Out of most deaths, it looks like Tim is more impacted by Sam’s than any other. Tim is outraged that Sam is being blamed and punished for something he didn’t do just to discipline the other soldiers.Sam is accused of stealing his own cattle and is sentenced to be executed by his own side; Tim watches the execution full-heartedly, in sadness, and he even yells out during the execution, “ ‘Don’t shoot him, don’t shoot him’ and at that moment Sam slammed backwards as if he was hit by a mallet” (208). Those were Tim’s final words that Sam could here before being blasted. Sam’s passing is as ironic a death you could write for Sam because Tim expected Sam to die, if he were to die in war, in battle and have a glory story with many telling points. Tim’s expectations were not the case; instead Sam dies by being accused incorrectly of stealing his own cattle to teach other troops a lesson about how serious war is.
Elie witnessed this type of animalistic behavior when he is crouched in the cattle car traveling from Gleiwitz to Buchenwald and another Jew dragged himself on all fours to hide a piece of bread under his shirt . “Meir, my little Meir! Don’t you recognize me...you’re killing your father...I have bread...for you too… for you too” (Wiesel 101). The son killed his father over bread; this displays the desperate need for food and the length he is willing to go to get it. He killed his father to get the crust of bread not realizing or perhaps caring that it's his father as long as he gets the bread.
The Almighty, the eternal and terrible Master of the Universe, chose to be silent. What was there to thank Him for?” (Wiesel 33). This quote demonstrates the idea that Elie is beginning to grow angry with God, and is beginning to stray from his once extremely religious life. In the article “Holocaust and the Death of God: A Study of Elie Wiesel’s Night”, it is argued that this is the first time that Elie realizes that he is “terribly alone in the world without God” (Mehrotra & Vats 166) Nitisha Mehrotra and Naresh K. Vats would also argue that although Elie appears to resent God and his religion, this decision was not easy for him. Elie strove to be someone who would never renounce his faith, yet when faced with treacherous conditions and harsh persecution Elie found it growing more and more difficult to keep his faith in
In paragraphs 33 to 44 of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s response to “A Call for Unity,” a declaration by eight clergymen, “Letter from Birmingham Jail” (1963), he expresses that despite his love for the church, he is disappointed with its lack of action regarding the Civil Rights Movement. Through powerful, emotionally-loaded diction, syntax, and figurative language, King adopts a disheartened tone later shifts into a determined tone in order to express and reflect on his disappointment with the church’s inaction and his goals for the future. King begins this section by bluntly stating that he is “greatly disappointed” (33) with the church, though he “will remain true to it as long as the cord of life shall lengthen” (33). By appealing to ethos and informing the audience of his history with the church, he indicates that he is not criticizing the church for his own sake, but for the good of the church. He reveals his hope that the church will make changes to its current attitude, while at the same time expressing his disappointment.
Even Ralph is apart of this group, his want to be apart of the safety in the group overpowers his moral duties as a human. The final example of Ralph doing inhuman things because of fear is the scene where Jack and his followers steal Piggy’s glasses. Jack and his tribe need fire in order to cook the meat from the pigs, but the only mean of fire is the glasses. Jack and two others decide to go out and steal the glasses from Ralph’s tribe. While the heist is taking place, Ralph and his followers think it is the beast that is attacking them.
Society was cruel through their lifestyles. Different people at these time were treated badly because of their age, race and gender. In the bunkhouse Carlson wants to kill Candy’s dog because of its stinking the bunkhouse. “ Well I can’t stand him in here,” said Carlson “That stink hangs around even after he’s gone.” He walked over with a heavy-legged stride and looked down at the dog. “Got no teeth he’s all stiff, he ain’t no good for you Candy” Before winning the fight and quickly says to the dog “come, on, boy.” This tells us by Carlson saying “Got no teeth he’s all stiff” tells us that Carlson thinks that if something is old and can’t take care of it’s self it should be killed.
At last, they could not stand it no longer” (38). The men mistreat the animals for way too long, and to the animals being unfed was the last straw in their miserable lives. Even while only eating the bare nutrients in order to survive, the men still expect the animals to perform their jobs to their full potential. Consequently, the animals then break into the storage shed that contains food and help themselves to food. The men then enter the shed with whips to punish the animals, and “this was one more than the hungry animals could bear..they flung themselves upon their tormentors” (38).
The cruelty of the German officers also changed the other Jews as well. The events of the Holocaust forces the prisoners to fend for themselves, and not help others. On Elie’s fourth day at Buna, some prisoners are chosen by the Kapos to work in a warehouse counting bolts, bulbs, and small electrical parts. Elie describes the Kapos choosing the prisoners to work: “Each one began to choose the men he liked: "You...you...you... " They pointed their fingers, the way one might choose cattle, or merchandise” (Wiesel 49). The Kapos treat prisoners
His 19 years in prison for stealing bread for his sister’s dying son made him grow hateful of the world around him, as he has said in his soliloquy “for I have come to hate the world, this world that always hated me.” When he was finally sent free on parole, he spent nights being beaten, driven out, and rejected until he met the bishop who offered food, and a place to rest to Valjean who immediately accepts desperately. Despite the bishop’s family’s hospitality, Valjean commits another crime by stealing their possessions while they were sound asleep. However, Valjean is caught by guards the next morning and is brought back to the bishop who spares him, giving him mercy. In addition, the bishop hands him 2 prized candle holders saying “but remember this my brother, see in this some higher plan. You must use this precious silver, to become an honest man.” The tune sung in this scene is again sung
Ralph, from Lord of The Flies, by William Golding, struggles between doing the right thing and doing what’s wrong. After being stranded on an island with a few dozen boys, conflict quickly emerges. There is an unsaid thirst for power by the oldest two boys: Ralph and, the antagonist, Jack. When given the problem of hunger, they both go to hunt, and are faced with a wild pig. The boys decided not to slain the pig because [They knew very well why he hadn’t; because of the enormity of the knife descending and cutting into living flesh; because of the unbearable blood.