The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a classic novel that takes the reader on a series of thrilling adventures full of life threatening situations, racism, and slavery. The author Mark Twain, uses the novel to highlight the flaws in society by creating a character like Huck, whose personal sense of morals and justice are more noble than those of the very people trying to civilize him. Throughout this captivating novel Huck endures his fair share of trouble and morally challenging decision but he always comes out on top by following his heart and doing what he feels to be right.
The moment Atticus is appointed to be the defender of Tom Robinson, he knows that if he really takes on this role of a defender, Maycomb’s society is going to ostracize him. Defending a black male who is accused of having raped a white woman is not only Alabama in the 1930s a capital offense in Alabama in the 1930s, but lands him in difficulties as he and his kids have to face hostility in Maycomb. A classmate tells Scout that “my folks say your daddy was a disgrace an’ that nigger oughta hand from the water-tank!” (Lee 87). She discovers what Maycomb’s population thinks of her father.
In To Kill A Mockingbird, Tom Robinson is a black man who is wrongly accused and tried for the crime of raping Mayella Ewell, a white woman, and is being defended by his lawyer, Atticus Finch. According to the book it’s written “I guess Tom was tired of white men’s chances and preferred to take his own.” This shows how Tom struggled emotionally because Tom was emotionally tired of being controlled by others, letting others have the opportunity to control his life and what happened to his family. Deciding to take matters into his own hands, Tom ran for it even though he knew there were high risks of him being killed, which shows how the caged bird in the poem “Caged Bird” is much like him. In the poem “Caged Bird” by Maya Angelou, the caged bird is compared and contrasted to a free bird and by examining the circumstances of Tom Robinson’s life, I say that he is very much like the caged bird.
In the story of Antigone, Antigone’s uncle, Creon, is the king of Thebes who forbids the burial of his nephew, Polyneikes. Polyneikes is Antigone’s brother who went to war with one of their brothers. The fight between the two men ended in death for both, at which was based on who was justified by the state. The brother who fought Polyneikes was awarded a proper burial while Polyneikes was left as a food source for dogs and vultures. Antigone disliked the fact that Polyneikes was not awarded a proper burial because it is her brother.
In addition, Atticus went against his moral code and principles he had always upheld before, especially in the Tom Robinson trial. Now, Atticus is faced with the decision of abiding by the law or breaking it in order to do the right thing. He knew that incarcerating a man, as withdrawn and solitary as Arthur would have been unforgivable. Especially, after Arthur had performed a great deed by saving his children 's life. He knew that exposing him would be an awful way of repaying him; it would have been like "shooting a mockingbird."
The character of Doodle’s brother behaves with cruel notions toward Doodle. For example, when Doodle’s brother faces the prospect of possibly having an invalid brother forever, he “…began to make plans to kill him by smothering him with a pillow,” (Hurst 555). This demonstrates that the narrator would rather murder his brother than have one that is mentally challenged, which is not at all a humane thought, to say the least. Anyone who chooses to murder their blood relative instead of support them through tough times most definitely has wickedness within them, which supports the statement that Doodle’s brother behaves cruelly towards Doodle.
Emotional Needs - David feels very angered when he sees Jethro because he thinks of Jethro’s dad as a traitor because of Bill. David feels as if he has to let Jethro know what he thinks about Bill and his dad. Motivation - David is motivated to think of Jethro’s dad as a traitor and harass Jethro by Bill joining the Confederacy.
The 9th rule of the Ranch Fight Club is, if someone challenges you, you must fight, "Don't let him pull you in—but—if the son-of-a-bitch socks you—let 'him have it." (steinbeck 131) Now this isn't a quote from George but it clearly states his intentions. George from the beginning treated everyone as if they had already socked him once i the head and is out to get him.
Here is what I think, I don’t think Andrew Jackson should be on the twenty dollar bill. He is unstable, one moment he 's fighting and killing Indians then all of the sudden he 's taking their son in. He was racist, he had slaves. I know he had a hard life growing up but that’s no excuse to do the things he did.
Man’s Worst Angel War is one of the most violent and primitive things ever done by man. In “My Brother Sam is Dead” by Collier and Collier, war is the focus point in the novel. The main characters consist of: Sam, Tim, and Mr.Meeker. Mr. Meeker is Sam and Tim’s father, and has certain views on politics that Sam doesn’t agree with, while Tim is unsure. Tim is torn between the gruesome realities of war and the fantasy of glory Sam is in love with.
Matt is not content with the unjust verdict that was reached by the legal system so it is time for him to take matter into his own hands. Taking matter into his own hands means killing Richard to complete his revenge, but when he does it is clear it was not the ethical thing to do. Reason being that even though Richard killed Matt 's son, Frank was still dead and nothing could change that. Matt 's felt unfulfilled with killing Matt and when he tells Ruth what happened he says “ the words had no
The book by Joseph Bruchac was similar and different to the book by Eyewitness. First, the historical book talked about the war in an Indian’s perceptive. In the informational text, it talked about how different people contributed to the war (examples are Abraham Lincoln, Grant, Robert E.Lee, and so on). According to the book, “March Toward The Thunder,” it states,” But the thought that one of them might kill my…my brother makes me determined to stand against them.
For example, Bob Ewell, who let Tom Robinson take the fall in the court case. He attacked Jem and Scout because he was angry with their father. Boo Radley, who made a decision when he was young, and the town of Maycomb won’t let him forget about it. He always wanted a second chance. But the town of Maycomb had made up their minds about Boo Radley.
Something to Fight For “This gentleman chose to stand alone against us” (Rose 240). Juror Eight and Antigone chose the path of the unpopular opinion in the two works Twelve Angry Men and Antigone. These two morally based individuals feel they have a civil duty to uphold to the person whom they are defending. The jurors of Twelve Angry Men are faced with deciding the fate of a teenager who supposedly shot his father. Antigone, Haemon, and Creon are to choose with whom their loyalty resides--the State or the gods.
Even though “rape is capital offense in Alabama,” (293) meaning the prosecuted will be sentenced to death, the children could not believe the jury has sentenced a guiltless man to death. According to Atticus, it is a sad truth that an accused African-American has never won a court case and “when it’s a white man’s word against a black man’s, the white man always wins,” (295). Although it is a sad truth, Atticus believes