard.’” (Steinbeck, 85) Lennie shows his obsession with petting soft objects from the start. He accidentally kills small animals and causes trouble because of his strange habit, which leads Lennie to do the worst.
A brother making his younger sibling touch his casket is very cruel Then threatening if it is not touched you would be left alone, which is Doodle's biggest fear. The brother manipulates Doodle on purpose. This shows cruelty from an older sibling making their own blood suffer for matter enjoyment. This point could be considered "tough love" to some and make him mentally stronger as a person. So it depends on how you interpret the brother's motivations for wanting to teach Doodle these skills.
Selfish choices and behaviors can have a harmful and unfortunate ending for others. This idea is made clear when two brothers face complications in their relationship. In “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst, one's selfish pride is displayed by character development and an ironic resolution. The selfish mindset of the narrator helps his younger brother develop an ability that no one believed he could ever demonstrate. Resulting in, the narrator helping his younger brother, but “he did it for [himself], that pride.”(3).
Many lives have been taken, the mama pig, Piggy, Simon, and almost Ralph. The boys killed a mama pig horrifically and offered it to the Lord of the Flies. Then Simon died by being stabbed and beaten to death. At the end the boys hunted Ralph and were planning to kill him, until the officer came to the rescue. The schoolboys have lost their innocence and nothing will ever be the
By examining pride’s role in “The Scarlet Ibis” and in real life, it is evident that pride can be dangerous and destructive. In “The Scarlet Ibis”, the narrator’s pride ultimately caused the death of his brother and brought him pain and suffering. Since the narrator was only motivated by his selfish pride, he kept pushing Doodle harder and harder, without regard for his brother’s feelings or well-being. If he had acted out of love instead of pride, he would have been gentle and compassionate when he helped his brother, therefore preventing his death. The text states, “They did not know that I did it for myself; that pride, whose slave I was, spoke to me louder than all their voices, and that Doodle walked only because I was ashamed of having a crippled brother.” Pride caused the narrator to act recklessly at the expense of his
In the poem “Woodchucks” by Maxine Kumin, how does the speaker strengthen a sense that everybody has a murderous intent deep inside? Throughout the essay, you will see that Kumin introduces the speaker as a frustrated farmer trying to get rid of a problem she is going through. The speaker tries to kill the woodchuck by successfully gassing them. The speaker is frustrated and angry furthermore because his solution is not working in order to protect his garden. Down the line in the poem the farmer finds another means on how to kill the woodchucks and feel like this is the only option to get rid of them, however, wants the woodchucks to not feel the pain.
The wild is a savage place that causes young boys to perform crazy, uncivilized actions. In William Golding’s, Lord of the Flies, and John Steinbeck’s, Of Mice and Men, the common theme of death was foreshadowed through Piggy only being considered useful for his spectacles, and the death of Candy’s dog, the fact that the boys hunt and eat pigs, and the death of the water snake, and the dehumanization of Piggy and Lennie. Piggy’s death is foreshadowed by only being considered useful for his spectacles, much like that of the reason for the death of Candy’s dog. In the novel Lord of the Flies, Piggy is a chubby boy with asthma and bad eyesight, therefore he wears spectacles. The boys are struggling to survive and one key to survival is fire.
I wanted to find him, and hug him and beg him to forgive me for leaving(217).” He and Rowdy have been friends for a long time and that is because Arnold appreciates him. After all the times they do something wrong to each other, they still stick together. Rowdy has always backed him up and Arnold always works hard to keep them friends. When Arnold moves schools, Rowdy does not respect him. Arnold keeps in contact and then they become back to normal.
Not till they flagged and the chant died away, did he speak. ‘I’m calling an assembly.” (p.75) Jack is so intent on killing this pig, he is leading a chant about how they’re going to kill it. He describing ways of over kill. He has no remorse and is starting to enjoy the killing of the pigs, that he doesn’t care about anything else going on on the island and with the other boys. The rumor about the beast has become more serious than it did before, and Jack is starting the believe in it too.
Back in Weed Lennie got accused of rape and all he did was grab the lady’s dress because he liked it. When she started screaming Lennie got scared and held on to the dress and George had to hit him over the head with a fence picket to make Lennie let go. The men of Weed wanted to lynch Lennie, so George got him and Lennie out of town and got them new jobs (42). Lennie was in the barns with the pups and was playing with the one he liked. The pup made like he was going to bite Lennie.
This takes a turn for the worst when the boys end up killing Simon because they mistake him for the beast. Another symbol that Golding uses is a pig 's head. The pig 's head is symbolic of the inner beasts of men. As they (the boys) become more enthralled in the hunt and its bloodlust, they even begin to worship this beast, leaving it sacrifices, such as the sow 's head on a pike, as if it were a tribal god (Neighbors). This event occurred in front of Simon without the hunters ' knowledge.
Grendel vs. “The monster” Grendel in the novel by John Gardner is very similar to “the monster” in Frankenstein by Mary Shelly because both Grendel and the monster feel like outsiders, they kill humans, and they both are able to learn new things. Grendel feels like an outsider because he knows he is different and he wants to know the truth of why he is what he is and why God made him that way. Grendel asks his mother “Why are we here?” which means that he is doubting his existence. Grendel kills humans in the mead hall while they are asleep. “Swiftly, softly, I will move from bed to bed and destroy them all, swallow every last man.” He kills them because he was affected by the shapers death.